Miami Beach Condos: Akoya and Eighty Seven Park CondosMay 29, 2019
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When you first think about Miami Beach, it’s not uncommon for the first thing that comes to mind to be South Beach (SoBe) – and for good reason. Now as much as we adore this iconic part of our city, it’s far from the only place that is worth living or visiting. And for those searching for all of the benefits of SoBe, but with a slightly slower pace of life together with a bit more of a relaxed atmosphere, we recommend North Beach (NoBe).
Starting at around the 63 block of Collins Ave, North Beach is home to a wide variety of residential communities, recreational areas, shopping, and of course, seemingly endless sandy white beaches. From low rise buildings, holding on to that quintessential Art Deco and MiMo style, to modern condominiums with every amenity you could imagine, NoBe is becoming an increasingly popular destination for families, retirees, young professionals, and just about everyone in between. So if you’re considering moving to Miami Beach, but you’re not sure if the hustle and excitement of South Beach is for you, you’re still very much in luck.
Today we’re outlining two of our favorite condo communities: Akoya and Eighty Seven Park. Though these buildings are quite different within themselves, they hold something in major common that we love: stunning views of the ocean that emphasize one of the biggest reasons we love this community.
Miami Beach Condos: AKOYA
Akoya is located at 6365 Collins Avenue, near the point where many consider it to be the transition from Mid Beach to North Beach. Built in the early 2004, it was the tallest beachfront property at the time and today it is the 3rd largest residential building in Miami Beach. It has a striking design that echoes the ‘blue and green diamond’ buildings close-by, owing to a shared originator.
As with the Blue and Green buildings, it was also one of the first buildings to feature penthouse pools, which together with a gym overlooking the ocean, make it a truly desirable option for the outdoor or fit-focused adult or family. And with one of the few areas that is zoned for 30-day rentals, it is also a great spot for those who plan to live elsewhere for part of the year.
Some additional amenities at Akoya include:
- Indoor Racquetball and Squash Courts
- Tennis Courts
- Steam Room
- Putting Green
- Porte Cochere Entry
What makes this building an even better option for families on top of everything inside, is its outside proximity to both the beach and the Sabrina Cohen Park – an inclusive playground designed for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy themselves. Couple this with an average price in the $900’s and you’ve found the best waterfront value for your home and your family in the area. Be sure to check out the local North Beach area schools to see local educational options.
If Akoya sounds like it could be the right fit for your family, here are the available listings.
Miami Beach Condos: EIGHTY SEVEN PARK
For lovers of architecture and luxury, Eighty Seven Park, located at 8701 Collins Ave, is the perfect solution. Designed by award winning architect Renzo Piano, this building combines everything you could ever want in terms of both style and convenience. Piano, who also designed famous buildings like The Shard in London or The New York Times Building in New York City strived to create a residence that would be luxurious and artful but without being flashy or distracting from the natural beauty of the region. And unlike his more commercial designs, as seen in the Art Institute of Chicago or The Whitney Museum, Eighty Seven Park is the first major condominium tower that he designed in the United States and the only one in Miami Beach.
Located next to 36-acre North Beach Oceanside Park, the building almost seems as though it levitates high above the trees; but this was Piano’s goal: to create a residence that was more a part of the landscape than a distraction from it. And though the outside and the architecture are undeniably gorgeous, the amenities were designed to match, with an on-call sommelier, a Turkish spa, and a 3,000ft workout room overlooking the park.
Some additional amenities at Eighty Seven Park include:
- Onsite Bar and Restaurant
- Private Garden, Outdoor Pavilion & Event Space
- Personalized Concierge and Butler Services
- International Salon
- Private Library Gallery
The expected completion date for Eighty Seven Park is Summer 2019 and prices for units start at $3.4M and go up to $68M for the 12,000+ square foot penthouse, which also features over 18,000 square feet of outdoor space for itself alone. And as of this writing, only four units remain for sale – so if you want to become part of this exclusive community, there’s never been a better time than today to get started. Want to see one of them? Be sure to contact us to arrange a tour.
Regardless of which of these residences is the perfect choice for your needs, be it the classical elegance of Akoya or the luxurious, nature-surrounded Eighty Seven Park, you can be assured that you and your family can have a life of peace and comfort, highlighted with an ocean breeze.
North Beach is becoming increasingly recognized as the perfect alternative option for escaping the tourism and speed of its more southern counterparts. This is particularly true when it comes to shopping (don’t miss the Bal Harbour shops, just a few miles north of both Akoya and Eighty Seven Park) and restaurants. A few places that we recommend include:
- Silverlake Bistro (1211 71st St)
- Cafe Prima Pasta (414 71st St)
- George’s Italian (300 72nd St)
- Capri New Style (940 71st St)
- Las Vacas Gordas Argentine Steakhouse (933 Normandy Dr)
In addition to food and shopping, North Beach is also home to a wide variety of parks and public spaces, including the North Beach Bandshell – which hosts a number of musicians and performers year round. These parks in conjunction with beaches, a world class golf course, running paths, and marinas, mean that everything you could ever want is just a short drive (or walk) away.
If you’re interested in seeing either of these buildings or some of the other gorgeous residences in the region, let’s talk! Give us a call at 305 403 8686 and one of our experienced realtors will be happy to help you find the home of your dreams. And if you’re wondering why we love North Beach so much, it’s probably because its our home too – with our founders Laura and Daniel playing an active role in the local community for over 15 years.