Sales launched at 62-story Aria Reserve on Biscayne Bay

by R. Michael Brown

Sales launched at 62-story Aria Reserve on Biscayne Bay

Aria Reserve Miami on Biscayne Bay. 📸: Arquitectonica

Preconstruction sales have begun at Aria Reserve Miami, a 62-story, twin tower luxury waterfront condominium development on Biscayne Bay in the heart of Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood.

The development will be the tallest waterfront residential twin towers in the U.S. The Melo Group is the developer and Arquitectonica is the designer.

Aria Reserve’s South Tower is on sale first and has 391 residences and penthouses. The location has 550 linear feet of bay frontage, with direct views of Biscayne Bay, Atlantic Ocean and the Miami Beach skyline. Construction of Aria Reserve’s South Tower is expected to begin in early 2022, with completion slated for 2024.

Residences will include one- to four-bedroom floor plans measuring between 1,100 and 2,600 square feet in size. There will be 15 penthouses ranging from 3,500 to more than 9,000 square feet, each with its own one-of-a-kind personal three-car garage vault. Three tri-level penthouses will feature private rooftop decks with pools and summer kitchens.

Residences are priced from the $750,000s to over $2 million, and up to $12 million for penthouses. Starting unit prices average approximately $750 per square foot.

“This type of waterfront, luxury condominium opportunity simply no longer exists in Miami at this price point,” said Martin Melo, co-principal of the Melo Group, in a press release. “With more than two acres of open-air amenities, spaciously oversized luxury residences and an unmatched waterfront location, Aria Reserve is sure to appeal to local empty-nesters as well as out-of-market domestic and international residents looking to relocate to and live full-time in Miami.”

Every residence at Aria Reserve will include two private elevators, a dedicated office/bonus room, at least 10-foot-high ceilings and open flow-through layouts with 11-foot-deep east- and west-facing outdoor terraces with sunset views to the west and bay and ocean views to the east.

Amenities will include a two-acre recreation deck, which will be home to a semi-Olympic-sized lap pool and whirlpool spa, a children’s splash pad, playground area, teen lounge and gaming center, a theater, tennis courts, basketball courts, paddle courts, a miniature golf course and an indoor/outdoor wellness center with spa/steam/sauna facilities, massage rooms, a state-of-the-art gym, yoga lounge and meditation garden.

The property also will feature a double-level 25-foot lobby, a signature waterfront restaurant and café, two additional pool and lounge areas with two Jacuzzis and poolside daybeds, fire pit, dog park and telescope observatory area looking out over the bay. Residents will have access to a custom-designed watersports dock with available paddleboards, kayaks and inflatables.

Aria Reserve interior

Aria Reserve interior. 📸: Arquitectonica

Along 23rd Street, Melo Group is developing a public park with open green space that will connect to the Miami Baywalk, providing direct access to the five-mile-long pedestrian and bicycle-friendly waterfront promenade which runs along Biscayne Bay from Edgewater, around Brickell Key, and all the way to Brickell Bay Drive in Brickell.

Aria Reserve has been architecturally designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica, with interiors by MORADA Haute Furniture Boutique, and landscaping by ArquitectonicaGEO.

“Our philosophy has always been to build for what the market demands,” said Carlos Melo, co-principal of the Melo Group. “Over the last 20 years, our firm has acquired land in and around Miami’s downtown waterfront — and as long-term owners and operators of real estate, our investments have allowed us to develop the right product at the right time to meet demand for locals and residents around the world wanting to live in Miami.”

The property is located between the Venetian and Julia Tuttle Causeways, the two main arteries connecting the City of Miami and Miami Beach. Edgewater has emerged as the focal point of the new Miami. The surrounding neighborhoods of Downtown’s Arts & Entertainment District, Miami Design District, Wynwood Arts District, Midtown Miami and Miami Beach put residents within blocks of dozens of luxury retail shops, high-end restaurants and world-class arts and culture venues.

Aria Reserve Miami location

Aria Reserve Miami location. 📸: Melo Group

Aria Reserve’s preconstruction sales model will allow for 30%-down deposits for domestic U.S. buyers, and 40%-down deposits for international buyers. Under this model, payments are staggered with 10% deposits made at varying stages throughout the course of the development’s construction, from the reservation/contract stage all the way to top-off, with the remainder of the unit’s value due upon completion/closing. In 2011, Melo Group was the first developer in Miami to implement the now-popular 50%-down financing model to build its 23 Biscayne condominium.

For more information about Aria Reserve, including preconstruction sales opportunities, contact the sales team at 305-800-8888 or info@ariareserve.com, or visit the development’s temporary sales gallery at 2480 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137. Learn more at www.ariareserve.com.


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