To be a visionary, you need imagination and a keen attention to detail. In 1996, when The New York Times described Ugo Colombo, developer of Brickell Flatiron, as the “leader of the pack” of developers in a new Miami real estate boom, they were quick to highlight the depth of his involvement with his work, both inside and out: “Mr. Colombo throws himself into nearly every aspect of his project... selecting Gaggenau ovens for the Italian Snaidero kitchens, or working on details of the [condominium] tower's smoothly cantilevered design with Miami architect, Luis Revuelta.”
From the Art Deco architecture of South Beach to the Viernes Culturales along Little Havana’s Calle Ocho, Miami is known today as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan—and picturesque—destinations for the global elite. No small part of Miami’s allure comes from its Latin flair, and no place captures the Magic City’s spirit like the white-hot Brickell neighborhood. Celebrities and jetsetters from across Latin America are flocking to Brickell’s condos, like the Luis Revuelta-designed Brickell Flatiron, where the curving sculptural glass exteriors give way to views of the ocean and the bustle of Downtown Miami. Brickell’s vaunted culinary and cultural establishments help you take advantage of everything offered in the city nicknamed “The Capital of Latin America” by exalting its Latin roots.
When you’re staying at a luxury hotel, with your every need taken care of, it’s understandable that you would want to extend your vacation forever, even when you know that’s not possible. But now there’s a way of living in the real world, in your own home, while still having access to all the amenities of a hotel. At Brickell Flatiron in Downtown Miami, residents will discover the fusion of beauty and functionality in their Miami Beach condos, combined with the depth of attention, thoughtful details, and special extras of a five-star hotel.
Miami can seem like party central, but sometimes you just want to take it slow, especially after a long Saturday night. If you're looking for the ultimate lazy Sunday—but feel too lazy to even plan it—look no further. We've devised the perfect day for you in and around your Brickell Flatiron condo. All you have to do is follow these simple instructions—and an indulgent Sunday in Miami is all yours.
Whether you take yours frozen or on the rocks, with salt or without, and in classic lime or a more exotic flavor, it’s hard to beat a tequila-kissed margarita on a hot summer’s day. For residents of Brickell Flatiron’s Miami luxury condos, gorgeous afternoons can always be accompanied by everyone’s favorite citrus-dressed cocktail. Countless nearby restaurants and bars shake up Brickell’s margarita competition with unique recipes featuring every ingredient under the Miami sun, from spicy jalapeno bits to fresh pomegranate juice. Here are five of the Magic City’s most satisfying margs.
Sea-level gyms, beaches, parks, and pools are everywhere in downtown Miami. But for exercise with an original twist, we recommend heading to a rooftop venue, where you can breathe in fresh air, soak up the sun, and take in Miami's beautiful bay vistas. Here's a pick of our favorite pools, spas, and other lofty fitness centers—starting with the best of them all: Brickell Flatiron’s Sky Club.
Throughout the months of August and September, there are plenty of mouthwatering reasons to leave the cooking to someone else; say, a world-renowned chef or three. Miami Spice returns to the city this fall, offering food lovers an opportunity to enjoy three-course meals at Miami’s top restaurants at incredible prices. For residents of the Brickell Flatiron Miami, there’s never been a better reason to indulge, with prix-fixe menus featured at a number of the area’s most enticing eateries.
Ugo Colombo’s 64-story Brickell Flatiron tower officially broke ground on March 22nd, ushering in a new wave of luxury living in downtown Miami. Colombo’s CMC Group has been a key player in the overall development of the Miami and, most notably, in the region’s high-end residential surge.
With its melting pot of cultures and plenty of residents with income to spare, Miami has seen its culinary scene explode over the past decade, particularly along its southern tier. The rise of luxury condos in Brickell has helped put that Miami neighborhood on the map as a place to be, and the place to eat. Catering to the neighborhood’s trendy residents are new nightlife venues, museums, and a slew of restaurants that serve up the most important meal of the week: brunch. Weekend brunches provide great opportunities to relax over a meal, catch up with friends, and see and be seen. Look no further than these Brickell hotspots for the best brunch the neighborhood has to offer.
Interior design in Miami might seem to be a challenging field; with so much natural beauty available just by stepping outside, putting together interiors that can stand the comparison could be a daunting task. On the other hand, though, there is plenty of inspiration: from beautiful Brickell condominiums to Mediterranean revivals, always with the ocean as backdrop, horizon, and shimmering possibility. Miami’s best interior designers therefore often take their inspiration from their ocean and waterfront surroundings, opting to complement, not compete with, the views that so many of their clients’ properties—waterfront estates, beach homes, luxury condominiums—command.
Miami’s abundant natural beauty and pristine beaches have long made it a destination for those who love the great outdoors, but in recent years, the city has earned a new reputation as a center for everything from big business to the arts. The rebirth of neighborhoods like the Design District, Wynwood, and Brickell has sparked massive change throughout Miami, ushering in a surprising cultural renaissance.
Miami has been experiencing an unprecedented degree of expansion, especially within its residential and retail sectors. Running parallel to the influx of new condos in Miami are several impressive and ambitious retail projects. Miami has always been a style capital, and these new developments will cement its status as a shoppers’ paradise. Most noteworthy among this new crop of developments: Brickell City Centre, Miami Worldcenter, and the Miami Design District.
Glamorous and vibrant, Miami has been America’s most international city since the mid-20th century. While residents of New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and San Francisco may scoff at this, none of those cities shares so much culture and vibe as Miami does with Cuba. Associations between Miami and Cuba as well as Cuban culture go way back. As diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba are renewed and travel restrictions between the two countries relaxed, experiencing the best of Havana in Miami has never been easier.
Regular sun-worshippers know the secret to great skin is plenty of SPF at the beach and some serious pampering at the spa. Luxurious treatments are a balm for the body and the mind, and just in time for the peak of the summer heat, Miami Spa Month has arrived. Through August 31, dozens of top beauty and wellness centers throughout Miami are offering special deals, so the time to enjoy a day of beauty and relaxation is now. Dozens of these establishments are participating in Miami Spa Month, and a few of them are just minutes away from Brickell Flatiron.
Miami Spice, the culinary tour de force that runs from August 1-September 30, is essentially a Restaurant Week that lasts for two whole months. Participating eateries agree to showcase their fare for the enticing set prices of $23 (lunch) and $39 (dinner). With a burgeoning restaurant scene catering to the tastes of Downtown Miami’s growing population, Miami Spice couldn’t be better timed. Getting to know the food and drink landscape of Brickell is an adventure for out-of-town visitors and new luxury condominium residents alike; these recommendations, all of which serve up tastes from both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, provide just a sample of what’s on offer:
In recent years, the downtown area of Miami has seen an immense amount of growth, with an array of impressive Brickell condos rising up in and around the art-centric district. Along with this influx of construction and interest, the diversity of The Magic City has expanded as well, and the available array of Independence Day celebrations reflects this.
With its unique combination of creativity, capital, entrepreneurship, and energy, Miami’s vibrant business community has enormous talent upon which to draw. Recognizing this potential, south Florida business leaders have worked to establish the foundation and intellectual infrastructure Miami needs in order for it to become the next big startup city.
One of the great perks of living in downtown Miami at Brickell Flatiron is the close proximity to great Miami shopping: you can find everything you need within walking distance or a short drive from the new luxury condominium residences. “Shop Miami,” a celebration of Miami’s top retail destinations that runs through the month of March, provides the perfect time to explore some of the area’s fashion hotspots in preparation for spring’s fresh looks.
Sales Agent at CMC Real Estate, Anastasia Wachter’s favorite picks in and around Brickell.
It may defy logic to imagine over 150 tons of water floating in the air, but the swimming pool that sits atop Brickell Flatiron floats above the 64-story luxury condos in downtown Miami as effortlessly as an afternoon swim. At least it looks effortless: in fact, every inch of this rooftop oasis has been meticulously designed to make condo residents and guests feel at ease, while accounting for all the practical challenges of gravity and wind shear. At first glance, Brickell Flatiron’s rooftop seems like a feat of architectural Aesthetics, but it’s also very much a feat of engineering.
Spending the holidays in downtown Miami ensures a neon-lit, toes-in-the-sand, sun-on-the-skin celebration that can be as vibrant and invigorating as it is relaxing. Miami is a city that completely transforms for the holidays and truly embraces the spirit of the season from all angles. What follows are some highlights that help make Miami the perfect holiday destination.
Miami has long been seen as a vacation destination: a beach goer's paradise where the beauty of the landscape is rivaled only by the glamour of the area's residents, their luxury condos, their luxury cars. In recent years the City of Miami has made a name for itself. The city, mainly the areas of Brickell and Downtown Miami, is undergoing a massive transformation. In addition to the countless new condominium developments, there are world-class cultural institutions including the Arsht Center for Performing Arts, Perez Art Museum Miami, and the future Miami Science Museum. Miami now has the infrastructure to rival any major international city.
Known for its international flair, Miami Beach will once again play host to one of the most impressive international art shows—Art Basel—from December 4-7.
Miami has long since been home to a lively and spirited culinary scene. Numerous world-renowned chefs helm restaurants in The Magic City, feeding off the naturally vibrant pulse of the pastel metropolis. And with new condominiums in Brickell and the surrounding environs rising at an impressive clip, the area is exploding with culinary intrigue, and luckily, this fascination is matched by a vast array of premiere culinary talent. Here's a guide of some of the best chefs in Brickell...
Game 1 of the NBA Finals are underway and the Miami Heat are White Hot!! In anticipation of Thursday night’s game versus the San Antonio Spurs we have put together a list of the best places in Brickell to watch the game.
President of CMC Real Estate, Vanessa Grout's Favorite Picks in and around Brickell
Sales Associate at CMC Real Estate, Chris Suarez's Favorite Picks in and around Brickell.
Palazzo Chupi, located in the West Village neighborhood of New York City, will serve as the inspiration behind Brickell Flatiron’ luxury condos sales gallery, opening this Fall.