Apogee South Beach – Now That’s a Master Bathroom!!!

February 13, 2008 by Lucas Lechuga

Yesterday morning, I had the opportunity to visit a few condo units at Apogee South Beach located at 800 South Pointe Drive in South Beach. The word “sensational” doesn’t even come close to fully encompassing the quality that has gone into this condo development. Apogee South Beach is in a league of its own, with quality that is unmatched by any condo development in South Florida.

The following are a few shots of the master bathroom that I took yesterday inside one of the two condos at Apogee South Beach. Trust me, the kitchens are equally as impressive, if not more so. I’ll likely share the photos of the kitchen at Apogee with everyone in a future post.

Apogee South Beach

Apogee South Beach

Apogee South Beach

Apogee South Beach

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jcrimes
8 years 7 months ago

i’ve never seen a shower look so ccomplex. really, it’s like a universal remote on steroids. ahh…that’s my third estate upbringing not being able to comprehend how the second estate bathes.

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Laurent
8 years 7 months ago

to me it doesnt look very refined for the price..dont get me wrong it s nice but a bit rough and unfinished…ask an interior decorator to add a few touches..like alot of condos in miami

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DAVID
8 years 7 months ago

For about $4 million and up, one would expect a few nice features. As Laurent mentioned, pretty plain for such a high cost development!

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Raffi
8 years 7 months ago

I’ve visited that building a few times now and I still love it, it is a building in it’s own league as you say but it does carry a hefty price tag. Beautiful either way, it has my vote.

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cyrus
8 years 7 months ago

true…not very impressive for $4+ million condos…

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jcrimes
8 years 7 months ago

the bigger question – why spend the time and money installing all this stuff. if you can afford to shell out 4+ million, chances are, you’re gonna rip out all of this stuff and do it your own way.

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RMP
8 years 7 months ago

Thats it?
I expected more to tell you the truth.
Its not head and shoulders above the other new construction out there

Anonymous
8 years 7 months ago

RMP, I think its more about the location and type of units. Like jcrimes mentioned, a buyer at this level would probably just want a shell which they can completely customize to their taste. Lucas, did you take any photos of the pool deck. I’ve seen some photos floating around and it looks very impressive.

Anonymous
8 years 7 months ago

Yes, the pool deck is amazing. One of the best pool decks that I’ve ever seen. I’ll try to post the rest of the pictures that I have within the next week.

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brian
8 years 7 months ago

Quality is top notch premium.

But that hefty price is really driven by the size of the units. All units are either 3,100 square feet or 4,100 square feet.

Those are huge units. Its not like they are small 1 or 2 bedrooms.

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Charlie Lawsuit
8 years 7 months ago

Bathroom reminds of the finest a high end hotel. Rather cold I think. When I am in my bathroom showering or peeing, I like to be surrounded by warmth.

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Julian
8 years 7 months ago

At $4m I’d expect attention to detail, not just hansgrohe equipment. Notice the dull, boring, standard light switches and controls. You’d expect something like this to be using Lutron or Merten or Siemens switches, not Home Depot

Not a 4/5* hotel room bathroom either (features maybe, design/finishes definitely not)

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Charlie Lawsuit
8 years 7 months ago

Julian, a heated toilet seat would have been a nice touch. it can get awfully cold in miami with those 2 ton airconditioners blasting out cold air

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brian
8 years 7 months ago

The outdoor water areas are a nice touch. I was outside the building last night and it had a great vibe too it with all the water features.

Price per SF wise, its right at the same price level as Setai and Continuum. Although for me, I would still prefer those buildings because beachfront is beachfront.

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BFG
8 years 7 months ago

I hate to crap on a post, but yeah – I agree with some of the above comments: it looks pretty plain to me.

Other than the water coming out of the ceiling to fill up the tub (which is pretty gimmicky – not a luxury), looks like a standard bathroom in a high-end condo.

The cheap light switches stood out as well, and that sink looks like a laundry room utility sink. I’ve seen more impressive bathrooms in 4-star hotels.

And yes, most people buying these things will be ripping all this out, anyways – kind of pointless.

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Jamie
8 years 7 months ago
Actually, the bathtub filling from the ceiling looks like an accident waiting to happen. Far too easy to splash water on the floor if you are drawing a deep bath. Wet marble floor + adequate SF to take a long slip = potencial disaster. The double sink looks awful. It’s like a horse trough. Finally, as in so many of these chichi designer bathrooms, they seem designed for hotel use rather than for a couple sharing a bathroom. What’s with that cute but useless wooden tray beneath the sink? Where is a woman supposed to store her makeup, creams, lotions,… Read more »
Anonymous
8 years 7 months ago
There are two condo developments in South Florida that are selling. One is Apogee and the other is One Bal Harbour. I’ve been in both. Apogee, to me, has higher quality, but One Bal Harbour has much better views. Prices at One Bal Harbour will be much higher than they are now by April. There was a dark cloud hanging over it because everyone (including myself) questioned whether or not they would be able to close all 185 condos. They have closed about 155 condos so far. Once it reaches 100 percent then forget about it. Prices will go up… Read more »
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Buyer Tom
8 years 7 months ago

Hi Lucas – Are you saying the Summer 2003 prices were reasonable? Won’t there be people in OBH that can’t afford to hold and must sell? Just curious. Thanks.

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Bendoc
8 years 7 months ago
Hi Lucas – love your blog and read it religiously. I have visited One Bal Harbor on two occasions and had actually made some unsuccessful low-ball offers on some of the “01” units last October. I have followed the evolution of this project since 2004 and so have a pretty good feel for it. Many, if not most, of the units were bought by speculators, including quite a few by realtors. My impression when making my offers was that there are very few desperate sellers. As you mentioned, many of the units were bought at 2003 prices, around $500.00 –… Read more »
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