Panoramic Views from 3 Bedroom Penthouse at Quantum on the Bay

June 17, 2008 by Lucas Lechuga

This morning, I showed a 3 bedroom Penthouse unit on the 51st floor at Quantum on the Bay to some foreign buyers. The views were pretty amazing! Take a look for yourself below.

To the south, you can see Brickell Key and Key Biscayne from the Penthouse at Quantum on the Bay.

Quantum on the Bay Penthouse views

You can also see the Venetian Islands, Fisher Island, South Beach and Star, Hibiscus and Palm Islands.

Quantum on the Bay Penthouse views

Here you see the rest of Miami Beach from the Penthouse at Quantum on the Bay.

Quantum on the Bay Penthouse views

To the north, you can see Surfside, Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles Beach in the distance.

Quantum on the Bay Penthouse views

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Anonymous
Raffi
8 years 3 months ago

glad to see you are alive…..how much is this unit going for?

Anonymous
8 years 3 months ago

List price is $850,000. The unit has 1,890 square feet of interior space.

Anonymous
Jerry Harper
8 years 3 months ago

Anyone know anything about Roney Palace on the beach? What is 760 feet city view completely renovated worth at the bottom of course??

Anonymous
AJ
8 years 3 months ago

Lucas,
Is there a problem with your site server ? I do not see any pics.

Anonymous
Mane
8 years 3 months ago

I personally consider Quantum a great design building and excellent location longer term. Apartments in line 01 have pretty much same view (2 bedroom) around 1400 sqft listed for around $550K….pricey but reasonable for foreigners given weak dollar

Anonymous
anton
8 years 3 months ago

This is the crapiest building I have seen in Miami. The view and location is great but the lobby and amenities look like the developer ran out of money. What a shame, could have been a great building. New owners should throw in 20k in a special assessment (around $13,000,000 total) to revamp the building amenities and lobby to bring it up to par and get a real value out of their investment.

Anonymous
Al
8 years 3 months ago
Do not exagerate, what is wrong with the lobby? The lobby looks nice!. Public areas are really nice and big! On the amenities side, yes, Quantum owners where shortchanged, no jacuzzi, no steamroom as promissed in writing, and the two pools are for kids, maximum depth 4′ 8”, but serve their purpose. The maintenance is on the average $200 more than at 1800, I was told in part because the developer chose flood insurance coverage and Quantum might be overstaffed, something the HOA will have to look into. The garage is problematic, especially if you park on the higher floors.… Read more »
Anonymous
8 years 3 months ago

Lucas,
You should have come to see ours. Ours has been upgraded.

Anonymous
DLJ
8 years 3 months ago
I really like the amenities at quantum, sure it would of been nice to have a steam room, but heck its got everything else. Granted, I agree with its parking problems and yes these are issues that can and will be dealt with, but the reality is that for the money and location I really feel that it is the most bang for your buck. I, personally, was impressed with their amenities floor as I thought that it was unparalleled in size and in its offerings. Its got a huge gym and I really feel a sense of community building… Read more »
Anonymous
Eire
8 years 3 months ago

I recently began using this site and I find it a great help. I live in NE and I am in the market to purchase a condo in SoBe, perhaps towards the end of the year.
The agent I work with has suggested the following three communities:
Waverly
Floridian
Flamingo
Since I am not very familiar with the area, it would be helpful ( I think )to get a more objective view than the agent. I would appreciate hearing not only the good but also the BAD info. on these communities. Or if you could recommend a site that would be helpful. Thanks.

Anonymous
Un-Related
8 years 3 months ago

All three are converted apartment buildings and the common areas, including narrow hallways, are not what you would expect for the money.

Find an agent with some taste. If you are spending SoBe $$$, you can do better.

Anonymous
JB
8 years 3 months ago
While Un-Related is correct about the buildings being converted from apartment and not having exquisite common areas, he’s not painting the whole picture. The Floridian and the Waverly are both very nice, fairly new (circa 2000), upscale complexes. They are both situated in great locations on the bay, with many units in both having fantastic bay views. While they may not have the allure or amenities of some of the South of Fifth buildings, their locations (especially the Waverly–a 7 minute walk from Lincoln Road) are, in my opinion, better. While South of Fifth may have more appeal as an… Read more »
Anonymous
DLJ
8 years 3 months ago
As a resident of south of fifth, I have to object with JB’s assessment of my neighborhood. SoFi most certainly feels like a neighborhood and is has the strongest neighboorhood association on the beach (SOFNA). You might not be able to walk to lincoln road from sofi, but you can most certainly walk to the beach, which I will take any time over a tourist congested generic gentrified mall. It is a quiet neighborhood with its parks which considering the size of sofi are considerable and some of the best restaurants in all of the beach which you can literally… Read more »
Anonymous
Wild Bill
8 years 3 months ago

South of Fifth has a very strong neighborhood association for a reason.
Because it’s full of problems.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFcnXLONSMk

Anonymous
JL
8 years 3 months ago

People living South of Fifth need to quit crying about the noise and move to a condo to get away from it or go to Brickell.

Don’t live in South Beach if you don’t want to play by it’s rules.

Anonymous
la la
8 years 3 months ago

I heard a lot of porn gets filmed at the Flamingo…

As a trained urban planner and New Urbanist, I agree with DLJ, South of 5th is a charming neighborhood, I don’t live there and know nothing about its noise concerns or other issues. Urbanistically though, it’s charming and feels like a neighborhood.

I also applaud DLJ’s description of Lincoln Road- “a tourist congested generic gentrified mall” too funny! Shudder!

Anonymous
Jerry Harper
8 years 3 months ago

Just entered contract to purchase 2 BR south of fifth…. wife and I looked all over the beach. SOFI fits out needs… quiet, park for my daughter and a neighborhood feel. The video on youtube does a great job and seems the local government passed law that will restrict future problem restaurant/bars.

Anonymous
Jerry Harper
8 years 3 months ago

Also… want to go to Lincoln Road … can catch the bus for a quarter.

Anonymous
Un-Related
8 years 3 months ago
1. JB said: “The Floridian and the Waverly are both very nice, fairly new (circa 2000), upscale complexes. They are both situated in great locations on the bay, with many units in both having fantastic bay views. ” The Waverly is a lot nicer than the Floridian. I have lived in the latter. The HOA monthly on the unit I am renting is approximately $950. I have seen multi-day AC shut-offs, water leaking through ceilings over both showers, “dark” hallways, unfinished (f0r a year) paint jobs, dog poop in pools, foreclosures, etc, etc….. 2. JB also said: “While South of… Read more »
Anonymous
Seanjohn
8 years 3 months ago

EIRE
Both the westside & SOFI are greast hoods. You just need to see 10/15 buildings in both & other locations to feel the vibe yourself. Beach access & water views play a big factor obviously so if you’re not familiar with the area break out your 33139 sneakers . After you tour the buildings with your realtor revisit the locations by foot solo 10/11pm as well.

Anonymous
DLJ
8 years 3 months ago
Wild Bill, South of fifth is not full of problems. The video you posted is about a loop hole that existed that allowed small hotels with a restaurant to seat as many people as they wanted in their restaurants and hence congesting ocean drive south of fifth. That video was posted by our association and hence you can see just how aggressive they are in dealing with any potential issue that can disrupt our lifestyle. How many other associations do you know that are that involved in this city? That loop hole has since been addressed. We have an active… Read more »
Anonymous
bc
8 years 3 months ago

South of Fifth is designated a Residential zone for a reason. Its an easy $5 cab ride to Lincoln, but you can walk to the beach easily. West Avenue is a loooooooooong hot walk to the beach.

Besides, Lincoln Rd isn’t what it used to be.

Anonymous
Neo
8 years 3 months ago
I am looking for opinions on Neo Vertika. I have not seen it in person but I see the prices are dropping and I am interested in purchasing one of their 2 story (one bedroom) lofts sometime early next year. If anyone lives there or have visited, I would love any info. P.S. If you happen to know how many floors in the parking garage because being assigned parking on anything over the 5th floor is a deal breaker for me. As for the topic of this strand, Quantum. I have been there several times and I like the building… Read more »
Anonymous
AJ
8 years 3 months ago
Anton, I do not know what you are talking about, that the Quantum common areas being crappy! In fact if there is one thing I am wishful about, it is that the common areas of my building should look like that of Quantum. Their lounge areas are fantastik. Especially the duplex lounge facing the bay on the 11th and 12th floor. I agree that the Lobby is not dramatic or huge like the Plaza on Brickell or even the 1800 but is pleasing and does the job very well. If I were on the board of Quantum HOA (or even… Read more »
Anonymous
AJ
8 years 3 months ago
Neo, You are very correct in your assessment. Quantum might eventually become the party building ala Flamingo etc. Yes the building is populated with the young and hip. That may be due to the fact that it is becoming very rental oriented, very conveniently located close to the UM and also because it has many many more studios and 1 BR’s compared to all other new buildings in the downtown/parkwest/OMNI areas which are geared heavily towards 2 BR and 3 BR apts. I dont know if it is good or bad (certainly a great Eye Candy though), but for a… Read more »
Anonymous
Mane
8 years 3 months ago

AJ,
Fully agree with your observations. Lounge are at Quantum is really nice and gym is quite good too. I dont have a problem with the lobby….it is not a hotel but a residential building, so it performs the role appropriately. Parking is definitely a negative point and it will just be this way by design. Pressure should be placed on Terra to add mirrors on turns just to increase safety in general.

Anonymous
lara
8 years 3 months ago

Hi everybody,

I am the owner of one of the lofts in Quantum.

I think that their lobby lacks paintings or any other forms of decorations. It has some but alot of empty walls. May be they did not install them yet. It takes about 1 years until the building settles so to speak and pays attention to details. I think that Quantum is a very funtional building in great location.

Anonymous
AJ
8 years 3 months ago
Eire, There is a reason why your realtor suggested you these 3 buildings and not SOFI like all others are recommending. You must have expressed your interest to live on SOBE and experience the SOBE living and lifestyle. If I were your realtor, I would have done the samething and not redirect you towards SOFI or OMNI or Sunny Isles with better, newer buildings, neighborhoods and prices. If I am correct in what your requirement is you must definitely look into Waverly and Floridian. I hated Flamingo from day 1 and so I wont even attempt to discuss that building.… Read more »
Anonymous
AJ
8 years 3 months ago
I cannot understand why the Quantum owners are griping about the building and feeling helpless. Is there no one in that building with some initiative and some testosterone? Do you guys have to put flyers on car windshield to talk to each other? Such a pity and a shame. OK, this is what I have done: I have first proposed to form a 1800 Club Home Owners Liaison Committee to have a dialogue with the developer to take care of things of common interest until he is ready to hand it over to the HOA and also so that the… Read more »
Anonymous
AZ88
8 years 3 months ago
Neo asked about opinions in NeoVertika (2 storey loft): The one bedroom 2-story lofts are cool and hip, but not too practical…..the living room is so tiny, you can barely fit a normal sized couch there, but the bedroom is big enough to put two couches plus a bed…I was going to buy one myself, but didn’t want to live like that…prefer a larger living room. Also, funcionality. For some but not all, living on two floors is an issue (can be a hassle) as well as the loft space…..again, nice to look at, but not good for privacy if… Read more »
Anonymous
NJHandyGirl
8 years 3 months ago
Neo, I spent a lot of time in Neo Vertika while looking for a place downtown. As AZ88 mentioned, the spaces are nice looking, but very impractical and lack function. The LR space is very small (which might explain why the pictures on the realtor sites only show that strange angle of the kitchen!). Can’t be more than 6-8 feet to the windows from the edge of the kitchen. And the other side is lost underneath the staircase. But worst of all, there is no real closet space. Also, I went by there one evening and in a couple of… Read more »
Anonymous
AZ88
8 years 3 months ago

Yes, NeoVertika walls are PAPER thin and the place is a college party zone….

Anonymous
Wild Bill
8 years 3 months ago

Is the Quantum/Edgewater neighborhood zoned light commercial/residential like South Pointe in Miami Beach?

Rumor has it that the City of Miami needs more revenue, they’re going to rent out Pace Park to a Nikki Beach type club. It’s going to be called Edgewater Beach. 18 and under welcome.

No educated neighborhood associations in this area to stop it.

Anonymous
AJ
8 years 3 months ago

bring it on

Anonymous
bc
8 years 3 months ago

Edgewater is just like South Pointe if you add in the hookers, drug dealers, homeless and then take away the beach and nice restaurants.

Anonymous
anton
8 years 3 months ago

AJ visit some of the buildings in the area. Like Marina blue, 900 biscayne and 10 Museum you will puke once you go back to Quantum. Even an old crapy building like the Venetian has a nicer loby that Quantum. The furniture in the commoun areas won’t last a year as none of it is comercial grade nor tastefully picked.

Anonymous
DLJ
8 years 3 months ago

Nikki beach has been in south pointe since time immemorial and way before we were here. Our neighborhood association has in fact limited the amount of noise they can make and their ours of operation. FYI, and truthfully it certainly doesn’t bother me or anyone else in this neck of the woods.

Anonymous
anton
8 years 3 months ago

Trust me those 20k will turn into 80k in valuation per appartment, a big difference in value of the units in the building. Comparing to Quantum to Flamingo please…. Flamingo has the high grade hookers and bar/club/model crowd living there. All Quantum has is a bunch of low end call girls and strippers and a bunch of weird people living there at least that’s the impression I got when I visited the building.

Anonymous
DLJ
8 years 3 months ago
anton, I would have to agree with you that in fact, those other buildings do have nicer lobbies, but the reality is that they don’t compare in location. I would much rather live around Pace park than anywhere near that dilapidated area of downtown with all its urban decay still pretty raw to the naked eye. Those buildings had to be imposing in order to sell at the prices that they sold. Which incedently is my second point: quantum sold at much cheaper prices and hence has done relatively well in this terrible market in comparison to some of those… Read more »
Anonymous
gustavo
8 years 3 months ago

Neo,

Next to NeoVertika is Latitude. You may consider buying in this building as well and you will get more options.

gustavo.

Anonymous
AJ
8 years 3 months ago
Anton, Puhlease… Marina Blue and beautiful lobby in the same breath? Instead of industrial chic, it is industrial nightmare. 10 Museum Park? Now that is a stretch. Have you seen all around TMP? The building looks dilapidated outside already. Come on, tell the truth and shame the devil. Are you an exclusive agent for a lot of the units in park west by any chance? I completely agree with DLJ. Affordability with an acceptable level of luxury amenities is the reason why the Q and the 18 will succeed where others will fail and are failing. Brickell and Sunny Isles… Read more »
Anonymous
8 years 3 months ago

Bush and Paulson have a new mortgage gimmick:

White House Pushing Mortgage “Covered Bonds”

Anonymous
Neo
8 years 3 months ago

Thanks for the feedback on Neo Vertika. I suspected as much but i soooo wanted to live in a 2 story loft.

Anonymous
AJ
8 years 3 months ago
Another pointer for Quantum owners: When you form a committee, assure the developer that you are not ganging up against him, even though that might be his first reaction. I have successfully argued in front of the developer of 1800 that the recomendations that we are are proposing are actually in his interest. He has 30% of units yet to close which works out to 150 units. He has agreed that as he does not live in the building, he does not know the day to day issues or problems that are confronting the unit owners and he appreciates the… Read more »
Anonymous
Relationship of High Quality Hookers to Quality of Building
8 years 3 months ago

Anton,

what is the name of the girl(s) there, certainly a plus eh? good selling point versus other buildings

Anonymous
8 years 3 months ago
Eire I’m surprised your broker mentioned those three buildings but left out the Mirador, where the units are larger and the prices are lower. After a couple of initial bumps the management is doing a fantastic job of running the building like a tight ship and values have largely been maintained. And where else do you have those amenities? The gym is first rate, there’s a convenience store on the ground floor, a hairdressed, salon, laundry/dry cleaning pick up and delivery, business center, AND a luxury hotel (Mondrian) coming in next door. Plus Starbucks across the street, Wild Oats supermarket… Read more »
Anonymous
Wild Bill
8 years 3 months ago

Mirador was built in 1968. The cost to replace the windows with impact glass would be over ten thousand per unit. It should have never sold without a complete upgrade like the Mondrian. It will bite the owners in the ass one day.

Anonymous
Linda
8 years 3 months ago
AJ, I can’t agree with you more about the Opera Tower. Not only is it overpriced, but of course very few of the 635 units closed. Of those few not many have ever been treated with respect whatsoever or held in any regard by the developer. Not even parking assignments for those that closed has occurred. All the studios with no dishwasher or ovens. Although studios I understand are small, has anyone ever heard of no stove or dishwasher? Primitive is what I call that. Interestingly enough, over the past 3 weeks there has been a massive number of workers… Read more »
Anonymous
kim
8 years 3 months ago

Had to post this, although most of you have probably already read it…

http://www.miamiherald.com/548/story/575458.html

Anonymous
Candela
8 years 3 months ago

Kim thanks for posting, I’m sure this will be the most talked-about article at work today.

I can’t understand how transients can get by security in the buildings, what with all the CCTV’s and all the HOA money spent on rent-a-cops… something tells me that the rent-a-cops are probably in on this.

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