Yesterday, I had the opportunity to tour Icon Brickell. I’ve decided to write two separate posts to encompass the thorough tour that I was given. This first post will include pictures and my thoughts about the common areas found at Icon Brickell. The second post, which should be published within the next couple of days, will focus on two model units that I was able to see.
The valet area is grand to say the least. The large columns that greet you as you enter the property resemble the stone heads on Easter Island called Moai. $10M was spent on these monstrous columns.
The windows of each lobby has a yellow film on them to distinguish the room from the rest of the building. It felt a bit like a haunted house to me. Above, you see the concierge desk with an over-sized armoire behind it.
The fireplace located in the lobby of Icon Brickell is surrounded by classical furniture and large, frameless Renaissance portraits.
Another shot of the lobby.
Another look at some of the artwork in the lobby of Icon Brickell.
The hallway leading to the mail room and elevators creates a sharp contrast from the lobby.
The mail room at Icon Brickell.
The Icon Brickell Cafe serves food and beverages to the pool area and makes deliveries to all of the residences.
The Icon Brickell pool deck has a Delano-style to it.
Over-sized chessboard located off the Icon Brickell pool deck.
Outdoor dining table with room for 50 people.
Outdoor gas fireplace and furniture located off the pool deck.
The theater room was locked but I was able to a shot of it through the doors. We were told the room will be filled with beds instead of leather recliners.
The Icon Brickell club room.
Another shot of the Icon Brickell club room. Although I did not get a chance to see them, I was told that there is a separate billiards room and poker room.
Above, you’ll find the thermal spa room which is reminiscent of an ancient Roman bath.
Spinning room at Icon Brickell.
The fitness center at Icon Brickell has free weights, machines, cardio equipment with personal TV screens and two boxing bags.
The locker room at Icon Brickell.
The men’s spa. We were told that the men’s and women’s spas are identical.
The steam room. There is also a separate sauna room.
A treatment/massage room in the Men’s spa at Icon Brickell.
Icon Brickell was different to say the least. It is very over-the-top with an Alice in Wonderland type feel and a hint of South Beach flare to it. The 2 acre pool deck was incredible with its lengthy dining room table, large fireplace, over-sized chessboard and Delano-style Infinity-Edge pools. Most will also appreciate the extensive collection of artwork that fill the various rooms throughout Icon Brickell. My favorite room was the thermal spa room with plunge pools and floor-to-ceiling bookcases on each end. Although it may not appeal to some, it is still a sight to see in person. The Icon Brickell Cafe is definitely an amenity that most will appreciate. There will also be two signature restaurants located at Icon Brickell. I did feel, however, that the fitness center was a bit small to accommodate 1700+ units. Overall, the development may not conform to the tastes of some but I think everyone will agree that it is unlike any condo development that we have seen in Miami.
Icon Brickell has a total of 1,783 units in the three towers that comprise the development. Closings are scheduled to begin next week. Our tour guide notified us that 90 percent of the units had been presold. It will be interesting to see how Icon Brickell fares with their closings in the months ahead.
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