Santa Maria – Luxury Condo Living at its Finest

January 24, 2008 by Lucas Lechuga

Santa Maria condos Brickell Miami

It is always a pleasure whenever I’m able to show a condo or two at Santa Maria. It is, by far, my favorite building in Brickell. Unquestionable quality, spectacular water views, fantastic amenities and spacious floor plans makes Santa Maria the best luxury condo building in Miami, in my opinion.

Santa Maria lobby Brickell Miami

Yesterday, I was able to show a client about four condos at Santa Maria. I didn’t have time to get shots of the units that we saw but I was able to get some good pictures of the lobby and the amazing views from the Penthouse-level fitness center and spa. Most developers wouldn’t think twice about selling the Penthouse level at the highest price per square foot and instead placing the fitness center and spa on a much lower floor. Instead, the developer of Santa Maria, Ugo Columbo, brilliantly decided to allow all residents at Santa Maria to enjoy the panoramic views from the Penthouse level. Ugo Columbo also developed Bristol Tower (also on Brickell Avenue) and Grovenor House (in Coconut Grove), both spectacular developments as well.

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Omar
8 years 8 months ago

World Class in every sense.

Anonymous
8 years 8 months ago

It’s hard to believe that building is 10 years old already. It looks as fresh today as it did when it was first built.

It’s one of those buildings that will stand the test of time. Ten years from now, despite all the new construction that has (and will continue to) come after it, it may still be the nicest building in Miami due to the quality of the product and the detail behind the design.

How ’bout that clubhouse?

Anonymous
8 years 8 months ago

Yes, it is difficult to believe that it was built in 1997. Impeccably well maintained building. Santa Maria is also a very well managed building. The maintenance fees are low compared to other buildings on the southern end of Brickell Avenue and the amenities blow theirs out of the water.

The clubhouse is gorgeous! Everything about Santa Maria is gorgeous. Definitely a perfect fit for someone who wants to live in Brickell and doesn’t want to comprise any expectations that one would have in choosing a luxury condo.

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cyrus
8 years 8 months ago

…i remember when Bristol Tower was first built (i think it was in 93?) … it was so far ahead of its time … colombo was very young at that point. i agree that over the years, santa maria will still be one of the nicest in the city, not just brickell.

Anonymous
8 years 8 months ago

Cyrus,

I remember my reaction to seeing Bristol Tower for the first time circa ’93 as I was leaving the Planetarium on my way to South Beach (HIGH school days).

I was silently amazed. I had never seen blue (or green) tinted glass balcony railings in my life.

Ugo Columbo (and Luis Revuelta) took luxury living in Miami to another dimension. He set the standard for what people in that socio-economic strata came to expect out of a luxury condominium building.

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cyrus
8 years 8 months ago

adrian,

agree completely. when that building was built (i was living in DC/MD at the time and used to visit miami very often), it immediately became a goal of mine to buy someday…it’s still a relative bargain compared to the other stuff out there, for what you get. it will get even better i think. i was out and about last night and was very suprised at how lincoln rd and the area up the setai were totally dead zones! middle of winter in miami? where was everyone??

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RMP
8 years 8 months ago

The most elite building in Miami.

The elevators are the best, it is unlike the ‘hotel’ style condos in the rest of the city.

The building is littered with CEOs yet they don’t have to see each other if they don’t want to.

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Julian
8 years 8 months ago
Cyrus Was there over Xmas and New Year. Was also stunned how empty it was for peak season. Occupancy looked really low in the South Beach hotels (certainly was in ours). Suspect they priced themselves out of the market. Even at near enough $2 to £1, most of my friends and family who did holiday in Florida did so in the resorts further up North. My own opinion on South Beach (bar the sand itself) falls every time I visit, I find Lincoln Road grubby and underwhelming (and what is with the block at Collins!) Where is Miami Beach’s investment… Read more »
Anonymous
8 years 7 months ago
The W and Ganseevort will hipe up the area but they will also drive prices down becuase they are all too similar. I love the Santa Maria, top notch in every way. I always get calls for people that want foreclosures in the Santa Maria, unluckily I only have 2 right now but what no one takes into consideration is how much it would cost today to replicate a building like that, the marble, the finishes preices of concrete were 1/4 of what they are now, you just can’t build a building like that anymore unless it costs you like… Read more »
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