Asia in Brickell Key – A First Look

April 3, 2009 by Lucas Lechuga

Asia Brickell Key

Last week, I was able to get another look at Asia in Brickell Key.  I brought my digital camera along this time and was able to get some great shots of the amenities and common areas as well as a large 2 bedroom unit with 2,745 square feet of interior space.

The gatehouse and entryway into Asia:

Asia Brickell Key entrance

The concierge desk at Asia:

Asia Brickell Key concierge

The lobby:

Asia Brickell Key lobby

Outdoor seating area off the lobby:

Asia Brickell Key outside seating area

Tennis court at Asia:

Asia Brickell Key tennis court

Swimming pool at Asia:

Asia Brickell Key swimming pool

Resistance pool at Asia:

Asia Brickell Key resistance pool

Fitness center at Asia:

Asia Brickell Key fitness center

Sauna:

Asia Brickell Key sauna

Racquetball court at Asia:

Asia Brickell Key racquetball court

After viewing the amenities and common areas, I was able to take a look at unit 703 at Asia.  Unit 703 has a 2,745 square feet of interior space and two large balconies.  It is currently listed for $1,599,888, or $583 per square foot, which is the lowest price per square foot offered in the entire building at this time through the MLS. The unit also comes with a private storage room located right outside the unit.

The living room of unit 703 with 12-foot ceilings:

Asia Brickell Key 703 living room

Another shot of the living room:

Asia Brickell Key 703 living room

The large wrap-around balcony of unit 703 at Asia:

Asia Brickell Key 703 wrap-around balcony

The spacious master bedroom of unit 703:

Asia Brickell Key 703 master bedroom

The large walk-in closet off the master bedroom:

Asia Brickell Key 703 walk-in closet

A built-in TV in the mirror of the master bathroom:

Asia Brickell Key 703 master bathroom

A Jacuzzi tub and separate shower:

Asia Brickell Key 703 master bathroom

The bidet and toilet of unit 703:

Asia Brickell Key 703 master bathroom

The kitchen of unit 703 at Asia:

Asia Brickell Key 703 kitchen

Wine cooler:

Asia Brickell Key 703 kitchen

High-end stainless steel appliances:

Asia Brickell Key 703 kitchen

The second bedroom was surprisingly small given how big the floor plan of the unit is:

Asia Brickell Key 703 second bedroom

The second balcony off the second bedroom:

Asia Brickell Key 703 second balcony

Leave a Reply

94 Comments on "Asia in Brickell Key – A First Look"


Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Anonymous
lara
7 years 5 months ago

Looks like a very beautiful building. Obviously it is not for investment but for end buyers who can afford it.

Anonymous
AJ
7 years 5 months ago

I second that. Beautiful everything. Inside this flat is better than Apogee. But I have an issue with living on the Brickell Key. Not one but two bottle necks before going to SOBE. The first is the Brickell Key bridge and the second is the Brickell Draw Bridge. And I don’t like the secluded feel of the Island. But to each their own.

Anonymous
Mr. J L Whinston
7 years 5 months ago

VERY VERY NICE.Still a little high priced though.

Anonymous
7 years 5 months ago

“ASIA” Does that mean they use Chinese Drywall 8 )

AJ, I think the YUP Brickell Key people move there to be away from SOBE for the most part anyway, so that probably won’t matter for them. Anyway, how can you not like an area that has a Courvoisier Courts.

Anonymous
Gary Gnu
7 years 5 months ago

People should be willing to pay twice that for the ability to be around such services and people.

Mr. Whinston don’t think like a pauper!!!

Anonymous
7 years 5 months ago
Lucas said “The unit also comes with a private storage room located right outside the unit.” That should be mandatory for every “HI-End” condo. Amazing how little storage space you have in some of these 1mill+ condos. “a large 2 bedroom unit with 2,745 square feet of interior space” If the SF is accurate, that’s an amazing amount of SF for a 2BR down here. Must give a very different feel than other condos as the common rooms must be supersized. Even though that’s amazing for now, any future development would be smart to go that way. We’ve got enough… Read more »
Anonymous
AJ
7 years 5 months ago
JL, Yes, There are a lot of people who will pay for that kind of exclusivity. But I did not see any affordable grocery stores or restaurants on Brickell Key. Everything is high end. No Salad Creations or Daily News kind of joints. That is a problem. Even if you are rolling in cash, you still want to get down the elevator and be able to go to a place like News Cafe. Even Gianni Versace used to go to such a down market place daily. I for one would like to live among action or activity and not in… Read more »
Anonymous
Jbrando
7 years 5 months ago

What is up with the pool? I dont know about you but one of the nicer things in Miami is the weather and being able to get some sun throughout the year. This pool is directly under the building, I would expect much more if I were paying over a Mil for an apt.

Anonymous
youngin
7 years 5 months ago

i think that this building should of been built right on the beach. its way prettier than continuum 2 ….nd the penthouse is really unique , but then again im just a kid !! I dont know much about this stuff !

Anonymous
youngin
7 years 5 months ago
im a kid, but this stuff is really interesting . what i cant figure out , is how miami approved that all these new buildings could be built. They could of not possibly thought , there were this many people out there wanting 2 live in a condo in miami, and if i( my parents) were going to spend half a mil for a condo, they would at least want it on the beach. Im not saying that i don’t love these buildings, they are AWESOME nd it would b so tight ( cool) 2 live in one, but i… Read more »
Anonymous
AJ
7 years 5 months ago

Brando,
The pool is indeed a little funny. It is tiny and like someones personal pool. Also built under a portico. I think they have a lack of space around that building. I have been there. There is a nice walk along the water and a nice driveway as you can see from the pic. Maybe that’s why they gave a resistance pool as there is no lap pool. So only one at a time can swim laps. But the old coots who can afford 1.5 million for a flat are less interested in doing laps I guess.

Anonymous
Richard
7 years 5 months ago

How many units to a floor?? HOA per mo? Did it have a den/office area? The shower was odd being in front of a window—bath no way compares to Apogee.

Anonymous
AJ
7 years 5 months ago
Richard, right about the bath. Any Lech in One Miami will have a field day watching through a binoculars! In line 02 in Quantum, one of the bathrooms has a full length window in front of the bath tub. But you look out mostly into the water. That is like a dream, showering and looking out into the water. But looking into One Miami or Met 1 from Asia’s bath room is a different story. May be some self conscious owners are frosting the bottom half of the glass! But a window in a bath room not facing any people… Read more »
Anonymous
AJ
7 years 5 months ago

This will be my last post on bath rooms (I know makes me think hates talking about the loo too much). The Apogee Unit I researched has clear and direct view of Government cut from the bath room. That means any passing cruise ship passenger will have a good view of Apogee bathroom activities with the help of a binoculars (and most are carrying one).
Point to ponder.

Anonymous
Julian
7 years 5 months ago

Singularly unimpressive. The finishes look drab, the location is nice enough. The price (it’s quantum especially) silly.

Anonymous
SA
7 years 5 months ago
Wow, this building and unit look very nice. AJ(13), The 4 appliances you see are not all ovens. If they are Miele, I have the same combination at home: a Double oven, a microwave, and a capuccino maker. I also have a warming drawer, which is probably located under the combination you see in this kitchen. For the window in the shower, you can probably use a bipolar film that will allow you to see outside but will block the view from outside. They work well during day light, not sure at night. Lucas, nice work with the site. I… Read more »
Anonymous
Wild Bill
7 years 5 months ago

Nice building. Nice unit. Nothing negative to say about this one. I prefer this area over South Beach. Much more upscale.

Anonymous
rrsafety
7 years 5 months ago

Maybe I’m not a condo kind of guy but it all looks fairly ugly to me….

Anonymous
Ansel Adams
7 years 5 months ago

Lucas I think you should (a) use more lighting, (b) buy a better camera, or (c) hire a professional photographer. Sometimes I think your pics have a counterproductive effect–they can make great buildings look average and average buildings look like crap.

Anonymous
7 years 5 months ago

Just caught this ” The living room of unit 703 with 12-foot ceilings:”

Very nice touch, compared to the 9-foot high cave condos at Jorge’s Murano Grande and Icon and Icon Brickell (not sure on this last one but I assume all Related builds follow the same forumla)

Anonymous
7 years 5 months ago

AA said “Lucas I think you should (a) use more lighting, (b) buy a better camera, or (c) hire a professional photographer”

I would like to put in the record (d)

(d) Throw in a bunch of bikini girls from the Flamingo pool. (That should make your photos look much better)

Anonymous
7 years 5 months ago

On further thought, if the unit is 12′ high all around. I have to give a standing ovation.

It will feel/look dramatic compared to any other condo on the market and most who see it probably won’t understand why. This is why, 9′ tall Murano Grande, 10′ tall Apogee and Continuum. This is one condo that probably surprises to the upside in person.

Anonymous
AJ
7 years 5 months ago
JL, Brilliant observation! But how could the living room be 12′ and the rest of the house be 9′ or 10′? Architecturally it is not possible. At least not in a condo building. But take a look at the kitchen. It looks standard height to me. Can someone explain this paradox!? The flat above and below will have lots of step ups and step downs if it is true. If indeed the unit is 12′ all around, then it is like a semi loft (with loft being considered anything 16′ and over) and hence a real VFM as you are… Read more »
Anonymous
Miami2009
7 years 5 months ago

Wow that unit is awesome! Brickell Key is one of my favorite areas in Miami. Very upscale and intimate feeling. Now I just need to get my hands on 1.5M of stimulus money.

Anonymous
Bobby J
7 years 5 months ago

AJ, kitchens , baths, sometimes hallways have lower ceilings very frequently. There needs to be room for mechanical chases, plumbing and hvac. Not every ceiling will be 12′, but my guess is that living rooms and bedrooms have them.

This is a very beautiful building.

Anonymous
southbeachsand
7 years 5 months ago

The pool area looks like something offered by a Hampton Inn. They should have scrapped the tennis court and put a nice big lagoon Asian style pool there. Residents can use the Brickell tennis club or key biscayne if they like tennis. Don’t short change the pool area.

Anonymous
gables
7 years 5 months ago
agree with the comments regarding the tennis courts. not a wise use of space and money for the community at large. prefer a nice lounge or park area, or even improved pool amenities. but i guess i could suffer the tennis courts if needed. that said, this is a great building. i can only dream of living there! fantastic views of the water, own private secluded island, what more could one ask for? this is what a luxury building should look like-take note all you developers out there who try to pass the recent construction as luxury. my guess is… Read more »
Anonymous
AJ
7 years 5 months ago
gables, you are right except that I am not much of a seclusionist or isolationist. If only it had Pace Park like activity in front or around the building, that would complete my life. The last few times I went to the key, all I saw was some nanny pushing the masters kid around and cars with rolled up windows coming in and going out. That is kind of deppressing for me not to see much human activity. I understand that some people will pay a lot of premium for such exclusivity but I like to be among living breathing… Read more »
Anonymous
lara
7 years 5 months ago

If someone here could share some insights in re to Homestead area of Miami. AJ I know you spoke not very favorably about the area, There are some great cashflowing opportunities there with section 8. Just want your opinion about the area and how dangerous or peaceful it is.

Anonymous
7 years 5 months ago

AJ, by “Pace Park like activity” are you referring to the hookers, dealers or junkies?

Anonymous
Wild Bill
7 years 5 months ago

Public parks tend to attract the lowest of the low. Dog owners.

Anonymous
Miami2009
7 years 5 months ago

Actually last time I was in Brickell Key with the family was quite enjoyable. We had dinner at Cafe Sambal. It was a humid summer night but we decided to walk around the island. Very peaceful yet there were people jogging, roller blading and bicycling around the island path. Just enough that I was pleasantly surprised. It felt very safe and away from it all. The views from the island are fantastic. It would be my second choice in Miami. First being SoFi.

Anonymous
AJ
7 years 5 months ago
Lara, Homestead is as good as any other middle of the Florida towns. Someone vacationing in the Keys often will have it very convenient there. Other than that, the commute to Miami or SOBE will be a pain. The only negative thing I said about Homestead is that “half the town is on sale”. Candela, Welcome back for your once in a six month post! That too to kick my Pace Park in the stomach. I like to know where you hang out in Miami. I can’t seem to find the hookers, dealers and Junkies anywhere even if I try.… Read more »
Anonymous
Drew
7 years 5 months ago

I don’t know if one is necessarily an isolationist or seclusionist if they choose to live on Brickell Key. Perhaps they just enjoy security and cleanliness. Many young couples with children choose to live on Brickell Key for those reasons. They’d be committing child neglect by raising children in that Pace Park neighborhood.

Anonymous
Simple Simon
7 years 5 months ago

Is Ansel Adams one of the “SMART MONEY” boys???Sounds like it to me.

Anonymous
Irr
7 years 5 months ago

Aj doesn’t even live in pace park or 1800. I don’t know why he keeps posting like an expert. The area is not that great. Better than what it was 10 years ago but still seedy. Aj do you know why omni mall closed down? Ask around and you will be enlightened

Anonymous
AJ
7 years 5 months ago
Drew, Yeah right, You want to raise a recluse with no people skills or street smartness, go ahead. Don’t call the children around Pace Park neglected. They are growing up with the times of their lives playing in the childrens park enclosure, thank you. IRR, there are quite a few reasons why OMNI closed and location is not one of them. It is just very unique and ahead of its time. Read all about OMNI in Wikipedia. It will give you a good idea about what happened. It is reopening as OMNI offices and shops. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omni_International_Mall And as far as… Read more »
Anonymous
Drew
7 years 5 months ago

Is that childrens’ park enclosure bulletproof? Do armed guards keep crackheads a safe distance from the kiddies?

So, according to your logic, I guess the only way to avoid your child being a Howard Hughes-esque recluse is to raise said child in a high-rise condo surrounded by the grittiness, diversity and unpredictability of a crappy, er, “up-and-coming” neighborhood (with Overtown a mere stone’s throw away).

Anonymous
Kramer
7 years 5 months ago

OMG

Rentertom is missing. I hope he is ok. I guess he has been busy putting on his inflation hedges with the Fed printing new money and all.
And Brickell Key has about as much ambiance as Aventura. UGH!

Anonymous
7 years 5 months ago

What is particularly interesting/RIDICULOUS about the development IS THE POOL. It’s completely covered by the structure – – WHO GOES TO MIAMI TO HANG OUT AT A COMPLETELY SHADED POOL ? The only way that pool could get direct sunlight is if the developer were to import it! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Anonymous
Simple Simon
7 years 5 months ago

I believe that RENTER TOM is away on an extended boat cruise.Last time we were in contact, he was renting a 70 ft. yacht and cruising around Bahamas and some of the outer islands.He will be back soon.

Anonymous
gables
7 years 5 months ago
While not a recluse, but I love the idea of living on Brickell Key. A secluded island would be great. My only real gripe is the lack of amenities available on the island directly. Perhaps somebody from the area could summarize what is available on the island-restaurants, coffee shops, etc. Otherwise, Brickell is a very short walk away. Problem is there is very little in that area as well. In fact, does a starbucks even exist in Brickell yet? Brickell is a short infusion of entrepreneurs away from having a very nice standard of living. Keep the costs reasonable and… Read more »
Anonymous
Renter Tom
7 years 5 months ago

Kramer and Simple Simon: Am out of the country again. No cruises for me…prefer the full island experience instead of stop overs. Although I will probably do a a short cruise this year…prices are really really great so just hop on one the last minute.

Don’t know about these “theme” buildings….nice, but might grow tired of it after a while unless it was part of Disney World or Vegas. Seriously, what are we going to see next, an “It’s a Small World” ride or something??? I guess that was part of the real estate bubble. Theme buildings……hmmmmm.

Anonymous
scrivener's error
7 years 5 months ago
gables: On the island is a neat restaurant, The Brasserie, that serves international cuisine, though there is a heavy Italian influence. There is the Islander Market, a grocery/convenience store that also serves food and has a sandwich shop. The small shops on the island include a dry cleaner, Swire Real estate a travel agency, a beauty salon and florist (the owner of the salon also owns the florist shop) and, last but not least, a wine bar. I would note that the last time I looked the wine bar was not doing well financially and the rumor was that the… Read more »
Anonymous
JoeBob
7 years 5 months ago

It’s funny how different people’s taste can be. Most of the commenters seem to like this building, but I find it particularly ugly on the outside. That Asian pointy roof looks cheap and out of place in Miami. Is that green plastic on the roof? I’m not saying you can’t do Asian design well in Miami, but I think you have to reserve it for the interiors like the Setai successfully did. Plus this thing is so expensive too.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years 5 months ago

Horrible images – just hurts eyes to watch;

And the watermark are just way too cheesy – there has to be a better way of doing it

I can see Asia from my window (saves 1.1 Million)

Anonymous
gables
7 years 5 months ago

scrivener, thanks for the info.

Anonymous
Juan
7 years 5 months ago

I heard someone got killed in pace park today. I want to hear what AJ has to say about this.

Anyways, I really like this building. Brickell Key is a great place.

Anonymous
Wild Bill
7 years 5 months ago
Classic. 2005 Miami New Times BEST HOMELESS HANGOUT Margaret Pace Park 1745 N. Bayshore Drive With its panoramic view of Biscayne Bay, its relatively new sod and working public restrooms, Margaret Pace Park is a bum’s paradise. You can hop on the nearby Metromover for a quick excursion to Camillus House for some grub. You can take a stroll down the scenic Venetian Causeway. But best of all, the waterfront park’s sculptures and park benches provide just the right amount of cover to allow for hassle-free indulgences that are no one else’s business anyhow — a swig from that bulging… Read more »
Anonymous
scrivener's error
7 years 5 months ago
JoeBob: Agreed! Honestly the building should never have been built in the first place. Originally the plot of land upon which it sits was slated to be a round-about that connected to the Carbonell. But someone got greedy and greed usually turns to stupidity. And thus Miami has Asia – – an architectural disaster area. Having watched the building go up – – I have to say that you couldn’t pay me to own in it, let alone live in it. One of the dirty secrets that most people don’t know is that construction was halted for three months. When… Read more »
wpDiscuz

For Real Estate
Related Needs And Inquiries

please complete the form below

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.