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Custom Built, Fully Furnished Condo at Marina Blue Sets the Bar for the Building

August 8, 2012 by Lucas Lechuga


I have seen a lot of condos at Marina Blue over the 4+ years since the building debuted in February 2008.  The vast majority of units have your average run-of-the-mill build-out with tiled floors, California-style closets, solar shades in the living room, black-out shades in the bedrooms and light fixtures that were likely picked up at Home Depot as an afterthought – nice but far short of spectacular.  A few weeks ago, however, I showed a condo at Marina Blue that really blew me away and deserves to be in a league of its own.

Unit 5304 is a 2 bedroom+den/2.5 bath condo with 1,663 square feet of living space.  The floor plan, known as a Sky Loft, is quite rare in the building and only 11 other units of this size exists at Marina Blue.  The condo has 10-foot high ceilings with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, offering breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, Downtown Miami and the Miami Beach skyline from its vantage point on the 53rd floor.  While the view is remarkable, it is the unit itself that really makes it special.  The condo was 100% custom built and includes a lot of bells and whistles.  The furniture and artwork that you see pictured below is also included in the sales price.

The kitchen includes a large custom island, Gaggenau stainless steel appliances and custom Italian cabinetry by Snaidero.  The owner also had a DJ room/office built into the floor plan and is including the turntables and Evolution Entertainment music system with the sale of the condo.  Each of the rooms is also wired with an Internet-based security camera system.

In all honesty, given the level of quality of both the furniture and the unit itself, this condo is a steal at its current asking price of $795K.  The build-out itself cost at least $150K and I’m sure the replacement cost of the furniture and artwork is north of $100K.  (Update: I called to check my estimates and was told that the owner paid roughly $350K total for the build-out, furniture and artwork.)  Everything is pretty much brand new given that the owner has used the condo only a few times since it was built-out and furnished.  Whoever ends up buying the condo is going to end up with the nicest unit that I have ever seen at Marina Blue.  kitchen island

kitchen and dining room

dining room

master bedroom

master bathroom

master shower

living room

second bedroom

second bathroom

DJ room/office

half bathroom



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Perfect for AJ


beautiful unit in a beautiful building, should be priced 1.5 X as much

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Yes, Chris, If I had the money, I would buy this unit. Only one sore point is that this unit does not have the Miami Beach view North of South Point. The only unit that has both North and South views are the Line 8 and they are pricey. I really wish this was a straight building like 900 so that everyone gets direct East Views instead of just line 8. What was the point? all units are flow throw. I dont understand this design. to make the building look special, they sacrifised the views. Same applies to Blue on… Read more »
I mean couldn’t they have made it a soft curve instead of an almost right angled building (Like Blue but with the Convex side facing the bay and make the curve very subtle). I go to my friends house in line on the North End. I cannot see the Bayside fire works or any other good stuff from there. it is frustrating. If you are on the south end of Line 8, you miss out on the nicer part of the Bay views which are to the north of Mc Arthur. So just one line (8) gets all the views… Read more »

But for the price, this is indeed a spectacular unit. If it were in line 8, they would be asking 1.5M for it. So the price is right or more than right.



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