First Resales At ECHO Brickell Hit The Market
The project is not slated to open until Spring of 2018 (a delay from the previous estimate we were given), but the first resales have begun to sprinkle the market at ECHO Brickell. It is unclear at this point whether the sellers are unwilling/unable to close on their units, or if they had intended to be resales all along. More than likely, they had always intended to be resales as I had heard whispers of similar deals being offered as pocket listings back in 2014… but here we are.
The project is slated to be among the most luxurious addresses in the neighborhood, joining the ranks of the Jade Residences at Brickell Bay, Santa Maria and the Four Seasons, only with the latest security technology including robotic parking and biometric recognition access in the elevators and amenities. There will also be a 50,000 gallon fish tank to greet guests in the lobby (thankfully not the James Bond Villain-esque shark tank initially proposed). Here are the details of the first three available resales…
Lower Penthouse 4902
On level 49, the floor plates have slimmed down considerably with the architectural curve toward the top of the building and there are only two residences per floor. These are also considered lower penthouses. They each have 3 bedrooms plus a den, 3.5 baths and a gorgeous view of South Brickell, the Biscayne Bay and the sunset over Coral Gables. The view is quite spectacular, I wish that my photos had turned out better when I previewed this plan back in January, but the building was still too much of a construction site on this level.
What I find to be very interesting is that LPH 4902 is being offered as a resale for $4.95 million, yet the developer is offering LPH 5002 for $6.5 million. They have the same layout aside from 5002 being slightly smaller and higher. I have reached out to the developer’s office to see what sorts of customizations they have added to 5002 and will report back once they respond.
In the middle section of the building, there are four residences per floor and the 02 line in this section is actually my favorite layout of all the units in the building. It is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath layout with a large den near the third bedroom that is large enough to serve as a convertible guest room. The plan has 1,802 interior square feet, a great use of space (in my personal opinion) and is on the southeast corner, offering bay and South Brickell skyline views.
This one is being offered for $3.2 million. The developer is no longer carrying any of these floor plans, but this pricing is not far off from where it was when they were.
The one bedroom plans at ECHO Brickell sold out almost immediately when they came to the market in late 2013/early 2014. On these floors, there are six units per floor and 1004 is located on the southeast corner. From the 10th floor, the view will be overlooking the treetops and buildings of South Brickell, which gives a park-like feel. It will be especially nice in the summertime, when the Royal Poinciana trees are in full bloom, lighting the street up with a canopy of red flowers. It is being offered for $892,000 and has 804 interior square feet.
Remaining Developer Inventory
As I mentioned before, the developer is still carrying a handful of residences, mainly highly customized plans including duplex lofts, panoramic residences that are combinations of several units and penthouses. The remaining developer inventory ranges in price from $1.9 million for a 2 bedroom on a high floor with sunset views, to $42 million for the opulent Carlos Ott Penthouse.