A Brief History of Brickell Key
The modest beginnings of Brickell Key certainly gave no indication that this little island east of downtown Miami would develop into the highly sought-after neighborhood it is today. In fact, the key's origins begin in 1896. The industrialist and Miami developer, Henry Flagler, wanted to deepen the water at the mouth of the Miami River. Flagler envisioned the deep-water Port of Miami, but it required placing the limestone and river silt elsewhere. Enter the two manmade islands now known as Brickell Key. By 1943, Edward Claughton purchased the islands and combined them into one 44-acre piece of property. Brickell Key/Claughton Island remained accessible only by boat until the bridge at Brickell Key Drive connected it with the mainland.
Development of the island began in earnest in 1979. Today, you'll enjoy residential condos, such as the Asia, office buildings, and the island's sole hotel, the Mandarin Oriental. Additionally, Brickell Key features scenic walking paths, shopping, restaurants, and a market place. Sculptor, Manuel Carbonell, provides some of the island's contemplative treasures, such as the bronze Mother and Child.
Asia Brickell Key
If you're looking for luxury living, look no further than Asia Brickell Key. Designed by J. Scott Architecture and constructed by Swire Development, the three-year building process was completed in 2008. The Asia consists of 33 stories and a total of 123 units. While some units bring the beauty of the bay to your balcony, all homes feature balconied views of the many Miami sights. Spectacular views include downtown Miami, Brickell, the Miami River, and the surrounding Biscayne Bay area. You may also opt to marvel at all this magical setting has to offer from Asia Brickell Key's grand terrace. Visit with neighbors or enjoy the solitude as you take in the spectacular waterfront vistas. The boutique atmosphere and limited occupancy create a consummate sense of community. The opportunity is there for you to experience if you so desire.
Conveniently located within walking distance to any spot on the island, you can take advantage of the fresh air and exercise on your way to the hotel spa, grabbing a cup of morning coffee at the market, or dining in the evening. Another benefit of Asia Brickell Key's locale is that you can take advantage of the shuttle bus service on days when you'd like to get over to Brickell but don't feel like fighting traffic. Simply catch a lift at the island's entrance gate on SE 8th St., and take a ride along Brickell Avenue, S.W. 8th, Coral Way, and along South Miami Ave. to Mercy Hospital.
Asia Brickell Key Building Amenities
The residents of the luxury waterfront Asia enjoy 24-hour concierge service, valet parking, and private elevator access. Contact management at any time with touch screen lifestyle management technology. Take advantage of your own private storage area when you find you have a little more than you want to keep in your condo. Additionally, each resident is provided with two covered parking spaces. Feel secure with the 24-hour attended guard gate and biometric security. The condo's association dues include water, sewer, trash removal, pest control, window cleaning, and building insurance. Owners may also enjoy the companionship of their small pets. Stay active with the use of the pool, a jacuzzi, tennis courts, and a private fully-staffed fitness center that features best-in-class machines.
Asia Brickell Key Home Amenities
Once inside your home, the expanse of the view is heightened by the interior's 12-foot ceilings. Contact management at any time with touch screen lifestyle management technology – available in every unit. Asia Brickell Key's design creates a boutique-style of atmosphere. Instead of overcrowding the floor with multiple units, the designers opted for space and flow. The ninth through the 13th floors, for instance, features a mere three units per floor. Between the 15th and 29th floors, residents enjoy a roomy five units per floor. No detail was overlooked when creating the elegant living spaces at Asia Brickell Key. Each condo features marble floors, high-end appliances and fixtures as well as exceptional use of space with generous walk-in closets. The chef-friendly kitchens feature Miele cooktops and ovens, sub-zero refrigerators, Franke double sinks, wine coolers, Italian designer cabinets, and granite countertops. Each has been outfitted with sycamore or wenge cabinet finishes and topped with one of three granite color choices, including emerald pearl, Kashmir white, or imperial black. On days when you could really do with a cappuccino but don't feel like going out, simply make your own right in the comfort of home. The larger units offer this unique complementary feature.