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ZOM completes 50-story apartment tower in Brickell (Photos) (Video)
September 17, 2018
By Brian Bandell – Senior Reporter, South Florida Business Journal
ZOM Living has completed the 50-story Solitair Brickell, a Miami apartment building with a distinctive design.
Designed by architecture firm Stantec, the 438-unit tower was crafted in the basket-weave pattern of a Medjool date palm tree. This pattern is reflected in everything from the way the balconies are angled to the floor tiles, and the wallpaper to the wood finishes in the lobby.
See the gallery for photos of the Solitair Brickell, at 86 S.W. Eighth St.
It’s located between the busy retail centers of Brickell City Centre and Mary Brickell Village.
Building Solitair was a long and complicated process, given the unique circumstances of the property and the massive amount of construction occurring on the same block at the same time. In 2014, an affiliate of ZOM bought the parking garage utilized by the neighboring Brickell City Tower office building. Starting in June 2015, ZOM tore down the parking garage, built a new garage pedestal that is shared by the office and apartment tenants, and constructed the Solitair tower. It was completed in March.
The Business Journal is a tenant in Brickell City Tower, so it uses the garage where office tenants and apartment renters share the same ramp, but park in different sections.
“It was a challenging site, but our team is very good at planning,” said Susan LaFleur, principal of interiors for Stantec.
Units in Solitair range from 494 square feet for studios to 1,533 square feet for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit. The average rent is $3.16 a square foot, or $2,587 a month, according to ZOM. The building is 56 percent leased.
The building also has 6,200 square feet of retail space.
LaFleur said Stantec curated the art throughout the building, furnishings in the common areas, and the interiors of the model units. The focus was on bright colors and replicating the woven Medjool date palm theme.
Solitaire has two floors of amenities starting on the 10th floor, plus a rooftop amenity deck with a pool and cabanas. The amenities include a club lounge with TVs, seating, billiards, and a bar with working kitchen appliances plus pop-up charging ports; several conference rooms; a pingpong table; outdoor grills with picnic tables; an enclosed party room with working bar; a spa with sauna, massage rooms and a manicure station; and a fitness center with video-on-demand classes in the yoga studio and many workout machines, weights and a boxing machine, plus acoustic panels on the ceiling so residents don’t hear the weights drop. The amenity area features two kitchen areas where people can prepare a full meal.
The apartments have stainless-steel, French-door refrigerators; fairly large master bathrooms; walk-in closets; and Nest thermostats. They come with smart lockers, including a refrigerated locker, so residents can use an app to pick up their deliveries at any time.
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