Read about some of the most exciting new occurrences in Miami in our OPTIMAR Observer.


    Introducing Bahia Delray

     

    High value with accessible prices, there are very little in the area East of Delray. Ideal to live or also to invest and rent each season. Gated commuted with great amenities, nearby known retailers and restaurants, like whole food, Trader Joes, La fitness and Target, and many more.The townhomes are being developed inside an already existing community, which means less construction time as all the amenities are built already. A total of 37 townhomes will be built, from blocks of 6 to 8 units per building.

     


    Frost Museum of Science Grand Opening


     

    Hammerhead sharks, baby alligators, an interactive river of grass and an all-digital planetarium. All that is just about ready for The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science’s long-awaited opening. A preview tour of the five-story, 250,000-square-foot facility included its four buildings, the Frost Planetarium, aquarium and north and west wings. The 250-seat digital planetarium has six projectors with a 16-million color 8K system, and will bring back the museum’s monthly laser shows starting in June, Jorge Perez-Gallego, curator of astronomy and exhibition developer, said. The 8K system is one of only 13 in the world.

     


    Featured Miami Beach Contemporary Home – $30M


     

    A gorgeous Miami Beach spec home designed by world-renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan of Studio MK-27 has hit the market with a $29.75 million price tag. Highlights of the 15,000-square-foot residence utilizing exposed concrete, stone, and wood include a natural swimming pool on the interior with organic filtration and a 200-foot bridge winding through the property, running from the rooftop terrace to the ground. The magnificent estate also includes a 3,000-square-foot building between the house and Pine Tree Drive that can be used as an indoor half basketball court, event space or gallery.

     


    Privé Island’s Model Residence


     

    Privé Island is nearing completion off the coast of Aventura, with the unique 160-residence luxury development expected to open in July.The twin 16-story towers were designed by Sieger Suarez Architects, with units ranging in size from 2,585 square feet to over 9,500 square feet. The project topped off last fall and is currently 70 percent sold. Prices start at a little over $2.1 million.

     


    The Standard Miami Beach Is Getting A Facelift


     

    The Standard Miami Beach is on the cusp of a dynamic renovation that will include the demolishing of its east wing, reports The Real Deal, which used to be the Lido Spa Hotel and is currently comprised of hotel rooms and the outdoor Lido Bayside Grill. The existing spa, which is connected the building, will remain intact and the proposed renovation will not affect spa operations, according to a hotel spokesperson, who clarified they “will honor the history and all aspects of the beloved property while making necessary facility upgrades (including the spa itself) that will better allow us to serve the local community and our guests.”