I got a chance to take a look at Quantum on the Bay for the very first time last week and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Ever since the project was announced way back when, I loved its location across the street from the renovated bayfront Margaret Pace Park at 1900 North Bayshore Drive in the Edgewater neighborhood (now marketed as Arts District) of Miami.
Location, location, location was never a concern. The product? Skeptical no more.
Developed by Pedro Martin-led Terra Group (900 Biscayne Bay) and designed by Nichols, Brosch, Sandoval & Associates, Quantum on the Bay features two 51-story and 44-story towers with a total of 454 units and 244 units respectively.
As is becoming more and more common in the newer buildings in the urban core, the artwork displayed in the lobby is more thought-provoking than decorative – a very good thing.
Take a look at the porto-cochere entry, the lobby and the artwork:
While at the building, I got to show a customer the following 594 SF studio unit located on the 25th floor of the South Tower:
The architects truly maximized the use of space in this unit. Although the kitchen cabinet space is not great, the fact that a studio has a walk-in closet more than makes up for the lack of cabinet space. Besides, who cooks these days? Nowadays, kitchens are more decor than culinary.
At this point, my customer was feeling it.
The Pool Deck:
Compared to other projects in the Central Business District and Park West neighborhoods of Miami, the pool area doesn’t really floor me. However, it more than serves its purpose.
The Fitness Center:
The fitness center is hot butter for your breakfast toast. If fitness center is high on your list of must-have amenities, then this is a building you need to definitely check out.
I expect Quantum on the Bay to perform very well over the long haul. The fact that it is within walking distance of the Performing Arts Center, steps away from the burgeoning scene currently transforming Biscayne Boulevard and located across the street from one of the few public green spaces in the area makes it a highly desirable location.
By the way, because Margaret Pace Park is the only thing that stands between Quantum on the Bay and Biscayne Bay, those sweeping panoramic bay and city views will never be obstructed.
Adrian Salgado is a Realtor Associate with RED I Realty in Miami, Florida and can be reached at 305-491-7179 or SalgadoA@gmail.com.