BY Michael Light / On August 11, 2023

At 1444 Biscayne Boulevard, Casa Bella by B&B Italia prepares to begin actual construction. Back in February, Related Group received a demolition permit to remove the existing office building at the construction site and began work. Now that the demolition has wrapped up, the city has given them the go-ahead to continue with the new tower, issuing a site and soil permit for the new tower on July 19.

Casa Bella Downtown Miami Location

Casa Bella Downtown Miami Location

The Site and Soil Permit allows developers to run testing on the soil to ensure its density, make sure there are no contaminants, and this is also where ancient artifacts are discovered, if there are any. We don’t expect to find any such thing at the Casa Bella site, but this is the stage of construction where it happens.

Additionally, the site will be excavated and pilings installed to prepare for the foundation. After this the foundation is poured and vertical construction can begin. Related Group is on top of things as always, their vertical construction permit is already under review with the city. It is all very exciting to see come to fruition.

Coastal Construction is overseeing the physical work and is listed as General Contractor on all of the permits. The also oversaw the construction of buildings such as Aston Martin Residences, The Estates at Acqualina and The Residences by Armani/Casa.

Rendering of Casa Bella Location

Rendering of Casa Bella Location

About Casa Bella

One of the reasons we believe in this project is it’s location. It is one of only a couple of projects that is adjacent to Genting’s mega-site that is currently on the market and reviewing offers. Yes, Terra did recently back out of a $1.2 Billion deal on the site, but there are at least four other active offers in place, which is why Terra’s request for an extension was not granted.

As of today, what will become of this site will remain a mystery. What we do know is that something profound will be constructed there, which will solidify all of the investments made into adjacent buildings. The area will become more walkable, more activated and increase in value as it continues to be built out.

There are still some purchase opportunities in Casa Bella. Condos with one bedroom plus den start at $940,000, two bedrooms from $1.2 million, three bedrooms for $1.8 million and four bedroom plans start at $2.4 million.

With a rental policy that allows up to 12 monthly rentals per year, this is the perfect opportunity to own a home that you lease out while you are away, or just hold it as an investment. Delivery is anticipated in 2026.

If you are interested in a private presentation of Casa Bella by B&B Italia, more details and/or specific pricing for any of these projects, please contact Michael Light, Broker and Executive Director of Luxury Sales at Douglas Elliman. You may reach Michael directly at (786) 566-1700 or via email at

Rendering of Casa Bella Cielo Unit Living

Rendering of Casa Bella Cielo Unit Living

The Residences

All residences feature two private elevators and a private vestibule. Elevators are equipped with biometric access control for enhanced security. Most units enjoy spacious pass-through layouts with soaring 10-foot ceilings and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, Miami’s downtown skyline, and stunning sunsets from the west.
  • Sleek Italian cabinets in kitchens and baths by ITALKRAFT
  • An exquisite selection of cabinet finishes and countertops, all individually selected by Piero Lissoni
  • Top-of-the-line black glass appliance package includes integrated, paneled 36-inch Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, silent paneled dishwasher, Wolf built-in convection oven, Wolf built-in speed oven, ceramic glass countertop, and wine refrigeration (in most units)
  • Oversized stainless steel zero radius sink with single-lever
  • European-designed pullout faucet drawer
  • Piero Lissoni-designed master baths with Italian cabinetry and design
  • Vanity backlit mirrors
  • Elongated electric water closet
  • Spacious spa tubs and frameless glass-enclosed showers in master baths
  • Imported porcelain flooring and walls
  • Italian-designed faucets
  • Powder rooms in select residences

Casa Bella Residences Features & Amenities

  • 57-story luxury condo building located in Miami’s Art & Entertainment District in Downtown Miami
  • 2 full floors of private amenities
  • State-of-the-art wellness and fitness center offering on-demand services
  • Yoga room
  • Spinning room
  • Salon with manicure/pedicure stations
  • Adult entertainment lounge
  • Game room
  • Kid’s playroom with smartboard and educational games
  • Residents’ party room
  • Wine room
  • Movie theater
  • Museum-quality curated art collection
  • High-tech business center with conference room
  • Co-workspace
  • Pet spa
  • Expansive pool deck situated on the 11th floor overlooking Biscayne Bay
  • 78’ lap pool
  • Outdoor spa
  • Poolside bar and café
  • Poolside cabanas and lounge areas
  • Towel service
  • Sun-care kiosk
  • Open-air lawn perfect for yoga
  • Lush gardens designed by acclaimed landscape architect Enzo Enea
  • Pickleball court
  • BBQ with outdoor dining area
  • Ground-level restaurant open to the public
  • 56th-floor Sky Terrace boasting rooftop pool and observatory (650 feet) with high-tech telescope
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour maintenance staff
  • Multilingual team on site
  • On-demand concierge services available including housekeeping, grocery shopping, “while you’re away” butler services, dry cleaning, childcare, pet care, courier services, translation service, and more
  • Residents enjoy a 1-year complimentary membership at the Grand Bay Beach Club in Key Biscayne

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