BY Michael Light / On June 29, 2023

In preparation for the demolition of the current structure on their build site, YTech has unveiled its impressive sales center, to which they went to great expense in order to pay homage to the history of Brickell as well as embrace the future of the neighborhood. So what are our thoughts on the luxuriously innovative 1428 Brickell as forward-thinking participants in today’s real estate market? We will get to that. First, let’s go over what is happening now with the project.

The New Sales Gallery

At a cost of $20 Million, the development team has acquired one of the Brickell mansions from the golden ages of Brickell being Miami’s original Millionaire’s Row. While planning for the tower itself to rise a block away, YTech performed an ambitious gut renovation of the gorgeous home, preserving its integrity and at the same time outfitting it with a full-on immersive experience into the future of what is now Miami’s Financial District.

“We ambitiously pursued maintaining the integrity of a 100-year-old historic mansion, restoring the façade and grounds to its former glory as a jewel on Brickell Avenue, all while ensuring the interior provided a modern and innovative approach so future residents can understand the privacy, luxuriousness, and freedom that living at The Residences of 1428 Brickell affords,” John Breistol, Chief Operating Officer, Ytech posted on the project’s Instagram page.

The new sales gallery is now open, and we are happy to give you a tour, from the suspended and illuminated skyline model to the fully-immersive built-out residence, allowing buyers to experience what life will really be like once the building is complete.

1428 Brickell Sales Gallery Skyline Model

1428 Brickell Sales Gallery Skyline Model

Current Status of 1428 Brickell

As of today, the demolition permit of the existing structure is nearly complete. According to The Next Miami, the only item remaining is a letter from FPL (Florida Power & Light) to be delivered, assuring the building department that the power has been disconnected from the structure.

A vertical construction permit remains in the works, but won’t be needed for some time as the rubble from the demolition will need to be cleared, followed by official groundbreaking and site work. This will take a few months.

1428 Brickell Sales Gallery Patio Seating

1428 Brickell Sales Gallery Patio Seating

Our Professional Opinion of the Project

Undoubtedly, the preconstruction market in Brickell is incredibly noisy these days. The neighborhood is abundantly popular, and for good reason. With that being said, each project has a unique set of offerings to set itself outside of the pack, and we really like the offerings at 1428 Brickell.

The Location

For starters, let’s look at the location. With Brickell being so popular, it is also quite dense. It is actually the second most dense neighborhood in the United States behind Manhattan. If you live closer to the north end of the neighborhood, traffic is really something to pay attention to if you need to come and go frequently. If you live toward the southern end of the neighborhood, the area is more residential. There are fewer office towers and entering/exiting the neighborhood to the highway is very easy.

While you may not want to walk all the way to Brickell City Centre, but 1428 Brickell is less than a block from the Financial District stop of the Miami Metromover. This is the complimentary rail shuttle that will drop you off right there within Brickell City Centre. There is also a stop for Mary Brickell Village and you can go all the way to the Omni Station to visit the museums or catch a Miami Heat game. It is quite convenient.

Additionally, with the location being directly across from the Four Seasons Miami, this is a location that will be more likely to hold its value long-term. Most of the buildings between 1428 Brickell and the Biscayne Bay are low- to mid-rise, so above a certain floor you still experience the big water views of the waterfront towers. Pair that with the reduced congestion, and you have a winning formula for a safe place to spend your money.

Rendering of The Residences at 1428 Brickell Terrace

Rendering of The Residences at 1428 Brickell Terrace

The Building Design

There is so much to be said about the design of 1428 Brickell. We have already discussed the impressive LEED Certification and solar-powered panels that will line the west spine of the structure. This is the only building in the marketplace that has these features.

Aside from the LEED Certification, we have to discuss the size of the building. Upon looking at it from the street, it will appear that the building is quite dense. It’s 70-floors up! In actuality though, there are only 189 residences. This allows for larger residences as well as more convenience when it comes to utilizing the community spaces. There are not so many people that the line for gym equipment is long, there is always a pool lounger available. But at the same time, there are not so few residences that having so many amenities is cost prohibitive. It is a sweet spot of density, maximizing both comfort and offerings.

Rendering of 1428 Brickell Southeast Views

The Residence Layouts

As I mentioned above, one of the best things about the residences in 1428 Brickell is their sheer size. They actually provide a lifestyle like that of a single family residence. The units are even separated by concrete load bearing walls rather than drywall, to offer additional sound insulation between the neighbors. With two bedroom apartments starting at 2,000-square-feet and going up, they are incredibly spacious.

The kitchens are thoughtfully-designed by Antonio Citterio with a variety of color palettes to choose from. You can also opt for sliding glass dividers if you are not one to prefer an open kitchen/living room layout. The designs are subtle yet elevated and offer ample space for actual family cooking, not just laying takeout on the counter as though you were traveling. These units are built for full-time life.

The bathrooms also offer a subtle-yet-elevated style, particularly the primary bath.With spacious travertine showers and free-standing sculptural bathtubs designed and crafted in Rapolano, Italy, the luxurious ambiance is ever-present in the private areas of the house.

Another spot that really stands out to us in 1428 Brickell is the closets, or dressing rooms as they actually are. The smallest primary closet is 100-square-feet, with the larger residences having closets of 425-square-feet. These are all built out with custom cabinetry and presented as a boutique-style wardrobe. It is incredibly elegant and a great use of space.

Rendering of 1428 Brickell Kitchen Glass Dividers

Rendering of 1428 Brickell Kitchen Glass Dividers

Rendering of 1428 Brickell Kitchen View

Rendering of 1428 Brickell Kitchen View

Considering everything goes according to plan with the demolition and construction permits, we should see the finished product by 2027.

Prices range from $2.4 million for a two-bedroom plus den, to four-bedrooms plus den starting at $5.5 million. Penthouse details are released upon request.

For more information, please download the fact sheet and floor plans here:
1428 Brickell Fact Sheet
1428 Brickell Floor Plans

If you are interested in a private presentation with current availability and specific pricing, 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


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