Riverfront Living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Riva, Luxury Condos
May 27, 2014
Joel Greene here from Condo Hotel Center.
If you ever watch the news, then you know Florida, the state I call home, is the location for a disproportionate amount of weird stories. We’re talking bizarre stuff: alligators in people’s swimming pools, an airborne fish that attacked a teacher, a church that looks like a chicken, to name a few.
Yesterday I was reading the paper and saw this photo of an elephant on a Florida beach, one I’ve frequented myself many times. You expect to see sea gulls, random fish and even the occasional dolphin at the beach in Florida, but an elephant?!
Evidently, the sunbathing pachyderm was cooling off with his trainer nearby before heading over to a private birthday party to perform. Crazy, but what’s even more odd is that the local city commission approved the request for a beach permit for the elephant. But that’s Florida for you.
What does this have to do with today’s featured property? Not all that much, except that if you have a fondness for strange happenings or sunshine, either one will do, then this is the state for you. And I have just the Florida property for you to consider.
Riva in Fort Lauderdale
Riva will be a 15-story riverfront tower set on two acres. It will overlook the Middle River and the downtown skyline of Ft. Lauderdale.
Featuring a contemporary Italian design, Riva will have a curvilinear form. A 250-foot landscaped, port cochere entry with fountain will welcome guests. Inside will be a 60-foot wide, glass-walled lobby with beautiful views of the river. A café in the lobby will also overlook the river.
Outdoors, Riva will have a 400-foot landscaped park that runs along the bank of the river. It will have seating, gardens and a landscaped walkway. A recreation dock will offer a water entrance for kayakers and paddle boarders. And an on-site watersports club will have equipment for rent.
The Riva water taxi will be a private residents’ boat service to take people across the river for tennis in the park, lunch at the nearby Galleria Mall or a sunset cruise.
The River Club
Riva will have generous indoor and outdoor amenity areas. The entire fourth floor will be a 40,000 square foot River Club.
It will feature glass-walled, air-conditioned facilities surrounded by a wrap-around outdoor deck with river, ocean and city views. Additionally, it will encompass the following components: 7,000 sq. ft. fully-equipped, water view fitness center
- 2,500 sq. ft. club room, cocktail lounge and private party room
- 1,500 sq. ft. “cucina,” a grand kitchen to accommodate 20 friends
- Borghese Spa with treatment rooms and famed Italian spa product line
- Private wine lockers
- A full-size 65-foot lap pool overlooking the river
- Cabanas and ocean-view lounging with splash pools
- Sunset garden, a lushly landscaped hideaway for romantic evenings
- Dog walk, a specially-built sequestered walkway
- Riva will also have 24-your security and a 24-hour attended reception desk
The condos at Riva will have private elevator access and 9-foot ceilings. They’ll be spacious with open-concept designs.
The exceptionally large and livable outdoor terraces will offer both sunrise and sunset views. They’ll have summer kitchens with built-in grills.
Inside, the kitchens will come with Sub-Zero/Wolf premium appliance packages with gas cooktops. Stone counters and imported Italian-design cabinetry will complete the look.
The master baths will be contemporary in style with a sensual “wet room” design that combines the shower and bath in a large stone and glass area. They’ll have porcelain flooring and imported Italian-design cabinetry.
Ft. Lauderdale Has Much to Offer
The location of Riva on the Middle River is across from George English Park, a 20-acre park and tennis center. It is just north of Sunrise Blvd. and the Galleria Mall, and only one mile from the beach.
Fort Lauderdale has a vibrant cultural and arts district, galleries, fine arts museums and performing arts venues showcasing stellar performances of music, dance and drama. Shopping and entertainment opportunities also abound. There’s the million square foot Sawgrass Mall Outlet as well as many upscale boutiques, restaurants, lounges, movie theaters.
The famed Las Olas Boulevard, where you can dine, shop or people-watch at the weekend Jazz-fest is also a popular destination. Also nearby is gambling at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. However, the area’s biggest attraction is its 23 miles of golden beaches with exceptional deep sea fishing, yachting, snorkeling and diving.
Riva is less than 15 minutes to the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and Port Everglades, one of the top three cruise ship ports in the world.
Numerous Floor Plans
With only 100 residences planned, the individual condos at Riva will be spacious. Choose from 10 different model plans of two and three bedrooms, ranging in size from 1,538 to 2,523 square feet. The penthouse units are two stories and have four bedrooms spread amid their 4,200 square feet. Prices range from $585,000 on up to $2,500,000 for a penthouse.
Construction on Riva is expected to begin in fall 2014. Early 2016 is the target timeframe for completion.
Want to know more? I’ve got plenty more details. Request our data sheet. You’ll just need to provide your name and contact information, which is required by the developer.
Wild, Wacky Florida
I started this Property Alert with a mention of the weird and wonderful here in my home state of Florida. I alluded to a church that has its congregation crying fowl after people said it looked like a chicken. I happen to think it does. See what you think.
Feel like you want to be a part of the wacky fun and all the truly great aspects of living in the Sunshine State? Then call me for information on all the newest properties and best deals. I’m happy to assist any way I can.
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