Sereno at Bay Harbor Islands MIAMI, FL

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From the private, 13-slip marina to elaborate rooftop amenities, the nine-story, post-tensioned concrete structure takes full advantage of its location overlooking Florida Bay, Bal Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Miller’s crews created the curving structure to maximize the waterfront site’s panoramic views.

Located on one of the last developable waterfront sites in the affluent, residential Bay Harbor Islands neighborhood, the project involved unusual construction challenges. Preparing the 13-slip marina with power and water at every slip involved relocating some coral, and using turbidity curtains to help contain silt during dredging. Staging and deliveries had to be meticulously coordinated within the tight site to confirm to strict code provisions and avoid inconveniencing neighbors. Municipal regulations against weekend and evening construction noise meant Miller had to drive a highly disciplined schedule.

With contemporary design by Corwil Architects of Coral Gables, Sereno at Bay Harbor Islands features a three-story lobby, expanses of glass throughout and extensive landscaping. Rooftop amenities include a zero edge pool with cabanas, lounge with fire pit, bar and barbeque areas, an outdoor theater with surround-sound and outdoor dining area. Each residence has private elevator access.

The new community replaces an aging condominium at the site. Miller Construction Company partnered with the developers from the redevelopment’s early stages to deliver a unique waterfront living environment that was fully sold prior to completion.

Project Details

Client: Integra Investments / 13th Floor Investments

Architect: Corwil Architects of Coral Gables

Size: 156,227 SF

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