The new Opera Tower: A $1.2 million design upgrade, new buyer package

12/07/2012 12:55 PM

12/07/2012 12:57 PM

With the iconic, 56-story Opera Tower already established as one of downtown’s strongest selling condos, Fortune International has taken over sales with a big bag full of goodies for new buyers, says a spokesperson for the development.

Opera Tower boasts “unbeatable panoramas over the city and the bay, a bayside address in a red-hot neighborhood and the most affordable range of inventory and prices in all of downtown, plus developer financing. And now we have a million-dollar amenities upgrade to go with the best leaseback program in the market. I run out of fingers trying to add up all of the plus factors,” says Fortune International vice president of sales Andres Asion.

“People don’t realize that Opera Tower developer Tibor Hollo is a graduate at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and the guiding hand behind his in-house design team,” says Asion.

“What we are creating in the new lobby and recreational deck is a million-dollar transformation that we cannot wait to unveil, especially the fireplace overlooking Biscayne Bay in the lounge,” adds Hollo.

The spacious recreational room has been redesigned to feature a stunning fireplace where the use of rock and natural colors will deliver a subtle, earthy ambience. A plasma television, mounted above the unique fireplace, will make the wall a dramatic focal point, as leather, reclining theater seats and sofas add to the warm, inviting retreat where residents can socialize, relax and entertain.

Exciting changes are also planned for Opera Tower’s lobby, where a Chihuly-inspired chandelier designed with vibrant, colorful glass will dangle from the 25-plus-foot ceilings, making a striking centerpiece. The addition of a transparent, carp wood appliqué on the storefronts in the lobby will subtly separate the retail from the lobby.

The half-acre pool deck overlooking the bay at Opera Tower is also part of the enhancement plan, where a neoclassical, tropical design – complete with oversize chaise lounges, canopied sofa cabanas, and wood trestle-covered lounging cabanas – will deliver a South Beach-style retreat, perfect for relaxing or dining poolside, says Asion.

The all-weather, deep-seated wicker furniture in bright blues and oranges will be arranged across the expansive pool deck in order to create intimate gathering areas, ideal for daytime or nighttime entertainment. In addition, wicker seating pods will surround both whirlpool spas, and the barbeque and dining facilities are being upgraded.

Buyers looking to purchase studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom models will find prices starting at $225,000. Developer financing is also available for up to 50 percent of the purchase price, says Asion. Whether buyers purchase a unit with cash or with developer financing, they will be able to take advantage of an exciting developer leaseback opportunity, he says. The developer, through its affiliated management group, will lease back the owners’ units for up to three years from closing. During that time, they will receive an annual rent equal to six percent of the purchase price, and the monthly condominium maintenance will also be paid, says Asion.

“All of our units already have strong tenants in place,” adds Asion.

“We are extremely confident that with the impressive enhancements under way at Opera Tower, combined with the condominium’s spectacular location and magnificent views, we will have tremendous success in moving the remaining units at this luxury development,” says Fortune International President Edgardo Defortuna.

“We are making significant changes at Opera Tower and investing a great deal to make life for our residents even more pleasurable,” says Hollo. “We also have brought on a sales team that is well-established and takes on challenges with creativity. Fortune International’s successful history and the knowledge of its real estate professionals are what led us to select them to handle the sellout of the remaining units at Opera Tower.”

For more information on Opera Tower, please contact the sales team at 888-710-4730, or visit www.operatower.com or the sales center at 1750 North Bayshore Dr. in Miami.

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