Boulevard Fifty Seven, a low-slung, sling-backed condo tower planned for a wide and sort-of-triangular lot on Biscayne Boulevard and 57th Street, just across the boulevard from the historic neighborhood of Morningside, officially launched sales with a traditional (for Miami) launch party blowout at its shinny new sales center last night.
Developed by Unitas Development Group, the project was designed by architects Sieger Suarez in a contemporary interpretation of Biscayne Boulevard's iconic MiMo (short for Miami Modern) midcentury architectural style. Taking advantage of an unusually deep lot, the main residential block wraps around the north, west, and south sides of the block, diminishing its visual impact on the boulevard and Morningside to the east. The 12-story tower will have 105 units, priced at $600,000 and up, including penthouses with private roof decks and plunge pools. Pedestrian-oriented retail space occupies the lower levels, raising the amenity and pool deck just above the tree line and opening up sweeping Biscayne Bay views.