Melanie & David Schrand

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Summer Real Estate in Fort Lauderdale

Summers in South Florida, particularly the one city that is known to be surrounded by water called Fort Lauderdale, are full of glistening reflections on the water, hot summer nights, cool cocktails, affluent conversations along Las Olas Boulevard and much more. Water, city lights, beach days under the sunlight rays, sand beneath toes, boat rides under starry skies, laps of waves hitting the shore make up things to do in this canal town. One of the best of Fort Lauderdale real estate projects currently underway, is a new 15-story riverfront building getting constructed in the heart of east Fort Lauderdale on the Middle River named RIVA. A stone’s throw away, one mile to be exact, from the soft sandy beaches and AIA, downtown nightlife, walking distance to the fabulous Galleria Mall and restaurants, across from a 20-acre park and tennis center and one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale along Bayview Drive, RIVA stands. Tranquil Italian design, hence the name RIVA, this new residential condominium spans along 400 feet of the Middle River waterfront which can lead to the Atlantic Ocean via boat and includes private boat slips for the fortunate 100 owners. Looking for paradise in a city that is world renowned for the 165 miles of waterways, spanning 36 square miles and is dubbed the Venice of America. RIVA could not be truer to this seal combining Italian features and design as it situated along one of the finest waterways in this delightful town of Fort Lauderdale.

If you want your Italian dream but want to buy a residence in the United States, particularly in South Florida RIVA is the one. Drive on Federal Highway North of Sunrise Boulevard and you will see the long 250-foot entrance drive as it leads to the concrete structure by Bradley Deckelbaum, a fourth-generation developer. This developer has a prominent 100-year legacy from Canada to Florida with an impressive Florida portfolio containing over 2,000 Florida homes. It is being built by Moss & Associates a solid local general contractor. In May of this year, it was already 70 percent presold to a majority of local buyers. It is slated to be completed this September. The location is at 1180 North Federal Highway and will have a 40,000 –square foot club deck on the fourth floor, 7,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center, a 2,500-sqare-foot club room, equipped with a 15,000-square-foot kitchen and private wine lockers for residents. Not to mention, it keeps its Italian roots and is a dog-friendly building and will even feature a dog park for family pooches. Owners and their dogs will be pampered with a lap pool, landscaped river walk, a water taxi, water sports center with a private dock, docks to accommodate boats up to 30 feet, sanctuary gardens, and a spa. That is just the outside of the 2-acre site. Wait until you learn more about the resident interiors.
Choose from one of the ten different model plans, with only 90 residences from floors 5-14 with garage parking and private storage areas designed by Falkanger Snyder Martineau & Yates. Spacious two bedrooms are over 1,500 sf and expansive three bedrooms go over 2,500 sf. Each residence has a wrap-around panoramic terrace featuring summer kitchens for entertaining or simply to enjoy coffee and sunrises. RIVA’s penthouse collection marvels by offering 8 diverse models with two floors, two terraces, two horizons, two-car garage and a boat slip. Each penthouse has all the amenities of the lower floors and more, starting with a private elevator foyer, no communal hallways, even a personal elevator between the two intimate floors. In over 5,000 – 7,000 sf of indoor-outdoor living space and choose from up to four bedrooms and up to four and a half baths.

Unit price range from the $700,000s to more than $3 million with 1, 500-square-feet to about 8,800-square-feet.
RIVA property is a dream worth living for waterfront enthusiasts. We would be happy to schedule a showing at RIVA if you are in the market to buy waterfront real estate in Fort Lauderdale. Summer is off season, so this is the best time to buy in South Florida. Please contact us at 954.817.1056. for a showing request. We live right across from RIVA and are Fort Lauderdale locals. Or visit