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Completed Miami developments matched up against their renderings

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A renderings-vs-reality roundup

Grove at Grand Bay’s rendering (left) vs. reality
via Terra/Robin Hill

Among the biggest challenges facing Miami developments today is producing a final product that looks as good as those glistening renderings, where architects and designers can manipulate every element on the computer.

Schwartz Media rounded up some recently completed Miami residential developments and stacked up their renderings against their reality. How do you think these projects fared?

Bay House

Completed by Melo Group in 2015, the bay-facing Bay House added 165 luxury residences to the booming neighborhood of Edgewater.

Melo Group

The Bond on Brickell

One of the most recent projects to be completed, the Bond on Brickell added 328 units to the heart of Miami’s most bustling area. Take the tour here.

Rilea Group
Rilea Group

Brickell House

Many know Brickell House for its nightmare of a parking issue stemming from its robotic garage. You can tour the property here.

Newgard Development Group


GLASS was completed in 2015 in South Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood. It features 10 full-floor residences with five floors of amenities.

Terra and Michael Stavaridis

Grove at Grand Bay

Completed last summer, Grove at Grand Bay’s twisting twin towers are hard to miss when driving through the historic Miami neighborhood. They became the first residential towers to be constructed in the area in years.

Terra and Robin Hill

Biscayne Beach

Opening this summer is the 391-unit Biscayne Beach, with bay views abound and amenities including a sandy beach.

Two Roads Development/GTIS Partners

Bay House

600 NE 27th St, Miami, FL 33137

The Bond on Brickell

1080 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131 (305) 677-6632

Grove At Grand Bay

2669 S. Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida