Get condominium for you, your boat as The Port opens
Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel - New Homes Real Estate
The Port is a country club for boaters with a world-class building. Explained Ruth E Spiers, sales director for this luxury residential and large boat dry storage condominium along 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale.
We can offer beautiful homes and in the back yard is a marina she added. Resident's boats will be 10 minuets away from the Atlantic Ocean via the Port Everglades inlet.
Live in a residence with upgrades penthouse-quality finishes where you will have a water view all around you. Spiers suggested.
Although we have 18 residences remaining, there are great choices. The sales director said. Take your pick from corner units; view to the east, west, north and south. Prices for these remaining units range from the $450's to the $670's.
This project comes from Fort Lauderdale-based Everglades, LLC, a development company which is David G. Spiers, James R. Day, Christian F Rosenberg and Raymond Fontaine. All have experience as developers.
Ruth Spiers Indicated that buyers list three prime reasons for selecting The Port: move in resident ready residences, state-of-the-art marina and the location.
Taking a nautical theme, residences are names for various brands of boats, Units feature a galley instead of a kitchen, a bridge rather than a terrace, state rooms instead of bedrooms and heads rather then bathrooms.
Residences range from the Intrepid with one state room, one-and-one-half heads and 1,384 square feet under the Sunseeker with three state rooms, two-and-one-half heads and 2,005 square feet under air.
The Port had planned to offer all residences with Brazilian cherry wood floors but some buyers expressed interest in the travertine marble floors used in the mater head. Now buyers can opt for wood or marble floors in the living areas.
Expect the see granite countertops in the galley or the aforementioned travertine marble in the master head. Decked out like a luxury yacht, residences will have Kitchen Aid Architect Series stainless steel appliances including Caran cooktop with quartz halogen instant hot elements and Italian cherry hardwood cabinets.
For the high-tech crowd, The Port reads you loud and clear. Addison Entertainment has come aboard to provide stereo Surround Sound and the latest plasma monitors. These residences will be internet and satellite ready. Spiers asserted.
Health conscious residents can look forward to a cardiovascular exercise room equipped with the newest generation of Nautilus devices plus sauna and steam rooms.
What really floats the boats of these buyers is the dock storage facility. Watercraft will enter a 70-foot channel in the floor of the building, be stripped though an automated boat wash and be tucked into a berth as high as the seventeenth floor.
You could lift a Sea Ray Sun-dancer in one of our berths, Spiers pointed out. With room for up to 125 boats, the building can house craft that is up to 52 feet long, 15 feet wide, 17 feet high and 35,000 pounds.
Port Marina will be climate controlled. No one has ever done this before, the sales director said. Not only is there a garage-like door on the canal-side end of the building but a roll-across device will cover the internal canal.
The structure is designed to stringent Dade-Broward county hurricane codes, a brochure states. Start enjoying life in the Venice of America Spiers suggested.
Buyers tell us I can see water all around' They will have water activity from boaters going to the Bimini Boatyard and the Southport Raw Bar.
Port Everglades is the winter port of the new Queen Mary 2 and The Port will be a key viewing spot for residences to see the largest passenger liner in the world.
Seeing a mighty ship is one thing but piloting your own craft is a special thrill. Land at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, get your bags and within 30 minutes, you can be on your boat, Spiers predicted.
The first four floors of The Port will be parking (within 5,000 square feet of the commercial space along the causeway side of the first floor). With that height as a platform, nearly everyone of the 129 residences will have a remarkable view: to the east, sunrise and the ocean, to the southeast, Port Everglades; to the west, sunsets; and to the north Fort Lauderdale skyline.
Those on the fifth floor get a generous additional to their bridge because the parking portion of the building is wider than the rest of the structure. Everyone get floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook some of the waterways that make Fort Lauderdale a world-class destination.
A visit to the sales office at 1510 S.E. 17th Street shows buyers that nothing here will be done in half measures. From the Dellacasa cabinetry to the Hansgrohe bath fixtures, buyers can expect penthouse quality at an reasonable price, according to Spiers.
If you eye the logo of The Port you may see a spot resemblance to the posters for the Cunard line, the globe-circling cruise company. That is no accident. The Port selected Fort Lauderdale as the site for its elegant condos housing people and pleasure craft because this is the boating capital of the world