Developing a Condo Where Few Others Will Have the Chance

Miller Construction Company's new condo takes advantage of an area of Florida that doesn't have much space for new development.
Sereno at Bay Harbor Islands

Bay Harbor Islands, Fla.—Construction is underway on the upscale Sereno at Bay Harbor Islands condominium in Bay Harbor Islands, Fla. Miller Construction Company is handling the $20.8 million construction project for developers Integra Investments and 13th Floor Investments, with completion slated for late 2016.

The nine-story, post-tensioned concrete tower on one of the island’s few developable sites will offer 38 residences, sophisticated rooftop amenities and a ground-level Bay Club with dockage, viewing deck, lounge and private boat slips. Residents will enjoy panoramic views of Florida Bay, Bal Harbor and the ocean.

The condominium residences will extend in size from 1,000 to more than 3,000 square feet. Select units will feature access by private elevators.

Miller Construction Company was chosen for its proven expertise in surmounting the hurdles presented by busy infill properties. Sereno at Bay Harbor Islands, surrounded as it is by an established neighborhood, is one such property.

“Going vertical on this tight site, our staging, scheduling and protocols will ensure we don’t disrupt our neighbors on either side, the waterfront or existing overhead power lines near the street,” said Brian Sudduth, Miller Construction Company vice president.

Sereno at Bay Harbor Islands will offer a sophisticated design, liberal use of glass and abundant landscaping. Among the inviting features of the rooftop amenity level will be a pool, outdoor theater with surround sound, outdoor dining area, cabanas, lounge with fire pit, bar and barbeque areas.

The community was designed by Coral Gables, Fla.-based Corwil Architects. Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Steven G handled the interiors.

In existence for more than four decades, Miller Construction Company has constructed more than 400 projects for private sector developers.

Recent examples of the company’s efforts include construction of the Fort Lauderdale BMW/MINI Service Center for Holman Automotive and the 84,000-square-foot Gateway Plaza at Doral.