Kasa Bay Harbor, a boutique condominium development, has just launched sales, adding to the flurry of new projects in once-sleepy Bay Harbor Islands.
Developer Vomed LLC, led by brothers Nohum Labkowski and Menahem Labkowski, is planning a seven-story, nine-unit condo project at 1125 97th Street, David Labkowski, marketing director for the firm and son of Menahem Labkowski, told The Real Deal.
The project marks the family-owned firm’s first in South Florida, where it now based, after completing homes in Brooklyn and upstate New York. The family originates from France.
The units will be geared to families, and sized from 2,200 square feet to 3,500 square feet, with up to four bedrooms and a den, David Labkowski said. Two of the units will be duplex, and the two penthouse floors will have one unit per floor. The project will also have private elevators that open into the units, a rooftop pool and terrace. Alain R. Bartroli is the architect.
Prices range from $949,000 to $1.75 million, or from $428 per square foot to $500 per square foot. Blue B Properties is handling sales. “What we’re trying to do is make something more family-friendly,” David Labkowski said.
Vomed has so far secured approvals from Bay Harbor Islands and hopes to have its permits within the next two months, and begin construction in December, he said.
According to Miami-Dade property records, the company purchased the property for $1.25 million in April 2015. The site currently houses a four-story apartment building.
Bay Harbor Islands is surging with new development. At least 26 new projects are in some stage of development on the neighborhood’s two islands, many of them boutique condo buildings and townhouses, including Sereno, Akua, Bay Harbor Gardens, Pearl House, Le Jardin and Sophie.
The Labkowskis are also planning a second project in South Florida, on Hollywood Beach. Plans are to redevelop the Dolphin Hollywood motel at 315 McKinley Street into a 27-unit boutique hotel with a rooftop pool and bar, David Labkowski said. Construction could begin in March of next year with completion in late 2018.