water apt

Today I was showing this house. Not easy getting the key out of the lock-box and getting the clients inside, but we did it!



In 1920, just 35 percent of American households had electricity. By 1929, nearly 68 percent of American homes were electrified. But, if you don't count farms, about 85 percent of Americans had electricity by the end of the 1920s.
100 years ago, almost no-one had electricity in their homes.
Not much running water, nor sewer were present either.
What kind of being are we? A species that adapts to comfort in such a small time-frame and cannot survive without recent innovations?
Left aside the people who depend on electrical machinery to stay alive in hospitals or care centers, the rest of us should be able to survive without electricity and running water.
Unfortunately we cannot.
I am not that old, but I remember spending summer months, on vacation, in a small Mediterranean island where there was no electricity nor running water. We would use candles and sometimes even battery powered flashlights. We would go to the well and fetch fresh, yet non drinkable, water, for bathing and washing.
We would wait at the port for the weekly ferry to bring bottled water and other supplies.
Wood burning fires, grills and brick ovens were used to cook the food and boil the water for safe consumption.
100 years ago some people travelled to far places and settled, and survived, and thrived.
An island like Puerto Rico could happily sustain a population of about 1,000,000 inhabitants.
This chart shows you what happened after electricity: http://welcome.topuertorico.org/ref...
Natural resources, fishing and farming would be enough to make it a self sufficient island again.
Unfortunately, progress and innovations made it possible to overpopulate areas that would not be hospitable otherwise.
Now we are stuck.
Without recent technology we cannot survive anymore. We DEPEND on it.
The human race has become dependent on electrical power to the point that it risks decimation without it, in just 100 years. After over 25,000 years of evolution, power-free.
God forbid there is a small shift on the Earth's polarity, or a magnetic storm from space... we are doomed.
I guess we didn't think it through all the way.

Newest luxury listings in South Florida

The newest luxury listings in South Florida

RISE At Brickell City Center

At Brickell City Centre

Developer: Swire Properties
Architect: Arquitectonica
Interior Designer: Richardson Sadeki
Stories: 43
Total Units: 390
Unit Mix: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-Bedroom Residences


• First deposit: 20% due at contract
• Second deposit: 15% due 120 days after execution
• Final balance: 65% due at closing


• 43-story tower designed by internationally acclaimed Arquitectonica

• Interiors by renowned design firm Richardson Sadeki

• Artfully integrated into master-planned Brickell City Centre, LEED® pre-certified as a neighborhood development, with it’s innovative CLIMATE RIBBON™ floating above a luxury shopping center

• Expansive, half-acre amenity deck including tropical gardens, barbecue grills, outdoor fitness areas and children’s play area

• Poolside beverage and cafĂ© service

• Heated social pool with spa

• Library with private seating nooks designed for reading or socializing

• Spacious, state-of-the-art fitness center with individual fitness studios and machine room

• Tech-savvy children’s playroom

• Exclusive spa for residents’ use with shared hammam featuring dipping pools, showers and steam. Also included are treatment rooms and blow-out bar for touch ups, with mani-piedi station

• Designed and furnished to the level of a private residence, the Reach entertaining suite features elegantly furnished living room, dining and chef-worthy kitchen

• Equipped and furnished business center with ample meeting room

• Wi-Fi throughout the lobby and amenity deck

• On-premise concierge

• Assigned parking for all units in secured garage plus optional valet parking services
We currently have availability for:
1 Bedrooms starting at $632,000
2 Bedrooms starting at $925,000
3 Bedrooms starting at $1,190,00
Penthouses starting at $4,125,000

Call me 212-518-8829


We have only a few 3 bedrooms remaining, starting at $5,5M.
One penthouse on the 48th floor is also available.
Call me 212-518-8829


Residence 01 (East)
3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath + Media Room
3,635 A/C Sq. Ft.
Residence 02 (West)
2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath + Den (upgrade)
2,360 A/C Sq. Ft.
Full Floor Penthouses
5,995 A/C Sq. Ft.

30% at Contract
Balance at Closing

68 Fully Finished Residences
51 Stories
Conceptual Design by Carlos Ott
Architecture by Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership
Interior design by Antrobus + Ramirez
Troy Dean Interiors (Residences)
Art by Helidon Xhixha


Vanishing-edge pool and spa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
State-of-the-art fitness center and spa
Resort-style poolside food and beverage services
Fully automated parking system
Residents Lounge located on the lobby level, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Children’s Playroom
Media Theatre Room
Wine Tasting Room with cooling storage

The PMG/S2 Experience
24/7 personalized concierge services
24/7 valet parking
24/7 exceptional security service featuring sophisticated surveillance system and professional staffing
Dry cleaning services
(pick up + drop off)
Complimentary pet walking services
Full-time maintenance crew on-site
Resort Style Beach Club

We have only a few 3 bedrooms remaining, starting at $5,5M.
One penthouse on the 48th floor is also available.
Call me 212-518-8829