Recognize this Project Runway designer? If you do, maybe you want to live where she lives. Every now and then, a new condominium complex needs a marketing boost around the time it first opens its doors. What better way to draw attention than by saying a celebrity (or semi-celebrity) moved in? Sometimes these moves are planned and calculated.
"As developers of the Boulan South Beach residences, we bring a special kind of intimate luxury living to the area," says Brodsky of the six-story development that launched last month. "South Florida, especially South Beach, is rapidly emerging to be one of the world's favorite international destinations. Working very closely with the Miami Beach historical and preservation agencies we were able to maintain the area's art deco integrity and blend contemporary amenities to create the perfect combination of both worlds - intimacy with all the excitement that South Beach has to offer," he adds.
The 52-unit property has only 1- and 2-bedroom units, ranging from 668 square feet to just more than 2,000 square feet, including penthouse condominiums with rooftop access. There's also a rental program that lets management rent out units when the owner's aren't using it.
"I bought at Boulan South Beach because of its amazing location and incredible value," says the 28-year-old Shabayeva, who in February premiered a limited-edition collection at Macy's. "It's going to be my getaway retreat when I need to lose myself."
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Sheree R. Curry is a three-time award-winning journalist who has covered real estate for six years. During her 20-year career, her articles have appeared regularly in the Wall Street Journal, TV Week, and Fortune. She's been writing for AOL Real Estate since 2009 from a Minneapolis-area rental. She seeks a book publisher --