Icon Brickell's residents (and future visitors to the Viceroy Hotel) are beginning to wake-up to the realization that their infamous Philippe Starck design pool will soon be closing down for 12-14 months for construction. The work is expected to begin in February 2016, which will make Icon Brickell yet another prime residential/ hotel property with a pool closed due to construction.
As Icon Brickell received top marks upon its 2008 opening due to its award winning amenities, it comes as a bit of a mystery why the pool is in-fact undergoing renovations. Expected changes to the pool and pool deck will be new tiling to help eliminate the slipping and sliding that the current tile causes when wet. Despite this there are rumors that the pool has caused leaks which have damaged the gym and spa which is located directly below.
Rental pricing at Icon Brickell has already taken a hit as residents do not want to live without a pool. Units are sitting open on the market and those that are rented are coming at a discount. While the rental market may have taken a hit, now is a great time to explore purchasing a unit in this highly-desirable building in a prime Brickell location. Units are selling in the mid-$500 SF with prices expected to rise close to $800+ SF at the completion of projects such as Brickell City Centre. If you are looking to make a great investment in Brickell, Icon Brickell will have many opportunities over the next few months.