Designed in 1942 by Albert Anis, one of the top Art Deco architects, The Mantell Plaza is located in a residential neighborhood between Collins Avenue and Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach, only one block from the Atlantic Ocean. After a complete renovation in 1994, which has restored the building to maintain its Art Deco magnificence and historical architectural significance, The Mantell Plaza is now a 5-story condominium building.
The original plans included seven floors. But Mr. John Mantell died during the construction, and so the Mantell Plaza only reached its current height of five stories. The Mantell Plaza building, gardens, and pool are more specifically situated between West 24th Street and Lake Pancoast Drive, and at the beginning of picturesque Flamingo Drive, also known locally as, ‘Millionaire Row.’.
Located across the street from the Mantell Plaza is the stately Helen Mar Condominum. The Helen Mar, together with the Mantell Plaza are considered two of the best preserved and restored ‘jewelbox’ examples of Art Deco design style, appearing in many photographic histories and studies of this world-reknowned oceanside enclave.
The Mantell Plaza is located on the cul-de-sac of West 24th street, which is connected to adjacent lanes, to Collins Avenue, and to the path to the nearby Boardwalk and beach, by several elegant concrete footpath bridges, also typical of Art Deco style. These pedestrian bridges criss-cross the nearby canals and Indian Creek River, creating an ambiance not unlike a tropical Venice.
Residents enjoy an unmatched quality of life, with easy access to nearby shops, boating rentals and dockage, museums, parks, and golf courses. Travel to the gleaming modern skyscrapers of downtown Miami and the banyan-lined boulevards of the Brickell Financial District takes about 15 minutes, just across scenic Biscayne Bay. Interstate Highways 395 and 195 soar above mangrove-shrouded causeways linking an archipelago of islands in Biscayne Bay, which house mansions of famous celebrities and stars.
The lifestyle is young and health-oriented, with biking, in-line skates, skateboards, scooters, mopeds, and joggers sharing the nearby walkways. Residents to can walk to dinner at outdoor bistros and cafes along nearby Lincoln Road, and enjoy opera, ballet, and the best of Broadway at Jackie Gleason Auditorium, only blocks away.