What Color Building Would You Prefer?

What Color Building Would You Prefer?


It is time to paint the Aquarius exterior. For around 10 years we had it white. White like so many high-class building in the neighborhood. Just look at Beach Club, Apogee, Hyde, Diplomat Hotel and Diplomat Residence (not the Convention Center), Palms, Trump and so many others.

There are some residents that would like some color. Some would like it white.

These two buildings down the street give a good idea of the contrast pure white versus color. They are 1701 and 1601 South Ocean Drive. Cambridge Towers and Oxford Tower. The Wellington is pure white with a very light blue accent from the glass balconies railings. Cambridge used several tonalite of beige, coffee, caramel with white windows and doors.

What is nicer? Clean white and with the light accent of the glass balconies railings or  color stripes? What is more modern, appealing and cleaner look?  What of the is more classic looking, with a more conservative traditional view?

You are the judge.

Now lets see how Aquarius could look like.

Aquarius today. Full white. A more modern and clean look.


Aquarius in 1999. Used several colors predominantly dark gray and white showing a more conservative and seventies look.


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2 Responses to What Color Building Would You Prefer?

  1. SCOT BENNETT says:

    The prior board was not legally allowed to change the white/gray color of the building to white since it was a material alteration. But board members typically do not know the rules and follow their own.
    “Material alteration or substantial addition” means to “palpably or perceptively vary or change the form, shape, elements, or specifications…from its original design or plan, or
    existing condition, in such a manner as to appreciably affect or influence its function, use, or appearance.” See Sterling Village Condominium, Inc. v. Breitenbach, 251 So. 2d 685,
    687 (Fla. 4th DCA 1971) (where the court found that the replacement of a screen enclosure with jalousies was a material alteration).

    So the color needs to be changed back to white and grey unless you get the required number of votes, like the balconies and the pool changes.

    Since it appears to me that the balcony glass will be grey, then white and grey should be work well with the new balcony look.


  2. Roni Komie says:

    I was here when the bldg was two tones of grey. It was ok. I love the look of the Diplomat Hotel. We have an aqua Ocean as our natural backdrop and I would LOVE to see some shades of aqua on our building . It looks beautiful and classy! Aqua and a light shade or white with aqua highlights is my choice!😊


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