More Exclusive than a Penthouse: Riva Introduces the River Loft, a Spectacular 12,000 Square Foot, One-of-a-Kind,Waterfront Residence Unlike Anything Else in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  – In the luxury condominium market, where exclusivity typically is defined by towering penthouse views, the newly released River Loft at Riva captures the true essence of waterfront living with a spectacular two-story residence positioned 25 feet above the water and curving along 250 feet of pristine Middle River shoreline.

The one-of-a-kind, waterfront residence encompasses the entire second and third floors of the luxury condominium residence and features more than 12,000 square feet of palatial indoor-outdoor living space, including a secluded 83-foot long, east-facing terrace overlooking the picturesque Middle River and George English Park. With Riva’s private boat docks and riverwalk garden just a few steps away, the River Loft offers the waterfront living experience for which Fort Lauderdale’s most exclusive neighborhoods are known and which no other luxury condominium on the market offers.

Priced at $5,250,000, the River Loft was designed with a very special buyer in mind. “Penthouse living will never lose its appeal, but there’s also the special buyer who wants a magnificent condominium residence that’s closer to the water,” said Bradley Deckelbaum, principal of Premier Developers.

Capturing the vast, open appeal of a loft in its contemporary architectural design, the main living level features an outdoor dining room and summer kitchen, private pool terrace, spiral staircase leading down to the riverwalk, and a private 35-foot boat slip. The indoor living space is accentuated with 16-foot high, two-story walls of glass extending along the river. A custom gourmet kitchen leads into a two-story bedroom wing, dining and entertaining areas. The main level bedroom wing offers a stunning two-story corner master suite, as well as a riverfront guest room suite/study. An upper level bedroom wing includes two additional bedrooms with baths en suite, a private terrace, upstairs sitting room and maid’s quarters.

Primary entry is via the private elevator in the lobby, with two supplementary private elevator entries accessible from an enclosed, private, two-car garage or the upper level and maid’s quarters.

Riva, Fort Lauderdale’s first luxury condominium residence along the Middle River, is located on a two-acre site at 1180 N. Federal Highway across the river from George English Park and is comprised of only 100 exquisitely designed residences in the 15-story building.  Residents have access to the fourth floor River Club, featuring a lap pool with lounging areas and private cabanas, a fitness center with cardio, aerobic and yoga areas, a Borghese spa, and a “Cucina” gourmet dining kitchen as part of the private two-story lounge.

Riva’s new Sales Gallery, located at 1200 East Las Olas Boulevard is open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. For information about Riva’s residences and lifestyle amenities, visit or call (954) 233-3288.