As this never-ending winter drags on, our thoughts at Heart Home are naturally turning to holidays in the sun. But what if that holiday feeling could last forever? What if a permanent place in the sun could become a reality?
South Florida has become the ideal destination for the wealthiest to travel and invest. So we thought we'd explore why. No, it is not just about the tropical weather, the white-sand beaches, the cosmopolitan ambiance or the vibrant, sophisticated lifestyle (although of course, it helps). It's also about the luxury living options that this sunshine state has to offer.
Here (in the interests of research you understand) are 5 of the most expensive luxury condominiums currently on the market.
Murano at Portofino, South Beach
The Murano at Portofino has incredible ocean, bay, city views and year-round ocean breezes and is located on the most southernmost tip on the western side of the island of Miami Beach. Not too many condominiums can boast a private Bay Side Beach Club on its premises. This one comes with a saltwater pool and a poolside café. With the fabulous Art Deco architecture, trendy restaurants, clubs and the Ocean just steps away, South Beach is the perfect location.
Price Range: $825,000 - $6,595,000
La Santa Maria Brickell
La Santa Maria soars fifty-one stories into the Miami skyline featuring top of the line finishes and fixtures. This beyond luxury development is located on a prime waterfront property right on Biscayne Bay. Although built in 1997, the Santa Maria condo remains one of the most desirable addresses on Brickell Avenue. It features lushly landscaped grounds that include an oak and gumbo limbo tree hammock plus the bayfront swimming pool and marina.
Price Range: $1,700,000 - $11,500,000
Auberge Beach Fort Lauderdale
Auberge Beach is an ultra-luxury new construction project on 4.6 acres with 450 feet of oceanfront. Some of the amenities include a World Class Full Service Spa, State-of-the-Art Fitness Center overlooking the pool deck and Atlantic Ocean, fine dining and casual restaurants offering the finest cuisine, a barefoot butler service and so much more.
Price Range: $1,783,900 - $5,038,900
Paramount Bay, Edgewater
At Paramount Bay, you will find the perfect combination of sophisticated, thoughtful design, resort-like amenities, and fabulous location. Miami is a cosmopolitan melting spot alive with unparalleled energy and excitement and Paramount Bay is situated in the very heart of it all, and yet uniquely secluded in its own private urban oasis.
Price Range: $599,000 - $5,750,000
Marina Palms, North Miami Beach
Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residence brings the yachting lifestyle back to Miami with the first luxury condominium and yacht club project in two decades. These luxury condos offer stunning views over the marina, the Intracoastal Waterway, and beyond to the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the lushly landscaped, 14-acre waterfront enclave, its state-of-the-art marina, and in each of its spacious, well-appointed residences, there is an extravagant array of luxuries, services and amenities designed to help residents make the most of the time they spend aboard, and ashore.
Price Range: $850,000 - $1,490,000
It's a tough choice, but we think we'll go for The Auberge. How about you?