Continuum South Beach is One of The Best Miami Beach Condos for Tax Refugees
- June 14th, 2019
Making a Move to Miami? | The Best Miami Beach Condos For Sale in 2019
Many high-net-worth individuals are leaving the high-tax states behind them and make a move to Miami. As we have dealt with many relocating families we have grown to understand that condos are equally desired as single family homes. Many of those who come and settle in Miami, are global nomads with a mobile and international lifestyle. For this demographic condos are a great option as you can lock them up and leave without worrying. Many individuals who move from NYC to Miami also prefer a condo over a single family home.
Therefore The David Siddons Group selected 10 condos on the beach (Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, Surfside and Sunny Isles Beach), that are perfect for those who appreciate spacious floor plans, ocean views, 5 star services, and privacy. All of these condos are located on oceanfront parcels and are listed in no specific order.
Eighty Seven Park, Miami Beach
87 Park is located in Miami Beach, just meters away from Surfside in a less touristic and more private part of Miami Beach. This condo by architect Renzo Piano offers only 17 floors and to the south of the building there is a large park. The 70 units range from 1 to 5+ bedrooms and from 1,000 SF to 4,140 SF+ of interior space. Generous wrap-around terraces (Almost all the terraces are 60% to 90% the size of the interior space) create a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor spaces. This is the only building on the Beach that offers water views (The ocean in the east and the intracoastal in the west) as well as views over a park. The location of the park is providing this condo with a 270 degree panoramic view avoiding side views into other buildings. The 02 line is the best line in the building, although this is completely sold out at the moment (Many buyers in the building have bought combined units and included this line). As with most of Miami’s prime buildings, Eighty Seven Park offers a high level of finishes, including high quality kitchens and flooring (the units come finished), 10 ft ceilings and extremely large terraces. The building starts selling at $2.15M for smaller 1 bedroom units and is expected to be delivered by the end of 2019.
Saving the best for last, the Eighty Seven Park penthouse is now listed for $68 Million.
Fendi Chateau Residences, Surfside
The condo by the Chateau Group has the Fendi logo and branding. A great project with a genuine high feel of quality with units ranging from 3,325 SF to 7,500 SF. This is not a temporary project, where the shine comes off after a few months. The best line is the 01 line, which is a large (5,000 SF+) corner unit. As you go up, the building gets more narrow and therefore the floor plans change slightly. The 06 Line is also a good line to consider, which is the corner unit at the other side of the building. Prices at this condo range between $5.5M and $20M.
Palazzo della Luna, Fisher Island
Palazzo della Luna is the latest brand new development on ultra-private and luxurious Fisher Island. The condo offers 10 stories with 50 residences that range from 3 to 7 bedroom and 3,724 SF to 10,194 SF of interior. All units come with expansive terraces ranging between 752 and 9,315 SF.
The floor plans at Palazzo della Luna are contemporary and spacious and units offer panoramic water, city and island views with deep terraces offering porcelain flooring. Palazzo della Luna is truly high-end living in the US’ most expensive zip code and in Miami’s most exclusive island community.
Price Range: $6.5 – 40 million
- Sales Prices are taken over 2018 and 2019
- Eighty Seven Park and Palazzo della Luna are Pre-construction condos at the time of publishing this blog and prices indicated here are listing prices!
Oceana Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour
Oceana Bal Harbour offers two condo towers with 240 units that range in size from 1,285 SF to 5,300 SF+. Prices at Oceana range between $2.7M and $15M. Bal Harbour is a beach town and mostly known for the Bal Harbour Shops. A great place to live. The best lines here are the 01 lines in the South and the North Tower; both are large corner residences. Amenities and residences include, but are not limited to a large relaxation pool, olympic-style lap pool, two oceanfront jetted spas, full poolside restaurant (Bar & Grill), fitness center with ocean view, yoga/meditation/pilates area, two tennis courts, a World-class spa, chef’s kitchen & bar within salon and a private climate control wine locker
Faena House, Miami Beach
Faena House in Miami Beach is a 47 units counting ultra-luxury condo that is located in the desired “Faena District“. Units at Faena House range from 1,185 SF to 12,500 SF+. It has balconies that can be used like Brazilian verandas, connecting the various spaces in your condo. These deep wrap-around balconies (4′ to 37′ depth) are called aleros that feel like rooms really and are interconnected, sort of doubling as hallways.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Billionaire Beach Bunker’, because of its attraction to Wall Street’s wealthiest, this already iconic condo offers a prime beachfront location, outstanding architecture and all the amenities desired by today’s super-rich which match the modern-day Miami Beach lifestyle such as a pool, fitness center, spa, children’s room and attended private residential Beach Club (with cabana service)
The best lines (besides the Penthouses) are the A and the B lines (Floor 4-13), which are expansive units with superb water views. Units trade between $2M and $60M, which was paid for Penthouse B.
The Mansions at Acqualina, Sunny Isles Beach
The mansions at Acqualina offer 79 residences over 47 floors. The residences are expansive 3,4 and 5 bedrooms starting from 4,609 Sq.Ft up to 10,000 SF+ and they come with terraces ranging from 461 till 3,000 SF+. Some floor plans offer two floors of living experience. All Mansions at Acqualina luxury condominium residences and penthouse homes feature “flow-through” floor plans with terraces and room views to the east and west, for morning sunrise over the ocean views and golden sunset views over the Intracoastal Waterway each and every day from your oceanfront condominium home. Interiors are designed by Fendi Casa and include high-end imported appliances, fixtures, cabinetry and flooring. Some of the larger units include a private spa, pool, butler room, theater room and/or a grand salon.
Amenities and services include: a glamorous movie theatre and media center, a grand room exclusively for homeowners, a fitness center, a children’s center, virtual golf, poolside private cabanas, fire pit, reflecting pool, adog park and a Hammam ultra-luxurious spa for the ultimate indulgences. Prices range between $4.45M and $17M
Regalia in Sunny Isles Beach
Regalia is a 47-floor tower offering just 39 units, with only one residence per floor. Most units offer 5,515 SF, with the smallest unit offering 4,992 SF and Penthouses providing for an incredible 10,755 SF of living space. All units have wrap-around terraces of 2,100 SF+ and of course 360 degree views! The11-foot deep terraces surrounding the residence on four sides allows light to permeate to the center of the home. Numerous wet walls within each unit allow for limitless floor plan arrangements by bringing plumbing to any place one wishes. The terraces also come with summer kitchen barbeque opening to terrace. Regalia offers very large master suites overlooking the ocean and beach and providing for a 240 SF. oceanfront balcony.
Services and amenities are flawless with 5 Star international concierge services and building services like a custom designed and branded security system with high-tech access control, Private poolside cabanas equipped with refrigerator and sink, Private beach and poolside service, State of the art fitness center, Yoga/meditation room, a professionally trained spa manager and so much more.
Regalia units sell between $5.5M and $11M
Jade Signature in Sunny Isles Beach
Jade Signature was delivered in 2016, offering 192 units (From 1 to 5 bedrooms + PH’s) plus 6 Signature Guest Suites in a 57-floor tower.
While there are smaller units ranging between 1,000 and 2,000 SF, most units offer expansive 3,500SF+ floor plans all the way up till 10,000SF+. The best floor plans are the 01 and the 05 lines, which are the corner residences. All units come with private elevators and terraces are expansive, designed for outdoor living (comprising 30% of total livable space). Lots of studies have been done to make this truly a one-of-a-kind building. For example, there are no pillars within the units, all pillars can be found only on the balconies and the architects created all rounded features to create a certain flow within the unit. Also the building is built in such a way that is optimizes the hours of sun per day. Finally the flow from the living room to the balcony is not obstructed by any thresholds, the architects tried to minimize thresholds so the living room and balcony become one. Jewelry glass has been used for the balcony windows in order to avoid sun reflection and to enhance the residents’ view over the ocean. The larger 3,4 and 5 bedrooms come with service / staff quarters with full bathroom.
Services and amenities include (but not limited to) two pools, a health and wellness center with a co-ed hammam, a library, business center and conference rooms, private beach club amenities, a private restaurant at beach level and a “man cave”
Sales prices range between $3.75M and $18.5M.
Continuum on South of Fifth
The resort-style complex offers 521 units divided over the North and the South Tower. Continuum provides for a unique living experience, because of its ideal location on the most southern point of South of Fifth. It enjoys spectacular water views and offers many very large units (3,500SF+), which is desired with buyers. The Continuum condo is known for amazing amenities and first class services. All units are accessed by private or semi private elevator foyers. The north tower opened its doors in 2008, while the south tower has been open since 2002. For the South Tower, the best lines are the large corner units overlooking the government cut and the Atlantic Ocean, which are lines: 06 (Floors 5-21), Line 05 (Floors 22-29) and Line 04 (Floors 30-39). The best line in the North Tower is either the 01 or the 02 line above the 22nd floor. Both are expansive, corner units with superb water views. Continuum units start selling just below the $1M mark, for smaller, low floor units without any spectacular views and go all the way up till opulent $27.5M units.
Apogee, South of Fifth
This boutique condo offers 22 stories and 68 residences and is ideally located on the most Southern Point of South of Fifth offering excellent water views. With only four residences per floor this condo is considered a perfect condo for privacy. All residences (there are only three floor plans available apart from the Penthouses) are extremely spacious with either 2,756 SF, 3103 SF or 4145 SF. The penthouses measure 6,853 SF – 8,271 SF. All units at Apogee offer flow-through design to give each unit both a water view and a city view. Units are accessed via private elevators. Other features that make this condo extremely desirable are the extra large balconies and the concierge level services. Units at Apogee are selling between $7M and $15M. The corner lines 01 and 04 are the largest and most desirable floor plans.