Meet The Luxury Houses In Miami Beach Everyone’s Talking AboutFebruary 7, 2017
There is already buzz in the luxury real estate world about what will be defined as the hottest luxury houses in Miami this year. From multi-million-dollar waterfront estates to jaw-dropping oceanfront condos, journalists are spilling ink over these Miami Beach properties in the real estate press—and for good reason.
You can hardly talk about luxury homes and Miami Beach without mentioning Star Island. One in particular keeps showing up in the news: 46 Star Island Drive, a 10-bedroom palatial estate that offers 20,000 square feet of living space right on the water. The godfather of Miami Beach himself, Carl Fisher, designed this architectural masterpiece, and it is on the market for the first time in 30 years.
Completely updated in 2016, this historical edifice offers towering ceilings, a gigantic wine cellar, and living areas the size of a royal ballroom. The chef-inspired gourmet kitchen makes entertaining guests a breeze. There are multiple formal dining areas, separate staff quarters, pristine bathrooms with imported granite and marble features, bedrooms the size of New York apartments, and a resort-style pool with private cabanas and an outdoor kitchen. For Miami elite looking for the most talked about property on Star Island (or in all of Miami for that matter) this “American castle” is as good as it gets.
Here’s another in the same institutional vein. Though brand new mansions are popping up all over Miami Beach, there’s something about a classic property that has weathered the decades and recalls a unique moment in Miami Beach history. The home at 100 La Gorce Circle does exactly that. Built in the early 1950s, this $34.9 million mansion has that ageless Southern design that is both rare on the islands and oddly appealing. So are the two acres of bayfront land that Curbed Miami rightly heralded as “gigantic.”
This 10,000-square-foot estate has been completely renovated with top-of-the-line fixtures, high-tech gadgets, and high-end appliances. The home blends classic Miami Beach luxury with modern style and sophistication. It has seven bedrooms, a kitchen with 950-plus square feet, gorgeous swirling staircases, and beautiful walnut flooring. Like a scene from Gatsby, you’ll find marble, wood, and granite accents throughout, spacious bedrooms, and a private pool and hot tub. Safe, private and located right on the water, this Miami Beach masterpiece was bound to make headlines.
If futuristic gadgets and design are more your thing, 428 S. Hibiscus Dr. defines the future of luxury living. Listed by the retired British Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine, this cutting edge home made a splash when it hit the market. From the ultra-modern architecture and design elements to the high-tech appliances throughout the home, the place is perfect for the modern family who craves comfort and convenience. Newly constructed and renovated with only the highest quality fixtures and furnishings, this one is every bit the “architectural gem” it’s described as in the listing.
One last property, which actually isn’t a house at all: Curbed Miami can’t stop gushing over the penthouse at 321 Ocean Dr. Originally listed in 2015, the price has come down quite significantly, to a more reasonable $39.5 million. Will this be the year it sells? International investors are certainly watching, and we’ll be keeping our ear to the ground.