I’m a Southeast Florida real estate broker-associate with the leading firm – ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. Why Sotheby’s? Because of the brand heritage, global reach and their propensity for perfection. Since 2002, I’ve been active in the Southeast Florida market with experience that rarely disappoints. Whether you’re looking for the latest in waterfront estates, condo resales, land for development, corporate relocation, market trends, off-market properties, new construction, bulk sales, or just plain good deals, I’ll have it customized and ready for you.
I’ve been a big fan of big lofts offering the edgy, industrial, urban vibe – high ceilings, exposed ducts, and concrete! Like others, I had been an admirer of a true New York loft since I could remember and so, over time and with demand, developers began loft and loft-style construction here back in 2003. I was lucky to be a resident at Space01 lofts in North Bay Village for a few years before beginning my new family experience. The feeling of living in a large open loft space is surreal and truly inspirational.
Filling Station Lofts in Miami goes condo this month with what used to be a rental building and I’m showcasing this 2016 opportunity & loft building so you have an early ‘in’ on product release.
Contact me below and additional details to own at Filling Station Lofts will follow.
Filling Station features:
81 industrial lofts with expansive balconies facing Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, and the Miami skyline
Bi-level floor plans with 18′ ceilings
New kitchens and open living + dining spaces on the entry-level and an open master bedroom on the top level kitchens featured
I’m a Southeast Florida real estate broker-associate with the leading firm – ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. Why Sotheby’s? Because of the brand heritage, global reach and their propensity for perfection. Since 2002, I’ve been active in the Southeast Florida market with experience that rarely disappoints. Whether you’re looking for the latest in waterfront estates, condo resales, land for development, corporate relocation, market trends, off-market properties, new construction, bulk sales, or just plain good deals, I’ll have it customized and ready for you.
Ashton Coleman Honored By ONE Sotheby’s International Realty | Inducted into Top Producer Circle 2016
ONE Sotheby’s International Realty announced that I have been inducted into the 2016 Top Producer Circle. My sales volume in 2015 placed me within an elite group of the top 20 associates in our leading luxury real estate firm. As an honoree, I was recognized at a private dinner where I enjoyed celebrating a year of productivity with this elite group of my fellow high-achieving colleagues as well as in an announcement in the Miami Herald.
I’m proud to be part of the global network and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand as it is displayed in the Florida market. As a top performer in this leading firm, I am drawn to a propensity for perfection both with myself and with what the Sotheby’s brand delivers. In 2015, we generated $7.6 Billion in total sales! A record-setting figure which I am proud to have contributed to with a high volume of significant transactions. I look forward to continuing my strong market presence in Southeast Florida, leveraging brand recognition and adding value to the powerful Sotheby’s International Realty network.
Work with an experienced and trusted ONE Sotheby’s International Realty producer. Call today for a consultation with Ashton Coleman at #888.383.7326. My expertise covers our local markets and all facets of residential real estate delivering you extraordinary service that has firmly established my brand as an international luxury real estate leader since 2002. Reach out to benefit from my successful track record and experience stellar service and results working with one of the very best. I work with buyers as we explore real estate opportunities matching your wants & needs in Miami’s most sought after communities and I work with sellers as we go to work to sell your property for the highest figure in the least amount of time. Who’s on your side?
The technology found at MUSE Sunny Isles Beach is second to none with incredible features such as facial recognition software and biometric technology. This is one of my personal favorites for new Miami developments because of the technology and its privacy. Having just 68 ultra-luxurious condo residences available with the very best in security and technology make this one of the most desirable locations to call home.
Whether you’re looking for corporate relocation, off-market properties, new construction, waterfront estates, condo resales, land for development, market trends or an extraordinary Miami penthouse condo similar to the Muse Sunny Isles Beach Penthouse, I have it all for you. Gain fast access to the latest in real estate trends, sales & statistics, new listings, preferred developments, important South Florida news updates. My social media channels below are a valuable resource! When you’re ready to buy, sell or lease in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, contact me at #888.383.7326. No pressure, just professional & honest advice.
2 Luxury Towers, only 80 Units and Private Island Living
PRIVE THE PENTHOUSE COLLECTION
One-of-a-kind duplex residences that perfectly capture the chic, sun-drenched South Florida lifestyle.
4,200 to over 9,000 square feet
2,600 to over 6,500 square feet of outdoor living space
Private rooftop gardens and full-size pools
Summer kitchens on both levels
Separate service quarters
Parking for three vehicles
PRIVE SKY RESIDENCES
Two duplex penthouses are combined, creating some of the largest condominiums in South Florida.
8,476 to 9,536 square feet
5,266 to 6,568 square feet of outdoor living space
Elevated finishes and features
Private rooftop garden and double-size pool
15-foot ceilings throughout
Panoramic views of the bay and the ocean
Expansive custom kitchens
Master suite with midnight kitchen
Parking for six vehicles
The sole address on South Florida’s last undeveloped private island, Privé is an exclusive lifestyle offering with world-class services, five-star amenities and absolute privacy, all surrounded by open air, sea and sky. Privé is a secluded enclave of 160 grand residences in twin, 16-story towers. The residences range in size from 2,585 to over 9,000 square feet of indoor space, plus expansive terraces. All residences feature private elevator entries, flow-through floor plans with 10-foot glass from floor to ceiling, expansive east/west water views, European kitchens and bathrooms, and outdoor summer kitchens.
Situated on an eight-acre private island in the Intracoastal Waterway, Privé is ideally located at the epicenter of Aventura, accessible through the gated enclaves of Williams Island and Island Estates. From this enviable location, Privé residents can enjoy immediate access to the adjacent and neighboring marinas, Aventura Mall, Turnberry Country Club & Resort, Gulfstream Park, along with a myriad of fine dining options and boutiques. Within twenty minutes of Privé, one can be at the Miami or Fort Lauderdale International airport, Las Olas Boulevard, Downtown Miami, Bal Harbour, the Miami Design District, Midtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, or Miami Beach.
PROPERTY FEATURES & AMENITIES
Access via private road attended gatehouse and private bridge
24-hour security – roving and permanent
Poolside Café – in-home service and light catering available during certain hours
North-South lap pool
Lighted tennis court
Private jetty for guest boat landing and fishing
Private marina with boat slips available for purchase (limited availability)
Private beach & beach club
Pet grooming arena
Private garages available for purchase
BUILDING FEATURES & AMENITIES
The following features & amenities are contained in both Privé towers:
Two-story, 10,000-square-foot gym/spa
Men’s and women’s steam and sauna
Massage treatment rooms
Aerobic & cardiovascular equipment
Toddlers’ playroom visible from the fitness studio
Social room – billiards, board games, HD television
Private dining room with catering kitchen
Wine cellar and tasting room
Guest suites – available for purchase by residents only
The Regalia Penthouse was recently released for $45 Million setting the stage for a unique style & grace only found in Sunny Isles Beach. Own the TWO Upper Penthouse floors plus the Rooftop with a pool area and entertainment deck to aim high and dream big. Here from each level of this home, we find epic 360-degree wrap around views offering everything Sunny Isles and beyond.
Le Palais Royal, Hillsboro Beach, Florida | Property Showcase
Le Palais Royal was built in 2016 and is the most magnificent home fit for a princess. Over 4 acres and set on the Atlantic coastline between the Ocean and Intracoastal. 465 feet of linear footage right on the Ocean and 492 feet on the Intracoastal side with 2 docks ready for your 200-foot yachts. Here. you will find the most luxurious finishes boasting incomparable design and technology including a $2 Million Grand Staircase: Piece de Resistance, a 120-year-old Chandelier from Austria and Millions in 22 Karat Gold Leaf throughout. Le Cuisine du Chef features La Cornue Range and ideal for the utmost in luxury and service. Amenities include the first IMAX Home Theater in the world, Go-cart track, an Ice skating rink, 6 beautiful water features, and an impressive 26-foot fountain as grand entry awaits. An exciting lifestyle and a palace to match. Welcome to Hillsboro Beach, Florida and welcome home to Le Palais Royal.
A few of my business slogans over the years include..
Since 2002, Showing You the Very Best from Sunny Isles to South Beach
Driven by Integrity, Powered by Service
Miami Beach is a small community and we as top producing agents, eventually work with one another. In the case of the below, I must say I am flattered and more importantly, thankful I did not follow through with lawsuits on each of these imitation companies. The question of consumer confusion arises as offices open across Miami using very similar copycat names. Was this something to be concerned over? Are consumers of Miami real estate confused? Was there a legal battle to pursue or should I leave it alone?
There has definitely been noted confusion as I get important fax documents from time to time for one or more of these companies below. Consumers may not be any wiser to know the difference but in the end, it doesn’t even matter given my choice not to go solo as a boutique Miami brokerage office. In the end, Miami Dream Realty.com (SM) will always be the original. Here are the others NOT to be confused with Miami Dream Realty.com (SM).
MiamiDreamsRealty – (Could they get any more creative?!)
For thirteen years now, I’ve learned “the ropes” regarding real estate intricacies. In 2002, I began as an associate Realtor® working with SBI Realty and making every rookie mistake in the book but also learning from the ground up. I then moved to Keller-Williams Miami Beach which allowed me great freedom to grow my business and really handle all aspects of the business operation while enjoying yearly caps on commission. The years brought me a fun family of agents and good Miami real estate knowledge, but I was still missing something from the total package.
In following the who’s who of top producing broker’s in Miami I noted a force growing so fast, so rapid that I had to be a part of it. In March 2014, I moved my broker’s license to ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
What have I learned in this past year?
The Brokerage Office MATTERS.
Extraordinary Marketing MATTERS.
International Prestige is Everything to the UHNWI.
Besides the Miami real estate market being so desirable and a local confidence across the globe, the major marketing channels, and International advantages in promoting premier luxury real estate have spoken volumes about my business. Now, the bigger picture is something far greater than my original website Miami Dream Realty.com (SM) and any potential boutique brokerage plans. It has to do with the overall extraordinary combination of my brokerage skill set with the International exposure and global prestige of Sotheby’s International Realty.
Oceana Bal Harbour | Where Luxury Awaits & Prestige Resides
What was once the famous Bal Harbour Club will now become the spectacular new Oceana Bal Harbour. A luxury residential condominium development that will consist of 240 elegantly designed residences by world-renowned architect and designer Piero Lissoni. The spacious flow through residences will offer unobstructed views of South Florida beaches, the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay, and city highlights like the Bal Harbour Shops. Breathtaking floor to ceiling windows and functional terraces frame a world of natural perfection with manicured park spaces, idyllic marinas, picturesque sidewalk cafes, chic shops, and South Florida’s most gorgeous beaches.
Art will be at the heart of Oceana Bal Harbour, from the design and landscaping to the art pieces living on site. Just inside the main entrance, the art of sculptor, Jeff Koons, captivates with “Pluto and Proserpina” and its appearance of liquid gold. Jeff Koons is an American artist known for works of stainless steel with mirror finish surfaces. Oceana Bal Harbour joins the exclusive company of world-famous museums and galleries by becoming the permanent home of not one, but two, commissioned Jeff Koons original sculptures.
Oceana Bal Harbour Features & Amenities:
240,000 Sq Ft of Land (5.5 Acres) – 400 feet of pristine beaches
Last undeveloped ocean front lot in Bal Harbour
Stands 28 floors high with 240 total units
Created by world renowned Arquitectonica
Tranquil outdoor spaces cultivated by Enzo Enea
Vaulted 24ft lobby ceilings
Only new building which occupies less than 15% of its land – leaving 4.8 acres of open areas
Only building in Bal Harbour completely parallel to the beach with unobstructed Ocean & Bay views
Interiors by famed Italian Designer Piero Lissoni
Unprecedented breezeway of 60 feet in height
Oceana Bal Harbour Resident Features:
Prices starting at $2 Million | January 2015 – 50% Sold
Balconies east/west between 9-11.5ft deep, north/south aprox 6.5ft deep
Solid wood doors throughout
Equipped with Concierge Panel for connection to building services and amenities.
Finished Bathrooms with EuropeanNatural Marble and Treated Ipe wood floor and textured marble walls in wet areas
Finished Kitchens with Gaggenau Appliances, Italian cabinetry (3 color options: wood, lacquer white & lacquer black) Marble counters and back splashes
Private foyers with each unit
Units ranging from one bedroom to five bedrooms
Approximately 10ft ceiling height
Specially made windows between 5.5 and 6 feet
Exterior glass is an Insulated/Laminated System: optimizes energy efficiency and reduces exterior sound
Italian made bathtubs and washbasins
Washer and dryer in each unit
Maintenance: Approximately .90$ per sq. ft.
Oceana Condominium Amenities:
Private restaurant on site
Spa and fitness center on two floors
4 cabanas for residents to be reserved daily
Private pools on UPH units
Bike storage available
Billiard and game room areas
Lounge, library area
Olympic Style Lap pool (aprox. 96x36ft)
Two outdoor Jacuzzis
Shabbat elevator functioning on service elevator
Two clay tennis courts
NFC spa management (operators of Viceroy, Setai, Fontainebleau, Turnberry, Ritz)
Louver House Brings Luxury & Privacy to South of Fifth
The Louver House Miami is something very special for those seeking privacy, comfortable space & luxurious living South of Fifth (SoFi). Louver House is a high end boutique building offering only 12 condo residences. All are 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom floor plans, with private elevator access, two car parking and full, five-star build outs. Beaches, parks, shopping, culture, cuisine & boutiques make SoFi a most desirable location.
Miami Developers, Developments and Los Jefes that Run the Show!
Miami development is widespread and the skyline progress consist of these major players making their mark on Miami’s landscape. Here are the biggest Miami developers (alphabetical order) and the projects they are building.
3D Developers was founded by the synergy of three business groups dedicated to Real Estate Development. It counts with years of experience in the industry and operates in Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador and United States.
Kai at Bay Harbour
The Ivory Bay Harbour
4701 North Meridian, LLC.
4701 North Meridian, LLC, a partnership comprised of Lionheart Capital, LLC and Elliott Management Corporation. Lionheart Capital, LLC is a Miami-based real estate investment firm engaged in the investment, development and repositioning of new and existing commercial, hospitality and residential assets. Elliott Management Corporation oversees two funds, Elliott Associates, L.P. and Elliott International, L.P., that have over $20 billion of assets under management. Founded in 1977, Elliott is one of the oldest private investment firms of its kind under continuous management.
Ritz Carlton Miami Beach
Alta Developers & Strategic Properties Group, LLC.
Strategic Properties is a recognized development firm providing complete planning, design and construction services. Specializing in urban and mix-used developments throughout South Florida. Strategic Properties is a Florida Corporation with offices in Miami.ALTA Developers is a joint-venture between Aconcagua and Archiplan USA. Aconcagua was founded in 1979 and has steadily risen to become the largest publicly traded residential development in Chile. Management and real estate development support is aptly provided through Inmobiliaria Aconcagua S.A., which has a large and respected presence throughout this country. In 2012, in association with strategic alliances, Aconcagua S.A. began development of international projects in the United States, specifically Miami, Florida.
Le Parc at Brickell
Art + Tec Development
Art + Tec has been offering development and construction services in the South Florida area for the past 10 years. Art + Tec’s experience ranges from high-rise pre-development to residential, townhome and mid-rise development ventures.
Biscayne Beach is being developed by Biscayne Miami Partners, which is an entity formed by affiliates of Eastview Development and GTIS Partners. Eastview Development is a leading real estate development firm whose principals have combined over 120 years of experience in developing, financing and marketing residential and commercial real estate projects across the United States. The company, which is based in West Palm Beach, Florida, boasts a portfolio including condominium and multifamily developments in Florida, as well as office and multifamily projects in New York State.
Biscayne Beach Edgewater
BH3 Prive’ Developers
Since its inception in 2009, BH3 has acquired, restructured, and recapitalized or sold an impressive portfolio valued in excess of $1 Billion, comprising over 1.5 Million square feet of high-end residential condominiums in the South Florida market, more than 500 rental apartments in New York City, and dozens of mixed-use properties throughout South Florida and New York City.
Château Group is a leading real estate development company with over 35 years of experience in residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in the United States and South America as part of its portfolio.
For over 30 years Consultatio Real Estate has successfully developed innovative high category real estate projects in prime locations under the direction of its founder, president and senior partner, Eduardo F. Costantini.
Michael Dezer, a creative and innovative real estate visionary, founded Dezer Properties in 1970. Over the past 42 years, the company has grown to encompass unique and strategic holdings in New York, Florida & Las Vegas.
Fort Capital Management is comprised of a diverse team of highly successful individuals. While working together, this diversity – in industry backgrounds, entrepreneurial initiatives, and across geographies, cultures and languages – provides Fort Capital Management with a unique perspective on the real estate market and individual properties. Fort Capital’s real estate funds have been formed with the primary purpose of generating capital appreciation and current income through investments in residential and commercial real estate located primarily in the South Florida and Caribbean markets.
Fortune International Realty was founded in 1983 by the Defortuna Family. Since then, the company has expanded to include brokerage activities, property management, financing, new development sales and proprietary developments. Originally, all of the company’s offices were located in Key Biscayne. Later Fortune acquired a real estate company in Brickell and another one in Coral Gables. In 2001 a new branch was opened in Brickell in order to handle the sales of Jade Residences at Brickell Bay, the first proprietary development of its parent company, Fortune International. Other proprietary developments include Artech in Aventura, Jade Beach and Jade Ocean in Sunny Isles Beach. The developments location determined also the geographical expansion of the realty branches, such as the one in Sunny Isles Beach and Weston.
J. Milton & Associates is more than just a real estate development company, it is a family business. It has contributed to the transformation of the South Florida skyline by deploying a broad definition of high-quality residential design and construction, at many economic levels. The shared resources of its multi-disciplinary team, across various divisions, contribute significantly to the rewarding lifestyles enjoyed by residents in its communities. What began with Cuban-born architect José Milton, fifty years ago is today a fully integrated $3.5 billion organization that has enhanced Greater Miami with numerous landmark condominium towers and quality rental communities. In the short span of just 15 years, J. Milton & Associates dramatically influenced the landcape and pioneered the residential and commercial development of Sunny Isles Beach, providing a catalyst for the identity of the new city. On a single stretch along the famed A1A, also known as Collins Avenue, in the city of Sunny Isles Beach, a complete collection of six significant condominium and residential projects have been developed in the community by J. Milton & Associates.
Jorge M. Pérez is the founder, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group, America’s leading developer of sophisticated metropolitan living and the largest multi-family real estate development firm. In August of 2005, TIME Magazine named Mr. Pérez, one of top 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States. Under his direction, The Related Group has redefined the South Florida landscape. Since its inception, more than a quarter of a century ago, the firm has built and/or managed more than 60,000 apartments and condominium residences. The Related Group is Florida’s top multi-family developer and the largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States. In 2007, the company reported sales of more than $1.5 billion; its current portfolio represents assets under development of more than $10.7 billion.
2005, the company he founded and created, Ian Schrager developed his namesake, Ian Schrager Company. This new company owns, develops, manages and brands hotels, residential and mixed use projects.
Edition Miami Beach
Key International is a real estate investment and development company headquartered out of Miami, Florida. The company focuses primarily on high end commercial and luxury residential properties including condominiums, hotels, market-rate rentals, office, and retail. Key International is operated by the Ardid family and has been acquiring and developing properties since the 1970s in Spain and in the United States.
Founded in 1980, Lynd is a privately held full-service national real estate company with broad experience in all types of institutional grade properties.
Nine at Mary Brickell Village
Martin Z. Margulies
A developer responsible for South Florida’s most prestigious residences — Martin Z. Margulies is a South Florida based residential real estate developer with three decades of luxury condominium construction to his credit.
iStar Residential is one of the largest investors in luxury condominium, multifamily and master-planned residential developments throughout the United States, having financed and invested in $10 billion of residential projects since 1993. iStar Residential’s portfolio has included interests in over 18,000 condominium units in the nation’s top markets and 65,000 acres in master planned communities having the potential for an estimated 50,000 single family and multifamily units.
Since it’s inception in 2009 Mckafka Development Group has acquired properties and development sites close to $50 million in value and has sold more than 400 units mostly to international investors. With its 2 latest developments “The Crimson” and “Crimson Plaza” mckafka Development Group will definitely leave an imprint on Miami’s skyline.
Based in Miami, Rilea Group is a full real estate development company that since 1981 has been developing real estate projects in South Florida and offers investors and land owners an opportunity to work with a successful, experienced and multifaceted real estate development and management company.
Bond at Brickell
Originally founded in 1948 by Armando Ferreira de Melo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Melo Group is one of the strongest family-owned, full-service real estate development firms operating in South Florida today. Since the beginning, the company has been focused on delivering a more intelligent approach to development, design, construction, and management of luxury properties. To date, this unique philosophy has been the guiding force behind more than 50 successfully completed projects which offer a combined total of more than 5,000 residential units. As well, the company remains actively involved in real estate development in Argentina as well as in Montevideo, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
The Morabito family established what is now Italy’s second largest general contractor company. With a European eye for detail, and an Italian flair for style, Valerio Morabito comes to the United States via his strong family tradition of development and construction in his native country. Beach House 8 is his first development in Florida, where he is partnering with leading local players such as real estate developer Ugo Colombo.
Beach House 8
Newgard Development Group
Newgard is well-versed in identifying profitable, high-opportunity areas for development and then using a responsible approach to match the project that will help a location reach its maximum potential.
Backed by decades of executive-level expertise, Newgard’s team continues to lead the way in new construction, adaptive re-use, historic restoration, residential, mixed-use, commercial, and many other areas of development.
Centro Lofts Miami
Gallery Art Miami
Villa Calabria Coral Gables
Mediterranea Coral Gables
Gables View Coral Gables
Douglas Place Coral Gables
NR Investments is a fully integrated, privately held, real estate investment company focused on commercial and residential real estate assets and real estate financial instruments within opportunistic markets.
PMG Property Markets Group
Established in 1991 and headed by Kevin Maloney, Property Markets Group is a New York City-based real estate acquisition and development firm with real estate assets spread throughout the United States and abroad.
The Peebles Corporation is a privately held national real estate investment and development company specializing in residential, hospitality, retail, and mixed-use commercial properties. Founded in 1983 by R. Donahue Peebles, the company has become an industry leader with a portfolio of completed and current developments totaling more than 6 million square feet and $5 billion in key markets including New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Miami Beach, and The Florida Keys.
Louis R. Montello is the President of Regalia Beach Developers, a South Florida-based real estate development company established in 2011. Kevin S. Venger, co-owner of Ten Museum Park and Paramount on the Bay, and previously, The Angler’s Hotel & Gregg Covin Real Estate Development.
SAKOR Development, LLC is a partnership of two real estate industry veterans, Barbara Salk and Stephen Kornfeld, each with extensive South Florida experience in a diversity of large ground-up development projects. Their combined development and extensive construction experience span successful careers that bring over 75 years of expertise to their projects.
Ion East Edgewater
The US real estate arm of a Hong-Kong listed multinational corporation, Swire Properties has been developing in South Florida for over 30 years, and enjoys an enviable record of local business, civic and environmental achievements.
Founded in 2001 by Pedro & David Martin, Terra Group develops projects that positively impact and improve lives. Terra Group is a leading Miami-based real estate development company which quickly cultivated a reputation as a trendsetter. Terra Group creates high-end residential, commercial, land and mixed-use projects known for originality, attention to detail, and rich quality of community life, which has yielded over 2 billion dollars in sales.
Astor is a Miami-based real estate development firm, specializing in the development, construction, and leasing of condominium and multifamily properties. The Astor Companies have created developments that have anchored future growth and generated outstanding value for its initial buyers.
Merrick Manor Coral Gables
Gateway to the Grove
The Faena Group
Faena Group engages in developing properties. The company develops apartments, residencies, and public spaces. The company also operates a hotel, which provides arts and antiques, pool, wine cellar, theatre, library lounge, business center, polo, and spa facilities. In addition, it offers home furnishing products. Faena Group is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Alan Faena, the developer which counts with the support of billionaire Len Blavatnik, is set to revolutionize the Miami beachfront with the Faena Saxony, featuring the work of all-star architects Norman Foster and Rem Koolhaus.
Genting Berhad, its subsidiaries and affiliates operating under the “Genting” name, is recognized as one of Asia’s leading and best-managed multinationals. There are currently 5 public companies listed in 3 jurisdictions that operate under the “Genting” name with a combined market capitalization of over $37 billion.
The Trump Group, headed by Eddie and Jules Trump, is the developer and owner of The Mansions at Acqualina. Over the past 25 years, The Trump Group has been responsible for several successful top-end real estate developments. This real estate firm first came to prominence in South Florida in 1985 when it developed Williams Island in the exclusive enclave of Aventura.
Tibor Hollo is highly-regarded by his peers as a pioneer and one of Miami’s true visionaries. Over 60 years ago, he forged a path for the future by constructing the very first high-rise building on Brickell Avenue.Mr. Hollo’s projects in the Miami area include a significant number of major high-rise residential and mixed-use buildings.
One Bayfront Plaza Miami
Turnberry Associates is an American real estate developer in residential, retail, hospitality and office. The company has developed more than $7 billion in commercial and residential property, including approximately 20,000,000 square feet of retail space, more than 7,000 condominium and condo-hotel residences, 1,500,000 square feet of class “A” office space and in excess of 2,000 hotel and resort rooms.
Ugo Colombo has played a pioneering role in the development of Miami’s bayfront skyline. He is widely regarded as one of South Florida’s most respected and successful residential and commercial developers. Mr. Colombo and his company, CMC Group, have focused on the design and construction of high-rise luxury condominium buildings on Brickell Avenue, Miami Beach and Aventura.
Grove at Grand Bay is a Unique Development in Miami.
The canopy of Coconut Grove meets open water and the views from the site are breathtaking. History, Arts, Gardens, Culture, Cuisine, Bakeries & Boutiques make Coconut Grove a Most Desirable Location. It is a place of privilege, natural beauty and historic importance. Owners of Grove at Grand Bay’s 97 elegant residences will soon enjoy exceptional features, services and amenities.
Marina Palms condo residences offer open floor plans, sound insulated walls, smart technology ready, large walk-in closets, panoramic water views and luxury finishes including Grohle, Snaidero, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Here you find a vast array of Luxuries, Services & Amenities at Marina Palms. Offering a unique new development within a luxurious lifestyle enclave and superior value not readily found in Miami.
A Boater’s Dream Come True As the Yachting Lifestyle Returns To Miami
24-hour Security and Video Surveillance
Resort Style Pool and Hot Tub
Dedicated Children’s Pool & Playground
Billiards/Bar Room, Conference Room, Business Lounge
Pet Friendly Environment & Pet Spa Services
Lavish Spa including Sauna, Steam, & Private Treatment Rooms
Marina Palms Penthouses
Starting at $570 per square foot and while the North Tower is almost sold out, there are still select Penthouse Sky Residences for sale in each Tower.
14 Acre Enclave 750 linear feet of Waterfront
468 Luxury Condominiums within 2 Towers
State of the Art Marina & Full Service Yacht Club
Virtual Butler Smart Application for Residences & Services
Soaring fifty-seven stories above Sunny Isles Beach, Jade Signature Sunny Isles Beach is an invitation to the avant-garde. One of the premier Signature floor plans is the ‘Sky Villa’ (Lower Penthouse 01) featuring 2 levels on the 55th & 56th floors. This premier 01-line residence faces South East with endless Atlantic Ocean and Miami coastline views. Only 3 Sky Villas are available asking approximately $1,785 per square foot with renderings not yet released.
FENDI Chateau Ocean is one of the most promising and interesting new properties that is right around the corner in Surfside, and it certainly has potential buyers buzzing about the location. The groundbreaking for this new property began in February of 2014, and so far, the units are selling swiftly, with more than half of the properties already gone. This most recent boom in the real estate market in the Surfside area is doing wonders for the local economy, as well as the overall look and feel of the location. From the unit options to the building features and amenities, there are plenty of reasons to look deeper into Chateau Ocean.
What Makes the Building Special?
All of the residences in the building will feature private elevators. Privacy & Security are key factors here with height restrictions along the coastline in Surfside allowing only 12 stories. The residences at Chateua Ocean also have east to west flow through designs, which means the owners can enjoy gorgeous ocean views while also enjoying stellar sunset views over the City & bay. Another nice feature is that each of the units will have a minimum 10 foot ceiling height. Each of the residences also feature a summer kitchen for cooking and enjoying these deep terraces outdoors.
The lobby of the building will be three stories and promises to be quite impressive. The private rooftop decks have pools for some of the trophy penthouse residences. In addition, owners will be able to take a dip in the many beachfront pools that feature beautifully cared for Oceanside decks and landscaped surroundings. They can spend some time relaxing in private poolside cabanas as well.
The building will also feature an infinity pool right on the beach, as well as a fitness center so the residents can keep in great shape and work up a sweat before taking a cooling and relaxing dip in the ocean, which is mere steps from the building. The fitness center actually overlooks the ocean, so you can have a great and inspiring view while you are working out. The spa will feature therapy suites, and there will even be a kid’s club, an event ballroom, and much more. Other services include:
White glove service offered on an intimate scale
Multi lingual concierge
Gated entry with 24 hour security
Doorman and Valet services
Two swimming pools
Pool and beach service
Storage for each residence
Whenever the owner wants to have a nice cool drink, they can stop off at the lobby bar, or visit the poolside bar. In addition to the bars, the building will also feature an onsite restaurant where the owners and their family and friends can grab a bite to eat. The dining areas at the building are only available for the owners and their guests, so you never have to worry about too many people being at the restaurants since there are only sixty units in the entire building.
The building also features 24 hour valet services, as well as concierge services. It offers a cigar and wine room, billiards, and even a private theater room. All of these building amenities help to illustrate that Chateau Ocean will be a very special and spectacular property. Of course, the condominiums themselves have a substantial amount to offer as well.
Condo Details for Chateau Ocean
The fifty eight units in the building vary in size. The largest property will be 8,000 square feet, and even the smallest of the properties is still just over 3,300 square feet. They will have between two and four bedrooms for most of the units, although the penthouses will naturally be larger and have more to offer. Buyers should be able to find the floor plan that works for their space needs and requirements.
The ceilings in the units are 10 feet in height and they feature floor to ceiling impact glass. Penthouse residences actually have ceilings that are 11 feet to 12 feet in height. They will include Italian cabinetry, Gaggenau appliances, staff rooms, and the very best appliances available.
Available resident options include (contact for Chateau Ocean floor plans):
6,218 square foot four-bedroom and four and a half bathroom units with maids.
3,626 square foot four-bedroom and three and a half bathrooms units.
3,326 square foot three-bedroom and three and a half bathroom units with maids.
3,378 square foot three-bedroom units and three and a half bathroom units with maids.
3,609 square foot four-bedroom and three and a half bathroom units.
Chateau Ocean Surfside | 9365 Collins Avenue
The location helps make the building perfect. The amenities in the building and the features of the individual condominium units help to make the Chateau Ocean a wonderful choice for buyers looking for a luxury Miami property. However, location is still one of the most important aspects in real estate. Fortunately, the Chateau Ocean has a perfect location. Not only are the owners a few steps from the beaches, they are only a short distance from Bal Harbour Shops, South Beach and Downtown Miami and all of the endless activities Miami offers.
With the variety of units available, the number of amenities the property features, and the phenomenal location, it is easy to understand just why this property is one of the most sought after condominium complexes in the Miami area.
300 linear feet of oceanfront beach
58 flow through residences
3 blocks south of Bal Harbour shops
Created by Arquitectonica
Interior design by Fanny Haim with Fendi Casa furnishings
Currently under construction, the Chateau Beach Residences are new to the luxury property portfolio and are on time to arrive as early as 2014 to the Miami area. The 33-story building features luxury condominiums that are very spacious and full of modern features and amenities. The building will feature only 84 units, and each will have between two and four bedrooms. There will be large trophy penthouses in the building as well.
The Chateau Beach Condo Units and Floor Plans
The size of the residences will range from 1,557 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet. The large trophy penthouses – the Collection Residence, Penthouse Villa, and the Sky Villa – are much larger. They range in size from 7,487 square feet to 9,050 square feet. Contact Me for Chateau Floor Plans.
Residence A: 1,557 square feet, with a 276 square foot terrace. Features two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is on the third to the eleventh floor.
Residence B: 1,662 square feet, with a 249 square foot terrace. The unit features two bedrooms, a den, and two bathrooms. These units are also on the third to eleventh floor.
Residence D: 2,819 square feet, with a 286 square foot terrace. The unit features two bedrooms and a den, as well as four and a half bathrooms. They are located on floors three through twenty-three.
Residence E: 3,375 square feet, with a massive 869 square foot terrace. This Chateau Beach unit has three bedrooms, a den, and five and a half bathrooms. The units are on floors five through twenty-three.
Residence G: 2,150 square feet, with a 278 square foot terrace. The unit offers two bedrooms, a den, and three bathrooms. These units are on floors fourteen through twenty-three.
Residence I: 4,230 square feet, with a large 980 square foot terrace. This unit offers four bedrooms, as well as six and a half bathrooms. These large units are on floors twenty-five through thirty-one.
Residence J: 3,257 square feet with a nicely sized 596 square foot terrace. It offers three bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The units are on floors twenty-six through thirty-one.
These units will feature a number of amenities that help to make them a superior solution for buyers in the market for a quality luxury Miami property. Select units will have private elevators that will lead right to the residence, as well as the very best in appliances and Italian cabinetry. Chateau Residences have floor to ceiling glass in many of the villas and penthouses, and all of the units have stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean & Biscayne Bay as well.
Building Amenities and Features at 17475 Collins Avenue
The building features a number of different amenities and features to make the lives of the residents better. The property offers unobstructed views of the ocean and the park, as well as a beautiful 25 foot high glass boutique lobby that overlooks the park and the ocean, as well as Collins Avenue. The building has 24hr security, as well as personal concierge services and valet. The pool deck offers an infinity edge pool as residents will enjoy spending some time just sitting back and relaxing poolside. They can also spend time enjoying the onsite Spa services or the aromatherapy Jacuzzi. For residents who want to stay in great shape, or get into better shape, take advantage of the fitness center featuring state of the art equipment. Of course, one of the best things about the gym is that it overlooks the ocean. The Moon Bar offers great views as well, and it is an ideal place for visitors to grab a drink and unwind with family and their guests. Residents will also have access to the wine lounge, which features private lockers, as well as the cigar bar with humidor boxes. They also offer a kids club for the younger members of the family, a ballroom for events, and even a home theater for watching movies in style. The building has extraordinary features that help to make residents feel as though they are on a permanent vacation! Everyone can enjoy the Chateau Beach Residences. Because of the proximity to the ocean, it helps to make this a perfect option for those who are seeking out a great seaside vacation property, as well as for those who are looking for a full time home. It is also just steps from Samson Park where the community gathers for seasonal events along with excellent restaurants such as Timo, Sumo Sushi and Basil Park.
Why Is Sunny Isles Beach the Place to Be?
The building offers more than just a great beachfront location though. The property is only a short distance from so many of the other places you will want & need to be in the Miami area. Sunny Isles Beach is a beautiful barrier island community that provides residents with easy access to places such as Bal Harbour, Aventura Mall, Gulfstream Park and South to the heart of Miami. It is close to all of those locations, but is still able to provide the privacy, luxury and exclusivity that you desire.
Regalia Condominium is a truly special property for those who are seeking the ultimate in luxury. The tower features just a single residence per floor, giving owners the utmost in space and privacy. The tower features thirty-nine residences, and thanks to the floor to ceiling windows, all of them feature unobstructed 360-degree views of the surrounding area. Residents can see the beauty of Sunny Isles, Aventura, Golden Beach and Hallandale as well as the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. The full view means those who live in the Regalia building can enjoy both sunrises and sunsets! It is easy to see why this property is fast becoming one of the most popular places to buy in the area of Sunny Isles Beach.
The Unique Architecture at 19505 Collins Avenue
One of the first things that people will notice about the 47-story condominium tower is the fact that it has a unique shape compared to other buildings in Miami – or just about anywhere. It features a flowing, twisted design that helps to give the building an organic, alive feel. It has far more personality than a traditional building, and it looks more akin to a sculpture than it does a typical condominium complex. This unique look, designed by famed architect Bernardo Fort Brescia, helps to set the building a part and make it something special.
Designs by Brescia have won a slew of different awards from various judging bodies including American Institute of Architects Design Awards and Progressive Architecture Design Awards. Some of the awards include the 1996 AIA Florida Honor for Design and the 1998 AIA Silver Medal for Design Excellence. Some of the inspiration for the Regalia building was the natural elements of Florida, namely the breeze and the water. The incorporation of those design elements gives the building the curved, wavy, and flowing appearance that makes it a standout.
The building could be a great choice for those buyers who want something that is spacious, different but still luxurious. Everything about this building screams luxury, including the 10-ft deep wraparound balconies. Greeting the day or ending the day on the balconies, as you watch the sun rise or set is something all new owners will look forward to. The terrace is also nice because it will allow natural light to enter the home from all different sides. The result is a brighter looking home during the day.
The units at the Regalia are selling with speed, and the official opening for its residents is just around the corner in summer of 2014. Buyers have a range of different options when it comes to what they want to buy and Regalia will be one of the first new projects to be delivered.
On the third and fourth floor sits the Regalia Beach House. This residence is a two-story unit, with two full floors that features eight bedrooms and nine and a half baths. It also features 6,500 square feet of terraces that feature a Jacuzzi, as well as a private plunge pool.
Between the fifth floor and the forty-second floor, are all of the singles-story full floor units. They measure 5,515 square feet and each of these spaces has four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. The terrace space for the units adds another 2,100 square feet of space.
Located on floors forty-three through forty-five is the Regalia Penthouse. This four-story unit is massive, with 10,477 square feet of space. It features nine bedrooms and ten and a half bathrooms. Each of the floors has wraparound terrace space as well, measuring another 8,857 square feet. In addition, the owner of the penthouse will be able to enjoy a rooftop pool along with a sun deck and a personal spa.
What Amenities Does the Regalia Offer?
While the building and the units are certainly spectacular and the reason that most people want to buy a unit, the Regalia also features a host of other amenities that help to make it a can’t miss property.
The building is only a few short steps from the beach, and shaded lounge areas are right beside the pool deck, providing owners the perfect place to relax in between dips in the ocean. Owners will be able to enjoy the Regalia Spa as well, which is the perfect place to unwind and to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. The building also features state of the art fitness facilities for those owners who want to work up a sweat and get into shape while living the Miami lifestyle.
The interior spaces of the building have the same sense of style and design as the architecture. They feature a good mix of the classic and contemporary. Together, they combine to form a sense of décor that is just as unique and special as the rest of the building.
Owners of a unit at the Regalia will love everything about the building and their home, from the size and style to the amenities and the building’s location. It’s one of the hottest properties in the Miami area for a reason.
Brickell City Centre is Miami’s largest mixed-use urban development and is shaping Miami’s future beyond the extraordinary.
Making Lasting Miami Connections
Brickell City Centre will seamlessly integrate into the city’s existing urban fabric and transportation infrastructure with more than 11 acres of meticulous planning and modern design. Brickell City Centre will connect with every aspect of Miami’s metropolitan lifestyle within a vibrant new development. As its multi-cultural population grows and Miami tourism continues to break records, we are quickly transforming from a beach destination into an increasingly confident metropolis known as The Magic City. With a combination of natural beauty, location, convenience and economic strength, Miami is realizing its place on the world stage. Brickell City Centre is now at the forefront of this extraordinary transition.
A Perfect Retail Climate in Brickell Miami
At the heart of Brickell City Centre is the shopping meca for Miami, spanning an impressive 565,000 square feet, the shopping center creates the perfect retail climate by marrying the best of Miami’s weather and outdoor lifestyle with a very sophisticated atrium type design and multilevel experience seen in the world’s other great fashion capitals. A high fashion destination in the heart of Miami, Brickell City Centre will provide an elegant stage where luxury brands and consumers can connect in a mixed-use environment.
Surf Club Condominium | Four Seasons Hotel | Surfside
The Surf Club, located in Surfside on the Atlantic Ocean, is in the midst of undergoing some rather large and impressive changes. The Surf Club owners, Fort Capital, announced that they were entering in to a “brand and management” deal with the Four Seasons, a luxury hotel company. This will mark the third property in South Florida managed by the Four Seasons. In addition to the 80 rooms at the Four Seasons at the Surf Club, they will also be creating the Surf Club Four Seasons Private Residences.
The Private Residences will feature 150 luxury condo units as well as penthouses in two towers, and it is set to open in 2016. The two 12-story towers for the residences will feature all of the quality, luxury, and class commonly associated with the Four Seasons brand.
What Is the Surf Club?
Founded in 1930 by Harvey Firestone and designed by architect Russell Pancoast, it began as a private club. It has been an important fixture in the Miami Beach area since its inception, and was a popular place for many high-class world leaders and celebrities. Some of the notables who spent time at the Surf Club include Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, and Elizabeth Taylor. The new structures will preserve the historic and iconic building.
One of the goals of the Fort Capital team that bought the property in 2012 was to make it even better, while making sure to retain all of the elements and the charm that made it a special location in the first place. The partnership with the Four Seasons helps to ensure that, as they are a company known for having the highest level of quality and devotion to visitors and residents.
The Four Seasons felt that joining with the Surf Club was an excellent move, as well, since it allows them to expand their reach and their brand in Florida, which is an area that is continuing to do well for them with the other properties they are developing, including the nearly complete Orlando resort. Everyone is confident that visitors to the hotel, as well as buyers of the condominiums and penthouses will be more than pleased with the results when the buildings are unveiled in 2016.
What Do the Condominiums at the Surf Club Offer?
The 150 condominiums in the two towers have close to fifty different configurations from which buyers can choose. They vary in style and size so they can accommodate nearly any type of buyer. The sizes range from 1,400 square feet and up to 8,000 for the largest residences in the towers. They have high ceilings and floor to ceiling glass. They will have gorgeous views of the ocean as well as downtown Miami.
The Surf Club features nearly a thousand feet of oceanfront property along a 9-acre site. In addition to the hotel and the residential towers, it also features a spa and a fitness center, a park and gardens, as well as forty beach cabanas. The site will also have four swimming pools, and two restaurants.
The Surf Club Penthouses
Located at the top of the residence towers are thirteen unique penthouses. They feature eight single story penthouses and five two-story residences. They offer all of the great features of the condominiums, but they can offer quite a bit more for those buyers who want true luxury. They have private outdoor spaces, rooftop decks, plunge pools, summer kitchens, and other impressive features.
The ocean-to-bay master suites have a sitting room with two master bathrooms and two customized dressing rooms that feature specialized closets. They come with a dedicated beach cabana area, and 20-ft double height living rooms with unparalleled ocean views. They offer separate service entrances as well as stairs and staff quarters with private baths. Each of the bedrooms in the unit has en suite bathrooms.
Another impressive feature of the penthouses will be the large chef’s kitchens, all of which will include custom cabinetry, gas cook tops, dishwashers, cold storage backup power, and side-by-side wine and refrigerator storage. The penthouses will have hardwood interior doors, sound attenuating walls, climate control systems, and automatic shades. The penthouses have the potential to be some of the most impressive and outstanding luxury properties in the Miami area.
Owners will be just steps from the cabanas and the beachfront when they are at the Surf Club. Whether they live in the unit year round or they are only visiting a couple of times a year, it’s the perfect place to live in the Miami area. The historic nature of the location is one of the attractions that are sure to bring in quite a few interested buyers. From a waterfront home in Surfside to an extraordinary condominium on the ocean, the location has it all. However, the proximity to Downtown Miami, the beaches, and all of the other places to go are sure to factor heavily into buying decisions as well. Now affluent buyers are looking at Surfside luxury real estate in a new light as the area is transformed to privacy, luxury, exclusivity and a lifestyle to match.
The area around Miami is filled with amazing locations. Bal Harbour is an ultra-luxury area filled with shops and celebrities. Miami Beach is home to an incredible diversity of cultures, while South Beach offers historic Art Deco architecture and incredible nightlife. Sunny Isles Beach stands just north of Bal Harbour, between Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale. As such, you’ll find this area offers an incredible centered location for travelers.
However, choosing to purchase Sunny Isles Beach real estate should not be a decision made solely on the location of this incredible town. If location were the only quality going for it, the area would not have become such an in-demand destination for travelers. In addition to the great location, Sunny Isles also offers a number of other benefits. Chief among these is the availability of different types of real estate. While condominium developments are the most widely available, you will also find single-family homes and many other options tucked away in this quiet, seaside town. The proximity to the beach is another attraction – Sunny Isles boasts 2 full miles of the most beautiful, unspoiled beaches in the US.
You’ll also find that the area is home to some incredible shopping and dining options. Head down Collins Avenue into the historic Miami South beach and Downtown areas and you will find a wide range of quaint boutique shops, as well as top designer shops & famous restaurants standing side by side. In addition, the Miami beaches are undergoing a massive development boom and restoration, with many new developments and buildings with historic Art Deco architecture being restored to their former glory.
New luxury oceanfront real estate predominates along the Sunny Isles coastline with tremendous trophy developments such as Porsche Design Tower, Mansions at Acqualina, Regalia, Chateau Beach, JADE Signature, MUSE and Turnberry Ocean Club becoming a reality these next few years. Buying a larger additional residence is the norm going into 2015 and beyond with expansive interiors, even full floor units or garage elevators that exit into your foyer. So much in the way of new development trends are being built while prices begin at $2.5M to $50M for new construction.
One of the best things about living in south Florida is the incredible number of area attractions within a very short distance. For instance, Sunny Isles Beach, one of the most prestigious and highly rated towns in the Miami area, provides immediate access to some of the hottest areas in the south Florida region. Sunny Isles Beach lies on a barrier island, between Bal Harbour and Golden Beach. One of the reasons that Sunny Isles Beach real estate has long been in high demand is the proximity offered to other premier areas. Travel South on Collins Avenue and within five minutes you’ll arrive in the areas of Bal Harbour or North to Golden Beach, where ultra-luxury residential real estate, shopping and dining awaits. These areas have long been popular location with celebrities, as well as the rich and famous.
Just 20 minutes further down Collins Avenue lies Surfside and Miami Beach, with all of its seaside splendor. Within Miami Beach, you will find the incomparable, incomprehensible, ever so sexy, South Beach (SoBe) area, where you can enjoy South of Fifth (SoFi), South Pointe Park, Lummus Park and world famous Ocean Drive. Of course, the area’s famed Art Deco District, Collins Ave. Shopping District and Lincoln Road are also enormously popular.
If you prefer, you can head across the Intracoastal Waterway from Sunny Isles Beach and access greater Miami, Downtown, Brickell or even take a 3 hour trip to the Florida Keys quite easily. North of the city lies Fort Lauderdale. Of course, those who must rely on air travel will find 2 international airports within just a few minutes; Fort Lauderdale and Miami International Airports.
As you can see, Sunny Isles Beach offers easy access to anything you might want to see or do in the south Florida area. This is, however, just a few of the reasons why Sunny Isles Beach real estate is in such high demand.
Sunny Isles Beach offers the best of both worlds…It’s a small town with all the traditional conveniences and friendliness, but it also has the sophistication of Miami and the sun & fun of being on the beach. Those who visit hate to leave, and those who live here wouldn’t leave for anything. Sunny Isles Beach is finally coming into its own by making itself over into a younger, more affluent community. These great changes have brought a balance between old and young, between native born and foreigner that will attract even more residents for years to come. New luxury condo developments, restaurants and shopping have brought an appealing dimension to the quality of life here.
Sunny Isles Beach Real Estate may be the best investment property available in the state of Florida. Sunny Isles is located on a barrier island in the northeast corner of Miami Dade County with very limited space. To its east is the great Atlantic Ocean and to the west is the Intracoastal Waterways of Biscayne Bay. The tiny enclave of Golden Beach is to the north and Haulover Park is to the south. The City is midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale and offers easy access to Miami International and Ft. Lauderdale + Hollywood International Airports.
Ranked as Trip Advisors #1 Travel Destination 2008, Sunny Isles Beach is bordered by Golden Beach, Aventura and Bal Harbour which makes it a location destination being a central waterfront community. With Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views, Sunny Isles real estate offers a great multitude of scenery. What used to be a quiet stretch of beach with small oceanfront hotels has quickly become the new “Millionaires Row” of Miami.
Sunny Isles real estate is changing dramatically with new luxury oceanfront high rises such as Porsche Design Tower, Jade Signature, Chateau Beach and Regalia quickly taking the place of the old low-rise hotels that used to line the strip. This city has seen incredible growth in the last decade and continues to set new records for Southeast Florida. New Sunny Isles condos in this premier location, as many locals will confirm, have a very bright future ahead of itself.
Sunny Isles Beach (Then & Now)
When the Haulover Bridge was completed in 1925, the area became accessible from Miami Beach, attracting developers who widened streams, dug canals and inlets and created islands and peninsulas for building waterfront properties on Biscayne Bay. In 1936 the Sunny Isles Pier was built and soon became a popular destination. In 1982 the half mile long pier was designated a historic site. It is still used by fishing enthusiasts and sightseers today and when visiting, you must try the catch of the day at the locals restaurant. Sunny Isles slowly developed until the 1950’s when the first single family homes were built in the Golden Shores area. During the 1950’s and 1960’s more than 30 trendy motels sprang up along Collins Avenue including Ocean Palm, the first two story motel in the United States. Tourists came from all over to vacation in themed motels of exotic design along “Motel Row.” Over the next decade, tourists from Russia, Europe and North America, flocked to Sunny Isles hotels and motels attracted by favorable exchange rates and value for money accommodation. New mid and high rise multifamily buildings were constructed adding to the residential options in Sunny Isles real estate.
Today Sunny Isles is still home to the legendary pier from 1936 and is one of our city’s major landmarks. The City of Sunny Isles and the owner of The Newport Beach Resort have recently restored the Sunny Isles pier from prior hurricane damage. It is open to the public and a great stop to walk down and explore the coastline views! Millions of tourists have visited the pier and fished from base.
The Beatles were among noted visitors to Sunny Isles, cavorting at the Castaways Motel’s famed Wreck Bar on Collins Avenue (State Road A1A) just south of Sunny Isles Boulevard (The Castaways Motel was demolished in the 1970’s and Oceania Towers, the first luxury condominium complex in Sunny Isles, was constructed on the site in the 1990’s.) The popular oceanfront community gained many new residents both year round and seasonal as condominium communities such as Winston Towers and Arlen House were built in the 1970’s. In 1997, the citizens of this area voted to incorporate as a municipality, thus putting the city on the map as a highly desirable oceanfront community. In fact, no less than New York based real estate mogul Donald Trump took a look at the offerings of Sunny Isles Beach and pronounced himself pleased. “I have always loved the location and over the past few years it’s become the hottest place in Florida,” Donald Trump. He and a local developer, Gil Dezer, partnered to build luxury condo towers on Sunny Isles Beach known as Trump Grande including the Trump International Beach Resort (2003), Trump Palace (2006) and Trump Royale (2009).
New Sunny Isles developments have now increased the city tax base, which should be around $5+ billion at the start of the decade. New roadways are being planned and City facilities have been upgraded, with the targeting of a $4.5 million refurbishing that include new brick sidewalks and the planting of new palm trees. There are now a number of Oceanside parks offering everything from quiet relaxation to playground equipment for children and picnic areas.
Being adjacent to wealthy communities is not an issue in terms of safety. The City of Sunny Isles is known for its outstanding police force which emphasizes community policing and high visibility, boasting an average response time in less than 2 minutes. Its marine patrol boasts The Grey Pearl, a 25 foot police vessel ensuring security and safety on the Intracoastal waterways. With the influx of younger families, often with children, the City of Sunny Isles shifted gears in another area. The new school of Sunny Isles Beach has opened in August 2008 in cooperation with Miami Dade Public Schools featuring A-Rated Kindergarten through 8th Grades. The Sunny Isles School features a 4 story classroom building, a 2 story administration building, media center, cafeteria and auditorium. This school is capable of accommodating the increasing number of school aged children living here permanently. Adding to the educational environment, there is a new 7,500 square foot library at City Hall and major City improvements including parks, events and more.
At 1,043 acres, the Oleta River State Recreation area is the state’s largest urban park. Once home to Tequesta Indians and US troops, the park now provides plenty of recreational opportunities beyond it’s gate for South Floridians. Miles of nature lines paths are perfect for mountain bikers. Canoes and kayaks can be rented and paddled through the Oleta River. Barbeque grills and covered pavilions offer ideal picnicking spots. Air conditioned cabins even encourage overnight stays. However, one unexpected element lurks deep within the park, a beach. A small stretch of sand welcomes bathers to take a quiet dip in Biscayne Bay. The Oleta River State Park is located at 3400 NE 163rd Street just off of Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach. Sunny Isles Beach offers an array of other amenities for outdoor living and playing. It has nearly two and a half miles of uninterrupted clean sandy beaches and ocean access. Water sports such as fishing, boating and sailing are just the basic options. Tennis, jogging, dining and simply relaxing outdoors all provide more ways to enjoy this South Florida casual lifestyle.
With these increased leisure activities, an increasing population, increasing tax basis and a steady increase in property values comes an increase in sophistication and cultural offerings. Many of the new residents are European, Russian or South American and they bring with them entirely different cultures. More restaurants and shops have opened offering new world cuisines and the dining experiences are endless.
A fairly large number of permanent residents live here year round with 20,000 as locals giving room to nearly 1 million annual visitors to stretch out and enjoy the beaches. Sunny Isles Beach is also located just over the bridge from great shopping. Those who visit take advantage of high end shopping at Aventura Mall, just across the causeway in Aventura plus the Bal Harbour Shops, in nearby Bal Harbour. Credit the fun shopping with ease of transportation as residents have access to the free Community Shuttle buses, which pick up and drop off passengers at major points throughout Sunny Isles Beach.
The history of Sunny Isles Miami is still being written.. It’s a great time to come to Florida’s Riviera and become a part of it!
Thousands of years ago, the Tequesta Indians inhabited the land that is now Miami, Florida, and it was not until 1566 that the first Europeans came to the area. Pedro Menendez de Aviles claimed the land for Spain, and they quickly established a mission.
Many development sites have found the remains of these original Miami settlers. In 1821, the Spanish flag was lowered and the Stars and Stripes were raised over Florida. Enterprising ship wreckers from the Bahamas came to South Florida and the Keys in the early 19th Century, to hunt for the riches & remains of an international array of ill-fated shipwrecks that crashed onto the Great Florida reef. At about the same time, the Seminole Indians arrived along with a group of runaway slaves. The United States built Fort Dallas to use as a base while fighting the Second Seminole War from around 1835 to 1841. They fought to stay here in Florida, and the areas soon a war zone from 1836 to 1857, with most non-Indian residents being soldiers stationed on the Miami River at Fort Dallas. Some of the soldiers and a few frontier settlers gave Miami the beginning of a new foreign born population. At war’s end the majority of Indians were driven into the Everglades.
The area’s greatest changes came thanks to a visionary Cleveland, Ohio widow named Julia Tuttle who purchased 600 plus acres on the north bank of the Miami River in 1891, moving her family into the vacant and abandoned Fort Dallas buildings. Within four years, Tuttle, who was known as the “Mother of Miami” convinced the Standard Oil co-founder Henry Flagler to extend his railroad on into Miami, build a new luxury hotel and lay out a plan for this new town known as Miami. The railroad soon arrived and the City of Miami was incorporated on July 28 of 1896. At that time, it had a population of only 300 people! The city was starting to grow though, and it was growing rather quickly. World War II brought another 100,000 residents to Miami Beach when the Army Air Corps and the navy established major military training centers. Many of these servicemen made Miami their permanent homes after the war. By the end of the 1950’s, South Florida had then doubled its population.
Greater Miami never lacked in fast forward thinkers including John Collins (from New Jersey) and Carl Fisher, who together in 1913 embarked on an agriculture venture on a small area of oceanfront beach and started a bridge across the bay. John Collins constructed a rickety wooden toll bridge known to be the longest in the world. It would be the first connection of Miami to Miami Beach. In 1925 the Biscayne Bay Improvement Company bought the bridge from Collins and replaced it with the Venetian Way, a series of arched bridges linking a chain of five islands plus the already existing Bull’s Island (renamed Belle Isle) to the Beach. And so Rivo Alto, San Marino, San Marco, DiLido, and Biscayne Island referred to as the Venetian Islands were born. Once the Venetian Causeway was complete, the isles became an even more fashionable place to spend the winter for rich northerners, exactly the people that Miami Beach co-founder Carl Fisher of Fisher Island hoped to attract. From there they could be endlessly entertained thanks to showman Fisher’s public relations stunts. He introduced manned gondolas to float around the waters, and he coaxed boating mogul & competitor Gar Wood to stage speedboat races in the bay. Part of the oldest remaining causeway in South Florida, the 85+ year old Venetian is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. These days it spans the city of Miami at 15th Street to the city of Miami Beach at Dade Boulevard.
“The Beach” was big from the turn of the century all the way through 1925 when the market started to weaken. A hurricane followed a year later, and then the Great Depression took some of the steam out of Miami during the 1930’s. After World War II, the growth of Miami started again. Miami Beach FL was then born. Nicknamed “The Magic City” and the “Gateway to Latin America”, Miami is the 44th most populous city in the U.S. Stretching ten miles distance, these connected islands, which were named the “Sun and Fun Capital of the World” by Jackie Gleason, are separated from Miami by a 3 mile expanse of the shimmering waters of the Biscayne Bay. Since the early days of the Honeymooners and “away we go,” this Atlantic coastline community has undergone a “sand lift” which restored this land of paradise to its tropical glory and caused another major development boom since the 80’s.
The famous Art Deco Historic District features streamlined modern architecture as well as Art Deco styles in the one square mile vicinity that contains these famous treasures. Miami Beach, known for its Millionaire’s Row, burst onto the International scene in the 1990’s spanning Collins Avenue from 44th to 59th Street and was known as ‘Miami’ to the world. The affluent & celebrity corridor represented the Billion dollar sandbar on postcards, magazine covers and travel posters all through the 1950’s and 60’s. Its movie set resorts played host to all the big stars of the postwar period from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to Lucy Ricardo. By the late 1960s, however, the bloom was off the rose. Millionaire’s Row became a symbol of over development on the Florida coast, and its retirees denizens became the butt of national jokes.
Fidel Castro took over Cuba in 1959 and no one dreamed that this revolution would change Miami as much as Cuba did. Many Cubans came to Miami to escape Castro’s regime. The Cuban exiles were now just beginning to pour into the area bringing the next Miami with them. The 1960’s to the 80’s brought mind blowing change as more than a half million Cuban exiles fled to Miami to start a new life. These innovative refugees launched this area into its future as what many call the “Capital of the Americas.” The greatest influence leading the city’s modern day personality & diversity came with the arrival of Cuban refugees that began in the late 1960’s. They settled in an area dubbed as Little Havana, where salsa music blasts, men play dominoes in the park and breezes carry robust whiffs of café con leche. Miami´s overall cuisine and arts scene swing Cuban, blended with other Caribbean influences. The city has seen its vicissitudes, from natural disasters to political strife, but things really began looking up in Miami, despite the economic debacles.
The 1980’s and early 90’s brought a multi-billion dollar cocktail of investment capital that produced a modernized transportation infrastructure, an amazing new Miami downtown skyline, a rebirth of Miami Beach and a new way of life for residents that features the culture, arts, sports and entertainment all with an international accent. Although it has changed way beyond recognition, Miami Beach has thrived among the changes and overcome many difficulties. Along the beach, the sunlight gives way to an array of neon lights with Miami Beach´s renowned nightlife. For decades South Beach has been a favorite social scene for A-list celebrities, as rooftop lounges at boutique hotels offer plush sofas and savory martinis, while nightclubs promise late nights with music from international DJs.
In the 2000’s, this City started to embrace its new identity as a cosmopolitan city full of fun & life. Luxurious high-rise buildings, aggressive new developments, Art centers and the influx of new people into the area from every walk of life have all helped to make Miami the happening place to be and an amazing place to live. Part of the appeal of Miami Beach is due to the celebrity influx into the city with actors, movies and TV shows portraying Miami as the ultimate playground. The wealthy and the famous love to party in the city which helped make it more attractive to the younger crowds in recent years. Every playground has its sandbox and Miami Beach boasts a seven mile oceanfront sand box bordered by the bright blue Atlantic Ocean waters perfect for beach volleyball, kite boarding, snorkeling, jet skiing, boating and soaking up the Florida sun.
It will always be the first location tourists think of when considering Miami, new areas have become ever so popular such as Sunny Isles Beach incorporated in 1997 and resting on the Northern shoreline of Miami Dade County. Russia, Latin America, Canada, France, Asia along with U.S. snowbirds come to enjoy this family friendly location offering parks, great restaurants and incredible shopping destinations. To its east is the great Atlantic Ocean and to the west is the Intracoastal Waterways. The tiny enclave of Golden Beach is to the north and Haulover Park is to the south. The City is midway between Miami & Fort Lauderdale and offers easy access to Miami International, Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood International Airports.
The history of Miami is still being written. It’s a great time to come to the Magic City and become a part of it!
One of the most exciting towers currently under construction in Sunny Isles Beach is the Mansions at Acqualina. The Mansions are going to be right next door to Acqualina, the famous resort and spa, and that means that residents of the Mansions will be able to enjoy many of the amenities of the spa and resort, such as their beach club, hair salon, and their onsite restaurants. However, residents of the Mansions will have some fantastic amenities in their tower as well, that are exclusive to them. Look at some of these amenities and you will see why it is shaping up to be one of the area’s most popular towers.
The Mansions are going to have a state of the art fitness center so residents can stay in shape. They will be able to work out on their own or they can make use of an in house personal trainer. The Mansions will have a private cinema and media center, as well as a virtual golf room. In the golf room, residents will be able to have the experience of playing golf on some of the best courses in the world without ever needing to leave home! The family can bring their four-legged friend to the onsite dog park too. The Grand Room is going to be quite popular amongst the residents as well. The room is a lavish area where residents will be able to host dinners, cocktail parties, and gatherings.
Concierge on Call 24-7
Daily Breakfast Bar
Wine Tasting Lounge
25 Seat Theater offering Popcorn & Candy
The Mansions at Acqualina truly have features and amenities for everyone and of course, the residences at the tower promise to be most remarkable. The beautiful flooring, fixtures, finishes and the ideal Sunny Isles Beach oceanfront location along with Miami nightlife help to make the overall experience of living at the Mansions at Acqualina something that you are going to love.
Innovative Parking Makes Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach Stand Out
Porsche Design Tower from the German company Porsche Design Group is promising to have quite a bit to offer residents, including some features never before seen in a condominium complex. Once you see what the complex offers, you will see why so many are very excited over this new tower.
What is it that makes the Porsche oceanfront tower such a great option for homeowners?
First, you will be able to enjoy all of the different amenities that the homes have including private elevators, private swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, Poggenpohl kitchens, living room fireplace and much more. 132 Porsche signature units will be available at the 57-story tower, and all of them have gorgeous amenities that people love. While these and other building amenities are spectacular, the feature that really seems to excite everyone is the new way of parking that you will find at the units.
Residents never have to worry about finding a parking space, and they never have to worry that some clueless neighbor parked in their spot when they live at Porsche Design Tower. This tower features elevators that make use of a robotic arm that can gently grab your vehicle and put it on the elevator. The glass elevators give residents and guests an unparalleled view as they ride skyward. It only takes about 45 to 90 seconds to reach the floors and park. When you are at your floor, the arm will then park your car in front of your residence. You never even have to get out of your car until you are at your door. This is certainly going to make it easier to bring in groceries and other purchases!
The smaller units have two parking spaces, while the larger units have four. This is great if you have several vehicles, or if you want to have friends or family come and visit. Call us for more information 1.888.383.7326.
An Oceanfront Penthouse: The Most Prestigious of All Properties
If you’re looking for a trophy property, there’s really nothing that outdoes luxury penthouses. An oceanfront penthouse is the most desirable of these, of course, owing to the views and the expansive horizons you’ll be able to take in from your windows. For the ultimate in luxury living, a Miami Beach penthouse is often times the first choice for the most affluent of individuals.
Why a Miami Beach or Sunny Isles Penthouse?
If you’re in a penthouse in New York, you get a lot of beautiful city skyline. If you’re in a smaller city, you may get a bit of skyline and some natural scenery from your penthouse. If you’re in a Miami Beach penthouse, you’ll get the best of both, and will own some of the most spectacular views available from any oceanfront penthouse in the world from the Atlantic Ocean sunrise to the Biscayne Bay sunsets to the sparkling City lights down below.
Miami has a huge skyline. This is yet a very large city with incredibly beautiful architecture and, when it sparkles at night, you can almost feel the pulse of this vibrant city through the windows high above. In an oceanfront penthouse, you can take in these magnificent views and, when you want something a bit more laid back, turn toward the Atlantic and take in all the majesty of this vast blue ocean. During the day, you’ll be treated to the site of ever changing sunrises and watch yachts being taken out for pleasure along with huge ships from the port playing the waters and keeping the economy moving. During the night, you’ll sometimes get views of the moon that you’d wish you could keep with you forever, with occasional lightning storms that will take your breath away and a vista that literally spans to the curve of the world.
Choosing an Oceanfront Penthouse
Luxury condo penthouses mean that, quite literally, you’re on top of the world. You’re on the top floor of the building, you’re on the top of a luxury high-rise and, if you’ve made it this far up, you get the privilege of looking down on the world below from a spectacular vista in your trophy home. You might choose one of these as a premier penthouse in the very best luxury oceanfront towers such as Icon South Beach, Portofino Tower, Murano at Portofino, Fontainebleau, W South Beach, Capri South Beach, Bellini Bal Harbour, Acqualina, Jade Beach, Trump Palace and Turnberry Ocean Colony while afterwards figuring out how to outfit your luxury penthouses with state-of-the art televisions, Crestron technology systems and other equipment. More than likely, the experience of seeing the world from such a high perch will soothe your nerves, calm your mind and make you feel like you have some time to enjoy the good life. A Miami Beach penthouse situated on top of a luxury condo high rise will have many other benefits, as well.
Oceanfront Penthouse Amenities
When you head down the elevator to the lower floors, you’ll find that most of these luxury high rise condo buildings have the amenities that you’d expect at the leading hotels in the world. The difference is that you can use & enjoy them every day from your resident condo building. You can go to the business center and get caught up on work or go to the spa and get caught up on relaxation time. You can socialize at the restaurants and bars or enjoy some quiet time lounging on the beaches with an umbrella. If you have an oceanfront penthouse, of course, you can also just get some quiet time in your own home, on the top of the world. For the very best Miami Penthouses including South Beach, Miami Beach, Bal Harbor and Sunny Isles Beach penthouses, contact me today or visit the ‘Miami Beach Penthouse resource’ on MiamiDreamRealty.com.