Sky-High Luxury Residences on the Market
by sean mccaughan
The booming Miami market continues to soar with high-end penthouses and exclusive luxury living arrangements.
Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum is the architect’s first skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
A penthouse occupying the entire eastern frontage of the top two floors of the Grand Venetian on Belle Isle has hit the market for $10.7 million. The 4,750-square-foot, three-bedroom, 3.5-bath apartment comes with exposures to the north, east, and south. Views stretch from the port to North Beach, with a long ribbon of ocean on the horizon. Following a $2 million renovation, stone is a recurring theme of the interior décor. The floating staircase is made of white Thassos marble, while in the powder room, a 400-pound limestone pedestal sink sits in front of a backlit quartz wall. Eddy Martinez, Worldwide Properties, 225 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-3100
DIAMOND IN THE SKY
A three-bedroom end unit on the 23rd floor of the St. Regis Bal Harbour, just above the roofline of neighboring oceanfront towers, was reduced to $8.9 million, more than $1 million less than its original price. The unit’s height affords it views unencumbered by the tower next door, with minimalist interiors and recessed lighting (including a large fixture in the master bedroom) that doesn’t distract from the panorama in three directions. Nancy Batchelor, Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, 419 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami Beach, 305-329-7718
The Crimson will offer spectacular views of Biscayne Bay.
The Crimson—which was named by its developers after the newspaper at their alma mater, The Harvard Crimson—has two penthouses remaining for sale, Penthouse 2 and Penthouse 4. PH 2 will have a large southwest corner balcony and two bedrooms. Meanwhile, PH 4 will come with three bedrooms and a view south, toward the downtown skyline. Both come with interior access to private roof decks with hot tubs and are priced at over $1 million. The building just broke ground, but there’s no telling whether these two luxury residences will stay on the market long enough for an open house. Vizcayne-South Tower, 253 NE Second St., No. 3503, Miami, 305-377-3337
The interior of One Thousand Museum.
Pritzker Prize–winning architect Zaha Hadid’s first skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere is well on its way. The ultra luxurious One Thousand Museum at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard will fill the gap in the row of condo towers known as the Biscayne Wall that’s currently occupied by the BP station on 10th Street. Unlike a traditional skyscraper, the tower will be engineered with an exoskeleton made of massive, biomorphic concrete pilasters that support a thin, folded crystalline façade behind. Adjusting for the sinuous exterior framework, almost every unit’s interior will vary slightly. Prices start at $4.9 million. 1040 Biscayne Blvd., 5th Fl., Miami, 855-663-6873