All eyes are on Sunny Isles, with its gorgeous beaches, elaborate high-rises, and illustrious designers.
The Estates at Acqualina.
THE ESTATES AT ACQUALINA
Acqualina, the beachfront AAA Five Diamond resort and spa, recently unveiled plans for the Estates at Acqualina. This $1.5 billion development will feature 244 units, an amenity complex called Circus Maximus (with a bowling alley, ice-skating rink, and movie theater), a speakeasy and world-class restaurant, a surfing simulator, a soccer field, and more. But the pièce de résistance will be the lobbies, designed by Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel, in the renowned designer’s first condominium project in the US. 17895 Collins Ave., 305-933-6666
The 57-story Jade Signature is well ahead of the Sunny Isles curve. Boasting a team that includes Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron and the Parisian interior design firm PYR, Jade is defined by its seamless design: The striking porte cochère connects the lobby and pool with the gardens and beach, while columns allow for flow-through interiors. The property also offers common areas for all ages, with a teen tech lounge, a toddler center, a beach bar and grill, and a spa featuring a coed hammam. 16901 Collins Ave., 305-940-0335
THE RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES
The Club Room terrace at the Ritz-Carlton Residences.
The forthcoming Ritz-Carlton Residences are all about space. The top floors of the 52-story condominium building, designed by Arquitectonica, will be home to penthouses with sweeping terraces, summer kitchens, and infinity pools. Last year the property set a record when a full-floor penthouse sold for $21 million. Other units will feature flow-through floor plans, with no two alike on any one floor. 15701 Collins Ave., 305-503-5811