Good Life at Decoplage Miami Beach

The Decoplage Miami Beach is a classic oceanfront condominium complex that has stood the test of time as one of the very best on the beach. With an incredible location on the Atlantic Ocean and at the foot of Lincoln Road, residents can easily take a stroll down one of the best beaches in the world or on one of the best pedestrian shopping districts in the world.  The building has been maintained quite well through the years and has been a beacon for the fashion and art worlds. Back in the 90’s the building was ‘the place to live’ for fashion models, photographers and stylists.  Still today, the development shines next to it’s uber-chic neighbors of the Ritz-Carlton and Loews Hotels.

With residences ranging in sizes from 530 to 1500 square feet, there is something for everyone within the building. It’s easy to see some excellent values when viewing the Decoplage Miami Beach condos for sale.  For an oceanfront building in the best area of South Beach, the prices simply do not get any better.  These beautiful condominiums have, for the most part, been renovated through various states through the years. The pricing patterns dictate the degree of upgrade quality. And with 625 units within the building, there is an ample selection of units available as both turnkey and complete rehabbers.  Continue reading

The W South Beach Residences Offer an A+ Lifestyle

The W South Beach residences offer a decadent social experience like no other on Planet Earth.  It doesn’t matter if you are residing somewhere in Ibiza, Punta Del Este or the Meatpacking District of New York – the incredible W South Beach condos have more to offer.  Your overall social calendar will never be lonely when you are living in one of the magnificent residences.  Life is good when you have amazing restaurants like The Dutch and Mr. Chow on the premises, one of the most beautiful pools in all of Miami and the super hip nightclub, Wall, in your backyard.  And if the incredible onsite social amenities aren’t good enough, a massive party tent is routinely hoisted up on the property for Miami’s best events like Art Basel and Miami Swim Week.  Any event in the W South Beach tent is known as the cool place to be and is a must visit.

The good times in this building are no longer a secret and prices for The W South Beach condos are on the rise.  The upper-end of listed units come at a premium pushing the limits for pricing on a dollar per square foot basis for condos in Miami. While the smaller studio and one bedroom units can be acquired in many cases for less than half the dollar per square foot prices of the larger units.  Residence owners just love the location of their building at the end of the South Beach boardwalk.  It’s an amazing spot to begin a nice evening jog or bike ride along the most famous beach in the United States. Continue reading

Mondrian Miami Beach Sparkles with Models and Celebrities

Mondrian Miami Beach condos provide the lifestyle and allure of the best of everything that Miami claims to be.  Highly imaginative architecture and design? Check. An incredible bayfront pool offering sunsets to die for? Check.  An amazing restaurant with Coconut Mustard Seed Sustainable Chilean Seabass on the menu? Check.  Gorgeous fashion models lounging around the property day and night? Check.  Indoor and outdoor bars to co-mingle with all of the attractive and cool people? Check. The preferred location for celebs and Victoria Secret models to launch new products. Check.

It’s easy to imagine this ultra-luxurious condo development as being more fantasy land than reality.  And the truth is…that Mondrian Miami Beach was specifically designed to be a fantasy land. A friend of mine, the amazing genius designer Marcel Wanders, themed the project to be a modern Sleeping Beauty’s castle… a modern fantasy with chic and dramatic living spaces that are furnished with iconic signature pieces.  It’s no no wonder that the building is a favorite of the celebrity and fashion crowds; the design and feel of the development is totally unique. In a city like Miami where design and architecture and design styles are cutting-edge and ultra-competitive, Mondrian Miami Beach has the same resonate power that the Delano had decades ago. It’s a true masterpiece and beacon for good times and a great crowd.  Continue reading

Il Villaggio Offering Incredible Location and Value

Il Villaggio is one of the most sought-after South Beach condo communities for a reason. Sitting on perhaps the most desirable location in Florida, Il Villaggio condo owners have the best of both worlds.  They are able to stroll down through their lobby and walk down Ocean Drive or head West and walk down Lincoln Road. It’s an enviable spot to be located at the intersection of the two most famous streets in all of Florida. But there is more to the Il Villaggio condos than their amazing positioning.

South Beach condos sitting on the sand are the hottest commodity in Miami real estate. There is only so much of this irreplaceable property that is developed to the finest standards – extracting the highest and best use of the property. Currently, the South of Fifth area boasts the new 321 Ocean condo development and the Continuum South Beach is an incredibly popular development, but aside from those options, it’s slim pickings for ultra-luxury on the sand. Interested buyers must head North away from the heart of South Beach for more options. Due to its premium location and amenities, Il Villaggio is a top pick of just about any South Beach real estate buyer that is looking for the best-of-the-best.  Continue reading

1 Hotel and Homes South Beach New Look

1 Hotel and Homes South Beach is undergoing an extensive metamorphosis of change.  For the last ten years, this oceanfront development has seemingly been under constant renovations and name changes.  First, the property was part of the Gansevoort Brand – and was quite popular with the locals and featured on a couple of Miami-based reality shows. Next came a name change to the Perry Hotel, which didn’t last long…which then became the 1 Hotel and Residences.  And finally, we have 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach. Whew, it’s been hard to keep up with this project. Although the changes may have been abundant and confusing, we should be an a very good place with the current ownership group.

Barry Sternlicht, the CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts has taken a strong personal interest in the development of this oceanfront property. His successful track record with the top-end of luxury has been impressive with the W and St. Regis Hotel brands. And with the W Hotel sitting next to 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach, Starwood and developer Richard LeFrank, hope to create the most exciting area of South Beach for home ownership and hotel visits.  The comprehensive property renovations at 1 Hotel and Homes South Beach are a source of excitement for locals, as the beautiful architecture and interior designs begin to take shape. Continue reading

The Setai Miami Beach Delivers Six Star Amenities

The Setai Miami Beach continues to announce a steady stream of outstanding news to further enhance its status as the most exclusive South Beach address.  The landmark condo and hotel development has been awarded the title of  the ‘Best Hotel in Miami’ by the reader of Condé Nast Traveler. And now the brand has recently announced an all new spa experience for guests and residents. The Spa at The Setai by THÉMAÉ will be the first THÉMAÉ spa in the United States.  The Setai Miami Beach Condo owners and hotel guests can look forward to signature Asian-inspired spa rituals like the Ancient Balinese and Traditional Thai massages.

While a spa announcement might be ho-hum news for some developments, for The Setai Miami Beach, it is something major. It’s an exciting development for those who crave the best-of-the-best. The environment and ecosystem of the entire resort grounds are based upon a blissful, zen-like experience. For someone into yoga and meditation, like yours truly, it’s a wonderful paradise of tranquility and beautiful design. Residents of The Setai Miami Beach are able to enjoy true six-star amenities that are the best on South Beach…rivaling any other real estate in South Florida. They give Canyon Ranch a run for their money in terms of the overall zen-like environment.  Continue reading

Venetian Islands Ready for Improvements

The Venetian Islands are due for some significant improvements on their main thoroughfare, the Venetian Causeway. According to a report issued this week from the Florida Department of Transportation, the oldest causeway in Florida is in bad shape. The bridge inspection report stated that out of the 12 bridges connecting the islands, all twelve are in need of repair or a complete replacement.  Ten of the bridges in the report were listed as ‘functional obsolescent’, a catchy real estate term for old and outdated.  There were already plans in place for repair of a segment of the Venetian Causeway, but the new news reveals a much more extensive undertaking.

Now, Venetian Islands residents shouldn’t worry too much.  The FDOT knows what they are doing.  There will no doubt be an organized plan in place that will tackle this large project in manageable pieces. And it’s actually good news that studies are being done and actions are being taken, rather than no action at all. When all is said and done, it should make the amazing real estate located on the Venetian Islands even more safe and valuable. Continue reading

Top 5 Party Condo Buildings on South Beach

If you like commingling with highly attractive people in a party scene that takes place in your very own building, then South Beach is the place for you! The party capital of the world, Miami flaunts a decadent and vibrant scene, and South Beach is the crème de la crème of this party zone. There is even a select group of the South Beach condos for sale that have their own bar/lounges! So after you have had your fill of Mansion, Liv, Set, and Story, you can trudge back to your condo complex for another round of partying into the wee hours of the morning.

Below are the top 5 party condo buildings on South Beach:

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