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The Park on Fifth Miami Beach by Crescent Heights and Arquitectonica

The Park On Fifth” Wins City Of Miami Beach Approval

Yesterday was a big day for Miami Beach. The ambitious and somewhat controversial project that was proposed by Crescent Heights at the entry point of Miami Beach from the MacArthur Causeway went to the City Commission for approval. If approved, “The Park On Fifth” would change the way visitors view the city as they enter as well as change the way residents interact in the neighborhood.

The currently blighted vacant lots are an eyesore for people who arrive to Miami Beach and it is always noted that traffic is a nightmare at that intersection. People who live in South West Avenue are secluded, and South of Fifth is closed off to the rest of the island. The Park on Fifth offers a solution to all of these problems.

Once constructed, residents and visitors will have a new 3-acre park at the entry point to Miami Beach. The park will feature a dog park area, children’s play area, jogging trail, workout area and plenty of observation areas. It will be elevated, reminiscent to New York’s High Line, which will also allow for an additional lane of traffic along Alton Road and a small retail center below the park. In exchange for providing the park, Crescent Heights requested approval of a 500-foot residential tower on the 500 Block of Alton Road.

Throughout the day yesterday, the developer and residents voiced their opinions both for and against the project. While the majority of the feedback was in favor of the development, a few residents were concerned with the aesthetics of the parking structure as well as the rental restrictions. Most were in favor of restricting rentals of less than 1 month, but that item will have to be addressed at a later date as time ran out on yesterday’s hearing.

In the end, the commission voted to approve the project in order to activate the site that has been an eyesore since 2004. It is in the best interest of the residents to have a park and additional retail in the area, plus the pedestrian flyover to connect South of Fifth to the rest of Miami Beach.

It was a good day.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano Tops Off

One of the most unique boutique buildings in Miami Beach, Eighty-Seven Park, has topped off and is slated for completion in 2019.

Designed by the Pritsker Prize-winning Renzo Piano, Eighty-Seven Park will bring a new level of luxury to the Surfside/Bal Harbour area. The building has 18 floors and just 70 residences overlooking the 35-acre North Shore Park and the Atlantic Ocean. It is located on the northernmost lot in Surfside, so is still incredibly close to Bal Harbour. One of the aspects I love most about the building is that residents will enjoy the public park to the south as well as a private park to the north, giving an atmosphere of serenity while still offering all of the services a luxurious building of this caliber should offer. There is no other location in Miami like 8701 Collins, which is where 87 Park earned its name.

Inside the development, residents of 87 Park will enjoy butler service, 24-hour concierge and security, beach service and a program director. There will be an on-site botanist to ensure that the lush greenery in the common areas is curated perfectly depending upon the seasons.

While socializing with the small group of neighbors, residents can enjoy two oceanfront pools with cabanas, on-site salon, wine bar, a business center, and private picnics in the park. The Fugo Bar on-site will offer cold-pressed juices and organic food and each resident will receive a key to the private park just north of the building, similar to the coveted luxury buildings in New York City surrounding Gramercy Park. The private park will be outfitted by the same designers who built Governor’s Island in New York.

Inside the apartments, residents will have floor to ceiling glass walls with sweeping views of the beach and park and telescopic doors that allow the sea breeze to flow through the apartment on beautiful 75-degree winter days. The kitchens are finished with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and buyers have their choice of an array of natural oak plank floorings, or natural stones.

Given that the building is nestled between two parks and the ocean, Mr. Piano has designed the terrace to appear as though they float over the sea & park. Depending upon the layout, some of the terraces even add an additional 75% to the square footage of the home.

As of today, the project is 80% sold with buyers including Michael Huffington, the Conde Nast family and tennis star Novak Djokovic. You can become a neighbor as well. Although the project is nearly sold out, a nice mix of layouts are available including 2 bedroom plans from $3.1 million up to the $45 million multi-level penthouse. Please let us know if you would like to speak about a specific floor plan or view. We are always here to help. In the meantime, you can browse the floorplans here as well as the photos and video below.

The lobby of 87 Park in Surfside.

The lobby of 87 Park in Surfside.

The juice bar at 87 Park in Surfside Florida.

The juice bar at 87 Park in Surfside Florida.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Inside Eighty-Seven Park by Renzo Piano in Surfside, FL.

Learn more about other luxury condo buildings near 87 Park:

St Regis Bal Harbour

Fendi Chateau

Surf Club Four Seasons Residences

Oceana Bal Harbour

Fisher Island Palazzo del Sol Caroline Wozniacki

Fisher Island Condo Welcomes Caroline Wozniacki & David Lee

Could it be that Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee are anticipating the pitter-patter of little athletically-gifted feet in the near future? Judging from the size of their new $13.5 million condo at Palazzo del Sol on exclusive Fisher Island, that certainly could be the case.

The betrothed sports stars have been quiet about when their wedding date may be, but have emerged as the buyers of this 10,000+ square foot opulent new home with 5 full bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and expansive terraces. Over 2,500 square feet of terraces wrap around the apartment, offering six additional outdoor living areas with views of the Biscayne Bay, South Beach, Port of Miami, Miami Skyline as well as the Fisher Island Golf Club.

It may seem presumptuous that we would anticipate little basketball/tennis prodigies so soon, but the famous couple did mention their intentions for a family to Hamptons Magazine in August of this year.

“Looking to the future for me, I hope to be known as not only an athlete but, once I have a family, also as someone who raised her kids to be good people. That would be amazing,” Wozniacki told Hamptons Magazine in an exclusive interview.

Wozniacki has been settled on the island for several years already, enjoying a slew of amenities including both clay and grass tennis courts to practice on. Regarding the tennis courts and the Fisher Island lifestyle, she told Hamptons Magazine, “They named the hard courts after me—that was such a great honor. I love Fisher Island. It’s so safe and there’s so much going on. You see generations that have lived there forever: kids, parents, grandparents. You’re so close to the buzz and the restaurants [of Miami], but at the same time, when you’re there you feel so relaxed and calm. It’s an amazing place. Mostly we stay at home, but if we’re really adventurous, we’ll go to Milos or Soho House. We like the laid-back lifestyle.”

If they do expand their family in the near future, the kids will enjoy a private beach, an aviary with flamingos, parrots, peacocks and all sorts of other tropical birds, a private school and a host of restaurants. Palazzo del Sol, where their new home is located, also has an amazing children’s play area with an indoor treehouse.

On top of being sports pros, it seems the power couple is also skilled in matters of business. They were able to negotiate a discount of over 20% on their purchase. The property had originally been listed for $17.4 Million. Remaining purchase opportunities range from $7.3 million to $20.2 million, depending upon the individual layout of the apartments and individual amenities offered. Some have private rooftop pools, some have private bayfront pools, among other perks. If you would like more specifics, do not hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help.

Here are more photos of Caroline & David’s new home:

Fisher Island Palazzo del Sol Caroline Wozniacki

Inside the 5 bedroom Fisher Island condo recently purchased by Caroline Wozniacki

Fisher Island Palazzo del Sol Caroline Wozniacki

Inside the 5 bedroom Fisher Island condo recently purchased by Caroline Wozniacki

Fisher Island Palazzo del Sol Caroline Wozniacki

Inside the 5 bedroom Fisher Island condo recently purchased by Caroline Wozniacki

Fisher Island Palazzo del Sol Caroline Wozniacki

Inside the 5 bedroom Fisher Island condo recently purchased by Caroline Wozniacki

Fisher Island Palazzo del Sol Caroline Wozniacki

Inside the 5 bedroom Fisher Island condo recently purchased by Caroline Wozniacki

Fisher Island Palazzo del Sol Caroline Wozniacki

Inside the 5 bedroom Fisher Island condo recently purchased by Caroline Wozniacki

 

miami beach best condominiums

The 5 Best Miami Beach Condo Buildings

Miami Beach Condos

The living in Miami Beach is unmatched. Whether that be the amazing single-family homes, or the condos. Sometimes condo-living beats out any other home you can look at, so it’s helpful to know which Miami Beach condos are amazing. Well, which are the most amazing. In this article, we’re featuring the diamonds of Miami Beach condos. We’ll show you our five favorites, then you can do a little research of your own to see that all of them have something pretty special. For a full list of luxury Miami Beach condos, click here.
Edition Miami Beach
The first Miami Beach condo is none other than Edition Miami Beach. Located in the famous South Beach, this condo is unmatched luxury. Each unit in Edition is one-of-a-kind. That’s the pull, and they’re all equally gorgeous. This condo gives the word “opulence” a new meaning. Everything you can experience while living here is world-class. Don’t miss it!

Santa Maria

Next on the list doesn’t come far behind the others on this list. Santa Maria is known for its exclusivity. Tucked away in the Biscayne Bay grounds, you wouldn’t expect these condos to be all that they are. They include every luxury you can imagine. From private elevators, cleaning staff, manned gate, the list goes on.

Grove at Grand Bay

Grove at Grand Bay is next on the list, and while we’re pretty sure this preview photo is enough to make anyone swoon, we’ll give you even more reason to drop everything and get here.

Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, Grove at Grand Bay features luxuries not often come across. This includes a full-time chef onsite if you don’t care to cook for yourself, as well as world-class kitchen appliances that make it convenient to make anything you crave for yourself.

Portofino Tower

Next on the list is Portofino Tower is located in the most sought-after section of South Beach; the South Fifth neighborhood. Every feature of these condos screams “luxury”. Matched with each condo listed ahead of it, this condo is another diamond that Miami Beach condos has to offer.

Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour

Last but certainly not least on the list is none other than the famous Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour. Bal Harbour is another one of the most famous neighborhoods in the Miami area, and searching through these condos yourself will reveal that each unit is unique in its luxury. There’s a reason your memory “dings” when you hear the name, Ritz Carlton.

If you’re interested in getting an inside peek at any of these Miami Beach condo buildings, contact the experts.

Living in Luxury Miami Beach Condo

The Benefits of Living in a Miami Beach Condo

There are a multitude of benefits of living in a Miami Beach condo. Condominiums are much more than apartments. A condo is almost like a hybrid between an apartment and a house, because you are in a building, yet you have much more indoor living space, as well as outdoor living space at times. Read on to discover some of the benefits of living in a Miami Beach condo.

Pricing

Often times, purchasing a condo is a bit less expensive than purchasing a comparable house in the same area. The price of a condo verses a house is dependent on the size of the home; but, in general, a condo in the same luxury level and neighborhood is lower than that of a house. However, it is also important to mention that condos come with association fees, which need to be factored in when making price comparisons.

No Outdoor Maintenance

A huge benefit of living in a Miami Beach condo is that you never have to worry about yard or outdoor maintenance. Condos, in general, are situated on professionally landscaped lots. In addition, condo owner don’t have to worry about painting the outside of their home or the up keep of the structure. Any physical outdoor maintenance or interior corridor shared spaces are all responsibility of the condo association. Owners are however responsible for paying the above mentioned condo association fees. However, having the association taking care of mundane issues is a big stress reducer.

24/7 Security

Miami Beach condo offer buyers unprecedented levels of security and safety 24/7. Condos offer gated and locked entries to parking, and often times offer professional security officers on duty, in addition to concierge and other staff. Another benefit of living in a condo is the close proximity with your neighbors, which you can turn to if you need help in case of an emergency or security situation, or you can alert them of any other concerns.

Resort-like Amenities

In general, Miami Beach condos offer residents marvelous resort-like amenities such as luxury spas, state-of-the gyms, heated pools, and beautiful common areas and lobbies. Other resort-like amenities include tennis courts, conference rooms, steam rooms, saunas, wine cellars, on-site storage, and more. In addition, Miami Beach condos offer 24/7 concierge, valet, and security services.

Miami Beach Condo Living

It is undeniable that Miami Beach condo living is a luxurious way to live. Miami Beach residents residing in condos feel like they’re on a permanent vacation, with all of the wonderful amenities and people catering to them. If you would like more information in regards to Miami Beach condos, contact us and we will be more than happy to assist you.