Known for its sunny skies, powdery beaches, and turquoise waters, South Florida has long been a top destination for seasonal vacation-goers from around the world. However, with full-time residents rising throughout the Sunshine State, more homeowners seek access to an excellent life year-round. A trio of top listings in Miami with a mix of distinctive amenities highlight what it’s like to live in a world-class resort every day.





Sensational water views abound in yet another spectacular four-bedroom unit on the 42nd floor of the Zaha Hadid-designed 1000 Museum in nearby downtown Miami. “The half-floor unit was designed with custom features and furnishings by Morada as a model space for the developers to showcase the very best of what they had to offer,” says Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM agent Jason Zarco, who holds the $7.75 million listing. “When you walk in, you can see thoughtful details at every turn, including the main television, which is inset into a marble frame – and because it’s a flow-through, you get sweeping views of the ocean, bay, and city to the north, east, and west.” Indeed, the unit brims with the very finest finishes and features, including a Poliform kitchen with Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances, Italian porcelain tile floors, and Calacatta marble-clad baths amid 4,600 square feet of living space plus an expansive terrace overlooking the ocean and bay.

Resort-inspired amenities-including an air-conditioned valet lounge where residents are served coffee or tea while they wait for their car, a private movie theater with a popcorn machine and concession area with branded gummy bears and lollipops, and a private spa with staffed masseuses, hairstylists, and manicurists- take the common areas of the building to an unprecedented level without peer in Miami. There are also two pools-one outdoors with a jacuzzi and private dining nooks and one indoors in the form of a lap pool in the 60th-floor aquatic center where a 30-foot soaring ceiling and expansive windows overlook breathtaking 360-degree views. From there, you can even climb up to the roof of the building and take off in a copter from the only helipad atop a condo in the city. “Best of all is the building’s amazing staff – from the valet to the doormen to the butlers, all of whom were trained by 5-star trainers,” says Zarco, who started his own career as an operations director at the Ritz Carlton hotels in New York and South Beach. “People often use the term ‘5-star hospitality’ loosely, but here it’s the real thing in a condominium setting. There are even private drivers who will take you anywhere within a 5-mile radius in one of the building’s house cars, as well as a lifestyle director, who’s truly a dedicated concierge and will book restaurant reservations and provide the same high-level service to condo residents that you can only find in a five-star or five-diamond hotel. It’s extraordinary.”

1000 BISCAYNE BLVD #4202
MIAMI, FL 33132

JASON B. ZARCO 305.975.4061



At a renovated penthouse at Paramount Bay, a luxury high-rise condominium building in the Edgewater neighborhood of Miami, you can treat yourself or a crowd to unobstructed

panoramic views of ocean, bay, and city from an oversize 68’x24′ rooftop terrace complete with comfy seating beneath a pergola and private plunge pool. “The home is in the heart of the city- five minutes from downtown, six minutes to the Design District, and eight minutes to South Beach-the best location in Miami,” says Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM agent Brian Smith, who holds the $4.5 million listing.

Inside the 2,845-square-foot four-bedroom penthouse pad, elevated finishes, fine fixtures, and fittings set a relaxed yet luxurious tone that sets the dwelling apart. “Unlike the white on white on white you see in so many Miami condos, here porcelain floors that look like wide wood planks throughout, walls with a Venetian plaster-style finish in the master bedroom bring a sense of warmth to the modern environs,” says Smith. A side-by-side Sub-Zero fridge and freezer, oversized wine fridge, and custom kitchen island with upholstered barstools make the space an entertainer’s dream. Common area perks include two pools-one facing east, the other west – communal cabanas, grills, ping pong tables, a meditation garden, and a fire pit. Two covered parking spots and valet parking complete the mix. “This is a resort you get to call home,” says Smith, who’s offering the unit furnished. “Just show up with your bathing suit and a toothbrush, and you’re set.”

2020 N BAYSHORE DR, PH 4104 MIAMI, FL 33137




Across the bay on the coveted island of Key Biscayne, another high-style four-bedroom condo at the prestigious Ocean Club offers spectacular views of the ocean and Biscayne Bay – along with the skylines of Miami and Miami Beach – from a unique vantage point. “Situated on the fourteenth floor, the corner unit is one of only a few in the most requested line with the best plan in the most desired part of Miami,” says Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM listing agent Lorena Garcia Morillo. “It’s also in a building closest to the beach.” The $11.99 million unit boasts more than 5,200 square feet of living space, wraparound terraces, pristine white floors, and pale maple millwork. In a masterful renovation, two of the unit’s four bedrooms were combined to form a second primary suite. A spectacular cocoon-like foyer with marble floors that welcomes residents and guests alike like a warm embrace, an extra-large kitchen with high-level finishes, four-and-a-half baths, and ample storage make the expansive condo feel like a home.

Adding to the vacation-like atmosphere, the Ocean Club development features a 25,000-square-foot Beach Club with illuminated tennis and padel courts, basketball, and volleyball, a complete fitness center offering a range of exercise classes, and a health spa where residents can indulge in private treatments or a massage. Formal and casual dining options offer communal places to gather, while an oversized swimming pool, jacuzzi, and direct beach access bring a multiplicity of ways to enjoy the water. A 24-hour private concierge, in-house wine cellar, and exclusive fur storage up the ante on resort-inspired amenities. With four assigned parking spots plus extra personal storage, the home is ideal for extended family get-togethers. ” You have everything you’d pay top dollar for on a vacation on a daily basis,” says Garcia Morillo.




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