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Living Splendor: 5 Coolest Modern Condos in Miami

Being an attractive residential spot, Miami features incredible house and residential towers furnished for the effortless beach life. Therefore, if you’re looking for some of the most modern condos buildings, we’ve got you covered – we did the research and came up with a shortlist of five that are nothing short of mind-blowing. But be warned! Complete with all possible amenities a modern dweller could wish for and built with luxury materials they are no regular cookie-cutter housing buildings.

Sharing the modern architectural style, it’s the premium services that make them really stand out. From concierge to laundry valet to housekeeping, these residential towers are made to give their dwellers everything they’ve dreamed of.

Icon South Beach

Icon South Beach
Icon South Beach tower

In 2005, architect Philippe Starck and developer Jorge Perez have combined their efforts to create an S-shaped 40-storey tower in Biscayne Bay, which became the Icon South Beach. Complete with an infinity pool, billiard room, cafe, spa, and even a library, the residential tower is probably one of the most luxurious high-end residential buildings in Miami. Condos range between 851 and 2,158 square feet (79 – 200 sq m). And their floor-to-ceiling hurricane-proof windows and big balconies are opening up to beautiful views.

Though individually designed, the interiors almost universally include marble or high-quality porcelain, state-of-the-art kitchens with granite countertops, walk-in closets, and 9-foot high ceilings. A semi-private elevator access to each unit really plays to the sense of exclusivity.

The Icon’s condos have nine unique floor plans, opening up to the gorgeous ocean views and the city, sprawled on the coastline. In addition to the long list of services, the Icon offers concierge services, valet parking, and housekeeping whenever needed. And did we mention the infinity pool  — that comes as a decorative addition to the heated bay front lap pool — and the whirlpool spa?

Condos range between $655,000 and $6,9 million, while rent prices reach $8,850 for a two-bedroom unit with an open balcony and marble floors.

Muse Residences in Sunny Isles Beach

Muse Residence
Muse Residences in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach

Lying in the heart of Sunny Isles, Muse Residences is another pre-construction luxury boutique building that will be offering 2 and 3 bedroom residences designed by Antrobus and Ramirez. Featuring 12-foot high ceilings, Italian marble or wood floors, and custom Italian cabinetry, each residence will have its own private elevator. Dornbracht and Duravit plumbing fixtures will complete the master bathrooms, while the Sub-Zero/Wolf and Bosch appliances – the kitchens.

Ranging between $4,8 million and $8,5 million, the residences at the Muse come with layouts featuring a den or a media room. Their summer terraces are equipped with outdoor kitchens and weather-proof entertainment systems. Though luxury does not stop here. Personalized art by contemporary artist Helidon Xhixha and the 8″ Italian entry doors are added to enhance the experience. Finally, floor-to-ceiling windows bring the panoramic views into each and every room.

And yet this is not all. There is plenty of home tech to make Tony Stark jealous — kitchen islands with Smart Glass that shuts off the room from the rest of the interior, Smart Shades that automatically adapt to the sun’s position, and two private elevators with biometric technology that allows you to lock each master suite with a finger touch. That’s not to mention the intelligent home systems that help save energy or even automatically park your car. Blissful!

One Thousand Museum, Downtown Miami

One Thousand Museum Downtown Miami by Zaha Hadid
One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid

One Thousand Museum is another modern boutique building by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. This luxury condo offers the first private helipad on a residential tower in Miami, and it was also designed to be Miami’s most secure condominium. It not only offers museum-like quality living spaces but also the views of the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean — which are absolutely breathtaking.

Designed in Hadid’s signature futuristic style, the tower is considered the most prestigious Miami has to offer. Duplex townhomes, half-floor residences as well as full floor penthouses — it’s all about providing premium services at the “museum”.

The building boasts 10 to 20-foot high ceilings in each residence, featuring an oversized terrace, European finishes and fixtures. Spa-style bathrooms, minimalist kitchens, and smart dressing rooms are also finished with finest materials, and equipped with the most modern appliances. In addition to the unparalleled design, there is Crestron’s state-of-the-art home automation technology — which means lighting, heating, window treatments, and what not, can be controlled by residents through a digital touch screen.

For museum quality and spacious areas, you’ll have to pay from $5,7M to $7M. But that, of course, allows you to pick the finishes from custom Italian cabinetry by Gatto Cucine to customizable lighting by Kreon. Definitely worth it if you have the green stuff.

Hyde Beach House Hollywood

Hyde Beach
Hyde Beach tower

Combining resort style with modern urban aesthetic, Hyde Beach House looks to provide all the right amenities for those seeking a relaxed beach lifestyle. It stands tall, overlooking the ocean, and features 265 furnished 1, 2 & 3 bedroom resort condominiums and 77 decorator-ready residences.

Open floor plans of the condos are decorated with modern European designer furniture as well as contemporary art. Interiors are sleek and somehow minimalist. Bathrooms bring the spirit of a real retreat – just think soaking tubs, glass shower stalls, wet walls, and porcelain tile floors. Last to mention are the private terraces that invite to observe the dizzying views of the bustling city with a drink in hand — which by the way, can also be had in the Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails restaurant.

Available anywhere from $691,900 to $1,050,900 almost all units offer living in breathy coastal style highlighted by the ocean blue.

Aria on the Bay Miami

Aria on the Bay
Aria on the Bay tower

Taking living to a whole new level, Aria on the Bay allows you glimpses over the city and the Biscayne Bay from its amazing tropical lounge areas and oversized balconies. Small green parks complement the 1 to 4 bedroom residences, with some of them (especially the 4-bedroom condos) featuring tall floor-to-ceiling windows that invite natural light in the most modern possible way.

Designed by the creative minds from Arquitectonica, the interior design of the tower also gets all eyes with their floating staircases that seamlessly blends in with the highly contemporary layout — which is what makes Aria a true home in the skies.

Price-wise, condos are being offered from as low as $401,900 and anywhere up to $1,843,900.

So what’s your favourite?


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