The Most Luxurious Buildings in Coral Gables

The Most Luxurious Buildings in Coral Gables

Sep 04, 2023 September 04, 2023

Coral Gables, also known as City Beautiful, is one of Miami’s oldest, most scenic neighborhoods, and one of the few planned cities in Florida. Alive with sprawling botanical gardens, canopied streets, Mediterranean revival architecture, one of the best universities in the country, and nationally recognized historical landmarks, this part of Miami captivates with its idyllic charm and family feel.

And although it is renowned for its gorgeous single-family homes and mansions, there are also beautiful and lavish condo buildings that embody what this city is all about. In this blog, we list the most expensive Coral Gables luxury condos, give you a sneak peek of the pre-construction projects that are set to raise the bar in this enchanting neighborhood, and we’ll answer all your frequently asked questions about living here.


— Top Five Luxury Condo Buildings in Coral Gables


5.
Biltmore Parc 

718 Valencia Avenue, Coral Gables
Average List Price: $811 per square foot

Biltmore ParcBiltmore Parc Exterior


Just a couple of blocks from the
historic Biltmore Hotel, Venetian Pool, and Miracle Mile, this boutique-style condo redefines luxury living in Coral Gables. Designed by Avanzato Design, Bellin & Pratt Architects LLC, Biltmore Parc stands five stories with only 32 luxury residences.

Built in 2017, each meticulously crafted, plus-den home in this exquisite low-rise offers a fascinating blend of European elegance and contemporary design. Residents are treated to open-plan interior layouts, gourmet kitchens, spa-inspired bathrooms, and generously sized private terraces. Amenities include a Vincenzo Avanzato-designed lobby, two elegantly-appointed multipurpose lounge areas, membership to The Club at the Biltmore, a 24/7 concierge, and more.


4.
Ponce Tower 

1805 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables
Average List Price: $881 per square foot

A 10-minute walk from the beautiful main street of Miracle Mile, this architectural masterpiece sits in the heart of City Beautiful. Built in 2008, this 15-story enclave affords its residents a Mediterranean-style abode with modern touches for comfortable and elegant living. 

Boasting 110 meticulously designed Coral Gables luxury condos, residents are treated to 11-foot-high ceilings, European-style cabinetry in the kitchen and baths, plus expansive private balconies. Top amenities include a 50-foot heated swimming pool, palm tree-shaded lounging spaces, a billiards/club room, a fully-equipped gym, a business center, plus a meditation/tranquility garden.


3.
Merrick Manor

301 Altara Avenue, Coral Gables
Average List Price: $959 per square foot

Merrick ManorMerrick Manor


The move-in ready Merrick Manor sits next door to the Shops at Merrick Park, known for its collection of
high-end brands and restaurants. Designed by Behar Font & Partners with interiors by Steven G., this upscale condo community gives its residents a highly serviced, amenity‑rich lifestyle. Each turnkey condo home comes masterfully executed with soaring ceilings, private terraces, custom wood entrance doors, Italian-inspired cabinetry, white quartz kitchen countertops, Grohe fixtures, full-size bathtubs by Duravit, a keyless lock, and more.

Built in 2019, Merrick Manor stands 10 stories with 227 stunning residences. Unified with this popular outdoor shopping center, the amenities here include 20,000 square feet of ground-level retail and restaurant space, a resort-style saline pool terrace with a BBQ area on the 4th floor, a sophisticated lounge & bar, a spacious gym with yoga studio overlooking the pool area, a next-gen business center, a dog wash, and more. 


2.
The Gables Club 

10 & 60 Edgewater Drive, Coral Gables
Average List Price: $1,046 per square foot

The Gables Club


Standing tall along the waterfront just south of Coconut Grove and near Cocoplum, this established, two-tower condo community offers unparalleled luxury and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay. Designed by the celebrated architect Robert M. Swedroe, Tower 1 was built in 1996 while Tower 2 was constructed more recently in 2003. Both towers rise 16 stories with 99 luxurious, oversized residences up to six bedrooms.

Each elegantly appointed residence at Gables Club boasts high-end finishes, state-of-the-art appliances, and expansive balconies. The canal-front community is also home to a 42-slip private marina, four lighted clay tennis courts, a putting green, a heated pool, a fitness center, a spa, a social room, a clubhouse, manicured grounds, jogging paths, and more.


And the Winner of the Most Expensive Condo in Coral Gables Goes to… 


1.
Villa Valencia 

515 Valencia Avenue, Coral Gables
Average List Price: $1,473 per square foot

Villa Valencia Coral Gables Pool Deck

The recently completed Villa Valencia finished in 2021 has the most expensive luxury condos in Coral Gables and affords a single-family home experience within a boutique condo community. Designed by Hamed Rodriguez Architects, this LEED-certified ultra-exclusive luxury condo stands 13 stories with only 39 extra-large residences. Offering only three- to four-bedroom floor plans, residents in this stunning Mediterranean-inspired tower enjoy 10-foot-high ceilings, expansive outdoor terraces with summer kitchens, gourmet eat-in kitchens, a relaxing soaking tub, and floor-to-ceiling rain shower in the master bath, luxe Brizo & Delta fixtures, Darwin by Delos home wellness systems, and much more.

Highlight amenities at this boutique condo include a 78-foot resort-style pool with lap lane & waterfall, hot & cold hydrotherapy baths, private cabanas with spas, two summer kitchens on the pool deck, a hammam/steam room, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with yoga & Pilates studios, a tea room with kitchen and bar, an entertainment space with billiards and golf simulator, a library with outdoor terrace overlooking the 10,000 sq. ft. park, a separate dog park and run, EV charging stations, and more. 


— Luxury Pre-Construction Condos Coming to Coral Gables


The Avenue

351 San Lorenzo Avenue, Coral Gables
Completion Date: 2025

The Avenue


The Avenue will mark Coral Gables’ first short-term rental-approved condo project. Designed by Bermello Ajamil & Partners, this Parisian-inspired, neo-classical building will be as much for the long-term resident as for its shorter term guests. 

Rising only nine stories tall, this European-style condo-hotel will accommodate only 54 luxury residences with interiors by the celebrated Adriana Hoyos Design Studio. Each condo will have thoughtful layouts featuring 9 to 11-foot ceilings, extra-large private terraces, imported Italian cabinetry, plus options for porcelain flooring, baseboards, and designer paint. Also, located right across the Shops at Merrick Park, future residents will be treated to over 3,500 square feet of ground-floor luxury retail, an artistically landscaped pool deck, a hammock garden, a summer kitchen, a family-friendly dining area, and more.


Gables Village

2990 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables
Completion Date: End of 2025

Gables Village


Gables Village or the Village at Coral Gables is one of the most highly anticipated, meticulously-crafted projects to debut in Coral Gables. This Seville-inspired, walkable community will be home to a collection of 48 duplexes, townhouses, and condos, designed by De La Guardia Victoria Architects & Urbanists, and inspired by George Merrick’s historic community.

Breaking ground in 2023, this 2.6-acre, landmark project will be home to tree-lined streets, elegant plazas, lush gardens, awe-inspiring fountains, and beautiful parks –all reminiscent of the alcoves in Seville’s Plaza de España. Each building in this dreamy enclave will be a maximum of four stories tall and designed in the Mediterranean Revival style. The centerpiece of amenities will be a 4,000-square-foot wellness club featuring a luxurious plunge pool, an indoor-outdoor terrace lounge, a fitness wing, a library, and a conference center.


719 Biltmore Way

719 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables
Completion date: 2024


With extra-large residences starting at 3,900 square feet, this ultra-exclusive building affords the luxury of having a handful of neighbors and only one residence per floor. Designed by the world-renowned Bormello Ajamil & Partners, this boutique tower will rise only 12 stories with nine ultra-luxury
Coral Gables condos for sale.

Each single-floor residence will flaunt four-bedroom floorplans with interiors by Miami-based Sire Design and have breathtaking views of the Granada Golf Course. All units will feature 10-foot-high ceilings, generously-sized bedrooms, spacious walk-in closets, top-of-the-line appliances in the gourmet kitchens with a built-in bar, nook space with direct access to a summer kitchen, spa-inspired bathrooms with glass-enclosed rainfall showers, Italian vanity cabinetry, premium fixtures, a choice of high-end porcelain tile or wide-plank engineered wood flooring throughout, and much more.

Top amenities at the pet-friendly 719 Biltmore Way include a two-story lobby, a rooftop relaxation pool with lounge areas and daybeds, a rooftop breezeway terrace with lounge seating, a rooftop fitness center, a flexible business and study room with workspace areas, two parking spaces per residence, and more.


— FAQs About Living in Coral Gables


What’s it Like to Live in Coral Gables, FL?

Known for its Mediterranean-inspired architecture, arched gateways, lush greenery, and historic charm, this idyllic city is one of the most beautiful places to call home in Greater Miami. Coral Gables offers a tranquil environment, surrounded by nature and with easy access to the main areas of Miami, like Coconut Grove, Brickell and Downtown. It is also home to a nationally ranked college, the University of Miami, including its excellent medical center, and excellent schools. 

Owning or living in a Coral Gables luxury condo you’ll have plenty of shopping and entertainment options in the Miracle Mile or the Shops at Merrick Park, plus an evolving dining scene that makes Coral Gables an exciting culinary destination. Enjoy the outdoors at one of several golf courses, discover the Matheson Hammock Park & Marina, or wander around the Fairchild Botanic Gardens. And history buffs will love the traditional landmarks, such as the Biltmore Hotel or the Merrick House. There’s something for everyone!

Why is Coral Gable Famous? 

Coral Gables is instantly recognizable in Miami because of its urbanism and Mediterranean Revival architecture, which started with developer George Merrick at the beginning of the 1900s  and is still reinforced today with strict zoning codes. Besides this, it is also recognized as the home of the University of Miami and as an affluent neighborhood with beautiful single-family homes and mansions scattered along the tree-lined streets, and with an excellent golf course. Some might think it’s similar to Coconut Grove, but they’ve got their differences. 

Is Coral Gables, FL, a Good Place to Live?

Ranked as the 4th “Best Suburb to Live in Florida” on niche.com, Coral Gables is a top choice among families and young professionals. The affluent neighborhood also gets an “A+” in terms of Good for Families, “A” in Diversity, and “A” for Nightlife, making it one of the most desirable areas to anchor down in Miami. Coral Gables is also home to several highly regarded schools, including the University of Miami, best known as the birthplace of some of the best sports teams in South Florida.

How Safe is Coral Gables FL?

Coral Gables is one of the safest areas in Greater Miami. It gets an “A-“ from areavibes.com and a “B-“ from niche.com in terms of resident safety (both reputable sites ranking neighborhoods across the U.S.).

Is Coral Gables Expensive?

Generally, Coral Gables is considered an affluent area of Greater Miami, especially towards the south where all the waterfront gated communities are. However, you can find real estate in Coral Gables with varying ranges, with an average listing price for condos of $ 600,000.

 

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