The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Mid-Beach (Miami Beach)
Dec 13, 2021 December 13, 2021
Mid-Beach is known as the quieter counterpart to South Beach, which affords it a more laid-back, residential lifestyle. The upscale neighborhood comes with its own unique flavor of arts, performances, entertainment, and architecture. And now with the Faena District established, this desirable Miami Beach neighborhood anchored by Art Deco & MiMo-style hotels and buildings lining its sugar-sand beaches is a little mini-art mecca. This flurry of activity has further attracted an influx of starchitects and big-budget developers to build more modern, luxurious structures in Mid-Beach - aiming to please its ever-growing community of global citizens.
So, what constitutes luxury living in Mid-Beach? Here’s looking at the top 5 most luxurious condo buildings of the Miami Beach neighborhood and all they have to offer. (Updated December 13, 2021)
Why Choose Mid-Beach?
Mid-Beach offers all the perks of living in Miami Beach, with the added advantage of being tucked away from the much busier South Beach. It offers more tranquil, white sand beaches, breathtaking water views, throwback Art Deco and MiMo-style architecture, and some of the best hotels and resorts. And with the eclectic Faena District for all your art, culture, and curated luxury retail cravings, this upscale neighborhood is a remarkable place to call home.
Mid-Beach also ranks well in terms of walkability with a walk score of 91 in our 2019 study. In addition to the above, Mid-Beach boasts of close proximity to the exclusive La Gorce Country Club and golf course, all the famous shopping and entertainment hotspots of South Beach, Mt. Sinai Hospital, the upscale Shops at Bal Harbour, and easy access to the mainland via I-95, making it one of the most sought-after neighborhoods to live in.
The Best of the Best Condos in Mid-Beach
5. Caribbean - 3737 Collins Avenue, Mid-Beach
Average list price: $1,881 per square foot
Combining the MiMo 7-story north tower designed by historic Miami Beach architect L. Murray Dixon and the latest 19-story south tower designed by Kobi Karp, the Caribbean makes for an amazing oceanfront community. The towers offer a total of 103 luxury residences, with the south tower featuring interiors by the renowned Christopher Ciccone. Amenities here include direct beach access, an oceanfront heated infinity-edge pool, beach and pool service, a new-age fitness center, cigar humidor, fire pit for social gatherings, billiard lounge, and much more.
4. The Ritz-Carlton Residences – 4701 North Meridian Avenue, Mid-Beach
Average list price: $2,337 per square foot
This 5-star condo-hotel comes nestled within 7 acres of lush, waterfront gardens. Designed by Lissoni Associati, led by Piero Lissoni, these canal-side residences feature a clean European design elevated by 10-foot-high ceilings, chic Italian kitchens, Italian marble in the bathrooms, and a European-appliance package inclusive of a wine cooler and cappuccino maker. Amenities include a tropically landscaped rooftop pool deck, 36 private boat docks, a residents’ day yacht, waterfront social room, meditation garden, poolside restaurant, art studio, kids’ room, pet grooming salon, and much more.
3. The Residences at the Miami Beach Edition – 2901 Collins Avenue, Mid-Beach
Average list price: $2,723 per square foot
This branded, oceanfront condo-hotel part of the Faena District features a handful of 26 ultra-luxury residences occupying six floors. These limited-edition condos come with amenities such as priority access to the hotel’s restaurant and bars, nightclub, spa, salon, business center, exclusive beach access as well as pet walking, sitting, and grooming services.
2. Beach House 8 – 3651 Collins Ave, Mid-Beach
Avg. list price $2,271 per sq ft
This ultra-exclusive condo building features only 7 oceanfront units. Designed by Arquitectonica, the 10-story building features playful architecture and only one unit or less per floor. Each extra-spacious residence features sweeping water views, LED lighting, Boffi kitchens, spa-like master baths, and the Crestron Home Automation System. Amenities include a 75-foot lap pool with Jacuzzi, an 8’ by 6’ private poolside cabana for each residence, lounge and sun terraces, game room, outdoor yoga space, and more.
And the Winner of the Best Condo in Mid-Beach in Terms of Luxury Goes To . . .
Faena House – 3315 Collins Avenue, Mid-Beach
Average list price: $4,221 per square foot
This sleek, ultra-luxury building is the anchor of what has now turned into the famous Faena District of Mid-Beach. The oceanfront building features 41 airy condos spread across 17 stories, each with fully finished, custom Foster+Partners interiors and extra-large balconies. Amenities here include a full-fledged spa with separate steam and sauna rooms for men and women, an ocean-view TechnoGym, children’s playroom, private fully-serviced beach club, landscaped pool, and outdoor spaces.
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Alton Bay - 3900 Alton Road, Mid-Beach
Master architect Ricardo Bofill’s first large-scale condo project in the US, this bayfront building is set to rise 8 stories housing 75 luxury residences. Envisioned as an urban oasis in complete harmony with its surroundings, the condo building will feature water-like (glass) architecture along with wild botanical elements that crawl up the walls of the podium and over the pool deck. Amenities here will include a professionally curated collection of contemporary art in its lobby, pool deck installations by artists like Loris Cecchini and Fernando Mastrangelo, a landscaped pool terrace with expansive pool and spa, social lounge with gaming area and high-def media room, children’s playroom, children’s wading pool, dog park, Tesla house car, VIP access to the Beach Club at the Nobu Hotel plus Eden Roc Miami Beach, and much more.
Aman Hotel & Residences - 3425 Collins Ave, Mid-Beach
Featuring a restored version of the historic Versailles Hotel, the Aman Hotel and Residences will stand along the quieter waterfront in Mid-Beach. Designed by Revuelta Architecture and Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the two-building property will be home to 23 luxury condos and 56 hotel rooms on the renovated hotel side and a 16-story condo tower with 41 spacious residences. The condo tower will feature a modern, curvilinear facade and allow short-term rentals. Amenities will include a rooftop pool deck with restaurant and bar, world-class spa, and another ground-floor restaurant in the condo tower.
Newest Luxury Condo on Mid-Miami Beach
57 Ocean – 5775 Collins Avenue, Mid-Beach
Technically completed after receiving its TCO in October of 2021, the ultra-luxurious 57 Ocean epitomizes Brazilian luxury and Tropical Modernism in the heart of Miami Beach. The 18-story tower, designed by Arquitectonica with interiors by Anastassiadis Arquitetos, features 81 residences with private elevator entries, 12-foot-deep terraces, Italian kitchens, lavish bedrooms with terrace access, marble countertops, and top-tier appliances. Residences are available in two- to four-bedroom layouts, ranging in size from 1,245 to 3,623 square feet.
With its gorgeous wood-and-glass design, surrounded by lush tropical and vertical gardens, 57 Ocean is an that highlights the epitome of Brazilian luxury and Tropical also provides direct access to 220 linear feet of pristine sandy beach along the glittering Atlantic Ocean. Amenities at 57 Ocean focus on multi-level wellness and a nurturing connection with nature, and feature a Wellness Pavilion with private treatment rooms, a vitality tub, beachfront yoga, and areas for relaxation and meditation, as well as two infinity pools with poolside lounges and cabanas.
How Safe is Mid-Beach?
Being the quieter cousin of South Beach definitely has its perks. The more sophisticated Mid-Beach is known for its cleaner and less populated sugar-sand beaches, walkable expanses, and family-friendly corridors. This distance from the more touristy part of town naturally makes Mid-Beach a safer place to call home.
You can take a deeper dive into living in South Beach vs. Mid-Beach here.
Best Restaurants in Mid-Beach
Matador Room - Photo courtesy of Edition Hotels
The dining scene in Mid-Beach might not be as wide-ranging as South Beach, but it certainly has its fair share of top-rated eateries that give residents plenty of reasons to dine-out closer home:
- Hakkasan is one of the best Asian restaurants in Miami serving a scrumptious crispy duck salad and Cantonese fare in the Fontainebleau Hotel
- Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau serves some of the best Italian favorites in a high-end setting with a side of ocean views
- Stripsteak by Michael Mina at the Fontainebleau is an outpost for the chef’s award-winning Las Vegas restaurant serving a la carte steak cuts and signature specials
- Pizza and Burger at the Fontainebleau serves Chef Michael Mina’s best home-style comfort food
- Cecconi’s Miami Beach is Soho Beach House’s critically-acclaimed classic Italian restaurant
- Pao by Paul Qui at the Faena Hotel is a fine-dining restaurant serving lip-smacking Asian cuisine with water views
- OLA does great Latin American-style seafood, with its lobster empanada, fire and ice ceviche, and deconstructed key lime pie topping the charts
- The Broken Shaker is an award-winning hotel bar, dishing out original concoctions infused with international flavors in a bohemian courtyard setting
- 27 Restaurant and Bar is another great cocktail bar serving top-notch, new-age American fare
- Lola Restaurant and Grill puts the best skirt steak on the table with live music
- Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann also serves a great steak with great wine pairing in an elegant hotel setting
- Matador Room serves the most inspiring Caribbean and Latin eats cooked up by the world-renowned MasterChef Jean-Georges Vongerichten
- Ceviches by Divino is a new gastropub that does right by high-level Peruvian cuisine
- Hoshi and Sushi is the best place for sushi rolls and Asian fusion in the neighborhood
- Latin Café is another great place for mouthwatering Cuban sandwiches and skirt steak
Shopping in Mid-Beach
Shopping options in Mid-Beach were quite modest until a few years ago, with only the Fontainebleau Shops ruling the roost. However, with the addition of the Faena Bazaar, residents now have more options in the stores that range from emerging designers to global luxury and lifestyle brands, a highly-curated collection of artisan luxury goods, rotating pop-ups, and an art gallery that got Vogue christening the Bazaar ‘Miami Beach’s new design destination.’
For a broader range of shopping options, residents can head to the iconic Lincoln Road mall in South Beach or drive up to the highly glamorous Bal Harbour Shops up north, also with great dining and cafe options. Still, they will find their favorite Starbucks closer to home in three locations - one at the 6080 condo-hotel, a second more south in the AC Hotel by Marriott, and another further north on Collins Avenue.
The Best Located Condo in Mid-Beach
Faena House not only wins the tag of most luxurious, but also the best-located condo in our Mid-Beach study. To begin with, it is beachfront and a quick ride from South Beach plus its famous nightlife, art fairs, and shopping at Lincoln Road. Second, it sits right in the middle of the happening Faena District - surrounded by the Faena Hotel, Performing Arts Theater, Events Forum, and Bazaar that have come to infuse new life to Millionaire’s Row. Third, the Faena District also features a walkscore of 74, making it one of the more walkable districts in Miami Beach. Last, but not least, it also connects easily to the mainland via the I-95.
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