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  • The Ultra-Convenience of Miami Loft Living

    Posted Under: General Area in Miami Beach, Home Buying in Miami Beach, Investment Properties in Miami Beach  |  April 11, 2013 8:01 AM  |  251 views  |  No comments

    Miami Beach has an amazing selection of unique and luxurious lofts that put you near some of the city’s best attractions. If you’re looking for a combination of comfort, style, and convenience, consider these great Miami Lofts.

    First, there is Absolut Lofts, located on 245 Michigan Ave, features the sleek and contemporary design of the famous Kobi Karp. This stylish building consists of 20 spacious split-level loft residences that range from 2 to 3 bedrooms and from 1,150 to 1,448 square feet. Each unit features 18-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, modern finishes, European-style kitchens, and much more. Garden units feature their own individual street entrances and yards, while penthouse units include large terraces.

    Then you have Jefferson Lofts, located on 401 Jefferson Ave, are the latest addition to Miami Beach’s diverse condominium market. Built only in 2011, this brand new building represents the latest in architecture and design. With only 6 lofts, this boutique building guarantees ample space and privacy for its residents. Each spectacular loft is 2-stories tall and comparable to a townhome in terms of amenities and comforts. Features include soaring 18-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling impact-resistant windows, Nolte Kuchen cabinetry, and spacious balconies. The building offers an exquisitely designed rooftop terrace, complete with a large pool, lush landscaping, and ample space to enjoy the sun and view. Residents can enjoy secure indoor parking, in addition to a premium location at the heart of the lively “South of Fifth” area of Miami Beach, which has many world-class clubs, shops, and restaurants.

    These are just some of the many wonderful lofts and condos located throughout Miami. To learn more about these and other wonderful residences, call Josh Stein at 305-791-5596.

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  • JoshSteinRealtor.com’s Miami Beach Condo Picks

    Posted Under: General Area in Miami Beach, Home Buying in Miami Beach, In My Neighborhood in Miami Beach  |  April 9, 2013 11:20 AM  |  239 views  |  No comments

    Miami Beach is well-known for its wide and diverse selection of luxury condominiums, many of which are world-renowned for their amenities, luxury residences, and cutting-edge designs. Josh Stein, the leading provider of Miami Beach Condos, has provided a list of the best condos to choose from.

    Apogee South Beach
    Built in 2007, the Apogee South Beach is one of the most recent condominiums to be constructed in the prestigious South Pointe Drive. It not only offers some of the finest in waterfront living, but its location at the southernmost tip of South Beach places its residents near the heart the lively and trendy South of Fifth (SoFi) area. As one of the newest properties on the market, the Apogee South Beach features the most modern designs and comforts available.

    Aqua
    Located on a private 8.5 acre guarded island, Aqua consists of 3 mid-rise waterfront condominiums and 46 island homes. Each building was designed by award-winning architects and displays a remarkable balance of luxury, sophistication, and comfort. Units feature modernist design, floor-to-ceilings windows, European-style kitchens, spacious layouts, and large terraces.

    Canyon Ranch
    Canyon Ranch is located on over 750 feet of prime oceanfront property, and caters to wellness and health. It includes a 60,000 square foot spa, 4 swimming pools, healthy dinning and juice bars, and even a healing center. Residences feature modern designs.

    Capri South Beach
    Sitting on 2 acres of prime bayfront property, the Capri South Beach is near some of the best beaches and stores in the city. Each residence comes fully-furnished with travertine flooring, built-in closets, and top-of-the-line appliances. Floor plans are spacious, terraces are oversized, and kitchens are sleek and of European design.

    ICON South Beach
    Completed in 2005, the ICON South Beach, which towers over beautiful Biscayne Bay from Alton Road, is a 40-story high-rise that stands out for its unique “S shape. Designed by the renowned Philippe Starck and developed by Jorge Perez, the building combines form and function, as its shape is not only aesthetically distinct, but allows for an optimal view of the city and water from almost every room.

    Murano at Portofino
    The Murano at Portofino, located on the corner of Alton Road and South Pointe Drive, is in the epicenter of two of South Beach’s trendiest streets. Its location also provides an unparalleled view of the city, ocean, and bay. Built in 2001, this large condo complex – consisting of three interconnected towers that are 37, 28, and 17 stories apiece – contains some of the finest Miami Beach condos on the market. The Murano at Portofino has a total of 189 units, ranging in size from 1,008 to 4,784 square feet and containing anywhere from 1 to 3 bedrooms. All residences are spacious, featuring high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offer an unrivaled view of the bay, ocean, and cityscape.

    Ocean House
    Ocean House is a luxurious new development that features just 28 unprecedentedly spacious oceanfront residences. This stylish boutique condominium has a ride array of amenities and features. Units feature flow-through floor plans, private elevators, open-air kitchens, and smart technology.

    One Bal Harbour
    Rising 26 stories above the ocean, this chic condo is ultra-exclusive and highly prestigious. Residences feature private elevator foyers, grand living spaces, high-end kitchens, name-brand appliances, marble bathrooms, and large wrap-around terraces.

    Paramount Bay
    Built in Miami’s Performing Arts district, this recently-constructed luxury tower has units ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms and includes 10-foot high ceilings, direct access private elevators, spacious flow-through layouts, and more.

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  • The Appeal of Miami Beach Lofts

    Posted Under: General Area in Miami Beach, Home Buying in Miami Beach, Investment Properties in Miami Beach  |  April 4, 2013 9:13 AM  |  260 views  |  No comments

    Miami Beach has a remarkable selection of stylish and comfortable lots, most of them located in the trendy area of South Beach. Each of these Miami Loftsoffers their own unique design and flavor, but all of them feature lavish amenities and world-class comforts.

    The first is Alliage Lofts, located on West Avenue in South Beach, just within walking distance of Lincoln Road. Built in 2004 and designed by Chad Oppenheim, this boutique development consists of 12 split-level lofts ranging from 1,166 to 1,256 square feet. Each on has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Amenities include floor-to-ceiling impact resistant windows, 18-foot ceilings, large terraces and balconies, European-style kitchens, and stainless steel appliances.

    Claris, located on 234 Meridian Avenue, is ideally located in the trendy South of Fifth (SoFi) neighborhood ofMiami Beach, consists of two buildings, one with 4 townhome units and the other with 3 stunning lofts. These tri-level lofts feature sleek and contemporary designs. Features include private rooftop terraces, individual spas, soaring 25-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and luxurious marble baths. Private and secluded, it’s within walking distance to the beach.

    Finally, there is Industry Lofts, located on1560 Lennox Avenue. Established in 2006, the 3-story building was once home to a commercial telephone company, and subsequently bears a unique design. There are 17 units in total, ranging from 845 to 1,620 square feet. Amenities include 11 to 12-foot ceilings, expansive windows, stylish rooftop sundeck with Jacuzzi, Italian stainless steel cabinets, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. It’s only one block away from Lincoln Road.

    This is just a small sample of the many gorgeous and accommodating Miami Beach Condos on the market.

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  • Three Swanky South Beach Penthouses

    Posted Under: General Area in Miami Beach, Home Buying in Miami Beach, Investment Properties in Miami Beach  |  April 1, 2013 9:13 AM  |  270 views  |  1 comment

    While the Miami Metropolitan Area offers some of the most luxurious residential properties in the country, these three Miami Beach Penthouses are the swankiest and most opulent on the market.

    The property is located in the prestigious Mansions at Acqualina 17749 Collins Ave. This one-of-a-kind 2-story duplex is an immense 15,000 square feet and includes 6 exquisitely furnished bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a 3-bedroom staff quarters, and an additional 5,000 square feet of terrace space. The entire home is furnished by the world-class designer Fendi Casa. It’s superb features and amenities include pivoting entry wall, reflecting pool in the living room, nearly 100 foot long master suite, disappearing glass walls, a 25-foot waterfall, 2 outdoor kitchens, cantilevered glass bottomed swimming pool and Jacuzzi, indoor/outdoor screening room, wine room, private spa with hydrotherapy pools, private glass elevator, grand staircase, billiard room, and much more. Offered at $55,000,000.

    The second penthouse is located atop the South Tower of the Continuum South Beach, on 100 S Point Dr. The penthouse’s size and splendor rivals even the most magnificent estate. It’s divided between 4 levels that total 11,000 square feet of living space, in addition to another 6,000 square feet of outdoor terraces. There are 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, and a large guest sweet, and 10 parking spaces, more than enough to accommodate both guests and special events. The impressively high 12-foot ceilings and unrivaled oceanfront view further enhance the already spacious living arrangements. Residents can reach this one-of-a-kind suite by a private elevator, and have access to an opulent rooftop pool. Additionally, the Continuum provides ample amenities, which include 1,000 feet of sandy white beach, full-service beach club with furniture and cabanas, pool pavilion, fully equipped fitness center, and world-class spa. Offered at $39,000,000.

    The final property is located on 1500 Ocean Dr, one of the most exclusive and luxurious areas inMiami Beach. It has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and 8,400 square feet of living space. This chic masterpiece of design includes a 7,000 square foot rooftop terrace that includes deck, space, and outdoor space, double walk-in wine rooms, and a circular glass great room that offers 270” views of the ocean and beach. There are exquisite details and accents throughout, including driftwood-inspired color palettes, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, elegant stone baths, and the latest SAVANT home technology – in fact, every room is controlled by an iPad. The magnificent master suite includes a sitting room and very spacious closet/fitting room. This penthouse is reputed to be the only one in luxurious South Beach to have its own movie theater. Offered at $25,000,000.

    These exemplary Miami Beach Condos represent just a small sample of what available. To learn more about these and other plush living arrangements, contact Josh Stein.

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  • The Beauty of Paramount Bay Miami

    Posted Under: General Area in Miami Beach, Home Buying in Miami Beach, Investment Properties in Miami Beach  |  March 29, 2013 9:55 AM  |  272 views  |  No comments

    Paramount Bay Miami is newly-built residential high-rise that offers its occupants some of the finest living in South Florida.

    Built only in 2011, the 45-story Paramount Bay Miami is located within the prestigious Performing Arts District in Downtown Miami. Its unique exterior displays the latest in elegant contemporary design, while its location offers an enviable view of the city, Biscayne Bay, and theAtlantic Ocean. It has a total of 346 units which range from 1 to 3 bedrooms and from 1,245 to 4,567 square feet. Residents and their guests are greeted by an impressive triple-height grand lobby that includes professional concierge services and 24-hour security.

    Each Paramount Bay Miami residence includes an array of high-class features that guarantee unparalleled comfort. Residents can access their homes through high-speed private elevators and foyers, while flow-through floor plans allow for maximum space and comfort. Floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, in conjunction with a 10-foot ceiling, facilitate both natural lighting and the already impressive view. Residents can also make use of a generously outsized 8-foot deep terrace, while penthouse suits include a garden terrace. Bedrooms and living rooms are separated by 4-foot wide frosted glass doors.

    Kitchens include signature European cabinets constructed from exotic wood, top-grade stone countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerators, top-of-the-line Wolf appliances, stainless steel Blanco undermount sink, and stainless steel KWC faucet. Dornbracht plumbing fixtures are standard in every unit, while bathrooms include Duravit Starck toilets, bidets, and 6-foot high full-height shower with rainshower head. Residents can even use a state-of-the-art touch panel to access concierge services.

    Paramount Bay Miami also offers an array of amenities, including a 2-story fitness center, sauna and steam rooms, outdoor cabanas and living rooms, 2 heated infinity pools, and multi-function rooms for parties and other events. Paramount Bay offers the best Miami Beach Condos on the market.

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  • Consider Luxury Living in Continuum Condos for Sale

    Posted Under: General Area in Miami Beach, Home Buying in Miami Beach, Investment Properties in Miami Beach  |  March 26, 2013 8:57 AM  |  255 views  |  No comments

    If you’re looking for the best luxury living Miami has to offer, look no further than the the Continuum South Beach. Located on 100 South Pointe Drive, this impressive condo complex that offers an unparalleled opportunity for resort-style living. The following homes are sure to be some of the finest Miami Beach Condos you’ve ever seen.

    The first is PH #2, located atop the South Tower. The penthouse’s size and splendor rivals even the most magnificent estate. It’s divided between 4 levels that total 11,000 square feet of living space, in addition to another 6,000 square feet of outdoor terraces. There are 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, and a large guest sweet, and 10 parking spaces, more than enough to accommodate both guests and special events. The impressively high 12-foot ceilings and unrivaled oceanfront view further enhance the already spacious living arrangements. Residents can reach this one-of-a-kind suite by a private elevator, and have access to an opulent rooftop pool. Additionally, the Continuum provides ample amenities, which include 1,000 feet of sandy white beach, full-service beach club with furniture and cabanas, pool pavilion, fully equipped fitness center, and world-class spa. Offered for $39,000,000.

    The second is Unit 3603-4, a duplex with the features and amenities of a world-class single-family home. With 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 half-bathrooms, and an immense living area of 8,229 square feet, it’s a veritable mansion in the sky. In fact, this custom residence was made through the combination of 3 other units, giving it the largest square footage on one level in the entire Continuum. Floor-to-ceiling glass throughout the unit allows residents to enjoy an unparalleled panoramic view of the ocean and city from every angle. Unique features include exclusive custom lighting, custom security, an audio and video network accessible with personalized touch panels in each room, and state of the art home theatre. On offer for $35,000,000.

    Finally, there is Unit 3003, part of the superb 03 line of residences, of which there are only 5 in the building. Indeed, this is the third-most valuable property in the Continuum, if not all of South Beach. It has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 3,500 square feet of living space, making it comparable to a single-family home. This contemporary masterpiece includes finishes by world-famous designer Edward Nieto, as well as ultramodern furnishings and artwork of the highest order and quality. This Continuum Condo spared no expense. Offered at $19,000,000.

    Best of all, these magnificent residences lie within the prestigious South of Fifth (SOFI) neighborhood, a part of Miami Beach that is famous for its nightlife and wide variety of award-winning restaurants, eclectic shops, and clubs. In short, the Continuum all but guarantees a high standard of living in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

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  • Considering the Continuum North or South Tower?

    Posted Under: General Area in Miami Beach, Home Buying in Miami Beach, Investment Properties in Miami Beach  |  March 21, 2013 9:54 AM  |  257 views  |  No comments

    The Continuum South Beach is a highly-acclaimed condo complex that offers some of the most luxurious living standards in South Florida. Located on 100 South Pointe Drive, within the prestigious South of Fifth (SOFI) neighborhood, this resort-style condominium puts you in close proximity to many award-winning restaurants, boutiques, and clubs, to say nothing of its walking distance from the city’s world-famous beaches. Even without this prime location, the Continuum has much to offer.

    The Continuum South Beach consists of the Continuum 1 South Tower and the Continuum II North Tower, each one being 42 stories. Sitting atop 12 acres of prime oceanfront real estate, the towers have a total of 318 units between them. Continuum Condo residences varies in size from 1,201 to 7,374 square feet and from 1 to 5 bedrooms. There are numerous floor plans to choose from, ensuring that almost every need and preference can be met. Any condo you choose will reflect the latest in comfort, design, and luxury, with only the finest-quality furnishings on the market. Almost every unit provides an unparalleled view of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the city.

    In addition to these opulent and lavish residences, the Continuum offers a remarkable array of amenities. For starters, residents can enjoy around 1,000 feet of prime sandy white beach, fully serviced by an exclusive beach club that includes furniture, towels, and cabanas. There is also a large pool pavilion, expansive free-form lagoon swimming pool, sun-deck with furniture, 3 har-tru tennis courts, and a rooftop pool and sundeck. Inside, you can enjoy a world-class spa, fully-equipped state-of-the-art gym, a complete selection of fitness classes, and personal training services. There are gender-segregated lounges that include shower facilities, redwood saunas, eucalyptus steam rooms, heated whirlpool, and treatment rooms.

    In short, whichever tower you choose, the Continuum all but guarantees a high standard of living in one of the world’s most exciting cities. These Miami Beach Condos are like no other on the market.

    http://blog.joshsteinrealtor.com/considering-the-continuum-north-or-south-tower/

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