Miami Beach Luxury Real Estate

Credit: Courtesy of the Surf Club

The world famous Surf Club located at 9011 Collins Avenue in Surfside is getting restored to its formal glory.

The restoration is going to include the original oceanfront Surf Club in conjunction with two luxury oceanfront condominium towers and a hotel managed by The Four Seasons.

Even though the new buildings will be larger and more eye catching, the architect, Richard Meier is trying to keep the original Surf Club as the focal point of the new development.

The two modern glass condominium towers will include 152 units with almost 50 floor plans ranging from 1,400 square feet to nearly 8,000 square feet.

The third hotel tower will be a managed by The Four Seasons. This building will have 80 units and will offer many amenities including two restaurants, beachfront cabanas, gym and spa.

Four oceanfront pools will be featured, two of which will be exclusive access for residents.  The condo residents will also have access to the gym and spa.

Sound attenuating concrete walls, oversized Chefs kitchens, Up to 20-foot double-height oceanfront living rooms will all be special features included in the condominium buildings.

The historic Miami Beach Surf Club in Surfside was originally built in 1929 and designed by architect Russell Pancoast.  The Surf Club opened on New Years Eve of 1930.

Since then, many famous people have become members including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor.

The property is located on the Atlantic Ocean between Bal Harbour and Miami Beach. It has over 965 lineal feet of pristine oceanfront beach.






An unknown wealthy Russian who in 2012 purchased 3 Indian Creek for $47 million, purchased the vacant lot next door. The lot at 4 Indian Creek sold for $21.6 million last week. The supposed buyer, Alvak Holdings, which is a New York based trust, has been keeping his name secret for unknown reasons.

In recent years, several Indian Creek Village home owners have been purchasing adjacent lots or homes to expand their properties. Recently, Julio Iglesias purchased  the property next to his double lot on the wide bay.


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Curbed Miami has released a list of the 25 most expensive residential listings in South Florida. Listed at number one is the $110 million private island of Pumpkin Key expanding over 26 acres. Among the luxurious listings are Nelson’s Indian Creek Island listings one at 17 Indian and the other at 12 Indian. Both are listed for $35 million and have 80,000 square foot lots.

Aerial: 5800 North Bay Road

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Aerial: 5800 North Bay Road

The North Bay road estate formerly owned by J-Lo is also on the list with the asking price of $40 million.



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Miami Beach has been going through major construction in the past years in hopes of major improvements. Currently, 730 feet of the Venetian causeway is getting destroyed and shut down for repair.

There are 12 bridges that make up the causeway linking Miami near the old Miami Herald building to Miami Beach near Lincoln Road. Residents will have to use either MacArthur to the south or Julia Tuttle to the north to get to the mainland.

After construction is over the city of Miami Beach will be switching from C-Pass to Sun Pass for the Venetian Causeway toll. There are many other major construction sites that will slow down traffic in Miami Beach including Alton road Julia Tuttle.

All Aboard Florida Train Station

Miami officials and railway executives released plans for a massive 3 million-square-foot train station complex including an 80-story skyscraper. This will be the state’s first privately owned intercity railway.

The plans revealed a liking to Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal and San Francisco’s Bay Bridge. Ground breaking is expected to take place in the coming months with a completion date set for sometime in 2016.

The rail will be set to run from Miami to Orlando with stops in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach cutting the trip to a short three hours and traveling at speeds of up to 110 mph.

The ground floor of the of 11.2-acre station will feature shops, restaurants and office space in the skyscraper. Business goals will be targeted toward business executives and tourists who need transportation between the east coast of Florida.

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The CEO of the luxurious, iconic fashion brand Louis Vuitton, purchased an Allison Island home for $11.7 million.

The new buyer, Michael Burke, purchased the one-acre Miami Beach home and has plans to demolish it. The property has a private dock, guesthouse, tennis court and 200 feet of waterfront. The house was originally listed for $13 million.

The sale is considered the most expensive on the island.

34 La Gorce
34 La Gorce Island home sold for $14 million setting the record for price per square foot in Miami-Dade County.

The property features 4,846 square feet of adjusted living area on a nearly 23,000 square foot lot. Originally built in 1941, the estate includes six bedrooms, the six bathrooms and wide bay views.

The buyer paid $611 per square foot for the property or $2,889 per square foot for the entire estate. The previous record sale was in December 2013 for the sale of 2550 Bay Avenue which sold for $529 per square foot for the lto and $2,230 per square foot for the home.

The new buyer has plans to tear down the home.

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30 Indian CreekSited on Indian Creek Island, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the U.S., the 53,000-square foot lot with 133 feet of water frontage sold today for $14.4M.

The property sold in August of 2012 for $8.6 million. The owner listed the property for $30 million and had hopes to develop a home designed by Chad Oppenheim but decided to take the offer. The development would have featured courts, gardens, spa area, cabana, 100-foot pool a private dock and a 5-car garage. The new owner has plans to tear down the home and develop for personal use.

The property is considered to be one of the smaller lots on Indian Creek with a standard lot size of 80,000 square feet with 200 feet of water frontage.

Pablo Escobar Home5860 N Bay Road- ONE Sotheby’s Realty/REUTERS

The former home of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar sold for $9.65 million this week to a Miami business owner.

Christian Berdouare, owner of the Chicken Kitchen restaurant chain, bought the 6,300-square-foot home and has plans to tear down the house.

The home was originally built in 1948 and was purchased in 1980 by Roger and Leslie Schindler for $762,500. The property features 4 bedrooms, 6 full baths and a 24,425 square foot lot. The new owner plans to demolish the home and develop a new house on the property.

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