From its eclectic, note-worthy cuisine to its vibrant culture to its bustling nightlife, Miami Beach attracts homebuyers from all stripes, from around the globe. Despite the scares of imminent flooding, the Miami Beach market shows signs of stabilization and surge. One of the hottest real estate spots in the country, the city boasts a string of traits that make it a prime and desirable location – from its walkability to its miles-long beaches to its warm weather year-round.
Bolstered by Florida’s high employment rates and generous tax system, Miami Beach is in the midst of a boom that reflects the fast growth of Miami-Dade County. In the second quarter of 2017, the area’s single-family luxury sales rose a little over 25 percent year-over-year, according to Miami Realtors Association. The spike follows several seasons of record or near-record postings.
Amid the spike, one neighborhood stands out – La Gorce. Hugged by the cerulean waters of Biscayne Bay to the west and the Indian Creek to the east, La Gorce boasts some of the most opulent, waterfront properties in South Florida. Flanking the stately La Gorce Country Club and golf course, many of the homes on the island vary in size and style – a diversity that satisfies disparate tastes and lifestyles.
The Miami Lifestyle Team represents some of the most exquisite estates in the neighborhood, the plots of land that unequivocally deserve the description as “paradise on Earth.” From “starter” homes to multimillion mansions, The Miami Lifestyle Team can help you find the property that best suits your needs.
Home of Great Value
At just $1,395,000, the home at 5325 La Gorce Drive sprawls over 2,500sq. ft. of contemporary architecture and sleek interior design. Recently upgraded, the house is streamlined and sophisticated at the same time.
Its modern open-floor plan features refined materials and thoughtful details, including custom vanities, European cabinetry, high-efficiency HVAC system and LED lighting inside and out. For a young family seeking to purchase their first upscale home, there is no better deal than 5325 La Gorce Drive.
The Ultimate Connoisseur Houses
If a single word was to encompass the opulence of 5446 N Bay Road, it would be “masterpiece.” Located on the highly prestigious west side of La Gorce, this estate is a testament to architectural splendor. Conceived by celebrity developers Todd Michal Glaser and the Posner Group, the 13,500sq. ft. property comes with a chef’s kitchen, rooftop terrace, Otis elevator, a pool, spa and three koi ponds, among other world-class amenities.
Another stunner lies just down the road – at 5004 N Bay Road. Going for close to $36 million, this over 17,000sq. ft. “Bakara Sesto Senso” estate boasts an ultra-modern aesthetic that can easily humble most of its neighbors. Everything about this home is over-the-top – from its cutting-edge design to the unexelled quality of its millionaire’s amenities.
Albeit with a more modest price tag of $25.5 million, 5050 N Bay Road is yet another luxurious property that rakes up the value of La Gorce. Yet, it is more than a show-stopper; it is one of the most iconic mansions in Miami that date back to the 1930s and 1940s. Perched at the end of a long driveway, this classic house rests amid lush gardens that provide maximum privacy.
The Perfect Retreat
One of the most elegant homes at La Gorce Country Club, 5334 La Gorce Drive has it all. From its five bedrooms to a lavish media room to a saltwater pool, this 5,300sq. ft. home provides the perfect setting for a relaxed lifestyle. Furnished with the finest of equipment – think Wolf, Miele, Lutron and PGT – this smart house blends timeless European charm with quintessential Miami glamor.
A mix of classic, 20th-century homes and uber-modern, futuristic estates, La Gorce is quickly becoming one of Miami Beach’s most sought-after locales. It is a market that moves quickly to respond to the heightened demand of its high-profile inhabitants. Just recently, the architecturally significant Italian villa at 6711 Windsor Lane closed for a little under $5 million.
With the luxury real estate market in larger Miami now enjoying a phase of revitalization and expansion after the housing bust of nearly a decade ago, La Groce is to maintain its appeal.
For more information contact The Miami Lifestyle Team at [email protected] or 305.519.5397.
The Miami Lifestyle Team is the exclusive agent representing the Venetian Islands, Florida real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of the team’s listings here.