In most other cities, high rise living means living in a dense urban core. While that’s certainly a draw for many, not everyone wants the hustle and bustle of being in the middle of it all.
Some people still want island living and luxury condo living at the same time. You can have it all in Miami thanks to Fisher Island. Connected to Miami proper by a bridge, Fisher Island is an ultra-exclusive private island that’s hard to beat. Even though it takes just a few minutes to get downtown, city living feels miles away on Fisher Island.
If you want to live above on the coconut palm and mangrove filled island that overlooks Biscayne Bay, here are three excellent (and highly luxurious) options.
Surf Club Four Seasons
The Surf Club Four Seasons is legendary for its luxurious yet relaxed elegance. This historic building debuted in 1930 and has been an icon on the island ever since. In addition to the 77-room hotel, there are 119 private residences, some of which include six bedrooms stretched across 7,800 square feet.
Besides the panoramic ocean views that the Surf Club offers, each unit comes fully furnished in order to best compliment the light wood and creamy travertine design. Residents can also expect floor-to-ceiling windows and a private elevator entrance as well as access to the hotel’s many luxury amenities. The site is home to 40 private cabanas, three pools, luscious gardens, two restaurants, and a spa.
Fisher Island’s Arte Surfside houses just 16 oceanfront residences designed by famous Italian architects and designers. Each unit enjoys ocean views and private terraces designed to celebrate the exclusive outdoor living available on the island. The homes feature European white oak floors, travertine accent walls, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
The building itself is all about luxury, resort-style amenities. Residents can enjoy Arte’s 75-foot indoor lap pool, sauna, steam room, and meditation pond in addition to fitness and recreation spaces and an outdoor swimming pool. There is also a yoga studio, a pet runway, and a rooftop tennis court as well.
Fendi Chateau Residences
With just 58 units, the Fendi Chateau Residences (developed by the brand of the same name) offer highly exclusive living options. The building has eschewed the trend of rising as high into the sky as possible, preferring to keep a luxuriously low profile. Those who call one of the flow-through residences home get to enjoy the best of ocean-front living.
Thanks to Miami’s warm, sunny weather, there are a number of outdoor amenities at the Fendi Chateau. First, there are two swimming pools that are encircled by tropical gardens as well as a hot tub and a full-kitchen gazebo that overlooks the ocean. Plus, there are poolside cabanas as well as beach and pool-side services to allow for maximum relaxation.
Inside, the building boasts white glove services and multilingual staff. The entrance to the building is gated and staffed with security 24/7. Additional amenities range from shabbat elevators and a library to a private cinema, a kids’ club, and a spa featuring an indoor thermal pool.