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6 Best Penthouses in Miami's Luxury High Rises

Luis R. Rigual | February 11, 2021 |

The penthouse remains the prime perch of any luxury high-rise. These five are what real estate dreams are made of.

THE PENTHOUSE, 57 OCEAN | $38 MILLION

A penthouse on Miami Beach’s Millionaire’s Row better live up to lofty expectations. This residence at 57 Ocean exceeds them. Designer Sofia Joelsson has transformed 5,700 square feet of indoor space into an amenity-rich home with five bedrooms, one den, six full baths and a powder room where no detail was overlooked. A club room with a pool table, antique bar and home theater make entertaining a must. Life in the 700 square feet of outdoor space is sure to be sweet with a spa area with plunge pools, a massage nook shaded by a trellis and an outdoor sauna. Additional standout features include a summer kitchen, an art gallery wall and a pool that juts out over the building and blurs into the ocean beyond. Sales gallery: 5775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.239.3208, 57ocean.com

A dining room meant for entertaining PHOTO COURTESY OF 57 OCEAN
A dining room meant for entertaining PHOTO COURTESY OF 57 OCEAN

The view of the ocean from one of the penthouse’s many terraces PHOTO COURTESY OF 57 OCEAN
The view of the ocean from one of the penthouse’s many terraces PHOTO COURTESY OF 57 OCEAN

The grand living room. PHOTO COURTESY OF 57 OCEAN
The grand living room. PHOTO COURTESY OF 57 OCEAN

SKY VILLA 5305, JADE SIGNATURE | $14 MILLION

Meyer Davis designed this two-story turnkey residence to be true to its name. The retreat houses five bedrooms, 6 ½ baths and 6,509 square feet of indoor space, as well as an additional 1,407 square feet of terraces to take in spectacular ocean views. Design highlights include an astronomy-themed guest bedroom (celestial rug, eclipse-themed art, the works) and an equestrian-inspired queen bedroom with Hermès wallpaper in the bath. In the kitchens, one finds handcrafted Snaidero cabinetry and Sub-Zero appliances, while the master baths are outfitted with cabinetry and twin basins from Pierre-Yves Rochon’s firm. Sales gallery: 16901 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.940.0335, jadesignature.com

A view into the penthouse’s two floors from outside PHOTO COURTESY OF JADE SIGNATURE
A view into the penthouse’s two floors from outside PHOTO COURTESY OF JADE SIGNATURE

The grand living room designed by Meyer Davis. PHOTO COURTESY OF JADE SIGNATURE
The grand living room designed by Meyer Davis. PHOTO COURTESY OF JADE SIGNATURE

UPH 6, BRICKELL FLATIRON | $9.4 MILLION

There’s something to be said for being last. This two-story duplex at Brickell Flatiron is the last remaining penthouse at the tower. High up on the 62nd floor, the residence boasts 4,633 square feet of indoor space with four bedrooms and 5 ½ baths. Local architect Alexis Cogul Lleonart was charged with outfitting what he calls the “townhome in the sky” with contrasting materials, vibrant hues and playful lines that complement the views of the Miami skyline. Notice-me design elements include a custom glass staircase. In the kitchen, cabinetry from Snaidero’s Elegante collection and Miele appliances impart modernity. Sales gallery: 1001 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305.400.7400, brickellflatiron.com

UPH 6’s living room PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS
UPH 6’s living room PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS

A view into the penthouse from outside. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS
A view into the penthouse from outside. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS

PH 01, RESIDENCES BY ARMANI/CASA | $17 MILLION

A blank canvas to make your own, Armani/Casa’s 5,968-square-foot south-facing penthouse is waiting for the ultimate minimalist or gregarious maximalist to call this place home. The floor plan here offers five bedrooms and 6 ½ baths. Features in the residence include floor-to-ceiling windows framing the Atlantic, expansive terraces, kitchens with European custom cabinetry and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, and master suites with his and her bathrooms with Armani sink fixtures and spa-inspired showers. Did we mention the place is wired with state-of-the-art smart technology? The clincher? A private terrace with a pool. Sales gallery: 18975 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 786.789.2088, rbacmiami.com

The penthouse’s vast terrace offers optimal views of the ocean PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS
The penthouse’s vast terrace offers optimal views of the ocean PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS

The dining area next to the kitchen. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS
The dining area next to the kitchen. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS

LIAIGRE PENTHOUSE, THE RITZ-CARLTON RESIDENCES, MIAMI BEACH | $6 MILLION

Sensual minimalism is the way developer Lionheart Capital describes the Liaigre penthouse at one of its most luxurious developments to date. In the three-bedroom unit, the creatives of the French brand were given carte blanche to curate the residence’s 3,431 square feet of interior space to exude an elegant and comfortable ambiance. That means chairs, tables, lamps and other appointments from the Liaigre brand, as well as contributions from Flexform, B&B Italia and Baxter. The turnkey home is an exercise in subtle elegance with generous proportions and solid wood just about everywhere one looks. Owners also have access to the many, many amenities RCMBR offers, including a marine helipad and art studio. Sales gallery: 4701 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305.602.2929, theresidencesmiamibeach.com

One of two living rooms at the Liaigre penthouse PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS
One of two living rooms at the Liaigre penthouse PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS

The residence’s kitchen. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS
The residence’s kitchen. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS

STAYING GROUNDED

As heavenly as living among the clouds is, there’s something to be said for stepping out onto your pool deck and walking a mere few steps to dip your toes in the surf. It’s with that type of buyer in mind that Casa D’Oro at The Estates at Acqualina was conceived. Located on the ground floor, the residence boasts six bedrooms and 7 ½ bathrooms as part of its 9,230 square feet of indoor space. Finishes here beg to be touched with marble and wood floors, onyx walls and even leather and suede touches in the his and her dressing rooms. Outside, 2,375 square feet offer a garden terrace with a summer kitchen, a sauna and a private swimming pool. Asking price? $18.5 million. Sales gallery: 17895 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.933.6666, estatesatacqualina.com

The foyer at Casa D’Oro PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS
The foyer at Casa D’Oro PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS

The residence’s private pool. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS
The residence’s private pool. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DEVELOPMENTS



Photography by: courtesy of the developments