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Two Five-Star Residences and Two Outstanding Ritz-Carlton-Branded Properties On Our Radar

By Luis R. Rigual | February 17, 2020 | Home & Real Estate


Jeffrey Soffer has proven his ability as a developer time and time again, but this spring’s debut of Turnberry Ocean Club is bound to be the crown jewel of his portfolio. Years in the making, the tower, among the tallest on the Atlantic Ocean coastline, houses 154 residences ($3 million to $35 million) in a glass-encased box of sorts designed by Carlos Zapata and Robert Swedroe. In addition to the aforementioned residences, which range from a 2,900-square-foot three-bedroom to 10,645-square-foot, triple-story, six-bedroom penthouses, TOC also offer Duplex and Triplex Penthouse Collection residences that boast their own private pools and hydrotherapy spas. Prime among the amenities is the residents-only Sky Club, a playground in the clouds complete with two infinity pools 333 feet above sea level, hydrotherapy spas, an open-air fitness terrace, state-of-the-art fitness center and even an outdoor pet retreat. 18501 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.933.3000

The lobby-level infinity pool deck and cabanas

TurnberryTOC01PianoBar03.jpgThe private restaurant on the third floor of Turnberry Ocean Club

TurnberryOC03UnitEAerialOP025s2.jpgA view of one of the development’s Triplex Penthouse Collection residences with private pool


We love the 305, but 2000 Ocean makes a solid case for life in Hallandale Beach. Designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos with concept design by local architecture hero Kobi Karp, the 64-unit tower (with prices starting at $2.6 million) is situated closer to the ocean than any of its neighboring towers, making the transition from arriving home, donning a bathing suit and taking a dip that much quicker. Another unique aspect of 2000 is its collaboration with Minotti, which is furnishing all the residences in the building, as well as the common spaces. Kitchens in the building integrate stone surfaces and Gaggenau appliances. Amenities are as A-list as they get with two swimming pools, a spa pavilion, hammam and an oceanfront library with garden views. 2000 S. Ocean Drive, Hallandale Beach, 786.220.4343

EXT01HoverrevA1.jpgA view of the pool and beach at 2000 Ocean in Hallandale Beach


These two Ritz-Carlton-branded properties offer the best of oceanside living with design flair and five-star amenities galore.

THE PROPERTY The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach
THE DETAILS Not your usual condo development by far, this project utilized the six different connected buildings of what was once the Miami Heart Institute and transformed those 7 ½ acres into a collection of vertical homes surrounded by a single-family-home neighborhood.THE RESIDENCES The main part of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach offers 111 condo units and 15 stand-alone villas ranging from two to five bedrooms (2,000 to 10,000 square feet) and priced from $2 million to more than $40 million. Additionally, this month, sales will launch for the Villa Collection, 15 residences (from $4.7 million to $8.2 million) by architect Piero Lissoni with two stories each and five different floor plans. Eight of these villas will have private boat dockage, while the other seven offer garden views. THE PERKS So-called “life-enriching” features here include private boat dockage, an on-site captained day yacht, an ecological food forest, a half-acre pool deck and a medical concierge overseen by Dr. Arthur Agatston (author of The South Beach Diet). 4701 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, 305.602.2929

dboxLobbyCMYK.jpgThe lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach

THE PROPERTY The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach THE DETAILS Developed by Fortune International Group and Château Group, this curvilinear-shaped, glass-clad condominium tower (conceived by renowned architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica) is the first building of its kind north of Bal Harbour boasting 250 feet of pristine beachfront. THE RESIDENCES Comprising 212 residences ranging in size from 1,600 square feet (two bedrooms) to 3,600 square feet (four bedrooms), prices here start at $2.6 million. As of press time, one of the four penthouses in the building (with 9,230 square feet of indoor space) still remained for sale for $32 million. THE PERKS The building’s interiors were designed by architect Michele Bönan and set the tone for amenities that include guest suites reserved for residents’ visitors, a private club level on the 33rd floor, a beach restaurant, pool deck, kids club, a full-service spa and a fitness and wellness center. 15800 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305.503.5811

04Sunrise_Pool.jpgThe pool area of The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sunny Isles Beach

Photography by: courtesy of the properties