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A private pool deck in one of the penthouses of The Markers Grove Isle


Abode + Beyond

By Riki Altman-Yee

The Markers Grove Isle photo courtesy of The Markers Grove Isle


From South Florida’s top penthouse to North Bay Road’s record listing, Miami’s luxury real estate scene is as dynamic, impressive and out-of-control spectacular as ever.

The Markers Grove Isle is real estate history in the making.

The Markers is considered the “final and most luxurious chapter” in the history of Grove Isle, a 21-acre private island in Coconut Grove. Sixty-five residences (starting at 3,109 square feet) and 14 bilevel penthouses are in the plans, each with bespoke interiors crafted by Bernardi + Peschard, Boffi kitchens, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and custom bathroom fixtures by Toro and Dornbracht. Each unit will also have smart home technology, 8-foot interior Italian doors and frameless glass balcony railings for unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove and Key Biscayne. Penthouses will feature private elevators, along with roof decks with private infinity-edge pools and summer kitchens. All residents will get to share a 40-foot Fjord boat and enjoy a waterfront residents’ lounge and watersports pavilion with kayaks and paddleboards, plus membership to the exclusive Grove Isle Club and Spa with its tennis center, gym, 85-slip deep-water marina, resort club pool and dining venues. From $3 million, 4 Grove Isle Drive, Coconut Grove, 305.456.6011,

Palazzo Della Luna is Fisher Island’s newest luxury tower.

Palazzo Della Luna is the latest jewel in Fisher Island’s crown.

Life on Fisher Island has always been the definition of exclusivity, but Palazzo Della Luna, a 10-story structure designed by Kobi Karp, represents the nearly final opportunity to own property in one of the world’s richest zip codes. One of only two true full-service buildings on the island (Palazzo Del Sol is the other), PDL offers the residents of its 50 homes Boffi kitchens and master bathrooms, Margraf Statuario marble and Lualdi interior doors, private elevators and even a custom Garia golf cart with purchase. Amenities include a butler-serviced waterfront aperitivo bar and lounge, private massage and treatment rooms, beauty salon, children’s playroom, private theater, business center, state-of-the-art fitness center and a shared “Central Park,” as well as sunrise and sunset pools. Serious prospective buyers are invited to hop aboard a private water shuttle for a peek. From $6.5 million, 6800 Fisher Island Drive, Fisher Island, 305.535.6071,

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton will offer everything the Mandarin Oriental brand is well-known for.

Boca Chic

Fans of the luxury hotel brand sharing the same name will truly appreciate what The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton will offer when it opens in 2021. Just one peek at its gleaming lobby trimmed with glittering gold finishes will suggest the beauty that awaits inside the property’s 92 homes. Starting at 1,453 square feet, each offers remarkable views of the ocean, golf course and city, along with automated technology, outdoor kitchens, and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. The property’s amenity package includes resident-only personal wine cellars, a game room, club room and private theater, and the hotel’s spa and rooftop restaurant, which is accessible across a sky bridge. Membership privileges at Via Mizner Golf & City Club are also included. From $2 million, 10 E. Boca Raton Road, Boca Raton, 561.235.7773,