Home to towering oceanfront condominiums, world-class restaurants, and pedestrian-friendly palm tree-lined streets, South of Fifth—or SoFi as the locals call it— is an ultra-luxury neighborhood of South Beach. SoFi stretches from Fifth Street to the most southern tip of Miami Beach known as South Pointe Drive.
With white sandy beaches, beautifully landscaped parks, and the never-ending shoreline never far from view, local residents enjoy the feeling of living at a resort all year long. The area offers the perfect combination of laid-back coastal vibes and international cultural excitement.
Best of all, even though SoFi is located only a few miles from Downtown Miami, the pristine and serene area feels secluded, like your own private playground.
If this has you intrigued, read on. An exquisite living experience could be yours at one of two luxury condominium properties with units available right now. Located less than ten minutes away from one another, the modern developments are similar in feel, but different in scope.
Experience Ultimate Views of the Bay and Ocean
Perhaps being inspired by the waterfront houses along Venice’s Murano Island, the developers of Murano at Portofino in South Beach sought to give you the same feeling of being surrounded by water on almost every side. The ultra-luxurious bayfront building has 37 stories with 189 units offering marvelous floor-to-ceiling views of Miami Harbour, Biscayne Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Designed by Sieger-Suarez and developed by The Related Group and George Perez, the building was completed in 2001. Not only does each residence include an oversized terrace for basking in the sun’s rays, but select residences also have private elevator foyers.
As you’d expect from a building of this quality, the kitchens and bathrooms are finished in top-of-the-line style. Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator-freezers, touch-control ceramic radiant cooktops, and sound-insulated dishwashers ensure this space is chic and functional. Spacious whirlpool tubs are laid atop elegant marble flooring with understated patterns.
Murano at Portofino in South Beach also has a luxury spa with a sauna and steam room, a saltwater pool, a heated bayfront pool, and a poolside café.
Naturally, there are also plenty of on-site amenities, including two tennis courts, a concierge service, and a high-end fitness center. Large outdoor terraces with breathtaking views and twelve acres of lush grounds provide plenty of recreational space for families and children.
Live Life to the Fullest
Located directly on Biscayne Bay, Murano Grande at Portofino in South Beach boasts some of the biggest—and best designed—luxury condominium units in the area. It’s grande in every sense of the meaning. As its name suggests, Murano Grande is far larger than Murano with more square footage per unit
This prized property is spread across a sprawling complex consisting of three interconnected towers. Even in the vibrant SoFi district of Miami Beach, the sleek and elegant design stands out.
Upgraded features include oversized terraces, whirlpools large enough for two, and 9-foot ceilings that add to the spacious feel of the residences ranging from 1,310 to 4,607 square feet.
Coming home to Murano Grande at Portofino South Beach, you’ll enter the dramatic lobby and lounge totaling a whopping 4,700 square feet. Adding to the elegant, showstopping design is a beautiful curving staircase leading to the second level topped by soaring 23-feet tall ceilings. Twenty-four hour concierge security and services stand at the ready.
From there, it’s a sleek elevator ride up to residences featuring stylish, contemporary kitchens and baths with the ultimate in luxurious features—granite countertops, European cabinetry, marble flooring and wet walls.
Not only do the gracious residence layouts feel inviting and spacious, each takes advantage of the gorgeous views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay right outside the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Completed in 2003, the property is also known for thoughtful touches for its residents. A resort-style pool and sundeck overlooking the Port of Miami, a state-of-the-art fitness center with multiple stories, a world-class spa, and lighted tennis courts round out the amenities in this prime location directly on Biscayne Bay.
Like Murano at Portofino, Murano Grande at Portofino were created by Thomas Kramer’s Portofino Group in partnership with the Related Group and designed by Sieger-Suarez.