When you sit down and think about it, until recently, there hadn’t been a single architecturally significant building in South Beach (Miami Beach south of 21st Street). With the recent arrival of Pritzker-award-winning Jean Nouvel’s Monad Terrace, that has all changed. From its hanging gardens to its reflection lagoon, this building is a jaw-dropper. But it doesn’t stop there. The developer (JDS Development Group) delivered some of the most luxurious finishes I’ve seen to date (Arte Surfside is the only other building that delivers this caliber of finishes). Last but not least, Monad Terrace, a bayfront condominium development, offers breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and the Downtown Miami skyline.

In Episode 12, Lucas meets up with John Sandberg of the Sandberg-Nortmann Group to get the low-down on what makes Monad Terrace truly spectacular. Lucas joins John in unit 1A – a 3-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom condo residence with 3,107 interior square feet and 750 square feet of terrace. Although located on the building’s first floor, unit 1A offers stunning vistas due to the fact that Monad Terrace was built 11.5 feet above sea level. Residence 1A flaunts 10-foot-high ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows; teak wood flooring throughout most of the living spaces; Calacatta Gold marble flooring in the kitchen and master bathroom; Poliform kitchen cabinetry; Gaggenau kitchen appliances; a cantilevered marble kitchen island; an integrated wine cooler; a freestanding soaking tub in the master bathroom overlooking the lagoon; and ginormous, fully-retracting terrace doors to create a seamless indoor-outdoor living space.

Asking $6.25M

3-Bedroom, 3.5 Bath with 3,107 interior square feet

Monad Terrace offers residents a sundeck with a 116-foot-long swimming pool and hot tub overlooking Biscayne Bay, pool service, a fitness and wellness center, a juice bar, a residents’ lounge, 24-hour valet parking service, and full-service concierge.

Unit 1A has since gone under contract but was asking $6.25M. All residences at Monad Terrace sport the same finishes though.

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