The “Boutique Building” Low Rise-Low Density Oceanfront Condos-

There are numerous luxury oceanfront condos along the coast in South Florida ; in Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Boca Raton and Palm Beach.  Each building has its own personality, style and vintage.  The great majority of the luxury oceanfront condos rise 20, 30 or 40 stories high, with over 200 units per building.  

There is an option for those that prefer a smaller number of residences in a building.  These are known as “Boutique Buildings”  Some of the “boutique buildings” also are low rise buildings as well rising no higher than 12 floors.

In Hollywood, there is the newly built Villas of Positano. Built by Architect-Derek Vander Ploeg, known for projects such as Mizner Park and the spectacular Excelsior in Boca Raton.  The interiors were completed by the Perla Lichi Design group, known for exceptional high-end residential design.  

The Villas of Positano is situated between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway in Hollywood. The building consists of only 62 residences and is only 11 stories high.  Prices at the Villas of Positano start at $1,050,000 for 2771 square feet and go up to $2.6 million for a four bedroom villa.

Everyone today is looking for a great deal.  Here is an opportunity….. a magnificently unit finished by Steven G, renowned residential and commercial designer.  Over 3400 square feet 3 bedrooms 3 and one half baths. Asking $344 per square foot including all furnishings….. $1.2 million.  This is a west facing unit with limited ocean views.  Large living space, in a first class unique building, move in ready …turnkey…everything included !

Entry Foyer

Grand Living Area


Dining Room- Can be converted into a 4th bedroom

Master Bedroom

Other buildings in South Florida similar to the Villas of Positano’s Mediterranean style are the Bellaria in Palm Beach and the newly build Luxuria in Boca Raton.

Another “Boutique Building” with a modern South Beach feel is Coconut Grove in Fort Lauderdale.  This building has Smart Building Technology and is situated right next door to the Marriott Harbor Beach Club.   I have recently written a post on their price reductions. 

There is an oceanfront unit at Coconut Grove on the second floor in the best line in the building. (happens to be my listing).  Unobstructed ocean views.  The unit feels like you are living at a  beach house on the sand.  You can hear, smell and see the ocean.  2 bedrooms 2 and one half baths with a separate laundry room.  2001 square feet asking price $1,299,000.

View from Unit 202 Coconut Grove-  MLS Number F1002876

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