Residential construction in the U.S. has slowed a bit in 2019, which isn’t exactly great timing considering housing affordability is at its lowest point in about a decade. Despite declines in both affordability and availability, however, the luxury new construction condo market across the country features more than a few intriguing options, starting with these high-profile developments:
1000M - Chicago, IL
A soaring glass tower by internationally-renowned architect, Helmut Jahn, Chicago’s gleaming new 1000M condo tower will truly offer some of the best views money can buy in the Windy City. The living experience will start in a grand, two-story lobby along Michigan Avenue and will continue on into each and every unit, as well as each and every common amenity space.
111 Murray Street - New York, NY
Adding a dose of modern flair to one of New York City’s hottest neighborhoods, 111 Murray Street is redefining condo living in Tribeca. Featuring 157 luxury condo residences that range in size from one-bedrooms to full-floor penthouses, most units inside the building present exceptional views of the Hudson River, New York Harbor, and the rest of the sprawling Manhattan skyline. 111 Murray Street was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and interiors are by New York-based David Mann.
The Fairweather - Raleigh, NC
Positioned in Raleigh’s ultra-trendy Warehouse District, The Fairweather is one of the most luxurious condo developments to hit the Triangle area in recent memory. The modern, loft-like interiors are perfect for today’s luxury condo buyer, and the range of floor plans, which offer between one and three bedrooms, allow for more than enough living space to feel comfortable. Lifestyle amenities are also top-notch at The Fairweather and include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a common rooftop deck, bike repair and dog washing stations, and even a community garden.
SPIRE - Seattle, WA
Arguably the most high-profile construction project in Seattle right now, developers are describing SPIRE as a luxury condo tower that features unparalleled amenities, expansive city views, and a world-class living experience unlike anything else in town. One-, two-, and three-bedroom residences are all available inside SPIRE and the building’s prime downtown location will put future residents in one of the city’s most desired urban settings.
MIRA - San Francisco, CA
MIRA might be one of the most architectural-unique condo developments you’ll find in the U.S. right now thanks to its twisting facade the rises 40 stories high. No doubt an iconic addition to San Francisco’s already-iconic skyline, condos inside MIRA will provide sprawling, 180-degree views and natural light that changes based on the time of day. Pretty awesome, right?
The Westlight - Washington, D.C.
Finished back in 2018, The Westlight in Washington, D.C. is easily one of the more modern condo developments you’ll find, well, just about anywhere. The building’s artistic design is by internationally-acclaimed architect Enrique Norten and prospective buyers will also appreciate a wide-range of focal features throughout the building by award-winning artist and designer Ingo Maurer. Inside The Westlight you’ll find 49 uniquely different floor plans and prices range from $645,000 to $4.5 million.
Marina Pointe - Tampa, FL
Modern luxury on Tampa’s scenic waterfront is exactly what the new Marina Pointe condo building provides prospective buyers. Also situated in the heart of the city’s bustling new Westshore Marina District, there’s hardly a better location to call home if you’re wanting to be close to all the best shopping, dining, and entertainment downtown Tampa has to offer. Resort style amenities will also compliment condos at Marina Pointe, which will start in the $700,000s.
The Terminal at Katy Trail - Dallas, TX
Housing just 19 units, The Terminal at Katy Trail is the smallest condo development to make the list, but it’s also a building that won’t fall short on luxury features and finishes. The building’s distinct design is inspired by one of the world’s oldest and most spectacular train stations, which is also felt in the grand lobby that mimics an authentic train terminal. Each unit inside The Terminal will also be a corner unit, allowing for more privacy, better views, and a unique sense of intimacy.
The Residences at Mandarin Oriental - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton, Florida is where you’ll find some of the most expensive real estate in the county and there’s no better example of that than The Residences at Mandarin Oriental. Combining a prime downtown location with jaw-dropping ocean and golf course views, condos at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental provide everything you’d want in a luxurious South Florida condominium. You’ll also enjoy a range of hotel style amenities once calling The Residences at Mandarin Oriental home, including 24-hour concierge, valet, housekeeping, maintenance, and more.
The Laurel - Philadelphia, PA
Named after Pennsylvania’s lovely state flower, The Laurel has unquestionably set a new standard in luxury living in downtown Philadelphia. Situated within the city’s prestigious Rittenhouse Square, The Laurel is Philadelphia’s tallest new condominium tower, and probably the most luxurious as well. The building’s sleek glass design is from Chicago-based Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and interiors are by award-winning firm Perkins Eastman. Inside, the buildings’s common amenities rival any building featured on this list and the units are best described as elegant, sophisticated, sun-filled, and extraordinary in every way imaginable.
505 - Nashville, TN
The new 505 in downtown Nashville is labeled the tallest residential high-rise in all of Tennessee. But along with its towering presence, 505 condos also provide a luxury living experience comparable to something more commonly found in New York City. Floor-to-ceiling windows with sprawling views of the city, premium kitchen features, and spa-quality bathroom finishes all combine to make 505 Nashville’s premier residential tower, while the extensive collection of lifestyle amenities, which range from from a salt water pool to a private cinema, are the perfect cherry on top.
Azure - Clearwater, FL
Part of the exclusive Island Estates community, Azure is a premier new construction development that offers 300 feet of waterfront views and a private marina with 14 boat slips. The building’s chic contemporary design is from renowned Floridian architect Frank Fraze and building amenities here include a fitness and your center, a sprawling outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, and a spectacular amenity terrace that overlooks the bay providing residents with memorizing views. Azure in Clearwater has just 46 private residences.
Ritz Carlton Residences Tampa
The spectacular new Ritz Carlton Residences Tampa will occupy the site of the former Bay Oaks apartment complex along scenic Bayshore Boulevard. Unlike many Ritz Carlton projects around the world, the Ritz Carlton Residences Tampa will only feature high-end condominiums without a luxury hotel component attached. When finished, the project will rise 27 stories high and include 12 townhouse units and 102 condo units with anywhere from 2,300 to 5,000 square feet of living space.
Forté on Flagler - West Palm Beach, FL
Forté on Flagler aims to be the newest luxury condo to hit West Palm Beach since the recent completion of The Bristol, a 25-story building that sits just off the Intracoastal Waterway. Like The Bristol, condos at Forté on Flagler will offer exceptional water views, lavish interior finishes, and a spectacular collection of lifestyle amenities that luxury condo buyers can’t overlook. The residences themselves will include between 4,200 and just over 8,400 square feet with between four and five bedrooms.
One Chicago - Chicago IL
One Chicago is a towering new residential development being built in Chicago’s lively River North neighborhood. A complex that will ultimately include two separate towers that are connected by a central podium, One Chicago features 795 apartments and 75 luxury condo residences, as well as a Whole Foods grocery story and a Lifetime Fitness center. The building’s sleek glass design is from Goettsch Partners and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and it’s expected to be finished sometime in 2022.
Nautilus 220 - Lake Park FL
From renowned developer Forest Development, Nautilus 220 condos offer a premium location that includes spectacular views, easy access to the beach, and almost direct access to the Lake Park Marina that sits directly across the street. Inside, lifestyle amenities at Nautilus 220 include everything from a breathtaking resort-style swimming pool deck to a soundproof music/podcast studio, providing residents with a luxurious living experience unlike anything else on the market right now. Interior finishes include Italkraft contemporary Italian cabinetry, quartz counters, high-end kitchen appliances, and spa-quality bathrooms.
Embry West Loop
Embry is a 58-unit condo building located at 21 N. May Street in the heart of Chicago’s booming West Loop neighborhood. Along with an incredibly sought-after location that is close to many of the city’s hottest restaurants and newly built loft-style office buildings, Embry condos for sale also feature premium interiors and a wide-range of luxury lifestyle amenities that include a dog run & spa, a lounge and games ares with a putting green, and an indoor/outdoor fitness area.
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