26 Jaw-dropping Miami-area mansions that will make you want to move to Florida

Georgie Mihaila
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If you’ve ever dreamt of waking up to the sound of waves gently crashing on the shore or enjoying a sunset from your own backyard oasis, then Florida might just be your paradise.

Known for its endless summers and crystal-clear waters, the Sunshine State boasts some of the most stunning properties in the country. From the vibrant shores of Miami to the tranquil beaches of the Gulf Coast, Florida offers a diverse array of homes that cater to every taste and lifestyle.

And people have taken notice.

The number of people who moved to the Miami metro area increased by nearly 60% between 2019 and 2022, more than any other major U.S. metro hub, according to the National Association of Realtors, with no signs of slowing down.

But properties here — especially in the most sought-after locations — are by no means cheap. They are, however, quite impressive. And since daydreaming doesn’t cost a thing, we’ve rounded up 26 Miami-area mansions that will make you dream about making Florida your next home base — or at least your winter escape!

A $20M mansion with a private dock and direct access to Biscayne Bay

A boater’s dream home, this 6,335-square-foot home is located on the exclusive island of BayPoint, at 4241 Palm Ln in Miami.

a two-story waterfront mansion in Miami with a dock and outdoor pool, surrounded by palm trees and water.
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With 85 feet of water frontage, a private dock, and direct access to Biscayne Bay, this luxurious modern tropical waterfront residence boasts high-end finishes throughout — including 25-foot ceilings, a modern fireplace, a formal dining room with wine cellar, six large bedrooms, family room, and gourmet kitchen.

Listed for $20 million by Ana Teresa Rodriquez with Coldwell Banker Realty, the showstopping home also comes with a double-height, air-conditioning garage with a car lift and a whole series of enviable amenities. Think an infinity-edge pool, jacuzzi, and summer kitchen, all meant to make the most of its waterfront location.

A newly renovated Miami Beach house surrounded by water

Nestled on a private peninsula within the guard-gated community of Biscayne Point Island, this breathtaking Miami Beach residence recently landed on the market with a whopping $18 million price tag.

Recently renovated, the 4-bedroom, 5-bedroom house at 1137 North Biscayne Point Road offers panoramic water views from nearly every room. The extensive four-year renovation, completed in 2023, was spearheaded by Deborah Wecselman, a renowned interior designer formerly with Ralph Lauren.

The home features a Great Room with 25-foot high ceilings, custom European finishes, and a state-of-the-art wine cellar. Amenities include a primary suite with expansive walk-in closets and a luxurious bath, two boat docks, a jet ski lift, and a summer kitchen.

A $28M Parisian-inspired mansion on Miami’s prestigious Fisher Island

A $27,995,000 house on Fisher Island, Florida. Photo credit: Michal I Bobrowski/ Luxhunters
Photo credit: Michal I Bobrowski/ Luxhunters

One of only 7 homes built at the Valencia Estates, Fisher Island’s most exclusive residential community, this $28 million house stands out as one of the very few similar offerings on the ultra-expensive Fisher Island.

The mansion spans over 9,400 square feet, featuring six bedrooms and nine full baths, each meticulously designed to blend Parisian elegance with tropical luxury.

High ceilings and ornate chandeliers complement marble tiling and elegant crown molding, creating an ambiance of sophisticated charm. it’s also set mere minutes from the former Vanderbilt retreat on Fisher Island, now a world-class country club.

A $15.8M mansion in Key Biscayne, Florida with its own private yacht dock

Key Biscayne, a serene oasis just minutes from downtown Miami, boasts not only natural beauty and quiet beaches but also some of South Florida’s most impressive homes. Among them is this Mariner Drive property, initially listed at $20 million but now available for $15.85 million.

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Designed by Cesar Molina of CMA Design Studio — renowned for his “tropical modern” style — this 2013 custom-built mansion pairs contemporary design with the natural textures of exotic woods and stones. The home features a two-story living room, five bedrooms, six full baths, and a half bath across 5,760 square feet of luxurious living space.

Outdoors, the property offers resort-like amenities including nine covered balconies, four terraces, an infinity lap pool, and — most importantly — a private yacht dock, ensuring a true island paradise lifestyle.

A massive $31.5M estate in the private guard-gated community of “The Moorings”

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Blending Old World charm and architectural details with modern conveniences, waterfront access, and a killer location, the property at 3305 S Moorings Way is downright fit for royalty.

Spanning 17,873 square feet, the waterfront estate has 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 2 half-baths, and a gourmet eat-in kitchen with an exquisite, oversized island and top-of-the-line luxury appliances.

Custom architectural details, soaring ceilings, arched doorways and windows add sophistication, while the multiple covered terraces provide a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor spaces with endless water views.

Speaking of the outdoor spaces, 3305 S Moorings Way offers 155 feet of water frontage, with direct ocean access and a private dock. Adding to the appeal is a covered outdoor summer kitchen with a built-in grill and seating for alfresco dining.

A Miami Vice-featured mansion in Coconut Grove

Also at The Moorings, a memorable Miami Vice-featured mansion recently landed on the market with a cool $29.9 million price tag.

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The historic home, set at 3467 North Moorings Way and dubbed Villa Serenita, is one of only 35 homes that line the leafy streets of the gated neighborhood of The Moorings, one of the most prestigious private bayfront communities in Coconut Grove, Miami.

Sitting on a 7,232-square-foot lot that seems set in the middle of paradise, the historic home has 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths and one half bath.

Touted as a “Grand Dame of the Golden Age” per the listing, the Mediterranean Revival-style home has 6,268 square feet of lavishly appointed, Bunny Williams-designed living space.

A $22.5M waterfront home with an infinity salt pool

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Located in the highly sought-after gated community of Four Way Lodge Estates in Coconut Grove on the Boat Basin Canal, this 6-bedroom, three-story home comes with a generous 150 feet of waterfront and easy access to Biscayne Bay.

Listed for $22.5 million with Judy Zeder and Nathan Zeder with the Jills Zeder Group, the Florida mansion has 11,316 square feet of luxuriously appointed living spaces, enhanced by voluminous ceilings and a light-filled open floor plan that opens up to serene water views.

Amenities include a stunning infinity saltwater pool that overlooks the waterway, a floating dock tied to a lighted seawall area that can accommodate boats of various sizes, an elevator, a whole house generator, and a covered terrace that comes with a fully equipped summer kitchen and play area with turf.

A $14.5M bright & airy mansion with a central location

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Set on a sprawling 20,000-square-foot gated lot at 2820 Brickell Ave, an idyllic location just minutes away from Brickell, Key Biscayne, and Coconut Grove, this 8,881-square-foot residence has a bright and airy ambiance, with plenty of natural light cascading through volume ceilings.

With 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and a chef’s kitchen equipped with an expansive center island, premium appliances, quartz countertops, and floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry, the 1999-built house boasts French marble baths and hardwood floors throughout the upper floor.

Outside, entertainment spaces include a summer kitchen, heated pool/ jacuzzi, Travertine-covered patios, and lush landscaping. Ample parking is provided by a 4-car garage with car lift, and Chicago brick driveway.

A $22.5M, two-story Meditteranean waterfront home

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Located on prestigious North Bay Road, this 2-story Mediterranean waterfront home sits on a private 20,100-square-foot point corner lot in a cul-de-sac with open Biscayne Bay and Miami skyline views, as well as 230’+ of sparkling water frontage wrapping around to protected waterfront.

Listed for a hefty $22,500,000 with Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg (The Jills Zeder Group), the ideally located 4810 N Bay Rd property is anchored by a 6-bedroom, 5.5-bath Mediterranean-style home.

But it’s the outdoor areas that stole our eye, particularly the Miami mansion’s landscaped grounds and gardens, beautiful interior center courtyard, large pool with a natural coral deck, and covered seating area with an alfresco dining table.

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A $19.9M Solar-powered mansion with designer interiors

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On the picturesque Venetian Islands in Biscayne Bay, a striking modern mansion designed by Max Strang is looking to fetch $19,950,000.

And it’s likely to get even more than that, given its many notable features — which include 60 feet of waterfront, exquisite interiors by Studio ABM Design, and a roof deck with eastern sunrise and downtown sunset panoramic views.

Adding to the offering is a home theater, multiple balconies, and a kitchen equipped with Wolf gas and induction stovetops, twin Sub-zero refrigerators, and a built-in wine cooler. Outdoor amenities include a mosaic-tiled pool surrounded by the lush landscape and Ipe wood deck with an outdoor chef’s kitchen and boat lift.

A $10.7M Chateau-style estate with European flair

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The imposing, chateau-inspired property at 8010 Ponce De Leon Rd in Miami stuns with its opulent exteriors — but the lavish features continue inside.

The 7-bedroom, 8-bath Miami mansion impresses with its sophisticated interiors from the second you step inside. Visitors are greeted by a grand foyer, complete with an exquisite marble staircase and voluminous ceilings, and the true chef’s kitchen comes with an expansive island, marble countertops, custom cabinetry, premium appliances, built-in coffee-espresso machine, and water filtration system.

Outdoor spaces include covered terraces, a fully equipped summer kitchen, a heated pool with jacuzzi, and lush landscaping and hedges that offer complete privacy.

A newly built $9.5 Miami house with impeccable interiors

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On the other end of the spectrum sits this newly completed, modern Miami mansion that’s being offered for sale “turnkey, fully finished”.

Dubbed “Villa Unica”, the property was built by the renowned Calta Group and seamlessly intertwines rustic elements with a modern, clean architectural design.

Complete with impeccable interior designs and fully furnished by Sensi Casa, state-of-the-art electronics and security system, 7320 Erwin Rd has 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, as well as a large covered entertainment area with an indoor/outdoor kitchen and living area, elevator, and electric vehicle charging ports. It’s currently listed for $9.5 million.

A never-lived-in-before $9.5M house in a no-flood zone

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Another new construction to make its way on our list of most impressive Miami mansions, the property at 1669 Onaway Dr sits on completely fenced and gated grounds on a quiet street with tree-lined sidewalks and little traffic.

But privacy is by no means its only attribute. The newly built home is located 18 feet above sea level in a no-flood zone with manicured grounds and a stunning backyard — that has everything from lush native tropical landscaping to a pool, waterfall, jacuzzi spa, covered terrace with full outdoor summer kitchen and alfresco dining.

Heading inside, we find approximately 7,000 square feet of living space, with 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half-baths, a chef’s kitchen with premium appliances, and a large two-room primary suite.

An Art Deco mansion in Miami Beach with architectural pedigree

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A two-story bayfront home on the Venetian Islands has more than a great location going for it: it was designed by renowned architect L. Murray Dixon, boasting timeless Art Deco architecture.

But for those who might prefer more modern designs, the 15,750-square-foot lot with ocean access can easily accommodate a new build — though we do hope that future owners will decide to renovate the existing structure instead.

Especially since the 4-bedroom, 5.5-bath home still features its original stone floors, and has an open living room with a fireplace and direct bay views, as well as a separate dining area and family room. Also on the property, a 1-bed, 1-bath guest house provides extra accommodation.

A lushly landscaped $14.9M lakefront estate with a private beach and 313 trees

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In the prestigious guard-gated community of Snapper Creek in Coral Gables, a 9,266-square-foot lakefront estate is its own tropical paradise — surrounded by water and a thick canopy of 313 trees.

The house, a lavishly furnished, elegant abode with 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, is bathed in light thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows and doors which invite the lush outdoor areas inside.

Speaking of the resort-like outdoor areas: stepping outside of the house we find over 1.5 lushly landscaped acres with 313 trees, a private beach, and an infinity saltwater pool with a waterfall that’s been custom-designed to color-match the lake. The Coral Gables beauty is listed with Judy Zeder and Jill Hertzberg of the Jills Zeder Group.

An elegant $10M mansion in prime Coral Gables

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Located on one of Coral Gables’ best-known streets, this 6-bedroom, 5.5-bath Coral Gables mansion impresses with its beautiful architecture and polished interiors.

Listed for $9.95 million with Judy Zeder and Nathan Zeder, 1221 Mariola Ct sits on an expansive 20,739-square-foot lot with stunning views of the Biltmore Golf Course and the Biltmore Hotel, best enjoyed from the house’s heated saltwater pool.

A modern Surfside mansion listed for $21.7M

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In the beachside community of Surfside, a 2023-built abode is being touted as “a masterpiece of modern tropical design”. And for good reason.

The newly built luxury home has some unique finishes that make it stand out in the competitive Florida market, including a captivating 25-ft waterfall at the entrance, a grand double-height ceiling foyer, waterfront terraces, marble walls in the main bath, and stone/wood flooring.

With 7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, a spa, sauna, home theatre, large pool, outdoor kitchen, and smart home tech, 9208 Bay Dr is on the market for $21,750,000, with Jill Hertzberg and Daniel Hertzberg co-listing it together.

A $10.4M estate set in a South Florida celebrity enclave

A $10.475 million luxury property has recently hit the market in the celebrity-favorite community of Southwest Ranches in South Florida. And the lucky buyer who snaps up the 6-bedroom home will get some quite high-profile neighbors. 

Luxury home in Southwest Ranches, South Florida. Photo credit: Supreme Scene courtesy of Compass Florida
Photo credit: Supreme Scene / Compass Florida

The estate is set within Landmark Ranch Estates, a prestigious equestrian neighborhood that’s a top homebuying destination for A-listers. Dubbed ” the Hamptons of South Florida”, the exclusive enclave was home to rapper Rick Ross, wrestler-turned-actor The Rock, hitmaker Trippie Redd, and Flex Seal’s CEO Phil Swift, among others.

Nicknamed “Villa des Champs” for its sophisticated elements, fine craftsmanship, and top-of-the-line amenities, the 9,594-square-foot home features 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, and a private spa with a cold plunge, walk-in hot tub, sauna, and steam room.

Notable amenities include a deluxe movie theater, and the ultimate man cave with a lounge, wet bar, two colossal TVs, and a barber corner. It also has a full-sized basketball court, palm-tree lined pool area, covered patio, playground, and summer kitchen.

A show-stopping $85M mansion that’s the largest oceanfront estate in all of Miami

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Giving all the other Miami mansions a run for their money (pun intended), this Golden Beach estate is by far the priciest property on our list — and for good reason.

Spanning 250’ of white sand and pristine ocean frontage on 1.5 acres, the stately residence at 355 Ocean Blvd has unparalleled views of sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Touted as “Miami’s ultimate beachfront trophy property” per the listing, the property is actually being offered at a discount.

Now listed for $85,000,000 with Daniel Hertzberg, Jill Hertzberg and Jonathan Mann, the trophy estate had once sported an even heftier $100,000,000 price tag.

An $18.2M Golden Beach mansion on a double lot

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Also set in the exclusive, guard-gated Golden Beach, a double-lot property at 288 S Parkway Pkwy is looking for new owners — whose pockets run $18,200,000 deep.

A 6-bedroom, 5.5-bath home sits on a 27,150-square-foot double lot with 130 feet of water frontage. Moreover, the location is on a prime cul-de-sac location on the wide bend of the canal that intersects with the intracoastal waterway, providing stunning water views.

Listed with Jill Hertzberg and Jonathan Mann, the Golden Beach property is a remarkable opportunity for the right buyer to build their dream estate in this idyllic location.

A recently renovated $15.2M home in Golden Beach

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Just a few doors down, at 310 Parkway Pkwy, another Golden Beach beauty is up for grabs — and this one comes with recently renovated interiors.

Sitting on an expansive 16,900-square-foot lot with 100 feet on the water, the 6-bedroom home comes with 6.5 bathrooms, a modern chef’s kitchen, and an outdoor entertaining area with a large pool and spa.

Interior finishes include large format porcelain tile downstairs, wood floors upstairs, with the house having a modern yet warm aesthetic design, offering the perfect balance of sophistication & comfort. It’s currently listed for $15,250,000 with Daniel Hertzberg and Jonathan Mann representing the property.

A 2024-built, $37M modern compound in Fort Lauderdale

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A true treat for yacht lovers, this Fort Lauderdale compound offers 250+/- of deep water dockage for large or multiple yachts — next to a newly built residence fitted with the finest modern conveniences.

Clocking in at 10,400 square feet, 1400 W Lake Dr features 7 bedrooms, and 11 baths, across three stories fitted with “the finest Italian finishes”, per the listing.

It also comes with a home wellness center/gym, a rooftop lounge (plus a wraparound rooftop deck), media room, game room, and an outdoor amenity list that can rival a bona fide wellness resort.

Another new, waterfront modern compound with views over Fort Lauderdale

Rendering courtesy of 2880 NE 28th St / Tim Schirripa

Another striking new addition to Fort Lauderdale’s real estate landscape, 2880 NE 28th St is one of the newest homes added to the coveted Coral Ridge community. It’s also one of the most luxurious ones, currently listed for $18,495,000 by Tim Schirripa with Coldwell Banker Realty.

Positioned on a prime oversized lot — with a generous 153 feet of waterfront in a no wake zone — the three-story modern compound offers the ultimate indoor/outdoor living experience sprawling 12,976 square feet of total living area.

This includes six bedrooms, eight baths, a club room, a home gym, an office, a spa with sauna and cold plunge, a third-floor media entertainment room with a rooftop sky lounge, a chef’s kitchen, a butler kitchen and a flow-through four-car garage. And of course, there’s also an expansive backyard resort with an enormous pool, fire features, a swim-up dock bar, and a summer kitchen.

A $10M three-story home on Las Olas Isles

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Over at Las Olas Isles, another brand new Fort Lauderdale mansion is looking for some deep-pocketed residents who want to live on the water.

Listed for $9,995,000 with Daniel Hertzberg of the Jills Zeder Group, the 8-bedroom, 8.5-bath house showcases seamless indoor-outdoor living and an exquisite blend of luxurious finishes throughout.

Boasting 100 ft of waterfront with no fixed bridges, this impressive 3-story home sits on a 10,500 square foot lot and has almost just as much interior square footage (8,880 square feet).

A $59M Boca Raton mansion that aims to break its own record

A massive 17,602-square-foot home that sits on Highland Beach’s largest oceanfront lot is on the market in Palm Beach County, Florida, and its $59.9 million asking price means it has the potential to set a new real estate record.

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And it wouldn’t be the first time: when the property last sold (in April 2022), it fetched a whopping $45 million, a price point that marked the highest sale in the Highland Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Gulf Stream, and Ocean Ridge area, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The trophy property delivers over 150 feet of private manicured beachfront on nearly 2 acres in the ”Estate Section” of Byrd Beach, minutes away from Atlantic Avenue and Boca Raton.

With 8 bedrooms, 10 full baths and 3 partial baths, the mansion has intricate details throughout, creatively blending an atmosphere of grand-scale entertaining and comfortable beach living.  Jonathan Postma with Coldwell Banker Realty holds the listing.

A Mar-a-Lago neighboring mansion that’s eyeing a $40M sale

The crown jewel of Palm Beach’s ritzy Regents Park enclave, the stately mansion at 500 Regents Park is getting ready for its next act.

Mar-a-Lago neighboring mansion at 500 Regents Hall, Palm Beach, Florida.
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The imposing residence is in the process of a massive renovation — scheduled for completion by Labor Day 2024 — and shopping around for potential new owners. Local celebrity Bob Merrill is selling the Regency architecture-style home, with a price set at $40,000,000. The jazz musician and radio personality purchased the home in 2020 for $7,500,000.

Located in the Estate Section of Palm Beach, Florida, an ultra-exclusive neighborhood known for its opulent mansions, oversized lots, sky-high hedges, and prime oceanfront location, the historic Regents Hall comes with extra bragging rights.

The future buyers will be neighbors with former president Donald Trump, hedge fund manager Ken Griffin (who made history with his $238M purchase of an NYC penthouse, the most expensive home sale in U.S. history), real estate entrepreneur Jeff Greene, and classic popstar Rod Stewart, among others.

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With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded FancyPantsHomes.com