It’s the dead of winter, so our thoughts have naturally turned to sunnier climes—specifically, Florida. Because we all know the gloomy trio of snow, sleet, and ice has no place in the Sunshine State.
Snowbirds from the Northeast make the Southern escape annually, trading frostbite for sunny beaches. Over the past couple of years, many more folks have followed suit and snapped up real estate with the intent to stay even after the snow melts.
If Florida sounds as much a fantasy to you as it does to us, you’re in luck: We found five incredibly dreamy homes to ogle. These are some of the most luxurious offerings on the market, with price tags to match.
These residences have set a high bar, with amenities galore, spectacular waterfront vistas, and expansive square footage.
Trade in your snowsuit for a swimsuit, and check out these five sensational spaces on the market right now.
Island oasis: A beacon for stars, Star Island is one of the most exclusive addresses in Miami. The private isle has fewer than three dozen homes, so the few that land on the market have sky-high prices. You can bet that if the listing fetches its asking price, it will set a record for the Miami area.
Celebrity neighbors on the gated island include Sean “Diddy” Combs, Gloria Estefan, and hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin.
As for this particular mansion, it’s set on an acre with 100 feet of water frontage. It features a restored three-bedroom Mediterranean from the 1920s and a six-bedroom modern residence.
The combined 25,000 square feet of living space includes an elevator, rooftop lounge, and 1,400-bottle wine room. The grounds boast a waterfront gym, massive wraparound pool, cabana, spa with massage room and hair salon, and new dock with boatlift.
Chic by the beach: This Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired estate with organic elements spans 110 feet of beachfront on a half-acre. Built in 1955, it’s been fully renovated and offers plenty to appeal to today’s buyer: natural decor, ocean views, and elegant living areas.
The Zen-like home includes an office for two, seven bedroom suites, a gym, and walls of windows looking out to the water. Outside, the lush grounds feature multiple seating areas, a private beach path, and a pool.
Malibu-like mecca: The 2-acre property stretches from the ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway. It features a Southern California–inspired mansion and a tranquil sanctuary preserve.
For the nautically inclined, there’s a boat dock as well as two boatlifts. Sleek and spacious, the four-level, 8,818-square-foot mansion is encased with wood, marble, and glass.
Amenities include a theater room, game room, gym, and loft. Outside, the infinity pool and spa beckon, along with a summer kitchen and cabana.
Beautiful in Boca: Located in the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, this deluxe waterfront dwelling comes with 357 feet of deep-water frontage. This means there’s parking for a giant yacht practically in the backyard.
Built in 2012, the mansion offers 13,265 square feet of living space. It features smart home technology, a 3D home theater, wine cellar, dual primary bathrooms, a gym, massage room, sauna, and separate guesthouse.
The outdoor space is dotted with palm trees and entertaining areas, including a pool, sundeck, fire pit, and dining space.
Natty in Naples: Enjoy a front-row seat to bay views from this home custom-built in 2011,
Spanning four levels, the waterfront residence offers five ensuite bedrooms, expansive terraces, and floor-to-ceiling glass throughout. High-end details include white marble floors, a glass staircase, and wood-accented cabinetry.
space includes a pool and boat dock, as well as an outdoor dining area.
Location is also a major plus: it’s just 1,000 feet from Vanderbilt Beach and minutes from Naples shopping and dining.