Design & Real Estate

Mansion in the Sky

We take a tour of Club Tower Three, Unit 1901 atop Ocean Club in Key Biscayne to show you what you may have been missing back down at sea level.
Text by Stacy Wynn Photos by Samantha Scott | July 17, 2018 | Design & Real Estate

Key Biscayne is much more than just an excellent tropical latitude and longitude; just ask anyone who lives here. The island simply isn’t like anywhere else on the planet, offering the world’s elite an oasis of outstanding amenities in a genteel environment. And nowhere is that distinctive air of worldly yet casual sophistication more notable than in one of its most elegant mansions in the sky: Unit 1901 at Club Tower Three Condominium.
The well-thought-out design of this lavish apartment takes full advantage of the stellar views available from the floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. Halfway to the heavens, this private residence overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay, downtown Miami, the cruise ships in the port and the wide variety of architecture on the island.
The innovative layout makes the most of every available inch of the generous 2,790-square-foot floor plan to fit this three-bedroom plus den home out with a formal dining room, comprehensive exercise room, eat-in kitchen and a welcoming foyer normally found in a much larger space. The modern interior design boasts light, exotic wood flooring and matching wall accents to add further to the open feel of this minimalist yet elegant abode.
The grand living room features both open and enclosed custom built-ins with discrete inlaid lighting to allow for the display of antiques or other prized art and collectibles, while hiding a high-end entertainment system and all its necessary components behind closed doors. An in-house sound system allows for the owner’s favorite music throughout, sans the clutter of extra audio components. The fine joinery continues in the handcrafted wood beams that make the lofty ceilings seem even higher. Additional inlaid woodworking is found at the opposite end of this large open multi-purpose area in the formal dining room, tying the entire look together seamlessly without becoming overpowering.
The upscale, eat-in kitchen features top-name appliances behind custom cabinetry. The layout will please even the most discerning gourmet and offers plenty of space for a caterer and staff, with leftover space for hungry guests to hover.
The pale walls and carpeting of the upscale master bedroom give the room a Zen feel that is enhanced by the 19th-story location that truly takes the owner away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Closet space abounds in the master as well as in the two guest bedrooms. All feature lavish bathrooms fit for royals. Meanwhile, the den is the perfect location for a home office, with plenty of space for a large desk, credenza and shelves, while leaving enough room for a comfortable sofa to take weekend or mid-afternoon naps on.
The luxurious list of features and amenities do not end in the unit itself. Club Tower Three, like its sisters Club Towers One and Two, is part of the Ocean Club, a 55-acre ultra-luxury development often referred to as the “Crown Jewel of the Island,” which is saying quite a lot when the island in question is Key Biscayne. This residential resort encompasses residential buildings of all sizes and shapes and has an extravagant clubhouse, health club, spa and pool facilities, including the Beach Bar & Grill, all sequestered in elegantly landscaped tropical grounds. The tennis club is for serious fans of the game and novices alike and features eight lighted clay courts.
The large, pristine beaches are more than just beautiful, they’re fully staffed with employees ready to handle umbrellas, loungers, beach towels and other requests. With all this pampering on hand, there’s no need to go away for a hotel/resort vacation. However, if extra rooms are needed to avoid a condo overflowing with overnight guests, the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne isn’t far away.
This secure Ocean Club mega-development is also just minutes away from one of the highest-rated golf courses in the country as well as spectacular deep sea fishing charters and nature trails. It’s almost impossible to believe that bustling downtown Miami is just minutes away over the ultra-scenic causeway bridge. Leonardo DiCaprio said he was “On top of the world” when he was on the bow of the Titanic. His view was paltry compared to the top of the world feeling found in Unit 1901.
Perhaps the best news about this heavenly home is that it is currently on the market for $2,795,000. If you want to take a closer look at this condo in the sky, contact Doug Kinsley at Fortune International Realty, Inc., at 305.361.3199 or 305.361.8661. We promise if you can afford it, you’re going to love it.