Dream Condos and Urban Retreats Around the World


It was not all that long ago when cities were declaed "ghost towns" following pandemic fears. How far we've come! Once eerily silent streets are now abuzz with renewed energy. People are flocking back to vibrant downtowns, drawn in by the allure of restaurants, cultural attractions, and a strong sense of community that defined pre-pandemic city life. This urban renaissance is fueled by a yearning for connection and a desire to recapture the pulse of the city.

While luxury living has traditionally been associated with sprawling suburban estates, many cities are offering a new canvas for luxury living: high-rise and mid-rise residences boasting innovative design, unparalleled amenities, and breathtaking views, all situated at the heart of the city's energy.

From Los Angeles to Dubai, with New York City naturally in the mix, a growing number of these luxury urban properties are redefining what it means to live well in a city setting. Convenience is key for today's discerning buyer, explains  Ricardo Rodriguez , a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Specialist in Boston-Back Bay. "People  want new construction, top-notch amenities, cutting-edge technology, and quality design," he says. 

Below are eight urban retreats marketed under the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program that are redefining modern luxury living in the city. 

2901 Collins Ave Unit 1501

Miami Beach, FL.

$16,000,000 USD

Few names in real estate carry the same magnetic allure as a luxury condo building from Studio 54’s Ian Schrager. This one-of-a-kind oceanfront residence on the 15th floor of his Miami Beach EDITION is no exception. Design by renowned architects John Pawson and Suzanne Lovell dazzles with four spacious bedrooms and four and a half baths, stunning views of both the ocean and the bay, plus famed Collins Avenue right below.

Listed by Jonathan Corso of Coldwell Banker Realty, Miami Beach

Barcelona, Spain

9,000,000 EUR

This newly constructed corner apartment resides on the upper floors of the Mandarin Oriental Residences' tower with the bustling energy of Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia right below. But the best part awaits inside. Dazzling modern design unfolds with exquisite finishes and luxurious spaces featuring a spacious living room with two facades and a loggia, an independent kitchen with equally stunning views, three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and an independent guest bathroom. Unparalleled resident services from the Mandarin Oriental group includes 24-hour security, management, concierge, event organization, cleaning, gardening, maintenance and more.

Listed by François Carriere, Coldwell Banker Espana

1200 Club View Drive #19

Los Angeles, CA.

$22,000,000 USD

Listing agent Aram Afshar calls this posh penthouse “the pinnacle of luxury and sophistication at L.A.’s prestigious Beverly West.” Fully furnished, the residence spans an entire floor with a staggering 8,000 square feet, six bedrooms, a separate detached guest/maid suite and too-die-for views. Those breathtaking panoramas encompass everything from Bel-Air to the Hollywood Hills, all the way to the dazzling Los Angeles skyline and the Pacific Ocean's endless expanse. Amenities include direct-access dual private elevators, valet parking, a doorman, a fitness center, a saltwater pool, a conference center, and more.

Listed by Aram Afshar, Coldwell Banker Realty, Beverly Hills

477 Broome Street, Unit 62 

New York, NY 10013

$4,100,000 USD 

Nestled in the vibrant heart of the Soho-Cast Iron Historic District, this Soho Duplex Penthouse Loft was crafted by its architect-owner, and it shows in the design. A seamless fusion of original features and contemporary accents in wood, steel, and glass add gravitas to the "masterpiece" penthouse loft. Glass walls reveal views of classic city skyline as natural light floods the space and contributes to an open air feeling throughout. Over 2,000 square feet and an expansive wood deck spanning over 800 square feet make this a standout urban retreat in New York City. 

Listed by Jay and Claudia Levy, Coldwell Banker Warburg

2675 S Bayshore Dr., Unit 1601S

Miami, FL.

$13,900,000 USD 

It can be difficult to pinpoint the most inspiring aspects of living at Miami's Grove at Grand Bay in Coconut Grove. The panoramic views of Biscayne Bay? The five-star amenities ranging from 24-hour concierge to butler service? Or the fact that the building itself has been described as an "architectural masterpiece" and winner of five awards? This recently listed dream residence adds another source of allure into the mix. Offering a sweeping 4,933 square-foot open floorplan, the unit occupies a coveted spot in the South Tower's NE corner, with four bedrooms,  12-ft floor-to-ceiling impact windows and most inspiring of all – sweeping panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the city.

Listed by Judy Zeder, Coldwell Banker Realty, Coral Gables 

144 Warren, Unit 2

Boston, MA.

$5,000,000 USD

This chic penthouse triplex puts the best of Boston within reach thanks to its ideal location between Boston's Back Bay and South End neighborhoods. A state-of-the-art renovation brings over 3,200 square feet of luxury living across three floors into harmony with a seamless open-concept layout, high ceilings, a chef's kitchen, and topping it off (literally) – a private roof deck with panoramic views.

Listed by Lili BananiColdwell Banker Realty in Boston

1301 Spring Street, Unit PH32

Seattle, WA.

$9,875,000 USD

Seattle luxury reaches new heights with this penthouse offering. This award-winning, fully-renovated residence occupies the entire floor of one of the most prestigious high-rises in the city, boasting 360-degree views of Puget Sound, Lake Washington, the Olympics, Bellevue, & the Cascades. A private elevator takes you to over 7,000 square feet of fine living awaits, complete with a fully-contained guest suite with a separate kitchen & bath, wet bar, library, and exercise room.


Listed by Kitty Kirscher Hughes, Coldwell Banker Realty, Bellevue


Cayan Tower Dubai Marina

Dubai, UAE

$11,162,200 USD 

Dubai Marina is one of the Arab city's most sought-after locations, known for its waterfront views, luxury residential towers, shopping centers, dining, and entertainment. This crown jewel nestled atop Cayan Tower places you near all of the action below while offering panoramic views of the sea, golf course, and iconic Palm Jumeirah. Even better is what awaits you inside the fully furunished penthouse: a private cinema, state-of-the-art gym, rejuvenating jacuzzi, a dedicated work space, a tranquil steam and sauna room, and a host of other hotel-quality features – making it easy to lock and leave anytime you want.

Listed by Ayman Youssef, Coldwell Banker UAE - ONYX HQ


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