The Miami Penthouse Life is what many dreams of having. The prestigious penthouse apartment, which occupies the highest floor of a residential building, has long been synonymous with wealth and luxury. But for affluent Miami buyers, the luxury penthouse condo options are abundant.
Many Miami Penthouses
With the surge in ultra-luxury coastal developments, Miami has a surplus of penthouses on the market. There are 389 penthouses for sale in Miami-Dade County as of November 2018, with 158 penthouses sold year-to-date (YTD), an overall 20% decrease in penthouse sales from the same time in 2017. Today, 48 premier penthouse units ask $5 million, while 18 are listed for over $10M. Conversely, ultra-luxury penthouse sales ($5M+) are increasing with excellent new property options found today.
Some buyers may be confused about what even constitutes a penthouse, with luxury developers labeling their prized upper units as LPH (lower penthouse), UPH (upper penthouse), TS (tower suite), and alike. Penthouses in Miami’s newest residential buildings (2015+) are listed from $280,000 to $42M — many of which are not on the top floor.
Miami’s Penthouse Statistics
- 389 for Sale
- Median List Price$/PSF – $588psf
- Average List Price $2.833M
- 158 (YTD) Sold
- Median Sale Price$/PSF – $351psf
- Average Sale Price $1.685M
- Average Buyer Discount – 10%
- $5M+ – 11 Penthouses Sold
- 224 Sold
- Median Sale Price$/PSF – $339psf
- Average Sale Price $1.046M
- Average Buyer Discount – 7%
- $5M+ – 8 Penthouses Sold
- 195 Sold
- Median Sale Price$/PSF – $358psf
- Average Sale Price $1.016M
- Average Buyer Discount – 7%
- $5M+ – 3 Penthouses Sold
The Miami Penthouse Life
The days of the penthouse being solely the top floor are no more, with developers realizing there is a premium to be paid for the top floors of development to have the penthouse designation. In some cases, condos have been labeled a penthouse not because it’s on the top floor but because it has a different layout, higher ceilings, or other amenities that differentiate them from other units in the building.
As we move into the new year, penthouses for sale in Miami are abundant, with buyers finding awesome properties to choose from, significant leverage to negotiate deals, and exceptional long-term value.
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