Florida Style & Design: A Breath Of Fresh Air

There is a renewed emphasis on balconies and terraces as people open up their homes

It’s challenging to find the silver lining behind the dark storm cloud of a global health crisis, but then again, it’s hope, optimism and resilience that see us through. Hopefully, the valuable lessons learned will stay with us forever.

One such revelation that came out of the pandemic is a newfound appreciation for nature, and here in South Florida, we’re blessed to have many places we can relish it. As people are putting more and more thought and investment into their homes, they’re paying special attention to their outdoor spaces—a fact that hasn’t gone unnoted by top developers. As a result, terraces and balconies have become more paramount to the sale of luxury units than ever.

So, inhale and exhale as you breathe in these new residential properties gracing our landscape.


Standing at a coveted location just a short walk from our beautiful beaches as well as the renowned and beloved Boca Raton Resort & Club, Royal Palm Residences offers boutique homes with outdoor terraces that range from 165 to more than 2,000 square feet. Where better to soak in magnificent 270-degree city, water and golf course views? “There’s an influx of Northeast, Midwest and West Coast buyers who are looking to leave dense cities and trade up for the lifestyle benefits only South Florida offers,” says Fernando de Nunez y Lugones, executive vice president with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. “They are seeking luxury properties with more space to enjoy the outdoors, and boutique properties like Royal Palm Residences are resonating with them because they offer world-class amenities with plenty of space to enjoy the sun and fresh air.”


Aside from the flow-through layouts with floor-to-ceiling windows, each desirable unit at Solemar features an oversized terrace with continuous glass railings that gives way to breathtaking views of the city, ocean and Intracoastal. And as if your own private terrace weren’t enough, the property also includes a stunning pool deck with an enormous 13,000-square-foot terraced green space.

“The unprecedented sales pace we experienced over the past few months is a testament to the unique attributes of Solemar, including its wellness-forward lifestyle experience, year-round beach access and unmatched value,” says Nicholas Pérez, vice president at The Related Group. “We’re quite proud of both the indoor and outdoor amenities that are all part of the Solemar experience.”


Pritzker Prize-winning architect Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s only residential project in Florida, Monad Terrace is composed of 59 individually designed waterfront luxury condos overlooking Biscayne Bay. Monad’s expansive private outdoor spaces are the optimal vantage point when it comes to the interplay of water and natural light. “At Monad Terrace, the same amount of thoughtful detail went into creating the outdoor and green spaces on property as the architecture and design of the building,” says Michael Stern, founder/CEO of JDS Development Group.

This story is from the July/August 2021 issue of Boca magazine. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine.