By Kesley De Miranda
Sunny Isles Beach's new northernmost condo tower Regalia, an Arquitectonica-designed monument to money by developers Kevin Venger and Lou Montello, is an illustration of the amazing contrast between what that part of town once was and what it is today.
With a royal price tag ranging from $6 to over $7 million, Regalia will compete with the neighboring Mansions at Acqualina for the title of most expensive tower in Sunny Isles Beach, and that's saying a lot! The undulating, practically Dubaiesque, tower will soon rise to 47 floors over the beach, mimicking ocean waves below. With only 39 units, each full floor residence will have 360-degree panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and their next-door neighbor's backyard. Regalia is right next to Golden Beach, the excessively lavish and excessively private (how ironic!) neighborhood of single-family residences. Units will consist of 5,515 sq. ft. of interior space with 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, and a 2,100 sq. ft. wrap-around balconies. The 43rd and 44th floors combine for a 9,515 square foot penthouse with 3,500 square feet of balconies. The whole thing will be finished late next year.