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5 Miami ‘penthouses’ for under $500K

From South Beach to Brickell

Penthouse C38 at 1717 North Bayshore Drive
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Welcome to Miami’s Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount across various South Florida neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out!

Last week’s Curbed Comparisons covered rentals across Miami priced under $1,800 per month, which is the city’s current median price for one-bedroom apartments.

This week, we are buyers looking at penthouse units across Miami priced at or below $500,000. Our list ranges from the least to most expensive penthouses and begins in South Beach.

South Beach: 1000 West Avenue Penthouse 26


Here’s a 852-square-foot penthouse atop the Mirador, which sits in a very walkable location off West Avenue. It has one bedroom, one bathroom, polished concrete floors, and granite countertops.

Downtown: 335 South Biscayne Boulevard Penthouse 03


This one-bed, one-bath at One Miami overlooks Biscayne Bay and the Miami River. It features 868 square feet of living space and 12-foot ceilings,.

Edgewater: 1717 North Bayshore Drive Penthouse C38


This unit is for sale by the owner and includes one bedroom, two bathrooms, 1068 square feet of living space, bay views, and excellent finishes.

Brickell: 690 Southwest 1st Court Penthouse 13


This renovated corner penthouse atop Brickell’s Neo Vertika condo is a two-story loft featuring city and river views. There’s 1,255 square feet of interior space and a large balcony.

North Beach: 6801 Collins Avenue Penthouse 7


Lastly is this 920-square-foot penthouse in the Carillion’s center tower. It’s the second most affordable one-bedroom unit in the building on a price-per-foot ($542) basis, boasting ocean views and redesigned finishes.


Which penthouse is your favorite?

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  • 5%
    South Beach
    (13 votes)
  • 41%
    (97 votes)
  • 14%
    (34 votes)
  • 7%
    (18 votes)
  • 31%
    North Beach
    (73 votes)
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