Monad Terrace


A short Story about Monad Terrace

Monad Terrace's story is still being written, but its progressive design represents the vibrant culture and cutting-edge style that is characteristic of the area. South Beach has seen several high rise condominium developments over the last few decades, but none that integrate the natural landscapes into it's design the way that Monad Terrace does. Buyers from around the world will be attracted to the seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living, unmatched views of the sunset across the water and over Miami's skyline, and the luxurious finishes and amenities of Monad Terrace.

The architecture

When designing Monad Terrace, award-winning architect Jean Nouvel took special care to integrate the natural surroundings of the building while creating a functional structure that would withstand the flooding, storms, and hurricanes that occasionally occur in South Florida. Monad Terrace is a twin tower development with one 14-story building and another that is 7 stories. Light reflects off the glass of the towers and the lagoon between them, creating a special effect. Taking rising sea levels into account, Nouvel's design not only meets but exceeds building code restrictions related to sea level and flood plain heights. Monad Terrace is the first building to comply with these new codes in Miami Beach.

Monad Terrace - Honeycomb Glass Under Construction - Dec 2019

Installation of exterior glass, including the signature honeycomb façade.

South Beach Apartments

From a distance Monad Terrace fits into the general landscape of luxury apartments in Miami, but, up close, its landscaping and features set it apart from it's neighbors.  Jean Nouvel's "reflection machine," and colorful vegetation, the Monad Terrace is distinctive. Neighbors include Mondrian South Beach, Mirador 1000, and Bentley Bay Condos.

The Residences

Monad Terrace's two towers are home to 59 waterfront residences between two and five bedrooms that range between 2,000 and 5,600 square feet of interior living space. Each residence has an inviting outdoor living space ranging between 574 square feet and more than 2,200 square feet, offering incredible sunset views that overlook Biscayne Bay, the lagoon, and Miami's skyline. The penthouse apartments have private elevators that take residents to their private rooftops where they can relax by their private pools and savor the views.  



The Finishes

Ultra-luxurious interiors of the residences at Monad Terrace include kitchens with marble islands and fully integrated high-end appliances that serve as the centerpieces of each home. Shades of gray and white serve as the color palette to enhance reflection of light and metal surfaces. Each home's balconies are covered in lush climbing foliage that adds color and texture to the buildings reflection as well as shade and privacy.


The Amenities

Monad Terrace residents have access to amenities characteristic of a luxurious South Beach lifestyle. The sundeck with a 116-foot swimming pool and hot tub is the perfect place to relax with a beverage from the juice bar or take advantage of poolside service. Residents also have access to a 24-hour lobby attendant, concierge, and full-service valet parking. Those who lead active lifestyles can take advantage of the bicycles and paddleboards for resident use; Monad Terrace also has a sports storage area for private equipment.



The Neighborhood

Monad Terrace is nestled on the bay side of South Beach, which offers a peaceful residential area that is still close to all of the action on the Atlantic side. Those seeking a healthy, active lifestyle appreciate the walkability of the neighborhood, which is full of boutiques, restaurants, spas, and access to recreational activities. Monad Terrace is also in walking distance to Whole Foods. The Miami Beach Bay Walk promotes alternative transportation and links the residential condo areas of South Beach to the commercial areas.

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The Architect Behind Monad Terrace

French-based architect Jean Nouvel is the founder and principal of Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Nouvel's aesthetic is world-famous for his focus on views and light including creating luminous and illuminated structures, carefully engineering reflecting and refracting surfaces, and experimenting with levels of opacity. Over his lengthy career, Nouvel has received several awards, including the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2008. His designs enhance the skylines of several cities around the world and include such buildings as the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, 100 Eleventh Avenue in New York, Doha Tower, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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Why We Recommend Monad Terrace

South Beach has long been a hot spot in Miami that serves as a playground for the rich and famous. Monad Terrace provides the best of both worlds—a tranquil residential neighborhood with a community feel that is minutes away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach's clubs, shops, and world-class dining. Further, affluent residents who appreciate distinctive architecture will revel in the distinctiveness of a residence whose interior and exterior was designed by the world-famous Jean Nouvel.


Comparing Properties


Located on the shores of Biscayne Bay, Missoni Baia is a pre-construction project that brings to life the Missoni brand as a luxury lifestyle. The 57-floor tower will be completed in 2020 with 249 one to five bedroom residences ranging in size from almost 800 square feet to about 3,800 square feet. Townhouses and penthouses are substantially larger. Each condo's floor to ceiling windows offer some of the most picturesque sunset and sunrise views in all of Miami. 


Una Residence is another pre-construction luxury condominium project located in the South Brickell area of Miami. The project, designed by Miami based AS+GG Architecture, will be completed in 2021. The futuristic style building features 135 residences on 47 floors with interiors that were inspired by a yacht. Each home has private elevator entries, chef's kitchens, and plenty of outdoor space courtesy of landscape designer, Enzo Enea.


Palau Sunset Harbour serves as the epitome of luxury boutique waterfront living in Miami. The five-story building has 43 one to three bedroom condominiums located on a waterfront promenade near Biscayne Bay in the heart of South Beach. Residences come unfurnished but are designer-ready and smart-home ready. Each residence has designer cabinets and spa bathrooms. The ground floor of the building serves as a retail space filled with boutiques and cafes.


Nestled on 7-acres across from the prestigious La Gorce Island Community, Ritz Carlton Residences offer buyers the same status and impeccable service associated with Ritz Carlton name. The 111 residences and 15 stand-alone villas are designed by world-renowned architect Piero Lissoni. Residents have access to elite amenities such as a private day yacht to explore the local waters. 

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