Three properties in South Florida’s City of Sunrise offer the best in oceanfront and ultraluxury living.

Zen Retreat

DSC8029.jpgThe front facade of the home demonstrates a marriage between modern design and nature.

DSC7898.jpgThe tranquil outdoor area with a designer pool and spa sits next to a detached guest room with separate full bath.

Looking for a little peace and tranquility just steps from the beach? The double-lotted modern masterpiece at 3300 NE 16th Place can provide the perfect space for restorative living with direct ocean and lake views, Zen garden, media room, designer pool and spa, and more. This 3,334-square-foot four-bedroom, four-bath, one-half-bath home, rebuilt in 2017, features a lake-facing living and dining room space with eight-foot glass walls that allow nature to truly take center stage. Natural light flows into a custom Italian-inspired kitchen comprised of the world’s finest materials combined in a way to ensure a relaxed environment, as well as unique quartzite countertops and a 60-bottle wine cooler. Upstairs, a second-floor master wows with direct views of the ocean and nearby Birch State Park, while downstairs a second master and guest room round out the home’s interior spaces. No retreat is complete without a Zen garden and private beach, of course! The back side of this lot sits on Long Lake and features a private sandy beach surrounded by lush gardens and pool and separate garden cottage with full bath, kitchen and its own entrance that really allow a Zen state to set in. Experience a mindful and peaceful existence at this intentional retreat in the city. $2.595 million, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty, Cobus Louw, 212.651.4421,

Above & Beyond Abodes

38589152.jpgExperience a sunset like no other atop the PARAMOUNT Fort Lauderdale at exclusive pools overlooking the Intracoastal.

38167room3TC_EDITED.jpgUnits feature simple, relaxed and elegant designs by ID & Design International and 11-foot ceilings to optimize ocean views.

Paradise comes to mind when looking at what PARAMOUNT Fort Lauderdale Beach has in plan to offer its residents. The latest project from veteran developers Daniel Kodsi, Art Falcone and Nitin Motwani, this 18-story beachfront marvel is steps from the white sandy beaches of Fort Lauderdale and offers an artistic, unique feel. The facade of the towering structure will feature a thoughtfully designed porte-cochere that opens to lush gardens and gives way to the lobby and elevators that take residents to one of the 95 private-foyer residences. There are only two remaining two-story penthouses starting at $8,999,999. One of the nearly 6,000-square-foot penthouses has a customizable floor plan, giving buyers maximum flexibility to design the residence as they want, while the other is being offered beautifully designed and fully furnished by Steven Zelman. Both provide unparalleled oceanfront views and come with a private 4,200-square-foot rooftop terrace with plunge pool. As for amenities, enjoy a day at the PARAMOUNT spa, which features massage and steam rooms, or relax at the beachside pool, the longest in Fort Lauderdale. If you feel relaxing is better once it’s been earned, head to the state-of-the-art gym and fitness center for some sweat equity. Whatever you decide to do, the PARAMOUNT Fort Lauderdale Beach offers a piece of paradise steps from the area’s most popular restaurants, cafes, nightlife and designer shopping. Penthouse prices: $89,999,999-$9,999,999; sales center: 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 103, Fort Lauderdale, 786.673.7988, OneWorld Properties,

Cultural Epicenter

DJI0801.jpgThe residential tower boasts tropically inspired architecture by Chad Oppenheim that resonates with metropolitan ideals.

DSC06916MLS.jpgResidents will be able to choose from two custom-finish palettes: minimal or nature, all by YOO Studio.

Experience the best of what the city of Fort Lauderdale has to offer while still in a lush tropical setting at Metropica. This 4 million-square-foot planned community, by a team of international design masters including Oppenheim Architecture + Design, YOO Studio, CI Design and EDSA, aims at a macro approach to living, blending luxury spaces, amenities and culture. Located in the heart of South Florida in West Broward County, ONE Metropica residences feature contemporary architecture and world-class residences and will offer high-end shopping, dining and entertaining destinations with a plethora of high-tech amenities. The 28-story tower that makes up ONE Metropica epitomizes luxury living, with 263 residences (from $450,000) marked by stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, imported high-grade materials, smart home tech and more. Each unit, designed by London-based interior design group YOO Studio, will have elegant and timeless aesthetics as well as top-of-the-line kitchen appliances and bath fixtures by Hansgrohe. The amenity-rich tower features residences-only experiences like a landscaped terrace and infinity pool, club room with lounge, screening room, children’s playroom, high-end fitness center and 24-hour concierge services. Sales gallery: 1800 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise, 954.320.7132, one.‌