From urban skyscrapers to hidden rainforest retreats, these exclusive waterfront properties are likely to tempt you to life on dry land.
Aston Martin Residences
Emerging from a rare pocket of land on Miami’s waterfront, the Aston Martin Residences will be 66-storeys of pure luxury. While this is the iconic automotive brand’s first foray into residential design, Aston Martin’s DNA will run through every inch of the sail-shaped skyscaper. From the building’s silhouette to each of the 390 bespoke residences, every curve and detail will contain the signatures of Aston Martin; stylish hallmarks, such as carbon fibre furniture, custom handles and number plate plinths. This will be urban living at its most chic: the Miami skyline will be framed throughout by full-height windows, and there will even be drive-in glass elevators to take residents in their cars to the sky-high carpark.
There is something enviably effortless about the Mediterranean way of life and Portonovi, set on the shores of Montenegro’s Boka Bay, is poised to be the latest Adriatic development to harness this aspirational lifestyle. Once complete it will be an elegant hub, comprising of 275 properties, a superyacht marina, One&Only Resort, retail village and yacht club designed by Winch Designs. Combining the charm of Montenegrin architecture with the polish of a superyacht-worthy community, homes are eminently sophisticated. Sleek marina apartments and villas overlook the bay, while penthouses are lavish havens. For the interiors, Harrods will provide bespoke schemes for residents centred on contemporary, comfortable luxury.
Golfito Marina Village
For those whose style is more barefoot chic than city sleek, Costa Rica’s Golfito Marina Village is a rare opportunity to be part of an eco-conscious community tucked away in a jungle-fringed inlet. A superyacht marina and modish beachfront restaurant are complete and already bustling, so work is now well-underway on exclusive residences, a marina village and luxury eco-hotel. Here, style meets sustainability; the masterplan is dedicated to preserving the surrounding environment while still immersing residents in it. Villa windows open onto the rainforest, beachfront homes come with private pools, and there is even a limited number of eco-friendly private islands.