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Best Architecturally Designed Cities in Florida
Beautiful architecturally designed homes in the Sunshine State, USA
Feb 10, 2019
Best Architecturally Designed Cities in Florida
You may not be aware that Florida is host to some of the most beautiful architecturally designed homes in the country, and you would be pleasantly surprised. The Sunshine State is home to many coastal cities and communities, each filled with character and custom-built properties. Many people move to Florida each year to retire and build their dream home, often by the beach. This steady influx of buyers has fueled new construction throughout the years, which has produced breathtaking architecturally designed homes from Miami north, up through the Panhandle. You will find old-world charm in Miami homes built in the 1930’s, to brand new, “green-synergy” homes developed around nature, which leave almost zero carbon footprints.
Let’s take a closer look at which Florida neighborhoods have the best architecturally designed homes in 2019.
Port St Lucie, Florida
One of the most underrated cities in Florida is Port St Lucie, which was recently voted “the safest city” and is home to trendy architectural home designs. In the 80’s, much of Port St Lucie was still rural farmland without much going on in terms of new construction. However, the growth of the population in Florida has prompted expansion of local home building and new communities into what we are now seeing today.
New home builders have transformed much of Port St Lucie into prime real estate by adding contemporary neighborhoods with state-of-the-art building materials and newer, updated construction standards. Now, homes for sale in Port St Lucie, FL are works of art, and feature appealing architecture and thoughtful designs.
Some home builders like DiVosta, Adams Homes, and DR Horton, are building custom homes and master-planned communities that showcase the new architectural designs and award-winning properties. For those of you interested in home values, they start in the mid-$200s and go to over $1M, depending on the size and location.
Another amazing place that has charming, sometimes breathtaking architecture, is Miami. These home designs can date back hundreds of years, since Miami was one of the first pioneered areas in Florida. To explore the most desirable homes, you should contact real estate agents in Miami, as they know the specific areas with the most original architectural designs. Areas like Morningside, Belle Meade, Coral Gables, and Surfside will surely make the list of charming communities to preview.
Other areas, like Miami Beach, are home to exquisitely designed skyscrapers featuring 100 ft waterfalls and infinity pools. Still, some of the most modern buildings have elevators that raise your Lamborghini up to your penthouse apartment, with you.
You can’t overlook downtown because the buildings there are each designed with their own individual inspirations. There are condominium buildings built with amazing architectural designs that represent the multi-cultural and international Miami scene. It’s nothing to spend a million dollars or more on a Miami Beach condo but, if you can afford it, you’re sure to appreciate the work and luxury it offers.
Palm Beach, Florida
Known as the wealthiest city, per capita, and located just over the intracoastal bridge in West Palm Beach, is the island of Palm Beach, Florida. Once you’re there, it feels as though you’ve been transported into the old English world. The streets literally have cobblestones, and the small, narrow roads behold local shops and businesses. Every building, from the local post office to the beachfront mansions, have the same architectural designs that ignite your imagination. The perfect example of this would be the world-famous Breakers Hotel, which has hosted movie stars, politicians and the mega- wealthy as guests for decades. The building sits on the Atlantic Ocean’s edge, and resembles an 1800’s castle at its prime. Originally designed by wealthy Palm Beach financiers, the hotel has been renovated several times; more recently in the late 1990’s and again in the mid 2000’s.
Most of the other homes in Palm Beach are waterfront mansions in historic districts which preserve the heritage and architecture of Palm Beach forever.
You can’t just buy a home in Palm Beach because there are home owners’ associations that vet each potential buyer before they are approved. The typical home can sell for $10 Million dollars and up, and comes complete with swimming pools, guest houses, expansive waterfront lots, butler’s quarters and any other luxury you could imagine.
No matter what type of architecture you appreciate the most, Florida has it all. You can see the old-world charmers in Miami, and also enjoy the most modern of homes within a short drive in Florida. In fact, with a booming economy, more people are moving to the Sunshine State to build their own dream home. The opportunity to imprint your specific designs into a home you own is special, and can preserve your tastes and interests for a lifetime, through your architectural footprint. Whether you come to visit or to live, it’s great to experience the way life was, the way life is, and also glimpse a peek into where it’s going in the future through the architecture of the buildings and homes we are now creating.
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