10 Luxury Condo Developments in the U.S. That Are Turning Heads in 2019



Residential construction in the U.S. has slowed a bit in 2019, which isn’t exactly great timing considering housing affordability is at its lowest point in about a decade. Despite declines in both affordability and availability, however, the luxury new construction condo market across the country features more than a few intriguing options, starting with these high-profile developments: 

1000M – Chicago, IL

A soaring glass tower by internationally-renowned architect, Helmut Jahn, Chicago’s gleaming new 1000M condo tower will truly offer some of the best views money can buy in the Windy City. The living experience will start in a grand, two-story lobby along Michigan Avenue and will continue on into each and every unit, as well as each and every common amenity space.

111 Murray Street – New York, NY

Adding a dose of modern flair to one of New York City’s hottest neighborhoods, 111 Murray Street is redefining condo living in Tribeca. Featuring 157 luxury condo residences that range in size from one-bedrooms to full-floor penthouses, most units inside the building present exceptional views of the Hudson River, New York Harbor, and the rest of the sprawling Manhattan skyline. 111 Murray Street was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and interiors are by New York-based David Mann.

The Fairweather – Raleigh, NC

Positioned in Raleigh’s ultra-trendy Warehouse District, The Fairweather is one of the most luxurious condo developments to hit the Triangle area in recent memory. The modern, loft-like interiors are perfect for today’s luxury condo buyer, and the range of floor plans, which offer between one and three bedrooms, allow for more than enough living space to feel comfortable. Lifestyle amenities are also top-notch at The Fairweather and include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a common rooftop deck, bike repair and dog washing stations, and even a community garden. 

SPIRE – Seattle, WA

Arguably the most high-profile construction project in Seattle right now, developers are describing SPIRE as a luxury condo tower that features unparalleled amenities, expansive city views, and a world-class living experience unlike anything else in town. One-, two-, and three-bedroom residences are all available inside SPIRE and the building’s prime downtown location will put future residents in one of the city’s most desired urban settings. 

MIRA – San Francisco, CA

MIRA might be one of the most architectural-unique condo developments you’ll find in the U.S. right now thanks to its twisting facade the rises 40 stories high. No doubt an iconic addition to San Francisco’s already-iconic skyline, condos inside MIRA will provide sprawling, 180-degree views and natural light that changes based on the time of day. Pretty awesome, right? 

The Westlight – Washington, D.C.

Finished back in 2018, The Westlight in Washington, D.C. is easily one of the more modern condo developments you’ll find, well, just about anywhere. The building’s artistic design is by internationally-acclaimed architect Enrique Norten and prospective buyers will also appreciate a wide-range of focal features throughout the building by award-winning artist and designer Ingo Maurer. Inside The Westlight you’ll find 49 uniquely different floor plans and prices range from $645,000 to $4.5 million.

Marina Pointe – Tampa, FL

Modern luxury on Tampa’s scenic waterfront is exactly what the new Marina Pointe condo development provides prospective buyers. Also situated in the heart of the city’s bustling new Westshore Marina District, there’s hardly a better location to call home if you’re wanting to be close to all the best shopping, dining, and entertainment downtown Tampa has to offer. Resort style amenities will also compliment condos at Marina Pointe, which will start in the $700,000s. 

The Terminal at Katy Trail – Dallas, TX

Housing just 19 units, The Terminal at Katy Trail is the smallest condo development to make the list, but it’s also a building that won’t fall short on luxury features and finishes. The building’s distinct design is inspired by one of the world’s oldest and most spectacular train stations, which is also felt in the grand lobby that mimics an authentic train terminal. Each unit inside The Terminal will also be a corner unit, allowing for more privacy, better views, and a unique sense of intimacy. 

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental – Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton, Florida is where you’ll find some of the most expensive real estate in the county and there’s no better example of that than The Residences at Mandarin Oriental. Combining a prime downtown location with jaw-dropping ocean and golf course views, condos at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental provide everything you’d want in a luxurious South Florida condominium. You’ll also enjoy a range of hotel style amenities once calling The Residences at Mandarin Oriental home, including 24-hour concierge, valet, housekeeping, maintenance, and more. 

The Laurel – Philadelphia, PA

Named after Pennsylvania’s lovely state flower, The Laurel has unquestionably set a new standard in luxury living in downtown Philadelphia. Situated within the city’s prestigious Rittenhouse Square, The Laurel is Philadelphia’s tallest new condominium tower, and probably the most luxurious as well. The building’s sleek glass design is from Chicago-based Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and interiors are by award-winning firm Perkins Eastman. Inside, the buildings’s common amenities rival any building featured on this list and the units are best described as elegant, sophisticated, sun-filled, and extraordinary in every way imaginable. 

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