June 1, 2018

For newlyweds who want married life to feel like a permanent honeymoon, purchasing a home inside a lxury hotel in South Beach is a step in the right direction. That’s the dream Tracy Galya, director of sales at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, is selling at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. The eco-chic lifestyle resort is crowned with 155 residences and penthouses ranging from $3.1 million to $16 million.

She recently sold a penthouse to a newlywed couple ready to make Miami their home base after house hunting for a year. “They were really happy and loved the vibe every time they stayed here,” says Galya, pointing out the unique ability to give the property a test run by staying at the hotel.

Residences at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach are turnkey with interior design by luminaries like Debora Aguiar, Meyer Davis and Rose Ink Workshop in a tranquil, tropical-moden aesthetic that’s consistent throuout the property. This includes the piece de resistance, a four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath penthouse duplex with a private terrace and panoramic ocean views, currently on the market for $16 million.

Homeowners enjoy lavish amenitites including access to four oceanfront swimming pools, 24-hour concierge, natural care botanical service, eco-conscious housekeeping and a fleet of Teslas. “It’s also family-friendly,” says Galya, with an eye toward couples planning to add to their nest. “There’s a real emphasis on day life. You can eat well at healthy, vegan restaurants. There’s Spartan Gym and Bamford Haybarn Spa with natural products. The whole property promotes wellness.” All that, and privileged access to one of Miami’s pretties poolscapes.

“The quality of life is so amazing here. It helps relationships stay in a positive place,” says Galya, who celebrated her fourth wedding anniversary in May and lives in South Beach with her husband. She’s quick to point out, “Newlyweds aren’t necessarily young and they’re not necessarily first-time homebuyers. They’re sophisticated, smart and savvy.” And she can definitely help them find the luxury home of their dreams.