The Lauderdale lifestyle is exemplified by the residential buildings that play to our city’s strengths with flair. We selected a handful of our favorites.

1. ADAGIO Fort Lauderdale Beach

Architect: Jorge Garcia Stromberg GS4
Address: 435 Bayshore Dr.

All 31 units get panoramic views of the Intracoastal and the Atlantic in this natural light-intensive modern gem with interior designs by Steven G. Clean, modern lines evoke Fort Lauderdale’s midcentury heyday while also being impeccably current.

2. The Residences at the W Fort Lauderdale

Architect: Adache Group
Address: 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

If you’re looking for modern luxury and what the new Fort Lauderdale Beach has become, look here. From the stylish bar with expansive deck overlooking the ocean to restaurant Steak 954, this nautical-inspired, striking building provides one of A1A’s more unique luxury experiences.

3. AQUABLU

Architect: Borges + Associates
Address: 920 Intracoastal Dr.

Part of the “Aqua” group of developments – AquaVue, AquaVita, AquaMar and AquaLuna are located closer to Las Olas, while this sits near the Galleria – this is waterfront condo living for a younger generation, with boat slips and massive “entertainment terraces” overlooking the water and the Bonnet House grounds.

4. Birch Tower

Architect: Charles McKirahan
Address: 100 S. Birch Rd.

You don’t have to go new to go fabulous in Fort Lauderdale. This midcentury modern masterpiece is one of influential architect Charles McKirahan’s important Fort Lauderdale works – and with the mid-century North Beach Village buildings around it being brought back to their former glory, it’s in a neighborhood on the upswing.

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