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Feb. 3, 2021

Coming Soon l New Waterfront Construction


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160 Marina Bay Building
160 Marina Bay Building
Steps from Las Olas Boulevard & Minutes
from the Atlantic Ocean
160 Marina Bay is a boutique waterfront condominium
development by Gold Krown located directly on Fort Lauderdale’s
Intracoastal Waterway. The property will offer 16 expansive
move-in ready residences with east-facing water views, ultimately
designed with privacy and connectivity in mind. Fourteen private
boat slips with deep water access are available for purchase and
include electrical and water connections. Designed by FSMY
Architects + Planners with interiors by RS3 Designs, the
development is slated for completion in early 2022.
Residences 5
Story boutique
Boat Slips 


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 3-bedroom finished residences
  from 2,875 to 2,918 interior sq ft
 5-story, luxury waterfront
  residential building with 16
  striking residences
 Centrally located within walking
  distance to Las Olas Boulevard
  shopping and entertainment
 Minutes from Ft. Lauderdale Beach
 Located 7 miles from
  Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood
  International Airport
 Private marina with 14 slips
  available to purchase
 Waterfront pool deck with
  lounge chairs, cabanas and
  BBQ area
 Self–service refrigerated
  package lockers in the lobby level
 Wi-Fi accessible throughout
  entire property
 Electric car charging stations
  available for purchase
 Pet friendly
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 10’ ceiling heights throughout
 Expansive waterfront terraces
  accessible from living room
  and master bedroom
 Private elevator lobby to each
  residence with vestibule entry
 Wide-plank wood floors in
  bedrooms & porcelain tile in all
  remaining areas
 Private storage closet for
  each residence
 Two garage parking spaces
  per residence
 Smart technology for controlling
  entry locks, lighting, thermostats,
  and shower, remotely or by
  voice activation
 In-wall smart home system
  unites all smart home devices
 Digital notifications of
  package deliveries
 High-Speed Wi-Fi equipment
  installed throughout
  entire residence
 LUTRON® home lighting
  control system
 Italian cabinetry, quartz
  countertops, and integrated hood
  over cooktop in the chef-inspired
  kitchen with SUBZERO®
  refrigerator/freezer, WOLF®
  cooktop, convection oven, and
  microwave oven, MIELE®
 Waterfront Master Suite with 2
  spacious walk-in closets, his and
  hers bathrooms (in corner units),
  double vanities (interior units),
  soaking tub, smart shower,
  quartz countertops and matte
  black fixtures
Housing logo Image   ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This brochure and the renderings contained herein are artist impressions, conceptual and proposed only; they are merely intended as illustration. No guarantee is made that the described features, services, amenities, or facilities will be available or built. The developer reserves the right to make any modifications, revisions, or withdrawals at its sole discretion and without prior notice. Depictions of furnishings, finishes, appliances, counters, soffits, floor coverings, and other matters of detail, including, without limitation, items of finish and decoration are conceptual only and are not necessarily included in the Condominium or Units. Consult your Contract for Purchase and Sale and the Prospectus for items included within your Unit. All room sizes and floorplan measurements are approximate and may vary per unit. Floorplans and unit features are preliminary and proposed only. In that regard, the Developer reserves the right to modify, revise, change, or withdraw any or all of the same in its sole and absolute discretion and without prior notice. Further, purchasers are hereby advised that there are various methods for calculating the square footage of a condominium unit, and depending upon the method of calculation, the quoted square footage of a condominium unit may vary by more than a nominal amount. The square footages of the Unit shown herein are based upon the “Architectural Method” of measurement and stated dimensions are measured to the exterior boundaries of the exterior walls and the centerline of interior demising walls and in fact vary from the dimensions that would be determined by using the description and definition of the Unit set forth in the Declaration, which is an exhibit to the Prospectus (which only includes the interior airspace between the perimeter walls and excludes interior structural components). Accordingly, the square footages stated herein are greater than those which would be derived by measuring only the interior area space for the Unit as the Unit is described and defined in the Declaration. Seller does not make any representation or warranty as to the actual size, dimensions, or square footage of the Unit. Purchaser should refer to the description and dimensions of the Unit set forth in the Declaration and exhibits thereto. This is not an offer to sell, or solicitation of offers to buy, in states where such offer or solicitation cannot be made.

Posted in New Listings
Jan. 29, 2021

Fort Lauderdale Vs. Boca Raton

Get to know Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show | Luxury Yachts | Boats | Fort  Lauderdale, FL

Years ago, the distinction between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton was pretty clear. Fort Lauderdale was an exciting college and party town, while Boca Raton was a primarily upscale retirement community. Since then, significant investment and development have transformed both cities into excellent destinations for residents of all ages and lifestyles. Fort Lauderdale has seen a growth in its arts culture as well as an influx of youth from growing universities nearby and a new population of young professional property owners. Boca Raton has also seen an influx of youth with the growth of Florida Atlantic University, as well as growing attractions for dining, nightlife, and entertainment. Both of these cities used to be in the shadow of Miami and seen as an alternative with a little more space to spread out. However, now both of these cities have developed a unique culture of their own, best suited for people of all ages. It is tough to say which city is best for you when considering a luxury condominium or single-family home purchase, as both Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale offer the very best in dining, nightlife, shopping, and entertainment. Once you take a look at the options for all of these in both cities, it is really just a matter of the pace at which you’d like to do them and if you prefer a more suburban environment to that of an emerging city.


Fort Lauderdale is home to some of the hottest clubs in South Florida. Many club-goers even make the trip up from Miami to attend some of these destinations, like LIV in the W hotel. The Sway Nightclub and Rooftop are also known to host top acts in the electronic music and hip-hop scene. Along with the popular dining and shopping destinations, such as Las Olas, there is a Blue Martini lounge, and a fun-themed bar called “YOLO”, because you only live once! In addition to the club scene and high-end lounges, Fort Lauderdale also offers laid-back casual hangouts like Cycle Party and the Field Irish Pub & Bar. To mention nightlife and Boca Raton in the same sentence a few years ago would likely bring out a noise complaint! However, Boca has evolved and now offers high-end nightlife, bars, and lounges on par with any city in South Florida, including Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Platforms Dance Club in Boca Raton is a great place to shake your groove thing to all of the old favorites from the ’70s, ’80s, & ’90s. Despite the older-themed music, this Boca hotspot attracts dancers and partygoers of all ages. The Funky Biscuit Brewery offers a laid-back environment to sample some microbrews or challenge your friends to one of the many bar games, such as darts, giant Jenga, or shoots. Mizner’s Monkey Bar, located directly in Mizner Park, is a high-end lounge offering world-class cocktails from a mixologist and experienced staff. Almost all of the high-end restaurants in Boca Raton also offer a lounge with high-end cocktails.

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As both Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale started to add more luxury properties, the dining options have expanded dramatically. Fort Lauderdale is now seen as a premier destination for dining in South Florida and hosts some of the hottest restaurants with some of the world’s most renowned chefs. Shooters Restaurant offers stunning views right on the water while you dine. The Milk Money Bar & Kitchen serves up specialty cocktails as well as interesting New-American fare and tapas. In fact, many restaurants in Fort Lauderdale offer small plate options, as sometimes a full meal is not ideal when running around town shopping and hitting the beach. Chef Jean Pierre’s cooking school offers five-star dining options made by the school’s students, one of the best culinary institutes in the area. Boca Raton has seen an influx of home-grown restaurants and a wide option of farm-to-table options for those living a healthy lifestyle. The Farmer’s Table uses all locally sourced ingredients from South and Central Florida farms. Kapow Noodle House in Mizner Park offers up some of the best Asian-Fusion in all of South Florida with options for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean delicacies alike. Kapow is known for its outstanding pho soup, and Boca Raton has a number of outstanding pho restaurants. A simple walk down the strip in Las Olas or through Mizner Park has enough dining options to fulfill any type of craving you have. You could try a new restaurant every weekend and likely a new run out of options!



Boca Raton is home to some of South Florida’s most exclusive and functional yacht clubs. The Royal Palm Yacht Club and the Yacht Club at Marina One are equipped to handle vessels of any size, even some of the world’s largest superyachts. The canals in Boca Raton offer direct access to the Intercoastal Waterway as well as the Atlantic Ocean, as does Fort Lauderdale’s. However, Fort Lauderdale is often called “The Venice of America” because of its over 3,000 miles of canals and waterways. There are plenty of luxury condominiums and single-family homes available on the shores in both cities, complete with a dock and a boat lift for year-round storage of your vessel. If you are looking for a very pervasive boating culture and more mileage for cruising, then Fort Lauderdale is probably the best choice for you. If you’re looking for a quiet place to dock your boat or yacht with less boat traffic and easy access to major waterways, then Boca Raton is probably best for you. While both cities offer a great time out on the boat, whether it’s fishing, cruising, tubing, or taking in a sunset. Fort Lauderdale is typically seen as the more boat-active community because of the larger stretches of canals.

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Depending on what you’re shopping for how nice those things are, both Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton have excellent options. Not just for high-end fashion, but for all kinds of items ranging from jewelry, handbags, to high-end goods. Mizner Park, situated in the heart of Boca Raton, has tons of high-end options from retail stores like Tommy Bahama and Swarovski Diamonds. Boca Raton is also home to Royal Palm Plaza that hosts dozens of boutique shops and retail options for all types of fashions and products. Despite the great options for high-end shopping in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale probably has the edge when it comes to high-end shopping. Fort Lauderdale is home to Las Olas, the Galleria, and the nearby Sawgrass Mall. Each of these shopping destinations has a little something for everybody, and people from all areas of South Florida often flock to Fort Lauderdale to get some shopping done. Stores down on Las Olas range from your classic high-end brand retail stores to more niche products, like Swimworld, offering everything you need to hit the beach or boat. The strip at Las Olas is also home to a number of antique shops like Daniel’s Antiques and Amini Rug Gallery. In Boca Raton, you’ll be able to find any kind of luxury item, clothing, or jewelry you desire, but Fort Lauderdale has even more options. And the great news is, since they are just about 30 minutes apart, that buying a luxury condominium or single-family home in either city will put tons of great shopping at your fingertips!



Since Boca Raton is a little less consolidated in layout and has fewer large multi-floor buildings, there is typically much less traffic than Fort Lauderdale, at all times of the day. While Boca Raton does experience some traffic along Glades Rd., Federal Highway and other major thoroughfares during peak hours, the level of traffic and congestion is usually higher in Fort Lauderdale, which is largely a more “metropolitan” city. On the flip side of this, the Fort Lauderdale transit system is highly regarded and functional in all areas of South Florida. It even connects to the nearby Florida Light Rail that services Fort Lauderdale airport and stops along the Florida coast. To live in Fort Lauderdale, you may not even need a car! However, if you choose to bring your vehicle, many luxury condominiums and single-family homes come with reserved residential parking spaces. While traffic can be less heavy in Boca, the neighborhood is much more spread out and does not lend itself to traveling by foot or by public transportation in many areas. Both Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale are easily accessible from I-95 as well as all other major thoroughfares in South Florida, such as Military Trail, Federal Highway, and Florida’s Turnpike. Such close proximity to these interstate roads makes traveling to other vibrant areas of South Florida, area airports, and other parts of the state quick and easy. As for air travel, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport has grown into truly an international hub of air travel, just minutes from dozens of luxury properties for sale in the city. Miami International is just about 30 minutes away as well and offers international flights but is often more congested and more difficult to park. However, if you choose to live in Boca Raton, you’ll have the option of traveling to Palm Beach Airport, about an hour’s drive to the north, or to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International about a 30-minute drive to the south.


As more and more older Americans choose to settle in South Florida, in both the towns of Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, some of the nation’s best doctors and medical facilities have followed them down. South Florida is known for some of the best hospitals for both treatment and research in the country. Boca Raton is home to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Headquarters, as well as Boca Raton Regional Hospital, considered one of the best surgical centers in all of South Florida. In Fort Lauderdale, Holy Cross Hospital and Kindred Hospital are both in the heart of the city and easily accessible from any areas of South Florida. The Plantation General Hospital just west of the city also has an emergency room and urgent care services available. Additionally, the Boca is home to dozens of specialist offices and surgeons, some with seasonal residencies in Boca Raton from high-regarded New York and Northeast medical centers. If you're looking for a place for the folks, both Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale have top-notch assisted living facilities, many right along the beautiful shores of the Intracoastal Waterway or the Atlantic Ocean.

Posted in Newsletter
Jan. 28, 2021

South Florida Q4 Market Report


Posted in Newsletter
Jan. 28, 2021

Amazing waterfront home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The Cuffia Group Welcomes you to:

2400 Castilla Isle. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

Brand new Construction! Impeccable contemporary waterfront home with 8,000SF of exemplary living. The main living area boasts 24’ ceilings, a 10’ wide floor to ceiling fireplace of marble and rough cut white oak and one of a kind backlit marble wine display. The Chef’s kitchen has masterfully cut marble creating seamless backsplashes and two 12’ islands. The kitchen is well appointed with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances, double dishwashers, ovens, and a butler’s pantry. The outdoor patio has a magnificent pool/spa and 112’ of dockage. The first floor also has a beautiful office and an amazing Jr. Master Suite. The second floor has 3 BR all with en-suite baths, a media room, and a large Master Suite with a sitting room and a stunning Master Bath featuring Dell Anno custom closets. Walking distance to famous Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale Beach, and a short drive to the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.

Posted in New Listings
Jan. 26, 2021

Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

Experience Unparalleled Elegance on the Beach

A luxury seaside haven located on 4.5 beachfront acres in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach, Acqualina Resort & Residences is committed to the well-being and safety of our guests, team members, residents, and the community at large.

We invite you to step into a world of luxury with unprecedented accommodations and service, world-class dining destinations, including Il Mulino New York, three oceanfront swimming pools, Acqualina Spa by ESPA, spacious meeting rooms, and an innovative marine biology-based AcquaMarine program. The lush grounds feature outdoor living room settings with sumptuous furniture on Seashore Paspalum grass and are dotted with umbrellas in the resort’s signature red color and lounge chairs punctuate the blue and green hues of its natural surroundings.

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Posted in New Listings
Jan. 25, 2021

50' Deeded dock Included!

151 Isle of Venice, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301

Posted in Newsletter
Jan. 23, 2021

Welcome Home!

161 Isle of Venice Drive. # 203. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301


Fantastic water-views & outstanding finishes greet you at the door as you step out of your private elevator to enter this amazing home. Palms on Venice is a boutique contemporary building with only 10 residences. A 50' boat slip (15' beam) with direct ocean access makes this home very unique. Every room opens to expansive terraces for relaxing or entertaining. Finishes include ceramic tile throughout, open concept kitchen with Italian cabinetry, upgraded Bosh appliances with an espresso machine, quartz waterfall island, wine cellar, motorized window treatment on all upper and lower windows & summer kitchen. Expansive pool with seating area, 2-parking spaces. Amazing location, walk to the beach or Las Olas Blvd & only minutes from the Fort Lauderdale Int airport. Low HOA fees. Must see it!


Amazing Location

Posted in Marketing Tools
Jan. 22, 2021

Compass Concierge

The Cuffia Group at Compass

The Power of Compass Concierge

The hassle-free way to sell homes faster and for a higher price, Compass Concierge helps you maximize your listing's value with home improvement services like staging, flooring, painting and so much more! No upfront costs, no interest.