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[Cue Will Smith's 1998 classic "Miami" for this entire post.]

I normally hate choosing favorites, but this is definitely my favorite Urban Oasis yet. Located in one of Miami’s top waterfront locations, this contemporary apartment provides both calming views of the water and enticing Miami nightlife just steps away. New York and Chicago both had drool-worthy views, but there’s just something about the Biscayne Bay that draws me in. I think I could live on the terrace and be perfectly content.

Urban Oasis 2012 - TerraceTerrace

You do know that you could live here, right? You have 48 days left to enter to win this high-rise home in South Florida. Between now and October 15, enter twice online per day — once on HGTV.com and once on FrontDoor.com — for your chance to win! I seriously doubt you need a reminder to enter (I mean, just look at this place!), but just in case, let’s take a quick tour.

Urban Oasis 2012 - EntrywayFoyer

Interior designer Linda Woodrum uses big, bold artwork in the expansive foyer to welcome guests to Miami.

Urban Oasis 2012 - KitchenKitchen

The contemporary kitchen is inspired by blues from the Biscayne Bay and features gold Calacatta marble and cabinetry installed to ceiling height.

Urban Oasis 2012 - Living RoomLiving Room

Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room provide stunning views of Miami Beach and the bay, further inspiring the room’s color palette of blues and greens.

Urban Oasis 2012 - TerraceTerrace

An eight-foot terrace overlooking the Biscayne Bay is the perfect place for entertaining guests or relaxing year round.

Urban Oasis 2012 - Master BedroomMaster Bedroom

The master bedroom is truly one-of-a-kind with an eye-catching rustic wooden wall treatment, canopy bed, bubble ceiling sconce, French hotel-style linens and a hand-loomed area rug. And you can’t forget those floor-to-ceiling windows that look right out to the water.

Urban Oasis 2012 - Master BathroomMaster Bathroom

The spa-style master bathroom is simply an elegant continuation of the bedroom with a contemporary furniture-style vanity covered in matte marble. Glass subway tile creates a stunning backsplash above the vanity and acts as an accent in the spacious shower.

Urban Oasis 2012 - Guest BedroomGuest Bedroom

Guests will be more than happy to reside in this tranquil retreat during their stay. The suite comes with a lounge area overlooking the water, full bathroom and walk-in closet. They may never want to leave!

So, are you just as blown away as I am by these contemporary, beachfront digs? Tell us your take on Urban Oasis 2012 below.

And don’t forget to enter twice daily (once on HGTV.com and once on FrontDoor.com) for your chance to win this home for yourself!

27 Responses

  1. Summer says:

    I love Miami and the Urban Oasis! Yes, the views from the 20th floor of this apartment are spectacular! And, I agree…….this is my favorite Oasis so far. I most definitely will not forget to enter twice per day to win this one.

  2. Leslie says:

    What a breathtaking apartment.

  3. Holly says:

    I already live in Miami and get little peaks of the bay from my current apartment, but BOY would I love to have this apartment. It's GORGEOUS and in an up-and-coming part of town with an awesome park nearby. In fact, we were supposed to do our wedding photos in that park (unfortunately, it practically monsooned on our wedding day and we had to move everything indoors).

    I know that the 2012 HGTV Green Home had some open houses where you could actually visit the house… any plans to do the same for this apartment? I'd love to be able to see it in person, even if I don't win it :)

  4. Michelle says:

    Incredible views!

  5. skizzatt says:

    This apartment is a nightmare! I watched on TV and could not believe some of the things in that apartment. When I look at furniture, light fixtures etc. to purchase, I look at them with the eye on the amount of dusting they require. I hated that clear glass shower!!! The views were nice. How much are the condo fees per month?

  6. Marcy says:

    Excited to see just how more stunning this apartment
    Looks in person!! I absolutely love everything
    From all the wall colors to furniture. Perfect
    And very live able too! I wouldn't change a
    single thing :) I have never been to Florida &
    Another fun adventure for me :)

  7. Aml says:

    Ah….ready to move in tomorrow! Beautiful ambiance….you guys have outdone yourself!

  8. Chan says:

    WOW SEXY!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Gloria says:

    My sister and her husband just sold their condo in Hollywood Beach because he has taken a new job and had to move to another state. Now we are all going into Florida withdrawal. This would be the perfect cure. The apartment is beautiful and the view is breath taking.
    I have a question about the building its self though. What are the windows made of? I am curious because of the hurricanes that go through the area at times. How hurricane resistant are they?
    With all the hard work you have all put into the apartment I wouldn't want anything to happen to it.

  10. janet says:


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