I toured the most expensive condo for sale in Miami, a $48 million 'mansion in the sky' with a 6,000-square-foot private terrace and a pool. Take a look inside the 3-story penthouse.

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  • The most expensive condo for sale in Miami-Dade County is a $48 million triplex penthouse in Miami Beach.
  • The 11,031-square-foot condo occupies three floors at the top of the 42-story Continuum tower in the South of Fifth neighborhood.
  • The "mansion in the sky," as Douglas Elliman calls it, has seven bedrooms, a 6,091-square-foot private terrace with a pool, and a screening room.
  • It also comes with 10 parking spaces, a beach cabana, and a separate guest apartment on a lower floor.
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On a recent trip to Miami, I got an exclusive tour of a $48 million three-story penthouse in Miami Beach.

It's the most expensive condo for sale in Miami-Dade County, according to Zillow and Trulia.

The 11,031-square-foot condo, which sits at the top of the 42-story Continuum tower in the South of Fifth neighborhood, is the personal penthouse of real-estate developer Ian Bruce Eichner, founder of the Continuum Company, which built the 42-story tower.

The seven-bedroom luxury apartment includes a 6,091-square-foot private terrace with a pool. It also comes with 10 parking spaces, a beach cabana, and a separate guest apartment on a lower floor.

Eloy Carmenate and Mick Duchon of Douglas Elliman are the listing agents.

Here's a look inside the lavish, $48 million penthouse.

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Continuum is a 42-story luxury tower at the southern tip of Miami Beach in Florida.

Continuum is a 42-story luxury tower at the southern tip of Miami Beach in Florida.

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The tower's three-story penthouse is the most expensive condo for sale in Miami-Dade County at $48 million.

The tower's three-story penthouse is the most expensive condo for sale in Miami-Dade County at $48 million.

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I got a tour of the penthouse on a recent trip to Miami with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. We took the elevator up to the top of the tower, where we stepped into the private grand entryway of the triplex penthouse.

I got a tour of the penthouse on a recent trip to Miami with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. We took the elevator up to the top of the tower, where we stepped into the private grand entryway of the triplex penthouse.

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The first room I saw was the expansive master suite.

The first room I saw was the expansive master suite.

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Wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows filled the room with sunlight and made for beautiful views of the ocean stretching to the east.

Wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows filled the room with sunlight and made for beautiful views of the ocean stretching to the east.

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A private terrace overlooks South Beach and downtown Miami ...

A private terrace overlooks South Beach and downtown Miami ...

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... as well as Fisher Island, the richest zip code in the US, where the average income is $2.2 million and the beaches have sand imported from the Bahamas.

... as well as Fisher Island, the richest zip code in the US, where the average income is $2.2 million and the beaches have sand imported from the Bahamas.

Read more: I got access to the richest zip code in the US, an island off Miami where the average income is $2.2 million, the beaches have sand imported from the Bahamas, and the preferred mode of transportation is golf carts. Here's what it looks like.

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To the east is the seemingly endless blue of the Atlantic Ocean.

To the east is the seemingly endless blue of the Atlantic Ocean.

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I stepped into the master bathroom, which features marble floors, double vanities, and large mirrors that reflect the Florida sunshine.

I stepped into the master bathroom, which features marble floors, double vanities, and large mirrors that reflect the Florida sunshine.

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A marble soaking tub overlooks the ocean.

A marble soaking tub overlooks the ocean.

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The bathroom also has a walk-in double shower and its own small terrace.

The bathroom also has a walk-in double shower and its own small terrace.

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Next, I got a look at the screening room, which is decorated with several plush couches and chairs.

Next, I got a look at the screening room, which is decorated with several plush couches and chairs.

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Then I peeked into some of the penthouse's other bedrooms.

Then I peeked into some of the penthouse's other bedrooms.

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Each of the seven bedrooms has floor-to-ceiling windows and jaw-dropping views.

Each of the seven bedrooms has floor-to-ceiling windows and jaw-dropping views.

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This one opens up to the same long terrace that connects to the master suite.

This one opens up to the same long terrace that connects to the master suite.

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The light-filled living room is decorated in neutral tones with black and gold accents.

The light-filled living room is decorated in neutral tones with black and gold accents.

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The formal dining room stuck to the white-and-marble theme.

The formal dining room stuck to the white-and-marble theme.

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The eat-in kitchen has stainless steel appliances and marble countertops to match the floors ...

The eat-in kitchen has stainless steel appliances and marble countertops to match the floors ...

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... as well as three ovens and a built-in Espresso machine.

... as well as three ovens and a built-in Espresso machine.

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I stepped out onto the penthouse's main terrace and was blown away by its size.

I stepped out onto the penthouse's main terrace and was blown away by its size.

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The 6,091-square-foot outdoor space was empty during my tour, but I could imagine it fitting a BBQ area, an outdoor bar, and several spots for outdoor dining and lounging.

The 6,091-square-foot outdoor space was empty during my tour, but I could imagine it fitting a BBQ area, an outdoor bar, and several spots for outdoor dining and lounging.

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And finally, there's the private pool, which sits on the level above the main terrace and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

And finally, there's the private pool, which sits on the level above the main terrace and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

While I've seen some pretty swanky penthouses and condos in New York City, this one was truly on another level (pun intended) with its massive terrace, private pool, and incredible views of both the city and the ocean.

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