A luxury balcony is one of the biggest draws to any South Tampa condominium. Buyers dream of enjoying the Florida sunshine from the comfort of their homes. According to an article written by Luxury Viewer, a home design writer, balconies can add as much as 12% to 20% in value to a property. With many buyers coming from colder Northern states, people are clamoring for condos that will allow them to revel in the warm weather of the Sunshine State. If you are looking to design your balcony or outdoor living area, here are seven luxury ideas for your South Tampa condo.


Dining Area

Any balcony would be incomplete if you can’t use it to relax and enjoy the fresh Florida breezes. When designing your balcony, think about how you will use it on a daily basis. Depending on the size of the space, create a seating area that can serve as a second dining room for your home. With an outdoor dining area, dining al fresco can happen every night of the week!

Wet or Dry Bar

A luxurious lifestyle is one in which you can watch the sunset from your balcony with your favorite cocktail in hand. Whether it’s a dry martini or a tasty margarita, pair it with sunset views from your luxury balcony. For those with enough space, we recommend adding a wet or dry bar to your balcony to make entertaining easier.

Outdoor Kitchen

Not only do luxury homeowners enjoy cocktails on their balconies, but some also like to prepare meals on their outdoor living area as well. There’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal, and we’d like to argue that one prepared on a luxury balcony is prepped with a little bit more love. Whether you’re looking to have a full dinner or just a wine and cheese night on the balcony, make sure you have an area to do the proper preparation.


Another luxury balcony idea is to add some greenery to your outdoor living area. Since South Tampa is home to gorgeous Florida plant life with many colorful flowers, palm trees and more – design your luxury balcony to bring the outdoors in.


Whether it’s a movie night or game day, installing an outdoor television on your luxury balcony just gives another reason to love your space. Now you can elevate your experiences watching your favorite shows or cheering on your team while still enjoying the Floridian sunshine that you know and love.

Private Nook

Sometimes we need a place to get away from it all. Maybe it’s a room, an office or just a reading nook. By creating a small space with a simple chair or chaise lounge and a side table, you can create a get-away on your very own balcony. Best of all, this get-away will be accompanied by fresh air and fabulous Florida views.

Many use this space for relaxation, but it can also serve as an outdoor office. Whether you’re reading a book or working remotely, elevate your space by creating a functional outdoor space.

Consider Your Whole Space

When designing your luxury balcony be sure to consider the entire feel of your condo. The goal of a well-designed outdoor living area is to be an extension of the interior of your home. Matching colors, textures and furniture is important to give a cohesive feel to the space. One way to gauge or plan the design is to imagine the balcony without any doors – just an extended area that matches the style of your entire home.


Altura Bayshore

Altura Bayshore is South Tampa’s newest luxury high-rise in the Bayshore area. This 23-story sky-rise offers breathtaking views of Hillsborough Bay and the South Tampa skyline. Each residence comes with outdoor terraces ranging from 194 to 425 square feet. In addition, many of the luxury condominiums offer 2 -3 balconies off the master and guest suites, so everyone can enjoy this luxury.

On top of the sky-rise balconies and terraces, Altura is also designed with a private rooftop amenity deck overlooking Bayshore Boulevard and Hillsborough Bay. Equipped with a large pool complete with lap lanes and a sun shelf, trellis-covered spa, private shade cabanas, covered bar area with BBQ grills, private clubroom and more, owners will love the rooftop amenities at Altura Bayshore.

The resort-style amenities don’t end there. On the 4th floor, residents will be able to enjoy a fitness center, pickleball courts, putting green, half-court basketball, dog park and more.

For more information on these new luxury South Tampa condos, contact the Altura Bayshore sales team at (813) 492-2420 or by visiting


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