The four small, gated Sunset Islands of Miami Beach are sure hot for real estate, with plenty of character-filled mansions on the market: almost all the 10 most expensive Sunset estates for sale were built before 1960.

Though most of these properties have undergone renovations, they nearly all give a nod to old Miami Beach architecture, even while serving as vessels for modern needs and wants: home theaters, massive kitchens, heated pools, and the latest appliances.

A numbers of the properties features exquisite Mediterranean detailing, with fountains, archways, columns and courtyards giving way to spectacular waterfront views.

One thing they hall have in common? A very exclusive address. What do you think of the most expensive homes on the Sunset Islands?

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  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

    Built in 2009, this 10,000 square foot, three-story home has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Homeowners can a kitchen fit for a chef, a den, great room, living quarters for guests or house staff, formal dining room, vaulted ceilings, and a two-car garage. Outside, the property has 154 feet of waterfront space with a large dock.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $14.5M: 1835 W. 27th St.

  • $12.5M: 1700 W. 25 St.

    A Mediterranean house built in 1940, inside there are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The elegant home has a courtyard entry, French doors, large windows, a large kitchen with a connecting family room, verandas, terraces, fountains, swimming pool, and 240 feet of waterfront property. The home is also listed for sale without the adjoining property for $7.9 million.

  • $12.5M: 1700 W. 25 St.

  • $12.5M: 1700 W. 25 St.

  • $12.5M: 1700 W. 25 St.

  • $12.5M: 1700 W. 25 St.

  • $12.5M: 1700 W. 25 St.

  • $12.5M: 1700 W. 25 St.

  • $12.5M: 1700 W. 25 St.

  • $12.5M: 1700 W. 25 St.

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

    Nicknamed "Palacio del Eden," the five bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2007. The impressive interior includes a chef's kitchen, wine cellar, fresco ceilings, marble archways and columns, an inner courtyard, a stained glass dome, four-car garage and more. Outside, there is more than 100 feet of waterfront land with a private dock and boat lift. For fun days outside, the infinity pool has underwater seating.

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $10.75M: 1647 N. View Drive

  • $8.7M: 1415 N. View Drive

    Built in 1983, this home on Sunset Island I has an impressive five-car garage. Also, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a den, media room, recreation room, cooking island, wood and marble flooring, bay front property and a beautiful swimming pool.

  • $8.7M: 1415 N. View Drive

  • $8.7M: 1415 N. View Drive

  • $8.7M: 1415 N. View Drive

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