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What Is a Luxury Home?
A luxury home is one that is valued within the top 10% of properties on the local market.
Luxury homes tend to be considerable in size, located in optimal areas, constructed and finished with high-end materials and designed with uncommon architectural details and exceptional amenities.
While the features of these homes are highly coveted, they tend to be more atypical within the market, enhancing their extravagant feel.
Here are just a few awe-inspiring properties to take a look at.
The Moorings, Sandbanks UK
The exclusive Sandbanks peninsula is home to celebrities galore with properties regularly selling for millions of pounds.
The Dorset waterfront area has the fourth most expensive land value in the world.
This particular property The Moorings is a timeless architectural package that will age graciously and charm its owners and visitors for generations.
With 11,712 sq/ft of floor space, the seaside mansion is around 14 times the size of the average UK home.
It has six bedrooms with en-suites including a guest suite with its own kitchenette and living room.
The main house also has a living room, cinema, a dining and family room, an office, garden room, and a wine room.
There is also a gatehouse and boathouse while the spa complex boasts an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
At the foot of the garden is a private jetty out onto Poole Harbour, the second-largest natural harbour in the world.
The Pinnacle, Woolworth building NYC USA
It is literally the crowning glory of the iconic Woolworth Building residential conversion in Manhattan.
Housed in the neo-Gothic skyscraper’s green, pointy, copper-clad peak 700 feet above bustling Broadway, this vast 9,710 sq/ft penthouse takes up the top five floors of the landmark building and features a 408-square-foot, open-air observatory with 360-degree views of the city.
There’s a private elevator to whisk you between the five floors, or down to F.W. Woolworth’s original basement swimming pool or to the building’s 29th floor Gilbert Lounge entertainment suite, wine cellar and tasting room.
Villa l’Echauguette, Monaco
In the small city-state of Monaco, perched on a hillside overlooking the harbor, a cotton candy-pink mansion is a rare throwback to the days when the region first emerged as a haven for the super-rich.
Believed to have been built amid a building boom in the 1880s, the villa is one of the country’s last remaining Belle Époque mansions.
Roughly 8,200 sq/ft across six floors, it contains six bedrooms, a library, a study, a wine cellar, two elevators, and a large living room that opens onto a private terrace.
The grounds include a roughly 70-foot-long pool, a Jacuzzi, and an outdoor kitchen, rare amenities for the area. There is also a rooftop terrace with views over the Monaco yacht harbor and the Princely Palace.
Antilia, Mumbai, India
Antilia is a private home in Mumbai, India.
Home to Mukesh and Nita Ambani, Antilia may just be one of India’s most talked-about residences.
Located in South Mumbai’s Altamount Road, the skyscraper was designed in consultation with American architecture firms Perkins and Will & Hirsch Bedner Associates, and is said to be the world’s second most valuable residential property, second only to Buckingham Palace and as of May 2020, it is valued at $2.2 billion.
27-storeys, 173 metres (567.585 feet) tall, over 400,000 square feet (37,161 square meters), and with amenities such as three helipads, a 168-car garage, a ballroom, 80-seat theater, terrace gardens, spa, and a temple, the skyscraper-mansion is one of the world’s largest and most elaborate private homes.
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98 Wireless, Bangkok
Built under the concept “The Best Comes as Standard,” SansirI’s luxury flagship condominium has since its launch set a new standard for ultra-luxury living in Bangkok with one-of-a-kind location, state-of-the-art facilities and superior design.
CNN described 98 Wireless by Sansiri as bringing European living to the heart of Bangkok and it’s difficult to argue with that.
Located on Wireless Road one of the capital’s most desirable postcodes 98 Wireless really is luxury living in the city.
Surrounded by upmarket shopping malls, foreign embassies, and five-star hotels and all a stone’s throw from Lumpini Park which gives large green areas and leafy streets and an escape from downtown Bangkok and all its congestion.
If you choose 98 Wireless as your home here are a few perks you can get used to: Ralph Lauren crystal chandeliers, butlers, private elevators for each unit, and a chauffeured Bentley limousine service are all part of the package.