This seven-bedroom villa on Frond L of Palm Jumeirah leaves one wondering what else could be desired from a villa in Dubai.
This villa has everything one may need for the life of a Dubai resident seeking extravagance and luxury.
For a start, the villa has been extended so it is already bigger than all the neighbours’ properties. It has a built-up area 8,600 sq ft and a plot size of nearly double that at 15,683 sq ft.
It has the, now ubiquitous on the Palm, infinity swimming pool which is heated and cooled – it also has canals which run off the pool that create water features that when illuminated at night add a fiery answer to the twinkling backdrop of Dubai Marina’s much vaunted neon skyline.
The plot is so large that beyond the pool its outside space also includes a pergola, a decked area, a patio, a viewing platform and a roof terrace – it doesn’t have a garden – but it does also have a beach.
When one moves inside the property the finishing, decor, opulence and general air of extravagance makes one wonder whether Donald Trump may have been the previous owner.
The villa is sold fully furnished and outfitted.
It has eight bathrooms, seven of which are ensuite to the double bedrooms. Chandeliers, marble and silk curtains are de rigueur. It has a private cinema which seats 10. It has a private gym and private children’s play room. It has a study which has the vista of Dubai’s towering backdrop as a stimulus to any stubborn emails.
The stand out room in a villa full of rooms trying to outdo each other takes the personality of the Bond villain: Floor to ceiling glass dominates one wall with Dubai beyond, a glass floor has the pool beneath with the aqua marine hue dominating this most luxurious and outrageous of rooms – Maybe the Goldfinger script should have read
James: “Do you expect me to talk?”
Goldfinger: “No Mr Bond, I expect you to buy…”
This villa is Dh65 million.
Q&A with Anne Ogilvie Palm villa Sales Specialist, Luxhabitat
How are sales on the Palm right now?
It is very quiet right now but buyers at this price are still buying as we have seen villas in the Dh69 million – Dh185 million bracket selling recently. One just has to match the client to the villa. This has been on the market for two months which is not an unusual or excessive amount of time.
The Palm will be the number one place to live in Dubai until Jumeirah Bay, which will house the Bulgari Hotel, is delivered. That only has 127 plots and will have houses that are only found in Hollywood and Miami – but that is still some way off so the Palm is the only beachfront freehold property available.
Are Palm properties easier to sell fully furnished?
It’s not normal that people want a fully furnished house to buy however it is easier to sell a house that is fully furnished because it shows people what the possibilities are and what seating arrangements are possible. There are people who want a turnkey solution so they only have to move in with a suitcase but that is the exception rather than the rule.
This has an extended beach front and has 1,500 sq ft larger built up area than any villa on this frond so it is very desirable. If you don’t like the furniture it can be moved, but the price won’t move as much as the furniture
How many villas on the Palm have swimming pools that run under the house?
This is a unique feature, you can swim under the sitting room and look up or sit in the room and look down…it depends if you are James or the villain.
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