This month, The Sybarite explores our top ten picks of some of the finest luxury property developments around the world, starting with London.
One Tower Bridge, London
A prestigious address situated in one of London’s iconic riverside sites, One Tower Bridge stands as a 5-star luxury property offering the best of the best. The property’s location at Potters Fields Park (zone 1) is advantageous as it is stylish being within close proximity to the City of London, meaning fine dining, art, shopping and culture right on its doorstep.
Designed by renowned architects Squire and Partners, the historical surrounding combined with the riverside context brought about the layout for the residential development so that ‘the buildings organize themselves around a new axis forming a new commercial street, visually and physically connecting the bridge to its surroundings. The new buildings frame the view of the Southern Tower and accommodate retail frontages with apartments above”.
One Tower Bridge is made up of eight blocks and each has been designed to showcase contemporary luxury living in its one to two and three bedroom apartments with most featuring a balcony or terrace with riverside views. To emphasize on its luxury living aspect, the property boasts a 24 hour Harrods concierge service, luxury spa and gym on site, private business lounge with virtual golf, private courtyard garden, a beautiful 20m swimming pool, plunge pool and boutique hotel by The Lalit with unique signature dining within the development.
360 Central Park West, New York
Originally designed by the once coveted Rosario Candela in 1929, who was credited for creating New York’s terraced setbacks and penthouses, 360 Central Park West’s 16-story high-rise has been reimagined by CetraRuddy Architects to offer 21st century luxury living. All of its apartments feature understated luxury and elegance where spaces have been transformed into bright and open areas. Being situated near Central Park, the property is in a truly unbeatable location with unmatched views.
Interiorly, it can’t go wrong – featuring solid oak wood floors, double-pane Pella windows, Calcatta Caldia kitchen counters and master bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling Bianco Namibia slab walls and Waterworks fixtures, it is a condominium of refined luxury. The high-rise contains a mixture of one-to-four bedroom units with a 24-hour lobby service to attend to any needs.
The Ritz Carlton Residence Miami Beach
Already a prestigious name in itself, this is one of the few stand-alone residences of The Ritz Carlton Group located on a private enclave amid seven acres of gardens, pools, entertainment spaces and a private marina.
The property is made up of only 111 residential spaces and 15 private single family villas, “nowhere else in Miami can you find a setting quite like this: a quiet, purely residential community with lush natural landscapes, life-giving water all around, and a stimulating cosmopolitan center nearby. With nothing separating you from nature but floor-to-ceiling glass walls, you can retreat into peaceful surroundings or venture a few steps beyond and engage with the excitement around you.”
Designed by master architect Piero Lissoni, a minimalistic approach was taken on so as not to distract from the landscaped views and tropical gardens. Perhaps its attractive feature is its rooftop pool with views overlooking Miami. Other features are its private captained VanDutch Day Yacht and 36 Private Boat Dockages, and its resort-style service.
Jumeriah Lake Towers, Dubai
A rather expansive development featuring 79 towers that include hotels, jewelry traders and a university is Jumeriah Lake Towers, separated from Dubai Marina by Sheikh Zayed Road and between two metro stations. The development also boasts condominiums available for purchase for those wanting fully decked quality apartments surrounded by state of the art facilities.
From three bedrooms to fantastic penthouse suites, this is an all-out luxury property in Dubai’s prime district perfect for the work and play attitude as the towers also provide 160 retail outlets, cafes, restaurants and business centers.
Emirates Hills, Dubai
“Developed as an answer to America’s famous Beverley Hills, Dubai’s Emirates Hills arguably does it better” according to Luxhabitat. The entire property is gated and offers an array of uniquely well-appointed villas, each different from one another but all luxurious in its own way. The estate also overlooks the world-class 18-hole Montgomerie Championship Golf Course which also means this is a desirable place to live for the golfing enthusiast!
The signature villas, which comprise of five-six bedrooms, have been designed with renowned architect Sir Michael Hopkins, which feature distinct villas sitting atop lush landscapes and each feature spacious rooms, high ceilings expansive gardens and grand balconies. The site also includes the Montgomerie Maisonette, which have been designed with a touch of Arabian influence and appear as upscale townhouses.
This is Beverly Hill’s redefined in one of the most sought after locations of the Emirates.
A relatively new property underway situated in downtown LA is a property made of four towers, the tallest of which soars to 56 floors. “Metropolis heralds the official arrival of New Angeles, where visionaries whose passion for 360-degree living are redefining what it means to be an Angeleno. The residences have been designed with spacious open floor plans overlooking LA’s famed skyline with bedrooms offering an even more stunning view coupled with a spacious walk-in closet – everything has been thought of, most importantly, comfort.
The best features are its expansive amenities such as its Met Six Private Residents’ Club where residents will find lounging areas, a fully catered kitchen, a resort-style pool framed by cabanas and lush landscaped green space and dog park with bathing station.
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Voted the best Island in America by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards is a unique and private beach resort home to golfing, boating, swimming, bird watching, fishing, dining, shopping and of course socializing. Kiawah Island offers, “Luxury homes set among stunning vistas of forest, river, fairways, beach and marshlands”. This is the ideal property for those looking to reside on an island with their own private villa, cottage or oceanfront estate that offers plentiful of activities in a fun-loving community.
The Island is gated and so privacy and exclusivity provide residents with comfort and safety. This is also an ideal property for golfers as the site features 2 Golfweek “Top 100”courses and was recently named the site of the 2021 PGA Champoinship.
Eureka Tower, Melbourne, Australia
Perhaps the tallest residential tower in Australia, The Eureka Tower boasts 556 apartments in differing sizes offering luxury apartments and penthouse suites which each having their own separate entrances. Divided into three distinct areas there is ‘River Rise’ from floors 11 to 24, ‘Premier Rise’ from floors 25 to 52 and ‘Sky Rise’ from floors 53 to 80. On the 82nd floor is a residential penthouse, which was awarded the Gold Award in Residential Interior Design at the 2014 Melbourne Design Awards.
Each of the apartments are kitted out with their own laundry, opening windows, balcony or winter garden while the ground levels boast office space, restaurants, state of the art fitness center and retail areas. One of the exciting features of Eureka Tower is its famous Skydeck, which opened in 2007 and frequented by tourists and visitors, where they can head up and view the landscape from its thirty viewfinders.
This is a property sure to get your adrenaline going.
Marina One Residences, Singapore
Situated in Singapore’s Central Business District area or ‘CBD’, Marina One Residences offers residential living combined with the work and play element.
Designed by sustainable architect Christoph Ingenhoven, the property features contemporary luxury residences with a unique retail offering around lush greenery, inner city park-like living and working reminiscent of London’s Hyde Park, all the while being in prime location serving all-encompassing views of Marina Bay Sands.
The high-rise offers 1/2/3/4 bedroom and penthouses and to go with that, a host of recreational facilities including a 50m lap pool, private dining rooms and even a Teppanyaki Terrace. For the city dweller commuting could not be easier and is nothing short of convenience as it is connected to 4 MRT lines.
These cutting edge units have been meticulously designed with crafted interiors and fitted appliances from Miele, Poggenpohl and Villeroy & Bosch. For 2/3/4 bedrooms, each unit and penthouse has its own private lift lobbies
One Riverside Park, New York
For waterfront living, One Riverside Park offers true luxury living in Manhattan’s Upper West Side with sweeping views of the Hudson River and New York. Designed by architect Goldstein Hill & West, the luxury condominium has a unique exterior design – “Riverside Park rises from a natural limestone base and transitions to a luminous expanse of glass”.
The 35-storey building contains 219 luxury residences from 3/4/5 bedrooms to half-floor, terrace and penthouse residences as well as tower townhomes, which boast 7 bedrooms. To amp up on luxury living, the residential property provides round the clock concierge, screen room, entertainment room with catering kitchen, indoors playground, landscaped garden courtyard, shuttle service and a host of state of the art fitness facilities – you will never get bored if you take up occupancy at this address.