While many villas on Palm Jumeirah have a similar look, the ‘signature’ villas that Nakheel cleverly spread across the 16 fronds of Palm Jumeirah claim an exclusivity and style sometimes missing elsewhere.
Each villa has a built-up area of 7,000 square feet on a 13,000 sq ft plot size. These villas come in several architecture themes and floor plan layouts ranging from five to seven bedrooms.
From the exterior, this villa, on the end of Frond C, has an aspect and retro styling befitting a majestic English home sitting atop a tor overlooking the local copse. With its white turrets it is possibly incongruous, but placed on an artificial, palm shaped island with the backdrop of Dubai’s towering Marina it somehow sits perfectly.
The villa has upgrades throughout so while it may resemble its neighbours externally, it has a very individual feel inside.
Of course, as befits a Palm villa, it offers its own beach and a private infinity pool, gym, staff quarters and double garage. And at Dh45 million, the price also fits the location.
This villa sits in the middle of the Signature range with six double bedrooms including a master suite that has been extended to include a large en suite and walk-in wardrobe/dressing room.
The property, being marketed by real estate agent Knight Frank, also offers a kitchen which could easily substitute for the bridge on a space ship such is the brushed steel finish, pearly white facade and carefully curved appliances that adorn the walls.
The kitchen is so eye-catching it has been incorporated as the heart of the house flowing into one of three reception rooms.
If you buy this villa the time saved schlepping around the likes of Ikea may be the deal breaker as it is offered fully furnished.
Gregory Lewis, senior negotiator at Knight Frank, tells Andrew Scott more about this Dh45m Palm Jumeirah villa:
Is the Palm still the No 1 destination for high-end living in Dubai?
Yes it is. Looking at the government data there have been several transactions over the past two years exceeding the Dh4,500 [per square foot] mark with some reaching as high as the Dh7,000 mark. Secondly, the Palm offers non GCC nationals the only option to purchase property with beach frontage which naturally attracts wealth. Thirdly, given that investors/end users are now developing the plots that were sold by Nakheel on the fronds on the Palm, we are seeing some extremely large properties being erected. It would be fair to say some of these match Emirates Hills properties for sheer square footage.
But is it a good place to live in terms of amenities?
At present there are approximately two to three grocery shops which simply isn’t enough to cater for the Palm population. However with new developments being built (in-between building 10 Shoreline & Tiara) which will offer supermarkets as well as eateries, along with the Palm mall which is currently under construction, this should meet demand. Traffic is actually quite free flowing. Where there are lights only for pedestrian crossings, it’s rare to see large tail backs unless there is a large concert or event.
Is all the construction of villas on the Palm complete now?
No, there are still remaining fronds in which plots were purchased from Nakheel. Some are under construction, but some have not yet commenced. Also there are several ‘tip’ plots that have not yet been developed. So watch this space.
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