Luxury real estate for sale: the haute life

By Robb Report Singapore 9 July, 2024
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Presenting the hottest properties for another home away from home

There are beautiful homes, and there are inimitably spectacular ones. The perfect abode, in our definition, is one that laps up magnificent city skyline or ocean views, with a capacious outdoor terrace and a slew of posh (and exclusive) facilities and amenities for residents to enjoy. Here, we’ve compiled a list of luxury real estate listings from around the world that seem to have it all – all you have to do is pick and choose.

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The residences range in size from 290 sq ft for an Ocean Studio to 3,242 sq ft for a Three-Bedroom Residence. Photo by The World

The World

Imagine being part of an exclusive community of around 200 or so ultra-high-net-worth individuals from across the globe who share one common interest: to explore the world in utmost comfort and privacy without any of the usual travel-related hassles. Billing itself as the largest, privately owned residential yacht on Earth, The World allows you to do just that.

The residences range in size from 290 sq ft for an Ocean Studio to 3,242 sq ft for a Three-Bedroom Residence. With 12 decks, The World offers a gamut of distractions for young and old, such as a spa, a fitness centre with personal trainers, restaurants that offer fine and casual dining options, and the only full-sized regulation tennis court at sea. While a full complement of crew ensures that life on The World runs smoothly, residents can also play their part. The 2024 itinerary, for example, has been curated by the residents who already call The World their home. More than 90 ports of call are in store, beginning in Antarctica and ending in Mexico, with stops in Australia, Asia and more in between. Adding depth to these explorations are a team of experts, who will conduct workshops, lectures and excursions for hands-on immersion experiences.

The deal-clincher: It has only 165 luxury residences, which can be customised to each owner’s preferences. Talk about exclusivity.

Price: from US$2 million via The World

The World

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Set near Bukit Timah Reserve, The Reserve Residences is a home to escape to at the end of a long day. Photo by The Reserve Residences

The Reserve Residences, Singapore

With its setting near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, this residential project by Far East Organisation and Sino Group ticks all the right boxes for those looking for a home to escape to at the end of a long day. The 732-unit Reserve Residences is part of a mixed-use integrated development that can boast of being the only one with its own transport hub located in the heart of Bukit Timah.

The residential units are organised into four collections and offer a variety of layouts. The option of private lift access is available for potential buyers of three- to five-bedroom units. All residences are equipped with smart home features, such as Smart Gateway and e-Concierge. Acclaimed architectural practice WOHA is behind the design, which is focused on creating harmony between people and nature. As such, there are naturally lit open living spaces, lush greenery and over 70 amenities, many of which are focused on health and wellness.

The deal-clincher: These include gardens, a 600m jogging trail, a water cascade, swimming pools, an aqua gym with spa, and sports facilities.

Price: S$2 million for three-bedroom units, from S$3.5 million for four-bedroom units and above via Far East Organisation, ERA, Huttons, OrangeTee & Tie, PropNex or Singapore Realtors Inc

The Reserve Residences

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A 1,400sqm Aman Spa with a 25m pool and panoramic city views completes the offerings here. Photo by Aman

Aman Residences, Tokyo, Japan

Spanning 8.1 hectares and 30 years in the making, the Toranomon-Azabudai project by Japan’s leading developer, Mori Building Co. Ltd, is Tokyo’s newest landmark. Among its highlights are two properties by Aman: its first residence-only development anywhere in the world and Janu Tokyo, marking the debut of its sister brand in Japan. Aman Residences, Tokyo occupies the top 11 floors—from the 54th to 64th levels—of one of three towers in Toranomon-Azabudai. Known as A District Tower, the 330m-tall building was designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, which was also behind the iconic Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Another notable name, Yabu Pushelberg, is the mastermind for the interiors of the 91 exclusive homes. A 1,400 sqm Aman Spa with a 25m pool and panoramic city view completes the offerings here.

The deal-clincher: Each of the two- to six-bedroom residences will have its own elevator lobby. Residents will also get to enjoy exclusive lifestyle services such as a library, private lounge, and a dining room serviced by private chefs.

Price: upon request via Aman