Tower with a twist in Dubai by 2020

Dubai’s skyline is an ever-changing spectacle, which will be even more extraordinary come 2020 when the Dynamic Tower makes it appearance. Baroque Access finds out all about this rotating tower where every room has a changing view

 

The Dynamic Tower, designed by architect David Fisher of Dynamic Architecture Group, which is also named the Da Vinci Tower, is going to be a 1,378 feet (420-meter) tall skyscraper that moves. Apartments in this, the first rotating skyscraper in the world, will start around $30 million. The building, which will also feature a hotel, is set to have a grand opening to coincide with the 2020 World Expo, an event that is expected to attract 25 million visitors to Dubai from all over the world.

 

Dynamic Architecture Group has been working on this phenomenal structure since 2008. It will feature 80 rotating storeys that will be self-powered and will be capable of rotating individually around a concrete core, offering 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai. Those staying in the apartments or the hotel will be able to control the rotation speeds, and even stop the apartment or room from rotating with voice commands. This way, they can even watch the sun rise and set from the stunning floor-to-ceiling glass windows on the same day!

The Dynamic Hotel, as it will be called, will apparently feature superlative luxury accommodation, cutting-edge technology and exclusive services. In addition, guests have a choice of spacious luxury suites or deluxe rooms.

 

This extraordinary building is similar to Suite Vollard, which was built in Brazil and completed in 2001. This particular building has floors that each rotate independently, resulting in the tower completely changing shape. Each floor rotates a maximum of 20 feet (6 meters) per minute. A full rotation takes 3 hours.

Aside from being the first skyscraper to rotate in the world, the Dynamic Tower will also be the world’s first pre-fabricated one. Each floor will feature 40 factory built modules in which kitchen and bathroom fixtures are pre-installed. In fact, 90% of the building will be factory built and then shipped to Dubai. In this way, the erection of the building will be much faster – approximately 30% faster than a typical building of the same size that is built on the construction site.

 

The core of the skyscraper will be built on site in Dubai; this will serve each floor with a special patented connection to clean water, based on state-of-the-art technology that is currently used to refuel aeroplanes mid-flight. The entire building will be powered by 79 horizontally placed wind turbines between each of the 80 floors, plus roof-mounted solar panels that will cover the roof and the top of each floor. It is expected that enough surplus electricity will be produced to power five other buildings nearby of a similar size.

Despite expecting the tower to be completed faster, it has taken much longer than expected. In fact, at the time of writing, construction of this much-anticipated big, bold building has yet to begin. This is why the opening has been moved to 2020.

 

If you would like to find out more about this exquisite, unique structure that will change the Dubai skyline in the coming years, let Baroque Access assist. Contact us now, info@baroqueaccess.com, and we will give you all the information you require, plus keep you informed about the construction process, including hotel rates and prices of apartments.

The price of privacy? $50 million!

Sold minutes after it went on the market and long before it’s built, this magnificent $50 million Hollywood penthouse has all the security necessary to keep out the paparazzi. Baroque Lifestyle finds out all about it

 

Yes, it’s a hefty price to pay for privacy. But that’s not all this exquisite Four Seasons Private Residence has to offer. Name a security feature you’d like, and it’s almost certain to have been included in the list for this luxury fortress including keyless private elevators that take you from your own six-car garage to your apartment without stopping anywhere en route. Best of all, you can control the elevator from your mobile phone.

Of course, that’s just the start. The 12,000-square feet of plush penthouse also boasts a 9,000 square foot rooftop garden, four balconies, all with panoramic views of the city below, a private cinema, state-of-the-art designer-trained gym, swimming pool, fulltime five-star chef… you name it, the apartment has it. It’s the epitome of luxury in a city where luxe reigns supreme.

 

Interestingly enough, the penthouse has been sold as a raw space, because the developers believe that somebody purchasing something so unique would prefer to have it decorated by their own interior designers. Many of the walls will be accordion glass ones so that residents will have magnificent views everywhere, not just from the four balconies and roof garden. The rest of the interior will be bespoke.

Although the penthouse has already been purchased, and more than a third of the rest are reserved, there are still a few units up for grabs. Options include town house units, starting at $2.5 million, and there are four 5,000-square-foot spaces that range from $20 million upwards.

 

The 12-story Four Seasons Private Residence block, which will be erected right next to the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, will offer a total of 59 sumptuous residences. For the utmost privacy, the Residences will operate completely separately from the hotel, with its own concierge, kitchen and other amenities and facilities.

This exclusive retreat is being developed by the Genton Property Group and many of the units have been reserved by buyers from as far afield as Asia and Saudi Arabia, although there has been interest from the UK, Indonesia, China and other countries. Construction is expected to start October and will be complete by late 2017.

 

So if you are interested in purchasing a magnificent piece of Hollywood real estate that comes with the best security available, why not contact Baroque Access and let us assist you? All you have to do is email us, info@baroqueaccess.com, and we will assist you in acquiring the apartment or townhouse of your dreams, with every security measure possible to make your life as private as you wish.

Luxury real estate in New York

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There’s only one gift that will surpass all others this Christmas, and that’s a super-luxury apartment or penthouse in New York costing $4 million or more. 

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Christmas shopping reached an early fever pitch in November in the real estate market. According to The latest Olshan report, sales last month were the highest on record for November, with 124 luxury homes selling for $4 million and above, totaling an incredible $1.1 billion. That’s the highest sales reported since Olshan started keeping track in 2006. What’s even more incredible is that more than half of those apartments were sold sight unseen, according to the blog, The Real Deal.

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The report stated that the most expensive property to sell in November was a penthouse taking up an entire floor of Chelsea’s Walker Tower, which was up for sale for a whopping $47.5 million. The penthouse boasts five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, and is 6,738 square feet in size.

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November may have been a blockbuster month, but luxury real estate has had a good year all round, according to a report by CNN Money, which quoted Jonathan Miller, president of New York appraisal firm Miller Samuel. According to the article, more than 165 Manhattan homes sold for $10 million and over in 2014, including a co-op at 740 Park Avenue, that was sold for $71.3 million and a $70 million penthouse at 960 Fifth Avenue. However, the record remains at $88 million for a condo purchased in 2012 by a Russian billionaire for his daughter who was studying at Columbia University.

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So where is the money coming from and who is purchasing at the luxury end of the market? Interestingly enough, more than 50% of the homes in 2014 were purchased by Americans, according to a report by CityRealty. The reason? It’s believed that the wealthy have managed to withstand the recent recession much better than the rest of us. Also, there are far more luxury co-ops and condos on the market these days.

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Reports from Wealth-X, a top authority on information on High Net Worth Individuals have shown that there 2014 yielded a further 2,170 billionaires. In addition, the demand is being met by a surge of developments, including theultra sumptuous condo development on 57th Street, which will offer 869 units spread over eight different buildings overlooking Central Park in the coming decade. Prices are expected to be in the region of $5 million for a two-bedroom apartment to three-storey penthouses selling for more than $100 million.

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Other new, ultra-luxurious real estate developments have sprung up in other parts of the city, including the Upper East Side, Chelsea and areas south of Central Park. Prices for these properties are expected to rise to epic proportions. A penthouse is already on sale at 520 Park Avenue for $130 million, CNN Money noted.

 

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New york’s most expensive apartment

If you’re a sheik, a Royal or a billionaire in need of a New York apartment, we’ve found one just for you!

The plush Pierre Hotel originally opened its doors way back in 1930, and has had various owners over the years. It was then purchased by Indian hotel group, Taj and is now their flagship. With its prime position on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, this legendary 714-room hotel, which recently reopened after a major $100 million refurbishment, is ready to set the bar high when it comes to luxury Manhattan accommodation. In fact, it’s offering the most expensive apartment in the city – just half a million dollars a month!

The apartment, which is located on the 39th floor of this elegant establishment is literally twice what you would pay for any other equivalent space in New York. It comprises the hotel’s splendid Presidential Suite, which is 2,000 square feet, as well as 3,000 more square feet. In total, that’s six bedrooms and six bathrooms in all as well as a lounge, butler service, room service from the hotel’s two excellent restaurants, in-room spa treatments, Jaguar with chauffeur. Oh, and as the hotel is pet friendly, you can bring your dog, too.

 If you’re planning to rent the most expensive apartment in the history of New York, you have to sign a lease for at least a one-month lease, which is renewable monthly. Alternatively, you can rent just the Presidential Suite for $400,000 per month.

 http://www.tajhotels.com/Luxury/Grand-Palaces-And-Iconic-Hotels/The-Pierre-New-York/Overview.html

 

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Ricky Martin Puts Luxury NYC NOHO Condo on the Market

International Superstar Ricky Martin is putting his 40 Bond Street apartment in Lower Manhattan on the market, listing the residence for $8.3 million.

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Perched above the most desirable block in NOHO amongst the city's most cherished cast iron buildings is this trophy Ian Schrager property. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the condo is 2,637-square-foot, 3-bedroom, and 3.5-bathroom and has been owned by Martin since 2007. The main feature in the condo is its great room, which at 33 feet long by 17 feet wide is the ultimate entertainment area.

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The sixth floor unit has magnificent light and city views through 11-foot operable floor to ceiling windows. On-site amenities include 24-hour concierge and fitness room. 

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Piece of Paradise in Puglia (Murge, Italy)

Baroque Access exclusively shares a unique property investment opportunity in Puglia, one of Italy’s fastest growing vacation destinations.

Home to the brightest seas, picturesque countryside, most diverse art and architecture, mouthwatering cuisine and the friendliest people in all of Italy, the region of Puglia is fast emerging as Italy’s prime holiday destination.

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Baroque Access is pleased to present a couple of intriguing investment opportunities in the beautiful Puglia area of Murge. A stone’s throw from the town of Andria, this sprawling Olive Plantation will generate a lot of interest once it hits the market.

The estate’s stunning residence sits on 5 acres in the middle of the 67 acres property. Full of period character, this quaint 18th century villa is two stories, the main floor is 10,000 square foot and the top floor is 5,500 square foot plus an additional 1,800 square foot in terrace areas.

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The house consists of 3 residences on the east side. Each of the 3 apartments consist of their own bathroom, living room and kitchen. One apartment has 2 bedrooms; the remaining two has 1 bedroom each. Along with the 3 apartments the house has a separate guest apartment, which, consist of one bedroom, one bathroom and a living area. All the main bathrooms are fitted with hand made and hand painted tiles and the master bathroom is fitted with a beautiful off-white Italian marble. Parts of the residence will require some maintenance and renovations.  

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The 5 bedroom and 5 bathroom house is notable for its 3 large living areas on the west side of the house, each with access to the house's swimming pool. The property also features a magnificent exposed brick room with stunning vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet, tennis court, a fully equipped gym, a church dating back to the 1800s, a media room and a classic countryside kitchen that opens up to a charming 1400 square foot terrace overlooking incredible views of the olive plantation and the picturesque Murge countryside. Part of the terrace is covered providing an excellent outdoor living and entertaining area. 

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Underneath one of the living rooms, there are several deep wells where the owners used to stock their wines. Those wells can be opened and connected to create a large indoor pool. The house also has its own artesian well, which is the main water supply for the house and used to water the entire olive plantation.

The property is a short 9-mile drive from the scenic beaches of the Adriatic Sea and approximately 30 miles from Bari Palese International Airport.

The residence and olive plantation will be sold separately. The 62 acres is prime real estate to develop a much-needed Tourist Residential Complex. Buyers will have all the authorization and plans to develop up to 60 luxury countryside villas. All documentations will be made available to the interested parties.  

The Countryside Villa and the 5 acres of land will be listed for sale at €6.5 million, while the 62 acres land will be listed for €6 million.

Baroque Access would be delighted to arrange private showings before the property hits the market.

To make an appointment, please contact Gideon Gebreyesus on 917-524-8059 or at gideongeb@baroqueaccess.com 

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W Downtown Duplex - The "Crown Jewel" of Downtown New York

The Moinian Group exclusively shares the renderings and designs of their duplex penthouse at the W Downtown NYC with Baroque Access. 

The 12,000 square foot duplex will be carved out from the existing 12 penthouse residences on the top two residential floors at the 123 Washington Street tower. With a market experiencing strong demand for trophy apartments, the W Downtown Duplex penthouse is “one of a kind” where there is simply nothing that compares to it in the downtown area.

The “Crown Jewel” of the W Downtown will be listed for $42,435,000 as is, or $45 million to be delivered according to workshop/apd’s penthouse duplex plan. Monthly common charges are estimated to be $16,074 with tax abatement to be approximately $3,540.  

Baroque Access would be delighted to arrange private showings before it hits the market. 

To make an appointment, please contact Gideon Gebreyesus on 917-524-8059 or at  gideongeb@baroqueaccess.com