Property of the week: a Dh53 million ultra-modern Dubai villa with a cinema, gym and Pilates studio

This Jumeirah 3 home boats high-end design and seemingly endless facilities

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There is no doubt that the UAE is home to some spectacular properties. From penthouse apartments to plush villas with sprawling gardens and incredible pools, it’s a real estate haven.

Each week, The National is showcasing some of the best homes on offer with its Property of the Week. This week, we take a look at an ultra-modern villa, located in Dubai's Jumeirah 3.

The key details

This sprawling six bedroom, seven bathroom home is located in Dubai's popular Jumeirah 3 neighbourhood. It is set over 15,000 square feet and two floors, with a spacious basement.

Atrio Villa Jumeirah 3, Dubai. Courtesy: Luxhabitat Sotheby's International Realty
Atrio Villa Jumeirah 3, Dubai. Courtesy: Luxhabitat Sotheby's International Realty

What's the story?

A truly modern home, this design-led villa boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, and 12-foot surrounding walls to ensure the privacy of owners.

Enter the spacious property through grand Burma teak timber sliding doors, into a main living area flooded with light. The home is built around a central courtyard and a water feature, designed by the current owners.

A space designed for entertaining, it boats a Boffi show kitchen in the dining area, complete with a steamer, cooking tops and pasta maker, fitted with Sub Zero and Wolf appliances throughout. There is also a second kitchen located in the basement.

All of the bedrooms are located on the first floor, which is accessed by a chic lightwell-style staircase. The level has solid wood parquet flooring throughout, and bathrooms boast custom marble and fittings from high-end brands, including Tueco, Antonio Lupi, Boffi and Fantini Rubinetti.

Outside, there is an outdoor projection screen and surround-sound system, for entertainment on nights spent al fresco.

Atrio Villa Jumeirah 3, Dubai. Courtesy: Luxhabitat Sotheby's International Realty
The sizeable outdoor swimming pool can either be heated or chilled. Courtesy Luxhabitat Sotheby's International Realty

The home would almost encourage a buyer to remain active, with an overflow pool, which can be both chilled or heated, and a Jacuzzi. There is also a fully-equipped gymnasium, fitted out with Artis Techno-gym smart equipment, as well as a state-of-the-art health room and pilates studio.

The luxury does not stop there. The home has a sizeable basement, which has an office space, with separate access, and an air-conditioned five-car garage.

Arguably, the cherry on top is the private cinema room, which is also located in the basement. The suite comes complete with a 4K UHD projector and screen, and Dolby Atmos surround-sound system.

Atrio Villa Jumeirah 3, Dubai. Courtesy: Luxhabitat Sotheby's International Realty
Atrio Villa Jumeirah 3, Dubai. Courtesy: Luxhabitat Sotheby's International Realty

The brokers say...

What makes this villa stand out?
Short answer is: Everything. But the long answer is, the unique design that the villa has, we haven't seen any other villas designed similarly. The materials used are top-notch, carefully selected, imported and custom made. This extends to the attention to detail, from built-up area efficiency to finishing details and automation systems in the villa.

Do you often see villas of this size and style come onto the market?
Not like this particular one, it's definitely a one-off. It has a great combination of a fantastic location, great design and quality fit-outs. The architectural style and concept are pretty unique and hard to come by on the market, but we'd love to see more of them.

What kind of buyer is interested in this property?
A buyer that wants to live in high-quality, worry-free, uniquely designed modern property that simply includes a multitude of features – from a counter current system in a heated or cooled pool, to an office suite with independent access for visitors and cinema room to entertain your guests – this property has it all.

How long has it been on the market for?
About a year. The recent pandemic hasn't really created an environment that is conducive for visits as the villa is owner-occupied, so we think it hasn't had its fair share of exposure just yet. We expect it to sell as soon as markets get back to normal as its a unique property located in an area that is in high demand.

What kind of reservations does a buyer have for this kind of property?
It is fully built, fully customised with automation systems that fit the current owner's needs and requirements. The new buyers would feel like they would need to do quite a bit to add their own touch and further personalise the villa. Most buyers add their own touch to their newly acquired property as tastes always differ. I'm extremely curious to see how the villa's new owners would modify this villa and make further design changes.

Does the property's proximity to the beach appeal to buyers?
Yes, but that's not its main USP. The main USP is its architecture, design and high-quality fit-outs.

Erick Knaider, Associate Director of Luxhabitat Sotheby's International Realty


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