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 showcases some of the best homes on offer in its Property of the Week. This week, we take a look at a mansion in Jumeirah Golf Estates.
The key details
This six-bedroom property looks out over Jumeirah Golf Estates' Earth Course. This coveted family property offers six ensuite bedrooms, two swimming pools, a home office, a cinema, guest suite, basement and courtyard across a built-up area of 20,000 square feet. It has only been on the market for one week.
What's the story?
Located in Jumeirah Golf Estates' Wild Flower community, this six-bedroom mansion is one of the largest in the popular residential area.
Designed to impress, the property features marble flooring throughout and makes an impact from the moment you step in, thanks to its triple-height entrance.
Perfect for a large family, there is an abundance of living areas, which include a formal dining room, family dining room, formal sitting room and family sitting room. The house also offers a home office, a cinema, guest suite, basement, and three staff rooms.
The show kitchen is fitted out with high-end finishings from Wolf, Sub Zero, Miele and Britannia. A sizeable marble and wood-finished island divides the room, which also offers a relaxed dining space.
Each of the six large bedrooms comes with custom marble en-suite bathrooms and look out over the golf course. The master bedroom offers dual-aspect views, a double shower and walk-in wardrobes.
Stepping out of the property, the exteriors are no less impressive. It is built around a stunning courtyard with a waterfall, and boasts two swimming pools.
The luxurious garden has an orangery, a choice of eight different seating areas and pristine landscaping.
For those looking for a community to be a part of, the Jumeirah Golf Estates Clubhouse is within walking distance of the property, with gym and swimming pool facilities, as well as a spa, shopping outlets and a number of cafes and restaurants. There is also a small mall nearby with essential shops and a supermarket.
What the broker says ...
What makes the Wild Flower community stand out at Jumeirah Golf Estates?
Wild Flower is a fantastic community that offers a large park and golf course views, as well as The Fairway Marketplace and the Clubhouse within walking distance. Wild Flower was originally sold as individual plots, so it offers a range of custom villas to suit any requirements.
Is there a particular community in Jumeirah Golf Estates that appeals to investors most?
For investment, Jumeirah Golf Estates offers a range of products depending on the investor's budgets, the Alandalus Apartments offer an investment opportunity on a smaller scale. Whispering Pines, Flame Tree Ridge, Lime Tree Valley and Redwood Park – different collections of villas and townhouses – offer a fantastic opportunities at varied price levels. Investors are drawn to these communities as the rental prices have not decreased at the same level as the sales prices, so they offer good returns. That, paired with the demand for the villas, means that if a property is correctly priced it will rent very quickly, making them a very attractive investment opportunity.
What kind of buyer does the property attract?
Someone looking for a unique turn-key home and who appreciates quality.
Would you say this is a home that has been designed to be lived in?
Yes, the villa has been designed to be lived in for sure, offering six ensuite bedrooms, a cinema, gym, and a plethora of living spaces for formal or family use, as well as amazing utility spaces, plenty of staff accommodation, fantastic access to amenities and great leisure facilities. This is all balanced with fantastic views from the bedrooms. The villa has been designed with great attention for detail for family living.
The outdoor facilities look resort-like, is that a major part of the property's appeal?
The villa does have great outdoor spaces offering two swimming pools and eight different seating areas all with views over the championship Earth Course. In conjunction with a well planned and finished house, it only adds to the appeal of the property
Does the lifestyle in Jumeirah Golf Estates appeal to buyers?
Jumeirah Golf Estates is a lifestyle. It is highly appealing to people who wish to live an active quiet lifestyle within touching distance of the city. Set around two golf courses, there are a range activities on offer at the clubhouse, so residents can come home at the end of the week and relax knowing they won't have to leave the area to have a good time.
What has inspired the interior design of the property?
The property is inspired by a modern-meets-classical theme, with touches of Arabian heritage.
The listing says it's one of the largest properties in Jumeirah Golf Estates, so would you say this is the best you're going to get for Dh40 million?
Very much so, the villa's location is on the corner of two holes so it offers panoramic views of the golf course. It really makes you feel like you have the course to yourself, very few villas offer this kind of view. The large built-up area, well thought out floor plan and quality of finish definitely make it the best you can get for the money in Jumeirah Golf Estates.
How long has the property been on the market?
Just one week.
Alex Stern, senior global property consultant at Luxhabitat, Sotheby's International Realty, www.luxhabitat.ae