Some call it luxury, others call it loud, but the Marble Palace might be the perfect choice for those who wish a testament to their wealth and success.
A luxurious mansion located in Dubai’s Emirates Hills has been put up for sale for 750 million dirhams ($204 million) through Sotheby’s International Realty in the United Arab Emirates, making it the most expensive home in the city.
Emirates Hills known as the Beverly Hills of Dubai, The Marble Palace is a Versailles-style mansion that was designed to emulate the Belle Époque buildings in Paris. The home spans 70,000 square feet with an additional 60,000 square feet of built-up space, and certainly exudes awe-inspiring grandeur.
Spread over 60,000 square feet of indoor space, it is an opulent and gilded mansion with a 24-carat gold hot tub, a coral reef aquarium and 160 marble columns, to name a few of the frills and fancies offered. It took a total of 12 years to complete the building using marble worth more than $20 million. Nicknamed the Marble Palace by Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty, the inspiration for the property was the High Renaissance and Baroque periods, with rich surface treatments, geometric finery and gilded statuaries. It was finished in 2018 and is on the market for the first time for a whopping $204 million.
“The Palace’s grandiose design is the culmination of a rigorous 12-year research and analysis of royal palaces and residences, which entailed frequent trips to Europe,” said` George Azar, CEO of Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty.
In true Dubai form, with interiors covered in gold leaf Marble Palace has a total of only five rooms, however, the primary bedroom at 4,000 square feet, is bigger than most homes. While some think of it as jarring, others appreciate this art, “It’s not everybody’s taste or style,” said Kunal Singh Luxhabitat Sotheby International Realty’s broker. Singh estimates that there are only about five to 10 potential buyers in the world who are wealthy enough – and interested in its look – to buy the Marble Palace.
Decorated lavishly with 700,000 sheets of gold leaf, the massive abode fits the bill for the city’s proclivity towards opulence and pure lavishness. The interiors are enhanced with about 400 artworks from the owner’s collection that can be incorporated into the deal.
The generous layout offers ample space for dining and entertaining, along with five large bedrooms and 19 bathrooms. There’s a presidential-style home office with a secretary cabin, a gym with TechnoGym equipment, a bank vault, power substitution, a small lake with a pavilion, a koi pond, and an underground garage for up to 16 cars.
Some other stand-out features include two Parisian-style domes featuring hand-carved glass completed by 17 French artisans, an 80,000-gallon coral reef in the formal dining room and a precious stone and crystal dining table. The main floor also has an indoor pool room finished with mother of pearl, a steam room and sauna, and a 24K gold Jacuzzi. Other amenities include a 15-car garage, 19 bathrooms, indoor and outdoor pools, two domes, an 80,000-litre coral reef aquarium, a power substation and panic rooms.
The home also has stunning views of the golf course and Dubai’s iconic skyline, what else could one truly ask for? We’ll leave you with a few images!