Real Estate

The decking view ... artist’s impression.

The decking view ... artist’s impression.

Inside out

Developers are using the best hands to build The 118

October 2014

UAE-based developer Signature Estates has announced the launch of bespoke luxury residences at its new development called The 118 in Downtown Dubai.

Nestled in the heart of Downtown, The 118 is built on an exceptional monolithic platform that stands 14 storeys high and comprises 27 spacious, full-floor unfurnished residences. The project, which is under construction and has reached the podium level, is scheduled for completion in June 2016.

It offers two styles of residences: The Signature Classic Residence which features soft, fluid designs and a warm colour palette; and The Signature Contemporary Residence, boasting bedrooms finished in modern parquet surfaces and sleek lighting.

Each residence ranges in size from 6,600 sq ft to 12,000 sq ft for a duplex, with prices starting at Dh24 million ($6.57 million).

A classic bedroom at ‘The 118’.

A classic bedroom at ‘The 118’.

Intelligently designed to optimise space, the residences were created ‘inside-out’ with the floor plans and layouts developed first and the exterior shell created later, resulting in the ultimate, customised haven.

Signature Estates has partnered with some of the world’s top authorities in their respective fields, from conceptualisation to execution of The 118. The interior design is spearheaded by Hirsh Bedner Associates, while Archgroup Consultants will execute the architectural and structural work for the property.

Signature Estates worked on the development alongside Al Basti and Muktha, ranked amongst the region’s top engineering and construction establishments besides building strong allegiances with one of the largest landscape and urban design practices worldwide, Cracknell.

The Dubai-based developer has also worked in conjunction with Illuminate Lighting Design to enhance and define space. Finally, the company roped in Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty, a market leader in luxury real estate sales experience, as sales agent.

‘The 118’ lobby ... grand.

‘The 118’ lobby ... grand.

Signature Estates says each of the residences has been designed as a space to ‘be yourself’ and designed to encompass four bedrooms and accommodate the personal preferences of each individual owner.

The multi-storey lobby welcomes residents with a specially designed, suspended, two-storey glass sculpture featuring fluid lines and abstract forms that are complemented by warm lighting giving a distinct combination of chic elegance.

It leads them to the heart of the residences through corridors laid with Italian marble custom designed for the prestigious residence. Each home is designed with massive 4-m-high ceilings with trackless French windows that frame the rooms offering 360-degree views of Downtown.

The kitchens, themed according to the Signature Classic Residence or Signature Contemporary Residence, offer designs by SieMatic with appliances by Miele.

Luxuriously furnished, The 118 boasts a temperature-controlled swimming pool, an on-site fitness centre, private rooms for beauty treatments and spacious steam and sauna rooms, said the Dubai developer.

In addition to these premium facilities, residents will get full access to an array of private dining and event spaces such as the poolside deck sprawling an immense 20,000 sq ft that can accommodate up to 100 guests, or a more intimate rooftop venue spreading over 4,000 sq ft.

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