Think The Jetsons: that American animated sitcom about a family residing in Orbit City where the city’s architecture is Googie style, and all homes are raised high above the ground on adjustable columns, and incorporate a plethora of glass and bright lights with bold geometric forms.
The futuristic world of The Jetsons is today’s real estate reality that includes elaborate robotic contraptions, holograms, whimsical housekeeping inventions and numerous push-button, Space-Age gadgetry. Today’s luxury living standard is one of unabashed, unapologetic star quality that seeks to redefine the future with its present-day luxury requirements. Take a look.
This luxury penthouse in Melbourne, Australia set a new price record for an apartment in Melbourne. The asking price was $21.2 million. The unit is at the Saint Moritz development in the beachfront suburb of St. Kilda. When completed, the development will offer 120 residences spread across three towers, with prices for apartments starting in the million-dollar range.
The penthouse will boast approximately 7,000 square feet internally with an additional 1,600 square feet of outside space. It will have seven bedrooms, a seven-car private garage with direct elevator access, four living rooms, a sauna, a gym and two private pools. There will also be a two-story water feature, a floating fireplace, a 1,000-bottle, temperature-controlled wine cellar and views stretching from the bay to the city skyline. In other words, nothing will be left to be desired.
It’s been said that this penthouse has been designed to be the best in Australia and arguably one of the best in the world.
And based upon these photos, this penthouses is, indeed, one of the best.
New York, USA
This real estate masterpiece raises multiple questions.
What? A 42nd-floor apartment with every square inch meticulously thought out—all of the millwork, all of the marble. You enter the apartment, which has vaulted ceilings, walk through a bronze and marble clad foyer into an expansive 27-foot gallery that joins the west and east wings of the apartment and creates an ultimate entertainment space.
The corner living room features a black marble gas fireplace, a wet bar and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Central Park. The dining room, which also has floor-to-ceiling windows, opens to the eat-in kitchen.
Where? On the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Why? To enjoy the dramatic city views. From Central Park to New York Harbor to across the Hudson River.
How? With enough building amenities to satisfy your every want: a health club with a pool and a spa, 24-hour room service from Jean-Georges, maid service, valet service, parking and a business center.
Anything missing? No, nothing. And the only feature rivaling the city view is the heated marble floor.
This penthouse features fabulous facilities, within one of the most exclusive new projects -Park Point- taking precedence in Dubai. Park Point is a sanctuary of serene living in the Dubai Hills Estate.
Here, you’ll experience healthy living in harmony with nature, with long shaded pathways connecting parks, pools and people of all ages. You’ll enjoy an endless array of community facilities around Dubai Hills Estate, from a modern health club, golf club to nature trails, jogging tracks and many other sporting, entertainment and leisure facilities.
You’ll leisurely stroll along a network of green corridors to community shopping centers, great restaurants, cafés and upscale salons that are all within walking reach, with the allure of Downtown Dubai rising majestically on the nearby horizon.
Then you’ll return home and take part in some relaxation and rejuvenation in your spa-like bathroom.
It depends on whom you ask: the Millennials, Generation Z members or Baby Boomers. Each generation emphatically states their real estate preferences either for super-sized infinity swimming pools or the blue ocean waters, interiors a la The Jetsons and all things Manhattan, or acres of verdant green pastures and landscaped flower gardens that encapsulate a Gatsby-like mansion with massive terraces. However, one thread loops and weaves through all the generations: work less, live more. George Jetson’s work week consisted of an hour a day, two days a week and his commute to work took place in an aerocar with a transparent bubble top. Sounds perfect, right? Where daily life is so leisurely lived, assisted by numerous labor-saving devices and consisting of no inconveniences whatsoever. No matter your generation, no matter your preferences, make the Jetson lifestyle yours today, where the future is made present-day and brought home to you with your most personalized desires made convenient and ongoing.