Hillside is the place you’ve wanted to call home all your life. Make the call and live like a king
We’ve probably said this before, but it bears reiteration: true Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) don’t really spend big on cars like Ferraris. While it’s true that supercars are a symbol of wealth, when you sit to think about it, a sports car suggests that someone is wealthy enough to spend a few hundred thousand dollars on their mode of transportation. Given that most people spend around 15 per cent of their income on transportation, a sports car only suggests an income in the low millions. A billionaire would not drive a sports car solely for the ostentatious display of wealth since people would peg the billionaire to be poorer than he or she really is.
For status symbols, billionaires gravitate towards yachts and houses, which can cost from ten up to hundreds of millions. If you have multiples of Dhs10 million lying around and are looking for a new place to call home, look no further than Hillside — the luxurious villa project being built in Jumeirah Golf Estates.A joint venture of CHI Development and SOL Investments, the 20-unit residential community offers the utmost exclusivity and attainable access to a coveted luxury lifestyle in Dubai.
The aim with Hillside isn’t merely to design a luxury home for a member of the uber-rich community. The idea is also to develop a lifestyle in the surrounding community of the prestigious Jumeirah Golf Estate – where each expansive Hillside villa stands out distinctly in its bold, modern and contemporary design – but in the region as a whole. Kitted out with a private swimming pool, a Zen garden and smart home system that manages everything from access control to air conditioning, lighting and colour themes in the bedroom to the fully equipped eight-seater home theatre, the 16,500 square foot villas are properties Hollywood’s bigwigs wish they called home.Located right next to the country club, the 20 villas built on two rows parallel to each other face the golf course. It is the only development within Jumeirah Golf Estates facing the Earth course which just hosted the annual DP World Tour Championship. You might as well entertain live viewing parties when the time comes; people would kill to lay in the comfort of a penthouse while catching all the golfing action.
Each of the villas is set over four floors with double and triple height ceilings. The specially designed double-glazed glass ceiling-to-floor windows offer panoramic views of the golf course while the fully air-conditioned basement consists of a large hall that can accommodate five cars but can also easily double up as a party hall. Blending seamlessly with the car park are other areas such as the games room, bar and common area.On the third floor is the “penthouse“, which contains its own lounge and kitchenette, plus two outdoor terraces. So, if guests require any privacy, or family require an extended stay, there is the option of a self-contained living area with picturesque views as a bonus.
For those who fancy themselves as the next Rory McIlroy, or just like to be out on the grass, residents have access to the two golf courses and a host of other leisure services including a state-of-the-art gym, tennis academy and the Jumeirah Golf Estates clubhouse.