Whether you are a property magnate or just want somewhere nice to live, apartments aka condos aka units (depending on where you are from) now come in all shapes and sizes. Gone are the days when all you got were bare walls, a few windows and a door, today’s buildings offer nothing short of buying a “lifestyle”.
Where are these amazing lifestyles to be found? Here are a few that may take your fancy.
If you have US$58.7mill then Hong Kong is for you. There are twelve apartments to choose from located on The Peak, and are designed by Frank Gehry. It would take a person earning HK’s average wage roughly three thousand years of savings to afford one of the apartments. http://opushongkong.com
But don’t worry if you would rather rent than buy, there is another Gehry building in New York City that offers the highest residences in North America at 870 feet. Penthouses rent for $45,000 a month while the four bedroom apartments are $70,000 a month. Amenities include a pool, gym, Pilates studio and screening room. http://www.newyorkbygehry.com
Not upmarket enough for you? The penthouse apartment at One Hyde Park sold for $221 million, making it the world’s most expensive apartment (bought by Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov). http://www.onehydepark.com
Back down to earth now and for US$1mill you can get into a 1 bedroom apartment in Singapore in a new building that offers some amazing facilities. Built as two 38-storey towers, Sky Habitat has three sky bridges on the 14th, 26th and 38th floors – the bridge on the 38th floor also acts as a lap pool! In addition to that there is a 50m pool, leisure and children’s pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, karaoke rooms, gym and BBQ pits.
So maybe it’s time to sell up and move to be part of a lifestyle!