Shouldn’t Every Luxury Condo Have It’s Own Swimming Pool?

Shouldn’t Every Luxury Condo Have It’s Own Swimming Pool?

Shouldn’t Every Luxury Condo Have It’s Own Swimming Pool?

Luxury Condos with Private Pools

In buildings like ONE KL in Kuala Lumpur, the Honeycomb in the Bahamas, Bandra Ohm in Mumbai and Porsche Design Tower in the Miami area, developers are installing private pools in every unit.

From WSJ.com

Builders and Developers have been stepping up their game, according to this article from the Wall Street Journal Online, to compete with Luxury Residential Homes.  These forward-thinking builders have been trying to replicate the experience of home ownership with Condominium Living, right down to providing the ultimate residential luxury, a private swimming pool.   Who wouldn’t want the experience of swimming with their family in their own private swimming pool, while enjoying the myriad benefits of Condominium living?  

Here is an excerpt from the post:

The latest weapon in the luxury high-rise arms race: a private pool in every unit on every floor.

At ONE KL, a 35-story luxury building in Kuala Lumpur completed in 2009, the building’s tagline boasts, “94 Apartments, 95 Swimming Pools.” In the Bahamas, each of the 34 units at Honeycomb, a condominium with a hexagonal-patterned facade that’s expected to be completed in mid-2016, will have a 70-square-foot pool with a transparent edge, offering views of the marina and ocean. And in Mumbai, 30 stories of about 100 residential units at Bandra Ohm will include crescent-shaped pools on balconies enclosed in acrylic, the same material used for large aquariums. Site work is expected to begin next year.

At ONE KL, a 35-story luxury building in Kuala Lumpur completed in 2009. The building’s tagline boasts ’94 Apartments, 95 Swimming Pools’. ENLARGE

At ONE KL, a 35-story luxury building in Kuala Lumpur completed in 2009. The building’s tagline boasts ’94 Apartments, 95 Swimming Pools’. SCDA

More residential high-rises are trying to stand out from the competition by replicating the outdoor spaces typically found in single-family homes, offering everything from larger balconies to rooftop kitchens. Private pools are the latest frontier, says James Law, the Hong-Kong based architect designing Bandra Ohm. On the day the building’s plans were released, 1.2 million hits on his firm’s website crashed its servers.

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