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If you don’t own a Bugatti, you can at least live in one that’s inspired by it.
Damac Properties is bringing out a limited edition — there will be only eight — Bugatti villas to be built overlooking the Tiger Woods designed golf course at its Akoya Oxygen development. These villas would cost around Dh35 million. (Just for comparison, a 2015 Bugatti Veyron would come to $1.4 million to $1.69 million.) Incidentally, these are the first such Bugatti themed homes (or the Ettore 971 series to be precise after, with Ettore Bugatti being the brand’s founder while “971” signifies the international code for the UAE.) “It’s not putting a Bugatti stamp on to a Damac built property — Bugatti had come out with a collection of interiors and home furnishings,” said Ziad El Chaar, Managing Director of Damac Properties. “We saw, we were impressed and like we did with Fendi earlier, decided we could recreate those elements that are synonymous with Bugatti into actual residences.”
The design of these homes is such that the garages will have a pride of place as would the living rooms. The garage would be cast within a glass enclosure and allowing a future owner to take in full what’s parked from their living rooms. Clearly, this is one property where the garage will not be an add-on. (Indeed, it need not be that the garages will only host a Bugatti model.) The seven-bedroom villas are actually conceptualised by the designers of the 1,200-hp Bugatti Veyron — the world’s fastest street-legal production car — and reflecting its distinctive curved front, Damac said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the golf course is in the final design phase, and will head into development mode as soon as that is complete in the coming weeks. It is same in the case of the Trump World clubhouse.
The design conceptualisation for the Fendi villas, set on “islands” within the Akoya master-development, is progressing. “Be it our association with Versace for our Beirut and Saudi developments, or Fendi and now Bugatti, there are buyers who are willing to buy into these living experiences,” said Al Chaar.
Source: Manoj Nair, Associate Editor, gulfnews.com