Words by Eleanor Joslin
Stunning custom-built leisure facilities, luxury bathrooms and large open-plan master bedroom suites make this six-bedroom villa one of Al Barari's finest properties. Its location, as the first villa in the premium Desert Leaf 1 area, offers supreme privacy and is neighboured by just one other property. "We chose Al Barari because it's unlike any other development in Dubai," says the owner. "It's got a very European feel; it's green and open, with community gardens and lovely areas to walk around." This exclusive B-type villa, across an extended built-up area of 19,145 square feet, boasts a number of modifications, including eight renovated bathrooms, generous guest bedrooms with panoramic garden views, an extended master bedroom with a palatial lounge area, two large offices and Jacuzzi bathrooms.
This exclusive property also has a private cinema and a poker room, with original chips from the Monte Carlo casino. The real talking point is the landscaped front and rear gardens. "I extended the outdoor plot size to create a huge garden and bigger swimming pool, with sunken poolside seating areas, a barbecue, fireplace and Jacuzzi," says the vendor. "We spend a lot of time in this outdoor area and even in the hot months it's lovely to swim in the pool at night". The garden was designed to offer the ultimate in in-house entertainment and luxury, and it does not disappoint. As well as the 1,300-square-foot pool and 200-squarefoot Jacuzzi, there is an LED waterfall and a water creek at the rear of the garden courtyard. You can unwind in the bespoke yoga temple and in the all-inclusive spa centre - which features changing rooms, a steam room, massage parlour, exotic shower, and cold water plunge pool. Such facilities provide a great way to relax after a training session in the custom-built high-tech gymnasium.
All the pools and Jacuzzis are chlorine-free with UV and ionic filtration systems. "We put a lot of effort into the design of the house," he adds. "We made sure to take care of every detail we changed, from the floors to the bathrooms and chlorine-free pool." All of this is situated in the Bromelia development, in the most private of settings. The property is screened by high wooden fences for absolute privacy and protection. Accentuating this further, a private driveway sweeps towards a three-car garage and gated air-conditioned showroom with space for four cars.
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