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Five-Star Living: Luxury High-Rise Developments with Amenities

Luxury Defined presents a collection of homes appointed with rare amenities for the ultimate high-end lifestyle

Life’s simple pleasures never grow complex, only more refined. That new-car aroma has a special savor when it’s in the showroom of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Tugging on a white ribbon on that beautiful blue box from Tiffany’s. Or for those who prefer liquid gold, dusting off the vintage label of a Macallan Fine & Rare single malt.  

This is, simply, life at the top, and here is where to live it. Luxury Defined offers this showcase of high-rise luxury homes with world-class amenities that lift elegant living to new heights.  

Consider the city life in a white-glove serviced apartment at eye level with the Manhattan skyline. Or head to freewheeling Dubai, where a next-generation residential tower offers a holistic approach to resort living along with a view of the Burj Khalifa. Or consider a yachting paradise in Miami, where an opulent, fully appointed, turnkey residence boasts its own boat slip and members-only access to a marina.  

The high life awaits. 

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The Lower Manhattan skyline is the backdrop to this luxurious condominium at 30 Park Place, a 926-foot residential skyscraper in the heart of TriBeCa. Ownership includes access to the five-star services and amenities of the Four Seasons Hotel below.

Four Seasons Private Residences New York, Downtown, at 30 Park Place, offers unrivaled luxury living in Lower Manhattan.

Sharing a city block with the iconic Woolworth Building, this 82-story tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects combines a 189-room five-star Four Seasons hotel and 157 luxury-serviced apartments. 

The elegant corner residence offered has north- and west-facing aspects over the Hudson River and the Midtown skyline. There are three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms (including a primary suite with dual-aspect skyline views), a corner living/dining room, an eat-in kitchen, and a family room with bay windows. 

Interior finishes include solid oak wood flooring with herringbone pattern in the formal rooms, Bilotta rift-cut oak kitchen cabinetry, Gaggenau appliances, and marble bathrooms with Robert A.M. Stern custom-designed vanities.  

The 38th floor is reserved for the private residences and includes a fitness center and yoga studio, private dining room, conservatory and lounge with access to loggias, Roto-designed children’s playroom, and a screening room. 

Residents also have access to Four Seasons Hotel amenities, including a spa and salon, 75-foot swimming pool, attended parking garage, restaurant, bar and lounge, ballroom, meeting rooms, as well as a comprehensive suite of à la carte services. 

2. Eywa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

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True opulence abides in this “wild luxury” residence, with 8,879 square feet of living space, five bedrooms and five full bathrooms, in Eywa, a revolutionary eco-friendly tower on the Dubai Water Canal, with views of the city and Burj Khalifa.  

Inspired by nature, the building’s designers paid homage to the sheltering banyan Tree of Life, with open, circular columns emulating the sacred tree’s organic weave of branches and interlacing roots.

A further inspiration also shaped Eywa: China’s great 3,540-foot quartz-sandstone pillar Avatar Hallelujah Mountain (formerly known as the Southern Sky Column)— said to be the inspiration for the floating mountains of James Cameron’s film Avatar!  

Hence the tower’s “wild luxury” philosophy asserted by its developer R.evolution, offering 48 exclusive two- to five-bedroom residences ranging from 3,064 to 16,256 square feet. The building is certified by the green- and wellness-building standards LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum. 

The residence on offer features a paldao wood entrance door opening to vast interior spaces with travertine floors and marble accents. The dining room and European-style kitchen (kitted with designer appliances) open to a dazzling, 2,463-square-foot terrace with a pool and water feature and a vista of the canal and the Dubai skyline. The bedrooms have parquet floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Eywa’s amenities include indoor and individualized open-air cinemas, a community terrace with pools and fireplaces, a holistic spa, private chef and gourmet dining, and a library. 

3. The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 

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This exceptional triplex penthouse is atop The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, a most exclusive development on the island of Providenciales, with a prime waterfront setting on Grace Bay, ranked among the world’s most beautiful beaches.  

Occupying floors 11 through 12, Penthouse 3005 offers 6,540 square feet of luxurious, light-infused living space with double-height ceilings and walls of windows to frame the panoramic views of Grace Bay. 

The home is appointed with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, a dazzling open-concept living room, den, and a formal dining room served by a spacious gourmet kitchen with a chef’s island. But the highlight is the rooftop pool terrace, a spectacular private retreat overlooking Seven Stars Resort & Spa and Grace Bay’s powdery white sands and calm turquoise waters. 

Ownership comes with privileged access to the resort’s five-star amenities: a dedicated residential concierge, valet parking, in-residence dining, a spa and fitness center, three beach restaurants, high-end boutique shopping, Ritz Kids programs, the casino, and conference facilities. 

4. Una Residences in Miami, Florida 

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With its visionary architecture and yacht-inspired interior design, Una sets the standard for waterfront living on Miami’s Brickell Avenue. 

This sleek, 47-story tower on Biscayne Bay comprises 135 ultra-luxury residences, a private marina, landscaped gardens, three swimming pools, a movie theater, fitness center and spa, private dining, lounges, and event spaces, and underground parking.  

A private elevator rises from the lobby to our featured residence, #4301, a 5,522-square-foot aerie offering five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, a great room, chef’s kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, a media room, staff quarters, and a vast private terrace with bay and city views. 

Eleven-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and “lift-and-glide” sliding glass doors provide a seamless transition between the indoors and the outdoors—and another opportunity to contemplate the views. 

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