Situated on The Palm Jumeirah’s Crescent at Serenia Residences, the Presidential Penthouse is unlike your traditional residential space. Boasting stunning panoramic sea views through floor-to-ceiling windows, the home is reminiscent of a luxury yacht. The property has been developed by Palma Holding and designed byUAE-based architect Hazel Wong, who is also the designer of Dubai’s Emirates Towers.
The walls are made with grey veined marble and the flooring features large white marble tiles for an elegant aesthetic. The master bathroom, a highlight of the space, features custom-made rose gold mixer taps by Hansgrohe, a double sink in rose gold, a handcrafted bathtub by Antonio Lupi, frameless, bronze-tinted glass door panels, cove lighting in the mirrors and marble cladded walls.
An interior view of the dining room
The bedroom is complete with Molteni Gliss ‘his and hers’ closets, motion-censored lights and tinted glass doors. The low height of the sofas featured within the abode have been intentionally used to maximise the views from outside. The space is also home to an Italian custom-made chef’s kitchen for cooking aficionados.w
The outdoor furniture comprises a combination of teak and rattan, exuding a cosy ambience. The design of the space started back in 2015 and took eight months to complete, with the initial concept of simply being different to what’s already in the Middle Eastern design market.
Interior view of the sea-facing bedroom
“The right architect was very important,” says Kareem Derbas, CEO and Founder of Palma Holding. “Living in Serenia Residences is the closest to living on a yacht. We focused on simple, contemporary designs, maximum natural light and no hotel component - this was the base essence of the development.”
An interior view of the living room
The space is complete with luxurious yet minimal décor with a muted colour palette and touches of gold, an abundance of natural light and panoramic water vistas. The penthouse is gorgeously lavish without ‘screaming’ luxury. “With the furniture, we tried to make it super, super luxurious without it being too much into your face or too flashy,” expresses Derbas. “Everything is top quality.”
Photography by Jessica Samson, ITP Images
From the Spring 2020 issue of Harper's BAZAAR Interiors