Bentley to design Dh40m villas on Dubai’s Sweden island
Completion of first villa on island, part of THOE on The World, in Q1 2016
By 24/7 News
Published Friday, August 21, 2015
The Armanis, Versaces and Bulgaris of the world have already entered Dubai’s luxury real estate market, now Bentley is steering in to design luxury villas on The World islands.
Kleindienst Group, developer of The Heart of Europe (THOE) on The World, has teamed up with Bentley Home for the 10 luxury villas on the Sweden island.
“Excavation has commenced on Sweden island and concrete work is about to begin. The first villa will be fitted out and furnished during the first quarter of 2016. The remaining nine Sweden villas will be completed by December 31, 2016, in time for a Swedish-themed New Year’s Eve extravaganza on the island,” the company said.
THOE is made up of Sweden, Germany, Monaco, Main Europe, Switzerland and St Petersburg Island. Synonymous with the very best of European designs, culture and heritage,
Each villa will feature high-end home interiors provided with Bentley furniture being inspired by the craftsmanship and material selection that characterize and follow the design philosophy of Bentley car interiors.
“The range of handmade furniture is inspired by the techniques, materials and high quality finishes that are synonymous with Bentley car interiors,” the company claimed.
Designed by famous architect Carlo Colombo, the design of each seven-bedroom residence is inspired by the intricate structure of inverted Swedish Viking vessels with the roof of each villa resembling the upturned hull of a Viking ship.
Special features include snow and sauna rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive balconies, a gym and spa, a private infinity pool and landscaped gardens.
In December 2014, Josef Kleindienst, CEO, Kleindienst Group, told ‘Emirates24|7’ that the villa could be priced between Dh30 million and Dh40 million.
“The island will not only be home to the finest Swedish architecture and design, but it will also bring the best of Swedish culture and lifestyle to Dubai. We want to ensure people are genuinely able to experience Sweden on The Heart of Europe, through food, music, festivals, traditions and architecture,” he had said.
THOE comprises six islands: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden and St. Petersburg with six additional destinations being Sochi, Belgium, Luxembourg, Geneva, Monte Carlo and Poland. The project will have rain and snow-lined streets.