A Home With A Thousand Views
t's hard to choose between adventure and security or travelling and home comforts, so - here's the good news - you don't have to. The World ® is the world's first (and so far only) mobile residential estate. You can have it all!
The World®, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth, has listed its exquisite Ocean Penthouse residence for sale. Located in the most desirable forward location on Deck 11, the highest residential deck, this magnificent 388-square-metre residence has undergone a complete redesign and renovation, offering two interconnecting living areas, five bedrooms, a media room and six-and-a-half bathrooms.
A spectacular entrance hallway features a waterjet-cut marble Arabesque floor that opens into a vast living area saturated with natural light, and the Macassar ebony bar gleams in the sunshine from the many floor-toceiling windows. Sliding glass doors open onto an expansive veranda that wraps around the ship's bow, providing an exquisite venue for outdoor entertaining or stargazing with a late-night cocktail, and a prime location from which to view exciting sail-ins to more than 100 ports of call each year.
Among its unique attributes, this ultra-luxurious residence has three master bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms, all with direct access to the spacious veranda. Two guest bedrooms offer twin beds and ensuite bathrooms that are ideal for visiting friends and family. High-end Italian designer accents and furniture are a talking point in the spacious living area, with a striking faux fireplace surrounded by black and grey marble. The state-of-the-art kitchen features Macassar ebony cabinets, a new oven, a range with a copper hood, a full-sized refrigerator, a microwave and a washer/dryer. In the separate media room, English sycamore wood cabinets with backlit white onyx countertops provide the ideal backdrop for movie viewing.
This unique home at sea is one of a select number of residences currently available for purchase. The World® offers its residents the ultimate combination of luxurious and enriching travel with world-class amenities and facilities such as impeccable culinary mastery in its six restaurants; exceptional golf facilities with onboard putting greens, a state-of-theart golf simulator and PGA pro; the only full-size regulation tennis court at sea; two swimming pools; a 650-square-metre spa complete with treatment rooms, nail bar, hair salon, barber shop, aqua spa whirlpool and physiotherapy; a fitness centre with personal trainers; expert destination lecturers plus speakers from The World's Nobel Laureate Lecture Series; library; cinema; hobby and games rooms; and more.
This strikingly beautiful ship provides gracious and personalised service for the families that call it home - all customised to residents' preferences in a warm and inviting ambience much like that of a private yacht, well-staffed home or exclusive country club. The average occupancy at one time is 150 to 200 residents and guests, ensuring an intimate atmosphere.
The Ocean Penthouse is one of a small selection of homes available for resale on The World®. Prices range from US$2 million to US$20 million plus annual ownership costs.
Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth, with 165 luxury residences. A diverse group of residents from 20 countries own the homes on board, and share interests in world cultures, history and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations. They circumnavigate the globe every two to three years, following an extraordinary itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable service
Author: Estate Living