PALACE 23 espouses all the benefits of living near a body of water – lakes, rivers, seas or oceans. We cover some of the key destinations offering the best waterfront homes money can buy – Canada, Miami, Phuket, Bangkok, Sabah, Penang, and London. Aside from appreciating the enviable views, you can also indulge in a wide range of water-based activities if you’re up for a bout of dalliance.
Our 40-page Special Report covers the most discerning waterfront projects. Olha Romanuik, our architecture-trained writer, digs a little deeper to spot trends in waterfront housing – its designs, architectural features and amenities. Our Editor-At-Large Sophie Kalkreuth presents a smorgasbord of striking condos and expansive villas that command top-dollar prices but deliver breathtaking waterfront vistas you can’t ignore. Check out the US 49 million, eight-bedroom, ocean-front villa located in Maui, US.
Our Features section is not short on bewildering architectural projects. Olha reports on world-class architects who are designing noteworthy structures which are changing our skylines for the better. These include Zaha Hadid’s Leeza SOHO in Beijing’s Financial District and Thomas Heatherwick’s Coal Drop Yards in London. Olha’s other story focuses on innovative cultural landmarks and community spaces that have raised the architectural standards of quality in Asia in 2018 and one such project is the much-praised Kampung Admiralty project which won the prestigious Building of the Year award at World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam.
For investment-focused articles, our new section, Wealth, currently in its second edition, delves into Moldova where one can invest in its Citizenship Programmes. Our Deputy Editor Robbie Wilson sheds light on the Henley & Partners’ Moldova Citizenship by Investment Programme (MCBI) where it grants visa-free access to 122 destinations, starting with USD 114K for a single applicant to make a non-refundable contribution to the government’s Public Investment Fund.
As always, our readers’ favourite section PALACE Lifestyle devotes to the covetable and collectable. We showcase Bentley’s alluring Continental GT while bestowing the merits of owning an Atoll sofa system designed by Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia. Don’t forget to check out LG Signature’s collection of state-of-the-art household appliances such as the air purifier and bartender refrigerator. We also speak to GSH’s Chief Executive Officer Gilbert Ee (GE) about what makes Coral Bay condo in Sabah, Malaysia so enticing.
So get ready to flip the pages, and we’re sure this empowering issue will present all the much-needed info for you to invest in a waterfront abode. Happy reading!