Which upcoming projects offer the biggest flats?
Three of the largest five apartments in Ashrafieh are located in the Golden Square of Furn el Hayek, the most luxurious neighborhood East of Beirut Central District. Not surprising, as owning an apartment larger than 1,200 SQM is a rare luxury, reserved only for the most prime of the high-end residential projects. These large apartments usually take up the last floor or floors of luxury high-rises, with breathtaking views of the city. Simplexes, duplexes, or triplexes, they often have large terraces or hanging gardens and some unique features not to be found in standard apartments, even those of very high standing. These rare products are exclusively reserved to a privileged few.
Gemmayze Village – 1,575 SQM
Occupying the 35th and 36th floors of the project’s central block, this is the largest apartment in Ashrafieh. Located in the heart of Gemmayze, the apartment has an internal area of 1,425 SQM and a terrace of 150 SQM. Designed by Samir Khairallah & Partners Architects, Gemmayze Village sits on a 7,000-SQM plot and offers a total built-up area of more than 77,000 SQM and about 1,000-SQM spa, gym, and pool. The duplex is offered for sale at USD 11.9 million.
Abdel Wahab 618 – 1,450 SQM
This triplex occupies the 35th to 37th floors of the project located in the heart of Furn el Hayek, close to ABC Mall. Designed by Kevin Dash and Joseph Maroun Architects, it has an internal area of 1,200 SQM and a 250-SQM terrace. The project sits on a plot measuring about 5,000 SQM that offers about 60,000 SQM of built-up area, with about 3,000 SQM of landscaped green spaces, and a pool, gym, and health spa. The apartment is offered for sale at USD 11.5 million.
Sama Beirut – 1,414 SQM
The third runner up duplex holds a different record: It is the highest apartment in Beirut, occupying the 50th and 51st floors of one of the tallest buildings currently under construction in Lebanon. It sits at 190 meters above street level and offers 1,267-SQM internal area and a 147-SQM terrace. At an asking price of USD 23.3 million, it is also the most expensive apartment under construction available in Beirut. The apartment also has some other attractions including a private elevator and a pool on the 51st floor. Designed by ERGA, Sama Beirut is due for delivery end of 2015.
FAL Towers – 1,266 SQM
This duplex occupies the 21st and 22nd floors of Block B of FAL Towers. The project is located in the heart of Furn el Hayek, on Ghandour el Saad Street. Designed by Tabet Atelier D’Architecture (TAA), the project offers a total of 22,000 SQM of built-up area.
Ashrafieh 20|30 – 1,200 SQM
This duplex with a private pool occupies the 29th and 30th floors of Block A, the taller of the two towers – made up of 30 floors, as the name of the project indicates. The project’s architecture is the creation of Italian architect Marcello Lo Mauro and its landscaped area was designed by Vladimir Djurovic.