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The exclusive 10-unit 219 Boat Club brings the pinnacle of contemporary living to Pune’s real estate market
That exclusive watch, the bespoke wardrobe, an admirable art collection, first editions in the library, a high-end customised car that reflects your values — these are all symbols not just of success but of a discerning sense of judgement and taste. Complement that with where you live, how you holiday and what you choose to invest in, and you don’t need to make any pronouncement on the status you’ve achieved.
It’s with this concept that UAE-based conglomerate Merint collaborated with Atkins — the architects behind the iconic Burj Al Arab, to deliver a masterpiece in residences to the Indian market. The project, 219 Boat Club in Pune, is based on distilled ambition and the delightful pleasure of exclusivity, and an attempt to capture both. Completed recently and ready for occupancy, the project is an exercise in gracious living with a focus on grandeur and elegance.
Defined by an abundance of space and distinguished by an emphasis on sophistication and functionality, 219 Boat Club showcases a vision that combines the world’s most exclusive glass with a distilled design aesthetic. Intended for those who appreciate the finer things in life, the building provides access to impressive height, incomparable space and incredible views.
Each of the 10 units features about 8,000sqft of contemporary interiors and a private infinity pool: an oasis that grants solitude as well as serenity. The living room and terrace heights are more than 22ft, giving it the feel of a sky villa. Majestic windows span the two floors, presenting residents with sweeping views of the expansive greenery around them. Residents have the flexibility of arranging their apartments into four, five- or six-bedroom homes, with walk-in wardrobes, sunken Jacuzzis and breathtaking views all standard.
“I did not offer a project; I delivered on a dream.”
For added convenience and comfort, the building has dedicated service entrances and elevators. Each apartment comes with sanctioned staff quarters, three parking spaces and shared visitors parking.
Residents with myriad tastes for entertainment, recreation and leisure have access to lush gardens, a gymnasium, cinema room, a rooftop terrace and a party area with an attached service kitchenette.
The lobby features a glass sculpture made up of 275 hand-blown LED lights that creates a sense of movement — a visual delight of modern art. An impressive entrance canopy with a six-metre glass entrance makes a powerful first impression.
219 Boat Club is nestled among 100-year-old trees in a dense green neighbourhood. The address speaks eloquently for itself.
“We intended to create something extraordinary,” says Fazal Manekia, founder and chairman of Merint, “and from the feedback we now get from the finished product, I guess we achieved it.”
The project sets a new and very exacting standard in the industry, and is expected to become one of the most sought-after residences in the country.
Says Manekia: “I did not offer a project; I delivered on a dream.”
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