25 South, Bespoke Homes by the Bay
*This is sponsored article by Wadhwa
With rising income levels and transforming lifestyles, the definition of “luxury housing” in India is rapidly evolving. High-ceilinged baroque mansions perched amidst acres of manicured lawns have given way to a more modern, urban concept of compact, functional spaces, with their utility enhanced by technology. Over the years, Mumbai has emerged as the ‘Luxury Capital’ of the country. With demand for luxury real estate increasing rapidly, renowned developers have done well to match up with the demand.
In a city of boxy houses, 25 South: Bespoke Homes by the Bay nestled in Prabhadevi near the renowned Siddhivinayak Temple, is a one-of-its-kind flagship luxury project by The Wadhwa Group & Hubtown.
Located on a coveted five-acre land parcel, a few hundred meters from the Arabian Sea shoreline, it offers iconic imagery of bold architecture, creative living spaces, and mesmerizing views.
25 South offers ultra-luxury 3BHK, 4 BHK, and 4 BHK plus family room residences across 2 towers. All apartments enjoy sea views from certain rooms. Meticulously designed, 25 South has living units crafted for maximum flexibility and the highest lifestyle quotient.
The homes are bespoke to such an extent that one can even move walls to combine spaces to their preference, offering owners complete control to plan their homes the way they wish. It’s quite the opportunity to play around with art, furniture, statement pieces and the very layout of the home.
With 3.6 metres floor to ceiling height and wide windows, these residences will be bathed in glorious natural light and refreshing sea breeze. The foundation of all that elegance is 25 South’s construction technology which incorporates global standards and best practices.
Orientation of Towers
The orientation of the towers also ensures maximum open podium area and mesmerizing sea views, while residents enjoy club activities. Moreover, the sea facing apartments always enjoy shade during the day.
The first livable level at 25 South starts at 110 feet above ground level. The planning of interior spaces has been done keeping in mind user flexibility and maximum utilization of all available space.
Attention to Detail
The windows are designed considering user comfort, the height of the structure, wind pressure, wide views, cross ventilation across the apartment, rainwater shield and low maintenance.
A step sill in concrete, provided for each window opening, all around, acts as additional protection from rainwater seepage inside the apartment through the window edges. Large windows are provided in the bathrooms too, and as the plumbing shafts are located inside, one can enjoy unobstructed sea views from here as well.
Amenities & Lifestyle
The project boasts of 50 lifestyle amenities, including a temperature controlled swimming pool, a separate kids’ pool, multipurpose court, children’s play area, open-air amphitheatre, meditation corner, outdoor barbeque spaces, themed garden area with landscaped water bodies, senior citizen relaxation areas, and a fully equipped clubhouse with a gymnasium, wellness spa, party hall with an outdoor lawn, squash court, mini-theatre, multipurpose room for indoor games and AI-enabled futuristic lobby.
At 25 South, eye-catching patterns are created in concrete while casting on external dead surfaces of the building. Besides providing designer surfaces, this technology also eliminates maintenance issues which are otherwise managed by providing additional cladding that requires more maintenance, or decorative materials like ACP sheets which are highly flammable and fade with time. The incorporation of form liners ensures the outer facades of the house are exquisite and sustainable.
The structure is designed by carrying out a wind tunnel testing analysis by Wind tunnel Consultant - Wind Tech, Australia. Thus, the building is safe and sound from wind pressures at all levels. The structure is also designed as per Indian Standard codes for earthquake resistance as per Seismic Zone IV. The beam locations in each apartment and lobby areas are planned in order to have clear soffits and large volume spaces.
HVAC Building Services
Located close to the coast, 25 South will enjoy unrestricted sea breeze. This also means that the wind comes in a south-west direction and the hot air generated by the outdoor units will be diverted inside the apartment and common lobby and thus create an undesirable hot air pocket. To manage this, the outdoor unit locations have been planned such that the hot air will not be directed inside the apartment due to wind flow. There is also a space provision for VRV air conditioning in each apartment.
Overall, from an engineering and architectural standpoint, 25 South has been designed, developed and constructed to ensure maximum safety as well as a bespoke luxurious lifestyle. Connoisseurs of the finer things in life will appreciate the planning and thoughtfulness that has gone into crafting personalized homes at 25 South. Watch this space as the colossal structure takes shape and dominates Mumbai’s skyline as one of the city’s eye-catching towering residences.
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