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The Best Family Homes in DubaiApril 23, 2020
Your home is your castle. It is where your heart is. There is no place like it. And in current times, it is a much-needed sanctuary. Your home is where you should feel most secure and at peace, without a care for the world outside. And if you do need to be spending a lot of time indoors, what better place to do that than inside these gorgeous Dubai family homes?
Divided across two phases, with a third under construction, Arabian Ranches is considered to be the original family community in Dubai and is certainly one of the most popular. The original community is centred on the expansive Arabian Ranches Golf Course, while the second phase is relatively more close-knit, comprising eight villa clusters with greenery and open spaces winding between them.
Arabian Ranches is known for an aesthetic that combines elements of Spanish and Arabic architecture, incorporating lush greenery with a desert landscape to create something wholly unique. The villa above, located in the Savannah neighbourhood of the original Arabian Ranches, is a prime example of the community’s beautiful design sensibility. A sand-colored outer facade leads into a bright and spacious home with a very modern layout. Rich wood finishes are used throughout and contrast nicely against the cool white palette of the home. The kitchen incorporates a breakfast counter so you can enjoy a nice family meal, and the bedrooms enjoy the benefit of large balconies so you can bask in the great outdoors without having to venture outside the front gate. The backyard of the villa includes a pool and two pergolas, one with a dining area and the other with sunken seating - a perfect place to take in the lovely spring weather while maintaining healthy social distances.
This villa is part of the Mirador community located right next to Savannah. It features the bright sunny exterior design of an Italian summer home and the understated interiors of a classic British homestead. The use of colourful accents really ties the home together and helps to give each room a distinctive ambiance, with a predominant use of cool blues to offset the warm wood flooring. Once again, you have a fantastic amount of exterior space, comprising a sizeable front courtyard with a water feature and an immense backyard that includes a shaded patio, a pool and a lawn.
One of Dubai’s newer family communities and a very popular option among luxury homeowners, District One has an excellent advantage in its location. It is set in one of Dubai’s most central districts, allowing you easy access to the busy commercial areas of the city, the gorgeous coastline and its many beaches, and two international airports, all of which are less than half an hour’s drive away.
District One offers a mix of residential options, including mansions, villas and apartments. The villas are a perfect option for a growing family, with a choice of three architectural styles, an abundance of both interior and exterior space, and walkable proximity to the Crystal Lagoon, the largest man-made lagoon in the world.
This is one of the Contemporary villas at District One, presenting clean lines, floor-to-ceiling glass and an overall sleek design that is complemented by an airy and open interior. This particular unit has one of the rarer layouts in the community and has been furnished by famous brands including West Elm and The One. It also features several custom-designed furniture pieces. The pool is centrally located between both wings of the villa, making it an ideal convergence point once the temperature starts to soar.
If you would prefer something in more of a Mediterranean design, then this villa would be perfect for you. It features rustic brickwork, wooden pergolas and stone columns on the outside to give it that classical touch, and has a modern interior layout with splashes of warmth in the colour palette. The magnificent interior detailing includes tray ceilings in each room and ornate molding on doors, cabinets and railings. Behind the villa is a cosy landscaped yard with a pool.
Jumeirah Golf Estates
One of the premier residential communities in Dubai, Jumeirah Golf Estates lives up to its name courtesy of two vast 18-hole golf courses known as Fire and Earth. The neighbourhoods that have been built around the golf courses are known for their beautiful Tuscan-inspired design and are surrounded by verdant greenery that really gives you a feel of living in the Italian countryside. The heart of the community is the JGE Clubhouse, which offers several facilities for residents and also contains two signature restaurants.
Located in Whispering Pines, this villa has been decorated to exceptionally high standards and has an interior design that reflects its charming Italian exterior look. Light wood floors combined with stark white walls keep the home looking bright at all hours of the day, as do the large windows set into every room. The villa features a comfortable landscaped backyard with a view over the Earth course.
If you want a villa that feels even more like a country home, then this home in Lime Tree Valley is just perfect. With a palette that incorporates heavy shades of red, brown and grey, the home is bathed in warmth. The entrance alone, set inside a square arch with brick walls and a red-tiled porch, gives you a sense of comfort before you’ve even set foot inside. The backyard is just as inviting, with a neatly trimmed lawn, a wood-floored deck and an infinity edge pool at the edge of the property bordered by a hedge.
One of Dubai’s hidden gems among family communities, Victory Heights is tucked away on one side of Dubai Sports City. This beautiful neighbourhoods is divided into nine ‘villages’ set around the championship Els Golf Course, with access to a clubhouse, a large park, and much more within the community. The architectural style is Mediterranean-inspired, as is the dominant theme in most of Dubai’s homes, and each villa offers tremendous amounts of space.
This is a lovely five-bedroom home located in the village of Estella, featuring a picture perfect exterior design and soothing interiors. Wood flooring is used throughout, offset by large patches of white, creating a sense of light and space within the home. Nearly all of the interior features have been upgraded or renovated, adding to the home’s sophistication. A covered porch in the backyard creates a seamless connection between the living room and the garden, allowing you to relax indoors or outdoors with ease.
This spectacular home in Calida village has also been painstakingly upgraded to create the most refined living experience, with interior touches that include newly installed wooden shutters. Every room in the house exudes a sense of character and creates a soothing ambiance. Even the outdoor area has been upgraded, with the installation of a 15 metre pool, and outdoor seating and dining areas covered by sail awnings.