A recent report projects Singapore will be the wealthiest country in the world by 2050, so it’s no surprise that the southeast Asian city-state is beginning to throw the bling around.
Case in point: A new condo building that features two-car garages -- in every unit. The Hamilton Scotts, a 30-story, 56-unit building features a glass elevator shaft that lifts cars into condo units and parks them, behind a glass wall, next to the living room.
'It's done in such a way that it's a museum showcase, it's not just a car park,” CEO of real estate development firm KOP Properties said, as quoted at the Daily Mail.
That much is clear -- this isn’t a condo for drivers of AMC Gremlins, as the promotional materials make clear with their videos and photos of Lamborghinis and Ferraris.
Besides the sky garages, the building has the standard features of high-end apartments: A gym, meeting rooms, jacuzzis and an outdoor pool. Units run from around $9.4 million to about $23.5 million.
And Singapore isn’t the only place where unexpected new features are making their way into apartment buildings. Real estate developers in Peru and India are planning to build condos with swimming pools on their balconies.