April 12th, 2010
Life. Redefined. So says the slogan for The Residences at Parkside Village [map] in downtown Mississauga.
What’s happening at Parkside Village is nothing short of gigantically substantial, with 15 hi-rises being spread out over 30 acres and 11 blocks. Quite the development, no?!
One of the highlights of the village is The Residences, a 36 storey sustainable point tower overflowing with amenities – as they say themselves, ‘50,000 square feet of recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation’.
There really are too many to mention here so you’re just going to have to head over to their website to get a better idea of what they offer!
Quite desirable then! Being part of a brand new village in a great area and a fantastic building. Soooooooooooooo it got me daydreaming about what would be some of the most famous, infamous and desirable homes from around the world.
Here’s my list in no particular order.
- Buckingham Palace – today it’s used as the administrative HQ of the British Royal Family, but had been the home to British Monarchs since 1837. Are 775 rooms REALLY necessary though?!
- Neverland Ranch – a zoo, ferris wheel, 2 railroad tracks with locomotives, pirate ship, bumper cars, roller coaster. Just your typical American homestead.
- The White House – Desirable? Only if you have aspirations to become President of the US.
- Graceland – it ranks second only behind the White House for number of visitors a year with 600,000.
- Skywalker Ranch – George Lucas used to live here until he turned it into more of a workplace and filmmaker’s retreat. He also built a lake and called it Lake Ewok.
- Bill Gates House – at 66,000 sq. ft. it is the biggest house in America. It’s 30 times larger than the average American home and has 24 bathrooms.
- Antilia – Mukesh Ambani’s ‘house’. It only costs about $3 billion US dollars. 6 floors just for parking? Decadence, thy name is Antilia!
Did I miss any obvious ones? Leave a comment and let me know.