Amid challenges in the Nigerian economy and their crippling impact on development activities, developers occasionally bring uncommon excitement into the real estate market with the delivery of iconic buildings that offer ultimate luxury, comfort and convenience in exclusive locations.
When real estate professionals, high net-worth individuals, sundry investors and home buyers gathered in Ikoyi. Lagos last Thursday, it was to behold and welcome to the market one of such buildings known as Sisi Paris which came from the stable of Cobblestone Properties & Estates Limited.
A 10-storey residential apartment building nestled on 34 Bourdillon Road in Ikoyi, the highbrow neighbourhood of Lagos, Sisi Paris development was inspired by the charms of Nigeria’s commercial capital and that of Paris, the capital of France.
“When we decided to restructure the building that was here, we focused on delivering the ideal luxury living experience,” explained Bella Disu, an executive director at Cobblestone Properties, who took guests on a tour of the complex.
She explained further that to meet the needs of the average family, each 3- and 4-bedroom apartment in the building was redesigned to have two living rooms, one of which could be re-purposed as a study, cinema, or playroom for children. Each apartment also has a fully fitted laundry and a pantry.
According to Disu, “true luxury extends beyond fittings and finishing; it is in every detail that contributes to superb daily living. That is why Sisi Paris goes a step further by delivering first-rate service. Round-the-clock concierge will provide scheduling and reservation services while the on-site minimart is a one-stop-shop for daily needs.”
She revealed that, at Cobblestone Properties, they have developed and managed many commercial and residential properties across Nigeria, but Sisi Paris is a milestone for them. “It is our first, major luxury residential development. Her name, design, and colour arrest attention on the Lagos skyline; however, her real charm lies in being people-centred, ” she enthused.
BusinessDay learnt that the concept, design and execution of Sisi Paris were inspired by Mike Adenuga Jr, the chairman of the Mike Adenuga Group, who was the pillar of support for the project.
The building boasts a well-equipped gymnasium, a sauna and a massage room, to help residents keep fit without having to commute in Lagos infamous traffic just to get access to state-of-the-art beauty parlours and gym centres.
The luxury apartments building also has a swimming pool alongside a children’s paddle pool, with pool furniture including Chaise Lounges, Hammocks and Bistro Sets that turn the pool area into an oasis, and a haven for enjoying the serene Ikoyi environment if swimming is not an immediate desire.
In the evening, the poolside seems almost like something out of a fantasy movie as water cascading from a height into the pool reflect a wide range of colours from light sources around the facility.
Sisi Paris offers 24 hours concierge services. So, residents do not have to worry about porter services, enjoying dry cleaning services, making reservations at restaurants, cinemas, booking hotels, and so on.
Every room in the facility is ensuite with TV and cinema rooms, fitted kitchens, furnished laundry rooms. Each flat comes with domestic staff quarters. There is also a 24-hour power and CCTV for maximum security.
According to the facility managers, Sisi Paris also has its onsite mini-mart to ensure the residents can have access to items needed in their households without having to leave the premises. There is also a sewage and water treatment plant to ensure that residents stay healthy.