The rich and wealthy Nigerians are back on a spending spree. When you visit places like Victoria Garden city in Lagos, Victoria Island, Banana Island, Lekki Phase 1 and 2 as well as other exclusive areas like Maitama and Asokoro districts in Abuja, you would see stunning mansions. These mansions are an architectural beauty to behold from outside and the interiors are well furnished with Arabian, French or Italian furniture. The building was constructed by Israeli architects Shalom Davidovich and Hanan Peri of Peridavidovich Architects.
In a piece published by Israeli news site HAARETZ, the architects spoke about the features of the palace and the processes in its development. The team received the invitation from the rich couple to prepare a detailed proposal for designing and furnishing a “palace”. After six years, the palace is now a reality in Nigeria. It is situated on a 10 acre plot near the village of Issele-Ukuin the Delta state, and covers an area of 12,000 square meters. The building consists of the main structure which has a basement, an entrance floor and a residential floor. There are other buildings including a servants’ house and a security pavilion at the entrance for security guards.
The architects also noted that the client and his wife already had houses in the cities of Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, as well as in Europe and the Persian Gulf. The new house is meant to be used for family vacations and on holidays, as well as serving as a luxurious residence to host guests.
The spacious premises also houses a cinema, discotheque, hair salon, bowling alley and separate 350-square-meter suites for the couple, as well as a selection of guest suites. It also has its own water-purification system and electrical generator.
See photos of the interior and exterior parts of the palace. This is a Dubai wonder in Nigeria. But who is the owner of the palatial residence? There’s no need to stretch our necks too far; the occupants will move in someday soon.