In a year like no other, health has come to be regarded as an asset worth investing in. When it comes to one’s home environment, wellness features have come to the fore – though none take it quite so far as a clutch of high-end residential projects in New York City. 5 unusual wellness getaways to banish the pandemic blues If you fancy having alternative therapists at your every beck and call, then 30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences might be your ideal address. If we are able to help our guests achieve a sense of clarity and peace, we believe it will fundamentally enhance their well-being, enriching their lives and those around them, and ultimately making the world a less scary place Tara Cruz, senior spa director,Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences Located in downtown Manhattan’s tallest condominium tower, the Four Seasons’ Resident Healers Program is available as an à la carte amenity, providing mindful experiences tailored to individual needs. Healers include an acupuncturist, herbalist and clairvoyant; a crystal healing and meditation master; and a travel wellness expert to keep you fit and balanced when you are on the road. Why Chinese buyers love luxury homes in historic London buildings After their healing session, residents can finish with a dip in the spa’s serene indoor pool or go for a traditional massage. Take a peek inside New Zealand’s most expensive home ever Tara Cruz, senior spa director, said the programme was conceived after it was recognised that these alternative healing therapies were not being provided collectively nor in a luxury environment anywhere in New York City. “Many of the experiences that we offer come from ancient practices found globally,” she said. “We decided to put our own contemporary spin on these traditions and curate a modern assembly of transformational treatments for those seeking to improve self-love, mindfulness and profound change. 5 top vegan-friendly luxury wellness resorts in Asia “Our spa and wellness space allows our residents and guests to pursue abundance and explore innovative services in a trusted, soul soothing environment. If we are able to help our guests achieve a sense of clarity and peace, we believe it will fundamentally enhance their well-being, enriching their lives and those around them, and ultimately making the world a less scary place.” There are a total of 157 residences at 30 Park Place, crowning the top of the building with 11 half- and full-floor penthouses. Those available for sale include one of the last four-bedroom residences for US$8.15 million, to Penthouse 82, the highest terraced penthouse in all of New York City, for US$25 million. The last duplex penthouse, 78B, is also available for US$25 million. Each of the three residences are move-in ready and turnkey, with all furnishings included in the sales price. Perhaps the idea of having immune system-boosting intravenous (IV) drips administered in the comfort of your home appeals? At 40 Bleecker, NoHo’s rare ground-up new development by Ryan Korban, buyers have access to a wellness concierge whose services include injecting you with 14 types of IV fluids, vitamins and minerals, including a concoction good for hangovers. Want to WFH from a ski slope? Here’s how In partnership with Clean Market, the hip New York wellness destination, infrared saunas, full-body cryotherapy and cryo-facials are also available to residents. Raymond Chalmé, CEO and principal of Broad Street Development, developer of 40 Bleecker, believes these services are a first of their kind. “The residential experience we’re creating is unmatched and we wanted to offer buyers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle that you couldn’t find anywhere else, including access to unique wellness amenities,” he said. “Health-boosting wellness is today’s luxury and that’s possible at 40 Bleecker.” Meet the Malaysian princess campaigning for cannabis use The 12-storey condominium contains 61 one- to five-bedroom residences and penthouses with private outdoor space. Pricing for the remaining homes begins at under US$2 million. Is there a doctor in the house? Yes, at Madison House, a new development in the diverse and historic NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) neighbourhood. Provided through membership-based private medical concierge Sollis Health, the service runs 24/7 including for emergencies, with the on-call doctor available to residents for free for the first year. What do wellness and health have to do with buying a home? Leonard Inzirillo, director of sales at Madison House for Douglas Elliman Real Estate, describes the Sollis Health amenity as “a thoughtful touch”. “Knowing that (the developer) has thought about their health has been resonating with both international buyers who are not so familiar with the US health care system, and with US-based buyers who like knowing that they have access to the best doctors in NYC,” he said. “They understand the importance (especially right now) of having such a network in place.” Why are property investors snapping up flats in Singapore? The medical service complements Madison House’s other lifestyle offerings that coupled with the building’s unique design, great views and quality construction “positions the project to provide everlasting value regardless of market conditions at an attainable price,” Inzirillo added. Madison House has 199 homes comprised of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom residences and expansive duplex penthouses with private terraces. Prices range from US$1.47 million to over US$13 million. EU-wide travel and residency for US$300,000? Buy a home in Greece Renters are not forgotten, either. The Smile, a one-of-a-kind new rental development designed inside and out by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is located in Harlem. The project provides residents with a robust amenity package including complete spa, fitness and work-from-home experience, which will adhere to all Centres for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines with enhanced occupancy, maintenance and cleaning measures. The Smile Spa, a facility said to be on a par with the city’s leading spas, features a hamam, sauna and steam rooms, colour-changing LED Himalayan salt room, cold room and private treatment rooms. And rounding out this diverse offering of wellness amenities are sensory experience showers, pedi-soak stations and a yoga room. Luxury homes 5 times bigger than London for the same price? Try Dubai The recently opened 11-storey tower at 158 East 126th Street contains 233 flats ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, with monthly rentals starting at around US$2,000. Buying guide What you can buy from US$1.975 million: A one-bedroom condo at 40 Bleecker, in NYCs trendy NoHo neighbourhood, designed by Rawlings Architects with interiors by Ryan Korban. Residents have access to in-home IV drips and cryotherapy among other wellness services. Prices go up to US$5.995 million for three- and four-bedroom residences. What you can buy for US$25 million: Penthouse 82, the highest terraced penthouse in New York. Furnished by IMG, the penthouse is perched 870 feet above Manhattan and crowns the top of the Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower, which is managed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Wellness amenities include a range of alternative therapies in the Resident Healers Program. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .