Inside a $15m mansion in Oman

A mountain backdrop and lush gardens is what makes this Muscat property so attractive
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While tourism continues to boom in Oman, we take a look at its promising real estate sector, which has a generous amount of luxury properties. Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty takes us on an inside tour of a mansion elevated on a mountain in Madinat Al Ilam in Muscat. Would you pay $15.4m to live in it? You might when you take a look inside.
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Situated above the city, the 6 bedroom mansion has a picturesque mountain backdrop which residents can enjoy from the outdoor terrace. The property is laid out over 12,000 sq. ft. with over 40,000 sq. ft. of plot.
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Designed by the head of WS Atkins architect Victor Reyes, it is contemporary with a traditional twist, boasting an entertainment room with musical instruments such as a piano and drums, as well as a billiard table.
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One of its main living areas is classically decorated with wooden furniture and lush carpets, while the next family room boasts a traditional cabinet with antique Arabian swords.
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The bedrooms, while modern, have an organic feel, with indoor plants and earthy colours. Some include work areas with a dedicated desk and a walk-in closet.
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The mansion is set in one of Oman’s prime locations. Spread across 4 floors, it features a guest house, library and plenty of art work.
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The property’s outside terrace also boasts a pool a partly shaded pool with a water slide. In addition, the house has a private theatre and indoor gym.