Dubbed Helal New Moon Residence, no luxury has been spared in this stunning modern home, located in the United Arab Emirates and designed by Erlich Architects. Boasting ornate details, lavish finishes and rich features at every turn, this 35,000-sq.-ft. home is an oasis of super luxury pools, manicured gardens and modern architecture in the Persian Gulf desert. The architect combined the country’s Islamic roots with modern technology and a keen eye for the contemporary. A striking, distinctive roof takes shape as a shimmering-aluminum crescent moon – the symbol of new life – hovering above a series of two-storey structures. Supporting the roof, stone-clad columns penetrate it and reach up toward the sky. “The whole structure suggests a giant Bedouin tent, with the football-field-sized roof, cantilevered 30 feet on each side, casting a giant swathe of shade,” as described by Erlich Architects. At the entrance, an intricate lattice casts wonderful sunlit patterns onto interiors. A reflecting pool flows inside, where the extravagance surpasses the imaginable. It truly is paradise on Earth. Erlich Architects.