Never mind fast cars and enormous mansion-style homes, it’s swimming pools that are creating shockwaves with the super-wealthy working to make stand-out statements among friends and clients alike.
Jay Dweck, a former head of equities strategies for Goldman Sachs, said innovating brings him happiness.
Money was no object for his $1 million pool, inspired by a Stradivarius he once owned. No detail is overlooked with a hot tub acting as the violin’s chin rest along with two thin koi ponds shaped like a bow.
‘I always have visions and dreams of things you can do, and this is a realization of something,’ Mr Dweck, 58, told Bloomberg.
‘I had a limited number of feet that could be devoted to the pool,’ he explained. ‘I wanted a pool long enough to swim laps, say 80 to 100 feet. However, given the restrictions, such a pool would have to be very narrow.’
After considering his options, Dweck started to draw the shape that would work best for his pool.’ reminded me of a violin,’ he said.
Playing the instrument himself, the former Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley executive took note of his Stradivarius’ dimensions and realized it could work — he could have a violin-shaped pool in his backyard.