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INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT Open doors in Europe with a Golden Visa

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Style News

With the start of a new year it gives us all an opportunity to reboot and forget about the year prior and look forward to the year ahead

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Interior News

A round up of what’s new within interior design and furnishings

Hawaii’s most luxurious estate has sold shattering all sales records Canary Wharf is emerging as one of the capital’s modern day great estates Caroline Takla gives us her views on the impact of Brexit within the luxury real estate markel

122 London’s most sought-after homes

We take at six of London’s newest luxury developments coming to market in the year ahead

136 Citizenship by Investment

106 Celebrity House Hunting

157 Let’s relocate to the Algarve

Want to live like a superstar? Here we review the homes of the rich and famous currently for sale

140 International Property News

How to open doors in Europe with a Golden Visa Incentive

Presenting new property developments from around the world

Why Portugal’s coast is luring savvy Britons

166 The future of real estate

MIPIM - bringing together the most influential players in the real estate industry

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Style NewS With the start of a new year it gives us all an opportunity to reboot and forget about the year prior and look forward to the year ahead. So with this in mind this season is a great time to overhaul our interiors. Last year subway tiles and rose gold where the must have dĂŠcor trends to follow so here we take a look at the trends set to be BIG this year.

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White kitchens are OUT! To break up the all-white modernistic look of kitchens of previous years expect to see islands in a variety of different paint colours or wood stains. One of the strongest style trends that appear to be gaining popularity in modern kitchen design is the colour blue, and this can be traced from classic Shaker-style kitchens right through to chic and minimal modern spaces. Whether it’s on walls, floors, cabinetry or splashbacks, blue has replaced grey as the go-to on-trend colour – and it is particularly navy blue kitchens that are turning heads.


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Wallpaper become a surprise hit last year with many luxury brands releasing some funky patterns however this hasn’t convinced everyone and many people still vied away from using it. This year the trend for using wallpaper looks set to grow with Agate wallpaper making a splash thanks to its pops of colour and its s natural ununiformed lines and colours.


COMPaCt & MUltIFUNCtIONal FUrNISHINGS


As more and more people gravitate towards urban city dwelling, it makes sense for designers to finally catch on to the need for smart, multi-purpose furnishings that are petite in scale. Say hello to furnishings that can adapt to different spaces and needs and fit into challenging rooms that aren’t short on style – making this a welcome trend and one of the most popular 2019 interior design trends to make a splash.

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StateMeNt CeIlINGS


From expressively painted to lacquered, to wallpapered and moulding covered ceilings, there’s much to be said about the enticing visual impact thinking about what we often dismiss has to offer. A reimagined ceiling can make a room appear larger, brighter and best of all, more memorable than any common accent wall could.


CONCrete aCCeNtS


Concrete is increasingly becoming the go-to material. It’s a functional utilitarian surface that gives a strong industrial feel, and it makes a particularly great choice for statement staircases, kitchens and bathrooms thanks to both its strength and its versatility. New print and staining techniques allow you to use concrete as blank canvas to have fun with, and it can be honed and polished down into a very smooth surface. Tough and practical, yet super stylish and so on trend.


PeaCHy OraNGe tONeS


Last year we had Millennial Pink and this year the colour expert at Pantone has chosen a peachy orange shade named Living Coral, or Pantone 16-1546, as its colour of the year for 2019. Peachy orange tones such as Living Coral are welcoming, bubbly, and lively. If you want to make a statement from start to finish, try painting the front door a fabulous peach colour. It’s a colour that won’t go unnoticed. To extend the colour inside go for a hallway or kitchen runner with peach or orange colours. If you really love the colour, upgrade to a tufted sofa or chaise. And for those not so adventurous add a splash of colour with some cushion accents. Guests will surely love the fresh and bright atmosphere.


HAWAII PARADISE SELLS FOR RECORD PRICE!

Hale ‘Ae Kai, widely known as Hawaii’s most luxurious estate, has sold shattering all sales records for the state at $46.1 million. It was offered by its creator co-chief executive of Morgan Stanley’s operations in the Asia-Pacific region, William H. Strong and his wife Sandi, who will soon be handing over the keys to paradise to the next billionaire.


The remarkable estate couldn’t be better located, part of which makes it so valuable. Situated on 15 beachfront acres on the most tropical of the islands, Kauai, it is surrounded by lush farmland from ocean to mountains, yet is still only a five minute bicycle ride to shops. Kauai’s population is very serious about maintaining their unique use of the land and have created laws to insure its exceptional natural beauty into the future. Ninety percent of the island is allocated for conservation and agriculture and buildings on the island can be no taller than the palm trees. Considered to be the best example of a tropical paradise with close proximity to the U.S. mainland, it consistently attracts filmmakers who have produced over 60 movies filmed on the island with popular movies Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantasy Island and Indiana Jonesto name a few.


Though probably not immediately obvious to guests who are mesmerized by the home and spectacular beach, Hale ‘Ae Kai, is actually a working farm overseen by a caretaker with his own residence, and produces coconuts, bananas, white pineapple, citrus trees and fresh vegetables from its own organic orchards and gardens. Other tropical landscaping includes wide lawns and a plethora of flowering trees, shrubs, vines and plants, whose perfume wafts around and through the house and grounds on light trade winds. The Balinese-style main house complex of 11,708 square feet is made up of four pavilions on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Kilauea Lighthouse. Constructed with wood-beamed vaulted ceilings, walls of glass and stone, it includes a two-story main pavilion gathering place, a master suite pavilion and two guest pavilions with a total of four bedrooms and

six and a half baths. The main living area in the central pavilion is on the upper floor with living and dining rooms, a large chef’s kitchen, office and bedroom suite. The lower level has a media room, full bath, gym and a bar opening to a 1,600-squarefoot pool and spa. The master suite is over 1,000 square feet and, in addition to the bedroom, has a living room and bar with the bath having both indoor and outdoor shower, lanai and large dressing room. The two guest pavilions feature king-sized beds, bar and refrigerator, full baths and lanais. Hawaii’s historical, record-breaking sale of the famed Hale ‘Ae Kai estate was made by listing agent Neal Norman of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. The final sales price was $46.1 million.

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Established 1897

New development opposite Harrods

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An impressive three-bedroom, second floor apartment in a portered mansion block Drayton Gardens, Chelsea SW10

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Established 1897

Delightful threebedroom Apartment with Terrace Soho Thirteen, London, W1F 0DS

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Spectacular Triplex Penthouse in heart of Belgravia

£19,950,000 LEASEHOLD

Approx. 122 years remaining

Penthouse, 15-17 Eaton Place, SW1 • Three further bedrooms with en-suite • Fabulous triplex penthouse shower rooms • Two amazing reception rooms • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom • Entertainment suite • Fabulous roof terrace and dressing room • Approximately 4,812sq ft / 447sq m

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THE LONDON STREET

the world’s billionaires call home

Kensington Palace Gardens, also known as Billionaire’s Boulevard, is the most expensive street in Britain. The average property price on this half mile strip of road overlooking Kensington Gardens is £41 million and at the top end homes can fetch £200 million or even more

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However, a quick search for properties for sale at this prime address will draw blanks; the owners of these properties prefer to stay discreet for obvious reasons. Arguably the most famous address on this gilded stretch of road is Apartment 1A, Kensington Palace, the 20-room, four-storey family home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

As the land belongs to the Queen, all properties on Kensington Palace Gardens are sold on a leasehold basis. Leasehold is a type of ownership where one partly buys the right to occupy land or a building for a given length of time. Properties on Kensington Palace Gardens are typically sold with an excess of 100 years left on the lease, but this can be less.

Although it is not exactly on the same street, their garden adjoins the residences lining Billionaire’s Boulevard. The estate closest to the Royal family’s residence belongs to the Russian-British billionaire and owner of the Warner Music Group, Leonard Blavatnik.

Nevertheless, owning a house on the most expensive street in the UK has its major perks. A low-profile and top security is a priority for the international super rich and Kensington Palace Gardens offers both in large quantities.

In 2004 Blavatnik paid £41 million for a 13 bedroom and 9 bathroom house on Kensington Palace Gardens. After its extensive modernisation, which included construction of an impressive 25-metre swimming pool with indoor and outdoor sections, a gym, cinema, wine cellar and underground car park, it has been estimated at phenomenal £200 million making it one of the most expensive real estate in the world. Among Blavatnik’s richest neighbours is owner of Chelsea FC Roman Abramovich and Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal. In 2004 Mittal bought a home on Billionaire’s Boulevard for £57 million, purchasing another property for his son four years later. At £117 million, it was the highest price ever paid for a London house at the time. In 2013 Mittal sold the second house for £110, at a £7 million loss. Despite the stratospheric asking prices, homeowners don’t actually own the freehold to their properties. The land surrounding Kensington Palace Gardens belongs to The Crown Estate - the company that manages an extensive portfolio of land and developments owned by the reigning monarch.

There are armed police officers at both ends of the street - Kensington Palace Gardens is also home to a number of embassies - and is fortified by a grid of CCTVs, protective bollards and stringent security clearances which keep prying eyes and the opportunistic firmly out. So when was the last transaction? With marketing kept mostly offline and deals behind closed doors, it’s hard to know exactly who is buying what and when but it was around two years ago when the last headline-hitting deal took place. The road’s newest resident was a property tycoon from China who paid £80 million for a 10 bedroom property here - the biggest deal to date involving a Chinese buyer in London. Joining his neighbours in collective ‘uber renovations’, work is currently underway to restore the mansion which was previously home to the Nigerian High Commissioner. For those keen of sharing postcodes with some of the world’s oligarchs, tech billionaires and media moguls, Knight Frank is currently marketing properties at One Kensington Gardens which offers amazing views of Kensington Palace Gardens. Article provided courtesy of Knight Franck.

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ONE OF A KIND CHELSEA HOME

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Located on Upper Cheyne Row, one of London’s most sought after addresses, sits a former architect’s studio turned c.7,000 sq. ft. super-home. Discreetly tucked away behind a sleek minimalist front exterior, the residence is entered through the main corridor onto a jaw-dropping 2,000 sq. ft. reception room characterised by 4m high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and large glazed sliding doors opening onto an abundance of outside space. On the market for £22 million with leading estate agents Russell Simpson and Knight Frank, the four-storey home also comprises five bedrooms – one of which is a master bedroom suite complete with stairs onto a private study and roof terrace - kitchen/breakfast room, TV room, family room, gymnasium and fitness studio, patio gardens on the ground floors, as well as secured off-street parking for two cars. Occupying land once part of the adjacent Our Most Holy Redeemer & St. Thomas More Church (built in the 1800s) the home retains elements of the church’s former rear wing, damaged during a Second World War bombing raid. The home perfectly blends a section of the historic Grade II Listed building with crisp modern design, using full-length glazed windows.

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Jake Russell, Director at specialist Chelsea estate agents Russell Simpson, commented: “The discreet and unassuming entrance to this extraordinary home belies the truly spectacular space that exists beyond. Once inside, you’re greeted with an expanse of incredibly impressive entertaining and living space that is like nothing else in Chelsea. Soaring ceilings and fantastic light makes for a modern masterpiece that strikes a perfect balance between modern living and historic London. It really is one of a kind.” The main living quarters of the home are spaced across two floors. The reception room occupies the majority of the ground floor, complete with access to the East Garden and quaint patio garden. Leading on from the reception room is an open-plan kitchen complete with Miele appliances, breakfast bar and full-length glazed windows opening onto an outdoor courtyard flanked by the historic stone wall.

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The first floor comprises four guest bedroom suites fitted with large artist’s studio like roof windows, filling each room with natural light. A fully-fitted TV room complete with in-built surround sound speakers occupies the centre room, whilst the master bedroom suite provides one of the home’s standout spaces. The duplex suite includes full-length windows looking onto the charming stone church wall, whilst a short staircase leads up onto a private study and roof terrace furnished with sun loungers and large sofa. On the lower ground floor of the property is a fitness studio complete with a mirrorlined wall, ballet bannister and high-tech gym equipment. There is a generous family room also on this level which could, if desired, convert to and accommodate live-in staff quarters. Located on one of London’s most sought-after addresses, the prospective purchaser will be neighbours with some well-known individuals, such as Dyson Founder & CEO James Dyson and Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, whilst Mick Jagger is close by. Historically, the street was popular with the city’s cultural set, with perhaps the best-known resident at the time Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), who was a central figure of the Romantic movement in England in the nineteenth century. The street is also famed for being home to former British Spy, Greville Wynne who played a pivotal role in shaping the events of the Cold War. Wynne used his home at number 19 (adjacent to 21-23 Upper Cheyne Row) to meet with a prominent KGB General who passed on information that averted war between the U.S. and Russia over the Cuban Missile Crisis. 19-21 Upper Cheyne Row is for sale at £22 million through Russell Simpson and Knight Frank, viewings are strictly by appointment only. For further information contact Russell Simpson on Tel: 020 7225 0277 or visit: www.russellsimpson.co.uk Knight Frank on 020 3051 2509 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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INTERIOR NEws TOM RAFFIELD

LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE NEW EBONISED LIGHTING RANGE A nod to the modern interior trend of using masculine, darker tones, Tom Raffield’s Noctis Range shows confidence in bold, definitive silhouettes. The brand-new lighting collection features seven ebonised versions of Tom Raffield’s most iconic lighting designs and promises to bring daring, darker depths to interiors. Must-see products include the new Noctis Urchin Cluster - a customisable multi-pendant chandelier that allows each ebonised light shade to be suspended at a different height to create a show stopping configuration - and the unique, ebonised No.1 Giant Pendant, Tom Raffield’s first ever design reimagined. For more information visit: www.tomraffield.com Photos credit Tom Raffield

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AN UNLIKELY COLLABORATION!

KELLY HOPPEN TEAMS UP WITH DISNEY In celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary, interiors icon Kelly Hoppen MBE “Queen of the Taupe” has created a unique and diverse collection inspired by the legendary mouse. Putting her own twist on several designs, Kelly has introduced Mickey to her signature neutral palette, allowing Disney fans to see Mickey in a whole new light. Kelly’s reimagining of the world’s most loved animated character sees Mickey brought to life in the home in a way never seen before.

The collection has three core elements; a range of bespoke rugs created by Mayfair-based persian rug specialist Essie, murals and wallpaper prints with Graham & Brown and a Mickey bedding collection designed by Kelly for QVC. The new wallpaper collection with Graham & Brown features four mural and four wallpaper designs, each in a range of different colourways. The wallpapers are £40 a roll and the murals are £50 per sqm. For more information visit: https://www.grahambrown.com

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sOFA wORKsHOP AND V&A

COLLABORATE FOR NEW COLLECTION

Unveiled at Decorex International, British manufacturer Sofa Workshop has revealed a new and exclusive line of furniture in collaboration with the V&A the world’s leading museum of art and design. The comprehensive furniture collection drawn from the rich archive of the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance to create three new furniture rang-

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es and six exclusive fabric designs. The fabric collection includes; Bursa, Cathay Bloom, Morton’s Marble, Kaleidoscope ,LoveBirds and Coromandel and demonstrates the breadth of opulent designs preserved within the V&A archive. From botanical patterns to bold prints, the selections of pieces have been created to

add vibrancy and character to any living space. SofaWorkshop’s skilled craftsmen reworked the Shaftesbury chair, Thurloe sofa, chair and stool, the Walpole sofa and foot to create a more modern style for today’s modern customer. www.SofaWorkshop.com


ROMO‘s BOTANCIAL INsPIRATION With private access to botanical illustrator Alfred Wise’s extensive archive of exquisite, hand drawn sketches and paintings, Romo, have created Gardenia, a charming collection of fabrics that wonderfully embody his passion for botanical illustrations. Perfectly harmonised with one another and remaining true to Alfred’s original drawings, these beautiful prints and fine embroideries are presented in a palette of invigorating hues that create a sense of nostalgic charm. The Japonica fabric design is an exquisite hand drawn design, with a sublime use of colour, it features painterly watercolour brush strokes, to create something both beautifully bold, yet classic and graceful on natural linen ground. While Wisteria features an illustrative painting style on a pure linen cloth, presented in a palette of gentle watercolours with vibrant accents of brighter shades, this hanging blossom has a charming beauty. These Romo fabrics are perfectly harmonised with one another and remain true to Alfred’s original drawings. These beautiful prints and fine embroideries honour the artistry and complexity behind the skill of botanical illustration, while creating designs that work perfectly as curtain fabrics in home interiors. For more information visit: www.romo.com

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BOTH CURIOUs AND ELEGANT INSPIRED BY A GENTLEMEN’S WAY OF LIFE FROM THE LAST CENTURY

From enjoying the fresh air and the thrill of a drive to a more serious moment spent reading at the heart of a cosy library, or an intimate exchange sat in a smoking room ... Collection No. 23 by Lelievre Paris Fabrics is inspired by a gentlemen’s way of life from the last century, both curious and elegant. Designed to focus on reproducing the fluidity of wool, the deep pile of cotton velvet, the natural look of linen and the texture of woven horsehair. Collection Number 23 denotes 11 designs and a myriad of textures to explore. For more information visit: www.lelievreparis.com

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FAMILY FUN wITH sMEG Known for its daring collaborations, having previously paired up with Dolce & Gabbana, Mini and Veuve Cliquot, Smeg have unveiled its latest collaboration and it’s certainly the cutest one so far! To mark a year signified by landmark anniversary – its 70th anniversary as a company, Smeg has teamed up with global brand, Disney, to create a limited edition commemorative fridge. Smeg’s iconic FAB28 fridge is brought to life by an original drawing featuring Disney’s most iconic character, Mickey Mouse, who is also celebrating his milestone 90th anniversary this year. Both brands are synonymous with bringing the family together. For Smeg, at the heart of the company lies a focus on food, family

and entertaining. Meanwhile for Disney, at its core lies the ability to bring people of all ages together, united in a sense of fun, laughter, optimism and hope. Featuring a ‘True Original’ bespoke sketch of Mickey, each of the limited edition. The FAB28 fridges include an endearing image of Mickey playfully reaching for the fridge’s handle. Limited to just 90 fridges, one for each year since Mickey’s debut back in 1928 making this a true collector’s item. Each fridge is decorated with a limited edition silver plaque signifying its unique number. For more information visit: www.smeguk.com

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LOVY BY BONALDO THE FAMILY GROWS

The exquisite Bonaldo Lovy sofa is part of a new collection of contemporary furniture from Italian brand Bonaldo, designed by Sergio Bicego and made in Italy. The Lovy collection originally began life in 2017 with an unusual, semi-oval shaped sofa, perfect for relaxing and chatting. To celebrate its success the brand has launched a new versions of the sofa, thus expanding the collection: Lovy Hi featuring a high, straight backrest, Lovy Low with a low, straight backrest and Lovy Ego, the quilted version. Two armchairs with a vaguely vintage style complete the range: Lovy Armchair Low, with a low backrest, and Lovy Armchair Bergère, with a high backrest. The dreamy nature of the latter recalls the design of an 18th century armchair with its slightly apart armrests; it is comfortably upholstered to enhance its function as an armchair for reading or relaxing. The Lovy collection, with its variety of shapes and the numerous coverings available, is ideal for furnishing both residential spaces, such as living rooms and bedrooms, and contract areas. As confirmation of Bonaldo’s ongoing evolution towards “total living” solutions, over the next few months the Lovy collection will be completed with some beds featuring the same concept and spirit as the sofas and armchairs. Price starting from €3.585,00 For more information visit: www.bonaldo.it

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ULTRA-PRIME MONACO DUPLEX COMES TO MARKET

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On the stunning and highly sought-after French Riviera, Monaco is home to some of the most luxurious real estate in the world and one of its finest apartments has been made available for purchase. Le Panorama boasts 6 double bedrooms and ample reception space which is perfect for entertaining. Overlooking the famous Port Hercules and the Monaco Grand Prix track, the 7,578 sq. ft. home has been refurbished to an exceptional standard. The space has been carefully curated to take advantage of the uninterrupted panoramic views of the water, whilst offering the highest quality luxury furnishings. The property is on the market with Finlay Brewer for offers in the region of €75,000,000. Located in the exclusive Panorama building, the magnificent property spans an entire floor and enjoys terraces spanning 3,670 sq. ft. which run along the front, rear and sides of the apartment, capitalizing on panoramic views of both the dazzling harbour and Monaco’s Palace, The Rock 52

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of Monaco. Comprising a vast open-plan reception space, kitchen and separate dining room, the property’s fittings exude a sense of luxury which perfectly complements the exclusivity of Monaco itself. The premium fittings include Miele appliances in the kitchen, Dornbracht fixtures in the bathroom and luxe soft furnishings throughout. The master suite has a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, with a further 5 double bedrooms, each benefitting from private en-suite bathrooms. In addition, the apartment is home to a state-of-the-art soundproof cinema space in which to enjoy the latest releases in upmost privacy.


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Monaco is the world’s second smallest city-state, positioned in the heart of the French Riviera, and is an exclusive playground for the wealthy and glamorous. The state is the home of some of the finest properties, yachts, supercars and casinos that the world has to offer alongside hosting the prestigious Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, one of the most popular events in the sporting calendar. Le Panorama perfectly captures the essence of the racing event with its prime position above the track, which winds through the narrow streets of the city to culminate alongside the impressive harbour front. The circuit remains relatively unchanged in its 89-year history and continues to attract some of the world’s most notable people. The annual Monaco Yacht Show is another of the most prestigious events in Monaco’s

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social calendar. Sitting above Port Hercules, Le Panorama is the perfect vantage point for Europe’s biggest in-water yacht display, with some yachts over 20m in length. Sandwiched between the French and Italian Riviera on the Mediterranean coast, Monaco enjoys mild and sunny winters and gloriously hot summers, making it a year-round holiday destination. Monaco is also just a short drive from some of Europe’s most stylish and picturesque resorts, including Saint Tropez, Cannes and Portofino. These factors, combined with its world-renowned port, casinos and rich calendar of events make it a hot attraction all year round


Rista Backovic, Head of International at Finlay Brewer, comments; “Le Panorama is a great opportunity to own premium real estate in Monaco and it is likely that it will not stay on the market for long. This apartment offers exceptional living and entertaining space in a prime location with unparalleled views. I would encourage those interested to act quickly.”

This rare apartment is on the market with Finlay Brewer for OIRO €75,000,000, for further information on Le Panorama or Finlay Brewer International and its Monaco offering contact Tel: 020 7371 4166 or visit: www.finlaybrewer.co.uk/international PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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London London Knightsbridge Knightsbridge 66 Sloane 66 Sloane Street, Street, London, London, SW1X SW1X 9SH9SH +44+44 20 7325 20 7325 9959 9959 | knightsbridge@struttandparker.com | knightsbridge@struttandparker.com

Eaton Lygon Terrace, Place, Belgravia Belgravia SW1W SW1W

£6,450,000 | £4,800pw* £21,500,000

A grand seven bedroom period townhouse with a lift, underground An extremely elegant six bedroom family house parking and porterage in Belgravia. Entrance hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Kitchen/Breakfast room | Sitting room | Study | Master bedroom suite Five further bedrooms | Three further bath/shower rooms | Utility room | Landscaped garden | Terrace | Freehold | Furnished Entrance Hall | Reception Room | Drawing room | Dining room | Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom 3,112 sq| ft (289.1 sq m) | Two guest cloakrooms | Lift | Two patios 6 further bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms Media room/gym Garden | Private underground parking | Porter/concierge | 24hr Security | Freehold 7,250 sq ft (673.5 sq m) Knightsbridge | 020 7235 9959 knightsbridge@struttandparker.com Knightsbridge | 020 7235 9959

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*The following Tenant charges may apply to tenancy commencement: Tenancy Agreement £222 (inc VAT). Credit references per application £54 (inc VAT). All advertised prices are exclusive of utility costs and associated services.

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Clarendon Road, Notting Hill W11

ÂŁ13,500,000

An outstanding and beautifully presented, semi-detached semi-detached five bedroom house with off street parking and a west facing garden Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/dining room | Study | Cinema | Five bedrooms Five bath/shower rooms | Utility room | Wine cellar | Two cloakrooms | Plant room | Storage rooms Roof terraces | Off Street parking | Garden | Freehold | EPC rating D

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Pitt Street, Kensington W8

ÂŁ6,500,000

An impressive and beautifully refurbished four bedroom house with excellent entertaining space.

Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/family room | Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite shower room | Top floor bedroom suite | Two further bedrooms | Bathroom | Cloakroom | Two terraces | Patio | Freehold | EPC rating B 2844 sq ft (264.2 sq m) Kensington | 020 3930 1354 kensington@struttandparker.com

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Ormonde Gate, Chelsea SW3

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A wide low built seven bedroom family house, with open views from front and back and direct access onto the private gated communal gardens. Entrance hall | Reception room | Kitchen | Dining hall | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room Five further bedrooms | Study/bedroom seven | Three further bathrooms | Two cloakrooms | Living room | Laundry room Storage | Direct access to communal gardens | Freehold | EPC rating E

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Landmark Pinnacle

Final phase launched at London’s tallest tower as development nears sell out

Landmark Pinnacle, London’s tallest residential tower, has launched its final phase of apartments, following strong sales success since launching in March 2017. Over two thirds of all available units have sold to date, with purchasers attracted by the quality of apartments on offer, as well as unimpeded views onto the River Thames, Canary Wharf and across the London skyline.

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In total, the development comprises 752 residential properties with suites, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, as well a collection of spectacular penthouses. Typical apartments range from 426 ft2 to 1,171 ft2 in size. With prices in the final phase starting from £542,750, the developer Chalegrove Properties also attributes the strong sales at Landmark Pinnacle to its superior offering and strong price points that offer optimum values. Rami Atallah, Project Coordinator at Chalegrove Properties, said: “With every development we deliver, our goal is to create homes that give more value to our buyers than what is currently on the market. Landmark Pinnacle is a shining example of this, providing buyers with the best value for money in all of London! Don’t take my word for it, go and see for yourself, we really encourage that. Our sales figures and buyer confidence in our product are evidence that Landmark Pinnacle is a great place to buy and will be a great place to live. We are all really proud of that.”

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The apartment interiors are designed by Squire & Partners’ award-winning international design studio. Elegant carpeted lobbies with dark metal thresholds lead in to each light-filled residence, which boast engineered timber flooring, porcelain tiles, as well as book-matched marble bathrooms and kitchen worktops. A key feature of each apartment is the floor-to-ceiling windows that all have views onto water, be it the River Thames or onto South West India Dock. Each apartment benefits from an open-plan layout, winter gardens and pop-andslide doors, providing much-sought-after outside space.

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The combination of thoughtful design, spectacular views and world-class amenities create the ultimate living space in of one of London’s fastest growing areas. In terms of meaningful amenity space, Landmark Pinnacle has thousands of square feet more than any other residential tower in the city. Measuring over 25,000 sq. ft. in total, the amenity space at Landmark Pinnacle has been designed to fit the modern lifestyle of residents. The wide-ranging facilities include a wealth of green space with a fully landscaped garden square on the 27th floor, roof gardens and a tilting park located by the entrance of the building. One of the development’s standout features is the 2,650 sq. ft. gym and fitness studio located on the 56th floor. Fully-equipped, the gym includes treadmills, exercise bikes and cross trainers facing onto floor-toceiling windows that fill the room with light, as well as providing spectacular aspects onto the London city skyline. The space also includes a free weights area and private studio for group or individual fitness classes. The 56th floor, one of three floors fully dedicated to amenities, also provides an open-plan recreational wing, complete with golf simulator, putting green, two arcade rooms with snooker tables, lounge and relaxation rooms and two private dining areas, each complete with a bar lounge and dedicated kitchens perfect for parties and special occasions. 66

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Another full-floor amenity space is located on the 27th floor, which is entirely dedicated to providing residents with an indoor version of the classic “London Garden Square”. Typically found in the prime central districts of Mayfair, Belgravia and Chelsea, the garden square within Landmark Pinnacle is the only space of its kind within a residential tower in London. The tower also comprises a cinema, lounge bar, gym and fitness studio, golf simulator & putting green, arcade room, residents’ lounge and two private dining areas with fully-fitted kitchens. Edward Robinson, City & East Residential Development partner at Knight Frank, commented: “Landmark Pinnacle continues to perform well in a competitive market; establishing itself as a key marker within the globally recognised skyline of Canary Wharf.

“The carefully selected amenities, far reaching views and one of the highest roof terrace in London, located on the 75th floor, have been key drivers for its success to date. Upon completion the building will be defined by the abundant green spaces within.” Landmark Pinnacle is located in London’s best connected district, with three DLR stations and the Jubilee line underground station all located within a 10-minute walk of the development, whilst Crossrail is set to arrive at Canary Wharf in 2018. A regular Thames Clipper service offers residents a route into central London via the River Thames. For international travel, London City Airport is under 4 miles and a 30 minute DLR journey away.

A dedicated show apartment will launch in Q4 2018, whilst the tower will complete construction with first residents scheduled to move in in Q3 of 2020. Prices at Landmark Pinnacle start from £542,750. For further information contact the sales team on Tel: +44 (0)203 905 6826 Email: sales@landmarkpinnacle.com or visit: www.landmarkpinnacle.co.uk

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Canary Wharf, the district owned and run by Canary Wharf Group (CWG), is emerging as one of the capital’s modern day great estates. A relative newcomer to the exclusive club of London landowning, Canary Wharf has joined the ranks of long-established aristocratic families, who together, own over 1,000 acres of prime real estate across great swathes of Mayfair, Chelsea, Marylebone and Knightsbridge. Within 30 short years, the district has been transformed from 97 derelict acres of wasteland into a flourishing financial, and soon to be residential, neighbourhood. Under CWG’s careful stewardship, the Estate has become one of the safest, best maintained, connected and most vibrant districts in London. CWG’s coveted position as developer, contractor, owner, freeholder and landlord of the district, has allowed them to carefully shape the future legacy of the Estate. Working alongside world-leading architects and pioneering innovative and sustainable construction methods, Canary Wharf has become a richly diverse community, which combines the finest architecture, new technology, brilliantly curated public art, beautiful public spaces with some of the very best of shopping, restaurants, events and leisure facilities London has to offer. The next stage of CWG’s placemaking, is the development of a brand-new neighbourhood and community, Wood Wharf. This neighbourhood will welcome up to 3,600 new homes, 380,000 sq.ft. of retail space, eight acres of public spaces, plazas and parks, a place where individuals and families can live, work, relax and play while benefiting from security which provide one of the lowest crime rates in London. Amongst this will sit lively high streets, boutique shopping arcades, a vast collection of public art, doctor’s surgery and a brand new two-form primary school. At the heart of Wood Wharf will be One Park Drive, the striking Herzog & de Meuron designed building that will house 483 new apartments. Offering the best in city and riverside living, the apartments will all enjoy stunning views of the surrounding docklands and wider London, as well as private balconies, 24-hour hotel style concierge services and dedicated residents’ amenities. 72

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Brian De’ath, Director of Residential Sales at Canary Wharf Group, comments; “Canary Wharf is one of London’s best run estates, with a vibrant calendar of events, state of the art facilities, beautifully managed green spaces and now, some of the capital’s finest homes. The focus on building communities and creating a lasting legacy has been at the forefront of Canary Wharf Group’s strategy, shifting the capital’s centre of gravity east.” “For centuries, living on one of London’s private estates has been at the pinnacle of real estate. Canary Wharf Group has a unique position of both being able to learn from the capital’s great estates and utilise modern day construction, architecture and design techniques to shape one of London’s greatest districts. One Park Drive now represents the opportunity to live in a local neighbourhood with all the benefits of being part of a private estate.” Divided into three distinct typologies, Loft, Cluster and Bay, One Park Drive is set to become a dazzling addition to the London skyline. Situated on floors two to nine, the Loft apartments are designed to make the most of the connection to the surrounding green spaces and waterfront, with generous wraparound terraces framed by fluted terracotta panels, naturally sheltered within the building’s form. This typology includes interiors by Bowler James Brindley, with contemporary, free-flowing spaces, complete with sliding walls, cool resin floors and unique mother of pearl clad bathrooms.

The Cluster apartments, with their interlocking geometric façades, form the heart of the building. With striking interiors by Goddard Littlefair, the Cluster typology contains the greatest variety, with the lower levels connected to the parks and water; the higher floors with the sky. The top floors are home to the Bay apartments, which all boast double-height terraces set back into the building. These properties also feature interiors by Goddard Littlefair, with elegant palettes and cool textures, including concrete walls, timber panelling, pivot doors and natural stone, all of which maximise light. The development will also offer state of the art amenities designed by GA Design, including a residents’ only health club and gym, cinema room, lounge and elegant entrance lobby. Surrounding One Park Drive lies one of London’s most extensive series of green spaces, with over 8,000m² of versatile living and roof space, 4 urban parks within 20 acres of green spaces, gardens, squares and fountains. The Estate’s biodiversity plan has also encouraged 5 bat species, numerous bird species, tufted ducks, terns and the famous Canary Wharf seal to settle in the area. These green spaces, wider estate facilities and events are managed by a team of over 1,000 staff working around the clock, who have helped made Canary Wharf one of London’s cleanest and safest districts.

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Not held back by the restrictions of historic architecture, Canary Wharf has become one of the most sustainable estates in Europe, achieving zero landfill waste over the last 8 years and using 100% renewable electricity since 2012. 24 buildings on the Estate are BREEAM certified and earlier this year, CWG launched the UK’s first publically accessible deposit return scheme, allowing workers, residents and visitors to easily recycle plastic items. Home to a daily working population of over 120,000 Canary Wharf has become a blossoming district for technology, finance and media firms. Level39, which opened in 2013, is Europe’s houses over 200 tech companies and claims to be the worlds most connected technology community; helping to shift the district’s ratio between financial and non-financial tenants to 55:45, compared to 70:30 ten years ago. With the opening of the Elizabeth Line bringing fast connections across and out of London, Canary Wharf is truly set to become one of the world’s most recognisable destinations.

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One Park Drive, the much-anticipated development at Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf’s new district, has seen phenomenal success, selling over 65% of units since its launch in May 2017. Geoff and Stephanie Rampton have bought a three-bedroom Loft apartment in One Park Drive. Geoff is a management consultant while Stephanie specialises in property investment. Both self-employed, the couple often work from their current address in Wapping, East London. Having resided in the East London area for some time, Geoff and Stephanie have watched Canary Wharf developing and transforming as an area over the past five years. With the rapidlyexpanding and exciting plans for the privately-owned Canary Wharf estate, and the increasingly varied cultural offerings and weekend activities on offer, the couple felt the area would make an ideal setting for a lifestyle change. Moving further into London from Wapping, the couple had a variety of reasons that One Park Drive appealed to them. The prospect of a vibrant, exciting place to live, combined with the exceptional 24 hour security on the Estate appealed to the couple who were also impressed by the off-plan provisions and high quality build offered by Canary Wharf Group. The architecture and interior design were also key factors into the Ramptons’ purchasing decision. After purchasing another Canary Wharf Group development on the Estate, the couple were offered the option to purchase One Park Drive, ahead of its launch, and after researching, were enticed by the unique architectural designs of the Swiss architects, Herzog and de Meuron. Stephanie comments, “It was an incredibly exciting prospect to be buying at the first UK residential project by Herzog and de Meuron. After seeing their designs in Tribeca, New York, we were fascinated by the wonderful exterior and shape of the building, which will offer a unique presence along the Canary Wharf skyline. Often the skyscrapers which have gone up around London in recent years all look the same, but we feel that this one offers its own sense of personality.” “We love the interiors in the apartment, especially the wonderful bathrooms, with exquisite tiling and other fittings. The wraparound terraces in the Loft apartments will provide amazing views, and from our eighth floor setting, we are looking forward to being able to having the vistas over the waterside.”

With three adult daughters, the Ramptons were delighted to see the new amenities and family-friendly atmosphere which has been created as the area has developed. Stephanie continues: “The Estate is clean, safe and well-maintained, and the developers are investing in the full development of the area by creating a two-form primary school, GP surgery and green spaces. Every time we visit at the weekend, we see lots of other families around and we’re sure it will be a great new community. We are looking forward to enjoying the many weekend events with our wider family and friends when they visit us.” Stephanie and Geoff were also won over by the impressive marketing suite at Level 31, One Canada Square, which offers real attention to detail through the use of models, simulations and show apartments representing the three typologies available at One Park Drive. Stephanie comments: “Buying off-plan can seem intimidating and the marketing suite at Canary Wharf Group’s head office really helped us to visualise what we were buying. The customer service provided by the sales agents was second to none and the physical show apartments allowed us to really stand inside and get a feel of exactly what we were buying into. We were especially impressed by the models which allowed us to see exactly which apartment we were buying within the building, and what the view would look like from our apartment specifically.” The visit to the marketing suite and interactions with the Canary Wharf Group before, during and after the purchase also helped to cement a sense of continuing excitement regarding the development. Stephanie adds: “The sense of customer care we have received has been excellent – we are always being invited to events along with other purchasers, and each time it renews that sense of anticipation for when the development is ready for us to move into. We really feel strongly that the developers will be able to deliver an exceptional product.” In addition to purchasing at One Park Drive, the couple has also purchased a one-bedroom apartment on the 23rd floor of nearby 10 Park Drive for investment purposes. Geoff and Stephanie are very much looking forward to moving in to their new apartment when it completes at the end of 2020. For more information regarding One Park Drive, contact Canary Wharf Group on residential.sales@canarywharf.com or visit www.canarywharf.com/residential PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Kensington, W8

A beautifully refurbished three bedroom apartment in a superbly located portered mansion block. This wonderful lateral apartment is on the fifth floor of this highly regarded building. Campden Hill Court is a fabulous redbrick mansion block in the heart of Kensington. EPC: E

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A stunning late Victorian seven bedroom detached double-fronted residence with south facing rear garden over 100 feet and a garage. Ideal for Ealing Broadway station and several prestigious schools. EPC: F

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BREXIT AND THE REAL ESTATE MARKETS

Caroline Takla the Managing Partner of prime London buying agency, The Collection gives us her views on the impact of Brexit within the luxury real estate market …

“The first half of 2019 is likely to continue at the same rate as 2018, with the ever-increasing uncertainty holding back much of the market. Brexit and Corbyn are the two elephants in the room at present, however both of these should have been addressed by the middle of the year, clearing the path for the foreseeable future. By the end of Q2, bottlenecks will be resolved, paving the way for a steadier economy and a more attractive property market. Buyers and sellers who have been holding back for the past two years will be released, generating some much needed momentum. In terms of trends, the top end London market will continue to be strong next year. The view internationally is that Brexit will be cancelled and therefore many buyers have 82

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been continuing as though it simply isn’t happening. With the exception of Russian purchasers who have all but vanished from London, the weak pound is providing ample investment opportunities for overseas buyers. Dollar based buyers in particular are continuing to make the most of opportunities to bag a bargain, whether it be an unmodernised mansion or newly renovated apartment; as long as there is value to be found, they are transacting. In prime central London, bigger apartments will continue to increase in value. In Westminster for example, where new apartments now cannot exceed 150 sq.m., values of these larger properties will increase as supply of them cuts off.

For many families however, it is still business as usual. Those making the move to a larger property can take advantage of the current market, being able to stretch into that higher price bracket property that was out of reach two years ago. The expectation that prices will rise post-Brexit means now is a golden hour for deal-making. I see no reason why confidence won’t be restored next year. Once Brexit is over, the flood gates will open and the market will change completely.” www.thecollectionllp.com


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2052 Industrie Lofts The former headquarters of the infamous East German Secret Police (commonly known as the Stasi) is being spectacularly transformed into a collection of 50 modern loft-style apartments. Renamed as 2052 Industrie Lofts, located in Lichtenberg, Berlin, the once prominent ministerial building is being converted into a striking Quadrature design, offering spacious light-filled apartments ranging in size from c.90m2 (1,012 sq. ft.) to 225m2 (2,422 sq. ft.). On the market with leading Berlin property agents, BEWOCON, prices at the historic development start from €389,900. Occupying a prominent position on Gotlindestrasse since the 1960s, the former Ministry for State Security building was home to the State Security Service (Stasi) of the Soviet-controlled German Democratic Republic (GDR). One of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies in history, the Stasi’s main function was to spy on the citizens of East Germany and root out and apprehend dissidents. Known for methods of practice akin to the narrative of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four the Stasi deployed over 300,000 plain clothed spies at it peak, including an entire football team, Dynamo Dresden FC. Collating detailed personal files on people of interest, the Stasi’s best known practices were the surveillance of mail and telecoms (the large antenna used to intercept telephone calls will remain as a reminder of the buildings past), garbage analysis (largely for the presence of western material/food items) and the surveillance of foreign visitors to the East German capital. Commenting on one of Berlin’s most historic conversion projects, Suzanne Kirstein, Head of International Sales at real estate agents BEWOCON, said: “Since the building was stormed and evacuated in 1990 a major topic of conversation in the city is what will become of this infamous building. Perhaps better known in a negative context, we’re delighted to be able to change its perception by creating a thoughtful residential development. The apartments have been designed as loft-style merging the brutalist elements of the building with a plethora of glass, creating incredible homes characterised by light and space.”


The brutalist architecture of the building is set to be enhanced by modern renovations and industrial style interiors, featuring real wood parquet flooring, polished cement screed, untreated reinforced concrete, easy-care porcelain stoneware tiles, and exposed wall mounted copper housed cables. Enhanced by impressive ceiling heights ranging from 4.5m to 5.8m, each apartment benefits from wrap-around floor-toceiling windows and spacious terraces providing stunning vistas of the Berlin city skyline. Internally, the heart of every apartment is the open-plan living/dining area with featured semi-circular walls featuring translucent glass bricks. The bedrooms are connected by sliding doors to master bathrooms, which include a shower and a roll top bath, whilst a separate guest toilet and a practical storage room complete each apartment. 2052 Industrie Lofts benefits from underground parking, accessed via a private car lift, providing spaces for 24 cars, as well as 44 bicycle spaces. Additionally, 26 covered parking spaces and 50 bicycle spaces will be available on the development’s forecourt. Each apartment will have access to a storage cellar.

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One of Berlin’s trendiest areas Lichtenberg is where traditional Wilhelminian neighborhoods meet GDR prefabricated buildings and modern townhouses on the banks of the River Spree. The area is increasingly attracting creatives, with a number of well-known sculptors, designers, painters and musicians recently moving into the East Berlin district in recent years. One stop from Friedrichshain metro station or a fifteen-minute drive to Alexander Platz, Lichtenberg offers city living in one of the greenest areas of Berlin. For further information on 2052 Industrie Lofts contact BEWOCON on Tel: +44 (0)20 3695 0070 or visit www.bewocon.com

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Located in one of the key buildings of Pimlico’s leafy Warwick Square, sits a supersized penthouse with some of the most exquisite lateral living space in the area. Configured over two floors across three elegant Grade II listed buildings, this truly unique property features five bedrooms, over 500 sq.ft. of private terraces and access to Warwick Square’s exclusive award-winning garden, tennis courts and children’s playground. The 3,756 sq.ft. duplex penthouse is currently on the market for £7,000,000 with leading London agents Russell Simpson. Set on the fourth and fifth floors, residents are welcomed into a spacious entrance hall, with an east-to-west aspect allowing for excellent natural light. Amongst the meticulously redesigned interiors lies a formal dining room and contemporary kitchen/ breakfast room, which has been fitted with the latest integrated Miele appliances, sleek work-surfaces and complementary white cabinetry. The fourth floor also houses three en-suite bedrooms, including one that is currently configured as a secondary reception room. Accessed via a dramatic curved staircase, the upper floor is home to the impressive master bedroom suite, which boasts direct terrace access, a spacious dressing room and en-suite bathroom. The upper floor also comprises an exceptional lateral living and entertaining space, including a 27ft drawing room complete with a bespoke, built-in bar and a separate library/ TV room, which has the potential to be used as a fifth bedroom. Each of these areas enjoy direct access onto the west facing terrace, with tranquil and far reaching views over Warwick Square. PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Recently renovated by the current owner, the penthouse has been thoughtfully designed using clean and contemporary lines and neutral interiors, allowing the new purchaser to place their own stamp on the property. The property also features extensive builtin storage and wooden flooring throughout. Residents of the penthouse will further benefit from a dedicated passenger lift, caretaker and exclusive access into Warwick Square. Leo Russell, Head of Flat Sales at Russell Simpson, comments; “The Warwick Square penthouse offers exceptional lateral space. On aside, the penthouse offers a striking contrast in views, with urban city views to the east and lush green garden scenes to the west.”

Warwick Square is one of London’s leading garden squares, with beautifully manicured lawns and mature shrubs expertly maintained within its Grade II listing. The square is renowned for its horticultural excellence and is a four-time Gold Medal winner of the prestigious London in Bloom competition. Warwick Square is located in the heart of London’s Pimlico, convenient for the eminent neighbourhoods of Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Chelsea, as well as the increasingly desirable lifestyle destination of Victoria and the historical landmarks of Westminster and St James’s. Warwick Square was designed by master builder Thomas Cubitt, the man behind a number of London’s most prestigious addresses including the east front of Buckingham Palace

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Ref. MaR-1626 RibeRa de MaRLin, SotogRande A fabulous south-facing 3rd floor apartment in Ribera del Marlin. The apartment boasts a large terrace with stunning sea views across the Sotogrande Marina with the sun from dawn until dusk all year round. The spacious living/dining room links to a modern, fully fitted kitchen and enclosed utility/laundry room and a guest cloakroom. Three bedrooms, all ensuite, with the master bedroom incorporating bath, shower and wet room. Hot/cold air conditioning in all rooms and underfloor heating in the bathrooms. Two parking bays in the underground garage and a large store room. There are 2 outdoor pools and indoor pool, SPA and gym and 24hr Security. Main Features 3 bed | 3 bath 224m2 built | 63m2 terrace Price: 825.000â‚Ź Holmes Property Sales, S.L. | Tel : +34 956 79 53 40 | email: info@holmesotogrande.com | www.holmesotogrande.com


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Ref. HSn3-916 aLMenaRa, SotogRande A superb villa built on an elevated site with outstanding panoramic views over golf courses to mountains and the sea. Built to extremely high specifications featuring whitened oak carpentry,aged marble flooring throughout,hard wood double glazed windows, under floor heating on the ground and 1st floors and air conditioning throughout.The house consists of a spacious entrance hall leading to an en suite bedroom,large ultra modern kitchen,living/dining room,leading to a spacious covered terrace with steps down to the pool and garden.Study/ tv room with terrace.On the 1st floor a “Minstrel” gallery leads to the master suite,with dressing room a guest suite and terrace,2 double bedroom & bathroom.The semi-basement consists of 1 bathroom,a bodega,gym & games room, all with aged marble floors.

Main Features 5 bed | 6 bath 2.381 m2 plot | 988m2 built | 66m2 terrace Price: 4.250.000€

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FINCA CORTESIN to launch a collection of ultra-chic new villas for 2019 Located in one of the most sought-after enclaves of the Andalusian coast, the independently-owned Finca Cortesin is one of the finest luxury resorts in Europe. 2019 will see the resort further extend its offering with the launch of these exceptional new villas designed by locally based Torras & Sierra Architects

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The collection of five-bedroom villas will showcase contemporary design, unrivalled privacy and service combined with the superb food, use of the hotel’s acclaimed spa and other extensive facilities as well as the world-class golf course. The villas are located at the heart of Finca Cortesin, offering the utmost privacy from the main resort without compromising access to the hotel facilities. Each property is thoughtfully positioned on the mountainside to offer unsurpassed views of the Sierra Bermeja mountain range, the golf course and the Mediterranean Sea. These five-bedroom, all en-suite residences have been built on spacious individual plots of up to 2,200m2 – perfect for families or groups of friends seeking more space. The modern and bright Mediterranean style interiors will contrast harmoniously with the sleek white walls and clean exterior lines. The villas will be fully equipped with topof-the-range kitchen gadgets and high spec sound systems as well as ample staff accommodation and parking for two cars. Guests can relax by their private pool on the expansive terraces and enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Guests staying in the villas will benefit from full access to Finca Cortesin’s resort amenities and services. This includes daily á la carte breakfast served at the El Jardín restaurant, Wi-Fi, complimentary valet parking, freshly cut local flowers, a 4-seater electric golf buggy, exclusive Penhaligon’s toiletries in all bathrooms and twice daily housekeeping. Guests staying a minimum of five nights will receive complimentary one-way airport transfers from Malaga or Gibraltar, with guests staying seven nights or more receiving return transfers. For the particularly discerning traveller, a private chef, waiting staff and an unpacking service will also be available on demand.

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Additional family amenities will include two hours of complimentary babysitting* each day and a nanny service on demand. Adults can use this child-free time to relax and enjoy The Spa at Finca Cortesin. Spanning an impressive 2,200m² the spa is home to thermal baths, a fitness centre with personal trainers, tennis and yoga instructors, a 25-metre heated indoor saltwater pool, three thermal areas each with their own sauna, Turkish bath and relaxation area – in addition to Spain’s first ‘Snow Cave’. Villa guests can also take advantage of their proximity to Finca Cortesin’s exceptional golf course and play a round or use the outstanding practice facilities including a state-of-the-art Jack Nicklaus Golf Academy. There is also a complimentary shuttle service which takes guests to the chic Beach Club, just 1km from the hotel in the Bahía de Casares, which offering a spectacular 35m infinity pool, delicious paellas, the best Mediterranean fare and poolside drinks right on the beach. This new collection of villas is offered in addition to the existing La Reserva de Cortesin residences – a limited collection of 5 luxury holiday homes. The spacious fourbedroom villas are built on large plots with gorgeous Mediterranean gardens, private swimming pools and stunning views of the golf course and sea. Each residence is equipped with four bedrooms, living spaces, marble bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen with full access to all Finca Cortesin resort amenities. www.fincacortesin.com


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Celebrity House Hunting Homes of the rich and famous listed for sale...

FRANK SINATRA’S MALIBU BEACH HOUSE! Filled with family and close Hollywood friends, the house that Frank and Barbara Sinatra built in the early 1990s on Broad Beach in Malibu is now on the market for the first time. The home has been listed for $12.9 million. Of all the beautiful homes and retreats Sinatra owned from coast to coast, it seemed that he found his true happy place when he and Barbara visited their good friends Steve and Eydie Gorme in Malibu. Enthralled with the peacefulness of the Pacific, the white-sand beach and the prospect of having close friends for neighbors, the couple bought a lot and built their home in 1992. In addition to it being a restful beach home for Frank, who was still touring until shortly before his death at age 82, they filled the home with family and the most famous names in show business. Articles and photographs provided by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com


In her book, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank, Barbara fondly describes their life in the beach house and their poker games where jokes and laughter flowed as fast as the food and drinks. Although the couple also owned homes in Palm Springs and Los Angeles, this was where they chose to renew their vows in 1996 with friends watching from the dunes and speeches from Don Rickles and Bob Newhart. With Barbara’s death in 2017, her son from a former marriage has put the property on the market. Designed by architect-tothe-stars Ted Grenzbach, the house sits safely back from the waves nestled in lush lawn and mature landscaping with dunes framing the beach entrance. Its indooroutdoor living plan affords an open and spacious floor plan for entertaining and still invites an intimate gathering in front of the oversized fireplace with a brandy on chilly evenings. Bright and white and filled with sunlight, the interior is the perfect foil for the colorful Pacific sunsets. With 40 feet of beach frontage, the two-story, 5,800-square-foot house has seven bedrooms and nine baths. The large, unusually well-equipped master suite consists of a lounge, fireplace, sauna and its own hair salon. In addition to beach-formal liv-

ing and dining areas, there is also a woodbeamed family room and a wet bar in the dining area which accommodates both indoor and outdoor entertaining. Possibly his all-time favourite residence, which he built at age 75 and enjoyed with wife, family and showbiz friends, Frank Sinatra’s Malibu beach house is for sale, asking $12.9 million. Listing agents are Leonard Rabinowitz and Jack Friedkin of Hilton & Hyland and Chris Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Photo credit: Mike Helfrich. For more information visit: www.sinatrabeachhouse.com

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ROBERT REDFORD’S WINE COUNTRY ESTATE! For decades, Redford’s permanent residence has been in Utah, home of his Sundance Institute. He and his artist wife, Sibylle Szaggars, also own a Napa Valley wine-country retreat where they enjoy hobbies and hosting family and friends. The Redfords have enjoyed the home for 14 years and have now decided to move back to the Bay Area near family and put their beloved Napa home on the market. It is priced at $7.5 million. Robert Redford is one of the few actors who started his career near the top in television, Broadway and then breaking through to the top of the movie-star chain as the wise-cracking cowboy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. With every film he made, the awards grew larger and more important, continuing to mushroom with the addition of directing and producing. Redford’s long list of money-making and critically acclaimed films rank with the best in Hollywood history: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Electric Horseman, Ordinary People, Out of Africa, The Way We Were and A River Runs Through It.

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Redford’s other passion in addition to working for his ecological interests, was to help advance new artists in the film industry and creative arts. After filming Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Downhill Racer, he put all his proceeds from the two films into buying an entire ski area near Provost, Utah where he started the Sundance Institute. Using the name from the film, he formed related non-profit businesses under its umbrella such as the Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance cable channel, Sundance catalog and others as outlets for new filmmakers and artists. The first of its kind, it now draws artists worldwide. In addition to receiving the highest film industry awards, top international awards and multiple honorary degrees, he has been recognized with the Kennedy Center Honors and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The charming Napa getaway, named Danza del Sol, lies perched on a knoll on 10 ultra-private acres surrounded by woods and vegetation with walking trails. The compound includes the main house, a 90-square-foot artist studio/guest house and two large garages. The 5,200-square-foot main house is modest by film mogul standards with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a large great room, den, library-office, sunny white kitchen and formal dining room. Multiple woodburning fireplaces exist throughout the home. The quaint studio/guest house has a huge open space filled with light from a wall of French doors and double garage doors that rise high into the vaulted ceiling. One of the two garages houses a large workshop and exercise studio. Terraces by the pool, spa and outdoor dining areas offer calming views and are perfect for entertaining. The Napa Valley estate of Robert Redford is now for sale upon his retirement. Priced at $7.5 million, the listing agent is Steven Mavromihalis of Pacific Union International, San Francisco. Photo credit: Open Homes Photography. For more information visit: www.stevenmavromihalis.com


PARIS HILTON’S SUNSET STRIPHOLLYWOOD HILLS HOME! Granddaughter of hotelier Conrad Hilton, the former Sunset Strip-Hollywood Hills home of super-socialite heiress Paris Hilton is now on the market. It is the home where she lived from 2003 to 2007, selling with her same furniture, priced at $4.8 million.

As the inventor of the concept of being famous for being famous and accidentally making sex tapes a popular vehicle for others to gain their foothold in the celebrity world, those who have looked deeper than Paris’s party-girl image are fully aware that this gorgeous heiress is a workhorse when it comes to creating and promoting her brands, whether it be her perfume line, accessory stores, acting on television and in films, authoring her book Confessions of an Heiress, a New York Times best seller, recording albums or hiring out as a hot celebrity DJ. From tabloid fodder to highly successful entrepreneur, Paris’s story has been from riches to more riches through her own hard work. Though now living and operating out of Ibiza, Spain, Paris travels most of the year promoting her brands and doing DJ gigs. She occasionally returns to the U.S. to visit family. Now engaged to The Secret Circle star Chris Zylka, Paris is currently planning her 2018 wedding. Her most recent estimated wealth was approximately $300 million, which the tabloids gleefully report has increased by several million dollars with the gift of her pricey engagement ring.

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The house Paris called home during the filming of her reality television series, The Simple Life, is a three-story, Spanish-style property overlooking Sunset Strip and sweeping views of the Los Angeles city lights. Built in 1926, the 3,064-square-foot house includes four bedrooms and four baths, formal living and dining that open to a courtyard and a large eat-in kitchen that opens to the backyard with high-low terraces, lawn, swimming pool, spa and firepit. Old Hollywood-style glamour elements include dark wood floors, wood-beamed ceilings, pool cabanas and impressive chandeliers, which have always been hallmarks of star-studded California real estate. There is also a game room with pool table, a spacious media room, guest quarters, den and separate office.

The master suite is pure Hollywood sparkle. Paris brought in her team of decorators for the house to turn it into a true heiress-style abode as they had done for her other homes. These same furnishings are included in the sale. Paris Hilton’s glamorous Hollywood Hills home and her original furnishings, where she lived during the five seasons of her television program The Simple Life are now for sale priced at $4.8 million. Co-listing agents are Rebekah Schwartz Sklar and Paris’s uncle, Mauricio Umansky of The Agency in Beverly Hills. For more information visit www.theagencyre.com PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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DEAN MARTIN’S TEA DANCE HOUSE! Dean Martin, who would have turned 100 last year, was a singer, comedian, actor and Rat Pack partier with pals Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. In reality, Dean was more of a family man than he was given credit for, considering his stage persona as a tipsy skirt chaser. He was a teetotaller and early to bed when he wasn’t working the Las Vegas nightclubs. Dean and his wife, Jeanne, had many friends outside of the Rat Pack clan including close friends in Palm Springs who they would visit often, enjoying a complete break from show business.

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The friends’ house was a classic Palm Springs mid-century modern home spaciously designed for entertaining. Martin gifted them a white baby grand piano so he could play and sing for their guests at Sunday afternoon tea dances, which he and his wife hosted. The house, including the original baby grand is now for sale, asking $1.8 million. Steeped in Old Hollywood history, the home is located in the Little Tuscany neighborhood. Local history had dubbed it The Tea Dance House. The piano became an important highlight of the home’s history, including Barry Manilow writing a song on it. In later years it was discovered that the piano bench held sheet music unbeknownst to the homeowners that was a surprise discovery as they had never known the bench opened until Manilow told them years later on one of his visits. Cloaked in walled privacy and thick vegetation around its circumference but still with commanding views of the San Jacinto Mountains, the home is within walking distance to shopping and entertainment in the heart of Palm Springs. Sited on over a quarter-acre lot, the 2,342-squarefoot, three-bedroom, three-bath house takes full advantage of its private setting and balmy Palm Springs climate and is designed for indoor/outdoor living with vanishing thresholds between living areas, pool-spa terrace, lawn and quick access to fruit trees. Its open, spacious interior invites family and guests to move between areas unimpeded. Crisp white walls beg for the display of an art collection and terrazzo floors throughout guarantee a low maintenance lifestyle. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls traverse the back of the house, an angular fireplace can be viewed from the dining and living areas and the large eat-in kitchen is filled with high-end appliances including a wine cooler and duel refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens. Bathrooms are eye-catching with imported tiles and fixtures and the master bath has a walk-in double shower. Furnishings, almost all of which are included in the sale, include top designers of the 20th century such as Milo Baughman and Miles Van der Rohe. One of Dean Martin’s favorite weekend family hangouts in Palm Springs, California, The Tea Dance House, is now for sale, including the storied piano and most of the classic furnishings. Priced at $1.8 million, the home is listed by Brandi Pratt of The Agency, Beverly Hills. For more information visit www.theagencyre.com PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Nine grandly proportioned townhouses with stunning Georgian facades, Octagon’s latest London launch incorporates the highest specification and finishes as befitting the developer’s name. Offering views towards the River Thames and Barnes Wetland Centre from private roof terraces and balconies, these unique new homes range between 4,375 – 6,150 sq ft. With 4/5 bedrooms, an impressive kitchen/breakfast room and 4 formal reception rooms across 5 storeys, the lower ground floor is dedicated to leisure - including a gym, cinema/TV den and a covered courtyard garden. Each property features a private west backing walled garden with rear pedestrian access to the Thames towpath. Located within the Bishop’s Park Conservation Area, Bishops Row is just a short walk from Fulham’s vibrant centre, tube stations, bus services, and an excellent choice of local schooling.

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For those seeking a quiet life but without sacrificing the benefits of an urban lifestyle, a rarely-available Grade II listed cottage has just come to the market on Rowan Road in London’s W6. This attractive property has three bedrooms and boasts a calm surrounding with close proximity to central Hammersmith. The home is moments from the former home of prominent literary figure, Leigh Hunt, and is available for sale for £1.45 million through local experts, Finlay Brewer.

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The 1,055 sq. ft. home is nestled within a row of early to mid 19th century linked villas, distinctive through the charming, country-style exterior. After entering through a pleasant garden and front door, a utility room and cloakroom appear immediately on the right, while a generous, welcoming hallway provides access to the main reception room. The reception possesses a limestone fireplace and partially stained-glass French windows which flood the room with light, leading out to the paved front garden. To the rear of the ground floor, the open plan kitchen/breakfast room boasts a Tecnik range cooker and an additional fireplace, offering a relaxing space to hosts guests or spend time as a family. The first floor is accessed by stairs, with the master bedroom overlooking the street at the front of the property. A second similarly-sized bedroom offers vistas of the garden, while an additional bedroom would make an ideal nursery or bedroom for a younger child. The spacious family bathroom has a large shower and double-ended rolltop bath with silver claw feet. It also offers an abundance of storage space. The cottage is among a terrace of other listed cottages; all are two storeys, built using yellow stock brick with shallow-hipped slate roofs. A neighbouring cottage in this terrace was home to Leigh Hunt, a renowned essayist who lived on the street from 1851 until his death in 1859, and was often visited by his literary friends, including Charles Dickens and Nathaniel Hawthorne. He was widely acknowledged to be the inspiration behind the character Harold Skimpole in Dickens’ novel, Bleak House. He was also editor of intellectual journal, The Examiner, a position which led to him being imprisoned for calling the Prince Regent a fat “Adonis” of fifty. Paul Cosgrove, Director at Finlay Brewer, comments, “This is a truly exceptional home, providing an immaculate interior within a historic setting. The cottages on Rowan Road are incredibly sought-after and rarely come onto the market, so I would urge potential buyers to take advantage of the benefits of a period home in an excellent location sooner rather than later.” Positioned in a prime location, Rowan Road benefits from a hard-to-come-by peaceful atmosphere while offering unbeatable access to Hammersmith tube station (Piccadilly, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines) and its surrounding amenities. Brook Green is also just moments away, with some of London’s leading schools, including St Paul’s Girls’ School, Bute House and Ecole Francaise Jacques Prevert.

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luxury new homes in 2019 We take at six of London’s newest luxury developments coming to market in the year ahead

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FOUR SEASONS AT TWENTY GROSVENOR SQUARE, MAYFAIR, LONDON

Twenty Grosvenor Square, a Four Seasons Residence, is London’s finest address. Located on one of the world’s grandest garden squares, it is a home of historical significance, once the home of the US Naval Forces in Europe and frequented by the likes of General Dwight Eisenhower during the Second World War. Comprising thirty-seven private residences with completion scheduled Q1 2019, Twenty Grosvenor Square has been masterfully designed by Finchatton to combine exceptional elegance with legendary Four Seasons service to create the ultimate lifestyle experience.

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Reviving the energy of the original building, the interiors have been elegantly designed by Finchatton to offer three, four and five bedroom apartments, each conceived with luxurious design features such as elegant classical drawing rooms, soaring ceilings, media rooms, family and catering kitchens, and separate access for staff. The 250,000 square foot (23,226 square metre) luxury development will also include a private wine cellar, a spa with an 82 foot (25 metre) swimming pool, a treatment suite with steam room and sauna, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, games room, a cinema, business suite, a garden room and private landscaped gardens.

Development includes: • World-class dedicated Four Seasons servicing with 24-hour concierge and secure under ground valet parking • Extensive amenities including 25-metre pool, luxurious spa, gym garden library, cinema room, private garden, businesscentre and meeting room, games and function room, winecellar, crèche and storage facilities. For more information visit:www.20gs.com


GASHOLDERS, KING’S CROSS, LONDON

Offering 145 canal side apartments and penthouses built within a refurbished triplet of Grade II listed cast iron gasholder frames set within the heart of Kings Cross. Development includes: • Complete penthouses, ready for occupation • Spectacular London views • Customised kitchens by Boffi • Private roof garden landscaped by Dan Pearson Studio • Gym & spa with hydro pool, steam room & sauna

• Excellent residents’ amenities including 24-hour concierge For more information visit: www.gasholderslondon.co.uk

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CLARGES MAYFAIR, MAYFAIR, LONDON

Clarges Mayfair is a super-prime development of 34 luxury residences, overlooking Green Park and Buckingham Palace. Designed by architect Squire & Partners, the development complements the historic architecture of surrounding Piccadilly landmarks, including The Ritz and The Wolseley through the use of traditional Portland stone. Award-winning interior designer Martin Kemp Design has designed the ‘turn-key’ homes to the height of taste and sophistication. Continuing the tradition of Mayfair’s worldclass craftsman and ateliers, a handpicked selection of British based artists and arti-

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sans have created bespoke pieces including ‘tapestries’ of cast and gilded flowers, by artist Sophie Coryndon. The facilities draw on the traditional English spas of Harrogate, Bath and Cheltenham. The 25m swimming pool is lined with colonnades and cloisters, with a barrel vault ceiling, while the tiling features bespoke designs inspired by the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Residents will also benefit from access to one of the best wellness spas and fitness suites in London, where every detail has been carefully considered to provide a luxurious spa experience within the comfort of their own home.

Development includes: • 1-5 bedroom apartments • Secure underground car parking • Curated concierge service with 24-hour reception desk • Spa with 25-metre swimming pool • Business suites or private dining for up to 30 people • Cinema room with seating for 18. For more information visit: www.clargesmayfair.com


CHELSEA BARRACKS, BELGRAVIA, LONDON

A development unlike any seen in London for over a century, occupying an illustrious part of Belgravia spanning 12.8, Chelsea Barracks is a world-class estate comprising a rare collection of residences, penthouses and townhouses. Blending into the immediate neighbourhood, this iconic development introduces seven new garden squares designed by renowned landscape architects Kim Wilkie and Gustafson Porter, opening up en-

chanting vistas within London’s most prestigious district.

Development includes:

With Garrison, Mulberry and Whistler Squares set for completion next year, Chelsea Barracks will weave into the very fabric of Belgravia, allowing residents to immerse themselves in a Garden Square renaissance for the 21st century.

• Residential spa (12,400 sq ft) & amenities

For more information visit: www.chelseabarracks.com

• Phase 1, 68 units and 13 townhouses

• Concierge lifestyle services • Secure private parking • 5 acres of garden squares.

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LILLIE SQUARE, EARL’S COURT, LONDON

Located in Earl’s Court SW6, and transforming a 7.4 acre car park on Seagrave Road into 808 high-end new homes offering modern garden square living these exceptional apartments, townhouses and penthouses offer the best in contemporary urban living, combined with elegant public spaces and outstanding landscaped gardens. Phase 2 Lillie Square East, comprising 186 apartments, is now available for sale with first completions due in Q4 2019. Development includes: • 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments & penthouses • Private residents’ clubhouse including: 20m swimming pool, gym, spa & treatment rooms, private cinema, bar & dining room and children’s playroom • 5* concierge service available 24-hours a day • Private underground parking • 24-hour security For more information visit: www.lilliesquare.com 128

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RIVERWALK, MILLBANK, WESTMINSTER, LONDON

Riverwalk offers 116 apartments by awardwinning architect Stanton Williams. The development is on the north bank of the Thames, with superb views across the capital, close to the Tate Britain, St James’ Park and the Thames Clipper. Development includes: • 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments • Concierge & 24/7 security • Residents’ gym • Secure basement car parking • River fronted cafe, within the development. For more information visit: www.riverwalk.co.uk

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THE BROADWAY A NEW QUARTER RE-DEFINING WESTMINSTER

Northacre, London’s leading ultra-prime developer and ADFG, the global investment group have unveiled The Broadway, a new residential and commercial destination in the heart of Westminster. Located at the former New Scotland Yard headquarters, The Broadway is set to re-define how Londoner’s live, work and play on the doorstep of the Capital’s most iconic landmarks. Set to complete in 2021, the development will be a vibrant 1.72 acre quarter, located in the heart of London’s most historic borough and will provide unrivalled views of The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, St James’s Park, Horse Guards Parade and Green Park.

The Broadway’s six architecturally striking towers, conceived by Northacre and created by acclaimed architect Squire and Partners, frame a significant 20,000 sq ft public courtyard and pedestrianised piazza. Fringed by a new array of shops, cafes and restaurants, The Broadway will offer, 268 apartments, 355,000 sq ft of state-ofthe-art residential space, located from the lofty fourth floor, priced from £1.56m. Two fourth floor, landscaped podiums link the towers, providing a verdant private oasis for residents above the bustle of London’s heartland. Each of The Broadway’s buildings has been meticulously designed to protect the views that the conservation area dictates. 132

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Taking inspiration from these vistas, the architecture and facades of The Broadway creatively frame each outlook, flooding every apartment with light and allowing most residents to enjoy double aspect views across the iconic London skyline. Inspired by the design of the facades, each building has been named after three of the world’s most revered diamonds; The Sancy, The Paragon and The Cullinan - six new jewels in Westminster’s crown. The Broadway provides 16,000 sq ft of health, fitness and spa amenities that offer residents the chance to relax and recharge in an exceptional setting. Facilities include an elegant 25m pool, gym and personal training studio, treatment rooms

and a spacious, state-of-the-art games room, that can be booked by residents as additional entertainment space, alongside well-equipped meeting rooms, screening room and extensive parking. Superbly connected, the underground stations of Westminster and St James’s Park neighbour the scheme, with Victoria Station, the centre of London’s travel network close by. As the area becomes a new thriving business and leisure district for London, The Broadway will add 118,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art office-space alongside its 27,000 sq ft retail collection for all to enjoy.


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Jassim Alseddiqi, CEO of ADFG comments; “The acquisition of the former headquarters of New Scotland Yard and our plans for The Broadway represent ADFG’s continued commitment to investing in unique and iconic developments in London. The Broadway represents the future of urban living, a thriving destination to live, work and play in a world class address surrounded by unparalleled views of London’s most famous landmarks.” Niccolò Barattieri di San Pietro, CEO of Northacre comments; “We are looking forward to creating another prestigious neighbourhood in London; a vibrant new hub for an area, which despite its unrivalled location, views and transport, has long been undervalued.” 134

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Driven by international interest that has also benefited from the weaker pound sterling, demand for quality properties in favoured postcodes increased in Prime Central London during the first half of this year. The Capital is witnessing a new wave of prime locations across Central London, such as South Bank, the City, Marylebone, Victoria and Westminster, which are re-defining the residential preferences of high-net-worth purchasers in London. Over the last few years, Westminster has been transformed into a vibrant commercial and retail centre, supported by extensive investment and redevelopment. Historically, any new build schemes in the borough have been small-scale, boutique projects and over the last 5 years, only 6% of completed new developments have been more than 100 units in size.

The Broadway is set to be the final piece of the Westminster puzzle. London’s newest landmark destination for design, fashion and high-quality living, affirming SW1’s prime residential status. For more information visit: www.thebroadwaylondon.com


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CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT How to open doors in Europe with a Golden Visa Incentive

With the UK set to leave the EU in 2019 and following the 2008 global property meltdown, to attract much-needed international investment a number of European countries set-up schemes offering residential opportunities and citizenship via investment in real estate called “golden visas”. More than half of Europe’s countries now have a formalized programme with programmes for Spain, Portugal, Malta, Greece and Cyprus thus far being the most popular and prominent. Here we look at the main incentive programs being offered for 2019:

PORTUGAL Overview The Portugal Golden Visa program has proven to be the most popular scheme in Europe. It offers a real estate investment route to gaining residency and potential citizenship in the country and hence European citizenship. It was launched by the Portuguese government in 2012 to stimulate investment into Portugal and has since encouraged several billion Euros in real estate investment and over 2,000 family applications each year. Investment An investment of €500,000 is required in real estate in Portugal. The property, either residential or commercial, can be rented for income. Any number of properties can combine to make up the €500,000 minimum investment. Joint buyers can pool investments into one property. The property can be mortgaged for any investment exceeding the minimum. A lower investment amount of €350,000 is possible for properties to be renovated however investors should be aware of the practicalities of such an investment. 136

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CYPRUS Overview Cyprus offers two golden visa programmes through real estate investment. One for permanent residency and one for citizenship, both programmes are fast and efficient at granting a residency permit or second passport. Investment Cyprus offers the quickest, most assured route to European citizenship and a second passport through the Cypriot citizenship by investment programme. An investment of €2.0 million in real estate is required. Cyprus is unique in its offering of citizenship within just 2-3 months of such an investment. The investment can be reduced down after 3 years to just €500,000.

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Launched in 2013, the Spanish golden visa programme offers a real estate investment route to gaining residency in Spain. The programme in Spain is rather flexible in terms of the family options it offers however it is restrictive when it comes to the route to citizenship. Government fees are low and the process is quick a great solution for those requiring a second passport

An investment of €500,000 is required in real estate in Spain. The property, either residential or commercial, can be rented for income. Any number of properties can combine to make up the €500,000 minimum investment. Joint buyers can pool investments into one property. The property can be mortgaged for any investment exceeding the minimum. PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Malta offers two main options, a Citizenship by Investment Programme and a lower cost Indefinite Residency Programme. Both options are competitively priced. The Citizenship by Investment Programme (MIIP) is the most affordable investment route to gain EU citizenship whilst the Indefinite Residency Programme (MRVP) is one of the lower cost EU residency programmes available. This makes it a very favourable choice for investors looking to gain freedom of travel throughout the Schengen zone or a second residency in Malta.

The total required investment for Maltese citizenship consist of three different areas: • €650,000 contribution into a development fund set up by the government of Malta. Spouses and children are required to contribute an additional €25,000. Unmarried children between18 and 25 and dependent parents must contribute €50,000 each. • €350,000 Real Estate purchase or enter a property rental contract for at least €16,000 per annum for five years. • €150,000 in bonds or shares approved by the Maltese government. This investment must be maintained for five years.

GREECE Overview The golden visa programme in Greece offers an affordable real estate investment route to permanent residency in Europe. Following the launch of several European investment visa programmes, it was introduced by the Greek government in 2013 to encourage investment into Greece. Investment An investment of €250,000 is required in real estate in Greece making the Greek programme the lowest investment level of any real estate residency visa scheme in Europe. The property, which can be located anywhere on the Greek mainland or the islands, can be either residential or commercial. Any number of properties can combine to make up the €250,000 minimum investment. Joint buyers can combine investments into one property. 138

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OWN YOUR ISLAND PROPERTY IN DUBAI Bluewaters is a modern, family-oriented island destination with a pioneering spirit that blends waterfront living with the exhilaration of urban city life. A colourful beacon adorning Dubai’s spectacular coastline and skyline, residences offer those seeking a new life in the city a culture and an experience that extends beyond the home, not to mention unrivalled views of the world’s largest observation wheel – Ain Dubai. developments@gulfsothebysrealty.com +971 600 545 451

Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty is part of the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network. With more than 880 affiliate offices with over 20,000 agents in more than 70 countries and territories, Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty has an unparalleled edge in locating the best properties and investors worldwide. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty encompasses markets across the GCC, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman.

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prOperty news Offering spectacular views in every directiOn

Sky Garden is a pioneering and prestigious, multi-phase residential and business complex development consisting of five towers situated in the vibrant are of Trianon close to the old towns of Quatre Bornes and Rose Hill in Mauritius. This pioneering concept of sustainable and cost-saving ecoconstruction revolves around five, residential circular Tower Blocks, the first of its kind and provides a unique combination of architecture and planning, with hosts of attractive amenities and ample outside spaces, with unrivalled functional common areas. Prices On Request. For more information visit: www.skygarden.mu 140

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The 12-storey towers each consist of 3-bedroom apartments each comprised of one master and two secondary bedrooms. Each condo features meticulously chosen top-of-the-line finishes interior doors, custom-made kitchens, elevators that open directly into the units and luxuriously crafted bathrooms. Magnificent balconies overlooking Trianon providing uninterrupted views as far as the eye can see. Services and amenities are exclusively designed for residents with rooftop gardens, bathing and barbecue areas.


MOdernisM lives in tribeca Situated in a privileged position in Tribeca surrounded by the best that Downtown has to offer and soaring some 800 feet, 111 Murray Street offers 157 residences ranging from one-bedrooms to fullfloor penthouses, many with cinematic views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, New York Harbor and beyond. Glass-walled homes, designed by David Mann, are a study in proportion, light, and scale. Featuring a refined palette of natural materials, the open living spaces provide a warm counterpoint to the soaring ceilings and full-height windows. Custom White Oak herringbone floors and hand-selected stone bring a rich tactility to the rooms, while multiple exposures maximize light and views throughout the day. An elegant and tranquil, lushly landscaped building with over 20,000 square feet of private indoor and outdoor spaces including two levels of state-of-the-art amenities such as: - Serene spa featuring a heated stone hammam, treatment rooms and men’s and women’s locker rooms with separate saunas. - A 75’ lap pool and a spa tub - A 24-hour doorman and concierge with services by Abigail Michaels, with an on-site lobby attendant.

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bOutique hOtel and apartMents OFFERING FIRST CLASS SERvICES

RozaRossa offers 120 fully completed apartments suites ranging in size from 28m2 – 304m2 for permanent residency with topquality service provided by the legendary Metropol Hotel Moscow. Located in the historical part f Moscow in the Khamovniki area, along with a well-developed infrastructure there are several parks within walking distance as well as the Moscow River embankment, restaurants, bars and shopping centres. 24-hour concierge service along with amenities of: a spa area, a swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, underground parking and private communal gardens are also offered.

Prices Prices start from: Studios from 28.50 m 2: From 19.4 million rubles | €263,000 | £ 231,900 1-room apartments from 58.98 m 2: From 41.3 million rubles | €560,000 | £494,000 2-room apartments from 120.13 m 2: From 81.7 million rubles | €1,105,000 | £976,500 3-room apartments from 162.66 m 2: From 113.9 million rubles | €1,542,000 | £1,361,348 For more information visit: www.rozarossa.ru 142

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cOuntryside living On the cOstas

Located half way between Marbella and Estepona, in the heart of Atalaya Alta, CATALEYA Phase 3 finds itself in one of the most exclusive settings, surrounded by nature and just steps from all sort of amenities, services, restaurants, beaches, golf courses, schools, etc… It is an idyllic place to breathe pure air and tranquillity while enjoying the countryside charm without renouncing to the luxury and services offered by the Costa del Sol. CATALEYA Phase 3, is a residential gated community, consisting of 46 top-quality apartments and penthouses built on 5 lowdensity buildings. The land covers over 9,000 m2 which leaves an amazing outside space for stunning sustainable gardens and a new concept of salt chlorinated “OUTDOOR HEATED POOL” that offers the possibility of enjoying the outdoor bath all year round. Its location and careful study of the design and location of the buildings have made possible a new concept of residential, with an incredible design to enjoy a functional and modern lifestyle, without having to give up charm and comfort.

Prices start from $447,000 - $849,000 / €385,000 - €730,000 / £341,000 - £645,000. For more information visit: www.erasur.com 144

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MansiOns in the sky

Located in a verdant enclave opposite the Four Seasons Hotel, Boulevard vue has the most coveted address in Singapore – near Singapore’s most happening shopping street – the famous Orchard Road – yet private and exclusive. Comprising of just twenty-eight exclusive 4 bedroom residences in a single tower – essentially one luxurious residence per floor, each luxury residence comes with two private lifts and three dedicated garages in the basement and stunning 360 degree panoramic views. Luxury facilities are situated on two levels and include a heated pool and elemental spa and an 82ft infinity-edge pool.

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luxury bOutique residences

Every detail of this project radiates contemporary charm; stately apartments with hi-tech features and exquisitely proportioned interiors. Looking out across the alluring waters of the Mediterranean and the St. Raphael private marina, these grand private residences are built to accommodate Limassol’s elite. The development is located in one of Limassol’s most desirable and exclusive districts and features a collection of boutique apartments with breath-taking panoramic views, encompassing modern interiors, highest quality finishes, and services and facilities second-to-none. The renowned shops and boutiques of Limassol’s cosmopolitan centre are within convenient reach, and the atmosphere of Limassol’s golden coastline and Blue-flag beaches make this a highly desirable location and place to live

Prices start from $866,000 - $2,445,000 / €745,000 - €2,100,000 / £660,000 - £1,860,000. For more information visit: www.aristodevelopers.com 146

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ace stunning develOpMent Located on one of the most desirable stretches of coastline in Great Britain on the illustrious Sandbanks peninsula, ACE is a collection of 9 three- and four-bedroom apartments offering views across Poole Harbour and out to sea. With a curved, panelled façade and light spaces, the landmark building draws inspiration from the area’s yachting heritage. Set over three floors, each apartment offers uninterrupted views across Poole Harbour or out to sea. The open-plan apartments have spacious living areas with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies that take advantage of the far-reaching coastal views. The nine apartments at ACE also benefit from the private gym, pool, sauna and steam room on the ground floor. This wellbeing area leads out onto the private outdoor terrace, which has a Jacuzzi and a seating area. It also provides direct access onto Sandbanks beach.

Units available at ACE are based on a 999 year leases: Apartment 1 2728.6 sq ft £3,195,000 Apartment 2 1801.9 sq ft £2,100,000 Apartment 3 1801.9 sq ft SOLD Apartment 4 2728.6 sq ft £3,395,000 Apartment 5 1801.9 sq ft £2,250,000 Apartment 6 1801.9 sq ft SOLD Apartment 7 2728.6 sq ft £3,150,000 Apartment 8 1801.9 sq ft RESERvED Apartment 9 1801.9 sq ft SOLD Prices start from £2,100,000 to £3,395,000

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spectacular beachfrOnt lOcatiOn

The Residences at Seafire, located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman shares an expansive 12-acre site with the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, the beloved boutique hotel brand’s first Caribbean resort. Welcoming residents in 2017, the development features 62 private residences situated on a 12-acre full-service resort site, sharing ground with the AAA Five Diamond Rated Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. Owners of The Residences at Seafire will have unlimited access to Grand Cayman’s first-ever design-driven resort, which offers three signature restaurants, an 8,500 square-foot spa and a state-of-the-art fitness centre – delivering the engaging personal experience for which the Kimpton brand is known. International interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, whose distinct modern style can be found in the homes of actress

Ellen Pompeo and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, designed signature spaces at the Cayman Islands real estate development. Bullard’s high-end Caribbean style approach integrates with the luxury resort design conceptualised by SB Architects, recognised internationally for its planning and design of destination communities. The Residences at Seafire is designed for LEED® silver certification, on track to become the first largescale residential property along Seven Mile Beach to receive this environmental performance rating. This new Cayman Islands real estate development offers one to five bedroom residences for sale in Grand Cayman. Owners have access to all Seafire Resort amenities, as well as the private rooftop terrace, “The Nest” and a private owners’ swimming pool.

Prices start from $1,500,000 / €1385,000 - €730,000 / £1,125,000. For more information visit: www.seafireresidencescayman.com 148

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A HOME FIT FOR BOND 007 Super home set within southern France complete with bullet-resistant windows and secret escape tunnel

Situated in a prominent spot on the hills of Mougins in southern France, is a spectacular nine-bedroom private residence designed to be one of the most secure homes in the world. Providing c. 11,000 sq. ft. of accommodation the vast complex is perfect for the security conscious, complete with bullet-resistant windows and reinforced steel interior doors, panic room, secure underground tunnels, stateof-the art security cameras and spotlights. Built for German entrepreneur Daniel Giersh, known for having trademarked the name ‘Gmail’ in Germany in 2000 before the now famous mail service was launched in 2004 and his then American actress wife Kelly Rutherford, of Gossip Girl, Melrose Place & Pretty Little Things & two daughters. Situated on a private gated development, the home is bordered by high walls and entered through a set of secure steel gates via a winding driveway. The super-sized villa is entered on the 150

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ground floor, via a secure front entrance, leading onto the main reception room. Also on the ground floor is an open-plan kitchen/dining area, living room, two al fresco kitchens, his and hers private offices, master bedroom suite complete with walk-in dressing room and a guest bedroom suite. To the rear is an expansive decked terrace complete with sun loungers and feature planting. The garden floor is the main living space, housing the main guest space or staff quarters. In total there are two guest bedroom suites, three additional bedrooms and contained staff quarters, whilst there is also a library and laundry room. Offering a unique feature to the home is a yoga room that could also double up as a ballet studio, with direct access onto the sauna room. Also on the garden floor is the cinema room, games room, bar and gym. The gym space is spacious enough to be fitted with the latest cardio vascular equipment, free weights and a full-size boxing ring.


Internally the villa benefits from impressive ceiling heights of 3 metres. Internally, the walls are made from organic clay, whilst the flooring is Hinterseer parquet complete with underfloor heating. All interior doors and windows are made from reinforced American oak, the bathrooms have been created using hand-polished Tadelak concrete with fittings custommade by Watermark, a luxury specialist based in New York. The main kitchen is fully-equipped with an osmosis water filter system and Miele appliances (there are 7 kitchens throughout; 5 internal, 2 external). The internal lighting, heating and security systems are remote controlled and accessible remotely via a tablet or smart phone using the latest KNX Home Automation System. One of the most secure private residential homes in the world, every corner of the interior and exterior are covered by CCTV, whilst spotlights have been installed that can be triggered by movement sensors. Internally, bullet-resistant windows and doors add extra protection on top of a secure panic room and escape tunnels located underground and leading away from the complex. At the rear of the expansive residential complex is a swimming pool, fitted with a double current triathlon training system, as well as a fully-equipped pool house. Below the pool house are two selfcontained apartment that could act as a private residence for relatives or dependants, as well as staff.

Commenting on the one-of-a-kind Mougins home, Rista Backovic, Head of lead sales agents Finlay Brewer International, said: “This is such a unique home that perfectly blends stringent security features with all of the modern luxuries a discerning purchaser would expect. The location couldn’t get any better; close to one of the best schools in the region, as well as all of the key amenities of Mougins, it also benefits from easy connections to the hotspots of the French Riviera.” The landscaped property, providing close to 40,000 sq. ft. of outside space, also includes a tennis court, boules court, Koi Carp pond and a sizeable organic vegetable garden. Due to its prominent hilltop location the property enjoys spectacular views across the picturesque medieval village of Mougins. Overlooking the French Riviera, Mougins is a picturesque hilltop village with excellent proximity to Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport. The Sophia Antipolis Science Park and protected natural parkland that surround it are easily accessible. Grasse with its beauty and scented history as well as spectacular Maritime Alps skiing slopes are also within easy reach. Sporting over 30 art galleries, Mougins is an art lovers’ delight. It benefits form an array of excellent amenities including golf courses, hospitals and international schools, all within walking distance. On the market for €12.5 million with specialist property agents Finlay Brewer International, viewings are strictly by appointment only. For more information contact Finlay Brewer International on Tel: 020 7371 4166 or visit: www.finlaybrewer.co.uk/international PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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DUQUESA SUITES, APARTMENT This bright and well maintained apartment is located in the popular Duquesa Suites development. Located a short walk to the marina in Duquesa and the blue flag beaches, Duquesa Suites offers beautiful communal swimming pools, manicured gardens, a play area for children, tennis courts, and 24 hour security. The property itself is very well maintained by the current owners who have owned it from new. The accommodation itself comprises of a fully fitted kitchen open to the living area which benefits from a utility room. The bright living area has ample room for dining and seating and leads to a picturesque Andalucian tiled terrace with very pretty views of the pool and surrounding area. This beautiful 30m2 terrace truly enhances the living space and allows for al fresco living at its best. From the living area there are 2 double bedrooms, one with a well appointed en-suite and a further family bathroom. The property has hot and cold air conditioning, is sold fully furnished and has a private parking space. This impressive property would be a wonderful home or rental investment.

Ref 2168: Apartment Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Internal Size: 75m2 External Size: 30m2 185,000â‚Ź


C/ Isaac Peral 4 29692 Sabinillas Manilva, MĂĄlaga Offices: Duquesa: 0034 952 89 34 20 Sabinillas: 0034 951 71 46 26 sales@castlesestateagency.com

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MAJESTIC HILLS, APARTMENT A rare opportunity for a luxury 3 bedroom raised ground floor apartment situated in the high quality and much sort after urbanisation of Majestic Hills, located next to a fabulous selection of top golf courses including the luxury Finca Cortesin and just a short walk from the blue flag beaches of Casares Costa. The charming seaside village of Sabinillas is a 3 minute drive away and the picturesque marina and golf complex of La Duquesa a short walk further. Excellent access to Gibraltar, Sotogrande, Estepona, Marbella and Puerto Banus with Malaga International Airport under an hour away. This secure gated community has 2 swimming pools and luxurious tropical gardens. The apartment itself has an entrance lobby, a guest cloakroom, a large bright living/dining room with an open fireplace and access onto a elevated wrap around terrace with beautiful views over the gardens and to the swimming pool. Large, fully fitted and equipped kitchen with breakfast area, separate utility room and enclosed terrace. 3 double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, 3 en suite and under floor heating. The apartment is finished to a very high standard, sold with hot and cold air conditioning, private parking and secure storeroom. An ideal holiday home or permanent residence with huge rental potential. Viewing is highly recommended.

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LAS COLINAS TORREGUADIARO, VILLA Superb country styled villa with independent guest cottage situated on the coast within the bustling village of Torreguadiaro and the luxury marina of Sotogrande. A fabulous location affording panoramic sea views taking in Gibraltar and North Africa and only a 3 minutes walk to the village shops, bars, restaurants and the beach. The property has been beautifully renovated throughout and retains a lovely rustic theme with exposed wooden beams and dark wood doors, whilst providing spacious bright rooms and a comfortable lifestyle. The villa itself has fabulous outdoor space including a massive main terrace with the spectacular views, mature gardens and a secluded swimming pool area. Entered through main gates to a large forecourt, independent garage and covered carport for 3 cars, the main house comprises of: attractive entrance and reception area, guest cloak room, lovely Master bedroom with wood floors and en suite shower room, 2 guest bedrooms and a family bathroom. A large open plan farmhouse kitchen with dining area and fireplace leading to the cosy living room also with fireplace. A large conservatory area with BBQ area and picture windows taking in the super sea views and access to the main sun terrace. Independent guest cottage with large 4th bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and living room that leads down to the pool area and terraces. A fabulous well presented property ideal for permanent living or as a holiday residence.

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C/ Isaac Peral 4 29692 Sabinillas Manilva, MĂĄlaga Offices: Duquesa: 0034 952 89 34 20 Sabinillas: 0034 951 71 46 26 sales@castlesestateagency.com

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HACIENDA GUADALUPE, VILLA Beautiful detached villa set in a peaceful location on the gentle slopes of Hacienda Guadalupe affording stunning sea views across to Cabo Pino to the east, Gibraltar to the west and across the Mediterranean Sea to North Africa. The villa is close to the marina and golf complex at La Duquesa and the bustling fishing village of Sabinillas. Excellent links to nearby Sotogrande, Gibraltar, Marbella and Malaga Airport. The property has been re-modeled and updated with work including fully insulated walls, hot and cold A/C, new electrics, windows and frames. This has been completed and finished to a very high standard. The villa has a secure electric gated driveway leading to a beautiful courtyard. Entrance into the property leads to a large, bright open plan living room with a log burner and access through double doors to the pool terrace, BBQ area and gardens. A beautiful breakfast bar area leads to the bespoke, fully fitted and equipped kitchen. The Master bedroom suite includes fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom complete with walk in shower. There are two further double bedrooms, a family shower room and a cloakroom. The villa also has an independent studio currently used for entertaining guests. The villa sits in easily maintained layered terraces and gardens. Viewings are by appointment and highly recommended.

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LET’S RELOCATE TO THE ALGARVE Why Portugal’s coast is luring savvy Britons

On the face of it, it’s easy to see why there has been a recent swell of Britons relocating to the Algarve - home to one of the largest British expat communities in Europe.


A firm favourite among those swapping the daily grind for a daily surf, the region’s stunning scenery, kilometres of golden beaches framed by limestone rocks, barnacled coves and subtropical climate, year on year lures non-retirees astute in making that permanent move. There are so many layers to the Algarve; perhaps best known are the popular holiday destinations - developed, upscale resorts such as Praia de Luz and Quinta do Lago offering a wide range of amenities from luxury hotels to five star golf courses and there’s the wilder, more tranquil Algarve where time has seemingly stood still. Those looking for unspoilt areas with a slower pace of life will find Shangri-La in historic Silves - the ancient, inland capital of the Algarve - or tiny coastal villages of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses such as Salema in the far west. However, the Algarve’s allure lies not just in its ability to beguile its visitors, feed them well and send them home with a bronzed glow. British inward investment finds a savvy home in the Algarve thanks to the good value for money and considerable tax savings or exemptions on offer through the Non Habitual Residents tax programme (NHR). QUALITY OF LIFE Investment in the country’s infrastructure has proved pivotal to enticing British buyers and making a permanent move a very real option for many of working age. The expansion of Faro airport has facilitated nine airlines to fly frequently from the United Kingdom direct to the Algarve, providing a viable commuter route for dynamic

Britons who choose a geographically flexible working style. Pan-European commuters are able to spend Monday to Friday earning in Britain, then fly a reasonable two and a half hours back to the Algarve to enjoy sunny weekends, in an area where comparatively lower residential prices mean buyers can get more for their money, especially if relocating as a family. Alongside this, the Algarve operates competent international schools, and with English widely spoken across the region as well as a lively expat social scene, relocation can clearly provide an excellent quality of life in a familiar (but hotter) setting for British buyers. TAX EXEMPTIONS Arguably, the greatest pull factor for Britons to relocate are the attractive tax exemptions on offer. The Portuguese Non Habitual Residents (NHR) tax programme exempts those spending 183 days a year in Portugal from being taxed on non-Portuguese incomes, including pensions, salaries and capital gains for up to ten years. If you’ve previously been a tax resident, it’s still possible to qualify for the scheme, as long as five years have passed since last holding the positon. With such inviting schemes in place, it’s not surprising relocation to the Algarve is being taken so seriously with applications EUROPEAN LINKS The recent Brexit decision can also be held accountable for Britons relocating, with many keen to invest before any changes are enforced. Additionally, relocation can provide security for those Britons eager to maintain links with the rest of Europe in a post- Brexit world. Portugal’s Golden Visa programme allows for foreigners outside the EU to reside in Portugal and circulate within the Schengen countries without a visa in exchange for a €500,000 investment into the country. Certainly, the tourist attractions of the Algarve have and will continue to cement it as a popular destination for British holidaymakers.However, the infrastructure, taxation and visa schemes in place clearly illustrate Portugal’s commitment to attracting international attention, paving the way for the Algarve to establish itself as a viable residential area for numbers of Britons. Sun, sea and savings? It’s well time to cast off the belief that property in the Algarve is suited for holidays only, but a rewarding investment for years to come. Searching for property for sale in the Algarve? Here we showcase three of our top picks:


PENEDA - GERES NATIONAL PARK QUINTA, PORTUGAL Located in a unique and privileged location within the PenedaGerês National Park, this fabulous Manor house is built using only the finest luxury finishes and with modern architecture in mind. Located near the river, with private anchorage and direct access to the river beach. Outdoor pool, terrace and deck over the river, playground, regional cuisine and also with a second house next to the beach and anchorage. Priced from: €4,700,000 Property Ref: CS02196 Presented by Luximos Christies International Real Estate

QUINTA DO LAGO Loulé, Portugal Enjoying all the privileges of the Golden Triangle lifestyle, set in secure and secluded grounds in sought-after location neighbouring Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo resorts, is this sumptuous, very exclusive villa. Just 15 minutes from Faro International Airport, five minutes from Almancil and within easy reach of all the local golf courses, sports facilities, spas, bars and restaurants, this villa offers 6-star luxury with the added benefit of complete privacy. The original villa has been extensively remodelled by the current owner to create a home that is unique, practical, liveable and extremely comfortable. It features state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, air conditioning and under floor heating with the very best of modern furniture, soft furnishings and works of art. This is not a run-of-the-mill property. This is the home of a family with an international lifestyle. It has been created here an oasis where one can unwind and enjoy the best of the Algarve the whole year through Priced from: €4,200,000 Property Ref: CA-0CIRV Presented by Algarve Property Agency

VALE DO LOBO Algarve, Portugal Fantastic four bedroom villa located in Oceano Clube benefiting from amazing views down to the coastline. Upon entering the property, the expansive living and dining areas are separated by a double face fireplace, allowing for definition of the spaces and flow into the fully fitted and equipped kitchen. The rooms are flooded with light from the walls of glass which span the width of the house, and the curved pool which follows the shape of the house itself. Upstairs, the guest suites all afford stunning views whilst the master suite bathed in sunlight, and with a private terrace enjoys the amazing views of the ocean and the nature reserve beyond. Luxury villa with natural light, open spaces and amazing landscaped gardens offering an enviable lifestyle by the beach. Priced from: €5,750,000 Ref: 1CS00353 Presented by Luximos Christies International Real Estate


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MERIBEL’S CHALET APSARA offers the finest of luxury alpine living

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Leading French property developer, MGM French Properties presents Le Chalet Apsara, a prime Alpine residence nestled in Le Villard, Méribel Les Allues. Also known as ‘heart of the three valleys, Meribel forms the centre of the world’s largest ski area renowned for its sporty reputation. The resort provides over 600km of ski-in and ski-out interconnected runs, all located a short distance from this luxurious chalet. This exceptional home is available for €4 million through MGM French Properties.

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Built in the authentic architectural style of the region using local materials such as wood and stone, Apsara’s exterior is the epitome of charming chalet idyll. Inside, the residence boasts 400sqm of expansive living, set over two levels. A sense of the vast space is instantaneous upon entering the chalet, its main floor is thoughtfully-designed to utilise the double aspect with a mezzanine level and maximise light through floor-to-ceiling windows. The open-plan area comprises a modern kitchen with built-in appliances, a spacious dining area and a cosy lounge by the fireplace, the ultimate spot to unwind after a day on the slopes. On the lower level of the chalet are four double bedrooms, including the luxurious master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and private terrace. Gym and spa facilities are also located on this floor, offering sports equipment, a steam room and jacuzzi with picturesque views of the mountains. Additionally, a ski room provides built in storage for ski gear and equipment. Apsara seamlessly blends traditional charm with modern sensibilities, through tasteful design down to the finest details. Exposed raw materials complement chrome and glass finishes, and functional spaces meet stylish interiors, which combine to provide for an exceptionally comfortable stay in the French Alps. Le Chalet Apsara has proximity to a selection of ski lifts and slopes in Méribel Les Allues, the nearest being Olympe 3 Ski Lift, 1.9 miles from the residence. Other ski lifts close by include the Morel Ski Lift, 2.4 miles away and the Fontany and Altiport Ski Lifts, both 2.5 miles from the chalet. As a part of the Les Trois Vallées interlinked ski system, the resort benefits from excellent ski areas and annually hosts major sporting events, including the finals of the World Cup Alpine Ski in 2015 and the British Alpine Ski Championships in 2018. The Three Valleys area comprises 180 lifts, 335 marked runs and over 130km of crosscountry tracks. Expanded about ten years ago to incorporate a fourth valley, the area retained the name Trois Vallées and comprises the resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Les Menuires-Saint Martin, Val Thorens and Orelle. The Méribel village is also within the Vanoise National Park which boasts beautiful forests and mountain trails with impressive panoramas. Additionally, the town centre of Méribel offers a wealth of shops, restaurants and amenities, just a short distance of 600m from Le Chalet Apsara. Travelling to Méribel takes under two hours from Grenoble Alpes–Isère Airport, which operates regular flights to and from UK terminals. 164

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The Three Valleys area comprises 180 lifts, 335 marked runs and over 130km of crosscountry tracks. Expanded about ten years ago to incorporate a fourth valley, the area retained the name Trois Vallées and comprises the resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Les Menuires-Saint Martin, Val Thorens and Orelle. The Méribel village is also within the Vanoise National Park which boasts beautiful forests and mountain trails with impressive panoramas. Additionally, the town centre of Méribel offers a wealth of shops, restaurants and amenities, just a short distance of 600m from Le Chalet Apsara. Travelling to Méribel takes under two hours from Grenoble Alpes–Isère Airport, which operates regular flights to and from UK terminals.

Price €4,000,000 For further information on Chalet Apsara contact MGM French Properties on Tel: 0207 494 0706 or visit: www.mgmfrenchproperties.com


The future of real estate to be highlighted at ground-breaking 30-year edition of MIPIM

Bringing together the most influential players in the real estate industry, MIPIM will return this year in March 2019 for four days of networking, learning and transaction.

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For the 30th edition of MIPIM held on March 12-15, 2019 in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, the central theme “Engaging the Future,” will focus on envisioning the next 30 years of the real estate industry with an emphasis on sustainability. Every year, MIPIM gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for a four-day event of networking, learning and insightful discussion through various conferences and exhibitions. This year’s event is expected to be attended by over 26,000 participants and more than 5,400 investors

Building the Future with Real Estate This special edition of MIPIM will highlight global and societal topics impacting the real estate industry. The central theme will be explored by focusing on future economic growth, community cohesion and sustainability. Revenue streams in the real estate industry are rapidly evolving within the digital era. As a result, companies and investors are changing their approaches to real estate as an investment and product service. At MIPIM 2019, panellists will seek to answer key questions such as “What are the best strategies for long-term benefits?”, “What are the best strategies to ensure optimal quality of life?” and “What practices are the most environmentally responsible and how can we utilize existing resources optimally?” Creating a Sustainable Real Estate Industry Environmental sustainability will be a key theme at MIPIM 2019. High energy prices, climate change and new government regulations are actively changing traditional industry platforms and practices. Panellists will analyse how the real estate industry is being transformed by these factors and discuss strategic ways to adapt and invest moving forward. Additionally, they will discuss how disruptive technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and big data optimize real estate management and profitability in the digital era.

Young Leaders Summit to Focus on Transitioning Economy For the first time, MIPIM will feature a Young Leaders Summit focused on millennials and their impact on the real estate industry today and in the future. In the real estate industry, millennials are today’s endusers and tomorrow’s decision-makers. The Young Leaders Summit will analyze the modern sharing economy and its focus on connections and new methods of investing in addition to greater environmental awareness. “We are excited to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of MIPIM at this year’s conference,” said Ronan Vaspart, Director of MPIM “This year’s theme will look at the next 30 years of real estate and how the industry can contribute to creating a technologically advanced, sustainable and innovative future. We look forward to hosting the world’s leading experts from an array of sectors to explore this important topic. The real estate sector is in the midst of a technological revolution. Catalysts of this transition include shifting demographics, climate change and advanced technology. The value of a building now lies in its purpose, not its physical construction. MIPIM 2019 will inspire attendees to challenge their understanding of the future of the real estate sector through countless insightful discussions and presentations.” For more info visit www.mipim.com

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FASCINATING DREAM HOUSES FROM SAOTA

SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects is one of the world most popular architectural houses with various wonderful projects worldwide. The main features of SAOTA’s work is that it designed to blend effortlessly into its natural surroundings and consists of intelligent architecture design, ultra-modern accessories and advanced technology. Here we take a look at five stunning projects currently under construction

Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates

Situated on the tip of the Palm Jumeirah Island looking towards the marina this 5,605m2 villa is designed to be a delicate blend of classical and contemporary architecture.

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Ibiza Hill Villa Ibiza, Spain Commanding a hilltop site in central Ibiza this 1,400 m2 house enjoy views towards Ibiza Town in the south and the coast to the north west. Bedrooms form an extensive plinth for relaxed and spacious living levels characterized by a sophisticated language of crisp contemporary forms and laid back, locally-inspired materials.

Le Pine St Tropez, France Nestled between the endemic trees of Saint Tropez, this 2,431m2 modern home responds to its unique site with sloped terraces and filtered light to create a realm where New York art gallery meets Mediterranean vernacular.

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Venus 7 Cape Town, South Africa

Situated on the tip of the Palm Jumeirah Island looking towards the marina this 5,605m2 villa is designed to be a delicate blend of classical and contemporary architecture.

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Cap Villa

Lake Leman, Switzerland

Situated in an elevated position this 4,331 m2 property is distinguished by its linear vaulted gallery/entrance which opens up into a fluid concrete living space with sun filled rooms and a stunning landscaped sculpture garden.

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