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INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY LUXURY COLLECTION Vol. 19 No. 4

T H E F I N E S T H O M E S , T R AV E L A N D L I F E S T Y L E

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Luxury Living on Cambridge’s Charles River Prestigious, one of a kind cooperative for the discerning buyer. Convenient to Harvard Square and MIT. Perched on the 20th floor, this elegant residence offers stunning, unparalleled 270 degree views of the Boston skyline. Four bedrooms, four baths, and a double terrace. 24-hour concierge. Garage parking.

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Welcome! What a fabulous year this has been for the UK. A huge wave of interest is washing over London in particular following the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the hugely successful Olympic and Paralympic Games. Although we are very much an international publication, there’s so much going on close to home that simply cannot be ignored. Following on from our pre and post-Olympic features, we now focus on the latest London developments and renovations which are taking full advantage of the city’s newly improved infrastructure. Many of us may now be turning our thoughts to spending time on the ski slopes. With this in mind we explore alpine resorts in France, Switzerland and California offering some outstanding properties for sale and a whole host of four-season activities. Alternatively, for those who feel more at home on water than on snow, we’ve included a feature on marina properties where you can virtually step aboard from your doorstep. Continuing this nautical theme, there’s also a fascinating article on how interiors are specifically designed for superyachts. As the party season is fast approaching, our lifestyle section takes a look at some of the most gorgeous jewellery and watches. And for those who enjoy lavish entertaining at home, do feast your eyes on Aston Martin’s exclusive collection of  sterling silver champagne flutes. Raising a toast has rarely been so stylish.

Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com On the Standard cover: “Water and breezes define Florida. They are the essence of the oceanfront. They also shape Regalia.” said Bernardo Fort-Brescia, project architect and principal of Arquitectonica. Regalia has only 39 single floor oceanfront residences each with more than 7,600 square feet of living space, 5,515 interior square feet and 2,100 exterior square feet. Featuring 10' floor to ceiling glass walls framing the dramatic ocean and 360 degrees of unobstructed views, the living spaces are flooded with light and air from sunrise to sunset. Prices starting in the low 6MM. For more information please call +1 305.405.3270 and email your requests to info@regaliamiami.com See page 8

On the British Airways cover: Casa V, Mexico City, Mexico Natural light is the main element of design of the house. Also, nature plays an important role as it combines interior with exterior. The main materials used in the construction are exposed concrete and wood to guarantee a low maintenance in all areas of the house in addition to the right aging of both materials. Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos, Monte Elbruz 124 int.201-A, México City, Mexico. C.P.11560, T. +52 55 52026030 W: www.serranomonjaraz.com

On the Emirates cover: St Tropez is the epitome of premium waterfront living. Ideally positioned between Sydney’s CBD, Parramatta’s CBD and Macquarie Park. It combines the exceptional design of Sekisui House and Krikis Tayler Architects, and the contemporary and luxurious interior finishes of RLDesign, St Tropez offers a sublime waterfront lifestyle surrounded by sophisticated amenities. Sekisui House Australia Pty Ltd Tel: +61 2 9739 9501 Web: www.sttropezapartments.com.au See page 99

CONTACT US AT: 3, St John’s Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 OJD, England Telephone: +44 (0)1245 358877 Fax: +44 (0)1245 357767 Web: www.ipropertymedia.com Email: info@ipropertymedia.com PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield stuart@ipropertymedia.com DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright paul@ipropertymedia.com ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Helen McCaughran helenm@ipropertymedia.com EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield helen@ipropertymedia.com Editor: Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn andrew@ipropertymedia.com Joe Allen ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Adam Bennett, April Snider, Lynn West, Samantha West, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay PA to Publisher: Susan Earwicker Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; accounts@ipropertymedia.com PUBLISHED by International Property Media REPRODUCTION: International Property, Chelmsford, Essex. Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2012 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY LUXURY COLLECTION: ISSN 2048-2302 While great care has been taken in the receipt and handling of material, production and accuracy of content in this magazine, the publishers will not accept any responsibility for any errors, loss or omissions which may occur. The publishers would like to thank all those companies and individuals who took part in the magazine and wish them every success. READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.

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In this issue Desire This issue’s indulgences include an all-electric superbike and silver champagne flutes from Aston Martin Finishing touches Delightful décor to enhance your living spaces The finer things in life Perfect accessories for the approaching party season Ship shape Launch yourself into the latest trends in superyacht interior design Driveway Our regular round-up of happenings in the glamorous world of motoring Fast and fluorescent Driving to the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone in a Lamborghini Superleggera gained a glowing report Running with the horses Stuart Shield joins the inaugural cavalcade through Italy in celebration of Ferrari Top 10 Cars Several of our featured supercars made their debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Destination resorts A duo of fabulous suggestions for relaxing in style in Koh Samui and the Himalayas New horizons We spotlight a dazzling dozen of London’s latest developments and renovations Sunny side up Why Florida is flourishing with new interest from overseas’ buyers Moroccan musings Hailed as the new Dubai, Marrakech is attracting a five-star audience Going for Gulf Ginetta Vedrickas discovers the delights of living in the Arabian Gulf Marina life Step aboard as we explore a selection of worldwide properties complete with yachting facilities Indian inspiration Rachel Newcombe investigates the high-end properties that are transforming parts of India Snowbound We check out the ski factor in France, Switzerland and California

World’s Best Europe 2012-2013

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Paradise Found Petite Anse Bay, on the south west coast of Mahe, is the location for one of the world’s finest and most exclusive beaches. The three - to six - bedroom freehold Four Seasons Private Residences nestle amid secluded plots averaging one hectare. Each villa is uniquely designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Cheong Yew Kuan to harmonise with the dramatic granite landscape and panoramic ocean views. Owners can take advantage of the Concierge Service and the extensive facilities at the renowned Four Seasons Resort Seychelles set in the middle of the 70 hectare estate.

Prices from US$7,250,000 LONDON: +44 20 8166 8122 sales@petiteansedevelopments.com www.petiteansedevelopments.com

Four Seasons Private Residences Seychelles are not owned, developed or sold by Four Seasons Hotels Limited or its affiliates (Four Seasons). The developer, Petite Anse Developments Ltd., uses the Four Seasons trademarks and tradenames under a license from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. The marks “FOUR SEASONS”, “FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS,” any combination thereof and the Tree Design are registered trademarks of Four Seasons Hotels Limited in Canada and U.S.A. and of Four Seasons Hotels (Barbados) Ltd. elsewhere.


No house will ever meet all expectations.

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The Vario cooling 400 series. The Vario cooling 400 series is as variable and as flexible as its name suggests. It can be combined in all sorts of different ways and can therefore cater for even the most exacting of expectations. Its interior is dominated by high-quality stainless steel, resulting in quality and hygiene standards on a par with professional kitchens. And then there is dynamic cold air distribution with Multi-Air-Flow and an ice maker with a fi xed water connection. In short, this cooling system offers space for everything – except for compromises. The difference is Gaggenau. For more information and a list of partners, please dial 0844 8929026 or visit: www.gaggenau.co.uk. Alternatively, please visit our showroom at: 40 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2RX.

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360 DEGREE VIEWS - THE LAST OCEAN PARCEL IN SUNNY ISLES BEACH, MIAMI FLORIDA USA Regalia is set in more than one acre of oceanfront property in a broad enclave adjoining the villas of upscale Golden Beach. At Regalia, the best of beachfront living merges with all things exciting about city life - from nearby shopping the luxury Shops of Bal Harbour and Aventura Mall, to South Florida’s scintillating arts and cultural scene, fine restaurants and exciting nightlife. The global gateway of Fort Lauderdale and Miami International Airports are easily accessible.

SINGLE FLOOR OCEAN FRONT RESIDENCES

LIMITED EDITION LIVING - STARTING AT 6 MM Spacious residences with more than 7,600 square feet of livable space, 5,515 interior square feet, 2,100 exterior square feet, feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls framing the dramatic ocean and 360 degrees of unobstructed views. Living spaces are flooded with light and air from sunrise to sunset.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT REGALIA PLEASE CALL +1.305.405.3270 EMAIIL YOUR REQUEST TO INFO@REGALIAMIAMI.COM WWW.REGALIAMIAMI.COM


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Note: Plans, materials and specifications are subject to architectural and other revisions at the sole discretion of the developer, builder or architect, or as may be requested by law. Floor plans shown are not to any particular scale. All dimensions are measured to the exterior boundaries of the exterior walls, corridor walls and to the centerline of interior demising walls and may vary from the description and definition of the “unit� set forth in the declaration. All dimensions are approximate, and all floor plans and development plans are subject to change. Equal housing opportunity. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required by section 718.503 Florida Statutes, to be furnished by the developer to a buyer or lessee. Not an offer or solicitation where prohibited by state statutes. All others are subject to the terms and conditions of any sales or reservation agreement with the developer. Availability and prices of residences are subject to change without notice. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. Plan draw not to scale.z EQUAL HOUSING

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BAHA MAR, Nassau, The Bahamas Scheduled to open in 2014, Baha Mar is the largest single-phase resort project currently in development in North America and will boast four major hotel brands including Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Mondrian, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, as well as the new, dazzling centerpiece of Baha Mar, The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel. A total of 307 luxury private freehold residences are available for sale and located within each of the hotels, offering a lifestyle choice to suit all buyers. Prices start from $1.1 million USD +44(0)20 3036 6201 bahamar@harrodsestates.com

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All eyes are on Britain this year, thanks to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and then the success of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. British brands are currently riding the crest of an unparalleled wave of popularity. So what better time for one of Britain’s coolest car manufacturers and London’s finest silversmiths to come together to launch ‘Silver by Aston Martin’? Officially voted UK’s coolest brand for the fifth time in six years in 2011 by the Cool Brands Council, Aston Martin actively sought out Grant Macdonald to design this superb collection. The result is a stunning, contemporary collection inspired by the power, beauty and soul of the famous car manufacturer. Grant Macdonald has managed to retain the integrity of the Aston Martin brand whilst pushing the boundaries of contemporary design. Each item within the ‘Silver by Aston Martin’ Collection is inspired by the elegance, craftsmanship and engineering excellence that has been built into every Aston Martin since 1913. A simple yet enduring design ethos that influences every piece in the range. In a perfect blend of elegant design and innovative manufacturing techniques, Grant Macdonald has created a stunning set of 12 sterling silver flutes. Each one is lined with 24-carat gold, while the stem is patterned with an intricate crosshatching detail to echo carbon fibre, inspired by the One-77 chassis. Displayed in a hand finished ebonised wood and suede case, this fabulous set celebrates the exceptional style of the One-77. £35,000 – www.grantmacdonald.com/astonmartin

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Italian for thunderbolt, the aptly named Saietta is a highly desirable all-electric superbike. Hailed as ‘representing the first meaningful redesign in motorcycling in a generation’, the bike’s unparalleled handling and revolutionary styling have set the benchmark for both performance and design across the industry. A fistful of world firsts, along with a stack of glowing reviews and awards have firmly established Saietta as the ultimate mean machine for 21st century biking. Available in two different models, the Saietta S has a 50-mile range while the Saietta R doubles the range up to 100 miles. The world’s first production composite monocoque chassis (as in a Formula One racing car) in a motorcycle gives the Saietta truly impressive performance power. Innovatively, the Agility battery envelope actually forms the structure of the motorcycle – minimising weight and increasing strength. When combined, these important design elements give the rider the most direct and tactile control possible. Saeitta S £9,975 – Saietta R £13,975 www.saietta.com

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Montenegran majesty If you’ve always dreamed of investing in your own hotel, then the four-star Hotel Lipka in the fabulous ski resort of Kolasin, Montenegro could prove the ideal proposition. As the newest boutique hotel in the region, it represents the highest and most contemporary standards of mountain hotel design and service. This hotel (which won the Wild Beauty Award ) is ideally located just a short journey from the beautiful Biogradska Gora National Park and a mere one-hour drive from Podgorica Airport. It was built in  to combine modern style with traditional comfort and features numerous wellness facilities such as a spa complete with hammam, Jacuzzi, massage salon and sauna and a separate fully equipped gym. The hotel’s five-storey building has been attractively designed to feature natural materials such as stone and wood. The hotel has  cottagestyle rooms, some with their own balconies, located over three floors including  suites and  connecting rooms. Ranging from single, twin and standard to superior and executive rooms and suites, all rooms are equipped with internet access, a safe, telephone, TV and mini-bar. They also have the most amazing views over the surrounding mountains and forest. Overall, the accommodation successfully blends the old 14

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Mountain paradise

Adults and children alike love to explore the surrounding countryside which is full of forests, lakes and mountains. Just nine kilometres from the hotel is the completely renovated ski centre Kolasin . Due to its superb location and unspoilt nature, Kolasin is an ideal resort with crystal clean air and unique possibilities for active holidays all year round. All its slopes are on the North side enabling the snow to stay until beginning of the summer. The ski slopes start at , meters above sea level and end at , meters, with the total length of  km. The slopes are suited to both novice and more experienced skiers; some areas have  inclination while two of the slopes are also FIS homologated (suitable for Olympic games, championships and other international competitions). Divided into many categories such as competition, Super G, slalom, giant slalom, children’s, sleigh, Nordic and snowboard, the slopes provide endless leisure opportunities. Ski lifts are even illuminated with spotlights so that skiing can continue during the night.

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The ski centre also offers a host of facilities including a ski school, snowboarding school, four ski lifts, two restaurants, parking for  car and the only six-seated Doppelmayr cable car in the Balkans. At , metres long, it has the capacity for , skiers per hour.

Height of relaxation

After a long day enjoying the four-season mountain pursuits, guests staying at Hotel Lipka will be able to relax and take full advantage of its pampering facilities. Located on the top floor is the aptly named Panorama restaurant. With its almost  degree view, glass walls, balconies and lounge areas, it gives a bird’s-eye perspective of the spectacular mountain and river valley below. A large, central fireplace adds that additional special touch to the exceedingly warm and welcoming atmosphere. Yet that’s not all, additional guest amenities include a conference hall, two bars, a pizzeria, souvenir shop, storage for ski equipment, ample parking and a children’s playground. A cosy home away from home, each and every guest will have the feeling that Hotel Lipka is their own special place in the mountains. £5.55m / €7m / $8.8m Contact: skiresort4sale@gmail.com

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A passion for perfection A popular jewellery brand from Denmark, Pandora opened its first standalone flagship store in Kobe, Japan on December nd, . Garde was responsible for the interior design of all four floors as well as the facade. “Since it was Pandora’s first standalone store in Japan, it was the first time that the brand

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needed to think about a façade,” explains lead designer Toru Yokomatsu. “The approval process required coordination between both Pandora headquarters in Denmark and its Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong. Despite the fact that we faced a number of obstacles along the way, the project was completed

successfully and the client was very pleased with the results.”

First for femininity

Japanese department store Hankyu continued its expansion in Taiwan by opening a second store in Taipei, Uni-President Hankyu Department, in October last year. Located near landmark skyscraper Taipei  in the city’s new booming commercial and shopping district, the brandnew store boasts ,m of shopping area spread across nine floors. The client requested the new department to be the most feminine department store in Taiwan. The concepts of ‘brilliant elegance’ and ‘excitement’ were expressed throughout the department store’s award winning design in order for customers to enjoy a glorious shopping experience. Throughout the day and night, a beautiful chandelier shines upon visitors who enter the store and enhances their shopping experience. The chandelier is a symbol of Uni-President Hankyu Department. “Each floor has a different concept in order for customers to enjoy a unique shopping experience,” says lead designer Akira Kajiwara “This also ensures customers will keep coming back. A harmonious environment is created by ensuring the floor concept and merchandising blend together well in order to entice customers to shop.”

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About Garde Garde is an international consulting and design company, focused on the creation of unique and timeless spaces, based in Tokyo, with offices in Osaka, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Milan, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. They offer services in the following sectors: office, retail, residential, hospitality, food & beverage, entertainment, public spaces, healthcare and mixed-use facilities and beyond. Through their global network, multicultural perspective, team of talented designers, and cutting-edge knowledge of the latest trends, we are able to translate our clients’ vision into inspiring results. They are committed to supporting clients’ design needs via our three pillars of expertise – CONSULTING, DESIGN, and COORDINATION.

Contact Telephone: +813 3407 0007 Email: ikeda.yasuko@garde-intl.com Web: www.garde-intl.com

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Finishing touches

These furnishing flourishes will add that certain something to enhance your interior décor

Illuminate for impact Offering a fully bespoke service, Heathfield & Co provides customers with the freedom to impose a personal touch on individual pieces with their own style input. If you’re looking for statement lighting, the latest Czarina ceiling light creates a striking uplift in any interior scheme with its extravagant glass crystal pendant detailing. Available in an endless selection of fabrics, choices range from silks, linens and satins with various PVC and silk lining finishes. Czarina features an adjustable chain

Perfected in porcelain Herend

drop and is available in a four and six arm formation as

is the largest hand painted tableware

well as an oversized eight arm (shown here) for a touch

manufacturer in Europe and takes its name

of decadence.

from where it is made – a Hungarian town 40km north

From £3,065 – www.heathfield.co.uk

of Lake Balaton. The company was founded by Vince Stingl in 1826 and in the early years the ceramics workshop produced earthenware and focused on research work for the development of porcelain. In 1839 ownership of the business passed to Mór Fischer and the real porcelain making began. Today, every piece of Herend porcelain continues to be made and painted by hand. There are currently over 15,000 different forms and over 4,000 different designs to choose from plus a bespoke design service enabling clients to commission their own designs. Shell figurine £969 – www.herend.com

Fine dining Renowned for quality and opulence, Alexander Jackson of London design and manufacture fine bone china, cutlery and silverware. Specialists Stately slumber Yorkshire Dales based

in providing a personal, bespoke service, the team

cabinetmaking firm Royal Oak Furniture produces

incorporates client ideas and colours, initials or family

bespoke cabinetry for embassies and palaces as well as

crests in to their product ranges to create exclusivity

private residences throughout the world. The company

and a sense of ultimate luxury. Using only the purest

has carved its own niche, servicing the demand created

materials available and combining an eye for detail with

by the new-found personal wealth in Russia and similar

a flair for intricate design, Alexander Jackson delivers a

countries, supplying not only tables and chairs but

first class, premium service to clients worldwide.

ornate panelled rooms and four poster beds to the elite. Made in first quality grade English Oak, this

In this example of a 12 person, 124-piece service, the company reverts back to Classic English Heritage using

impressive 7ft × 7ft Jacobean bed features hand carving

the ‘Queens’ pattern. Hand crafted in Sheffield using

in the design of a Tudor Rose. Alternative traditional

traditional methods and the finest sterling silver, the

carving styles include ‘Linen Fold’ and ‘Daisy’ designs.

detailing is brought to life with a gold, gilt trim to create

The finish is hand-planed distressed while the fabric of

a truly exceptional range of cutlery. The service can also

the drapes is determined by the customer but best suits

be personalised with a name or initial on the knife blade

rich, dark colours.

to make the collection unique to the owner.

£11,995 – www.royaloakfurniture.co.uk

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Shaded seating Fully waterproof, weatherproof and rechargeable, these chairs, stools and tables light up to create a stylish talking point for al fresco, summer house or conservatory entertaining. They can be used as separate seating (as shown here) or grouped into modular sofa sets for flexibility. A remote control allows easy colour changes – for example, you can set to one of three different white intensities depending on your mood. Alternatively, you can set a fixed colour or leave it to change shades through the colour spectrum automatically. Charging time is five to six hours giving 8-20 hours of light per charge, while the control will operate up to 100 individual lights within a 20-metre radius. Centre chair £999; Corner chair £1,099; Wave stool £349; Drum table £798 www.ingarden.co.uk

Stylish safe-keeping In 1929, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – one of the most famous and influential architects of modern times – created a milestone in the history of design: the Barcelona Chair. Now, with the Liberty Barcelona, Döttling has created a safe that is unmistakably inspired by this masterpiece and, just like the original, combines consummate form and masterly function. Reflecting the ‘birth year’ of the Barcelona Chair, the Liberty Barcelona is being produced in a limited edition of only 29 safes. A state-of-the-art electronic lock protects the interior, where the safe houses 12 precision watch winders and three drawers, one of which is equipped with 10 watch cushions. Varying interior fittings or colours are possible on request. From €68,000 – www.doettling.com

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The finer things in life It’s often the little things that make all the difference – be it a stylish watch, bejewelled earrings or a designer bag Flora and fauna Taking its name from a reworking of ‘bijou’ the French word for jewellery, Joubi presents one-of-a-kind pieces which feature handpicked diamonds and precious gemstones set in white, yellow, rose and blackened gold. Aptly named ‘Flora and Fauna’, Joubi’s first season collection draws from the vibrant colour, form and geometric patterns of the exotic plants and animals that creative director Joanna Bourne saw on her travels in Africa and Asia. The signature piece of the collection is the Flora and Fauna ring: a faceted pink kunzite or green tourmaline surrounded by pavé diamonds, rubies and citrine set in blackened gold to form a posy of flowers. With each stone individually sourced from Burma, Colombia or Thailand, no Flora and Fauna ring is the same. £8,950 – www.joubi.co.uk

Italian inspiration Since 2006, the Italian creative time lab Meccaniche Veloci has successfully combined motor engineering with the highest quality watch craftsmanship. The famed Quattro Valvole collection, renowned throughout the world for the design reminiscent of a motor piston, is a timepiece that expresses the essence and values of the brand. Three years after its first launch, the Due Valvole watch is back with a new look. The watch houses two sole movements, rather than the four as seen in the Quattro Valvole collection. Each with a different diameter, the two subdials that house the movements, are a reminder of the two intake and exhaust valves of engines with two valves per cylinder, as the name of the collection suggests. The ‘Luxury’ edition shown here has a natural titanium case with a 15-carat white gold dial encrusted with diamonds and a rubber coated alligator strap. £13,817 – www.meccanicheveloci.com

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Crocodile rocks Billionaire Italian Couture is a luxurious, ready to wear brand established by Flavio Briatore. Staying loyal to standards that have distinguished the ‘made in Italy’ trademark, every piece in Billionaire Italian Couture’s collection is entirely hand-crafted by Italian artisans. Each one is an expert in his individual field; from the supplest exotic leathers, to the finest Italian silks and cottons, Billionaire Italian Couture makes luxury its premise. The autumn/winter season sees the launch of Billionaire Couture’s crocodile accessories range which features the ultimate travel bag (sized to work as a carry on) and a matching umbrella in the same exotic crocodile leather. Travel bag £12,500; Umbrella £28,000 www.billionairecouture.com

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Symbol of Eternal Love This stunning Algerian Loveknot from jewellery designer Sophie Harley has captured the hearts of a worldwide audience following the release of James Bond movies Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Worn by the alluring Eva Green in her role as Vesper Lynd, this beautiful piece creates a contemporary look with an ancient twist. Elaborate gold and silver rings and multi-layered chains are exquisitely finished with Sophie Harley’s signature winged heart clasp. £19,980 for 18ct gold and diamond version www.sophieharley.com

Business in the bag Described as James Dean meets James Bond meets Robert Pattinson, the newly launched designer label Twenty8 produces high quality leather accessories, from messenger bags to iPad covers. The Brompton Business Bag is strong, elegant and classic. Stylish in a very masculine manner, this bag transports everything from important business documents and reports to those ubiquitous electronic gadgets no modern man can be without. Available in dark brown or cognac. £195 – www.twenty8leather.com

Performance for professionals Breitling’s star model, the Chronomat 41, is now available as a 2,000-piece limited series that will appeal more strongly than ever to enthusiasts of original

Celebratory collections For 50 years, the esteemed British jeweller David Morris

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Caliber 01, the world’s finest chronograph movement, entirely developed and produced in the brand workshops. Price to be announced – www.breitling.com Fairytale frog The young Singaporean, fourth generation artisan Ethan K, who graduated from the London School of Fashion in 2011, has gone on to create the most desirable handbags in ultra-exotic skins. They have been selling out in Harrods since Ethan’s concession was launched there late last year and he also has a long list of bespoke customers. Shown here is the large minaudière in palm green niloticus glazed crocodile. It features an ornate gold and silver frog clasp with eyes made from the semi precious gemstone rainforest topaz. £2,180 – www.ethan-k.com

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Kestrel’s interior is as much ‘New England’ beach house as it is marine in feel

Ship shape When designing the interior of a superyacht, function and available space are major priorities. We step aboard to look at the latest trends in both sail and powerboat sea comforts The internationally acclaimed yacht designer Ron Holland maintains that everything about a successful boat is always a compromise. He is constantly juggling to give the new owner a carefully constructed balance between size, volume, performance, comfort, quality and price. Thus it is with interiors which form a canvas on which the very wealthy can enjoy expressing themselves. New trends are creeping in outside and inside. On the Ron Holland designed Kestrel , for example, there is a world first, a ‘convertible’ seating area on the large aft deck. It has three configurations which can be created for different activities. There are two linear (fore and aft aligned) seating units with an integral table each. These pods slide on rails set in the deck across the yacht. For sailing these units are lined up with the superstructure to create a traditional feel of a sailing cockpit with a passage between them for easy access for guests and crew alike. The tables and attached seats can then be pushed together to create an intimate dining area at night for eight to  guests under the stars. However, the pièce de résistance is the dance floor. Both tables are removed and the seating units slide all the way out to the edge of the deck to create a large entertainment space.

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size, but she still heels over some - degrees when sailing towards the wind and will pitch and roll in choppy waters. Functionality needs to remain significantly unimpaired when this

kind of heel or movement is encountered. The chef needs to be able to cook in all sea states so the hotplates and oven need to be safe to work within these conditions. Therefore they tend to be ‘gimballed’ so that they remain horizontal at all times.

Generally in superyachts, the challenge is to provide ‘rooms’ which are relatively domestic or rectangular in shape despite the fact that the interior is housed in a hull which is anything but rectangular. Space is ever at a premium, so considerable ingenuity is required to optimise each area. On the basis that there can never be enough room for all the equipment required, every tiny space must be utilised. A wardrobe which looks substantial on the drawings will suddenly be filled with air conditioning ducts, fire extinguishers and electrical and hydraulic service runs. As a result whatever is left needs to be used creatively, whether it is pop up wine storage below the floor or something as simple as drawers under the beds. Yachts have a hard life, especially on charter. Fabrics need to be a blend of aesthetically attractive, highly durable, fire resistant and ideally waterproof so they can be easily cleaned. In the case of the first Kestrel , Jenny Cooke, wife of the Kestrel Superyachts’ syndicate founder Peter Cooke, wanted to present a yacht which was flooded with natural light. The resulting light and attractive durable fabrics selected are not too ‘yachty’ in feel and appeal to both traditionalists and modernists. Motor yachts often tend to be more formal than sailing yachts and with a greater and more distinctive division between guests and crew. Sailing yachts by contrast are more participative and so tend to focus more on comfort and practicality than on formality and grandeur.

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Without compromising sailing performance, Kestrel was developed to appeal as much to the non-sailor or ‘motorboater’ by adding significant volume, comfort and stability and with an interior that is as much ‘New England’ beach house as it is marine in feel.

Powerboat perfection

Originally importers and distributors of boats from Scandinavia and the USA, Poole Power Boats (now known as Sunseeker) started moulding and fitting out its own boats in the early s. While exhibiting its first  and  footers at a show, a boat dealer in the south of France commented, “If you can make them all in white and put a full width sunbed across the stern, I’ll buy them”. Never afraid to try something totally different and always ready to explore new markets, the company did so and the design sold extremely well. Over the decades that Sunseeker has been designing and building its distinctive craft, the company has taken pride in being at the forefront of contemporary design. Both inside and out, Sunseeker yachts feature a signature look and inimitable quality that is revered the world over. However, the company recognises that a yacht’s interior is an increasingly individual space and so offers a bespoke interior solution on boats over  metres if required. As well as utilising its own in-house team, Sunseeker works in collaboration with worldrenowned designers, such as Ken Freivokh, who have created bespoke internal designs for many of Sunseeker’s larger craft. Schemes can then be created to reflect the owner’s personal preferences and passions. Sunseeker is also able to work alongside a client’s own stylists and designers. The construction materials and mix of trades that are required to build a modern multistorey luxury apartment are similar to that seen in a Sunseeker shipyard. The exception being that the luxury apartment that is a Sunseeker may be capable of achieving  knots in open water. The top of the range brand names on the constant flow of delivery vehicles is also similar, from kitchen appliances to audiovisual systems, carpets, glass and chinaware. Only the best furnishings, appliances, audio-visual equipment and other creature comforts are fitted, as well as the finest quality essential equipment. Sunseeker can create inspired interior schemes ranging from that of a spacious ultracontemporary New York loft to an inviting, yet traditional wardroom of a gentlemen’s club. The highly-skilled and experienced Sunseeker team is on hand throughout the entire process to advise on all aspects of the interior styling, through to structural limitations to the latest furnishings. In view of this attention to detail throughout each and every design, it’s little wonder that Sunseeker craft have featured in the last four James Bond films. ■

Sunseeker interiors range from contemporary New York loft to traditional gentlemen’s club

Further information • Kestrel is for sale at €7.5m Contact petercooke@kestrelsuperyachts.com Charter rates start at €49,000 per week Contact jacqui@selectcharterservices.com • For Sunseeker, contact info@sunseeker.com or visit www.sunseeker.com

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Classic celebration The world’s biggest motor racing festival, the Silverstone Classic powered by the AA, delivered  exhilarating races on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit as well as a feast of off-track entertainment for a record numbers of visitors. More than , race entries from GT, saloon, single-seater and sportscars covering the full spectrum of motor sport from the s right through to the s produced some of the most exciting on-track action seen all year in the UK.

A world record  Ferrari Fs took to the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on the Sunday to mark the Italian supercar’s th birthday. The phalanx of scarlet red Fs led a glittering parade of marques, models and car clubs celebrating special milestones. In total more than  rare and exotic cars joined the parade, notably iconic British sportscars such as TVRs, Lotus Elans, Triumph Spitfires, Austin Healeys and MGBs –  is the MGB’s golden anniversary year – plus Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz car club members. On

Saturday it had been the turn of hundreds of BMW’s Z, Z, Z and Z sportscars to lap the famous GP track as part of the UK’s first ‘Z-fest’. Event director Nick Wigley commented, “Summer returned in style just in time for another truly memorable Silverstone Classic. There were so many highlights with fantastic racing, amazing parades, the birth of AA World and some fabulous live music and, not surprisingly, taking all that into account a new record crowd.” www.SilverstoneClassic.com International Property Luxury Collection

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Up to Speed A record , spectators at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show were treated to many exceptional sights and moments. The very first Festival of Speed attendance of two of the greatest names in Formula  racing – reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel and previous champion Alain Prost – was worth the trip to Goodwood alone for many motor sport enthusiasts. Adding in over  other motor racing heroes; from Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, to Emerson Fittipaldi and Kenny Roberts, made the event all the more memorable. Goodwood’s homage to Lotus, in the form of a -metre high sculpture outside Goodwood

House, also saw over  significant racing examples of the marque taking to the famous hillclimb. The festival also paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a special Diamond Jubilee display honouring her -year reign. For the first time ever, the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance had just one subject, with royal vehicles ranging from stately saloons to an airplane. A hectic festival culminated in the Timed Shootout on Sunday afternoon. Former British Touring Car Championship ace Anthony Reid brought the house down after recording the fastest time of the day. In a change from previous festivals, this year’s running saw more than  cars vie to take part in the top

 ‘shoot-out’ finale. David Tetley’s fearsome ‘Stars ’n’ Stripes’ Opel Manta V kicked things off, recording a time of .sec until Rod Millen’s Pikes Peak Toyota had an ‘off ’ following a grassy moment exiting Molecomb. Following the restart, a psyched-up Reid blasted his Chevron GT racer up the hillclimb course in a staggering .sec, reaching mph. However, fastest man in terms of outright speed was Group C Jaguar XJR/ driver Justin Law who recorded a belief-beggaring mph across the line. It was a suitably dramatic conclusion to an incredibly thrilling event. www.goodwood.com/motorsport

Inspiring Maxx confidence The history of Dunlop is inextricably linked with the leading tyre manufacturer’s commitment to motorsport in all its forms. Over the course of more than 120 years, Dunlop has achieved exceptional results on the race track, including 34 victories in the famous Le Mans 24-Hour car endurance race. In motorsport, Dunlop is constantly innovating and developing new technologies as it strives for victory. It is this same mindset that allows the company to bring new innovations to the road tyre market. Dunlop road tyres are renowned for their performance, responsiveness, quality and steering feel. Many of these technologies, including 28

compound and construction design, are inspired by the learnings from the racing programme. Dunlop’s Sport Maxx range combines the very best of over 120 years of experience on the track and on the road. The highly successful range has been developed to fit the needs of some of the road’s leading performance brands including Maserati, Jaguar, BMW, Porsche and Mercedes AMG, to name but a few. From the ultra-high performance Sport Maxx RT to the road legal Sport Maxx Race track tyre, the range meets all the needs of the driving enthusiast on the road as well as the world’s most challenging tracks. www.dunloptyres.co.uk

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Webber wins at Silverstone This year’s F1 championship winner is hard to predict as so many different drivers have finished on the podium so far during 2012. The meeting at Silverstone this year appeared to only guarantee one certainty – the rain - and the qualifying sessions were a mixture of damp, dry and waterlogged conditions. They say the British fans are the best in the world for lending support and in spite of the cold, wet weather, cheerful fans braved the mud and came regardless wearing wellies and raincoats. Record crowds of just under 300,000 attended over the

period covering practice as well as the race with 127,000 turning up on Sunday to see Mark Webber win the race. The combined prayers for sun from all those fans were answered and the track dried up just in time for the start. Celebrities were also out in force with many being given privileged access to the starting grid before the race began. Alonso was in pole position but it was Webber who cruised to victory. Drama also occurred in the pit lane as Kobayashi misjudged his approach to his pit crew and crashed into them sending them sprawling to the ground, an incident

that later cost him a £25,000 fine from the FIA. Race over and the British crowd surged across the track to the barriers guarding the pit lane while TV star Carol Vorderman posed for fans who shouted for her to glance their way so they could photograph her. The real stars of the day then appeared and Webber, Button, Vettel and Hamilton went over to the barriers to sign hats and clothing for fans who passed items through whatever gaps they could find in the fence. While many agree you see more of the action on TV, watching the screen is no substitute for being there. Report by Stuart Shield; Photography by Darren Price

The world’s fastest one-make series The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is the world’s fastest one-make, four-wheel drive motorsports series. Launched in  to provide a thrilling spectacle for both drivers and spectators, the series is piloted by both professional and amateur racing drivers who pay upwards of , for their car and a further , for the season’s racing. As all drivers are racing against each other in the same make of car, this makes the competition more dramatic as the most skilled drivers are bound to lead the field but closely followed by the rest of the pack. On the first weekend in June the series came to Silverstone. This gave a chance for the newly formed ‘Lamborghini Racing Team UK’ and their  year-old Welsh driver Jake Rattenbury to take on the  other teams from  different countries, some with a number of seasons under their belts. Jake crashed during one of the races and tore one of the front wheels off his car but his crew was able to repair the car and they finished th overall. The public access to the paddock and teams at Silverstone allowed fans to get close to the cars and their drivers

and observe how the crews ready the cars for the track - something that’s not always possible at many racing events. Maurizio Reggiani, research and development director at Lamborghini, was at Silverstone and explained that the cars competing in Super Trofeo closely resembled the street legal cars mechanically. However, the track cars are engineered to be lighter and lower to improve aerodynamics. Braking systems come with steel rather than carbon ceramic disks and panels are attached to the bodies with pins to give the crews faster access. He told me that there is a road going version of the track car called the Super Trofeo Stradale. This has carbon fibre body parts that improve the aerodynamics to produce three times the down force of the standard Gallardo coupe. The Stradale is much lighter than the standard car and

achieves - mph in just . seconds with a top speed of  mph. The programme of six race weekends is taking place during  at a selection of the world’s most exciting circuits, including Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, Nürburgring, Paul Ricard HTTT and Navarra. To follow the action, Google ‘Lamborghini Super Trofeo’ to get the latest news and information for upcoming events. Report by Stuart Shield

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Fast & Fluorescent Stuart Shield travels to the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone in style behind the wheel of a glowing Lamborghini Superleggera

Lamborghini’s most successful model has been the Gallardo with something like just over , made since . Spread across the world, they are still a very rare sight on public roads. Earlier this year I watched dozens of race prepared Gallardos competing at Silverstone for the Blancpain sponsored Supertrofeo series (see report on page ). The closest road going version to these track cars is the LP - Superleggera and, while they have creature comforts not found in the circuit cars such as carpets, hi-fi, airbags and air conditioning, this street legal car is much lighter than the standard model with lots of weight saving carbon fibre. This super strength material is everywhere, inside, outside, even the rear and base of the car sports the stuff. It is not the only material used to lighten the weight, the wheel nuts are titanium and the see through rear panel covering 30

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the engine is plastic rather than glass. The makers were certainly serious about ensuring that this version was as light as possible without being uncomfortable.

the driver’s position. After all, the last thing you want to do is relax too much at the wheel of this creation. I had press accreditation for the British F Grand Prix at Silverstone and, as this coincided with the delivery of the fluorescent green metallic car, I could not think of a better way to travel back to Silverstone to watch the fun.

Savouring the sound

The seats were also made of carbon fibre with little padding and could not be adjusted up or down nor could the backrest be reclined. At first I thought this a disadvantage but after a short time in the seat I realised the designers might have spent hours or even days perfecting

This is a car that shouts for attention, it is rare, quick, noisy and very attractive. The colour is so vivid, it can be seen from much further away and cars in front appeared to be eager to move aside to let me through. Quite often the windows of these yielding cars also appeared to open just to allow the driver to savour the sound as I overtook. The V engine has been reworked to boost the power to  horsepower and in the right hands can reach  kph or  mph from zero

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in under three and a half seconds. It was very tempting to keep on accelerating but this was the UK not Germany with its unrestricted autobahn speed limits. As  mph is reached in no time at all, I decided to avoid the M and opted to use A and B roads with more bends to play with. The car has four-wheel drive so the road holding is excellent and there are plenty of driver aids to keep the car on the road when using more of its immense power.

Getting on track

Many owners of performance cars are now participating in track days where you can experience the thrills of driving to the limit of the car and driver ability in relative safety. Track days are not races and rules forbid overtaking on bends or on the right hand side and cars are let out on to the circuit at timed intervals to avoid bunching. Anyone who buys this car should indulge themselves and experience at least one of these events. For me, I had to be content with driving to Silverstone to watch the world’s best drivers compete in motor racing’s biggest spectacle. On arrival at the circuit, the F faithful were already filing along the pavements leading to the entrance. No matter what team they were supporting, the green Lamborghini drew waves and cheers from those that spun around to see if Button or Hamilton were taking their cars for a spin before the race. The media pass on the windscreen ensured I was going to get the car into the centre of the circuit and a secure parking slot.

Formula  has such a draw on fans that you could be forgiven for thinking this was the actual race day as so many had turned up to see the practice sessions but this was Friday and not Sunday. The weather wasn’t brilliant either but the Lamborghini appeared to glow against the leaden skies. After two hours in the press centre I was keen to try and photograph the car but was conscious of the ‘jobsworths’ that may prevent me from driving around various points beside the circuit to snatch a few photos. And that may have been the case had I been driving a lesser car. My day glow car was

waved through by the men in day glow jackets, some even wanted to pose by the Superleggera – maybe they thought I was their boss coming to check on them. If I could have pulled a few more strings I may have even suggested they let me be the pace car too. ■ For further information about the Superleggera visit the official website at www.lamboghini.com To find out more about the racing calendar at Silverstone, visit www.silverstone.co.uk International Property Luxury Collection

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Running with the horses Stuart Shield takes part in an inaugural cavalcade through Italy in celebration of this magnificent marque Ferrari’s President Luca di Montezemolo has been in charge of the company for over  years, having previously been protégé to founder Enzo Ferrari. During this time he has overseen the launch of many new cars and seen his Formula  team notch up  world titles. However, in  he decided to organise the very first Ferrari owners rally affording  owners the opportunity to go for a ‘ride’ through the Italian countryside and cities with roots to the founder, his car empire and its history. The rally also gave enthusiasts the opportunity to drive their Ferrari on the streets that hosted epic road races such as the Mille Miglia and to drive on racing circuits. Namely Imola, Mugello and the Fiorano Circuit, Ferrari’s own test track. Inviting  owners and their cars from many different countries to participate was always going to be a huge undertaking. One problem they didn’t have was finding owners willing to pay over , to be the pioneers of the first Ferrari Cavalcade. I was one of the few that chose to drive to and from the event – a round trip that would add over , miles to the car. Setting off from 32

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Essex in my  Spider we headed for Dover and the P&O ferry Spirit Of Britain, the newest ship to join its fleet. As it was already past pm, we headed straight for Switzerland along the arrow straight motorway, ending up at Verdun at pm, just two hours short of the Swiss border.

Mid-mountain motoring

The next day we had the option of driving on the motorway through Switzerland to Italy or taking a detour to Saint Moritz and driving the Julier Pass and then the Maloja Pass, possibly two of the best ribbons of road in the world. We chose the latter and on reaching the Italian border were able to take one or two liberties to try and make up time. As we passed Lake Como on the Strada Statale  we realised the Italians had decided to bury this road inside the mountains to preserve the majesty of the lake and its surroundings. This gave us almost  kilometres of tunnel to bore through at great speed – and we never tired of the sound the car emitted while inside the mountain. We were one of the last to arrive at the Unaway Hotel on the outskirts of Bologna just before pm. Most of the cars were already

sporting their numbers and sponsor stickers along with their appropriate national flags. I didn’t expect to see so many cars carrying the flags of countries as diverse as China, Japan, Korea, USA, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. The rally wasn’t a race and so we were all given pace notes similar to those used by rally navigators to feed information to the drivers. We drove through the start line and made our initial mistake at the first junction. By turning right rather than left, it made all the other notes a total nonsense. A short argument later it was agreed I would drive and the navigator would navigate and we drove right back to the start for another attempt.

Speed with ease

Our arrival at the Imola racetrack set many pulses racing as we were all driving cars with an inbuilt ability to blast around a track with ease. The organisers understood that, while this was the case, the same could not be said of all of the drivers. Therefore, everyone underwent a timed lap with penalty points given for slower or faster times.

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We drove through Lugo to the lunch stop in the main square of Comacchio where  Ferraris parked around the statue of Baracca, a First World War pilot whose aircraft featured the sign of the prancing horse, the symbol adopted by Enzo Ferrari. This, combined with yellow – the colour for the city of Modena where Enzo was born, forms the logo that has been used by Ferrari since the s. On Friday the cavalcade headed for Modena and as we all entered the city, police motorcycle riders blocked the path of traffic and allowed us to bolt through red lights. Twenty minutes out of the city lay Maranello and the factory where all Ferraris are made. We were then toured around an assembly line that was so clean and clinical it would even put a few hospitals to shame. It was here we got to see the latest car – the F Berlinetta, due to be launched this October. We also saw how Ferrari is giving customers the chance of specifying their car to have a bespoke customised interior and exterior detailing. The Fiorano track is normally reserved for car testing but we were all allowed to participate in another time trail before lunch with Luca di Montezemolo and F driver Felipe Massa who was testing for the Silverstone GP. The Saturday drive to Mugello and Florence took in some of the most breathtaking Tuscan scenery and sections of the Mille Miglia. Arrival at Florence for lunch was an amazing experience. The crowds were huge and

the sound of over  engines echoing against the ancient walls was incredible. That night the Cavalcade Award Ceremony and Dinner was held at Palazzo Albergati with the Germans taking the top prize. Three race tracks, over , miles of motoring, smooth roads and cobbled streets without any discomfort save a couple of reddened faces from too much top down, the  Spider didn’t miss a beat; you get what you pay for. ■ For details of the 2013 Ferrari Cavalcade, email the publisher at stuart@ipropertymedia.com

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DrivewayTopTen Many of these fabulous supercars made their debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, making the famous hill climb exceedingly spectacular

The 458 Spider ushers in a whole new generation of Ferrari convertibles and is also the first car ever to combine a mid-rear engine with a drop-top. Powered by the 570 hp 4499 cc GDI V8, it can achieve 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds with a 198mph top speed. The now-famous 7-speed plus reverse F1 dual-clutch gearbox improves both performance and comfort. £198,936 - www.ferrari.com

McLaren has launched its second model in the MP4-12C family: the new 12C Spider. With a retractable hard top system that may be operated on the move and carbon ‘MonoCell’ chassis, its impressive 625 PS output from a bespoke 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine is transmitted to the car’s rear driven wheels through a 7-speed SSG dual-clutch transmission. Capable of achieving 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds, its top speed is 204 mph. From £195,000 - www.mclaren.com

Launched at Top Marques in Monaco, Tushek Supercar’s Renovatio T 500 is a bespoke, hand-built super sportscar. Suspension is a race-inspired front pushrod/rear double wishbone set-up. Power is supplied by a 4.2 V8 engine borrowed from the Audi RS4, though the Renovatio is much lighter giving a top speed of 193 mph and 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds. The first two cars of a limited edition of 30 have already been sold and two new orders were made in Monaco. From €300,000 - www.tushek.com

The Porsche 918 Spyder is driven by a unique type of plug-in hybrid system where two electric motors generate power alongside the car’s 4.6-litre V8 engine. The mid-engine power unit is based on the racing engine of the successful Porsche RS Spyder enabling 0-62 mph in less than 3 seconds and a 201 mph top speed. Production is planned for September 2013. Approx $1.5m - www.porsche.com

Aston Martin is lifting the lid on an extreme new sports car with the global debut of the V12 Vantage Roadster. Available as a limited edition in selected markets worldwide, it has a 6.0-litre engine, mated as in the Coupe to a six-speed manual gearbox, generates 517 PS at 6,500 rpm and a muscular 570 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. The 0-62 mph sprint takes 4.5 seconds while top speed is 190 mph. £150,000 - www.astonmartin.com

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Aston Martin has unveiled the Vanquish - a new super grand tourer featuring a significantly upgraded 6.0-litre V12 engine. Styling cues such as the elegant new waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades are derived from the One-77 supercar. The raw statistics speak for themselves: 573 PS at 6,750 rpm, 620 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm, 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph. From £189,995 - www.astonmartin.com

Bentley’s pinnacle luxury performance SUV design concept, the EXP 9 F, highlights the company’s intent to build the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world. Powering the stylish off-roader is a reworked version of the 600bhp, 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 that drives current Bentleys, twinned with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Top speed is 186 mph with 0-62 mph achieved in five seconds. Approx £140,000 - www.bentleymotors.com

The new lighter and more powerful Ferrari California 30 roars from 0-62 in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 194 mph. This new Prancing Horse car also offers a new direct injection V8 engine, a 7-speed gearbox with steering wheel-mounted F1-style paddles coupled with a new dual clutch, suspension system, new evolved F1-Trac traction control system and Brembo brakes with CCM discs as standard. From £152,116 - www.ferrari.com

The revolutionary Ferrari FF is a four-wheel drive four-seater with a mid-front V12. As the most powerful and versatile car Ferrari has ever built, it will reach 62mph in 3.7 seconds and 209 mph at top speed. Exceptional sporty driving is guaranteed by the FF’s transaxle architecture (mid-front engine with gearbox over the rear axle) and the positioning of 53% of weight to the rear of the car. From £227,077 - www.ferrari.com

Bentley is introducing a new performance flagship, its fastest production model ever, the Continental GT Speed coupe. At its heart is an up-rated version of the Bentley 6-litre, 48-valve, four-cam, twin turbocharged W12 engine. For the new model, the legendary Bentley W12 develops 625 PS at 6000 rev/min and 800 Nm of torque to deliver a thunderous performance. The 0-60 mph sprint takes just 4.0 seconds to a top speed of 205 mph. £151,500 - www.bentleymotors.com

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The Wallawa factor A mile long drive of ironwood trees leads to this sympathetically restored, traditional Sri Lankan ‘Wallawa’ mansion. It’s set in seven acres of beautifully landscaped grounds which have been designed and maintained by a team of gardeners personally trained by Bevis Bawa. This mansion dates back to the s and was previously owned by the family of one of Sri Lankan’s most famous contemporary artists, Justin Pieris Daraniyagala. In fact, most of his paintings were produced in his studio which sat at the bottom of the driveway. The property is located an hour’s drive from Bandaranaike International Airport, . hours from Colombo City and two hours from historic Kandy. Secluded from, yet neighbouring, a working coconut plantation, it’s completely unique on the island. Additionally, because of the considerate restoration project, it is now a perfectly preserved artifact of Sri Lankan architecture and social history. The mansion is a , square foot horseshoe shaped two-storey home with an internal courtyard featuring a marble fountain. The Kandyan influenced architecture features external verandahs on both sides of most rooms with tall glass and teak doors opening out for maximum cross ventilation. There are further full balconies and seating areas scattered about the house including a master hexagonal balcony

equipped with built-in banquets. Below that is a hexagonal indoor/outdoor dining area with a purpose designed round Burma teak table which seats  people. There are six bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms including showers. One of them encompasses a wooden Juliet balcony, external shower room and  foot vaulted ceiling with skylight and a high meditation loft with round stained glass window. The semi-hexagon shaped master bedroom features a large walk in teak wardrobe, a Carrera marble en suite bathroom with  foot vaulted ceiling with skylight, twin shower and oversized marble tub. Two large guest suites come complete with vaulted ceilings, en suite bathrooms with oversized tubs, and a long wooden balcony that extends over the jungle. The old ballroom downstairs still features the original octagonal Burma teak plank flooring along with the floral cornices. This area has been converted to include an open plan L-shaped dining area, TV lounge and kitchen. Among the property’s many other outstanding features are a cinema room with an integrated sound system, projector and screen and hidden air-conditioning throughout. The estate accommodates an additional three guest cottages comprising . bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, separate living rooms and extensive verandahs. A stone-built plunge

pool with affinity edge is located next to the guest cottage called the ‘Lookout’ due to its thatched roof and large lounge area overlooking extensive valley views. The property also includes a separate staff house and a double fronted garage with security quarters. In addition, plans have been drafted for a very large swimming pool and pool house comprising a gym, massage room and yoga platform, lounge, kitchen and eating areas.

Business potential

The property accommodates  bedrooms across four residences, making it ideal for use as a small and exclusive hotel. A room rate of  per night is achievable or the property can be let in its entirety on a weekly basis at a rate of , per week. The property also demonstrates real potential for it to become the number one destination in Sri Lanka as an exclusive wedding venue. A two-day wedding event would realize a rate of ,. This allows for the hiring of the property for the wedding service and all  rooms within the four residences for guests to stay in overnight. Price available on request For further enquiries or to arrange a viewing email sale@phoenixthree.com or call +94 777 916 831.

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Coastal cosseting A refreshing new take on the beachfront boutique resort theme awaits at Akaryn Resort & Spa on Thailand’s beguiling island of Koh Samui Hanuman Bay stretches for almost half a kilometre,

Pool Villas measure 100m2 and include an 8m

of the bay. Directly in front of the resort there is a 70

its dazzling white sand softened by the shadows

swimming pool, fabulous Asian décor and genuine

metre stretch of beach for swimming. In addition, the

of palms, and bounded by spectacular granite

antiques. There are also two-bedroom Pool Villa

resort offers beach activities and sea kayaking for all

headlands. Here in this secluded bay Akaryn

options, offering 200m2 of living space and two

guests at no additional charge. There is even a ‘Beach

Resort & Spa can be found offering its guests

8m swimming pools. Their bedrooms are adjoining

Pampering Service’ available which includes fresh

the experience of moments of rare privacy and

and connected by an oversized private terrace and

towels, cucumber slices for the eyes, sunglass cleaning

contemplation.

sundeck area.

and daily beach treats served on a complimentary basis.

As for restaurants, Akaryn’s award-winning chefs

There are ample opportunities for diving, including

On location

offer dining for the discerning, served in a naturally

Angthong National Marine Park where gentle giants

A serene and sheltered cove on the north-eastern tip

beautiful setting, enhanced by a refreshing sea

known as whale sharks abound. Golfing enthusiasts

of the island, the resort is just seven minutes from

breeze. The resort aims to celebrate the world’s great

can indulge their passion at the Santiburi Samui

Samui International Airport. It provides a luxury hotel

cuisines and dishes, often adding its own special Thai

Country Club which is within easy reach of the resort.

transfer service from the airport as well as from all

interpretation. The Edge, for example, offers all day,

ferry terminals on the island.

chic, international dining right on the waterfront.

products wherever possible and taps into Thailand’s

Akaryn’s Spa IV has a commitment to use organic

A picturesque ocean view greets guests as they sit

vast store of herbal knowledge as much as possible.

minutes south of Akaryn and can be easily reached

down to a full repertoire of popular Thai and western

However, it doesn’t discount new age ideas: its

by the resort’s daily shuttle service. Alternatively, the

dishes. The day can begin with a sumptuous breakfast

signature crystal rooms are used to check chakras,

golden bays of Cheong Mon lie four minutes’ drive

buffet by the sea, followed by a leisurely lunch packed

align auras and have guests humming with good vibes.

to the north of the resort or can be accessed with a

with the delicious flavours of Thailand and, as night

10-minute walk. Akaryn is also perfectly positioned

falls, a feast for the senses can be enjoyed in a truly

Must do…

for exploring other parts of the island including

magical setting.

Akaryn can arrange a day trip or a live aboard charter

The bright lights of Chaweng are only seven

Fisherman’s Village at Bophut and the Big Buddha.

Away from home comforts

At your leisure

for guests who wish to hit the high seas in search of adventure, or do a little laid-back island hopping. Set

Samui is a sailor’s delight, a fisherman’s friend and a

sail for uninhabited islands, play castaway, or take an

Akaryn’s stand-alone suites and villas offer a radiant

watersports’ wonderland. It has over 60 islands in its

ultimate pamper hamper and head for the perfect

take on tropical modern; full of light and space with

archipelago and a seemingly infinite supply of private

private beach picnic spot.

private pools and mature gardens, directed towards

coves and white sand beaches where boats can drop

the turquoise arc of the bay. Pool Suites are expansive

anchor, allow those on board to play castaway for a

Costs

80m2 stand-alone options with flowing open-plan

day and even catch their own dinner.

From £130 / €165 / $202 for a Pool Suite in summer;

design and high ceilings. Daybeds on each terrace

Hanuman Bay is one of the very few secluded bays

are the perfect place to contemplate a plunge into

on Koh Samui and offers privacy, long walks, swimming,

a private 3.5m pool. And for those who prefer front

snorkeling and contemplation. Guests can find the

row seats, five of the 29 pool suites have an absolute

perfect spot for a refreshing dip or set off in search of

Contact

beachfront aspect.

Hanuman, the monkey god and legendary guardian

Visit www.akaryn.com

£538 / €684 / $837 for a two-bed Pool Villa in peak season (per night)

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nas at Ananda Ananda Asa Asanas sanas

Whether you’re looking for enhanced fitness or simply an escape from the pressures of life, Ananda in the Himalayas offers a natural sanctuary of well-being Holistic living was a way of life in Ancient India.

There is a varied selection of deluxe rooms or suites

health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing,

People inherently understood the balance of

from which to choose. The Ananda Suite offers a

deep relaxation, anti-ageing, weight and inch loss,

nature, the ways of the Universe and how the

breathtaking view of the valley and has a luscious

while also offering guidance in the areas of nutrition

elements affected not just their physical health but

private garden and dining area while the vice regal

and exercise.

also their mental well-being. It was understood that

suite contains the bonus of a rooftop Jacuzzi.

if they achieved harmony within, they would be at

An exotic selection of aromatic baths are offered

areas for Ayurveda, Oriental and European systems

peace with their surroundings. In order to rebalance

in the en suite bathrooms. Guests can simply call

of holistic health, a team of qualified nutritionists,

themselves and be one with their surroundings,

housekeeping to enjoy a stress relieving soak in the

Western and Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists with

Indians have been known to ‘retreat’ to the peace

private luxury of their room, listen to music while they

knowledge of ancient Indian sciences and modern

and quiet of the mountains, the stillness of the hills

bathe, enjoy a cooling drink or take in the panoramic

western treatments – all gently guiding guests

and the natural flow of the rivers.

views while luxuriating in the bath tub.

towards a better lifestyle. Ananda Spa also offers a

Ananda’s aim is to recreate the synergy of

There are 24 treatment rooms with specialized

temperature controlled outdoor lap pool and a state-

mind, body and intellect not just through the

At your leisure

natural Himalayan locales and the proximity to

Ananda offers the ancient regimes of yoga, Ayurveda

the mountains and the river, but through the

and Vedanta combined with other well-being

in traditional Indian music classes and dance

rejuvenating and ancient processes and philosophies

enhancing experiences. Complimentary yoga sessions

performances or take to the idyllic but challenging

of yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta combined with

are held twice daily and the practices followed at

six-hole golf course set in scenic surroundings. They

contemporary international therapies.

Ananda are completely pure and traditional in form,

can choose to practice their swing with a private

stemming from the roots of Hatha yoga. Individual

coach or just saunter along and enjoy the privacy of a

needs and requirements are assessed through a

course designed to suit every mood.

On location

of-the-art 16-station life-cycle gymnasium. Guests also have the opportunity to participate

Last but not least, the chef at Ananda is also willing

Although secluded in the serenity and beauty of the

personal consultation with Ananda’s Ayurveda and

Himalayas, Ananda is also in the close vicinity of the

wellness consultants prior to a specific programme

to share his secrets to good health and great cuisine

cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. This allows guests to

being selected.

through entertaining cookery sessions held in the

gain a fascinating insight into India’s regal past.

Through a mixture of personalised yoga sessions

show kitchen once every week.

Two transfer options are offered: the first is private

tailored to every individual need, right down to the

transfer to the Haridwar Railway Station where the

sensual spa treatments, everything is geared towards

Must do…

connecting train is approximately four hours. This

comfort and relaxation. Muscles are stretched and

Experience outdoor yoga classes at sunrise with the

route is the slower of the two, but is scenic and a

strengthened through a series of ancient postures

dawn chorus all around.

true experience riding the Indian railway line. Option

while breathing training helps re-energise the mind.

two is private transfer to Dehradun Airport with

The 24,000 square foot spa offers an extensive

a connecting flight and a second private transfer

menu of over 79 body and beauty treatments,

Costs

at the end of the flight. The total time for this is

integrating the traditional Indian systems of Ayurveda

Including accommodation full board and a seven-day

approximately two hours.

with the more contemporary Western spa approach.

yoga programme with return flights and transfers

The spa experience strives to achieve the ultimate

Sharing from £2,750 / €3,525 / $4,320 per person

harmony between the physical and the mental

Singles from £3,940 / €5,050 / $6,190 per person

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aspects of the individual. Each personalized therapy and activities’ programme is designed to meet individual needs and

Contact www.healthandfitnesstravel.com

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Annette Fraser advises that one of the best places to find small town America is in Canada I’ve travelled a great deal – fallen in love with the natural beauty of the fjords in New Zealand, had a taste of how to enjoy life in Tuscany, been awe struck by the rapid pace of Hong Kong. Then I stumbled across Penetanguishene, Ontario; a small Canadian town dating back to  along the shores of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. It is pretty, quaint and charming. The people are also incredibly friendly and welcoming. In fact, I liked it so much that I started looking at real estate. It just felt like home. In this hidden gem of a town, I found another pleasant surprise. A custom homebuilder with over  years of experience. I began sketching my ideal holiday house on a napkin at a local restaurant. I started dreaming about this town as a winter wonderland. Skating on the lake in winter and buying a boat in the summer and idly spending my days fishing. I was hooked. I asked around town about the custom homebuilder, EHL Homes and Management, and everyone I spoke with at least knew someone who knew someone that had worked with them. There was something so honest about this small Canadian town. One guy told me that the builder had won the Architect of the Year Award in both  and again in . He was proud to tell me this and even got the years right.

Seeing was believing

The builder took me to see his own house to give me some ideas about possible features for my build. I ended up staying for dinner and meeting his family. This kind of friendliness was becoming commonplace. (The builder’s home I viewed in  is actually now up for sale at the time of writing this article and a virtual tour can be viewed at www.georgianbayfind.com) The planning and building of the , square foot home was obviously carefully executed. Built near the shores of Georgian Bay, it was completed in the fall of .

The wired security system, private high speed internet tower, invisible pet safety fencing, and emergency generator power system were all amenities I hadn’t even thought of and yet suited my needs perfectly.

Finest finishing

The other details that blew me away included: the Kofler and vaulted ceilings in most of the rooms. Cove lighting with over  accent low energy consumption decorative pot lights, ¾ baseboards,  window trim, unique trim for doorways and rounded corners on drywall. The front patio has views of the lake. The back deck overlooked the most spectacular twin mini-waterfalls amongst lush perennial gardens, and the streams were lined with river rock and home to an abundance of Koi. Beside this, a putting green. And that is just all off the top of my head. No details were spared. Some people remember the first moment they met their spouse. I knew the second I stepped on to that property that I’d met my builder. So… why give away this well kept secret? Well, that’s just what Canadians (or pseudo-Canadians like me) who live in picture perfect small towns on the edge of fresh water lakes do. We’re nice like that; maybe it’s because we’re so happy. Price: CDN$695,000 EHL Homes & Management Telephone: +1 705 549 5970 Email: info@ehlhomes.ca www.georgianbayfind.com

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Hospitality with history How do you choose from the vast selection of hotels out there? Do you select the newest, tallest or biggest, or do you look for a hotel with that special je ne sais quoi? More frequently people are seeking out a hotel with an atmosphere, a personality and a story which sets it apart from the rest. This is what has been making the Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa popular since the s and the history and old school aristocratic charm permeates all the hotel’s facilities, rooms and grounds.

Royal connections

The story of the Marbella Club began in  when Prince Max von Hohenlohe decided to visit his eccentric cousin in an obscure coastal village in the South of Spain. At this time Marbella was far from the international destination it is today – there were more donkeys than cars on the roads, fishing was the main industry and transport links were terrible. Nevertheless, Prince Max fell for the sleepy charm, stunning 44

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countryside and sparkling sea and asked his son Prince Alfonso to buy some land the following year. What started out as a winter hideaway for the family, turned into a small hotel and Marbella Club Hotel officially opened its doors in . Prince Alfonso was passionate about this location and extolled its virtues to his huge network of royalty, movie stars and the rich and famous. He created a hotel which was rustic but displayed understated luxury, unrivalled customer service, a welcoming country club feel and legendary parties, which was totally different from anything on offer at the time.

Celebrity status

This combination of features attracted a crowd which would become known as the jet-set. They included many famous faces such as Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, the Duke of Windsor, Sean Connery, Gunter Sachs and Adnan Khashoggi, who really put Marbella and the hotel on the map. Over more than  years

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as one of the Leading Hotels of the World and careful refurbishment and enhancement, you can still feel the history and see Prince Alfonso’s influence everywhere you look. Franck Sibille, area general manager, guides the hotel into the new millennium, ensuring it doesn’t lose its charm and identity, whilst it continues to modernize to suit modern travellers’ tastes. A Thalasso Spa and innovative Kids’ Club have been added, a golf course and equestrian centre complements the hotel’s accommodation and some of the most iconic parts of the hotel have been refurbished to bring them back to their former glory. The Champagne Room, which was heart of the hotel and played host to so many VIPs, has been completely redesigned by renowned interior designer Jean-Pierre Martel to reflect modern luxury whilst evoking the ambience of a golden age. Without doubt, the Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa continues to look forward and has managed to embrace its history and celebrate it, without getting stuck in the past.

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Contact The Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa Telephone: +34 95 282 2211 Email: hotel@marbellaclub.com Web: www.marbellaclub.com

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A resort for all seasons Forming an eco oasis in the heart of Europe, Istria in Croatia features rolling hills overlooking green fields and valleys. A colourful mosaic of Mediterranean greenery and pinewoods shading the Adriatic Sea makes Istria the emerald jewel of the North Adriatic. Istria’s azure coast, set out below the Alps, holds a wealth of islands, hidden coves, secluded bays, intact beaches and stunning panoramas. Little towns perch on the peaks as if they were straight from the pages of a fairytale book, while views of white-topped mountains, wheat fields, valleys, endless vineyards, olive groves on hillsides and crystal clear blue sea are simply breathtaking. Within this glorious setting Skiper Resort can be found on the western side of Istria, just across the border with Slovenia, in a small village called Alberi, Savudrija. Due to its excellent geographical location, the resort is easily accessible by road, air and sea. Indeed, one of the key advantages of Savudrija in relation to other parts of Istria is its proximity to several international airports, making it wellconnected to all major European destinations on a year-round basis. The Kempinski name is proudly borne by a growing collection of distinguished properties 46

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around the world. As Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, it is committed to providing guests with memorable stays inspired by exquisite European flair. Skiper Resort comprises a number of distinct sites featuring five-star Kempinski Adriatic Hotel and Residences, highend villas and suites, comfortable apartments, state-of-the-art conference facilities, a worldclass spa, -hole golf course, restaurants, bars and a church, as well as a wide range of activities and experiences.

At your leisure

As the first seaside luxury golf and spa resort in Croatia, Skiper Resort raises the leisure experience to a higher level. It offers everything from contemporary to supreme design. Overlooking the park or admiring the Adriatic Sea,  hotel rooms and suites open guests to a world of secluded delight. For those who appreciate more privacy and space and looking for a second home there are ‘Kempinski Residences – Skiper Villas and Apartments’ with the highest level of design and construction. Offering  villas and  apartments, residents will discover the refined elegance of beach resort living with superior service, unique resort amenities and high quality accommodations. A choice of  luxurious unfurnished sea-front villas as well as a furnished showcase villa will prove ideal for the most discerning home-owners looking for true essence of comfort and a delightful experience of rest and relaxation. Villas are surrounded by lush vegetation making for total privacy with stunning view

to Portorose and Piran (Slovenia). They feature private swimming pools and are built on large plots of land within the mixed- use resort, with access to hotel facilities, service and golf course. Villas include either two or three spacious bedrooms and accompanying bathrooms, kitchen and dining area, living area, wine cellar, garage and service/staff area. Kempinski Residences also offer  high quality, unfurnished apartments plus a furnished showcase penthouse apartment in four buildings with sunrise terraces overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea and Slovenian coast. There are  one-bedroom apartments with bathroom, kitchen, living area, terrace, and garage. In addition, four spacious two-bedroom penthouses feature two bathrooms, a kitchen and dining area, living area, roof terrace with Jacuzzi and sunbathing area and a garage. Kempinski Residences – Skiper Villas and Apartments offer the finest properties, services and amenities to the most discerning buyers seeking world-class resort living in a superb location.

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Your exclusive VIP invitation to attend

Set within the stunning grounds of The Hurlingham Club, The Luxury Property Show will be offering guests a unique opportunity to view and buy some of the world’s most exclusive properties. Whether you are looking to buy a new property or simply want to network with industry insiders, The Luxury Property Show will be the perfect destination.

Hosted by TV Property Expert, Melissa Porter

Location:

Date: Time:

This unique two-day event features a number of Interactive seminars, the opportunity to speak to our international property panel, a VIP Business Lounge and the opportunity to have lunch at The Hurlingham Club.

The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham SW6 3PR 30th - 31st October 2012 11:00am- 6:00pm

www.theluxurypropertyshow.com To obtain your VIP ticket to this unique event, please email lps.vip@captiveminds.com Entry is limited, so contact the VIP team today! Find us on LuxPropShowModified.indd 1

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New horizons Following the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic Games this year, London has been catapulted into the global spotlight. Now improved infrastructure, innovative new developments and stylish renovations are driving a burst of international interest in its properties London’s residential property market is widely regarded as being one of the most dynamic in the world. Many view high-end real estate in the capital as a safe haven for investment and low interest rates, fear of inflation, uncertainty about the future of the Euro and the Olympic Games in London have all bolstered this trend during . Alix McAlinden, managing director of Engel & Völkers in Chelsea, reports, “We are registering a growth in demand for prestigious homes in all desirable locations. The shortage of properties on the market means that we are seeing price rise in some cases of up to  per cent over the same period in the previous year. The Olympic Games have also had a long-term positive effect on the residential property market. Investment in infrastructure, transport connections and real estate development resulting from the sporting events will also attract further foreign investors.”

THE HENRIETTA, COVENT GARDEN WC Covent Garden was designed as London’s ultimate luxury residential address in the 17th century - The Henrietta, an outstanding property on the world famous piazza, reclaims this status. Each apartment occupies an entire floor with direct lift access as well as concierge services. Covent Garden Living and Argent Design have created contemporary interiors for the three large lateral apartments and penthouse that complement the building’s traditional architecture. The kitchens incorporate a full range of top appliances including a temperature controlled wine cabinet and comfort cooling is provided to the main living area and all bedrooms. From £5.15m / €6.5m / $8m Savills: +44 (0)20 7409 8756 International Property Luxury Collection

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NEO BANKSIDE, SE1 Set within four striking pavilions, adjacent to the Tate Modern and with views of St Paul’s Cathedral and the River Thames - NEO Bankside is a collection of the finest apartments with first class amenities. Multiple award-winning NEO Bankside has released its premium selection of upper floor three and fourbedroom sub-penthouse apartments. Situated on levels 15 to 21 within the signature pavilion, this collection of just 14 substantially larger, high specification apartments offer endless views of London’s iconic skyline. From £3.5m / €4.4m / $5.5m Knight Frank: +44 (0)20 7861 5499 e: info@neobankside.com

BELSIZE PARK, NW3 Prestigious development within Belsize Park Conservation Area, a little over half a mile from Primrose Hill – adjoining Regent’s Park, and less than a mile from Hampstead Heath. A location that’s amid one of the most affluent and sought after residential pockets of London. The development is within two former classically built Victorian villas providing a choice of magnificent new build living space behind the original grand and imposing 50

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five-storey Victorian façade. This select scheme comprises of two six-bedroom townhouses, four two-bedroom apartments, a pair of two-bedroom duplex apartments and two three-bedroom duplex penthouses. Apartments from £1.65 / €2.095m / $2.57m Townhouses from £9.75m €12.4m / $15.2m Aston Chase: +44 (0)20 7724 4724

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LIMITED EDITION PENTHOUSES, THE LIBRARY BUILDING, CLAPHAM These penthouse apartments represent a rare opportunity to own a two-bedroom duplex apartment south of the river with spacious private terraces and panoramic views across London. This exclusive collection is the pinnacle of multi award winning new build development The Library Building on Clapham High Street. It includes four duplex penthouse apartments arranged over the 10th and 11th floors, one single storey penthouse with a roof terrace on the 10th floor and one further lateral two-bedroom apartment with a spacious roof terrace. Features include underfloor heating, oak floors, stylish integrated appliances and a Smart Homes system. Extras include a year’s free membership to the new multi-million pound Clapham leisure centre nearby, two years’ free car club membership and a free hybrid bike. From £825,000 / €1.048m / $1.29m The New Clapham: +44 (0)845 899 0136

CENTRAL SQUARE, CLERKENWELL, EC1 Within a fashionable area, this ninth floor penthouse at Mount Anvil’s new development is conveniently close to both the City and St Paul’s. It has panoramic views across London and includes three bedrooms (two en suite), an additional family bathroom, 24-hr concierge and 52.8m2 of outdoor space. Each double bedroom has its own balcony or terrace, while the landscaped gardens have attractive water features. £2m / €2.54m / $3.1m Central Square: +44 (0)845 177 1711 e: sales@centralsquarelondon.com International Property Luxury Collection

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PAGE MEWS, BATTERSEA, SE1 Consisting of nine houses on a former playground, Page Mews blends refined contemporary design with a peaceful and secure location, close to Battersea Park and Queenstown Road Station. Within a quiet cul de sac, bespoke hardwood gates access the development where properties have been built to the highest specification. Full height folding glass doors lead on to landscaped gardens, while interiors feature high ceilings and tall windows giving a light and spacious living environment. The open plan ground floor layout is designed with flexibility in mind and is ideally suited to entertaining. The majority of the houses work equally well in a three or four-bedroom configuration with each room containing the latest in high technology specification. From £1.15m / €1.46m / $1.8m Vision: +44 (0)845 230 4480

MANOR APARTMENTS, ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8 This distinguished mansion apartment building in a prime central London residential location was brought to worldwide prominence by the 1969 Beatles album, ‘Abbey Road’. Now these 16 sensitively restored apartments recapture and update the building’s splendour, encompassing art deco touches with state-of-the-art design, fixtures and fittings. A classic London apartment building in one of the most prestigious addresses in the capital, Manor Apartments has been refurbished to the highest standards by award-winning designers, Argent Design. From £1.12m / €1.4m / $1.75m Aston Chase: +44 (0)20 7724 4724

55 GEE STREET, EC1 Development consisting of six exclusive loft apartments created with particular attention to detail as well as design and function. Striking both externally and internally, all apartments are fitted with variable light control panels for setting different moods and underfloor heating throughout. Apartments range from a 1,030 square feet duplex unit to a three-bedroom duplex with 1,600 square feet of living space. There is a dramatic communal spiral staircase which has been individually cast, bike storage on the lower ground floors and an eco communal heating system. On completion, apartment owners will be given a share of the freehold, meaning residents will have control of the building. From £635,000 / €805,950 / $991,600 Fyfe McDade: +44 (0)20 7613 4044 52

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PALACE STREET SW1 Spacious penthouse apartment tastefully created by renowned interior designer Nicky Haslam. Palace Street is a brand new eight-storey building, clad in solid Portland Stone with dramatic curved glazing. The living space is exceptional for the area being in excess of 1,700 square feet with only the very best materials having been used. The apartment has a fabulous dual aspect open plan reception room with modern integrated kitchen, three double bedrooms, three bathrooms (two en suite), underfloor heating and air conditioning. It also includes a secure parking space and is offered furnished or unfurnished. £2.95m / €3.74m / $4.6m Engel & Volkers: +44 (0)20 7584 1100

THE LANCASTERS This magnificent development exudes luxury and sophistication and has unrivalled views of Hyde Park. Residents can enjoy valet parking, swimming pool, spa and modern living in a central London location. The Lancasters was originally an elegant parade of 15 magnificent stucco-fronted Grade II listed houses dating from the mid 19th century. Restoration by London’s leading team of developers, architects and interior designers has created a fusion of traditional architecture with brand new design and construction. A selection of luxurious two and threebedroom apartments is currently available. From £2.5m / €3.2m / $3.9m - £5.275m / €6.7m / $8.2m Harrods Estates: +44 020 7 225 6506 54

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HENRY MOORE COURT, CHELSEA Stunning development of 14 apartments and two detached villas in the heart of Chelsea, providing a rare opportunity to acquire a new-build state-of-the-art property in one of world’s most desirable locations. Located on the former site of the Chelsea College of Art and Design in Manresa Road, the scheme is adjacent to the King’s Road – one of London’s most fashionable and iconic destinations. But although Chelsea has become popular among the international elite, residents of Henry Moore Court will benefit from its intimate London village feel. Scheduled for completion this year. From £5.65m / €7.17m / $8,8m Villas approx £15m / €19m / $23.4m Alpark Limited: +44 (0)20 7349 0091 e: charles.sj@alpark.co.uk

WALPOLE MAYFAIR Development of five entirely bespoke, turn-key apartments opposite the Ritz and next to The Wolseley in a prime location in Mayfair and St James. Dating back to the 18th century, Grade II listed Georgian, the building was originally the home of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole and his son Horace. The apartments each feature three en suite bedrooms, a kitchen, reception room and dining room, and is designed and fitted to the highest specification. Interestingly, the penthouse at Walpole Mayfair sold prior to launch, setting a new price record for the Mayfair and St James area at £4,542 per square foot. From £11.5m / €14.6m / $17.96m Knight Frank: +44 (0)20 7499 101 International Property Luxury Collection

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A perfect marriage Marrying an ideal location with a host of superb facilities, New Hall is equally suited to being a family’s country estate or a stunning wedding venue Arguably the finest house in south-east Essex, New Hall is reached via a tree-lined drive which is so long that it could perhaps be more accurately described as being an avenue. Brick pillars, iron railings and an electric gate covered by CCTV form an impressive entrance to this Grade II listed Georgian county house and its well established grounds of around  acres. Arriving at the grassed turning circle in front of the property, you are given the first opportunity to view its three storeys of elegant architecture at close hand. Step inside and you can immediately appreciate the meticulous attention to detail which has gone into restoring the home to its full glory. Gorgeous period features such as dentilled cornicing and dado rails have been retained in many of the rooms

while marble fireplaces and shutters at the sash windows add to its overall charm. Beautifully furnished throughout with antiques and stylish accessories, if wished, the owners are prepared to negotiate an additional sum to sell the house and its complete contents as viewed.

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and sitting room at the back. Guests are greeted by the formality of the front reception hall followed by the dining and drawing rooms. A glass link leads from the country manor-style kitchen to the library/study with its exposed timbers and wood-burning stove. Climb the elegant main staircase and on reaching the first floor you find a beautiful bedroom suite of mammoth proportions with its own sitting room, dressing room and bathroom. Two further bedrooms and a bathroom complete this floor, while the main stairs (plus a secret staircase) take you up to the next level where there are three additional bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom. Having taken in the delights of New Hall’s interior with its wealth of high-end furnishings, finishes and appliances, it’s time to experience the big outdoors. Stepping outside via the enclosed terrace area you reach the recently constructed Party Barn with its bar and large, informal and inviting seating area. This forms the perfect place to relax after a game on the tennis court, a swim in the outdoor pool or perhaps a leisurely row in the little boat provided at the lake. When the temperature soars, there are plenty of delightful places to seek some shade and seclusion such as the summerhouse at the far end of the swimming pool, Alternatively, there’s the fabulous African-style Bush Hut overlooking the lake or the Vine House tucked away behind the attractive garage building. This purpose built garage block has individual oak doors leading to four bays, while an exterior staircase takes 58

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you up to a games room overhead. Here you can lose yourself (and the younger members of the family if necessary) in a game of air hockey, table-top football and a pinball machine while listening to the jukebox. Everything you could possibly need for a luxurious lifestyle is right here. Indeed, it’s difficult to imagine leaving the house and grounds to look for many other forms of entertainment. There is also an excellent choice of public and private schools nearby such as Alleyn Court School, Crowstone Road Preparatory School and the Boys’ and Girls’ Grammar Schools in Southend and Westcliff.

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Yet, unbelievably that’s not all, available by separate negotiation is a smaller, detached property called The Rectory. Built in the s, it adjoins New Hall across the sweeping lawns but has its own entrance, drive, garage and gardens. This four-bedroom home has also been thoroughly refurbished and modernised to an extremely high standard by the owners of New Hall over the last four years. Complete with a farmhouse style kitchen, spacious lounge, dining room, study/family room, bathroom, shower room and open fireplaces, The Rectory forms an ideal country retreat with the enormous benefit of being conveniently close to all major amenities. Gazing around at all the property’s superb facilities, it is at this point where the immense potential of New Hall really hits home. The current owners are in the process of gaining

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planning permission for the estate to be used as a wedding venue. So, should prospective purchasers wish to follow this course, New Hall could prove a highly lucrative investment. Not only does the estate have everything already in place to provide an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions of any size or degree of grandeur, there is also ample space to accommodate the bride and groom and many of their friends and relatives in style overnight. Indeed, the parents of the bride or groom might enjoy staying in the privacy of The Rectory. Access for both UK and international wedding guests couldn’t be simpler either. It’s hard to believe that such an attractive property in tranquil country surroundings can be just three miles away from Southend-on-Sea and its excellent infrastructure. Central London is only  miles away and can be reached by train in an hour, the M can be accessed  miles away at Junction  while Battersea Heliport is only a  minute drive. Even closer is Southend Airport with its increasing number of national and international destinations, although being well clear of the flight path you would never know. Whether purchased by a family as a country estate, by a couple who enjoy entertaining on a lavish scale or by an entrepreneur for use as an ideal wedding venue, New Hall offers a perfect marriage between an idyllic location and prime accessibility. ■ New Hall Offers in excess of £3.25m The Rectory Offers in excess of £750,000 Jackson-Stops & Staff: +44 (0)1245 467468

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Sunny side up The ‘Sunshine State’ of Florida is seeing an increase in buyers from all over the globe keen to take advantage of its superb properties at highly attractive prices Florida has a lot in its favour as a destination: long, hot summers, mild winters, endless activities for all members of the family and scenic coastlines with white sand beaches and coral reefs. Every one of these aspects make it an ideal spot for a second home too, allowing owners to return time and time again. What’s more, current property prices are proving a strong temptation to prospective buyers. Gary Kenny, chief executive of Coldwell Banker Feltrim, comments, “One of the main attractions for today’s buyers is that purchase prices for properties here are at bargain low levels – in many cases down by over  on the boom years. What’s particularly exciting is that central Florida is now attracting buyers from

all corners of the globe – two of my new agents are specialising in the South American markets, particularly Brazil and Columbia, where I see great growth for us over the next three years, and the Canadian market has also proved to be a great success. “As well as being good for my business, this is also good news for British holiday homebuyers, since it provides them with what I call ‘an exit strategy’ – the confidence that if and when required, they will be able to sell on their property, and being able to market this to a wider range of international buyers should ensure they get the best price possible for their home.” Without doubt, cheaper mortgages and lower home prices have made homebuying more attractive. According to the US National

Association of Home Builders, home sales rose in May to the fastest pace in more than two years, while sales of previously occupied homes were nearly  per cent higher than in . Clark Toole, president and chief operating officer for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Florida, reports that the high-end inventory that is priced well is moving very quickly, and that buyers also have an interest in investment and commercial properties. “There is also a sharp interest for modern style homes with amenities that create an all-inclusive feel for entertaining, relaxing and personal interests like boating, exercise or wine collecting,” he explains. “Buyers are also interested in highend condos, and we’ve seen record sales for waterfront penthouses.”

GREEN BELL RIVER ESTATE A private gated road leads to this lush 25-acre, park-like setting surrounded by river and preserve views. The Green Bell River Estate was designed for a Boston Red Sox star and finished by the present owner with meticulous attention to detail, top quality features and amenities. The property has marble flooring, enhanced detailed ceilings, wall finishes, custom entertainment centres, fireplaces and frescoes. Other main features include a state-of-the-art pool with waterfall and grotto, a super sized spa, summer kitchen, separate riverfront pavilion with picnic, barbecue, playground, restroom, and boat docks. A second estate is offered separately: a working ranch on 120 acres with two barns and a stunning 8,000 square foot log cabin home. £6.3m / €8m / $9.95m Hamptons International: +44 (0)20 7963 0616

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APOGEE, SOUTH BEACH, MIAMI BEACH Spectacular triplex-corner penthouse with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and sweeping ocean, bay and city views. It has almost 7,000 square feet of living space with a private elevator and 11,000 square feet of outdoor space. Complete with a 360-degree rooftop palazzo, private swimming pool and two outdoor summer kitchens, the property’s main living areas have 22-foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. Apogee is alongside Miami’s cruise ship entrance in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth enclave. The 22-storey, 67-residence condominium tower was built in 2008 and offers extreme privacy in a serene waterfront location. £15.9m / €20.3m / $25m EWM: +1 305 613 1186 62

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GROVE AT GRAND BAY Rising 20 storeys high on the prestigious South Bayshore Drive, Grove at Grand Bay are two towers comprising 96 elegant residences. Residents will enjoy verdant gardens and panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables and downtown Miami. Superior amenities and services include private butlers, private elevators and two-car garages, rooftop swimming pools, a wellness spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre, clubroom and pet spa. The interior design will be just as spectacular as the exterior. With an open flow-through floor plan, each residence will feature 12-foot ceilings and floorto-ceiling windows, unheard of in Florida, allowing a feeling of space in the sky. The outside living areas, which will have wraparound balconies, are 12 foot deep creating a continuation of the indoor/outdoor living environment. Grove at Grand Bay will be built on the former site of the Grand Bay Hotel from late 2012 with expected completion in the autumn of 2014. Average price ÂŁ1.6m / â‚Ź2m / $2.6m Cervera Real Estate: +1 305 929 8646 64

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FORT MYERS Custom-built waterfront home on over 200 feet of deepwater frontage with boat access to the Gulf of Mexico. The property’s 5,200 plus square feet of living area was carefully designed to give beautiful water views from almost every room. It includes a sunny great room with soaring ceilings, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, five bedrooms and bathrooms, an office and library, exercise room and custom pool with deck areas, outdoor kitchen and bar and upstairs balconies overlooking the basin and intersecting canal. Custom details include pine wood cabinetry, wood floors, plantation style shutters, a built-in wine cooler, two fireplaces, an oversized garage and two boat docks. £1.1m / €1.4m / $1.7m VIP Realty: +1 (239) 489 1100 International Property Luxury Collection

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HIGHLAND BEACH, PALM BEACH COUNTY Mediterranean revival estate with approximately 100 feet of direct ocean frontage with a dunewalkover to the beach. It features a rock-lined lagoon-style pool with waterfall spa and adjacent summer kitchen and a soaring sky deck with ocean vistas. This stunning area also has an infinity pool on a lounge patio beside a pergola-style summer kitchen and twin dining pavilions. An indoor kitchen, rotunda pub bar, gym, cabana bath and an outdoor shower add to these exclusive amenities. A total of 15,000 square feet of living space includes five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and an elevator to all four levels including the sky deck. ÂŁ7.14m / â‚Ź9.1m / $11.2m Premier Estate Properties: +1 866 281 3884 66

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NEWTON ... Prestigious 12 room residence. 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms. Over 5,500 sq. ft. Ideal for large scale entertaining. Grand formal rooms. 35,000 sq. ft. of land. ... $2,250,000 Ezra Stillman 617.721.7007 estillman@HammondRE.com

BROOKLINE ... Sargent Estate. Facing Sargent Pond. 14 room house. 6 bedrooms. 4 full and 3 half bathrooms. Over 6,000 sq. ft. 4 fireplaces. Beautifully landscaped grounds. ... $6,200,000 Vicky Whitney 617.699.5015 vwhitney@HammondRE.com

BOSTON ... Beacon Hill. Refined townhouse. 4 bedrooms. 4 bathrooms. Over 4,300 sq. ft. 7 fireplaces. Separate au pair suite or home office off front vestibule. Private garden. ... $2,495,000 Jared Wollaston 617.875.4110 jwollaston@HammondRE.com

SHERBORN ... Exquisite stone and slate estate on 24 acres of sloping lawns, fields and woodlands. 4 bedrooms. 3.5 bathrooms. Over 7,300 sq. ft. Heated garage. ... $4,375,000 Jay Boyle 617.733.6723 jboyle@HammondRE.com

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HARBOR BEACH, FORT LAUDERDALE One of Fort Lauderdale’s most desirable gated communities, Harbor Beach features private access along with its own beach club, yacht marina and security patrol. Complete with long-range views, this island-inspired estate fronts approx 95 feet on an ocean access bay. Palms frame a resort-style outdoor entertainment area featuring a veranda and pavilion-style summer kitchen. Complementing this scene, gas-lit fire bowls dramatize the infinity-edge pool and spa, spilling over a glass tile wall to the lower patio, with yacht dockage beyond. This newly built residence totals 9,968 square feet of living space over three levels with five to seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and garaging for three cars. £6.495m €8.258m $10,188,550 Premier Estate Properties: +1 954 449 7875

PHILLIPS LANDING ESTATE Within one of the most exclusive areas of Orlando and just minutes from Restaurant Row at Dr Phillips, a one mile strip offering a choice of over 30 quality eating houses, this five-bedroom detached home is on a half acre plot. Extending over 5,000 square feet, it includes a formal living and dining room, an open plan kitchen with family room overlooking the private swimming pool and breakfast nook, a home office, TV/fitness room, two en suite master bedrooms plus a further three bedrooms and bathrooms. The gated community at Phillips Landing Estate offers 24-hour security, a boat dock, tennis courts and a children’s play area. Within the Grade A school district, it’s also close to all the Orlando theme parks and amenities and within easy access of major highways. £637,000 / €810,100 / $999,500 Coldwell Banker Feltrim: +1 863 353 0011 e: info@cbfeltrim.com 68

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Moroccan musings We meander through Morocco and the Atlas Mountains to discover the best tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping experiences and, of course, properties

The Kingdom of Morocco is in the Maghreb region of North Africa and offers everything from desert and sea to mountains and valleys. All this, together with the country’s fascinating history and culture, make it a popular destination for discerning tourists. So much so that Philip Arnott of Moroccan Properties Immobilier, Savills associate in Marrakech, reports that Marrakech is being hailed as the new Dubai due to the number of five-star hotels opening over the coming year. Those who decide to make their visits more frequent may find that right now could prove an opportune time to buy a Moroccan property. “Although the market is still quite flat,” Mr Arnott says, “we are starting to see an increase in enquiries. We are finding that people either want to buy land in order to build their own property or they are looking at the top end villas - the riad market is very flat. It will be interesting to see how the market responds in the autumn.” ▶ International Property Luxury Collection

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play Saadian Tombs – Tomb of Sultan Ahmed el Mansour, Near Marrakech After the amazing discovery of the Saadian Tombs in 1917, this breathtaking site has been carefully restored and become one the most popular attractions in Morocco. Sultan Ahmed el Mansour constructed the Saadian Tombs in Marrakech during his rule of Morocco in the 16th century as a burial ground for himself and his descendants. The most significant chamber in the tombs is the Hall of Twelve Columns. Here rests the Sultan Ahmed el Mansour and his entire family. This chamber is complete with vaulted roof, columns of Italian marble, beautifully decorated cedar doors and carved wooden screens. w: www.sacred-destinations.com El Bahia Palace, Marrakech This striking building is an excellent example of Eastern architecture from the 19th century that represents trends and standards of the wealthy who lived at that time. It was built for Ahmed Ibn Moussa between 1894 and 1900 in the Alawi style. Craftsmen were brought from Fez to work on this monumental task which took approximately 15 years to complete. The name ‘Bahia’ means ‘palace of the beautiful’ and certainly seems appropriate for this massive palace. w: www.morocco.com The Majorelle Gardens, Marrakech Created in the 1920s by the French painter Jacques Majorelle, the garden features a collection of plants from the four corners of the earth flourishing among elegant ornamental lakes and an Art Deco villa. Created and coloured just like a painting, many of the built features were painted in dark ‘Majorelle Blue’ which works brilliantly with the surroundings. After years of neglect, the garden was taken over and restored by the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his ashes were scattered here. w: www.gardenvisit.com Skiing in Oukaimeden Only 45 miles from Marrakech, Oukaimeden is the best-known, premier ski area in Morocco. The area is well maintained and snowploughs keep the roads accessible. The main ski months are from mid-December until around the end of March. Sometimes, however, snow can last until mid or late-April. New ski lifts and accommodation mean that skiers can enjoy relaxing aprèsski in rented chalets. w: www.morocco.com Exploring High Atlas Immouzzer on the edge of Paradise Valley in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains is an excellent base for exploring the natural wonders of the area, including fascinating limestone caves and rock formations. Popular activities in the High Atlas include mountain biking, walking, hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, peak-bagging and trekking, either on foot or on mules. Visiting Berber villages and experiencing life as a local is a popular activity, allowing tourists to gain in-depth knowledge of the people living in Morocco’s magnificent High Atlas.

AMELKIS RESORTS, MARRAKECH PALM GROVE Emaar, the developer behind projects such as Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and Dubai Mall, has launched this flagship project in Morocco. Set around a prestigious golf course with 18+18 holes designed by Cabell B Robinson, exclusive Hattan Villas range from 3,000 to 4,000 square feet in size, are ready to move into and feature golf and mountain views. Land plots from 8,500 to 20,000 square feet are also available along the golf course. Plots from £130,000 / €166,000 / $203,000 Villas from £340,000 / €433,000 / $532,000 Emaar Morocco: +212 661 95 5756 International Property Luxury Collection

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RABAT The delicate and famous facets of Moroccan architecture can be found in several rooms of this fabulous villa. It encompasses the best of Moroccan architecture with craftsmen brought in from the imperial cities of Fez for woodwork; Marrakech for mosaic and ceiling paintings and Meknes for leatherwork. The house is set over two floors and in superb condition. It offers spacious accommodation including six en suite bedrooms all with Jacuzzi, a basement study, sauna, Turkish bath and swimming pool. There’s also a garage with space for five cars, staff quarters, a garden, state-of-the-art security system and air conditioning. £1.95m / €2.5m / $3m Chesterton Humberts International: +44 (0)20 3040 8210

stay Es Saadi Gardens and Resort, Marrakech An eight-hectare park with shaded pathways leads to the hotel, palace, villas, restaurants, swimming pools and spas and on to the Casino de Marrakech. For three generations the family Bauchet-Bouhlal have been associating luxury and refinement with traditional Moroccan hospitality. Facing the beautiful snow capped Atlas Mountains, Es Saadi has 90 spacious suites, all of which are meticulously and artistically decorated. w: www.essaadi.com Sofitel Fes Palais Jamaï, Fez Preserving the authenticity of Fez, the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco, this hotel was built in 1879, in the finest Moorish style, and became the residence of the Grand Vizir of Jamaï. Here Moroccan, international and French cuisine is offered in three restaurants. There is also a spa and a piano bar. A swimming pool and tennis court are just a few of the many amenities complementing the hotel’s 123 rooms and 19 suites. w: www.sofitel.com

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Kasbah Tamadot, Atlas Mountains Located at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, approximately one hour’s drive from the centre of Marrakech, this hotel is 1,320m above sea level and overlooks a river valley. On a clear day you can see Mount Toubkal, the Atlas’ highest peak. Kasbah Tamadot offers beautiful suites or luxurious Berber Tented Suites, a new Jacuzzi with breathtaking views of the mountains and newly resurfaced tennis courts. One of the Berber Tented Suites has also been converted into the Asmoun Lounge, a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a drink. w: www.kasbahtamadot.com

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TAMSLOHTE, MARRAKECH With the Atlas Mountains to the south, and only 20 minutes from the airport, this estate is in excess of 27,000m2. The main villa has a huge lounge, fitted modern kitchen, utility room, two large double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a single bedroom with bathroom. Outside there is an enormous al fresco dining area and a main heated pool. The second villa has 11 en suite bedrooms, a lounge, modern fitted kitchen, utility room, al fresco dining area and heated pool. There is a large, separate photographic or sound studio as well as three separate guest bungalows and an estate manager’s bungalow. There is also a large hammam and Turkish bath with separate massage rooms. The buildings are surrounded by hundreds of mature olive, orange, lemon and pomegranate trees and two vineyards. Sold completely furnished. £11.3m / €14.4m / $17.7m Savills International: +44 (0)20 7016 3740 e: international@savills.com

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Fez el Bali (Old Fez) The streets here are filled with artisans creating and selling their wares using traditional techniques. You can see ultra-soft leathers being tanned, copper pots being soldered, brass plates being engraved, colourful ceramics and embroidery, woodwork and carpets being hawked in the many courtyards. One of the experiences not to miss is a visit to a Moroccan carpet shop. There you will be plied with mint tea and shown hundreds of intricately woven rugs selling for a fraction of the price that department stores charge for one of inferior quality.

gastro mk at maison mk, Marrakech The boutique hotel maison mk offers a great dining experience from sunrise to sunset. The jewel in the crown is its fabulous Moroccan/French fusion restaurant, gastro mk, open in the evenings offering a five-course tasting menu to hotel guests and also to a very limited number of external clients. Booking essential. w: www.maisonmk.com

Morocco Mall, Casablanca With over 600 different brands including 300 at Galeries Lafayette, Morocco Mall features the most luxurious names such as Prada, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Leisure opportunities abound and visitors can enjoy all the cuisines of the world in several restaurants and coffee shops bordering one of the biggest musical fountains in the world.

Le Flouka, Marrakech Opposite the majestic heights of the High Atlas of Marrakesh, Le Flouka offers its French and Moroccan cuisine along with an unrivalled view of the Toubkal mountain range. Meals are served on the terrace by the lakeside or during the winter, in the hushed atmosphere of the dining room by the fire. w: www.leflouka.com Restaurant Riad Monceau Whatever the choice of setting for your meal – outside or inside – this exquisite restaurant’s Moroccan specialties are to be savoured within the ‘Discovery Tasting Menu’, a culinary voyage that Rachida Sahnoune, chef of Restaurant Riad Monceau, creates every morning exclusively from the day’s fresh market produce. w: www.riad-monceau.com

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Stay at The Wave, Muscat Set in the heart of one of Arabia’s most vibrant and authentic cities, The Wave, Muscat invites you to enjoy a truly cosmopolitan lifestyle to the full. This is where even a short stroll reveals a host of visual treats. Where stunning architecture is surrounded by pristine beaches and landscaped parks. And where the many dining, leisure and shopping options include a magnificent 400-berth marina and Greg Norman-designed 18-hole championship golf course. Here, luxurious hotels from Fairmont and Kempinski will be making the most of their impressive settings to deliver a worldclass vacation experience of unrivalled excellence.

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And if you’d like the five-star experience to be a permanent one, contemporary apartments offer a prestigious waterfront lifestyle, while superblyappointed villas and townhouses offer sensational views of the exquisite beach, calming waterways and breathtaking gardens. To find out more about visiting and living in The Wave, Muscat call us now on T: +968 24 53 46 00, E: info@thewavemuscat.com or visit thewavemuscat.com

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Going for Gulf Anyone seeking a luxurious setting with year-round sunshine will find that few locations rival the Arabian Gulf. Ginetta Vedrickas finds out more Historically, Dubai has been the pearl in the Middle Eastern crown – attracting the bulk of overseas investment – but recent years have seen a dramatic tail off in part due to the global recession and suggestions of over-development. More recently the Arab Spring uprisings have also been unsettling for the region as a whole so, in light of the negativity, how likely is it that this once prime destination could be making a comeback? Extremely, according to currency specialists Foremost Currency who see definite signs that the Middle Eastern market is, once again, on the rise. “Dubai is getting back on track,” says director of foreign exchange Adam Bobroff. “Whilst it used to be very popular, by  there was a substantial drop off but we’re now seeing buyers return.” More than ever, currency fluctuations affect buying patterns he adds. “A few years ago I’d have said it was low down on buyers’ lists, currency fluctuations were almost an afterthought, but today’s buyers are much more enlightened.”

Mr Bobroff says that his company’s services are increasingly in demand compared with the banks’ unpopularity. “Nobody knows what will happen in the Eurozone or if the US will drop further – which would of course help spending power – but I always advise fixing as you then know what your budget is and you won’t be left exposed.” With the Dirham pegged to the dollar, he says that the wide fluctuation in values,  at its greatest, makes an enormous difference to buyers, especially at the top end. Knight Frank is one of the region’s most established agents selling high-end homes and director Christian Swaab heads the Middle Eastern Office. So, how has the luxury housing market been affected by the recent political turmoil? “Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are seen as areas of relative calm from the Arab Spring uprisings for those looking to invest their money in property,” he reports. “Businesses have also seen these two Emirates as geographical vantage points for global operations, as key markets including the Far East are within relatively short flying times.” Mr Swaab also notes that, ▶ International Property Luxury Collection

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although prime residential prices fell in Dubai by around three per cent in the year to December, the region is still making price headlines with the highest recorded price paid for residential property being , per square metre in Dubai and , per square metre in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi in particular has reacted to the credit crunch with caution; vastly slowing down the larger developments seen in its ambitious  plan. Mr Swaab says, “There is a need for rental properties that match the quality of those in Dubai, where tenants have a wider choice of prime as well as cheaper alternatives. Dubai is littered with both half-finished and barely started schemes that were ambitious, overblown and frankly mystifying, all conceived during the heady days of  and . This has created the negative press seen in Europe.”

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to established areas such as The Palm Jumeirah, Emirates Hills, Al Barari and some of the better developments near Dubai Marina which all have strong international appeal and are recording positive price increases. In Abu Dhabi, the Saadiyat Beach Villas scheme on Saadiyat Island has attracted strong initial offplan sales activity, driven by members of the ruling families, notes Mr Swaab. “Al Bandar in the Al Raha Beach area of Abu Dhabi offers well-designed and well-serviced waterside living and is just a -minute drive from Dubai, making it popular with the ex-pat market.” Al Reem and Sowwah Island developments are also proving to be attractive alternatives to congested Abu Dhabi island. But in Dubai, Al Barari is surely becoming one of the most sought after addresses. A luxurious eco-conscious development in Nad Al Sheba, The Reserve, a phase consisting of  high end bespoke villas, has proved popular according to selling agents Knight Frank. The company reports that  million is a typical spend for

buyers at this level. “Most people want seclusion and a relaxed ambience, some focus on water front or golfing,” continues Mr Swaab. “There are a number of larger properties available where there is scope to be creative and add your own signature.” Bill Siegle, senior partner at Cluttons, agrees that global political and economic uncertainty have caused nervousness among investors although opportunities remain in key global hubs perceived to be ‘safe havens’. “Dubai offers security for investors and GCC nationals continue to invest heavily in this dynamic and growing city,” he says. “Strong interest also remains from Europeans seeking to invest outside of London and we believe the Gulf is an area which will continue to prosper.”

Beachfront buoyancy

IFA Hotels & Resorts’ vice president client operations Stuart Cassidy sells across Dubai within The Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Lakes Towers master communities including The

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AL MARSA VILLAGE, THE WAVE, MUSCAT, OMAN The Wave, Muscat offers everything from pristine beaches and a 400-berth marina, to a Greg Norman-designed golf course, beautiful landscaping and architecture. Al Marsa Village is the latest unveiling. heralding the largest phase in the development - a cosmopolitan suburb featuring contemporary villas and townhouses with landscaped parks, shopping areas, restaurants and hotels. Bordering on a beautiful marina, Al Marsa Village showcases state-of-the-art urban planning which combines pedestrian-friendly streets, avenues and waterfront living. Almeria East is the latest residential offering in Al Marsa Village, at the Piazza end of the main boulevard. Its 92 apartments are spread over three boutique buildings, all with underground security parking, with views to the marina and surrounding precinct. As part of Al Marsa Village, Almeria East residents will have convenience shopping on their doorstep such as cafes, restaurants and the main retail precinct. From £118,560 / €151,500 / $186,000 The Wave, Muscat: +968 24 53 4649 e: sales@thewavemuscat.com

Palm Residences, Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah; The Residences, Palm Jumeirah and Kingdom of Sheba and Laguna Tower in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Anywhere near landmarks, business areas and the coast is currently proving popular says Mr Cassidy. “We have started to see increasingly buoyant demand in Palm Jumeirah particularly for beachfront property.” With a diverse portfolio as a mixed-use developer, IFA’s products appeal to both investors and end-users with typical budgets starting from AEDMillion. Mr Cassidy sees definite signs of recovery. “The market is maturing and investors are becoming more discerning,” he says. “Master communities which are well run and have rounded facilities and, even more importantly, developments in locations that have been well built and command higher rents are rebounding more rapidly.” Additionally he believes that the prospects for the UAE are good. “The UAE’s long-term demand prospects continue to look attractive. The key reasons for the initial success

remain valid; a captive rental market, a growing economy and population, as well as a secure tax-free environment still hold true.” Oman too is on the up and Almeria East is the latest residential offering of The Wave, Muscat with  apartments now released from OR , which will, the developer says ‘be among Oman’s most envied properties’ for anyone seeking a waterfront lifestyle, a safe community, strong yield returns, no property tax and a residency visa. ▶

AL BARARI, DUBAI Beautifully designed, low-density development of substantial, 10,000 - 18,000 square foot villas in leafy enclaves. Set within an exclusive community featuring botanical gardens, lakes and a private restaurant, Al Barari is the flagship development of the Zaal family who have created an exclusive haven of secure and luxurious living. Space, tranquillity and exclusivity are the hallmarks of this project. From £2.2m / €2.8m / $3.5m Knight Frank: +971 (0)4451 2000 International Property Luxury Collection

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BALQIS RESIDENCE, KINGDOM OF SHEBA, PALM JUMEIRAH, DUBAI This mixed-use residential and leisure resort on the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah is the single largest resort developed by IFA Hotels & Resorts. The design of the project is inspired by the values and symmetry of traditional Arab architecture within its freehold residences and five-star hotel. A beach club, several pools, lush landscaping, shops, restaurants, even a traditional souq (retail plaza), will make Kingdom of Sheba a royal location. Balqis Residence will offer a total of 389 units comprising of villas, townhouses, penthouses, furnished suites and apartments. From ÂŁ3.2m / â&#x201A;Ź4.074m / $5m for a fully furnished four-bed villa IFA Hotels & Resorts: +97 14 447 8288

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EMIRATES HILLS, DUBAI This stunning gated community consisting of 632 substantial individually designed and built homes is centred around the Montgomerie Golf Course with beautiful landscaping, communal greens and delightful lakes. Emirates Hills’ concept was originally created by Emaar Properties which pioneered freehold development throughout Dubai. This was their first development to offer freehold plots to investors allowing the creation of individual design and build villas. The result is a stunning mix of substantial, opulent property. Now completed, the area has become the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Dubai. Property sizes range from 8,000 - 40.000 square feet within varying plot sizes while views include full golf course, lakeside and manicured greenery. From £3.2m / €4m / $5m Knight Frank: +971 (0)4451 2000 84

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KEMPINSKI RESIDENCES, PALM JUMEIRAH, DUBAI One of the most sought-after addresses on Dubai’s world famous man-made island, The Palm Jumeirah. this exclusive development on the crest provides luxurious apartments and villas. An imposing seven storeys of classically-inspired architecture, surmounted by a Palladian dome and in a prime waterfront location, Kempinski Residences provides an opportunity to buy into an extraordinarily privileged lifestyle at the heart of this modern desert and ocean paradise. From £1.1m / €1.4m / $1.75m Knight Frank: +971 (0)4451 2000

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PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI Overlooking the waters of Dubai Creek, Palazzo Versace is one of the world’s first fashion-branded residences and resort chains. The collection of 169 private residences and 217 hotel suites are housed within a classic palace that incorporates finer detailing associated with Middle Eastern architecture such as exterior cornices, friezes, pillars and capitals. The new Versace palace echoes the layout of world-renowned stately homes with a central reception area for guests and a grand entrance graced with elegant pillars, whilst on either side of the main façade, the Ala Sinistra and Ala Destra (the left and right wings) accommodate the private residential condominiums. This echoes the layout of famous historic palaces where the residents and court would have lived in the private wings whilst guests would be entertained in the central part of the residence. £2.2m / €2.8m / $3,5m for a three-bed condominium Palazzo Versace Dubai: +97 14 409 2900 e: info@palazzoversace.ae 86

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Ultra-Modern.

Collection of Luxury Properties in Cyprus APL ultra-modern villas in a prestigious area of presents a new development of luxury

Agios Tychonas (Roussos Villas), Limassol. The development in situated on the hill side and consists of four individual villas with beautiful sea views. Our desire is to offer luxury and cutting-edge innovative design of villas. The architects’ emphases are for open plan spacious areas designed for comfortable living. Large basement floor gives ample parking, storage, laundry plus provision for leisure facilities, e.g. sauna, gym & cinema room. Decoration with solid wood irroco, water features surrounding the house, swimming pools, and glass line balconies creates more spacious feel. With the aim of incorporating all the latest advances in technologies and engineering, the interior design is absolutely stunning. Snow white marble flooring in combination with solid wood staircase and glass doors gives breathtaking glittering effect. Orchid Petals offer unique residences for a unique lifestyle.

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Being able to combine a property in a highly desirable location with easy access to state-of-the-art marina facilities gives super yacht owners the best of both worlds

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EDEN ISLAND, SEYCHELLES An integrated resort development, Eden Island is just off the coast of Mahé. Over 40 hectares in size plus more than 16 hectares of private waterways, this man-made paradise is being developed as one of the most exciting residential marina developments in the world. Each of the 578 luxury apartments, spacious maisons and private villas have access to their own mooring within the marina. Apartments at Eden Island are luxuriously designed to fit within the ideal of island living. Ranging from 88m2 to 215m2, they are typically one to three-bedroom apartments, featuring wide-open spaces, big open doors and large windows with extended covered verandas, inviting the outside in. Situated around the island in apartment blocks not higher than two storeys, each apartment comes standard with air conditioning, a washing machine, dryer, oven and hob, a dishwasher and of course a refrigerator. Apartments from £296,000 / €379,000 / $465,000 Maisons from £558,000 / €713,000 / $875,000 Villas from £1.66m / €2.12m / $2.6m Eden Island: +248 434 6000 e: christopher@edenisland.sc

MARINA FACILITIES Eden Island Marina, between the island and the main island Mahé, caters for 250 vessels including yachts, leisure craft and super-yachts up to 100 metres in size. All pontoons are illuminated with deck marker lights as well as security lights. Security is tight, as all pontoons feature access bridges with security gates, CCTV security cameras plus a physical security patrol throughout the night. There are service bollards on all pontoons, with power ranging from 16amp single phase to 250amp three-phase, 92

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water with anti-contamination valves and a mobile Fire Caddy. Bollards on the super-yacht pontoons have two landline connections and cable television. There will also be three pump-out service units located on the super-yacht pontoon section, as well as seven SOS bollards with life buoys, dry powder fire extinguishers and first aid kits. All service bollards are individually controlled and monitored by a computerised system to provide individual itemised billing for all services supplied to boats.


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ST TROPEZ, THE WATERFRONT, SYDNEY HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA The Waterfront is a $1.8 billion residential development located at the water’s edge at Wentworth Point, Sydney’s newest suburb. As the final component of this impressive project, St Tropez has breathtaking water views, striking architecture and sleek internal finishes with top quality Blanco appliances. It represents the last of its kind on Sydney Harbour and will include 154 apartments of various one, two and three-bedroom configurations arranged in three contemporary buildings. St Tropez is a prime example of how its developer, Sekisui House, one of Japan’s most celebrated creators of homes and apartments, draws together interior design with a clear link to the outdoors. From £269,000 / €341,600 / $420,000 Sekisui House: +1800 333 818

MARINA FACILITIES Over the next 10 years, a range of significant initiatives are slated to occur which will further enhance living at St Tropez. Future plans for Wentworth Point include a maritime hub adjacent to the town centre. This includes a marina with moorings and dry

boat storage. This would enable a range of water based sporting activities including rowing, kayaking, and dragon boats. The marina will be flanked by a public promenade serviced by waterfront restaurants, cafes and a fish market. International Property Luxury Collection

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TIGNE POINT, MALTA As the largest mixed-use development in Malta, Tigne Point occupies over 30 acres of headland adjacent to one of the island’s most cosmopolitan towns, Sliema. Surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean and directly opposite the capital city of Valetta, this award-winning project has sold over 265 apartments to date to a selection of local and overseas buyers from around the world. The developers are now pushing forward on 103 luxury apartments and a 16,000m2 business centre which will consolidate Tigne Point’s vision as a holistic mixed-use development that brings together residences, shops, leisure areas, restored heritage sites and business in a prime car-free waterfront location, just 10 minutes from the Manoel island marina. Piazza Tigne apartments from £184,500 / €235,000 / $289,200 Sea view apartments from £470,000 / €598,000 $735,000 Tigne Point: +356 2065 5510 94

MARINA FACILITIES Malta has long been established as an attractive and very well equipped yachting destination in the heart of the Mediterranean. Its stunning Grand Harbour situated in the capital Valetta has regaled mariners with breathtaking vistas, welcoming people and safe anchorages for millennia. There are numerous marinas in and around this natural harbour – all offering varying degrees of luxury and convenience. Countries within

easy sailing time include Italy, Sardinia, Croatia, Greece, the South of France and the sister islands of Gozo and Comino. Malta also offers a comprehensive calendar of sailing events including popular races such as the Trophee Bailli de Suffren, featuring an extraordinary collection of classic yachts, and the Rolex Middle Sea Race, arguably the yachting world’s most hotly contested Mediterranean event.

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Private Town Living on the Red Sea Riviera

Discover El Gouna, a private town on the Red Sea Riviera with luxury living being the only option. From the moment you enter the gates of El Gouna, you will discover a 20 square km secret hideaway. This exceptional, already operational resort town is located just 20 minutes from Hurghada International Airport. With 3 luxury marinas, 16 hotels , 2 golf courses, a thriving community of 100 international restaurants, 7 beach clubs, 6 water sports centres - you will enjoy a very privileged and exclusive way of life.

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ROYAL PHUKET MARINA Internationally renowned as one of Asia’s most desirable yachting and lifestyle hubs, Royal Phuket Marina is reminiscent of world-class marinas in Monte Carlo or St Tropez in the South of France. Following the success of the first two phases, Phase 3 ‘La Reserve Residences’ consisting of a 40-unit, two building condominium offering, with hospitality services to be provided by a hotel operator, is being launched. Units feature sophisticated interiors - fusing tropical modernity with lavish yet functional design elements. Furniture and fit-out packages allow buyers to purchase their unit fully decorated and ready to move in. Whether used as a holiday home or primary residence, the one and two-bedroom condominiums provide plenty of privacy and space. Each building features its own rooftop private infinity-edge Sky Pool with stunning views of Phang Nga Bay. In addition, the ‘Aquaminium’ is the world’s first condominium to feature private yacht berths actually within the residence itself. Designed by Palmer and Turner Hong Kong – the group behind many of Hong Kong’s most distinctive structures, including CITIC Tower, Exchange Square and the Harbourside – the Aquaminium’s three-block scheme promises unrivalled views over the marina, while creating an iconic new landmark on the Phuket waterfront. La Reserve from £102,000 / €128,000 / $164,000 Aquaminium from £400,000 / €502,000 / $642,000 Royal Waterfront Villas from £2.6m / €3.3m / $4.2m Royal Phuket Marina: +66 (0)76 360 811

MARINA FACILITIES Royal Phuket Marina is Asia’s most sophisticated high-tech yachting haven and a proud recipient of the prestigious ‘5 Golden Anchor Award’ bestowed by the British Yacht Harbour Association. It was recently voted one of Asia’s Top 5 Marinas, as Phuket was voted favourite sailing venue and best regatta location in Asia in a survey of sailors at the last 2011 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, Thailand’s

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signature annual international yachting event. The marina provides berths that can accommodate 81 vessels from 10 metres to 35 metres as well as hard standing for 35+ vessels. It also offers 24hour security, haul out services, pressure washing, cradles/boat supports and scaffolding, a Fuel Dock, service dock, pump out services, fresh water and electricity supplies.

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Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club SW Florida’s premier destination for upscale country club living and spectacular boating Boating & Cruising

This 186 slip yacht basin has docks from 38' to 97'. Cruise the protected waterways to the islands of Sanibel, Captiva and Boca Grande. Experience the intracoastal marinas, resorts, restaurants, bays and beaches or cruise to Ft. Myers Beach, Naples, Marco Island or the Florida Keys.  Concrete floating docks, diesel & gas, pump-out, electric hookup  Marina open and full time staff on site 7 days a week  Barrier Island protected on the intracoastal waterway  Marker 73 Café open for breakfast, lunch, wine and beer  Adjacent to the Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club

Luxury Country Club Living

 Condominiums and single family homes  Over 20 neighbourhoods in all price ranges  Gated community with 24-hour roving security staff  Equity Country Club memberships available if desired: 18-hole Championship golf course, tennis complex, spa-fitness center, 30,000sf clubhouse, waterfront pool & tiki bar, Johnny Browns waterfront restaurant  Only 5 miles to Gulf of Mexico Barrier Beach Islands and 30 minutes to Southwest Florida International Airport

GulfHarbourProperties.com Greg & Jo Callaway: +1 239-565-2766 RealEstate@GulfHarbourProperties.com

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PORTOMASO BLOCK 31, ST JULIAN’S, MALTA

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Within a fashionable district on Malta’s northern coast, Portomaso offers a choice of waterfront apartments, overlooking a magnificent new yacht marina. Designed and built to the very highest specifications, they range from 70 – 450m2 with one to four bedrooms and spacious private terraces, some with their own swimming pools. All apartments in Block 31 are being sold furnished and freehold. A split-level format provides breathtaking sea views as soon as you step through the front door while a tree-lined promenade extends right around the marina, providing a total water frontage of 1.6km. Extensive underground parking is provided for residents and their visitors, making the whole marina side of Portomaso a quiet, car-free zone. The development also includes quality bars, restaurants and shops; a luxurious new five-star Hilton International hotel with a superbly equipped fitness and leisure centre and an adjacent beach club. From £220,000 / €282,000 / $346,000 - £807,000 €1.032m / $1,267,050 Tumas Developments Sales Office: +356 2138 6802

Portomaso Marina comprises three basins – the north for smaller craft and water sports operations; the south which accommodates up to 45 sailing boats to a maximum length of 16m; and the west which accommodates up to 60 motor cruisers to a maximum length of

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LUXURY 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FROM AUD $795,000 – $1.7 MILLION • One of the last remaining waterfront locations on Sydney Harbour • Contemporary design with luxurious finishes

St Tropez at The Waterfront is an award winning masterplanned community, developed by one of Japan’s most respected community developers, Sekisui House.

• Premium quality facilities including onsite gym, 25m indoor pool, tennis courts & a range of restaurants

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• Award winning estate located in one of Sydney’s most desirable waterfront destinations

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BEIRUT, SOLIDERE, LEBANON On one of the most strategic lots in Beirut Central District, at the intersection of the main road from the downtown ‘New Souks’ and leading to the Solidere Marina, 3 Beirut is an exclusive landmark in the city. This iconic tower complex has views of historic Wadi Abu Jmeel to the south, the marina to the north and stunning mountains to the east. Special consideration has been given to the creation of a sophisticated and attractive environment with extensive use of terraces, expansive windows, high ceilings, professionally landscaped roofs and ground levels with gorgeous trees and water features. Established around direct pedestrian routes across the site, its design will connect the historic city centre to the harbour at the Mediterranean Sea. Above podiums, three towers will rise to create a bold new presence on the skyline. These towers –which form part of the Solidere Master Planning Scheme for the centre of Beirut - will set new standards in design quality and urban living. Estimated delivery is December 2014. From £4,460 / €5,700 / $7,000 - £7,010 / €8,960 / $11,000 per m2 3 Beirut Sales Office: +961 (0)1 368 505 e: info@3beirut.com 100

MARINA FACILITIES Beirut Marina to the west of the Waterfront District, is at the heart of the city and within walking distance to 3 Beirut. Its capacity stands at 186 boats, ranging from 5 metres to 65 metres,

with 75% of the mooring area accommodating boats of more than 25 metres in length. A second marina is planned for the northeast quarter of the Waterfront District.

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LIFE MARINA, IBIZA Exclusive development on the Paseo Juan Carlos, just metres away from the famous Marina Botafoch. The development comprises two buildings, both of which were completed this summer. The first, Las Boas de Ibiza, offers 179 apartments, each with its own design and including huge terraces with panoramic views of the Mediterranean, Ibiza Old Town and the island of Formentera. The second, Patio Blanco, offers 107 properties, all with terraces and clean lines based on a traditional Ibiza building to produce light filled apartments that appear to float on an island of water. In both buildings, Jean Nouvel’s award winning contemporary architecture is complemented by gardens designed by eminent botanist Patrick Blanc and water features, the intention of which is to blur the line between nature and the artificial. The terraces also showcase the vibrant work of renowned painter, Alain Bony. Properties range from 65m2 for a one-bedroom apartment to a huge 300m2 for a penthouse. Las Boas apartments from £787,000 / €1m / $1,230,000 Patio Blanco apartments from £393,000 / €500,000 / $615,000 Lucas Fox: +34 933 562 989 e: info@lucasfox.com

MARINA FACILITIES Marina Botafoch has 428 berths ranging from six metres right up to 30 metres. Complementary services include a shipyard with a travel-lift and forklift, refit and repairs, a petrol station and weather reports. Every berth has an individual meter for water and electricity and

wireless (W-LAN) telephone and Internet supply. The commercial area has been built in a typical local style and various businesses are set around three areas offering a wide range of nautical and brokerage services as well as bars, restaurants and shops.

GULF HARBOUR YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB, FLORIDA This gated community with 24-hour roving security staff offers condominiums and single family homes in over 20 different neighbourhoods. In addition to the adjacent marina, facilities include an 18-hole Championship golf course, tennis complex, spa fitness centre, 30,000 square foot clubhouse and a waterfront pool, bar and restaurant. Gulf Harbour is conveniently located just five miles from the Gulf of Mexico Barrier Beach Islands and 30 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport. From £127,000 / €162,000 / $200,000 - £3.2m /€4m / $5m plus Gulf Harbour Properties: +1 239 565 2766 e: RealEstate@GulfHarbourProperties.com 102

MARINA FACILITIES Gulf Harbour Marina is a 186-slip yacht basin with docks ranging from 38 feet to 97 feet. Amenities include concrete floating docks, diesel and gas,

pump-out, electricity with staff on site seven days a week. From here boat owners can cruise to the islands of Sanibel, Captiva and Boca Grande.

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ALGARVE - PORTUGAL

Stunning views over the mountainside to the sea, in this beautiful, private villa in Monchique, in the Western Algarve. The proximity of the thermal village Caldas de Monchique and the most beautiful beaches makes it even more enjoyable. The heated infinity pool, the superb quality finishings and luxurious kitchen appliances ensure unrivaled comfort with a breathtaking panorama.

Tel: +351 915 959 949 http://www.bilbao-promocaoimobiliaria.com e-mail: geral@bilbao-promocaoimobiliaria.com

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November. Flights to many European capitals are just  hours away. Crime is low, education levels high, the locals hospitable and English -speaking with  English language schools. As a result, homes and apartments here have now attracted the international set. So has the historic harbours, -star hotels, restaurants and summer nightlife. But overseas domestic buyers aren’t the only ones to recognise the reputation of the island’s property potential. Malta’s success in attracting City hedge fund managers to redomicile to the island as a result of a well regulated and cost-competitive jurisdiction has spurred more demand for high quality homes in the sun. Back in , it wasn’t like this. Sure, the island had a loyal following of repeat overseas visitors but nothing that one could call gold standard. Despite its geographic location and abundance of sun and sea, Malta’s lifestyle as an up-market destination had little relevance for the aspiring overseas home buyer. That was until Portomaso was built.

George Fenech, the Tumas Group’s Chairman, pioneered the lifestyle concept in Malta. He had a  million dream. He wanted to enhance the quality of life for those buyers who could make the right investment decision. His vision of the Portomaso marina would bring Malta to the attention of the international property market with an Oscar of the property world: the Gold

The benefits of buying property in Malta • • • • • •

A Specially Designated Area site No tax on capital gains arising out of or into Malta Relief through 58 double taxation treaties ratified No duty on importing household goods or furniture Free repatriation of funds No inheritance tax but duty of 5% is payable on the transfer or transmission of immovable property • Reduced registration on importing a motor vehicle, subject to certain conditions • You can take a mortgage to purchase a property as a non-resident of Malta • You can rent it out to third parties if bought in an SDA.

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It’s official – Malta has the best climate on earth. Malta was one of two countries that were tied for first place with the title of Best Climate, according to the Quality of Life Index issued by the International Living magazine last year. Sharing top honours was Zimbabwe. Yet a Mediterranean climate (over  hours of sunshine a day) isn’t all that Malta has to offer. Malta’s many other virtues in the  categories of the IL index combined to earn it rd place overall in the Index, pipped to the post by the U.S. and New Zealand. That ranking speaks volumes for the size of Malta’s quality offering relative to the island’s land mass of just  square miles. How about a stable government, economy and a modern health service? These factors carry a lot of pull for wealthy English and Europeans looking to get away from their frosty climes. In fact, frost and snow are unknown in Malta with shirt sleeve order and temperatures of  degrees Fahrenheit ( degrees C) in International Property Luxury Collection

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Award in the Best Marina Development Category in the  International Property Awards. As a result, Portomaso was acclaimed the most exclusive address in Malta and became home to the well-heeled, international celebrities and footballers. Those that bought in  have seen the value of their property rise by over . Rental returns, too, have risen by  to . Out of the Portomaso mould have been cast two more luxury developments in the north and south of the island, both a stone’s throw from the Med. They are already reaching completion, thanks to Tumas Developments, the Group’s property arm. As both properties websites rather prosaically state, these two new residencies ‘offer lifestyle choices of the highest standards’. More to the point, poured into these two moulds are all the expectations of luxury,

safety, tranquility and, you’ve guessed it, lifestyle. Tas Sellum and Ta’ Monita have been designed to suit most pockets. Tas-Sellum offers a one-bedroom apartment of  square meters starting at , going up to a million plus for larger apartments whilst Ta’ Monita offers apartments starting at , going up to a million plus. Both residences are termed Specially Designated Area, allowing the buyer to purchase more than one property in Malta and Gozo for private use or for business. Perhaps we should create a Portomaso Quality Index. Zimbabwe wouldn’t stand a chance. Contact Portomaso Residence Telephone : (+356) 2138 6802; (+356) 7949 7504.

Facing page: True recognition by the international property market. A whole clutch of awards for Best Marina Development was won by Portomaso in 1999, 2000, 2001 and Gold in 2005. Top: The value of Portomaso property has risen by 300%. Might this reflect property expectations by overseas buyers for Tas Sellum and Ta’ Monita residences, too? Above: City fund managers and international footballers also recognise the value of good property standards in Malta.

Email: info@tumasdevelopments.com Web: www.tumasdevelopments.com

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Indian inspiration Rachel Newcombe discovers that West is meeting East in India, where an abundance of high-end property development is taking many areas by storm There was a time when India tended to be overlooked by property investors, but thanks to a boom in economic growth over the last decade, parts of India, such as the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore and the holiday destination of Goa, have soared in popularity. “As often quoted by the media, India is today living the growth story,” comments Uzma Irfan, from the Prestige Group. “The country has witnessed strong economic growth with major contributions including education, technology, healthcare, aviation and retail to name a few. All of this and more makes India a viable option for property investments.” India is now the third biggest economy in Asia and, says Ms Irfan, “The property market has witnessed a revolution, throwing open a plethora of opportunities for builders, architects and designers, who have in turn stood up to the occasion, delivering world-class projects that are state-of-the-art from every aspect. Today India is no different from the rest of the world in providing the right kind of property solutions in the residential or commercial arena with best in class qualities and features.” Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index reports that in the early part of , India saw an annual price growth of  from the year to

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Q , making it the third highest country with property growth change. Although economic growth predictions for the fiscal year to March  have recently been downgraded by economists from Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, India is still anticipated to grow by a steady . to . per cent this year.

City living

Part of the economic boost in recent years is thought to stem from the international appeal of India’s cities. Mumbai alone has attracted several major global companies, such as IBM, Morgan Stanley and Citibank, which has helped raise demand for rental properties. International brands have made their presence felt and luxury developments, such as UB City – Bangalore’s first luxury New York style mall – have gained in popularity as a result.

Prior to the global economic recession, income levels increased and more jobs were created. The property market grew in demand from increasing numbers of middle and high income earners who were keen to both buy and rent high quality properties. Property prices within major metropolitan areas soared, although have begun to level off since highs of a few years back. What’s more, the types of properties sought-after for rental and purchase have changed accordingly, with high end, luxury developments in demand. “Indians are no less discerning than the international counterpart today,” says Ms Irfan. “Increased globalisation and changing market dynamics have resulted in Indians being exposed to – and in some areas defining – the latest trends in residential properties, including designs, concepts, amenities and services that match international standards. As a result, the global Indian is uncompromising in expecting the very best in luxury living.” Modern day architecture is developed on international standards, with state-of-the-art design and aesthetics. “This trend may not be resplendent of the India we’re accustomed to, but it’s definitely here to stay and a sign of things to come,” she comments. But not everyone can take advantage of buying in India. “Only non-resident Indians and persons of Indian origin can purchase property in India,” explains Olinda Remedios, from Acron India. “Foreign nationals of non-Indian origin are not eligible to purchase properties.” If you’re lucky enough to fit the buying criteria, then which areas are best from an investment point of view? If it’s a holiday home you’re after, or you’re looking to rent the property for holidays, then destinations such as Goa have ▶

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THE WORLD TOWERS RESIDENCES, MUMBAI Within Lodha Place, an 18-acre development at Upper Worli in the epicentre of Mumbai, The World Towers consist of two structures. World One is said to be the world’s tallest residential tower at 117 storeys, and World Crest, which is over 700 feet tall. The World Towers have exclusive three and fourbedroom World Residences, lavish World Villas with private pools and luxurious duplex World Mansions with private pools, gyms and personal elevators. The interiors are being designed by Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio and will be the first in Asia to have each residential unit exclusively featuring Armani/ Roca bathrooms and Armani/Doda kitchens. From £860,000 / €1.1m / $1.36m Lodha Group: +91 91673 32972

an inherent appeal. However, if higher rental yields and a steady, regular income are top of your priorities, then cities such as Bangalore and Mumbai can provide good long-term value.

Rental returns

“The average rental return is two to seven per cent annually in Indian holiday destinations such as Goa, whereas most city properties yield higher returns,” says Shveta Jain, director of residential services at Cushman and Wakefield, in India. The market for rental properties in cities is longer too, compared to holiday destinations where rentals tend to peter out as the season ends. In busy cosmopolitan cities, you’re looking at year round rental appeal in addition to higher returns. For anyone thinking of buying in India, it’s well worth doing thorough research first and visiting the area, rather than buying blind. As with any property purchase, it’s important to be sure that what you’re buying is likely to be a sound investment and situated in a good location. That’s something that Ms Irfan can’t fail to emphasise. “My first and foremost advice to the investor is to keep in mind just one thing – location, location and location,” she says. “Other elements to consider when purchasing

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property are the reputation of the developer, their track record, whether they have relevant government clearances and ensure all documentation is clean. It definitely pays to invest time and resources to research all of these elements before making a concrete decision.” In terms of available luxury properties, both Mumbai and Bangalore have plenty to offer the discerning investor. New developments are springing up offering the best in luxury city living, making the most of mod cons and new technology. In Goa, where holiday homes are desirable near the beautiful sandy beaches, there are certain areas that are currently proving popular. “Places like Moira and Aldona are redolent of the Goa of yesteryear and have become the new, sought after locations for a home. Many celebrities including actors, writers and artists from across the country have bought residences here,” explains Ms Remedios. Finally, as far as areas to keep an eye on in the future go, Indian property experts suggest it’s the Tier Two cities, such as Chandigarh, Mysore and Bhopal, that could become sought-after property hotspots. Like Mumbai and Bangalore, they’re becoming emerging centres of growth, helped along in part by the growing business communities within them. ▶

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Home. One Important Decision. For those who prefer to differentiate between life and lifestyle, Avighna India presents One Avighna Park at Lower Parel, Mumbai. Offering the finer things in life, the developers have exquisitely designed three, four, and five BHK apartments. The project features 64 storey twin towers, with world-class layouts, interiors, and landscaping. Conceptualized as more than a living space, it has been designed to fulfill the lifestyle needs of its residents. 42nd floor in progress | 2013 delivery

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PRESTIGE WHITE MEADOWS, BANGALORE Located in Whitefield, the IT hub of the city, Prestige White Meadows comprises of 214 Sky Villas in four high rise towers of up to 27 floors and 66 villas set in scenic grounds. Properties include Jacuzzis in master bathrooms, a separate gym room with a Jacuzzi and steam shower, walk-in wardrobes, home automation systems and fully-fitted kitchens. Designed as ‘Villas in the Sky’, they effectively combine the twin benefits of undisturbed privacy and high-rise splendour. This experience is further enhanced in the triplex homes, located on the upper three levels of the towers, which feature ‘floating’ swimming pools. Prestige White Meadows also pampers its residents with a fully equipped clubhouse, which comes with every amenity that is de rigueur with a lifestyle of consummate luxury. Sky villas from £320,200 / €403,500 / $506,700 Prestige Constructions: +917259886202

GOLDEN GRAND, BANGALORE An ultra-luxurious 23-floor residential enclave on a lush 13-acre area that will soon be home to 790 beautiful condos. These will include two and threebedroom units ranging from 1,400 to 1,855 square feet and each condo has a stand-alone design, which means there are no common walls. This unusual design feature combines the practicality of a condo with the privacy of an independent home. The Golden Grand is located near Rajajinagar, next to Yeshwantpur Metro Station and close to the World Trade Centre, Sheraton Hotel and Taj Vivanta hotel. It is expected to be one of the most futuristic and eco-friendly residential skyscrapers in India. From £90,000 / €113,000 / $142,000 Golden Gate Properties: +0802 3473030 112

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PRESTIGE GOLFSHIRE, BANGALORE Set against the picturesque Nandi Hills, a 10-minute drive away from the Bangalore International Airport, Prestige Golfshire is spread across 275 acres. Considered the first golf residential development in South India, it offers ultra-luxurious mansions. The development also introduces the Marriot International Hotel to Bangalore meaning residents of the Golfshire Mansions can benefit from its room service facilities. The four-bedroom mansions at Prestige Golfshire come in eight different designs, each with its own private swimming pool and ranging from 5,896 to 9,905 square feet. From £625,000 / €787,000 / $989,000 Prestige Constructions: +91-8861003657

EUGENIA EVERGREENS, GOA This prestigious new villa development is on a sloping hillside in the tranquil village of Moira, not far from Mapusa. Eugenia comprises of 19 spacious, stand-alone villas spread over four acres of landscaped greenery with views over the undulating countryside. Some of the villas are on the edge of the plateau and look out over the valley below. There are three types of villas: Courtyard and Balcony Villas, which are stand-alone, four-bedroom villas with domestic quarters; and Woodside Villas, which are semi-detached with three-bedrooms. Homes range from 2,250 to 5,080 square feet with private gardens from 5,100 to 7,800 square feet. From £175,000 / €220,000 / $277,000 Acron India: +91 9922907667

BEST WESTERN PEACE VALLEY, GOA Development of 50 villas and 174 fully furnished apartments set in 25 acres of landscaped grounds. The rooms are furnished to five-star standard while facilities include a golf course, riding club, gym, tennis, volleyball court, yoga, ayurvedic centre and on site helicopter. Professional management of the properties is available in the form of a revenue sharing contract, giving owners 40% of the room revenue without the need to worry about marketing or maintenance costs. Apartments from £34,000 / €43,000 / $54,000 Villas from £131,000 / €165,000 / $207,000 RaaiLand Group: +91-20-27292829 114

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A T USCA N DR E A M, 800 Y E A R S I N THE M A K I NG Pisa approximately 45 minutes, Florence and Siena approximately 1 hour Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is a 1,100 hectare estate set around a stunning historic ‘borgo’. Beautiful apartments, traditional farmhouses and a selection of new build villas. Overlooking an established 27-hole golf course, the borgo will also include a boutique hotel, restaurant, pizzeria and range of shops. Apartments from €230,000 (due for completion June 2013) Villas from €1,200,000 Traditional farm houses – price on application

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Catch the Sea Breeze in Montenegro

A new luxury villa development overlooking Montenegro’s exclusive Kotor Bay is being launched by British developer John Kennedy of the Boka Group and founder of Adriatic Marinas, the company behind the highly successful m Porto Montenegro megayacht marina. The Kavac based development called ‘Sea Breeze’ offers detached properties at competitive Euro based prices in the fastest growing tourism destination in the world (World Travel and Tourism Council). Montenegro is a small country with a big story to tell. Rapidly emerging as the next property hotspot it has been dubbed the new Monaco, but without the skyscrapers. The WTTC has predicted three times that the little country will have the world’s fastest growing tourism industry, with a  year-on-year growth over a -year period. New direct flights to the country, which lies just south of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea, with Montenegro Airlines will reduce the journey time to just . hours from London, whereas passengers previously arrived via Dubrovnik airport some  minutes drive from the main resorts on the coast. Montenegro Airlines now fly twice a week to Tivat, just ten minutes from Sea Breeze, and once a week to the capital, Podgorica. British Airways, easyJet, Flybe, Jet, Monarch and Thomson will continue with their flights to Croatia’s Dubrovnik airport giving passengers a daily flight choice. Sea Breeze is engulfed by the beguiling natural beauty of the most southerly fjord in the Northern Hemisphere framed by , feet

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mountains which drop directly into the Adriatic Sea. The country’s ancient walled towns, quaint fishing villages and most recently deluxe sophisticated hotels, restaurants and beach clubs, have made the country a popular playground with the rich and famous. The  two and three-bedroom villas planned as part of the Sea Breeze development are situated on the lower slopes of a hillside, surrounded by a green belt of olive and pine groves, with panoramic views over Kotor Bay. “The concept has been to create a community, closely built in the style of a Dalmatian hill town,” Mr Kennedy explains. Each detached villa will feature open plan living on the ground floor with a spacious balcony and basement containing a family room or spa, with adjoining glass-walled wine cellar and built in humidor. Additionally homes come with a private pool, garage and driveway and rather surprisingly a brand new Fiat Punto family car. A range of options include ‘Smart Home’ systems and enhancement packages for living, bathroom and kitchen areas. Site management and a rental programme are also offered through an annual care package. ■

Further information Contact: sales@seabreeze.me Tel: +382 32 331 555 or visit www.seabreeze.me

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Snowbound We head for the pistes of France, Switzerland and California to find some of the finest chalets and ski facilities imaginable

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An idyllic mountain resort surrounded by the dramatic alpine backdrop of Switzerland’s famed Valais region. This highly desirable five-star, four season residential destination will comprise a world-class thermal spa hotel and residences each with their own private spa. It will provide access to the mountains’ renowned thermal waters which have run naturally at 51º since Roman times and are revered for their restorative qualities. Building 51º Spa Residences is expected to complete in late 2013. From £1.83m / €2.33m / $2.88m Swiss Development Group: +41 22 799 44 05 In wintertime, there are the world-class ski slopes of the Torrent Alp and Gemmi Pass, which have lured skiers (and now snow boarders) for decades, as well as facilities for cross-country skiing, ski touring, sledging and, for those who want to try something new, curling. Leukerbad also has as much to offer sports enthusiasts in the summer including hikes, mountain biking, hikes into the thermal spring canyons, trails, fixed rope climbing, mountain climbing, golf and tennis.

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Beautifully restored maison bourgoise just five minutes’ drive from the famous Grand Massif Express. It includes a traditional savoyard barn ready for conversion into a rental chalet and nearly 7,000m2 of grounds. Everything from the original cast iron radiators to stunning oak floorboards and wall panelling mixes modern English designer style with classic Belle Epoche architecture to create a warm and welcoming character home in the hills. The property is entirely secured by a low boundary wall, making it ideal for families with young children. The main house, totalling 360m2, is on three floors plus cellars, currently used as a ski room and workshop. The ground floor has a modern design kitchen, lounge and separate dining room and fully equipped home cinema room. The first floor has three spacious bedrooms, a large bathroom and separate shower room. The top floor has a large lounge area and two separable bedrooms, plus bathroom - this could easily be converted into an independent studio by installing a small kitchen. £777,000 / €990,000 / $1.22m HomeHunts: +44 (0)208 1445501 e: info@home-hunts.com

The Grand Massif ski resort, France’s fourth largest ski area consisting of 265km of pistes and five interlinked resorts (Morillon, Samoëns, Les Carroz, Sixt Fer à Cheval and Flaine) is just five minutes’ drive away. Slopes range from blue, red and black; including the blue run in Europe, Les Cascades. Facilities on the pistes include eateries, children’s play areas and ski schools for both skiing and snowboarding. Samoens hosts the Express high-speed bubble lift and a number of ski-lifts. The village also offers a free shuttle bus service which takes users up to the ski area. There are also two Nordic ski domains in Samoens - Giffre Valley (from Morillon to Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval) and the col de Joux Plane. These both provide for Nordic or cross-country skiing. Closer to the doorstep, village skiing comprises six lifts and 32km of pistes which, on a quiet day, can feel like your very own private ski resort. Non-ski activities in season include: sledging. dog sledging, snowshoeing treks, Nordic walking and Afghan walking (synchronising breathing with the rhythm of footsteps). Extreme thrills such as new glides, speed riding, paragliding, helicopter flights, skidoos and ice climbing can also be enjoyed. Out of season activities include country walks, hiking, cycling and mountain biking, rock climbing, golf, water-skiing, white water sports and mountaineering.

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SWISS ALPS

Pioneering development within a natural landscape at the epicentre of the Swiss Alps. Once completed, the project will comprise six, four to five-star hotels, 490 apartments, 25 private villas and a host of luxury leisure facilities. The project is the largest holiday destination currently under construction in the Alpine region and will cater for residents and guests year-round. Apartments from £7,060 / €9,000 / $11,112 per m2 Hotel apartments from £13,075 / €16,650 / $20,580 per m2 Orascom Development: +41 41 888 78 00 Well positioned in the heart of the alps, Andermatt is blessed with excellent snow fall. Already a perfect valley in which to enjoy a wealth of winter sports, skiing in Andermatt will become an even more attractive pursuit following the planned expansion of the ski lift operation, and consequent partnership with the impressive runs in Sedrun, creating a single and very impressive ski area for guests and residents to enjoy.

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Stunning new build chalet in one of the most dominant positions on the south facing slopes of Les Gets with magnificent views of the valley below. The 180m2 property offers 4 spacious en-suite bedrooms all with balconies, a large open plan kitchen living and dining area and has been built and designed to the very highest standards.

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Recently built luxury 330m2 chalet just minutes from the Flegere lift. With 7 ensuite bedrooms and spacious open plan living area, sauna, spa room and gym, the chalet mixes classic Alpine style with modern, to create a genuinely welcoming holiday home. Excellent rental value, in one of chamonix's most sought after areas.

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Impeccably restored 5 bedroom Belle Epoque house set in 7,000m2 of pristine grounds overlooking the river Giffre, and just 5 minutes on foot to the nearest pistes. The property, in the heart of the Grand Massif ski range with its 260km of altitude pistes, makes a refreshing change from traditional alpine chalets - a must see for lovers of character property.

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Beautifully renovated, stone built farmhouse and wine estate in a peaceful location in the Provence countryside. The estate comprises of 23 hectares of land including vines, an olive grove, woodland and formal gardens. The main house is a five bedroom, dressed stone farmhouse with separate spacious apartment. There is also a two bed roomed guardian house and a huge stone barn with full wine making and bottling facilities (and a very impressive wine cellar).

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ALPINE MEADOWS SKI RESORT

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This fully remodelled four-bedroom, two bathroom home backs on to US Forestry Service land so has miles of hiking trails on its doorstep. With beautiful views of KT22, an 8,010 foot elevation that is one of Squaw Valley Ski Resort’s most famous and difficult runs, this is an ideal mountain retreat. Built in 1976 and offering 1,534 square feet of accommodation and two garages, the property features a newly remodelled kitchen. It includes top quality appliances, quartzite counters, new cabinets and a kitchen island, while the flooring in the great room is solid inch walnut. £412,000 / €525,000 / $649,000 Chase International: +1 (775) 588 2735 Alpine Meadows is a ski resort in the North Lake Tahoe community, near Squaw Valley. It has 11 chairlifts and two surface lifts covering 2,400 acres of terrain and a long season. Alpine Meadows has a vertical drop of 1,800 feet with a top elevation of 8,637 feet and played the part of the fictional ‘Alpine College’ in the 1966 Universal Pictures comedy film, Wild Wild Winter with all of the exterior sequences being shot on location. The area boasts are over 20 ski areas to fit all types of skiers and snowboarders. On the south shore of Lake Tahoe are the legendary slopes of Heavenly Ski Resort just steps from the area’s renowned nightlife and casinos.

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LE CHALET DE FLAMBEAU

VAL CENIS, FRENCH ALPS

All but a few of the 197 holiday homes built in Val Cenis in the Haute-Maurienne area of the French Alps have now been sold. The new Le Chalet de Flambeau is situated between two national parks – the Vanoise and Italy’s Gran Paradiso. Together they create Europe’s largest wilderness area of almost 1,250 square kilometres. Owners have use of the four-star résidence facilities which include an indoor pool with a glazed roof, fitness suite, gym, sauna, jacuzzi and steam rooms, as well as an OdesCimes spa offering a variety of massages and treatments. £220,000 / €280,000 / $346,000 for a two-bed property MGM French Properties: +44 (0)207 4940706 e: london@mgm-immobilier.fr

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Val Cenis offers skiers 125km of pistes with a range of runs suited to all abilities. Beginners and intermediates can ski from the top of the resort at an altitude of 2,800 metres with long blue runs all the way to the bottom. It also boasts the longest green run in Europe; the 10 km long L’Escargot winds through the trees from 2,100 metres down to 1,400 metres The snow record in Val Cenis is also good, thanks to predominantly northfacing slopes, while the forest provides spectacular scenic skiing and protects against adverse weather conditions. Although Savoie is best known by cyclists for its prestigious high mountain passes and its long and acrobatic mountain bike descents, there are also quiet little roads in the valleys, middle mountain paths, undulating vineyards, lakeside scenery and especially breathtaking alpine panoramas. These can be discovered by bike, foot, or horse, with mountain guides to show the way. Other facilities available in the resort include a swimming pool and whirlpool, tennis, table tennis, archery, mini golf, kayaking and horse riding.

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CHALET SOCHI

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Built over four levels using traditional architecture and authentic materials, this beautiful property at 1,300m of altitude offers fabulous views over the Mont Blanc. It has five bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms and comes totally equipped and with contemporary furniture. The basement level has a multi-vehicle garage, ski room with heated wardrobe, laundry room and wine cellar. A spa at ground level includes a jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, massage room and gym. There is also a games room and home cinema room. The garden access level has a spacious living room, kitchen, dining section and a lounge area with fireplace. This, and the office space are open to the eaves providing a spacious, airy feel. The exterior parking and stairs to the chalet are equipped with an automatic snow clearing system via underground electric cables. £6.5m / €8.3m / $10.3m Winkworth International: +44 (0)207 870 7181 Megève is where the French jet set and aristocracy go in winter - in summer it’s St Tropez and Ramatuelle. The resort is favoured because of its setting with fabulous views of the domaine du Mont Blanc. The skiing is easy to intermediate level but, for those wanting something a bit more challenging, a drive up to Chamonix valley, the birth place of off-piste skiing, takes you to the Vallée Blanche - the most famous off-piste descent in the world. For those needing an even deeper adrenaline buzz, heliskiiing is available just over the border in Italy at Courmayeur. In summer, a morning of canyoning (abseiling down waterfalls) can be combined with an afternoon soaring above the peaks of Megève in a tandem paraglide. Alternatively, there are many spas in the village in which to relax while soaking in the fresh, mountain air.

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ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND Classic chalet in the heart of St. Moritz, just five minutres’ walk from town. Chesa Gheola is a Mongiardino interior designed chalet and offers superb Swiss style accommodation with views over St Moritz town and the lake. It includes five bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, utility room, double car garage and ski room. The 300m2 main chalet also comes complete with a fully self-contained 200m2, three-bedroom apartment within the house. If combined, this would make a spacious 500m2 chalet. £18m / €22.9m / $28.3m Aylesford International: +44 (0)20 7349 9772 Chesa Gheola is located within five munutes’ walk of the Corviglia mountain and 10 minutes’ drive from both the famous Suvretta and Corvatsch mountains. Regarded as one of the world’s best skiing destinations these three mountains offer 88 trials ranging from blue red and black levels of difficulty. Through the summer months in St. Moritz the breathtaking Engadin Valley offers a large range of activities including mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking and sailing on the lakes.

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VERBIER, SWITZERLAND This beautiful three-bedroom duplex apartment is just one example of the properties available for rental through ‘Any Friend of Ours’. With properties now listed in over 15 countries, this is essentially an exclusive invitation only members’ club whereby only those with a holiday home and their trusted circle of friends are able to join. Owners can list their property free of charge and feel confident that it will be rented to people they can trust. They and their invited friends can also enjoy holidays in any of the homes on the site. Chalet Sabrina is on the top two floors of Verbier's Astoria building with gorgeous mountain views yet within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Its entrance level has an open plan, fully equipped kitchen and living/dining room with an open fire and south-facing balcony. The top floor has two large double bedrooms with shared bathroom and a master bedroom with en suite shower room and balcony. Facilities include wifi, Sky TV and CD/DVD player, an underground parking space, communal heated boot and ski rooms, lift and shared laundry facility. The maximum guest accommodation is six adults / children. From £1,950 / €2,500 / $3,065 for weekly summer lets to £5,250 / €6,670 / $8,250 for peak winter weeks Any Friend of Ours: www.anyfriendofours.com

Chalet Sabrina is adjacent to the Medran ski lift: the gateway to the 412 kilometers of pistes that comprise the ‘Four Valleys’ – one of the most famous ski areas in the world. Verbier has some of the highest lifts in Europe, carrying skiers to nearly 11,000 feet, ensuring skiing all season. It is commonly regarded as having much of the best off-piste and heli-skiing to be found, and hosts the final stage of the Freeride World Tour Extreme. It also has the Verbier Swatch Snowpark for boarders, with its freestyle course, rails and airbags. The meeting point for many of the resort’s ski school instructors is at the famous ‘Offshore’ diner on the ground floor of Astoria; this means parents don't even have to put on a coat to send their children off skiing for the day. The lift system also operates in summer, taking vacationers up to the glacier of Mont Fort, or to the paraponting and mountain biking points. Verbier also offers horse riding, tennis, hiking and scenic mountain restaraunts aplenty. The Verbier Summer Music Festival, featuring renowned international classical talent, held late July into August, followed by an ever-growing showjumping competition, make Verbier such a desired summer vacation spot as well as winter.

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‘Chateau Le Lindois’ is the remainder of a 15th century castle, built at the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th century by Guy de Chataigner, baron of Lindois. It is located in one of the most idyllic areas of France. The property, with all its charm and original character, consists of the main house with gite, barns and a former mairie, all under the same roof. The main house has been completely renovated to a high standard and is tastefully decorated. The beautiful old beams, original ‘pierre’ walls, alcoves, fireplaces and impressive doors have all been retained giving a truly authentic atmosphere. Price: €550,000 Facilities: 4/5 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 en suites, Entrance hall, Kitchen/dining room, Study/fifth bedroom, Utility room, Cellar Separate gîte: 3 bedrooms, Kitchen, Dining room, Living room, 1 bathroom, 1 en suite Exterior: 22,500m2 land & gardens, Tree-lined driveway, Garage Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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LEADING INTERNATIONAL AGENTS & DEVELOPERS .:: BAHAMAS AGENT ::.

.:: CYPRUS DEVELOPER ::. ` Aristo Developers Ltd

HGChristie Ltd Millars Court, East & Shirley Streets PO Box N-8164, Nassau, Bahamas Tel: +1 242 322 1041 Cell: +1 242 457 3562 Fax: +1 242 326 5642 Email: Sales@HGChristie.com Web: www.HGChristie.com

8 Apriliou 1st Street, CY 8101, Pafos, Cyprus Tel: +357 268 42842 Fax: +357 269 38290 Web: www.aristodevelopers.com Agnades Village 1 is a stunning development featuring beautiful 3 & 4 bedroom villas with large plots, spacious rooms, private swimming pools, and fantastic mountain and sea views. Prices from ¤462.600 + VAT

Beachfront Vacation Home, Eleuthera, Bahamas Elegant 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath beachfront estate on an acre of total privacy captures endless views. Perfect for island living or vacation getaways with income return.

.:: CYPRUS DEVELOPER ::. `

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APL Alexander Promotions Ltd

Shaikh Holdings

59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus Tel: +357 25 431 018 Fax: +357 25 431 514 Email: alexproperties@cytanet.com.cy Web: www.apl-cyprus.com

P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE Tel +971 4 364 2722 Fax +971 4 367 8054 Email: info@shaikh-holdings.com Website: www.shaikh-holdings.com

Developing exclusive homes with exceptional design and quality at competitive market prices. A balance of safety, cutting edge features, positive atmosphere and comfortable lifestyle for all customers. The principal factor is location. Each project is always based within unique residential areas with stunning views to the Mediterranean sea. This helps to keep the after sale market value high and ensure a good investment return for customers.

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On the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Sanctuary Falls is a collection of 96 resort-style villas set amidst lush golf vistas and inspiring lakes. Created by world renowned hotel and resort architects, landscape and interior designers, Sanctuary Falls villas brings to life a true ‘resort home’ experience.

.:: INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CONSULTANCY ::. AdMakers International

Orascom Hotels & Development

AdMakers House, Building 26, The Waverley, Corner Kotzee and Weymouth Streets, Mowbray 7700 Cape Town, South Africa Tel: +27 21 448 7074 Fax: +27 21 448 7095

Nile City Towers, South Tower, 9th Floor 2005A Corniche El Nil, Cairo – Egypt 11221 Tel: +2 02 2461 9966 Fax: +2 02 2461 9280 Email: marketing.realestate@orascomhd.com Website: www.orascomrealestate.com Orascom Hotels & Development is a leading developer of fully integrated towns complete with hotels, real estate, golf courses and marinas. OHD is present in 7 countries in 3 continents with more than 16 destinations.

AdMakers International - the world’s foremost advertising and marketing consultancy for ultra-luxurious goods. Specialising exclusively in high-ticket items like expensive property, luxury motor vehicles, jets and private yachts, AdMakers has a proud track record of success spanning over two decades – under the same core management.

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.:: GERMANY AGENT ::.

.:: JORDAN DEVELOPER ::.

Zabel Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG

Saraya Holdings

Leipziger Platz 15 10117 Berlin Germany Tel: +49 30 52 00 97 00 Web: www.berlin-capital.com

P.O. Box 815321 Amman 11180, Jordan Tel: + 962 6 551 3071 Fax: +962 6 5561738 Email: info@sarayaholdings.com Web: www.sarayaholdings.com Saraya turns untapped locations and develops them into luxurious destinations complemented by exclusive services guaranteeing all customers an integrated, holistic and effortless experience from the minute they decide to escape to the second they return.

Founded in the nineties, the company specializes in consulting the top developers in Germany in the development of high-end real estate in central Berlin. Our expertise and market know-how allows us to provide a full service for our partners, from the identification of market potential to the planning and sale of the property.

.:: MAURITIUSzDEVELOPER ::.

.:: QATAR DEVELOPER ::.

Anahita World Class Sanctuary

United Development Company

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius Tel: +230 404 2266 Email: info@anahitaproperty.com Web: www.anahitaproperty.com

PO Box 7256, Doha, Qatar Tel: + 974 44 63 444 Fax: +974 44 38 971 Email: neha.sharma@thepearlqatar.com Web: www.udcqatar.com Embrace the lifestyle you always wanted on the Middle East’s most glamorous Island. Spanning 4 million sq. meters, The Peal-Qatar is truly a destination for Riviera Arabia living and home to 10 unique precincts that harmoniously unite luxury residences, upscale shopping, exclusive dining and world class leisure and hospitality.

Anahita Property Sales is the real estate sales and marketing branch of Ciel Properties Ltd, the promoter and developer of Anahita World Class Sanctuary, a stunning domain located on the east coast of Mauritius and home to over 300 luxury villas and residences and residential freehold land and an Ernie Els-designed USGA golf course.

.:: SEYCHELLES DEVELOPER ::.

.:: SOUTH AFRICA AGENT ::. Pam Golding Properties

Eden Island Eden House, Eden Island, Seychelles Tel: +248 346 000 Fax: +248 346 666 Email: info@edenisland.sc Web: www.edenisland.sc

Monterey, 12 – 14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Southern Suburbs, 7708, Western Cape Tel: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 E: michelle.swindale@pamgolding.co.za Web: www.pamgolding.co.za Established in 1976 and built on family values and a culture of service excellence, Pam Golding Properties is Southern Africa’s premier property group, providing the full spectrum of real estate services to local and global clients through a worldwide network of 300 offices and more than 2000 professional staff and agents.

Part of an archipelago of more than 116 picture perfect islands, Eden Island is only the beginning of a lifelong journey of exploration. It is an island adventure that should be lived. Make it your own.

.:: UK AGENT ::.

.:: UAE AGENT ::. Eureka Real Estate

Knight Frank

Sidra Tower, Dubai Media City, PO Box 75735, Dubai, UAE. Tel: +971 4 363 9732 Cell: +971 55 899 7755 Email: info@eurekadubai.com Web: www.eurekadubai.com

55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8AN United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7861 1440 Email: will.matthews@knightfrank.com Web: www.knightfrank.com

As a property search and marketing firm we specialize in selling and leasing of residential, commercial and retail properties direct from owners or developers. If you are looking to buy or rent property in the UAE, then our experienced team is ready to assist you in finding the right home or office to match your requirements and guide you through each step of the buying or rental process.

Striking Grade I listed house with exceptional views to the south coast. Exceptional formal gardens, outbuildings, estate office and helipad with storage hangar. Surrey Hills close to London.

.:: UK AGENT ::. Strutt & Parker

FogartyNY

37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 Email: london@struttandparker.com Web: www.struttandparker.com

70-50 Austin Street, Suite 104, Forest Hills, NY 11375 Tel: +1 718 793 6500 ext. 101 Email: info@fogartyny.com Web: www.fogartyny.com

Faircrouch - £4.7 million. A classic Georgian country house with parkland and cottages 8 Beds, 5 Receps, House, Period, Detached, Garden, Land, Rural, Village, Staff/SC Accomm, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Woodland, Fair decoration, 37 Acres

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FogartyNY is a private brokerage firm that specializes in locating investment properties and homes for foreign buyers and investors. With over 20,000 properties at our fingertips, let our market knowledge guide you when searching for the right investment property or pied a terre.


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