International Property & Travel Volume 20 Number 5

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Cambridge, Massachusetts Hammond Residential See Page 6

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Welcome! Our features meetings always bring forth a whole host of ideas for interesting, topical articles covering the global property market and generally living a highly desirable lifestyle. One suggestion that really caught our attention this time was from the magazine’s publisher, Stuart Shield. Entitled ‘The Bank of London’, it imagines the capital as being exactly that and calculates what interest could have been earned by property investors over the course of several different time periods. Other features to highlight include a latest update on Spain where the Balearic Islands appear to be leading its comeback. We also select the very best properties currently on the market in Barbados, the Bahamas, Canada and across some of the most popular parts of the USA. Moving on to the travel section of the magazine, I always think that half the joy of a holiday is in the planning. This was certainly true with my trip to New Zealand earlier this year and I’m now making endless lists for a few eagerly anticipated days in Cannes. This brings me on to our feature on holidays in the USA. So, if you’re visiting the States anytime soon our feature starting on page  can help you plan your itinerary and accommodation with suggestions of superb hotels and resorts.

CONTACT US AT: 3, St John’s Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 OJD, England Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Web: Email: PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield Editor: Jill Keene DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn Joe Allen ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Adam Horton, Lynn West, Claire Wright

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SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; PUBLISHED by International Property Media REPRODUCTION: International Property, Chelmsford, Essex.

On the Standard & Emirates cover: Cambridge, Massachusetts Magnificent Hartwell & Richardson Queen Anne Victorian era residence perched in desirable neighborhood near Harvard University. Built in 1889, there are eighteen rooms, seven unique fireplaces, stained glass windows, and intricate woodwork. Well-known architect-owner reconfigured entertaining spaces in 2002. Original carriage house also included. Price upon request. Hammond Residential Tel: +1 800 722 0072 Web: See page 70

On the British Airways cover: High Point Road, Toronto Stunning Bridle Path mansion. Oak herringbone floors, gold leaf wall treatment & 7 limestone fireplaces. Grand ballroom, lounge enhanced by onyx bar & elegant dining room with wine cellar. French doors open to gardens & pool. 10 bedrooms, 15 baths. Elevator. Guest suite. Heated summer house. 10-car underground garage. Elise Kalles – Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage Tel: + 1 416-441-2888 Web: See page 109


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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 Indulge in thoughts of a dream motorbike, diamond speakers and the Marina Hotel in Kuwait The finer things in life Dress to impress with our latest selection of stunning accessories Finishing touches More of those exquisite little ‘extras’ that make a home ultra special Sweet dreams As about one third of your life is spent sleeping, we help ensure your bed is perfectly suited to your needs Driveway Stuart Shield test drives a Ferrari 458 Spider and reviews a brace of motoring events Top 10 Cars Special limited editions, latest launches plus a concept car marking Aston Martin’s 100th year Destination resorts We explore the delights of a private polo estate in Dubai and an island retreat in the Maldives The Bank of London Our experts calculate the amount of ‘interest’ earned from the capital’s burgeoning property market Living in America Given such a huge choice of 50 states we suggest some prime USA property locations Best of Barbados Built for bridging the gap between indoor and outdoor living, these homes offer pure Barbadian bliss Best of the Bahamas Ginetta Vedrickas selects five fabulous Bahamian homes and umpteen reasons to buy Holiday USA Experience true Stateside hospitality in any one of these superb hotels and resorts Beyond the fall Rachel Newcombe investigates Canada’s latest property hotspots for all-season enjoyment Spanish highs Spain’s property market is back on track with Ginetta Vedrickas hot on the trail The World’s Best Europe 2013-2014 Discover the winners of this year’s European Property Awards

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A Lauge Jensen motorcycle is much more than

Despite building exceptionally beautiful ‘works of

a motorcycle, it is a mechanical embodiment of

art’, this forward-thinking company demonstrates an

is hand built to perfection; a ‘character’ designed

vision, style and power. The Danish manufacturer

extraordinary level of technical detail in its bikes –

uniquely on the basis of customers’ visions and ideas.

specialises in creating personalised, premium

exceeding even that of the outward design. Indeed,

If it can be dreamt, it can be built. ■

cruiser motorcycles to its customers’ exact

Lauge Jensen is the first motorcycle manufacturer

requirements. In fact, with a Lauge Jensen, the only

in the world to pass the new EURO4 emissions

limiting factor is the imagination.

regulations, a significant achievement after two years

Lauge Jensen was founded in Horsens, Denmark, in 2009 by Uffe Lauge Jensen; a talented craftsman devoted to building motorcycles from the bottom

this ‘platform’ the world’s most exclusive motorcycle

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of hard work. Every Lauge Jensen motorcycle starts with the same body (chassis) and heart (engine), but from

up. In 2012, Anders Kirk Johansen, grandson of the founder of LEGO, became the owner of Lauge Jensen. Inspired by his grandfather’s entrepreneurial vision, on hearing about a local motorcycle builder who wanted to put Denmark on the world map for motorcycle production since the demise of Nimbus in the 1960s, Anders Kirk had to become involved.


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Throughout leading recording studios across the

800 Series have offered an unbeatable combination

globe, music is first heard through Bowers & Wilkins

of outstanding performance, the latest audio

800 Series speakers. Indeed, at the world’s most

technology and stunning aesthetic design. Now the

famous recording studio, Abbey Road in London,

800 Series Diamond builds on that legacy with vastly

sound engineers depend on the speakers. They are

improved performance across the board. Additionally,

then safe in the knowledge that what they hear in

for the first time, the inclusion of a diamond dome

the control room is as close as possible to the sound

tweeter in every speaker in the seven-model range,

of the performance in the studio. Over in California,

produces a sound of extreme accuracy and realism. ■

Skywalker Sound is where Hollywood puts music to movies. And they do it on the ultimate surround sound system, featuring 800 Series speakers. They have long provided the benchmark by which all high-end speakers are judged. Five generations of 12

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The vibrant and up-market district of Salmiya is just 10 minutes from the heart of Kuwait City. Here, on the fabulous Kuwait coastline overlooking the Arabian Gulf, discerning travellers will discover a delightful oasis, the Marina Hotel. This award-winning, five-star hotel offers its guests direct access to both the Marina Mall and Marina Crescent, an open-air walkway lined with restaurants and cafes with views over the Marina Yacht Club. Marina Hotel features 91 guest rooms, the fully equipped Coral Reef Health Club and two renowned restaurants. In an environment where quality cuisine abounds, the dining facilities of the Marina Hotel are unsurpassed. The extraordinary Atlantis restaurant shaped like a boat and overlooking the Kuwaiti Towers is an exquisite place to dine, specializing in fresh seafood dishes and succulent steaks with touches of fusion. With its magnificent waterside location and private beach, this prestigious hotel offers a wealth of luxurious amenities, whilst the decks around the outdoor pools and the private beach offer sun-basking relaxation. Surrounded by lush landscaping, shaded alcoves and colourful umbrellas, the three pools offer respite from the bustle of the city. Guests may choose a dip in the infinity swimming pool or an aquatic workout in the lap pool before relaxing in the whirlpool. Offering a spectacular view of the Arabian Gulf and coastline, the Royal Suite provides 240m2 of opulent living space. Complete with butler service and a whole host of state-of-the-art in-room entertainment technology, it provides the perfect base from which to enjoy all that Kuwait has to offer. ■ Royal Suite approximately £2,915 / €3,415 / $4,575


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Jewel of a bracelet One of the leading internationally renowned fine jewellers, Verdura is known for its innovative designs, expertise, craftsmanship and quality gemstone pieces. The company was established in 1939 by Fulco di Verdura, a Sicilian duke who began his career as Coco Chanel’s head jewellery designer. After eight years with Chanel, and most notably, designing the Maltese Cross brooches and cuffs, Verdura embarked to America. With a Hollywood connection through his close friend Cole Porter, Verdura designed colourful jewels for stars of the era, including Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth and Katharine Hepburn. Eventually, Verdura settled in New York on Fifth Avenue (Cole Porter and Vincent Astor were his financial backers) and immediately gained following with

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fashion’s best-dressed list. Today, Verdura continues to appear on the pages of the top fashion magazines and walks the red carpet on celebrity fans, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Anne Hathaway and Cameron Diaz. Featured here is the magnificent platinum and diamond ‘Double Crescent’ bracelet. £294,120 –

Dress to impress with these fabulous accessories then transport and store them securely in a portable jewellery box safe Off the cuff Also from Verdura, only one pair of these fabulous Diana Byzantine cuffs has been made so far. With an 18k yellow gold and white enamel mount, each cuff is set with a single octagonal faceted aquamarine and six emerald-cut amethysts. £200,780 for the pair –

Boxing clever The safe specialist, Döttling, has expanded its portfolio as well as its product’s security radius with a portable jewellery box that can be incorporated into its various safes. The design of the jewellery box has been carefully adapted to each respective safe and its look. In combination with the Bel-Air-Black, for example, the jewellery box is completely manufactured in black, like the safe, and covered with the finest calf leather. Moreover, as with all Döttling products, there are no limits set on customer wishes in terms of bespoke features and materials. A GPS tracking device is integrated into the jewellery box which, when inside the safe, is powered by a docking station. Then, when the jewellery box is removed from the safe, the GPS signal ensures that it can be located precisely around the world at any time. €6,500 –


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String of pearls Queen of the gems, pearls have

Single-handedly special Marking the 60th

Designer durability When Claire Watt-Smith

historically captured the imagination of the rich and

anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, MeisterSinger,

spotted a gap in the market for a luxury accessories

famous and been an inspiration for myth and majesty

the famed German single-hand watchmaker, has

line where the quality matched the practicality for

for thousands of years.

created a limited edition of 60 watches. Each one is

modern women, the idea for BoBelle was born. Paying

individually numbered and made exclusively for the UK

homage to her roots, all of BoBelle’s handbags are made

market to replicate one of Britain’s most historic clocks.

in Somerset, England using the finest leathers and

Glam Confidential, a portal of stylish accessories, has introduced a stunning range of freshwater pearl jewellery. Featuring the very best quality triple A grade

MeisterSinger’s Westminster Abbey 60th Anniversary

hardware available. Recognising that women want durability from their

pearls, the extensive collection includes timeless classic

Coronation Watch is inspired by the single-hand clock

designs, clean contemporary styles and dramatic

on the north-west tower of Westminster Abbey, where

accessories without compromising on style, Bobelle’s

statement pieces.

the Queen’s coronation was staged in 1953. The watch

collection strives to work around these ideals, with

has a manually wound, Swiss-made Unitas movement

crisp designs and chic detailing including the signature

South East Asia, each individual pearl is painstakingly

visible through a large sapphire transparent glass back,

BoBelle clasp and handle detail. The BoBelle hallmarks

hand-selected from thousands, having been

and features a regal purple and gold dial with a single

include clean lines and simple shapes which are

meticulously examined for quality, size, shape, lustre and

hand. It comes in a smart presentation box with a

emphasised by the beautiful leathers they have worked

colour. The pearls are then matched, drilled, strung and

certificate signed both by the Very Reverend Dr John

tirelessly to perfect, luxe suede lining, acute attention

fastened with silver hallmarked clasps, to create pieces

Hall, Dean of Westminster and by Manfred Brassler, the

to detail with the finished result bringing true English

that flatter any outfit.

founder and head designer of MeisterSinger.

luxury back to the accessories market.

£1,953 –

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Harvested and cultivated in the lakes and rivers of

Glam Confidential’s pearl collection features both white and coloured gems, classic round pearls, exotic rice shaped and Baroque pearls, as well as more eclectic irregular shaped gems. These are crafted into a wide range of lengths and designs including collars, ropes and multiple strands, which can be worn looped, knotted or layered. £720 –

Picture perfect Leica, the international manufacturer of premium photographic and optical products, has unveiled the stylish all-new ‘Mini M’ X Vario digital compact camera. ‘Made in Germany’ and sporting an ergonomic and iconic design reminiscent of the M rangefinder, the latest addition features an exquisitely-crafted aluminium body dressed with an eye-catching and luxurious black leather trim. Subtle hints of chrome accentuate key features such as the horseshoe and control for the high performance zoom lens, whilst beautifullymachined dials grace the summit of the product for ease of use. Elegant luxury leather accessories to discreetly complement the classic look of the ‘Mini M’ are available as part of a dedicated set with the Vario X or for purchase individually. These are namely a camera protector manufactured from the finest hides, the ever-ready carry case which sits gracefully on any outfit, in addition to superbly-finished wrist and carrying straps. The 16.5-megapixel X Vario camera is ideal for taking interior shots and landscapes or portrait photography. The ‘Mini M’ model has a fast and precise autofocus, full HD video compatible with social media and mobile devices, as well as a three-inch monitor. £2,250 for the set –

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Finishing touches Create a striking focal point in your home with these unusual items that are sure to catch the eye

Designer dining ‘Silver by Aston Martin’ is an exclusive silverware collection designed by Grant Macdonald, London’s finest silversmiths. New to the range are these hallmarked sterling silver and 24-carat gold plated Vector condiment pots. Pushing the boundaries in contemporary silver design, the salt and pepper pots are a high design statement for the dining table. Using state-of-the-art computer technology and expert

Lavish lighting Whether positioned next to a

silversmiths, these precise forms are a work of art and a

sofa for practical task lighting or to brighten up a

testament to British craftsmanship.

dark, uninspired corner, Heathfield’s collection of

£1,350 –

floor lighting styles combine function with a strong design aesthetic. Offering a stunning array of high quality finishes, drum shapes and colour options, designs span from traditional styles to more modern, architectural shapes including Sabine pictured. This is an antique brass olive floor lamp with 22" drum in ivory premium satin. The olive central detail is free blown coloured glass and available in amber, amethyst, peacock or turquoise. A fully bespoke service provides clients with the freedom to impose a personal touch on individual pieces. Whether it’s developing a one-off bespoke product, or customising existing lighting styles from their collection, Heathfield works closely with customers to realise the perfect designer lighting solution. From £1,400 –

Golden opportunity London will soon be home to the largest collection of luxury homeware brands in the world when Harrods launches six new rooms of luxury homewares entitled ‘Rooms of Luxury’ in August. The rooms will feature exclusive collections from more than 21 brands including Hermes, Lalique, Murano, Lladro and Wedgwood. Celebrating the new boutiques, Harrods has curated a one-off Golden Exhibition for which each brand has created a signature piece. Each piece will be available for purchase priced from £500 to £54,000. Other services launching in Rooms of Luxury will include tiered bespoke services ranging from monogramming and embossing to designing specific ranges with brands in house designers. Designed by painter and sculptor Marie-Paule Deville-Chabrolle, ‘Seven Pearls’ – which for this edition has been made with gold – highlights the true essence of softness and feminine grace. £54,000 – 20

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Radiating style The arrival of Iconic’s new range of towel rails and radiators sets a

Bathtime bliss If you are hoping to find a bath that will make a statement as

new benchmark in design with over 21 collaborative collections. Depicting the finest

well as leave you feeling pampered from head to toe, then look no further than the

in interior design, the range has been created by a pool of internationally renowned

Camborne freestanding bath from Bagno Design. The latest bathroom trend is for

designers, making ordinarily utilitarian items iconic and desirable.

the use of materials that break away from the norm and Camborne does just that,

The award winning collection embraces an eclectic mix of intelligent features and

presented in a beautiful antique copper finish that will bring timeless elegance to

iconic design for the contemporary and traditional home. Curvacious, statement

any bathroom setting. With a generous depth and high ends, the Camborne bath is

shapes and sleek linear designs permeate the collections with exciting styles such as

perfect for sharing, whilst its generous proportions invite the bather to lie back, relax

Zero-Otto, shown here.

and enjoy a moment of pure indulgence. Teamed with either wall-mounted taps, or a

Otto is made up of two separate Zero radiators, each can be coloured separately.

floor mounted bath/shower mixer if the bath is to be sited in the centre of the room,

Zero is made up of two sections; an essence holder for use with essential oils and a

Camborne has no tap holes or overflow whilst the push type waste comes in the

main body. They can be ordered in a combination of colours and are available in a

same antique copper finish, for a truly seamless look.

choice of 26 colours and 14 special finishes.

£4,995 –

Zero from £3,520 - £4,400; Otto from £6,091 - £7,614

Renaissance revival This impressive early 19th century fireplace in natural limestone was removed from The Mansion House in Ludlow, Shropshire. Carved in Keaton stone, it is in the English Renaissance Revival style, popular towards the latter end of that particular

Cinema comfort Discerning movie-lovers looking for a stylish alternative to traditional home cinema seating

century. The fireplace was designed to have the top

will appreciate FrontRow Prima. This new range of Italian leather chairs combines all the gadgetry of a home cinema

cornice section recessed into the wall but this can be

chair with the styling and luxury finish of designer furniture.

removed if a flat back is required for fitting. Points of interest include the arched aperture

Sleek and understated, FrontRow Prima seating would not look out of place in a living room but conceals technology to chill your drinks or change your position at the touch of a button. A control panel is inset into the rim

which has an ornately carved central corbel flanked by

of the cup holder and even the headrest can be lowered out of sight, transforming the chair from home cinema seat

elaborate spandrels. The jambs are in the form of flat

into a sleek leather sofa or armchair. Prior to reclining the seat slides forwards meaning that chairs can be positioned

pilasters recessed and carved with roses, green man and

close to a wall, creating extra space for a second row.

foliate capitols. Last but not least, its shelf has a dental

With three different modules you can create many different seating configurations from single chair to multiple

frieze and acanthus carved central dais with canted top.

rows, while the popular double chair has no central armrest for snuggling up close.

£36,000 –

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Hypnos Pillow Turn Luxury Turn Pocket Spring Mattress

Sweet dreams

Royal Warrant holder, Hypnos has been making bespoke beds and mattresses by hand in the UK for more than 100 years. Who better to advise on choosing the right bed for optimum sleep quality and comfort? Currently in its fifth generation and remaining a close family-run business, Hypnos maintains its enduring philosophy focusing on the pursuit of perfection, its long-standing commitments to sustainability, as well as the delivery of an energising sleep. Hypnos remains an active bed supplier to the Royal household and also supplies beds to high-end properties and developments all around the world; from private homes and super yachts, to five-star hotels and holiday resorts. The company’s philosophy also highlights its -year guarantee synonymous with the brand and its product innovations designed to improve not only health and well-being but also the overall quality of life. So how do you recognise which bed best suits your needs? James Keen, retail sales

director, says, “We always recommend that people should go and try it before they buy; it’s surprising how many people don’t actually do this. Always remember to test out a range of beds to discover if you like your mattress firm or super soft. Finding out what works for you is the first step towards a great night’s sleep. If you’re sharing the bed, try them out together – what suits one person won’t necessarily suit another. When trying a bed, you should lie down in your normal sleeping position and make some turns for at least  minutes.

Sleep easy

“Hypnos specialises in handmade pocket sprung mattresses and we believe that a pocket sprung mattress will give the most comfortable night’s sleep. A pocket sprung mattress is ▶ International Property & Travel

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Hypnos Pocket Latex Superb Pocket Spring Mattress

A variety of pocket spring mattresses ensure you select the most comfortable

designed to actively minimise pressure points on the body, helping to increase blood circulation and alleviate tension, which in turn allows muscles to relax. The independent movement of each individual pocket spring means that the mattress will mould itself to your body, leading to a natural alignment of your spine. “A single pocket spring, rather than multiple layers of pocket springs, also creates a ‘bellowlike’ affect that drives cool air around the mattress, making it a more hygienic option. The extra breathability ensures better ventilation, helping to reduce body moisture and maintain a comfortable body temperature.” Combining traditional skills with modern manufacturing techniques, Hypnos uses only the finest natural and sustainable materials for its beds. Not only are the mattresses upholstered in the finest Belgian Damask fabrics, they are also hand side-stitched and hand tufted to ensure the utmost tailored finish, quality and durability. All Hypnos’ beds – both mattresses and divans – are  recyclable, and all timbers used in the divans are sourced from managed forests. Differing options of divan, 24

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fabric, legs, underbed storage and headboard are also available for personalisation. This year, Hypnos introduced two new bed collections, Pocket Latex and Pillow Turn, to its extensive product portfolio. With a -year guarantee, Hypnos’ no-turn mattress collection, Pocket Latex offers three hand-crafted beds – Superb, Supreme and Deluxe. The beds feature ReActive© pocket spring systems, sensing the user’s shape and weight distribution whilst offering total spinal and body support. With a hand-tufted finish, Pocket Latex features a silver-infused,  cotton and stretch knitted surface. The silver treatment offers a natural resistance to bacteria and dust mites, creating a hygienic sleeping environment. Meanwhile, Hypnos’ Pillow Turn collection, also with a -year guarantee, comprises two handcrafted beds, Luxury Turn and Pocket Turn. Each bed features a two-part sleeping system, a pillow-top-style but with a zipped and removable non-turn topper connecting to the ReActive© mattress core. The topper features a surface with a silver infused,  cotton, stretch knit fabric, and the silver treatment

provides the topper with a natural resistance to bacteria and dust mites. All topper fillings are natural and/or sustainable, from naturally soft and springy hair to luxury British wool. Not only do they help promote air flow and regulate body temperature, they also repel allergens and enhance the sleeping experience.

Try before you buy

Based in Princes Risborough, the Hypnos showroom offers a variety of pocket spring beds for visitors to try. Currently with over  beds on show, Hypnos showcases all available comfort tensions and personalisation options – from upholstered headboard and divan styles, to divan storage, fabrics and feet. The showroom is open six days a week, and visitors can benefit from the Hypnos specialist team’s expertise, as well as the intimate environment of the showroom where they can take comfort tests and snooze in privacy. ■ Further information Visit

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Handmade in

Britain with a 10 Year Guarantee

A British love affair We all have a love affair with sleep, yet many of us never truly experience a deep uninterrupted night’s sleep, night after night. At Hypnos each Royally Approved bed is individually handmade by master craftsmen using the finest natural materials to guarantee years of sumptuous and rejuvenating slumber. So, to be sure that you have the very best night’s sleep and awake feeling revitalised and refreshed, visit a Hypnos Retailer and choose a Hypnos bed that’s just right for you. Hypnos – the God of Sleep. Hypnos is proud to be Carbon Neutral, complying with BS PAS 2060 Standard.

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Our latest round-up of news and events from the glamorous world of motoring

Sprint finish McLaren GT is to produce a new high performance variant of the C, named the C GT Sprint, designed to offer further enhanced handling through optimised aerodynamics and track focus. The track-only model signifies the continued development of the C model, and bridges the gap between the C, itself fully accomplished on both road and track, and the all-out racing C GT and C GT Can-Am Edition models. It has been designed and developed by McLaren GT, the race car building arm of the McLaren Group, and retains many of the unique systems from the C road car, on which it is based. Built around the lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell chassis, and with developments to systems such as ProActive Chassis Control, (PCC), Brake Steer and the McLaren Airbrake, the latest model from McLaren GT has been honed to deliver a more track-focused GT racing experience whilst retaining the balance and precise characteristics much praised in the road car. Generating PS, the optimised .-litre twin turbo engine includes a unique oil system,

and cooling system which features a C GT developed central front radiator. The GT Sprint retains the C’s seven-speed twin clutch gearbox. The PCC suspension system has been tuned and recalibrated to suit the car’s lower ride height and racing slick tyres, providing a firmer and more circuit-orientated setup. The C GT Sprint has three unique handling modes which allow the driver to select their preferred damping, roll stiffness and ESP settings. Externally, the C GT Sprint features optimised aerodynamic and cooling upgrades. At the front is a more aggressive front bumper, GTinspired bonnet with radiator exit ducts and front wing louvres. Lowered by  mm, the C GT Sprint is fitted with track-focused braking system with carbon ceramic (CCM) brake discs. Tyre changes are made easier through an on-board air jacking system and centrelocking -inch OZ wheels, shod with Pirelli racing slick tyres. Inside the cabin, the C GT Sprint is fitted with an FIA-approved rollcage and integrated fire extinguisher system. A fully adjustable

HANS-approved, lightweight composite racing seat fitted with full six-point harness provides the optimum driving position, while an airconditioning system is retained, albeit a lightweight version, offering added comfort. A carbon fibre dash houses the race developed digital display and key vehicle controls which interface with a McLaren GT developed steering wheel. Further enhancements are available through a range of bespoke options including a CFD (computational fluid dynamics) developed aerodynamic package including carbon fibre rear wing and front splitter, and further lightweight components including a polycarbonate windscreen. The C GT Sprint, finished in heritage McLaren Orange as standard, made its world premiere at the  Goodwood Festival of Speed. Further details will be announced in due course, but an initial batch of  cars will be delivered in , available from McLaren retailers at a price point below ,.  International Property Luxury Collection

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Record breaking Silverstone Classic The 2013 Silverstone Classic not only lived up to its billing as ‘the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival’ but surpassed all expectations establishing a host of new benchmarks and records. The huge three-day extravaganza boasted its biggest ever entry as well as unrivaled on-track parades, an incredible new lap record plus a mass of famous faces all relishing the breathtaking atmosphere in a record attendance of 90,000, up from 83,500 in 2012. Spanning nine decades of glorious motor sport history, this year’s incredible line-up of 24 races set a new world record. With 1,104 entries in 2011, the Silverstone Classic was already in the record books as the biggest race meeting ever staged anywhere on the globe. Now this year’s event has broken its own record with an unprecedented entry totaling

no fewer than 1,113 of the world’s finest and most authentic historic racing cars. It wasn’t only the amazing line-up of races that stole the headlines, though. Adding to the dazzling show, more than 8,000 classic cars adorned the busy Silverstone infield. Aston Martin marked its centenary as ‘featured marque’ on the Saturday while the UK’s largest gathering of Lamborghinis (numbering more than 80 magical models) celebrated the Italian supercar company’s 50th birthday. Sunday, however, was dedicated to Porsche. A special parade was organised to mark 50 years of the iconic 911. Thanks to Porsche Club GB and its enthusiastic members the original target of 911 cars was smashed with a world record 1,208 taking to the track. Adding to the sense of occasion, the

cavalcade was led by five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell together with Mark Porsche, son of Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche, designer of the original 911 first unveiled in 1963.

Fast track your property promotion The International Property Awards, the property portal and International Property & Travel magazine are all being promoted on a Ferrari Challenge race car at race tracks around the UK. The car first made its appearance at the Norfolk track of Snetterton then at Donnington in July. The  mph car is serviced and track prepared by Silverstone based FF Corse with a stable of over  Ferrari race cars. The magazine publishers are also making the car available for property launches for companies which have won a coveted UK or International Property Award sponsored by Virgin Atlantic.  For further information contact the publisher on + ()  28

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Steering you right Drivers of Infiniti’s all-new mid-size premium car will be the first to benefit from electronic steer-by-wire technology, inspired by latest jet aircraft technology, when the Q50 hits the roads later this year. Extensively tested by Sebastian Vettel. Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s triple Formula One World Drivers’ Champion – who is also Infiniti’s Director of Performance – helped fine-tune the Q50’s performance and handling at Infiniti’s Tochigi test track in Japan. Light and smooth for manoeuvring, firmer and more agile for sporty driving and challenging roads, Direct Adaptive Steering makes all options available via simple touch-screen controls. Uniquely in the class, both steering weight and response can be tailored, with all settings stored for each driver in the Q50’s sophisticated memory. Like a jetliner, Direct Adaptive Steering benefits from several back-up systems – including a conventional mechanical steering linkage. It works by electronically transferring the driver’s input to the front wheels where a high-response actuator drives the steering rack. By eliminating the mechanical losses that can dull the responses in conventional systems, steering response is faster and vibration at the steering wheel is eliminated. All this is achieved with a level of feedback from the road that is central to every Infiniti’s performance feel. Steering is adjusted on a touch screen as part of the Infiniti Drive Mode Selector. Depending on the model, there are up to four pre-set modes plus a personal setting that allows the driver to mix and match effort and response to suit individual driving style and type of road. A further benefit of Direct Adaptive Steering is that it comes with Infiniti’s latest driving technology, Active Lane Control. This uses the steering system to keep the car between motorway lane markings, ‘magnetising’ the car to within its lane. It also reduces the need for continuous steering input owing to crosswinds or minor camber changes in the road surface.

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Special limited edition models celebrating 50th anniversaries for McLaren and Porsche and a stunning concept car marking Aston Martin’s 100th year take their positions on our grid Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary with the exceptional CC100 Speedster Concept. The one-off CC100 looks both to the past and the DBR1 – Aston Martin’s greatest sporting triumph on the track – and to the future with teasing glimpses of potential future design direction. The 6.0-litre V12-powered concept car measures almost 4.5 metres long, and over two metres wide with mirrors. Powering from 0-62mph in just over four seconds, its top speed is limited to 180 mph.

The Jaguar C-X75 is a state-of-the-art hybrid supercar with the efficiency of a low-emissions city car. It can hit 100mph from standstill in less than six seconds and has a top speed of 220mph. The concept car’s 502bhp, 1.6-litre turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine is one of the world’s highest specific power output powerplants at 313bhp per litre. The C-X75’s two electric motors add a further 390bhp, for a combined output in excess of 850bhp.

Porsche is celebrating a special anniversary of the 911 sports car with a commemorative 50 Years Edition. Appropriately, the special model will be limited to 1,963 cars as it was in 1963 that Porsche unveiled the original model. Based on the 911 Carrera S but broader across the rear wheel arches, it’s powered by a 400 hp 3.8-litre flat-six engine. The 911 50 Years Edition sprints from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds (4.3 secs with PDK) to a top speed of 186mph. From £92,257 – Just like its spiritual Alfa Romeo predecessor, the iconic 33 Stradale, the Alfa 4C is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive, compact sports coupé. It’s powered by a new all-aluminium, direct-injection, 240hp 1750cc turbo petrol engine, developing 350Nm of torque. The implemented state-of-the-art technical and technological solutions push the Alfa 4C to a top speed in excess of 155mph and a 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds. From £50,000


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Aston Martin has unveiled its Vanquish Volante bringing the thrill of open top motoring to the super GT class. It’s also the first fully carbon fibre-skinned Volante in the brand’s 100-year history. The car boasts the same new AM11 6.0-litre V12 engine as the coupe and the same blistering performance figures, meaning the 0-62 mph sprint is dispatched in just 4.1 seconds while the top speed stands at 183mph. From £199,995

As part of McLaren’s 50th anniversary, a commemorative model is celebrating its race-winning technology and expertise. Production of the McLaren 50 12C will be strictly limited to 100 globally, split equally between the 12C and 12C Spider. Featuring bespoke styling and specification enhancements, each of the McLaren 50 models comes with a monogrammed black and silver car cover, limited edition key, carbon fibre presentation key box and a specially commissioned print signed by McLaren Automotive design director, Frank Stephenson. McLaren 50 12C: £196,000; McLaren 50 12C Spider: £215,500

The thundering new Mercedes C 63 AMG Edition 507 is available as a Saloon, Estate and Coupe packing an extra 50 hp and 10 Nm of torque over the standard C 63 AMG models. The extra horsepower and torque allows the Edition 507 to reach 62mph in just 4.2 seconds (4.3 seconds for the Estate) and a limited top speed of 174mph. From £66,960 for the C 63 AMG Edition 507 Saloon; from £68,160 for the Estate; and from £68,160 for the Coupe Aston Martin’s most extreme sports car, the new V12 Vantage S, is confirmed as the brand’s fastest accelerating production car to date – with the exception of the limited edition and sold-out One-77 hypercar. Taking just 3.7 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph, it’s equipped with the new 573 PS AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine and capable of reaching 205mph. From £138,000

Named 2013 World Car Design of the Year at the New York International Auto Show, the Jaguar F-Type is the brand’s first two-seater sports car since the iconic E-Type. The range-topping F-TYPE V8S reaches 60mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 186mph. The V6S achieves 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and 171mph, while the equivalent figures for the V6 are 5.1 seconds and 161mph. From £58,520 for the V6; From £67,520 for the V6S; £79,985 for the V8S

BMW is launching the new, third-generation X5 in November. It promises to deliver major advances in design, luxury, comfort, versatility, efficiency, driving pleasure, safety and connectivity. The X5 will be available with five TwinPower Turbo engines – four diesel and one petrol – a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and the option of two or four-wheel drive (sDrive and xDrive). From £63,920 for the X5 xDrive50i International Property & Travel

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All the fun of the Ferrari Stuart Shield takes an enjoyable drive to the seaside in style behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Spider


A trip to the seaside was always something to look forward to, the excitement of the journey in anticipation of the wonders that awaited. Even in adulthood the child within all of us still stimulates the senses of life’s simple pleasures to be had upon arrival. The fresh air, the promenade, the pier, the funfair, the candy floss; even the shops filled with cheap toys and gifts in lurid colours enticing you to buy even though your head advises against it. The mode of transport would include a car, bus or train. So what if the car was a Ferrari  Spider? Then, at the end of the journey if the chosen resort disappointed, at least you could look forward to the return journey. One the UK’s famous seaside towns is Clacton in Essex. Its heyday was during the s and s but Clacton has a history dating back to , BC when the earliest relic of a wooden spear was found near the town. This is the oldest known man-made wooden artifact found on

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the British Isles. I am sure the man who threw the weapon didn’t do it to win a prize but with a good aim on the pier amusements, you are bound to walk away with a stuffed toy.

Sleek and smooth

The  Spider is the perfect car for days out whatever the weather. The metal folding roof deploys in just a few seconds and, with the British summer of  likely to go down in history as one of the finest, you can enjoy the best of open top motoring that money can buy. This is such an easy car to drive well and unlike many supercars, has a clever suspension system that irons out the roughest roads. Although the suspension designer may have been challenged to smooth out the ruts of the Nürburgring, it works equally well on ice damaged UK roads. The V engine produces  horsepower and if you accelerate hard, screams louder than people on the ghost train and gives you more thrills than the big dipper. The carbon ceramic brake system also stops the car quicker than a stubborn donkey. Without doubt the Ferrari is a fun place to be and considering

how many people had gone off to Clacton to seek their own entertainment, I realised I had already enjoyed bundles of it from the moment I climbed into the car. Upon arrival at the resort, I looked for a place to park and ended up right in front of the pier. The large number of people must have thought the latest attraction had arrived and lined up to admire the car and have their photo taken alongside it. I cannot think of another car that would have brought so much pleasure to so many than the  Spider did on that August day. In fact it took until pm for the crowds to die down enough to snap the car and pier together without the car being completely hidden from view. One ambitious girl out for the day from London said, “I am going to buy a Ferrari one day”. She told me how she was going to do it and listening to her explanation I believed she would. Further information: Ferrari 458 Spider from £198,936 For a full specification of the car visit or to book a test drive contact your local Ferrari dealer.

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Glorious Goodwood

Stuart Shield reviews yet another action-packed season of classic motoring events from the heart of the Sussex downs Goodwood is now well established on the motorsport calendar for its two distinctly different events that take place every year. During July the Festival of Speed attracts a huge number of historic and modern racing cars as well as famous drivers from almost every era of the sport. There are quirky cars ranging from a replica of the first steam-powered vehicle to the sinister ’s Phantom Corsair, a one off showstopper designed by Rust Heinz of  Varieties’ fame. There are lots of elegant marquees and exhibition stands, good food and excellent hospitality. However, what the crowds come to see is the spectacle of speed. Cars old and new, track and road icons snake their way up the long estate road, past a dangerous flint faced wall. They emerge at the top unscathed (well most don’t crash) with their drivers eager to see if they have broken the records that are held for their type of vehicle.

Thrill of the hill

I am sure every spectator would love to sit in the cars that take part, an honour that fell to me this year courtesy of Ferrari who offered me

the passenger seat of one of their  Spiders. As a small number of cars make contact on the way up the hill, I was passenger to professional racing driver and driving instructor Ray Grimes. The moment came around pm on Saturday afternoon, almost an hour later than scheduled. Ray dropped the clutch and spun the rear wheels as he headed for the start saying he needed heat in the tyres, raising a cheer from the crowd leaning across the barrier. Each car went off with over  seconds’ space between them and then came our turn. More smoke, more noise then the first bend, made it, next bend much quicker then another then the flint wall which passed my shoulder at over

 miles an hour and inches to spare. Then came the trees – thankfully each side of us – then we emerged at the top with around  other supercars shimmering from the heat of the engines. What a ride! Another annual event that is too good to miss each September is the Goodwood Revival. It’s a great excuse to go out and buy or hire some outlandish fancy dress outfit and take the wife or girlfriend for a memorable day out. Better still, plan to stay at least two days to take it all in. When you have stopped looking at all the wonderful sights you can then enjoy the vintage racing – and it doesn’t get much better than this. This year saw a unique all Ford GT  race driven by racing legends and, in spite of each car being worth crazy sums on money, the drivers were competing to win providing spectators with plenty of nail biting action. ■ Further information: Visit to find out more about forthcoming events at Goodwood.

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Oasis of opulence Desert Palm Retreat is within the glorious setting of a private polo estate in the deserts of Dubai Elegant, understated, verdant, boutique and low-

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Exotic exclusivity We explore the charms of Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, a private and romantic island retreat in the Maldives

Awash with tropical plants and featuring one of the

Two Lagoon Villas measure 71m2 each and offer

interiors. Measuring 195m2, this villa has a living

largest lagoons in the Maldives, Taj Exotica Resort

private sun decks with direct access to the lagoon. They

room, a bedroom with attached bathroom, glassed

& Spa is a member of The Leading Small Hotels of

feature a double vanity bathroom, rain showers and

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the World. Somehow the award-winning resort

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a large freshwater pool with private sundeck, sala for

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The Deluxe Lagoon Villas measure 94m2 each and

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dining and a beautiful suspended deck filled with soft sand. One and two-bedroom Beach Villa Suites are just

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host of extra amenities and services. It includes

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a living room, master bedroom with his and hers

Four Deluxe Beach Villas measure 89m2 each and

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Complementing the resort’s superb accommodation, food and wine is essential to the Taj Hotel experience. Dining at the Taj continues to be one of the most

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Jiva Grande Spa, the resort’s authentic Indian spa,

An under-the-stars party will then be arranged at

offers a range of signature wellness experiences.

a private location within the resort where guests

Blending ancient Indian wisdom with contemporary

can feast on freshly caught seafood, canapés and

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clown and parrot fish. Those who prefer to keep

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of London,” he continues. “On the diplomatic corps’ wish list London is number one. “As a result of the combination of finite supply of property and surging demand the property market in London is the most robust in the world. Of the key residential areas that make up London, Hampstead is one of the most desirable since it offers a semi-rural environment with historic villages (Hampstead and Highgate) dating back to the Middle Ages. “You can buy a property in this cherished place and live within  minutes of the centre of London and yet be surrounded by , acres of heath land. For instance a property bought  years ago for  million would now be worth some  million – that is a rate of growth unprecedented in the world. Other desirable areas in London such as Mayfair, Belgravia, Kensington, Chelsea and Holland Park have enjoyed even greater gains and it is no wonder why other countries envy London in all respects.” Kerry Knox, lettings manager at Fine & Country Mayfair also finds that Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Belgravia are the highest earning locations for resale revenue in London. Whilst these areas have long been established for guaranteeing high capital gains, it is in the last  years that prices have been rising dramatically. “Typically,” she says, “sale prices have doubled since  and there are even properties on Park Lane in Mayfair that sold for  million  years ago and are selling for six times that price in


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Woodley, Compton Avenue, N6 Compton Avenue is the fifth most expensive road in Britain, while Woodley itself was once the former marital home of singer Lulu and the late ‘Bee Gee’, Maurice Gibb. Abutting Highgate Golf Course, the property is a bright and airy, open plan eightbedroom family residence spanning 752m2 over three floors. Features include an indoor swimming pool, west facing landscaped grounds, a separate studio and carriage driveway. Planning permission exists to extend the house above the garage to provide staff accommodation and additionally to add two further bedroom suites on the top floor. £14m / €16.2m / $21.1m Glentree: +44 (0)20 8458 7311

As to the future, Shirley Humphrey, director of Harrods Estates, says, “The super prime London market has continued to see strong growth and arguably most investment in London is going to see a good return over the medium to long term. Specific areas have different strengths and the level of resale revenue generated will depend on a number of factors. Areas such as Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Mayfair will come with higher initial price tags, but the percentage growth on the property will generally be higher. Savvy buyers however are starting to look just outside the super-prime areas such as Chelsea, Kensington and Marylebone where they can get more for their money initially and as growth areas will show healthy returns over the next  to  years. “The rental market in London is extremely strong at the moment, with rents increasing year on year. Throughout Kensington, Knightsbridge, Mayfair,

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The Russell, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E This grand corner building overlooks the Covent Garden Piazza, alongside the Royal Opera House, giving views of two distinctive London landmarks. The Russell comprises five stunning apartments offering the best of contemporary living within a period building. Of the five properties, there are two duplex apartments arranged over two storeys measuring 118 to 243m2, one with outside space and views to the City of London. The three further lateral apartments range from 190 to 214m2. The building’s features have been restored throughout and the interior layouts reconfigured to create graceful and open spaces with grand windows and high ceilings. From £4.95m / €5.76m / $7.59m EA Shaw: +44 (0)20 7420 3050

Park Lane and Chelsea we are seeing high demand for different audiences depending on the location and property type from young professionals, downsizers and overseas students.” Marc von Grundherr, director of Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings, reports that he has a MiddleEastern client who bought four units in The Knightsbridge, London SW. This prestigious property is opposite Hyde Park with Harrods at the rear (the developer even included a back entrance to the development so residents as well as staff could pop out to Harrods shopping). This particular client bought four units in  – two × four-bedroom and two × two-bedroom options. The total square footage amounted to approximately , at a price of , per square foot – so a cost of  million. The apartments were completed in  and all four units were rented out, creating an income of about , a year. “Two years later,” explains Mr von Grundherr, “the tenant who was renting one of the four-beds and one of the two beds agreed to buy them for , per square foot – in

effect leaving our client with the remaining two-bed and four-bed units for no cost. “Then, in , an investor purchased the remaining four-bedroom apartment at , per square foot (m) so the client doubled his money on two units, quadrupled his money on the third unit and who knows on the fourth unit.” Growth across prime London areas Source: Savills Research Belgravia Chelsea Kensington Holland Park Knightsbridge Marylebone Mayfair Notting Hill Regent's Park South Kensington St John's Wood

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Hyde Park Gardens, W2 The sheer perfection and attention to detail that has gone into decorating this apartment in the style of Louis XVI is truly amazing. There is a ceiling copied from Mme de Pompadour's chateau, a dining room inspired by the library at Versailles and a drawing room inspired by that of a Parisian palace built in the 1750s. The owner of the apartment commissioned the highly respected Guillaume Feau of Paris, who restores and copies antique boiseries, to mastermind the project which took well over three years. Most of the materials, fixtures and furnishings in the apartment are antique and sourced in Paris. The floors are wooden, and in the Versailles style, the mirrors antique, the gilding applied by hand in the traditional way. A little modernity creeps in, as an antique mirror swings open in the Chinese boudoir to reveal the latest flat screen TV, and in the master bedroom, cunningly hidden on a mezzanine, is the dressing room done in the Directoire style. The 199m2 accommodation includes reception room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, dressing room and terrace. Three fulllength French windows open out on to a balcony overlooking award-winning communal gardens. ÂŁ6.5m / â‚Ź7.5m / $9.8m Crayson: +44 (0)20 7221 1117 48

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Stunning, state-of-the-art waterfront eco home: offering exclusivity, unrivalled views, unique location, multi-award winning design and bespoke interiors

Mediterranean style living on the Scottish Riviera, South West Scotland Outdoor-living experience enabled by super-insulated Passivhaus design

Skydeck, board-walk and lookout

Close to nature & the elements

Private stair to shore access

Minimalist architecture in a National Scenic Area

Hi-tech, sustainable, eco renewables

Iconic Red Squirrels visit daily

Accessible SW Scotland: M74/M6 50 Über stylish, bespoke interiors with open-plan living space mins. Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester within easy reach. Flexible accommodation: spacious master-suite plus further 3/4 bedrooms Nearest airport 90 mins.

£1.5m/$2.3m/€1.76m Strutt & Parker: Sharon Zaremski +44 (0) 131 226 2500 More information: See page 57

Stunning 240° panoramic seascape views (image taken at low tide with single lens)

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Shawfield Street, Chelsea SW3 Spacious and versatile, this four storey family house offers four double bedrooms, two further bedrooms/ studies, an en suite shower room, two bathrooms, a reception room, kitchen, dining room leading out on to patio garden, utility room and garage. Shawfield is a one-way street that runs south from the world-famous King's Road. There are many diverse shops and restaurants in the immediate area and excellent transport facilities including a local underground station at Sloane Square. £5.1m / €5.9m / $7.692m Beaney Pearce +44 (0)20 7590 9500

48 Belgrave Mews North, SW1 Totalling 2,720 square feet and in one of Belgravia’s finest mews addresses between Wilton Crescent and Belgrave Square, this Grade II listed property has been reconfigured to create a contemporary three-bedroom home. With an exceptional use of space and an exquisite quality of interior finish, the lower floors have extraordinarily high ceilings. The introduction of natural light from the south facing roof terrace to the basement through glass flooring is a design masterpiece. £7.5m / €8.7m / $11.5m Landmass +44 (0)20 7235 8345 50

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Addison Avenue, London W11 In the 1950s, this Regency style Victorian house was the home of the artist and writer Patrick Heron. Three decades earlier, in 1921, John Robert Walmsley Stott was born in the house. He became one of the most significant Anglican clergymen of the 20th century, was a prolific writer, and declared by Time magazine in 2005 to be one of the 100 most influential people in the world. While the outside of the house is largely unchanged from those historical days, the current owner has adapted the interior to suit a large, modern family. Two floors of living, working and entertaining space leads into the 81 foot rear garden. There is a double reception room, kitchen/ dining room, family room and study, a master bedroom suite, four further bedrooms and three additional bathrooms, a utility room, wine cellar and custom-built bookcases for 2,000 books. ÂŁ7m / â‚Ź8.1m / $10.559m Craysons +44 (0)20 7221 1117


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6 Palace Gate, Kensington This magnificent five-storey, Grade II listed, Victorian villa comprises two ground and lower ground floor duplex flats, a duplex on the first and second floors and a lateral penthouse. Only discovered during the renovation of the building, the ceilings in the reception rooms and kitchens of the two lower and ground floor apartments are adorned with beautiful murals and intricate cornicing, designed by renowned architect Sir William Emerson in the early 19th century. Flat 1, at 2,854 square feet, has three en suite bedrooms and features an extraordinary 807 square feet reception room with a ceiling height of more than 13 feet. This is overhung by one of Emerson’s beautiful murals featuring traditional cherubic imagery stretching the length of the entire room. Flat 2, which is 2,737 square feet, has two en suite bedrooms and a reception room with an embellished gold and duck egg blue ceiling. The penthouse is a 2,340 square foot, exquisitely finished, three en suite bedroom lateral apartment. The property is accessed via a secure lift leading out into a large hall and reception area. From here a staircase leads directly to the private roof terrace – a fantastic entertainment area with unrivalled views across Kensington. £5.95m / €6.884m / $8.97m for the penthouse £6.25m / €7.23m / $9,427,720 for Flat 1 £5.5m / €6.4m / $8.3m for Flat 2 Brooks Gordon: +44 (0)20 7871 1572 54

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Unique location for a dream home The picturesque village of Windlesham in the heart of Surrey is home to many past and present residents of note. It also has some of the most expensive new build country houses in the UK. The popularity of the area with the rich and famous is not hard to fathom as it is a positive mecca for those involved with and who follow horse racing. Most notably, Ascot Racecourse is two miles from the village, Windsor some six miles, Newbury and Goodwood an hour by car and Newmarket a mere half an hour, that is by helicopter! The area is also the heartland of the UK polo set with clubs nearby including the world famous Guards Polo Club and Coworth Park Equestrian and Polo Centre. The latter is set in the grounds of the Coworth Park Hotel, which is part of the Dorchester Collection, offering stunning accommodation, a state-of-the-art spa and a selection of fine dining experiences. On a practical level, Windlesham is ideally situated for access to some of the finest private schools in the country. Eton, Wellington, Ludgrove, Lambrook and Papplewick are all less than half an hour by road with other equally renowned establishments within easy striking distance. Just as ideal is the proximity to both Heathrow and Farnborough airports which are both approximately  minutes from the village. There is an abundance of golf quite literally surrounding Windlesham, Sunningdale and Wentworth being the

standout two as well as the ultimate private members’ establishment, Queenwood, the chosen haven of many of the world’s top golfers and celebrities. Leading niche luxury housebuilder Antler Homes has acquired a rare and one off opportunity for someone to buy Home Farm, a substantial country house in approximately  acres of mature Surrey countryside. The area is not short of mansions as those who know the nearby Wentworth Estate will agree, but they will also confirm the rarity of such an opportunity in this expansive and most private setting. The main mansion will be approximately , square feet and include every possible convenience and amenity befitting such a residence. A swimming pool complex, cinema complex separate staff accommodation, formal gardens and paddocks are additional extras to the substantial living and entertaining space and sumptuous bedroom suites within the main house. Antler Homes has an enviable reputation for the ability to acquire development opportunities in the very best locations and, most importantly to their customers, to build a home or homes of equally enviable quality and design excellence. Home Farm is very much top of that equation. Therefore, the earlier an acquisition is made, the greater the opportunity for the purchaser to make the house completely bespoke. Antler Homes relishes working with keynote buyers and delights in pushing the envelope to achieve absolute perfection.

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Warwick Bristol

95 West Greenwich


Guilford, CT




Sachem’s Head. 2.3 acre peninsula. 9600 sq ft, 8 br, 5.1 ba main house. Guest house, tennis court, prvt beach, deep water dock. Breathtaking Long Island Sound views. Page Taft - Guilford Page Taft - Madison

Watch Hill, RI

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Barnstable, Cape Cod MA

$3,295,000 Branford, CT


Landmark estate offers beautiful views of the harbor, Sandy Neck and Cape Cod Bay. 4 bedrooms, a first-floor master suite with slider to deck, large living areas, wide-pine floors, & 3 fireplaces.

Pine Orchard. Turn of the century home perched high above Long Island Sound with views of Thimble Islands. Totally renovated, dock, mooring, tennis court, guest house, .66 acres.

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Page Taft - Guilford

$8,500,000 Mystic, CT



$3,450,000 S Yarmouth, Cape Cod MA $2,499,000

Oceanfront home with pool, magnificent sunrises, views from Weekapaug to Block Island to Watch Hill Lighthouse. 2400 sq ft deck space. Add the living area & 5 br this home is ideal for living & entertaining.

Ultimate waterfront lifestyle. Stunning shingled style Victorian. Picturesque views of the Mystic River & the Seaport. Historic charm together with modern luxurious living, creating an appeal that is captivating.

This fabulous 4 br, 2.5 ba on Nantucket Sound offers a private beach, panoramic ocean views, private en-suite master with balcony, open-floor plan, game/ family room, outside deck and patio.

Randall, Realtors - Watch Hill

Randall, Realtors - Mystic

Kinlin Grover Yarmouth Port 508.362.3000

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Living in America Comprising 50 different states, the USA offers property buyers a wide and varied choice. We highlight several popular destinations to find out what makes them an attractive lifestyle option

432 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK Between 56th and 57th Street, 432 Park Avenue is a slim and elegant tower that will ascend 96 storeys. All windows measure 10 feet by 10 feet, flooding residences with natural light and providing spectacular views of Central Park, the Hudson and East Rivers, Atlantic Ocean and many iconic Manhattan buildings and avenues. Residents will enjoy a private restaurant, outdoor garden for dining and events, spa and fitness centre, 75-foot swimming pool, library, lounge, billiards room, screening room and performance venue, children’s playroom, and boardroom. Services include in-suite catering, concierge, 24-hour doorman and valet parking. Residences include private elevator landings, separate service entrances, eat-in kitchens, windowed his- and-her bathrooms and large master suites with adjoining dressing rooms. Interior finishes include 12.5 foot ceilings, solid oak flooring, custom hardware, and the highest quality natural materials. Residents will also have the exclusive ability to purchase climate-controlled wine cellars, office suites, staff apartments and storage facilities. From £4.5m / €5.3m / $7m £61.2m / €72.2m / $95m Macklowe Properties: +1 212 432 5657

WHY NEW YORK? Howard Lorber, chairman of Douglas Elliman, replies: “The market in Manhattan right now is as good as it has ever been and has even surpassed pre-recession highs.” In conjunction, he cites the recent Knight Frank Wealth Report in which New York City is referred to as the top global city in the world. CIM Group and Macklowe Properties also report that their landmark 432 Park Avenue project has achieved nearly $1 billion in sales since its launch in March this year. Buyers are predominantly from the US with others from South America, the Middle East, UK, China and Russia. With an expected completion in 2015, the 1,396 foot tower, designed by Rafael Viñoly, will become the tallest building in New York City and the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere. International Property & Travel

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WHY SARASOTA? VILLA SOLSTICE SARASOTA, FLORIDA Built in 2005, this five-bedroom, four bathroom home covers 10,879 square feet on two prime bay front lots in the esteemed museum area of Downtown Sarasota. It is impeccably finished in every detail, set over three levels and separated by ‘bridges’. Envisaged for ease of entertaining, a full catering kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, two elevators, a banquet-sized dining room, a full bar and 1,400 bottle wine room, an 11-seat home theatre, lower-level bonus spaces, and en suite guest rooms are ideal for entertaining. Myriad special features such as Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, stonework by European Marble, Lutron lighting, and Creston smart home automation system provide aesthetic hallmarks of this sprawling showcase property. Positioned to maximize views, spacious wraparound verandas offer spectacular vantage points. £9.6m / €11.3m / $14.9m Michael Saunders & Company +1 (941) 955 8200 62

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Michael Saunders of Michael Saunders & Company replies: “May 2013 sales throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties continued to trend at record high levels, with no apparent end to the momentum in sight. Numbered at 2,488, closed sales in May were down slightly—by 2.2%—compared with April, which had experienced the highest level of sales since March 2004 (2,702); and was up 13.5% compared with May 2012. The 2,787 properties recorded as pending in May were up 5.1% over April and 25% over May 2012. Pendings in Sarasota County continue to trend at their highest level since Trendgraphix began tracking our market in 2001. As a measure of the market’s continued strength, the total number of closed sales in the post-Easter months of April and May finished 20% ahead of the pre-Easter months of February and March. Following are additional highlights for the three-county region based on the latest Trendgraphix report covering May 2013 sales for Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties.”

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Luxury Townhomes in a Short Term Rental Community 2 Exits to Disney affiliated with our very successful Tuscana Resort. Very Spacious Fully Furnished Townhomes Three & Four Bedroom Ranging From 1900 Sq.Ft to 2100Sq. ft

ChampionsGate is World Famous for its Golf Courses ChampionsGate Golf Club brings a striking and unique down under style of costal links. The Golf Club consists of two premier 18 hole Championship Golf Courses which are designed by accomplished architect and golfer Greg Norman.

Century 21 Team Feltrim 7798 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Suite 116, Windermere, FL 3478 Email:

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THE STERLING MASON TRIBECA, MANHATTAN Penthouse C at The Sterling Mason is a lightfilled duplex residence with four bedrooms, five bathrooms and a landscaped terrace. Spanning 4,986 square feet, it features a 40 foot-long great room with ample wall space, a fireplace, American white oak flooring and elegant handcrafted millwork throughout. The Sterling Mason comprises 33 residences and unprecedented service and amenities: lush interior courtyard, fitness studio, library, children’s playroom, bicycle storage, doormen, concierge and resident manager. Private garage spaces and storage are also available for purchase. £12.804m / €15.149m / $20m Douglas Elliman Development Marketing: +1 212 674 7171

WHY TRIBECA, NEW YORK? Susan de França, president and CEO of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, replies: “Tribeca has become a coveted residential neighbourhood in recent years due, in large part, to the allure of its unique loft spaces and the historic charm and low density that have been preserved by historic district designation, including The Sterling Mason on Laight Street. The neighborhood has also welcomed a variety of new boutiques and many of the top-rated restaurants in Manhattan, and, at the same time, offers a vibrant arts community and unrivalled access to the most beautiful waterfront parks in New York City. Overall, we have seen a growing pool of discerning buyers that are seeking downtown property with historic significance and handcrafted finishes; they desire a sense of familiarity and permanence, and that’s the feeling you get from a landmarked building, especially in Tribeca, which naturally lends itself to that sensibility.”

WHY FLORIDA? Elizabeth C Hanley, licensed real estate broker and president Torwest and Windsor Real Estate replies: “As Florida’s luxury housing market continues posting solid price gains, now is a very good time to take a closer look at real estate in Florida. The demand for property at Windsor has never been greater. Our seaside community experienced a strong 2012-13 season, with an increase in sales of both existing properties and our remaining homesites.”

WINDSOR VERO BEACH, FLORIDA Canadian retail billionaires Galen and Hilary Weston, owners of Selfridges in London, bought Windsor in 1989. They turned it into a private residential community spanning more than 400 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. Buyers can choose a plot to build their own home, or opt for a village house, cottage or country estate measuring between 2,837 and 14,113 square feet. These Anglo Caribbean style houses are designed around a courtyard or loggia with a pool and garden. As well as a polo field, Windsor has a Robert Trent-Jones 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, three restaurants, a clubhouse with its own art gallery, an equestrian centre, beach club and private access to the sea. Vero Beach is highly accessible by aeroplane. Melbourne, Orlando and Palm Beach are the nearest international airports. Private planes can fly into Vero Beach Airport, which is only a 15-minute drive away. Plots from £193,125 / €228,000 / $300,000 Houses from $1.212m to $12.127m A&K International Estates: + 44 (0)20 7190 7714 64

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Direct Waterfront Compound – Old Greenwich, Connecticut

A short commute to NYC, walking distance to Metro North Train Fabulous family waterfront compound on Long Island Sound in Old Greenwich. The main home has 5500 SF, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 4 �ireplaces, elevator, staff quarters and panoramic views of lighthouse. The second home has 2700 SF, open �loor plan, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Relax and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets and views of the lighthouse! Walk to village of Old Greenwich, train station, Greenwich Point Beach and Binney Park! $11,500,000

View this home at

Dawn Stuttig

+1 203.962.1283


Your dream home at The Reserve in a 14.2 million sq. ft. secluded paradise at Al Barari. + High-end bespoke Freehold villas in the lowest density community in the Middle East. + Large plot sizes ranging from 14,000 sq.ft. to 75,000 sq.ft. Built-up area from 13,000 sq.ft. up to 30,000 sq.ft. + The only countryside/wilderness in the UAE, with unique skyline views of Dubai adjacent to the Royal Nature Reserve. Luxury is not a number, it’s a lifestyle. Call: +971 (04) 388 6030 Email: Website:


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QUIET LAKE WILTON, CONNECTICUT Set in the countryside, this Tudor-style mansion and state-of-the-art equestrian facilities offer the ultimate haven of privacy. The estate’s provenance dates back to 1926 but it was completely rebuilt in 1988 to an extremely high standard. Encompassing 10,000 square feet of interiors, it includes 17 rooms, 11 bedrooms, and 11 bathrooms over three levels. A sweeping staircase and interiors of intricate custom millwork and fireplaces reflect a bygone era of traditional elegance. A formal library, grand living room and dining room offer numerous spaces for entertaining, while a wine cellar holds more than 2,000 bottles. The estate’s 154 acres include two freshwater lakes, a pond, and a fullystocked trout stream. Recreation is endless with five miles of gravel horse trails, a free-form swimming pool with waterfall and pool house. Two separate 2,000-square-foot guest cottages each contain three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. There’s an eight-car garage and two areas to land a helicopter. An 11-stall barn with 8,000 square feet of interiors incorporates one bedroom, five bathrooms, a granite kitchen and an entertaining room. It also provides spacious horse stalls and two tack rooms. A large riding arena, seven paddocks, and a trotter track complete the equestrian facilities. £27m / €32m / $42m Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild: +1 203 966 7772

WHY CONNECTICUT? Barbara Cleary of Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild replies: “The booming New York City real estate market has certainly helped the city’s surrounding suburbs, and none more than New Canaan, Connecticut, a town chalk full of luxury, high-end homes. The second quarter saw a 41.8% increase in sold houses and a 17.3% increase in median price versus 2012. In fact, the 95 sold houses are the most in a second quarter since 2004, with the median sold price of $1,525,000 the highest since 2008. For the first half of the year, total house sales in New Canaan were up 34.8%.“


WEST CHELSEA MANHATTAN Spacious one-bedroom apartment in a great location with breathtaking views over the Hudson River to the New Jersey skyline. This contemporary property is facing south, with floor to ceiling windows and state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings. The sleek stainless steel kitchen flows into the open living room, creating the perfect space to enjoy the views and the light and bright, double bedroom with its good sized en suite bathroom. Right on the Hudson River, 100 Eleventh Avenue is conveniently located in the world-renowned gallery district of West Chelsea. The 23-storey tower is in close proximity to 370 art galleries of Chelsea, the newly celebrated Highline, Chelsea Cove, lively Meatpacking District, and the historic shops of Chelsea Market. The building has a 24-hour concierge as well as a gym, pool and private screening room. £1.29m / €1.5m / $1.995m Home Hunts: +1 (0)870 619 4114; 66

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Tim Swannie, co-director of Home Hunts, replies: “New York real estate is in such high demand that properties are receiving unprecedented numbers of viewings and offers, many of which result in them being sold for more than the asking price. This is the first time for many decades that demand like this has been seen on such a huge scale and, according to reports; the number of apartments available for purchase in Manhattan is the lowest it has been for 13 years. The average selling price for an apartment in Manhattan is now around $1.425 million and the figure keeps on climbing. Low inventory, increasing international demand and buyers quick to make purchasing decisions have really increased the sale prices of Manhattan property. The number of sales in the area just keeps rising and it’s bringing about new interest in off floor plan purchasing. When the economic crisis started in 2007, buyers became less keen to commit to a property before seeing the finished product, but now, with such little inventory, the trend is moving towards buying in advance. This means that many more luxury properties are coming on to the market. As land is so expensive in Manhattan, the construction of high spec, prestigious properties means developers can definitely cover their costs.”

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Just an hour from Manhattan this home is ideal for a busy executive who wants to spend quality time relaxing and fishing. The custom-built 6,500 square feet, four-bedroom, five bathroom property backs directly on to the Great South Bay of Long Island’s South Shore. This gives direct access to the Fire Island Inlet and ocean fishing for the best of both worlds. The extended docking accommodates two hydraulic boat lifts and two jet ski lifts. A live well and a fish cleaning station are hidden below the decking by the dock for handling the catch. £1.61m / €1.9m / $2.5m Coach Realtors: +1 631 587 1700

Georgianna Finn, founder of Coach Realtors, replies: “The closed median home price in June 2013 for Long Island, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens’ housing data, was $380,000. As the market continues to recover, the closed median home price is 7% higher than a year ago. Nassau County reported a $425,000 closed median home price in June compared to $400,000 in June 2012. Suffolk County reported a closed median price of $340,000 representing a 5.8% increase over last year and Queens reported a closed median home price of $380,000, which is 10.1% higher than last year.”

GEORGETOWN WASHINGTON, DC Extraordinary detached 1840’s brick federal with sweeping views of the Potomac River and Virginia skyline. Available for the first time in 25 years, the home offers beautifully proportioned rooms including six bedrooms, and five bathrooms. The property comprises an oversized lot with a very large, southfacing terraced garden, a pool, pool house and four-car parking. £3.51m / €4.14m / $5.45m Washington Fine Properties: +1 (202) 243 1644

WHY GEORGETOWN? Dana Landry, principal broker of Washington Fine Properties, replies: “Georgetown is the hottest market in the Capital Region because of its beautiful historic nature and gorgeous homes. It has such a vibrant atmosphere boasting tons of upscale restaurants, shops and nightlife. In 2013 alone, there have been five sales over $5 million, with WFP having listed and sold four out of the five. Georgetown has just about anything you could possibly want in a neighbourhood.” International Property & Travel

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NEWTON MASSACHUSETTS This Colonial Revival architectural landmark was built in 1903 and has been renovated over the years respecting its historical past. On an acre of land with a beautifully landscaped walled garden, the residence consists of 17 rooms with eight bedrooms, eight full and three half-bathrooms. A spacious living room with soaring ceilings, elaborate ceiling moldings, and mahogany and rosewood carved panelling provides a superb formal entertaining space. Complementing this, the oval-shaped dining room features stunning wood panelling with an inlaid mother of pearl floral design. £3.5m / €4.2m / $5.5m Hammond Residential +1 617 731 4644; 68

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Mark H Lippolt, senior vice president at Hammond Residential, replies: “Prices and buyer interest never fell as sharply in the Greater Boston area during the economic recession as they did in other parts of the United States. As is true in most of the U S, 2013 has been a year in which demand has outstripped available inventory and prices have risen in most communities and in most price points. The Massachusetts economy has been relatively strong throughout the recession and has added employment in most recent years and this has tended to buoy the residential real estate market. Buyers are most interested in properties in top-notch condition, both condominium units and single-family homes. The $500,000 to $800,000 property market is moving very briskly right now and is experiencing a severe lack of inventory. While there has been a resurgence in the million dollar market, there is - as is always true - a psychological ceiling that fewer buyers are willing to break through; right now that seems to be hovering around $1.7 million in most luxury markets.”

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COCONUT GROVE MIAMI, FLORIDA A waterfront property built in 2003 offering over 10,000 square feet of accommodation with five bedrooms and bathrooms. Within the exclusive, guard-gated enclave of Hughes Cove, this magnificent property has wonderful views across Biscayne Bay. The property includes large indoor/outdoor living and dining areas, a walnut-panelled salon/bar and multiple family rooms. A beautifully finished additional area includes two bedrooms and bathrooms plus an office, gym and a catering area with wine refrigerators, storage space and service rest room. The rooftop terrace provides an perfect space for a private massage, yoga, stargazing or intimate entertaining, while the master suite has a tranquil spa bathroom and a sitting room. With its numerous sunny terraces, outdoor covered loggia, swimming pool and lawns, this property is the embodiment of Florida’s good life. £8.3m / €9.8m / $12.9m EWM Realty International: +1 305 960 2563

WHY MIAMI? Ron Shuffield, president and CEO of EWM Realty International, replies: “Pretty much every neighbourhood is selling better than they were and prices are up. Particularly attractive South Florida areas, include Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove and Pinecrest — areas closer to downtown as well as those that are more attractive to international buyers, who make up at least 40% of the market. We expect prices to continue to increase in the upcoming months as inventories shrink in some of the most coveted areas of the market.”

RYE WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK Built in 1900, this fully renovated waterfront property has over 11,500 square feet of living space with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Set on 1.16 acres on scenic Kirby Pond, the manor features custom millwork, rich woods, soaring ceilings, gorgeous fireplaces, abundant French doors which all open to terraces and astounding water vistas. Complete with billiards/media room, mirrored gym, wine cellar, indoor pool room, waterside balcony, spa, sitting area, sauna and steam shower, an elevator serves all four levels. A three-bay garage plus ample courtyard parking is included. Outside, the beautifully planted landscape has been designed for the utmost privacy and takes full advantage of the substantial private waterfront for swimming and boating. £10.3m / €12.2m / $16m Houlihan Lawrence: +1 914 234 0308

WHY WESTCHESTER COUNTY? Anthony Cutugno, head of luxury property at Houlihan Lawrence replies: “After a restrained start to the year, the regional luxury market is faring well. In Westchester County, where most of the area’s high-end sales take place, Total Dollar Volume rose 7.7% while Average Days on Market dropped 5.3%. The number of pending sales is equally impressive and may be a more reliable prediction of the state of our luxury market. Clearly, the wealth of well-priced inventory and easy commutability to New York City has created remarkable demand in these southern Westchester locales. We even saw multiple bidding on a few of these sold properties.”

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BOSTON, Back Bay ... Very well appointed 2 bedroom, waterside unit. 2 bathrooms. Stunning foyer. Library with paneled ceiling. Direct elevator entry into unit. ... $2,750,000

NEWTON ... New construction. Exquisite 15 room residence. 6 bedrooms. 5.5 bathrooms. Grand staircase. State-of-the-art kitchen. At the end of a cul-de-sac. 3-car garage. ... $2,285,000

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SOUTHBOROUGH ... Elegant 16 room English Country Tudor set on a double lot. 7 bedrooms. 4.5 bathrooms. Marble foyer with sweeping staircase. ... $1,950,000

NEWTON ... New construction. Spectacular 13 room Gambrelstyle house. 4 bedrooms. 4.5 bathrooms. Features include 10 foot ceilings with crown molding. ... $2,195,000

BROOKLINE ... Well maintained 14 room house. 6 bedrooms. 4.5 bathrooms. 5 fireplaces. Dramatic entry foyer. Library. Office. The Country Club neighborhood. ... $3,500,000

BOSTON, Back Bay ... The Bradley. Exceptional one level living with direct elevator access. 3 bedrooms. 3.5 bathrooms. Custom features. Two-car parking. ... $5,345,000

LINCOLN ... Beautiful 11 room Norman-style house. 6 bedrooms. 5 full and 2 half bathrooms. Post and beam barn with guest room and loft. Access to Walden Pond. ... $4,300,000

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SANDY LANE ESTATE ST JAMES Ariena is on the secluded cul-de-sac with the eastern boundary on fairway 8 and the southern boundary on fairway 9 of ‘the lower nine’ golf course. The property area covers 1.79 acres and consists of the main house with a two car portico, two two-car garages with storage/workshop at the rear, one bedroom annex for staff, a pool and spa, two-bedroom guest cottage, gardener’s bathroom and generator building. As with all properties on the Sandy Lane Estate, access to the beach is provided through the Sandy Lane Hotel main entrance to the Sandy Lane Property Owners Association beach facilities. £5.833m / €6,747,560 / $8.95m Realtors Ltd +1 246 432 6930

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JASMINE RIDGE ROYAL WESTMORELAND GOLF, SPA & BEACH RESORT Hideaway Villa is a newly released property on one of the last remaining ridges at the exclusive Royal Westmoreland estate. This 4,220 square foot home has lovely views overlooking the 14th fairway and sea. The villa comprises of four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an open plan kitchen, a large living area which flows on to the covered terrace, pool deck and swimming pool. As part of the Royal Westmoreland estate, owners have access to one of the finest championship golf courses in the world, a fullyequipped gym, clubhouse restaurant and Bajan Rum Shack, floodlit tennis garden courts, the island’s only Elemis endorsed spa and Mullins Private Beach Club on Mullins Bay. £2.1m / €2.374m / $3.15m Royal Westmoreland: +44 (0)1524 782649


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SANDY LANE ESTATE ST JAMES Grendon House is an exquisite five-bedroom villa featuring many striking dining areas including the breakfast nook, which has a lovely vantage point over the pool. Dinner al fresco is remarkable under the Caribbean stars, alongside the pool or inside the gazebo with the stone-top lazy-Susan table adjacent to the large barbecue. Back within the beautiful coral stone walls of the main house is a formal dining room with seating for 12. The property also has a large games room downstairs and a spacious patio upstairs which looks out on to the gardens with plenty of seating and a bar. ÂŁ3.389m / â‚Ź3.92m / $5.2m Realtors Ltd: +1 246 432 6930

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Best of The Bahamas One of the richest countries in the Americas, The Bahamas continues to attract a smart set looking for a spectacular setting and a fabulous lifestyle. Ginetta Vedrickas explains more Actually made up of  islands, The Bahamas’ beaches seem almost stereotypical with their fine white sands and temperate waters, but it’s the country’s competitive tax regime which is a real draw, attracting a super-rich clientele from all over the world. A tax neutral country, The Bahamas has been named by the International Monetary Fund as the ‘fourth largest offshore financial centre’ in the world, according to Damianos Sotheby’s who find that buyers also flock here to enjoy the country’s championship golf courses, marinas and private estates. George Damianos, Sotheby’s’ president and managing broker of Lyford Cay Properties says, “The market is active as a whole, and we are seeing particular interest in the prime real estate section of the market. High net worth buyers are still looking at property as a place to invest and are picking up what we would call trophy properties.” And trophy hunters will surely be interested in the country’s biggest new development – Baha Mar – which promises to ‘take luxury to a new level’. At  hectares, making it the largest resort currently under construction in the western hemisphere, buyers at Baha Mar are entitled to apply for permanent resident status, which allows them to live and work in

the country. Nick Cassini, director of Worldwide Sales says that the resort offers luxury on a grand scale, designed for a high-end audience. “The size is unlike any other luxury development currently being built and it combines the expertise of four world-class hotel brands in one destination, offering sophistication and glamour to suit the international market.” Baha Mar is already proving popular with a diverse group of buyers says Mr Cassini, “We have had strong residential sales interest from the United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As we continue to launch sales in the United States and Canada, we expect strong interest in these key markets as well.” And there are many advantages to buying in The Bahamas. A sovereign state, it is part of the Commonwealth of Nations, and this – along with its temperate climate, proximity to the United States and safe, private banking –is part of the appeal says Mr Cassini. “Some buyers look to use their property as a holiday home, putting their residence into the rental program and enjoying tax benefits when unoccupied, while others are looking to occupy their residence full-time. Baha Mar offers the opportunity to enjoy flexible and exclusive ownership at the world’s most glamorous new address.”

BIRD CAY BERRY ISLANDS Just 30 minutes by air from Nassau and in the centre of the new National Marine Reserve is this well protected, 250-acre private island. It has nearly five miles of water frontage and offers the perfect amount of privacy. Chub Cay with marina and 5,000-foot airstrip lies to the west, while Whale Cay to the east has a 4,000-foot runway and harbour. This island paradise is tailor-made for a business retreat, family estate or eco-resort. £7.597m / €8.89m / $11.9m Savills International: +44 (0)20 7016 3740

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John Christie at HG Christie, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, says that the last  months have been especially good in particular on the private islands and in the luxury market generally where there have been several noticeable ‘trophy sales’. “We have had steady sales in the luxury communities of Old Fort Bay, Lyford Cay, Albany and The Ocean Club Estates. There are still some great opportunities out there for buyers, especially in the  million to  million range.” Mr Christie notes increased recent demand from Brazilian, French and Swiss buyers and lists hot spots as Albany and Old Fort Bay, where just a handful of prime lots remain for sale. “New development has been slow over the last few years but we are beginning to see signs of life,” he says, adding that buyers appreciate the direct flights to Heathrow, no income tax and relative bank secrecy. And what of Mr Christie’s most expensive sale in ? A large island priced between  and  million! 86

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VILLA FLORENTINE PARADISE ISLAND This grand estate is in the prestigious gated community of Ocean Club Estates. Positioned for views down the central waterway, it occupies two lots comprising 1.4 acres. With a 14,000 square foot main house and a 10,000 square foot guest villa, the property includes 12 bedrooms, extensive indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces and tropical gardens. The main house features a gourmet kitchen designed for entertaining, formal dining and breakfast rooms, an office and two bedroom suites. Upstairs there are three more bedrooms, a family room, a card and billiards room, and a self-contained suite complete with a private living room and kitchenette. The property also comes complete with 175 feet of canal frontage with docks and boatlifts. £13.7m / €16.1m / $21.5m Sotheby’s International Realty: +1 242 322 2305

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CREEK HOUSE OLD FORT BAY, NASSAU AND PARADISE ISLAND Surrounded by bougainvillea-covered walls on two and a half acres between the Caribbean Sea and the mangrove-edged canals of Old Fort Bay, Creek House has contemporary style with old world charm. The property can accommodate 16 guests and staff in four buildings with 10,000 square feet of living space. The main house, guest house, guest cottage/ office and staff apartment are all connected by vine-covered breeze-ways, paths, sun decks, patios and verandas that enclose a tropical inner garden. Here a raised, double lap pool and adjacent Jacuzzi provide architectural accents as well as exercise and relaxation. A terraced woodland garden leads to two thatched beach cabanas built from hand-sawn timbers and along a private footpath to Old Fort Bay. There is also a 60-foot dock included, complete with fresh water, power and golf cart access. £8.81m / €10.3m / $13.8m Sotheby’s International Realty +1 242 322 2305 88

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BAHA MAR Three exclusive three-bedroom residences designed by the acclaimed Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, have been released at Baha Mar. The residences at Mondrian offer over 250m2 of open plan living, perfect for both relaxing and entertaining. Each of these private residences is situated higher than the ninth floor ensuring complete privacy, while offering some of the best panoramic views of the Caribbean’s white sandy beaches from their spacious balconies. Furnishings and décor will be consistent with Mondrian’s reputation for chic, cutting-edge design. From £3.38m / €3.95m / $5.291m Baha Mar: +1 242 677 9000 90

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OCEAN CLUB ESTATES PARADISE ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS Spacious and open plan living, a state-of-the-art kitchen, theatre room, staff quarters and a guest cottage are just a few of the impressive assets found at this property. A neo-Colonial five-bedroom, five bathroom residence, it occupies over half an acre within this coveted gated community. Sweeping verandas overlook the canal, pool, spa and grand lawn, while a custom dock with boat lift allows easy access. ÂŁ3.76m / â‚Ź4.4m / $5.89m Savills International +44 (0)20 7016 3740 92

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Christopher Columbus summed up the Bahamas perfectly when he wrote quite simply, ‘This land surpasses all others’. Here on a tiny T-shaped island of white sand and coral on the western edge of Great Bahama Bank, a few privileged members are invited to enjoy ownership of Cat Cay Yacht Club. The island of Cat Cay has a varied and fascinating history – one that even involves Blackbeard and Henry Morgan, a pair of notorious pirates who made it their stronghold. Indeed, legend has it that the name Cat Cay came from pirates who thought its shape was similar to a cat line on a sailing boat. More recently, Cat Cay provided the famous author Ernest Hemingway with inspiration for his novel ‘Islands in the Stream’. Ideally located just  miles from Miami, Florida and eight miles from Bimini Island, Cat Cay has its own recently extended runway. However, on disembarking from your plane or boat, refreshingly, the only forms of transport allowed on the island are bicycles or golf carts. Offering the very best private island lifestyle combined with the infrastructure of a major resort, Cat Cay Yacht Club provides worldclass amenities. These include one of the most protected and well-equipped marinas in the Bahamas for use by both members and non-members; the Nauticat Restaurant and Lounge; Dockside Bar; shopping market; boutique; and fully equipped medical clinic. The remainder of the island, including the

golf course, tennis courts, pool and beaches, is accessible to members and their registered guests only. The small scale of the island limits the number of homes that can be built on existing lots, helping to maintain the neighborhood’s friendly village atmosphere. Most homes have their own stretch of beach and there are few restrictions on the type of homes members can build or renovate on Cat Cay, although the ‘British West Indies’ style of architecture proves most popular. A number of specially built rental properties are also available for members’ guests visiting the island, ranging from one-bedroom cottages to five-bedroom homes complete with swimming pool. Over the years, generations of members have forged a strong community and connection to preserving this idyllic private island paradise. Membership is offered by invitation to those who share a common vision and value a community that considers privacy to be of utmost importance. Being exclusive yet inclusive to like-minded individuals, Cat Cay offers an island club that, like the Bahamas itself, also surpasses all others. Contact For further information regarding Cat Cay Yacht Club membership, call Leah Vaughan, Director of Membership & Events, on +1 954 359 9578, email or visit International Property & Travel

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Holiday USA Indulge yourself in some of the finest hospitality the States has to offer, all the way from Florida and Houston to New York, Philadelphia and Boston

The Pierre New York The iconic US flagship of Taj Hotels, The Pierre on New York’s Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park, has undergone an impressive $100 million renovation debuting new guestroom and bath interiors. With its legendary history, The Pierre continues to raise the standard for elegance and hospitality. It offers 140 stunning guest rooms and 49 magnificent suites, all of which have been transformed to feature a warm, inviting residentialstyle decor with a feeling of quiet luxury. High ceilings and abundant natural light evoke a gracious, airy experience while hand-carved carpets ensure comfort and superb acoustical sound control. The Pierre’s Jiva Spa has its philosophy rooted in India’s ancient approach to wellness. Spa experiences are offered by trained experts, using exclusive natural products in a harmonious setting.

Choose from signature treatments, Indian therapies, Indian aromatherapy, scrubs, wraps and beauty services. Further enhancing the guest experience, the hotel’s award winning, Clefs d’Or Concierge Team will tie your bow tie; have your marriage proposal written across the sky over the Statue of Liberty; arrange a private island for an exceptional family getaway; plan an entire wedding for your closest friend at the last minute; provide the centre seats for that sold out performance; purchase your private yacht; jet you from New York to LA in a New York minute and make any challenge look like a stroll in Central Park! Rooms from £374 / €439 / $585 Suites from £704 / €825 / $1,100 Grand Suites from £1,920 / €2,251 / $3,000 The Pierre: +1 212 8388000 International Property & Travel

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XV Beacon Hotel Boston Filled with interesting places to visit, Boston is a great city for leisure travel. In fact, even if you come here for business, you cannot help but indulge in the city’s culinary, cultural, and historic offering during your stay. Fifteen Beacon is centrally located on Boston’s historic Beacon Hill, providing easy access to everything to see and do in and around Boston. With seven guest rooms per floor and 63 rooms in total, Fifteen Beacon hotel guests experience the intimacy of a private residence combined with the highly personalized services of an exceptional boutique hotel. Each room is seamlessly balanced with modern and antique furniture and mindfully designed to be ideally suited for hosting an intimate party or simply relaxing. Sleek modern lines enhance their modernism and functionality, while gas fireplaces and canopy beds lightly accent the hotel’s traditional New England soul. As a true boutique hotel, Fifteen Beacon provides personal guest services with attention that is genuine, distinguished and highly focused. Even before guests arrive, Fifteen Beacon Hotel is at their service. Whether it’s theatre or sporting 100

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event tickets, in-room massage, airport transfers, dining recommendations or a private tour of the city’s historic sites, its professional concierge staff is prepped and resourceful. For an exceptional dining experience, Mooo provides attentive service, sophisticated décor and a contemporary take on the classic steakhouse menu. Chef/owner Jamie Mammano has garnered rave reviews for his steakhouse dishes that please the modern palate. On the lower level of Fifteen Beacon, guests will find Mooo’s private dining room, eponymously named the Wine Cellar. Vaulted ceiling, stone floors and walls lined with a dazzling collection of rare and fine wines, the Wine Cellar is the ultimate venue for a special event. Room rates from £253 / €296 / $395 + tax

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Captiva Florida The island of Captiva, lying off Florida’s Gulf Coast, has been a hideaway for A-list celebrities for the last 100 years. This is no great surprise with Captiva’s castaway island atmosphere, picture postcard beaches and high-end properties, none of which are more than a quarter of a mile from the beach. AOL founder Steve Case, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, author Dan Brown and model Cindy Crawford have all visited the island recently. Captiva was also a favourite getaway for President Theodore Roosevelt while the late Robert Rauschenberg, one of America’s most famous 20th century artists and the forefather of Pop Art, lived on Captiva. Approximately five miles long and half a mile wide, the island is accessible by road from Sanibel. Its only road, Captiva Drive, which runs the length of the island, is lined with spectacular multi-million dollar properties. Visitors to Captiva can relax on the island’s pristine beaches or opt to go fishing, snorkelling, kayaking and exploring. Off the beach, head to Andy Rosse Lane, which is lined with colourful boutiques, art galleries and a beachfront English pub, The Mucky Duck. For eating out, don’t miss the renowned Bubble Room, a treasure trove restaurant designed around 20th century antique toys and vintage Hollywood, including a Macy’s Christmas window display from 1932. This West Indies style property on Andy Rosse Lane is just a minute’s walk from the beach. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home sleeps up to eight people and offers a private pool and hot tub, an open porch with beach views, a pool table, seven TVs, a lift and a gas barbecue. From £3,810 / €4,470 / $5,950 per week Royal Shell Vacations +800 0472 9111

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Delano Hotel South Beach, Florida The South Beach neighbourhood of Miami Beach is both fashionable and quirky and renowned for attracting the rich and famous. If you’re looking for world-class oceanside dining, spectacular beaches, events, festivals, vibrant nightlife and Art Deco architecture or just want to meander around chic boutiques before indulging in some serious spa pampering, this could be the very place. Delano is a luxurious resort hotel with 194 guest rooms and bungalows, two full service restaurants, a bar and rooftop spa. Since first opening its doors in 1995, Delano created a new industry standard as the next generation of urban resort. As a world-class, self-contained destination, Delano offers a haven of relaxation in the heart of South Beach. The iconic boutique resort has recently been updated with refurbished suites and bungalows. Guest rooms feature flat screen HDTV, wireless highspeed internet access and 24-hour room service. Delano’s signature bungalows have been upgraded to create a sublime indoor/outdoor space that is ideal for both entertaining and relaxing in privacy. Direct communication with hotel management via iPads enables a seamless stay at Delano, providing 102

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one touch access to hotel services including in-room dining, housekeeping, wake up calls, valet parking/bellman, internet, hotel information, transportation options, maps and directions. Delano’s new signature restaurant, Bianca, offers modern Italian fare under the direction of Chef Brian Massie, a native New Yorker. With over 15 years of culinary experience, he has trained with mentors such as famed chef Lidia Bastianich and restaurateur Charlie Palmer. Patrons have the opportunity to pair their meal with carefully selected wines and specialty cocktails. With four different areas to dine and drink, including the main dining room, lounge, veranda and lobby, Bianca offers a variety of settings for every occasion. Complementing Bianca, is Blue Sea, the communal dining experience featuring sushi classics. As no property in Florida is complete without a signature pool, Delano’s has been transformed into the ultimate retreat, offering poolside pampering with a premier experience including five-star amenities. From £249 / €292 / $389 for a city view king room

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The St Regis Houston Texas There is something for everyone to see and do in Houston, from sampling the local cuisine to arts and culture, to premier sporting events and shopping. An ideal place for experiencing all of these delights is The St Regis Houston in the epicentre of the nation’s energy capital, conveniently situated between River Oaks, Houston’s most exclusive residential neighbourhood, and the Galleria Houston, an international mecca for glamorous shopping and world-class entertainment. Committed to providing bespoke service, The St. Regis Houston invites its guests to celebrate true southern hospitality - from arrival to departure, and beyond. The AAA Five Diamond hotel has received numerous awards and special recognition for its quality of service, attention to detail and its dining facilities. Its staff prides itself on the legendary butler service found only at St Regis and provides an experience far beyond expectations. St. Regis butlers provide flawless personalized attention to each guest while in residence. It is the butler’s gracious pleasure to welcome upon arrival and provide for every need throughout the stay from dinner reservations to theatre tickets to a simple wake-up call. The hotel’s Remington Restaurant is regarded as one of Houston’s top rated dining experiences. Chef John Signorelli and his staff prepare cutting-edge, top quality dishes, while professional waiters ensure flawless service. The Remington Bar, Tea Lounge and Wine Room will also impart an experience sure to surprise even the most discriminating diner.

The St. Regis Houston has a total of 232 guest rooms and 32 suites. Anyone who steps into the Presidential Suite will experience sumptuous Houston living at its best. The hotel’s largest and most lavishly appointed suite greets guests with a gleaming inlaid wood entry that opens to a grand living area and terrace overlooking the dramatic downtown Houston skyline. This elegantly modern space also includes a formal dining area, full kitchen, large study and two magnificent bedrooms. Standard weekday rates average from £253 / €296 / $395 per night St Regis Houston: +1 713 840 7600 International Property & Travel

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The Waldorf Astoria New York An official New York City landmark since 1993, The Waldorf Astria has been an internationally recognized symbol of elegance and grace for more than 100 years. As such the Art Deco masterpiece, occupying an entire city block of midtown Manhattan is at the epicentre of the city’s cultural, commercial, social and political life. A grand hotel in the grandest of traditions, with cosmopolitan restaurants, bustling lounges and bars, more than 60,000 square feet of high-tech equipped function space, state-of-the-art business centre and intriguing boutiques, The Waldorf is a microcosm of the city it has served so well for so long. The hotel is now bringing a roof-to-table experience to its guests as it features an exotic rooftop garden built as the second phase of the 20th floor outdoor space which opened with six beehives last spring. The garden, built in conjunction with the Horticultural Society of New York, complements the ability to present fresh, local ingredients for use throughout the hotel while aiding the surrounding environment. The Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria also offers a new ‘Milk, Rooftop Herbs and Haute Honey’ nail treatment to bring the roof-to-spa concept to guests. Rosemary from the hotel’s new rooftop garden is infused into a lemon sugar scrub to exfoliate the skin and ‘Top of the Waldorf Rooftop Honey’ is applied followed by hot towels to leave skin silky smooth. In addition, the spa will also begin each signature Abeille Royal Facile Treatment (which gets its name from the use of bees’ royal jelly) with a taste of the one-of-a-kind hotel honey. Waldorf Astoria New York rates from £205 / €239 / $319 Waldorf Towers from £458 / €536 / $715 - £6,414 / €7,495 / $10,000 per night 104

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Loews Philadelphia Hotel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia has long been a hot spot for visitors seeking a metropolitan destination with a hometown feel. However, the city also offers a vast array of attractions making it a must-visit destination for travellers who love exploring diverse new places. The city is designed on an easy to explore, walkable grid system and with its friendly neighbourhoods you’re never far from cafes, restaurants and bars. With no sales tax on clothing and shoes, Philadelphia is also an ideal place for indulging in some retail therapy. April marked the completion of a three-month, $14 million guestroom renovation for the Loews

Philadelphia Hotel. All 581 guestrooms now offer increased Wi-Fi capabilities and larger work desk areas paired with leather ergonomic chairs. They also feature new wall coverings, draperies, duvet covers, lamps and cityscape artwork. New bold hues of black, white and red accentuate the original black and white marble located throughout the property. Additionally, the hotel converted existing space into 10 family-friendly parlour suites, each featuring a connecting guestroom. The hotel’s 15,000 square feet holistic spa and fitness centre features a 20 metre, two-lane heated lap pool and complete cardio centre. With five spa

treatment rooms and a nail salon it offers a wide array of massages, facials, body treatments, hair styling, and makeup design. Delicious and uniquely local Philadelphia seafood dishes combine with an elegant, modern atmosphere at the hotel’s restaurant, SoleFood. Executive chef Thomas Harkins creates cutting-edge, contemporary American cuisine, offering seafoodinspired choices, using the very freshest ingredients.

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Beyond the fall Wide-open spaces, gorgeous landscapes and cosmopolitan cities, Canada offers all-year round attractions. Rachel Newcombe explores some of the country’s property hotspots Whether you’re thinking of buying a second home, rental property or investment pad for the future, there are lots of options to explore in Canada. Property purchasing is relatively straightforward for foreign investors, plus there’s the bonus appeal of a common culture and language. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the number of property sales in July  was up . per cent compared to the same period in  and the average nationwide sale price rose by . per cent. Unlike its near neighbour, the USA, Canada has avoided a major property downturn in recent years. In fact, house prices in the country have doubled in the last  years, says the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index.

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The coastal city of Vancouver, in British Columbia, southwest Canada is just one example of a

city boasting plenty of opportunities for discerning property investors, not least because of its enviable location. “This geographically stunning city, with its port and mountains in the background, is small, yet vibrant,” says real estate agent, Maggie Chandler. “There are lots of top restaurants in the city, excellent entertainment, such as opera, ballet and theatre events, plus it’s easy to get around on foot without a car. “The luxury real estate market in Vancouver is still desirable for buyers,  has seen  houses sell for over m each, compared to just  in . There have also been  sales of homes costing over m.” Some of the popular areas for investment purchases in Vancouver include Downtown, Coal Harbour and Kitsilano. “Downtown appeals to all age groups, families and singles as it’s close to the business district, restaurants and bars, yet also enjoys great recreational spaces,” explains Ms Chandler. ▶

KETCH HARBOUR HALIFAX COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA This newly built 6,000 square feet oceanfront residence is a series of interlocking pavilions constructed of reinforced concrete and window walls of star fire glass to capture the endless ocean views. Quality limestone has been imported from Italy for the flooring and also used for the exterior terraces and patios. In-floor heating and central air conditioning provide year-round comfort and the property is monitored by several web link security cameras. On a very private 40-acre lot with 1,650 feet of ever-changing oceanfront, this property is only a 25-minute drive to the capital city of Halifax. £4.1m / €4.8m / $6.4m Tradewinds Realty: +1 902 476 8191

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“Coal Harbour, one of the most expensive neighbourhoods, is on the waterfront and tends to appeal to more mature residents or buyers, whereas Kitsilano, which is on the beach and only a  minute bus ride to the business district, is always a popular location.” What’s more, the city isn’t too far from ski slopes either – it’s only a  minute drive to the nearest ski slope – so offers the best of both worlds.

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Also popular in the luxury homes market is the city of Toronto and areas around Toronto’s lakeshore. “Living near the lake provides easy access to great shopping and entertainment all year round, plus close proximity to some of the city’s best holiday activities in the winter, fall and spring,” reports the team from Harvey Kalles. In terms of high-end properties, there are various areas where you can expect to find property gems. The neighbourhood of Rosedale is one of the most affluent areas of Toronto, 108

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where you’ll find some of the highest priced properties in Canada, and rich and famous citizens to boot. Also worth exploring are areas such as Bayview Village, with its winding tree-lined streets, Hogg’s Hollow, where you’ll find luxury condominium townhouses and apartments alongside Tudor, Colonial and Georgian architectural homes, and Bridle Path – or Millionaire’s Row – the most exclusive neighbourhood in Toronto. Property investors looking to make the most of up-and-coming areas of the city may be wise to keep an eye on properties in the region of the new Crosstown LRT, they suggest. “By the time it’s finished, it will have significant implications for the real estate market in Toronto.” Lots of areas have already benefited from being situated near major transport routes, and it’s one of those factors that savvy investors are often on the lookout for, so they believe the same could be true for properties located in the region of the new Crosstown LRT, such as Scarborough. ▶

CHESTER LUNENBURG COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA The Jib House is a 100 year-old Georgian style home on a hill overlooking Chester’s Back Harbour and the islands of Mahone Bay. It was the setting for the 1995 film Dolores Claiborne, a thriller based on the novel by Stephen King. Facing south, this five-bedroom family home has high ceilings throughout with fine original woodwork, crown mouldings and five fireplaces. Sheltered from the winds, there are extensive gardens, terraced lawns and a tennis court. The former boathouse has been renovated and is now a fully equipped guesthouse while the edge of the property has approximately 400 feet of shoreline with a wharf and large water lot. £1.98m / €2.3m / $3.1m Tradewinds Realty: +1 902 275 7765

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Beautifully situated in the prized enclave of The Bridle Path Estates, this spectacular home set on approximately two acres is defined by its sophisticated style and magnificent surroundings. Meticulous attention to the thoughtful plan of design, choice of materials and finishes has resulted in the construction of a splendid treasure. A beautiful stone exterior graced with a stunning columned porch affords a warm introduction to this palatial yet eminently comfortable home. The living room enhanced by marble floors and fabric treated walls sets the stage for grand entertaining in the ballroom and lounge embellished by oak herringbone floors, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling French doors, decorative limestone fireplaces, onyx bar and a soaring ceiling crowned with a skylight. Sophisticated and memorable repasts may be enjoyed in the formal dining room fully complemented by the temperature and humidity controlled walk-in wine cellar and the epicurean kitchen appointed with marble counters, large centre island and appliances of the highest quality. The family room, kitchen breakfast bar and the adjoining breakfast atrium

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with sliding glass doors opening to a stone terrace provides a venue for more casual gatherings and al fresco dining. A handsome wood paneled office with built-in book cases is ideal for moments of seclusion and reflection. The luxurious master suite offers a relaxing haven with wood-burning fireplace, French doors opening to Juliette balconies, sitting room and lavishly appointed his and hers dressing rooms and en suite baths. A family room and five additional bedrooms each with en suite complete the private accommodations. Friends and family will enjoy the cabana fully equipped with built-in barbeque and walk-out doors to the pool. Additional highlights include a guest suite, exercise room, three bedrooms in lower level each with ensuite, threecar upper garage and a ten car underground garage An alluring setting where luxurious gardens, lush landscaping and sparkling pool enchant and delight creating a private oasis. This spacious residence enjoys unparalleled privacy, yet proximity to some of Toronto’s best private and public schools, recreational facilities, local shopping and easy access downtown. A veritable treasure.


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HALIFAX HALIFAX COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA Within one of the most beautiful waterfront settings on the Continental Eastern Seaboard, this newly built almost 12,000 square feet home features the latest in new home building technology. The grand two-storey living room has a wall of windows to capture the views and watch the parade of yachts along the North West Arm. The five bedrooms each have en suite bath, while the master bedroom closet will satisfy the most demanding shopping diva. There’s also a home theatre, library, spacious gym and hidden wine cellar. £3.6m / €4.3m / $5.7m Tradewinds Realty: +902 476 8191


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Pristine and accessible waterfront building lots for wilderness wellness spa and estate homes

Situated on the biggest glacier-fed lake in British Columbia, Canada’s most pristine environment, Lake Atlin Waterfront Place is a 58 acre rare freehold luxury waterfront property that has been subdivided and approved. A ten acre promontory with over 1800 ft shoreline fronting Atlin Lake is the perfect location for a wilderness wellness spa or other business opportunity. Many exhilarating outdoor adventures in this region. Limited waterfront estate lots are also available for building your Atlin legacy estate vacation or retirement home. Property such as this will not be available for long and will appreciate in value while using it for business or recreation. Custom building support available. Only a 1hr30min drive from Whitehorse International Airport. A 2hr30min flight from Vancouver and 1hr56min from Calgary. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Canada +1 905 823 6963 e: w:

Oleg Klodt’s interior design business was established in 1998, but his style is rooted deep in history. Stemming from the distinguished family Clodt von Jurgensburg, he creates interiors which look classic but are sufficiently flexible to change with the generations. Giving personal attention to every centimetre of space, Oleg Klodt’s interiors are inimitable – he fills them with the finest details, creating many pieces himself in a single, bespoke edition. Benefiting from exceptional experience Oleg Klodt has reconstructed monasteries and churches in Russia, rebuilt Picasso’s friend’s house in Amsterdam and has been creating luxury private interiors for over 10 years. As a descendant of well-known Russian sculptors and painters, Oleg Klodt’s inherited aristocratic and artistic elegance and chicness combined with his tranquillity and intelligence are integral to his creativity.

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“Canada is one of the safest places to live. It’s got a low cost of living and strong economy, so no wonder it continues to rank as one of the most desirable places in the world to live,” comments realtor, Mark Simmonds. “It’s also hugely popular for property rentals. Luxury properties in some of the prime hotspots can expect to achieve healthy annual rental yields and are a good longterm investment.”

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Elsewhere on the East Coast of Canada, Mr Simmonds suggests areas such as Quebec and Nova Scotia may appeal to those with a particular love of the great outdoors. Both are easily reachable via flights from the UK and are beautiful locations. “Nova Scotia, in particular, can work well for holiday rentals, especially aimed at the US tourist, as it’s a mere two hour flight from New York.” Often referred to as Canada’s Atlantic Playground, Nova Scotia is bursting with maritime history. The capital city, the seaport of Halifax, has a wonderful mix of old and new buildings, with superb properties located around the sea front particularly desirable 112

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with both buyers and renters. If your interest is in appealing to outdoor enthusiasts and the skiers, then Quebec with its areas such as Mont Tremblant, are hugely popular with the ski rental market. When it comes to buying property in Canada, “The best way of understanding the housing market in an area you’re interested in buying in is to speak to an expert realtor,” suggests Lora Leyser, from the CREA. They can help you understand the local market and are well versed on the best places to buy for your needs and requirements.

VOGLERS COVE LUNENBURG COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA This majestic oceanfront estate covers over 270 acres of rolling hills, wooded trails and wildlifefilled marshlands. Located on its own peninsula on Nova Scotia’s treasured South Shore, the circa 1798 farmhouse has spectacular water views from every room. With plenty of room for family and friends, Long Cove Farm is the ultimate private playground. £2.9m / €3.4m / $4.6m Tradewinds Realty: +1 902 275 7765

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A Piece of Palma’s Past The first written reference to this rural property locally known as ‘Sa Cabana d’es Frares’ (The Monks’ Hut) dates back to the th and th centuries. It was described as being a hut lived in by Carthusian monks who used to provide accommodation to travellers walking the public road of ‘Passatemps’, which constitutes the north boundary of the plot. Sa Cabana d’es Frares is set on a spacious ,m plot, of which ,m provide safety from the road, while the remaining ,m form an agricultural-livestock area. The current buildings consist of the so-called main houses, colonist houses and a set of agricultural and livestock buildings. The main houses have a recently refurbished façade and are made up of four main units surrounding a central courtyard. The main façade has a three-storey symmetrical layout and a single-storey unit attached to the left. The single-storey colonist houses are situated behind the main houses and their façades feature a uniform window design. The constructed area of these residential buildings is ,.m. Additionally, the agricultural and livestock

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Spanish highs Ginetta Vedrickas takes a fresh look at Spain and discovers that it is all systems go as high-end property buyers flock back to the market Spain may have been one of the worst hit destinations in the global downturn but, as the fall in prices starts to slow and buyer confidence returns, all agents report that the market is booming with buyers seeking a slice of Spanish luxury and it’s the Balearic Islands which are leading the way. Recent data from high-end agency Lucas Fox reveals that prices in some of Spain’s most desirable areas have fallen up to  since the property crash of / but that sales are now very firmly on the up. In the ever hip city of Barcelona, Lucas Fox says that sales are up . from January to May  compared with the same period last year and that the last two trading quarters have been the strongest since the crash. But it’s not just the Catalan capital which is booming, the luxury market is doing particularly well throughout the Costa Brava, Ibiza and Mallorca where Lucas Fox says that the average sales price of properties sold was over  million. Brits and Scandinavians are returning to the market and there is growing interest from Far Eastern and Russian investors. International clients are driving the market in these areas in part because Spain recently approved a new law granting non-EU nationals residency when spending , plus on a property, which has enticed overseas-based buyers. Co-founder of Lucas Fox, Alexander Vaughan, says, “The first six months ▶

SON VIDA PALMA DE MALLORCA This six-bedroom property in Palma’s Son Vida golf zone has been constructed around the principles of Feng Shui. Harmonising modern and traditional style, water plays a huge role in this home. First, a waterfall passes through the hanging gardens of the courtyard with the support of a spray system to provide natural cooling. To the rear of the property, the south-facing swimming pool surrounded by decking has crescent shape fountains at the sides, producing colourful rainbows, as well as spa-style water jets. Inside, a spacious wellness area with indoor pool includes a whirlpool for up to six people, salt sauna, traditional dry sauna and rainshower experience. Other features include a home cinema, roof terrace, underfloor heating throughout and an installed music system. £8.34m / €9.8m / $12.96m Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 67 48 07 International Property & Travel

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SUPERMARESME BARCELONA On the Maresme coast, 15 minutes north of the Catalan capital Barcelona, in the sought-after residential estate, Supermaresme, this property features stunning sea views as well as Domotics music and security systems in every room. Measuring 650m2 with an additional 1,100m2 of underground space used as a spa/gym and for parking, the plot itself measures a total of 2,350m2. £6.81m / €8m / $10.58m Lucas Fox: +34 935 952 490

of  saw further encouraging developments in the property market in prime areas of Spain. In all regions we cover, the numbers of offers and sales completed were significantly up on the same period in . It remains a buyer’s market with even the best properties transacting at  to  below their peak prices and sellers increasingly open to negotiation on asking prices.” And, with opportunities to perhaps bag yourself a bargain, Mr Vaughan’s sound advice to potential buyers is to focus on location and quality. “There are some great deals to be had and we think that in most areas, particularly Barcelona, the Costa Brava and Marbella, prices are at, or very close to, the bottom. We expect the trend of sellers lowering asking prices in line with buyer expectations to continue for at least the rest of  and quite possibly the next couple of years.”

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younger, glamorous set. Naomi Campbell owns a property on the island and Elle MacPherson is regularly spied holidaying in the island’s chicest spots which this year have expanded to include new venues such as Nikki Beach, Cipriani’s and Pacha’s luxurious hotel Destino. The latest residential development Calaconta is Ibiza’s first ever gated community and will appeal to style and security conscious house hunters. The chic clutch of just  villas is set within a pristine bay in San Josep on the western coast. Considered to be one of the island’s finest beaches, the properties will have striking views of the Illa del Bosc, and are perfectly positioned for enjoying the island’s sunsets. Engel & Völkers has two offices in Ibiza and reports a  increase in sales this year with a  increase in prices for top-end properties in prime locations. The agency has  offices across the mainland and reports an overall revenue growth of  in the first half year of . In Mallorca – where they have  branches – the company experienced strong growth rate and a total revenue which grew by  in the first ▶

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CALACONTA IBIZA A boutique development of 32 four to eight-bedroom houses, each with a private pool and patio and landscaped gardens. On site the resort offers a spa centre with different water treatments, a gymnasium and five-star 24-hour concierge service. There are three villa designs to choose from, ranging from 559.78m2 built area (to include four or five bedrooms, a garage, patio and a bright basement) up to a two storey four or five-bedroom home with 661.91m2 built area. Located near other lifestyle hotspots such as San Jose, Santa Gertrudis and Es Cubells, it’s a mere 20-minute drive from Ibiza airport. From £1.84m / €2.15m / $2.85m Calaconta: +34 659 364 224

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six months with five major sales ranging from - million in Puerto Andratx and Palma. David Scheffler, director general of Engel & Völkers Spain says, “Mallorca is a leading second home destination where demand for top property in prime locations has seen a dramatic increase in the last few months. We are seeing a renewed confidence in the island’s second home residential market as clients want to put their money into safe investments which they can either enjoy or earn a rental income. In addition, prices have leveled out since the highs of  and investors can now find excellent value.” Sotheby’s also has offices in Mallorca and Ibiza and says that last year the Balearic Islands topped the charts for property sales of over  million to foreign purchasers, a trend which remains for the first quarter of . In ,  sales were made to foreigners, with an average price of ,,, compared with just  in Madrid averaging ,.

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PGA CATALUNYA GIRONA The latest phase of this development includes 14 large villa plots at La Balca with spectacular views of the Tour Course over the 15th hole with the lake and pine tree forest beyond. Phase three of the apartments has also begun which will be made up of eight spacious units with master suite plus two additional bedrooms. Four different apartment types are on offer, all have uninterrupted views over the 18th hole of the Stadium Course. La Balca phase will incorporate a stunning show villa with four bedrooms, double-height ceilings, and huge windows. Construction of this new villa is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2014. From £336,265 / €395,000 / $522,675 for plots £1.064m / €1.25m / $1.654m for the show villa PGA Catalunya: +34 972 47 25 77

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Stunning Italian villa for sale Tellaro, in the Golfo dei Poeti, in the province of La Spezia, is located just 15 minutes by motorway from Forte dei Marmi (Versilia), and is a small Ligurian village that retains all its beauty, thanks to its proximity to the Natural Park of the Cinque Terre. The exclusive and stunning villa is on two floors, both with spectacular views of the bay. Each floor is about 80 square meters with two bedrooms, bathroom, lounge and kitchen. Upstairs the living room has a bay window occupying the entire front facade and the large balcony, allowing a full view from inside the house. Downstairs, the living room has a Tuscan terracotta floors of high quality and a fireplace of considerable importance. The self-heating with new boiler. The villa is completely surrounded by over 100 olive trees, which allow an annual production of the oil, and fruit trees, with annual production of oranges, figs, plums, cherries, loquats, lemons and mandarins. The garden has a large space to park 4/5 cars. The total land around the villa is approximately 3,000 square meters. Request €4.500.000,00, price negotiable. No agencies, if truly interested other photos are available by mail on request.

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Pritchard, sales and marketing director, has this to say about the Balearic boom. “The islands are actually not outperforming, they are performing well! Property values have kept much better on all of these islands and there has never been the oversupply which we have seen on the Spanish mainland as there is hardly any land left to build on in the Balearics – that is the main reason why they are performing well.” Parts of the mainland may have seen oversupply but some high-end resorts are not only holding their value but also experiencing growing consumer confidence. PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona is an ever-popular choice thanks to an infrastructure which includes two world class golf courses and a stunning set of design options. The resort is owned by a team with a credible track record of successful villa developments, including the award-winning Quinta do Lago in Portugal. Evidence of the sales success at PGA Catalunya Resort is the continued investment and growth, for example the new La Balca development which will accommodate  large villa plots with spectacular views of the Tour Course over the th hole with the lake and forest of pine trees beyond. 124

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PUERTO ANDRATX MALLORCA Within a quiet, private road, this property has panoramic views of the harbour of Andratx, Dragonera island and the open sea. In addition to its three fabulous suites, the house includes a separate guest suite, an ample living/dining area and a high-quality kitchen. Outside is a large infinity pool and plenty of space for relaxing with open and roofed terraces of approximately 91m2 and another chill-out area bordered by a lawn next to the house. Further features include air conditioning, underfloor heating, a Bose sound system, utility room and spacious double garage. £5.85m / €6.85m / $9.17m Engel & Volkers Puerto de Andratx: +34 971 67 47 80

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LA ZAGALETA COUNTRY CLUB MARBELLA This elegant nine-bedroom villa has unrivalled panoramic views of the La Zagaleta golf course, Gibraltar and beyond to North Africa. Newly built, to a very high standard, it includes a cinema room, entertainment room, indoor pool and two outdoor pools. £12.8m / €15m / $19.8m Lucas Fox +34 67353 9578

ES CUBELLS SAN JOSE, IBIZA With spectacular views over the south coast and the island of Formentera, this villa is in an exceptional location and offers total privacy. Combining modern and classic Ibizan elements, it has six en suite bedrooms (including independent guest accommodation) a large living and dining room, indoor and outdoor kitchens as well as large terraces, a gymnasium and swimming pool. The master suite has its own fireplace, office and bathroom with beautiful views. Other rooms on the upper level also have access to the roof terrace. £4.68m / €5.5m / $7.272m Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 310 799

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Penthouse, 1010 Vienna

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We are your partner when it comes to finding a home that exactly meets your individual wishes and requirements. Run as a family-owned business for more than 50 years, our company is known for its excellent consulting services and high quality listings. We are your specialist and partner for special properties in the Vienna area. Due to our exclusive partnership with Knight Frank, our clients benefit from unlimited access to some of the most beautiful properties in the world. OTTO IMMOBILIEN GROUP Riemergasse 8 A - 1010 Vienna +43 1 512 7777


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Invitation to a private view Casa Morisca is an exquisite villa within the prestigious Marbella Club Golf Resort that subtly blends Moorish charm with modern and contemporary living over three floors. Designed and built five years ago by the current owner to exact specifications, no expense has been spared with the attention to detail portrayed in this family home. It features breathtaking -degree views from the Benahavis foothills to Gibraltar and Africa across the manicured fairways, greens and lakes of this prestigious golf course. A mountain backdrop also includes the Moorish fort that inspired the property’s architectural design. Assured the utmost privacy within this gated,  hour secured community, Casa Morisca is built in a commanding elevated position above the th tee, looking down the last fairway to the clubhouse lake. With just over ,m of gardens with lawns, shrubs and its own orchard walk, there is also direct buggy access to the golf course. A central atrium provides plenty of natural light from its sliding glass roof, whilst at the same time allowing cooling air to flow over the inside/outside infinity pool during summer. The ground level comprises a bespoke fitted kitchen and a dining room which extends to an outside covered terrace, complete with

barbecue for alfresco dining. The formal dining area allows seating for up to  people retaining the Moorish feel with direct access through floor to ceiling sliding steel doors accessing a large terrace giving unrestricted west facing views of Gibraltar and Africa. The large vaulted sitting room with working fireplace again has floor to ceiling sliding doors and direct access to the terrace. To the side of the living room is a study. On the first floor, via either staircase or lift access, there are five huge double bedrooms all with an en suite bathroom and large terrace giving unrestricted views. From the first floor by staircase or lift there is the roof terrace giving covered and uncovered areas complete with a kitchenette and dining area. From here, again there are  degree unrestricted views and, to maintain the Moorish feel, a striking copper roof has been

installed. The lower ground floor is currently used as two completely separate apartments each with a fully fitted kitchen, ideal for staff quarters or guests. A games room and cinema room are also housed here while an independent entrance ensures privacy. The owner has developed his own website at where the magnificence of this eight-bedroom,  bathroom home can be fully appreciated. Price: .m FAB Property Spain has brought a breath of fresh air to the Real Estate market on the Costa Del Sol with over 20,000 listings and collaborating with over 300 agencies which now allows prospective purchasers to look and book appointments on one site. Due to our expert knowledge of property on this coast we can advise our clients on each property before they actually see it. This means that only the best properties that fit exactly to the criteria are seen and if we cannot find it, then its not for sale.

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A mountainous opportunity As the newest boutique hotel in the region, Hotel Lipka in Kolasin, Montenegro represents the highest and most contemporary standards of mountain hotel design and service. What’s more, it has just come on to the market. This four-star hotel (which won the Wild Beauty Award ) is 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. It has  cottage-style 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 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. 128

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Just nine kilometres from the hotel is the completely renovated ski centre Kolasin  which offers a whole host of facilities. All its slopes are on the north side enabling the snow to stay until beginning of the summer. The ski slopes start at , metres above sea level and end at , metres, with the total length of  km. They are suited to both novice and more experienced skiers; some areas have  inclination while two slopes are also FIS homologated (suitable for Olympic games, championships and other international competitions). After a long day enjoying the four-season mountain pursuits, guests staying at Hotel Lipka can 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. Additional guest amenities include a conference hall, two bars, a pizzeria, souvenir shop, ski storage, parking and a children’s playground. A cosy home away from home, every guest will feel that Hotel Lipka is their own special place in the mountains.

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France Ideally situated at a 45 minute drive from Geneva airport in the village of Menthon Saint-Bernard, on the shore of lake of Annecy, Villa le Cèdre is a brand new architect-designed house built to the most exacting standards. Sitting in landscaped gardens of 2600m2 and at walking distance of the lake shores and the village amenities, Villa le Cèdre also benefits from easy access to two golf courses and mountain trails. In the winter the prestigious ski resorts of Val d’ Isère and La Clusaz are a short drive away.

The house benefits from large internal volumes with a spacious living room, open plan kitchen, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing, five further bedrooms and four bathrooms, media room, laundry room, and garage for two cars. Vast gliding windows all around the house open on expansive deck space that lead to the heated swimming pool. The house can be entirely remotely monitored and controlled by state of the art home automation. Price available on request Telephone: +44 (0)7955 305025 Email:

Scolastica Tours

Traveling through literature… Scolastica Tours was founded to provide small groups (8 person max) with a relaxing and nuanced vacation experience. Each of our tours is based on a literary masterpiece that guides our trip through cities whose history is closely tied to the book. Our guests engage in sophisticated discussions of the book and its ideas, their reactions to it, and the work’s impact on modern life, all under the guidance of an expert with doctoral-level degrees and university teaching experience. Our current 2014 offerings are 8 day/7 night tours for 2014 based on Dante’s Inferno and Boccaccio’s Decameron with stylish and tranquil accommodations, many included meals, wine tastings, and more! Phone: +33 07 8199 7388

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• The Arabia & Africa Property & Hospitality Show • The International Property Show

An unrivalled audience, a compelling opportunity 2013 will see two events return to two vibrant cities. These highly regarded events will take place on 23/24 October in Dubai and 6 December in London. These events are part of a packed programme of events spanning Asia, the Middle East & Europe bringing together one of the world’s richest audiences from the property industry.

Over $20 billion worth of projects represented These unique events give unrivalled opportunities for companies wishing to network with leaders of this multi-million dollar property industry.

Attended by senior directors and decision makers from over 300 companies The show will give you direct access to the 2013 award winners represented by the region’s leading property developers, architects, interior designers, real estate professionals and many of the very best hoteliers. The majority of attendees at our networking events come from the highest echelons of their companies. They include chairmen, CEOs, presidents, managing directors, CFOs, sales and marketing directors, investment officers, planning & strategy directors and global business leaders.

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Business tables Chaired discussion tables are available in 45-minute sessions, bookable in advance. Choose to host one of these popular and productive forums in a relaxed, professional environment. Present your company to and discuss your ideas with associated firms to create new business opportunities and relationships.

Attend Book an event ticket and participate in the popular business networking tables and visit exhibition stands. Meet fellow delegates and award winners. Complimentary access to all presentations and seminars. The evenings will see the champagne reception, gala dinner and International awards announcements. Your full access ticket will also include your place within this hotbed of activity and give you access to the great and the good of the region’s property industry.

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“The Property & Hospitality Show for Asia Pacific was an incredible success reflecting the dynamism, confidence and creativity of this region.The Asia Pacific Property & Hotel Awards are now firmly established in the business calendar for the region and this was reflected by the strong attendance not just at the awards presentations but at exhibition and B2B events which now comprise a vibrant fringe to these events.�

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Leggett Immobilier is one of the largest British estate agents in France. Founded in 1998 we now offer a diverse portfolio of over 8000 properties for sale, have eight offices and 200 sales agents living and working across the whole of France. Tel: 0033 (0)5 53 56 62 54 Email: Leggett Immobilier Head Office: Maison du Chapitre, 24340 La Rochebeaucourt, France

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“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous” - Aristotle

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Located in Medini Iskandar Malaysia, in the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia, Mall of Medini is an unparalleled marvel; an escapade; a return to youth, seeing everything with new eyes, experiencing the marvelous as Aristotle once did. Mall of Medini capitalizes on its location adjacent to LEGOLAND® Malaysia to offer exceptional retail, entertainment, F&B and lifestyle experiences. Featuring multiple attractions, Mall of Medini will set the new standard in activitybased retail for the young and young at heart, becoming the gravitational epicenter of Iskandar Malaysia. For enquiries on strategic partnership opportunities, kindly contact Ms SL Wong at An exclusive project by Nusajaya Lifestyle Sdn Bhd



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The Anantara Residences is an exclusive residential property located on the eastern crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Situated within Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, this coveted property offers residents the luxury of resort living, with direct access to five-star facilities and panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf and the stunning Dubai skyline. Details: • 1 and 2 bedroom apartments • Exclusive penthouses with private pools • Ready to move into by September 2013 • Prices starting from AED 2.4 million Investors or second-home buyers can also benefit from our Rental Management options – convenient solutions, offered by the hotel operator, that give you the peace of mind that your investment is in safe hands 24/7. Just another day in paradise.

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Luxury Townhomes in a Short Term Rental Community 2 Exits to Disney affiliated with our very successful Tuscana Resort. Very Spacious Fully Furnished Townhomes Three & Four Bedroom Ranging From 1900 Sq.Ft to 2100Sq. ft

ChampionsGate is World Famous for its Golf Courses ChampionsGate Golf Club brings a striking and unique down under style of costal links. The Golf Club consists of two premier 18 hole Championship Golf Courses which are designed by accomplished architect and golfer Greg Norman.

CS1 @ Puteri Harbour Nestled within the prime location of Puteri harbour, CS1 is envisaged to be the Agora for business and living, a hub that offers serviced residence, office spaces, banking facilities and financial institutions to serve the entire community of Puteri harbour. It is a place where corporate meets living. A place where business enclaves recreation. A place filled with vibrancy and excitement.

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LOCATION: Golf Course Road, Gurgaon, India ARCHITECT: Robert. A. M. Stern Architects SUSTAINABILITY: LEEDÂŽ Gold (Pre-Certified) RENTABLE AREA: Office: 820,000 SF Retail: 60,000 SF FLOOR SIZE: 32,000 SF - 34,000 SF NUMBER OF FLOORS: G+24 CAR PARKING: 4 Level basements Parking Ratio:1:700 sf of rentable area Winner of the International Property Award 2013-2014 for Best Interior Design Firm in Asia Pacific for Nassim Park Residences Apartment Project


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J T A Co., Ltd. was established in 1996. The company provides comprehensive architectural design service including urban design, architectural design and interior design. J T A Co., Ltd. has won a High Commended for Single Residence Architecture, International Property Awards, Asia Pacific 2013. Tel/Fax: +662-391-3985-6 Email: Website:

ABOUT HINES US $35.6billion AUM | Offices in 113 cities | 1273 properties globally 514 million square feet of real estate developments 100 million square feet of LEED Developments Visit for more information

UR YO Bloom Design, a creative and innovative interior design company offering consultancy and design & build interior space solutions with professionalism and strict quality control. Tel: +603-4162 4200 Fax: +603-4162 4300 Email: Website: Address: Soho, Unit B4-7-7, Gaya Apartment, Jalan Bandar Melawati, Taman Melawati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa

Region’s only Spa Hotel with cave-therapy rooms overlooking the magnificent and beautiful Red Valley. This unique location offers an uninterrupted panorama highlighted by mesmerizing sunrise and sunset vistas which have been described as “charming”, “amazing” and “epic”. Guests sleep in millennia-old caves and rock-cut rooms that bring the aura of the old settlements and the spirit of the ancient village back to life. Tekelli Mah. Goreme Cad. Divanlı Sokak No: 83 50240 Uçhisar NEVŞEHİR / CAPPADOCIA / TÜRKİYE t: +90 384 219 31 94 e: w:


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The Datai, Langkawi Located on the north western tip of the lush tropical island of Langkawi off the coast of West Malaysia, The Datai is truly an oasis of relaxation and tranquillity surrounded by centuriesold virgin rainforest with a private footpath leading to an idyllic white sand beach, swimming pool, spa and nearby golf course Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia t: +60 4 9500 500 f: +60 4 9500 600 e: w:

SG Concept Builder is a recognised one-stop building services provider with over 20 years of business Sharq Village & Spa, experience. As a licensed BCA builder, building safety, Qatar quality and sustainability are paramount to us. Since our Sharq Village and Spa offers 174 rooms and inception, SG Concept Builder has accumulated a diverse suites, with intimate courtyard settings. portfolio ofinclude commercial Services and facilities restaurants and and residential projects. This lounges serving Middle Eastern and Western as the preferred building and highlights our capability cuisine, a 6,500m2 Six Senses Spa with 23 construction partner known for timely and impeccable treatment rooms, and private ladies’ areas; and over 1,130delivery square meters of project inconference Singapore. space.

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Visit Close House and you discover something a little different, something sophisticated, something exceptional. An elegant and beautifully restored 18th Century Mansion set in stunning Northumberland countryside with the world’s only Lee Westwood 18 hole Golf Courses you will be amazed by the facilities and the service standards at Close House. Close House, Heddon on the Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 0HT t: +44 (0)1661 852255 f: +44 (0)1661 853322 e: w:

Best Western Premier Nairobi The Best Western Premier Nairobi offers ninety-six spectacular rooms, including six luxury suites, and a well-equipped business and fitness center. The hotel also showcases Pablos, a contemporary all day restaurant, a Rooftop Terrace Lounge and infinity pool with spectacular views of the Nairobi skyline and the nearby Ngong Hills. The hotel is set to redefine where business travellers stay when visiting Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. Argwings Kodhek Road, Hurlingham, P.O.Box 1939-00606 t: +254 20 2927000/1/2/3 f: +254 20 2927005 w:


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Saraya Holdings

Leipziger Platz 15 10117 Berlin Germany Tel: +49 30 52 00 97 00 Web:

P.O. Box 815321 Amman 11180, Jordan Tel: + 962 6 551 3071 Fax: +962 6 5561738 Email: Web: 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.



HGChristie Ltd

GoldAcre Estates

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: Web:

Calle Guirre, No 1, C.C. Oasis Tamarindo, Local No.17, 35660 Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain Tel: +34 928 53 50 44 Email: Web: 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.


Exclusive worldwide search and find service. Unique locations, Confidential Service, Highest Quality Properties. Investment, residential or holiday home we have the experience to guide you.


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59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus Tel: +357 25 431 018 Fax: +357 25 431 514 Email: Web: Sarco Architects is your premiere solution for luxury vacation home design in Costa Rica and Panama. Specialized in managing projects for our exclusive foreign clientele, let us help you create your dream home in paradise, with all the quality and attention to detail you would expect from world-class homes.



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Orascom Hotels & Development

P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE Tel +971 4 364 2722 Fax +971 4 367 8054 Email: Website:

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: Website:

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.

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.

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.


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Anahita World Class Sanctuary

Part of the Leggett Immobilier group with over 7000 properties for sale in France. Tel: +33 (0)5 53 60 84 88 Email: Web:

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius Tel: +230 404 2266 Email: Web: LEGGETT ALPS is the Alpine property sales specialist with over 500 stunning chalets, mountain hideaways and villas for sale with our 12 specialist agents on the ground in Courchevel, Meribel, Chamonix, St Martin de Belleville, Morzine, Les Gets, La Clusaz, Serre Chevalier, La Plagne, St Foy, Lac Leman, Lac d’Annecy, Pays de Gex.



Frank Salt (Real Estate) Ltd.

Eden House, Eden Island, Seychelles Tel: +248 346 000 Fax: +248 346 666 Email: Web:

2, Paceville Avenue, St.Julians STJ 3109, Malta Tel: (+356) 2379 4794 / 2379 4128 Fax: (+356) 2137 3354 E: Web: We are Malta’s leading estate agency, (established in 1969), offering residential and commercial property for sale and to let, include an excellent selection of luxury properties. Best Real Estate Agency European Property Award winner for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011.


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.


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Hanna Homes

Paseo s´Alamera 11 E-07840 Santa Eulalia, Ibiza - Spain Tel: +34 971 33 93 05 Mobile: +34 616 68 95 00 Email: Web:

Tel: +34 637 472 828 Tel: +34 680 129 936 Email: Web: Hanna Homes is a Ibiza property management team that will fulfill all your needs. Our team of professionals of different nationalities will guide you in all you need to know concerning buying and selling real estate. We collaborate closely with other estate agents on the island, all over Spain as well as abroad, enabling us to bring you a better service.

Gould Heinz & Lang property consultants Ibiza is an owner run real estate agency which is specialized in luxury and off market properties. Exclusive search mandates are our strength. We find the right property for you!



Pam Golding Properties

Roxan Construction

Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 E: Web:

Selling Agents: Savills +44 (0)1202 492518

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.

.:: UK DEVELOPER ::. Ridgeford Properties & Manhattan Loft Corporation

Spacious, contemporary style 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with direct access to Bournemouth’s Upper Gardens. Located in one of Bournemouth’s premier locations, just minutes from the town centre and adjoining the tranquil Upper Gardens, Central Park is another outstanding building in the award winning portfolio of Southampton based developers Roxan Construction. 2 bed from £190,000, 1 bed from £160,000

.:: UK AGENT ::. Strutt & Parker

For further information please contact Simon Barry at Knight Frank: T: +44 20 7861 5499 E: or Simon Hedley at Druce: T: +44 20 7935 6535 E: Fitzrovia Apartments characterize the reinvention and rediscovery of an area of London which is the cool cousin of Mayfair with its artisan shops, independent art galleries and close proximity to Regent’s Park. The fabulous double height lobby and penthouses with the largest private terraces in W1 make this development by Ridgeford Properties and Manhattan Loft Corporation an ideal place for 21st century contemporary living.


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.

37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 Email: Web:

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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