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Welcome! One of the many fascinating aspects of this job is the interesting people I meet. The other evening I was chatting to a fellow judge of the International Hotel Awards, Fred Finn. Fred is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the Most Travelled Man in the World and also the World’s Most Travelled Concorde Passenger. I was fascinated to find out about his favourite hotels and why they stand out from the vast amount he has experienced. Fred’s reply contained such a mine of information that I’ve included the first of his personally selected hotels on page 14 with more to come over the next few issues. Talking of Concorde, I was fortunate enough to fly on this amazing plane for a specially chartered weekend in France. We took off from Heathrow and soon reached the magical Mach 2. It was Concorde’s inaugural flight to the tiny airport of Tours and, as the steps were too short, we sipped more champagne while the problem was solved. Apparently the locals didn’t believe that Concorde was really going to be at their airport and so no one was there to greet us. It was very different when we left the next day with crowds galore. Our pilot treated them to a fabulous fly past which he repeated as we flew over the Le Mans road race spectators. What a plane!

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On the Standard cover: Regal Homes are excited to unveil“The Belvedere”, a recently completed developmentof studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Located in Holborn, in the centre of one of the world’s most vibrant cities, TheBelvedere provides a sanctuary amidst the buzz of London life. See page 79 Regal Homes London Telephone: +44 (0)20 7328 7171 Web: Email: On the British Airways cover: Desiderata Investments specialise in developing individually styled luxury villas on the unspoilt golden beaches of the Kenyan coast. They are renowned for combining architectural elegance with high-art interiors to create luxurious, spectacular homes. The villas are designed with functionality and environmentally friendly features to reduce maintenance and management costs. See Arabia & Africa’s Best supplement - page 20 The Golden Luxury Villas, Kenya PO Box 732, Watamu, Kenya T: (Kenya) +254 723 203 196 T: (Kenya) +254 702 441 794 T: (Italy) +39 335 201 084 E: W: On the Emirates cover: These two unique and fully luxurious villas are immediately available for sale. They are fully equipped and furnished. The purchase of same automatically enables you to benefit from all the hotel services and infrastructures of Anahita World Class Sanctuary, which includes two high-class hotels: the Four Season Resort and Anahita The Resort. See page 48 Anahita Property Sales – Real Estate Office: Anahita The Resort, Beau Champ, Mauritius Tel: +230 402 22 46 Email: Sales Center Office: 29, Rue du Rhone, 1204 Genève Tel: +41 79 956 00 00 Email:

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, Paul Turner, Lynn West, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; PUBLISHED by International Property Media REPRODUCTION: International Property, Chelmsford, Essex. Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2013 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY & TRAVEL: ISSN 2053-9347

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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Desire Dream of owning a Californian vineyard, a hammock-like bathtub and staying at a mountain resort The finer things in life Treat yourself or someone special to any one of these stunning accessories Finishing touches Home in on the most stylish furnishings and décor imaginable Gorgeous glamour Interior designer Juliette Thomas explains the delights of Hollywood Regency styling Driveway We offer a sneak preview of some of 2014’s most exciting motoring highlights Top 10 Cars Latest launches following the Frankfurt Motor Show Life on the ocean wave Take to the water for a day, a week or much longer by chartering or even buying a superyacht Destination resorts We explore idyllic island retreats on both Koh Samui and Gili Trawangan Cast away in the Caribbean Lisa Burn delves into the lure of tropical islands from Turks & Caicos to Barbados Paved with gold London’s Luxury Quarter proves the perfect place for prime properties and select shops Green light for the blue coast Why the Côte d’Azur is consistently favoured by the world’s wealthiest property buyers Snowbound Some of the world’s finest ski locations with amenities and properties to match Jewel of East Africa With stunning safaris and beaches, Kenya has great international appeal Gateway to the Med Perfectly positioned for accessibility, Malta has launched a new Global Residence Programme Land of smiles Ginetta Vedrickas finds out more about Thailand and its renowned hospitality The World’s Best United Kingdom, Arabia & Africa 2013-2014 Discover the winners of this year’s Property Awards

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The difference is Gaggenau. The 1982 h teau argaux is one of the best of its vintage. It is powerful and destined to go from strength to strength if it is stored properly. The wine cabinet RW 464 with two separately adjustable climate zones is the perfect solution: with precise temperature control down to the degree. Vibrations are cut down to a minimum and the presentation lights show your wine at its best. The fully extendable bottle trays in beech and aluminium offer space for up to 99 bottles. All with the single goal of getting a argaux ready for the perfect moment: the enjoyment. For more information and a list of partners, please dial 0844 892 9026 or visit:, please visit our showroom at: 40 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2RX.

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If you’re asked to think of a symbol of relaxation it’s highly likely that a bathtub or a hammock spring to mind. Struck by the synergy between the shapes of these two items, Splinter Works were inspired to create a piece that would provide the ultimate vehicle for total escapism – Vessel. The peaceful experience of lounging in a hammock has been further enhanced by combining it with the comfort of soaking in a hot bath. By literally elevating the experience of bathing into a suspended sculpture the bathroom has been reinvented as a contemplative sanctuary for relaxation. Designed for use in a wet room but also adaptable for other bathrooms, Vessel is suspended from the walls and so doesn’t touch the floor. The bath is filled using a floor standing tap and water is released through the base into a floor drain. Vessel is made from carbon fibre which is renowned for its inherent strength and ability to be formed into complex curves; even the weave of the fabric resembles the cloth of a typical hammock. Beneath the layers of carbon fibre is a foam core which insulates the tub, meaning the experience can be enjoyed for considerably longer than normal. At 2.7m long, Vessel is longer than a regular bathtub, leaving plenty of room to share the experience. Custom sizes are available and it can be trimmed up to 20cm to allow for flexible installation. Pictured here in black, it’s also available in red, blue, yellow, pink, bronze and silver. ■ £16,500 Images courtesy of Splinter Works Ltd, by Stephane Rocher Photography


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If you’ve always harboured a wish to produce

“It is essential that buyers work with experts who

Napa Valley Meadowood Estate, California

your own wine label, Christie’s International Real

know the industry, operate in the local market, are

Perfectly secluded on 47 acres above Meadowood

Estate now offers an innovative advisory service for

well connected with local vineyard owners, and

Resort, this custom-designed, Tuscan-style estate

international buyers of vineyard estates. The first

are immersed in a region’s wine industry network,”

overlooks St Helena and the Napa Valley Reserve.

ever programme of its kind, Vineyards by Christie’s

says vineyard property specialist Michael Baynes of

The villa comes complete with a Cabernet vineyard

International Real Estate brings together Christie’s

Christie’s International Real Estate exclusive Affiliate

and has breathtaking views reminiscent of Old World

fine wine experts and the network’s high-end

Maxwell-Storrie-Baynes in Bordeaux.

Italy from every room. It also includes a separate

property specialists to provide a discrete consultative

“Vineyard markets in sought-after locations

service for clients looking to acquire vineyards in the

are often small and discrete, and without expert

theatre, swimming pool with cabana, gardens,

world’s most sought-after wine regions.

guidance, buyers never even know they are on the

caretaker house and solar electricity system.

Participating clients receive expert advice from

market. It is not uncommon for more than half of

Christie’s wine experts, followed by an introduction by

our vineyards to be privately listed – never advertised

a Christie’s property specialist to vineyards available

and never placed on websites.”

for purchase around the world. Custom travel


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arrangements and translation services are also provided.

two-bedroom guesthouse, outdoor dining pavilion,

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Our constant search for the finest hotels imaginable has led us to consult the world’s most travelled person, Fred Finn. Verified by the Guinness Book of World Records, he has clocked up an incredible 15 million miles, equating to 671 circuits of the globe. Mr Finn also holds the world record for having taken 718 flights on Concorde, a feat that can’t be beaten as the supersonic plane has retired from service. Naturally, we were fascinated to find out which hotel Mr Finn would rate highly from his extensive experience as a guest. “Rooms Hotel Kazbegi in Georgia,” he replies, “there can’t be many fantastic hotel resorts like this where you can see views of the highest peaks in Europe and a pretty little 4th century church. This hotel is one of my favourites and the setting is priceless. The hospitality in this country is legendary, second to none. The food of Georgia is a taste treat. Different regions have different variations of Georgian dishes – in the mountains khinkali, a sort of large ravioli, is eaten by hand. Georgia has so much to offer, I love it – the air is good, I could go on and on.” This part of Georgia is famous throughout the world for its dramatic mountainous range and the second highest peak at 5,033 metres. It has been popular with mountaineers since Mount Kazbek was first climbed in 1868 by an Englishman from the London Alpine Club and has been an important destination for climbers ever since. The region is named after the famous local noble pastoral poet Alexander Kazbegi who lived for seven years as a shepherd, writing his famous poems celebrating the beauty of the mountains. It’s easy to understand why Mr Finn is so taken with Rooms Hotel Kazbegi. As the very first of its kind in Georgia, this mountain resort hotel with 156 rooms combines a cosy, open fire friendliness with considerable luxury: elegantly simple rooms with plush beds and furnishings, breathtaking views, international TV and instant WiFi. Guests can enjoy a casino, an indoor swimming pool, two restaurants and a lounge bar and library, while helicopter transfers can be arranged to and from hotel. ■ Executive rooms from £81 €96 $130 14

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The gardens of One&Only Royal Mirage. Nice to have somewhere to spread your wings. Live the moment.

Unique and mesmerising surroundings with all the grandeur, dignity and hospitality of old Arabia with a private beach, oasis-like pools, traditional hammam and inspirational cuisine. For reservations and further information, please call +971 4 399 99 99, email or contact your preferred travel professional. Palmilla, Mexico | Ocean Club, Bahamas | Cape Town, South Africa | The Palm, Dubai | Royal Mirage, Dubai Le Saint Geran, Mauritius | Reethi Rah, Maldives | Hayman Island, Australia Coming soon Sanya, China | Portonovi, Montenegro | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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The finer things in life If you’re searching for a stulish and elegant item either for yourself or as a gift, we may have just the inspiration you need

Decidedly deco Savvy & Sand has created a new flagship boutique in Hatton Garden, one of the finest and most renowned jewellery locations across the globe. The fine diamond jewellery designer has introduced five celestial collections which personify luxurious heritage combined with modern opulence. Its staple collection, Heirloom 1932, exudes grandeur and finesse taking inspiration from the epitome of the Art Deco era met with 21st century glamour. Demonstrating the sophisticated charm of the period perfectly, this Heirloom 1932 ring features a round brilliant 1.82 carat diamond at its centre. £13,550 –

Chic combination British chic and Swiss excellence: Breitling for Bentley

Welsh connection Clogau Gold creates jewellery that contains a touch of rare Welsh

combines the best of both worlds. Beneath its all-black exterior, the Bentley

gold. There is no gold mining taking place in Wales today and Welsh gold supplies will

Light Body Midnight Carbon issued in a 1,000-piece worldwide limited

eventually run out, making it possibly the rarest gold in the world.

edition conceals a light and sturdy titanium chassis featuring a highly resistant carbon-based coating. The dashboard-style dial displays two exclusive Breitling technical

The British Royal Family has been using pure Welsh gold to create wedding rings since 1923. This tradition was founded by The Queen Mother, then Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, on her marriage to the Duke of York. Other members of The Royal Family to have Welsh

features highlighted by red-rimmed indications. The ‘30-second

gold wedding rings include Princess Anne, the late Princess Diana, Prince Charles and

chronograph’ system, heir to a 1926 Breitling patent, with its central hand

Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s very own wedding ring is

sweeping around the dial in half a minute instead of the customary 60

crafted from a nugget of pure Welsh gold from the Clogau St David’s mine.

seconds, provides highly accurate 1/8th of a second readings. Contrary to

Clogau has now added a new engagement ring to its collection. Featuring a total

conventional tachometers designed to handle observations based only on

of 1.57 carats of diamonds and a touch of rare Welsh gold, the sides of the ring are

times of less than 60 seconds, the ‘variable tachometer’ activated via the

embellished with pavé set diamonds, while two 20 point diamonds adorn each shoulder.

rotating pinion bezel serves to measure average speeds whatever the time

The central stone is a one carat diamond encased in rose gold to contrast beautifully with

elapsed, the distance covered or the speed reached.

the platinum band. A larger central diamond can be incorporated if wished.

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Cutting a dash These ‘Silver by Aston Martin’ paper knives have been styled on Aston Martin’s thoroughbred sports car, the DB9. A divine, useful and innovative gift, either for yourself or someone special, they are hallmarked and superbly handcrafted. The clean and fluid lines of the DB9’s front grille inspires the sleek lattice structure of the handle which is available with a sterling silver, gold or black ruthenium handle. They can be found in the Silver by Aston Martin boutique in Harrods, London or online as below. From £925 –

Decadent and dandy Embracing fashion but not conforming to the idea of a throwaway wardrobe, Penelope Chilvers designs accessories to fall in love – and stay in love - with. Combining a modern, fashionable edge with lasting style, these are timeless pieces, made to last. Penelope is fast becoming known for her Dandy slipper, shown here in gold. Made to the most exacting standards, it’s so named because of its flamboyant feel. Its design was inspired by the decadent 70’s aesthetes who fled to North Africa to absorb themselves in everything that was lavish and beautiful. Dandy slippers have been reworked in exotic faux croc with black grosgrain contrast trim. Made by Spanish artisans, these slippers give a decadent take on a classic style. Elegant and sophisticated, they are lined in calfskin with a leather heel finished with a blunt edge to avoid catching on a hem. £295 –

Picture perfect Iconic Sweden-based manufacturer Hasselblad, whose world famous cameras were taken to the moon by US astronauts back in the 60s, and whose products are prized by many of the world’s greatest professional photographers, has launched a new compact camera. ‘Stellar’ has been exclusively fashioned at Hasselblad’s design centre in Italy and will wow enthusiasts who love to take outstanding photographs and shoot quality video without having to worry about F-Stops and focal lengths. Dr Larry Hansen, Hasselblad’s chairman and CEO explains, “The world has never seen a compact camera like this before. Just point and shoot and Stellar’s advanced technology, combined with the magnificence of Zeiss lenses, takes care of the rest.

Resplendent in red Renowned for crafting functional and tech timepieces with

We’ve packed full HD 1080/60p video with manual controls in this model too and this

attachable digital instruments for skiing and diving, Linde Werdelin has introduced

camera comes with a fantastic 3.6 x optical zoom. Our larger than average point and

Oktopus II Double Date Titanium Red. This is the latest addition to the Oktopus family

shoot sensor enables the user to capture extra light and reproduce every scene in

of contemporary dive watches featuring the artistic calendar double wheel.

truly stunning detail. And with wide range ISO sensitivity it’s now possible to shoot in almost any light.” Stellar is available in six exotic wooden handle options meticulously carved from a

Having first been introduced at BaselWorld 2012, the watch now has new features and subtle details on the dial and is limited to only 88 pieces. Oktopus II Double Date comes in a striking red and titanium colour dial with red, black and luminent details;

raw block of wood and fashioned by experts. Alternatively, the sleek and sophisticated

matching a newly released interchangeable red rubber strap. The dial’s titanium colour

carbon fibre hand-grip is crafted using the same compression moulding technique

heightens the finishing and enhances the contrast between the red particulars and

used by the aerospace industry.

the black ceramic bezel beautifully.

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Finishing touches If you’re hoping to find something extra special for your home then feast your eyes on these stunning, out-of-the-ordinary suggestions

Perfect for port Part of the Silver by Aston Martin range, this hallmarked sterling silver and 24 carat gold plated Hoggit decanter comes complete with six Stratus port crystal glasses in a red patterned leather box. Exuding understated style and grace, the curved base of the glass ensures the decanter is not ‘hogged’ as it is passed around the table! It can be viewed in all its glory in the Silver by Aston Martin Room at Harrods in London or online as below. £5,950 – Striking statements Without doubt, wild deer from Scotland represent the very essence of the country. Both red and fallow deer shed their antlers each year, providing Clockhouse Furniture with a natural form of sculpture which can be made into the most remarkable furniture. By matching specific shapes and sizes, they can be assembled into functional pieces, upholstered in richly coloured Scottish plaids or any other fabric that appeals. Based in Scotland with easy access to antlers from the surrounding countryside, Nicholas and Priscilla Parry launched Clockhouse Furniture 23 years ago and now employ 16 upholsterers, cabinetmakers, paint finishers and packers. All the antler furniture is assembled in their workshop in Scotland and they also make most of the other furniture they sell. This is made to customer’s own specifications in size, colour and fabric. Furniture ranges from copies of 18th century Georgian pieces, to modern stainless steel and glass examples. From £950 - £2,600, depending on size and upholstery requirements

Chequered chest Brown-on-cream checks have always been a telltale sign of luxury luggage manufacturer Louis Vuitton and were reinvented sartorially for the brand’s spring/ summer 2013 catwalk collection. The iconic look is magnified and given an aged treatment by Andrew Martin’s chequered chest of drawers design which also includes leather trim edging and handles, silver stud detailing and a trunk style top. A travel-inspired treasure chest, it makes a useful and attractive storage solution. £2,895 –


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Butterfly ball Porcelain’s translucent light proves ideal for many different interior spaces. Dining rooms are given a candle light tone for creating a convivial atmosphere; halls project a warm welcome and grand ballrooms are enhanced with a golden glow. Boatswain Lighting designs and manufactures elegant porcelain lighting features which are timeless in their appearance and equally appropriate in both classic and contemporary environments. This stunning contemporary chandelier is composed of beautiful translucent porcelain butterflies each embossed with a detailed damask texture. The butterflies gather around small halogen lamps which produce dramatic shadows around the interior. £4,606 –

First among fountains Master sculptor John Schofield dedicated 18 months of his life to designing, importing the marble and handcarving this magnificent Neptune Fountain. Weighing two tons and

Cutting edge Revolutionary

standing 5’ 8” high the intricately carved masterpiece is formed in three

design is the distinctive feature

sections and designed to be raised against a vertical structure or wall in

of the ultra-cool designs from

a ground level or sunken water pool.

the latest collection of Iconic

Carved in white Carrara marble from Italy, John has created the

Radiators. Adding designer

Neptune Fountain in a Roman Baroque style. It depicts his interpretation

panache to any space, the

of the Roman God of the Sea, part human, part sea lion with conch

partnerships with internationally

shells for ears and sea snakes for mane. The head provides a flow of

acclaimed designers has

water which fills a giant clam shell with detailed crabs and oyster shells

resulted in a stunning range of

surrounding its plinth base. Primarily designed for an interior setting

technologically advanced styles

such as a swimming pool or stately home, it is also suitable for an

Expressing innovative form,

exterior setting where the main body of the sculpture is protected by an

engineering and design, the

overhead canopy.

award winning collaborative

Since his first carving at the age of nine, John’s impressive

collections are pragmatically

commissions portfolio include work for members of the Royal family,

designed with beautiful aesthetics that attribute to their iconic status. Highlights include the Blade

the Royal Opera House, the Emir of Qatar, York Minster, Selby Abbey,

collection, inspired by nature, science and the work of Italian artist Lucio Fontana. This design

Newby Hall and Castle Howard.

features a slightly curved surface and soft bevelling over the entire outer edge as can be seen here.

£58,000 – For details and a catalogue, contact +44 (0)1423 506636 /

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Turning the tables The new Bentley Home collection is inspired by the renowned craftsmanship and exquisite materials that characterize the interiors of all Bentley cars. Designed to furnish luxury homes and offices, the collection combines Bentley’s inherent qualities of exclusivity and style, with the exacting design of one of Europe’s leading furniture makers. Each item mirrors the impeccable quality and attention to detail which is a landmark of the Bentley brand and can be widely customized. The colour palette is composed of varying neutral tones of ivory and taupe matched with shades of beige and cream. Intricate details such as the leather braid around the contours highlight the soft and sinuous lines. The iconic quilted diamond pattern embossed in the leather interiors of a Bentley has also been interpreted into the unique designs of the furniture. ‘Madeley’ is a large oval or round meeting table, pictured here with a refined ‘Kendal’ chair embellished with leather and the Bentley logo which can be embroidered on the back, on request. A trapezoidal structured table made of curved wood panels with edges embellished in handmade leather coating, the feet are made of steel with a gun-metal finish. From £22,150 depending on customization International Property & Travel

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Pristine and accessible waterfront building lots for wilderness wellness spa and estate homes From the hands of a MASTER SCULPTOR JOHN SCHOFIELD

Situated on the biggest glacier-fed lake in British Columbia, Canada’s most pristine environment, Lake Atlin Baroque Fountain Waterfront Place is a 58 acre rare freehold luxury waterfront property that Roman has been subdivided and approved.

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A ten acre promontory with over 1800 ft shoreline fronting Atlin Lake is the perfect location for a wilderness wellness 18 months of craftsmanship 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. such as this setting, will Complete and fully fitted;Property perfect for an interior not be available for long and will appreciate in value while using it for or business recreation. Customby building exterioror when totally protected a canopy support available. Now available to view by appointment at the artist’s workshop Only a 1hr30min drive from Whitehorse International Airport. See page 21 of this magazine A 2hr30min flight from Vancouver and 1hr56min from Calgary. MR JOHN SCHOFIELD Daytime: +44 (0)1423 506636 Evenings: +44 (0)1423 861808 FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Canada +1 905 823 6963 Email: 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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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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Gorgeousglamour We meet Juliette Thomas, founder and owner of Juliette’s Interiors, whose company recently opened a fabulous furnishing showroom in Chelsea Have you noticed how the world of interior design has been gradually falling in love with glamour? One retailer who has always been ahead of this trend is Juliette Thomas. “I realised that modern glamour was a rising star some time ago,” she explains, “after noticing how big Hollywood Regency had become on the interiors scene in the USA. It has been quite an inspiration.” Hollywood Regency is a style which still needs some clarification in the UK she feels. “While it is really a throwback to the interiors associated with Hollywood’s golden age, when film sets were luxuriously lavish, it’s a style which still looks incredibly modern – if used in the right way. It’s all about perfecting a mix of finishes and textures, and it can look especially good in hotels and other commercial spaces. In essence, it is a harmony of the neo-classical

and the contemporary. The clever money goes on choosing one fabulous piece to set the scene – sometimes a sumptuously buttoned sofa, or a glossy console table. Reflective surfaces are definitely important, as are Louis shapes, and crystal lighting, satins, silks and velvets. The end result should be neither cluttered nor minimal.”

Seeking sophistication

Juliette sells her version of ‘modern glamour’ to a far-flung, residential and commercial clientele. Her wares now grace international hotels and yachts, as well as private homes. “A lot of my clients don’t want to buy furniture which can be seen all around the internet,” she says. “They want sophistication. They seek out beautifully crafted furniture, statement-making accessories and luxurious upholstery.” ▶ International Property & Travel

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Although Juliette works chiefly with respected manufacturers in Italy and Spain, she flies the Union flag when it comes to items such as cutlery – traditionally made in Sheffield – and her premier tableware is manufactured in Stoke on Trent. “It comes from the same company which makes china for many royal households, Middle Eastern sheikhs, and even for the Sultan of Oman’s private yacht,” she confides. Many clients take advantage of Juliette’s bespoke service – the option to specify sizes, finishes and fabrics, so that they blend perfectly into the clients’ own surroundings. For eight years, Juliette was a website only company. The move into a showroom was due to client demand. “Many clients prefer face-to-face contact as well as the opportunity to see, and to feel the quality of the furniture – so opening the showroom became a priority. As a high percentage of my clients are based in London, or in the Home Counties, launching in the capital seemed the best idea.” While a lot of her pieces of fine furniture are exclusive and priced accordingly (the seductive Diva and Casa Romantica Collections, for example), Juliette still continues to offer non-exclusive and more affordable furniture such as the incredibly popular hand-crafted St Tropez Collection, finished in silver or ivory. “This is a really versatile range, designed to suit traditional or contemporary interiors and even though less expensive, it is still available on a bespoke basis,” she points out. One of Juliette’s personal favourites is her Limited Edition Stainless Steel Collection. “Each piece of furniture, each light fitting, and each mirror, is hand-created. Some pieces are part of a limited edition range, and some are one-offs, exclusive to us, and all are manufactured to a world class standard. It is a great feeling to be able to offer things to my clients which no-one is selling,” she says.

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Juliette’s showroom is not a conventional shop. “It is laid out like a home, consisting of six rooms – a home where less is more,” she enthuses. “That is the mood we foster. There is no distracting clutter. I like clients to have space to appreciate all we have to offer amid an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality, and impeccable service. They can assess the quality, and compare and contrast finishes and fabrics against a background that is quietly glamorous.” The arrival in Chelsea has coincided with the appointment of an in-house interior designer. “She is a native-born Russian, who speaks several languages including Arabic, Italian, and, of course, perfect English,” says Juliette. “And, in future, all new staff I employ will be at least bi-lingual. It is vital because the number of foreign buyers is growing all the time, and I want them to feel comfortable when they visit the showroom. Clients receive a warm welcome – they are invited to feel very much at home, so to speak. We are a very sociable company. Refreshments are always freely available and in future we will be holding special events, such as wine and champagne tastings in the company of a Master of Wine. As time goes on, we also plan to organise cocktail receptions, and even expand into private dining. “The internet might have created a revolution in retailing, but we have reached a level which the internet cannot always satisfy. There is no substitute for having a presence in London. It’s where a lot of clients expect us to be, and being a sociable type, it is proving to be absolute heaven for me.” ■ For further information call +44 (0)207 870 7415, email or visit 26

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Wall light £2,205 complete with shade; Bed from £12,000; Round upholstered button side table with bronze glass top £2,544

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Award-winning interior design Tözün Interior Design provides interior architecture and design services both for commercial and residential use projects. The design team possesses several years experience in Hotel interior design. They have designed Grand Hotels in Istanbul which have historically significant importance. These include the Ciragan Palace which was built as one of the Royal residences in late th century. The building has been converted to a hotel and the interiors were designed by Tözün combining technology with elegance of the th century style. Interiors are embellished with traditional Ottoman decorations; furniture mix is an eclectic blend of historical styles reflecting taste of Ottoman court living in late nineteenth century. 28

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In all of these projects Tözün combines knowledge with a unique design taste to create interiors that have a soul. The Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul has won the Five Star Best Hotel Interior for Turkey award in . The Hotel had a significant importance in the memories of Istanbul citizens. It was built in ’s and witnessed many major events which took place in Istanbul. The building is located by the Bosphorus of Istanbul with a grand view of sea and forest. The location is a calming place away from the busy places of the city centre. The guiding point for interior design concept was almost determined by aspects of location and the respect for the memories. The interiors are designed not to jeopardize

the grand view of the Bosphorus. The concept is silent and serene yet decadent and luxurious with a sprinkle of art deco which carries the interiors to a timeless stage. The grandeur is sensed yet the feeling is serene. A light and homogenous colour scheme is used. The Grand Tarabya Hotel has become a place to relax and enjoy the hidden luxury with its timeless and opulent ambiance.

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We explore some of the motoring world’s exciting highlights to look forward to in 2014

Driving on ice Bentley returns to the snow-covered wilds of the far north of Finland this winter from February th to March th with a new and extended edition of its Power on Ice driving experience. There will also be the opportunity for even more guests to spend time developing advanced techniques with the four-time World Rally Champion and honorary ‘Bentley Boy’, Juha Kankkunen. A further highlight of Power on Ice  is the debut of the new Flying Spur sedan on the series of challenging and exhilarating snow and ice circuits especially designed by Kankkunen. In addition to his  world rally victories, he has twice broken the world ice speed driving record behind the wheel of Bentley’s Continental cars. A state-of-the-art all-wheel drive system, constantly adjusting the levels of power to the front and rear wheels depending on available traction, ensures the Flying Spur delivers optimal grip regardless of road or weather conditions and is one of the very few

ultra-luxury sedans capable of conquering this kind of ‘off-piste’ driving challenge. The Flying Spur will join an array of Bentley Continental GT coupes in Finland and Kankkunen will work with Bentley’s own factory-trained driving experts who will offer in-depth tuition designed to allow drivers to broaden their range of driving skills when faced by testing road and weather conditions. Away from the thrill of learning how to drive the Bentley of their choice at high-speed on ice, the four-day adventure in Finland offers guests the chance to unwind in the exclusive and luxurious surroundings of the Ruka Peak resort. Just  km from the edge of the Arctic Circle, the resort offers a wide selection of hotel and private chalet accommodation options. Open fires, saunas, first class local cuisine and flying to and from Helsinki by private jet help to complement the first class experience.  International Property Luxury Collection

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At a stretch

Perfectly Porsche With timeless classics such as the 356 and the 911, Porsche has been cultivating a reputation in the automotive world since 1948. Over the past six decades, Porsche has managed to consistently develop highly exclusive super sportscars, many of which are currently on show at the Porsche Museum until March 17th, 2014, as part of a new special exhibition entitled ‘60 years of super sportscars’. Certain models that have never been presented to the public before are among the vehicles on show. For example, it will be possible to admire the first ever 550 Spyder to be bought by a private customer, a vehicle which was assigned to racing driver Kurt Ahrens in January 1955. Nowadays, the drive housed within the 550 Spyder is as legendary as the vehicle itself, and has come to be known as the ‘Fuhrmann engine’. The four-cylinder flat engine with four overheard camshafts is considered to be one of the most successful Porsche engines of all time, and is also set to feature in the exhibition. Another of the legendary super sportscars on show will be the 904 Carrera GTS. As a true 32

all-rounder, this vehicle demonstrated its sporty characteristics on all racing terrains, securing over 300 racing victories following its presentation in 1963 until the mid-1970s. Visitors can also get excited about the only 911 Turbo RS vehicle in the world: This special vehicle is the only 911 Turbo to feature the lightweight body from the Carrera RS, a modification requested by star conductor Herbert von Karajan. The 911 GT1 included in the exhibition will show once again that every Porsche is a racing car: In a small-scale homologation series of just 21 vehicles, Porsche developed a road-going version of the GT1, which was used for the first time in the 1996 Le Mans race and has since out-performed everything else on the track. The Porsche Carrera GT, which was first presented as a prototype in Paris in 2000, rounds off the special exhibition. This super sportscar was specially designed to embody the character of a racing car within a production vehicle, thus enabling maximum driving pleasure.

The world’s first stretched E-Type has been unveiled. Built in , the left hand drive Jaguar E-Type Series  . roadster has been stretched by four and a half inches during a major restoration carried out by Classic Motor Cars (CMC) of Bridgnorth, UK. Nick Goldthorp, managing director of CMC, said, “The car is phenomenal to drive. This is the E-Type that Jaguar Cars should have built. The extra space makes all the difference and actually alters the whole attitude of the car.” During the rebuild the owner, a client in the United States who intends to travel widely in country, requested a trailer to be built. CMC built this from two E-Type rear ends joined together. The trailer is ingeniously connected to the car via a removable tow hitch, which locks into position through the revering light aperture. The reversing light hides the hitch mechanism when the trailer is not in use. This is another first for CMC and the world of Jaguar. Mr Goldthorp explained, “This is something that we have never done before. Our client wanted the interior leg room of a Series  V E-Type but the aesthetics of a Series  car. We have added four and a half inches to the floor pan, which will give the leg room of the V plus an additional one inch if required. The V was actually nine inches longer than a Series I but a lot of the additional room was behind the seats as storage and was not required on our project.” Along with these radical developments, the roof line has been raised by . inches above the driver’s head and the boot floor lowered and reshaped to build in a  gallon fuel tank and to allow a wider spare wheel as the car was fitted with ” diameter wire wheels shod with lower profile radial tyres. The car has also been built with a host of CMC’s upgrades that range from air conditioning to power steering, upgraded brakes, five-speed gearbox, suspension and handling upgrades. 

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Silverstone Classic prepares for another record breaker Tickets for the eagerly-anticipated 2014 Silverstone Classic (July 25th to 27th) have gone on sale offering significant ‘early bird’ discounts for those planning ahead or seeking a special present. Back in July, the 2013 Silverstone Classic lived up to – and beyond – its undisputed title as the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival. The massive event boasted a new record entry, with no fewer than 1,113 amazing racing cars spanning eight decades of glorious motor sport history lining up for 24 memorable showdowns. The grids also featured a growing number of star drivers from past and present generations, including FIA World Touring Champions Andy Priaulx and Rob Huff, Le Mans winner Jackie Oliver, touring car aces Tim Harvey and Steve Soper and racer/TV presenter Tiff Needell. Away from the racing, the Classic set even more records. To add to the show, Silverstone was festooned with more than 9,000 classic cars on display, while an unprecedented parade of 1,208 Porsche 911s took to the track to celebrate the iconic sportscar’s 50th anniversary – far surpassing the original target of 911 models. While the bar was raised to new heights in 2013, next summer’s extravaganza will be even more ambitious with many exciting announcements planned for the coming months. One celebration to look out for in 2014 is the Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary and the Classic is delighted to announce that the Mustang Owners Club GB has selected the Silverstone Classic for its official birthday meeting. Once again, tickets will only be available in advance and the Classic is sticking to its popular ‘access all areas’ policy.

Gearing up for Goodwood Goodwood’s Festival of Speed 2014 will take place from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th June. The Festival promises to be packed with action and excitement, as the most glamorous racing machinery and famous drivers gather together. The 2014 Goodwood Revival is set for the weekend of September 12th to 14th. As ever, this sell-out event will celebrate the bygone era of motor racing, with all of the accompanying spectacle and glamour. What’s more, for every ticket purchased, Goodwood will match with a complimentary ticket to Rolex 24, courtesy of Daytona International Speedway.

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Following the Frankfurt Motor Show we are able to focus on a whole host of literally breathtaking new m de s and specificati ns The Porsche 918 Spyder is celebrating its debut in Frankfurt. The 887 hp plug-in hybrid V8 super sports car ushers in a new era, combining high dynamic performance with great efficiency – 0-62 mph in 2.8 secs and up to 94 mpg. Never before has a super sports car designed for everyday use offered such an impressive bandwidth of dynamic performance combined with the fuel consumption of a compact car. £537,000 -

Traditionally the top of the Mercedes-Benz product range is occupied by the grand coupé. With the Concept S-Class Coupé the company will provide a concrete vision of the next model generation in Frankfurt: with its gorgeous appearance and self-assured style it embodies the design philosophy of sensual clarity. In the interior with its spectacular architecture and truly exclusive appointments the four-seater defines the state of the art of modern luxury. From approx £75,000

Rolls-Royce showcased the breadth of its bespoke offering in Frankfurt with the unveiling of the Celestial Phantom. This one-off motorcar celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood. Its exterior evokes the night sky by integrating fine glass particles into the paint while inside occupants are welcomed with over 1,000 fibre optic lights hand-woven into the Celestial Phantom’s headlining. This feature shows the night sky exactly as it was at midnight when the first Phantom emerged a decade ago. Price not yet released -

Cabriolet versions of Porsche’s flagship 911 Turbo and Turbo S Coupé models made their public debut at the LA Auto Show in November. The turbocharged 3.8-litre six-cylinder engine delivers 520 hp in the open-top 911 Turbo and 560 hp in the S model. The cars accelerate from 0 - 62mph in 3.5 and 3.2 seconds respectively, reaching a top speed of up to 197 mph. £126,766 for the Turbo Cabriolet; £149,511 for the Turbo S Cabriolet -

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Sport quattro Audi has unveiled its conceptual successor in Frankfurt. The Audi Sport quattro concept car continues the grand quattro tradition, with a stunning coupe silhouette and plug-in hybrid drive delivering a system output of 700PS.I reaches 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 189mph. Approx £150,000 -


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The 458 Speciale joins the Ferrari range alongside the 458 Italia and 458 Spider and, like all special-series Ferraris, is aimed at a specific kind of owner, in this case those looking for an even more focused sports car that offers extreme driving emotions. Top speed is 202mph with 0-62mph achieved in just 3 seconds. Approx £210,000 -

The first 911 Turbo prototype was showcased at Frankfurt in 1973, 10 years after the original 911 made its début. For the 40th anniversary of the model, Porsche is presenting the new generation ‘Type 991’ 911 Turbo and Turbo S. Features include the new all-wheel drive chassis with active rear axle steering, adaptive aerodynamics, full-LED headlights and the 560 hp, flat-six engine with twin turbocharging. Turbo S from £140,852 -

Maserati is expanding its range once again with the introduction in Frankfurt of the Quattroporte diesel. The 3.0 litre turbo diesel engine delivers 275 horsepower with 600 Nm of torque. An exclusive concept car signed by Zegna also made its first appearance alongside the new diesel. It will feature an exclusive colour scheme, special mirror polished rims on tone and interiors in fabrics made by the famous Italian fashion house. Price not yet released -

Bentley added a new member to the Continental family with the world premiere of the new GT V8 S in Frankfurt. Available in both coupe and convertible forms, the V8 S models feature an uprated version of Bentley’s twin-turbo, 4.0-litre engine that now develops 521 bhp and 680 Nm of torque together with careful suspension modifications and a selection of new exterior and interior features. Approx £139,000 -

Debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the 12C GT Sprint is the latest model from the GT racing arm of the McLaren Group has been developed and optimised exclusively for the racetrack. Power comes from the highly-efficient M838T 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 powerplant found in the 12C and 12C Spider, and generates 625PS, while the familiar seven speed twin clutch gearbox from the 12C is also retained. Approx £139,000 - £195,000 - International Property & Travel

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Appreciating Andalucía With positive indications that the end of the European economic crisis is in sight, there is increasing interest in European properties. Especially in Spain, which is currently the number one country for people looking to invest in Europe, and for good reason. Austerity measures have helped readjust the Spanish economy more quickly, with widespread acceptance that it is now headed in the right direction. Spain’s future is exciting. It has an abundance of natural resources, agricultural produce, and in particular that ever more valuable asset, land. Spain remains sparsely populated, with vast tracts of land of prime agricultural use, which is unparalleled in comparison to the rest of Europe. Property prices in the country property sector flat-lined in  and are now showing modest signs of growth. Unsurprisingly the international investment community is showing interest, sensing that now is the time to buy. This is especially true of Andalucía, which benefits from a consistently good climate and some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery and, with excellent air, rail and road communications, is now highly accessible. Andalucía Verde is a unique company, specialising in the development of country properties in southern Spain. Established for many decades, it operates exclusively in Andalucía. The company has designed and built an 36

impressive number of projects offering stylish, quality properties that have proven to be sound investments over time. The business is led by Margarita Frankenhauser Taylor, who has  years expertise in property development – design, new build and renovation – specialising in country properties, and Anthony de Sigley, an experienced business and development consultant. In addition to an intimate knowledge of the area and planning, combined with design and build capability, what sets Andalucía Verde apart is its direct, people focused, approach, business expertise and desire to create lasting value. With long standing relationships, Andalucia Verde works with a team of local professionals, craftsmen and artisans, using locally sourced materials and products. Together they design, plan and build, creating high quality, comfortable chic homes for owner investors. They are also willing to help new owners operate commercially. Andalucía Verde has an interesting portfolio of properties, including working farms, with income and producing olives, cork, citrus fruits and cereals, and working vineyards, as well as hotels, and land with qualified development potential. Many properties are at once in a generation prices. For those interested in investing their money smartly whilst also creating a more satisfying lifestyle for themselves there has never been a better time look at Andalucía.

Further information Call Andalucia Verde on +34 952 117 451 Email or visit

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Important conversion of an original olive mill near Ronda, with mature olive groves and woodland, with breath-taking views across the Ronda countryside. 41ha / 650m² - €1,450,000

Country Farm in the Valle Rio Genal with Excellent Development Potential (33+ ha). 10 ha of fertile farmland, with 800 m of river frontage, and 23 ha woodland on the lower slopes of the surrounding mountains, with existing buildings and ruins, including an ancient mill, suitable for redevelopment - 33+ ha - €950,000

Original Finca in the Genal Valley with existing farm building, suitable for redevelopment, mature woodlands including cork oak, chestnut, pine and citrus, and arable land adjoining the river. 20+ ha - €300,000

Exquisite estate in the heart of Extremadura, with ancient palace, farm buildings, Mediterranean forest, extensive oak woodland, with cork and acorn production, and grassland, suitable for cattle, sheep and Iberic pigs, forestry and hunting 316 ha / 2,000+ m² - €2,000,000

Country estate in the Genal Valley. Four farms with existing buildings, hills covered with mature deciduous and evergreen woodlands, including cork-oak, chestnut and pine, and fertile arable land with river frontage - 450+ ha - €1,500,000

Established Estate with Vineyard, Olive Groves, Bodega, Farmhouse, Bungalows & Shop, Function Rooms & Restaurant - 90+ ha / 2,392 m² - €4,500,000

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4 Star Hotel in idyllic country setting near the coast. The Hotel maintains the original character and construction of an original 18th Century monastery, with the impression of the past, and the luxury and comfort of today - 2.8 ha - €4,500,000

For over three decades we have specialised in developing country residences, farms and estates. We also market existing agricultural businesses. +34 952 117 451 +34 616 736 600 Gaucin, Ronda, London

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Whether you literally intend to push the boat out and buy your own superyacht or simply enjoy a stay or charter on someone else’s pride and joy, this fine selection of vessels will whet your appetite for adventure

BUY: NIRVANA The 39th largest yacht in the world at 290 feet in length, Nirvana made her debut in 2012. She is one of a handful of elite world cruising yachts and, of exceptional quality, is unquestionably one of the most impressive charter yachts available on the market today. Suffice to say, she incorporates large interior spaces and extensively lavish outer decks – each floor of this six-deck yacht is connected by a main stairwell and an extraordinary six-person glass lift. She also has enormous fuel, water and food reserves, giving a Trans Pacific range and the power to cruise the globe in serene self-sufficiency. Despite her size however, the superb onboard crew has the outstanding ability to make this huge yacht seem totally dedicated to each and every guest’s pleasure. Accommodating up to 12 guests, she is the latest in a line of yachts to boast an ample sports and entertainment offering including 10 jet skis and tenders, a 3D cinema, stage for live performances, jet pool floor that rises to create a gigantic party space and an exotic glass reptile house that is home to chameleons, lizards, water dragons and turtles. Her secluded sundeck has a three-metre plunge pool whilst aft on the fully certified heli-deck is an additional sunbathing and entertaining area. From £230m / €272m / $368m

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BUY: SHENANDOAH OF SARK Perhaps the most famous and desirable of all classic yachts afloat today, Shenandoah of Sark was originally launched in 1902 and extensively refitted in 2005. This classic schooner has an economical range of 2,000 nautical miles when sailing at cruising speed of 10 knots. Already having toured the Pacific, the Antarctic and the North Atlantic, the yacht is the perfect for those with a sense of adventure. Shenandoah of Sark also ensures her owner travels in the utmost luxury with interiors recently refurbished by Gae Aulenti and Bureau Veritas including everything a luxury yacht needs including a grand piano. She can accommodate up to eight guests in a master cabin and three double cabins with additional pullmans for two extra guests as well as room for up to 14 crew members. From £12.687m / €15m / $20.286m

BUY: PEARL 75 Pearl Motor Yachts’ ground-breaking Pearl 75 has received worldwide acclaim after being named as the best Motor Yacht under 25 metres at this year’s International Yacht & Aviation Awards. In a special collaboration with award-winning designers, Kelly Hoppen MBE, and renowned yacht designer, Bill Dixon, the Pearl 75 brings new levels of style, sophistication and features to this sector of the motor yacht market. Featuring state-of-the-art technical systems, the Pearl 75 includes an external jet ski garage and a hydraulic bathing platform, which means owners can carry a jet ski and tender without the need to take up valuable flybridge space. The Pearl 75 also features the ZF series 4000 pod-drive propulsion system incorporating joystick control technology. Powered by twin MTU 1250 HPs engines, the Pearl 75 can navigate comfortably at a cruising speed of 25 knots and has a top speed of 30 knots. £2.49m / €2.94m / $3.98m

BUY: QUARANTA Winner of the most innovative yacht award (24-50m) at the recent Cannes Boat Show was Curvelle with its 34-metre power catamaran ‘quaranta’. This stunning yacht is believed to be the largest carbon hybrid composite power catamaran in the world. Due to a flexible layout, instigated by Luuk V van Zanten, the main driver behind the project, the vessel’s six double cabins can be converted into three VIP suites, six twins, doubles or any combination of these, while still comfortably topping crew space requirements in compliance with strict new crew accommodation regulations. Special features include huge picture windows in the main accommodation; a spiral staircase or lift to the Jacuzzi deck (or a customized mobility option); and a powered stern platform that can take the custom tender, a 4x4 car or wheelchair and even be used as a beach club! £1.332m €1.575m $2.13m for a 1/7th share £9.011m €10.655m $144.1m ???

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Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay has launched an exclusive 12 night, private land and sea experience. Set on a secluded bay close to Bodrum, Turkey, Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is a stunning spot from which to embark on a week-long excursion along the coast of South West Turkey. Regarded as one of the hottest, most beautiful, undiscovered coastlines to explore by sea, guests are able to take the helm, choosing where they would like to visit, from an isolated private cove to a night moored at a tiny Greek Island. For seven nights, couples will charter their own 107ft Vicem Cruiser – one of the most luxurious motor-boats in Turkey, complete with the finest furnishings and with a selection of comfortable and opulent living spaces. Each day, breakfast will be prepared, which couples can enjoy on the deck of their boat, of if they prefer, on an empty beach, complete with a bottle of champagne. For lunch and evening meals, guests can choose anything from a little romantic Greek taverna on a nearby island, to a local Turkish restaurant selling only the freshest fish, to a specially prepared meal on-board the boat, underneath the stars. Guests then return to Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay and enjoy five nights in the epitome of luxury in the very exclusive and private Presidential Suite of the hotel. Located on the rooftop of the property, the 201m2 suite offers breathtaking views of the coastline and comes complete with open air Jacuzzi and private butler. Guests will be pampered with a couple’s massage, available in the beautiful spa of the hotel, or in the privacy of their roof top terrace. From £71,900 / €85,000 / $115,000 per couple Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay +90 252 31103

STAY: SUNBORN GIBRALTAR Sunborn is a pioneer of a different approach to the development of exclusive accommodation – the yacht hotel. Combining the high value associated with luxury yachts with a modern hotel has many advantages. As movable properties with full propulsion, yacht hotels can travel long distances independently, but they are essentially designed to be permanently moored and fixed in a very stable position for the duration of a particular contract or agreement – or until economic or political conditions become unsteady. Ready to welcome guests in early 2014, Sunborn Gibraltar is the latest £120 million addition to the revolutionary floating hotel fleet. Standing proudly in Ocean Village Marina, against a backdrop of the iconic 1,400ft ‘Rock’, Sunborn Gibraltar has 189 guest rooms, 90% of them with outdoor space, and all with full-height glazing to capture the Mediterranean views. A full 142 metres long and seven storeys high, Sunborn Gibraltar exudes five-star elegance in its rooms, spa and fitness centre, cocktail lounges, fine dining restaurants and grandiose ballroom. Further floating hotels are due in London and Barcelona as well as projects under development in North America, South East Asia, the Middle East and Russia. Room rates from approx £200 / €236 / $320 – £2,000 / €2,365 / $3,200 depending on grade International Property & Travel

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STAY: TOLD U SO Featuring the carefully cultivated design elements that have become synonymous with the Molori hospitality brand, this 145-foot super yacht dazzles and inspires with incredible detail, sophistication and originality. A chic maritime retreat, Told U So is the custom creation of international entrepreneur, hotelier and designer Kirk Lazarus, who enlisted Benetti Yachts – the world’s leading yacht manufacturer – to make his dream a reality. Told U So offers a seamless transition between the indoors and out. Lavish accommodation, stateof-the-art technology and a non-traditional layout encourages group interaction and entertainment evoking the feeling of a luxurious second home. Each of the five cabins offers its own distinct style and endless natural light, delivering an eclectic mix of design elements for maximum comfort alongside aesthetic pleasure. The owner’s suite alone has 180-degree views, separate his and hers bathrooms, a private study, an en suite screening room and private sun terrace with a six-person Jacuzzi. Additional cabins are equally stunning with customized woods, stones and fabrics combined 44

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with modern and antique accent pieces, acquired from all over the world. At the touch of a button, the Sky Lounge transforms into a state-of-the-art cinema, exposing a wide screen hidden behind magnificent contemporary art. The elegant indoor dining area on the same tier easily converts to an outdoor space via retractable glass walls. And on the expertly planned Upper Deck, guests can enjoy an additional outdoor dining area complete with a state-of-theart barbecue, plunge pool, powder room and an outdoor shower. Equipped with top-of-the-line water crafts, including jet skis and a Riva 33 tender, Told U So sleeps up to 10 guests, and can accommodate cocktail parties for up to 60 people. The yacht can also accommodate up to 12 crew. £160,156 / €189,100 / $255,000 per week plus APA (this is usually 30% of the charter fee and covers the cost of fuel, food, wines and liquors, dockage, communications, etc) Exceptional Travel: +44 (0)845 163 5883

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CHARTER: SEALYON 62 New to the charter market is the award-winning 62m Sealyon, which offers 1930’s glamour fused with contemporary design by Candy & Candy. Bespoke furniture and fine materials from lacquered Macassar ebony to illuminated onyx, Lalique fittings and silk carpets create an elegant home on the water. Sealyon has six cabins and can accommodate 12 guests plus a crew of 16. The magnificent split-level master suite has panoramic views, whilst the spacious media room is ideal for relaxation; playing a game of chess, watching a film or lying back and watching the solar system on the world’s first segmented sun orrery chart.

On the stunning teak sundeck there is a rotating sun bed which even offers a mist spray for cooling down. There is a 12-person Jacuzzi complete with chromatherapy lighting and a bar, as well as a well-equipped gym on the main deck with large windows for uninterrupted sea views. Sealyon also has an extensive set of water toys including a Castoldi tender, jet skis, Sea Bobs and an array of towables. Weekly charter from £253,760 / €300,000 / $405,850 Y.Co: +377 93 50 12 12

DINE: BANQUET ABOARD BRITANNIA The Royal Yacht Britannia served the British Royal Family for over 40 years and is now permanently berthed in Edinburgh as one of the UK’s most prestigious evening events’ venues. This has been an incredible year for the five-star attraction which has celebrated the 60th anniversary of Britannia’s launch in 1953, and has also officially been named Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland) for seven years running. The Royal Yacht Britannia’s Wardroom is steeped in history and tradition. Here, Britannia’s top-ranked officers would gather to dine and relax. Today, from eight to 18 guests can experience a feast for the senses with a bespoke six-course tasting menu created by Britannia’s executive chef, Mark Alston, prepared in the original Royal Galley. Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and other Royals would also have dined in the Officers’ Wardroom, giving the room a true Royal seal. A red carpet welcome awaits as guests are piped aboard Britannia via the Royal Brow, an entrance previously reserved for Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. The exclusive evening also includes a private guided tour which gives an insight into how the Royal Family and crew lived and worked on board.

The Officers’ Wardroom is now available for small private parties to experience the same special evening as the top ranking officers would have enjoyed when Britannia was in service. For the ultimate occasion, start the evening off with a drinks reception where guests can choose from the finest Krug champagne or from Moët Hennessy’s collection of champagnes; Moët and Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart or Dom Perignon. The head sommelier will also help to select the perfect wines to complement each course. Head of hospitality and events at The Royal Yacht Britannia, Andrew Thomson, is very proud to be offering this exclusive experience and comments, “We are delighted that Britannia can give smaller private parties such a special evening aboard the Royal Yacht. The new Officers’ Wardroom will be a truly splendid affair for guests.” The Royal Yacht Britannia is owned by a charitable trust and all proceeds are reinvested in protecting her for future generations. Approximately £5,000 €6,000 $8,000 + VAT for 18 guests dining in the Officers’ Wardroom including exclusive use of The Royal Yacht Britannia. International Property & Travel

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Totally tropical Akayrn Samui Resort & Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand offers an oasis of peace and tranquillity in a glorious setting Tropical hideaways don’t come much better than

to create a true sense of spaciousness, each offers

Its experienced therapists use organic products

this resort on its very own beach. Here, staying

a king-size bed and luxuriant furnishings while the

wherever possible and tap into Thailand’s vast store of

in the lap of luxury you can revitalize by doing

large terraces are replete with comfortable daybed.

herbal knowledge.

absolutely nothing, indulge in some yoga classes or

Pool Villa: These 100m2 villas complete with 8 metre

dabble in some authentic Thai cookery lessons.

pool are tailor-made for those who require an

winning chefs celebrate the world’s great cuisines

extra measure of space. Soft natural light enhances

and dishes, often adding their own uniquely Thai

contemporary Asian décor and genuine antiques.


On location

As for dining for the discerning, the resort’s award-

Akaryn Resort Samui is ideally situated on Hanuman

Two-bedroom Pool Villa: These 200m2 pool villas are

Bay, one of Samui’s best-kept secrets. This serene

ideal for friends and family to share private escapes.

down to a full repertoire of popular Thai and western

and sheltered cove is on the north-eastern tip

They have two 8 metre swimming pools each with

dishes. They can start the day with a sumptuous

of the island, yet just seven minutes from Samui

adjoining bedrooms connected by an oversized

breakfast buffet by the sea, followed by a leisurely

International Airport. The resort provides a luxury

private terrace and sundeck area.

lunch packed with the delicious flavours of Thailand

hotel transfer service from Samui International Airport and transfers from all ferry terminals on the

At your leisure

island can also be arranged.

Directly in front of the resort there is a 70 metre

A picturesque ocean view greets guests as they sit

and, as night falls, enjoy a feast for the senses in a truly magical setting.

stretch of beach that is perfect for swimming. In

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addition Akaryn offers beach activities and sea

Don’t leave Samui without taking the opportunity to

Akaryn offers a select collection of very private pool

kayaking for all guests at no additional charge.

visit the beautiful Angthong National Marine Park.

suites and villas providing the most elegant escape

The team also offers a ‘Beach Pampering Service’

This environmentally protected reserve comprises 42

from the pressures of everyday life. Adopting its

which includes personal service on the beach

islands and lies just an hour away by speedboat.

signature ‘Outside Living – In’ philosophy, the resort

with fresh towels, cucumber slices for the eyes,

allows guests to get closer to nature.

sunglass cleaning, and daily beach treats served on a

Pool Suite: Imagine an expansive 80m2 stand-alone

complimentary basis.

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suite that allows the landscape to be as close as you

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plunge into the private 3.5m pool. And for those who

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Island idyll We explore the delights of Hotel Vila Ombak, the first international hotel on the magical island of Gili Trawangan in Indonesia Perfectly balancing the comforts of first class

option, available for larger groups or families with

beauty treatments. Additionally, next to Hotel Vila

accommodation with its surrounding natural

older children. The Ombak Rooms maintain the island

Ombak’s 200 metre plus beach is its impressive

beauty, Hotel Vila Ombak features the traditional

life feel with their open bathroom and island inspired

three-level, salt-water swimming pool, complete with

building style used across Lombok and its

furnishing and decor.

jacuzzi, waterfall and pool island. Views from here

neighbouring islands.

On location

The Deluxe Family Bungalows are spacious and congenially furnished for family-friendly

look out on the sea and neighbouring islands with the impressive Mt Rinjani in the background.

accommodation, close to the hotel’s main facilities

The Vila Ombak Diving Academy is a fully

Hotel Vila Ombak is on Gili Trawangan, the largest of

for convenience. These rooms are half houses with

accredited Five-Star Dive Centre and Gold Palm

the three Gili Islands just off Lombok’s northwestern

spacious sleeping and living areas with enough room

Resort. It caters for all levels of diving ability from

coastline. It can be reached by a number of direct

to sleep up to three adults or two adults and two

complete beginner with the PADI Discover Scuba

daily fast boat services leaving Benoa Harbour or

children. They also feature a semi-open bathroom

Diving Program to Assistant Instructor for the

Padang Bai Harbour, both in Bali. On arrival in the tiny

with a tropical garden.

budding scuba professional. PADI dive-masters

Gili Trawangan harbour, there’s the option of taking a

Lumbung Suite Rooms embrace their natural

horse-drawn carriage to the hotel. This approximately

surroundings to give a pool view over gardens and

marine life such as cuttlefish, octopus, blue ribbon

500-metre ride provides an enchanting prelude to the

against the backdrop of Lombok’s mighty Mount

eel, unusual leaf scorpion-fish and turtles galore.

island’s life style.

Rinjani. Spacious, partly covered terraces provide for

Experienced divers can also take advantage of

sunbathing and lounging as well as an outside living

night diving.

Alternatively, you can take a 25-minute flight from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Surabaya or Bali to Lombok International Aiport, Lombok. A pick up

area for dining. Offering intimate boutique accommodation, the

will guide divers around all Gili Islands spotting

The hotel’s watersports centre offers everything from glass bottom boating, three island snorkeling

service can be pre-arranged from the airport with

Lumbung Beachside Cottage boasts amazing beach

trips, banana boating, three Gili island boat trips,

Hotel Vila Ombak’s combined car and speedboat

and ocean views with Hotel Vila Ombak’s private

canoeing, beach volleyball and ‘Footsal’ (mini-

transfer service.

beach at its doorstep. These rooms include a semi-

beach football).

Away from home comforts The traditional Lumbung Huts are a classic

open bathroom located directly behind the bedroom, a furnished loft accessed by a wooden ladder and a

Must do…

private balcony.

If you are feeling particularly adventurous, take a

For those wishing to experience the tranquil

Rinjani Mountain Tour. These tours take up to three

landscaped gardens, each freestanding hut has a

seclusion of a tropical island the Akoya Pool Villas

days and two nights and include a guide, porter, all

furnished balcony, outdoor tropical bathroom with

are ideal. They have a private pool, spacious open

camping equipment, meals and transport.

garden and furnished private open-air living area.

living area with a kitchen/kitchenette and a bale (an

representation of island life. Set in tropical

Convertible Deluxe Ombak Rooms are a perfect solution for those travelling in groups. Each one is equipped with a double bed or twin bed

elevated lounging area) which can also serve as an


extra sleeping option.

From £155 / €181 / $250 - £627 / €735 / $1,013 per night for two people including breakfast

arrangement, an indoor day bed that is easily

At your leisure

converted into an extra bed to sleep two children

The hotel’s Roemah Spa offers a wide range of

Further information

or one extra adult. There’s also an interconnecting

therapies such as massages, facials, pedicures and


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Cast away in the Caribbean White sandy beaches, turquoise blue sea, lush tropical gardens – is it any wonder that the Caribbean is many people’s idea of paradise? Lisa Burn explores the options for property investors For many years the playground of the rich and famous, the laid-back lifestyle of the Caribbean islands, their wonderful climate, landscapes, people and wildlife, are now accessible to the rest of us. Purchasing property in the region, whether for holiday, main, retirement home, or investment has become increasingly popular, and despite the recession in the West, continues to draw in buyers. More than a thousand islands make up the Caribbean, some of which are uninhabited, but property investment on the major islands is well established. Some are former British territories and so are English speaking, and many enjoy frequent flights from the UK, USA, Europe and Canada. They include:

St Kitts

Lying north of the Leeward islands, St Kitts is just five miles wide, but it is big on appeal,

from the tourist beaches in the south to its green peaks in the north, including the volcanic Liamuiga, more than , ft high. The history of St Kitts is intertwined with that of England and France, it being in the control of both countries at different times during the course of its history. Today, St Kitts and its sister island Nevis are experiencing a growth in tourism and property investment. Patrick Liotard-Vogt, chairman of international travel and lifestyle club, A Small World, and a partner of Kittitian Hill is one such investor. “The market is vibrant and several new, high-profile projects, such as Kittitian Hill, will further enhance the value for current and future homeowners,” he says. “I have a great fondness for this island – it’s still quite wild, a brilliant mix of beach shacks and fantastic dining and accommodation; the country is stable, safe and naturally beautiful, the people are extraordinarily friendly.” 

KITTIAN HILL ST KITTS Each villa in YaYa Groves is named after the fruit trees surrounding it, adding to the tropical landscape and sense of tranquillity of this lush green environment that lies between Mount Liamuiga and the Caribbean Sea. Choose from three or four-bedroom properties, each of them master suites with floor to ceiling windows through which to watch the ocean. Wraparound verandas link the inside with the stunning gardens and infinity pools are the ultimate cool down on a hot day. Large professional kitchens, cathedral ceilings and spacious bathrooms with rainwater showers and freestanding baths complete the picture. From £1,495,500 / €1.784m / $2.4m Kittitian Hill: +1 869 466 1712 International Property & Travel

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Visitor numbers to the island have increased by more than  over the last five years and growth in the local property market and economy is expected to be . for . Citizenship by investment is available to those investing at least , in real estate within St Kitts and Nevis.

St Lucia

From its volcanic peaks in the south to the trademark white beaches of the north, St Lucia’s landscape is lush and beautiful. Part of the Windward chain in the East Caribbean, it is a mixture of peaks and valleys, rainforests and coves. Both Britain and France feature heavily in its history and both languages are spoken there. According to Asnia Ste Marie from Brown & Co, a UK property consultancy with a base in Castries, St Lucia, it is an attractive destination for buyers of retirement and second homes. “Beaches, tropical rainforest, mountains and a developed tourism industry – without the disadvantages of mass tourism, St Lucia is worth a look for those considering a move to a warmer environment. Property values in St Lucia are typically around  of neighbouring Barbados. It’s a beautiful country and environment to get off the treadmill of life in the UK.” Government incentives for developing tourism and residential projects are growing the market on the island, with Brown & Co estimating a  annual increase in the last couple of years.

THE HILL ST LUCIA At the north of St Lucia, this villa offers fantastic views along the island’s two coasts and north to Martinique, while at the same time enjoying the privacy of 3.6 acres of formal gardens. It is composed of three sections, connected through shaded walkways, and includes staff quarters as well as the main house. Constructed in the 90s, it would lend itself to redevelopment as a boutique hotel. £8m / €9.7m / $13m Brown & Co (Caribbean): +1 758 451 6151


Situated in the south east of the Caribbean, Barbados has long been a favourite for UK travellers, with both luxury and less expensive properties on offer. “The island offers them a secure economy, great infrastructure, a wide variety of entertainment, restaurants and shops, not to mention the sea and sun,” says Suzanne Davis, managing director of St Jamesbased Realtors. “The British in particular feel very much at home here in Barbados.” Although the property market on the island has been somewhat subdued this year, that is changing, she says. “It does appear to be picking up with serious buyers returning to the island to have a second or third look. This is definitely the right time to buy in Barbados as it is still a buyers’ market. There is a wide cross section of properties available on the island from the small one-bedroom apartment to the most luxurious villa or condominium on the Platinum West Coast of the island. Something for everyone’s pocket or taste.”


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GRENDON HOUSE SANDY LANE, ST. JAMES, BARBADOS Standing on around two acres of land, Grendon House is an imposing five-bedroom, five bathroom villa. Inside there’s a formal dining room that seats 12, a games room and comfortable living areas. An upstairs patio with bar looks out over the landscaped grounds, while outside, a gazebo with barbecue and a breakfast nook overlooking the large pool, offer opportunities for outdoor dining and entertaining. Facilities include use of Sandy Lane Beach. £2.923m / €3.493m / $4.7m Realtors Real Estate: 246 432 6930

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TARA HOUSE ASHTON HALL, ST PETER, BARBADOS Designed by celebrated architect Ferry Zayadi, Tara House is minimalist, contemporary and a vision in white. Its master suite includes a lounge area, spacious bathroom and a private staircase up to a home gym, which could alternatively be used as an office space. The crowning glory is a roof-top terrace with views out over Port St Charles and the Caribbean Sea. Each of the remaining three bedrooms is also en suite; the living space is light and airy, thanks to the large windows running through it, and the pool and patios are positioned out of direct sunlight, providing welcome shade all day. A separate two-bedroom cottage with patio and private plunge pool completes the property. £1.618m / €1.9m / $2.6m Realtors Ltd: +246 432 6930; 020 7467 5330

GURLAND HOUSE SANDY LANE, ST. JAMES, BARBADOS This coral stone villa is situated around a central courtyard with its salt water pool and comprises four double bedrooms, all with en suite and air conditioning. The property overlooks the fifth fairway of the neighbouring ninehole golf course and benefits from secure parking, use of the nearby tennis courts and Sandy Lane beach. The plot measures around 39,000 square feet. £2.64m / €3.16m / $4.25m Realtors Real Estate +1 246 432 6930 International Property & Travel

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AMANYARA VILLAS AMANYARA RESORT, PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS & CAICOS The beachside villas at Amanyara Resort feature secluded sun decks, infinity pools and panoramic views of the ocean and the nearby reefs of the Northwest Point Marine National Park. The villas themselves are built on an 18,000-acre nature preserve, bordered on one side by a white sandy beach and on the other by craggy bays and natural rock bridges. With high ceilings, the contemporary, fully-serviced properties enjoy the services a chef and a personal villa attendant. They comprise three to five-bedroom pavilions, kitchen, dining and living, office and staff pavilions. Each plot is between 1.3 and 1.8 acres in size and features a reflecting pond as well as outdoor bathroom courtyards. From £5.6m / €6.7m / $9 million International Luxury Real Estate: +44 (0)20 7095 8701

its laws are English; there’s a thriving expat community, as well as an important tourist trade on the island, and daily flights from the USA, Canada, Germany and the UK, mean it is easily accessible. “It’s a great time to buy property in Antigua with prices still relatively low,” says Sam Dyson, CEO of Jolly Harbour-based real estate agency Luxury Locations, and Savills Residential International’s associate on the island. “With the world economy stabilising, people are starting to spend again. Our rental market has also seen a huge boom.” The introduction of a citizenship by investment programme (CIP), which entitles investors of at least , to apply for a local passport and exempts them from local taxes, is also having a beneficial effect, says Mr Dyson. “We have seen a significant increase in sales enquiries in the last six months, particularly from international investors. “People are attracted here by the tax benefits – there’s no inheritance tax for example – plus it’s very easy to get temporary residency. Our clients include young families who invest for their future retirement; the strong rental market means they can let out their property to holidaymakers, generating additional income in 58

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Turks & Caicos

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GOLDENEYE ORACABESSA BAY, JAMAICA The former home of James Bond author Ian Fleming and the birth place of his 14 Bond novels is now a luxury resort set among tropical gardens and secluded beaches. The 19 properties on this 52-acre estate include this two-bedroom cottage, which opens directly on to the beach. Decorated in neutral shades and natural teak, it features a large covered verandah and louvered windows, with double doors that open to bring in the outdoors. Bathrooms feature a luxurious claw foot tub, while the outdoor rainfall shower, screened by a living wall of native plants, extends the outdoor living ethos. From £933,000 / €933,000 / $1.5m Island Outpost: +1 876 622 9009

tourism becoming an increasingly important part of the island’s livelihood. Grand Turk is the administrative and governmental centre for the islands, South Caicos is an important fishing hub and Salt Cay was formerly an important salt producer, now an essential destination for whale watching and diving. One of the largest coral barrier reefs in the world lies off the islands’ shores, contributing to the area’s popularity as a diving destination. For property investors, tax benefits are an added attraction – there is no income, capital gains, property or inheritance tax on the islands. John Hagelin, director of Caribbean property specialist International Luxury Real Estate (ILRE), says currently most buyers come from the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA. “The Turks and Caicos Islands are increasingly becoming a sought-after highend second-home destination,” he explains. “Classified as a British Overseas Territory, buyers feel safe as the legal system is based on English Common Law with no restrictions on foreign investment in real estate and with a modern land registry system.” ■ 60

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VILLA SUZANNA NONSUCH BAY, ANTIGUA Cool and airy, thanks to the sea breeze, neutral décor and floor to ceiling windows that allow in masses of natural daylight, Villa Suzanna embraces open-plan living inside and out, with covered verandahs extending the useable space and panoramic views of the ocean beyond. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, a large open deck, swimming pool and tennis court, the property is the ideal relaxation zone. It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and designer fixtures and fittings. £3.73m / €4.46m / $6m Savills Residential International: +44 (0)20 7016 3740

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Luxury Estates in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a tropical country in Central America, with an amazing 24-28°C climate year round. It is a world known destination for vacation, investment and retirement. Its beauty goes beyond paradisical beaches, magnificent mountains and great weather. It is a wonderful, peaceful and stable country; experience life at its best!

Beach House

City House

• Ocean front with spectacular sunset views. • Furnished. • One hour car drive away from San José, the capital city. • Located inside Punta Leona’s private Beach Club that is a gated community encompassing 750 acres of tropical ID beauty, | 8655 fine white beaches, rain forest walking paths, resort style pool, BBQ

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areas, butterfly farm and one of the best 18 hole golf courses in Costa Rica. 5 bedrooms with individual balconies and bathrooms. Infinity pool with jacuzzi overlooking the ocean. Lighting and security (internet access). Construction: 930m2 Land: 1400m2 Price: $3,200,000 US

• Breathtaking city and mountain views. • Six bedrooms each with its own bathroom, plus a library, study room, game room, gym and office. • Best quality construction and computerized intelligent system. • Entertaining area with a bar, wine cellar and game room. • Separated apartment for maid’s quarters.

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BBQ Ranch fully equipped. Cinema. Professional tennis court. Spa. Guard house. Parking space for more than 20 vehicles. • Construction: 1450m2. • Land: 10,000m2. • Price: $4,800,000 US


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BOSTON, Back Bay . . . 3,625 sq.ft. of living space in The Bradley. 3 bedroom unit. 3.5 bathrooms. 2 tandem heated parking spaces. Concierge. ... $4,850,000

NEWTON ... Built 2010. 13 rooms. 7 en suite bedrooms. 6 full and 2 half bathrooms. Top of the line kitchen with butler’s pantry. 38,620 sq.ft. lot. ... $2,199,000

BOSTON, Beacon Hill ... 5 bedroom townhouse with 2 outdoor spaces. Dining room with serving kitchen. Garden level full kitchen. Elevator serves all 4 levels. ... $3,950,000

BROOKLINE ... 10 room residence near Chestnut Hill Square. 4 bedrooms. 4.5 bathrooms. Open floor plan. State-of-the-art kitchen/family room. Bluestone terrace. ... $2,700,000

SOUTHBOROUGH ... 11 room residence on 7.44 acres. 5 bedrooms. 4 fireplaces. Updated kitchen opens to bluestone terrace. Large barn. Greenhouse. ... $1,599,000

WESTWOOD ... Renovated 15 room farmhouse on 5 acres. 8 bedrooms. Landscaped grounds include 8 stall barn, apple orchard, walled gardens and bluestone patios. ... $2,750,000

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Reunion, Florida 5 Bedroom Models from the $400’s

Minutes from Disney World On site water park , on site restaurants & tennis courts 3 Championship Golf Courses 6% return on investment ...................................................................................................................................................... Century 21 Team Feltrim 116 Polo Park East Blvd, Davenport, FL 33897 7798 Winter Garden – Vineland Rd. Suite 116, Windermere, FL 34786 Phone: 877-YOURC21 | Fax: 863-353-0017 | Email:



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$8,500,000 Deep River, CT

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. Randall, Realtors - Watch Hill

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$3,499,900 Mystic, CT

Architectural elegance. Spectacular gated estate. 5 en-suite BRs. Unparalleled river views. Seller will pay 3 year summer boat slip rental at Brewers Deep River or Essex. Page Taft - Guilford Page Taft - Madison

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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. Randall, Realtors - Mystic


$1,800,000 Centerville, Cape Cod MA $1,795,000

Unique 3 br 2.5 ba Mayflower Point Contemporary perched on the banks of The River into Little Pleasant Bay. Private 110’ dock w/float and deep water access. 2 br guest house & tennis court.

Iconic mid-century modern residence with unparalleled CT River views. 20+/acres of woodland privacy surround this exciting award winning glass, steel and stone house. Stunning pool and patio.

Casual waterfront living at its best. Private deepwater dock, panoramic river and Sound views from most rooms. 4 br 2.5 ba, hardwood, updated baths, newer windows.

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Circle S Farm, Florida

A rare opportunity to own the finest training center in South Florida. The Circle S Farm was designed and built by one of the country’s great entrepreneurs to be the finest facility of its kind in South Florida. A prime location only 14 miles to the Calder Race Course and 26 miles to the Gulfstream Park Race Course and approximately 18 minutes to the Ft. Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport and 26 minutes to the Miami International Airport. This pristine property has been recently renovated and has 50 acres with 2 homes and apartments with 14 bedrooms, 13 baths and a 7 car garage. The Equestrian Complex has 3 barns with 98 stalls, a 4 Furlong Training Track, a Figure 8 Equestrian swimming pool and an equine surgery room.

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Lake Lavon Showplace, Near Dallas, Texas

Pristine, impeccable showplace! No expense was spared, stone home with metal roof. Over 9,000 sq. ft. of museum quality construction on 10 acres with great views of Lake Ray Hubbard from the second story balcony. Over $1 million plus was spent on landscaping Plenty of room for horse facilities or another home or two. Gorgeous! Offered at $5,500,000 with custom furnishings or $4,50000 unfurnished. Lake is just a few minutes away. Virtual tour on agent’s website.

Bloomfield Manor, Kentucky

At over 24,000 sq. ft. of living area, this is the largest home in Lexington, Kentucky. Secluded on 11 acres with incredible gardens. Offered at $6,500,000 or $10,000,000 lavishly furnished.

Hoffman International Properties Lexington, Ky. +1 859 523 2812 Dallas +1 214 698 1736

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Award Winning Westcoast Developments Westcoast’s developments can only be found in the most desirable locations, predominantly on the “world famous” Sandbanks Peninsula and surrounding areas. This exquisite part of Dorset boasts award winning sandy beaches, the spectacular natural beauty of the Jurassic Coast and the secluded waters of Poole Harbour, offering a wealth of water sports activities. We work closely with leading architects to create stunning living spaces which are imaginative and well thought out for today’s lifestyles.

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Calico & Sunray Brudenell Avenue

These two luxurious and highly individual properties with their striking curved architectural theme are sure to be two of the most desirable homes in the area. Situated in an elevated position in Brudenell Avenue in Sandbanks with views across Poole Harbour, every design detail has been considered to create a beautiful unique and contemporary living space across 3 and 4 floors. For more information visit

Alta & Ostia Alington Close

Nestled in a secluded setting, these two luxury four bedroom homes with lift to all floors offer the best in contemporary architecture combined with the spectacular natural beauty of the Sandbanks peninsula and Poole Harbour. Summer or Winter your view will be breathtaking. For more information visit

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Paved with gold At the heart of London’s West End is its most exclusive district, the London Luxury Quarter. We find out more about the area’s outstanding cultural, retail and property offering

Spanning  prestigious streets across Mayfair, Piccadilly and St James’s, the London Luxury Quarter is the world’s most exclusive shopping and cultural destination. Home to high-end retailers, internationally renowned art galleries and auction houses, five-star hotels and Michelin starred restaurants, all within a close vicinity, the area offers a fabulous proposition to visitors as well as both commercial and residential property buyers. With the advent of Crossrail set CHESTER SQUARE BELGRAVIA to increase daily visitors to Bond A beautifully presented, stucco Street from , to ,, fronted town house overlooking property owners and developers a prestigious garden square and are pouring investment into the area opposite the late Baroness Thatcher’s to ensure little is left to chance in residence. The house has undergone creating a high density haven of a complete programme of diverse luxury retail. The Bond Street restoration and has been completely Development Group is leading the redesigned to suit modern living, way with an ambitious five year finished and decorated to the plan set to span concierge services highest specifications, retaining and the creation of an enhanced the period charm and many of the aspirational environment in addition original features. to the recent launch of the ‘Bond £20m / €23.6 / $31.858m Street Beadles’ providing a multiSimon Barnes Property Consultants: lingual welcome to international +44 (0)20 7499 3434 shoppers from across the globe. It’s Chinese shoppers who are leading the way by far with their tax-free spending on Bond Street alone rising by almost a fifth in  according to Global Blue. Spending up to , on average per transaction, purchases made by high net worth Chinese tourists on Bond Street are significantly higher than the London average of  per transaction. Last year, the famed Savile Row, home to tailors Gieves & Hawkes, was ‘discovered’ by Chinese shoppers owing to their evolving tastes for bespoke goods, craftsmanship and an appetite for British heritage. One of the new attractions that is proving highly popular is a private tour of the Royal Warrant Holders in the London Luxury Quarter. This tour was created in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in  and th Anniversary of her Coronation this year.  International Property & Travel

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48 BELGRAVE MEWS NORTH SW1 In the heart of Belgravia, this Victorian house has been reconfigured to create a contemporary three-bedroom, three bathroom home with a stunning south facing roof terrace and mews parking. Innovative space planning along with the creative introduction of natural light makes for an extraordinarily well lit mews house. A retractable glass ceiling above part of the reception room with glass flooring allows light to flow directly into the lower ground floor. In one of Belgravia’s finest mews addresses, between Wilton Crescent and Belgrave Square, the property is situated close to Harvey Nichols and Harrods. £7.5m / €8.8m / $11.963m Landmass +44 (0)20 7235 8345 72

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Residential rise

Demand for residential property in London’s oldest luxury district is also booming. According to Mayfair residential experts Wetherell,  of all Mayfair residential property over  million, sold by the agents, was bought by British buyers in . The trend for increased property sales to buyers from India is, reports Wetherell, driven by second generation buyers following their parents and grandparents who already own in the area. The next decade is expected to see a significant increase in the conversion of commercial premises to prime residential property space in the London Luxury Quarter. Indeed, Wetherell reports that there are  units currently under development. Mayfair Town, to the east of the

two squares towards Regent Street, is becoming more residential whilst remaining the commercial heart of the Quarter. This shift has been driven by increasing demand for residential property in the Quarter, with the average sale standing at  million over the last seven years. Historic streets, outside the core of the Quarter, are expected to experience this shift in property landscape including Dover Street, Clarges Street, Bolton Street and Albemarle Street. Peter Wetherell, chairman, Wetherell and Mount Street Traders Association, says, “An unparalleled services infrastructure encompassing business, retail and leisure has driven Mayfair to be the residential destination of choice for international buyers seeking to live and shop luxury in London.” 

Lana de Savary, wife of Peter de Savary, together renowned worldwide for their world-class St James’s Clubs and their passion for luxury and service, has spearheaded this superb project. Lana has transformed the property from two vertical, five-storey buildings into a single, entirely new building that comprises an exquisite sky view penthouse and three exceptional apartments, located just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, St James’ Palace and Clarence House. The properties are serviced by Quintessentially, a dedicated international concierge service. The resulting residences are elegant and contemporary with exceptional natural light and a panoramic feel. All are equipped with bespoke Italian designer kitchens and hand gilded silver ceilings. The penthouse is spread over two floors with a sky lounge and bar on the private roof terrace above the large living area, with vistas over Green Park to the west, buzzing Mayfair and Piccadilly to the north, St James’s Garden Square to the east, and Royal Pall Mall to the south. Complete building £22.3m / €26.2m / $35.6m Penthouse £10m / €11.754m / $15.951m Apartments £3.5m / €4,113,350 / $5.583m Savills: +44 (0)207 578 5103; International Property & Travel

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SOUTH AUDLEY STREET MAYFAIR This sophisticated period house has elegant architectural details combined with stunning interiors styled in a contemporary fashion. Accommodation is arranged over six floors complemented by a passenger lift. It consists of double reception room, dining room leading on to a further reception room, fully fitted kitchen/ breakfast room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms with shared en suite bathroom, a maid’s room with en suite shower room, three guest cloak rooms, utility room and courtyard. £9.5m / €11.2m / $15.1m Harrods Estates +44 (0)20 7225 6506


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NORTH AUDLEY STREET W1 Fully air conditioned apartment of 214m2 with 11 street facing windows and views towards Grosvenor Square. The apartment offers both formal and comfortable family accommodation on the first floor of an imposing building with porterage. The apartment is in impeccable condition and offers the very latest in modern technology. Features include white oak wood floors with dark American oak borders, a bespoke maple kitchen with granite work surfaces and Smeg appliances. £6.75m / €7.93m / $10.76m Hamptons International: +44 (0)207 758 8440

PARK STREET, MAYFAIR Sophisticated and elegantly designed apartment which has been finished to the highest specification in one of Mayfair’s most desirable buildings. It includes a large reception/dining room, bespoke kitchen, master bedroom with en suite and dressing room, two further double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a guest cloakroom and a balcony spanning the full length of the apartment with wonderful views of Hyde Park and Mayfair. The building has 24-hour security and concierge service. £8m / €9,401,500 / $12,760,150 Harrods Estates +44 (0)20 7225 6506


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Embrace a

Maryland, Woburn

Carefree Lifestyle The Kebbell Homes Collection An ideal choice for the discerning purchaser wishing to buy a home that offers the perfect balance of luxury, space and comfort with a carefree, low maintenance, easy lifestyle. A new Kebbell apartment will give you the free time you need to enjoy the things that bring you the greatest pleasure.

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Magnificent 2 bedroom luxurious apartments with a lift, secure basement parking and glorious landscaped gardens.

Prices from £895,000 Maryland Woburn An inspired development of the former Maryland Cottage Hospital, providing delightful apartments mixing historic charm with a contemporary specification and views over beautiful countryside. Within walking distance of Woburn village centre and 4 miles from Junction 12 & 13 of the M1.

Prices from £535,000 18 Bolton Avenue Windsor Gracious and elegant 3 bedroom garden apartment, extending to over 2000sq ft, with private terraces and secure gated parking.

Priced at £1,035,000

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SOUTH MOLTON STREET MAYFAIR, W1 Spacious two-bedroom apartment on the fourth (top) floor of a refurbished building. The property comprises a large living space with an open plan modern kitchen, a contemporary bathroom, a private balcony to the rear of the property, floor to ceiling windows and ample storage. There is potential to add an en suite bathroom in the master bedroom. Ideally located in the heart of the West End close to Bond Street, Regent Street and the open green spaces of Hyde Park this apartment makes the perfect pied-a-terre. £1,999,999 / €2.35m / $3.2m John Taylor UK: +44 (0)203 2841 888;

5 BERNERS STREET W1 Less than a minute’s walk from Oxford Street in the heart of London’s West End, this property comprises seven magnificent apartments and a single duplex penthouse. It has high quality finishes throughout with a new private residents’ lift serving all apartment levels. The building has an imposing and architecturally detailed Portland stone façade adding further opulence to the living spaces inside. £1.675m / €1.974m / $2.677m Colliers International: +852 2822 0670; 78

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The heart of London Regal Homes are excited to unveil “The Belvedere”, a recently completed development of studio, ,  and  bedroom apartments. Located in Holborn, in the centre of one of the world’s most vibrant cities, The Belvedere provides a sanctuary amidst the buzz of London life. Each apartment has been designed with luxurious living in mind, bringing together a perfect blend of bespoke joinery and the highest quality fixtures and fittings. Original features in this period building have been carefully restored, ensuring that the character of this unique development remains. Whilst apartments at The Belvedere have now completely sold out, Regal Homes have several exciting projects currently under development in some of London’s best locations. For the latest availability, please contact our sales team directly.

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European Commission

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A golden investment in the heart of the European district Leopold Park

© 2013 Google

Offer high-income tenants one of the most exclusive parts of Brussels. • One of the capital’s most exclusive buildings with a

stunning view • Ideally located in the centre of the European district • Exceptional building project with high-level homes,

commercial premises and offices • Unique view of the Leopold Park and the capital • Lots of vibrant and trendy hotspots nearby • More info via or call 02/201.00.01

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Green light for the blue coast It’s official – the highly sought-after Côte d’Azur is the ultimate choice for ultra-wealthy property buyers from across Europe, North America and most actively at present, from the Middle East and Russia The Côte d’Azur has claimed the number one spot in the last  months and continued liquidity in the in a new list of the world’s most successful luxury mortgage market has created attractive buying conditions residential enclaves. The Candy GPS report – produced for aspiring non-resident investors, according to Athena by Candy & Candy, Savills World Research and Advisors. “For the past  months non-resident buyers have Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management – identifies the top  prime leisure locations where the world’s adopted a lay-low strategy, waiting to see what would super-rich are purchasing additional properties. happen with Hollande’s initial changes to taxation on Over  international leisure hotspots were identified wealth and property during ,” says Nicholas Leach in the research and analysed based on global reach, of Athena Advisors. “This strategy has helped their own cause as a reduction in property real estate values, exclusivity ABOVE: LE RAYOL CANADEL SUR MER transactions has meant prices and luxury tourism. The French government’s ST TROPEZ have softened slightly, which recent announcement regarding With sea views from each level, this fabulous means there are some great the changes to capital gains property provides eight en suite bedrooms in the opportunities. However, not taxes marks the end of over a main house and guest wing, along with a lounge, all wealthy buyers chose to year of uncertainty since the dining room, kitchen, office, private sitting room, ride out the uncertainties over initial changes made by President further sitting room, and home cinema. The grounds taxes. For example, the cutting Hollande during his first include a swimming pool, pool house and twooff point for Wealth Tax is at months in office. As a result of bedroom staff apartment. .m in net assets including The property originally dates from the 1920s/30s, property, so some of our client the initial changes, a reduction in countrywide transactions borne out by the curved wall to the centre of simply chose to finance part  the building. It has been substantially renovated and extended by the current owner to provide exceptionally light and airy rooms in a contemporary style. £7.176m / €8.48m / $11,601,250 Leggett Prestige +33 553 608 488

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of their property to come in under this value, thereby exploiting the current low mortgage rates and locking in some real long term value.” As of st September  the ownership period which applies to French CGT has been reduced from  years to  years for any capital gains made since th August . A new taper relief has also been put into effect with a  annual reduction between years  and  and  in year . “Most people who are currently buying a French property have at least a - year game plan so this new system will make a positive difference to their exposure than compared to the  year system,” adds Mr Leach.

Coast of fame

Famous for the artists that flocked to the region in the s, including Matisse, Picasso and Huxley, the Côte d’Azur, or French Riviera as it is also known, has a rich and diverse history. After the damage of both World Wars, the area rebounded strongly and emerged as a popular tourism destination within the country. Thanks to Brigitte Bardot’s star performance in the film And God Created Women in , the Riviera (and especially Saint-Tropez) was launched further into the spotlight. The area has now long been synonymous with glitz and glamour thanks to the numerous stars who have owned properties along the Rivera or holidayed here, as well as the annual Cannes Film Festival. 82

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Access is relatively easy from all corners of the globe and people are attracted because of the beautiful weather (more than  days of sunshine per year), the stunning scenery, excellent cuisine and glamorous way of life. The French Riviera really is a year round destination too, as even in the depths of winter the nearest ski resorts in the lower Alps are less than one hour away. Tim Swannie, director of Home Hunts, advises, “The area around Cap d’Antibes is one of the most expensive areas to buy property on the Riviera, along with Cap Ferrat, parts of Cannes and also St. Tropez, and attracts some of the world’s wealthiest clients. The back country of the Riviera, villages such as Valbonne, Mougins and St. Paul de Vence also attracts families from all over the world, particularly the UK, Netherlands and Scandinavia.” Mr Swannie believes that - should be a particularly interesting time for the housing market on the French Riviera. “The new president, Francoise Hollande, has recently announced a  per cent reduction in capital gains tax for the coming  months for all sellers. France has also declared itself out of recession, interest rates are at an all-time low and exchange rates are also very interesting for many international buyers. When you put all of this together with the fact that prices have come down slowly over the past two to three years, we sincerely believe there has not been a better time to buy” 

SAINTE MAXIME A beautiful property with stunning views down to the sea which is approximately a 500 metre walk away. This elegant estate offers 820m2 of living space in the main bastide and approximately 1,500m2 of usable space in total. The main house has 10 bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a variety of spacious living areas, an internal cloistered courtyard with ornamental pond, a hammam/steam room and small gym. There are also a further two bedrooms in a separate caretaker’s home. The property is in approximately six acres of landscaped grounds. These include rose and lavender gardens, large lawned areas, fruit trees, umbrella pines, a pond, large overflow pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, boules court, children’s play area, triple garage, double car port and further extensive parking. £11.55m / €13.65m / $18.672m Home Hunts +33 (0)970 44 66 43

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€2,300,000 CASSIS 33297CLD13 Beautifully renovated 9 bedroom, 9 bathroom townhouse.

€3,980,000 AIX EN PROVENCE 33857CLD13 Exclusive, contemporary country mansion, caretaker’s cottage, an apartment and pool.

€7,500,000 ANTIBES TCDA01 Three luxury homes each with parking and a pool suitable for a large family group or rentals.

€18,500,000 ST TROPEZ 36774ER83 Vast property1km from the beach comprising 3 houses, 2 swimming pools and a tennis court.

€3,500,000 ST TROPEZ 22907ER83 4 story fisherman’s house, a short walk to the beach. Stylish interiors with super roof terrace.

€2,250,000 LE THORONET 27905HS83 Magnificent 2 house domaine with pool and river frontage, 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

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.

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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:

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THEOULE SUR MER NEAR CANNES Magnificent contemporary villa on the water's edge near to the port and local shops in a much sought after area. It was built on flat landscaped grounds of 2,700m2 and has 350m2 of living space including a large open plan living room and two en suite bedrooms on the entrance level. The sea and garden level has four bedrooms and bath/shower rooms, a veranda and large kitchen. Landscaped grounds include a large swimming pool with terraces. £10.577m / €12.5m / $17.1m Home Hunts: +33 (0)970 44 66 43

CAP D’ANTIBES An elegant waterfront property on the west side of the Cap d’Antibes and one of the most beautiful properties currently available in the area. This historic villa has been completely renovated throughout and no expense has been spared on the finish inside and out. The house is spacious yet extremely welcoming and warm. It offers a breathtaking view of the sea, the bay of Cannes and the Lerins islands. The property offers around 750m2 of living space including six bedroom suites, a guardian apartment, home cinema, sauna, and a wine cellar with tasting room. The grounds feature an overflow pool, various terraces and gardens, a pool house, large roof terrace, direct access to a beach and use of a pontoon for arrivals by boat. £23,274,500 / €27.5m / $37,620,370 Home Hunts: +33 (0)970 44 66 43 84

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ROQUEBRUNE CAP MARTIN This authentic Belle Epoque villa dates back to 1912 and was beautifully restored and fully renovated with luxurious fixtures and fittings. Ideally situated overlooking the bay of Monaco, with 450m2 of living area and 1,100m2 of land, this three level house has exceptional sea views. It includes four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a large living room, dining room, kitchen, an office and a laundry room. It also offers independent staff accommodation, a home cinema, gym, summer kitchen, wine cellar and swimming pool. £10m / €12m / $16.416m Beauchamp Estates +33 4 9394 4545

THE PRIVATE HOUSE BEAUVALLON, SAINT TROPEZ A contemporary five-bedroom house just 400 metres from the beach with views of the Gulf of Saint Tropez. Its bold architecture combines an attractive blend of glass and concrete and offers a built area of 250m2 within a private garden of around 2,300m2. South facing, the villa has a large living space and fully equipped kitchen on the ground floor which opens on to a terrace surrounded by trees. An open air heated swimming pool, living room and master bedroom are all on the first floor level to maximise natural light and views. Other attributes include a dining room, four guest bedrooms, two terraces including a roof terrace and air conditioning. £3.11m / €3.675m / $5m Abercrombie & Kent International Estates +44 (0)20 3667 7016

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MONTFLEURY CANNES BASSE CALIFORNIE An elegant waterfront property on the west side of the Cap d’Antibes and one of the most beautiful properties currently available in the area. This historic villa has been completely renovated throughout and no expense has been spared on the finish inside and out. The house is spacious yet extremely welcoming and warm. It offers a breathtaking view of the sea, the bay of Cannes and the Lerins islands. The property offers around 750m2 of living space including six bedroom suites, a guardian apartment, home cinema, sauna, and a wine cellar with tasting room. The grounds feature an overflow pool, various terraces and gardens, a pool house, large roof terrace, direct access to a beach and use of a pontoon for arrivals by boat. £23,274,500 / €27.5m / $37,620,370 Home Hunts: +33 (0)970 44 66 43


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Tarn et Garonne, France

This magnificent 15th century château situated in pleasant surroundings, offers comfort and luxury, and lends itself to a multitude of uses, such as a main residence with lots of annexes, an international convention or holiday complex. Throughout the château there are numerous original features some dating back to the 1450’s. It stands on three hectares or nature park land, it has a large swimming pool and direct access to a well kept private golf course and a lake. It is situated in Tarn et Garonne in the Midi-Pyrénées region of southern France, just 45 minutes from Toulouse International Airport and 90 minutes from Bordeaux. Offers in excess of £4,500,000 are invited for this outstanding freehold property. Web: Email: Telephone: +44(0)208 574 8555

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Penthouse, 1030 Vienna

Penthouse, 1010 Vienna

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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SWITZERLAND CHALET MAURICE ZERMATT Chalet Maurice is currently managed as a hotel by the Elysian Collection Management Company on the basis of weekly rentals to a single client. Offering one of the best possible views of the Matterhorn, it has 500m2 of living space on four floors served by an internal elevator. A wellness area includes a sauna, massage room, shower and a Jacuzzi on the terrace. There are six en suite bedrooms, some with balconies, a large living room with a fireplace and a dining room opening on to a terrace, a fully equipped professional kitchen, TV/cinema room and wine cellar. £10.323m / €12.169m / $16.606m Mark Warner Property: +44 (0)207 692 0786

The snow factor Zermatt is probably the best known ski resort in the world and its Matterhorn, one of the most photographed mountains, has become the symbol of Switzerland. Its ski domain is high up and very well laid out while the glacier allows excellent summer skiing. The climate in Zermatt is exceptionally good with 300 days of sunshine each year and the air is dry and clean. This is mainly due to the absence of cars as only electric vehicles have been permitted on the resort since 1947.

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SWITZERLAND CHATEAU D’OEX NEAR GSTAAD An elegant, top floor apartment with a south-facing balcony offering lovely alpine views. It includes a large living/dining room with fireplace, master bedroom with bath/shower and dressing room, guest-room with bath and a large mezzanine/TV/ office. Plenty of storage space, an elevator, cellar, ski-room, laundry-room, and garage complete the property’s wide range of facilities. £1m / €1.22m / $1.66m Sine Tempore: +41 (0)33 744 9669 The snow factor The location of this apartment allows easy access to ski the entire region from and around Gstaad. Pretty much all the mountains connect from Gstaad to Saanen and Rougemont. Chateau D’Oex itself has one main mountain but several runs. There is ski school in each village and the mountain train connects all the villages which means you can easily explore new ski runs and experience all the local restaurants along the way. For adventurous types there is the glacier at Les Diablerets and heliskiing for the more intrepid while for those who prefer to experience the wildlife on a more steady route, there is also fantastic cross country skiing throughout the region.

SWITZERLAND LE BOURBON VERBIER South-facing, four-bedroom chalet with a fabulous mountain view that can’t be obstructed. It has a spacious living room complete with a fireplace, while a large fully equipped kitchen opens to a dining room. Special features include a ski room, wine cellar, fitness room/sauna, terrace with Jacuzzi, large balcony and a lift. £6.16m / €7.26m / $9.908m Chesterton Humberts: +44 (0)203 040 8210; 92

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The snow factor During the winter, Verbier becomes a skier’s paradise. It forms part of the ‘Four Valleys’ ski area, the four valleys being Verbier, Thyon, Veysonnaz and Nendaz which together offer over 410 kilomtres of ski runs and 93 state-of-the-art lifts, all covered in one (hands-free) lift pass. The season normally runs from the second week in December until the end of April, with New Year and February/March being the busiest times. The valley is located at 1,500 metres, and right up to the summit of the Mont-Fort glacier (3,300 metres) the views across the breathtaking Swiss valleys are fantastic. Snow is guaranteed in Verbier due to its high altitude and glacier skiing, and this ‘mountain playground’ means that there is guaranteed to be something to suit skiers and boarders of all levels. If the off-piste is more your thing, then Verbier is also recognised as one of the premiere ‘off-piste’ resorts in the Alps and in the world with great heli-skiing opportunities too.

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The snow factor Located at Niseko’s best ski-in, ski-out location; The Vale Niseko delivers 2,100 acres of sublime powder terrain and all village amenities literally to the doorstep of its guests. The Vale Snowsports rental and retail store is also available to guests. Located on the ground floor of The Vale Niseko the store offers the all-in-one convenience of NISS (Niseko International Snowsports School), demo equipment hire and snowsports shop under the one roof. Vale Snowsports offers free overnight storage service, a full range of ski and snowboard accessories and also acts as a meeting point for NISS private lessons. It even offers a free transport service to the NISS group lessons start point.

Comprising of 47 one and two key residences, including hotel resort rooms, studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two ultrachic penthouses, The Vale Niseko is Niseko’s most exclusive residency. It provides the comfort and spaciousness of fully equipped apartments combined with the amenities of a five-star hotel, including an onsite restaurant and bar, public hot spring onsen and outdoor heated swimming pool. Within The Vale Niseko, the Yotei Panorama Penthouse is the crème de la crème of Niseko Developments. During the season’s peak holiday period it books out for an incredible £2,000 per night. Offering uninterrupted views to Mt Yotei, a private hot spring onsen on its balcony, large floor to ceiling windows and a fully equipped designer kitchen, this superb penthouse sleeps a maximum of eight and features three lavish bathrooms. Designed to impress even the most discerning, owners and their guests will wake up to unsurpassed panoramic alpine views; be able to relax with a cinematic entertainment suite and rejuvenate in an oversized stone bathtub. £1.579m / €1.870m / $2.5m The Vale Niseko: +81 136 22 0038; International Property & Travel

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USA 105 HIGHLANDS TELLURIDE, COLORADO A masterpiece of modern mountain design, this property features the very best in architecture, construction and interiors that Telluride has to offer. Employing an incomparable selection of materials, finishes, fixtures and furnishings the home sets a new standard for quality and detail in one of Mountain Village’s finest neighbourhoods. It has five en suite bedrooms plus a bunkroom, a bunk /ski house, wine cellar multiple fireplaces and a recreational room with bar. Outside there is a heated living space complete with fireplaces and kitchen. £7.402m / €8.72m / $11.9m Sotheby’s International Realty: +1 888 453 0550

USA LAKE TAHOE NEVADA Currently owned by Larry Ellison, the founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation (and the fifth richest person in the world), this property is just minutes from Heavenly Valley ski area and a wide selection of other world-class ski areas. It has a fully heated driveway, heated patios and walkways, four fireplaces in the main house, a sauna, authentic wood Japanese soaking tubs in the dual master baths, soundproofed theatre room and panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains from the outdoor hot tub. The lodge-style main residence, separate guesthouse and adjacent lakefront guest or caretaker residence offer expansive panoramas of Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay, Mt Tallac and the spectacular Sierra sunsets. Set on 2.62 acres of land with 230 feet of lake frontage with a lakeside beach cabana, two piers, a U-shaped boat slip, bi-level floating dock, large rock jetty and built-in lakefront hot tub carved by hand from a single granite boulder, it’s the perfect mountain retreat. £17.7m / €20.9m / $28.5m Chase International: +1 (775) 749 8877 94

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The snow factor The Telluride Ski Resort and its entire region is known for its dramatic alpine setting, within a box canyon deep in the San Juan Mountains. The town’s history is steeped in the Victorian mining era which brought those seeking their fortunes in gold and silver in the 1870s. The streets of the downtown district remain lined with colourfully painted Victorian homes, updated to the highest standards of finish; while the ski-in/ski-out European-styled Mountain Village is home to some of the finest slope-side estates in the Rocky Mountains. The two towns are connected by a pedestrian-friendly gondola that operates between 7am and midnight each day. Despite being 40 miles from the nearest traffic light, the resort community features a commercial airport that, after its recent $53 million upgrade, accommodates private planes as large as a G650 or Global Express in size.

The snow factor Heavenly Mountain Resort offers skiers and snowboarders alike varied terrain that spans the CaliforniaNevada border and includes rolling glades, terrain parks and challenging technical steeps. Whether a complete beginner or an expert skier, Lake Tahoe offers something for everyone, including easy groomed runs, back-country-like terrain, tree runs and exciting terrain parks.

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Savoie - France

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The Etoile des CĂŽmes Residence is located in the heart of the Sainte-Foy resort, on the top of the French Alps.... Slopes and Valley Facings... Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Well-being area (O-Pure by Payot) with Care booths, Sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi Lobby, Bar, Baby-club,




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FRANCE L’ETOILE DES CIMES SAINTE-FOY TARENTAISE At the heart of the Sainte-Foy resort in the heights of the French Alps, the Etoile des cimes residence offers 55, one to four-bedroom furnished and decorated apartments. They range in size from 35 to 118m2 and include a fully equipped kitchen, balcony, private cellar, ski locker and underground parking. Panoramic views to the south-west feature the valley with the ski slopes to the east. The resort offers 800m2 of communal space with amenities including a lobby, bar, baby club, kids’ club, games room, indoor heated swimming pool, well-being area with sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi. From £126,400 / €149,000 / $203,150 for a one-bed apartment From £464,000 / €547,000 / $745,800 for a four-bed apartment L’etoile des Cimes: +33 (0)4790 99327;

FRANCE MERIBEL THREE VALLEYS This three-bedroom, semi detached chalet has stunning views overlooking the Vanoise valley and surrounding mountains of the National Park. It has been constructed to the very highest standards using wood and stone for the walls with slanted slate roofs, so that the building is in harmony with the Savoyard style that has been preserved in all of the villages in the surrounding area. The property has an open plan fitted kitchen/dining area with spacious lounge area, double-glazed windows, bespoke interior design, beautiful focal fireplaces and a balcony or terrace area with scenic valley views. An individual parking space and cave are also included. £2.76m / €3.25m / $4.433m Skiing Property: +44 (0)20 8150 9502; 96

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The snow factor Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise is a traditional ski in/ski out resort in the North Alps where skiing meets nature at its best. This village in the forest is a hidden gem known only to a privileged few and the surrounding mountains are tantalizing. Close to Espace Killy (Tignes/Val d’Isere) and Paradiski (Les Arcs/La Plagne), skiers and snowboarders alike will discover fresh powder snow only a few metres from the slopes or in the forest. Due o the resort’s location and exposure, the snow quality is exceptional.

The snow factor Stretching from 1,300 metres to an incredible 3,230 metres, the Three Valleys offers the largest interlinked ski areas in the world, as well as having access to the highest ski resort in Europe. The region is famously known as the Three Valleys ski area and the resort itself boasts over 600 kilometres of ski piste. It has 200 ski lifts, which transport 260,000 people hourly, 1,500 snow cannons; as well as numerous piste bashers, ski patrollers, and cross country tracks, and many off piste options. The resort is a truly year round destination, offering a variety of leisure activities and enjoys booming tourist demand in both summer and winter. It has very easy access, by both train from Moutiers with direct TGV links to the major European capitals and by plane with Chambery and Geneva airports, both of which are within two hours’ drive.

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FRANCE VAL D’ISERE This small and exclusive development of only eight prestigious chalets has just two properties still available. Both offer a private swimming pool, garden, individual spa facilities and parking space as well as a spacious terrace. Most importantly they are in the centre of the village and only 400 metres from the slopes. All of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and the interiors are fitted to the highest specifications. They have fitted kitchens and bathrooms, open plan living and dining areas with open fireplaces. Designed by an impressive team of architects, they blend in perfectly with the traditional style of Val d’Isère, their facades featuring a mix of stone and wood. Four-bed chalet £2.2m / €2.6m / $3.55m Five-bed chalet £5.1m / €6m / $8.18m Skiing Property: +44 (0)20 8150 9502;

The snow factor The resort of Val d’Isère is internationally renowned as one of the top skiing destinations of the Alps. Situated at an altitude of 1,850 metres it is positioned in the heart of the Espace Killy ski domain, which offers more than 300 kilometres of slopes. Val d’Isère’s slopes have always been the setting for great sporting achievements, be it for the Olympic Games, Criterium de la Première Neige or World Alpine Ski Championships. Yet this legendary skiing area is not exclusively for champions. With its 300 km of slopes, free-ride itineraries, a snowpark, high altitude and an outstanding geographical situation combine to provide something for everyone, including children and beginners. Don’t forget Jean-Claude Killy learnt to ski in Val d’Isère. The skiing area is not called Espace Killy for nothing!

FRANCE MEGEVE This estate is comprised of two chalets built on an attractive 2,972m2 plot. The guest chalet includes an entrance hall, playroom/TV/bedroom overlooking garden, two heated garages with storage, a lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, two bedrooms with shower, a balcony, terrace and master bedroom in the attic with hammam. The main chalet includes an entrance hall, reception rooms, a double bedroom with bathroom, master bedroom with dressing room, shower, steam bath and direct access to the pool and three double bedrooms with shower. There is also a dining area, fully equipped kitchen and lounge area with fireplace, while the attic houses a lounge/library/office and a guest room with shower. A relaxation pool with swim, spa-bath shower, a wine cellar and gym/dance/film area complete the property’s outstanding facilities. £6.5m / €7.7m / $10.5m John Taylor Corporate: +33 (0)4 5054 7106;

The snow factor Megeve is part of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area. There are three main ski areas; Mont D’arbois, Rochebrune and Le Jaillet, which offer 445km of pistes served by 111 lifts. With the resort being relatively low, much of the skiing at Megeve is on beautiful tree-lined slopes with picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. International Property & Travel

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FRANCE SANTA TERRA TIGNES LES BREVIERES Four-star leaseback residence built with traditional materials in alpine style to the highest specifications by the owner of the premier hotel in Val d’Isere, le Barmes de L’Ours. The new development of 32 apartments ranging from one to fourbedroom duplexes is in a family friendly location with wonderful views of the high Alps and Brevieres lake. From £279,000 / €329,000 / $449,000 - £725,000 / €854,000 / $1.165m Erna Low Property: +44 (0)20 7590 1624

The snow factor Located in the Savoie region of the Rhones Alps, Tignes is a resort made up of five villages: Val Claret, Tignes le Lac, Le Lavachet, Tignes Les Boisses and Tignes Les Brevieres. All five are connected to the famous resort of Val d’Isere, and make up the renowned Espace Killy ski domain. By common consent the Espace Killy is one of the finest and most extensive ski areas in the world: its two glaciers, 300km of piste, 90 ski lifts, top altitude of 3,450 metres and exemplary snow record make it a first-class destination for skiers of all standards throughout the season. Tignes is home to one of the only skiable glaciers in France and is therefore in the unusual position of being able to offer year-round skiing, a point which ensures that the summer months are as bustling and busy as the winter. Whilst the larger and busier resorts of Val Claret and Le Lac tend to be more crowded with tourists, the sunny village of Les Brevieres is distinct due to its quieter charm and traditional alpine character. Residents of Les Brevieres can enjoy the ambience of an authentic Alpine village and still have direct access to all the skiing that the Espace Killy has to offer. Fast and efficient cable cars make skiing to and from Les Brevieres straightforward and hassle-free.

FRANCE CHALET LES TINES CHAMONIX An impeccably renovated chalet with stunning views of Mont Blanc and (very rare for Chamonix) an outdoor pool. The chalet is set in over 1,300m2 of land and was entirely renovated in 2011 to marry the ultimate in modern decor with classic Alpine architecture. The lower ground floor has a wine cellar, utility room, storage area, television room/games room and a gym. At garden level there is a large open plan kitchen/dining and living area opening on to the terrace, with a master bedroom and enormous en suite bathroom. Three more bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are on the upper floor. £2.12m / €2.496m / $3.4m Home Hunts: +33 (0)970 44 66 43 The snow factor The chalet in Les Tines is in the heart of the Chamonix valley, just a five-minute walk from the Flegere lift which takes skiers up to the Flegere and Brevent ranges above Chamonix. Alternatively, a five-minute drive reaches the Grand Montets cable car in Argentiere further up the valley. Ideal for more serious skiers and off pisters, Les Grand Montets is without doubt the off piste capital of the Alps. 98

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Montenegran majesty If you’ve always dreamed of investing in your own hotel, then the four-star Hotel Lipka in the fabulous ski resort of Kolasin, Montenegro could prove the ideal proposition. As the newest boutique hotel in the region, it represents the highest and most contemporary standards of mountain hotel design and service. This hotel (which won the Wild Beauty Award ) is ideally located just a short journey from the beautiful Biogradska Gora National Park and a mere one-hour drive from Podgorica Airport. It was built in  to combine modern style with traditional comfort and features numerous wellness facilities such as a spa complete with hammam, Jacuzzi, massage salon and sauna and a separate fully equipped gym. The hotel’s five-storey building has been attractively designed to feature natural materials such as stone and wood. The hotel has  cottagestyle rooms, some with their own balconies, located over three floors including  suites and  connecting rooms. Ranging from single, twin and standard to superior and executive rooms and suites, all rooms are equipped with internet access, a safe, telephone, TV and mini-bar. They also have the most amazing views over the surrounding mountains and forest. Overall, the accommodation successfully blends the old 100

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and the new; contemporary design naturally blends with original bare wood walls to create a unique ambience.

Mountain paradise

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

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

Height of relaxation

After a long day enjoying the four-season mountain pursuits, guests staying at Hotel Lipka will be able to relax and take full advantage of its pampering facilities. Located on the top floor is the aptly named Panorama restaurant. With its almost  degree view, glass walls, balconies and lounge areas, it gives a bird’s-eye perspective of the spectacular mountain and river valley below. A large, central fireplace adds that additional special touch to the exceedingly warm and welcoming atmosphere. Yet that’s not all, additional guest amenities include a conference hall, two bars, a pizzeria, souvenir shop, storage for ski equipment, ample parking and a children’s playground. A cosy home away from home, each and every guest will have the feeling that Hotel Lipka is their own special place in the mountains. £5.55m / €7m / $8.8m Tel. in the UK: +44 20 35 19 35 25 Tel. in Russia: +7 916 080 17 17 Website: Contact:

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Owner’s boutique villa

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Leopard 46 Catamaran

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Tropical Getaway Guest villa – front view

Price for both villas €6,000,000 inclusive of power station, own water purification and water system. The Lagarto yacht club (€250,000) and the Leopard 46 Catamaran (€650,000) is also for sale. Individual price for villas which are on separate plots but on the same large diagram and compound would be €3,500,000 each. The villas are located on the island of Sao Tome and Principe between the airport and town on the coastline and are on the most prestigious property on the island. The islands are located 6.5 hours from Portugal by air and are easily accessible by air from Portugal and France via Gabon. Property transfer is leasehold, except for the buildings which are freehold and transfer fees would apply according to government regulations.

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These islands are pristine and underdeveloped. A recent developer by the name of Mark Shuttleworth, through the company “There be dragons”, is in the process of investing €40,000,000. There is development and interest present and a recent, detailed article about the other developments can be seen on the internet. Pestana has a hotel on the island with 150 rooms and there is a boutique hotel called Omali Lodge and on Principe there is a resort by the name of Bom Bom Island Resort. Those two hotels form part of the developments Mark Shuttleworth invested in. Plot sizes: Owners Villa plot: 15,840m² Guest Villa plot: 17,050m²


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Contact: Stefan van Rooyen Cell: +27 82 447 9853 Landline: +27 21 876 8400

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Jewel of East Africa Kenya is an extraordinarily beautiful country with huge international appeal as Ginetta Vedrickas explains

Blessed with some of Africa’s finest white sand beaches, Kenya also has incredible wildlife and a highly sophisticated tourism infrastructure. With coral reefs, the Massai Mara – one of the wonders of the natural world – and towering Mount Kenya, it’s no wonder that international buyers truly appreciate Kenya’s attraction. Desiderata Investments’ Francesco Sabatino Martinelli believes that Kenya is ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. “Every day more European, Asian and American companies open branches in this upcoming country which proves how our political and economic situation is viewed all over the world.”

Safari style

Desiderata Investments has chosen one of the country’s most beautiful spots at Mambrui, a small fishing village, just  minutes’ drive from Malindi Airport, to build the development Golden Luxury Villas. Integrating sleek contemporary-styled properties with the natural beauty of Watamu Marine Park, they lie just yards from the beach. Best described as a subtle blend of ‘safari style’, they have the decorative trends of nearby Lamu Island and local Islamic and Eastern culture brought by ships of merchants of the East Indies Company. Mr Martinelli explains  104

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LAMU ISLAND This five-bedroom property is right on the edge of the Indian Ocean with two acres of garden. The house is designed on traditional lines around an inner courtyard enclosing a very private swimming pool, cooling the public rooms and bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a reception and dining area leading out to a wrap around front veranda directly on the beach with boat moorings in front. The bedrooms are all accessed from the inner courtyard and have en suite shower rooms and private verandas complete with a traditional Lamu day bed. There is a guest/pool changing room and a covered baraza area behind the pool that can also be used for sleeping. The roof is one huge terrace, partially covered with makuti to provide a shaded bar, dining and sitting area. There is also a separate small covered massage room with trellised walls at the back of the building. ÂŁ1.1m / â‚Ź1.31m / $1,769,500 Aylesford: +44 (0)20 7349 9772

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their appeal, “Our clients are people who love design, modern architecture and an exclusive lifestyle.” Golden Luxury Villa residents have access to the exclusive Kola Beach Resort which offers swimming, fishing, scuba diving, sailing and kite surfing. Around two hours’ drive from Kenya’s largest Wildlife Reserve Tsavo National Park, the Massai Mara, is a two-hour plane journey away. Mr Martinelli says that, while magnificent beaches are a draw, the country’s many attractions include top quality food, a perfect climate, safaris and Kenya’s rising prices which are attracting investors. “Property prices in the country are growing at around  per year and there is a very good rental market. People increasingly combine the magical experience of a safari with the relaxing life of our coast. The buying process is absolutely straightforward, fast and almost the same as the UK.” Mr Martinelli’s clients are made up of Europeans and increasingly wealthy Kenyans. Access is good with many airlines linking this part of Africa courtesy of Nairobi or Mombassa airports to the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands.

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An exclusive development on the spectacular Kenyan beaches of the Indian Ocean. Mambrui is an area of outstanding natural beauty ensuring owners both seclusion and tranquillity whilst offering the highest standards of design. Each villa is individually tailored to the specific needs of the client and can range from three to five bedrooms. All properties have a private swimming pool and Jacuzzi, en suite bathrooms, entertaining areas and servants’ quarters. One villa is on an individual plot of 2,000m2 with a built area of approximately 400m2. It includes 300m2 of terraces with a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean and private tropical garden. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with an inner and external shower and a massage area. Its huge living room and veranda face the infinity pool. £503,700 / €600,000 / $810,100 Desiderata Investments: +39 335 201 084;

is firmly on the rise. “Kenya’s property market has been on the up in recent times with prices rising and demand growing. It’s becoming a popular destination to invest in – particularly those with access to good safari experiences or beaches in safe areas.” Mr Green finds that buyers want to use properties themselves and generate rental income which can be good depending on location. “Having a good management company is also very important to ensure high occupancy throughout much of the year. Yields of  and above can be achieved in the right development.” He also says that current hotspots include inland areas within game reserves which are extremely popular adding, “Beach resort opportunities are also very popular but particularly along the southern end of the country, south of Malindi. Sadly, there are still fears about safety further north.” Mr Green advises buying properties with -hour security but he doesn’t think that

security fears will dampen Nairobi’s market. “The recent attacks have impacted the market but we would expect interest and transactions to rise again soon. High rise five-star apartment blocks are proving very popular.” He finds that today’s buyers remain risk averse, looking for developers with good track records and agents such as his who carry out their own due diligence. “This helps alleviate fears and concerns our buyers may otherwise have.” Aylesford International’s Edward Corry-Reid agrees, adding that the future for Kenya looks bright. “Demand for the best property has maintained upward pressure on prices. This has been helped by a burgeoning middle-class with better access to lending and aspirations of home ownership. While prices last year were held back to some degree by high interest rates and national elections, the market has begun to push forward again over the course of this year and it is anticipated that this positive drive will continue into .” 

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Ocean Seven is a one of a kind beachfront development on Kenya’s spectacular North Coast. Within 28kms of Mombasa, Ocean Seven is a secure and elegant residence for those who want a lifestyle that matches their vision - a truly bold concept for modern day life.


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THE BILLIONAIRE RESORT MALINDI A private beach resort fronting on to a beautiful and private white sandy beach. The resort has 26 apartments in three blocks, all with ocean and garden views. Construction and finishes are of the highest standard. The location is regarded as very safe and the development will have 24-hour security, a reception and concierge with butler service.

Covering an area of around 3.3 hectares, the site is landscaped to create a green oasis with tropical foliage and palm trees to complement the modern and sustainable architecture. Owners and their guests have access to the neighbouring ‘Lion in the Sun’ retreat with its acclaimed Thala Spa Henri Chenot, one of the most modern and professional treatment and well being centres in Africa, plus

fitness and sports facilities, restaurants, a casino, large outdoor swimming pool and children’s nursery. The Billionaire Resort is within the Malindi Marine Park and Reserve, endowed with magnificent coral reefs, a high diversity of fish species, dolphins and turtles and an abundance of wildlife. From £618,775 / €737,000 / $995,280 A&K International Estates: + 44 (0)20 3667 7016

OCEAN SEVEN KIKAMBALA This complex, comprising of five residential and two commercial towers, has been designed to offer a host of amenities including a spa, helipad, banking hall, travel agency and other related services. There are several swimming pools within the grounds including a 50-metre infinity pool for serious swimmers, other informal pools and a children’s pool. A two kilometre jogging or walking trail is also woven into the Ocean Seven ‘parkscape’. The landscaping has been cleverly designed to give residents a choice of vibrant social centres or quieter retreats like gazebos and yoga decks. Towers will rise up to17 floors, with all condominiums having full sea views from their spacious balconies. Demand for the two and three-bedroom condominiums and three and fourbedroom triplex penthouses have been high since the project launched. Construction on Ocean Seven is well underway and on schedule. From £217,600 / €259,175 / $350,000 Ocean Seven: +254 (0)732 070707; 108

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MUKIMBA LODGE High in the champagne air of Mount Kenya, one of the country’s most exclusive areas, this superb development offers 10 safari ranch style lodges. Few are more graciously designed and each has its own guesthouse and staff quarters. Exceptionally spacious and light-filled, these houses are encircled by broad stone-flagged verandas, whose elegant French doors open on to a range of reception rooms, living spaces and en suite bedrooms. Centrally placed on 12 acres of private wilderness, each stone-built house is enclosed within the wider confines of a private conservancy that was once a colonial cattle ranch. £420,000 / €500,230 / $675,560 Aylesford: +44 (0)20 7349 9772

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Welcome to Rey Estates, one of the leading Independent Real Estate Agents on Portugal’s Silver Coast and holder of the government licence AMI nº 9385. We specialize in resale properties and independent developments on the Silver Coast’s luxury resorts including Praia D’el Rey, Bom Sucesso, Quintas de Obidos & Royal Obidos.

This amazing 5 suite villa, which sits right on the golf course and has views of 3 fairways and the sea 100 paces away, is one of the largest properties on Praia D’el Rey. The villa is laid out over 3 levels, all of which optimize the natural light through large expanses of glass walls and numerous windows. This flood of light starts right at the atrium-like foyer which offers views to a sheltered garden with mature olive tree, a covered patio and out to the pool area. Also on the main floor are 2 large suites, each with access outside, a 35m2 open plan kitchen, and a dining room separate from the 77m2 living room. Upstairs are 2 large suites and a 157m2 terrace that has all day sun and unbeatable views. The basement level is also spacious and finely finished. It has a built in wine storage, a 5th suite, games room, office (or 6th bedroom), laundry and his/hers showers with direct access to the pool level along with a 2 car garage. The whole villa is wired with a Crestron Control System, which controls the lighting inside and out, the surround sound, both inside and out, drop down TV and blinds and shutters. €2,150,000

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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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buildings, located behind all the houses, have a total constructed area of ,.m. The property has a legalized well with an authorized water consumption of ,m per year. It also holds the registered right to take water from the spring known locally as Font de Mestre Pere for  hours a week, starting at sunrise every Monday. The property also has two irrigation water storage ponds, the largest being m × m. Sa Cabana d’es Frares is located in Palma, Mallorca (Balearic Islands)  minutes away from the city centre and  minutes from the airport. It’s ideally located between the roads of Sóller and Valldemosa, between S’Hort de Son Serra and the roads Camino de la Calle de Monseñor Mairata and Son Bibiloni.

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Portuguese architect and interior designer Francisco Plácido specialises in interior design of private residences and select spaces.

Since 2005 Francisco Plácido’s company has gathered an extensive portfolio of interior design projects, which are regularly featured in the specialty press.

His company, based in Lisbon, offers its clients a complete service of interior design aimed at transforming mere living space into select luxury environments.

Francisco Plácido was last September, in London, awarded the prize “Five Star Best Interior Design Private Residence - Portugal”, an award granted by the International Property Awards.


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For Sale Magnificent Villa Development On the beach in Northern Cyprus Price: £1.6m Offers invited

This exquisite gated development with sea views sits on the beautiful coast of Bogaz. It consists of 16 villas within its own grounds. 10 × 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom semi-detached villas 6 × 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached villas with a communal swimming pool Famagusta Bay is well known for its beautiful beaches and is easily accessible from airports and main cities. This development is fully completed, ready to be occupied.

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Gateway to the Med Perfectly located between Europe and Africa, just 60 miles south of Sicily, Malta has long been a favourite destination for those seeking an island retreat Malta’s mild and temperate climate and low crime rate have made it a popular destination with overseas property buyers for decades. With frequent flights to the UK, and indeed all across Europe and the Middle East, it is perfectly located for living, commuting for long weekend breaks and conducting international business. Always looking to increase its profile on the international market, the island has recently launched a new Global Residence Programme to encourage overseas buyers and investors to its shores and the first fruits of this new initiative are now starting to show. Despite few natural resources, English speaking Malta and its smaller more rural sister, Gozo have ridden the waves of European recession. Malta was ruled by the British for over  years and the colonial links remain strongly embedded in its culture. A tangible reflection of Malta’s relatively thriving economy was the 

TIGNE POINT The latest phase at Tigne Point offers 35 waterfront apartments and three stunning duplex penthouses. They have wide, open views sweeping across the mouth of the Marsamxetto Creek and open sea, to Malta’s baroque capital, Valletta. All apartments have corner, semi detached layouts and while the mix and sizes of the units is varied, all feature open views enhanced by large open terraces. Homes will be finished to the highest calibre with efficient centralized heating, cooling and ventilation systems services, smart lighting, access control, fire detection systems and all the lifestyle benefits of this award-winning development. Two-bed apartments with sea views from £428,000 / €500,000 / $688,000 Three-bed apartments with sea views from £711,000 / €830,000 / $1.14m – £1.285m / €1.5m / $2.1m Tigne Point: +356 2065 5510 International Property & Travel

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MDINA This converted townhouse is in one of the few European fortified ancient walled cities left intact and unspoilt – Mdina, Malta’s old capital. It has its own peaceful and patrician section of bastion, upon which four terraces offer panoramic views of the island and the Mediterranean Sea beyond. In addition, it has one of the few swimming pools allowed on the bastions of Mdina. A lovely arched mill room is used as a sitting area while a modern kitchen and an elegant dining room are also at this level. There are three bedrooms at first floor (all with three bathrooms/showers en suite) and the master bedroom area with en suite shower is at the uppermost level of the house and spills out on to various terraces. At an intermediate level, there is a perfect summer chill out/entertainment room which leads on to the pool area and further terraces ideal for entertaining. £4.455m / €5.2m / $7.16m Malta Buy Property: +44 (0)121 373 2440

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MELLIEHA Elevated, detached villa with stunning views from all sides on approximately 1,798m2 of land just 10 minutes’ walk from the sea. It includes a spacious reception area, large open plan lounge/ dining room with open wood burning fireplace, four spacious double bedrooms and two bathrooms. At lower level, there is a large games room, three large storage rooms and a four-car garage. The property also has a pool and pool house with shower and barbecue area. £899,500 / €1.05m / $1.445m Malta Bay Property: +44 (0)121 373 2440


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SLIEMA Excellently located townhouse with an elegant and imposing entrance hall, a lateral room facing the street being used as the formal sitting room. The entrance hall leads on to a separate dining room facing an internal courtyard, which brightens the dining room and surrounding rooms. Facing the large mature garden at the back, are the kitchen/breakfast room and living room. A grand staircase leads to the upper level with master bedroom, three air conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large study/play area. On the upper floor, are four large rooms which can be further utilised as bedrooms or a separate guest annex. £1.46m / €1.7m / $2.34m Frank Salt: +356 2379 4136

PORTOMASO, ST JULIANS Apartment in Malta’s most sought after marina development, complete with a huge front terrace of approximately 100m2 with a sitting and dining area and private swimming pool. The apartment comprises a hallway, fully fitted open plan kitchen, sitting room, dining room, main bedroom with en suite bathroom, laundry room, three further bedrooms and two other shower rooms (one of which is also an en suite). A garage space is also included in the price. £942,000 / €1.1m / $1.5m Frank Salt: +356 2379 4136

DINGLI An extremely private, detached country house in a tranquil location, just metres away from Dingli Cliffs with 360 degrees of country and sea views from its roof terrace. The house was completely rebuilt and is finished to high standards with marble flooring and bathrooms, air conditioning and central heating, double-glazed apertures. It consists of a large open plan kitchen/living/dining room, three double bedrooms, main bathroom and shower, a wellmaintained garden and pool. £814,000 / €950,000 / $1.3m Frank Salt: +356 2379 4136 International Property & Travel

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SENGLEA Baroque architecture from the Knights’ Period is coupled with a sea view and modern comforts in this attractive 17th century townhouse. It has been converted and restored by its present owner to preserve all of its original features, while simultaneously incorporating air conditioning and solar heating. The property consists of an imposing entrance hall leading on to a courtyard with skylight, drawing room, separate dining room, three to four bedrooms (master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom), large kitchen/breakfast room and spacious living room with full length floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the marina, St. Angelo and beyond. The extensive roof garden includes a dining, lounge and Jacuzzi area with fabulous views, both towards historic Vittoriosa as well as towards the inner harbour and Mdina. £706,600 / €825,000 / $1.14m Frank Salt +356 2379 4136


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A towering opportunity

Berkeley Homes is launching the latest phase at One Tower Bridge, Wessex House, offering the opportunity to own a property at one of the most talked-about luxury London residential developments, located on one of the last great riverside sites available in the capital. One Tower Bridge will rank amongst the most luxurious of prime central London developments, with residents having access to five-star facilities on site including a boutique hotel, a -hour concierge managed by Harrods Estates, a gymnasium, a private health club with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and vitality pool, a virtual golf facility and a residents-only business lounge.

Landmark living

Nowhere else in the world can you live amongst some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the capital’s newest showpiece, The Shard. Whether you want to be close to the capital’s finest cultural destinations, the thriving business districts or world-class schools and universities, its location is unrivalled. Designed by internationally respected architects Squire and Partners, the . hectare site will provide  private apartments and penthouses, most of which have private balconies, terraces or roof gardens. Built in four different architectural styles, the buildings vary in size, architectural appearance and height, taking full advantage of the location beside the River Thames. 10

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Wessex House is an exclusive collection of  apartments and  penthouses situated at the heart of the development. The interiors have been designed by Darling Associates, who have worked on some of the most prestigious central London developments including One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge and Embassy Court in St John’s Wood. From the lobby to the individual apartments, Wessex House has the feel of a five-star hotel. Darling Associates has designed elegant spaces sourcing the finest materials from across Europe with opulent Italian and French stone and timber, all complemented by bronze detailing.

One Tower Bridge residents will live directly next door to Potters Fields Park, part of the Thames Walk, and will benefit from access to this acclaimed public space, as well as a beautifully landscaped exclusive private courtyard garden, with three individually designed areas. The opportunity for both investors and home buyers is unique – an iconic address offering exceptional one, two, three and four-bedroom properties in the heart of one of the most vibrant parts of central London, with access to five-star facilities on site. ■ Further information From £785,000 / €932,000 / $1.24m One Tower Bridge Sales Suite St Olaves Tooley Street London, SE1 2HZ Telephone: +44 (0)207 871 0011 Web: Email:

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Tiandi Hui will be the premier shopping destination in the city of Wuhan and the surrounding area. A landmark development designed by world class architects, international retail experts and the team behind the famous Xin Tiandi of Shanghai, Tiandi Hui will offer people the luxury of choice. With a carefully balanced mix of high end to mid-range retailers, including many totally new international names, visitors will be able to choose from a better selection of shops than anywhere else in Wuhan. Tiandi Hui will be a welcoming, inviting and inspiring space for people to unwind in. More than simply a shopping centre, it will be a place where people can spend the whole day, with an extensive food and beverage offer and exciting entertainment facilities. In tune with the surrounding community, Tiandi Hui will be open and approachable, with outstanding levels of service. Tiandi Hui is a social destination – it is somewhere for singles, couples and families to meet and spend the whole day enjoying the vast range of facilities on offer. Tiandi Hui will be held by the end of 2014, offer the luxury of choice, delivering a new retail experience unlike any other mall in the region.

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Land of smiles

Thailand is a famously hospitable country that has held enduring appeal for international buyers and, whilst traditionally many have come from the UK and the US, Ginetta Vedrickas discovers that today’s buyers are a very cosmopolitan set If you had to pick one Asian destination that truly has it all, surely Thailand would be your choice. And where better to measure demand than in Phuket, Thailand’s perennially popular island? According to Savills’ recently issued Candy GPS Report Luxury residential enclaves in the Global Prime Sector, Phuket is Asia’s best established leisure destination, with extensive infrastructure, ranging from luxury resorts to world-quality golf courses. But, whilst Phuket has a highly sophisticated infrastructure, it is still possible to find barefooted luxury for example on the preferred north-west of the island. Here, Surin Beach is relatively undeveloped and benefits from a Thai coastal village atmosphere – but also is home to some of the island’s most select resorts and villas.

Savills is finding that today’s buyers include the traditional groups from the UK and US but just as likely to be joining them are ‘those from Hong Kong, India and Russia’. Villa sales in Phuket vary from  million to  million in the most heavily traded range, reaching  million to  million at the premium end. “Prices in Phuket have appreciated by just  in the past five years, although an increase of  was recorded in the first six months of ,” adds Savills. On Phuket’s fashionable west coast, buyers looking for something a little out of the ordinary may have just found it at Bluepoint Condos. Offering ‘a touch of serenity overlooking the buzz of Patong Beach and the Andaman Sea’, Bluepoint Condos are set on one of the last available sea view plots surrounded by stunning 

RESIDENCES AT FOUR SEASONS CHIANG MAI Five exquisite villas, each with private landscaped gardens and lush surroundings. Reflecting the heritage of Chiang Mai’s rich culture, the fourbedroom villas evoke a distinct architectural style and ambience, married with the latest in modern technology. Other features include a lap pool, heated Jacuzzi, two-car garage, housekeeper’s rooms and expansive outdoor living space. All units are fully furnished and ready to occupy. From £2.9m / €3.5m / $4.7m Savills: +662 636 0300; International Property & Travel

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beaches such as the quiet Tri Trang, Paradise and Freedom. Roland Bleszynski, Bluepoint’s development manager, shares his views on investing in Thailand and Phuket’s property scene. “As the premier tourism and lifestyle destination in South East Asia, Phuket real estate has proven to be a sound investment. Thailand’s economy has continued its strong growth trend.” As for Koh Samui, Kurt Berman, general manager of Samujana, a hillside resort overlooking a coral cove with private beach on the north-eastern coast of the island, says, “Koh Samui has seen a year on year growth in international visitor arrivals and has firmly established itself as an exciting luxury lifestyle investment destination. The island has retained its natural charm and unique intimacy, and through continued improvements in the island’s infrastructure, controlled growth in flight access and the exclusivity of contemporary luxury villas such as Samujana, Koh Samui is without doubt a sound investment.” The Thai property market might be rising but director of Cluttons Resorts Alex Upson says that the country also continues to offer value for money compared to western markets. “High standards of hospitality come as standard and at extremely reasonable rates. The vibrant lifestyle is a unique combination of fun and culture creating an exceptional visitor experience. One can keep a second home that is well managed with low outgoings or one can run, maintain and berth a yacht for a fraction of the cost in the Mediterranean.”

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As one of the regional hubs in Asia, Thailand is also easily accessible from all over the globe and Mr Upson says that buying at the top-end of the market in prime locations is a safe investment with limited downside. “After all, when buying property in this exceptional environment, you also get comfortable temperatures, tropical landscapes and stunning beach lined seascapes. When considering purchasing, buyers should pay particular attention to property management as this is one of the key determinants of the property’s long-term value.” Away from the coastal regions, the Thai capital Bangkok is also one of today’s fast growing hotspots where demand from affluent Thais now underpins the market’s security according to Aliwassa Pathnadabutr, MD of CBRE Thailand. “Bangkok’s luxury residential market has continued to grow on the back of increased demand from affluent Thais. Reasons for buying include changing lifestyles, increased preference for luxury and branded  136

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SONEVA KIRI KOH KOOD This private resort is on the island of Koh Kood, close to the Cambodian border. The concept of the resort is sustainability and much of the materials used are found locally or renewable. The scale of the villas is exceptional and the level of service is world class. There are currently 27 beachfront, cliff and hillside villas ranging from two to six bedrooms, all with superb views over the Gulf of Thailand. There is an optional rental programme for owners with a generous revenue share and/or optional guaranteed yield from 2% upwards. From £2m / $3.25m / $2.4m Cluttons: +44 (0) 207 584 3050

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A majestic mixed-use development that includes 316 residences, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok – which will be the first Waldorf Astoria in Southeast Asia, and an exclusive shopping mall. Designed by a team of world-renowned architects and consultants from, Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard is a stunning building in the heart of Bangkok’s central business district, surrounded by five-star hotels and famous landmarks like the Erawan Shrine. All units feature the highest quality fittings and finishing from top brands. Construction is on track for completion in the fourth quarter of 2014. From £300,000 / €357,930 / $482,400 CBRE Thailand: +662 652 2111

MARQUE SUKHUMVIT BANGKOK On one of the most exclusive roads in Bangkok, Sukhumvit Road, MARQUE Sukhumvit is designed to be sleek and modern, yet elegant and timeless. Its stunning exterior will feature a state-of-the-art glass curtain wall façade, enabling all units to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline and maximizing natural daylight. The 50-storey building will stand 222 metres tall, adding a new landmark to Bangkok’s skyline with its iconic form. The interior design has the greatest attention paid to detail in order to create an exquisite home at the most exclusive address in Sukhumvit. Completion is scheduled for 2016. From £624,000 €461,700 $388,000 CBRE Thailand: +66 2262 1111

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SAMUJANA BOPHUT KOH SAMUI Located just a few minutes from Chaweng and Choeng Mon beaches and 10 minutes from the airport, Samujana will offer 27 villas, 18 of which are complete. The designs are modern with a Thai style and feature Western fixtures and furniture, designer kitchens and open plan indoor and outdoor living areas. Samujana is on a gently sloping hillside allowing each of the villas to have panoramic ocean and island views as well as beach access. Properties in phase two are located higher on the hillside. There is a choice of four to eight-bedroom villas with infinity swimming pool, private cinema, wine cellar and games room. The roofs either feature plants, stone gardens or reflecting pools which not only keep the villas cooler but also enhance the natural look and feel of the villas. From £839,450 / €998,730 / $1.35m A&K International Estates: + 44 (0)20 3667 7016

product, both for own-use and investment. Foreign investors still represent  to  of the luxury market.”

Capital appreciation

But which part of the city offers the capital’s prime locations? With the best hotels, restaurants and shopping centres all located in the heart of the city in Central Lumpini, Sukhumvit and Sathorn, these central areas have become the most desirable to live in. Lifestyle changes have led Thais to adopt condominium living and they want city access alongside retail and leisure amenities. CBRE says that one of the market’s main drivers is that Bangkok at its most expensive is significantly cheaper than Singapore and Hong Kong so they see a discernible trend in foreigners buying second home lifestyle residences in the heart of Bangkok at a fourth of the price of Hong Kong and Singapore. “Compared to London or other key global markets, Bangkok is still much cheaper and offers value for money. Buyers who are the target market for luxury and super luxury projects in London would certainly be prepared to pay THB , to , per square metre in Bangkok as long as the unit and project meets the high standards and requirements and is well located at a prime address,” says Mr Pathnadabutr. “CBRE Thailand believes prices will gradually grow further and break the THB , mark in the future. However, price rises will be gradual over time and cannot be pushed up rapidly.” 138

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THE SUKHOTHAI RESIDENCES BANGKOK In the heart of Bangkok’s central business district, The Sukhothai Residences are superb condominium units on freehold land behind the famous Sukhothai Hotel. This new residential development comprises 196 units featuring private lift lobbies. In the high zone of this towering building, there are nine penthouses tailor-made to owners’ requirements. Each unit offers premium branded kitchen cabinets, appliances and bathroom fittings. Open space and landscaping covers over half of the condominium’s land area and the exclusive five-star concierge service of the Sukhothai Hotel will take care of residents’ every need. From £560,000 / €666,285 / $900,500 CBRE Thailand: +66 2344 2888;

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BLUEPOINT CONDOS On one of the last available sea view plots, Bluepoint Condos is surrounded by stunning beaches. The small, exclusive development will be made up of 20 sea view condominiums with villa sizes ranging from 123m2 to 277m2 and villa plot sizes ranging from 771m2 to 2679m2. Buyers have a choice of one to three-bedroom properties. From £367,000 / €437,000 / $590,000 - £740,000 / €880,000 / $1,19m Bluepoint Condos: +66 (8) 12715317;

THE ESTATE SAMUI A collection of 14 villas inspired by Southern Thai design that blends beautifully with contemporary luxury. Ranging from three to four bedrooms, The Estates Samui features its own private beach and the services, facilities and management of the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui. All units come fully furnished and ready to occupy. From £2.58m / €3.1m / $4.15m Savills: +662 636 0300;


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Beachside bliss Phuket is one of the most popular island destinations in the world for tourism and, with current hotel occupancy figures annually in excess of , the Nikki Beach Hotel & Spa Phuket is destined to be a major success and should quickly establish itself as as the new Jewel in the Crown for both Nikki Beach and Phuket. Nikki Beach is headquartered in Miami, USA and has established its presence in the very best of locations, serving amongst its regulars celebrities from the worlds of sport, business, film and television. It is the brand synonymous with ultimate lifestyle and is frequently seen as the backdrop for major celebrity events including the Cannes Film Festival. As a result of a unique partnership with Nikki Beach, Castlewood Group, a top Singaporean commercial property developer, is developing the Nikki Beach Hotel & Spa Phuket and the Nikki Beach Club in Bang Tao beach, Phuket, Thailand. The beach club’s official famous White Party is scheduled for the early weeks of , and is set to become de rigueur for those who seek the ultimate beach club combining and redefining the best of entertainment,

music, and fine dining. Labeled ‘Sexiest Place on Earth’ by the London Observer, Nikki Beach is a very welcome addition to the Phuket coastline and nightlife. From the word go, Nikki Beach Hotel & Spa Phuket was destined for fame with a sensational bespoke design and build for both hotel and beach club. Castlewood Group picked up two International Hotel Awards in recognition of the project’s construction and design. Set in the best area within the finest vacation destination, the opportunity to invest in such an established area and lifestyle brand is a very rare and surefire winner. Further information Castlewood Group is an award winning Singaporean based commercial property developer bringing the lucrative investment world of buy-to-lease hotel investments to within financial reach of almost everyone. Investment starts from $50,000 exclusively from Castlewood Group. Visit or email

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

Experience the marvellous.

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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Every Success Begins With An ACE ACE @ Buroh, the latest development arising from the West is superior in its own stature and value. Well-connected to major expressways and proximity to Tuas Second Link, ACE @ Buroh is a 9-storey ramp-up industrial building comprising of 101 units including 1 ancillary canteen. Notable features include its 8m high floor-to-floor height and the spacious driveway and entrance that allow 20/40 ft containers to load and unload goods within the units. For more information, please contact our sales hotline at +65 8588 8866 or visit OKH Global Ltd. 701 Sims Drive, #02-06 LHK Building Singapore 387383 Tel: +(65) 63450544 Website:


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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. Due to our exclusive partnership with Knight Frank, our clients benefit from unlimited access to some of the most beautiful properties in the world.

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Rönesans Türkmen is a successful company working in different fields of construction. One of the best facilities is a 15-storey administrative building of Ministry of Railway transport of Turkmenistan which is designed for 270 working places and constructed in national and world architectural tones. In addition to the numerous working rooms, conference rooms, various administrative rooms there are also a conference hall for 200 places, canteen for 150 places, as well as library, winter garden and fitness halls. Landscaping of adjacent territory includes fountain, green zone and recreation places, designed using the national colour. The facade of the building is coated with white Italian marble according to the main concept of “White City Ashgabat” of the capital of Turkmenistan. This excellent building, equipped with modern technologies, provides high-qualified specialists with opportunity to work and achieve higher goals in railway industry.

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Born to create and inspired by passion. Royal Living was established to celebrate enchanting and luxurious interior designs. Bespoke for each prestigious client, we redefine living spaces with inspirations drawn from global cities of our millennium. The interior design language for this 2-bedroom apartment is the result of the artful fusion of creativity and craftsmanship, when combined, allows us to deliver a home that generates joy and fête living. Given the structure limitations of the apartment such as the open concept kitchen, bay windows & beam throughout the apartment, absent of storage & study room and other glaring constraints, Royal Living began the journey with a different apparatus of mind. Instead of trying to overcome the limitations, Royal Living embraced them. In place of demolishing and alteration, RL harmonized and symphonized the existing to evolve the unit into a dream home for the client.

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estined to be the only waterfront location for dining, shopping and entertainment in South Florida, Harbourside Place will be more than Jupiter’s new downtown. This $144 Million development will offer a stunning setting for visitors staying at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter Beach, a 4.5-Star hotel that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. Harbourside Place is brought to you by:

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18/11/2013 16:56 LOCATION: Golf Course Road, Gurgaon, India ARCHITECT: Robert. A. M. Stern Architects SUSTAINABILITY: LEED® 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 READY FOR FIT- OUT: Q4 2013 LEASING STATUS: Selected by leading MNC to be their new India HQ spread over two floors KEY FEATURES: 43 ft leasing depth, double-pane glass for energy efficiency, noise and heat insulation, central air handling unit on each floor,19 intelligent elevators, and integrated building management systems.

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Viceroy Bali Crowning a secluded ridge above Bali’s Valley of the Kings, Viceroy Bali is a luxurious 25-villa retreat for those seeking the exclusive, the exotic, and the elegant in all things. The resort offers five categories of expansive yet intimate villas, each with its own pool; attentive discreet service, including an award winning restaurant, spa, gym, onsite helipad, plus convenient access to the many wonders of the region. Jln. Lanyahan, Br Nagi, Ubud, Bali 80571 Indonesia t: +(62) 361 971 777 e: w:

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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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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.

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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:

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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.


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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.

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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

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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.


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Announcing the UK’s Best Property Professionals… There are many qualities that distinguish the winners of these highly prestigious awards. Our judging panel seeks everything from innovation, sustainability and ecoawareness to that crucial injection of ‘wow-factor’. Excellence has to be apparent in every element, whatever the category may be. I hope that while browsing through the winning companies and projects featured in this brochure you will agree that the overall standard is being raised ever higher. One of the most strongly contested titles each year is Best Single Unit Property and 2013 was no exception. After much deliberation, the award went to Fulmer Grange by Oakeve. This stunning ‘Lutyens Style’ Arts & Crafts house, surrounded by formal landscaped grounds is in a highly desirable area of Buckinghamshire. Best Apartment was awarded to Kidbrooke Village by Berkeley Homes. As a flourishing London community in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Kidbrooke Village features contemporary new apartments of outstanding quality and sustainability. Queen’s Grove London Residence by Manushi Design has taken the coveted Best Interior Design Private Residence award. Timelessly elegant with well thought-out practicalities, it represents a beautiful family home that offers luxury living with the highest specification. Many congratulations to these winning companies and all those listed in this publication. May I also take this opportunity to remind you of one of the many additional benefits of entering the awards programme. Once again we are hosting a series of Property & Hospitality Shows in Dubai and London to which all entrants are invited. These events prove invaluable for targeted networking and forging new business partnerships with companies of an equal high standing. Please refer to our website at for full details of dates, locations and how to register.

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A towering opportunity

Berkeley Homes is launching the latest phase at One Tower Bridge, Wessex House, offering the opportunity to own a property at one of the most talked-about luxury London residential developments, located on one of the last great riverside sites available in the capital. One Tower Bridge will rank amongst the most luxurious of prime central London developments, with residents having access to five-star facilities on site including a boutique hotel, a -hour concierge managed by Harrods Estates, a gymnasium, a private health club with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and vitality pool, a virtual golf facility and a residents-only business lounge.

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Nowhere else in the world can you live amongst some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the capital’s newest showpiece, The Shard. Whether you want to be close to the capital’s finest cultural destinations, the thriving business districts or world-class schools and universities, its location is unrivalled. Designed by internationally respected architects Squire and Partners, the . hectare site will provide  private apartments and penthouses, most of which have private balconies, terraces or roof gardens. Built in four different architectural styles, the buildings vary in size, architectural appearance and height, taking full advantage of the location beside the River Thames. 10

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Wessex House is an exclusive collection of  apartments and  penthouses situated at the heart of the development. The interiors have been designed by Darling Associates, who have worked on some of the most prestigious central London developments including One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge and Embassy Court in St John’s Wood. From the lobby to the individual apartments, Wessex House has the feel of a five-star hotel. Darling Associates has designed elegant spaces sourcing the finest materials from across Europe with opulent Italian and French stone and timber, all complemented by bronze detailing.

One Tower Bridge residents will live directly next door to Potters Fields Park, part of the Thames Walk, and will benefit from access to this acclaimed public space, as well as a beautifully landscaped exclusive private courtyard garden, with three individually designed areas. The opportunity for both investors and home buyers is unique – an iconic address offering exceptional one, two, three and four-bedroom properties in the heart of one of the most vibrant parts of central London, with access to five-star facilities on site. ■ Further information From £785,000 / €932,000 / $1.24m One Tower Bridge Sales Suite St Olaves Tooley Street London, SE1 2HZ Telephone: +44 (0)207 871 0011 Web: Email:

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Judges Lord Bates Chairman of Judges

Roy Ling MD, RL Capital Management Asia

Iain Aitch Author & Journalist

Duncan MacArthur Hotel Solutions Principal

Kirkor Ajderhanyan President, International Relations Committee, FNAIM

Steve Macfarlane Stonegrass

Peter Anscombe

Felix Mara Editor, Architects’ Journal

Judith Baker Travel Writer & Editor

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Paul Bassi CBE Founder & CEO, Bond Wolfe

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel and Tourism

Lady Bates

Guy Medd Meddmcg

Peter Bolton King Residential Professional Group Director, RICS

Christian Morris Consultant, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

Doreen Boulding DBM Associates Hotel and Leisure Consultants

Rachel Newcombe Property & Lifestyle Writer & Editor

Stephen Brownlees Sales & Marketing Director, Gaggenau

Simon Numphund Business Manager, AA Hotel Services

John Cetra Architect, Cetra Ruddy Architecture USA

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Matthew Clare Director Trident Building Consultancy

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer

Edward Park Architect

Richard Cotton Former Chairman, RICS UAE

Penny Patterson Interior Designer

Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant

Ian Potter Operations Manager, ARLA

David Dalby Former Head, RICS

Gail Price Property Barrister

Johnny Dunford Global Commercial Director, RICS

Renuka Reins Feng Shui Expert

James Dunford-Wood CEO, Ometria

David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor

Imtiaz Farookhi Director, Dragonsgate

Philippe Rossiter CEO, Institute of Hospitality

Fred Finn World Record Holder for the most travelled person in history

Nancy Ruddy Architect, Cetra Ruddy Architecture USA

Will Gibbs Managing Director, KLC School of Design

James Samson Brand Manager, Louis Roederer Champagne

David Graham MD, Grahams HIFI

Helen Shield Editor in Chief, International Property Magazine

Ian Graham CEO, The Hotel Solutions Partnership

Thijs Stoffer CEO, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents

Susan Grossman Journalist

Janine Stone Interior Designer

Christopher Hall Past President, National Association of Estate Agents

Gary Strong Director of Practice Standards & Technical Guidance

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

Paul Tayler Chartered Surveyor, Mayfair

Julia Hands

Mark Taylor Interior Designer

Sean Hatcher Architect, MCM Architecture

Sue Timney President, British Institute of Interior Design

Daniel Hopwood Architect

Tricia Topping Luxury Topping

Dr Ian Jenkins Director of Research, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Ginetta Vedrickas Property Journalist

Rebecca Johnson Consultant, Bloomberg Television

Anthony Walker Education Funding Agency

Tom Jones Architect

Andy Watt Business Development Consultant, One Big Step

Mike Jordan Cornish Stairways International

Eleanor Weaver Designer, Cochrane Design

Jill Keene Editor, International Property Magazine

Gillian Wheatcroft

Patrick Kennedy-Sanigar Architect, Space Shuffle

Stuart Wilsdon Founding Director, Wilsdon Design Associates

Brian Lawrence Director, Brian Lawrence Ltd

Gail Wright Commercial Manager, Miele Products

Paul Lewis Architect

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Intarya has been at the forefront

exceptional detailing and the use of

of British interior design since its

top-quality materials are the hallmark of

inception in 1994, creating remarkable

an Intarya scheme and ensure that the

and highly acclaimed interiors in the

impossible is often realised.

UK and internationally. Daniel Kostiuc

Intarya was commissioned to create

and his team of interior designers and

a characterful, contemporary interior

architects boast a varied portfolio that

scheme for this duplex apartment

ranges from grand townhouses to sleek

prestigiously situated overlooking

penthouses, sumptuous palaces and

Hyde Park. The interior has a subtle

award-winning yachts.

mid-century influence, where lighting,

Intarya’s projects demonstrate its

furniture and fabrics reveal a vintage

experience in the luxury residential

aesthetic, resulting in a striking and

market and a commitment to delivering

glamorous interior. Its concept stems

timeless interiors that appeal to a

from the strong colour contrasts and

discerning international clientele. The

geometric shapes of Art Deco design,

company’s exacting standards go far

softened by the curved shapes of mid-

beyond the expected. Its designs enhance

century influences. Each vintage item

the inherent character of the architecture

was a statement wall light, chandelier

and location, sympathetically and

or furniture piece whose placement

imperceptibly blending the new with

alongside more contemporary items

the original.

prevented the look from becoming

Every detail is researched, considered, tailor-made and hand-crafted, unlocking

overwhelming. Designing over 80 per cent of

the property’s potential and adding value.

the furniture installed, Intarya has

Excellent long-standing relationships

the advantage of achieving scale and

with highly-skilled craftsmen and artists,

proportion, quality of craftsmanship

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and an unlevelled attention to detail. Its

This impactful artwork sets the tone for

bespoke furniture and finishes serve to

the youthful and brave scheme.

bring the company’s design concepts to

An array of sumptuous fabric walling

realisation and give schemes an overall

was used throughout the project as a

cohesion. This can be seen whether

tool that contributed to the richness and

expanding on geometric influences, seen

diversity of the schemes. Soft wools were

in the reception room or the elegant

used alongside subtly metallic grass cloths

vintage-inspired pieces designed for the

and textured silks in striking colours and

feminine master bedroom.

soft neutrals. Another guest bedroom

Bold or over-scaled artworks were

scheme was formed around a bespoke

significant tools in creating instant

fabric used to wrap the wardrobe doors,

impact, with many pieces specially

transforming and giving warmth and

commissioned as the main feature of

visual interest to this practical storage.

the room. An imposing canvas in the

Intarya have certainly achieved

dining room was stretched on site due

what they set out to do, delivering a

to its vast size. In situ it creates a striking,

sophisticated apartment full to bursting

contemporary piece in black and white.

with high end materials and finishes. By

The distinctly retro feel of the second

using choice retro pieces sparingly, they

guest bedroom was achieved largely

have encompassed a theme without it

8 Albion Riverside

through the black and white bubble

becoming a clichĂŠ and have retained a

8 Hester Road

graphic artwork series above the bed.

fresh, contemporary feel.


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United Kingdom DE VELOPMENT

BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING UK Embassy Gardens by Ballymore

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING UK Embassy Gardens by Ballymore

Founded in 1982, Ballymore is a design-

for London. A kilometre-long Linear

led, international property development

Park – starting in Vauxhall and moving

and investment group with principal

through Embassy Gardens on the

offices in London, Prague, Bratislava

way to Battersea Power Station – and

and Dublin. Specialising in large-scale,

130,000 square feet of retail form the

residentially-led, mixed-use schemes

development’s centrepiece.

across Europe, Ballymore has been

Vibrant new bars and restaurants

responsible for some of the most

will provide a variety of al fresco spaces

ground-breaking developments in

amid a variety of stunning landscaped

London. Now, with Embassy Gardens,

gardens. Creating beautiful, green open

a landmark riverside neighbourhood

spaces, gardens and walkways, Linear Park

in the heart of the Nine Elms on the

delivers a unique combination of well

South Bank regeneration area, the group

thought-through landscaped outdoor

continues to set new standards.

space with inspiring building design and

A stone’s throw from the vibrant South Bank, facing Belgravia just across

architectural excellence. Embassy Gardens is strongly

the river, Embassy Gardens could not be

influenced by the architectural style

better placed or connected. It takes in

of New York’s meatpacking district

spectacular views of Westminster to the

and London’s Victorian and Edwardian

east, Chelsea and Pimlico to the north

mansion blocks to create a distinctive

and the iconic Battersea Power Station

style for London’s newest landmark

to the west.

destination. With tall ceilings and open

Comprising 1,982 homes – from

plan designs, all apartments create

studio apartments to three-bedroom

an attractive and generous sense of

penthouses – Embassy Gardens is set

proportion. The high quality specification

to be a vibrant, lively new destination

chosen includes oak parquet flooring,

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BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING UK Embassy Gardens by Ballymore

 BEST DEVELOPMENT MARKETING UK Embassy Gardens by Ballymore

walnut veneers, comfort cooling,

addition, Embassy Gardens was also

beautifully designed kitchens and stylish

well received in Asia and other global

marble bathrooms. All apartments have

markets as the result of evocative

either balconies or winter gardens to

marketing tools and an international

complement the abundant natural light

media campaign.

from the floor to ceiling windows and

Ballymore Group has also confirmed

offer stunning riverside views of

a deal with the Kingdom of the

London landmarks.

Netherlands, which will see the Dutch

Through its impeccable reputation

Embassy move to a site forming part of

as a long-standing, high-end developer

the Embassy Gardens development. It

and by implementing a carefully targeted

will sit adjacent to the new US Embassy,

strategic marketing plan, Ballymore has

which is already under construction and

achieved impressive results for sales at

due for completion in 2017.

Embassy Gardens. Widely lauded by

Embassy Gardens with the new

top agents as the best performing

architecturally stunning US Embassy

residential development of 2012, every

and Dutch Embassy at its heart and

one of the properties released to date

an enviable central location on the

has been sold. Demonstrating a strong

banks of the Thames, represents a new

demand from the home market, 60% of

era of residential development and

sales have been to UK-based buyers. In

neighbourhood planning.

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BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT UK Fulham Riverside by Barratt London

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT UK Fulham Riverside by Barratt London

With over 30 years’ experience in

Fulham is one of London’s most

the capital, Barratt London brings

fashionable and wealthy areas and

an unrivalled level of knowledge and

demand for high quality accommodation

commitment to creating new homes

is ever increasing. As Fulham Riverside is

in London. Their substantial industry

one of the few remaining undeveloped

experience makes them one of the

stretches of riverside in central London,

very few London developers able to

Barratt London has designed the

deliver everything from niche, boutique

development to a very high level of

developments to ground-breaking

specification. Overall, Fulham Riverside

urban regeneration schemes. In the

employs a diverse range of different

last three decades, they have built

building typologies, thus avoiding the

25,000 new homes, creating inspiring

monocultural approach that can be seen

communities across London through

elsewhere in London’s recent riverside

their award-winning developments.

projects. This considered approach has

Fulham Riverside is a mixed-use

helped ensure that Fulham Riverside is

development comprising a new flagship Sainsbury’s supermarket, high quality

fully integrated with its surroundings. The buildings take cues from the

residential accommodation appropriate

historic context, particularly the industrial

for the local area, alternative retail

wharf buildings, to create an architectural

and some community resource space.

language that is appropriate to the area

Barratt London has ensured that some

and employs recognisable forms. Each

of the area’s rich history is retained in

building type is located around the site

the façade of the Kops Brewery while

to create a variety of heights and forms

the marketing suite itself will become

that respond to the context in each area.

a landscaped ecological reserve and

Two different brick colours are used for

environmental education centre.

the lower and upper level buildings with

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BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT UK Fulham Riverside by Barratt London

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT UK Fulham Riverside by Barratt London

a darker, redder brick forming the base of

The carefully designed and

the development and the lighter yellow

meticulously finished open-plan layouts

brick being used above. Glimpses of the

of the homes give buyers the flexibility

taller elements of the project near the

to create their ideal living space. Interiors

river act as markers along the Thames

reflect everything that could be needed

helping with legiblity and wayfinding

in a contemporary living space including

throughout the development.

recessed LED lighting, independently

Barratt London’s intention is to

controlled comfort cooling and

create a new piece of the city that

thermostatically controlled under floor

responds to the historic, environmental

heating. Modern kitchens and bathrooms

and urban context. Spread over 8.25

come fully equipped with the finest quality

acres, this new riverside development of

fixtures and fittings and bedrooms feature

over 460 luxurious new homes consists

100% wool carpets and fitted wardrobes.

of one, two, three and four-bedroom

Additionally, the ecology of the

apartments, duplexes, penthouses and

local area and riverside is given great

five-bedroom townhouses, each with

importance with all landscaping being

access to the private communal gardens.

developed closely with ecologists. The

A comprehensive range of services and

podium area boasts numerous plant

amenities is provided including concierge

species while the jetty marketing suite

service, underground parking, riverside

features a wild flower green roof, ideal for

café and fitness suite.

attracting various insect and bird species.

Barratt London The Jetty Marketing Suite, Townmead Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2QE United Kingdom t: +44 (0)844 811 4334 e: w: UK Property Awards 21

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Design by Deborah specialises in

without making their new home look

interior design for properties over

too cluttered.

a century old. As a boutique interior

Planning permission for the barn

design company, it helps clients with

stipulated that all the original windows

older properties create a unique style

must be retained. This meant that those

whilst respecting each property’s

in the lounge were taller than the ceiling

rich heritage.

line which had to be lowered to allow

This stunning project involves a barn

sufficient headroom for the first floor. The

conversion in rural north Hampshire

combination of a large remote controlled

belonging to a retired couple in their

roller blind tucked away in the ceiling

early 70s. They downsized by selling their

recess and curtains hanging in front of

large, beamed cottage, retaining the

the recess overcame this anomaly.

barn and its surrounding two acres for

Moving away from the floral country

their dotage. Over the years, the couple

look of the couple’s previous cottage,

had collected a large number of antique

a classically elegant, English style was

pieces of furniture, some valuable, as

created. A warm palette of claret, damson

well as paintings and family photos. The

and wine perfectly complemented the

Design by Deborah Ltd

challenge was to incorporate as many

oak floors, feature fireplaces and


of these treasured items as possible

antique furniture.

Canhurst Lane, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9XU, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)7725 339370 e: w: 22 UK Property Awards

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At Design by Deborah we understand that our clients love their homes, and that they understand the value in great design. Often they want to be more adventurous with their style using bolder colour, patterns and shapes, yet don’t know where to start. They often have great interior design ideas, but can’t find what they are looking for. Others simply don’t have the time to manage their own interior design project We specialize in creating interiors, which are classically elegant, quintessentially English, and that are unique. We mix the antique with the modern, bespoke with the reproduction, add flair and imagination to deliver outstanding interior design service to our clients. We are based in Berkshire, west of London and have worked with clients in and around London as well as within Europe for the last ten years. We have just been recognized by the International Property Awards as providing exceptional interior design for the residential market. We have experience in building teams to carry out complex and demanding projects, drawing on the skills and expertise in the team to create beautifully designed interiors. Our enthusiasm and energy for what we do gives our clients

confidence to hold our hand while we lead them through the journey of interior design. We measure success by the reaction of our clients. It is important that the design has functionality, is beautiful and contains that ’wow factor’. However the most important part for us is that we have added value to our client’s home, lives and helped them to reconnect to the sanctuary of their home. This is where they spend time with their family and friends, relax, meditate, laugh and cry. All these important life experiences can only be enhanced in a beautifully designed home.

Thornwood, Canhurst Lane, Knowl Hill, Berkshire RG10 9XU, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)7725 339370 e: w:

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Mandale Homes specialises in building

location. S10 features a variety of

inspiring and luxurious homes across

buildings, the majority being traditional

the UK. This is consistently achieved by

brick build dating back to the early half of

using only the finest quality materials

the 20th century.

and employing building expertise

As the countryside is only a stone’s

boosted by the company’s partnership

throw away, the area’s streets and houses

with the Mandale Group, renowned

are lined with typical Yorkshire stone

for its quayside, marina, retail and

walls. Therefore, rather than adopting

office developments.

the ‘standard’ contemporary materials

Ballard Hall is a unique development

of steel, weatherboarding and rendering,

from Mandale Homes consisting of

Mandale Homes opted for stone and

24 townhouses in the prestigious

traditional building methods but with a

Sheffield postcode of S10. It covers a

contemporary look.

wide range of properties from three

Any buyer at Ballard Hall has

to four-bedroom terraced homes to

the opportunity to create their own

five-bedroom detached houses complete

bespoke internal living space. Everything

with a double garage and terraced areas.

from kitchen layout, finishes, appliances

Mandale Homes had to overcome

and worktops to floor coverings and

the major challenge of meeting Sheffield

bathroom furniture – even the layout

City Council Planners’ objective of

of the house – can be altered to suit a

designing a contemporary housing

buyer’s needs. As an example, a less-abled

development that would also appeal to

buyer had fallen for one of the five-storey

a large market. The second consideration

houses and so Mandale Homes fitted it

of this contemporary style was to

with a lift. A minor amendment to the

look closely at the aesthetics to decide

planning permission enabled the lift shaft

how the build could best suit its prime

to be incorporated into the side of the

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house that was invisible from the outside,

chosen rather than gold and a minimalist

yet didn’t lose any internal living space.

approach was taken towards ornaments.

Mandale Homes uses its own in-

The company always adds some

house interior designer for all its designs

optional extras to its show homes

and show homes. Sticking to a very

to demonstrate what is available for

simple rule of ‘affordable, accessible and

buyers to purchase when reserving their

memorable’, customers can see that all

new home. This particular show home

internal finishes are easily obtainable and

had a surround sound music system

reasonably priced should they wish to

connected to the television installed

create a similar look themselves.

with zone-controlled speakers fitted

After debating ideas ranging from

into the ceilings. A new design of heating

ultra modern to fully traditional, a happy

system was also installed featuring a

medium was decided upon for the

wood-burner in the living room on the

show home interiors. It was designed

ground floor. When the fire is lit the

throughout with a traditional feel and

heat transfers to the room and also to

a contemporary twist to suit such a

a cylinder that pumps the water around

prestigious location. The furniture is of

the entire central heating system. Should

traditional build and materials finished

the fire not be lit, the thermostatically

in a contemporary way – for example,

controlled cylinder recognises this and

glossy wood. Silver metal work was

the gas supply takes over.

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Central Park


Pinelands Lodge

Roxan Construction has built an

marine steel inspired by the form of a

enviable reputation over the last 27

tree sit within the landscaped gardens

years involving landmark schemes

and water features to provide a

extending across the south of England.

stunning centerpiece.

Central Park in Dorset is an award-

Pinelands Lodge in Chilworth,

winning example. It offers contemporary

Hampshire is an impressive private

style living backing on to an exclusive

residence offering 9,500 square feet of

woodland and parkland area in the UK’s

highly luxurious living accommodation.

top holiday destination, Bournemouth.

This includes eight en suite double

The development of 36, one

bedrooms, a large kitchen and

and two-bedroom apartments and

conservatory, an indoor swimming pool,

penthouses is constructed to a high

sauna, changing rooms and bar.

specification utilizing sustainable

PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT HAMPSHIRE Pinelands Lodge by Roxan Construction Limited

The original house was demolished

methods and materials. Each home,

to make way for this substantial property

whether on the ground floor or upper

in a stunning setting with its own private

levels, is designed to take advantage of

lake and mature gardens. It has been

the stunning views over Bournemouth’s

designed in three separate compartments

famous Sylva and Lower Gardens.

– a main house, pool house and

They also provide secure underground

housekeeper’s accommodation –

car parking and an electric lift to all

with architecture respecting and

seven floors. Two bespoke sculptures of

complementing the glorious surroundings.

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North West & Scotland INTERIOR DESIGN


 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT NORTH WEST Adamson House by The Design Practice by UBER


The Design Practice by UBER Chelford Road, Ollerton,

The Design Practice by UBER specialises

in Scotland. The client brief was to create

in high-end residential interior

an enviable country retreat centred

architecture and design. The Vicarage

around entertaining guests with lavish

is the first of the company’s current

parties and relaxing breaks. Despite its

trio of award-winning projects and is a

evident modernity, the interior is designed

Grade II listed Georgian building of key

to feel like an organic continuation of its

significance and historical value

exterior with a stunning entertaining room

in Cheshire.

as the home’s focal point.

Respecting this heritage, UBER

Adamson House Apartment in

has carried out a meticulous interior

Manchester has been designed and

restoration and extension, injecting

constructed by UBER in a small attic

modern character with luxurious touches

to provide occasional accommodation

at every turn. Within the new layout, the

for the Chairman of the company

client required a private leisure space

occupying the building. Equipped with

without affecting the property’s style or

the latest technology, the space acts as a

losing precious garden. The innovative

glamorous boardroom capable of hosting

solution was an underground six-car

presentations as well as stylish dinners.

garage with luxurious gym, spa and pool.

Exuding a sense of masculine luxury,

The next property is on a desirable plot on the famous Gleneagles golf course

dramatic features are united by exquisite finishes throughout.

Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8SB, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)1565 621620 e: w: 30 UK Property Awards

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Wentworth Homes has been building

open flow was also evident throughout

superior quality properties in some

the property, inviting plenty of light and

of Berkshire and Surrey’s finest

connecting different areas of the house

locations for over 30 years. Each house

to one another. A balance has also been

is individually designed and detailed

struck in the design of the functional

according to the qualities and character

garage block with its accommodation

of the local area while an established

above. The structure has been

team of directly employed, highly skilled

successfully elevated to remain in keeping

craftsmen ensure exceptional levels of

with the main house despite having a

quality and finish.

proportionately lower ridge height.

Knightshayes is a luxury, six-bedroom

Other important project goals

house on the desirable Burwood Park

included a landscape design that

Estate in Walton on Thames, Surrey. The

would respect the position of

property is a perfect example of the

neighbouring properties but also

award-winning care and consideration

maximize the benefits of catching the

Wentworth Homes invests in the design

afternoon and evening sun. With this in

and development of every one of its

mind, a terrace and summerhouse were

projects. A neo-classical design has been

designed to sit centrally on the eastern

adopted with yellow stock brick and a

side of the north facing rear garden

palette of local materials to complement

without being overlooked.

the area’s traditional vernacular. Specific design criteria included

Luccombe is a high-end property in excess of 8,000 square feet on an acre

providing accommodation for an au pair

of mature and secluded garden in Ascot,

or nanny that was ancillary to the house,

Berkshire. The six-bedroom house has

giving the feeling of a private, separate

been skillfully designed to satisfy the

living space. A naturally welcoming and

demands of the local market. A large,

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open and well-connected space on the

the overall ridge height has been kept in

ground floor is ideally suited for family

line with other houses in the area.

life while an open plan recreation room

Luccombe’s driveway has been

has a sense of seclusion from the rest

set asymmetrically on the plot and

of the house. Again, Wentworth Homes’

the house positioned at a diagonal

aim has been to allow as much natural

orientation to the boundaries to avoid

light into the property as possible, making

creating a regimented and linear form of

it airy and spacious without becoming

development. This careful positioning and

expansive or cold.

orientation also means that the principal

The house is well balanced in its

living rooms at the rear of the house take

surroundings on the plot, creating the

full advantage of its southerly aspect. Red

feeling that, despite the maturity of the

stock bricks and a neo-classical design

trees and landscaping, it is impeccably

over three-storeys complement other

suited to the setting. The roof space

buildings in the locality while enhancing

above the main house has been utilized

and raising the quality of design within

to provide additional accommodation but

the overall street scene.

Wentworth Homes Wentworth House, The Causeway, Staines on Thames, TW18 3AQ, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)1784 451 717 e: w: UK Property Awards 33

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London R E A L E S TAT E


First established in Mayfair in 1835,

identified as being synonymous with the

Winkworth takes great pride in offering

Far Eastern buyer, landlord and tenant.

a unique perspective on matching people

Having previously worked with Barings

with homes. Following this ethos, Charles

bank with its Far Eastern client base,

Peerless opened the West End office

Charles Peerless launched the office

in 1993 trading under the Winkworth

with this in mind. This led the company

brand. The offices have now been selling

to engage a Far Eastern Client Manager

and letting properties in the West End

to provide a comprehensive agency

and Clerkenwell areas for twenty years.

service for clients from Singapore,

As an independently owned company trading under one of London’s

Winkworth West End & Clerkenwell

Malaysia and Hong Kong. Charles Peerless will be opening

largest estate agency brands, Winkworth

an additional office in Marylebone by

West End & Clerkenwell offers the

the end of the year to provide further

benefits of an independent single office

support in the West End and City

agency with the proprietor on site as

markets. Our continued success and

well as a large corporate agency with an

repeat business demonstrates the loyalty

extensive network.

of our clients, which bears testimony to

During the 90s, the ‘mid-town’ area covered by the two offices, was

the company’s continuous quality of service.

55 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1BS, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)20 7240 3322 f: +44 (0)20 7430 2510 e: w: 34 UK Property Awards

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Cruikshank Street, Clerkenwell, £1,890,000

Lloyd Baker Street, Clerkenwell, £1,795,000

Queen Square, Bloomsbury, £2,400,000

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BEST APARTMENT UK Kidbrooke Village by Berkeley Homes

36 UK Property Awards

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The Old Lilian Baylis School by Henley

architecturally less significant buildings

Homes is located in SE11, within the

are being demolished, making way for a

London Borough of Lambeth. An island

new terrace of townhouses providing

site, it is situated within walking distance

a vibrant link between the school’s 60’s

of Lambeth Bridge and close to several

architecture and the facing Victorian

notable London landmarks including the

terrace. In all, a total of 149 homes will

Houses of Parliament.

be created using a mix of conversion and

Completed in 1965, the school is a classic example of the modern ‘Brutalist’

new-build. Period details are being preserved

style of architecture and one of the few

as much as modern building regulations

remaining in the capital. Named after

will allow, so that original parquet floors,

the famous Victorian theatre manager

iroko wood window frames, sinuous

and director, the existing buildings

wood-cast concrete staircases and neat

cover a 3.2 acre site and are Grade II

little cast iron radiators will remain

listed. Vacated in 2005, the school soon

where possible. Blending seamlessly with

became derelict.

contemporary furnishings and working

Following extensive negotiation

well with open-plan living, these character

with English Heritage, Conservation

details mean there is nothing comparable

and Planning, the most dilapidated and

currently on the market in London.

Henley Homes 103 Union Street, London SE1 0LA, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)207 401 8777 f: +44 (0)207 401 8999 e: w: UK Property Awards 39

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Isle of Man

BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE UK Oak Hill Mansion by Richmond Square Group

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE NORTH WEST Oak Hill Mansion by Richmond Square Group

 BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT ISLE OF MAN Oak Hill Mansion by Richmond Square Group


Richmond Square is a multi-disciplinary

The property’s classic proportions and

design and property development

high quality materials are also reflected

company creating highly specified

in the lavish elegance of the internal

homes for the world’s most discerning

specification. A family home first and

clients. Oak Hill Mansion in the Isle of

foremost, Oak Hill Mansion is also ideal for

Man is one such project, gaining three

entertaining. An entertainment room was

awards for its excellence in architecture,

created for friends and business associates

build and interior design.

with the cool air of a contemporary

This superb, newly built private

London club. Complete with bar, pool

estate has been commissioned by an

table, surround sound system and dance

entrepreneur for use by himself and

floor, it remains intimate and appropriate

his family. The principal Georgian-

for daily family use.

inspired mansion sits within 20 acres

The latest technologies have been

of grounds including seven acres of

subtly integrated into this classically

Richmond Square Group

formal gardens, a spa complex and

contemporary home which is defined

The Estate Office,

extensive equestrian facilities. Its design

by its immense attention to detail and

Ballamona Estate,

emerged as an expansive double

craftsmanship. The overarching style

Oak Hill,

winged mansion over two storeys with

ethos was graceful sophistication with a

Port Soderick,

a traditional stone exterior with 18th

contemporary, masculine edge, reflecting

Isle of Man,

century features.

the client’s individual style.

IM4 1AT British Isles t: +44 (0)1624 692185 f: +44 (0)1624 625 611 e: w: 40 UK Property Awards

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Berkshire, West Sussex & Isle of Wight



The Gate House, Kinsbrook

 Vantage Point


Since its formation in 1975, Banner

the Isle of Wight. Its seafront elevation

Homes has been a pioneer in the

is almost completely glazed, offering

market, developing luxury properties

uninterrupted views across the Solent.

that combine classic style with the

The apartment, in the yachting capital of

latest innovations and renewable

Cowes, mixes the finest in contemporary

energy features.

living and thoughtful architecture with

The Gate House, one of Banner’s flagship show homes, is a beautiful example of the marriage of traditional

attention to detail, quality finishes and an optimum layout. Glebelands, Wokingham, is a


 BEST APARTMENT ISLE OF WIGHT Vantage Point by Banner Homes


aesthetics and state-of-the-art luxuries.

superbly appointed retirement

This stunning six-bedroom home is in the

development in the extensive grounds

highly exclusive Kinsbrook development

of a 19th century, Grade II listed country

in West Sussex. Its architecture is fully

house. Echoing its architecture and

in context with its rural surroundings

reflecting its grandeur without being

and beautifully landscaped garden,

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while inside, a sense of space prevails

beautiful apartments and cottages. Each

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throughout its three graceful storeys.

one is packed with quality features and

Riverside House,

Blessed with an ever-changing

finishes and ideal for affluent residents

Holtspur Lane,

panoramic seascape, Plot 3, Vantage Point,

over 55 seeking a stylish home in which

delivers the very best in coastal living on

to entertain and enjoy elegant living.

Wooburn Green, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 0TJ, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)1628 536200 f: +44 (0)1628 536201 e: w: UK Property Awards 41

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Casa Forma is an international

into unique materials and never-tried-

practice specializing in architectural

before techniques to ensure approval

and interior design for residential,

by the building’s strict management and

commercial and hospitality properties.

also satisfy a client well versed in design

The company’s experienced team takes

and luxury.

great pride in providing its clients with

The results, such as the conceptual

a personalised service delivered to an

corridor panelling, precious stone lighting

uncompromisingly high standard.

features, acid manipulated wallpaper and

When creating the interior for a

bespoke joinery, were achieved through

4,535 square foot apartment at the

working hand in hand with contractors,

prestigious London development, One

subcontractors and suppliers. Natural

Hyde Park, Casa Forma focused on

materials such as quartz, Indian rosewood

practicality and functionality. However,

and bronze were chosen as perfect, low

the apartment also needed to exude the

maintenance, long lasting, high quality

very best in bespoke luxury and elegance

materials, ideal for the client’s sporadic

to form a comfortable family home with

use of the apartment.

a sophisticated and timeless design.

Precision, attention to detail, quality of

Creating truly unique spaces in one

materials and thorough research makes

of the world’s most regulated buildings

this Casa Forma project an outstanding

Casa Forma

was a considerable challenge. Casa Forma

example of carefully considered and

14 Stanhope Mews West,

undertook extensive research

uncompromising, luxurious interior design.

London SW7 5RB, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)207 584 9495 e: w: 42 UK Property Awards

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BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE UK Oak Hill Mansion by Richmond Square Group

44 UK Property Awards

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BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT UK Fulmer Grange by Oakeve Limited

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United Kingdom DE VELOPMENT


 BEST RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION / REDEVELOPMENT UK Chevin Park by Ben Bailey Homes Based in Yorkshire, Ben Bailey Homes

area. This required great skill from the

boasts a wide portfolio of residential

artisans and builders who, working closely

developments. These range from

with Leeds City Council’s Conservation

stunning new build properties to

Officer, paid meticulous attention to

impressive restoration projects such

restoring the Grade II listed buildings to

as Chevin Park, the former High Royds

their former magnificence. Local residents

hospital near Leeds.

also had a great deal of input into the

This unique collection of buildings dating back to 1888 formed an important

Ben Bailey Homes Yorkshire

restoration from the very start. Today, Chevin Park’s striking Yorkshire

local landmark that had fallen into a

stone buildings are a truly impressive

state of unacceptable disrepair and

vision of architectural splendour. They

was becoming increasingly dilapidated.

offer a range of outstanding two, three

Ben Bailey Homes’ brief was to create

and four-bedroom homes including

exceptional modern properties while

apartments, townhouses and bungalows

safeguarding the character and history of

that are unrivalled in the region.

the site.

Combined with contemporary internal

Great care was taken to ensure that

fittings throughout and set in attractive

Unit 2 Mariner Court,

the development retained the best of its

landscaped gardens with woodlands and

Peel Avenue,

Victorian buildings by preserving original

Ilkley Moor close by, this is an exceptional


features and ultimately enhancing the local

place to call home.

Wakefield, WF4 3FL, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)1924 248449 f: +44 (0)1924 248488 e: w: 46 UK Property Awards

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 BEST DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS MIDDLESEX Little Northolt by Clearview Homes

Founded in 1991, Clearview Homes is a

Always endeavouring to pioneer

multi award-winning developer, creating

cutting edge construction methods, the

quality residential properties across

challenge was to take Porotherm

North and West London boroughs

cellular clay block and Thin Mortar

and the Home Counties. With an

Technology to new heights – five

acute awareness of the contribution

storeys in this instance. Meticulous site

that imaginative design and careful

management was essential to cope

construction can make to improving the

with both the constraints of the size

environment, Clearview Homes is totally

of a small, high density site and shorter

committed to creating eco-friendly

construction times using this type

homes of high sustainability.

of technology.

Little Northolt is a textbook case

Delivering 50 new homes, consisting

of how a brownfield site, purchased

of 41 affordable properties and nine

unconditionally, was transformed into

for private sale, Little Northolt reflects

‘eco’ social housing in record time by

modern, progressive design whilst

Clearview Homes. The brief was to

melding with an established housing

create a landmark regeneration scheme

and retail environment. Tailored to meet

to meet the exacting criteria of any

stringent housing association standards

housing association, whilst satisfying

and provide eco-friendly advantages, a

Harrow Council’s desire to enhance the

solid community environment has been

community with high quality planning.

created for future occupiers.

Clearview Homes 201 Pinner Road, Northwood Hills, HA6 1BX, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)1923 840048 f: +44 (0)1923 834266 e: w: UK Property Awards 47

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Since starting his Nottinghamshire

to design the interiors for a large new

interior design consultancy in 1994,

garden room.

Jamie Hempsall has established a

The overall selected style was classic

reputation for innovation, quality,

with a contemporary twist in the original

practicality and cost effective design.

house with a more modern feel to the

First interpreting and understanding

extension. Designs aimed to create

his clients’ needs, he then ensures they

an impressive suite of rooms that the

receive his personal attention at all

couple could occupy together daily and

project stages.

that family and friends would be excited

The company was commissioned

by during frequent stays. This involved

to develop the interiors throughout

redesigning the entire layout of the house

Southwell Manor, an expansive Georgian

forming a natural flow so that no rooms

manor house that had been extensively

‘went off the radar’.

modified during the Victorian era.

Bright, stimulating colours feature

Owned by a couple whose family had

in daytime rooms with darker tones in

left home, the brief required that the

evening rooms to embrace intimacy.

Jamie Hempsall Ltd

large number of unused rooms were

Effortless style is a key principal with

North Beck,

redesigned to reflect the owners’

inspiration taken from the Great Houses

Low Street,

current lifestyle. The project also

of England where groupings of furniture

East Drayton,

included working with their architect

create social areas within larger spaces.

Nr Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0LN. United Kingdom t: +44 (0)1777 248463 e: w: 48 UK Property Awards

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Kirkby Homes is a privately owned

re-development was to provide

property company in Berkshire that

additional family housing in an area

takes great pride in every project.

where derelict shops were in the midst

The firm has a growing reputation

of other housing. Target markets were

of delivering individuality through

young families and commuters and those

meticulous attention to detail and by

wishing to work from home.

using the best materials and products. Forest Place is a select development

The houses were designed to be modern but with a rural appearance

of just four exclusive, semi-detached

to enhance the street scene and

homes on the outskirts of Ascot. Before

harmonise with the surrounding

proceeding to build the properties, Kirkby

neighbourhood. Benefiting from a

Homes consulted with the architects

secluded outlook to the rear, careful

and local estate agents to develop an

attention has been paid to the planning

understanding between all parties and

of the external elevations with the use

agree on the specific project goals.

of interesting materials for the finishes.

Several appeal processes also had to

The internal specification is also of the

be gone through before permission

highest quality with bespoke bathroom

was granted for change of use from

furniture, hand crafted and painted

retail units to housing. The aim of the

kitchen units and solid oak doors.

Kirkby Homes The Old Court House, London Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7EN United Kingdom t: +44 (0)1344 872596 e: w: UK Property Awards 49

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 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME LONDON Roehampton Gate by Milc Property Stylists Ltd

Milc Property Stylists is a leading

The design concept stemmed from

furnishing solutions company offering

the developer’s vision of fluid living

a professional, personal service to

in a large family house. Fusing natural

property developers, landlords and

fabrics and colours with elegant wenge

private vendors. The company was

furniture helped give the interior a

commissioned to design the interior of

casual, sophisticated look. Statement

a magnificent 10,000 square feet new

pieces such as large Chesterfield sofas,

build house on Roehampton Gate, close

buttoned headboards and striking yet

to Richmond Park.

classic mirrored pieces feature in the

Due to the property’s asking price of

formal areas. Velvets and patterns are

£8.25 million as well as its size, finish and

used in the more informal ‘snug’ living

location, the interior design had to appeal

spaces to exude warmth and comfort.

to a refined and affluent target market.

Travel themed objects such as trunks and

Given a modest budget and time frame

atlases also give a homely, intimate feel

to furnish a show house on such a grand

to the property. An element of boutique

scale, Milc had to use unique skill and

hotel style was also mixed in to the

resources to create an interior to the

equation to ensure the finished design

exacting standards required.

was both smart and elegant.

Milc Property Stylists 1 Purley Place, London N1 1QA, United Kingdom t: 44 (0)20 7700 1523 e: w: 50 UK Property Awards

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 Formed in 1999, Seqoya’s team has vast

The multi-award winning Hyperion

experience in developing luxury homes

penthouse is a duplex with 3,396 square

in the UK and Caribbean. Each scheme

feet of internal space and an additional

the company creates is entirely bespoke

750 square feet of private rooftop

and their creative design, quality of

terrace. It has four en suite bedrooms

workmanship and attention to detail

and spacious light filled rooms featuring

ensure their properties are always

expanses of floor to ceiling windows.

hugely impressive.

Breathtaking city views include landmarks

Seqoya has transformed Queen’s

such as the BT Tower, London Eye and

Court in London’s St John’s Wood, a six-

the Shard. The overall design has been

storey 1960’s apartment building, into one

built around the principle that nothing

of the area’s most striking eight-storey,

should detract from these views.

prime addresses. This very complicated



Within the penthouse Seqoya has

multi-million pound engineering and

created a core area with dark ebony

construction project took 18 months

macassar walls. This allows the eye to

and involved the demolition of the top

be drawn immediately to the main light

floor of the existing block, followed by

filled drawing and dining rooms, where

the construction of two penthouses over

the ebony tulip wood framed glass doors

three floors. Seqoya also comprehensively

highlight the remarkable views. The

remodeled and refurbished the entire

penthouses are currently on the market

3 Waterside Place,

building and its’ grounds.

for sale.

London, NW1 8JT


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East of England Rendall & Wright was established in 2006 and offers a comprehensive, bespoke interior design service. Lindsey Rendall was appointed to oversee the restoration and extension of The Dairy, a 19th century part-listed building in rural Suffolk. Inspiration was sought from the stunning surrounding countryside: a soft palette of muted greys and pink hues taken from the Suffolk sky. Natural textiles build layers of texture, while the use of stone, glass and wood result in an elegant and contemporary interior. Rendall & Wright Newland House, High Street, Acton, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 0AT, United Kingdom t: +44 (0)1787 375076 e: w:  BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE EAST OF ENGLAND The Dairy by Rendall & Wright

CONTACT US AT: 3, St John’s Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 OJD, England Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Fax: +44 (0)1245 265446 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 PROPERTY AWARDS TEAM Sonia Mison, Alison Murray Xennon Easton, Elaine Elvey, Matthew Hanratty, Mary Garbett, Dominika Gortatowicz, Kelly Howells, Linda Lark, Delia Ratiu, Jane Reed, Corinne Smart, Alexa Watson EVENTS TEAM Russell Clarke, Michael Saggers SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright

52 UK Property Awards

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UK Property Award Winners 2013-2014 Dorset (cont.)

Berkshire Development Multiple Units

Highly Commended

21 Western Avenue by Westcoast Developments

Highly Commended

4A Brudenell Avenue by Westcoast Developments

 Chancellors

Real Estate Agency

Property Single Unit

 Symonds & Sampson LLP

Highly Commended

Forest Place, Ascot by Kirkby Homes Ltd

Property Single Unit

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

Luccombe by Wentworth Homes

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended


Retirement Development

Durham Development Multiple Units  The Woodlands, Shotley Bridge by Story Homes

 Glebelands by Banner Homes East Midlands Bristol

Interior Design Private Residence

Lettings Agency Highly Commended

 Southwell Manor by Jamie Hempsall Ltd

Intire Lettings & Management East of England


Interior Design Apartment

Lettings Agency

 Marlowe House by Boscolo Ltd

 Chancellors

Interior Design Private Residence

Property Single Unit

 The Dairy by Rendall & Wright

 Fulmer Grange by Oakeve Limited

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency

Interior Design Show Home

Highly Commended


Upper Park by Boscolo Ltd

 Ashbee Lodge by Higgins Homes Leisure Architecture

Central Scotland

Highly Commended

Development Multiple Units Highly Commended

Whitehouse Loan by MNM Developments (Scot) Ltd

Lettings Agency Highly Commended

Creasey Park Community Football Centre by AndArchitects Ltd

Leisure Interior  The Coach House by SHH

Boomerang East Sussex


Lettings Agency

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

 Ian Tonge Property Services

Real Estate Agency

Justin Lloyd Estate Agents

 Callaways Estate & Lettings Agent Cornwall

Highly Commended

Justin Lloyd Estate Agents

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Lillicrap Chilcott

Essex Apartment


 Ashbee Lodge by Higgins Homes

Development Multiple Units

Development Multiple Units

 Crindledyke Farm, Carlisle by Story Homes

 Ashbee Lodge by Higgins Homes Lettings Agency


Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency

Real Estate Agency

 Coast & Country Estate Agents

 Beresfords Highly Commended


Hilbery Chaplin Residential

Dorset Development Multiple Units Highly Commended

Central Park by Roxan Construction Limited

Property Consultancy

Gloucestershire Lettings Agency Highly Commended

The Property Centre

 Symonds & Sampson LLP

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Gloucestershire (cont.)


Real Estate Agency


Highly Commended

The Property Centre

 Kidbrooke Village by Berkeley Homes Highly Commended

Hyperion Penthouse by Seqoya


Highly Commended

The Portland Collection by Amazon Property

Development Multiple Units

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Farnborough Central by Redrow Homes Limited

Property Single Unit Highly Commended

Pinelands Lodge by Roxan Construction Limited

 West Kensington Place by Weston Williamson + Partners Architecture Single Residence  Tex-Tonic House 1 & 2 by Paul McAneary Architects

Retirement Development

Highly Commended

 Milesdown Place, Winchester

Highly Commended

by Beechcroft Developments

Hovering House by Paul McAneary Architects Mews House, Notting Hill by Paper Project Architecture + Design Ltd

Development Multiple Units Herefordshire

 Kidbrooke Village by Berkeley Homes

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

Old Lilian Baylis School by Henley Homes

Highly Commended

Oval Quarter by Oval Quarter Developments Ltd

Highly Commended

Russell Baldwin & Bright

Real Estate Agency

Interior Design Apartment

 Russell Baldwin & Bright

 Hyperion by Seqoya Highly Commended

Chelsea Apartment by SHH


Highly Commended

One Hyde Park by Casa Forma

Development Multiple Units

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

Merchant Taylors Place by Barratt Homes

 Queens Grove London Residence by Manushi Design Ltd

Highly Commended

Murano House by Fusion Residential

Highly Commended

Antigua House by Maurizio Pellizzoni Design

Highly Commended

The Whitehouse Apartment by Hartmann Designs Ltd

Isle of Man

Interior Design Show Home

Property Single Unit

 Roehampton Gate by Milc Property Stylists Ltd

 Oak Hill Mansion

Highly Commended

Eaton Penthouse by The Studio Harrods

Highly Commended

Hyde Park Residence by Intarya

by Richmond Square Group

Lettings Agency Isle of Wight

 Young London


Highly Commended


 Vantage Point by Banner Homes

Highly Commended


Mixed-use Architecture Kent

Highly Commended

Development Multiple Units

Office Interior

Highly Commended

Holborough Lakes by Berkeley Homes Eastern

Jamaica Road by Weston Williamson + Partners

 Scorch London by Peldon Rose Highly Commended

Expedia European HQ, London by EDGE


Highly Commended

The Physiological Society by Peldon Rose

Development Multiple Units

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

The Villas @ Lytham Quays

Highly Commended

by Redrow Homes Limited

Property Single Unit

Smuts & Taylor Ltd

 Hyperion Penthouse by Seqoya Leicestershire

Property Single Unit

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

18 Upper Wimpole Street by Amazon Property

Highly Commended

Beau House by Morpheus London

Highly Commended

Aidan J Reed

Real Estate Agency

Public Service Architecture

 Aidan J Reed

 King’s Cross Station Redevelopment by John McAslan + Partners


Highly Commended

Holland Park School by Aedas London Ltd

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

London Bridge Station Concourse by Pascall+Watson

 Mundys

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London (cont.)


Real Estate Agency

Lettings Agency

 Foxtons

Highly Commended


Highly Commended

Anscombe & Ringland

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Winkworth West End & Clerkenwell

Highly Commended


Retail Interior  Marsh & Parsons - Bishops Park by AMI Consulting

Scotland Architecture Multiple Residence  Centurion Way, Glasgow by Coltart Earley Architecture Ltd

Mid Wales

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Fine & Country Homes from McCartneys

The Walled Garden, Stoneywood by Dandara Ltd

 the edge:scotland by Carole Naylor & John Chesbrough Highly Commended

No 1 Rosemount by McKenzie Strickland Associates


Highly Commended

The Rubislaw, Oakhill Grange by Dandara Ltd

Development Multiple Units

Interior Design Private Residence

 Little Northolt by Clearview Homes

 Gleneagles by The Design Practice by UBER

Real Estate Agency

Public Service Architecture

 Lawrence Rand Estate Agents

Highly Commended

North East


Interior Design Apartment

Real Estate Agency

 Gosforth Apartment by George Bond Interior Design

 Robin King Estate Agents

Scottish National Portrait Gallery by Page\Park Architects

Landscape Architecture  Northumberlandia by Banks Group & Blagdon Estate

South East Architecture Single Residence

North East Scotland

 Studio Cottage by chaudhuriARCHITECTS

Development Multiple Units

Interior Design Private Residence

 Stoneywood by Dandara Ltd

 Richmond Private Residence by The Studio Harrods

Property Single Unit

Highly Commended

 The Townhouse, Oakhill Grange by Dandara Ltd

Interior Design Show Home

Barn Conversion by Design By Deborah Ltd

 Fulmer Grange by Oakeve Interiors North West

Highly Commended

Architecture Multiple Residence

Office Architecture

 Ballanard Woods by Heritage Homes Ltd

 American Express Brighton by EPR Architects

Architecture Single Residence

Office Interior

 Oak Hill Mansion by Richmond Square Group

 American Express Brighton by EPR Architects

Highly Commended

The Astor by Alexander James Interiors

The Henley, Ballanard Woods

Public Service Interior

by Heritage Homes Ltd

Highly Commended

Chiltern Grange Care Home by Vivid Living Limited

Interior Design Apartment  Adamson House by The Design Practice by UBER

South East Wales

Interior Design Private Residence

Development Multiple Units

 The Vicarage by The Design Practice by UBER

 The Crescent by Loosemore

Highly Commended

Oak Hill Mansion by Richmond Square Group

Highly Commended

Mary Twill Grove by Redrow Homes Limited

Real Estate Agency Northumberland

Highly Commended

Kelvin Francis Limited

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Red Hot Property

South West Architecture Multiple Residence


 Chaddesley Glenn, 32 by Western Design Architects

Development Multiple Units

Architecture Single Residence

 Green Street in the Meadows by Blueprint

 Oxleaze Farm by Western Design Architects

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Public Service Architecture

Lettings Agency

 Christ Church Chorleywood by JBKS Architects

Highly Commended

Public Service Interior

Real Estate Agency

 St Mary Magdalene Church by JBKS Architects

Highly Commended

South Yorkshire

Yorkshire & The Humber

Development Multiple Units

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

Ballard Hall by Mandale Homes

Highly Commended

Property Single Unit Highly Commended

The Highgrove by Redrow Homes Limited

The Property Centre The Property Centre

The Old Chapel, Mill Bank by Roberta Fulford Design

Interior Design Show Home Highly Commended

Plot 7, Ballard Hall by Mandale Homes

Surrey Apartment

United Kingdom

 Esher Heights by Hyatt Group

Developer Website

Development Multiple Units

 by Banner Homes

 Esher Heights by Hyatt Group

Highly Commended by Fusion Residential

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended by Urban Splash

 Foxtons

Development Marketing

Highly Commended


 Embassy Gardens by Ballymore

Property Single Unit

Highly Commended

Fitzroy Place by Heavenly

 Furzecroft by Consero London

Highly Commended

Stoneywood by Dandara Ltd

Highly Commended

Knightshayes by Wentworth Homes

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Woodland Grove by Meadway Homes

 Fulham Riverside by Barratt London

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

 Foxtons

Office Development

Highly Commended


Royal William Yard by Urban Splash

 Howick Place by Doughty Hanson & Co and Terrace Hill

Retirement Development

Property Consultancy Website

 Frenchlands Gate, East Horsley

Highly Commended

by Beechcroft Developments by Smuts & Taylor Ltd

Real Estate Agency Marketing Warwickshire

 Fine & Country

Development Multiple Units

Highly Commended

0% Commission Campaign by Foxtons

 Jubilee Gardens by Castle Homes of Warwick

Highly Commended

Property TU Channel by The Property Centre

Real Estate Agency Website West Midlands

 by Foxtons

Development Multiple Units

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Great Park by Redrow Homes Limited

Highly Commended

Office Architecture Highly Commended

Snow Hill Office Building Two by Sidell Gibson Architects

Office Interior Highly Commended by Barton Wyatt by Chancellors Group of Estate Agents Limited

Residential High-rise Development  One Commercial Street by Redrow Homes Limited

Snowhill Building 2 by Sidell Gibson Interiors Highly Commended

Kingston Riverside by Redrow Homes Limited

West Sussex

Highly Commended

New Central by Barratt Homes

Development Multiple Units

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

Highly Commended

King Edward VII by City & Country

 Chevin Park by Ben Bailey Homes

Property Single Unit

Highly Commended

clearview-newquay by Ambostrachan Homes

 Nutbourne Studio by Barton Willmore

Highly Commended

The Devonshire by Amara Property Investments Ltd

Highly Commended

The Gate House, Kinsbrook by Banner Homes

Real Estate Agency  Brock Taylor

Safe Home Award Highly Commended

‘Ostia’, 1 Alington Close by Westcoast Developments

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Overall UK Property Award Winners The following companies represent the top winners across the United Kingdom. Each of these will go on to compete in the overall International Property Awards to determine the World’s Best in each category. Best Apartment UK Kidbrooke Village by Berkeley Homes Best Architecture Multiple Residence UK West Kensington Place by Weston Williamson + Partners Best Architecture Single Residence UK Oak Hill Mansion by Richmond Square Group Best Developer Website UK by Banner Homes Best Development Marketing UK Embassy Gardens by Ballymore Best Development Multiple Units UK Green Street in the Meadows by Blueprint Best Interior Design Apartment UK Hyperion by Seqoya Best Interior Design Private Residence UK Queens Grove London Residence by Manushi Design Ltd Best Interior Design Show Home UK Fulmer Grange by Oakeve Interiors Best Landscape Architecture UK Northumberlandia by Banks Group & Blagdon Estate Best Leisure Interior UK The Coach House by SHH Best Lettings Agency UK Young London Best Mixed-use Development UK Fulham Riverside by Barratt London Best Office Architecture UK American Express Brighton by EPR Architects Best Office Development UK Howick Place by Doughty Hanson & Co and Terrace Hill Best Office Interior UK Scorch London by Peldon Rose Best Property Consultancy UK Symonds & Sampson LLP Best Property Single Unit UK Fulmer Grange by Oakeve Limited Best Public Service Architecture UK King’s Cross Station Redevelopment by John McAslan + Partners Best Public Service Interior UK St Mary Magdalene Church by JBKS Architects Best Real Estate Agency UK Foxtons Best Real Estate Agency Marketing UK Fine & Country Best Real Estate Agency Website UK by Foxtons Best Residential High-rise Development UK One Commercial Street by Redrow Homes Limited Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment UK Chevin Park by Ben Bailey Homes Best Retail Interior UK Marsh & Parsons - Bishops Park by AMI Consulting Best Retirement Development UK Glebelands by Banner Homes UK Property Awards 57

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Index 6 8 16 18 20 22 24 28 30 32 36 38 40 44 46 47 48 49 50 51 53

Sponsors Judges Al Barari Firm Management LLC Bishop Design LLC Desiderata Bellomi Design International Dubai Lifestyle City Eden Island Etihad Towers for Real Estate Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company & KDC Limited (KAIZEN) Tadawul Real Estate Co. & Nikken Sekkei Ltd Panda Development Company Limited The First Group Roma International for Construction & Decoration Bayan Realty Claudio Modola Architectural Design Ltd Dakota Design (Pty) Ltd Darwasa Designs DECO Construction LDA El-Mansur Atelier Group Etcetera Living LLC

54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74

Home Offices Company Ltd iki design group International House of Architecture Iskan Architects Villas Valriche Livewell Suites Living In Interiors New Capricorn Services Ltd New Perspective AD Consulting Ras Al Hamra Development, PDO Seven Tides Limited Carlos Bay StudioBasel Tyson Properties United Real Estate Company Choprop Zen Interiors Image 360 Designs Ltd, Darwasa Designs, Mellet & Human Architects 75 Pam Golding Properties, Spaceweb Consulting Ltd 76 Africa & Arabia Property Winners

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Judges Lord Bates Chairman of Judges

Roy Ling MD, RL Capital Management Asia

Iain Aitch Author & Journalist

Duncan MacArthur Hotel Solutions Principal

Kirkor Ajderhanyan President, International Relations Committee, FNAIM

Steve Macfarlane Stonegrass

Peter Anscombe

Felix Mara Editor, Architects’ Journal

Judith Baker Travel Writer & Editor

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe

Paul Bassi CBE Founder & CEO, Bond Wolfe

Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel and Tourism

Lady Bates

Guy Medd Meddmcg

Peter Bolton King Residential Professional Group Director, RICS

Christian Morris Consultant, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

Doreen Boulding DBM Associates Hotel and Leisure Consultants

Rachel Newcombe Property & Lifestyle Writer & Editor

Stephen Brownlees Sales & Marketing Director, Gaggenau

Simon Numphund Business Manager, AA Hotel Services

John Cetra Architect, Cetra Ruddy Architecture USA

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Matthew Clare Director Trident Building Consultancy

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Sean Cochrane Interior Designer

Edward Park Architect

Richard Cotton Former Chairman, RICS UAE

Penny Patterson Interior Designer

Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant

Ian Potter Operations Manager, ARLA

David Dalby Former Head, RICS

Gail Price Property Barrister

Johnny Dunford Global Commercial Director, RICS

Renuka Reins Feng Shui Expert

James Dunford-Wood CEO, Ometria

David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor

Imtiaz Farookhi Director, Dragonsgate

Philippe Rossiter CEO, Institute of Hospitality

Fred Finn World Record Holder for the most travelled person in history

Nancy Ruddy Architect, Cetra Ruddy Architecture USA

Will Gibbs Managing Director, KLC School of Design

James Samson Brand Manager, Louis Roederer Champagne

David Graham MD, Grahams HIFI

Helen Shield Editor in Chief, International Property Magazine

Ian Graham CEO, The Hotel Solutions Partnership

Thijs Stoffer CEO, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents

Susan Grossman Journalist

Janine Stone Interior Designer

Christopher Hall Past President, National Association of Estate Agents

Gary Strong Director of Practice Standards & Technical Guidance

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

Paul Tayler Chartered Surveyor, Mayfair

Julia Hands

Mark Taylor Interior Designer

Sean Hatcher Architect, MCM Architecture

Sue Timney President, British Institute of Interior Design

Daniel Hopwood Architect

Tricia Topping Luxury Topping

Dr Ian Jenkins Director of Research, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Ginetta Vedrickas Property Journalist

Rebecca Johnson Consultant, Bloomberg Television

Anthony Walker Education Funding Agency

Tom Jones Architect

Andy Watt Business Development Consultant, One Big Step

Mike Jordan Cornish Stairways International

Eleanor Weaver Designer, Cochrane Design

Jill Keene Editor, International Property Magazine

Gillian Wheatcroft

Patrick Kennedy-Sanigar Architect, Space Shuffle

Stuart Wilsdon Founding Director, Wilsdon Design Associates

Brian Lawrence Director, Brian Lawrence Ltd

Gail Wright Commercial Manager, Miele Products

Paul Lewis Architect

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 BEST DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS DUBAI Al Barari by Al Barari Firm Management LLC

Al Barari is the flagship development of

and health club ‘Body Language’. Phase

the family run Zaal Group of companies.

II aims to introduce Al Barari to a wider

Located in the royal enclave of Nad

audience. Expected to be completed

Al Sheba, Al Barari has succeeded in

within the next five years, it will see the

its vision to create one of the most

creation of a six-star boutique hotel, day

desirable developments in the UAE with

spa, retail offerings and further residential

a strong environmental conscience.


Literally meaning ‘wilderness’, Al

Since announcing the concept of an

Barari was designed to be a true desert

exceptional new collection of high-end

oasis. A huge 80% of its 14.2 million

bespoke villas last May, The Reserve at

square feet is made up of green, lush

Al Barari has completed its first show

space that envelops the 189 palatial

home and 14 villas are ready to hand

villas. Beautiful themed gardens with over

over as ‘shell and core’. A further 14 are

16.4 kilometers of naturally landscaped

in development and several units have

lakes, freshwater streams, cascades and

already been sold since the soft launch.

waterways make Al Barari the lowest

As Dubai realizes its potential as a truly

density development in the UAE and

international centre of financial and

more akin to a botanical garden than a

cultural significance, The Reserve answers

residential community.

the demand from discerning international

Phase I has seen the handover of the majority of the 189 villas to residents with six themed gardens completed, the

buyers who no longer view the city as temporary or transient. The Reserve strikes a balance of

region’s largest privately owned nursery

convenience with customization. A

‘Greenworks’ with 1,800 plant varieties,

choice of four villa styles delivered in

a unique concept restaurant ‘The Farm’

‘shell and core’ negates the need to

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project manage the building aspect

kitchens, basement, roof terraces, garage

but still allows buyers to finish their

space for four cars and separate self-

homes according to personal tastes.

contained living quarters for staff.

Customization is under the expert

Despite feeling a world away from the

direction of Al Barari’s builders, designers

sometimes all too garish glitz of the city,

and landscape architects who will

Burj Khalifa in Dowtown Dubai is just 10

collaborate on preferred interior and

minutes’ drive away and the iconic Dubai

landscaping concepts.

skyline forms the impressive rooftop

The four styles include Amber, Onyx, Emerald and Topaz and each

BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT DUBAI The Reserve by Al Barari Firm Management LLC

terrace views. Al Barari’s ethos is to give residents

intuitively thought out villa showcases

boundless living – a continuous

the best of contemporary and traditional

space between outside and inside for

design, maximizing light and space, fused

contemplation and relaxation. The

with nature. They have a minimum

product of the Zaal family’s passion to

floor area for six spacious bedrooms,

create something never before seen in

all with en suite bathrooms and walk-in

the region, Al Barari is ushering in a new

wardrobes, study with en suite, formal

way of living in Dubai, a city not readily

and family living areas, two fully equipped

known for its environmental credentials.

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La Serre Restaurant


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Private Penthouse Burj Khalifa

Miu Shanghai Restaurant


El Manza Restaurant

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LEISURE INTERIOR DUBAI Miu Shanghai Restaurant INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT DUBAI Private Penthouse Burj Khalifa Dynasty Zarooni Offices

Al Anwaar Jewellery Shop

Since its launch in 2004, Bishop

close family and friends whilst oozing

Design’s team has developed an

glamour and opulence. With the El

excellent portfolio covering corporate

Manza Restaurant, the design elements

offices, hospitality, retail and residential

take a different turn bringing a range of

interior design. The company has

more traditional and cultural

recently expanded by opening a

aspects throughout.

designer showcase studio introducing

Miu Shanghai – a vibrant and

various design pieces from around

entertaining restaurant shows a truly

the world as well as its own designer

innovative approach to Asian fusion,

furniture collection.

whilst the Bishop Design Showroom

The Bishop Design brand

intrigues those as it lends itself to a more

increasingly develops projects secured

contemporary element with classic

through recommendation, referral

overtones, similar to that of La Serre

and repeat business. This is a true

Restaurant which showcases a truly

endorsement of the company’s abilities

timeless and elegant design.

as is the company’s success in achieving

Finally, the Dynasty Zarooni

Bishop Design LLC

international awards for 21 different

corporate offices maintain a dynamic and

interior design projects worldwide.

eclectic feel which dramatically opposes

Suite 111 & 112,

the delicate and feminine design elements

Pinnacle Building,

The interior design for the Private Penthouse in Burj Khalifa was

found throughout the Al Anwaar

based around a space for entertaining

Jewellery Shop.

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 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE KENYA The Golden Luxury Villa by Desiderata Investments Ltd

The Golden Luxury Villas, Mambrui,

facing the ocean, it has its own well and

Kenya is a development that will

private generator room.

ultimately provide ten exclusive,

Right from conception, this project

individually designed villas. Within an

has been guided by the need to integrate

outstanding area of natural beauty on

local Kenyan practices, labour and

the shoreline of the Indian Ocean, the

materials with Italian aesthetic, design

villas range from three to four-bedroom

and construction skills. An essential

properties with each including flexible,

feature of the build has been to employ

open and airy living spaces with

durable and easily maintained materials in

minimal separation between inside

preference to the more traditional makuti

and outside areas.

themed local style. Although makuti is a

The development’s award-winning

sustainable local product, concerns have

garden-fronted Kenyan villa on the

been raised about the significant fire risk

beach just metres from the shore

it presents. The challenge here is to use

incorporates many new ideas for the

different materials which will fuse with

region. The simplicity and symmetry of

and enhance the area’s natural beauty

the house complement living areas of

while also withstanding the rigours of

four bedrooms and five bathrooms

weather erosion.

(including two independent guest

Consequently, the tailor-made

suites), a dining room, leisure and

designs are conceived to provide a fluid

communal areas, a swimming pool with

journey through each house allowing for

Jacuzzi and massage area, expansive

maximum light, airflow and appreciation

entertaining spaces, roof terraces, a

of the local environment. At the same

kitchen, laundry, storage and separate

time, they also offer the necessary and

servants’ quarters. Situated in a large

practical qualities of luxury, design and

garden plot which is lushly planted and

security. By separating the two guest

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houses, a journey is created from the villa

areas and the bed platforms provides

along the pool; huge glass doors glide

durability and further enhances the

open to allow the villa to breathe and

notions of fluidity within the living areas.

take in the breathtaking views; and all the

Outside, terrazzo using quartz pieces

guest rooms also offer open-air showers

frames the swimming pool and reflects

leading from individually designed

the changing light throughout the day.

bathrooms. All this combines to achieve

In order for the project to evolve

a coherent blend and freedom between

from local skills and resources, all

inside and outside living areas helped by

construction materials and labour were

the local climate.

drawn from the immediate area using

The finished design incorporates clean

DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS KENYA The Golden Luxury Villas by Desiderata Investments Ltd

methods preferred by local tradespeople

and contrasting vertical and horizontal

and workers. The concrete bricks,

lines to draw guests in and provide a

scaffolding, doors, shelves and furniture

natural flow throughout the house. Muted

were all made on site using local labour,

shades of white/grey have been used to

reducing transport costs and energy

unify the complex with dramatic contrasts

consumption. It also provides expert

to be discovered in the bathrooms. The

training for the workforce, enabling them

use of concrete for the elevated dining

to gain future employment.

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Sea. More specifically, the view from

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with skybar, was to be enhanced.

Mumbai Shanghai and Jakarta. Design

Three existing buildings needed to

International’s philosophy is to combine

be connected and additional parking

contemporary creative thinking with a

levels were required at the basement.

bespoke local sensibility, working across

Additionally, two shopping and leisure

seven integrated divisions: Architecture,

areas were required with different uses

Masterplanning, Interior, Lighting,

and target customers. One would be

Landscape Design, Branding and Leasing.

community oriented while the other

Metn.Point is the first designer resort in Lebanon. Currently under construction in Beirut, the shopping and entertainment

would be geared towards high-end luxury and tourists. The objective for the redesign

destination is scheduled to open in

of the existing building was to ‘soften

winter 2015. Initially planned as an office

up’ the project which had originally

and mixed-use building, the project was

been designed in a very angular way,

suspended during construction before

inappropriate for the location. The chosen

being sold to local developer Sidcom s.a.r.l.

architectural design is a terraced building

Design International’s challenge was to

with sweeping lines running across as

adapt the existing structure into a building

if the hill has been extended into the

suitable for a tourist and retail destination.

building. At the same time, the three

The design brief expected the

existing buildings have been merged

architecture to maximize the potential

harmoniously into one entity with a large

of Metn.Point’s unique hillside location

skylight spanning the area between and

overlooking the city and Mediterranean

covering the main entrance.

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of a perfect square with very sharp

large-scale regeneration, with the port

corners, aiming to bring the cubic

area being redeveloped into an entire

structure of the old medina right down

new city district, linked to important

to the sea. This basic shape was then

parts of the city by a spectacular cable

refined into a ‘sculpted diamond’,

car. Mall of Tangier will be the main

defining with immaculate precision its

commercial and leisure component

corners and façades.

of this redevelopment, which will

Its concept aims to maximize the

transform Tangier into a major cultural

transparency of the mall and to create

and economic centre in the region and

the first ‘5D shopping and leisure

position it as the true gateway between

experience in Africa’. Visitors will be able

Europe and Africa.

to ‘touch, feel, walk, discover and climb –

The brief was for Design International

all at once’, says Davide Padoa of Design

to create a new landmark building for

International, Architect of Mall of Tangier.

Tangier that would act as the architectural

The ascending overall layout takes visitors

centrepiece of the port redevelopment.

on an amazing journey along the exterior

Located in a pivotal position within the

ramped landscape boulevard towards the

city, Mall of Tangier had to be designed to

top of the building. Here they will find

integrate and interact harmoniously with

plenty of restaurants and enjoy a one-of-

Design International

the other masterplan components. The

a-kind al fresco experience with the best

20-22 Stukeley Street,

project’s concept started with the form

view in Tangier.

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completion is mid 2015.

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Every owner is entitled to apply for

of Mahé, Seychelles. Measuring over

residency of Seychelles and automatically

56 hectares in size, the island offers

becomes a member of the Eden Island

exclusive freehold title homes that can

Village Management Association. Facilities

be accessed via more than 16 hectares

include four private beaches, a fully

of private waterways. Eden Bridge,

equipped clubhouse, fitness centre,

which links Eden Island to Mahé, was

championship tennis court and two

a vital part of the development and

resident’s swimming pools. There is

completed in 2006.

also a full operational rental pool on

Consisting of 580 units, the

Eden Island. The Eden Island Rental

development is already over 65%

Pool Management Company’s flexible

complete with more than 440 units

structure enables homeowners to use

sold. It offers an exclusive private island

the property for personal use, rent it out

lifestyle that appeals to the sophisticated

directly to their own tenants and also

buyer looking for excellent investment.

derive income from rentals that result

Eden Island has three residential products

from the company’s marketing effort.

available: spacious apartments with

When designing Eden Island it was

exquisite panoramas of the main island

imperative that the atmosphere of historic

of Mahé and other surrounding islands;

Seychelles be captured in its overall design.

deluxe maisons that take the form of

The inspiration came via the vernacular

private duplexes situated on waterfront

Seychelles’ architecture, with its roots

plots; and oceanfront villas which are the

buried deep within the French Victorian,

epitome of opulence and sophistication.

Arab and Chinese ancestry. Homes are

All units come complete with a mooring

spacious with large verandas, high-pitched

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red roofs and simple, pure lines. Steering

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away from the ‘cookie-cutter’ villa resort

planned including the shape, waterways,

concept, Eden Island uses timber frames,

landscaping, roads, pathways, residences

corrugated iron for the distinctive roofs

and especially the view lines and beaches.

and louvered shutters for windows, all of

Each element has its place adhering to

which combine to create a lifestyle that is

the overall design principles that were

as one with its environment.

defined by the project’s professional team

The design and shape of the island itself was found through studying the

back in 2005. Another key success factor is the high

history, culture and of course the climate

standard of landscaping on Eden Island.

of Seychelles. Working with the dynamics

The aim was to mirror the landscaping

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on Mahé and this was accomplished

carved and created spaces such as basins

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the island today in its very own nursery.

of enclosure and exposure.

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repeat themselves and tell the story of

of many years of research including

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target markets. Every square metre

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His Highness Sheikh Suroor Bin

in their position and of an iconic nature,

Mohamed Al Nahyan completed his

forming an architectural masterpiece

first major mixed-use development,

and a central landmark for the Emirate.

the Abu Dhabi Trade Centre in 2000.

When viewed from various directions,

Following the success of this project,

the complex can clearly be seen as an

he committed to providing Abu Dhabi

opening blossom, billowing sail, fleet of

with a new mixed-use development

vessels, traditional sword and a pearl shell.

which would change the city’s skyline

These multiple references and forms are

forever and create a welcoming

drawn together in a single composition

environment in which people could

which can be seen as an allusion to the

live, work, stay and dine.

unity of the United Arab Emirates and its

Named Etihad Towers, the development’s primary objectives were to

capital city Abu Dhabi. Etihad Towers’ 885 residential

be iconic in nature and worthy of being

apartments are available to lease only as

described as a world-class development

ownership of the entire development is

for the 21st century as well as being

being retained by His Highness Sheikh

commercially feasible. A secondary

Suroor Bin Mohamed Al Nahyan. This

objective was to appoint an international

ensures that one owner with a single

hotel operator to manage the hotel and

management team is fully dedicated to

serviced apartments within the project.

the interests of the tenants.

The tertiary objective was to resolve the

The highly specified apartments offer

concept design competition and exceed

tenants sophisticated, contemporary and

the client’s vision for the project.

cosmopolitan urban living with unrivalled

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views over Emirates Palace, the Corniche

modern to post-modern architecture.

and Arabian Sea. Given the wide

The masses of the towers are coherent

range of unit types (ranging from one

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through to five-bedroom apartments/

Abu Dhabi on the international shopping

penthouses), the three residential towers

map. There is also a choice of F&B

have attracted a diverse range of tenants.

outlets as well as the gourmet food

This has created a unique international

store Waitrose.

community, complementing the retail, hotel and office components. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers comprises one of the five iconic towers, comprising a 382 room, five-star hotel and 199

Finally, Tower 3 provides extensive commercial office space of an international standard, comprising approximately 45,000m² over 52 levels. Modern Abu Dhabi has paved the

serviced apartments within Tower 1 of

way for mixed-use developments such

the development, spanning 62 levels.

as Etihad Towers through recent area

Residents and commercial tenants alike

expansion and Government Policy. Both

benefit from having the hotel’s luxurious

residential and commercial tenants want

facilities within their environment.

to live respectively in an environment

Home to 39 prestigious brands,

where they experience comfort, luxury

Avenue at Etihad Towers is Abu Dhabi’s

and convenience. Etihad Towers has

first standalone destination for high-end

the former in abundance and as such

shopping. Dedicated to serving shoppers

complements the target market in Abu

in VIP style, this boutique is firmly placing

Dhabi perfectly.

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Saudi Arabia

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The city of Jeddah is a major economic

major roads that connect the east-west

gateway to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

and the north-south areas of the city. A

A major revitalization happening in the

major university campus, a regional retail

heart of Jeddah aims to promote the

area and residential neighbourhoods

city as more than just a gateway but as

surround the development site.

an international business centre and tourist destination. Jeddah Development and Urban

The 1.7 million square metres of the development’s built-up area will feature a multi-modal transit hub, multiple retail

Regeneration Company (JDURC) was

zones, family entertainment, a convention

formed in 2006 by a Royal Decree to

centre, restaurants, commercial offices,

conduct and implement sustainable urban

mosques, schools, hotels, medical facilities,

development and regeneration programs

villas, townhouses and residential units.

that position Jeddah as a dynamic

The Heart of Jeddah project will

world-class city. As a government owned

create job opportunities, enhance

company, JDURC leverages its unique

the quality of living for residents,

position and strong links with local and

and further enhance Saudi Arabia’s

central governments to forge successful

image worldwide.

Public-Private Partnerships to deliver

Jeddah does not currently have a

these programs according to the city’s

central business district and its office

priorities. JDURC retained KDC Limited

supply is scattered throughout the city.

(KAIZEN) as the exclusive Development

The Heart of Jeddah development aims

Manager for the Heart of Jeddah (HOJ)

to fill this need by creating a primary

master-planned community district

commercial area. HOJ will offer a new

project. The development sits on the

grade A international business park and

old airport site in the downtown area

office complex with a variety of amenities

of Jeddah located at the intersection of

and facilities.

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The HOJ project is expected to

Further contributing to Jeddah

give Saudi Arabia one of the first

becoming a corporate destination, the

modern Souk retail concepts. The

HOJ project will provide a variety of hotel

modern Souk concept has played an

and hotel apartments to offer visitors a

active role in the retail industry in

wide choice of stay.

major Arab cities. The introduction of

Once complete, the HOJ will play a

Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company (JDURC)

new high-quality retail space will

major role in revitalising the once lively

continue to attract local, regional and

area. The design approach is based on

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international retailers. The retail

world-leading standards with a touch

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amenities will complement residential

of the authentic Saudi cultural heritage.

facilities, providing residents with a

All elements of the development are

wide selection of supermarkets, retailers

organised around an awe-inspiring

and eateries.

water feature and interactive water

Jeddah’s current area for large-

fountain sure to be admired around the

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scale events such as exhibitions and

world. Promenades encircle the lake

conferences is undersupplied. The

and provide generous space for seating,

HOJ convention centre will offer more

performance venues, dining and prayer.

KDC Limited (KAIZEN)

The Heart of Jeddah development

Emaar Square,

than 110,000 square metres of space and international standard facilities,

will provide an extraordinary place for

potentially bolstering Jeddah as an

people to live, work and play while acting

active commercial centre and

as a catalyst for economic development

exhibition destination.

in Saudi Arabia.

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development company owned by Public

The building of its new headquarters,

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environmentally friendly design formed


The King Abdullah Financial District

the building following an international

is designed to become the largest financial

competition among top architects. The

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centre in the Middle East, to consolidate

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East’s financial capital. It will be host to

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The Panda Development Company, a

community living. The houses will be

property developer based in Naivasha,

luxurious yet eco-friendly and energy

Kenya, is planning a KES 160 billion

efficient, featuring the highest quality

project, the Aberdare Hills Golf Resort.

fixtures and fittings and incorporating

Set on a 1,700 acre site in the iconic

the latest renewable energy technologies.

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Depending on the design of the house,

will give Kenya its first five-star, eco-

each one will feature either a terrace of

friendly golf resort combining local and

patio and be surrounded by abundant

international architecture.

greenery and trees. The village will

Chapachula Village, a unique,

have acres of exquisitely landscaped

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communal gardens with additional

development, is to be the first phase of

acres of recreational space within the

this project. Built in sympathy with the

natural forest.

natural surroundings of its magnificent

Residents will benefit from full

landscape, it will offer a secure, private

on-site management and a host of sport,

and tranquil refuge from city life with the

leisure and lifestyle facilities. Off-plan

highest standards of luxury.

investors may have an input into the

Comprising two, three and four-

design of their new property providing

bedroom homes, Chapachula Village

it falls within the village’s strict

is designed around the concept of

architectural guidelines.

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As one of the world’s most innovative

international four-star hotel standards. It

and pioneering independent companies

features 497 rooms across 32 levels with

in the property and hotel investments

each one being furnished and fitted to

sector, The First Group always strives to

extremely high standards. The hotel also

be the leader in its field. The company

offers Wi-Fi access throughout and state-


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property investment opportunities.

concierge and room service.

Established in 2003, Dubai Marina

In addition to all these world-class

is one of Dubai’s most successful

benefits, there is an exclusive club house

architectural and engineering feats.

in the form of a three storey annex. This

Carved out along a 3km slice of

houses the most luxurious leisure options

the Persian Gulf coastline, sparkling

including a rooftop swimming pool, steam

waterways dotted with expensive yachts

rooms, high tech gymnasium and sun

weave their way around impressive high-

deck. Representing a prime opportunity

rise developments. When it comes to

to capitalize on the world’s most vibrant

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hotel market, Wyndham Dubai Marina

takes your breath away. Surrounded by

offers an exclusive location with opulent

the world’s largest man-made marina, this

accommodation and extensive leisure

sought after hotel development occupies

and business facilities.

a wonderful position in the city’s most in demand district. Managed by the world’s largest

The Bridge in Dubai Sports City is one of the most unique developments within The First Group’s portfolio. It

hotel company, Wyndham Hotel Group,

features both residential and commercial

the hotel is designed and operated to

property, making it a project that is set

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 to provide lucrative returns for all its

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owners. The stunning 32-storey iconic

minimalist in design turnkey apartments

building is of chic design and offers

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magnificent stadium and canal views.

to detail and cutting edge design features,

Fast becoming one of the most sought-after addresses to reside, work


this is a truly enviable address. Extensive leisure facilities at The

and enjoy life, The Bridge combines fully

Bridge include a stunning rooftop sky

furnished apartments featuring luxurious,

pool and state-of-the-art health club.

contemporary interiors with four floors

In addition, just minutes away lies an

of state-of-the-art serviced offices. The

array of amenities, from Dubai Sports

Bridge also marks the launch of an exciting

City’s many sporting academies, The

new brand for The First Group in the form

Els Club Golf Course and International

of SOLO – fully serviced office space.

Cricket Stadium, to a choice of nearby

Within days of its launch, The

restaurants, cafés and retail outlets. The

Bridge caught the eye of investors such

Bridge is also superbly located within an

as former England cricketer, Andrew

easy commute from the rest of Dubai, via

‘Freddie’ Flintoff and footballer, Michael

major road networks.


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Roma set out to sustain the past

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in the Middle East and Gulf Region for

structure efficiently and bring new

nearly 25 years. The firm operates from

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its main office in Kuwait with a staff of

elements such as an overflow swimming

over 140 experienced professionals.

pool, roof garden, sitting room with

The firm’s portfolio of work includes

swimming pool view, and duplex

hospitality developments, commercial

master bedrooms with a terrace were

and residential towers, mixed-use

incorporated in the design.

complexes, retail mega-malls, and

While the owners originally called

luxurious royal villas for some of the

for a Moroccan design, a modern style

largest developers in the region.

was instead utilized due to the building

Roma International was commissioned

skeleton’s low height. A number of

to design a three-story private villa in

energy saving materials and techniques

Hawalli City, Kuwait for a family with three

were incorporated in the design. The

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children. The owners held familial and

composition of the volumes and a

emotional attachments to the building and

sunshade block the summer sun while

Al Salmiya – Block 9,

tasked Roma with the interesting challenge

white coloured materials installed in the

Baghdad Street , plot 6

of preserving its existing structure.

exterior reflect sunrays.

Cliffs tower ,2nd floor P.O Box 42170 Shuwaikh t: +965 25731247 / 25731254 f: +965 25731240 e: w: 44 Arabian & African Property Awards

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Saudi Arabia

in association with


 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT SAUDI ARABIA Bayan Al-Aziziyah by Bayan Realty

With Saudi Arabia’s housing market

areas. The development also calls for the

suffering from a shortage of supply

construction of streets and roads, and

and growing demand, home ownership

electrical, water and sewage facilities.


has been out of reach for many of the

The project is located in Al-Khobar

country’s lower and middle-income

city in the Aziziah region less than five


families. It’s been estimated that about

minutes away from Half Moon Beach

275,000 homes need to be constructed

and the University of Prince Muhammad

annually until 2017 to meet the demand.

bin Fahad. Development is ongoing for

Bayan Realty Company was founded in 2007 with the aim of creating more quality residences to

Bayan Realty Al-khoraji Tower A

the infrastructure in order to satisfy the increased demands for housing solutions. The Bayan Al – Azizyah villas and

make homeownership more achievable.

duplexes are built-up plots that come

The Bayan Al – Azizyah project will

in various floor plans. Buyers have the

provide nearly 800 quality homes and

option to customize both exteriors

infrastructure to help meet the growing

and interiors and can choose to add a

housing demand.

swimming pool and green area. All units

The 625,000 square-metre

were built to counteract the region’s

King Faisal St

development consists of mainly

extreme desert climate. For example, the

Al Bustan Area

residential areas along with mosques,

windows are double-glazed to reduce the

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schools, recreation and commercial

flow of incoming heat.

Al Khobar 31952 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia t: + 966 3849 3671 f: + 966 3849 3674 e: w: 46 Arabian & African Property Awards

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Dubai & Kenya

in association with

in association with

BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE ARABIA Bayt Jullanar by Claudio Modola Architectural Design Kenya Ltd

Bayt Jullanar

 Lighthouse Villa

Lighthouse Villa

Claudio Modola Architectural Design

a central open courtyard, the double

is an experienced international design

aspect rooms flow effortlessly into one

firm recognised for delivering structures

another to facilitate contemporary living,

of a superior level across different style

yet which are punctuated by a number

genres to a high profile clientele in the

of intriguing staircases, screens and inner

Middle East and Africa.

chambers provoking lost memories of the ambiance found in certain Middle

Bayt Jullanar – Dubai: The company was

East noble residences.

approached by Salwa Dolmark, to design a new residence on the beach in Dubai.

Lighthouse Villa – Kenya: Repeat clients,

Having recently been widowed and being

Jamal and Yasmin Abass, appointed the

tired of apartment living, she wanted to

firm to design a prestigious primary

redefine her life and create a new home

home for their family on a sea front

to enjoy with her two adult children. Bayt

plot in Mombasa. A colonial style

Jullanar was thus designed as a testament

was chosen in order to offer large

to Salwa’s resilience, courage and

shaded veranda’s on which to enjoy

determination at that moment.

the equatorial climate, with luxurious

The design blends femininity with a

spacious rooms complete of lofty ceiling

sense of presence, remaining faithful to

heights to the interior, revolving around a

an Arabian identity. Revolving around

central open tropical courtyard.

BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE DUBAI Bayt Jullanar by Claudio Modola Architectural Design Kenya Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE KENYA Lighthouse Villa by Claudio Modola Architectural Design Kenya Ltd

Claudio Modola Architectural Design Ltd P.O. Box 95478 – 80106, Mombasa, Kenya t: Kenya: + 254 703 114314 Kenya: + 254 729 379417 Kenya: + 254 708 995708 Italy: + 39 339 357 3420 Italy: + 39 339 454 3826 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 47

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South Africa

in association with

BEST RETAIL INTERIOR AFRICA Big 5 Duty Free - Ort Tambo by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture

Cape Union Mart

 BEST RETAIL INTERIOR SOUTH AFRICA Big 5 Duty Free - Ort Tambo by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL INTERIOR SOUTH AFRICA Cape Union Mart by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL INTERIOR SOUTH AFRICA HiFi Corporation by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture

Dakota Design (Pty) Ltd

Big 5 Duty Free

HiFi Corporation

Dakota Design has spent over 12 years

travellers but also advertising space via

developing exciting interior architecture

billboards. As 46% of the store’s overall

projects. Cape Union Mart is the first

revenue is generated from cosmetics,

of Dakota’s trio of award-winning

a central pathway leads straight to

retail interiors. Its stores now boast a

that counter. A ‘ring road’ then leads

corporate identity which is current yet

customers through the majority of

keeps the history and credibility of the

merchandise while naturally circulating

Cape Union Mart brand alive. They now

the space.

provide the consumer with a shopping

Previously occupying a space of

experience which is visually relative to

around 2,500m², Hi-Fi Corp were moving

the merchandise sold, appealing not

to stores in more premium locations but

only to the consumers’ needs but also

with considerably less space. Dakota was

their senses.

therefore given the task of developing a

Dakota’s brief for The Big Five Duty

concept that would create an exciting and

Free brand was to design a space which

inviting area to attract customers and still

would increase the concession’s overall

reflect Hi-Fi Corp’s identity. Merchandise

footfall and improve circulation. Trading

was strategically placed within the space

at a number of South Africa’s airports,

to heighten potential sales and optimize

Big Five not only sells merchandise to

the available floor area.

PO Box1356, Rivonia 2128, South Africa t: +27 11 803 0000 f: +27 11 807 5741 e: w: 48 Arabian & African Property Awards

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Saudi Arabia

in association with


Darwasa Designs’ main objective is to

office suites. The Jarir corporate identity

design properties that create attractive

and signature architecture, already

working, living and entertaining

established throughout its 12 existing

environments to suit the needs of

malls kingdomwide, was also to be

their end users. The company was

apparent in the concept.

commissioned by Jarir Marketing, one

Classical elements such as Roman

of the leading listed companies in the

columns, cornices and pre-cast concrete

Saudi Arabian stock market, to create

panels have been re-introduced with a

the architectural design for Jarir-Rubeen

new image. This includes simplifying and

Plaza in Riyadh.

re-scaling feature columns, integrating

The brief was to maximize the

known elements with different

space of rentable areas within the

proportions and introducing a new Jarir

17,000m² plot and create the best

“DNA” that complements the formal,

circulation possible to give each outlet

classical feel of the building.

the same appeal. Operating expenses

Inspired by traditional Arabian houses

Darwasa Designs

were to be minimized while maximizing

planned around an open centre court,

design appeal to promote commercial

Jarir-Rubeen Plaza features an open, hip

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profitability. The project includes two

meeting place. Surrounded by terraces

4th Floor,

anchor shops, 22 retail units and 35 food

and balconies, it expands the commercial

Al-Salam Office Building,

and beverage outlets. In addition, a roof

space and offers different views, qualities

Olaya Road,

annexe was designed to incorporate 28

and ambiences.

Riyadh 11482, Saudi Arabia t: +966 1146 46137 f: +966 1146 53187 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 49

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in association with

 BEST APARTMENT MOZAMBIQUE Assos Condominium by DECO Construction LDA

DECO Group was founded in 2001 and

parking spaces are also allocated for

incorporates a young, professional and

each apartment.

innovative team. The firm takes pride in

Topography, climate, location,

creating the most comfortable, stylish

shoreline security, user demands and

and safe buildings for its customers in

being within the developing region

countries including Turkey, Mozambique

of the city all gave shape to the

and Iraq.

project’s ultimate design. With Assos

Assos Condominium is located at

Condominiums, DECO has achieved

Costa Da Sol beach, one of the world’s

a unique balance between aesthetics,

longest beaches at Maputo, the capital of

architecture and ecology with sustainable

Mozambique. DECO has designed the

multiple residences.

residential and commercial development

The condominiums provide every

on the shores of the Indian Ocean to

architectural comfort to the user with

maximize its stunning views.

the added benefits of lush green gardens

The project also includes a range of

and close proximity to the ocean. Quality

leisure facilities for its residents such as

constructions are well received and

basketball and volleyball courts, children’s

appreciated by investors and users alike,

playgrounds, a swimming pool, sauna,

resulting in Assos Condominium being

DECO Construction LDA

Turkish bath, gym, recreational areas

of high value within a dynamic area of

Avenue Ahmed Sekou Toure No 743,

and an amphitheatre. Two covered

the city.

Maputo, Mozambique t: +258 21 305625 f: +258 21 305625 e: w: 50 Arabian & African Property Awards

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in association with


El-Mansur Atelier is an architectural

Located on Ademola Adetokunbo

design and engineering services

Street, a major business area in the

company with a vision and commitment

heart of the capital city, the Commodity

to providing a bespoke design and

Plaza features an office complex on four

construction service. This is achieved

suspended floors. The pent floor can be

by using a combination of the most

converted into a rooftop cafeteria with

appropriate technology and highly

terrace seating for recreational purposes

skilled and motivated employees.

by the building’s users.

The Commodity Plaza was built

Office areas have been designed to

on a site previously occupied by a

be open plan and vertical circulation is

dilapidated block of flats in Abuja,

achieved by the use of an elevator and

Nigeria. El-Mansur’s challenge was to

two staircases located at both ends of

convert a residential development into a

the building. Each floor has a reception

commercial development while ensuring

and lift lobby and various facilities such as

a minimal impact on the neighbouring

a coffee nook and kitchenette have been

properties and people. The client wanted

provided. Additionally, Commodity Plaza’s

the new development to house company

close proximity to hotels, shopping malls

operations as well as provide additional

and banks will make it a prime property

floors and spaces to generate revenue.

in the city.

El-Mansur Atelier Group 17 Parakou Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria t: +234 9 7822390 m: +234 80 359 0122 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 51

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BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE AFRICA Auto & General New Headquarters for Telesure Investment Holdings by DBM Architects & Steyn City Properties

52 Arabian & African Property Awards

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in association with

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME DUBAI The Reserve – Al Barari by Etcetera Living LLC

Established in 2003, Etcetera Living has

expect the best in life but with comfort

grown along with Dubai. The company

always being a priority.

adopts a very hands-on approach and

Meticulous attention was paid to

clients are involved in the interior

sourcing unique products which would

design process right the way through.

give the show villa a cutting edge

Its talented team takes great pride on

design. These included hand painted silk

walking into an empty space and leaving

wallpaper for the formal dining room, a

it a warm and welcoming home.

stunning Allison Armour water feature

Etcetera was commissioned to

in the entrance area, the most superb

create the interiors for a new show villa

custom made silk and wool rugs and

at The Reserve at Al Barari. The client

innovative ceiling mounted televisions.

was very specific in the brief, stating that

The games room is the focal point

something very different was required to

of the house where family and friends

other show villas Etcetera had previously

can gather to relax, play pool or spill out

designed at the world-renowned Dubai

into the garden. Intended very much

development. This completely new

for entertaining the villa’s interiors and

look was targeted to appeal to a more

exteriors have been designed to be in

international, design led clientele who

perfect harmony.

Etcetera Living LLC Villa 30, St 10 B, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4344 8868 f: +971 4344 6884 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 53

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Saudi Arabia

in association with

BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT ARABIA Home Offices complex by Home Offices Company

 BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT SAUDI ARABIA Home Offices complex by Home Offices Company

Home Offices’ premises in the heart

features. A beautiful garden area can

of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia provides

also be accessed and viewed by guests in

modern and comfortable workplace

the lobby.

facilities with the aim of presenting its

Home Offices enhanced its facilities

members a place where they can feel

with the addition of the Al Mashreq

at home. The complex accommodates

Boutique Hotel, the first luxury boutique

all business needs in a real work

hotel in Riyadh. The hotel has 69 rooms,

environment with the privileges of

state-of-the-art technology, a spa and

luxury, comfort and complete privacy. It

fitness centre, and a coffee bar.

includes the first 5-star luxury boutique

The architectural design of the Home

hotel in Saudi Arabia – Al Mashreq.

Offices exudes an inherently Arabic feel

Ideally located within a short

through the property’s elegant Andalusia

distance from major commercial sites

style. It is also distinguished by its unique

and landmarks, diverse spaces and office

Islamic Al Musharabiya design, an element

types in two and three floor houses

seen in Arabic architecture since the 14th

make up a total area of 45,000 square

century. The Musharabiya wooden lattice

metres. Outside the offices, members

screens carved in a geometric design

Home Offices Company Ltd

can relax in a peaceful green landscape

shade the building and encourage the flow

Intersect of Orouba Road

with palm trees and three large water

of air to aid in keeping the interior cool.

with Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz road, P.O Box 33554, Riyad 11458, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia t: +966 112 834 760 f: +966 112 834 744 e: w: 54 Arabian & African Property Awards

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in association with

BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE AFRICA Benghazi Tatweer Shopping Mall by iki design group

 BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE LIBYA Benghazi Tatweer Shopping Mall by iki design group iki design group was established in 1995

Rather than putting a barrier

as an architecture and design platform

between the sea and land, the

and has been contributing to modern

architectural design seeks to create

architecture ever since. No matter what

an iconic building which will be the

the scale and scope, whether urban

interface between the two. Fluidity

or rural, the company’s solutions are

of water and stability of land have

conceived to be functional, inspiring

been interpreted both contextually

and timeless.

and spatially.

The client brief for Benghazi Tatweer

An undulating roof emerges from

Shopping Mall in Libya required iki design

the building by the sea and passes

group to develop a vision to enliven

over the land stretching to a pond. This

this part of the city. It highlighted the

iconic structure covers the building and

necessity to explore a new dialogue

animates the Mall’s atmosphere while

between the sea and the city with the

the main structure allows transparency

site extending the coastal strip. Placing

to maintain the visual integrity between

a particular emphasis on the historical

land and sea. Evoking a ship casting

significance of the site where fleets of

its anchor to the land, Benghazi Mall

ships used to line up, the project aims to

appears as a curtain opening on to

revive the coastal life of Benghazi.

the sea.

iki design group Nispetiye cd. Aydın sk. Büyükhanlı İs¸ Merkezi 4/9, 34330 Levent/Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 278 74 44 f: +90 212 278 74 23 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 55

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Abu Dhabi

in association with

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE ABU DHABI Villa Jenelle by International House of Architecture Architect: Mahmoud Al-Ramahi

Villa Jenelle in Abu Dhabi is a home

with open plan layouts as well as

designed by an architect for himself and

structural integrity.

his family. Building his own personal

International House of Architecture

The overall requirement was to design

home was an extreme challenge as

an artistic and creative home using the

people are always eager to see what

best construction methods and materials.

an architect’s home looks like. Feeling

The family has an open door philosophy

under pressure both professionally and

so wanted a community home that could

emotionally, he decided to simplify the

host regular celebratory gatherings and

task by making his wife and two adult

holidays for family and friends. Due to the

sons his clients.

sons being in their early 20s, an extended

The home has been 10 years in the

family compound is incorporated into the

planning phase and so having discussed

design. This enables them to have freedom

their requirements and dream features

and privacy with full integration as a family

at length, they were able to design and

when desired. Inspired by both religious

redesign the property until completely

iconic structures and the property’s desert

satisfied. Each architectural feature was

environment, an oasis and inner courtyard

studied in depth – such as function over

were also interpreted into the resulting

form, light and shadow, privacy combined

stunning design.

PO Box 29118, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates t: +971 263 272 23 m: +971 504 131 353 f: +971 263 272 25 e: 56 Arabian & African Property Awards

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Sudan in association with


Mahjoub Residence

BEST LEISURE INTERIOR AFRICA Al Housh Food Market by Iskan Architects Al Housh Food Market

Al Housh Food Market

Iskan is a rapidly expanding Khartoum

with a family area and six flats above.

based architectural firm providing

A basement provides storage for all flats

turnkey architectural design and

and there is a service quarter on the

construction services. During the last

ground floor next to a six-car garage.

ten years Iskan Architects has gained a

Al Housh Food Market was originally

distinguished reputation for producing

constructed by Iskan as a banquet

a diverse project portfolio of modern

and multi-purpose hall. Following the

designs ranging from retail interiors to

client’s request to change the concept,

large-scale architectural designs.

Iskan proposed an indoor food

The company undertook a brief

market reminiscent of the old souks

from the Mahjoub family to create a

of Omdurman and Khartoum, inspired

new multiple residence development

by ‘La Boqueria’ in Barcelona, Spain.

of flats for their own use. The design

The challenge was in recreating a true

concept was driven by the need for light

souk theme using only local materials

and natural ventilation due to the high-

for finishing the interiors. The Al Housh

density area.

offers customers a colorful and traditional

Inspired by the courtyard houses of North Africa and the Mediterranean,

food buying experience. Iskan Architects has plans to expand

this contemporary style building

in the Middle East and are currently in the

accommodates a ground floor suite

process of setting up an office in Dubai.

 BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE SUDAN Mahjoub Residence by Iskan Architects

 BEST LEISURE INTERIOR SUDAN Al Housh Food Market by Iskan Architects

Iskan Architects No 5 Abu Sin Street, Mohamed Ali Abbas Building, Khartoum East, Khartoum, Sudan t: +24 991 232 4701 dxb-t: +971 50 5353 849 f: +24 911 83 784456 e: m.elgadi@iskanco,net w: Arabian & African Property Awards 57

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in association with





The Villas at Bel Ombre residential

the facilities at the five-star Heritage Le

development is part of the Villas Valriche

Telfair and Heritage Awali, including 11

residential golf and beach resort

restaurants, gyms and spas.

situated in the picturesque south west coast of Mauritius. The plantation style villas start at

is the Frederica Nature Reserve filled with lush tropical gardens and indigenous

$660,000, are available in 28 design

flora and fauna. Adjoining the Frederica

options and range from two to six

nature reserve is the Black River Gorge

bedrooms, all with breathtaking views.

National Park with over 35,000 acres of

All villas have infinity pools, large

countryside, spectacular waterfalls, and a

verandas, private landscaped gardens,

fertile forest.

and state-of-the-art communications and security. Bel Ombre residents have access to

Villas Valriche

Bordering the Villas Valriche estate

Villas Valriche has been ranked among the World’s Top 20 Residential Golf Resorts and the Top 10 Best

the Villas Valriche resort’s beautiful white

Luxury Developments in the world.

sand beaches and crystal clear water

Luxurious private villas with spectacular

lagoons, the world-class Heritage Golf

ocean, mountain and golf views near

Course, and La Place du Moulin, a leisure

an abundance of sporting, cultural and

and retail complex. Not only that, but

leisure activities make Bel Ombre an

residents have privileged access to all

undeniable vacation home opportunity.

La Place du Moulin, Coastal Road, Bel Ombre, Mauritius t: +230 6235620 e: w: 58 Arabian & African Property Awards

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South Africa in association with


 BEST RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA Livewell Suites by Livewell Suites Livewell Suites is a specialist dementia

upmarket feel. Equivalent in luxury to a

and Alzheimer’s care facility for the

five-star hotel, it is totally geared towards

aged that also offers quality day-care

ensuring that residents spend their days as

for the elderly living with these

productively and comfortably as possible.

debilitating conditions. Situated in an

Concepts for the interior design

area just a few minutes from Cape

were carefully integrated with the

Town known as the Helderberg and

essential and specialized requirements

bounded by a range of mountains and

of the care facility. Special attention

the Atlantic Ocean, Livewell Suites

was paid to the utilization of texture

makes full use of these vast natural

and colour-rich fabrics to enhance the

areas for residents’ excursions.

homely and welcoming feel. By using

The main building on the property

varied furnishings, textiles and colours,

was constructed in 1819 and, having

residents are assisted in navigating the

served as a parsonage before becoming

spaces without becoming disorientated,

a small country hotel and restaurant,

something which can easily happen in

had become very rundown. Under the

more sterile environments. The overall

new ownership of Livewell Suites, the

feel of the facility is therefore one of

building was restored to its former glory

peaceful elegance with a luxurious, old

to provide a facility with a distinctly

world atmosphere.


 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT SOUTH AFRICA Livewell Suites by Livewell Suites

Livewell Suites 41 Lourens Street, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa t: +27 (0)21 851 6886 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 59

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Qatar & Egypt

in association with

in association with




Living In Interiors was established in

building features a striking palette of

1992 to create top quality, integrated,

materials in brown and gold.

MIXED-USE INTERIOR EGYPT Building 202 by Living In Interiors

client specific interiors and exteriors

The target of the Doha Residence

for residential, commercial and public

was to create a distinct lifestyle

places. A modern interpretation of Art

combining luxury, uniqueness and well-

Deco, the Kattameya Building is an

being. Living In Interiors’ main challenge in

architectural statement, exhibiting

this project was to add a contemporary

Living In Interiors’ design abilities

style to an eclectic inspiration by

admirably. It pays tribute to the

respecting the context of the space.

company’s sense of style, attention

Working around the existing structure,

to detail and luxurious finishes resulting

Living In Design has successfully created

in a visual masterpiece.

beautifully proportionate volumes.

Using the finest materials and most

Simplicity in common areas and a

intricate lines, the overall design pays

variety of colours for each area were the

homage to both architectural and interior

main design concept. This simplicity was

Living In Interiors

Art Deco, highlighting the owner’s

enhanced on certain elements to achieve

Showroom Unit 186-187,

lifestyle and taste. Comprising eight office

something unique and custom made,

Parcel A-o7,

and showroom floors, two executive

such as the massive wooden doors and

Porto Arabia,

floors, a ground floor gallery and space

wooden cornices with their gold leaf

The Pearl Qatar,

for a real estate office, the mixed use

and patina.

PO Box 207313 Doha, Qatar t: +97 433 713 032 f: +97 449 53511 e: w: 60 Arabian & African Property Awards

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in association with

 BEST OFFICE INTERIOR MAURITIUS Swan Group Customer Service Hall by Capricorn Services Ltd

Since 1987, Capricorn Services has

surrounded by the sweeping curves of its

earned a reputation for offering

immediate environment. This is symbolic

superior quality products, professional

of the journey Swan Group takes its

workmanship and high-class services to

clients through to a new dimension and is

its customers. Today one of the leading

emphasized by a subtle play of light

companies in the office furniture sector,

and water.

its dedicated team is committed to providing a healthy working environment. Capricorn Services was commissioned

The floor pattern represents water irrigating the whole space while the change in floor finishes singles out

by Swan Group, one of the market leaders

respective areas. Two tones of blue create

in the insurance sector in Mauritius, to

a soothing effect in the spacious waiting

redesign the rather austere appearance of

area around the fountain while timber

its customer services hall. This involved the

flooring brings warmth to the customer

main entrance, reception area and layout

counters and lounge.

of the customer reception area on the ground floor of the Swan Group Centre. Reflecting the company’s image and

Overall, this design concept eases customers’ access to their desired service, encourages efficiency and creates a

identity, a simple, yet powerful, sculpture

sense of well being and satisfaction for

of a swan emerges from the water

customers and employees alike.

New Capricorn Services Ltd PO Box 737 Montebello, Pailles, Republic of Mauritius t: +230 286 9095 f: +230 212 9643 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 61

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BEST COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT ARABIA BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT ARABIA Etihad Towers by Sheikh Suroors Projects Department (SSPD) 62 Arabian & African Property Awards

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Saudi Arabia

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Private Residence

Established in early 2002, New

courtyard within the villa for family leisure

Perspective (NP-Designs) is a consultant

including a maximum level of privacy

specializing in architecture and planning.

in consideration to the unique Arabian

The firm has a core team of principle

culture and local codes.

partners based in Riyadh, with a diverse range of skills and backgrounds covering

Private Residence: The client brief for

architecture and interior design, urban

NP-Designs to design a two-storey

planning and urban design.

private villa for a prominent businessman

Alcabasa: NP-Designs was

and his family, located in a wealthy

commissioned to design a middle-end

residential district in the north west

residential community in the affluent

of Riyadh.

north west of Riyadh with the most

Generally, the concept was to apply

appropriate setup of living and leisure

contemporary Islamic architecture but

with the respect of local culture. The

to blend it with a more open space

requirements in general come in two

including a courtyard and water features.

different models (inner and corner).

Privacy is a major consideration in Islamic

Each model has three different themes

culture and so the villa’s floor plans

in a contemporary design with the

were meticulously studied to ensure the

New Perspective

strong identity of Islamic character. The

building orientation and shape offered

Al-Hayat Center,

designers considered the treatment of a

optimum levels with a big courtyard.

Imam Saud Street – Riyadh, PO Box 88922 Riyadh 11672 t: +966 11 200 6399 f: +966 11 200 6395 e: w: 64 Arabian & African Property Awards

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BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE AFRICA Church in Cross River by AD Consulting Limited


 BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE NIGERIA Church in Cross River by AD Consulting Limited Guiding Light Assembly

Church in Calabar

AD Consulting’s core values are

and a banquet hall. The structure has

passion, integrity, excellence, creativity

been given an elegant, modern look with

and distinction. The company has

ample sky-lighting through the atrium

won awards for three of its latest

illuminating the very heart of the facility.

architectural projects in Nigeria.

A courtyard separates the admin area

The Citadel followed a strict brief

from the main auditorium and acts as

to design a community friendly office

a buffer for sound emanating from the

complex. It also includes an information

worship centre.

centre, 5,000 seater auditorium,

The Church in Northern Cross

multipurpose halls, counselling rooms,

River is a study in sustainable elegance

clinic, gym, primary school, public library

within a semi-rural setting. Used by the

and many more amenities. AD’s design

predominantly Catholic community it

follows a principle of modern architecture

serves as both a place of worship and

where form follows function, dictating the

a civic centre. Its architectural structure

zoning of the various spatial usages.

is a simple tent form suspended from

Guiding Light Assembly Church

 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE NIGERIA Guiding Light Assembly Church by AD Consulting Limited

 BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE NIGERIA Citadel by AD Consulting Limited

a central spine symbolizing primordial

was designed to be completely multi-

triangular architecture in worship.

functional with a 2,500 seat auditorium

Breezeblocks allow cool air to flow freely

for services, charity shops, classrooms,

through the church negating the need for

meeting rooms, offices, live-in spaces

artificial light or ventilation.

AD Consulting Plot 833/No 7a Babatunde Jose Street, Off Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria island, Lagos t: +234 146 12450 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 65

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HIGHLY COMMENDED DEVELOPMENT MULTIPLE UNITS OMAN Phase 1, Ras Al Hamra Development Project, PDO by Ras Al Hamra Development, PDO

Petroleum Development Oman

landscaping. To reduce the heat island

launched the Ras Al Hamra

effect, a light colour palette was used

Development in Muscat, Oman to

throughout the development. All

provide more residences and enhanced

residences feature LED lighting, low flow

living facilities for its employees. The

function water fittings, high efficiency

project site covers 280 hectares in the

glazing, and provision for recycling.

hills overlooking the Gulf of Oman on the northernmost tip of Muscat. The master-planned development

Special measures have been taken to ensure resident safety and security. Smoke and heat detectors are provided

contains villas, townhouses and

in all living areas and have the provision

apartments, landscaping, infrastructure,

to be linked to the local fire service.

schools, a nine-hole golf course and

Fire extinguishers are also placed in all

a sports and recreation club. Walking

residential units. Digital security systems

and cycling tracks throughout the

with auto-dialer connection have been

development allow for adequate

installed in all units and can be enhanced

pedestrian movement.

with video surveillance.

Sustainable elements are integrated

The development provides residents

Ras Al Hamra Development, PDO

into all stages of the development from

with modern and comfortable living

solar powered LED street lights to

spaces and a host of outdoor and

PO Box 81,

grey water recovery for the apartment

recreational opportunities right outside


blocks to the use of extensive xeriscape

their door.

PC 100, Sultanate of Oman t: + 968 2467 2858 e: w: 66 Arabian & African Property Awards

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HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMENT DUBAI Anantara Residences, Dubai Palm Jumeirah by Seven Tides

The Anantara Residences are situated

Top-of-the-range kitchen appliances

within the five-star Anantara Dubai Palm

and innovative technological features are

Jumeirah Resort & Spa. The apartments

available in all of the apartments nine

offer unrivalled views of the Arabian

layout options. There are 14 penthouses

Gulf and Dubai skyline unique to

offering sunken pools and available on a

Palm Jumeirah, Dubai – Arabia’s most

shell and core basis, allowing for buyers

desirable real estate location.

to truly personalize their space.

The Anantara residences combine

The residences were designed

nature with leisure in an exclusive resort

as hotel apartments for further ROI

setting fronted by a private beach and

potential. Buyers can purchase for their

lush tropical lagoons. The interiors feature

own use or as a buy-to-rent option

a modern cosmopolitan design using

under the hotel managed contract option.

a soft neutral palette with accents of

Resort facilities available to residents

colour in soft furnishings. Floor to ceiling

include a 4,000-square foot gym, over

windows and open living spaces allow

10,000 square metres of temperature

for an abundance of natural light. Large

controlled lagoon pools, the Anantara

balconies for entertaining mirror the

Spa, housekeeping, 24-hour room service,

spacious interiors.

laundry and childcare services.

Seven Tides Limited PO Box 122898 GF003 Ibn Battuta Gate Offices Jebel Ali Dubai t: +971 4 4204892 f: +971 4 4440701 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 67

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HIGHLY COMMENDED APARTMENT MAURITIUS Carlos Bay by Step Ahead Property Ltd Carlos Bay is in a glorious location on

platforms on the sloping site to

the hillside of La Tourelle in Mauritius.

optimise the panoramic ocean view

Overlooking the village of Tamarin, it

and preserve the existing landscape.

has panoramic views over Tamarin Bay

Natural materials such as timber screens,

and the iconic mountains of Rempart

basalt stones, crushed corals are being

and Trois Mamelles. The most important

incorporated to blend the buildings into

aspect of this project is its integration in

their surroundings.

the very challenging sloping site and its

The upper level of Blocks A to D is

beautiful surroundings. Strict guidelines

entirely dedicated to an impressive 325m²

and design criteria apply in these

penthouse. It has a ground floor entrance,

mountainous areas and have all been

private staircase, lift and two covered

successfully overcome by the architect

parking spaces. Luxurious living and dining

to make this project truly unique.

rooms open on to a large terrace with a

Construction at Carlos Bay is now

Carlos Bay

plunge pool and are complemented by

underway to provide 18 residential

a large kitchen. An office is also included

units of five varying types. These will

while four sumptuous, en suite bedrooms

be divided into five blocks that have

each have a terrace or balcony with

been resourcefully laid out on different

mountain or bay views.

13/14 Block A Mezza Business Hub, Domaine Mont Clame, Tamarin, Mauritius t: +230 525 183 63 t: +230 570 951 41 e: w: 68 Arabian & African Property Awards

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 BEST PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE OMAN Embassy of the State of Palestine by StudioBasel

StudioBasel is an international firm

residing in the diaspora with facilities to

specializing in reviving and incorporating

host cultural and social activities.

Arabic and Islamic design influences in

Locally sourced materials have

the Arab and Muslim world through

been used throughout the building

modern architecture.

such as Omani marble, Jerusalem stone

The design brief for the Palestinian

imported from Palestinian factories as

Embassy in the Sultanate of Oman

well as terracotta roof tiles, glass and

involved a new Embassy complex

metal. The traditional cross stitch

including a chancery and an Ambassador’s

design similar to that seen on Palestinian

residence designed by Chief Architect

dresses has inspired some of the detail

Basel Almisshal who has a special interest

elements such as the glass walls and

in “Architecture of Diplomacy”.

skylights as well as the patterns on

This important structure had to

the stone cladding. Bridging history

utilize the best methods and technologies

with the present, the design of the

to produce safe, secure and outstanding

Embassy building’s interior and exterior

facilities while also adhering to the

demonstrates the beauty of Arabic

nobility of Islamic architecture in Palestine

and Islamic architecture and also

and Oman. StudioBasel took a unique

demonstrates the strong relations

route to design the Embassy building

between Palestine and the Sultanate

as a community centre for Palestinians

of Oman.

StudioBasel PO Box 231, PC 103 Bareeq Al-Shatti, Muscat Sultanate of Oman t: +968 952 11757 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 69

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South Africa

in association with




Tyson Properties was established in

Westville’s agents have over 400 years of

2005 to provide a specialist agency

experience in the local property market,


fine-tuned to the distinctive needs

positioning the agency top of the 12

of KwaZulu-Natal. It also aimed to

operating in the greater Westville region.

create a sophisticated real estate

Agents are provided with the

environment offering exceptional

best possible training to ensure

service to clients and enabling agents

service excellence and benefit from a

to excel. Starting with a single office in

comprehensive referral network with

Morningside, Durban with just six staff,

successful likeminded people within the

Tyson Properties now employs over

Tyson Properties’ network in KwaZulu-

200 people in 18 offices throughout

Natal. Perfectly positioned to cater to


the needs of new as well as existing

Tyson Properties Westville opened

residents, the company’s mantra

in 2007 and currently has approximately

is that marketing properties is far

180 properties listed on its award

more than simply selling them. Tyson

winning website. Over the course of

Properties Westville is committed to

just five years, it has managed to secure

the best practice and high standards of

Tyson Properties

a dominant market share in the areas

compliance, offering sound, professional

330 Windermere Road,

in which it operates and many industry

advice and safeguarding its customers’


accolades. Collectively, Tyson Properties

interests at all times.

Durban 4001, South Africa t: +27 31 3129500 f: +27 31 3123370 e: w: 70 Arabian & African Property Awards

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Kuwait, Oman & Lebanon in association with




United Real Estate Company (URC) is

include a 542m² gymnasium, an indoor

a leading real estate developer in the

swimming pool, a landscaped garden area

MENA region with a portfolio including

and an outdoor swimming pool.

commercial, retail, hospitality as well

All apartments have balconies

as mixed-use developments. The

with views of the Raouche Rock and

company has been successful with five

Mediterranean Sea. Interiors are stylish

projects currently under development

and elegant, featuring high quality

reflecting its diversity and expertise

marble tiles in many different living

across many sectors.

areas, natural walnut wood parquet in

Raouche View at 1090 in Beirut,

all bedrooms, unglazed ceramic tiles and

Lebanon is a high-end residential building.

Italian made decorative mosaic tiles and

Overlooking the famous Raouche

custom made wood cabinets in

Rocks, the development is comprised

the kitchen.

of 22 floors offering 40, four-bedroom

URC’s other award-winning projects

apartments with an average size

include Marina Mall, Crescent and Hotel

of 540m² and two 1,000m² duplex

in Salmiya, Kuwait; Saleh Shehab Resort

penthouses. The project has a built up

in Julaia’a, Kuwait; Salalah Gardens

area of 43,350m² including 270 parking

Mall in Salalah, Oman; KIPCO Tower

spaces and a driver’s room and storage

in Sharq, Kuwait; and Junoot Resort in

area for each apartment. Amenities

Shuwaimiyah, Oman.


United Real Estate Company Al-Shaheed Tower, Khalid Bin Al-Waleed St, Sharq, PO Box 2232, Safat 13023, Kuwait t: +965 1805 225 f: +965 2243 7035 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 71

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South Africa

in association with


Choprop is a South African based real

offers unrivalled investment services and

estate company, specialising in property

pioneering sale and letting properties, with

within the emerging market sector. The

an overwhelming passion for perfection

company has an impressive record of

and a commitment to excellence in all

success having concluded over 1,200

areas of the real estate business.

deals in less than 60 months of trading since its launch in July 2007. What started out as a small business


Leading the way for premium property services in the country, Choprop provides its clients with luxury

in a garage at the owner’s home soon

residential and commercial properties for

became a household name in property.

a safe, secure and profitable investment.

Today Choprop continues effectively

Whilst showcasing a multi-billion Rand

and expertly marketing and developing

sales portfolio, Choprop also manages

property investments in some of the

and administrates a portfolio in excess

country’s most desirable locations. The

of 900 landlords and tenants within

firm has recognised the unparalleled

its commercial and residential letting

investment opportunities in South Africa

divisions. Having conducted numerous

and is proud to offer its clients innovation

feasibility studies on its business model,

on all its on or off-plan properties in

Choprop plans to roll out franchise

highly sought-after regions. Choprop also

outlets nationally in the near future.

146 Willem Botha Street, Wierda Park, 0157 Gauteng, South Africa t: +27 82 595 2242 e: w: 72 Arabian & African Property Awards

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Dubai & Kenya

in association with

in association with

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT ARABIA Tiara Aquamarine Penthouse by Zen Interiors

Tiara Aquamarine Penthouse

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT DUBAI Tiara Aquamarine Penthouse by Zen Interiors Nairobi Villa

Nairobi Villa

Zen Interiors specializes in both

architectural statements such as columns

traditional and contemporary

and architraves. However, lines are sleeker

settings. The company’s skilled design

and colours are lighter to reflect a more

consultants are extremely passionate

contemporary Arabian ambience.

about guiding their clients from the

Nairobi is known as ‘The green

initial concept through to a timely,

city in the sun’ and Zen Interiors’

on-budget completion.

newly completed villa in a luxury, gated

Zen Interiors was commissioned by a

community close to the Kenyan capital

Dutch businessman to create the interiors

captures exactly why this name is so

for his four-bedroom apartment bought

apt. The owners are a Sikh gentleman

as a base for when working in Dubai.

and his wife who wanted elements from

He owns numerous properties around

their religion included in the design whilst

the globe and likes to create a distinct

retaining a strong cultural context to

flavour of the geographical location of

Africa. Warm, earthy colours inspired

each one. Being in the UAE, he wanted

by the surrounding African landscape

an Arabic-inspired design that captured

form the backdrop for the scheme while

the look and feel of ‘modern Arabia’. The

rectilinear furniture and patterns maintain

chosen style is inspired by the Arabesque

a light and spacious contemporary feel

use of pattern repetition and strong

throughout the property.

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE AFRICA Nairobi Villa, Kihingo Village by Zen Interiors

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE KENYA Nairobi Villa, Kihingo Village by Zen Interiors

Zen Interiors Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 340 5050 f: +971 4 340 2240 e: w: Arabian & African Property Awards 73

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Kenya Image 360’s philosophy focuses on the functionality and flexibility as well as the uniqueness and attractiveness of its interior design projects. When Africa Oil set up offices in Nairobi, Image 360 focused the design concept on the culture of the locale in which its Kenyan oil exploration sites are based. Niches bearing authentic Turkana artifacts adorn the reception and breakout areas while a palette of soft earth tones embellishes the walls and floors transforming the office into an inspiring workplace. Image 360 Designs Ltd Braham Court, State House Road, PO Box 74768-00200, Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 72 2679 411 e: w: BEST OFFICE INTERIOR AFRICA Africa Oil B.V Offices in Nairobi by Image 360 Designs Ltd  BEST OFFICE INTERIOR KENYA Africa Oil B.V Offices in Nairobi by Image 360 Designs Ltd

Saudi Arabia Darwasa Designs was commissioned to create Ketchup, an elegant, modern and fashionable restaurant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Part of a global American chain which began in Hollywood and extended to Riyadh, Dubai and Turkey, the brief required an upgrade to the original identity. Inspired by the famous Heinz sauce, the restaurant’s design is a wash of reds and Heinz imagery. Following a ‘minimalist chic’ concept, interiors are an innovative contrast between concrete floors and columns, steel, glass and fine Italian furniture. Darwasa Designs PO Box 8314, 4th Floor, Al-Salam Office Building, Olaya Road, Riyadh 11482, Saudi Arabia t: +966 1146 46137 e: w:  BEST LEISURE INTERIOR SAUDI ARABIA Ketchup Restaurant by Darwasa Designs

South Africa Mellet & Human Architects was formed in late 2000 and is now firmly established in the upmarket residential market. The company created ‘A South African Home for Art’ for a couple moving from their large house into a smaller new home on the property. Avid collectors of South African art, the single level home had to accommodate an extensive amount of paintings and sculptures, while the unobstructed view is treated like a painting in itself, becoming part of the living areas.

Mellet & Human Architects 315 Clark Street, Pretoria, South Africa 0181 t: +27 833 069915/6 e: w:  BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE SOUTH AFRICA A South African Home For Art by Mellet & Human Architects 74 Arabian & African Property Awards

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South Africa Founded in 1976, Pam Golding Properties offers a full spectrum of property services and is recognised locally and internationally as Southern Africa’s premier property group. Employing over 2,000 staff and agents worldwide, it boasts a network of over 300 offices in Africa and international offices in the UK, Germany, Mauritius, Seychelles and France. Fostering a culture of service excellence, Pam Golding Properties constantly raises industry standards through innovative marketing, IT and other initiatives, coupled with the highest levels of professionalism. Pam Golding Properties PO Box 53012, Kenilworth 7745, South Africa t: +27 (0)21 710 1700 e: w: BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY AFRICA Pam Golding Properties  BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY SOUTH AFRICA Pam Golding Properties

Nigeria Spaceweb Consulting competed for the design of the proposed headquarter of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The chosen theme was ‘work, play and sleep on the canoe’. This design concept symbolises the typical lifestyle of local inhabitants and has therefore played a major role in dictating the canoe shaped hull of the building podium. The result is a sensitive, functional, symbolic, environmentally friendly and energy efficient building which meets the brief perfectly and is appreciated by all. Spaceweb Consulting Ltd 26, Igbosere Road, By Towry Lane, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria t: +234 8033 466 009 w: e: Highly Commended OFFICE ARCHITECTURE

NIGERIA Proposed Office Head Quarter Building by Spaceweb Consulting Ltd

CONTACT US AT: 3, St John’s Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 OJD, England Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Fax: +44 (0)1245 265446 Web: Email: in association with

in association with

PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield Editor: Jill Keene

DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn Joe Allen PROPERTY AWARDS TEAM Sonia Mison, Alison Murray Xennon Easton, Elaine Elvey, Matthew Hanratty, Mary Garbett, Dominika Gortatowicz, Kelly Howells, Linda Lark, Delia Ratiu, Jane Reed, Corinne Smart, Alexa Watson EVENTS TEAM Russell Clarke, Michael Saggers SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright

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Arabia & Africa Property Award Winners 2013-2014 Arabia

Dubai (cont.) Architecture Single Residence  Bayt Jullanar by Claudio Modola Architectural Design Kenya Ltd

Abu Dhabi

Developer Website

Architecture Multiple Residence

 by The First Group

 R3 Al Ain Residential Housing

Highly Commended

by Chalabi Architekten & Partner ZT Gmbh by DAMAC Properties

Development Marketing

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

 Villa Jenelle by International House of Architecture

Development Multiple Units

Architect: Mahmoud Al-Ramahi Commercial High-rise Development

 Al Barari by Al Barari Firm Management LLC Highly Commended

 Etihad Towers by Sheikh Suroors Projects Department (SSPD) Highly Commended

Capital Gate by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

DAMAC Towers by Paramount by DAMAC Properties

JW Marriott Residences, Dubai Lifestyle City by Dubai Lifestyle City

Golf Development

Developer Website

 AKOYA by DAMAC by DAMAC Properties

 by Aldar Properties

High-rise Architecture

High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

 The Landmark by Engineer Mubarak Saad Al-Ahbabi

Damac Paramount Towers by KEO International Consultants

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

National Bank of Abu Dhabi Global Headquarters by Gensler

 Tiara Aquamarine Penthouse by Zen Interiors

Highly Commended

The Gate Towers by Aldar Properties

Highly Commended

Mixed-use Architecture  The Landmark by Engineer Mubarak Saad Al-Ahbabi Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Private Penthouse Burj Khalifa by Bishop Design L.L.C

Interior Design Private Residence Highly Commended

Jumeirah Islands Private Villa by Creating Homes

Mixed-use Development

Interior Design Show Home

 Etihad Towers by Sheikh Suroors Projects Department (SSPD)

 The Reserve - Al Barari by Etcetera Living LLC

Highly Commended

Nation Towers by Arabtec Construction LLC

Leisure Development

Highly Commended

Sowwah Square by Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure

 JW Marriott Residences, Dubai Lifestyle City

Office Architecture

by Dubai Lifestyle City

 Al Bahr Towers by Aedas London Limited

Leisure Interior

Office Development

 La Serre Restaurant by Bwishop Design L.L.C

 Sowwah Square by Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure

Highly Commended

Miu Shanghai Restaurant by Bishop Design L.L.C

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

The Vault Bar by LW Design Group

 Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center

Lettings Agency

by Chalabi Architekten & Partner ZT Gmbh

 Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

Highly Commended

Abu Dhabi CourtHouse Complex by Dar Al-Omran

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Najmat Al-Reem Arabic Academy by Stride Treglown Limited

Highly Commended

Conrad Hotel by Arabtec Construction LLC

Residential High-rise Development

Office Interior

 Etihad Towers by Sheikh Suroors Projects Department (SSPD)

 Dynasty Zarooni Offices by Bishop Design L.L.C

Highly Commended

The Gate Towers by Aldar Properties

Highly Commended

Al Ghurair Investment by Gensler

Highly Commended

SKA Energy by Topos Design Studio Pte Ltd


Property Consultancy

Developer Website

 Colliers International

 by East Innovations

Highly Commended

Chesterton International LLC

Property Single Unit Dubai

 The Reserve by Al Barari Firm Management LLC


Public Service Architecture

 JW Marriott Residences, Dubai Lifestyle City by Dubai Lifestyle City Highly Commended Highly Commended

Highly Commended

TFG Marina Hotel by The First Group Damac Paramount Towers by KEO International Consultants

Dubai Foundation For Women & Children by U+A Architects

Anantara Residences, Dubai Palm Jumeirah by Seven Tides

Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

 Jumeriah’s Palm Spine Mosque by Yaghmour Architects

Real Estate Agency  Ocean View Real Estate Highly Commended

Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

Highly Commended

SPF Realty

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Dubai (cont.)


Real Estate Agency Marketing

Architecture Single Residence

 Millennium Estates by SPF Realty

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Mishref - Residential Villa by ROMA International for Construction & Decoration

Allsopp & Allsopp Corporate Marketing by Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

Mixed-use Architecture

Ocean View Real Estate

Highly Commended

KIPCO Tower by United Real Estate Company

Real Estate Agency Website

Mixed-use Development


Highly Commended

Marina by United Real Estate Company

by Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

Highly Commended by MENA Properties Services

Highly Commended

Highly Commended by SPF Realty

Retail Architecture

Saleh Shehab by United Real Estate Company

Residential High-rise Development

Highly Commended

 DAMAC Towers by Paramount by DAMAC Properties

Retail Interior

 The Bridge by The First Group

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Wafra Seef by Gensler The Fragrance Kitchen (tfk) by Jassim Ibrahim Alshehab decoration & contracting Co. W.L.L.

Infinity Tower by Arabtec Construction LLC

Retail Interior  Bishop Design Retail Showroom by Bishop Design L.L.C


Highly Commended

Al Anwaar Jewellery Shop by Bishop Design L.L.C

Landscape Architecture

Highly Commended

MIELE Gallery, Dubai by Miele, UAE

Highly Commended

Salame Residence by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture


Property Consultancy

Mixed-use Architecture Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency

and LW Design Group

Highly Commended

Mixed-use Development Highly Commended

 RAMCO

Didar Complex by Toseh Omran Ham Andishan Didar Co

Didar Complex by Toseh Omran Ham Andishan Didar Co

Century 21 1st Global Real Estate - Lebanon

Real Estate Agency Website  by RAMCO Residential High-rise Development


Highly Commended

Office Architecture Highly Commended

Raouche View @ 1090 by United Real Estate Company

Basra Investment Authority HQ by Design International

Retail Architecture

Engineering Consultancy LLC

 Metn.Point by Design International

Public Service Architecture  Model Service Centre “One Stop Shop” by Design International Engineering Consultancy LLC

Oman Development Multiple Units Highly Commended


by Ras Al Hamra Development, PDO

Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

Mahrakani Residence by maisam architects & engineers

Mixed-use Architecture Highly Commended

Phase 1, Ras Al Hamra Development Project, PDO

Al - Fahares Resort by SIGMA - Consulting Engineers

Interior Design Show Home  Junoot by United Real Estate Company Landscape Architecture Highly Commended

Wyndham Dubai Marina by Saraya Bandar Jissah

Mixed-use Development

Mixed-use Development

 Marsa Zayed - Al Raha Village by Al Maabar Jordan

 Wyndham Dubai Marina by Saraya Bandar Jissah

Highly Commended

Investments Company

Property Single Unit

The St. Regis Amman & The Residences at the St. Regis Amman

Highly Commended

by Al Maabar Jordan Investments Company

Public Service Architecture

Wyndham Dubai Marina by Saraya Bandar Jissah

Office Architecture

 Embassy of the State of Palestine by StudioBasel

 Universal Equipment Building

Retail Development

by maisam architects & engineers

Highly Commended

Salalah Gardens Mall by United Real Estate Company

Public Service Architecture Highly Commended

The Adaptive Reuse of the Amman Electricity Hangar and the


Building of Ras al Ein Gallery by TURATH: Architecture & Urban

Architecture Multiple Residence

Design Consultants

Highly Commended

Doha Private Villas by MZ Architects

Retail Interior

Commercial High-rise Development

 Golden Chocolate by Annab Interiors

Highly Commended

World Trade Centre - Doha by Arabtec Construction LLC

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Qatar (cont.)

Egypt (cont.)

Interior Design Private Residence

Mixed-use Interior

 Doha Villa by Living In Interiors

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Mixed-use Architecture Highly Commended

Building 202 by Living In Interiors

Qatar Private Villa by Katharine Pooley Ltd Al Bustan Hotel Apartment by Draw Link Group

Ghana Development Multiple Units  Phoenix Villas by Mobus Property Developments

Ras Al Khaimah

Highly Commended

Buena Vista Homes - Costa Villa by Buena Vista Homes

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Knight Court by Mobus Property Developments

Highly Commended

Al Hamra Village by Al Hamra Real Estate Development

Mixed-use Development  Meridian City by Mobus Property Developments

Saudi Arabia

Office Development


 Capital Place by Mobus Property Development

Highly Commended

Da’em Residence, Jeddah by DA’EM Real Estate Investment Co.

Architecture Multiple Residence


 Alcasaba by New Perspective

Architecture Multiple Residence

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

 Private Residence by New Perspective

Architecture Single Residence

Developer Website

 The Golden Luxury Villa

Highly Commended

by Desiderata Investments Ltd by Maskan Arabia

Development Marketing

Ocean Seven by Planning Systems Services Ltd

Highly Commended

 Bayan Al-Aziziyah by Bayan Realty

Lighthouse Villa by Claudio Modola Architectural Design Kenya Ltd

Development Multiple Units

Development Multiple Units

 Ritaj by Maskan Arabia

 Aberdare Hills Golf Resort - Chapachula Village by Panda

High-rise Architecture

Development Company Ltd

 Tadawul Tower by Tadawul Real Estate Co. (TREC)

Highly Commended

The Golden Luxury Villas

Highly Commended

Trident Grand Riverside by Trident Estates

and Nikken Sekkei Ltd Highly Commended

Riyadh Tower by Cayan International Limited

by Desiderata Investments Ltd

Interior Design Apartment

Interior Design Private Residence

 DAMAC Esclusiva by DAMAC Properties

 Nairobi Villa, Kihingo Village by Zen Interiors

Leisure Architecture

Office Interior

Highly Commended

Jarir Rubeen Plaza by Darwasa Designs

 Africa Oil B.V Offices in Nairobi

Leisure Interior  Ketchup Restaurant by Darwasa Designs

by Image 360 Designs Ltd Highly Commended

Mixed-use Architecture

Office Fit Out - Marubeni Coproration by Elle Interior Designers

 Riyadh Tower by Cayan International Limited

Property Single Unit

Mixed-use Development

 The Golden Luxury Villa

 Bayan Al-Aziziyah by Bayan Realty Highly Commended

Heart Of Jeddah by JDURC

Mixed-use Interior Highly Commended

by Desiderata Investments Ltd

King Faisal University Central Plaza by Dar Al-Omran

Office Development

Libya Retail Architecture  Benghazi Tatweer Shopping Mall by iki design group

 Home Offices complex by Home Offices Company Public Service Architecture  Dammam Railway Station Upgrading


by OPTA Arquitectos / Getinsa / Ceg

Apartment  Azuri by IOREC


Highly Commended

Leisure Interior

Architecture Multiple Residence

 El Manza Restaurant by Bishop Design L.L.C

Highly Commended

Carlos Bay by Step Ahead Property Ltd Azuri by IOREC

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment


 Redevelopment of Riche Terre Mall by Foresite Property and Ascencia Limited Development Multiple Units


 Safari Lodge - R.E.S. Property by Safari Lodge - R.E.S. Property

Leisure Interior

Highly Commended

Azuri by IOREC

 O Bar Fairmont Nile City by GG&Grace International

Highly Commended

Villas Valriche by Les Villas De Bel Ombre Ltd

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South Africa (cont.)

Golf Development

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment

 Villas Valriche by Les Villas De Bel Ombre Ltd

 Corner House by AdMakers International

Office Interior

Development Marketing

 Swan Group Customer Service Hall

 Clara Anna Fontein by Clara Anna Fontein & AdMakers International

by Capricorn Services Ltd Property Single Unit Highly Commended

Carlos Bay by Step Ahead Property Ltd

Safe Home Award

Highly Commended

The Summer Club by AdMakers International

Development Multiple Units  Clara Anna Fontein by Clara Anna Fontein

 Villas Valriche by Les Villas De Bel Ombre Ltd

& AdMakers International Highly Commended

V&A Marina by V&A Marina + AdMakers International


Highly Commended

Val de Vie Estate by Val de Vie Estate

Golf Development

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

Assoufid by Assoufid Properties Development

Retail Architecture

 Livewell Suites by Livewell Suites Highly Commended

 Mall Of Tangier by Design International

The Apprentice Apartment by AdMakers International

Leisure Development Mozambique

Highly Commended


Lettings Agency

 Assos Condominium by DECO Construction LDA

Highly Commended

Val de Vie Estate by Val de Vie Estate CHOPROP - Sales And Letting

Office Architecture  Auto & General New Headquarters for Telesure Investment


Holdings by DBM Architects & Steyn City Properties

Mixed-use Architecture

Office Development

 Guiding Light Assembly Church

 No. 1 Silo by V & A Waterfront Holdings (Pty) Ltd

by AD Consulting Limited Office Architecture

Office Interior  AdMakers International Office Interior

 Citadel by AD Consulting Limited Highly Commended

Property Single Unit

by Spaceweb Consulting Ltd

 The Polo House by Guardian Projects

Office Development Highly Commended

by AdMakers International & Louise Alexandra Interiors

Proposed Office Head Quarter Building

Commodity Plaza by El-Mansur Atelier Co

Real Estate Agency  Pam Golding Properties

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

Adrienne Hersch Properties

 Church in Cross River by AD Consulting Limited

Highly Commended

Tyson Properties

Retail Architecture

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Highly Commended

Alara Boutique by Adjaye Associates

Highly Commended

Sandton Skye by Lynn Estates

Highly Commended

What does a home mean to you?


by Adrienne Hersch Properties

Development Marketing Highly Commended

Eden Island by Eden Island Development

Real Estate Agency Website  by Tyson Properties

Company (Seychelles) Ltd Development Multiple Units

Retail Interior

 Eden Island by Eden Island Development Company

 Big 5 Duty Free - Ort Tambo by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture

(Seychelles) Ltd Highly Commended

South Africa

Cape Union Mart by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture


Highly Commended

 The Apprentice Apartment / National Bank House

Retirement Development

by AdMakers International

HiFi Corporation by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture

 Livewell Suites by Livewell Suites

Architecture Multiple Residence Highly Commended

Clara Anna Fontein by Clara Anna Fontein &


AdMakers International

Architecture Multiple Residence

Architecture Single Residence

 Mahjoub Residence by Iskan Architects

 A South African Home For Art

Leisure Interior

by Mellet & Human Architects Highly Commended

 Al Housh Food Market by Iskan Architects

Clara Anna Fontein by Clara Anna Fontein & AdMakers International

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Overall Arabia & Africa Property Award Winners The following companies represent the top winners across the Arabian & African regions. Each of these will go on to compete in the overall International Property Awards to determine the World’s Best in each category.

Arabia Best Apartment Arabia JW Marriott Residences, Dubai Lifestyle City by Dubai Lifestyle City Best Architecture Multiple Residence Arabia Alcasaba by New Perspective Best Architecture Single Residence Arabia Bayt Jullanar by Claudio Modola Architectural Design Kenya Ltd

Best Lettings Agency Arabia Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate Best Mixed-use Architecture Arabia Riyadh Tower by Cayan International Limited Best Mixed-use Development Arabia Bayan Al-Aziziyah by Bayan Realty Best Office Architecture Arabia Al Bahr Towers by Aedas London Limited

Best Commercial High-rise Development Arabia Etihad Towers by Sheikh Suroors Projects Department (SSPD)

Best Office Development Arabia Home Offices complex by Home Offices Company

Best Developer Website Arabia by The First Group

Best Office Interior Arabia Dynasty Zarooni Offices by Bishop Design L.L.C

Best Development Marketing Arabia Bayan Al-Aziziyah by Bayan Realty

Best Property Consultancy Arabia Colliers International

Best Development Multiple Units Arabia Ritaj by Maskan Arabia

Best Property Single Unit Arabia The Reserve by Al Barari Firm Management LLC

Best Golf Development Arabia AKOYA by DAMAC by DAMAC Properties

Best Public Service Architecture Arabia Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center by Chalabi Architekten & Partner ZT Gmbh

Best High-rise Architecture Arabia Tadawul Tower by Tadawul Real Estate Co. (TREC) and Nikken Sekkei Ltd

Best Real Estate Agency Arabia Ocean View Real Estate

Best Interior Design Apartment Arabia Tiara Aquamarine Penthouse by Zen Interiors

Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Arabia Millennium Estates by SPF Realty

Best Interior Design Private Residence Arabia Doha Villa by Living In Interiors

Best Real Estate Agency Website Arabia by Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

Best Interior Design Show Home Arabia Junoot by United Real Estate Company

Best Residential High-rise Development Arabia Etihad Towers by Sheikh Suroors Projects Department (SSPD)

Best Leisure Development Arabia JW Marriott Residences, Dubai Lifestyle City by Dubai Lifestyle City

Best Retail Architecture Arabia Metn.Point by Design International

Best Leisure Interior Arabia El Manza Restaurant by Bishop Design L.L.C

Best Retail Interior Arabia Bishop Design Retail Showroom by Bishop Design L.L.C

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Africa Best Apartment Africa The Apprentice Apartment / National Bank House by AdMakers International

Best Architecture Multiple Residence Africa Mahjoub Residence by Iskan Architects

Best Architecture Single Residence Africa The Golden Luxury Villa by Desiderata Investments Ltd

Best Office Architecture Africa Auto & General New Headquarters for Telesure Investment Holdings by DBM Architects & Steyn City Properties

Best Office Development Africa Capital Place by Mobus Property Development

Best Office Interior Africa Africa Oil B.V Offices in Nairobi by Image 360 Designs Ltd

Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment Africa Redevelopment of Riche Terre Mall by Foresite Property and Ascencia Limited

Best Property Single Unit Africa The Polo House by Guardian Projects

Best Development Marketing Africa Clara Anna Fontein by Clara Anna Fontein & AdMakers International

Best Public Service Architecture Africa Church in Cross River by AD Consulting Limited

Best Development Multiple Units Africa Eden Island by Eden Island Development Company (Seychelles) Ltd

Best Real Estate Agency Africa Pam Golding Properties

Best Golf Development Africa Villas Valriche by Les Villas De Bel Ombre Ltd

Best Interior Design Apartment Africa Livewell Suites by Livewell Suites

Best Real Estate Agency Website Africa by Tyson Properties

Best Retail Architecture Africa Benghazi Tatweer Shopping Mall by iki design group

Best Interior Design Private Residence Africa Nairobi Villa, Kihingo Village by Zen Interiors

Best Retail Interior Africa Big 5 Duty Free - Ort Tambo by Dakota Architecture + Interior Architecture

Best Leisure Interior Africa Al Housh Food Market by Iskan Architects

Best Retirement Development Africa Livewell Suites by Livewell Suites

Best Mixed-use Development Africa Meridian City by Mobus Property Developments

Safe Home Award Africa Villas Valriche by Les Villas De Bel Ombre Ltd Arabia & Africa Property Awards 81

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