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Luxury Properties

Popponesset Island, Cape Cod


A rare opportunity to own a majestic estate on exclusive Popponesset Island. This fabulous home has a deep water dock, spectacular ocean views and European inspired architecture with quality craftsmanship throughout. First floor features an elegant two story marble foyer, master bedroom suite with fireplace, sitting room / office, two bathrooms, and French doors opening to the terrace. The living room has floor to ceiling windows with ocean views. The grounds are magnificent with gunite pool/spa, brick terrace, and separate cabana with bathroom. Bob Sigel 508.335.1111 Osterville Office 508.420.1130 Serving the most buyers and sellers on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA BARNSTABLE



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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

This issue we have decided to concentrate all our

attentions on four specific destinations – the cities

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield Editor: Jill Keene Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn Joe Allen ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Helen Brown-Lee Adam Horton, Lynn West, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Production Co-ordinator: Jo Findlay Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2014 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.

of Dubai and London; the Caribbean island of Barbados; and the country of Spain. This has allowed

us the time and space to look into their full potential, not just for prime properties to purchase but also the

lifestyle, resorts, hotels and top tourist attractions they offer. They may

all be very different but each has its own special draw for those simply taking a holiday or who become so enthralled by the place that they decide to invest in a permanent or second home there.

Going back to the subject of the Caribbean again for a moment, award-winning interior designer Jenny Blanc, who has a showroom in Barbados as well as London, joins us to advise on injecting a shot

of tropical flair into our homes (from page 39). As I live on an island by the sea and my house was flooded by the tidal surge in East Anglia

in December, I may well put some of her ideas into practice once the builders have finished work. At the moment I have no floorboards

or furniture whatsoever downstairs – just three rather large and ugly

dehumidifiers. Although this is taking minimalist design to the extreme, it’s certainly one way to tackle the spring cleaning!

Jill Keene

On the cover

Standard Edition: Nestled in the heart of powder heaven, The Vale Niseko offers the ultimate in luxury ski-in, ski-out accommodation. The Yotei Panorama Penthouse is the crowning glory of The Vale's exquisitely comfortable suites, combining a stunning design, views of majestic Mt Yotei, and the blissful indulgence of a private natural hot spring. Niseko Alpine Developments [NISADE] Tel: +81(0)136 22 0038 Web:

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British Airways & Emirates Edition: Fairmont The Palm is IFA Hotels & Resorts flagship hotel on the iconic Palm Jumeirah. This beachfront property with unrivalled views features 381 balconied rooms and suites, including two Presidential Suites, and a Fairmont Heritage Place fractional ownership product on the penthouse levels of the hotel. See page 111 Tel: + 971 4 457 3388 Fax: + 971 4 457 3399 Web:

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Exquisite jewellery specially made to order plus a rose gold moon phase watch


Stunning furniture and furnishings brimming with the all-important ‘wow factor’


In the frame


A Caribbean connection

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Go green with desire over a million dollar jacket, a Lotus motorcycle and a mirror television

Forthcoming auctions and exhibitions that art lovers simply shouldn’t miss Advice on tropical tones from award-winning interior designer Jenny Blanc


Latest innovations from the glamorous world of motoring

Drive five

A clutch of the finest supercars to excite and delight the most discerning driver

The lure of London

Prime properties for purchase, a great place to stay and three of the capital's top cultural attractions

The Bajan beauty of Barbados

Luxurious Caribbean homes, a fabulous resort, a submarine hotel to charter and other adventurous ways to explore the island

Viva Espana!

Stunning Spanish villas, suggestions on stylish places to stay and top tourist attractions

Dubai aims high

Properties on The Palm and elsewhere, a fabulous destination resort and lots of ideas for downtime in Dubai

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The Bishops Avenue, London N2 A truly exceptional, brand new, state-of-the-art mansion set in beautifully landscaped grounds in this renowned tree lined avenue. It offers luxurious accommodation including seven reception rooms, an extensively fitted kitchen, eight bedroom suites, a cinema, gym, wine cellar and beauty room while an upper terrace has a hot tub and external sound system. Other outstanding features include an indoor/outdoor swimming pool and spa area plus a separate staff quarters, car elevator and gated off street parking for six cars. ÂŁ16m / â‚Ź19.377 / $26,590,270 Harrods Estates: +44 (0)20 7409 9001 6

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Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW3 This beautifully presented apartment is in one of Knightsbridge's most prestigious residential purpose-built blocks, Chevalier House, located on the Brompton Road opposite Harrods. Benefiting from stunning views over Knightsbridge, this 162m2 apartment includes a fabulous double reception room with balcony, spacious kitchen/breakfast room, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and an underground parking space. Chevalier House is a recently developed modern residential block with underground parking, 24-hour porterage and security. ÂŁ5.95m / â‚Ź7,205,275 / $9,888,250 Harrods Estates: +44 (0)20 7225 6508

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San Carlos, Ibiza This traditional style mansion is on a vast private estate above the northern coast of Ibiza, just outside the lovely village of San Carlos. The villa has a total living space of 600m2 and offers six spacious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, all with private balconies or terraces, a 26 x 7 metre pool, bar and fully-equipped kitchen. Set on its own mountain with a private driveway up to the house, it overlooks the beaches of Cala Boix and Calla Mastella offering an endless sea view that entices inspiration. The house is surrounded by over 400,000m2 of forest and country walks, sea views and mountain top views from Siesta to San Carlos. It has a private 'organic' orchard and chef’s garden that grows oranges, avocados, lemons, peaches, cherries, grapes, most vegetables, herbs and spices for the culinary appreciative. £8.27m / €10m / $13,706,600 Stirling Ackroyd: +34 971 33 55 25 or +44 (0) 20 3058 0406 from the UK e: w: 8

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Tenerife, Canary Islands This stunning villa is for the discerning few who appreciate the best in life. Built on a generous plot of over 1,000m2 in a quiet cul de sac, it is amongst some of the finest properties that Adeje has to offer. The five bedroom villa has been built to the highest specification, from its fine marble floors and fully fitted kitchen to an underground garage, big enough for a games room and a fleet of cars. Three of the bedroom suites have direct access to a terrace with fabulous views to the sea and La Gomera. Other features include an alarm system, automatic entrance, electric entry phone, electronically controlled blinds, automatic irrigation and water filtration systems. The private pool has a solar powered cover while the gardens are low maintenance with tiled areas, tropical plants, trees and artificial lawns. Completely private, the grounds are conducive to al fresco entertaining. â‚Ź1.3 million Tenerife Property Shop S.L.: +34 922 714 700 e: w: International Property & Travel

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Ocean Club Estates, Paradise Island, The Bahamas This luxurious residence is situated on one private acre within the prestigious and gated Ocean Club Estates. Designer interiors on the lower level feature impressive indoor/outdoor living and dining rooms served by a gourmet kitchen and a bedroom suite ideal for staff or guests. An elevator connects to the upper level with three bedroom suites and a fourth bedroom offering potential for a nursery, playroom, or study. Expansive grounds include a Spanish-style courtyard, a 75 foot lap pool and views across the golf course and the ocean beyond. Residents also benefit from all the amenities of One&Only Ocean Club. $9.95 million John Christie: +1 242 322 1041 e: w: Web reference: JS00215 10

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Gibraltar High class contemporary home with breathtaking

through the garden towards a thatched Tahiti style

views over the Gibraltar Straits towards Spain and

chill out bar. Below is a circular two level pool with

the Mountains of Africa. Set in the south district

Jacuzzi effect jets surrounded by a raised deck and

of Gibraltar this bespoke designed house on four

a cantilevered viewing platform. Up on the second

levels, complete with lift, has seven bedrooms, six

floor a spa terrace with heated spa pool containing

bathrooms, premium quality kitchen and bathrooms

sculptured mosaic beds with hydro jets faces

and garage parking for 10 cars.

perfectly south/west to capture the stunning

A total of 580m2 of landscaped grounds and

African sunsets.

400m2 of terraces on different levels provides a

ÂŁ10.9m / â‚Ź13.2m / $18.3m

haven of tranquility in an oasis of plants, shrubs and

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Absolute Oceanfront Trisara Villa, Phuket, Thailand Within the exclusive five-star resort Trisara, this oceanfront five-bedroom villa occupies three levels and offers stunning ocean views and complete privacy. The ultimate in architectural style and sophistication and the epitome of understated elegance, the villa is fully furnished with Southeast Asian antiquities and offers a rare opportunity to own a truly unique property in a unique location. £5.814m / €7.033m / $9.75m Hunter Sotheby’s International Realty: +66 (0)85 069 8070 e:

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Atlantis, Saint Lucia

The road to Atlantis winds up through Cap Estate, around the property’s tall and

sturdy natural stone retaining wall to its gated entrance on top of a hill overlooking some of the best views in Saint Lucia.

The sloping parkland around the villa is beautifully manicured, with many well established trees and tropical shrubs, low-walled planters and a carefully tended kitchen garden springing into bounty after years of green-fingered care. The curved driveway leads to a generous parking area, and the impressive but welcoming entrance, with its elegant coral stone staircase framed by an arched portico and stately double doors. The single storey villa’s walls are built from natural local stone, and the arch motif is repeated throughout the exterior and interior, including the stylish but eminently functional solid wood windows whose shape exactly echoes the architectural detail. Atlantis is a unique property in many ways, and the villa’s recent clever, high end upgrade has resulted in a crisp, modern look with an historic, old Caribbean feel. Step inside, and the 8,000 square foot home beckons in all directions. Through double doors in the west wing is the master suite and guest bedrooms lie to the right of the entrance in the east wing, but the immediate centre of attention is the indoor gated courtyard, with its soothing water feature and deep koi pond open to the blue sky above. A surprisingly Italianate feature in this Saint 14

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Lucian family home, throwing light and air throughout the adjacent great room and casual living area. The living space has two areas: the formal lounge looks onto the villa’s capacious wrap-around verandah and pool deck, through tall, wide French windows which echo the arched style of the entrance. The interior walls are a beautiful, textural mixture of coral stone and natural local stone, its silvery grey tones contrasting with the high vaulted, dark stained ceiling, an original feature which was hand-crafted from beautifully finished natural wood. A casual-style TV den lies to the right off the main living space, and the kitchen and formal dining room open up to the left. From crisp white cabinetry and modern fixtures to granite countertops and state of the art appliances, the family kitchen at Atlantis is spacious enough for casual dining, and impressively appointed for entertaining. It leads to the formal dining room, with its solid wood, refectory style table and seating room for eight to twelve. Through every arched window of Atlantis there is a breathtaking panorama, and a step through any one of the French windows reveals some of the villa’s extensive views. The outdoor living area is a seamless extension of indoors, with comfortable areas for relaxing and dining, and access to the 60-foot infinity pool with its bird’s eye vantage of the hills and golf course below. To the west, the panorama extends from Mount Pimard and Rodney Bay to Pigeon Island, with Martinique sometimes visible on the horizon. To the east, the wraparound verandah peeks towards the Atlantic off Cas En Bas Bay. All around the property, balmy breezes and shady corners keep the indoor and outdoor spaces cool all day long. The Master suite is a private retreat which includes a luxuriously designed spa bathroom with high, vaulted ceiling, double vanity, lots of counter space, an oversized bathtub and wet room-style shower. The large bedroom is flanked with built-in storage on one wall, with double arched glass doors and windows shedding light and a cooling breeze from two sides of the room. The highly polished, dark wood floors echo the artisanal vaulted wooden ceiling, one of many original architectural features in the home. The view from the Juliet balcony expands over the green surroundings of Cap Estate to

the Caribbean seascape and horizon, adding to the ‘topof-the-world’ yet secluded feel of the suite. Several guest and/or children’s bedrooms are laid out in an interlocking floor plan off a beautiful indoor/ outdoor atrium to the right of the courtyard. Cathedral ceilings and lots of arched windows ensure every bedroom is bright and airy; two bedrooms have ensuite, and a Jack and Jill bathroom is shared between two of the rooms. There is also a guest suite off the main hallway of the villa, taking the accommodation to 6-7 bedrooms. Atlantis is a unique and impressive property, sprawling and spacious, but with a warm and welcoming family ambiance, and a layout designed for entertaining. Through thoughtful and detailed renovations, the house offers an attractive blend of historical Saint Lucian style with modern European upgrades and intelligent design with particular focus on the Caribbean outdoor lifestyle. The villa is luxuriously furnished throughout, with an eclectic, elegant aesthetic which touches on whimsical shabby chic in some spaces. Perched on top of its hilltop vantage point, secluded and private but within 10 minutes drive of the amenities and attractions of Rodney Bay, the villa Atlantis offers a spectacular tropical lifestyle and some of the best real estate in Saint Lucia. PRICE US$3,995,000 Freehold CONTACT Doubloon Real Estate on +44 (0)20 3289 8350, email or visit International Property & Travel

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desire The Lotus C-01 is the first motorcycle from the iconic car

explains Mr Simon, “we have only one ambition: to create

manufacturer. Designed and built by Lotus Motorcycles,

a unique state-of-the-art machine that carries its brutal

it will reflect a combination of lifestyle, design and high-

forces with elegance and style, a high-tech monster in a

end technology. A hyper bike with integrated racing

tailored suit.

technology, it will feature materials like carbon, titanium

materials, is first and foremost emotional, heartbreaking,

Formula 1. Safety, ergonomics and design are the most

at times playfully retro, and always clearly a Lotus.

important factors the design team has put emphasis on.

Lotus is a glamorous name with a rich history, and the

It will be a state-of the-art-motorbike powered by an

C-01 celebrates it proudly: the shapes of the marvellous

approximately 200 horsepower engine.

Lotus 49 were a main inspiration, and all colour schemes

The distinctive shapes of Lotus Motorcycles will be


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“The C-01, with all its top notch components and

and aerospace quality steel, which are also used in

pay homage to iconic Lotus racing liveries, such as the

penned by renowned designer Daniel Simon. A former

dashing black and gold. The intersection of past and

designer for Bugatti Automobiles, he has recently

future always fascinates, and so does the unique idea of

created some of the most sophisticated concept

the C-01.”

vehicles in Hollywood film history. “With the Lotus C-01,”

€100,000 + tax 

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The Henley & Partners Forum 2014 Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julian’s, Malta 28 - 29 May 2014 Key Speakers

Program Focus

The Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat Prime Minister of Malta

• The New Malta Individual Investor Programme

The Hon. Manuel Mallia Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, Malta The Hon. Vance Amory Premier of Nevis Professor Peter J. Spiro Charles R. Weiner Professor of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia Marvin Gaerty Comissioner for Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Malta Professor Dr. Dimitry Kochenov Chair in EU Constitutional Law, University of Groningen, Netherlands Tim Mohr Principal, BDO Consulting, New York

• Residence and Real Estate in Switzerland after the Vote against the Free Movement Agreement with the EU • Sustainable Development through Citizenship-byInvestment: How St. Kitts and Nevis is leading the way • Access to Citizenship of EU Member States and EU Law: A Cautionary Tale • Citizenship, Foreign Investment and National Image – Making the Connection • Canada and the USA: Closed and Open Borders • The Future of Investor Immigration and Citizenship in Europe

Julia Onslow-Cole Head of Global Immigration, PwC, London

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Looking like a million dollars has never been so true with the addition of a one-off item to his or her wardrobe. Private Haute Couture is creating a jacket that will reflect the best the world has to offer, an elegant combination of exclusive crocodile and python leather, finest fur, gold and diamonds. The One Million Dollar Jacket is made from an astounding total of 25 crocodile and 10 python full leather hides, selected from the best possible manufacturers across the globe. Each button and zipper is hand carved in 18 carat solid yellow or white gold according to the client’s wish. The zipper pulls consist of a central white or yellow princess cut diamond of three full carats each, all of which are certified. Inside the jacket, a tag is created with the owner’s name, made out of gold, bearing the signature of the client paved with diamonds. Immense care is taken in every single step of the production – it takes six months to realize the first prototype and then produce the perfect jacket. It is finally delivered to the client in a special case made out of the same combination of crocodile and python leather with his or her personal monogram on the top. To give you an idea of the style and quality of the jacket, the example shown here costs $700,000. Now imagine it with a further $300,000 of embellishments, all to your own personal taste. $1 million 


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desire Hidden within this stunning new oversized floor-

Hampstead where the TV is set at the upper end of the

standing mirror is the Loewe 50 inch flat screen HD

mirror so perfect for viewing from the cross trainer,”

television. Believe it or not, when turned off, the TV

continues Mr Riese. “In another local project we made

becomes invisible beneath the glass. The mirror frame is

two identical floor standing mirrors in bronze and leather

made of luxurious black mock croc leather, making it a

positioned on each side of the fireplace – one with a TV

stylish statement in any room in your home.

inside, the other not and so we have retained the elegant

"Clients love this innovative concept and each TV

contemporary room design we wanted to achieve with

Mirror is made bespoke – whatever style frame or size

the subtly hidden TV available for occasional use as per

of mirror or TV,” explains Mark Riese, managing director

the client's wishes."

of urban living interiors. “More importantly we have

So a double design goal is achieved: a stylish bespoke

perfected the manufacturing process for the glass to give

designed mirror to enhance the décor of the room and

outstanding HD quality.”

a disguise for that obtrusive necessity – with perfect HD

The TV can also be set within the mirror frame at

TV viewing capacity.

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Toulouse, France Located in the countryside benefiting from a spectacular view over the Pyrenees mountains, this gorgeous Château of 1200m2 with guesthouse, residential building with two apartments, caretakers dwellings was recently renovated with luxury facilities and antiques. All set in 10 hectares with a


wonderful garden, a huge swimming pool, a lake, horse stables and old vineyard grounds. This luxury estate is used as a private holiday home and also for commercial use for holiday letting. The old vineyard can be replanted to enhance the rebirth of this unique wine-making property.

md luxury homes / Pascal Audié: +33 651 712 778

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Moving your family internationally is an exciting time, and we know that in your busy life it can be difficult to find time for all the required planning and organisation. That’s why an Abels move could be just the ticket. We are proud of our hard-earned reputation for excellence, which resulted in us attaining the Royal Warrant by appointment to Her Majesty The Queen for removals and storage.We have moved thousands of clients to every corner of the world and take a personal and individual approach to each move, with a dedicated Manager to look after everything from providing advice on visas and vaccinations, to customs clearance and currency ordering. Whether you are moving locally, within Europe or to the four corners of the globe - let Abels take the strain.

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finery If you’re searching for an ultra special piece of jewellery or a limited edition watch we may have found the very thing

Perfectly pink Brumani is a Brazilian jewellery label founded by brothers Eduardo, Emerson and Rodrigo Bruner in 2005. Inspired by the workings of their grandfather’s jewellery factory, Brumani creates pieces that mix classic and contemporary aesthetics with elegance. These stunning Baobab Rose earrings in 18kt rose gold feature round diamonds, rose quartz and pink tourmaline. £29,170 

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Eye candy British Designer of the Year, Andrew Geoghegan, has created this stunning ‘Sugar Coated Pendant’. Featuring a 1ct intense yellow pear cut diamond centre stone and a 1/3 ct white diamond, surrounded by brilliant cut diamonds, the pendant is available in platinum, 18kt white, yellow and rose gold. From £20,000 

Art Deco decadence During its heyday in the 1920s, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour and exuberance which is now beautifully reflected in a special collection from Bibi van der Velden. This Art Deco ring features 18ct white gold with dazzling white diamonds and a superb aquamarine as its focal point. The stars on the side of the ring and the central aquamarine stone are supported by the diamonds making it a one of a kind piece. £14,040 

Take heart This beautiful platinum ring has been created with a pair of heart shaped brilliant cut diamonds, both held within a three claw setting. Each ring is created to order and built entirely around the perfectly matched pair of heart shaped diamonds. £3,300 


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Off the cuff Fifi Bijoux is an award winning designer of ethical and Fairtrade jewellery, all made within its UK workshops. The 'Bahia' cuff bangle is made to order in 18ct ethically mined gold, set with ethical diamonds and Brazilian rutilitaed quartz. The quartz is hand cut to order after being mined at a project which invests profits from gem polishing to create local organic farms, producing food for the remote village community. ÂŁ10,000 ď‚„

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finery Pearl of the South Seas The majority of Yoko London pieces are handmade, always to the highest standards, and many are one of a kind. This elegant necklace is a prime example with its white Australian South Sea pearls ranging from 13-18mm, 46.19cts diamonds and 18kt white gold. £270,000 

Over the moon Limited to just 59 pieces worldwide, Linde Werdelin’s Oktopus Moon Tattoo is a state-of-the-art timepiece. An 18k solid rose gold case, intricately engraved with a hand drawn octopus, it reflects the mystery and intrigue surrounding this powerful creature. Oktopus Moon Tattoo complication displays luminous, imaginary and hand-drawn moon phases on its dial. Each moon is drawn and printed several times and delicately inlayed inside the pierced disk one by one. As the moon moves clockwise through its monthly cycle, more of its surface is illumined. £30,000 


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N EW ZEA L A N D | B AY O F I S L A N DS | O M A R IN O This exclusive, private, development is just 3½ hours drive from Auckland, or 45 minutes by helicopter. Omarino consists of only 17 generously sized freehold sites, each between 12 and 17½ acres, scattered across 350 acres, fringed with over 5km of stunning northfacing coastline. In addition to each property, the owners have their own separate boatshed, share a clubhouse, luxury four bedroomed guesthouse and floating pontoon wharf. A gatehouse and on site property Hand crafted in Sunningdale, management team excellence ensure both security and year Berkshire round service and support. House site locations have been carefully planned to maximise privacy and views whilst being sympathetic to the natural Available at £2,650,000 landscape. Each has extraordinary views of the Bay from a hilltop, headland or the waters edge. All owners will have access to the water’s edge. Only nine sites available.

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an exceptional opportunity to create a bespoke palladian mansion Parkwood Estate enjoys one of the most prestigious locations in the south of England - an area steeped in history, to the west of Englefield Green and adjacent to Windsor Great Park, just 23 miles from London.

Gary Hersham - 020 7499 7722

Full planning permission to create a new main house of 33,000 sq ft. 77 acre site including private parkland and lake.

Ian Davies - 01932 588 288

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Positioned in Cronulla’s most desired beachfront location ‘Bathers Beach Residences’ feature twelve brand new luxury apartments. Designed by award winning Architects Candalepas Associates, each apartment offers an expansive floorplan featuring multiple living areas, three generous bedrooms and double lock up garage with storage. Commanding uninterrupted panoramic views across some of Cronulla’s best beaches, each residence is meticulously designed to complement this premier location. Set over 270-595sqm with high end finishes and flawless contemporary design throughout, you can enjoy a low maintenance beachside lifestyle without compromise. For Sale View Thu 4.30 – 5.30 & Sat 3.00 – 4.00 Gus Liu +61 418 293 666 Steve Day +61 413 111 118 Call +61 2 8525 9911 / +61 2 8525 9987

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luxe Exquisite, exclusive and unusual, these stylish items are masterpieces of design for the home

Taking a shine By choosing a specific type of light you can effectively illuminate interiors and also add strong design presence to a living space. The Charles suspension light is a perfect example. Its handmade copper plated frame will enhance any living room, dining room or lobby, while 20 glossy black, white or gold plated lampshades can focus either on the ceiling or the floor, providing irresistible, soft lighting. From â‚Ź7,730 ď‚„

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Radiating style Presenting innovative form, engineering and a simple yet striking design, Iconic has launched Lattice, a statement radiator, by award winning designer Jacek Ryn. A steel, vertical design, this contemporary radiator features an interlaced structure and a three-dimensional ‘lattice’ pattern arrangement. The web structure seamlessly weaves bended tubes that allows for this design to translate in to six different sizes to heat any size of room. For a personal touch, choose from neutral tones and vibrant hues across 188 colours. A further nine special finishes are also available that channel the industrial look perfectly, from metallic black and nickel gloss to matt silver and white aluminium. £4,663 for the nickel gloss version shown here 

Trashion trends The Danish design company Vipp, best known for the iconic Vipp pedal bin created in 1939, has launched eight art bins dressed in couture made by German fashion label Lever Couture. Based in her Berlin studio, designer Lessja Verlingieri creates breathtaking couture for celebrities like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow and many more. Now, 1,400 metres of fabric processed by skillful hands in around 400 working hours transform Vipp pedal bins into the most amazing Trashion Bins. €3,500 - €5,000 


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Ringing the changes Taking its inspiration from Torus energy fields, the steel Torus table light is constructed using concentric powdercoated steel rings around a central hub. Featuring a stainless steel or chrome base, it’s available in a choice of five colours – turquoise, orange, pink, black and white. Notably, the Torus features a light source – the R Core LED hub – that has been specially developed and designed by Rousseau Design but can also be ordered with a standard fitting and bulb. £640 

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Piece with provenance Reputedly from Belvoir Castle, seat of the Duke of Rutland, this gorgeous circa 1815 Regency amboyna and gilt library table is attributed to Seddon and Morel. George Seddon was the grandson of George Seddon of Aldersgate Street (the largest furniture manufacturer of the 18th century), while Nicholas Morel was of French extraction and a protégé of the architect Henry Holland. In 1827 they formed a partnership to undertake the refurbishment of Windsor Castle for King George IV, with an enormous budget at that time of £200,000. The table’s rectangular top is set on solid end supports with a turned, reeded and gilded stretcher finished with gilded foliate bun feet. Decorated throughout with rich amboyna veneers and gilt gesso edging to the top and end supports, it’s inscribed in pencil with a sale date and ‘…Duke of Rutland’. £24,000 

Showered with shades

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Chinese civilizations theorized that the many colours that make up visible light

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In the frame Works by famed artists such as Rossetti and Matisse are on show this spring, either at exhibition or auction

‘Hug’ by Tim Eitel

Above: This Side of Paradise Curated by Jane Neal, a leading expert on the contemporary art scene in Central and Eastern Europe, This Side of Paradise features some of the most important contemporary painters working in the figurative tradition. The exhibition offers a privileged view of artists who, rather than follow the trajectory set by American Abstraction and Pop Art that dominated the latter half of the 20th century, have instead committed to figurative painting. Authors and artists such as F. Scott Fitzgerald (after whose first novel the title of this exhibition is taken), succeeded in being accepted into the very heart of society, while secretly assuming a detached position that allowed them to analyse and criticise those who sustained them. Times may have changed but human nature continues to crave ‘fly on the wall’ insight into the lives and foibles of the rich, the beautiful and the powerful. March 13th – 2nd May at Sotheby’s S|2 London W1

‘Interval’ by Caroline Walker

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Camera in Motion Fleeting moments of the spectacular landscape along the World Heritage Rhaetian Albula/Bernina Railway have been photographed over the course of an entire year to form an extensive and breathtaking collection of photographs that blur the boundaries between abstract art and landscape photography. Artist Rolf Sachs applied his renowned conceptual approach to the spectacular train journey between Thusis in Switzerland and Tirano in Italy where he and local photographer Daniel Martinek began shooting in December 2012. The results of shooting from the moving train are a multi-faceted collection of captivating photographs in large scale format that demonstrate the changes of the seasons and lighting conditions in a distinctive combination of abstraction and reality. The images are as unexpected as they are diverse; greatly differing from the impressions the human eye would usually register when in motion. The Leica camera lends itself as an exceptional tool to capture the transient impressions of the landscape, the motion of trees rushing by, passengers at the stations, stones blurred, challenging the viewer to experience this famous journey in an unexpected and new light. April 9th - June 6th 2014 at ammann // gallery, Cologne, Germany

London Sale of British & Irish Art Pandora will once again exert her divine magnetism when Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s magnificent oil painting of 1871 comes to auction. Pandora is arguably the most significant painting by Rossetti to be seen under the hammer in recent years and offers the public a rare sighting. Pandora was commissioned by John Graham for the considerable sum of 750 guineas. When he died in 1877, the painting was purchased by another keen collector of Rossetti’s work, Charles Butler, and remained in his family until the mid-20th century. After its purchase at auction in 1966 for £1,250, the painting was sold to a gallery in Newcastle which specialised in work by the then neglected Pre-Raphaelites. Pandora has remained in a private collection since its purchase from the gallery almost 50 years ago. Estimated at £5m - £7m; May 22nd 2014 at Sotheby’s London


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Treasures from Korea This exhibition represents the first comprehensive survey in the United States devoted to the art of the celebrated Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), an era that profoundly shaped the culture of Korea in ways that continue to resonate today. It contains more than 150 works, among them national treasures that have never left Korea before. The works range from screen paintings and calligraphy created for the courts to scenes that vividly and colourfully illustrate life across the social classes. Also displayed are ceremonial vessels, outstanding glazed ceramics, and works that reflect the dynamic encounters at the end of the 19th century between the ‘Hermit Kingdom’ and the Western world. The exhibition comprises works drawn primarily from the collection of the National Museum of Korea, supplemented by loans from public and private collections in Korea and the United States. March 2nd - May 26th, 2014 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale Featuring three works from the extensive private collection of Los Angeles philanthropists Jane and Marc Nathanson, the highlight of this sale is Ocean Park #20 by Richard Diebenkorn (above), one of the outstanding examples from the artist’s seminal series (estimated at $9 - $12 million). The second is Four Plates Edges Up by Richard Serra (estimated at $2.5 - $3.5 million) which is made up of three four-foot square pieces of steel balanced on their three-inch wide edges creating a solid wall that supports, through brilliant engineering and balance, a fourth similarly sized square. The third is Untitled, a monumental canvas by Sam Francis, dating from 1979 (estimated at $800,000 - $1.2 million). Like Jackson Pollock, Francis placed the canvases of works such as Untitled on the floor, often standing at the very centre and working his way, freely and openly, out to all four sides. The result is a ceaseless flow of loose, painterly colour with repeated crossing and re-crossing of tracks of pigment, which are then interrupted by small square windows of empty space. May 14th 2014 at Sotheby’s New York

The 2014 Whitney Biennial This is the 77th in the museum’s ongoing series of annuals and biennials begun in 1932 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The 2014 Whitney Biennial will take a bold new form as three curators from outside the museum each oversee one floor. Donna De Salvo, chief curator and deputy director for programmes at the Whitney, noted, “The 2014 Biennial brings together the findings of three curators with very distinct points of view. There is little overlap in the artists they have selected and yet there is common ground. This can be seen in their choice of artists working in interdisciplinary ways, artists working collectively, and artists from a variety of generations. Together, the 103 participants offer one of the broadest and most diverse takes on art in the United States that the Whitney has offered in many years.” March 7th - May 25th 2014 in the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, New York

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs This major exhibition is the most comprehensive ever devoted to Matisse’s paper cut-outs. It brings together around 120 works, many seen together for the first time, in a groundbreaking reassessment of Matisse’s colourful and innovative final works. Matisse’s first cut-outs were made between 1943 and 1947 and collected together in Jazz 1947 (Pompidou, Paris), a book of 20 plates. Copies, published by Teriade and featuring a text handwritten by Matisse, will be shown alongside the original cut-outs. The show will also include the largest number of Matisse’s Blue Nudes ever exhibited together, including the most significant of the group, Blue Nude I 1952 (above). April 17th – 7th September 2014 at the Tate Modern, London then from October 14th 2014 February 9th 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York International Property & Travel

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Jenny Blanc developed her passion for interior design when, together with her former husband, chef Raymond Blanc, they created the Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons. The skills required to run a luxury hotel – ensuring the guests are comfortable and cosseted – combined with a talent for design and an exquisite use of colour helped to win Jenny the coveted World’s Best Interior Design Private Residence Award at the International Property Awards for a sympathetic restoration of an historic lodge in Hertfordshire. Jenny started her company in 1996 offering bespoke design and project management service to both private and commercial clients. Work for clients in the UK lead to a commission in the Caribbean where Jenny soon established a foothold with her office opening in Barbados in 2001 and interiors showroom following in 2011. “Initial meetings with clients are always held on site,” says Jenny, “whether in Barbados or the UK, but all the designs and schemes are worked on by our design team based in West London where the client’s

plans and wishes can be understood and developed.” Each home design is individual and reflects the hopes and aspirations of the owner, Jenny’s interiors for Caribbean homes are full of light and colour with uncluttered spaces and rooms which flow easily from one to the next. You will find beautiful fabrics full of tropical colour and pattern and comfortable furniture suitable for beachside living. Local artwork is either commissioned or selected and the company, working with local artisans, has a range of unique furniture pieces. These are often made from locally sourced materials such as coral stone, mahogany, pickled pine/ash and metalwork. Jenny’s exclusive designs include hand-embroidered napkins and tablecloths, beautiful soft bamboo rugs, cotton bedspreads and gorgeous storm lanterns in marine grade steel, ideal for weathering the salty air of the Caribbean.

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Exquisite customisation options from Lamborghini, detailed driveway logos and new technology that means you may never have to wait at traffic lights again Personally speaking Lamborghini’s latest Personam program was

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Porsche thrills at Silverstone Stuart Shield took the wheel of a Porsche 911 to find out how it handles in a number of different conditions

The Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone gives

The ice hill offers a more dramatic thrill as

anyone who has just put a deposit on a new Porsche

fountains of water cascade down a hill where

the chance to see what their car will do in the

you attempt a slalom while in control of the car’s

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descent. There is also a perfect circle of low friction

a performance car on the road. The purpose built

tarmac where you can induce your car into a power

track offers drivers a number of tracks to test their

drift, trailing smoking tyres in your wake. As it is all

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so much fun you are allowed to do it over and over

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again, which I did knowing full well they were not

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my tyres.

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And the cost? Nothing if you have committed to

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Red light recognition Audi is ready to add a little oil to the wheels of the daily grind with advanced traffic light recognition technology which could make driving through towns and cities far more fluid and free of annoying red light punctuation. Audi Online traffic light information harnesses the power of in-car internet in a new way via Audi connect to establish a link between the car and the traffic light network via the central traffic computer in each town or city. It quickly assimilates the automated traffic light change sequences in the vicinity, and on the approach to a set of lights the Driver Information System (DIS) located in the central instrument cluster then shows the driver the speed to select in order to pass through the light during a green phase. It also displays a visual aid using red, amber or green icons. If the driver is already waiting at a red light, Audi connect will calculate and count down the time remaining until the next green light is scheduled to appear via a timer on the DIS. The system also interacts with the car’s Start-Stop function to ensure the engine is switched on five seconds before the green phase. Audi AG calculates that online traffic light interaction has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 15 per cent, and could save approximately 900 million litres of fuel if it were to be deployed throughout Germany. The fully functional system is now production ready and could be fitted to every Audi model in the range subject to the necessary government legislation.

It’s in the detail For the proud owner of a Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini or even BMW, your treasured possession is no doubt tucked up every night in its garage. A model of your car sits on your desk and you even have the tee shirt but do you have the logo gracing the floor where you park it? Shaun and Paul Hellier, directors of DJ Developments specialise in resin-cured driveways and have supplied their services to NCP car parks for a considerable number of years. As their skills developed they started to finish their floors with detailed logos in coloured fine stone and resin. Unlike painted finishes which wear over time, the stones are hard wearing and not subject to UV fading. They also smarten up private paths and driveways and their skills have become so refined they can now even lay complicated logos like Ferrari. The garage featured here was completed in just one day and they charge from £50 per metre. They are not limited to car logos either and are willing to quote for any job across the UK and would even consider jobs overseas.  Call Shaun Hellier on +44 (0)7507 843546 or +44 (0)1376 793498 or email International Property & Travel

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Drive Live life in the fast lane with our latest line up of supercars

Available this spring as a fixed-head coupé or as a Spider, with a retractable folding hard top, the new McLaren 650S has been designed to provide the ultimate in driver engagement both on the road and on the race track. The 650S’s impressive 0-62mph time is 3.0 seconds with a top speed of 207 mph. £195,250 

Porsche’s latest addition to the iconic 911 sports

Newly released specs for the recreation of the iconic Lister Jaguar

coupé family, the 911 Targa. is the first to combine

‘Knobbly’ racing car have led to a fast filling order book. With values

state-of-the-art open roof technology with the

of the original 1950’s Knobbly cars now approaching $2 million, the

distinctive coupé appearance. As with the prior

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model, the new Targa comes in two versions

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racing. With traditional, hand-built construction and orders tailored to

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The dramatic Jaguar XK is receiving a number of additions for the 2015 model year. Two special editions will be available in exclusive Signature and Dynamic R specifications in both coupe and convertible form. The performance focused 510PS 5.0-litre supercharged XK Dynamic R incorporates XKR-S suspension and dynamics reaches 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and has an increased top speed of 174 mph. £69,950 for the XK Dynamic R 

Bentley Motors has unveiled a new Limited Edition model exclusively for European customers, the Birkin Mulsanne. Inspired by Sir Henry ‘Tiger’ Tim Birkin – the legendary Bentley Boy who raced extensively around Europe in the 20s and 30s, just 22 cars are available. There are three colour specs: Ghost White, Damson, and a contrast of Fountain Blue and Dark Sapphire. It features numbered door sill plaques, a 21" wheel design inspired by those on the original Mulsanne concept car, and a tailored luggage set. Price to be announced  International Property & Travel

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The studio Mayra Lopes Arquitetura | Interiores started in 2011 all intended to offer a directed service to each clients profile. At the same year, the studio was invited to take part in Casa Cor 2011, the second biggest decoration event in the world, with the Unisex Public Restroom, which had big media recognition. It took part of the subsequent years in Casa Cor with other projects like Baby room and VIP Box Bar in 2013.

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A unique and versatile 4/5 bedroom grade II Listed Georgian family home situated high on the banks of the river Thames beautifully restored and extended with separate annexe potential. High ceilings. Open fireplaces. Original shutters. Ornate coving. Heathrow Airport 7 miles. Richmond 1.5 miles. Easy Access to M4/M3 Motorways and Mainline Railway Stations. Old Isleworth, Richmond upon Thames, TW7 Guide Price: ÂŁ1,495,000 Freehold

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The lure of London Two years on from the London Olympic Games, we explore the capital’s never ending appeal for property investment and culture What is it about London that is so special, not just desire to diversify internationally is much greater than for those who live there but also for the many millions someone from the US or Western Europe. There is also of tourists who travel across the world to experience its a lack of investable assets. Hard assets in countries where the ‘rule of law’ is considered fair and stable, the UK being heritage, sights and sounds? We start by investigating its property potential. Sanjay the pre-eminent globally, are viewed as good places to Sharma, co-founder of residential developer Fenton store at least a portion of your wealth.” Adding to these points, Becky Fatemi, founder of Whelan, advises, “What people sometimes forget is estate agency Rokstone, says, that London is an interna“With comparatively favourable tional market, which cannot Above: Carlton House, The Bishop’s Avenue, N2 tax rates, being an international be measured using domestic One of London’s most exclusive residential addresses, hub for business and educametrics. Once more, average this area is renowned for its historic parks and woodincome or GDP per capita fails land but still offers excellent proximity to London’s tion, as well as a vibrant city to highlight the widening gap financial district. The understated architecture of the that people enjoy visiting, between the rich and poor or its property’s frontage gives little indication of the London remains alluring to insignificance on the top end of opulence inside including seven bedrooms all with buyers from all over the world. In addition, a large number of the market. lavish marble en suite bathrooms, an underground “Moreover, this ‘new’ pool complex, self-contained staff apartment and even conservation areas in parts of London restricts new developgeneration of ultra-high net a 10-person Turkish bath. worth individuals is still in the ment, further tightening supply. A series of magnificent reception rooms lead off With continual increased process of acquiring prime real from the hall including a sitting room, 50ft drawing estate throughout the world. At demand driving prices up, it room/ballroom, family room, private study and a the same time, we are seeing dining room for grand entertaining. Another notable is of no surprise to any central reluctance from the ‘new rich’ to feature is a substantial underground car park accessed London agent that properties invest too much of their wealth via a car lift on the entrance forecourt. in Knightsbridge are now domestically. Because of the £15m / €18m / $24.9m achieving in excess of £4,000 political or economic risks, the Glentree: +44 (0)20 8458 7311 per square foot.” International Property & Travel

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Hamilton Terrace, St John’s Wood This imposing house has been built to the highest of specifications to offer a glamorous, contemporary space, ideal for entertaining and stylish family living. It includes his and hers offices, a voluminous kitchen with bespoke units and exceptional dining space with doors leading out to the patio and landscaped garden beyond. The lower ground floor incorporates a leisure complex with a gym, pool, steam room and massage/treatment room. There is also a plush cinema room with bar and games room. Upstairs, the entire first floor is devoted to the opulent principal suite. There are five further bedrooms, with three further bathrooms in the main house and three guest/staff bedrooms in the attached mews house, which has its own private entrance. £37.5m / €44.95m / $62.4m Aston Chase: +(0)20 7724 4724 54

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Chesham Place, Belgravia SW1X An immaculate freehold Grade II listed period house in the heart of Belgravia with five large bedrooms and bathrooms. The property has been refurbished to a high standard throughout and includes a lift, high ceilings, a large dining room, study, grand reception room with an adjoining terrace and a large kitchen and media/TV room. It has been fitted with an integrated music and lighting system and is fully equipped with the latest appliances. ÂŁ14.5m / â‚Ź17.4m / $24m Rokstone: +44 (0)207 580 2030 Email:


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St John’s Wood, NW8 A striking house with exceptionally large rooms over three floors. The current owners have full planning consent for an extension at lower ground floor level which will incorporate a leisure complex including a swimming pool, gymnasium, cinema and games room. This will increase the living space from 8,000 to approximately 13,250 square feet. The property includes a master bedroom suite, seven further bedrooms (five with en suite bathrooms), two additional bathrooms, a kitchen/ dining room, drawing room leading into a conservatory bar, two further bathrooms, an office, two roof terraces and a basement comprising staff bedrooms and a shower room. £25m / €30m / $41.6m Beauchamp Estates: +44 (0)20 7722 9793 /


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Totteridge Common, N20 Set in three acres of private, landscaped grounds, this new home has over 200 metres of frontage. Heritage expert architects have incorporated the original dwelling’s flamboyant Romanesque style, whilst inside the 15,000 square feet of living space features a number of fine period-style details combined with the latest 21st century comforts. The spa suite consists of a 10 metre pool, steam room and changing room with shower. Adjoining the pool complex is a fully equipped gym and a large games room. Upstairs on the first floor are five bedroom suites while a further flight of stairs leads to the top of the tower with three viewing windows and an extended roof space. The lower ground floor includes a wine cellar with tasting area, a 14-seater cinema room and cocktail bar. Above the four-car garage is a selfcontained two-bedroom apartment. Guideline price £18m / €22m / $30.11m Statons: +44 (0)20 8445 3694 Pembridge Place, Notting Hill, W2 On one of the area’s most prestigious wide, treelined streets, this double fronted, exceptionally wide Victorian house has been immaculately refurbished. It has an excellent range of grand entertaining rooms, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, two reception rooms, a large kitchen and garden. £17m / €20.4m / $28.3m Russell Simpson: +44 (0)20 7225 0277


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Reeves Mews, Mayfair From the outside this red brick property looks like a normal three-storey London house. However, when you step inside, you are taken by surprise. Its façade conceals a substantial residence full of wonders from around the world, where period features are combined with 1920’s decor and modern amenities. Within a tranquil mews street, the original 18th century house has been beautifully restored and includes six bedrooms, comprising an impressive master bedroom suite and self-contained staff quarters, a roof top terrace, cinema room, gym, wine cellar, and private garage. £27m / €32.356m / $44.906m Fenton Whelan: +44 (0)20 7629 2669

Kensington Court, W8 This beautifully refurbished Grade II listed residence of 6,315 square feet comprises four reception rooms and seven bedroom suites. Arranged over six floors, it has lift access to all floors except the top two levels. The property features high ceilings and a host of 19th century architectural styles. These range from its Victorian facade to an extravagant Baroque inspired fireplace in the first floor drawing room to an intricate Gothic influenced ceiling in the library, all expertly restored. £15.95m / €19.1m / $26.5m Harrods Estates: +44 (0)20 7225 6506 62

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go It’s official – London is enjoying record numbers of visitors and they are flocking to three consistently popular cultural attractions London is renowned the world over for its heritage and famous buildings such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament to name but a few. Tourists love the pomp and ceremony attached to the Changing of the Guard ceremony and are treated to a number of colourful spectacles such as this throughout the year. The five Royal Parks and numerous garden squares provide attractive green ‘lungs’ at seemingly every turn and London’s Theatreland offers a host of first class entertainment. There’s guaranteed to be something of interest for all ages and every taste. As for museums and art galleries, tourists and Londoners alike are spoilt for choice. Julie Chappell, director of Consumer Marketing and Digital Channels at London & Partners, says, “London’s cultural offering is unparalleled. We have a fantastically diverse range of attractions that showcase not only the history and heritage of our city, but also the wide range of cultural attractions. As the home to some of the most significant museums and landmarks in the world, it’s not surprising that 76% of visitors to London come to enjoy its world-class museums and galleries.” 64

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Above: The National Gallery

This was the most popular visitor

In second place was the National Gallery,

attraction in 2013 with a 20% increase

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visitors last year. The crowning glory

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Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable,

and Egyptian mummies.

Renoir, Titian and Stubbs. Entry is free.

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The Natural History Museum Coming in third with an impressive 5,356,884 visitors, the Natural History Museum houses hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings. Highlights include the popular Dinosaurs gallery, Mammals with its unforgettable model blue whale and the spectacular Central Hall, home to the Museum’s iconic Diplodocus skeleton. Entry is free except for some temporary exhibitions.

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Winter, spring, summer or fall Surrounded by greenery yet in the heart of Mayfair, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane offers an oasis of peace and relaxation Having re-opened in January 2011 after an extensive two year, £125 million transformation, Four Seasons Hotel London Park Lane balances eclectic British sophistication with a sleek modern look. Its design concept is inspired by the architecture of the building’s comparison to a ship, with its prow pointing up Park Lane and its rooftop capped in zinc. Elements from different eras create the look and feel of an English country house with interiors filled with an exquisite yet eclectic collection of artworks and antiquities.

Away from home comforts

On location

The crowning glory at Four Seasons is the spectacular rooftop storey. Envisioned as the most dazzling urban spa in the United Kingdom, the 10th floor is dedicated, in its entirety, to the 1,150 metre spa, which includes a lounge, cutting edge fitness centre and viewing terrace – all with 360 degree views over the city.

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The nine treatment rooms, including an ultra-luxurious couple’s suite, are cleverly designed to allow sweeping park and city views while at the same time maintaining privacy. Each room also has its own individual relaxation pod. With an original collection of traditional and organic treatments, combined with stunning panoramic views – the Four Seasons ‘celestial’ spa experience is complete. A sensational restaurant takes up most of the ground floor of the hotel. Amaranto, presenting modern Italian cuisine, is designed to flow seamlessly from restaurant to lounge to bar. The inner restaurant offers a sun-filled conservatory, a landscaped garden for outdoor dining and a private dining room with seating for up to eight guests. Afternoon tea is served daily in the atrium lounge while the striking wine wall offers a clue to

Amaranto’s offering of 250 fine wines as well as more than 70 different cocktails.

Must do…

Take a complimentary ride to the theatre in one of Four Season’s courtesy Rolls Royces – the hotel’s theatre desk can arrange the best seats in the house!


Deluxe Queen Rooms from £350 / €586 / $422 based on two people sharing, room only.

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16 Quartz by Mitraland Group

Now Best in the WORLD Two Years Running Thank You for Believing in Us It is a tremendous honour and privilege for us at Mitraland Group to be chosen from amongst an incredible list of prestigious nominees to receive our third accolade this year for 16 Quartz - Best International Development (Multiple Units) Award 2013. This is our second global recognition, the first being Cascades @ Kota Damansara which won Best International Mixed-Use Development for 2012-2013. We take great pride in achieving this milestone of success and deeply appreciate the continuous support of our future residents, purchasers and valued business associates. To us, this award means continuing to strive for homes of the highest quality. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You once again.

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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.

New Price: €5.3m – reduced from €6.5m Contact Pre-arranged property viewings can be arranged. Telephone: +34 971 779 243 Mob: +34 627 433 757 Email:

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Palatial Estate Celia Tobin Clark commissioned esteemed architect David Adler in 1929 to design this magnificent Cotswold Tudor estate. Surrounded by six acres of gardens and forest in the quiet hills overlooking San Francisco Bay, this 35,000 square foot home is considered to be Adler’s greatest work. Once described as one of the 25 most beautiful homes in the United States it continues to hold the position of Grande Dame of prestigious San Francisco properties. Many of the magnificent interiors were gathered from Europe including parquet de Versailles flooring, and wood

carvings by Grinling Gibbons who, under Sir Christopher Wren, contributed to the works at St Paul’s Cathedral and was Royal Carver to two British Kings. A major renovation costing over $19 million was completed in 1990 restoring and preserving the original priceless features while enhancing the infrastructure to modern standards. It has since been the guest residence of many standing U.S. presidents and other world leaders such as George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and King Hussein of Jordan.

PRICE Listed at $23,888,00. Seller financing is available. More information and photographs can be seen at Today Sotheby’s International Realty Richard C Williamson

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Serenity, Lancaster Ridge, St. James S erenit y is an exquisitely designed villa consisting of 5 en-suite bedrooms plus a self-contained suite villa with over 13,500 sq. f t. of living space. It has stunning panoramic views of the west coast, with large covered terraces, a double infinit y pool and a self-contained apartment great for guests. fo

Strong Hope Plantation, St. Thomas S trong Hope is set within the countryside on approx. 14.5 acres. They are 3 separate residences totalling 10 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms which are beautifully finished w i t h m a n y u n i q u e f e a t u r e s . T h e r e i s a lovely courtyard with Koi and Lilly ponds and a covere d enter t aining de ck with a games area/gazebo bar. ga

Sugar Water, Apes Hill, St. James S u gar Wate r is an e co - f r i e n dl y v illa that is e n e rg y an d w ate r e ffi ci e nt an d si t s o n approx. 25,340 sq. ft. with stunning country views. There is a spacious master suite as well as 3 en-suite guest bedrooms. There is an additional 3,225 sq. ft. at the basement l e ve l t h at c a n a cco m m o d ate a d d i t i o n a l guest bedrooms. gu

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The Bajan Beauty This Caribbean jewel has longattracted luxury seekers and celebrities from around the world. And while being Simon Cowell’s neighbour might not appeal to everyone, there’s far more to discover on this island writes Ginetta Vedrickas F  conditions have always attracted investors drawn to a destination known as ‘Little England’ where cricket is regularly played and the legal structure mirrors Britain’s. Barbados is a tax efficient location with a highly secure banking system, in part because of the number of Canadian banks on the island. Paul Altman of Altman Real Estate says that Barbados remains the number one Caribbean destination for second-home vacation ownership. “Over the past  years, the island has built in excess of , high-end vacation homes but there are also historical gems on offer.” And now is a great time to buy according to Andrew Woolley, MD of International Payments at Moneycorp. “We’ve seen the sterling/USD price appreciate significantly over the last  months – from a low of . to recent trading above ..” This appreciation is, he says, partly due to improving economic conditions in the UK but, as for the market itself, Mr Woolley says, “The real estate market in Barbados was more or less insulated from the global crisis and property prices have remained very high. British buyers in Barbados and other Caribbean destinations tend to be wealthier and retired or semi-retired, reflecting higher costs associated with reaching these destinations from the UK, and more time required to spend time at them.” But will the currency advantage last much longer? Senior currency strategist at Rabobank International Jane Foley 

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Ocean Retreat, Royal Westmoreland, St James An exquisite seven-bedroom home, including a detached cottage, on a spacious 61,637 square foot plot peppered with mature mango trees. The 8,705 square foot home has high tray ceilings, travertine floors and numerous French doors opening to covered patios to enable cooling breezes to pass through the house. The large patio on the southwest side of the living room faces an infinity pool, with the Caribbean Sea beyond completing the scenic vista. A powder room and media room are also accessed from the living room together with an elegant outdoor dining room with seating for 12 guests. The second floor features a master bedroom with a wide, private balcony providing spectacular views, a spacious walk in closet and double master bathroom. This floor also has a study, two guest suites with en suite bathrooms and a shared ocean view balcony. £2.97m / €3.595m / $4.95m Royal Westmoreland: +1 246 422 4653 International Property & Travel

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Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort & Residences On four acres of prime beach front with tropical gardens, Saint Peter’s Bay is just south of Speightstown. The resort offers an exclusive collection of 57 three and four-bedroom residences with far-reaching beach and sea views, available for ownership and holiday rental. Homes range from 2,700 square feet to 6,300 square feet. All benefit from home management and concierge services and extensive amenities, including watersports, golf, health and well-being facilities and fine dining. From £1.2m / €1.416m / $1.95m - £4.7m / €5.6m / $7.75m Saint Peter’s Bay: +1 246 419 9601

thinks not. “The pound will be able to hold its own against the dollar over the next couple of months but, by the end of the year, the dollar will have fought back.” Buyers purchasing a  million property today can make savings in excess of , compared with January , whilst a  million property will exchange for . million today - saving over a staggering , compared to this time last year. Lifestyle resorts such as Royal Westmoreland overlooking the well-established west coast continue to prove popular due to its range of facilities and security. Kim Goddard, director of sales, agrees it is a prime time for UK buyers. “Not only is the exchange rate favourable for UK buyers but distressed inventory has been absorbed by the market and prices have stabilized; this historically has meant that the market will begin to rise.”

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“The changes in residency laws have helped boost the market, encouraging high net worth individuals to buy and invest in Barbados. The new Special Entry Permit laws allow them an unlimited stay without the need to extend through the Immigration Department.” This year the island has experienced a ‘buzz of excitement’ and Chesterton Barbados has already tripled last year’s sales. It’s not surprising says Mr Kelly who points to the island’s stunning golf courses, many of which have private luxury residences such as Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill. “Even though prices in some parts of Barbados have reduced by  per cent since , beachfront homes dropped only about five per cent on average, and some have experienced no decline at all because of their prime locations. Barbados was due a price correction and now is certainly the time to purchase a home on the island as we predict prices will start to rise again in ,” Mr Kelly advises. Sailing is also a draw and the luxury marina Port St Charles on the west coast is proving attractive to the yachting fraternity says Alistair Brown, sales director at UNNA 

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Hummingbird, Royal Westmoreland, St James This six-bedroom, custom designed, two-storey villa is tastefully furnished with a combination of marble, granite, and coral. Designed to offer the very best of Caribbean living from an elevated position, it has fabulous views of the Caribbean Sea just beyond the 11th fairway. Features include a spacious outdoor terrace with wet bar overlooking an 80 foot swimming pool and Jacuzzi; tropically landscaped gardens; a private gazebo; double car port garage; and a twobedroom guest cottage. £3.016m / €3.644m / $5.017m Chesterton Humberts: +44 (0)203 040 8210

Barbados. “Port Ferdinand offers an option for those keen to connect their love for sailing to the best in residential resort living. Nothing on the island compares to this amazing setting. Buyers have the benefit of duty free concessions available on the purchase of a yacht or boat through the acquisition of a home and, as a direct result, we are seeing strong interest in this marina development and Saint Peter’s Bay.” Richard Young, MD of West Coast Villas Sotheby’s International Realty, says the market is more buoyant than in any period since  which is encouraging vendors and setting new price records. “Properties in the  million region and upwards are selling once more. Having stayed in the shadows between -, properties in this bracket are now coming back to the market. Owners clung on to their homes during this period, riding out the wave until prices took an upward turn again. In the last year, a number of notable property transactions have taken place, ranging from m to in excess of m.”  76

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Pinnacle of luxury at Wychmere Shores. Overlooking Nantucket Sound and expansive beach, this 5 br 5 1/2 ba 6,000 sf condo showcases superb workmanship & includes beach club membership.

Sweeping unobstructed ocean views from every level of this 4 br 3.5 ba custom home with airy floor plan and decks. Walk, bike or drive to beaches, tennis, croquet and yacht club. Fireplace & A/C.

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Stunning Handy Point waterfront estate on 2 acres with spectacular views of Red Brook Harbor and beyond. Custom built in 2001 this 5 br 6 1/2 ba home reflects wonderful craftsmanship and design.

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Porters Great House, St James This magnificent old plantation house was once the centre of a vast, thriving sugar estate. On some 23 acres of beautiful grounds, its heritage dates back to the mid 1600s. An impressive driveway winds through a grand mahogany forest while lawns sweep up the hill at the rear of the property toward a Doric Folly above 80 coral stone steps. The house was completely refurbished in 2006 and fitted for 21st century living while also retaining its Colonial charm. It has five air-conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a grand foyer, living room, formal dining room, reading room and a large indoor entertainment room. The swimming pool is complemented by a large coral stone pool pavilion and bar. The grounds also include a large one-bedroom cottage, a 14-seated dining pavilion and a 300 year-old church. ÂŁ7.2m / â‚Ź8.7m / $12m Altman Real Estate: +1 (246) 432 0840 /


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LEXINGTON ... Beautiful bedroom residence. Kitchen with double islands and breakfast area open to the family room. Office/ au pair with separate entrance on first floor. ... $1,825,000

BOSTON, Seaport District ... Stunning 2 bedroom plus study loft duplex. 2.5 bathrooms. Oversized living/dining area. Direct access garage parking. Concierge building. ... $1,295,000

NEWTON ... West Newton Hill. Outstanding 20 room residence. One acre level lot. 10,000 square feet of living space on main levels. Master with two bathrooms. ... $6,650,000

BROOKLINE ... Extensively renovated 10 room residence. 6 bedrooms. 5.5 bathrooms. 3 fireplaces. State-of-the-art kitchen. Period details with modern touches. ... $2,999,999

WAYLAND ... Distinguished 5 bedroom residence. 4.5 bathrooms. Chef’s kitchen with adjacent family room. Spectacular grounds with stone patio, fireplace, and pool. ... $2,150,000

HINGHAM ... Set on 1.77 acres. Immaculate 8 room residence. 3 bedrooms. 3.5 bathrooms. 4 fireplaces. Cherry panelled library. Den with custom built-ins. ... $1,199,000

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Four Winds, Gibbs, St Peter A grand, classically styled beachfront villa on 2.5 acres of land with direct access to the superb Gibbes Beach. The six-bedroom property features a soaring, double-height entry atrium, with elegant coral stone columns and Palladian style windows and doors. Additional highlights are a snooker room, bar area, fitness room, tennis court and pavilion, swimming pool and a poolside garden gazebo. There is a magnificent straight-on view of the Caribbean Sea from the wraparound verandas and grounds, framed by mature trees and tropical gardens. All bedrooms open on to balconies or terraces and there are many options for dining, by the sea, in the gazebo or the beautiful dining area which seats 16 people. ÂŁ33.1m / â‚Ź39.9m / $55m Altman Real Estate: +1 (246) 432 0840


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Open your eyes and venture out of the ordinary and into the world of Samujana. Embrace the tropical way of life, with plenty of space in your villa to bask in the sunshine, enjoy the sea view, cool off in your infinity pool and pause to take the time to just be you. Samujana is more than just a place to stay, more than an investment, and much more than a lifestyle - Samujana will awaken you to experience a new state of mind.

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Footprints, St James This avant-garde beachfront villa is the first of its kind on Barbados’ Platinum West Coast. The contemporary project is all about maximising vistas overlooking the beach, sea and coast from its elevated location. Cantilevered balconies and terraces allow for all Westerly-facing rooms to be fully open to the 180-degree coastal view. The outdoor covered dining terrace has allowed for a private master bedroom suite terrace ‘in the trees’ overlooking the beach and also given an eight foot high cascading water wall over the pool’s infinity edge. £7.3m / €8.8m / $12.1m Chesterton Humberts: +44 (0)203 040 8210


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stay Island idyll Apes Hill Club in Barbados is a world-class golf and polo community with a strong emphasis on family lifestyle and nature Offering elegance, exclusivity and sporting excellence, Apes Hill Club’s richly diverse landscape of tropical parks, lush forest and coral stone quarries has been carefully developed over several years. Designed by renowned Barbadian architect Larry Warren, the resort’s new clubhouse is currently under construction in a prime position close to the main entrance, adjacent to the th and th greens.

On location

Apes Hill Club is in the centre of Barbados at St James which is roughly half an hour away from the airport. Set on  acres at , feet above sea level, it offers majestic views of both the east and west coasts of the island.

Away from home comforts

Apes Hill offers a range of fabulous villas for rental in prime sites around the resort. Five-bedroom Arawidi, for example, includes sea and fairway views, sun decks and a -metre infinity-edge pool. Designed with luxurious living in mind, the three-bedroom Fairway Villas feature fully-equipped kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, and bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and walk-in closets. Each air-conditioned villa also has a private infinity-edge pool, car garage and golf cart port. The , semi-detached Polo Villas feature three en suite bedrooms and an elegant open plan design. They include a modern kitchen, spacious living and dining areas and a private terrace with a view of the polo field and are set around a beautiful lake and central swimming pool. 84

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At your leisure

Within the new clubhouse, homeowners and guests will be able to enjoy a bar and restaurant, professional shop and a fully equipped gym. To complete the impressive outdoor facilities, there will also be a large resort pool and two Astro Turf championship tennis courts. These new amenities will ideally complement the already well-established Apes Hill Club Polo Centre, along with the world-class -hole Apes Hill Club golf course. The course has matured beautifully and provides fantastic playing conditions for a variety of regular competitions. Sailing enthusiasts can take full advantage of the Yacht Club located just minutes west of Apes Hill Club. It provides first-class facilities as well as a full-service restaurant and bar, swimming pool and beach access.

Must do…

Watch the spectacle of an international polo match against the stunning backdrop of the Caribbean Sea.

Costs per night

Arawidi Villa from  / , / , Polo Villa from  /  /  Fairway Villa from  /  / 


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stay Utilising a specially adapted leisure submarine, interior designed and furnished to the individual customer’s specification, this vessel, nicknamed Lovers Deep, is the latest holiday destination to be added to more than 2,000 other handpicked properties on www.oliverstravels. com, each selected for their quirky character. Staffed by an on-board crew of three; consisting of the captain, chef and personal butler (who share separate, sound-proof living accommodation at the other end of the craft to ensure guest privacy), Lovers Deep has the capability of being moored at a location chosen by the customer. Options could include a stunning coral reef off the coast of Barbados or a sunken battleship in the Red Sea. With private speedboat transfers as standard, the service can also be customised with optional extras including helicopter transfers with a beach landing, free rose petal scattering service or champagne breakfast in bed – all booked through the Oliver’s concierge service. Oliver Bell, co-founder of Oliver’s Travels says, “All of our handpicked, luxury properties have something unique and quirky about them, but Lovers Deep really stands out as one of our quirkiest yet.” From £175,000 / €211,000 / $293,000 per night (excluding air travel) 86

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Barbados has more than 70 miles of coastline with waters of between 21°-27°C while inland trails lead through lush tropical landscapes making it ripe for exploration

Above: Swimming with turtles Home to a healthy population of hawksbill and leatherback turtles, Barbados offers the chance to witness these magnificent creatures up close in their natural habitat. These protected reptiles are very sociable and can be seen playing and feeding along the inshore reefs. By arranging a boat tour or snorkeling picnic you can dive in and experience the turtles in close proximity

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A mountainous opportunity As the newest boutique hotel in the region, Hotel Lipka in Kolasin, Montenegro represents the highest and most contemporary standards of mountain hotel design and service. What’s more, it has just come on to the market. This four-star hotel (which won the Wild Beauty Award ) is just a short journey from the beautiful Biogradska Gora National Park and a mere one-hour drive from Podgorica Airport. It was built in  to combine modern style with traditional comfort and features numerous wellness facilities such as a spa complete with hammam, Jacuzzi, massage salon and sauna and a separate, fully equipped gym. The hotel’s five-storey building has been attractively designed to feature natural materials such as stone and wood. It has  cottage-style rooms, some with their own balconies, located over three floors including  suites and  connecting rooms. Ranging from single, twin and standard to superior and executive rooms and suites, all are equipped with internet access, a safe, telephone, TV and mini-bar. They also have the most amazing views over the surrounding mountains and forest. 90

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

£5.55m / €7m / $8.8m Tel. in the UK: +44 (0)77 8744 5686 Fax: +44 (0)20 3716 0190 Website: Contact:

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

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

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Viva Espana! Spain has long been a favourite holiday destination, but it’s also a savvy buy for property investors, especially now the high-end market is once again on the rise, says Lisa Burn

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Above and previous page: Nueva Andalucia, Marbella This seven-bedroom, six-bathroom villa is exquisitely furnished, with contemporary décor and mood lighting throughout. A galleried entrance hall leads through to the fully equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge and two of the bedrooms suites. The others are on the first floor, with the master including two bathrooms and dressing rooms. A roof terrace extends across the entire property, overlooking the gardens, which are home to an outdoor heated pool, outside kitchen (chiringuito) with a bar and music system, and even a putting green. An indoor pool and relaxation area, cinema, gym, steam room, sauna, wine cellar and staff accommodation are found at lower ground level, along with the eight-car garage. A lift serves all four levels. £8.2m / €10m / $13.8m Aylesford International: +44 (0) 20 7349 9772

G ,  laid-back attitude to life and year round sunshine – Spain and the Balearic Islands have attracted tourists for decades. Many visitors to the country however decide to make their stay more permanent, purchasing second homes, especially in the holiday hotspots of the Costa del Sol, Costa Brava, Ibiza and Majorca. And of course owners can then rent out these properties to holidaymakers if they wish. Tourism figures for , announced by the Spanish Government in January, show a . per cent increase in the number of tourists to the country, compared to , exceeding  million for the first time. This puts Spain in third place in tourist rankings, behind France and the USA, but above China. Spending by tourists reached . billion between January and November  – an all-time record according to the government. Although Spain has not escaped the economic woes that have affected the rest of Europe, property prices appear to be stabilising; the luxury market has seen some decrease in prices, but the top end of the market seems buoyant nonetheless. Last year, Lucas Fox enjoyed its most successful year in its nineyear history, with increased demand for prime residential properties in Barcelona, Costa Brava, Mallorca and Ibiza. “The increase in sales transactions reflects heightened buyer confidence in the Spanish real-estate market and a general feeling among international investors that the market has bottomed out or is close to doing so,” says Lucas Fox co-founder, Alexander Vaughan. 94

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Sotheby’s International Realty also experienced a bumper  reports Daniel Chavarria Waschke, MD of Balearics, Sotheby’s International Realty. “According to our market research, in Port Andratx alone  villas priced over  million changed hands in , the highest valued at  million. In southwest Mallorca no less than ,  million plus villas were sold,  in Mallorca as a whole. This is record-breaking.”

Business and pleasure

Interestingly, it’s not just residential properties that attract buyers – buildings that can pay their own way appeal also, says Alicia Pasley-Tyler, from Aylesford International. “At the higher end of the market, interest seems to peak if a house generates an income. A property which allows for a business to be run from the house and raises sufficient income to maintain the day-to-day running costs will attract many more viewings.” Land, architectural and construction services provider Andalucia Verde, specialises in country properties – hotels, farms and estates as well as villas. “We design, plan and build, creating chic homes for owner investors,” explains director and partner Anthony de Sigley. “We are also willing to organise staff and marketing to help owners operate commercially.” For high-end buyers wanting a bespoke look, they even offer interior design, with co-director Margarita Frankenhauser Taylor sourcing décor, antiques and furnishes 

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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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Andalucia For those looking for a business as well as a residence, this hotel, just 20 minutes from Gibraltar Airport, could be the answer. With 21 fabulous suites, the four-star property was once an 18th century monastery and it retains much of the original construction and character of its past life. Conference space is provided in the renovated indoor and outdoor riding halls and there’s a large pool and extensive grounds spread over 2.8 hectares. Further accommodation is also planned for the site. £3.7m / €4.5m / $6.2m Andalucia Verde: +44 7802 796597

from around the Mediterranean and Morocco. “We value lasting style, quality, authenticity and continuity,” she explains. “What sets us apart is our ability to see and develop potential. As well as creating bespoke properties we develop land-based businesses.”

Who’s buying?

The majority of enquiries and sales historically come from Europe – especially the UK, Switzerland, France, Scandinavia and Germany. However, that could be about to change as Spain’s Investor Residency Law, which grants automatic residency to non-EU investors buying property costing more than ,, takes effect. According to Carlo Walther, from Russian property website Idinaidi, which has seen an increase in searches for Spanish property over the past few months, “Spain is seen as enticing to many Russians due to its ‘Golden Visa’ arrangement, which permits non-EU citizens to obtain residency for themselves and their immediate family in return for investing a significant amount of capital.” Estate agencies Lucas Fox and Fine & Country Marbella have seen an increase in buyers from the Far East, Middle East and Russia since the introduction of the Golden Visa scheme. Michael Lovett from Fine & Country Marbella, says, “Prices in the upper quartile have remained steady and we are seeing mostly Russians and British buying these luxury villas in areas such as The Golden Mile, La Zagaleta and Sierra Blanca. We find that buyers either want to be on the beach or near a golf course so they can enjoy the restaurants and nightlife of the port and beachfront or the golf course and views.” And properties that require work are definitely off the menu, says Sotheby’s Chavarria Waschke. “Our typical client is looking for a newly built or completely refurbished home, preferably furnished to immaculate taste that they can just move in to and enjoy. Properties that need refurbishment are simply becoming less desirable.”  96

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Sotogrande Alto, Marbella With its pillared entrance, double height reception hall and showcase staircase, this property exudes glamour. The Clive Christian fitted kitchen and stateof-the-art appliances are ideal for the enthusiastic chef, while the covered terrace, pool and garden provide the perfect backdrop for entertaining. The ground floor includes a spacious lounge, dining room, three bedroom suites and a home office, while upstairs there are a further two bedroom suites, the master featuring a lounge, walk-in dressing area, bathroom and terrace. There’s also an entertainment area and 16-seat home cinema on the lower level. £6.6m / €8m / $11m Fine & Country Marbella: +34 952 764010 / 98

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Aiguablava, Costa Brava High on a slope just minutes from the private port of Fornells in Aiguablava bay, this villa has stunning views, total privacy and direct access to the sea. Designed and built by Italian architect Marcello Leonori in the 1960s and renovated in 2000, the house has five main bedrooms, including a master suite with private terrace, separate guest apartment with games room and service accommodation with two staff bedrooms. Floor to ceiling windows grace the living room, opening on to the landscaped gardens and pool, while the television room features a picture window overlooking the adjacent Platja Fonda beach. A dining room, fully equipped kitchen with dining area, poolside summer dining area, guest changing rooms, garage and parking for 10 cars complete the exceptional facilities. ÂŁ6.5m / â‚Ź7.9m / $10.9m Lucas Fox: +34 933 562 989 100

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Port Andratx, Mallorca Featuring spectacular views out to La Dragonera island nature reserve and the harbour, this villa offers complete privacy, thanks to the layout of its sun terraces, swimming pool and barbecue area. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances, while the spacious living room has an open fire place and each of the four bedrooms is en suite. High tech an electronic home control system and Bose sound system. There’s also a garage, four parking spaces, electric access gates and an alarm system. £2.97m / €3.6m / $4.97m Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty: +34 971 67 48 07 102

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Beachside bliss Once the private residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe, the Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa offers its guests a palatial experience This exclusive beach resort offers an ideal blend of old and new in a natural paradise on the shores of the Mediterranean. Guests are invited to relax in an intimate resort setting steeped in history and surrounded by glorious gardens.

On location

Perfectly positioned on the Southern Spanish Costa del Sol, in the heart of the ‘Golden Mile’ only five minutes to Old Town Marbella and Puerto Banús, the Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa enjoys  days of sunshine every year.

Away from home comforts

One of the ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’, Marbella Club features  luxury bedrooms,  suites and  Andalusianstyle villas throughout ,m of lush subtropical garden. The hotel also recently unveiled the dreamlike, six-bedroom Villa del Mar, complete with a dedicated butler, chef, spa, steam room and jacuzzi, private infinity-edge pool and Zen gardens. This ,m renovated villa and grounds is deal for those who desire the service and amenities of the Marbella Club in the privacy of their own villa. From arrival to departure, the experience is tailored to the guest‘s personal preferences. Selections of customized playlists are preloaded on to iPads provided for the guest’s use. The kitchen and bar are fully stocked with the specific food, delicacies and spirits according to guest’s personal wish list, preset menus are prepared and personalized floral arrangements displayed. Guests can reserve a massage at sunset, order caviar and champagne at midnight or breakfast before dawn without ever picking up the phone, as the villa is fully staffed -hours a day and is attentive but never invasive. Wood burning fireplaces, comfy sofas, handmade silk carpets and panoramic floor to ceiling windows create an aristocratic yet calming feeling in the living areas. Special care was made to select from and restore the original stock

of artwork and antique pieces, such as Italian consoles, Spanish oil paintings and the striking grand piano. Guests can enjoy a private walk or yoga lesson in the Zen Garden or evening cocktails surrounded by the grandeur of the Alhambra inspired veranda. Villa del Mar guests are also treated to preferred reservations at all on-site restaurants, appointments at the Thalasso Spa and complimentary tee-off times at the golf course.

At your leisure

The Marbella Club offers guests a wide variety of amenities and activities. These include two outdoor heated swimming pools, seasonal water sports, a fitness centre,  tennis and four paddle courts at its sister hotel, Puente Romano (only a few minutes’ beach walk away), a Kids’ Club, shopping gallery, equestrian centre, Dave-Thomas designed -hole golf course within the hills of Benahavis, Thalasso Spa, an m state-of-the-art facility with dynamic indoor sea water pool, steam baths and saunas, a solarium and  treatment rooms. The hotel also features six bars and restaurants including the famous Beach Club Buffet, legendary Grill Restaurant and avant garde MC Café.

Must do…

Enjoy a Mediterranean sail on the Marbella Club’s stunning, private  metre yacht.


Guest rooms, suites and villas from  /  /  – , / , / , per night Villa del Mar from , / , / , – , / , / ,

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stay Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa is Emporda’s most emblematic landmark property, a place where every detail exudes exclusivity and elegance and where time stands still The Emporda region between Barcelona and the French border is one of the most enchanting places in Catalonia. Taking full advantage of its superb location, Mas de Torrent offers guests the privilege of experiencing the essence of the Emporda region. A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux brand, the hotel is noted for its outstanding views, exceptional gardens and impeccable service. For many years this authentic 18th century Catalan farmhouse remained forgotten in the midst of the grain fields. That was until the Figueras family decided to transform it into an exclusive hotel. It now has a total of 37 suites divided between the main farmhouse and the garden area. The 10 farmhouse suites have retained their original layout and are furnished with antiques. There are 20 spacious, modern suites in the garden, each with a private terrace. In the most secluded area are seven Suite Naranjos, complete with a private pool, bedroom, lounge, two fully independent bathrooms – one with

Mas de Torrent also takes pride in looking after

bicycles for touring the countryside, a tennis court

guests’ physical and mental well-being. masSpa

and paddle tennis court. The hotel team can also

has four treatment rooms, a sun terrace, hammam,

organise all manner of activities, such as horse-

delicious combination of seasonal products from the

sauna, water treatment area, gymnasium, relaxation

riding, quad bike excursions, balloon rides, boat trips,

sea and the Emporda countryside, complemented by

room and heated pool. Expert therapists offer

cultural visits, cookery classes and wine tasting.

spices and herbs that the chef picks personally from

simple and effective treatments including traditional

the garden. The restaurant also boasts a carefully

therapeutic massages and facials.

a hydro-massage bathtub – and a private terrace. The Restaurant Mas de Torrent represents a

tended cellar with more than 400 national and international labels.


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From £249 / €300 / $414 per room per night

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go La Alhambra, Granada Created originally for military purposes, the Alhambra was an alcazaba (fortress), an alcázar (palace) and a small medina (city), all in one. This triple function helps to explain the many distinctive features of the monument which make it well worth a visit. The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root which means ‘red or crimson castle’. This is perhaps due to the colour of the towers and walls which by moonlight appear to be silver but in direct sunlight are transformed into a reddish gold. There is no reference to the Alhambra as being a residence of kings until the 13th century, even though the fortress had existed since the 9th century. It became a UNESCO World Heritages site in 1984 and a number of different tours are available giving access to Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Palace of Generalife and gardens, Carlos V Palace, public baths and the mosque.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid Designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785, the building that is now the Museo Nacional del Prado was constructed to house the Natural History Cabinet, La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

by order of King Charles III. However, the building’s final purpose – as the new

This impressive building in the centre of Barcelona has become one of the city’s

Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures – was the decision of the monarch’s

(and indeed Spain’s) universal signs of identity. Visited by millions of people every

grandson, King Ferdinand VII. Soon renamed the National Museum of Paintings

year, many more study its architectural and religious content.

and Sculptures and subsequently the Museo Nacional del Prado, it opened to the

La Sagrada Família is a work on a grand scale which was begun in March 1882 from a project by the diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar. At the end

public for the first time in November 1819. Due to the size of the museum’s collections and the problem of choosing

of 1883, Antoni Gaudí was commissioned to progress the project, which he did

what to see, there are three special routes for visitors that focus on its

until his death in 1926. Since then several different architects have continued the

masterpieces. Depending on the time available, routes of 15, 30 and 50 works

work after his original idea. It has always been an expiatory church, which means

have been devised which cover the most important artists represented in

that since the outset, 132 years ago, it has been built from donations. The building

addition to outstanding examples of goldsmiths’ work and sculpture from the

work is still going on and may be completed during the first third of this century.

permanent collection.


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Staying the course

Fairmont The Palm

International developer IFA Hotels & Resorts has weathered recent storms in the property market and is now planning some exciting new ventures for the future During 2007 to 2013, Dubai’s physical landscape was transformed; adding beachfront through man-made islands and towering buildings the likes of which the world had never seen. Its investment landscape has borne witness to vast amounts of capital entering and then exiting its shores as the world economy rode the rough tide of a financial crisis. While harbingers of a new economic boom remind investors to remember the lessons so recently learned, the companies dedicated to building Dubai are proceeding with cautious determination. Having seen competitors rise and fall, those developers whose investments were strategic remain in the fray and are optimistic about what lies ahead, ready to reap the rewards of staying the course when the waters were at their roughest. One such developer is Kuwait-based IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR).

Pride of the Palm

The publicly listed company is the largest foreign investor on the Palm Jumeirah and owner of Fairmont The

Palm – one of the island’s landmark hotels. Gracing the lefthand side of the trunk and flanked by 562 equally impressive luxury residences, the hotel boasts 460-metres of beachfront, 381 balconied guestrooms and a 1,600m² spa. Within the hotel is the Middle East’s first Fairmont Heritage Place – an exclusive private residence club comprised of 10 large apartments on the penthouse levels of the hotel. Owners in the club purchase a 1/13th fraction in their residence of choice and enjoy special privileges in the hotel as well as exchange rights around the world. Talal Al-Bahar, chairman and group CEO of IFA HR reflects on the journey to realize this jewel in the company’s crown. “Watching the Arabian Gulf transform into the island we stand on today has been eventful to say the least. We are proud to say we’ve been here since the beginning. We rode it out when times were tough and now we’re ready to enjoy the success that lies ahead.” As far as Dubai is concerned, the company has much to enjoy. Directly across from the hotel sits another of IFA HR’s high-profile investments – Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah. The development comprises 10 identical  International Property & Travel

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and interconnected 11-storey buildings that include 860 residential units, as well as retail and freehold office space. Heading up island, the company’s single largest development – Kingdom of Sheba – sits on the crescent. Comprising a mixed-use residential and leisure luxury resort, Kingdom of Sheba includes freehold villas and apartments as well as fully furnished suites at the Balqis Residence. A beach club, several pools, luxurious landscaping, shops, restaurant and convenience store are planned for Phase 1 of the resort. A five-star hotel planned alongside further phased development. The company’s first investment to be completed on the Palm was The Palm Residence in Shoreline Apartment buildings 7 and 8. Between the two buildings is also an IFA HR-owned retail complex, which includes the ever-popular RIVA Beach and Ristorante. Most recently, the company launched a new Miami-inspired development beside the Kingdom of Sheba, aptly called The 8. Featuring eight storeys of residential and hotel apartment units, the chic, largely glass property stands apart from anything else the company has done and any other development on the island. More art gallery than apartment, the project attracted the interest of international design house Kenzo Maison with whom a deal has been inked to provide furnishings to common areas and the hotel apartments. Despite having launched this March, only a limited number of units remain available to buy. Beyond the island, IFA HR has built the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Housed within the company’s 42-storey Laguna Tower, the mixed-use tower offers 168 contemporary hotel rooms with private balconies and 300 residences. Also in MENA, the company is building Alabidiyah Hills, an exclusive residential enclave in the 112

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Lebanese mountains, and has a stake in the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Beirut. Further afield, IFA HR’s portfolio includes the award-winning Fairmont Zimbali Lodge, Fairmont Zimbali Resort and Legend Golf & Safari Resort, as well as a number of smaller lodges in South Africa.

In Portugal, where the group of company’s mixed-use investments began in the 1980s, is the five-star Pine Cliffs Resort. Located on the coast in the Algarve, it is a firm favourite for family holidays.

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With a cursory glance at its investments, one could be forgiven for assuming the company’s strategy is based on a formula for sprawling luxury developments. However, upon closer inspection you’ll find a misfit amongst them: a radical, inventive misfit that is certain to be the catalyst for IFA HR’s growth in the years to come. YOTEL, dubbed the iPad of the hotel industry, is already changing the face of luxury hospitality, even carving out its own hotel category: affordable luxury. With three airport hotels operating across Heathrow, Gatwick and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as well as a 669-room city centre YOTEL in New York City’s Times Square, YOTEL offers luxurious, business-calibre accommodation within an average footprint of just 10m2. Designs for another city-centre property on Singapore’s famous Orchard Road are currently underway and a number of deals are in their final stages for properties in the USA, Europe and Middle East. The pace set for the brand’s expansion is nothing short of meteoric. Watch this space. IFA Hotels & Resorts: + 971 4 447 8222 /

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Bromelia, Al Barari Built during the first phase of development at the estate, this 14,918 square foot property has six en suite bedrooms, a study with en suite, separate formal and family living and dining areas, family and service kitchens, a laundry and two basement rooms

T   of the seven United Arab Emirates, Dubai’s sub-tropical climate equates to year round sunshine. Traditionally the home of Bedouin traders, today’s shiny skyscrapers and luxurious developments attract many seeking an Arabian base and a glamorous lifestyle. Although  certainly brought a brusque halt to Dubai’s prominence in the global market, fast forward to today and all signs show that Dubai’s star is once again on the rise. According to the Global Property Guide (GPG), Dubai’s housing market is strengthening on the back of over two years of growth. GPG says that the residential property price index (RPPI) rose by a record . during the year to November  with apartment sales rising by ., . for villas, over the same period. Dereck Hoogenkamp, Al Barari’s director, says that the top end of the market is booming. “We have seen a huge increase in the demand for prime property here in the UAE, with prices rising and the number of transactions per week growing significantly.” Earlier this year the company launched Seventh Heaven at Al Barari, its collection of  new homes. A staggering  sold within  hours and prices grew by  in six weeks, pointing to growing demand from overseas buyers in particular Pakistani, Indian, British, Dutch, Russian, Swiss, French and Arabic. “Typical budgets are between . million and  million AED”, says Mr Hoogenkamp. “The interest that we receive from buyers with a budget of over  million AED is harder to break down by nationality as it is a truly global demand.” 116

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Al Barari buyers with budgets of contained maid’s quarters, three-car garage, private up to . million AED typically cooled and covered courtyard and a separately seek investment opportunities or accessed guest room with private plunge pool and pied-a-terres. “Those with bigger terraces. The exterior features landscaped gardens, budgets, from about  million a herb garden, swimming pool, plunge pool, pool AED, are buying into Al Barari pavilion and spa, barbecue area, roof terraces with from a lifestyle perspective and roof gardens and covered first-floor terraces. will choose the estate as their £5.7m / €6.9m / $9.529m primary residence,” explains Mr Al Barari: +971 4 3886 030 Hoogenkamp, adding that prices are not exceeding  levels, just yet: “The growth has been extremely impressive and I predict that if it continues to boom at this rate, we will reach  levels next year.”

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population and rising employment levels.” Cluttons surveyed nine global locations across the Middle East and AsiaPacific region and, while London ranked as the go-to investment destination by the world’s wealthy, Dubai came a close second, up from seventh place a year earlier. “The increased regulations and the constant watchful eye of the government means that we are now in a much more mature market place,” he adds. Director of sales and marketing at Seven Tides, Declan McNaughton says that luxury homes are still affordable in comparison to other key global cities, despite significant price rises, and reports that demand has been strong. “To meet that demand, in February we launched phase two of our deluxe Anantara Residences development after selling  ( units) of the luxury apartments in our first phase, as robust demand pushed apartment sales prices on The Palm up by an average of  during .” Anantara buyers are truly cosmopolitan and include British, Arabs, Asians and Europeans. Among them Mr McNaughton is experiencing increasing demand for serviced hotel apartments, which offer a holiday home plus the potential for strong rental yields. The Anantara Residence offers a flexible management option with the fivestar deluxe Anantara Hotel managing owners’ properties. As to Dubai’s future prospects, Mr McNaughton predicts continued growth for the year ahead: “I anticipate  will see a continuation of the trend witnessed in the previous year with sales prices increasing, albeit at a slower pace. There are approximately , residential units forecasted for completion this year and further projects are expected to be launched.”  118

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Anantara Residence, Palm Jumeirah On the Crescent of The Palm Jumeirah, this waterfront community features one to two-bedroom condominiums, as well as a collection of deluxe suites and penthouses. The project also contains the Anantara Hotel Resort and Spa and so offers a flexible option whereby the hotel will manage the property on behalf of owners. All owners (and tenants) have full access to the five-star, 293 room hotel which features four restaurants, a private beach, three natural lagoons, water sports, an Anantara Spa, a fitness studio and tennis courts. From £424,600 / €513,600 / $708,000 Seven Tides: +971 4 444 0700

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A lush, verdant forest that an elite few will call home. Ashjar launches end of April. Located only 10 minutes from Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai you will discover Ashjar - a place where nature and extraordinary living flourish in sophisticated abandon. Part of the award winning Al Barari development, Ashjar is a curated community of residences designed with unparalleled refinement, surrounded by a lush forest landscape. The homes are low-rise and low density with very few apartments per cluster. Each is set into the natural tree canopy with landscaped gardens, a shared pool and beautiful skyline views. An incredibly sought after destination, 95% of the most recent release of Al Barari sold out within 48 hours. And now, this haven of privacy and idyllic indulgence is available for you to make your own.

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Avant Dubai, Dubai Marina This stunning villa in Trident Marinascape has a huge 15,070 square foot area. Two villas have been combined into one providing five spacious bedrooms, a maid’s and a driver’s room. The master bedroom occupies the full third level of this threestorey villa, while the rooftop overlooks the beautiful waterfront. Other amenities include lifts and garages for six cars. £5.7m / €6.895m / $9.5 Hamptons International: +44 (0)20 7265 6595 124

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Ski Dubai Literally one of the coolest things to do in Dubai is to ski in the desert. Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates is one of Dubai’s landmark attractions and the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort. It’s a great attraction for all the family and offers different levels of ski runs and snowboarding courses.

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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

Tuscan farmhouse (375m²) with guest house (135m²) with pool between Siena & Arezzo, with 5 hectares of land fully fenced, paddock & stables (60m²). Fully restored and well maintained, currently producing rental income. Easy to reach yet very private, wonderful enclave for the perfect country lifestyle. Ref. T-VCO-232 - Guide price €1.6 million

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Zorlu Center brings you a new level of luxury and refinement at the meeting point of Europe and Asia. Zorlu Center is home to Istanbul’s most elegant residences featuring panoramic views of the Bosphorus Strait, a Performing Arts Center hosting Broadway shows and concerts, a shopping center with the world’s most exclusive brands, premium luxury service at the Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center and offices.

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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:

Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa

Region’s only Spa Hotel with cave-therapy rooms overlooking the magnificent and beautiful Red Valley. This unique location offers an uninterrupted panorama highlighted by mesmerizing sunrise and sunset vistas which have been described as “charming”, “amazing” and “epic”. Guests sleep in millennia-old caves and rock-cut rooms that bring the aura of the old settlements and the spirit of the ancient village back to life.

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Visit Close House and you discover something a little different, something sophisticated, something exceptional. An elegant and beautifully restored 18th Century Mansion set in stunning Northumberland countryside with the world’s only Lee Westwood 18 hole Golf Courses you will be amazed by the facilities and the service standards at Close House.

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Renowned for its beachfront location and infinite turquoise lagoons, The Laguna Bali offers 287 exquisite rooms including 10 pool villas, award-wining dining options and spa, complemented by indigenous Balinese hospitality with the 24-hour Butler service. Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N2 Nusa Dua, Bali, 80363 Indonesia t: +62 361 771 327 w:

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The St. Regis Bali Resort Located on Nusa Dua’s white sand beach, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers captivating Indian Ocean view, 123 elegant Suites and Villas, award-winning dining options and spa, elevated by the bespoke 24-hour Butler service. Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot S6 Nusa Dua, Bali, 80363 Indonesia t: +62 361 8478 111 w:

Galaxy Macau™ is the only authentic Asian five-star resort destination in Macau. It includes more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas across 3 world-class hotels: Banyan Tree Macau, Hotel Okura Macau and Galaxy Hotel™. Facilities include the world’s largest skytop wave pool at 4,000 square meters and a 350-ton white sand beach, lush tropical gardens, Macau’s largest selection of Asian and international cuisines, exciting entertainment and much more. Galaxy Macau, Cotai, Macau t: +853 2888 0888 e: w:

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48 luxury villas right on the beach or overlooking the lagoon, a bonanza of social and sports activities, including several restaurants offering another level of gastronomic experience. Contemporary design by ADR s.r.o., intimate with Maldivian nuances. Velaa Private Island P.O. Box 2071, Noonu Atoll, Republic of Maldives Tel: +960 6565 000,,

Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel A small luxury hotel inspired by traditional Lanna design and fused with contemporary Colonial styles. Its 30 rooms are designed to complement the proximate natural aesthetics of Chiang Mai. Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel 104/1, Charoen Muang soi 2, Charoen Muang rd., T. Wat Gate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50000 t: +66 (0) 53 302898 f: +66 (0) 53 303121 e: w:

Treetops Executive Residences Experience Eco-Luxury Living for the body, mind and soul with 220 well-appointed serviced apartments equipped with a wide range of amenities and services to take care of daily, recreational and business needs. Complement seamless hospitality with the epitome of a green living experience in the heart of Singapore City. No.7 Orange Grove Road Singapore 258355 t: +(65) 6887 0088 f: +(65) 6887 0066 e: w:



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Millars Court, East & Shirley Streets PO Box N-8164, Nassau, Bahamas t: +1 242 322 1041 m: +1 242 457 3562 f: +1 242 326 5642 e: w:


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P.O.Box 502462, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 364 2722 f: +971 4 367 8054 e: w:


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


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


Sarco Architects is your premiere solution for luxury vacation home design in Costa Rica and Panama. Specialized in managing projects for our exclusive foreign clientele, let us help you create your dream home in paradise, with all the quality and attention to detail you would expect from world-class homes.


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.


LEGGETT ALPS is the Alpine property sales specialist with over 500 stunning chalets, mountain hideaways and villas for sale with our 12 specialist agents on the ground in Courchevel, Meribel, Chamonix, St Martin de Belleville, Morzine, Les Gets, La Clusaz, Serre Chevalier, La Plagne, St Foy, Lac Leman, Lac d’Annecy, Pays de Gex.


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59 Amathoundos Ave. No 3 – Next to Four Seasons Hotel 4532 Limassol, Cyprus t: +357 25 431 018 f: +357 25 431 514 e: w:


Nile City Towers, South Tower, 9th Floor, 2005A Corniche El Nil, Cairo – Egypt 11221 t: +2 02 2461 9966 f: +2 02 2461 9280 e: w:


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


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. 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.


Orascom Hotels & Development is a leading developer of fully integrated towns complete with hotels, real estate, golf courses and marinas. OHD is present in 7 countries in 3 continents with more than 16 destinations.


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

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P.O. Box 815321 Amman 11180, Jordan t: +w962 6 551 3071 f: +962 6 5561738 e: w:


4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius t: +230 404 2266 e: w:


Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa t: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 e: w:


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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:


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Saraya turns untapped locations and develops them into luxurious destinations complemented by exclusive services guaranteeing all customers an integrated, holistic and effortless experience from the minute they decide to escape to the second they return.


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


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.


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


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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Eden House, Eden Island, Seychelles t: +248 346 000 f: +248 346 666 e: w:


Paseo s´Alamera 11 E-07840 Santa Eulalia, Ibiza - Spain t: +34 971 33 93 05 m: +34 616 68 95 00 e: w:


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Selling Agents: Savills t: +44 (0)1202 492518 e: w: w:


We are Malta’s leading estate agency, (established in 1969), offering residential and commercial property for sale and to let, include an excellent selection of luxury properties. Best Real Estate Agency European Property Award winner for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011.


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


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


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


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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YOUR SECOND HOME IN THE BAHAMAS COMES WITH FIRST-CLASS SERVICE Welcome to Palm Cay, where beachfront living comes with turnkey service, in condominiums and townhomes designed in the best of British Colonial style. Think of Palm Cay as your adventure enclave—safely secluded, yet just minutes from the heart of Nassau and the gateway to the out islands. Enjoy a community rich with amenities, from our deep-water marina to island-style restaurant and exclusive Marina & Beach Club. Fully managed properties mean your home is ready whenever the irresistible call of sun and sea and soft white sand beckon. Phone or e-mail today, to learn more about a tax-friendly investment you’ll love to come home to.

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