International Property & Travel Volume 21 Number 4

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C O M P L I M E N T S O F THE A IR LIN E T H E F I N E S T H O M E S , T R AV E L A N D L I F E S T Y L E Vol 21 No 4

Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa Pam Golding Properties See Page 3

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The Luxury Specialists

Julia Cahill I 10 Sullivan, SoHo, New York

Tim Davis I The Hamptons, New York

Jim McCann I Palm Beach, Florida

Lydia Sussek I 225 Fifth Avenue, New York

With nearly one billion dollars in combined annual sales, we represent the finest properties in New York, the Hamptons and Palm Beach. Meet us at The Luxury Property Show in London at The Hurlingham Club, November 4th – 5th 2014. Contact us for a private appointment. THE HAMPTONS

Tim Davis Licensed as Timothy G. Davis

Jim McCann

Lydia Sussek

Lic. Assoc. RE Broker +1 212.836.1049

Licensed as James McCann

Lic. Assoc. RE Broker +1 631.702.9211

Senior Broker Associate +1 561.296.8720

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Equal Housing Opportunity. Real estate agents affiliated with The Corcoran Group are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of The Corcoran Group. The Corcoran Group is a licensed real estate broker located at 660 Madison Ave, NY, NY 10065. All listing phone numbers indicate listing agent direct line unless otherwise noted.

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PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield

Regular readers may remember that I was heading out to Alaska at the time of writing in the last issue. I’m glad to report that the world’s last frontier, as the country is known, is every bit as exciting as it sounds. Within minutes of leaving the airport at Anchorage we saw a young black bear ambling along the road and moose grazing in gardens.

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 Rositsa Zafirova ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Abi Hinton, Adam Horton, Stephen Lewis, 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.

During our two-week stay we took a catamaran cruise to view humpback whales and their calves, sealions and whole rafts of river otters. Another boat trip involved drifting down river taking in the rapids, kept on course by only the occasional dip of the oars. One short flight took us out to explore a glacier high up on Mount McKinley while another took us out to land on a remote beach where we could view brown bears and cubs hooking clams out of their shells using enormous claws. They are so well fed and content that our guide (who was unarmed and without pepper spray or any other form of deterrent) allowed us to view safely from just 30 feet away. Quite an experience! This issue offers a host of very different travel experiences and property purchasing opportunities as we delve into the delights of Spain and India. Our US feature focuses on the star-studded streets of Beverly Hills, Hollywood and its surrounding area. Remaining equally theatrical, we also invite London’s properties in and around the capital’s famous Theatreland to take a bow. I’m sure you’ll find them all worthy of applause.

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On the cover Standard Edition: Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa At the very end of an exclusive cul-de-sac and set against a nature reserve with views of the Atlantic Ocean towards Robben Island and beyond. Designed by Stefan Antoni, this home offers a lavish lifestyle with all the luxuries of the 21st century. Sophisticated style and top of the range fixtures and fittings are keynotes. Open plan living rooms flow onto an expansive pool deck with infinity pool. Accommodation includes 5 bedrooms: luxury main suite plus 4 family bedroom suites. Gymnasium, playroom and media room. Elevator access to all floors. Pam Golding Properties: Janice Toay +27 82 770 1510 Jackie Rosenberg +27 83 414 6600

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British Airways & Emirates Edition: The 8 is a new beachfront development on the Palm Jumeirah owned by publicly-listed IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR). IFA HR develops, licenses, operates and manages residential, hotel and resort projects around the world for international investors and owners. See page ??? Tel: (+971) 4 447 8282 Email: Web: Web:

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contents 18 Desire

A Japanese inspired hammock; a guitar based on an Alfa Romeo; and a superyacht that’s full of surprises

25 Finery

Exclusive jewellery, watches and accessories for those who dress with an aim to impress

33 Luxe 41 Dream cuisine

Stunning items designed to create a focal impact around the home

A taste of design success from two award winning interior designers who advise on creating the perfect kitchen

49 Showing here…

Discover a whole new world of art as we preview exhibitions and sales in London, Paris, Los Angeles and Bilbao

57 Drive 68 Drive five

News, views and events from the magnificent motoring world

Fast and fabulous, these supercars are guaranteed to fuel your imagination

77 Taking centre stage

Prime properties within a curtain call of London’s worldfamous Theatreland

95 The heat is on

Ginetta Vedrickas explores the potential of Spain’s sizzling property market

115 Indian inspiration

Lisa Burn finds out why India is attracting so many high-end buyers from home and abroad

133 Star spangled glamour

These properties in Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and Hollywood are all worthy of celebrity status

154 Great estate agencies of the world

Our new regular series puts Sotheby’s International Realty under the spotlight

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No house will ever meet all expectations. But there is a room that will.

The difference is Gaggenau. The Vario cooling 400 series is variable and flexible, so it can cater for even the most exacting of expectations. Much of its interior is high-quality stainless steel, for quality and hygiene standards on a par with professional kitchens. It also has dynamic cold air distribution with Multi-Air-Flow and an ice maker with a fixed water connection. In short, it’s a cooling system with space for everything – except compromises. For more information and a list of partners, please dial 0844 892 9026 or visit: Alternatively, please visit our showroom at: 40 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2RX.

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Villa Ghida, Tenerife A palatial mansion on the very best plot on an exclusive hillside with far reaching views that stretch over the Atlantic to the island of La Gomera and down to the resorts of Playa de las Americas and FaĂąabe. Featuring stunning detailing, fabulous natural light and seamless design, this property offers 1,500m2 of accommodation in grounds extending to 2,500m2. Extensive terracing provides lots of space to play, sunbathe and barbecue, whilst also offering shaded areas for the hottest parts of the day. â‚Ź4 million CML Tenerife: +34 922 792 952 e: w:

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PA R I S S H O W R O O M (By A ppoi n t men t )

Luxury bathroom fittings and architectural hardware

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Wentworth, Virginia Water, UK An exclusive and comfortable family home in a prime pocket location within the private Wentworth Estate. The no-through road gives great privacy, peace and quiet, with Wentworth Club (comprising four golf courses, tennis and a health club) a short distance away across the estate. The property, totalling about 830m2, has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, five reception rooms, a three-car garage and self-contained staff accommodation ÂŁ6.25m / â‚Ź7.8m / $10.6m Barton Wyatt +44 1344 843000 e: w:


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The World’s Finest Homes… First Class Investments… Where will your flight take you?

Silema, Northern Harbour, Malta

US$6,020,872 Lavish 4 Bedroom Penthouse with a Majestic view! High specifications; Impeccably furnished; Intelligent systems; Home cinema; Large heated Pool; 4 Garages; Direct elevator.

St Jean Cap Ferrat, Provence, France

Beja, Alentejo, Portugal

€4,000,000 Mansion with Royal connection. Exceptional Vineyard. 80ha. State of the art Winery: 200,000 bottles, 84 oak barrels (25000 lt); 30 ha Planted: Chardonnay, Cabernet, Arinto, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Malbec, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Nacional; Automatic irrigation and fertilization. Project:: Hotel/Wine SPA

Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE AED 23,993,868 Luxury Water Villas; Unparalleled over-water living experience. Private pool; Roof top Spa & Barbecue area. Private community; Lush Natural Island; Clear waters; Pristine sandy beaches. Your own piece of Paradise. Services and comforts of a world class boutique resort.

St Martin, French West Indies

Manchester, UK

€24,000,000 Exceptional Residence overlooking the Caribbean Sea & Lagoon. Fabulous architecture; Elegant Light filled rooms. 6 Suites; Private tropical gardens; Tennis courts; 3 Staff Apartments. Facilities to Entertain 300 guests. Elite Rentals of $55,000 pw.

€19,800,000 Villa & Guest House 9 Bedrooms. Stunning 360° Sea Views. Fantastic location; Infinity Pool; Iris keyless entry; 6 Car Garage; Professional Kitchen; Close to beaches, shops and restaurants.

£73,500 - £210,000 Grade II Listed, Landmark Building - Queen’s Brewery. First Class Investment. Sought-after, Buy-to-Let Hotspot. Investor yields to 7.6%+ (2013 HSBC). Predicted growth to 36% by 2018. (Nat. Housing Fed). High-quality, Studio, 1 & 2-Beds.

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Continuum North Tower, Miami Beach, Florida

Dining is offered at ‘The Patio’, a superb Italian restaurant exclusively for

Featuring spectacular ocean views from all rooms, this property is hailed

residents and their guests.

as the best three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence at Continuum North


Tower. It has amazing natural light throughout as well as marble floors which extend out on to the balconies. A long list of amenities includes valet, security, heated pools, full beach service and a world-class gym and spa with state-of-the-art equipment.


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

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

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Lakeside L living

ooking at this stunning private estate it’s almost impossible to believe that an estate of this size and stature is only 14 miles from the heart of London. The Lakesview Estate is privately owned and set in what can only be described as the most exclusive parcel of real estate so close to the city. The estate comprises a highly luxurious main residence together with a range of outbuildings. These include guest accommodation, stables and a lakeside pavilion as well as provision for security staff should they be required. Both Lakesview House along with the front gate/guest house, Broadview House, have been decorated to the highest levels and feature bespoke designs at every turn. The sumptuous living areas within the five-bedroom Lakesview House exude elements of both classic and contemporary elegance. There are formal and informal dining areas, sophisticated reception rooms, a wine-tasting room with bar, state-of-the-art kitchen and fully-equipped gym.

Seeing is believing

Outside, the 15 acres of manicured gardens that surround the main residence add to the overall feeling of peace and tranquility within the estate. With three well-stocked fishing lakes, a tennis court, swimming pool, fitness ‘Trim Tail’ and post and rail horse paddocks, there is very little to necessitate leaving the estate grounds. What’s more, there is even the ability to enjoy the occasional game of golf on a private and distinctly challenging nine-hole course. Then, once it’s time to sit back and relax, there are endless opportunities for al fresco dining and entertaining on terraces overlooking the lakes and beautifully landscaped grounds. In short, the ‘Lakesview Estate’ in Kent, a county revered as the ‘Garden of England’, provides private, secure living via its select properties, each contained within its extensive grounds and all within remarkably easy reach of London. 12

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Miami living meets Dubai luxury The Palm Jumeirah’s largest foreign investor, IFA Hotels & Resorts, added an impressive beachfront development to its island portfolio with the launch of its newest mixed-use resort The 8


t eight-storeys, the project adds an additional 300 units to the Palm Jumeirah’s limited and highly sought-after inventory. The residential units comprise two- and three-bedroom apartments, signature townhouses and a limited number of penthouses, while the hotel apartment units range from one-, two- and three-bedrooms to a palatial presidential suite with bespoke furnishings. Ultra-sleek and modern, The 8 is inspired by the fashion, glamour and jetset lifestyle of Miami Beach. Lightweight architecture and spaciousness are carried throughout the design, from the exterior focus on wide-open balconies to the airy and minimalist interiors. Floor to ceiling windows and large terraces maximize the development’s panoramic views; with one side facing the stunning marina skyline and the other a seemingly endless view of the Arabian Gulf.

Motivated by the world’s leading fashion houses – think the clean lines of Dior and the timelessness of Chanel – the interiors are simple, yet sophisticated; adorned with modern, high-quality finishes 

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including marble floors and European kitchens that combine the best of Western design and Eastern comforts. More art gallery than apartment, The 8 will be one of the Palm Jumeirah’s most desirable addresses. A destination unto itself, the development will offer an array of resort-style facilities including extensive water-sport rentals, gym, tennis courts, signature beachfront restaurant, beach cabanas, barbecue and event areas, as well as a dedicated child’s area and family pool. As an investment, holiday home or a primary residence, The 8 offers a compelling combination of location, product and price. In 2013, it is estimated that more than 10 million visitors arrived in Dubai, pushing hotel occupancy rates up to 80% on a city-wide basis. With aggressive plans to reach its goal of 20 million visitors by the end of the decade, it’s expected that Dubai’s hotel supply will need to nearly double from 68,000 to 120,000 rooms – however – only a small percentage of those rooms are able to be built on the Palm Jumeirah.


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In terms of residential investment, while 45,000 new residential units are scheduled for completion by the end of 2015, only 4% of these projects will take place on the Palm Jumeirah, ensuring real estate in these areas continues to be highly sought. Its limited residential opportunities combined with its unique setting have placed it at the forefront of rental yields as well, with Palm Jumeirah apartments and villas commanding a significant premium over other affluent areas of Dubai. Attracted to its glitz and glamour, the Palm has become a playground for the rich and famous. Enticed by its Michelin-star restaurants, exotic cars, high-end fashion and thriving social scene, those who are lucky enough to live here year-round enjoy a pampered lifestyle, where housekeeping is taken care of, dry-cleaning delivered, spas come to you and every night offers an array of events to attend. From the concierge who knows your name to the neighbour you met at last night’s gala, life at The 8 is about enjoying everything this stylish destination has to offer while benefiting from the security of a sound investment decision.

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Penthouses These stylish penthouse suites offer four spacious bedrooms, each with attached bath as well as expansive outdoor terraces. Two-storey living areas and atriums, private lobby lifts, a gourmet kitchen and an additional service kitchen make these gorgeous units one of a kind. The main floor service room is equipped with its own bathroom and private entrance.

Two Bedrooms A variety of stunning openconcept floor plans offering two bedrooms, each with en suite, a service room with its own full bathroom and a guest powder room; The 8's two-bedroom apartments offer spacious living areas opening on to large terraces with desirable views.

Three Bedrooms Open-concept floor plans boasting a large master bedroom with en suite and walk-in closets as well as two additional bedrooms, these units provide plenty of space for growing families. The 8's three-bedroom residences also include a service room with its own full bathroom, a guest powder room and spacious living areas opening on to large terraces overlooking the Gulf or the Palm Jumeirah.

Townhouses A unique and extremely spacious collection of signature townhouses offering private gardens, swimming pools and lifts, featuring three large bedrooms with walk-in closets and en suite bathrooms. A mainfloor study with en suite bath can be used as a home office or to accommodate extra guests. Two family rooms and a service room

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months to create and integrates materials that are rarely used by luthiers, such as aluminium and carbon fibre. Combine a love of music and motoring with this

a maple cap in a custom design inspired by Alfa

Romeo. The electric guitar is designed by Harrison

Romeo’s iconic front grilles. The Alfa Romeo badge

Guitars to be truly evocative of Alfa Romeo's

with engraved collar acts as the volume dial, while

automotive heritage. Finished in Alfa Giulietta red,

the pick-ups, tail piece and bridge are all milled

only 11 will be made to mark each decade of

from high quality solid aluminium billet and echo

Alfa's history.

the bars of the grille. On the back, a metal plaque

The ‘Alfa Romeo’ is a completely custom-made


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The body is fashioned from poplar wood with

ultra-limited edition guitar commissioned by Alfa

is inscribed with the guitar’s production number as

design that draws inspiration from the style,

well as the signature of the luthier.

materials and technology of the Italian brand’s road

£4,000 / €5,000 / $6,860

cars. Hand-built to order, each guitar takes eight


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Redefining the parameters

OF INNOVATION To visualise your perfect home in your distinct style, talk to us. To appreciate the tranquil and convenient lifestyle that can so easily be yours, visit our display suites, open 7 days. To see is to believe.



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desire This exclusive outdoor lounge chair is a true combination of form and function. Named Etazin, not only is it a striking sculptural piece, it can also turn to face any direction you wish. The chair is made entirely out of steel to exceptionally high standards of quality and craftsmanship and is the first modern interactive art piece of its kind. Its eight-foot outer ring is stationary for stability while the two inner rings are free to turn a full 360 degrees for the ultimate in viewing pleasure. Designer Kate Brown came up with the idea for this innovative chair while at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Taliesin West. It was inspired by the concept of ‘moon gates’, which are Japanese style comfortable arc also gives the chair an embracing, hammock feel. £5,000 / €6,250 / $8,500  20

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desire No matter how much space you already have

which was previously unthinkable on a 42

onboard your yacht, you could always use a

footer. The mobile extensions are opened and

little more. Now the Wider 42’ yacht features

closed by means of an automatic, electronically

a solution which is as simple as it is clever: she

controlled system, which takes just 12 seconds,

widens out by means of extensions either side

making it very convenient and easy to use.

of the hull. Wider has thus managed to double

The internal furnishings ensure complete

the usable surface and significantly increase

comfort during a day or longer at sea:

the yacht’s stability.

they include a fully equipped kitchenette;

This invention, patented by Tilli Antonelli,

a shower; C-shaped sofa, which can be

has made it possible to create an impressive

converted into a large, comfortable bed for

18m2 cockpit – the equivalent of the cockpit of

an overnight stay onboard, and, if wished, an

a megayacht – and 6.6 metre floatation width,

LED flat screen television.

From £701,000 / €882,000 / $1.2m 


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It’s often the little things in life that make all the difference – be it a stylish watch or piece of jewellery, a pair of designer shoes or even a pro-picnic hamper

New face for a legend Created in 1952, Breitling’s famous Navitimer watch has become one of the 10 great 20th century watchmaking classics and a cult object for all passionate aviation enthusiasts. The legendary model is now offered in a 1,000-piece limited series distinguished by a bronze-coloured dial – the Navitimer 01 Panamerican. This refined touch further highlights the originality of the design with its three hollowed counters and its circular slide rule designed to perform all calculations involved in pilot navigation. A transparent caseback provides a chance to admire the Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, a high-performance self-winding chronograph entirely developed and produced within the Breitling Chronométrie workshops and chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute). £6,670 on a crocodile leather strap; £7,360 on a bracelet 

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Amber adornment This stunning, handmade silver bracelet featuring natural Baltic amber is sure to make an impact whatever the occasion. It has 10 perfectly shaped, cherry coloured amber cubes set in sterling silver, while Swarovski crystals add a stylish sprinkling of sparkle. £3,720 

eet fi st They say that you can tell everything that you need to know about a gentleman by his shoes. If that’s true, then each style in this collection speaks volumes! The renowned gentleman’s outfitter and tailor to Eton College, New & Lingwood of Jermyn Street, is bringing legendary cordwainers ‘Stefano Bemer’ to the UK for the first time. For the uninitiated, Stefano Bemer shoes represent artisanal cobbling of quality and style with great attention to detail. Only the finest leathers are hand selected and shoes are lighter than their traditional English counterparts, slim but not pointy. They come in wooden wine boxes, with a set of brushes and beautiful tweedy shoe bags. The Stefano Bemer bespoke team from Florence will also visit New & Lingwood four times per year to meet with customers ready to take that next step and have their feet immortalised in balsa wood lasts. From £1,350 - £4,000 for crocodile Bespoke service from €2,500 


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finery Light and easy Olympus has created a camera to solve a weighty problem – the OM-D E-M1. A DSLR is often too bulky to carry, which is why this new option is more compact than its main rivals – and the ideal size for shooting on the go. It combines the portable dimensions of the Micro Four Thirds format with image quality that matches DSLRs. The camera has been designed in close collaboration with pro photographers who gave Olympus a wish list of ways to make cameras more ergonomic. The result is re-assignable dials, switches and rings that are big and beautifully laid out to ensure the camera sits comfortably in your hand and is easy to use. For example, you can adjust aperture and exposure using two dials on the back, then flick a lever to change the function of the dials and adjust ISO and white balance with the same movement. From £1,950 including the M.Zuiko Digital1240mm 1:2.8 lens 

Celebrity choice Brazilian jewellery brand Brumani has become a firm favourite with red carpet stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton and Emily Blunt. The Nude Ring from the Nude Vivid Collection by Brumani shown here is a perfect example of the company’s attention to every smallest detail. The ring is made of 18ct rose gold inlayed with small, round, brown diamonds that surround a beautiful, large, pink morganite stone. £8,966 

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finery Pearl of the South Seas Last year, four Yoko masterpiece jewellery sets were displayed at the centre of the V&A Museum exhibition on pearls, a recognition of the company’s importance within the fine jewellery world. Looking at this beautiful Australian white South Sea pearl necklace, set in 18kt white gold with 15.92cts G-VS diamonds, it’s clear to see why. £143,000 

High-class hamper Marking her 10-year anniversary, Katharine Pooley has designed the ultimate indulgence ‘Imperial Hamper’, available exclusively at Fortnum & Mason. It features two equally striking finishes to suit all tastes and adventures. For the country weekender, opt for the relaxed tan leather coupled with smart nickel finishes and gold china collection. Or choose the smooth cosmopolitan black leather with nickel finishes and elegant platinum tableware for sophisticates indulging in summer revelries in the city. The body of the hamper is handcrafted in birch by a German company making fine leather goods since 1922 and is encased in the finest vegetable tanned Italian leather. Large enough to carry 50 separate pieces for up to four people, each leather strap is individually cut and hand-stitched into the lining to ensure each piece is secured in place. Setting the Imperial Hamper apart is the bold geometric deco Jacques china collection designed by Katharine Pooley and made in Limoges, France. The Jacques collection is spun, painted and polished in a specialist workshop creating the highest quality fine china porcelain, overlaid with real platinum and gold, creating a delicate balance between strong design and subtle precious metal detailing. £6,000 


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luxe Create a focal point in your home with any one of these striking items

Humongous hippo Máximo Riera has been a practicing artist for over 30 years, predominantly working in photography, painting The Whale chair

and sculpture. Inspired by his travel and experiences through Europe and the Caribbean Islands, Máximo’s work displays a vibrant use of colour and an evocative


attention to detail. The latest creation from his studio is this stupendous Hippopotamus Sofa. The Hippopotamus is a semiaquatic, herbivore mammal with a barrel-shaped torso and is one of the most aggressive and unpredictable creatures in the world. Therefore, its tremendous size

The Beetle chair

and volume has been preserved without any sections

is functional, while the other resembles the animal’s

or partitions along its body, to present an entire life-

imposing presence. It resembles an adult male and its

size piece.

skin pattern has been carefully replicated, complete

The seat has been mounted on the animal’s upper body, having two different hemispheres, one

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luxe Door décor Italian company Bertolotto Porte is a worldclass leader in manufacturing interior doors in both classic or modern styles. Its range has 38,000 customizable templates with 35 types of door and 78 standard colours, as well as a wide range of accessories, glass and handles. Within this range, artist Elio Garis has created the Casa Zen collection featuring molten glass versions reproducing the lines and shapes of sand, turning each one into a work of art. Besides the seven models in this collection offering different shapes and colours, the company can create an entire wall with modules of various sizes and custom tailored designs. From €2,300 (molten glass version) and from €3,400 (sand version) 

Danish design Kettal has reinvented the award-winning basket chair created in the 1950s by Danish designers Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel. Made from oak, it comes in its original version made famous by the Ditzels, hand-braided in wicker, and is also available in an outdoor version, made from artificial fibre and teak. The cushion fabrics, also designed by Nanna Ditzel, the ‘Queen of Danish design’, are pure new wool and come in four colour combinations and eight Hallingdal fabrics by Kvadrat. €1,495  34

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Shapely solution Ideal for a classic living room, yet with a modern touch, this Matheny stilnovo suspension lamp is hugely versatile. It can change shape or dimension to assume a round, oval, square or rectangular format to suit any dining table or living room scenario. Composed of geometric golden tubes, it reflects the sophistication of a timeless iconic piece. From â‚Ź8,370 ď‚„

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n e ecti n This sunburst mirror has been designed to light up any living room or hall. Sculptured gold tones of hammered and textured metal with a hint of hard edge surround a perfectly cut convex mirror, resulting in a stunning, handmade piece mastered by the artisans of Portugal. £2,740 

Out of the bleu Bleu Nature came of Frank Lefebvre’s vision to breathe new life into driftwood and bring nature into modern interiors. The Bleu Nature Stream coffee table is a perfect example that works just as well in a country interior as in a modern loft. Part natural, part refined, it’s a hybrid of driftwood, stainless steel and high-quality acrylic. The rawness of the wood offers an interesting textural contrast

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to the glossy metal frame whilst the acrylic’s

The almost throne-like Malkiy sofa is of

naturally bubbled texture fuses the two.

a classic and geometric design and upholstered

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in sumptuous maroon cotton velvet. Its structure’s straight lines are in golden leaf enhanced by motifs carved into the wood and these contrast beautifully with the softness of the cushions and pillows. The sofa is also available in other colours and fabrics to suit different interior design schemes. £5,145 


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fter falling in love with ornwalls coast fulfilled the brief by complementing the original by amellia with accessories handpicked by the last year a ingapore based family approached features with a coastal palette and simple clean design team from their own exclusive range. Camellia Interiors to transform their purchase lines while embracing the iconic t ves views With clients working and living in a different of a ictorian mid terrace into a base and not fighting them. The Wow factor was added time one all work was scheduled in advance family holiday home. and progress communicated with The brief included the clients via email kype and The clients choice of Camellia to oversee every aspect maximising the property s conference calls. and detail of the renovation and furnishing has added double potential as an exclusive The unexpected discovery of a holiday let with constraints basement and conse uent review the amount spent to the value of the property. on budget and a deadline of of structural work and budget was lus the expected holiday rental value has increased by a third. summer . mbracing the uickly capitalised on by amellia s traditional integrity of the design team and this extra floor bedroom proper ty without compromising with black acid yellow and white accents of now houses a cinema/media room and office. the expectations of contemporary and flexible which are repeated throughout the house on ll in time for this very happy clients family living was essential. contemporary ar twork an intentional mix of to come together and en oy this years summer amellia s fusion of many design elements furniture and luxurious furnishings all supplied holiday in their luxurious ornish dream home.




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perfected to make optimum use of space, light and storage. We consult two award-winning interior designers from the USA

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arm and welcoming, practical and functional, a kitchen has to be many different things rolled into one living space. Michelle Haim Davidson, creative director at Fanny Haim & Associates in North Miami Beach, Florida says, “In some cultures, kitchens are considered to be a sacred space, and we happen to agree. The kitchen has become a social hangout, and for many has essentially become the focus of the home. “There is a tendency to congregate in the kitchen, perhaps because it is often the single most used space in a home, for more than just cooking. It has become a more integrated and versatile space where socializing, entertaining, and working have all become normal kitchencentric activities, which is why designing a kitchen these days means more than cabinets and a cooktop.” When creating a concept for a kitchen, Michelle explains that the first thing she does is to design from the

inside out. “The goal is to maximize storage whilst creating a functionally sound kitchen space where comfort and convenience are never compromised. The major appliances are the genesis of the kitchen design, as their size, location, and function dictate the overall agenda. Beyond this crucial trifecta of variables, we also always make sure that there is enough counter and workspace around the appliances, making sure that there is reasonable circulation so that doors do not get in the way. When it comes to lighting a kitchen, we like to use a combination of lighting solutions, not just to illuminate the space for efficiency and functionality, but also to create unexpected lighting moments that elevate the space beyond just function and into the realm of magical aesthetics.” The selection of materials in a kitchen is crucial and durability is the first and foremost feature they need to have. “A kitchen must be designed with nothing but sturdy, hardwearing, and durable materials that can handle the nature of a working kitchen,” advises Michelle. “Quartz happens to be our favourite countertop material, as it is extremely hardwearing, comes in many different colours, and can be easily complemented with most finishes. Once suitable materials are established, the aesthetic composition is determined by selecting textures and juxtaposing them to create interest. When it comes to colour, we tend to stay away from trends and favour a more timeless approach. We like it when a material’s own natural characteristics and appearance are given a chance to shine against complementary finishes and tones.” Fanny Haim & Associates +1 305 937 0815 e:


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Over in New York City, Charles Pavarini of Pavarini III Design Associates has a career full of experience in designing and guiding his clients through the design of their kitchens. “In particular, I have found many of the features found in contemporary kitchen design to represent the most emerging trends making them more and more interesting and desirable spaces in which to live and to cook. Very often today we find that kitchens have open shelving in lieu of upper cabinets.” Mr Pavarini worked with Bilotta Kitchens on the kitchen shown here which demonstrates how the use of open shelving makes the kitchen appear larger. “It also gives places to put prominent decorative pieces as well as china and glassware to make it more accessible,” he explains. “Also notice how having the rough stone on the rear elevation gives great contrast to the smoothness of the cabinet finish, lavastone countertops, and stainless steel. “Lavastone countertops work wonderfully as they always look very sleek and require absolutely no maintenance. The material is incredibly strong, completely heat/stain resistant and is devoid of seams and other ‘heavy’ patterns and texture unlike marbles and granites which serve traditional kitchens much better. Also contributing to a minimalist, contemporary look, integrated appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, icemakers, and microwaves allow them to blend in beautifully within the cabinetry.”

Many new, contemporary homes have eliminated the formal dining room completely and have incorporated formal dining right in the kitchen. “The result,” says Mr Pavarini, “is a kitchen where friends and family congregate and are involved in the preparation of meals. Rather than just having a breakfast ‘nook’ in a contemporary kitchen, the complete dining experience gives the kitchen a beautiful juxtaposition and richness. “Very often in a contemporary kitchen, the island takes tremendous prominence: not only for storage, but for informal dining as well. It is often fitted with counter stools, large drawers for pots and pans, and appliances such as wine-coolers and warming drawers. Even pizza ovens are becoming quite popular for Tuscan-style food preparation.” However, Mr Pavarini confesses that his favourite detail is the ‘appliance garage’ which allows you to stow countertop appliances behind a retractable door to keep kitchens looking uncluttered. 

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SPARK Architects envision a mobile floating Singapore was built on an intimate relationship with the water, which has historically been an artery of culture, commerce and recreation. However, the recent decades of urban development, industrialisation and land reclamation have largely severed this relationship, deleting most of the traditional kampungs and kelongs from the coast, inland water bodies, and sea. SPARK Architects’ concept for a floating hawker centre draws on our experience of the city, its culture and heritage, and all that we enjoy about it, to imagine a new relationship with Singapore’s public waterscape. This visionary project imagines a mobile, reconfigurable and sustainable floating hawker centre that could ‘pop up’ in a variety of locations and formats. The Solar Orchid proposal recalls the mobility of the original Singaporean hawker – the mobile street vendor – with self-contained, solar-powered, lightweight pods. Each pod accommodates one cooking stall (incorporating built-in exhaust, water, gas, electrical, waste collection and water recycling services) as well as table settings. The canopy has been designed as a leaflike sheath incorporating solar-cell film, and would tilt to track the sun. Multiple pods could be clustered together in various formations to create hawker centres that are able to respond to different locations and conditions.


They would leave no trace of their presence due to their self-contained basis. The canopy would be fabricated using lightweight ETFE film – the same material used to create the lofty shade structures in SPARK’s award-winning Clarke Quay Redevelopment project. Since then, photovoltaic technology has advanced enough to make feasible the use of solar-cell film to power a proposed hawker pod. The Solar Orchid proposal follows the precedent set by Clarke Quay in terms of place activation with a light touch, the use of passive energy techniques, and the enhancement of existing cultural assets. The idea of reinventing the hawker centre grew from the widely documented observation that the popularity of the traditional hawker lifestyle has begun to wane. We seek to re-energise the hawker centre typology while retaining the soul of a very Singaporean dining experience. Additionally, we see the potential for new place-activation possibilities, such as temporary hawker bridges across rivers or lakes. We have a duty as designers to develop and propose ideas and visions that can enhance our cities, as well as contribute to making them more liveable places. History offers many extraordinary examples of visionary projects that remain on paper, serving as vehicles for debate about the future of our cities. Our Solar Orchid proposal is a bold vision unhindered by commercial and planning constraints. In some ways it is a reflection on changing social, cultural and environmental conditions and concerns, so it seems an appropriate time to consider how the best pockets of the city can be harnessed to support the lives of Singaporeans and make them more enjoyable.




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Our latest preview of forthcoming exhibitions and sales takes us to Los Angeles, Paris, Bilbao, London and Derbyshire

La Rivière by Aristide Maillol, bronze inscribed with the monogram, numbered 5/6 and stamped with the foundry mark E. Godard Fondeur Paris

Beyond Limits Over the last eight years, Sotheby’s Beyond Limits

Baltasar Lobo and Giacomo Manzù in addition to

at Chatsworth has firmly established itself as one of

highly sought-after contemporary artists such as

the most prestigious selling exhibitions of modern

Marc Quinn, Christopher Le Brun and Lori Park, will

and contemporary outdoor sculpture and a key

be on view amidst the landscape of the magnificent

event in the art world calendar.

gardens of the ancestral seat of the Duke and

Beyond Limits 2014 will showcase further

Duchess of Devonshire, one of Europe’s greatest

spectacular monumental sculptures from around

stately homes.

the world. Landmark works by established modern

September 8th – October 26th at Chatsworth

masters such as Aristide Maillol, Eduardo Chillida,

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art Grosvenor, first Marquess of Westminster, and the architect of Belgrave Square George Basevi). His virtuosity has attracted collectors such as business moguls Sir William McAlpine, Sir Martin Laing, the Barclay brothers, Lord Harris and Sir David Alliance, as well as important commissions including a statue of Mother Teresa for Calcutta, Millennium Man statue for Tyringham Hall and a luscious mermaid for the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. The Duke of Westminster, the grandest of patrons, commissioned a statue of his ancestor, Sir Robert Grosvenor, first Marquess of Westminster, and Jonathan’s neo-classical bust of architect George Basevi, stands on its plinth in Belgrave Square. His own favourite is a life size portrait

Jonathan Wylder

Sculptor in Bronze

of Yasmin Le Bon, an enduring beauty, and he

Having begun to sculpt in his 30s following his first

best work to date. Jonathan sculpts in clay, which is

one man show of paintings in 1973, Jonathan Wylder

later cast in bronze by the lost wax method, in use

has always been inspired by the sinuous perfection

since antiquity.

of slender young dancers. However, he has also

September 24th – October 11th at The Osborne

achieved great success with powerful works for

Studio Gallery, London

public spaces (Belgravia has two works, Sir Robert


believes this partnership of artist and muse is his

Malevich The first major retrospective of Kazimir Malevich in nearly 25 years is being staged at Tate Modern. Unprecedented in scope, this groundbreaking exhibition sheds new light on the artist’s career, from his participation in the quest for a new society to his confrontation with the Stalinist regime. Rooted in a unique collaboration with the Khardzhiev Collection (Amsterdam)


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and the Costakis Collection (SMCA-

from major public and private collections around the world, including the

Thessaloniki), Malevich features over 150

Stedelijk Museum, the State Russian Museum, the State Tretyakov Gallery,

major works, from iconic Suprematist

MoMA, the Centre Pompidou, and the artist’s heirs.

paintings to architectural models and

July 16th – October 26th at Tate Modern, London

lesser known late works. Loans come


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“The last sitting III” - Elie Saab - HC winter 2011 no. 11 - Grand Palais, Paris - 14.09.2011 “La fille en plâtre XI” - Dior - HC summer 2007 Les ateliers du style, Paris - 06.05.2009

“The crying game I” - Dior - HC summer 2008 - no. 15 and 17 - The studio of the artist - cite jandelle, Paris - 14.06.2008

represents a collection of six years of work with some of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers. Gorgeous images of exquisite haute couture pieces by Chanel, Dior, Gaultier, Lacroix, Elie Saab, Philip Treacy, and Valentino, are captured with a largeformat camera and collected in a book from which the exhibition takes its title and selected works from it will be on display. Catherine Naundorf’s distinctive technique, inspired by her mentor Horst P.

Haute Couture The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf

Horst, which marries instant film’s characteristic colours and plays with shadow and light, results in stunning, otherworldly images. The impressive work of this artist, a harmonious blend of fashion, art, and photography, is an attestation to her reputation as a rising force in the worlds of fashion and art.

Featuring striking couture images of renowned fashion photographer

September 4th - October 11th at the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

Cathleen Naundorf’s work with Polaroid photography, Haute Couture

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The 24th Winter Art & Antiques Fair This represents the only high calibre art and antiques fair between October and March and forms a highlight of the winter art season. For the second year running it coincides with Asian Art in London when the world’s collectors focus on London.

Tresors: The Frum Collection of Oceanic Art

Run in association with the UK’s top trade associations, BADA and LAPADA, it showcases over 100 top dealers selling the finest British

The superb collection of Oceanic art from Polynesia and Melanesia formed

craftsmanship through the centuries. Around 22,000

by the late Murray Frum and his family is the most significant group

visitors will find over 30,000 pieces across 32

to be offered for sale in the last 30 years. It contains a rich variety of

disciplines including: furniture, 20th century design,

approximately 70 exceptionally rare objects from across the island nations,

jewellery, art, Asian pieces, ceramics, sculpture, silver,

all with distinguished provenance. The group of pre-contact Polynesian

mirrors, lighting, fossils, clocks, textiles and glass.

pieces which forms the heart of the collection is unique as there are simply

Popular with collectors, interior designers and

no comparable examples of many of these objects on the current market.

those looking for something different, the stock

Mr Frum and his family were fortunate to be buying with the eye of a

on sale ranges from 16th century to Modern British

great connoisseur over the past 50 years as well as through the period

and from dining tables to diamond rings.

when many great objects first appeared on the international market.

November 3rd – 9th at Olympia, London

The first half of the 20th century was a ‘golden age’ for collectors of


Oceanic art with an abundance of objects collected during the 18th and 19th centuries by missionaries, travellers and colonial officials becoming available to appreciative collectors. September 16th at Sotheby’s, Paris 

Dennis Chinaworks’ Egg Exhibitor: Kinghams Art Pottery

Georges Braque The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is presenting the most ambitious retrospective held in Spain to date of the work of Georges Braque (1882–1963), one of the most prominent figures on the early 20th-century avant-garde scene. With generous loans from the Centre Georges Pompidou and other major international public and private collections, the show features nearly 250 pieces that cover every period Braque’s career, from his early Fauvist phase to his final series dedicated to studios, birds, and the landscapes of Varengeville. June 13th – September 21st at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain  52

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Architecture Masterplanning Interiors Graphics

Chengdu IFS, Chengdu, China

Westgate, Singapore

iAPM, Shanghai, China

A Proven History in Design Excellence Benoy is proud to bring the tradition of British design excellence and style to the world. With an impressive record of credentials and awards, Benoy is a thriving international practice offering expertise in Architecture, Masterplanning, Interior Design and Graphic Design.

With our dedicated team of professionals working from design studios in the UK, the Middle East and Asia, we are perfectly positioned to serve our discerning global clients.

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

Polished performance Some of the finest examples of the Bentley marque are set to shine at the 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace in September. Five Bentleys are featured in the 60 exceptional cars chosen for this year’s Concours, with

Bentley Motors, a key sponsor of the Concours, will also present a range

owners from around the world displaying their cars in the

of cars representing the company’s enduring commitment to luxury and

Fountain Gardens.

performance. A remarkable double Le Mans winning car, known affectionately

Among the Bentleys will be a 1931 8 Litre Park Ward

as Old No 1, will take pride of place in the Bentley display. The Speed Six racer

Sports Saloon. Regarded as one of the finest models to

won the iconic 24 hours endurance race in successive years (1929 and 1930)

have been created by the company’s founder W.O. Bentley,

and recently thundered up the famous hill at Goodwood. Bringing the Bentley

the 8-litre combined breathtaking performance for a grand

performance story right up to date is the new Continental GT3-R. Inspired by

saloon (it was capable of 100mph in 1930) with the height

Bentley’s Continental GT3 race car, it blends proven track and road credentials.

of bespoke luxury and comfort.

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The Savile Row of the automotive industry Launched this summer and based in Modena, Italy, Ares is a luxury automotive atelier creating bespoke, handcrafted, highperformance cars. By ensuring that aesthetics and performance are combined, customers are offered an unlimited wealth of bespoke car exterior and interior design, as well as engineering innovations. Ares has brought together a highly talented team with years of experience at some of the industry’s most respected companies, including ex-Lotus lead designer Mihai Panaitescu and former Mercedes-Benz AMG COO Wolf Zimmermann. As respective head designer and chief technical officer of the company, their aim is to give customers a whole new motoring experience.

“In the super high-end industry, luxury car makers only go so far in terms of individuality. We are the people to talk to when it comes to taking this individuality to the next level,” states Mr Zimmermann. To achieve this goal, Ares uses traditional Italian handcraftsmanship along with German engineering knowledge and advanced technology from yacht building to develop cars that are perfectly tailored to each individual customer. The current design range is made up of a fully modified Aston Martin Rapide S, a Bentley Continental GT W12, an Aston Martin Vanquish, a Range Rover Vogue and Range Rover Sport. However, this is not the end of Ares’ ambitions, some of its new projects include one of a kind shooting brakes from Aston Martin and Bentley respectively, a Lamborghini Huracán, RollsRoyce Wraith and Rolls-Royce Ghost II. 

BTCC Champs do battle As many as eight British Touring Car Champions are set to battle it out in the St Mary’s Trophy for 1950s production saloons at the Goodwood Revival in September. Italian tin-top legend Fabrizio Giovanardi, who claimed the 2007 and 2008 BTCC titles to add to his Spanish, Italian and European crowns, will make his Revival debut in Alfa Romeo machinery among a 30-car field of cars of a kind that raced between 1950-1959. Jason Plato, who holds the record for BTCC race victories with an incredible 83, and claimed the title in 2001 and 2010, will partner TV chef and Goodwood regular James Martin in an-ex Alan Mann Racing Ford Prefect 107E of 1959 specification while 1990 champion Robb Gravett will pilot a Vauxhall PA Cresta. The St Mary’s Trophy, in which BMW, Fiat, Jaguar, Morris, Sunbeam and others will be represented, is a two-part race with each car featuring a professional current or ex-racing driver. The overall result will be declared as an aggregate of the two races.  58

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drive Classic celebration The 19th Silver Flag hill climb, organised by the Club Piacentino Auto d'Epoca saw over 200 classic cars from around Europe take over the streets of Vernasca in Piacenza, Italy for a weekend of classic motoring. For this year’s event, which took place in June, the organisers chose Lancia as the main theme, honouring one of the world's most famous Italian brands. Organiser Claudio Casali said, “After extensively researching and looking for cars from across Europe, we were able to source 60 Lancias to be in the paddock of Castel’Arquato for the 19th running of Vernasca Silver Flag. Most of the racing models built by the Chivasso House were present, including the Lambda, Delta and Delta S4 Evolution, as well as some other very special cars such as the Flavia Zagato prototype, the Fulvia HF Barchetta F & M, the never used ECV and the rare Lancia 037 hybrid. It was a fantastic event.” The Official Lancia Collection brought four iconic cars, including the D50, D25, Stratos Alitalia and the former Montecarlo winner Fulvia HF. They were joined by many other marques, including Abarth with the Sport 2000 and 3000, Porsche, Lola, McLaren and Lotus. The Museo Storico Alfa Romeo brought a Giulietta SS, former Scuderia Centro Sud car, and the Berlinetta 2000 Sportiva. 

victories for the D-type in 1956 for Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson, and in ’57 for Flockhart and Bueb. The latter season showed utter dominance by the Coventry-built machine, as five of the

Still suave at 60

the D-type’s road-going variant, the XKSS will also

top six finishers at La Sarthe were D-types; the

The Goodwood Revival will celebrate the 60th

compete while the experimental E2A, the one-off

first four all powered by the 3.4-litre engine and

anniversary of arguably Britain’s most iconic sports

prototype that acted as the bridge between the D

the JD Hamilton car in sixth of Duncan Hamilton

car, the Jaguar D-type, with a special race for

and the later E-type, is also set to race.

and Masten Gregory equipped with a 3.8 litre

examples of the legendary machine at the September

The D-type, which replaced the ultra-successful

powerplant. D-types have also raced with great

12th - 14th event. As many as 30 D-types, invited from

C-type, made its competition debut in 1954,

success at the Goodwood Revival. Most recently,

across the globe, will take part in the Lavant Cup,

and went on to win the Le Mans 24 Hours the

Gary Pearson triumphed in the 2006 Sussex

which will be held on the Saturday.

following year with Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb

Trophy, and touring car legend Anthony Reid won

driving for Jaguar’s works team. The Scottish

the same race in 2013.

Ecurie Ecosse outfit added further Le Mans


Vehicles will include the regular-bodied car as well as the later ‘long-nose’ special. Examples of 60

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Racing to the top… ‘Classic’ is the only word to describe this three-day event at Silverstone

The sky’s the limit A highlight of the Silverstone Classic was an auction featuring some incredibly rare cars and motorcycles as well as a 1976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 jump-jet. No reserve or estimate was put on the aircraft as market value for something with this type of pedigree was impossible to gauge. After a bout of exciting bidding, it was bought by a man from Essex for £105,800. The Harrier, which served during the Cold War and in the Falklands, comes complete with ejector seat but its armaments and weapons systems have been removed. Although it’s not currently airworthy, the aircraft is in remarkable condition and will prove an ideal centrepiece for a museum or private collection. 

Sir Stirling Moss leads double celebration A record number of Grand Prix cars were followed by

year’s Classic. The Australian died this year and

now aged 84, as he won two Grands Prix in the 250F

220 Maserati road cars as racing legend Stirling Moss

remains the only man to take the ultimate F1 title in

in 1956.

OBE led two dazzling parades at the Silverstone

a car bearing his own name and, fittingly, David was

Classic. Silverstone staged its 50th Grand Prix in July

driving a Brabham BT24.

with a race won by Lewis Hamilton, and to mark that

As the glorious Grand Prix machinery pitted,

Alfieri Maserati – son of Ernesto, one of the founding brothers – took to the circuit alongside Moss’ 250F, and the variety of Italian exotica on-

magical milestone the largest collection of Grand

Sir Stirling continued in the 250F and was joined

track was quite astonishing. From the latest luxury

Prix cars ever assembled – 84 in total – took to the

by a huge collection of Maseratis. The Italian

Ghibli to rarely-seen Maserati motorcycles from

famous Northamptonshire track.

manufacturer was the event’s official ‘Celebration

the 1950s, every period in the manufacturer’s

Marque’ for 2014 and celebrating its first 100

glittering history was represented on the iconic

upfront by David Brabham, son of three-time World

years with a special parade of its finest road and

Silverstone Circuit.

Champion Jack who was also celebrated at this

competition cars. It was a fitting reunion for Moss,


Moss was driving a Maserati 250F and was joined


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Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain Membership: £110 per year Prancing Horse Register: £50 per year (for members who do not own a Ferrari) Memberships include 6 issues of Ferrari Owners’ Club magazine. Overseas members are welcome.

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Recreating the legend “Who do you think you are – Stirling Moss?” This

neatly to the Aston Martin DBR1/2. Although only a

disc brakes and authentic wire wheels. Working

phrase, still often directed towards those driving

few were built, in the late 50s they took on Ferraris,

with laser scanning experts, 3D engineers, ASM

spiritedly on public roads, is a sign of the impact

Maseratis and Jaguars to win a Sportscar World

ensured the body buck was spot on by using period

that he and the iconic vehicles he drove had on

Championship for Aston Martin. They competed in

drawings and plans.

people way beyond motor sport. And this is more

epic races such as the Targa Florio, Sebring 12 hours

than 50 years after Sir Sterling’s retirement from

and Nurburgring 1000km. Most memorably in the

the sensible option is the Jaguar XK unit available

top level racing.

Le Mans 24 Hours they gave Aston Martin their first

from 3.4 litre twin SU spec right up to a mighty 4.2

and, to date, only outright win.

litre unit fitted with throttle bodies. Whatever your

It goes without saying that any vehicle with Moss provenance comes with an appropriate price tag.

Running gear can be Aston Martin if you wish but

Now, thanks to AS Motorsport, a highly accurate

choice, performance will be more than adequate

What’s more, if it happens to be one of the truly

replica of a DBR can be yours. Built around a sturdy

since body options are fibre-glass or aluminium.

iconic sports or F1 cars in which he mesmerised

but lightweight tubular steel chassis, it features an

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omplete with superstar names from the world of motorsport, including John Surtees, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastien Loeb, Didier Auriol, Richard Petty, Mark Webber, Giacomo Agostini, Wayne Gardner and Freddie Spencer, the Festival of Speed provided non-stop entertainment throughout the entire event.

Lord March, who manages the Goodwood estate – his family seat, said, “Once again the Festival of Speed has produced a thrilling spectacle on the Hillclimb and delighted hundreds of thousands of visitors who have brought their enthusiasm for motorsport to Goodwood.”

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Clockwise from top right: One of the most desirable sportscars of its time – the 1955 Maserati A6G/54 2000 GT Zagato Coupe; the aggressive Maserati Alfieri concept which has been so successful and popular that it is now planned to go into production; Crowds gather under the sculpture marking Mercedes-Benz’s 120 years of achievement in motorsport. They were waiting to meet Lewis Hamilton who was making a special appearance at Goodwood; Former racing driver Derek Bell, five-time winner of the Le Mans 24 hours, with Sir Chris Hoy, six-time Olympic cycling champion. Chris earnt himself the temporary nickname ‘Chris Hay’ after spinning his £125,000 Nissan GT-R Nismo into the bales at the edge of the track.

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The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection of just 35 cars celebrates the water speed record of Sir Malcolm Campbell and includes a number of exclusive bespoke design and engineering features. Finished in a specially developed ‘Maggiore Blue’ exterior paint, a hand-painted coachline culminates in a Bluebird motif. It also features a new interpretation of the craft’s famous ‘power reserve’ dial. When pressed, it moves backwards towards a yellow and blue zone, echoing Campbell’s original K3 boat’s ‘going into the blue’ at maximum engine revolutions. £435,000 


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Ferrari’s new 458 Speciale is the result of the search for extreme technology, driving thrills and performance, with the application of advanced technical solutions for the powertrain, aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics. It is the first regular production Ferrari to have active aerodynamic devices on the rear diffuser, as well as mobile aerodynamic devices at the front. Its performance is exceptional across the board, with acceleration from 0-62mph in just 3 seconds. From $227,325  Bentley’s dynamic Continental GT3-R is inspired by the new Continental GT3 race car that stormed to victory at the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone, the first UK race for Bentley for 84 years. Blending proven track and road credentials, it is limited to just 300 examples, reaches 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 170 mph. Approx £240,000 


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The Aston Martin DB9 family has grown with the arrival of the DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions. The new Carbon Black accentuates the 183 mph DB9’s 6.0-litre V12 potential through a strong dark theme and a combination of lightweight carbon fibre features. Meanwhile, the contemporary Carbon White special edition creates a dramatic visual effect with the carbon fibre and dark elements contrasting strongly against the Stratus White paint and accented caliper colour. From approx $180,000 

Jaguar’s F-TYPE Project 7 will be produced in an exclusive, limited-edition run of up to 250 units. Its distinctive roadster body pays tribute to one of the most famous and iconic racing Jaguars: the threetime Le Mans winning D-type, which is currently celebrating its 60th anniversary year. The fastest and most powerful production Jaguar ever built, its power comes from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine. Accelerating from 0-60mph in 3.8-seconds, the car reaches an electronically-limited top speed of 186mph. Approx £135,000  72

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wning a home in the capital has many advantages, not least being on the doorstep of a whole host of entertainment possibilities. Whether you prefer opera or ballet, rock or classical concerts, musicals, drama or comedy productions, London offers something for every taste and generation. Shaun Macnamara, associate director, CBRE, says, “Covent Garden and Soho have long been known for their wealth of theatres. Now the West End is gaining more attention due to the increase of high end boutique stores, Michelin stared restaurants and industry leading bars. The upside of all this is the quality of housing now available within Covent Garden and Soho. It is exceptional and rivals any development found in more traditional prime central locations, such as Mayfair and Knightsbridge. “High end buyers have noticed this and are buying into an area, which has shown fantastic growth over the past couple of years but also shows fantastic potential going forward, due to the fact it is still behind more traditional prime areas. We have seen buyers from across the world, but the majority of our buyers are from the UK. This is because Covent Garden and Soho are not only perceived as a good investment area, but also a great place to spend time and live due to the numerous theatres, bars, restaurants and transport links.” Head of Research at Chestertons, Nick Barnes, believes that with a strengthening UK economy, it appears extremely unlikely that London will lose its number one position among the world’s cities any time

Taking centre stage The curtain is up on prime properties within easy reach of London’s Theatreland and its vast choice of internationally-acclaimed productions soon. “It’s not hard to understand why so many overseas buyers turn to London as their first choice,” he says, “our research shows that average prices in Kensington and Chelsea were 47.8% higher than their June 2008 peak, delivering a higher growth than both gold and the FTSE 100 over the same period. “The West End offers investors and owner occupiers the chance to become part of a still-emerging market place, with a number of new build projects, and residential conversions from former commercial buildings. It offers a location as central as any in London, with a choice of world class restaurants, the best theatre productions, designer shopping brands and connections to London airports.”

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St Stephens Gardens, Notting Hill, W2 This well-designed apartment has been home to a string of big-name Hollywood glitterati who have taken the property on short lets while in London for UK-based films. Although discreetly located, the front entrance is appropriately glamorous and has a lift accessing the incredibly light second floor. The 137m2 apartment has been kitted out with every bit of domestic tech that American tenants demand – from underfloor heating and aircon, right down to juicers and a wine fridge and the vendors would be happy to negotiate on the entire contents. It includes two large bedrooms and sumptuous bathrooms, an open plan kitchen plus dining, reception and utility room. There are wonderful views of the garden square from the reception room windows and a couple of balconies for cocktails al fresco. £2.3m / €2.9m / $3.9m Crayson +44 (0)20 7221 1117

The Buckingham Collection, Covent Garden Development offering exquisite lateral apartments within an impressive Art Deco corner building with a grand red brick and Portland stone exterior. The Buckingham Collection is surrounded by London’s top musical theatres – the Adelphi, Aldwych, Vaudeville and Lyceum to name but a few – in addition to the London Coliseum, home to the English National Opera. Each of the one, two and three-bedroom apartments has been designed with a contemporary feel, featuring light-filled open plan living areas. The impressive penthouse offers a large terrace which overlooks the river and has stunning views across the city. The development also offers a daytime concierge, video entry panels, under floor heating and marble bathrooms. From £2.2m / €2.8m / $3.8m Amazon Property +44 (0) 207 420 3050 78

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BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT UK Fulham Riverside by Barratt London

Fulham Riverside, exceptional waterfront living. On the north bank of the River Thames, Fulham Riverside is a landmark residential quarter which will be a major new destination for south west London. Residents will benefit from amenities including a landscaped piazza, podium gardens, a planned river café, concierge service, fitness suite and an on-site 100,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s. With good transport links and Chelsea on the doorstep, Fulham Riverside is the complete waterfront development. Stunning 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and duplexes, each with balcony or terraces, are available to move into now.

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One Tower Bridge, SE1 This exclusive riverside development has launched a prestigious collection of 10 river facing penthouses. Each one has been individually designed offering the ultimate in contemporary living including magnificent roof top terraces with views across the Thames to the historic Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and the City. The penthouses are located in the three linear finger blocks in the heart of the development: Sandringham House, Tudor House and Wessex House. Each duplex penthouse takes its name from leading characters in Shakespeare’s plays such as Ophelia, Romeo and Prospero. Residents can step through a glazed sky lounge with its own fireplace on to the roof top terrace which includes a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen, dining and lounging areas and a raised hot tub. Facilities include a boutique hotel, 24-hour concierge, gym, private health club, virtual golf facility and residents-only business centre. First completions are scheduled for 2016. From £5.5m / €6.9m / $9.4m One Tower Bridge Marketing Suite +44 (0)207 871 0011


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Argyll Place, North Kensington, W10 Boutique collection of only 20 meticulously designed town and mews houses on a tranquil tree-lined avenue, close to theatres, boutiques and Michelin starred restaurants. Kensington Memorial Park is to the rear, giving the properties’ bedroom terraces fabulous views over London and the park. Car parking is provided at lower ground floor level. From £2.8m / €3.5m / $4.8m Strutt & Parker +44 (0)203 667 5571

10 Soho Square, W1 Comprising five elegant, brand new residences, all overlooking popular Soho Square, the building includes four lateral two-bedroom apartments as well as a three-bedroom duplex penthouse on the top two floors. This original and historic property is nearly 350 years old, having been built in the 1670s, in the reign of Charles II, and has recently been subject to sensitive and comprehensive restoration. £2.25m / €2.8m / $3.8m - £6.5m / €8.2m / $11.1m CBRE +44 (0)20 7240 2255 82

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Penthouse 2, Fitzrovia Apartments, W1 The Fitzrovia Apartments are a development of 66 superb flats and four exclusive penthouses, converted from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. One of the finest penthouses in Fitzrovia, this property includes three bedrooms and bathrooms, an open plan kitchen/dining room and two stunning roof terraces with panoramic views across central London and Regent's Park. ÂŁ9.8m / â‚Ź12.3m / $16.7m Druce +44 (0)20 7935 6535

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Duck Lane, Soho, W1F A beautifully presented three-bedroom house in a secluded Soho mews. The property has been developed with uncompromising attention to detail and has approximately 2,000 square feet of living space. It includes a dining room/kitchen, two reception rooms, a mezzanine and wine cellar. £3.15m / €3.95m / $5.4m Chestertons +44 (0)20 3040 8300

The Saint Martins Lofts, Soho, WC2 Opposite the Phoenix Theatre, the Saint Martins Lofts development occupies the top four floors of the original Central Saint Martins Art School building. It will feature 13 beautifully finished loft apartments with magnificent views over London's West End and towards the Houses of Parliament. From duplexes with impressive double-height spaces flooded with natural light and original style Crittall windows, to lateral apartments with large terraces and superb penthouses, each of the residences will have a contemporary loft-style interior. From £4.55m / €5.71m / $7.77m Jones Lang LaSalle +44 (0)20 7087 5532 e:


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he St Pancras Renaissance Hotel exemplifies High Victorian Gothic architecture in its most dramatic sense. Preserving the glamour of the old station and the romance of rail travel during the 1800s, the hotel offers global travellers a gateway to London in the form of one of the city’s greatest landmarks.


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The original building - The Midland Grand Hotel - was designed and built by the foremost Victorian architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, and opened in May 1873. The historic building has now been restored by expert teams of craftsmen to become one of London’s most iconic hotels. Its sweeping forecourt showcases restored gold-leaf ceilings and ornate wall murals while its famous staircase, widely revered as the most majestic in England, has been featured in many films. After a £150 million renovation, the 245-room hotel consists of the historic St Pancras Chambers housing 38 elegant


Victorian bedroom suites, and Barlow House, the newly created 120,000 square foot extension. The hotel also features The Gilbert Scott restaurant, run by one of Britain’s most celebrated chefs, Marcus Wareing, a private club, barber’s shop and spa. Chambers Suites from £450 / €566 / $770 incl VIP transfer, access to the Chambers Club etc

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3 to 8 bedroom lifestyle residences available to own at award winning Samujana from US$ 1,300,000 to US$ 5,000,000 : +66 (0) 8 19 68 5811 :

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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. 92

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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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he Spanish market may once have been in the doldrums but those days are well and truly gone as agents across the country report increased activity and price rises. Sotheby’s International Realty’s recent half yearly review showed that the beloved Balearic Islands are experiencing the greatest upswing, especially on uber chic Ibiza according to MD Glynn Evans. “This year in particular there has been a constant stream of luxury lifestyle news items relating to Ibiza which show that big things are happening,” he reports. Luxury brands are flocking to the island, especially restaurateurs. Ibiza is now thought to have the most expensive restaurant in the world, €1,500 per head for 20 courses at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Sublimotion. “Multi-Michelin-starred chefs, brothers Ferran and Albert Adria of elBulli fame, have just announced that they’re opening a new restaurant in Ibiza in 2015,” adds Mr Evans who believes this culinary addition will make the island even more attractive to buyers.

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Numerous other events this year have boosted Ibiza’s appeal such as June’s Gumball 3000 Rally which saw supercars and supermodels flocking to the island. September sees the Class 1 World Powerboat Championship and the Port of Ibiza is getting an €8 million facelift to create a much-improved super-yacht haven. “We’re attracting buyers who have previously had homes in the South of France but are selling up

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Temperatures are sizzling in Spain right now but the hottest thing of all is its property market as Ginetta Vedrickas discovers and moving on, to Ibiza,” says Mr Evans, who this year has counted over 25 transactions for villas priced over €2 million. Prices are on an upward trajectory and buyers have even been fighting over the same house with one recently offering €150,000 over asking price to seal the deal. Sotheby’s client base is mainly British, followed by a more even spread of Germans, French and Dutch. “Generally interest is from Europe, and we’re not noticeably engaging Russian or Chinese buyers via the new Golden Visa programme, as perhaps we had previously expected,” adds Mr Evans. Currency may be one reason for the surge of interest at the top end. At the time of writing, the pound was at a 23 month high against the euro. “It’s a great time to lock in the rate of exchange and make your pounds go further,” says Ian Strafford-Taylor,

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CEO of currency specialists FAIRFX. “The UK economy is really outshining that of the Eurozone and the US, as such the pound is also near six year highs against the dollar,” he adds. Buyers have more cash to spend and they are heading to Mallorca, another prime hotspot according to Sotheby’s who have experienced price rises of 4% to 5% compared with last year’s 1% to 2% on the island. It’s not just prices which have risen, buyer activity has too say agents Engel & Völkers. The price per square metre in some parts of the island has reached record highs. In the south west of Mallorca, where around 40% of all property transactions are made by foreigners, prices of up to €27,000 per m2 have been achieved in one Puerto Andratx street. Engel & Völkers says that sales by the end of May this year were up by an average of 63% and hot spots include Puerto Andratx in the south west to Son Vida, Palma, Deia and Pollensa in the north. In the south east a new motorway extension from Campos will cut journey times from Palma International Airport, adding to Palma’s growing appeal. The city is already in the spotlight thanks to the growing presence of international designer stores and the government’s lifting of the super-tax on vessels above 15 metres so they can now charter in Spanish waters. CEO of property consultancy Strategic & Buy, Sheena Campbell-Royle has noticed that interest has definitely been re-ignited in the Spanish market. “The high end residential market has maintained robustness in the most desired areas in Spain, i.e. Barcelona and Madrid, the Balearic Islands and Marbella,” she says. Anyone considering investing in Spain would be advised to act fast. “This is the best time to buy because the high end market has been rising steadily since the end of 2013 and growth levels are between 3% and 8% in the most desirable areas,” Ms CampbellRoyle continues. “Looking ahead, it seems unlikely that these growth trends will change in the foreseeable future although of course they may level out. It looks like the Spanish economy is on track for recovery.” 96

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Castillo Mallorca, Balearic Islands Built in 1965 on its own private peninsula at the entrance to Port Andratx, this property once hosted Lady Diana Spencer before she married Prince Charles. It has spectacular views from every angle across the sea, Dragonera Island and the port. The main house features three bedroom suites, a spacious living room, kitchen, dining room, billiard room, fitness room, sauna and piano lounge. Outside there is a large swimming pool with sunbathing terrace and an outside dining area. The separate guesthouse features three bedroom suites and a self-contained staff apartment. There are three private access points to the property from the sea including a private docking area for a yacht of up to 30 metres. A private cave also provides an ideal place to watch the sunset. £30m / €38m / $51.2m Engel & Völkers +34 971 67 47 80

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Son Vida, Mallorca, Balearic Islands Beside the golf course in an exclusive residential area, this contemporary villa built in 1989 has a large terrace and views across the golf course and Palma beyond. The property has four bedrooms and five bathrooms and is on a plot of around 2,031 m2. £1.8m / €2.3m / $3.1m Engel & Völkers +34 971 67 4780

Alaro, Mallorca, Balearic Islands This beautiful country estate is around 25 minutes from Palma Airport, near Alaro village with views across the Sierra Tramuntana. It includes seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, plus a guesthouse, staff apartment and fitness room. There is underfloor heating throughout and a swimming pool within lovely gardens. £4.73m / €5.98m / $8.1m Engel & Völkers +34 971 67 4780 98

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Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza, Balearic Islands Recently constructed, this modern villa is in the fashionable town of Santa Gertrudis with its lively atmosphere, smart restaurants and boutiques. At ground floor is a double height living area opening on to the terrace, an openplan kitchen and dining room on a raised level, plus two en suite bedrooms. Upstairs is a vast 100m2 master suite with office, walk-in wardrobe and terrace with outdoor shower and views to the island of Formentera. Outside the infinity pool is surrounded by a terrace and landscaped gardens. An independent guesthouse with gym and private garden completes the home. £4.54m / €5.75m / $7.75m Ibiza Sotheby’s International Realty +34 971 310 799 e: International Property & Travel

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Abama Residences, Tenerife, Canary Islands Overlooking the Atlantic and La Gomera Island on the west coast of Tenerife, Abama Residences offer stylish Abama Terraces apartments, residences and Abama Custom Villa plots within its 160 hectare estate. Recently released is Abama Bellevue, a collection of eight, turn-key, detached villas overlooking the golf course and Atlantic. They feature living space of 260m2 on plots of approximately 500m2. Each comes with private parking and access, a private pool, mini-pool on the first floor and 24-hour security. Extensive amenities include two Michelin starred restaurants, a spa designed by the team behind the Sanctuary spa in London and Chiva Son in Thailand and a Dave Thomas designed golf course featuring 300 species of subtropical plants and 22 lakes. Apartments from £237,000 / €300,000 / $404,000 Custom Villa Plots from £296,000 / 375,000 / $505,000 Bellevue Villas from £1.3m / €1.6m / $2.2m Abama Sales Office +34 922 126011 100

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Deia, Mallorca, Balearic Islands A modern home with traditional features overlooking the stunning coastline on the mountainous western side of Mallorca. The main property is set around a central courtyard with fountain and has a large living room, conservatory-style dining room, kitchen, library, office, and two bedroom suites with bathrooms and walk-in dressing rooms. Moving down a level is a TV/games room, two further bedroom suites, a gym and temperature and humidity-controlled wine bodega. There’s an additional bedroom suite upstairs while outside is a dining/barbecue area, terracing, a heated swimming pool with pool house, gardens and a separate one-bedroom casita. £15.8m / €20m / $26.9m Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty t: +34 971 674 807 e:

El Sauzal, Tenerife, Canary Islands This exclusive villa is in the prestigious residential area of El Sauzal, one of Tenerife’s most sought-after locations. It has breathtaking views of the sea and Mount Teide and features modern and minimalist architecture. Surrounded by nature, the south-facing villa includes a large living room with direct access to the terrace and gardens. It also has a stunning kitchen, five large bedrooms, four bathrooms, four partial bathrooms, three lounges and a library. The plot itself measures a total of 1,500m2 with a 12 metre private swimming pool, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a barbecue area, gym, spa, recreation area, wine cellar and tropical gardens. £1.98m / €2.5m / $3.37m Canary Islands Sothebys International Realty t: +34 922 788 125 e: 102

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as de Torrent, an authentic 18th century Catalan farmhouse, remained forgotten in the midst of the grain fields of Spain’s Empordà region for many years. That was until the Figueras family decided to transform it into an exclusive hotel. It has now become the region’s most emblematic landmark property; a place full of character, where every detail exudes exclusivity and elegance. A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux brand, Mas de Torrent is all about experiencing the good life and enjoying the exclusive ambience, the Mediterranean, art and gastronomy, sophistication and culture. The hotel offers 24-hour room service, valet


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parking, babysitting, car washing, newspapers, complimentary wi-fi, bicycles for touring the countryside, a tennis court and paddle tennis court. In addition, the Mas de Torrent team can organise every type of activity from balloon rides and boat trips to cookery classes and wine-tasting. There are 37 suites divided between the main farmhouse and the beautiful gardens. The 10 suites in the farmhouse, each named after the flowers growing outside, have retained their original layout and are furnished with antiques. In the gardens there are 20 spacious, modern suites, each with a private terrace and decorated in a different style. In the most secluded area of the gardens are seven Suite Naranjos, offering exquisite luxury in the utmost privacy. The suites, come with a private pool and their walls are decorated with a collection of wall hangings dedicated to Picasso. Each one has a bedroom, lounge, two bathrooms – one with a hydromassage bathtub – and a private terrace. Rates from £237 / €300 / $402 - £574 / €725 / $971 per room, per night for two people incl buffet breakfast, spa access and leisure facilities International Property & Travel

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Mezquita of Cordoba The Great Mosque or Mezquita is a universal symbol of Moorish heritage in Spain and one of history's most extraordinary works of art. This architectural jewel made up of forms, light, columns and colours, stands majestically in the historic old town of Cordoba. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Mosque features more than 500 columns supporting rows of arches that create a forest of strange red and black perspectives, forming a fascinating labyrinth. At the centre of all these columns, a vast Christian cathedral suddenly appears. Construction on it began in the 16th century within the Great Mosque, and it is an architectural wonder in its own right, with a range of different styles ranging from Gothic to Baroque. 106 66

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Cuenca This historic city is within the region of Castile-La Mancha, between the Júcar and Huécar river canyons. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was built by the Moors in a defensive position at the heart of the Caliphate of Cordoba and is an unusually well-preserved medieval fortified city. Cuenca was conquered by the Castilians in the 12th century and became a royal town and bishopric endowed with important buildings, such as Spain's first Gothic cathedral, and the famous casas colgadas (hanging houses), suspended from sheer cliffs overlooking the Huécar river. Taking full advantage of its location, the city towers above the magnificent countryside offering the most beautiful views. 

Palacio Real of Madrid Home to the Kings of Spain from Carlos III to Alfonso XIII, Madrid's Royal Palace is now open to the public. Though no longer the royal family's home, it still remains their official residence. The Royal Palace was built in the 18th century by order of Philip V on the site of the old Alcázar fortress, a former Moorish castle. Sachetti began the works in 1738 and the building was completed in 1764. There is some debate as to its artistic style; it is thought by some experts to belong more to the Baroque, and by others to the Neoclassical style. Particularly noteworthy among its many features are the Royal Guards' Room, the Columns Room, the Hall of Mirrors and King Charles III's room. The Royal Palace also contains valuable paintings by Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, El Greco and Caravaggio. 108

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Indian inspiration

A growing international player in the wealth stakes, India is fast becoming a prime destination for high-end property buyers, says Lisa Burn


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hen thinking about purchasing property India may not be uppermost in your mind as a location. However, its high-end property market is gathering pace, thanks to increased demand from consumers at home and abroad. Development and demand generally focuses on large cities, such as Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi, where space is at a premium and so prices are correspondingly high.

According to R K Arora, chairman and managing director of Supertech, the luxury segment has double-digit growth potential as people’s growing income and aspiration levels reach new heights. “At a growth rate of more than 20 per cent, India has the fastest growing number of high net worth individuals in the world and real estate comprises nearly 40 per cent of their investment portfolio.” This is backed up by the 2014 Knight Frank Wealth Report, which shows India in sixth place in the top 10 countries for billionaires last year (having a total of 60) with 98 per cent growth expected over the coming decade. “By 2023, only three countries in the world namely USA, China and Russia will have more billionaires than India,” says Dr Samantak Das, chief economist and director of research at Knight Frank India.

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Anandam Villas, Bahri Beautiful Country, Kodaikanal Bahri Beautiful Country in the foothills of Kodaikanal in South India is a new and exclusive township development. Within the township, Anandam Retirement Community represents the first internationally managed retirement community in India. Its location offers 360 degree views of hills, mountains and landscaped parks and has a temperate climate all year round. Anadam Villas are specially designed to suit senior citizens’ needs, while Bahri Mountain View Club House spread over in 40,000 square feet will include amenities such as a restaurant, food court, spa, gym, entertainment room, tennis and badminton to promote an active lifestyle. The development even includes a state-of-the-art Ayurvedic hospital and an allopathy medical centre. From £341,000 / €429,650 / $575,250 - £782,000 / €985,320 / $1.32m Bahri Estates +91 44 45000750 e

Where to buy

Major cities remain popular with high-end buyers. Mumbai, India’s financial centre is perhaps the most expensive location, partly due to limited building space; Delhi is another popular option, while Bangalore, the hub of the country’s IT industry, continues to attract investors. “With an intense concentration of highly educated and qualified IT professionals, Bangalore is the source for most outsourcing of software development and IT-enabled businesses processes. These corporate and IT professionals are well-poised to seek luxury and ultra-luxury accommodations,” says Silvio Pagliani, president of Luxury Estates. com. “Additionally, the market in Bangalore is still opening geographically and still has considerable land parcels available, unlike Mumbai. Indeed, growth of the Bangalore luxury residential segment is likely to continue uninhibited for many years.” He adds that high-end projects in the country’s largest cities have experienced a 10-fold appreciation over the last 10 years, citing Pune, Gurgaon, Bangalore and 116

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Delhi among these. “Annual returns often reach 25 per cent in these markets where demand exceeds supply, and the return rate is expected to increase in coming years as prices continue to rise in the face of limited supply,” he says. However luxury developments are not limited to key urban areas, with projects in tourist and countryside locations also pulling in buyers, attracted by the prospect of escaping the cities and getting away from it all. Tata Housing’s Myst in Kasauli is one such development. This eco-friendly community nestles in the foothills of the Himalayas, each open-plan property looking out on to panoramic views of pine forest. According to Brotin Banerjee, CEO and MD of Tata Housing, the location offers a perfect blend of nature for a luxurious weekend gateway, yet is accessible from Punjab, Delhi and Chandigarh. “The demand for second homes is directly related to proximity from the city centre and connectivity – locations are secluded yet close to the social and physical 118

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Supertech Supernova, Noida This 5 million square foot super city provides opulent living space, futuristic offices, five-star hotels, fine dining, a retail heaven and recreational wonderland. Five striking towers work in perfect harmony thanks to the flowing curves and shining facades of their design which also incorporates Vaastu principles. All five link to a spectacular podium level that features lush gardens and attractive event platforms. The properties are within three towers (Spira, Nova East and Nova West) and offer spacious, modern apartments, penthouses and serviced suites in a fabulous location. Spira is India’s tallest mixeduse development and spirals 300 metres upwards to the sky. At its peak are a cantilevered sky bar, restaurants and a helipad. a cantilevered helipad, sky restaurants and bars. All levels have 360 degree views over the Yamuna waterways which inspired the tower’s flowing shape. From £56,100 / €70,880 / $94,800 - £457,000 / €577,390 / $772,160 Supertech +91 958 221 9692

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infrastructure., he explains. “Our research shows that hill stations and beaches are the preferred locations. Buyers tend to be affluent and young; they want to highlight their social standing among their peers. It’s a way to showcase the social standing for today’s modern day consumer. These homes are furnished with luxurious amenities such as concierge services, landscaping, high-tech security systems and wellness centres.”

Domestic and overseas buyers

For Tata Housing the majority of overseas buyers originate from the UAE, followed by the USA, Singapore and Malaysia. The market is changing though, says Mr Banerjee. “There is a dramatic shift in the consumption of luxury properties in India. Sales were led by NRIs (non-resident Indians) until about half a decade back, but now domestic investors are catching up.” However, competitive pricing, quality of product and changing demographics drive this sector, and the attractive return on investment will continue to appeal to the overseas market, as well as home buyers. 120

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Supertech Ritz Chateau, Noida One of the newest residential projects within Noida region, Supertech Ritz Chateau offers high-end apartments set in acres of landscaped grounds. Ecologically sound, the site is far from the noise of the city yet provides convenient connectivity. Featuring every imaginable technical, digital and modern facility, these apartments form a peaceful oasis close to the vibrancy of city life. Elegant architecture and interior design combine to create superior living spaces with plenty of space to breathe and set a benchmark for future residential projects. From £1m / €1.4m / $1.8m Supertech +91 9811 848 444

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Myst, Near Kasauli This project in the foothills of the Himalayas is India’s first residential development designed using biophilic architecture, bringing residents closer to the natural environment of the Kasauli hills. The exclusive gated community is on a high promontory and blends contemporary design with the ecology of the area. Expansive mountain views, indigenous plants, clean air and cascading streams add a new dimension to living. Bright and airy living spaces have large balconies and windows to take in the spectacular views of the hills. Double-height green walls in the shower area of select residences soothe and refresh the spirit, while some even have a gallery from which to observe the area’s birds and butterflies. Complete with a fireplace, Jacuzzi and glass-sided infinity pool, Myst residences are highly luxurious with options ranging from double-level, two-bedroom residences to five-bedroom multi-level villas. From £329,000 / €416,000 / $557,000 Tata Housing +91 11 4600 4100 122

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ithin India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield is a luxurious hotel amid top Fortune 500 companies in the city’s IT hub. It blends contemporary style with comfort and proves an ideal choice for both the business and leisure traveller. An epitome of sophistication, the hotel has 324 rooms, including 17 suites that are ergonomically planned and thoughtfully designed with state-of-the-art amenities. The well-appointed rooms make guests feel completely at home while giving them


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everything required to make their visit memorable. The executive lounge on the 15th floor offers an awe-inspiring view of Whitefield and is designed for guests wishing to conduct business meetings or, alternatively, simply relax. Leisure amenities include a wellequipped fitness club, spa and swimming pool so that guests may rejuvenate their senses. The hotel also offers a selection of dining options, each providing guests with an epicurean experience. M Café offers a variety of delectable international dishes along with

local favourites all-day long, while Alto Vino, an exclusive Italian restaurant, is headed by an expatriate chef for a true taste of Italy. M Bar in the lobby allows guests to unwind and relax over a drink and, last but not least, the Whitefield Baking Company serves the best coffee, sandwiches, breads and, of course, sinful pastries. Rates plus taxes are inclusive of breakfast Deluxe Room from £102 / €128 / $175 Executive Room from £127 / €159 / $216 International Property & Travel

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Rich in culture and heritage, India is a fascinating blend of the past and the present

As a hugely spiritual country, India has monuments dating back thousands of years which draw tourists from every corner of the globe.


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Taj Mahal A World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal is India’s most fascinating and beautiful monument. It was completed in 1653 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his favourite Queen, Mumtaz, who died during childbirth. This perfectly symmetrical monument took 22 years of hard labour and 20,000 workers, masons and jewellers to build and is surrounded by landscaped gardens. Currently, it’s visited by three million tourists every year. 

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Amritsar Golden Temple Also known as Harmandir or Darbar Sahib, the temple is a majestic, white and gold building, the foundation of which was laid by the Muslim saint, Mian Mir. The Mandir is built on a 67 foot square of marble and is a two storey structure. The top of the temple is covered with pure gold leaf, hence its popular name, Golden Temple. Visitors must remove their shoes and cover their heads before entering. ď‚„

Mahabalipuram Renowned throughout the world for its shore temples, Mahabalipuram along the Coromandel coast was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram. This tiny seaside village on the Bay of Bengal is set in a boulder-strewn landscape with mile after mile of unspoiled beach and fascinating rock-cut art created during the 7th and 8th centuries. Visitors marvel at open air basrelief, structured temples, man-made caves and chariots carved from single boulders to resemble those used in temple processions. ď‚„


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Star spangled glamour Any one of these stunning properties would look perfectly in place in a Hollywood movie – indeed, some have already starred on celluloid

R Hollywood Hills This three-bedroom, four bathroom midcentury masterpiece was designed by the legendary architect to the stars Hal Levitt. It has just undergone a major renovation that captures its classic Hollywood glamour and brings it up to date with 21st century amenities. It includes an airy open floor plan, lavish bathrooms, polished concrete floors and high-end finishes throughout. The ideal home for entertaining, other highlights are endless views from a glass walled living room which opens to a huge patio with pool overlooking the city. Set high from the street the home offers a wonderful sense of seclusion and privacy without compromising the sweeping views.

enowned all around the world for their glitz and glamour, Los Angeles addresses such as Hollywood, BelAir, Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills have long attracted a heady list of celebrity residents. Those with the means can own a piece of this particular paradise and live in properties once occupied by famous names both past and present. Billy Rose, founder and president of The Agency, Savills associate in Los Angeles, says, “Los Angeles is no longer considered a place to just vacation. Until recently, the wealthy came for a week to see Universal Studios, Disneyland and the beach - and then they’d go home. With the rise in the sophistication of LA’s cultural, nightlife, cuisine, housing stock and cosmopolitan population, and because of LA’s universally

appealing weather and lifestyle and the historical safety and value of US real estate, we are seeing a marked increase in the number of both domestic and foreign HNWIs who are buying LA real estate as a second home, a primary residence or an investment.”

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Beverly Hills Magnificent Mediterranean estate designed in classical French and Italian style at the heart of the Golden Triangle. Completed in 2010, the property has 25,000 square feet of elegant living space. Highlights include a large kitchen complete with chef’s en suite bedroom and prep kitchen and an amazing two-storey office library. The master suite has his and hers baths and a sitting area with fireplace opening to a private balcony overlooking the pool. Four more en suite bedrooms also have private balconies. Patios and pergolas overlook the pool, fountains, fire pits and outdoor kitchen with its barbecue, TV and powder room. There is also a spa and indoor pool, full kitchen and bar with entertaining area, bowling alley, theatre, full gym with steam room, separate showers and bath, billiards room with private bar and circular wine room. £32.1m / €40.5m / $55m Savills – The Agency Beverly Hills +1 (424) 230 7807


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Exceptional waterfront property. 2 beaches, dock, cabana, & dock house. “Narrows Island” peninsula with massive views of Long Island Sound & the Thimble Islands. Protective cove & deep water mooring.

Spectacular waterfront setting in Arnolda on Ninigret Pond. Charming, c1850 home on 3.5 prvt acres. Numerous updates. Sweeping lawn to dock. Guest cottage w/ garage. Private assoc beach and tennis.

Nothing has been spared as to the quality of this 5 bedroom 5 bath Contemporary Cape on a prime Bass River waterfront site. Spectacular views, private dock, and walk to golf and Village.

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“The Anchorage” is a waterfront Contemporary w/deep water dock on Salt Pond. Meticulously remodeled, the water views from every room enhance the feeling of space and light. Direct ocean access.

Two dwelling compound on the Pamet River with take-your-breath-away views. Drop your kayak in the water and paddle out to the mouth of the harbor. Peacefullness, views & gracious living.

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Bonhill Estate, Brentwood

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This meticulously renovated estate is in a private

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Holmby Hills, Bel-Air Spectacular new estate in one of the world’s most sought-after addresses. Surrounded by mature trees, this contemporary three-level, glass-encased compound has panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills as well as exquisite amenities. The master suite combines a bedroom, huge bathroom, three private walk-closets, a powder room and separate offices. It also includes an extensive balcony overlooking the pool and tennis court. The home also features six other elegant bedroom suites, three living rooms, a formal dining room, two libraries/ studies, a double-height gallery, fitness centre, home theatre, catering kitchen, elevator and wine cellar. Its resort-like grounds offer 6,500 square feet of terrace space in addition to the infinity pool, landscaped gardens, outdoor kitchen, lawn and astro-turf tennis court with floodlights. £26.25m / €33.11m / $45m Savills – The Agency Beverly Hills +1 (424) 400 5915

The Hope Estate, Toluca Lake Entertainer Bob Hope and his wife Dolores moved to this piece of land in Toluca Lake in 1939. The Hopes had architect Robert Finkelhor design a house in the middle of what was then a walnut grove; over the years they kept acquiring more and more land and in the 1950s they brought in the king of Hollywood Regency, John Elgin Woolf, to renovate ‘in a more contemporary style’. The house is now 14,876 square feet on 5.16 acres and includes a two-bedroom/two-bathroom guesthouse, two-bedroom/one-bathroom staff quarters, offices, indoor and outdoor pools and a one-hole golf course. £16.1m / €20.3m / $27.5m Hilton & Hyland +1 310 278 3311 140

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Sunset Strip, West Hollywood A drive-on estate of rare scale and capacity on the Sunset Strip, just seconds from the famed boulevard’s array of world-class restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Beyond its grand gates and soaring pepper tree hedge is a secluded, resort-like sanctuary featuring a main residence, wellness centre and guesthouse. Architecturally inspiring, the property’s exterior and interior transitional spaces are designed to be very fluid, making them ideal for entertaining. Sweeping panoramic views of the city from endless vantage points throughout the estate are breathtaking, as are the surrounding grounds. £17.1m / €21.6m / $28.8m The Agency +1 424 230 3700 e:

Beverly Hills This magnificent estate property is on one of Beverly Hills’ star studded and palm tree lined streets. Behind gates in a resort-like setting, this spectacular villa features a two-storey entry accented by a rich, hand-painted dome and skylight, an exquisite chandelier, French limestone, Venetian plaster walls and oak floors. There is a large master suite with a sitting area that opens to an oversized terrace overlooking the garden and pool and dual bathrooms. The property also includes a separate guesthouse, staff quarters, a 10-car subterranean garage with elevator access, double kitchen, screening room and both family and formal dining options. £7m / €8.9m / $11.9m Sotheby’s International Realty Beverly Hills Brokerage +1 310 968 3499 142

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Remaining faithful to the original architecture and interior design, the hotel has been carefully renovated to preserve its high levels of comfort and flair. Guests stay in supreme style and are given the choice of a luxurious room, spacious suite or secluded, private bungalow. A palm-tree lined pool, complete with newly refurbished private cabanas, enables guests to enjoy refreshing ice-cream sundaes and cocktails. However, for the ultimate in relaxation, they can experience a revitalizing spa treatment at The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie. Dining options include the acclaimed Cabana Café or the famous Polo Lounge restaurant (widely acknowledged as the place to be in Beverly Hills). Once the evening draws in, Bar Nineteen12 is a must for regular live music and the most spectacular views of the California sunsets. Rates per night: Guest Rooms from £261 / €330 / $445; Suites from £734 / €927 / $1,250 Bungalow Guest Rooms from £355 / €448 / $605; Bungalow Suites from £999 / €1,260 / $1,700 International Property & Travel

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GREAT ESTATE AGENCIES of theWORLD With an impressive 685 offices across the globe, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC has recently launched the brand in India. We find out more about its past, present and future


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uring his long association with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, Philip White has served in both management capacities and as a broker and owner. He was named president and chief executive officer of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in February 2013 and is now responsible for the network’s strategic growth as a leading provider of luxury residential real estate services. Philip White, president and chief So how has the brand evolved executive officer of the Sotheby’s to become such a global success? International Realty “Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC was founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings,” Mr White explains. “The Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. “Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp, a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with

Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. “Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.” Mr White acknowledges that the real estate market in the United States and abroad has undergone profound changes over the last several years. “But the luxury market has led the way for an overall market recovery,” he points out. “As a luxury brand, we are dedicated to providing quality service - by maintaining that as the core focus, our network affiliates have maintained and enhanced their positions as leaders within their markets. “One of our primary focuses is continued expansion worldwide. We aim to achieve that by maintaining our level of quality growth in key luxury markets across the globe where we currently conduct business - and new markets as well. We are focused on enhancing our growth in a wide range of specialty markets that we have identified across the US including waterfront, skiing, farm and ranch, historic and vineyards and wineries, to name a few. “Asia is one of our key focuses thanks to a rapidly growing luxury market and consumer interest. As a matter of fact, most recently we Previous page: Snowmass Village, Aspen, Colorado In 2013 Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty sold a $44 million

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Over the course of its history, Sotheby’s International Realty has sold some incredible properties – here are three recent examples: 156

property on 504 private acres. The compound includes a main house, twobedroom guesthouse, barn, pastures, ponds with water rights, outdoor spaces and breathtaking views. It also has a massage room, indoor spa with sunken hot tub, multiple offices, a game room, three-tiered theatre, wet bar, vaulted ceilings and beautiful outdoor spaces.

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signed an agreement with RealPro Infra Private Ltd to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in North India with the opening of North India Sotheby’s International Realty.”

Global elite

As for the UK, Sam Mitchell, CEO UK Sotheby's International Realty, explains how the country fits into the global branding picture. “The UK serves as a second home destination for the global elite, many of whom have multiple properties across the world, so it's a very important market for Sotheby's International Realty. “London continues to act as the centre of the world’s financial Sam Mitchell, markets where many multinational CEO UK Sotheby's International companies choose to establish their headquarters in order to take advantage of the geographical location in between two time zones. Furthermore, the UK boasts a historic and globally respected education system, both at the school and university level, and is economically and politically stable which, when coupled with a rich cultural and arts scene, feeds a strong property market.”

Mr Mitchell reports that the UK property market has recovered well from the financial crash of 2008. “The market is particularly strong in areas where supply of property is restrained and demand is buoyant,” he says. “In this regard, UK Sotheby's International Realty has decided to focus on expansion in the Central London market. We are also looking to expand our services offering by launching a residential lettings business this year. “We can also see that technology has developed at an incredible pace,” he continues, “We believe we are well positioned to leverage technology so that each of our offices will have a wider geographical reach. We will be at the forefront of the industry when it comes to utilising technology.” Looking ahead, UK Sotheby’s International Realty is planning a rapid expansion throughout the Central London market in both sales and lettings, focusing on properties valued north of £2m. “We believe that there is a service gap in this segment of the market,” explains Mr Mitchell, “and by delivering exceptional service, bringing in the best talent, and executing a creative marketing strategy, we will be in a position to become market leaders in the luxury property sector. We also plan to operate country offices, particularly in the commuter belt, so that we can deliver a full service to our high net worth clients. We also intend to develop our international relationships to deliver a global reach for our vendors and landlords.” 

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Top right: Barton Manor, East Cowes, Isle of Wight

UK Sotheby’s International sold a magnificent 17,500 square foot newly build

During 2012 UK Sotheby’s International Realty sold the historic Barton

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Manor estate which was bought by Queen Victoria in 1845. This house

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Portuguese architect and interior designer Francisco Plácido specialises in interior design of private residences and select spaces. His company, based in Lisbon, offers its clients a complete service of interior design aimed at transforming mere living space into select luxury environments. Since 2005 Francisco Plácido’s company has gathered an extensive portfolio of interior design projects, which are regularly featured in the specialty press.

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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:

Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa

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



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Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, PO Box 121 000, Dubai, UAE | T +971 4 414 0000, F +971 4 414 0001 |

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:

Viceroy Bali Crowning a secluded ridge above Bali’s Valley of the Kings in Ubud, Viceroy Bali is a luxurious 25-villa retreat for those seeking the exclusive, the exotic, and the elegant in all things. The resort offers attentive discreet service; five categories of expansive yet intimate villas, each with its own pool; and 5 star facilities such as an award winning restaurant, spa, gymnasium, 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:





PHUKET REAL ESTATE t: +66 (0) 76 325 900 m: +66 (0) 833 908 549 e: w:

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:


Ibiza property management team Tel: +34 637 472 828 / +34 680 129 936 /

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International Property’s Leading International Agents & Developers are specially selected to represent the most outstanding companies in the business. Membership of this prestigious group is by invitation only and the number of members from each country is strictly limited so that our readers can be assured of consistently high standards. The following directory will prove an invaluable source of information for home-buyers wishing to find the very best properties around the world.


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.


Calle Guirre, No 1, C.C. Oasis Tamarindo, Local No.17, 35660 Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain t: +34 928 53 50 44 e: w:


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:


Leipziger Platz 15 10117 Berlin, Germany t: +49 30 52 00 97 00 w:


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:


t: +34 637 472 828 t: +34 680 129 936 e: w:


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.


2, Paceville Avenue, St. Julians STJ 3109, Malta t: +(356) 2379 4794 / 2379 4128 f: +(356) 2137 3354 e: w:


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:


37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP t: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 f: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 e: w:


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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For more information, call: UAE - 8000 3570 3675, India - 1800 3004 8282. Limited residences remain.

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