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INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY & TRAVEL Vol. 22 No. 1

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Contact us at: 3, St John’s Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 OJD, England Telephone: +44 (0)1245 250981 Web: www.ipropertymedia.com Email: info@ipropertymedia.com PUBLISHER: Stuart Shield stuart@ipropertymedia.com DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Paul Wright paul@ipropertymedia.com EDITORIAL TEAM Editor-in-Chief: Helen Shield helen@ipropertymedia.com Editor: Jill Keene jill@ipropertymedia.com Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn andrew@ipropertymedia.com Joe Allen joe@ipropertymedia.com Rositsa Zafirova rositsa@ipropertymedia.com ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Stuart Allen, Abi Hinton, Adam Horton, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; Janet Churston accounts@ipropertymedia.com Published by International Property Media Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2014/2015 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.

Welcome! We decided to make the theme of this issue’s special feature ‘waterfront living’ and to include some of the luxuries that complement that type of lifestyle – such as yachts. I’ve lived beside the sea all my life and absolutely love it, even though it proved a little to close for comfort last year. After my home was flooded by an exceptionally high tide last winter, I’m currently looking into installing a removable flood barrier along with several neighbours who suffered similar property damage. Hopefully this will ensure it doesn’t happen again in the near future. My partner and I have also just invested in a much larger boat – nothing to do with thinking we may have to seek refuge on it – it’s purely for the enjoyment of sailing off for longer, more comfortable voyages! Other articles this time focus on highly desirable properties in the Caribbean, Dubai and London and include expert opinion on their present high-end property market. There’s also an interesting and informative feature on perfecting that most personal sanctuary in the home – your bedroom. Award-winning interior designers advise on colour palettes, bed placement and soft furnishings to create the most restful environment in which to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

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On the cover Standard Edition: The Sanctuary, Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands This compound is an extension of “Sanctuary” on Parrot Cay, the private island retreat of internationally acclaimed fashion designer Donna Karan • 7 acres • 800+ ft of Beachfront • 12,000 sq.ft. • 8 Bedrooms • 10 Baths • Cedar & coral stone walls • European Walnut Floors • Raw travertine baths • 3 infinity edge swimming pools • Dining pavilion with seating for 20 • Yoga Pavilion • 4 bed Staff quarters • Designed by world renowned Cheong Yew Kuan, Bali & Bonetti/Kozerski, New York Price upon request Contact Katherine Baryluk - Owner / Broker Email: Katherine@tcibrokers.com Telephone: +1-649-441-1151 / +1-649-244-1151 Web: www.TheTurksandCaicos.com

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British Airways Edition: Belz Chateau, Madison County, Montana, USA Spectacular ‘ski in, ski out’, four acre estate in the serene and tranquil Big Sky area within Gallatin National Park. The property has16,000 square feet of living space offering six luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms as well as a state-of-the-art cinema room, recreation room, large sauna and steam room, even a dog bath! Quintessentially Estates Telephone: +44 (0)207 201 0700

Emirates Edition: The Wave Muscat Oman’s iconic beachfront community, The Wave Muscat, with its Greg Norman golf course and 400 berth marina, will launch its new luxury collection of Oceanfront and Marinafront apartments in 2015. With over 3,000 already living at the Wave and its new alfresco restaurant and café boulevard “The Walk” just opened, the project has emerged as one of the region’s “Must Have” destinations for buyers. The Wave Muscat Email: info@thewavemuscat.com Telephone: +968 24534400 Web: www.thewavemuscat.com

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contents 20 Desire

A coffee table resembling an abyss, the latest Google Glass and a flying car prototype attract our admiring glances

27 Finery

Stunning jewellery, watches and accessories including the ‘Vertu for Bentley’ smartphone

33 Luxe 39 Picture this 43 Sweet dreams 50 Private driveway 56 Drive five 59 Drive 65 City chic 77 Living the Caribbean dream 93 Middle Eastern promise

Striking furniture and furnishings to bring extra ‘wow’ factor’ into your home

Forthcoming exhibitions by world-famous artists you won’t want to miss

Award-winning interior designers offer advice on creating a blissful bedroom

Stuart Shield test drives a Rolls-Royce Wraith on a visit to a stylish Surrey mansion

A clutch of super cars designed for life in the fast lane

Our regular round-up of news and events from the wonderful world of motoring

We discover London’s most lavish and expensive properties currently on the market

Ginetta Vedrickas explores the virtues of homes on a variety of idyllic tropical islands

If you’re wondering whether to buy in Dubai, Lisa Burn can offer some inside information

107 Go with the flow

Waterfront properties and hotels plus superyachts to indulge a love for all things nautical

128 Great estate agencies of the world

We talk to Rupert Sebag-Montefiore, head of Savills Global Residential, about the company’s past, present and future

149 African & Arabian Property Awards 217 UK Property Awards

Discover the winners of the 2014-2015 African & Arabian Property Awards

Discover the winners of the 2014-2015 UK Property Awards

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obody knows ust what secrets top chefs have – but since 1999, they ve had one fewer.

The difference is Gaggenau. rofessional chefs never divulge their best recipes. ut we ve persuaded them to reveal their favourite cooking method. That s how Gaggenau revolutionised the private kitchen over a decade ago with the Combi-steam oven. ts innovative combination of heat and humidity opened up previously unimagined taste experiences. ust like so many of the appliances we ve introduced that combine professional technology with the highest standards of convenience and design. t s a tradition that we uphold passionately – and that s no secret. For more information and a list of partners, please dial 0344 8929026 or visit: www.gaggenau.co.uk. Alternatively, please visit our showroom at: 40 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2RX.

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The Golden Mile, Marbella This brand new, innovative home is in one of Marbella’s most prestigious addresses – The Golden Mile. Its minimalistic design capitalises on the beautiful surrounding views through wall to ceiling windows in every room and allows in plenty of natural sunlight. The property features the very latest state-of-the-art technologies including an integrated home automation system with audio and video equipment available in all rooms, controlled by panels or iPad, an alarm system, under floor heating and air-conditioning. Other highlights include beautiful tiles throughout, a double-sided feature fireplace, passenger lift, sauna and 7 x 15 metre infinity swimming pool complete with pool window. With six en suite bedrooms and 820m2 of living area including 305m2 of basement and 208m2 terraces, this home offers an exceptional lifestyle with ample space for entertaining. £4.3m / €5.4m / $6.7 Peter Larsen +34 634 448 828

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South Kensington, London This immaculate, beautifully presented, three-bedroom apartment is in Kensington’s finest garden square. Reconfigured to provide an excellent layout and completely refurbished to an exemplary standard, it is arranged laterally across the third floor of two Grade II listed, part stucco-fronted period buildings. Located in the centre of the preferred north terrace, it enjoys lovely southerly views across the square’s gardens as well as an open outlook to the rear towards Melton Court. Onslow Square is one of London’s most prestigious addresses and residents have access to two beautiful garden squares and a private tennis court. In the heart of fashionable South Kensington, it’s only a few minutes’ walk from the Underground, Lycee, museums, shops and restaurants. Guide price £4.25m / €5.41m / $6.67m

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Benahavis, Marbella, Spain This contemporary villa features a fusion of cutting edge design with a blend of glass and concrete on the exterior. This gives an industrial feel which is offset by a refined, exacting finish throughout the property’s 833m2 interiors. The seven-suite villa also includes an infinity pool, indoor pool, spa/gym, cinema area, staff quarters and underfloor heating. Commanding stunning sea views from within the Golden Triangle of Benahavis, close to the world famous Puerto Banus, the plot offers exceptional views and is located on a Sevi Ballesteros 18-hole course. £2.1m / €2.65m / $3.25m Coopers +34 952 764 067 e: info@iancooperestates.com w: www.iancooperestates.com / www.villa137marbella.com

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Tarrystone Estate Tarrystone, the exquisite estate in Cape Town,

Eaton Square, London; Saddlebrook, Florida and

There are three strategically placed sitting rooms,

South Africa which was a favourite of the late

Clifton, Cape Town.

a club room with bar, formal dining room, fully

Princess Diana was previously owned by her

Located in the exclusive area of Constantia, the

brother, Earl Spencer. It was at Tarrystone’s

oldest wine-producing area in the South Africa, there

cellar. The spacious, state-of-the-art kitchen flows

entrance that he addressed the world media after

are top schools, restaurants, golf clubs and shopping

to a conservatory-styled breakfast room that opens

her untimely death and issued his controversial

malls nearby. The estate is set on over two acres of

to a private courtyard. The four spacious bedroom

condemnation of the role which he believed the

land and has magnificent sea and mountain views.

suites all include dressing and bathrooms, while the

press had played in the tragedy.

The grand double-storey main house covers 1,100m2.

ultra-luxurious main suite includes a dressing room,

In addition, there are three guest cottages with a

over-sized bathroom, private study and terrace.

Diana’s favourite suite has been preserved as it

equipped home cinema, study, library and wine

was when she last visited but the remainder of the

total of five bedroom suites, two staff cottages, a

estate has been superbly and stylishly renovated

guardhouse, manager’s office, private vineyard, tennis

gymnasium with steam room, sauna and shower

and upgraded. This has been carried out by the

court, fully equipped gym, sauna, steam room, koi

room. The covered outdoor entertainment area,

present owner, an internationally acclaimed

pond and beautiful Roman-style swimming pool.

adjoining the pool area, includes a sitting and dining

developer of trophy residential properties who has

The main house has a spacious entrance hall

completed projects in exclusive locations including

that is glass-fronted to capture the stunning views.

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Alongside the swimming pool is a fully equipped

area with a bar and barbecue overlooking the award-winning garden.

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The sumptuous living areas within the estate comprising in all of 13 bedrooms 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.

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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 and 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.

Within the 111 acres 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 Trail’ 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. PRICE £15m / €18.95m / $25.62m e: LakesviewEstate@Lakesviewestate.com International Property & Travel

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desire The deep blue ocean has inspired this dramatic new coffee table, bringing its mesmerizing depths inside the home. Inspiration for the Abyss Table first came to designer Christopher Duffy when he noticed how the colour darkened in glass as more layers were added; much like the colour of the sea as it deepens. His design team spent a year experimenting with wood, sculpted glass and Perspex, until they finally captured the calmative abyss he had imagined. Hand made to order with impeccable attention to detail using ethically sourced high-grade wood and glass, the Abyss is a fascinating conversation piece as well as a functional table. Being limited to just 25 editions, it looks set to be instantly recognizable as an icon of modern art. £5,800 / €7,335 / $9,635  www.duffylondon.com

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desire At last, it has arrived - smart eyewear designed

Google provides a choice of four prescription

to complement everyday life. Activated by your

frames with each new Glass unit purchased.

voice and a mere tap of the touchpad, Google

However, it’s possible to change easily from

Glass opens up a whole world of information

one frame to another and so Google has joined

right in front of your very eyes. By using Wifi and

with the Italian eyewear company Luxottica,

Bluetooth, the Android device allows you to pull

owners of brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley,

up a map, take a picture or make a video using its

to offer additional frame designs.

high-res display.

Features such as being able to check out live information regarding weather, flight times, currency exchange and even language translations make it particularly useful for travelling abroad. With this in mind, the travel company Holidaysplease is lending Google Glasses to a selection of its customers to enhance their holiday experience. Visit www.holidaysplease.co.uk for further information. From ÂŁ1,000 per pair

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NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION STARTING IN THE $560,000s Rising dramatically above Canada’s most iconic intersection, One Bloor is poised to become Toronto’s first truly global address. And not surprisingly, given both the location and the attention paid to every design detail. As of today 97% of One Bloor’s original 789 suites have been sold. It’s an opportunity unmatched by any other in the city.

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desire This beautifully designed, fully functional

testing program. It is predominantly built from

prototype of a flying car has recently been

the same materials as the final product, such

revealed in Vienna during the Pioneers

as advanced composite materials for the body

Festival of entrepreneurship, technology and

shell, wings, and wheels.

innovation. The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype was

All main features are also included, such

designed and manufactured by engineers

as avionics equipment, autopilot and an

led by chief designer Stefan Klein and CEO

advanced parachute deployment system.

Juraj Vaculik, co-founders of the Slovakian

Other advanced technologies include a

company, AeroMobil. It was launched just

variable angle of attack of the wings, which

10 months after the release of the previous

significantly boosts the efficiency of take-off

and much more basic pre-prototype, the

and shortens the distance needed, and sturdy

AeroMobil 2.5.

suspension, which enables take-off and

The current flying car prototype AeroMobil 3.0 incorporates significant improvements and upgrades and has now entered a regular flight-

landing on relatively rough terrain. AeroMobil was designed to fit into existing road infrastructure and so its size is comparable to a limousine or a large luxury sedan. It has low maintenance costs, can be parked in regular bays and uses standard gasoline instead of kerosene. Expect the price to be based around the combination of a sports car and a light sports aircraft - several hundred thousand euros. ď‚„ www.aeromobil.com

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COLLONGES S/S SALEVE, FRANCE £1,138,159 Cano Immobilier Web ID: PJVB22

TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

£1,246,440 Properties in Costa Rica WEB ID: BDUQ22

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA Price Upon Request Avantgarde Properties Web ID: HTFV22

luxuryportfolio.com ALICANTE, SPAIN £1,989,789 Inmobiliaria Rimontgo Web ID: FSUZ22

CONNECTING YOU TO THE WORLD OF LUXURY. With our established leaders in over 30 countries, and our global network with 50 years of proven results, our members represent the most important people and the best luxury real estate around the globe. Visit luxuryportfolio.com to be connected.

luxuryportfolio.com | 1 © 2015 Luxury Portfolio International.® Offering is subject to errors, omissions, change of price, or withdrawal without notice. All information considered reliable; however, it has been supplied by third parties and should not be relied on as accurate or complete. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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finery Dress to impress and feel a million dollars with our specially selected jewellery, watches and accessories

Perfect panache

Brumani is a Brazilian jewellery brand worn by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton and Emily Blunt. This stunning Panache ring is made of 18ct white and rose gold with white and brown diamonds, morganite and multi-coloured sapphires. ÂŁ14,141 ď‚„ www.brumani.com

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Off the cuff

Verdura has created a 75th anniversary limited edition Theodora cuff. These 18kt yellow gold, black enamel and gem set cuffs comprise a centered trio of large gemstones in high relief - a 9 carat sapphire, a 5 carat emerald and a 5 carat amethyst. Set in contradiction to one another, the three central jewels are surrounded by gemstones of every shape and colour; among these are rubies, diamonds, aquamarines, garnets, citrines and peridots. £73,125 each  www.harryfane.com

It’s for you! Bentley has unveiled its first handset created in collaboration with Vertu, the manufacturer of luxury mobile phones. The ‘Vertu for Bentley’ smartphone is swathed in quilted calf leather, in the classic Bentley shade of Newmarket Tan, and stitched with a diamond pattern. The traditional ceramic pillow, synonymous with established Vertu handsets, has been subtly remodelled to feature a sleeker pillow trim, to reflect Bentley’s elegant and sophisticated style. Each and every ‘Vertu for Bentley’ phone celebrates the new partnership by sporting a discrete, metal Bentley ‘B’ wings motif on the face of the handset. The ‘Vertu for Bentley’ handset comes with the full spectrum of exclusive services comprising a dedicated ‘Vertu Concierge’ service, curated events and experiences via ‘Vertu Life’, and security services from ‘Vertu Certainty’ – alongside a unique ‘Vertu for Bentley’ app, which delivers exclusive Bentley content directly to the device. From £10,700

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Over the moon

The Oktopus BluMoon celebrates the Linde Werdelin brand coming of age by mastering an infamously challenging

Winter wonder London jewellery brand Saretta creates statement jewellery that is unashamedly bold in design and style. It was founded by Sarah Bond with a vision to make

material to create a stunning interplay of light reflections. The beautiful creation is a result of long hours of meticulous handfinishing of every single facet in this titanium case by the most skilled Swiss artisan. Available in a limited run of 59 pieces worldwide, light ripples across the angular case, shining through a

wearable couture-style jewellery using

complex dial construction in five layers and Linde Werdelin’s

ethically sourced precious metals and

iconic photorealistic moons, breaking into

gemstones. In this beautiful example, an extremely rare Zircon has been incorporated into a

its royal blue backdrop. Approx £10,360  www.lindewerdelin.com

mythical, 18ct white gold and diamond ‘Snowfly Pendant’. Based on a very rare dragonfly recorded flying at 6,200 metres high in the Himalayas, Sarah loved the fact that something so delicate could survive the intense cold to capture this winter wonderland. £23,200  www.saretta.co.uk

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Pretty in pink

Yoko London has spent many generations sourcing the most exquisite pearls to create fabulous items of jewellery. These delicate 18ct white gold South Sea and pink cultured freshwater pearl earrings, glittering with 3.82ct of diamonds, are a gorgeous example. £30,000  www.yokolondon.com

Contemporary classic Inspired by a star model from 1958 (an ultra-precise, anti-shock, anti-magnetic and super-water-resistant watch that accompanied the boom in intercontinental air travel), the Transocean reflects the spirit of great journeys and luxury long-haul aircraft. Breitling has now introduced it in a limited series radiating originality. Featuring a two-tone dial with two vintage-style counters, and a double caseback complete with a cover: Transocean Chronograph Edition limited series reinterprets the contemporary classic style of the Transocean line. Issued in a 2,000-piece production run, the Transocean Chronograph Edition limited series is teamed with an original steel mesh bracelet but also comes with a leather or crocodile leather strap. £7,060 on a bracelet  www.breitling.com 30

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Solaris

Tuas Connection

West Park BizCentral

Eightrium @ Changi Business Park

Montebleu

Meier Suites

Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd (“Soilbuild”) is a leading integrated property group with a long and successful track record of constructing, developing and managing an award-winning portfolio of residential and business space properties. With close to four decades of experience, today, Soilbuild offers a full spectrum of the real estate services which includes Design and Build, Construction, Turnkey and Project Management Consultancy, Property Development, Lease Management, Asset Management and Fund Management capabilities. Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd │ 25 Changi South Street 1 Singapore 486059 T (65) 6542 2882 │ F (65) 6543 1818 │ E enquiries@soilbuild.com │ W www.soilbuild.com

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luxe Inject a sense of the extraordinary into your living spaces with these stylish creations

Light and shade

Inspired by the Art-Deco decadence of the house of Jeanne Lanvin, this stunning chandelier is from the Tresor Collection. Streamlined rose gold curvature angles coalesce with hand blown Murano glass discs, while colourful, hanging teardrops of Swarovski crystals are topped with silk shantung lampshades. All components, including the Murano glass, Swarovski crystals, palladium arms and silk lamp shades can be changed to create a totally bespoke piece to suit any décor. £25,000  www.ya-interiors.com

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Statement seating

The latest creation by Maximo Riera Studio, the Menina Chair, was inspired by the masterpiece ‘Las Meninas’, a painting by Diego Velazquez, one of the most influential artists of all times. Each piece is individually painted by hand, creating distinctive compositions and colours. This ensures that every single piece is different from the others. The chair’s legs feature the company’s signature polyhedral structure, gently gathering the chair’s base, it projects into the floor in diverging directions, giving an effect of constant balance and motion. £890  www.maximoriera.com

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Taking turns

This curvaceous, leather bed from Fimes, the leading Italian design house, rotates at the press of the button, so you can enjoy different aspects from your bed. So if you want to watch TV (as hidden in the mirror) before you go to sleep but want wake to the view from your bedroom window, just rotate the bed to enjoy the sunrise. Featured here in white stamped leather, this sumptuous bed makes a fantastic centrepiece to any master bedroom and is also available in black crocodile leather. Fimes has also created curved bedside tables and a chest of drawers with fine detailing to match the bed and can supply specially sized bed linen too. From £12,200, excluding mattress plus £4,200 for the electronic movement  www.urbanlivinginteriors.co.uk

Crystal clear condiments Fine crystal designers Gurasu have collaborated with awardwinning silversmith and jeweller Hamish Dobbie to create a set of contemporary salt and pepper grinders. Handcrafted from fine crystal and sterling silver with a repeated hexagonal motif running throughout their design, multiple, perfectly cut facets reflect the light and add classic texture and finish to the grinders’ modern shape. The striking lines of the pieces are complemented by a traditional clear crystal, or offset by bold colour combinations in monochrome black and white or bright red and blue. Crowning each grinder is a sterling silver topper, designed by Hamish Dobbie. £480  www.gurasu.co.uk

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Glowing glamour The Sirius table lamp certainly knows how to make an impression. Its sculptural base, consisting of five pillars, provides a solid foundation for the super-sleek stem and fabric shade. Coated in gold leaf – skillfully applied by hand with brushstrokes – it achieves a celestial glow and proves an effective way to glamourise a tabletop. £1,495  www.luxdeco.com

So to speak If you’re looking to customize your home cinema set-up, Tillman Domotics is installing Ferguson Hill’s shapely FH001 speakers with illuminated detailing by lighting designer Ben Rousseau. In a design that owes much to the Bauhaus dictum of form follows function, the FH001 speaker has a custom drive unit that is added to a stunningly contemporary 1.65m acrylic horn. As it is both transparent and minimalist, the speaker doesn’t impose itself on the decor of an interior and yet the horn amplifies the sound making the speakers 10 times more efficient than normal. Custom creations can be programmed to have reactive control systems where the light responds and dances to the music and can be controlled with their own apps on iPhone or iPad. Pictured here are the FH001 horn speakers, FH002 bass speakers and the FH003 bass amplifier. Complete system £25,267 Custom illumination adds £1,500 + VAT  www.tillmandomotics.com

Glistening with gold Over the years, Lalique has become a symbol of craftsmanship, commanding respect and admiration. Its rich inheritance continues to thrive, yet each design is inscribed with modernity. This fabulous Rayons vase is part of a limited edition of just 88 examples. Made of clear crystal, it features 22.5 carat gold leaves which have been hand-applied by the artisans of the Ateliers Gohards. £25,500  www.lalique.com

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Name the last place you stayed that offered a complimentary no-fly zone.

For those seeking all of the posh and none of the Paparazzi, this mansion stands alone. Set high against the ancient Sunrise Mountains and loaded with ultra-contemporary amenities plus gallery-quality art and furnishings. Vegas Views affords you the premier vantage point of fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This is luxury living, elevated. This is Vegas Views. For rental or purchase information, contact Troy at 1.605.728.9000 or visit bestvegasviews.com.

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THIS Art lovers are spoilt for choice with exhibitions by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Degas and Turner currently taking place

Emotions: Pain and Pleasure in Dutch Painting of the Golden Age Compiled by the celebrated art historian and writer Gary Schwartz, this exhibition explores the range of insights and theories concerning the painting of emotions in the Dutch Golden Age. With more than 50 exceptional loans from major international collections, Emotions: Pain and Pleasure in Dutch Painting of the Golden Age reveals the methods used by Dutch painters of the 16th and 17th centuries to produce believable portrayals of suffering and despair, love and lust, joy and gaiety. From history paintings to genre works and portraits, Emotions offers a selection of exceptional works by Dutch masters including Pieter Lastman, Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Frans van Mieris along with Frans Hals. Until February 15th, 2015 at Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands ď‚„ www.franshalsmuseum.nl

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The Art of Our Time: Masterpieces from the

Guggenheim Collections

This ambitious double exhibition celebrates 20 years of partnership between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao as well as the constant enrichment of the collections of the Guggenheim constellation of museums. It gathers a stunning selection of masterpieces by Modern Art masters - Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy, Gleizes, Miro, Dubuffet, Bourgeois, Long, Kounellis, Pollock, Morris, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Lichenstein, Naumann, Twombly - as well as challenging works by prominent contemporary artists Baselitz, Boltanski, Kiefer, Katz, Serra, Kjatansson, Lee Bul, Koons, Danh Vo, Mehretu, Ik-Joong Kang and Sopheap Pich, among others. The first part of the exhibition retraces the origins of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection at the dawn of the 20th century. The second features selected pieces, groups of works, and series drawn primarily from the Bilbao holdings. Part One until January 25th, 2015 and Part Two until May 3rd, 2015 at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain  www.guggenheim-bilbao.es

THE EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free Featuring around 150 works from the UK and abroad, this exhibition reassesses the extraordinary body of work produced by JMW Turner between his 60th birthday in 1835 and his last exhibits at the Royal Academy in 1850. Challenging assumptions around the idea of the ‘elderly’ artist, this first major survey of Turner’s final period demonstrates how these years were a time of exceptional energy and vigour, initiated by one of his most extensive tours of Europe. The exhibition also sheds new light on the radical techniques, processes and materials employed by Turner in the creation of some of his most celebrated works. Until January 25th, 2015 at Tate Britain, London  www.tate.org.uk

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Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963 – 2010 This exhibition is the first full retrospective on Sigmar Polke (1941 - 2010), one of the most experimental artists of recent times and a key figure in the generation of German artists who emerged in the 1960s. It will feature works that have never been exhibited before and encompass the enormously varied range of materials with which Polke worked: antiquated and sometimes poisonous pigments, extracted dye from boiled snails, gold leaf, meteorite powder and paintings created by brushing photosensitive chemicals on to canvas. Viewing all forms of authority with an irreverent attitude and ironic humour, Polke explored ideas of contamination and transformation, often confronting the remnants of National Socialism in his imagery while incorporating the radical cultures of the 1970s into both his art and lifestyle. Until February 8th, 2015 at The Tate Modern, London  www.tate.org.uk

Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence This represents the first ever, retrospective exhibition of paintings by the imaginative Italian Renaissance master, Piero di Cosimo. The exhibition will showcase some 40 of the artist’s most compelling works, including loans from churches in Italy and one of Piero di Cosimo’s greatest masterpieces, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Elizabeth of Hungary, Catherine of Alexandria, Peter, and John the Evangelist with Angels (completed by 1493), from the Museo degli Innocenti, Florence. Displayed throughout six galleries, the paintings on view will include altarpieces, images for private devotion, portraits, and mythological and allegorical scenes – some produced as a series and reunited for the exhibition. From February 1st – May 3rd, 2015 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington  www.nga.gov

Degas – Classicism and Experimentation The Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe continues its series of internationally acclaimed presentations of French art with this major retrospective on Degas, uncovering a different, largely unknown side to this familiar artist. Classicism and Experimentation shows Degas as an artist midway between tradition and modernity: an heir to the Old Masters and at the same time an artist whose working methods were as experimental as they were innovative. Juxtaposing his early, classically composed history paintings and portraits with the better-known later paintings of contemporary life at the opera, the ballet or the racecourse, the exhibition offers fascinating new insight into Degas’ multifaceted work. The exhibition takes its starting point in the seven works by the artist featured in the Karlsruhe collection and gathers some 130 works from international museums and private collections throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. Until February 1st, 2015 at Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany  www.kunsthalle-karlsruhe.de

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Sweet dreams

Award-winning interior designers offer advice on creating bedrooms to exude the perfect air of rest and relaxation

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oselind Wilson Design is a London based interior design studio specialising in top end residential projects both locally and abroad. The company’s philosophy is based upon the belief that the space and the person are one and the same. This is very much true when considering the design of a bedroom as Roselind Wilson explains, “The bedroom is your sanctuary and the best approach to design is to assess the light and aspect of the space. This will help you determine the best position/placement of the bed. “If you love to spend hours gazing at the sky and trees then the obvious place would be to position the bed opposite your windows. If you like to snuggle under the blankets and watch TV then position the bed opposite a wall on which you can hang the television. You may argue that TVs can be housed in units at the base of your bed but these tend to be large, bulky and unsightly and provide an obscure focal point in the room. If however your bedroom has a beautiful fireplace you may want to position your bed

facing it to enjoy on those cold winter evenings. You may also opt to place a comfortable seating area or reading chair by the fireplace.” Roselind advises that the best way to evoke a sense of calm and luxury is by papering the walls. However, she warns that it’s best to steer clear of bold patterns as these will date. Opt rather for texture in muted colours, for a timeless feel. “Create or highlight a feature of a room, be it a fireplace or a headboard wall,” she continues. This adds impact and grandeur. Use layering for a luxurious feel by adorning the bed with a cashmere throw and wool blend and vintage silk cushions.” Light is essential in a bedroom and should be carefully planned to allow for the correct levels. “Reading lights provide task lighting for focused light while bed side lamps create a gentle glow,” says Roselind. “Floor lights are ideal by occasional chairs with a wider spread of light created by ceiling spots. You can also use lighting on PIR sensors in wardrobes to highlight your clothes when dressing.”

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ased in Dubai, Zen Interiors was co-founded in 2003 by husband and wife team Patrick van Ijzendoom and Merete Broen. They stress that approaching the design of a bedroom is slightly different to devising a scheme for more public areas like hallways, living and dining areas. There you need to consider what other family members and guests might appreciate, but a bedroom is an entirely personal space purely for the person or people who sleep there. “First and foremost,” advises Merete, “the onus needs to be on comfort; creating a sanctuary where sleep comes easily. The mattress is one item in the home where you should never compromise on quality, and high thread count bed linen is another must. In addition to sleeping, bedrooms are also used for relaxation and respite so the right lighting is a key ingredient in achieving a calm and soothing environment. Matching bedside table lamps introduce a sense of balance to the room, while dimmable wall lights or floor-standing lights placed in dark corners are also useful for reading.”

However clean and uncluttered you want your bedroom to be, there’s no escaping the fact that all bedrooms need storage – hanging space for clothes, drawers, a dressing table and bedside cabinets are all essential components of a functional bedroom. “If space is at a premium and free-standing wardrobes and chests are too bulky for the floorplan,” says Patrick, “then consider installing a sleek false wall to conceal unsightly shelves and rails behind sliding doors. “In terms of décor, a tranquil retreat needn’t mean sticking to a muted palette of uninspiring beige, although it is true that a vibrant cornucopia of neon brights may not equate to a restful night of slumber. The wall behind the bed is the perfect place to invite some pattern and personality into the room through the installation of wallpaper or by hanging a striking piece of art, even a statement headboard - it adds life to the room, yet you can’t see it from the bed. Above all, it’s important to create a room that you look forward to entering at the end of every day.”

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Albert Crescent

TASTE FOR THE REGENCY WITH A MODERN TWIST Renowned for its Regency-styled period properties, the city of Bath in Somerset, England has always attracted a plethora of those wanting to experience what is arguably the best example of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK

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he honey-hued Ashlar stone properties, which stretch out from the city-centre towards rolling Somerset countryside, have acted as a magnet for house hunters for many years while the famous Royal Crescent and Roman Baths add an historic charm to the world heritage city.

development blending with the more traditional buildings synonymous with the world-heritage city. Described as being the most important project the world heritage city has seen for more than a century, the development is also located within walking distance to the Royal Victoria Park, Queen Square and the Royal York Crescent.

More recently, a major project started by Crest Nicholson Regeneration has begun to transform the site of the famous Stothert & Pitt, Engineers and Founders in the centre of the city. Located on the south side of the River Avon, Bath Riverside is a ÂŁ400 million project that is providing new homes and facilities that better reflect the needs of the city.

With private courtyards, landscaped seating areas and contemporary design, the development has already won national awards for its design.

A multi award-winning development, Bath Riverside is built using the distinct Bath stone, with the aesthetics of the

Part of the development includes an exclusive phase called Albert Crescent which comprises a limited number of waterside townhouses and villas. Epitomising why Bath is celebrated across the world for its luxurious living, these properties enhance the city’s reputation for having some of the most striking and sought after places to live in the UK. Designed by renowned architect Alison Brooks, the properties enjoy views of the river and the superior internal specification sets them apart from anything that has been built in the city before. They provide the development with its own distinctive style and elegance and a more modern twist on the city’s Regency past.

The centre of Bath is a pleasant 10 minute walk away along the car-free tow path with the train station providing easy access to London. And once the electrification of the Great Western rail line is complete in 2017, travel time from Bath to London will be reduced significantly.

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With both the townhouses and villas, a lot of emphasis has been placed on the internal layout of the properties and is something Crest Nicholson Sales and Marketing Director Susan Young is keen to highlight. She said: “The properties on Albert Crescent are truly spectacular and are testament to all those involved to create something extraordinary.

“As well as interest from UK-based house hunters we have experienced an increased level of enquiries from the far east. And for those who want city living but at a slower pace, the historic city of Bath is ideal.” The electrification of the main Great Western line is going to bring cities like Bath a lot closer to London making it very attractive for those happy to commute and will result in increasing numbers of people moving out of the capital and buying homes in and around the West.”

For further information please visit www.bathriverside.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1225 463517

Townhouses (2246 sqft), Penthouses & Villas priced from £1.1m +44 (0) 1225 463517 Digital illustration of Albert Crescent is indicative only. Photography taken at Bath Riverside. Images contain optional extras at additional cost. Price correct at time of going to press.

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Private driveway Stuart Shield takes to the wheel of a sleek Rolls-Royce Wraith to visit an equally stylish Surrey mansion – Blue Jay, in Esher The latest car from Rolls-Royce is full of surprises. One of the biggest revelations is its power and acceleration which can beat many sports cars. Its engine starts with a whisper and pulling away is like drifting off in a boat on a lake – yet its -horse power is capable of taking the car from rest to  mph in just under four and a half seconds. If this is attempted with three passengers it is worth warning them beforehand but fortunately the headrests are more than ample. It is hard to believe there are  cylinders turning over just a few inches from your feet. However, in spite of driving the car in a spirited fashion, it was achieving over  miles per gallon so a more sedate driving style should return nearer  miles per gallon. The Wraith is a very attractive car and can be styled from a choice of , different colours; one customer even ordered his to match the colour of his favourite tie. The 50

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The car The Rolls-Royce Wraith has a V12 6.6 litre petrol engine, seats four people and has two doors. This example’s exterior colour is Graphite while its interior features Black and Seashell with a Piano Black dashboard and Macassar Ebony door veneer. £189,000 on the road excluding local taxes www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com International Property & Travel

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Blue Jay is an award-winning country house with a distinctly different style. The UK has a tradition of cultural evolution and the majority of current designs of its country houses tend to look backwards for their design references rather than forwards. However, Blue Jay’s Richard Bellman believes that architecture and culture should evolve as a living, vibrant experience which is not meant to stand still. The property therefore reflects and complements the modern living environment, rather than adapting to a design that is  years old such as Georgian and Palladian styles. Wholly reflective of the Rolls-Royce Wraith, it is contemporary, understated, beautifully designed and constructed and with a stunning interior. Featuring , square feet of passionate design, Blue Jay is set in highly secluded and secure grounds of one acre in Claremont Park, one of the best private estates in Esher, Surrey. It has four reception rooms, five en suite bedrooms with the principal suite including a dressing room and his and her’s bathrooms plus staff accommodation. Highlights are an indoor pool complete with sauna and shower, a cinema, gym and wine cellar. Blue Jay’s four-car garage and  metre driveway also means there’s plenty of room for accommodating a Rolls-Royce Wraith. £12m / Quada +44 7836 622296 / richard.bellman@quada.co.uk 52

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Renovo Motors is an exciting new car company that has dedicated the last four years

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to engineering the very best in American supercar performance. The Renovo Coupe is now the first true American EV supercar in production and available in a limited edition of less than 100. Fast charging in just 30 minutes, it rockets from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of over 120mph. $529,000  www.renovomotors.com

The second generation of the 911 Carrera GTS features a Coupé and a Cabriolet, available with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Under the rear engine lid is an evocative flat-six power unit, tuned to develop 430 hp, an increase of 30 hp over the Carrera S. With the standard seven-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, a top speed of 198 mph is possible. 911 Carrera GTS Coupe from £91,090 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet from £99,602  www.porsche.com 56

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Mercedes S 65 AMG Coupé is the new 12-cylinder top-of-the-range model in the S-Class Coupé series. The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine, with an output of 630 hp and 1000 newton metres of torque, is unique in its segment, as is the AMG sports suspension, with curve tilting function and road surface scan. It accelerates from 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds to a top speed of 155mph. £183,065  www.mercedes-benz.com

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has produced a run of bespoke examples of the McLaren 650S following the strong reaction to the MSO 650S Coupe Concept shown in China earlier this year. Just 50 examples of the MSO 650S will be available globally, available in either a Coupe or Spider bodystyle. The MSO 650S carries many of the styling cues over from the original concept, and the team at MSO has worked closely with McLaren Automotive Design Director, Frank Stephenson. Each one of the 50 MSO 650S models will be delivered with a Frank Stephenson-signed sketch and an MSO branded, leather holdall. MSO 650S Coupé from £252,500 MSO 650S Spider from £272,500  www.mclaren.com

Bentley has marked its 95th anniversary in the UK by unveiling the ‘Mulsanne 95’, a striking special edition of the company’s luxurious flagship model. Only 15 examples are being hand crafted to order by Bentley’s Mulliner division and all are reserved for customers in the United Kingdom. Their British-inspired colours, as well as a wood veneer made from a 300 year-old walnut tree and range of design cues, all emphasise the exclusive nature of the Mulsanne. £259,980  www.bentleymotors.com

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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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Latest news and events from the glamorous world of motoring plus a reader offer not to be missed

Move over London Fashion Week, you’ve got a

of the classic car. Each one will be driven along the

catwalk competitor. The models on parade at the

runway twice a day. The 40 chosen range from a

London Classic Car Show are every bit as glamorous,

1904 Lagonda Tricar to the ex-James Hunt McLaren

desirable and fashionable. But there are two big

M23 via a dramatic Lancia Stratos. Also lined up are

differences – these models have a great deal more

the Maserati 250F that Stirling Moss used to win the

muscle, and they are much, much noisier.

1956 Monaco GP, the ex-Elio de Angelis Lotus 87B

The centrepiece of the London Classic Car Show, to be held at the ExCeL exhibition centre

and a Jaguar C-type, originally owned by five times World F1 Champion Juan Manuel Fangio.

in London’s Docklands from January 8th – 11th, is

The Grand Avenue will also give visitors the

The Grand Avenue. It’s a brand new concept for a

chance to enjoy the rare sight of a 1920 Jaguar

classic car show, a motorised catwalk along which

SS1 in action alongside a 1924 Bugatti, while other

dozens of the world’s greatest cars will be driven.

significant cars include a 1948 Land Rover, one of

It will turn the show from a static exhibition into a

the first ever made, and a pre-production Range

moving experience.

Rover from the 1970s. Visitors can also expect to

The Grand Avenue will be in use at regular

see and hear such mouth-watering machinery as a

intervals through the four days of the show. A total

Gullwing Mercedes, a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa and a

of 40 cars, four from each decade from the 20th

Lamborghini Muira S from the 1960s.

century, have been handpicked to illustrate the story

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Experience the rides of a lifetime! An enterprising racing team has offered our readers an exclusive experience as a passenger in not just one but three ultra-expensive hypercars. If you’ve ever looked longingly at a Ferrari LaFerrari, a McLaren P1 or a Porsche 918 Spyder, then here’s your opportunity to slip into the passenger seat of all three and be driven around a circuit by a racing driver! This is an exhilarating experience that money can’t usually buy in hypercars together worth over £2.5 million. The recommended circuit is Silverstone but another UK venue can be arranged if you prefer. Here’s what the day entails: Arrive with full entry to the circuit Parking in the paddock next to the race team Meet the race team technicians in their race garage Meet the racing driver instructors Experience the thrill of being driven by a current racing driver on an out-lap, three x fast laps and an in-lap in all three hypercars USB with footage of your experience £1,495 per person including VAT Call +44 (0)1245 250981 and ask for the PR Department

Le Mans fever comes to Goodwood Sportscar racing’s most evocative era will be brought to life at the Goodwood 73rd Members’ Meeting this year with more than 15 of the 230mph Group C prototypes already confirmed for the March 21st - 22nd event. Jaguar – one of the most iconic names of the era – will be well-represented with XJR-9, XJR-11 and XJR-12 machines, which made sportscar stars of Martin Brundle, Derek Warwick and Jan

Sarthe the following season in the hands of future

Formula 1 champion Alan Jones, while a pair of

Lammers, all taking part in a high-speed

Top Gear presenter and Goodwood regular Tiff

Mercedes-Benz C11s will also be present.

demonstration on each day of the Goodwood

Needell. That’s not the only iconic Aston Martin

Road Racing Club’s event.

heading for Goodwood as an ex-works AMR1 – as

956 and 962, which achieved six Le Mans victories for

A pair of Martini-liveried Lancia LC2s, including

The most successful cars of the era, the Porsche

raced by the legendary Brian Redman in 1989 – will

both the works team and Joest Racing, will be well-

the car that Bob Wollek put on pole position for

also make an appearance. So too will a Toyota

represented. An example of the Nissan R90CK, which

the Le Mans 24 Hours of 1984, have confirmed

TS010 – examples of which broke the lap record

Mark Blundell put on pole at Le Mans in 1990, and a

their attendances at the event, as has the ex-Steve

at La Sarthe in both 1992 and ’93 – and an earlier

number of far rarer C1 designs, are also set to appear.

O’Rourke EMKA Aston Martin that briefly led at La

87C, one of which was raced at Le Mans by 1980

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Rolls-Royce reveals all Inside Rolls-Royce, the first ever public exhibition in the marque’s history, took place recently at Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London. The exhibition treated guests to an unexpected multi-sensory journey through the marque’s world-renowned engineering, design and craftsmanship, providing new levels of insight into the remarkable lengths required to create the world’s pinnacle super-luxury motor car. Combining the latest technologies and design, Inside Rolls-Royce delivered an engaging, interactive experience. Exhibits were brought to life on visitors’ smartphones and tablets using the latest iBeacon technology. Guests also enjoyed a taste of the enormous scope for personalisation afforded to every Rolls-Royce customer through the marque’s pinnacle Bespoke programme. Each of the nine rooms at Saatchi Gallery focused on one key aspect in the creation of a Rolls-Royce motor car. However, the pièce de la résistance, of course, came in the shape of the end result, where visitors had the chance to get up close and personal with the world’s finest motor car.  www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

Out of the Bugatti blue Company founder Ettore Bugatti successfully combined an artistic approach with his technical concepts and in the process laid the foundations of a design language which would play a decisive role in shaping Bugatti. He created vehicles that were ahead of their time and are now among the most valuable classic cars in the world. Bugatti also continues to establish itself as a luxury brand in the lifestyle sector and, themed around the concept of ‘The Blue of London’, has opened its very first lifestyle boutique on Brompton Road in the exclusive Knightsbridge district. Following the successful launch of its lifestyle collection in Milan last year, this is the next major step in the French super sports car manufacturer’s brand extension strategy. Up to 30 additional exclusive Bugatti boutiques are due to be opened in key international financial and fashion hubs over the next five years. The design of the free-standing carbon and aluminium shelves was modelled on the rear wing mechanics of the Veyron, an example of the very finest engineering. The delicate line in Bugatti Blue adds a final visual flourish to the shelving. The large carbon sales table in the centre of the showroom is particularly impressive. Its curved shape was inspired by the signature of Ettore Bugatti, a shape which remains a striking design feature of many Bugatti models to this day.  www.bugatti.com International Property & Travel

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VTB Arena Park is an award-winning reconstruction and renovation project by the developer, CJSC MC Dynamo (VTB Group). The mixed-use development has a unique location in a green and historical area within the heart of Moscow and combines a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional architectural design.

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The existing Dynamo Stadium and its surrounding area was looking very rundown and was in dire need of remodelling. Setting a benchmark for future projects of this type, VTB Arena –Dynamo Central Stadium features an outdoor stadium and an indoor multi-purpose arena above the level of commercial and retail outlets. Having the stadium and arena within the same preserved historical walls makes the project unique, not just in Russia but also in Europe. Construction work on the foundations of the new sports stadium and arena is now well underway and the first match will be held at the Dynamo Central Stadium in October, 2017. Other amenities within VTB Arena Park include Dynamo Sports Academy for training in more than 20 different sports. Additionally, Dynamo Sports Park creates an attractive wooded area for relaxation and also serves to separate the Arena Park business complex and residential area from the sports complex. Superior office buildings, more than 1,000 luxurious apartments and the exclusive Hyatt Regency Moscow, Petrovsky Park Hotel complete the extensive facilities of this impressive and well-planned development.

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hey are the properties of which dreams are made – superbly located with fabulous views, beautifully designed with optimum living space and every stateof-the-art amenity. While many people remain living in these realms of fantasy, some fortunate buyers turn their dream into reality. Thea Wellband of The London Search Company says, “Interestingly, in Chelsea and South Kensington the largest proportion of people buying are British, seconded by Americans and Eurozone investors. In Kensington, around 35% is being acquired by Europeans, a large proportion of which are Italians looking to invest capital in a more stable market. “Conversely, in Knightsbridge and Belgravia, Asian and Middle Eastern clients make up approximately 40% of all property sales with the highest proportion being between the £5m and £10m market with further strong activity between £10m and £20m. Illustrating that the appetite from this demographic is still very much a traditional one in

City chic We seek out a selection of London’s most lavish and exclusive properties and discover who is currently purchasing them terms of location, with prime central London offering more preservation than appreciation in 2014.” It would appear that Middle Eastern and Asian clients are going against the grain in their purchases though. “We are finding it is no longer about the trophy asset, more about the foreign investor buzz word of the moment, ‘yield’,” explains Ms Wellband. “Gone are the days when our Asian clients are too scared to stray away from new build units, in fact we have an unprecedented interest in outer locations; period conversions; areas with gentrification and transport links yet to arrive. “Whether this is in reaction to the potential mansion tax or CGT legislation, there is a growing trend of portfolio acquisitions which cumulatively amount to top end prices, however with prime central appreciation at the level it’s at, our savvy clients have adapted to the new world.” International Property & Travel

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XXVI Old Queen Street, St James, SW1H One of the few black brick properties in the capital, other than Downing Street, Old Queen Street is located seconds from Parliament Square with views over St James’ Park towards Buckingham Palace. Spread over eight floors, this Grade II listed Georgian property offers views and plenty of outside space in a very quiet street for central London with easy access to Mayfair, Belgravia and the West End. It includes a cinema room, master suite over two floors with ‘his’ and ‘hers’ bathrooms and a study, four further bedrooms, a concealed lift and both formal and informal reception rooms. Offers in excess of £21m / €26.2m / $32.9m Hathaways +44 (0)20 7222 3133

Totteridge Common, N20 Newly built, period-style home within three acres of landscaped gardens in a tranquil village just 30 minutes away from Central London. Highlights include a wine cellar with tasting room, 14-seat cinema and a swimming pool with steam room and gym. Accessed by two separate gated entrances, the Romanesque style property, complete with tower, was inspired by the Victorian gentleman’s residence that originally stood in the grounds. Perfect for both grand entertaining and relaxed family living, the ground floor includes drawing, dining and family rooms, a library and super-size kitchen with informal dining area. On the first floor are five sumptuous bedroom suites, while beyond the leisure complex is a four-car garage, above which is a self-contained spacious two-bedroom apartment. £16m / €20m / $25m Statons +44 (0)20 8445 66

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Hamilton Terrace, St John’s Wood, NW8 This imposing house has been built to the highest specifications to offer a glamorous, contemporary space, ideal for both entertaining and family living. It includes ‘his and hers’ offices, a voluminous kitchen with bespoke units, an exceptional dining space with doors which span the entire width of the room leading out to the landscaped garden. The lower ground floor incorporates an exquisite leisure complex with a gym, pool, steam room and massage/treatment room. There is also a plush cinema room with its own bar and games room. Upstairs, the entire first floor is devoted to the opulent principal suite, part of which has incredible vaulted ceilings. There are five further bedrooms, with three additional bathrooms in the main house and three guest/staff bedrooms in the attached mews house, which has its own private entrance. £32m / €40m / $50.1m Aston Chase +44 (0)20 7724 4724 International Property & Travel

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Studio Reed Penthouse, Neo Bankside, SE1 London’s newest address, the Penthouses at NEO Bankside, offers panoramic views. Ideally located in the cultural hub, next to the Tate Modern, it comprises a collection of four penthouses, three of which have been designed by renowned interior designers: Studio Reed, Waldo Works and Reid Williams. The Penthouse by Studio Reed sits atop one of the four pavilions of NEO Bankside, on the 10th floor. The 7,080 square foot duplex penthouse offers four bedrooms, four bathrooms, double-height reception rooms as well as two winter gardens and two private roof terraces. The living areas offer triple aspect views across London from a double-height space; the 3600 views include St Paul’s, the Shard and the City of London. Residents can take advantage of 24-hour concierge and security services, a gym, business centre and wine cellar. £19.7m / €24.7m / $30.9m Neo Bankside +44 (0)20 7998 1888 e: info@neobankside.com

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Phillimore Gardens, Kensington W8

There is a sumptuous master bedroom

This is one of the finest Kensington mansions

suite, three further suites and two

with vast ceiling heights and fantastic natural

additional bedrooms. An apartment also

light rarely found in central London. The

provides three double bedrooms, two

property has 522m2 of living space including an

bathrooms, a kitchen and reception room.

entrance hall, dining room, kitchen/breakfast

A large garden offers the potential to

£15m / €18.7m / $23.5m

room, family room, drawing room and library.

create off-street car parking if wished.

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Park Lodge, Knightsbridge, SW7 A beautifully detailed house combining modernity with the warmth of natural materials. It also offers the flexibility to provide either four or five bedroom suites, a study, media room, swimming pool, bespoke wine cellar and private garaging. The property has been designed to create a relaxing and intimate atmosphere through clever architectural design and space planning. Completely rebuilt behind the retained facade, Park Lodge offers a rare opportunity to acquire timeless elegance, complete discretion and privacy of location together with the very latest in modern design, security and technology. £16.5m / €20.6m / 25.8m Strutt & Parker +44 (0)20 7235 9959 56 70

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Coventry

West Warwick

Warwick Bristol

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Barnstable, Cape Cod

Middletown

Newport

$3,590,000 Charlestown, RI

$2,999,000 Harwich Port, Cape Cod

$2,285,000

Exceptional waterfront property with unrivaled views of the tidal marsh and Cape Cod Bay. Newly redesigned from top to bottom. The transformation accentuates the spectacular views.

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.

Magnificent newly-constructed home closet to the beach. State-of-the-art kitchen, luxurious master suite and 4 additional bedrooms. Truly an exceptional quality crafted home.

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Kinlin Grover Harwich Port

Waterford, CT

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$1,950,000

Mystic, CT

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$1,950,000 Essex, CT

508.432.8800

$1,795,000

C1830 with a major addition in 1914 this 6700+ sf home is an absolute jewel. Located on 3 level acres with antique specimen plantings, formal gardens, fenced clay tennis court. Recently restored to former glory.

Elegant home in private 3.3 acre setting on Mason’s Island, with panoramic marsh, river & sound views. 4500+ sq ft of superb quality construction. Spacious & open, 4 br, 3.5 ba, and a center island in kitchen.

Waterfront home located on a private side street just steps to Essex Village. Over 3000 sf of 1 level living. Expertly renovated with walls of windows to drink in the expansive River views.

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Wilton Street, Belgravia Between Eaton Square and Belgrave Square, this Grade II listed, five-storey house was built in the early 1800s by renowned architect Thomas Cubitt. The 4,600 square feet property is the largest on the street and comprises six bedrooms, including a grand full-floor master suite and convenient staff quarters accessed via a private entrance. The ground floor features a contemporary kitchen equipped with top of the range Gaggenau appliances, a formal dining room and study. A large drawing room occupies the first floor and is complete with a baby grand piano. This magnificent house also features multiple outdoor spaces including an expansive roof terrace that is serviced by a dumb waiter direct from the kitchen and an adjacent bar area. A breakfast balcony off the kitchen and secluded courtyard on the lower ground floor provide further alfresco spaces. ÂŁ14.25m / â‚Ź17.8m / $22.3m Savills +44 (0)207 590 5063

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Chesham Place, Belgravia, SW1X An immaculate period house in the heart of Belgravia with five large bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property has been refurbished to a high standard throughout and includes a lift, high ceilings, a large dining room, study, grand reception room with an adjoining terrace and a large kitchen and media/TV room. The property has been fitted with an integrated music and lighting system and is fully equipped with all the latest modern appliances. £14.5m / €18.1m / $22.7m Rokstone +44 (0)20 7580 2030

Prospero Penthouse at Sandringham House, One Tower Bridge, SE1 Sandringham House is the only property at One Tower Bridge that overlooks the beautiful views of Potters Fields Park. It offers a total of 45 apartments including the stunning Prospero Penthouse, which covers the entire 10th and 11th floors. It includes a master bedroom suite and two further bedrooms also with dressing areas and en suite bathrooms. The open plan living, dining and kitchen areas look north, with views across the Thames and the City. The Prospero has one of the largest private roof terraces in London today, plus a wraparound terrace on the 10th floor presenting 360 degree views of London. The roof terrace includes dining/seating areas, an outdoor kitchen and cooking area featuring built in barbecue grills and a spa area. Residents’ facilities include a five-star, 24-hour concierge service by Harrods Estates, state-of-the-art gym, private health club and spa, pool, virtual golf simulator and a business lounge. £15m / €18.7m / $23.5m Marketing Suite +44 (0)20 7871 0011 International Property & Travel

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The Langham, London was opened in 1865 by HRH The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) as Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’

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his hotel is in an unrivalled location at the top of Regent Street, with an enviable address in the heart of the West End. After an £80 million transformation, The Langham has exquisitely appointed guestrooms and suites, classically styled and evoking a warm residential feel with renowned service that bears the hallmarks of the hotel’s rich heritage that spans three centuries. Palm Court is famed as the birthplace of the afternoon tea tradition, an indulgent ritual that continues today. Artesian is a glamorous bar designed by the acclaimed late David Collins and is a social hub for chic Londoners conjuring up classic and innovative cocktails, receiving the coveted accolade of ‘World’s Best Bar’ for two consecutive years. In partnership with culinary icons father and son Albert and Michel Roux Jr, Roux at the Landau restaurant sees Roux protégé Chef Chris King create classically-constructed dishes using the finest seasonal ingredients with a contemporary style of presentation. Chuan Spa is a pampering haven and is London’s first luxury hotel spa to incorporate the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into its signature treatments and ambience. Rooms during low season from £277

Top suite during peak season £15,600

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Oliver’s Cove, Turks & Caicos

Living the Caribbean dream Palm-fringed beaches, friendly people and a laidback lifestyle make this part of the world ideal for an overseas home says Ginetta Vedrickas

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or anyone shivering their way through the grey winter months in the northern hemisphere, the lure of the Caribbean islands has never been greater. There are actually over 700 islands in the Caribbean, if you include all the tiny cays and islets, but perhaps the best-known spot for real estate is Barbados. Even the hottest destinations fell victim to the global downturn, including this beloved island, which has well and truly bounced back according to Suzanne Davis of Realtors Real Estate which markets some of the island’s most luxurious homes. She has watched the market improving and is confident that her company will have an excellent winter. “It is difficult to say if the recession is behind us, but it does, thankfully, appear that way. The English and European markets appear to be doing well

and this generally reflects how our sales are on the island.” Realtors markets a wide range of properties right across the island but the main focus for buyers is the West Coast, often tagged the Platinum Coast, renowned for its clear warm waters that lap golden sands. “You can buy a townhouse for around $500,000 to $600,000, condominiums on the beach from $1 million and a wide range of villas from $650,000,” says Ms Davis pointing to the luxury villas in areas favoured by celebrities such as Sandy Lane Estate, Royal Westmoreland, Sugar Hill Resort and Apes Hill that currently range between $2.75 million to around $23 million. “There have been recent sales of luxury mansions on the beach between $25 million and $35 million. There are properties available for all taste and pockets,” she adds.

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Magnetic attraction

The most developed island in the Caribbean, part of Barbados' appeal is its infrastructure as it appeals to sophisticated buyers looking to spend much of the year here. Shops, restaurants and other attractions are a big draw - and are constantly improving - but it's the basics which are the real appeal. “The people are warm and friendly and of course, we also have the sun and sea,” explains Ms Davis. “Barbados is often referred to as the gem of the Caribbean and many visitors return time and again.” Repeat visitors to the Caribbean find a lifestyle which is rarely equalled in other destinations and prices are currently attractive. Knight Frank’s Head of Caribbean Sales, Christian de Meillac, reports that the lifestyle offer in the Caribbean hasn’t changed although prices have. “You can still get all the joys of being in paradise for 20-30% less than you would have paid in 2000, not to mention the exchange rate advantages and improved facilities,” he says. Knight Frank’s research shows that the market appears to be nearing the bottom of the curve as the islands face their biggest season. “The pre-season buzz is in the air and there are buyers on the ground picking up deals before the long winter sets in. With positive signs in both the UK, US economies and limited property on the market, we expect to see interest continue to grow in the Caribbean this season,” notes Mr de Meillac. 78

Oliver’s Cove, Turks & Caicos

is perfectly positioned with nearly 800 feet

This private island beachfront estate is

of beach frontage on 6.54 acres. Including

meticulously designed and includes a classic

357 feet of frontage for future expansion,

main house and separate guesthouse. The

the estate is serviced by Parrot Cay by COMO

seven-bedroom property features vaulted

Hotels and Resorts, the number one Resort

ceilings, a southern Zen garden with fountain

and Spa in the World as voted by Condé

and an infinity-edge pool set directly in

Nast Traveller.

the sand.

£30.6m / €38.6m / $48m

On one of the most beautiful and private stretches of beach in the world, the property

Turks & Caicos Sotheby's International Realty +1 649 231 0707

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Galley Bay Heights, St Johns, Antigua

7,500 square feet. Highlights include a

Villa Nicobar is one of the newest properties

spectacular open plan sitting/dining room

in the exclusive Galley Bay Heights

leading out to a spacious veranda with a

development and includes highly luxurious

10-seat teak table for al fresco eating. The

products sourced throughout Europe by

large terrace, jacuzzi and infinity pool beyond

an international interior designer. It has

also allow the most amazing views of the

uninterrupted views of the sea and beach,

Caribbean Sea.

four double bedrooms and one single

£2.5m / €3.1m / $3.9m

(sleeping nine in total) and extends over

Savills +44 (0)20 7016 3740

Keeping an eye on the exchange rate is crucial for anyone considering investing says Moneycorp’s Marianne Gilmore. At the time of writing, the current exchange rate of the pound against the East Caribbean dollar is 4.18. “Not many people know that the East Caribbean dollar is pegged to the US dollar,” she says, “which means the two currencies have a fixed exchange rate. This means the amount of East Caribbean dollars you get for your pound is influenced by the strength or weakness of the US dollar.” Even the smallest movement can have a knock-on effect to your property budget. “It’s a good idea to speak to a currency specialist to make sure you get the best rates when transferring the sum for your property purchase. Then you can be sure to relax and enjoy your tranquil Caribbean pad,” she advises. And house hunting has never been more fun than in the Caribbean with many islands now starting to attract buyers. Denise Douglas of Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty has noticed strong growth, partly influenced by the increase in tourism there. “Single-family homes and villas have led the way with a 99% leap in $ volume over Q3 last year on the strength of select luxury and ultra-luxury sales up to roughly 13 million,” she says. “This strong performance is further evidence that the luxury tourists of Amanyara, Parrot Cay, Grace Bay Club, The Palms and others, along with private villa renters, are converting to big time investors in TCI luxury real estate. This is a trend we should see continuing in the 3 million and up strata.” International Property & Travel

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Serenity, Lancaster Ridge, St. James, Barbados Exquisitely designed, Serenity’s architecture blends with exceptional finishes, state-of-the-art technology and sumptuous furnishings to create a world-class villa. Located on one of the most exclusive ridges overlooking Barbados' Platinum Coast, this newly built villa encompasses over 13,500 square feet of covered living space with panoramic views of the island's countryside to the east, with the Caribbean Sea and the stunning Royal Westmoreland championship golf course to the west. It includes five en suite bedrooms, a self contained suite (plus permission for a further two bedrooms and bathrooms) as well as large covered terraces, a double infinity edge pool with bar, dining gazebo, gym, office, banquet room, cinema, self contained apartment, wine cellar, elevator, staff areas and secure parking. £9.6m / €12m / $15m Realtors Real Estates +1 246 432 6930 e: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com 80 54

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SOUTHBOROUGH ... Spacious 11 room house set on 7.44 acres, with a large barn and a greenhouse with a retractable roof. 5 bedrooms. 4 fireplaces. Heated pool. ... $1,300,000

BROOKLINE, Chestnut Hill ... Magnificent 12 room residence with over 8,000 sq. ft. of living space. Former home of poet Amy Lowell. Custom appointments throughout. ... $4,650,000

BOSTON, Beacon Hill ... Extraordinary single family brownstone offers stunning original detail. 3 spectacular outdoor spaces. 4 bedrooms. Excellent layout with tasteful renovation. ... $3,900,000

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

BOSTON, Charlestown ... Flagship Wharf. Spectacular corner 3 bedroom Penthouse has 2,432 sq. ft., 2 levels, and 2 decks. 2 deeded garage spaces. Breathtaking views. ... $2,149,000

NEWTON ... Exquisite renovation and addition to this 13 room Queen Anne Victorian. 6 bedrooms. 4.5 bathrooms. Over 6,000 sq. ft. of living space. Carriage house. ... $4,300,000

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Royal Westmoreland, St. James, Barbados Toad Hall is a private home located in the gated golf community of Royal Westmoreland. Its total covered area is approximately 12,000 square feet on 1.75 acres of land with magnificent views across to the Caribbean Sea. There are four spectacular themed bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and two beautifully appointed ‘his & her’ powder rooms in the main house. There are many beautiful features throughout the home. These include the dining room which is fully enclosed with mirrored glass, handmade tiles from Wales for the swimming pool which depicts underwater city and marine life, an amazing man cave with large pool table, bar, home theatre and wine room. £8.9m / €11.3m / $14m Realtors Real Estate +1 246 432 6930 e: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com

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HULL ... Waterfront 12 room residence with Queen Anne elements. 5 bedrooms. Beautiful bay views from almost every room. Well landscaped corner lot. Patio. ... $1,549,000

LEXINGTON ... 16 room estate in the heart of town center. 7 bedrooms. 5.5 bathrooms. Over 7,200 sq. ft. Charming 4 room carriage house. Set on nearly an acre of land. ... $2,975,000

WESTON ... Magnificent 13 room Georgian-style residence. 6 bedrooms. 4 full and 2 half bathrooms. Set on almost 2.5 acres of land. Carriage house. Tennis court. ... $3,750,000

SHARON ... Custom built 11 room residence. Two-story marble foyer. 4 bedrooms. 4 full and 2 half bathrooms. Over 5,700 sq. ft. of living space. Three-car garage. ... $1,289,000

HINGHAM ... Renovated 12 room Victorian in Crow Point with 4 floors of finished living space. 7 bedrooms. 5.5 bathrooms. Custom design mahogany kitchen. Garage. ... $1,990,000

WESTON ... 6 bedroom residence in a popular neighborhood. Kitchen opens to family room. Accessory apartment on lower level. On 1.5 acres with tennis court. ... $2,095,000

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The Residences at Sugar Beach, St Lucia

Caribbean Sea. Each Residence has lush, landscaped

three gourmet restaurants, four bars, a scuba dive

Within the Val des Pitons UNESCO World Heritage Site,

gardens, spacious terraces, and a vast infinity pool.

centre, kids’ club, games room and beach club. A

Sugar Beach is a 180-acre, five-star Viceroy Resort.

There are shaded dining and living areas perfect

dedicated team of butlers also provides a discreet,

This collection of 38 exclusive two to six-bedroom

for entertaining or simply relaxing with family and

intuitive service around the clock.

properties, many just steps away from the water’s

friends. The resort has two white sand beaches, a

From £1.6m / €2m / $2.5m - £5.7m / €7.2m / $9m

edge, has stunning views of the Pitons, rainforest and

huge reverse infinity edge pool, a rainforest spa,

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Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados Fairways is at the end of one of the quietest and most exclusive roads within this prestigious estate. The extremely spacious, colonial style villa is set amongst over an acre of tropically landscaped gardens and features extensive living and entertaining areas. These include four spacious bedrooms, including a guest suite with external entrance for added convenience. There is also a large swimming pool and deck plus a fully separated, self-contained studio cottage which is just the thing for guests who would like a bit more privacy than the in-house guest suite. ÂŁ4.3m / â‚Ź5.5m / $6.8m Realtors Real Estates +1 246 432 6930

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With 2,500 acres and six secluded beaches on the southeastern peninsula of St Kitts, Christophe Harbour is a perfect island hideaway

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Cape Town, South Africa Previously owned by late Princess Diana’s brother Charles, the ninth Earl Spencer, and a favourite retreat of Diana’s, Tarrystone Estate represents the ultimate in luxury and style. Renovated and upgraded by the present owner, a highly acclaimed international developer, Tarrystone offers a lifestyle that is both opulent and understated … luxurious and liveable … sumptuous and serene. Set on almost three acres of uniquely positioned land, Tarrystone offers complete privacy as well as panoramic sea and mountain views. The Estate consists of a grand double-storey main house as well as three guest cottages, two staff cottages, a security guardhouse, a private vine-yard, tennis court, fully equipped fitness room, sauna, steam room, koi pond and Roman-style swimming pool. £4m / €5.1m / $6.3 e: gullan@monarkglobal.com w: www.TarrystoneEstate.com Monark Developments - Len Gullan +27 76 116 0886

Tarrystone Estate CAPE TOWN’S FINEST PRIVATE RESIDENCE

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Amazing value in Barbados Rent an apartment in one of the most prestigious waterside developments in Barbados. Rates for a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment from US$1500 per night between 7th Jan 2015 and 14th April 2015. Resort amenities include: - Direct access to Six Men's Beach - Pool Island - Golf Simulator - Kid's Club - Paddle Boards - Kayaks & Snorkeling

Contact London Sotheby's International Realty for more details:

+44 20 7584 3050

mayfair@sothebysrealty.co.uk

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Middle Eastern promise F

ollowing several difficult years for Dubai’s luxury property market, 2013 put a smile back on the face of investors with prices shooting up. They peaked towards the end of that year with increases of up to 51% in some instances. Such swift growth however rang alarm bells in certain quarters, envisaging a possible repeat of the 2008 crash. This was quickly followed by government measures, intent on reining in the market. The result has been a slowing of property price growth – but that has not come as a surprise, says Robert Green, general manager at Abercrombie & Kent International Estates. “No market can sustain such incredible growth indefinitely,” he says. “A

When it comes to attracting investors at home and overseas, Dubai continues to forecast a bright future. Lisa Burn finds out more combination of rising rents and general living costs along with the government’s price containment measures of higher transfer fees and mortgage caps have attributed to the slowdown.” This should be considered an encouraging development, he continues. “Overall we see the stabilisation of capital value growth rates as positive, reducing the risk of another bubble and helping to secure a more sustainable growth over the short to medium term.” While growth has slowed it has not stopped and prices are still increasing. Faisal Durrani,

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international research and business development manager for Cluttons, points out, “Although values and rents may be stabilising to an extent, they are still maintaining a positive growth trajectory and we expect this to persist, which will in turn deliver the sustainability we have been anticipating. “The careful implementation of measures at a federal and at an emirate level has been exceptionally successful in transforming the residential markets. This is particularly true in Dubai, where growth is now tracking a much more sustainable course as the market matures further.”

Ashjar, Al Barari A development of 300 apartments, Ashjar forms part of the Al Barari complex, 25 minutes from Dubai Marina. The apartments are in low-rise buildings no more than six storeys high and offer three different design styles with a focus on engaging with nature. Apartments have one, two or three bedrooms; those on the ground floors feature garden terraces, while those on the top floors have rooftop gardens and picturesque views of Dubai. Kitchens include high-end brands with quality cabinetry and marble worktops, while bathrooms have quality fittings, porcelain and ceramic tiles. Communal facilities include landscaped gardens, a swimming pool, children’s play areas and underground parking. Residents can also use the amenities of the wider Al Barari complex, including the gym, fitness centre and restaurant. From £579,000 / €734,200 / $903,900 Abercrombie & Kent International Estates +44 (0)20 3667 7016

Why Dubai?

For expats and investors, Dubai is an attractive destination. It is popular with overseas workers, property buyers and businesses drawn by the lure of its favourable tax regulations – (with no income, corporation, or capital gains taxes), economic conditions, high living standards and hot climate. “With 0% capital gains tax, capital appreciation of 17-22 per cent year on year and high expected growth figures, Dubai is an ideal place to invest,” says Mohammad Bin Zaal, CEO of Al Barari, creator of the Al Barari luxury residential development. “Relative to international standards and similar trading hubs in the world, Dubai property prices are still low and, as a result, international investors flock to the city to buy high-quality property.“ Indeed, research from Knight Frank indicates that a million US dollars buys 146 square metres of luxury living space in Dubai – six times more than you would get for your money in London and seven times more than in Hong Kong.

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When it comes down to just who is investing, Dubai’s appeal seems to strike a chord at home and abroad. According to the Dubai Land Department, in the first six months 94

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Palm Jumeirah This waterfront villa in the heart of a man-made island has spectacular views from one of Dubai’s most well-known locations. It features four bedrooms and five bathrooms, a double-height entrance hall and an open-plan kitchen/dining room. Beyond this, the living room opens on to a beachfront terrace while the family room looks out over the property’s private swimming pool. Upstairs, the bedrooms have en suite facilities, with a spa-inspired bathroom in the master suite. Outside, mature landscaped gardens surround the villa with a courtyard, gazebo and terrace. £2.9m / €3.7m / $4.5m Cluttons +971 4 365 7700

of 2014, property transactions in Dubai by UAE nationals were worth AED 12.5 billion, Arab investors from outside the UAE were responsible for transactions worth AED 6.905 billion, while overseas investors accounted for property deals worth AED 30.533 billion. India topped the list of overseas investors, followed by Great Britain, Pakistan, Iran and Canada. This is despite a doubling of transfer fees from 2% to 4% towards the end of 2013 and a cap on mortgages that means anybody wishing to buy a property costing more than AED 5 million will have to come up with a deposit of 35% (it was previously around 15%). Dereck Hoogenkamp of Al Barari states, “With the gradual slowdown in the market, buyers are looking for safe investments, including properties from well-established real estate developers.” Mohammad Bin Zaal agrees, “Buyers search for a secure investment in a stable country that is also tax-free. The fact that one can get residency is an added feature that the UAE offers.” In addition to the practical attractions and financial considerations Dubai offers, projects such as the construction of Al Maktoum International Airport and the announcement that World Expo 2020 will take place in the emirate, have increased confidence in Dubai’s commercial and property markets generally. “With a maturing real estate market, world class infrastructure and a high standard of living that has fostered a truly international population, Dubai’s emergence as a global business hub is encouraging international firms to set up offices across the city,” concludes Ms Durrani. “This has had a direct impact on the demand for residential and office space across the emirate. The robust economic expansion, coupled with globally significant events such as Dubai Expo 2020 and mega infrastructure projects such as Al Maktoum International Airport and the Dubai Metro extension are all expected to fuel the next wave of development of the real estate market.” International Property & Travel

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118 Rising 14 floors high above Dubai’s Downtown, 118 comprises 24 full-floor residences, three duplex penthouses, a rooftop pool, gym and spa with beauty rooms, steam rooms and a sauna. Residents also have the use of private dining and event spaces including the poolside deck, which can accommodate up to 100 guests. Entry to 118 is via a multi-storey lobby, the focal point of which is a two-storey glass sculpture; corridors feature Italian marble and a concierge service looks after residents and guests. Apartments have four bedrooms and offer one of two design styles, either Signature Classic Residence or Signature Contemporary Residence. Each high-ceilinged home features French windows and a sky terrace which provide panoramic views of the city. Their interior design encompasses high-end bathrooms by Kohler with freestanding tubs and full-length mirrors, kitchens by SieMatic and appliances by Miele. Every apartment also includes staff accommodation and three parking spaces. From £3.9m / €5m / $6.1m Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty +971 4 818 4999

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Jing Mian Xin Cheng Beijing, China

Jin Mian Xin Cheng, an eye-catching mixed-use development adjacent to Beijing’s Fourth Ring Road, was the winner of a ‘Best Office and Business Development’ accolade at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2013. The development consists of two office towers and a retail podium immediately adjacent to the road, with a protected public plaza to their rear. Given that the massing of the blocks was predicated and constrained by the sunlight requirements of a residential development to the north of the site, SPARK’s work focused on the detailed design of the façade and landscape. The inspiration for the ‘pleated’ and ‘woven’ façade was drawn from the former presence of the textile market. Says SPARK Director Jan Felix Clostermann, “The pleating and weaving effects emerged from the visualisation of the facades as pieces of three-dimensional fabric rather than paper-thin curtain walls.” Pleats of perforated aluminium sheet establish a heavily textured façade for the retail podium, while angular ‘threads’ of glazing adhere to a weaving logic that slowly dissolves as it progresses upward. The ‘thickened’ facades perform a number of functions beyond enclosure. Firstly, they baffle the traffic noise of the ring road and offer a level of acoustic protection to the interior. The weave effect on the towers is thus concentrated at the lower levels, fading out with height. Secondly, in the case of the woven glazing, the façade engages with interior space by sculpting new habitable zones at the building’s edge. Simulateously, the woven glazing establishes new opportunities for ventilation. Clostermann explains, “The weave allowed us to add small side

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openings for natural ventilation. In most of Beijing’s Grade A office developments, windows are very large, heavy, top-hung panels that are difficult to operate and prone to falling. Many building operators do not allow windows to be opened for this reason, yet air conditioning is usually switched off at 6pm and remains off on weekends. This is a problem for those who need to work beyond regular office hours.” Smaller, lighter, and much easier to use, Jin Mian Xin Cheng’s side windows are thus a practical and low-tech solution to a common problem. The etremities of the ‘weave’ serve an additional function as easily accessed light boxes for night-time illumination of the building. In a similar vein, SPARK’s landscape design for the plaza establishes a habitable topography of folds on the horizontal plane. “The ground folds up to create seating, and to demarcate different zones in the plaza for different activities,” says Clostermann. This continuation of the theme in the landscape design assures a pedestrian experience as impactful as the visual experience of the passing motorist.

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The Acacia, The Residences at Al Barari Composed of 189 grand villas, The Residences are part of Al Barari phase 1, a $3.2 billion development in Dubai that focuses on the creation of a green and sustainable desert oasis. It is said to be the first integrated luxury and eco-conscious development in the region, with 80% of its land given over to green space, including 34 themed gardens and 16.4km of freshwater streams, waterways and lakes. One of four luxurious villa designs that make up The Residences at Al Barari (the others being the Dahlia, Bromellia and Camellia), Acacia covers 16,488 square feet. The property has six en suite bedrooms, a family kitchen and service kitchen, formal and informal dining rooms, an open-plan family living area, a study, guest room and staff accommodation. Its interiors are exquisite, with spa bathrooms and a choice of more than 96 finishes. Outside the villa is equally impressive with two private courtyards, gardens, swimming and plunge pools, roof terraces and gardens, barbecue areas and a three-car garage. From ÂŁ2.6m / â‚Ź3.3m / $4.1m

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The Cayan Tower, Dubai Marina Commanding 360° views over Dubai, the entire top floor of this twisting tower is given over to a stunning four-bedroom penthouse. Its accommodation extends across 10,900 square feet and the apartment is finished in a contemporary style. All four bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and some have private balconies. The master suite includes direct access to the private swimming pool and also has a separate sitting room. In addition, there’s a formal living room, fitted kitchen, staff accommodation, garage, parking and changing rooms by the pool. £8.7m / €11m / $13.6m Knight Frank +971 4426 7610

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Emirates Hills This villa features picturesque views through its floor-to-ceiling windows. The ground floor’s generous living space includes an open-plan sitting room, dining room study and kitchens. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms are located on the first floor including a sumptuous master suite. The property also includes a cinema room, swimming pool, mature gardens, terraces and balcony, an integral garage and staff accommodation. £6.1m / €7.7m / $9.5m Knight Frank +971 4426 7610 International Property & Travel

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Conrad Dubai is a stylish haven in the heart of cosmopolitan Dubai, just five minutes from many of the city’s attractions including The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Dubai World Trade Centre.

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he Conrad Dubai has 555 highly luxurious, locally inspired and internationally designed rooms. Top of the range are the two Royal Suites which measure a generous 318m2 and are located on the 46th floor with breathtaking views of Dubai’s skyline or the alluring Arabian Peninsula. They each include two comfortable king bedrooms, a maid’s room, lounge, dining area seating 12 guests and a pantry. Guests also have the services of a personal chef and butler for their entire stay. Within the hotel, Conrad Spa has eight treatment rooms, two couple rooms, a relaxation lounge and Hammam Suite, as well as hydro and relaxation pools. Guests may choose from a range of relaxing and rejuvenating signature treatments drawn from local techniques, culture and surroundings. The pool deck offers another perfect place to unwind by plunging into the temperature-controlled pool. Contemporary white sun beds and private cocoon beds set against a backdrop of tropical palms and a lush lawn make this a delightful urban pool oasis. Guests will also enjoy world-class gastronomic experiences at Conrad Dubai’s five distinctive dining and entertainment venues. www.conradhotels.com 102

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Go with the flow We travel far and wide to discover a selection of the world’s most stunning waterside properties

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he lure of living close to the water’s edge is often too strong to resist. Whether it’s beside the coast, a river, lake or Scottish loch, the view changes every day of the year. While keen photographers revel in the light reflected on the surface, there’s endless enjoyment for sailors, watersport enthusiasts and swimmers.

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Le Trayas, France In a quiet position, high up in Le Trayas, this property of approximately 200m2 offers a magnificent view over the sea and the Lerins Islands. It has a tree-filled garden of around 2,000m2 and a heated infinity pool. The ground floor comprises an entrance, a living room, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, master bedroom with shower room and on the garden floor two bedrooms with shower rooms, the property offers a sea view from all rooms. £1.6m / €2m / $2.5m Beauchamp Estates +33 4 9394 4545 e: marion@beauchamp.com

Marbella, Spain

Designed in traditional Andalucian style, the villa

Front line beach villa in the exclusive five-star

is built over three levels and features a spectacular

Puente Romano Beach Resort on the famous

central courtyard with a distinctive fountain. There

Marbella Golden Mile. The spacious 778m2 property

are six en suite double bedrooms, a spacious

has epic sea views from its 1,604m2 plot, directly

office, fully fitted kitchen, dining room and grand

in front of Puente Romano’s tennis club, gym,

entertainment room with open fireplace. The

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basement has a separate, self-contained apartment with a double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen and a garage for five vehicles. Outside is a covered terrace dining area, garden, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and barbecue area. £9.4m / €12m / $14.7m Coopers +34 952 764 067 e: info@iancooperestates.com

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Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands Accessible only by water or helicopter, Oil Nut Bay offers a limited collection of home sites and properties. It provides the exclusivity of a private island with all the amenities of a five-star resort. These include a beach club with three pools, bars, a restaurant, an electric buggy for each home and access to the Oil Nut Bay private marina. Exceptional custom-made homes fit seamlessly into the island’s ethos: to provide spectacular design and views for generations whilst keeping within its natural surroundings and environmentally sustainable guidelines. These homes are located across several distinct neighbourhoods, all designed to highlight the diverse landscape and expansive sea views. In addition to the private villas that are currently being built, eight villas and suites are completed with several more underway. From £3.2m / €4m / $5m - £9.4m / €14.8m / $12.5m Oil Nut Bay +1 284 393 1000 e: info@oilnutbay.com

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North East Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain This elegant, six-bedroom residence combines a traditional stone-clad exterior with stunning contemporary proportions and finishes. The location is private and, due to its elevated position, has the most beautiful open views across the countryside and bays of the northern coast. The main house features two very large master suites, an open living space with two lounge areas, a dining room and luxuriously equipped kitchen. A large independent guesthouse offers four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a lounge and kitchen. Outside, a swimming pool, sandy beach area, well equipped summer kitchen and dining area complement the property along with a beautifully landscaped garden, fruit trees, olive groves and vineyards. £4.6m / €5.85m / $7.3m 39°N 3°E +34 971 531 535 e: contact@39north3east.com

Ponce De Leon, Miami On nearly two acres within the prestigious Rio Vista community, Ponce De Leon has 20,000 square feet of living space along with eight bedrooms and bathrooms, two kitchens, an office, workshop, wine cellar and bar. Complete with Georgian detailing throughout, the property was landscaped by world-renowned architect Raymond Jungles and includes a guesthouse, wraparound porch, breathtaking water views and deepwater dockage. £20.3m / €25.6m / $32m One Sotheby’s Realty +1 (877) 630 8155

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A Curated Approach to Luxury Property

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Portobello, Monaco This stunning three-bedroom apartment features a large entrance hall and

long. They each have a private bathroom and fantastic views over the harbour

a spacious living room opening up on to a terrace overlooking the Hercule

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Harbour. Its kitchen has an adjacent laundry room and a service entrance, while

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the bedrooms are located at the front of the building and remain sunny all day

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Seapoint, Cape Cod, Massachusetts This landmark property stretches south into Buzzards Bay on nearly 10 acres at the tip of a peninsula. Built in 2007, the shingle style residence has over 1,500 feet of water frontage and 270-degree ocean views. Deep covered porches run the length of both facades, inviting the outside in and vice versa and every room in the home offers sea views. An elevator services all floors, while other amenities include an oceanfront infinity-edge pool, deep-water dock, a spacious guesthouse, state-of-the-art wine cellar, bowling lanes and a bar shaped like the bow of a ship. Further exemplifying the nautical lifestyle which the estate caters to, a masterfully carved mantel piece in the living room features shells and mermaids. £15.9m / €20.2m / $25m Robert Paul Properties +1 508 420 1414 112

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The Edge, Sandyhills, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland Bordered by ancient oak woodland in a National Scenic Area, this multi awardwinning property marries style, location and jaw dropping views in a sustainable, eco friendly home. With its sleek, linear glass facade and cliff-top setting the four-bedroom home creates a real sense of drama. Designed around the stunning coastal views, the interior is awash with natural light and merges interior and landscape to magnificent effect. Its 2,540 square feet of bespoke interiors feature high specification finishes in natural stone, oak and stainless steel. The living accommodation is open-plan to the designer kitchen and the dining area takes full advantage of the stunning views. The spacious lounge area opens on to the deck as well as an office/study/ fifth bedroom with en suite wet room. Offers over £1.2m / €1.6m / $1.9m Strutt & Parker, Edinburgh t: +44 (0)131 226 2500

The Ocean Flower

Airport. The traditional Maldivian styled villas

Private Residences, Maldives

come in three distinctive designs, all with private

Magnificent oceanfront development

plunge pools. They are spacious, stylishly

of 185 floating villas in the shape of a

furnished, well equipped and fully serviced by a

Maldivian flower. The Ocean Flower is in a

five-star hotel, enabling the opportunity to rent

breathtaking lagoon, only a 15-minute boat

out the property when not in use.

transfer away from Male’ International

Villa owners enjoy free golf membership at the nearby Royal Indian Ocean Golf Club (this is the Maldives’ only and the first floating golf course in the world). Other amenities include as white sand beaches, restaurants, shops, leisure pools, small beach islands, a day spa and diving centre. From £635,000 / €801,000 / $1m Dutch Docklands +960 333 666 4

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INDUSTRIAL BLOCKS WITH THE ELEGANCE THAT RACES WITH PLAZAS ARE AT TRIOS 2023! TRIOS 2023, which situated within the Ikitelli Organised Undustrial Zone, will revolutionise the industrial zone with its industrial blocks, office towers for boss, shops, market, hotel and with its adrenalin sports complexes where all of these at high standards. You should also take your place at this revolution.

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Mandalay Beach Villas, Koh Samui Collection of just seven beachfront pool villas featuring a contemporary, modern design. This secure and gated estate offers the ultimate in island accommodation, matching exclusivity with privacy. Facing the white sandy expanse of Laem Noi Beach and backed by palms, each villa has its own private courtyard, giving approximately 350-500m2 of living space, with 17-35 metres of beach frontage, on land plots ranging from 800 to 1,600m2. The project will be built in two phases: Phase One (two three-bedroom villas) is completed, Phase Two is in progress and includes one six-bed, one five-bed, two three-bed villas, a gym and other amenities. Owners are given the option to participate in a rental management programme. Off plan from £825,650 / €1m / $1.3m Constructed from £952,670 / 1.2m / $1.5m Mandalay Beach Villas +66 77 484 970 e: tibor@mandalaybeachvillas.com

From £4.6m / €5.8m / $7.2m Abercrombie & Kent International Estates +44 (0)20 3667 7016 The Four Seasons Private Residences, Seychelles Just nine out of 27 private residences remain for sale on two spectacular headlands overlooking Petite Anse Bay on the south west coast of Mahé, the Seychelles’ main island. The Residences are in a 70-hectare development with a choice of three to six-bedroom villas on plots from 6,082m2 to 14,966m2. Each one is constructed on stilts with wooden walkways connecting the separate living and sleeping pavilions. Large teak sun decks surround infinity swimming pools allowing owners to enjoy the breathtaking ocean views. The Four Seasons Rental Programme is available to owners wishing to rent out their property and they can also enjoy all the facilities of the five-star Four Seasons Resort Seychelles including concierge services, spa, fitness amenities and restaurants. 116

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Marazul Villas, José Ignacio, Uruguay The deep blue waters and unending beaches of José Ignacio on Uruguay's Atlantic coast have evolved into one of the world’s most coveted destinations for millionaires and top celebrities, such as Donald Trump and Richard Gere. Marazul Villas’ 40 prime beachfront lots represent one of the last beachfront properties in this bohemian yet ultra-chic resort. Occupying 30 acres of untouched land directly on the ocean, Marazul Villas have spectacular views across the Southern Atlantic Ocean. With plot sizes ranging from 2,000 to 8,000 square feet each one provides ample land to build a magnificent beach house. Owners have access to hotel-style services provided by Vik Retreats as well as use of the pool, spa and fitness centre in the hotel. A wide variety of sports is also offered. Plots from £1.6m / €2m / $2.5m – £2.5m / €3.2m / $4m Beach house construction from £762,000 / €961,270 / $1.2m Engel & Voelkers +598 4244 6602 e: puntadeleste@engelvoelkers.com

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Step aboard and enjoy a cruise on one of these fabulous vessels in various locations around the world

Sunborn Gibraltar Located in the new Ocean Village Marina, Sunborn Gibraltar has uninterrupted views across the Gibraltar Straits and to the tip of Africa. This 142-metre super yacht hotel offers the first official five-star hotel accommodation to visitors of the rock, with 18,500m2 of floor space, 189 rooms and suites and seven floors. Guests have the feeling that they are residing on their very own super yacht whilst enjoying the facilities of a luxury hotel. Taking advantage of the breathtaking views was key to the overall design and every room features floor to ceiling, sliding windows and a private sundeck. Sunborn Gibraltar offers the ideal base from which to enjoy the area; the Valderrama Golf Course is just across the border, whilst a variety of water activities (sailing, fishing, dolphin watching and sunset boat trips) can be taken from the yacht. On board there are fine dining restaurants, cocktail bars, a large pool and sundeck, an Elemis Spa (the first in Southern Spain and Gibraltar), a gym, casino and grand ballroom. A focal point is the top deck restaurant, which features a retractable roof for alfresco dining all year round. From ÂŁ295 / â‚Ź372 / $465 per night based on two sharing on a B&B basis Ocean Village +350 2001 6000 e: info@sunborngibraltar.com 118

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Swallows and Amazons The Swallows and Amazons luxury charter yacht sleeps up to eight guests in four en suite cabins and is finished to the highest specifications. Her sleek lines and modern interiors are well complemented by exceptional sailing capabilities over typical cruising grounds stretching from the North West coast of Corsica to Northern Sardinia. The yacht is ideal for two families of four, or four couples. Air-conditioned throughout, it is the perfect base to return to after an hour or two exploring the bay on the yacht’s tender, snorkelling, fishing or swimming. Swallows and Amazons comes with a skipper, chef and crew hand to sail the yacht to various locations, cook delicious meals and oversee all aspects of safety and guests’ stays whilst on-board. A 'cruising package' can also be selected providing breakfast, lunch and dinner with drinks. Features include a large saloon, cockpit and teak deck sunbathing areas, welcoming champagne and canapés on arrival, a semi-rigid tender/speedboat, water-skis, wakeboard and ringo, snorkelling equipment, fishing tackle, plus internet/Wi-Fi throughout. From £20,000 / €25,230 / $31,500 per week Amazon Creek +44 (0)1865 865 456

TV Equipped with extensive features for living on water, TV is a 79-metre vessel with a total of nine cabins for up to 12 guests. She is currently based in Northern Europe but will be sailing in the Mediterranean this summer. TV has a master suite that occupies the entire top deck, boasting panoramic views, a ‘his and hers’ en suite bathroom, private balcony and Jacuzzi area. The sundeck features a large outside Jacuzzi pool, contra flow swimming pool, 20-metre water slide and a swim up bar. The yacht's lower deck accommodates a health spa facility including a beauty salon, a sauna and massage room and a fully equipped gymnasium. This area expands on to a large fold-down sea terrace on the aft so that charter guests are able to easily transition from swimming in the ocean to relaxing in the sauna or receiving massage treatments and indoor/ outdoor gym activities. From £673,760 / €850,000 / $11m per week Edmiston +377 93 30 54 44 120

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go Aqua Luna Experience iconic Victoria Harbour like never before aboard one of Hong Kong’s most famous traditional junk boats. The red-sail Chinese junk, which is known as ‘Cheung Po Tsai’ in Chinese, is named after the famous Cheung Chau pirate. Using age-old design and traditional materials, Aqua Luna is the last remaining, old-style junk in Hong Kong made by an 80 year-old local craftsman. From now until the end of February, guests opting for Marco Polo Hotels’ ‘Stay and Sail’ package can enjoy a 45-minute, evening harbour cruise aboard Aqua Luna highlighting the splendid views of Hong Kong as part of their privileges.  www.marcopolohotels.com

Carpe Diem I This traditional, gullet-style yacht sails out of Marmaris/Bodrum in Turkey on tailormade, seven-night seacruises on the Eastern Mediterranean. The vessel is 100 feet long with air-conditioning and equipped to a high standard of comfort and practicality. With sleek mahogany and teak interiors, it accommodates up to nine guests (children are very welcome) in four superbly equipped en suite cabins with air-conditioning, free WIFI and all the comforts you would expect from a five-star hotel. To make the most of your leisure time, there’s a new speedboat and extensive watersports equipment: waterskiing, kneeboarding, kayaks, doughnuts, snorkelling, fishing etc. The focus is on laid-back luxury provided by a professional crew with an English-speaking captain, allowing guests to explore some of the hidden gems of the Turkish coastline and Greek islands. Itineraries are tailor made to suit guest requirements with onboard private chef and catering, luxury airport transfers, watersport facilities and boat fuel included. An extensive menu of international and regional dishes is offered with fresh, local ingredients and delicious cakes for afternoon tea. From £8,000 / €10,100 / $12,600 £20,000 / €25,230 / $31,500 per week Dreamcharters +44 (0)7966 550 757 e: info@dreamcharters.co.uk

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Galactica Star Since the brand was founded in 1978, Heesen Yachts has developed a name as one of the most respected shipyards in the world. Heesen is based in the Netherlands and, having worked with over 100 clients, now has an impressive 70-metre yacht in production, its largest superyacht to date. Priding themselves on their ability to innovate, this expert team of professionals provides superior craftsmanship and a bespoke finished product tailored to each individual yacht owner’s needs. This means that no two yachts from Heesen are the same. Emphasizing the company’s position at the forefront of yacht design, its multi award-winning 65m Galactica Star is the first all-aluminium fast-displacement motor yacht of its kind, catering to the next luxury yachting generation by providing stability, comfort and speed of up to 28.8 knots. From £51.5m / €65m / $81.1m depending on engine and interior choices Heesen Yachts +31 (0)412 66 55 44

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Cameron House on Loch Lomond offers sumptuous stays on the banks of one of Scotland’s most famous natural attractions

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D-Hotel Maris can best be described as a modernist retreat featuring pale granite and marble interiors flooded with sunlight. All 200 spacious rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows and there are even sea views from deep, sunken marble baths. Guests are offered a wide selection of dining options including a whiskey and cognac bar, a new Zuma restaurant and, of course, Turkish fine dining.

Other excellent facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a vitality pool and an Espa facility offering hammam rituals and an Aegean seashell massage. A swimming pool carved into the edge of a cliff overlooks distant pine-covered isles and each of the five private beaches is dressed with imported white sand from Egypt. www.dhotel.com.tr

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Widely known for their excellence, quality and value, IJM Land Berhad is one of Malaysia’s most recognised and trusted public-listed property developers. Setting an impressive precedent in all major cities in Malaysia. IJM Land consistently delivers on their passionate commitment to developing properties, combining expertise and cutting edge ideas to generate value for customers and stakeholders. Internationally, IJM Land has iconic developments in Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, China and the United Kingdom. IJM Land’s success has been attributed to its strong belief in creating global communities through the delivery of high quality products and contemporary green neighbourhoods, and this has been recognised at the International Property Awards 2014. For more information: www.ijmland.com +(603) 7985 8188

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Founded in 1855, Savills is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. We find out more about the company’s past, present and future

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avills now operates from over 600 corporate and associates offices, employing more than 27,000 people in over 60 countries. It extends throughout the Americas, the UK, continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, offering a broad range of specialist advisory, management and transactional services to Rupert Sebag-Montefiore Head of Savills Global clients all over the world. Residential Rupert Sebag-Montefiore, head of Savills Global Residential, says, “Property is no longer a local business. It has become genuinely global, and wealthy individuals are now collecting residences around the ??? 128

world whereas in previous eras they used to collect cars or paintings. They sometimes buy for enjoyment, sometimes for investment but almost all nationalities derive comfort from putting their wealth into a real asset that they can see and touch.” It’s interesting to note that privacy has never been more important to Savills’ buyers. “They want to deal in property in a way that is private and secure,” explains Mr SebagMonteiore, “and to this end we have created the Private Office as a service to such individuals as their property requirements move around the world. “We pride ourselves on having the best possible representation in each location – be it London, Monaco, Barbados or Sydney. My ambition is that when someone arrives in a location, and gets of a plane or a boat, they see our yellow Savills’ logo as a sign of knowledge, market penetration and service quality.”

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Lasborough

Significant sales

Savills has sold some of the most expensive developments around the world including One Hyde Park in London and Opus in Hong Kong. “Many of our transactions are confidential and happen off market,” says Mr Sebag-Montefiore. One such off market sale was a fabulous property in St Tropez. It was located in a private 16 acre Domaine and had a guide price of €58 million.

much top end business likes to operate discreetly,”

As for the UK, the country house sales business has

he says. “We are constantly finding new ways to

inevitably changed over recent years and Savills

keep off market transactions discreet and have

has adapted to meet the different challenges it

found some advantages in the online world as

has presented. Crispin Holborow, director, Country

well as disadvantages. The creation of password

House, Farms & Estates, explains, “The country

protected websites for example, with time

house sales business is continually evolving, both

expiry, has been one such method in reducing

as a result of technology, changes in the market

online proliferation. Other recent technological

place and changes in the type of buyer. Purchasers

improvements include the use of drones for high

have become increasingly international, with

level video photography, which show better than

significant growth in Russian and Eastern European

anything, country houses in their setting.”

buyers in recent years. “These purchasers, many of whom originally

One of the key sales of the year for Savills Country Department was Lasborough Park in

started buying in the gated communities of St

Gloucestershire with a guide price £12 million. “This

So what are

Georges Hill and Wentworth, have adapted their

property has all the hallmarks of the quintessential

Savills plans

aspirations as their knowledge of the United

country house,” says Mr Holborrow. “A truly

for the future

Kingdom and the market place improves. A growing

romantic setting with far reaching views over prime

internationally?

number are now prepared to look further afield and

Gloucestershire countryside and a well laid out but

“We now have

some are even investing in projects to build, similar

slightly quirky period country house. It sold in high

600 offices in

to the kind of property that they themselves have

summer 2014.”

most of the key

bought over the last five years. Schools continue

locations, both

to play a major part in decision making when these

plans for the future of the Country Department.

business and

families choose a country house.”

“We are building our country teams both in London

lifestyle around Crispin Holborow Director, Country House, Farms & Estates

RURAL RETREATS

According to Mr Holborrow, Savills has exciting

Mr Holborrow has found that some areas of

and around our 51 country offices. We expect that,

the world.

the country, and in particular the Cotswolds, have

whether it is in the latter part of 2015 or 2016, the

However, there

leapfrogged the value of areas closer to London.

country market will pick up, and pick up quickly.

are inevitably

“A house in the Cotswolds, which is one and three

This period will, I’m sure, be seen in the future as a

gaps to fill,

quarter hours from London, can easily be worth

good time to have bought.

for example in South America and Canada. Our

more that its equivalent in Buckinghamshire, only

website is now the most critical way of distributing

one and a quarter hours from London. Schooling,

which provides a specialist service to buyers

properties and that now reaches 42 countries and

shopping, the beauty of the countryside and

looking across all market places at a certain level

is automatically translated into 22 languages. So

architecture all contribute to this.”

of price. As a truly international, multi disciplined

part of our plan will be to continue to build our

Keeping a sale confidential, the name of the

“We are reinforcing the Savills Private Office

business we must continue to provide a personal

office network, and website distribution, although

buyer and the price paid has become increasingly

service in order to demonstrate that we are the

the fundamentals are now working well.”

difficult. “This presents us with a challenge as so

best one stop shop in town.”

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Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa

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

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

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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.

BAHAMAS AGENT

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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.

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Tavisola & Associates, Inc., is a California real estate team of professionals specializing in commercial, incomeproducing properties with accommodation of luxury vacation homes in the greater Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.

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

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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.

BARBADOS AGENT

Holetown St. James, BB24016, Barbados t: +1 246 432 6930 f: +1 246 432 6919 e: info@realtorsrealestatesales.com w: www.realtorsrealestatesales.com

CYPRUS DEVELOPER

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

EGYPT DEVELOPER

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: marketing.realestate@orascomhd.com w: www.orascomrealestate.com

GERMANY AGENT

Leipziger Platz 15 10117 Berlin, Germany t: +49 30 52 00 97 00 w: www.berlin-capital.com

REALTORS REAL ESTATE LIMITED

Specializes in Sales, Long Term Rentals, Valuations and Auctioneering. Our innovative team appreciates the unique challenges that arise when purchasing property in Barbados especially for overseas clients and can provide all the necessary information and support for the overseas purchaser.

APL ALEXANDER PROMOTIONS LTD

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

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.

ZABEL IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG

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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JORDAN DEVELOPER

P.O. Box 815321 Amman 11180, Jordan t: +962 6 551 3071 f: +962 6 5561738 e: info@sarayaholdings.com w: www.sarayaholdings.com

MAURITIUS DEVELOPER

4th Floor – Ebene Skies Rue de L’Institut Ebene, Mauritius t: +230 404 2266 e: info@anahitaproperty.com w: www.anahitaproperty.com

SOUTH AFRICA AGENT

Monterey, 12-14 Klaassens Road, Bishopscourt, Cape Town, 7708 South Africa t: +27 (0) 21 710 1800 e: michelle.swindale@pamgolding.co.za w: www.pamgolding.co.za

SPAIN AGENT

t: +34 637 472 828 t: +34 680 129 936 e: info@hannahomes.es w: www.hannahomes.es

UK DEVELOPER

For further information please contact Simon Barry at Knight Frank: t: +44 20 7861 5499 e: Simon.Barry@knightfrank.com or Simon Hedley at Druce: t: +44 20 7935 6535 e: sh@druce.com

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SARAYA HOLDINGS

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 WORLD CLASS SANCTUARY

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

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

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.

RIDGEFORD PROPERTIES & MANHATTAN LOFT CORPORATION

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.

MALTA AGENT

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

SEYCHELLES DEVELOPER

Eden House, Eden Island, Seychelles t: +248 346 000 f: +248 346 666 e: info@edenisland.sc w: www.edenisland.sc

SPAIN AGENT

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

UK AGENT

37 Davies Street, London W1Y 2SP t: +44 (0) 20 7629 7282 f: +44 (0) 20 7409 2359 e: london@struttandparker.com w: www.struttandparker.com

UK DEVELOPER

Selling Agents: Savills t: +44 (0)1202 492518 e: glong@savills.com w: www.savills.co.uk w: www.roxanconstruction.com

FRANK SALT (REAL ESTATE) LTD

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.

EDEN ISLAND

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

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!

STRUTT & PARKER

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.

ROXAN CONSTRUCTION

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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Announcing Arabia’s & Africa’s Best Property Professionals… This year’s competition has now reached its closing stages as we reveal the winners from our two remaining regions of the world, Arabia and Africa. The International Property Awards’ judges chaired by three active members of the UK’s House of Lords: Lord Caithness, Lord Best and Lord Courtown, has scrutinized many hundreds of entries across Arabia and Africa. They have now selected those showing exemplary levels of innovation, flair and sustainability, including the following examples: The award for Africa’s Best Architecture Multiple Residence went to Azuri in Mauritius by Blue Life. Designed and built to the highest standard, its residences are perfect for an oceanfront lifestyle. Arabia’s Best Architecture Multiple Residence was won by Cliff Edge Villas in Oman by O1A International. Each villa has been specially designed to have breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea. Arabia’s Best Interior Design Private Residence was awarded to a contemporary villa in Emirates Hills, Dubai by Bishop Design. The project involved a complete transformation of the property in a relatively short space of time. House De Goede in South Africa by Redesign Interiors took the crown for Africa’s Best Interior Design. A true African influence has been bought into the space through the use of raw textures and finishes. Many congratulations to all award winners listed within this publication and please remember that you are invited to participate in our 2015 series of Property Summits. Companies in related businesses as well as members of the public are also welcome to attend. Please visit www.propertyawards.net for dates, locations and how to register.

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Index 8 10 14 16 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 46 47 48 49 50 51 54 55 56 57 60

Sponsors Judges Saudi Architects Visionnaire Development Consulting Ltd iki design group Wa International Home Offices Century City Property Ltd DTB sarl Lababidi Holdings Limited Jumeirah Golf Estates Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Resort BG Mimarlik Musavirlik Ltd P&T Architects and Engineers Kingdom Hotel Investments Al Hamra Real Estate Development Balwin Properties Arcade Architectural & Interior Designers Al Barari Firm Management LLC LWA Architects British-American Insurance (K) Limited Doonbeyt Design Q Homes LLC Bishop Design LLC Tao Designs LLC SPF Realty Real Estate Broker LLC Dakota Design (PTY) Ltd Mylo Real Estate Zen Interiors LLC Royal Palm House Mimar Group Feenstra Group Katharine Pooley Ltd Billion Group Wissam Hayek Architects 2014 Africa & Arabia Property Award Winners

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2014-2015 International Property Awards Judges Chairmen Lord Best

The Earl of Caithness

The Earl of Courtown

Sir David Michels

Ian Aitch Architecture Journalist

David Graham Grahams Hi-Fi

Duncan Macarthur Hotel Solutions Partnership

Paul Scrivener MCM Architecture

Peter Anscombe Hotel Finance

Ian Graham Hotel Consultant

Steve Macfarlane Stonegres

Judith Baker Travel Writer & Editor

Susan Grossman Journalist

Felix Mara Editor of Architects Journal

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel magazine

Xuelin Bates Chinese Property Consultant

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

Julia Marozzi Bentley Motors

Judging Panel

Peter Bolton-King Group Director, RICS Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Consultants Russell Bragg Bragg & Co Stephen Brownless Gaggenau Peter Bush CEO, New Swansea Bay Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor John Cetra Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture Ian Chalk ORMS Architecture Matthew Clare Building Consultant Sean Cochrane Cochrane Design Andrew Cockburn Design Director, International Property Media Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant David Dalby Former CEO, RICS Johnny Dunford Global Commercial Director, RICS James Dunford-Wood Hotel Consultant Imtiaz Farookhi Former CEO, NHBC Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled person Will Gibbs MD, KLC School of Design

Julia Hands Hotelier Michael Harris Editor, Golf Monthly Richard Hartshorn NHBC Sean Hatcher MCM Architecture Amanda Hills Hills Balfour PR Daniel Hopwood Architect John Hunter Tenhurst Ian Jenkins Director of Research, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland Rebecca Johnson Consultant, Bloomberg Television Tom Jones Architect, Populous Mike Jordan Cornish Stairways International Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel magazine Dawn Kitchener Interior Designer Brian Lawrence Director, Brian Lawrence Ltd James Lawton Colefax & Fowler Paul Lewis Architect, Altham Lewis Architects Andrew Link Chief Operating Officer, Construction Industry Council

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel Tony Mcguirk Architect Guy Medd Chosen Group Luis Montfort Porcelanosa Christian Morris Consultant, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Laura Nixey Aston Martin PR Simon Numphud AA Hotel Services

Janine Stone Interior Designer Patrick Story Design Director, Casa Forma Gary Strong RICS Technical Standards Mark Taylor Interior Designer Paul Taylor Residential Faculty, RICS Sue Timney President, BIDA Tricia Topping Director, Carlyle Consultants Steve Turek Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade Jo Vickers JV Public Relations

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Anthony Walker Deputy Director, Property Team, Education Funding Agency

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Nick Watson Daily Telegraph

Edward Park Park Designed Penny Patterson Interior Designer Stephen Rees Coutts Banking Real Estate Renuka Reins Fueng Shui expert David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor, and Board Member, RICS Philippe Rossiter Former CEO, Institute of Hospitality

Eleanor Weaver Cochrane Design Gillian Wheatcroft PR Marketing Belen White Cochrane Design Stuart Wilsdon Wilsdon Design Associates Gail Wright Commercial Manager, Miele Benedict Zucchi Architect, BDP

Nancy Ruddy Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture Patrick Sanigar Architect, Space Shuffle

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BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ARABIA BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT ARABIA Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

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Saudi Arabia A RC H I T E C T U R E

HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Home Offices by Saudi Architects

Founded in 1992, Saudi Architects

span between two and three floors

delivers award winning world-class

over a total area of 45,000m². Special

professional architectural design and

entrances and electric elevators

management services, progressive

separate each office and offer ease of

infrastructure engineering and highly

access. There is also provision for private

ranked project and construction

vehicle parking for senior officials and

management known for quality and

businessmen at the entrances to their

professionalism.

offices. This offers the greatest possible

Home Offices is a unique

degree of privacy and the highest level

development providing an oasis of highly

of hospitality when receiving VIP guests.

integrated special services for elite

Additional parking to accommodate up

businessmen and corporate executives.

to 650 cars is positioned lower down

As the first complex of this type in Saudi

the building and also around the houses

Arabia, it proves an ideal location for

for visitors’ convenience.

offices and private companies of every

Saudi Architects has carefully

size. Located in the centre of Riyadh, one

considered the significant benefits

of the most economically active capitals

of a development that harmonises

in the Middle East, Home Offices offers

the working environment with the

exclusive privileges and utmost privacy.

needs of individuals. Therefore Home

Services include all logistics and banking

Offices’ vitality of design reflects an

facilities as well as flight bookings and

unprecedented blend of the highest

other travel information. Home Offices

and most luxurious standards. Great

even offers a 24-hour concierge service

attention has been paid to every minute

via its five-star boutique hotel on site.

detail to meet and often exceed the

Diverse spaces ranging from 250m² and varying types of office options

requirements of the VIPs working within this prestigious environment.

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HIGHLY COMMENDED MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Home Offices by Saudi Architects

Designed according to Arab inherent

activities can be organized on an annual

architectural details, Home Offices also

basis if wished.

displays a special elegance throughout its modern concept. Equipped with state-of-the-art

In order to keep a sense of wellbeing alongside the working environment, Home Offices includes a health club.

amenities for the 21st century, Home

Containing all the necessary sports

Office features fibre optic technology

equipment to promote physical fitness,

– the latest communication technology

it will help to alleviate the pressures of

in the world. This provides all the

work, save the businessmen’s precious

requirements of integrated companies,

time and preserve their privacy.

businessmen and their clients, enabling

Home Offices also features all the

them to communicate across the

latest major office safety and security

world through an advanced modern

systems. These include 24-hour CCTV

communication system. Home Offices

surveillance cameras, security guards

also features an integrated services

patrolling both outside and inside

business centre where managers and

the compound, fire-fighting systems

officers of major companies can gather.

and a smart card entry system at the

This gives them the opportunity to meet

compound’s gates. Peace of mind, perfect

with their counterparts and create new

privacy and exclusive services make

business opportunities for the future.

Home Offices a highly prestigious place

Additionally, Home Offices provides a

in which working life can be enjoyed to

conference centre where commercial

the full.

Saudi Architects Takhassousi Street, Riyad Bank Building, First Floor, PO Box 75515, Riyadh 11588, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia t: +966 1148 01011 f: +966 1148 86292 e: gm@saudiarc.com w: www.saudiarc.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 15

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 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT AJMAN Al Zorah Resorts by Visionnaire Development Consulting Ltd.

The masterplan for the award winning

Following the first site visit,

Al Zorah development was created by

Visionnaire and Solidere International

Visionnaire Development Consulting,

both recognized that the natural assets

a London based property and urban

of Al Zorah have the potential to offer

development consultancy, in close

a new lifestyle and tourist destination in

Solidere International Ltd

collaboration with the project’s client

the UAE. This intrinsic value of the site

Liberty House,

Solidere International, the UAE based

became the genesis for a vision to create

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developer known for creating ‘places

a new destination crafted for refined

DIFC,

for life’. Al Zorah, a joint venture

coastal living.

PO Box 506640,

between the Government of Ajman

Dubai,

and Solidere International, is a refined

commitment to protecting the site’s

UAE

lifestyle and leisure destination in the

natural assets, Visionnaire prepared an

t: +971 (0)4 382 63 99

United Arab Emirates.

innovative master plan that achieved the

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Based on Solidere International’s

Al Zorah will be a masterfully

right balance between the constraints

crafted development. Located 25

of conservation and the requirements

minutes away from the Dubai

of urban development. The masterplan

Al Zorah Development (Private) Company Ltd PSC

International Airport, Al Zorah is

designated the lagoon and mangroves as

positioned within a remarkable natural

a natural reserve, and Al Zorah is set to

The Emirate of Ajman,

setting defined by a 1.6 km long

become the first private development

UAE Building 1,

stretch of pristine beach frontage along

in the GCC to include such a biosphere.

PO Box 8010,

the Arabian Gulf. The destination is

In aggregate, 60% of the project’s land

Ajman,

differentiated by a placid inland lagoon,

area will be devoted to the protected

UAE

crisscrossed by traditional dhows, and an

mangroves and to public space.

t: +971 6 7030 100

extensive stretch of natural mangroves,

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home to more than 58 bird species

Development Company, said: “Al

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including the elegant pink flamingos.

Zorah is defining a new development

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Imad Dana, CEO of Al Zorah

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DE VELOPMENT

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT AJMAN Al Zorah Resorts by Visionnaire Development Consulting Ltd.

approach in the region, where the natural

was consciously different. It set out to

environment is intelligently integrated

design a compact ‘walkable’ environment

with modern development. Al Zorah is

composed of a network of streets,

a project of the future that enhances the

promenades and public squares which

ever-changing development landscape of

serve to connect several distinct mixed-

the UAE.”

use neighborhoods.”

Visionnaire’s Director Layth Madi

An essential part of Al Zorah’s

said that “the master plan was inspired by

development vision and hallmark

the uniqueness of the setting, a peninsula

of Visionnaire’s masterplan is the

which faces the Arabian Gulf on one

creation of a remarkable beachfront

side and shelters an inland lagoon and

district during the inaugural phase of

mangrove on the other. Our design

development. The open and vibrant

responded to the context by proposing a

beachside neighborhood at Al Zorah

new coastal community which connects

will offer a noteworthy alternative to

these remarkable natural poles across the

the privatization of urban waterfronts in

low lying peninsula.”

the UAE.

“The scale of development

In pairing the richness of nature with

and infrastructure in Dubai and the

the vibrancy of urban development, Al

neighboring Emirates has resulted in

Zorah achieves a perfect harmony, and in

cities designed for cars” added Madi.

so doing creates an incomparable ‘work,

“Visionnaire’s master plan for Al Zorah

live and play’ destination.

Visionnaire Development Consulting Ltd I2 Business Centre, Suite 128, 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD, UK t: +44 (0)20 3440 4337 f: +44 (0)20 3440 4344 e: contact@visionnaire.eu w: www.visionnaire.eu Africa & Arabia Property Awards 17

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BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE AFRICA Cradlestone Mall by Bentel International Associates

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Tanzania A RC H I T E C T U R E

 BEST ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE TANZANIA Safari City by iki Design Group

iki design group was established in 1995

Offering a diverse and flexible

as an architecture and design platform

layout, Safari City provides a wide

and has been contributing to modern

range of alternatives for different

architecture ever since. No matter what

purchasing groups from affordable

the scale and scope, whether urban

houses right through to high-end

or rural, the company’s solutions are

properties. The development’s

conceived to be functional, inspiring

innovative concept avoids a compact

and timeless.

building pattern and promotes a

Safari City in Arusha, Tanzania was designed by iki design group with the aim of re-establishing the balance and

strong community spirit as well as a sense of belonging. Pedestrian routes enliven the street

equilibrium of sustainable urban and rural

life, while the valley at the eastern

life. This extremely large scale project

section features a flow of parks and

is undoubtedly a critical attempt to

recreation areas to enrich the quality

reconcile the two fundamental elements

of life. Safari City also aims to host key

of development and preservation. The

events from national to international

2,513,000m² project area will provide a

level and therefore a central area, known

major attraction site accommodating an

as the Eye of Arusha, will be placed at

estimated future population of 55,000.

the heart of the development.

iki design group Nispetiye cd. Aydın sk. Büyükhanlı İs¸ Merkezi 4/9, 34330 Levent/Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 278 74 44 f: +90 212 278 74 23 e: iki@ikidg.com w: www.ikidg.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 19

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Dubai INTERIOR DESIGN

BEST HOTEL INTERIOR ARABIA One&Only The Palm by Wa International

 BEST HOTEL INTERIOR DUBAI One&Only The Palm by Wa International

Founded in London, Wa International

architecture, Wa International has

in Dubai in 1993 to meet the demand

designed a contemporary Moorish

for their interior design services in

interior. Once again working with

the rapidly growing 5-star hospitality

One&Only and Mirage Leisure and

sector of the Middle East. The company

Development, the company’s brief was to

has since built a client base of top

create a luxurious destination retreat.

hotel and resort brands that extends

With a contemporary take on

far beyond Dubai and the Middle East,

Andalusian architecture, Wa International

while garnering a reputation for award-

simplified traditional interior detailing

winning interior designs.

to create pure architectural forms with

Located on the peninsula of one of

Wa International

Taking its influence from Andalusian

established its interior design studio

clean lines and contemporary finishes.

the world’s most spectacular landscapes,

Utilizing a diverse array of materials,

Palm Jumeirah is an exclusive enclave of

such as marble inlay to the floors,

impeccable style along the shores of the

decorative textured plaster walls,

Arabian Gulf. Here, only a short journey

mashribiya screens, back lit etched glass

by private water taxi or limousine,

and embossed metal, WA international

One&Only The Palm, Dubai is guaranteed

has created a timeless interior to this

to elevate the senses.

boutique resort hotel.

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HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE DEVELOPMENT SAUDI ARABIA Home Offices Complex by Home Offices Company Ltd

Tatweer Holding Company was

Home Offices’ premises are in the

established in 1991 and has since

heart of the capital city of Riyadh, one

become a respected industry leader.

of the most economically active capitals

Over the years it has established a chain

in the Middle East. Because of this vital

of specialist companies that develop,

central location, the site gives the project

manage and operate commercial,

important advantages in facilitating the

residential and hotel projects.

transition to and from all services and

As one of Tatweer Holding Company’s projects, Home Offices has a unique real

government facilities. Diverse spaces and types of offices

estate development concept that has

over two and three floors give a total

influenced its structure and design. As the

area of 45,000m². Special entrances

first complex of its kind in Saudi Arabia,

and electric elevators separate each

Home Offices characterises the best

office while parking floors have been

services for offices and private companies.

tailored with small gardens. Trees and

Developed through an integrated

shrubs have been planted in front of

design concept, it provides all the special

the offices and green landscapes cover

privileges that leading businessmen

80 per cent of the outdoor spaces,

and corporate executives require in an

enhancing the overall view and sense

environment of complete privacy.

of well-being.

Home Offices Intersection of Prince Turki Al-Awal Road with Urouba Road, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia t: +966 1128 34754 f: +966 1128 34744 e: abdelrahman@homeoffices-sa.com w: www.homeoffices-sa.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 21

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BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE AFRICA ENL House by Architects Studio Ltd

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Kenya DE VELOPMENT

BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AFRICA Palm Valley Estate by Century City Property

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT KENYA Palm Valley Estate by Century City Property

The award-winning Palm Valley

an inspiring yet comfortable living

development is an exclusive collection

environment for discerning residents.

of 96 luxury residences in the heart

Offering an exclusive neighbourhood

of Nairobi’s most desirable residential

estate, Palm Valley is filled with

estates.

recreational and social facilities unlike

Just steps away from Gigiri, Nairobi’s Diplomatic centre and a hub of fantastic

country. It has all the elegance of

shopping, Palm Valley offers residents

Mediterranean culture, whilst making use

ultimate access in an oasis of exclusive

of contemporary design elements.

privileges. Amongst scenic lakes and

Century City Property Ltd

any other gated community in the

Residents can walk amid the

rolling hills in a peaceful area, Palm Valley

manicured lawns or entertain

is minutes away from The Village Market,

themselves in an outdoor resort pool

East Africa’s largest shopping complex,

amid lush greenery. Within these

and two upcoming commercial and

inspiring gardens are premium villas,

retail developments in Runda which

townhouses and luxurious apartment

will offer a wide variety of restaurants

residences, with elevated courtyards,

and shops.

open terraces and private gardens

Palm Valley combines urban

designed to offer an ideally balanced

VM Towers, 3rd Floor,

sophistication with an exquisite suburban

The Village Market,

location. Its elegant architecture and

PO Box 19 – 00621,

designer interiors coupled with modern

Property has earned a reputation for

Nairobi,

features, facilities and services create

high-value properties throughout Kenya.

living experience. Founded in 2011, Century City

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Lebanon INTERIOR DESIGN

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT LEBANON The LIGHT HOUSE by DTB sarl

Diana Tabbara created her own interior

owned by a couple with four children.

design company, DTB, in Lebanon in

Respecting the clients’ identities and

2004 and has since built up a team of

requirements, DTB relocated the location

highly qualified architects and designers.

of the living room so that it would be

From contemporary to modern,

nearer the kitchen for both functionality

from Art Deco to English style, from

and practicality.

American diners to traditional Lebanese

A modern, colourful theme was

restaurants, from casual retail shops to

adopted throughout the living spaces

hotel bedrooms and suites, DTB’s wide

with emphasis placed on maximizing

variety of styles listens to each client’s

the flow of natural light. Although

desires and addresses their exact needs.

the husband and wife had rather

The Light House in Beirut is an

conflicting tastes and interests, DTB

award-winning interior design project by

found a solution by designing the

DTB. Facing the Mediterranean Sea, the

master bedroom in natural and earth

apartment is within a building named

colours. While this suited the husband’s

after its plot, Manara (Lighthouse), in a

wishes, a mixture of materials such as

vital waterfront apex. Overlooking the

leather, natural French oak and mirrors

sea and two lighthouses (one old, one

embellished with strong lighting suited

new), the four-bedroom apartment is

his wife’s more colourful tastes.

DTB sarl ID Office, Verdun, Concorde bldg, 5th Floor, Beirut, Lebanon t: +961 1 754054 f: +961 1 354054 e: info@dianatabbarabohsali w: www.dianatabbarabohsali.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 25

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Nigeria DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT NIGERIA MAANSBAY by Lababidi Holdings Limited

Maansbay is a residential development

A sleek and modern façade

located in the prestigious district

featuring large glass panels adorns each

of Ikoyi on Lagos Island, Nigeria.

apartment and follows the current

Developers including Chief Maan

trend of bringing the outside in.

Lababidi, the founder and chairman of

Allowing residents to establish a

Lababidi Holdings who spearheaded the

connection with the exterior, it also

Maansbay development, have created

enables a maximum amount of natural

eight apartments to complement this

light to enter the apartments.

highly valued location. Built to international standards,

Maansbay’s two extremely luxurious penthouses offer approximately 693m²

the brief was for the apartments to

of living space each. Their harmonious

have luxurious amenities including a

design is achieved through a combination

magnificent swimming pool, meeting

of generous space planning, high ceilings

rooms and a weight room. Each

and floor-to-ceiling windows leading to

apartment overlooks the lagoon that

a large terrace. Complete with Jacuzzi,

divides the island from mainland Lagos

these terraces provide a panoramic view

and provides an unparalleled view from

of the development’s scenic pool, artistic

the waterway to Victoria Island. Residents

landscape and jetty. Residents may also

Lababidi Holdings Limited

also have the benefit of travelling

utilize Maansbay’s dedicated interior

20 North Avenue,

by water if they wish to beat Lagos’

design team to design their own dream

Apapa,

constantly busy traffic.

home if they wish.

Nigeria, Africa t: +234 818 319 9977 e: info@lbhex.com w: www.maansbay.com 26 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Dubai DE VELOPMENT

BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ARABIA Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

Jumeirah Golf Estates, home to the DP

Ideally located between Green

World Tour Championship, the final

Community and Dubai Sports City off

tournament of The European Tour’s

the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road,

Race to Dubai, is one of the Middle

a number of residential communities

East’s most prestigious residential golf

make up Jumeirah Golf Estates. The latest

communities. It offers a wide range

of these is ‘Redwood’ – a new collection

of world-class facilities and 1,000

of premium townhouses (Redwood

individually designed homes.

Park) and villas (Redwood Avenue) with

Situated just 20 minutes from

75 three and four-bedroom townhouses

The Palm and Dubai Marina, Jumeirah

overlooking the 11th and 12th holes

Golf Estates is well placed to provide

of the Fire Course and 42 five and six-

an unforgettable experience at its two

bedroom villas.

BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT ARABIA Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

 BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

championship golf courses, Fire & Earth,

Jumeirah Golf Estates is part of

and luxury homes within easy reach of

European Tour Properties – a network

Dubai’s top attractions. From a state-

of world-class golf venues which all have

of-the-art clubhouse to restaurants,

a close association with the European

swimming pools and fitness centres,

Tour. It is also home to the European

Jumeirah Golf Estates has a wide

Tour Performance Institute; a world class

Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road,

variety of luxurious entertainment and

training facility for elite professionals and

Next to the Green Community,

recreation facilities.

amateur golfers.

Jumeirah Golf Estates

Box 644877, Dubai, UAE t: +971 55 696 8091 f: +971 4 363 0522 e: sales@jumeirahgolfestates.com w: www.jumeirahgolfestates.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 27

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South Africa DE VELOPMENT

BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort by Pinnacle Point Home Owners Association

 BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort by Pinnacle Point Home Owners Association

Ideally situated halfway between Cape

conservation of endangered eco systems

Town and Port Elizabeth, Pinnacle

while rehabilitating and protecting the

Point Beach & Golf Resort is set in

archaeological heritage of the previously

HIGHLY COMMENDED

the beautiful Mossel Bay. This popular

degraded site. Its vision was to ensure that

coastal village and harbour is within

the style, splendour and integrity of design

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort by Pinnacle Point Home Owners Association

South Africa’s famous Garden Route

was paramount and complemented the

and proves a perfect all-year round

natural beauty and environmental needs

holiday destination.

of this special location.

Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Resort

Whilst density has been kept

overlooks the Indian Ocean and

deliberately low, variety and choice of

comprises 700 residential properties

homes has been enhanced. Options

centred around a championship golf

include 120 Golf Lodges, 113 Golf Villas

course. Facilities include a magnificent

and 98 properties designed in a cluster

club house, two pristine and secluded

formation within Fynbos Village. There

beaches along four kilometres of

is also the opportunity to design and

spectacular coastline with numerous

build a house within the development’s

additional amenities, all set on a 400

architectural guidelines. This allows

Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Resort

hectare site of outstanding natural beauty.

individual choice to be at the forefront

The project’s goal was to develop a

whilst also allowing diversity on the 300

1 Pinnacle Point Road,

world-class estate that would pioneer the

plus residential stands.

Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa t: +27 44 606 5300 f: +27 44 693 3200 e: enquiries@pinnaclepointestate.co.za w: www.pinnaclepointestate.co.za 28 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Saudi Arabia A RC H I T E C T U R E

 BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Oasis Ar Rass by B Design

Oasis Mall is an award-winning retail

with natural light streaming through

architecture project by B Design in

overhead skylights.

the centre of the Kingdom of Saudi

Consisting of five entrances, three

Arabia. It is one of the biggest malls

of which are main entrances opening on

in the Al Gassim region and, located

to major plazas, the 540m² building is

in the gateway to Al Rass city, it is

divided into ‘islands’ featuring small shops.

ideally placed to serve more than

Larger shops are located at the back of

900,000 people in the west and south

the building and ‘wrap’ around the islands.

of the area.

Corridors are designed to be wider than

The most famous leading brands

usual to give a market place feel with

in fashion, accessories, perfume,

kiosks. Geometric and minimal patterns

luxury watches and one of the biggest

were used on the ceilings and floors to

hypermarkets in KSA are found at

focus shoppers’ attention on the retail

Oasis Mall. It also includes a huge play

units. All these elements result in Oasis

area, food court and more than 3,000

Mall being considered one of the most

parking lots. An impressive atrium,

important shopping centres and tourist

based on the area’s traditional Bedesten

attractions within Al Rass as well as in the

(covered market) structures, is flooded

Al Gassim area.

BG Mimarlik Musavirlik Ltd Asmail Mescit Mah, Istiklal Caddesi, Suriye Pasajı No 166 K:5 d:49, Istanbul, Turkey t: +90 212 293 1640 f: +90 212 293 1643 e: info@b-design.com.tr w: www.b-design.com.tr Africa & Arabia Property Awards 29

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BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE AFRICA Segera Retreat by Life Interiors Architecture Creative Strategy

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BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE ARABIA Al-Odaylia Single Residence by ROMA International

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Saudi Arabia A RC H I T E C T U R E

BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE ARABIA Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski by P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd.

 BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE SAUDI ARABIA Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski by P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd.

P&T Architects and Engineers is

The 5-star Kempinski hotel has a

committed to the pursuit of excellence

2000m² ballroom, a Fitness Center

in architecture and aims to improve

with spa, gym and squash courts, and

quality of life by contributing to the

a landscaped podium roof with pools,

design of the built environment. Emphasis

a tennis court and children’s playground

is placed on visual and functional

available for residents and the hotel.

elements of design to create buildings

Apartment residents have a club facility

that are both aesthetically pleasing and

with pool, gyms and lounge on the top

sympathetic to their surroundings.

floor where residents enjoy the views.

Burj Rafal in Riyadh is an award-

The local Najdi style with triangular

winning mixed-use project demonstrating

openings in mud brick walls is the

P&T’s expertise as led designers

theme for the 6 story podium clad in

for complex projects, sustainability

Riyadh Stone. The stone is close to the

and sensitivity to local culture. The

mud brick colour and giving a contrasting

development is the first luxury tower in

softness to the neutrally silver reflective

P&T Architects and Engineers

Riyadh and the 300 room Kempinski hotel

tower glass reflecting the ever changing

5/F, unit 510 Block B,

and a luxury shopping mall introduces a

colours of the sky in dramatic fashion on

Al Hudaiba Awards Bldg,

new lifestyle for Riyadh.

the curved surfaces.

Mina Rashid/Jumeirah 1 Road, PO Box 112025, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 358 6803 f: +971 4 358 6800 e: ptdubai@p-t-group.com w: www.p-t-group.com 32 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Ghana DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT GHANA Ambassador Heights by Kingdom Hotel Investments

Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI) is a

district, Ambassador Heights will offer

leading international hotel and resort real

an ownership and lifestyle experience

estate investment company. Its business

unparalleled in the market. Homeowners

is focused on emerging markets with a

will enjoy access to the services and

balanced portfolio of hotel properties

amenities of the surrounding complex

in upscale, upper-upscale, and luxury

including; pool, spa, fitness, restaurants,

market segments.

retail, and meeting and event facilities.

KHI is again establishing itself as a

Each residence features a spacious

pioneer in emerging market development

living and dining area that flows

with its creation of Ambassador Heights

seamlessly together; a large kitchen

in Accra, Ghana. Comprised of 18

with exquisite fittings and luxury

exclusive and luxurious three and four

appliances; smartly designed bedrooms

bedroom “City Homes” being sold for

that take full advantage of the views

private ownership, Ambassador Heights

across the development; and exteriors

will complete the first 5 Star mixed used

that maximize light and space with

offering in West Africa. The new landmark

beautiful glass facades and manicured

development, managed by Mövenpick

private gardens.

Hotels and Resorts, features a 260 room

Delivering a taste and lifestyle never

5 Star hotel, 10,000m² of retail and office

seen before in Accra, Ambassador Heights

space, and now Ambassador Heights.

will be the city’s premier downtown

Set within 16 acres of prime real estate in the heart of the central business

Kingdom Hotel Investments Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Independence Avenue,

address. An opportunity for a select few

Ridge,

to own their piece of history.

Accra, Ghana t: +233 302 669 559 e: info@ambassadorheights.com w: www.kingdomhotels.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 33

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Ras Al Khaimah DE VELOPMENT

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT RAS AL KHAIMAH Al Hamra Village by Al Hamra Real Estate Development

Al Hamra Village

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT RAS AL KHAIMAH Al Hamra Village by Al Hamra Real Estate Development

Falcon Island

Falcon Island

Al Hamra Real Estate Development,

including the legendary Waldorf Astoria,

the company behind some of the

an 18-hole golf course, a marina and

most luxurious properties in the UAE,

shopping mall.

HIGHLY COMMENDED

is fast becoming one of the region’s most significant real estate developers.

is the perfect balance of luxury and

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT RAS AL KHAIMAH Falcon Island by Al Hamra Real Estate Development

The Ras Al Khaimah based property

sustainability encompassing a limited

developer has won a trio of awards

collection of homes in an exclusive

involving two of its developments, Al

gated community where you can live in

Hamra Village and Falcon Island.

harmony with your environment, due for

The double award-winning Al

Falcon Island at Al Hamra Village

completion in late 2016. It offers a truly

Hamra Village is the company’s flagship

exclusive experience as there is nowhere

master planned development. This

else in the Gulf region that provides such

luxurious integrated community is

a close location to the sea. Explore the

located in Ras Al Khaimah on the shores

surrounding seascapes and neighbouring

of the Arabian Gulf. It offers laidback

attractions by boat, dive into the clear

oceanfront living approximately 45

blue waters of the Gulf, and berth

minutes from Dubai and the world’s

your yacht close to your home at the

busiest airport. The development covers

Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club. It’s the

Al Hamra Real Estate Development

an area of 77 million square feet and

ultimate waterfront lifestyle. Falcon Island

includes 1.5 kilometres of pristine beach,

offers the utmost privacy, without being

Ras Al Khaimah,

over 1,000 villas and town houses, nearly

detached from Al Hamra Village’s vibrant

United Arab Emirates

2,500 residential apartments, five hotels,

cosmopolitan lifestyle.

t: +971 7 243 2724 f: +971 7 243 4466 e: realestate@alhamravillage.com w: www.alhamravillage.com 34 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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South Africa DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA De Velde by Balwin Properties

Balwin Properties has been developing

described as a modern Cape vernacular

spectacular properties since 1989.

interpretation of the original Cape Dutch

Every new development produced by

buildings. The design pays homage to

the company is tailor made to meet

Somerset West’s cultural heritage by

its customers’ needs and improve

creating an aesthetic appropriate to the

their lifestyle. Having begun developing

area, whilst also affording each home

property in the south of Johannesburg,

maximum privacy. This gives residents

before moving on to the north and east,

the benefits of estate living but also the

Balwin Properties has now ventured

seclusion many other developments lack,

into Somerset West in Cape Town with

all within a beautiful, secure environment.

an award-winning project. De Velde Somerset West is a

Featuring spacious apartments with exceptional finishes, De Velde also

luxurious residential estate with superb

provides an on-site Lifestyle Centre.

views of the Helderberg, Hottentots

This gives residents access to a number

Holland mountains. This prime location

of leisure, entertainment and sporting

is also only a short drive away from the

facilities. These include a clubhouse,

Somerset Shopping Mall and the pristine

boutique gym, spa, squash court,

beaches of the Strand and Gordon’s

multipurpose sports field, fitness track,

Bay. Designed by an award-winning

entertainment area, swimming pools,

architect, the development can best be

wine cellar and herb garden.

Balwin Properties t: +27 (0)11 450 2818 w: www.balwin.co.za

De Velde Somerset West Cnr Broadway Boulevard and De Beers Avenue, Somerset West, Cape Town t: +27 (0)83 229 1224 e: monique@develde.co.za w: www.develde.co.za Africa & Arabia Property Awards 35

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Kuwait INTERIOR DESIGN

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE KUWAIT Private Diwaniya by ARCADE

Established in 1994, Arcade has expanded

Being part of a large family, the

from a small group of architects to an

client hosts weekly gatherings for

organization of architects and designers,

family as well as formal functions. He

providing total project solutions and

requested spacious, open dining areas

selective professional services for various

to accommodate seated dinners with

project requirements.

the flexibility to be transformed into a

Arcade’s award-winning project

large empty space for buffets. Specific

began as a simple renovation of a private

attention was paid to the fact that most

Diwaniya (gathering place) in Kuwait.

of the new areas were to look out to the

In the old cities, this reception area

landscape and sea views of the Arabian

was where a man received his business

Gulf through big windows.

colleagues and male guests. Today the

This full concrete structure in the

term refers both to a reception hall and

shape of a tent features an uninterrupted

the gathering held in it. This renovation

surface with a dominating custom-made

has maintained the ideas of the Diwaniya,

chandelier. Representing the traditional

Arcade Architectural & Interior Designers

transforming the space into a modern

tent that hosted gatherings in the old

and minimalistic adventure for the guests,

desert days of this Emirate, the newly

SunCity – Block E – Offices 42-43

recalling tradition with architectural

designed main Diwaniya fulfils its brief

Shuwaikh Industrial Area.

features and fittings.

perfectly.

Kuwait. Postal Code: 32017 P.O. Box: 1680 t: +965 22241612/3/4 f: +965 22241610 e: info@arcadekw.com w: www.arcadekw.com 36 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Dubai DE VELOPMENT

Al Barari

BEST CONDOMINIUM ARABIA Seventh Heaven by Al Barari Firm Management LLC Ashjar

Ashjar

 BEST CONDOMINIUM DUBAI Seventh Heaven by Al Barari Firm Management LLC

Seventh Heaven

Seventh Heaven

Adjacent to the royal enclave of Nad

of Ashjar. They all share the experience of

Al Sheba, Al Barari is the flagship

living at either the forest floor, at the tree

development of the family-run Zaal

line or above the tree canopy. In this way

Group. With Phase I completed,

all apartments engage with nature and

Al Barari has succeeded in its

the landscape in different ways.

vision to create one of the most

architectural typologies with a

developments in the UAE.

blossoming forest theme. The project will form a social gathering destination,

Barari forms a true desert oasis. Eighty

while comfort and a leisurely ‘resort

per cent of its 14.2 million square

lifestyle’ is promoted once again

feet is made up of green, lush space

through its vibrant landscape design.

that envelops the 189 palatial-villas.

Zaal Group also owns the region’s

Beautiful themed gardens, with over

largest privately-owned plant nursery

16.4 kilometres of naturally landscaped

Greenworks, which covers 38 hectares

lakes, freshwater streams, cascades and

and currently produces over 800 plant

waterways make Al Barari the lowest

varieties. Beginning in 2005 with the Al

density development in the UAE.

Barari project, to date Greenworks has

The concept of ‘canopy living’ encompassed all three architectural styles

BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Al Barari by Al Barari Firm Management LLC

Seventh Heaven has four

desirable, environmentally-conscious Literally meaning ‘wilderness’, Al



delivered over 450,000m² of planned landscape design.

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT DUBAI Ashjar by Al Barari Firm Management LLC

Al Barari Firm Management LLC P.O. Box 74429, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 388 6040 e: info@albarari.com w: www.albarari.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 37

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Kuwait INTERIOR DESIGN

HIGHLY COMMENDED HOTEL INTERIOR KUWAIT Radisson Blu Hotel by LWA Architects

LWA Architects offers a variety

to the owners having a long history

of expertise in creating functional,

with Sweden and other Scandinavian

appealing and compelling spaces. The

countries.

company’s award-winning interior

The entire building is a stunning

design for Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait

feature in itself and includes an additional

is a perfect example.

new floor hosting a high quality, indoor

It is the second time that the

and outdoor business lounge with a

company has carried out a total

beautiful view overlooking the Arabian

refurbishment of the hotel, the first

Gulf. Three different room styles have

being in 1991 after it was gutted by

been introduced across the 220 guest

fire. This time, the family which owns

rooms and suites to meet every taste

Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait gave a

while four stylish new restaurants provide

design brief which included a large,

an enhanced culinary experience. The

exclusive lobby featuring Scandinavian

hotel grounds feature extensive sports

furniture and a fresh colour palette.

and spa facilities as well as stunning pool

The touch of Scandinavian coolness in

areas. Additionally, the biggest ballroom

LWA Architects

the colours and materials is deliberate.

in Kuwait has been built into the hotel’s

Viktoriagatan 24,

This is not only because LWA Architects

magnificent dow and is capable of hosting

411 25 Gothenburg,

is based in Sweden but is also due

1,500 guests.

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Kenya DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT KENYA Britam Tower by British American Insurance Co. (K) Ltd.

The iconic Britam Tower is currently

a state-of-the-art, commercial building

under construction in Upper Hill,

designed to international standards. It

Nairobi’s financial hub. It is a commercial

encompasses a simple, rational three-

investment by the British-American

dimensional geometry, meeting the

Insurance Company (Kenya), which is

client’s brief for a multi-tenanted office

part of the Britam Group, the leading

building that embodies the qualities of

diversified financial services group

strength and stability. Timeless and able

with interests across the Eastern

to age gracefully, Britam Tower will be an

Africa region and offering a wide range

inspirational and environmentally friendly

of financial products and services in

building, both inside and out.

insurance, asset management, banking and property.

Other than the building’s striking form which facilitates floor plates of

This 31-storey building is not only

varying sizes, there are two other notable

the flagship project for Britam’s property

points of architectural interest. One is the

portfolio, but also for Vision 2030, Kenya’s

façade which comprises a full-height glass

economic blueprint.

curtain wall, sun screened by a “veil” of

Upon completion in mid-2016,

ceramic rods. The other is the sculptural

the tower is projected to be the most

feature on top of the building in the form

prominent building in the Nairobi skyline

of a 60 metre high mast carrying three

and the third tallest in Africa.

helical wind turbines. The turbines will

It will have an area of 31,500m² of office space to let, providing Nairobi with

generate electricity and will contribute to the tower’s sustainability features.

British-American Insurance (K) Limited Head Office, Britam Centre, Mara/Ragati Road Junction, Upperhill, PO Box 30375-00100, Nairobi, Kenya t: +254 20 283 3000 m: +254 703 094 000 f: +254 20 271 7626 w: www.britam.co.ke Africa & Arabia Property Awards 39

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Lebanon INTERIOR DESIGN

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE INTERIOR LEBANON Siegma by Doonbeyt Design

Doonbeyt Design’s dynamic team, lead

concept was to implement an adequate

by Mr Vicken Tarhanian (architect) and

and functional working space featuring an

Mr Raffi Tarhanian (interior designer),

innovative and luxurious design.

specializes in creating innovative

The attraction and added value

interiors, architecture and furniture.

of the design were essential from the

The company’s philosophy is that each

beginning of the process. This eagerness

project is unique in both approach and

to create an exquisite, impressive and

design and is driven by vision, passion

complex design led to a competent and

and innovation.

aesthetical architectural space. Highlights

The award-winning interior design for

include desks for the director and his

the office of Siegma Telecom in Lebanon

secretary that almost resemble the

had to project the company’s identity

white, carefully folded paper seen in the

and image. This explains the fundamental

ancient Japanese art of Origami. Slanting

choices that were made, such as the two

black benches and doors contrast with

simple colours of black and white. The

these beautifully and add to the modern

client requested a futuristic yet elegant

ambience of the spaces. Crisp, clean

Doonbeyt Design

image of the company and its office

and contemporary, Doonbeyt Design’s

PO Box 90-1615,

through a dynamic and spirited design.

solution for Siegma’s offices provided a

3rd Floor,

Doonbeyt Design’s most challenging

smart and practical working environment

Vanlian Lighting Building,

aspect of the 180m² office project’s

that met the client’s brief perfectly.

Seaside, Jal el Dib, Lebanon t: +961 3 208 456 e: raffi@doonbeyt.com w: www.doonbeyt.com 40 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Qatar R E A L E S TAT E

HIGHLY COMMENDED REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE QATAR www.qhomes.com.qa by Q Homes LLC

Quest Homes (Q Homes) is a home-

relation to the nearest schools, hospitals,

grown Qatari brand, a 100% Qatari

shopping centres, and nurseries.

owned company created and managed

Access to the patented Q Homes

by Al Ali’a International Investments.

online tenant system includes Qatar’s first

Its vision is to revolutionize the

e-maintenance system. Furthermore, it

real estate services market in the

allows tenants to download documents,

areas of marketing, leasing, property

check the status of their lease and submit

management and corporate services for

maintenance requests, all online.

the residential real estate sector. Firstly

Additionally, the patented Q Homes

operating in Qatar, Q Homes will then

online landlord system allows a landlord

expand this successful business model

to view the status of their property,

to the rest of the GCC, in line with

documents, reports, and even pay

Qatar National Vision 2030, by way of

invoices online as part of the Q Homes

expanding the reach of local enterprises

property management package.

to deliver products and services at the international level.

Q Homes’ unique e-marketing campaign brings thousands of website

Q Homes’ award-winning website

views per month. This allows landlords

gives potential tenants online access to the

to market their properties in front of a

first real-time property database in Qatar

wide and targeted audience of potential

complete with an Advanced Mapping

tenants and enables them to rent their

Al Fardan Center,

feature. This displays the property in

properties more quickly and efficiently.

4th floor, Grand Hamad Street,

Q Homes LLC

Doha, Qatar PO Box 27111 t: +974 4444 0077 e: admin@qhomes.com.qa w: www.qhomes.com.qa Africa & Arabia Property Awards 41

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Abu Dhabi & Dubai INTERIOR DESIGN

Private Apartment Dubai Marina

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE ARABIA Private Villa Emirates Hills

Private Villa Emirates Hills

Cle Restaurant & Lounge

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE DUBAI Private Villa Emirates Hills BEST LEISURE INTERIOR ABU DHABI KOI Restaurant & Lounge

KOI Restaurant & Lounge

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge

Bishop Design LLC is an international

allowing for both its internal and external

HIGHLY COMMENDED

interior design company based in Dubai

elements to be reduced and expanded

with an impressive award-winning record.

as necessary. The result is a stylish yet

LEISURE INTERIOR ABU DHABI Caramel Restaurant & Lounge

Its latest accolades cover five projects:

exciting evening venue for Michelin Star

LEISURE INTERIOR DUBAI Cle Restaurant & Lounge INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT DUBAI Private Apartment Dubai Marina by Bishop Design LLC

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge is an elegant venue at ‘The Collections’

dining and entertainment. The client’s brief for a Private

Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Bishop Design

Apartment in Dubai Marina was to

LLC created spatial layers allowing spaces

create a home for unwinding and

to merge between the main dining area

enjoying the serenity of the Marina views.

& lounge and the refined comfort and

Its white contemporary interior with

exclusivity of the VIP area. Within the

soft touches of soft, frosty, green tones

same resort, KOI Restaurant & Lounge

represent the water reflections from the

features a combination of natural and

exterior beautifully.

urban materials with a contemporary

The Private Villa in Emirates Hills,

Asian influence. A Japanese fusion

Dubai involved a full renovation of its

restaurant, its design is stylish,

design and layout to meet the client’s

comfortable and understated.

requirements for his large 40th birthday

Clé Dubai Lounge and Restaurant at

party. Contemporary, elegant and avant-

Bishop Design LLC

the Dubai International Financial Centre

garde, Bishop Design LLC transformed

Suite 111 & 112 Pinnacle Building

required an extremely flexible layout

the property in just two months.

Al Barsha 1, Dubai U.A.E t: +971 4 399 0271 f: +971 4 399 0273 e: info@bishopdesignme.com w: www.bishopdesignme.com 42 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Dubai INTERIOR DESIGN

BEST LEISURE INTERIOR ARABIA Skydive by TAO Interior + Architecture Hallab Bab El Bahr

 BEST LEISURE INTERIOR DUBAI Skydive by TAO Interior + Architecture

Shuiqi

TAO Designs is an acclaimed design

Skydive

Al Hallab Bab El Bahr is the most

firm providing services to global brands

happening seafood restaurant in the

in interior design and architecture.

vibrant Downtown-Boulevard in Dubai.

Creativity, artistry, imagination and

Gentle waves and fish scale patterns

inspiration drive the process of TAO

were used as feature elements within

Designs, merging aesthetics and

the space, while a striking colour

functionality tailored to the client’s

palette of black and white with touches

needs. The company has won awards for

of grey radiates a relaxed sense of luxury

three different projects:

and refinement.

Skydive Dubai, a restaurant promising

Shuiqi spa and fitness is within the

an enigmatic and unexpected dining

magnificent, underwater themed Atlantis

experience, is located on the iconic Palm

Hotel in Dubai. A complete contrast to

Jumeirah. Its concept design is based

the hotel’s interior architecture, Shuiqi

on the descending parachute in the

exudes a warm and energetic feel to

bar area with dining and lounge areas

its members, encouraging them to enter

positioned strategically alongside. Offering

into all the fitness activities available.

the best view of this stunning, sculptural

The simplicity of fine lines and a focus

centre-piece, visitors are immersed in a

on earthy materials shape the space

combination of wall finishes, illuminated

making it dynamic yet displaying

dining tables and openness.

minimalism and functionality.

BEST PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR ARABIA Shuiqi by TAO Interior + Architecture

 BEST PUBLIC SERVICE INTERIOR DUBAI Shuiqi by TAO Interior + Architecture

HIGHLY COMMENDED LEISURE INTERIOR DUBAI Hallab Bab El Bahr by TAO Interior + Architecture

Tao Designs LLC Twin Tower 2102, Baniyas Road, PO Box 64152, Dubai, UAE t: +97 (0)4 227 1633 f: +97 (0)4 227 1636 e: info@taouae.com w: www.taouae.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 43

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BEST HOTEL INTERIOR ARABIA One&Only The Palm by Wa International

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Dubai R E A L E S TAT E

HIGHLY COMMENDED REAL ESTATE AGENCY DUBAI SPF Realty Real Estate Broker L.L.C

HIGHLY COMMENDED REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING DUBAI Grand Views at Millennium Estates by SPF Realty Real Estate Broker L.L.C

HIGHLY COMMENDED REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE DUBAI www.SPFrealty.com by SPF Realty Real Estate Broker L.L.C

Grand Views at Millennium Estates – an award winning project

SPF Realty is an extended selling arm

of being bilingual. This puts them in an

for developers, trusted with their

excellent position to handle the diverse

projects and enabling an extensive

multicultural and varying backgrounds of

portfolio. SPF Realty’s approach to

clients in Dubai.

customer care is to ensure that its

Keeping abreast of the latest trends

clients receive the maximum levels of

in engaging with customers, SPF Realty

freedom and choice through the entire

shares its ideas and marketing campaigns

process of choosing a property and

through various media including print,

acquiring it. Fully realizing that, for most

outdoor, online, direct marketing, events,

clients, buying real estate is a dream

expo and social media platforms. Its

come true and a decision of a lifetime,

multi award-winning website also proves

the company always strives to give each

an integral part of the business as it

client the experience of a lifetime.

brings clients closer to the company,

Operating from a 10,000 square foot

both locally and internationally – over

SPF Realty Real Estate Broker LLC

office on the prestigious Sheikh Zayed

70% of SPF Realty’s customer interaction

Road, just a five-minute drive from Burj

and leads are sourced online. The

227 Block B,

Khalifa Downtown, SPF Realty boasts a

company’s aim is to remain one of the

Al Shafar Investment Building,

highly experienced team. Its property

fastest growing real estate companies,

Interchange 3,

consultants, some of whom have 20 years

employing innovation alongside evolving

Sheikh Zayed Road,

of experience, come from a multicultural

technology to stay one notch ahead of

PO Box 213469,

background and have the advantage

the competitors.

Dubai, UAE t: 971 4339 6222 e: marketing@spfrealty.com w: www.spfrealty.com 46 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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South Africa INTERIOR DESIGN

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL INTERIOR SOUTH AFRICA Remo’s Restaurant by Dakota Design (Pty) Ltd

Remo’s Restaurant

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Old Khaki

Old Khaki

Old Khaki

Dakota Design has a passion for

gastronomic perfection. The result is a

creating memorable experiences that

space filled with the kind of theatre only

surprise and delight both its clients

encountered in the culinary style capitals

and their customers. From bustling

of Europe.

retail outlets to tranquil luxury spas,

The client’s brief for Old Khaki in

the South African practice is known for

Cape Town was to create a fashion

delivering real-world solutions designed

store with a unique feel that would

to meet 21st century challenges.

appeal strongly to a 30-something target

Remo’s Fratelli is a family run

RETAIL INTERIOR SOUTH AFRICA Old Khaki by Dakota Design (Pty) Ltd

audience. Rather than restricting the

business comprising two highly

design, the limited budget served to

successful Durban-based Italian

enhance the entire concept. The use of

restaurants. When the company wished

rough painted timber floorboards, local

to bring the franchise to Johannesburg,

clay brick walls, rusted steel and timber

Dakota Design’s task was to create

displays under exposed dark soffits, give

a space founded on Remo’s twin

the shopper a feeling of solid authenticity.

values of quality and craftsmanship.

Clear sight lines are achieved through

Everything from the centre-piece bar

using low height tables and floor units

to the immaculately clad waiters had to

and customers an easily navigate the

speak of a passionate commitment to

store to access its merchandise.

Dakota Design (PTY) Ltd Ground Floor, Equity House, Corner Rivonia Boulevard & 5th Avenue, Rivonia, South Africa 2191 t: +27 11 803 0000 e: info@dakotadesign.co.za w: www.dakotadesign.co.za Africa & Arabia Property Awards 47

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Dubai R E A L E S TAT E

HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY CONSULTANCY DUBAI Mylo Real Estate / Mylo Group / 5 Star PR

Established five years ago with three

Mylo upholds the core belief that

members of staff, the Mylo Group

integrity, professionalism and customer

now has 150 employees with offices

focus are paramount to making the

in Dubai and Erbil. The Erbil office is

company the finest property consultancy

involved in a range of sectors within

in Dubai. Their staff are qualified and

Kurdistan and Iraq. The Dubai office

experienced professionals comprising a

not only provides disciplines within

multi-disciplinary team of agents, valuers,

the UAE but also acts as a gateway to

engineers, economists, planners, estate

support companies looking to form

managers and qualified surveyors.

links with Iraq.

As one of only a few RICS affiliated

Mylo Real Estate is the real estate

property consultancy firms in Dubai,

consultancy, brokerage and management

Mylo’s culture is always to act on its

arm of Mylo Group and covers all

clients’ best interests. This is achieved

residential and commercial projects

through using its knowledge, skills and

to include apartment blocks, shopping

experience to achieve goals ethically.

malls, hotels, offices, power stations and

Continuous staff training and

refineries. Its turn-key consultancy

professional development, strategic

Mylo Real Estate

service enables the company to deliver

marketing and branding and the use of

Office 1201,

projects from the initial feasibility

innovative, state-of-the-art technology all

API Trio Tower,

study right through to completion and

combine to ensure this aim is reached

Al Barsha 1,

then management.

each and every time.

Dubai, 282410 t: +971 (0) 4 395 7500 e: jamie@mylorealestate.com w: www.mylorealestate.com 48 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Dubai INTERIOR DESIGN

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT ARABIA Le Reve Tower by Zen Interiors

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT DUBAI Le Reve Tower by Zen Interiors

Based in Dubai, Zen Interiors provides

combining exotic pieces with original

personalised interior design solutions

classic elements, Zen Interiors has

for residential properties with the aim

created a new, unusual and eclectic

of becoming the region’s number one

design. Glossy lacquer furniture, richly

interior design company. Le Reve is one

grained woods and vibrant tones, work

of the most modern and sophisticated

in harmony to create a bright and

buildings in Dubai, so when given the

welcoming interior that exudes quality,

chance to furnish a full floor in this

elegance and attention to detail.

prestigious location, Zen Interiors

These various furniture pieces used

naturally leapt at the opportunity.

in the apartment were designed by Zen

The owner of the apartment, who

and manufactured overseas. In order

owns multiple properties in Dubai and

to accommodate these pieces, many

around the world, wanted a totally

structural changes and modifications

different style that would take him

were made to the space.

to different periods and destinations.

This was all achieved through

Therefore Zen Interiors designed an

the Zen Interiors creative team who

iconic house that will last for generations

utilized every single square metre of

by using various items of furniture from

this apartment. The client’s brief was

different locations and times.

followed to perfection and the balance

The colour scheme selected

was perfectly matched between his

was funky and bright and included

requirements for a party home as well as

a combination of natural hues. By

a working business environment.

Zen Interiors LLC Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 340 5050 f: +971 4 340 2240 e: sales@zeninteriors.net w: www.zeninteriors.net Africa & Arabia Property Awards 49

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Seychelles

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE SEYCHELLES Royal Palm Residences - Villa 01 by Royal Palm Development Co Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SEYCHELLES Royal Palm Residences by Royal Palm Development Co Ltd

Royal Palm Residences is the first

designed for a family and their frequent

gated residential development in the

guests. The client’s brief requested a

Seychelles not linked to a hotel. It

structure that would blend in with its

comprises a 75-acre, sprawling hillside

surroundings and complement the site’s

with 35 highly luxurious homes, each

natural setting. Oriented to capture a

with land in excess of an acre and

framed view of the ocean, the villa’s

spectacular views of the Indian Ocean

huge windows allow cross ventilation

and inner islands of the Seychelles.

and ample light inside. Its infinity edge

The aim of the development was to

against the backdrop of the ocean,

within a stunning tropical landscape with

creating a visual effect of water extending

strong emphasis placed on preserving

to the horizon.

the site’s natural beauty. The colonial

The villa provides a perfect blend

architectural heritage of the Seychelles

of contemporary design and traditional

has been drawn upon to provide the

Creole architecture. Its secluded pavilions,

design inspiration for the villas and

spacious living areas and landscaped

features local stone and timber.

gardens respect the gentle beauty of the

Within this award-winning residential

Royal Palm House

swimming pool is also strategically placed

create an exclusive residential community

development is an award-winning villa,

countryside and make it attuned to the unpredictable elements of tropical living.

P O Box 1150, Providence, Mahe, Seychelles t: +248 4374519 f: +248 4374521 e: rpd@seychelles.net 50 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Qatar A RC H I T E C T U R E

HIGHLY COMMENDED PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE QATAR New College of Engineering, Qatar University by Mimar Emirates Engineering Consultants

Founded in Doha, Qatar in 1997, and

Departments, they will have a bigger

having expanded operations into the

capacity to accommodate the rising

UAE in 2002 as Mimar Emirates, Mimar

number of students.

partners with speciality consultants

Mimar co-operated with a group of

to ensure design excellence and

expert consultants in the educational

the highest level of client service

field among others of relevant expertise

throughout its architectural design

to create a project capable of projecting

services. The College of Engineering

the vision, objective and function

is one of the core flagships of Qatar

expected by the end users. The elements

University and, since being established

affecting the design philosophy were

in 1980, has remained its leading

driven from the existing environmental

college. The university launched a

elements. These included the location

development scheme for a new facility

of the College of Engineering’s site and

to accommodate the college’s ongoing

its connection with Qatar University

requirements and Mimar won the

Campus, as well as the nature of the

competition to carry out the project.

education, the end-users and the cultural

The university allocated a site

references. They can be summarized into

of around 56,000m² to construct

four main points: orientation, connection,

seven departments to form the new

culture and function. The harmony

college core. Comprising Chemical,

between these elements was the main

Civil, Architecture, Electrical, Industrial,

driver behind achieving an integrated,

Mechanical, and Computer Science

sustainable building.

Mimar Group PO Box 119487 Dubai, Dubai, UAE t: +971 4 2889262 f: +971 4 2889810 e: mimar@mimar-group.com w: www.mimar-group.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 51

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BEST CONDOMINIUM ARABIA Seventh Heaven by Al Barari Firm Management LLC

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South Africa DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Hatfield Studios

RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA Hatfield Studios, Student Accommodation by Feenstra Group (Proprietary) Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL OFFICE DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA Menlyn Corporate Park, Commercial Offices by Feenstra Group (Proprietary) Limited

Menlyn Corporate Park

The Feenstra Group comprises

will be owned solely by Feenstra Group

niche commercial development

to ensure synergy in managing the

and investment companies and

complex as one unit.

also specialises in strategic facilities

With Menlyn Corporate Park,

management and student and inner-city

Feenstra Group’s vision was to create

accommodation. Hatfield Studios was

a corporate office environment in the

conceptualized by the Feenstra Group

prime locality of Menlyn in the east of

as a unique product for the student

Pretoria. The project brief required a

accommodation market in Hatfield,

large but human scale, modern, iconic

Pretoria which has a great demand for

and energy efficient office complex

available stock.

of approximately 21,000m². It needed

The high-level project brief was to

to blend in with the surrounding

create a secure, large scale, modern,

environment whilst at the same time

sought after student accommodation

looking into the future to ensure that it

Feenstra Group

development within walking distance of

will match the profile and expectations

Menlyn Corporate Park,

the University of Pretoria. The hotel-

of discerning tenants in years to come.

Block C, 3rd Floor,

like complex needed to accommodate

By projecting a visually appealing image

Cnr Garsfontein & Corobay Str,

around 1,000 students and feature the

of sophistication, Menlyn Corporate Park

Waterkloof Glen,

latest concepts in holistic student living.

will become an aspirational symbol to its

Pretoria,

One of very few in Pretoria, this block

target market and potential users.

GP 0063, South Africa t: +27 12 472 9200 f: +27 12 472 9216 e: marketing@feenstragroup.co.za w: www.feenstragroup.co.za 54 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Qatar INTERIOR DESIGN

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL INTERIOR QATAR Katharine Pooley Doha Showroom by Katharine Pooley Ltd

Founded in 2004, Katharine Pooley

metallic panels, hand-embroidered

has become one of the most revered

with Swarovski crystals on large brass

international interior design studios in

frames. This entices passers-by into the

the world. The company has offices and

showroom and immediately sets the

boutiques in London and Doha with

tone for the entire space. Once inside,

over 35 highly skilled staff members.

a spectacular light installation featuring a

The brief for the Doha showroom

cascade of porcelain leaves hand painted

was to showcase the Katharine Pooley

with real gold leads the eye through to

design philosophy on a grand scale by

the delights of the store beyond. A white

developing the aesthetic of the London

marble floor with subtle grey veining

flagship boutique. Arranged into a series

displays the furniture and furnishing to

of stunning room sets, each one features

best effect.

luxurious materials, expert craftsmanship

The showroom aims to provide

and the meticulous attention to detail for

Qataris with the opportunity to source

which Katharine Pooley is renowned.

and shop for exquisite furnishings. They

A harmonious flow has been created

will also be able to use the expertise of

between the areas achieving a warm

a first class interior design service, led by

and welcoming ambience. The entrance

Katharine’s team of talented designers

is flanked with two show-stopping

and architects.

Katharine Pooley Ltd The Gate Mall, Maysaloun Street, West Bay, Doha, Qatar t: +974 4407 7171 f: +974 4407 7170 e: admin@katharinepooley.qa w: www.katharinepooley.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 55

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South Africa DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED RETAIL DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA Forest Hill City by Billion Group

Billion Group has made its mark in

Group as a single level circular mall

the South Africa property sector

route offering approximately 75,000m²

by developing everything from

gla. Easily accessible and highly visible,

regional shopping centres and office

the mall will boast around 200 shops,

developments to five-star hotels and

restaurants, coffee shops, fast food

golf course developments. Forest Hill

outlets, fashion boutiques, national

City is an award-winning mixed-use

retail anchors, international brands

development in Monavoni, Centurion,

and also comprises of an Olympic

combining fashionable retail and dining

size ice rink, heated wave pool and an

with offices, hotels, showrooms and

exclusive champagne bar. It also includes

lifestyle residences.

approximately 4,000 parking bays which

All set in a vibrant enclosed and pedestrian friendly setting, it draws Gauteng’s most exclusive, trend-focused

are conveniently located, mostly in the centre of the mall. Taking inspiration for its architectural

shopper and is destined soon to become

design approach from nature, Forest Hill

Billion Group

a household name around South Africa.

City Mall’s entrance features two

3rd Floor,

Brimming with energy, this cosmopolitan

monolithic mountainous structures, as

Palazzo Towers West,

hub will be such a powerful development

if visitors are entering via a valley or

Montecasino Boulevard,.

that it will change the way people live,

canyon. The building itself has a

Fourways,

work, shop, play and relax.

distended leaf structure guiding shoppers

Johannesburg, South Africa

Forest Hill City Mall has been designed and developed by Billion

into an exciting forest offering a unique retail experience.

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Lebanon INTERIOR DESIGN

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT LEBANON BITAR Residence by WISSAM HAYEK architects & planners

Wissam Hayek Architects & Planners

installations were made. These included

were commissioned to transform an

an automation system, energy saving

apartment in Beirut for a family of

lighting and double-glazing for insulation.

four. The client was a banker who has

The refurbishment changed the four-

lived mostly abroad and travelled all

bedroom apartment into a two-bedroom

over Europe, the States and the Far

configuration but added a master

East. During his 25-year career, he has

bedroom suite, en suite bathrooms and

experienced many different residences

a reception area. Being north – south

and cultures and collected a lot of

oriented, the north side hosts the

memories and souvenirs along the way.

reception area and master bedroom suite,

Therefore, he wanted his latest dwelling

both of which are completely open to

in his home town to reflect both his life

the sea view. The south side features the

and personality.

kitchen, dining room and two bedrooms.

The apartment is on the 10th

Staying true to the client’s brief,

floor of a 50 year-old building facing

the interiors are simple yet stylish and

the Mediterranean Sea. Following the

comfortable. Materials such as Italian

complete demolition of the apartment,

marble, ebony, walnut, chrome, mother

everything was replaced from partitions

of pearl, silk and leather all add to the

to plumbing and wiring and several new

desired ambience.

Wissam Hayek Architects Mekalles 2001 Building, Section 126 – 4th Floor, Mekalles Main Road, Beirut, Lebanon t: +961 3 802 080 e: info@wissamhayek.com w: www.wissamhayek.com Africa & Arabia Property Awards 57

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BEST MIXED-USE ARCHITECTURE ARABIA Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski by P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd.

58 Africa & Arabia Property Awards

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Africa & Arabia Property Award Winners 2014-2015 Africa

Seychelles Architecture Multiple Residence

Ghana

 Eden Luxury Apartments by ADD.Locus Architects Ltd.

Apartment

Architecture Single Residence

 The Gallery by Clifton Homes

 Royal Palm Residences - Villa 01

Architecture Multiple Residence

by Royal Palm Development Co Ltd

 OCTAVIA 154 by Arch+Int.

Hotel Architecture

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Platinum Place by Yaw Addo Development Limited

Residential Development

Dhevatara Beach Hotel, Praslin by ADD.Locus Architects Ltd.

Mixed-use Interior Highly Commended

North Island by Life Interiors Architecture Creative Strategy

Highly Commended

The Gallery by Clifton Homes

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Ambassador Heights by Kingdom Hotel Investments

Highly Commended

Kenya

South Africa

Commercial High-rise Development Highly Commended

Royal Palm Residences by Royal Palm Development Co Ltd

Britam Tower by British American Insurance Co. (K) Ltd.

Apartment Highly Commended

Mixed-use Architecture

Igalofu Village, Zimbali Coastal Estate by Extra Dimensions Property Group

 Segera Retreat by Life Interiors Architecture Creative Strategy

Architecture Single Residence

Mixed-use Interior

 House Joubert Hoedspruit by Krynauw Nel Associates (Pty)

Highly Commended

Ltd with kim-h (interior designer)

Segera Retreat by Life Interiors Architecture Creative Strategy

Residential Development

Highly Commended

 Palm Valley Estate by Century City Property

Developer Website

Residential High-rise Development

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

The Lighthouse by Studio Loy www.valdeviepolovillage.com by AdMakers International and Val de Vie Estate

Kings Distinction Residential by Kings Developers Ltd

Development Marketing Mauritius

 Polo Village by AdMakers International and Val de Vie Estate

Apartment

Highly Commended

 Azuri by Blue Life Limited

Brettenwood Coastal Estate by Hulett Development Company (Pty) Ltd

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

 Azuri by Blue Life Limited

Golf Development

Development Marketing

 Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort by Pinnacle Point Home

 Royal Park by Adoreum

Marina Village by Marina Village and AdMakers International

Owners Association

Office Architecture

Highly Commended

 ENL House by Architects Studio Ltd

Interior Design Private Residence

Residential Development

 House De Goede by Redesign Interiors and Products

 Azuri by Blue Life Limited

Highly Commended

Heron Banks Golf and River Estate by Sable Homes

229 Val de Vie Wine and Polo Estate by Interior Concepts

Leisure Interior Morocco

Highly Commended

Architecture Single Residence

Lettings Agency

 Qasr Al Wadi by NAGA Architects, Designers & Planners

 Just Property Group Highly Commended

Nigeria

 Waterfall Estates by Waterfall Investment Company / Atterbury / Century

One Zero Five Place by AdMakers International

Developer Website Highly Commended

Choprop SA

Mixed-use Development

Commercial High-rise Development Highly Commended

Life Grand Cafe by Life Interiors Architecture Creative Strategy

www.onezerofiveplace.com/home by AdMakers International

Development Marketing

Office Development Highly Commended

Menlyn Corporate Park, Commercial Offices by Feenstra Group (Proprietary) Limited

 One Zero Five Place by AdMakers International

Property Consultancy

Residential Development

 Choprop SA

Highly Commended

MAANSBAY by Lababidi Holdings Limited

Property Consultancy Marketing  Choprop Marketing by Choprop SA

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South Africa (cont.)

Arabia

Property Single Unit Highly Commended

178 Coral Close, Zimbali Coastal Estate

Abu Dhabi

by Extra Dimensions Property Group

Hotel Interior

Public Service Architecture

Highly Commended

 Malapa, Hominid Fossil Site Cover and Visitors’ Platform

Leisure Architecture

by Krynauw Nel Associates (Pty) Ltd

Highly Commended

The Market, Le Royal Meridien by LW Design Group LLC Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium by Pattern Design Ltd.

Real Estate Agency

Leisure Interior

 Pam Golding Properties

 KOI Restaurant & Lounge by Bishop Design L.L.C

Highly Commended

Home & Country Property (Pty) Ltd

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

The Rawson Property Group

Office Interior

Caramel Restaurant & Lounge by Bishop Design L.L.C

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Highly Commended

 Your Neighbourhood Experts

Retail Interior

by The Rawson Property Group Highly Commended

Royal Group Offices by Boudoir Interiors LLC

 Time Art by Retail Access

Choprop Real Estate Marketing by Choprop SA

Real Estate Agency Website

Ajman

 www.rawson.co.za by The Rawson Property Group

Mixed-use Development

Real Estate Agent

 Al Zorah Resorts by Visionnaire Development Consulting Ltd.

 Choprop SA Residential Development

Bahrain

 Brettenwood Coastal Estate by Hulett Development

Property Consultancy

Company (Pty) Ltd

 Impact Estate W.L.L.

Highly Commended

De Velde by Balwin Properties

Property Consultancy Marketing

Highly Commended

Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort by Pinnacle Point

Highly Commended

Home Owners Association

Real Estate Agency

Residential High-rise Development Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Juffair Heights by Pegasus Real Estate

 Impact Estate W.L.L.

Hatfield Studios, Student Accommodation

Residential High-rise Development

by Feenstra Group (Proprietary) Limited

Highly Commended

Juffair Heights by Dadabhai Development & Properties Management

The Beaumont by Rawson Developers

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment Highly Commended

32 Camwood, Zimbali Coastal Estate

Dubai

by Extra Dimensions Property Group

Architecture Multiple Residence

Retail Architecture

 Cayan Tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

 Cradlestone Mall by Bentel International Associates

Highly Commended

Retail Development

Condominium

Highly Commended

Forest Hill City by Billion Group

Retail Interior

DAMAC Towers by Paramount by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

 Seventh Heaven by Al Barari Firm Management LLC Developer Website

Highly Commended

Remo’s Restaurant by Dakota Design (Pty) Ltd

 www.damacproperties.com by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Highly Commended

Old Khaki by Dakota Design (Pty) Ltd

Development Marketing

Retirement Development

Highly Commended

 Forest Village Phase 2 by Hulett Development

AKOYA by DAMAC (Trump Estates) by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Company (Pty) Ltd

Golf Course

Highly Commended

Evergreen Bergvliet by Amdec Residential Developments

 Trump International Golf Course by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Highly Commended

The Retreat at Hazeldean by Sable Homes

Golf Development

Safe Home Award

 Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

 Val de Vie Estate by Val de Vie Estate & AdMakers International

Highly Commended

AKOYA by DAMAC by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Hotel Interior Tanzania

 One&Only The Palm by WA International

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

DAMAC Towers by Paramount by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

 Safari City by iki Design Group

Highly Commended

Vida Hotel by LW Design Group LLC

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Dubai (cont.)

Dubai (cont.)

Interior Design Apartment

Residential Development

 Le Reve Tower by Zen Interiors

 Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

Highly Commended

Private Apartment Dubai Marina by Bishop Design L.L.C

Highly Commended

Platinum One Managed Apartments by ACW Holdings Ltd

Highly Commended

DAMAC Heights / Residenze

Highly Commended

Ashjar by Al Barari Firm Management LLC

by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Residential High-rise Architecture

Interior Design Private Residence

 DAMAC Heights / Residenze by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

 Private Villa Emirates Hills by Bishop Design L.L.C

Residential High-rise Development

Highly Commended

P35 Palm Project by Elemento

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Palm Jumeirah Residence by VSHD Design JLT

Residential Landscape Architecture

Interior Design Show Home Highly Commended

Ashjar-Al Barari Community by Etcetera Living LLC

DAMAC Towers by Paramount by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

 Al Barari by Greenworks Retail Interior

Leisure Interior

 Biorganic Market by Retail Access

 Skydive by TAO Interior + Architecture

Highly Commended

Dhamani 1969 by Callison

Highly Commended

Yas Perfumes by Retail Access

Highly Commended

Cle Restaurant & Lounge by Bishop Design L.L.C

Highly Commended

Hallab Bab El Bahr by TAO Interior + Architecture

Lettings Agency

Iraq

 Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

Office Interior

Mixed-use Development

 Hewa Office Building by Sia Moore Architecture - Interior Design

 Al Barari by Al Barari Firm Management LLC

Residential Development

Mixed-use Interior

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Iraq Gate Project by Amwaj International For Real Estate Investments

N.A.I.L.S. Spa by Elemento

New Hotel Construction & Design

Retail Development

 Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Highly Commended

by IFA Hotels & Resorts

Iraq Gate Project by Amwaj International For Real Estate Investments

Office Interior Highly Commended

Office Sheikh Zayed Road by Casa Forma

Jordan

Property Consultancy

Public Service Architecture

 Colliers International - Middle East And North Africa (MENA)

 Al Hamshari Mosque by Atelier White

Highly Commended

Edwards and Towers

Retail Development

Highly Commended

Mylo Real Estate / Mylo Group / 5 Star PR

Highly Commended

Public Service Interior

Saraya Aqaba by Colliers International - Middle East And North Africa (MENA)

 Shuiqi by TAO Interior + Architecture Real Estate Agency

Kuwait

 Ocean View Real Estate

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

 Al-Odaylia Single Residence by ROMA International

Highly Commended

SPF Realty Real Estate Broker L.L.C

Hotel Interior

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Highly Commended

 Riverwalk, Westminster SW1 by Live Downtown

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Radisson Blu Hotel by LWA Architects

Real Estate Brokers

Highly Commended

2013-2014 Marketing Campaign Summary

Leisure Interior

by Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

Highly Commended

Grand Views at Millennium Estates

Office Interior

by SPF Realty Real Estate Broker L.L.C

 Bon Voyage Travel & Tourism Company by MAKS.INTERIORS

Private Diwaniya by ARCADE Mezzo by Pro-design Studio

Real Estate Agency Website  www.allsoppandallsopp.com

Lebanon

by Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

www.downtown.ae by Live Downtown Real Estate Brokers

 SR residence by Design Novel Architecture

Highly Commended

www.SPFrealty.com by SPF Realty Real Estate Broker L.L.C

Interior Design Apartment

Real Estate Agent Highly Commended

Philip Verzun by VERZUN Real Estate Broker

 The LIGHT HOUSE by DTB sarl Highly Commended

BITAR Residence by WISSAM HAYEK architects & planners

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Qatar (cont.)

Mixed-use Development

Retail Interior

 Parallel Towers by Injaz Holding

Highly Commended

Office Architecture

Katharine Pooley Doha Showroom by Katharine Pooley Ltd

 Senteurs d’Orient headquarters by Atelier130 Highly Commended

Mina 1394 by apractice studio

Ras Al Khaimah

Highly Commended

Isocele by Design Novel Architecture

Mixed-use Development

Office Interior Highly Commended

Siegma by Doonbeyt Design

 Al Hamra Village by Al Hamra Real Estate Development Residential Development

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Al Hamra Village by Al Hamra Real Estate Development

 RAMCO

Highly Commended

Falcon Island by Al Hamra Real Estate Development

Property Consultancy Website Highly Commended

www.ramcolb.com by RAMCO

Saudi Arabia

Real Estate Agency

Interior Design Show Home

 RAMCO

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency Website

Leisure Interior

Highly Commended

www.ramcolb.com by RAMCO

Residential Development Highly Commended

Tilal El Fanar by Injaz Holding

Highly Commended

Bab El Yemen Restaurant by GCH Architects

Mixed-use Architecture  Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski

Retail Architecture  The Spot Choueifat by Design Novel Architecture

DAMAC Esclusiva by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

by P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd. Highly Commended

Home Offices by Saudi Architects

Mixed-use Development Oman

 Al-Qanadeel by Rikaz Properties

Architecture Multiple Residence

Office Development

 Cliff Edge Villas by O1A International

Highly Commended

Architecture Single Residence  Ras Al Hamra Director Villas by Ras Al Hamra Development Project, PDO

Home Offices Complex by Home Offices Company Ltd

Residential Development  Al-Hinakiyah Housing Project

Mixed-use Development

by Omrania & Associates

 Saraya Bandar Jissah

Highly Commended

568 Alzahra Residences by Lifestyle Developers

New Hotel Construction & Design

Highly Commended

Ewan Alnawras by Retal Urban Development

 Saraya Bandar Jissah

Retail Architecture

Public Service Architecture

 Oasis Ar Rass by B Design

Highly Commended

Ras Al Hamra International School by Ras Al Hamra Development Project, PDO

Public Services Development Highly Commended

Ras Al Hamra International School by Ras Al Hamra

Syria Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

Family Palace by Roger Nazarian Architects & Associates

Development Project, PDO Qatar Public Service Architecture Highly Commended

New College of Engineering - Qatar University by Mimar Emirates Engineering Consultants

Real Estate Agency  MD Properties Real Estate Agency Marketing Highly Commended

The Park Residences by Tanween Residences

Real Estate Agency Website Highly Commended

www.qhomes.com.qa by Q Homes LLC

Residential Landscape Architecture Highly Commended

Morrocan Touch by Francis Landscapes SAL Offshore

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

Africa Best Apartment Africa The Gallery by Clifton Homes Best Architecture Multiple Residence Africa Azuri by Blue Life Limited Best Architecture Single Residence Africa Qasr Al Wadi by NAGA Architects, Designers & Planners Best Development Marketing Africa Polo Village by AdMakers International and Val de Vie Estate Best Golf Development Africa Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort by Pinnacle Point Home Owners Association Best Interior Design Private Residence Africa House De Goede by Redesign Interiors and Products Best Lettings Agency Africa Just Property Group Best Mixed-use Architecture Africa Segera Retreat by Life Interiors Architecture Creative Strategy Best Mixed-use Development Africa Waterfall Estates by Waterfall Investment Company / Atterbury / Century Best Office Architecture Africa ENL House by Architects Studio Ltd Best Property Consultancy Africa Choprop SA Best Property Consultancy Marketing Africa Choprop Marketing by Choprop SA Best Public Service Architecture Africa Malapa, Hominid Fossil Site Cover and Visitors’ Platform by Krynauw Nel Associates (Pty) Ltd Best Real Estate Agency Africa Pam Golding Properties Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Africa Your Neighbourhood Experts by The Rawson Property Group

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Best Real Estate Agency Website Africa www.rawson.co.za by The Rawson Property Group

Best Mixed-use Architecture Arabia Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski by P&T Architects and Engineers Ltd.

Best Real Estate Agent Africa Choprop SA

Best Mixed-use Development Arabia Saraya Bandar Jissah

Best Residential Development Africa Palm Valley Estate by Century City Property

Best New Hotel Construction & Design Arabia MĂśvenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers by IFA Hotels & Resorts

Best Retail Architecture Africa Cradlestone Mall by Bentel International Associates Best Retirement Development Africa Forest Village Phase 2 by Hulett Development Company (Pty) Ltd

Arabia Best Architecture Multiple Residence Arabia Cliff Edge Villas by O1A International Best Architecture Single Residence Arabia Al-Odaylia Single Residence by ROMA International Best Condominium Arabia Seventh Heaven by Al Barari Firm Management LLC Best Developer Website Arabia www.damacproperties.com by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC Best Golf Course Arabia Trump International Golf Course by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Best Office Architecture Arabia Senteurs d’Orient Headquarters by Atelier130 Best Office Interior Arabia Hewa Office Building by Sia Moore Architecture - Interior Design Best Property Consultancy Arabia Colliers International - Middle East And North Africa (MENA) Best Public Service Architecture Arabia Al Hamshari Mosque by Atelier White Best Public Service Interior Arabia Shuiqi by TAO Interior + Architecture Best Real Estate Agency Arabia Ocean View Real Estate Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Arabia Riverwalk, Westminster SW1 by Live Downtown Real Estate Brokers

Best Golf Development Arabia Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

Best Real Estate Agency Website Arabia www.allsoppandallsopp.com by Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

Best Hotel Interior Arabia One & Only The Palm by WA International

Best Residential Development Arabia Jumeirah Golf Estates by Jumeirah Golf Estates (L.L.C)

Best Interior Design Apartment Arabia Le Reve Tower by Zen Interiors

Best Residential High-rise Architecture Arabia DAMAC Heights / Residenze by DAMAC Properties Co. LLC

Best Interior Design Private Residence Arabia Private Villa Emirates Hills by Bishop Design L.L.C

Best Residential Landscape Architecture Arabia Al Barari by Greenworks

Best Leisure Interior Arabia Skydive by TAO Interior + Architecture

Best Retail Architecture Arabia The Spot Choueifat by Design Novel Architecture

Best Lettings Agency Arabia Allsopp & Allsopp Real Estate

Best Retail Interior Arabia Biorganic Market by Retail Access Africa & Arabia Property Awards 65

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The Earl of Caithness

The Earl of Courtown

Sir David Michells

Ian Aitch Architecture Journalist

David Graham Grahams Hi-Fi

Duncan Macarthur Hotel Solutions Partnership

Paul Scrivener MCM Architecture

Peter Anscombe Hotel Finance

Ian Graham Hotel Consultant

Steve Macfarlane Stonegres

Judith Baker Travel Writer & Editor

Susan Grossman Journalist

Felix Mara Editor of Architects Journal

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel magazine

Xuelin Bates Chinese Property Consultant

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

Julia Marozzi Bentley Motors

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Peter Bolton-King Group Director, RICS Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Consultants Russell Bragg Bragg & Co Stephen Brownless Gaggenau Peter Bush CEO, New Swansea Bay Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor John Cetra Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture Ian Chalk ORMS Architecture Matthew Clare Building Consultant Sean Cochrane Cochrane Design Andrew Cockburn Design Director, International Property Media Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant David Dalby Former CEO, RICS Johnny Dunford Global Commercial Director, RICS James Dunford-Wood Hotel Consultant Imtiaz Farookhi Former CEO, NHBC Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled person Will Gibbs MD, KLC School of Design

Julia Hands Hotelier Michael Harris Editor, Golf Monthly Richard Hartshorn NHBC Sean Hatcher MCM Architecture Amanda Hills Hills Balfour PR Daniel Hopwood Architect John Hunter Tenhurst Ian Jenkins Director of Research, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland Rebecca Johnson Consultant, Bloomberg Television Tom Jones Architect, Populous Mike Jordan Cornish Stairways International Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel magazine Dawn Kitchener Interior Designer Brian Lawrence Director, Brian Lawrence Ltd James Lawton Colefax & Fowler Paul Lewis Architect, Altham Lewis Architects Andrew Link Chief Operating Officer, Construction Industry Council

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel Tony Mcguirk Architect Guy Medd Chosen Group Luis Montfort Porcelanosa Christian Morris Consultant, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Laura Nixey Aston Martin PR Simon Numphud AA Hotel Services

Janine Stone Interior Designer Patrick Story Design Director, Casa Forma Gary Strong RICS Technical Standards Mark Taylor Interior Designer Paul Taylor Residential Faculty, RICS Sue Timney President, BIDA Tricia Topping Director, Carlyle Consultants Steve Turek Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade Jo Vickers JV Public Relations

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Anthony Walker Deputy Director, Property Team, Education Funding Agency

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Nick Watson Daily Telegraph

Edward Park Park Designed Penny Patterson Interior Designer Stephen Rees Coutts Banking Real Estate Renuka Reins Fueng Shui expert David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor, and Board Member, RICS Philippe Rossiter Former CEO, Institute of Hospitality

Eleanor Weaver Cochrane Design Gillian Wheatcroft PR Marketing Belen White Cochrane Design Stuart Wilsdon Wilsdon Design Associates Gail Wright Commercial Manager, Miele Benedict Zucchi Architect, BDP

Nancy Ruddy Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture Patrick Sanigar Architect, Space Shuffle

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Associate Sponsors

Media Partners

Associates

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BEST LEISURE ARCHITECTURE UK Challis Island by The Master Wishmakers

12 UK Property Awards

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North East INTERIOR DESIGN

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE NORTH EAST Edwardian Property by George Bond Interior Design

Interior designer George Bond is

existing dividing wall and formed a more

renowned for mixing the finest English

open plan hallway allowing a view straight

style with cosmopolitan magnificence.

through the house and on to the grounds

He prides himself on the philosophy

of the property. A striking wrought

that a home should be both a practical

iron staircase and fine art from the

base and a relaxing haven, a space in

client’s collection adds to the hallway’s

which to live, move and simply be

breathtaking first impression.

George Bond Interior Design

The dining room reflects the client’s

(GBID) was commissioned by a

taste and his overall success and will

successful businessman to completely

be a place where he can entertain

reconfigure and design the interior of a

prospective business partners in style.

four-bedroom Edwardian style house by

Again traditional/modern décor has been

mixing traditional English design

used together with further outstanding

and American influences. The client

paintings illuminated by directional

regularly entertains potential clients

spotlights. Taking centre stage in the

and business partners from around the

room is a beautiful Lord Linley polished

world and is a keen art and antiques

mahogany dining table.

collector. Therefore, it was important

Entering the lounge, it is immediately

that these pieces were displayed in an

apparent that its design influence has

appropriate manner.

stemmed from the glorious grounds

As in most homes, the hallway is

surrounding the property. The room

often the first area entered and sets the

features three very large, curved top

standard for the entire home. Being very

windows looking out into the garden

sociable, the client wanted it to create

and so dark pink tones, cream and pastel

a ‘wow’ factor and a talking point for

green colours have been used to highlight

visitors. GBID therefore removed the

its natural beauty.

14 UK Property Awards

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INTERIOR DESIGN

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE NORTH EAST Edwardian Property by George Bond Interior Design

Initially the kitchen had a very

style dining table with a glass top and

‘country’ feel and so GBID decided

six upholstered dining chairs created a

to create a light and open space,

relaxed and casual everyday dining area.

contrasting the use of American and

Mirror panels from floor to ceiling on

burr walnut wood. A crisp white

one wall appeared to increase the size

Corian work surface with a subtle vein

of the room and allowed the grounds

running throughout also gave the

outside to be reflected.

walnut units even greater impact. Two

Last but not least, the magnificent

skylights were installed to allow as

master bedroom has been reconfigured

much natural daylight into the room

to create an en suite accessed via a

as possible and its original rectangular

walk in wardrobe. Checked fabrics,

shape was given a predominantly

embroidered linens and tone on tone

curved design.

colours continue the American design

The conservatory continued the idea

influence. Its modern bathroom has also

of an American influence using materials

been given a contemporary twist by

in checks and plains in a combination

featuring a classic slipper bath alongside

of creams, blues and whites. A country

two modern rectangular basins.

George Bond Interior Design 2 Eslington Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4RJ t: +44 (0) 191 281 77 99 e: george@georgebond.tv w: www.georgebond.tv UK Property Awards 15

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME UK Amber House by MiCasa

16 UK Property Awards

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London A RC H I T E C T U R E

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE LONDON One & Three Riverside Quarter by Frasers Property UK / careyjones chapmantolcher

Over the last 15 years, Frasers Property

architecture and interior design, CJCT has

has undertaken projects ranging from

unparalleled experience across a wide

new build behind classic London facades

range of projects.

to new communities by the river, each

The combined expertise of Frasers

featuring facilities for modern living.

Property and CJCT has resulted in the

All the company’s real estate

award-winning high-rise development

projects demonstrate the team’s total

One & Three Riverside. These two new

commitment to achieving the highest

striking buildings are the latest to be

standards of architecture, landscape

completed on the banks of the Thames

design and internal finishes. Design and

in Central London’s Wandsworth. Joining

function are of paramount importance

this well-established and vibrant garden

and Frasers Property works closely with

community, One & Three Riverside

internationally renowned architects such

adds a further 139 skillfully configured

as careyjones chapmantolcher (CJCT)

apartments and 12,000 square feet of

in order to deliver truly special and

commercial and leisure space to the

successful schemes.

landmark development.

CJCT is one of the UK’s leading

Residential apartments range from

architecture and interior design practices.

one, two and three-bedroom units to

A young and vibrant practice with

penthouses. Bright, light living spaces

a 25-year heritage, its experienced

with an emphasis on elegant kitchens,

teams at studios in London and Leeds

sumptuous bathrooms, engaging views

have developed long term successful

and outside space has been the driving

partnerships with public and private

consideration in the design and detailing

clients, delivering creative solutions to

of all the apartments at Riverside

challenging briefs. Winner of multiple

Quarter. Designed to maximize views

awards for its innovative work in both

towards the River Thames, every unit

18 UK Property Awards

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HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE LONDON One & Three Riverside Quarter by Frasers Property UK / careyjones chapmantolcher

whether private or affordable residential

shadows also give each building a layered

or commercial, is uniquely articulated

depth. Additionally, the form, colour

to target views past existing buildings.

and texture of the ‘family’ of buildings

Overlooking between buildings has

change according to the angle and time

been addressed in three ways. Firstly, the

of day from which they are viewed and

generous spacing between the buildings;

so represent a dynamic and constantly

secondly the articulated floorplate

shifting presence on the skyline.

generally angles windows away from

Overall, the articulation of the

those of adjacent buildings; and thirdly,

buildings and the architectural ordering

the amount of glazing to the east and

device of the interlocking ‘shells’ produce

west facades is limited with the majority

a pragmatic and rigorous expression

facing north.

which relates to environmental control,

Conceptually, the buildings have been

sustainability, structure and views.

Frasers Property UK Riverside Quarter Sales Gallery Milliners House

designed as folded planes and interlocking

Architectural motifs, materials, finishes

shells that unfold and open up towards

and colour engender a recognizable

Eastfields Avenue

the river. The northern most planes are

coherence throughout the site, all of

London, SW18 1LP

clad in anodized aluminium panels to give

which relate to the built elements of

each element a silver metal finish. The

the wider site and will give Wandsworth

interplay of the folded planes and the

Riverside Quarter a unique identity.

t: +44 (0)20 88 77 2000 w: www.riversidequarter.com

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BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE UK Bernard Weatherill House by EPR Architects

20 UK Property Awards

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BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE UK Canaletto by UNStudio

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London

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DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LONDON Aldgate Place by Barratt London and British Land

Barratt London has developments

include a two-storey basement over

situated right across the city, many

approximately 40 per cent of the site,

close to excellent transport links.

together with a single storey basement

Nearly all the stylish and contemporary

under the retail unit of Block A.

apartments in its portfolio offer

This new residential-led

balconies or terraces and many include

development involving the regeneration

amenities such as a concierge and

of a vacant and disused site is set to

fitness suites.

bring a number of benefits to the local

Aldgate Place in Whitechapel High

area. These include new and affordable

Street, Aldgate, London is an award-

homes, including large family apartments

winning residential development by

with up to four bedrooms. There will

Barratt London and British Land. Due

also be publicly accessible open space

for completion in November 2018, this

covering over 50 per cent of the site

residential-led, mixed-use project will

and new daytime and evening activity

create a vibrant new community in the

around the hotel, restaurants and shops.

heart of Aldgate.

By bringing new people to live in the

The scheme will provide 463

area Aldgate Place will also provide an

new homes of which 313 are private

economic uplift for existing local shops

and 150 affordable. There will also be

and businesses.

approximately 19,000 square feet of

A tower will mark the northern

commercial space and 14,000 square

part of the site, flanking Aldgate Place,

feet of retail space plus a new hotel.

while a lower building will be situated

These elements will be delivered in four

adjacent to it. Barratt London explored

blocks ranging in height from eight to

various options to determine how to

27 storeys. The development will also

optimise the western entrance to the

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HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LONDON Aldgate Place by Barratt London and British Land

site, concluding that a small amount

utilises views into and through the site.

of flexible office space would offer

The hotel creates a fourth building in

a valuable local asset. The southern

the centre of the scheme, allowing it

section of the development will feature

to develop independently from the

a residential courtyard, providing a

residential buildings, whilst all the ground

landscaped amenity for residents.

floor spaces are envisaged to be active

The location and massing of these

commercial space.

buildings were both considered

Barratt London’s goal with this

carefully to optimise south light to the

project was to integrate all these new

accommodation located in the northern

components into the site following the

part of the site.

removal of the gyratory and creation of

Having established north and

the Brabham Street Park. By reinstating

south zones to the site, the outer

the historic street pattern, forming new

corners of the plot are marked with

connections to, around and through

taller elements which sit on a single

the scheme and providing a major new

storey retail ‘plinth’. Interest is added

area of public realm, Aldgate Place will

to the skyline by varying the heights of

serve both the new residents and the

the towers and their kite-shaped plan

existing community.

Barratt London 1 Portsoken Street, London E1 8BT t: +44 (0)207 423 5630 e: info@barrattlondon.com w: www.barrattlondon.com UK Property Awards 23

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London INTERIOR DESIGN

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE LONDON St John’s Wood by IGGI Interior Design

Established in 2004 by interior architect

A neutral New York inspired feel

Susan White, IGGI Interior Design

was created through a cool grey and

works solely for private clients offering

white palette with cement tile floors and

an individual, high quality, personal

eucalyptus internal doors. This allowed

service. Susan also runs Phoenix

the art collection to be the main focus,

Interior Design, working for many of

while explosions of colour and texture

the UK’s leading developers, providing

were added through bespoke furniture,

inspirational show homes.

sculptural elements, luxurious textiles and

The companies’ award-winning interior design is for a fully reconfigured,

feature wall finishes. The lower floors were transformed

double-fronted, Grade II listed house in

into a luxurious pool and spa area plus

St John’s Wood, London. The brief was

staff accommodation and the mood

to create a striking home for a family

throughout the home was balanced

of six. The clients, who were originally

through carefully selected feature and

from New York, wanted their home to

task lighting. Innovative sliding walls and

feature practical living spaces that

extending furniture ensure that spaces

IGGI Interior Design Ltd

could be adapted for entertaining on a

can be adapted to suit anything from a

The Old Parlour,

large scale and also showcase their large

small family dinner to a large drinks party

Unit 6, Ockley Court Farm,

art collection.

spilling out into the garden.

Coles Lane, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5LS t: +44 (0)1306 712 262 e: info@iggi.co.uk w: www.iggi.co.uk 24 UK Property Awards

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Berkshire DE VELOPMENT

 BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT BERKSHIRE Trunkwell Farm Barn by Hicks Developments

Established in 1971, Hicks Developments

The central, two-storey, glazed

has built several hundred high quality

projection at the front of the property

homes in the Thames Valley. As a group,

creates a strongly defined break in the

the company has the resources and

mass of the building and also forms a

expertise to undertake any sized project

clearly defined entrance. At the rear, both

but always carefully considers the

a single-storey and two-storey projection

individual requirements of every buyer.

with a central glazed element provide

Trunkwell Farm Barn is a stunning

additional visual interest. Internally, a

property constructed by Hicks

beautiful oak staircase provides the

Developments to offer flexible

main focal point of the entrance hall

accommodation within a well-equipped

before moving through to the delightfully

and functional family home that is now

contemporary kitchen/breakfast room.

available to purchase. Located south

Great care was taken to maximize

of Reading in Berkshire, the single

the property’s fabulous countryside

residence has replaced an existing barn

views while also minimizing the impact

and is therefore in keeping with its

on neighbouring properties. Specifically

surroundings and conforms with the

chosen, quality materials and the perfect

vernacular of the farm. Bats living in the

execution of construction and finishing

old barn were even carefully re-located

have created an elegant property at one

to bat boxes around the site.

with the surrounding landscape.

Hicks Developments Ltd 15 Headley Road, Woodley, Berkshire, RG5 4JB t: +44 (0)118 9690595 f: +44 (0)118 9441158 e: steve.hicks@hicks-woodley.co.uk w: www.hicks-homes.co.uk UK Property Awards 25

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BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE UK Ace Hotel by EPR Architects / Universal Design Studio

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BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT UK Arboretum by Higgins Homes PLC

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Wiltshire DE VELOPMENT

 BEST RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENT WILTSHIRE The Fairways by Freeman Retirement Living

Freeman Retirement Living, a division

styles, ranging from one, two and three

of the MF Freeman Group, is a

bedroom designs, including duplex

family owned developer with three

apartments. Both spacious and light, they

generations working within the

each have a private garden or balcony.

business and an excellent reputation.

Centred around a large atrium designed

Having formed a partnership with

as an unheated space with café seating,

MHA, a leading care charity, Freeman

indoor bowls and chess, residents can

Retirement Living has developed The

enjoy leisure pursuits in a covered area

Fairways Retirement Village.

with an outdoor feel.

Adjacent to Chippenham Golf

Freeman Retirement Living Ruardean Works,

Other amenities include the Young at

Club in Wiltshire, the location provides

Heart Wellness Spa with swimming pool,

a tranquil environment with beautiful

Jacuzzi and gym as well as a restaurant,

views over the course. The Fairways

snooker room, library, beauty salon and

offers 75 high quality independent living

cinema room. Complete with all the

apartments with a selection of boutique

necessary safety features, The Fairways

hotel style facilities.

Retirement Village provides independence

The individually crafted, custombuilt apartments come in 10 different

to residents and is a million miles away from traditional living options for retirees.

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London R E A L E S TAT E

BEST PROPERTY CONSULTANCY UK Khalil & Kane

 BEST PROPERTY CONSULTANCY LONDON Khalil & Kane

Founded in 2004, Khalil and Kane

the highest level of personal service in a

is a multi award-winning, property

professional manner and aim to exceed

acquisitions consultancy and

expectations.

management firm. Specialising in advising

With a core focus on ‘super prime’

buyers and managing property in both

London, Khalil and Kane exclusively acts

the residential and commercial sectors,

on the ‘buy side’ of transactions to avoid

the company has effectively advised on

conflicted objectives. However, its holistic

and acquired assets from trophy homes

understanding of the property industry

to mixed use and development schemes.

allows the company to effectively advise

At the heart of the company’s

clients on opportunities across different

service is understanding its clients’

use classes and to manage assets following

needs and providing the advice, support

acquisition for optimal performance. This

and time necessary to achieve their

applies equally to the purchase of family

objectives. Each client is provided with a

homes or more complicated investments.

dedicated property advisor to oversee

After identifying the right

the entire acquisition and act as a

opportunities for its clients, Khalil and

constant point of contact. While Khalil

Kane will often remain involved to

& Kane’s clients and their requirements

manage the asset to deliver the initial

vary, its goals remain the same, to give

client requirement.

Khalil and Kane Ltd 250 King’s Road, London, SW3 5UE t: +44 (0)207 2222 622 e: frontdesk@k-k.com w: www.k-k.com UK Property Awards 29

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Dorset & Hampshire DE VELOPMENT

BEST APARTMENT UK The Penthouse at The Quarterdeck by Pennyfarthing Homes Ltd

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The Quarterdeck

BEST APARTMENT DORSET The Penthouse at The Quarterdeck by Pennyfarthing Homes Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT HAMPSHIRE Nautica Reach by Pennyfarthing Homes Ltd

Nautica Reach

Nautica Reach

Throughout its 35-year history,

area, while inside, far reaching sea views

Pennyfarthing Homes has strived to

can be enjoyed even from the bath.

build properties to exacting standards

Nautica Reach is a bespoke designed

whilst embracing an innovative

development of just four exclusive,

style. Today, the Pennyfarthing name

contemporary style, detached houses in

is synonymous with high quality

Milford on Sea, Hampshire. Unusually for

workmanship and stylish design as

this stretch of exceptional coastline, there

demonstrated in the following two

is no road in between the houses and the

award-winning projects.

beach. Therefore, Pennyfarthing Homes’

The Quarterdeck, Boscombe

criteria was to design and construct

Overcliff Drive in Dorset features

extremely high quality, environmentally

large expanses of glass to enable the

efficient homes that will maximize the

occupants of its stunning penthouse

residents’ enjoyment of this spectacular

apartment to enjoy the spectacular

location whilst minimizing their impact

outlook. This fourth floor property within

on the surrounding environment.

an architecturally striking building stands

Extraordinarily large balconies are enjoyed

Pennyfarthing Homes Ltd

out proudly among a large number of

by each home with composite decking

Pennyfarthing House,

cliff top apartments along this section

to reduce maintenance. These feature

Ossemsley,

of magnificent coastline. Pennyfarthing

seamless glass balustrades which create

New Milton,

Homes has optimized the exterior space

a windbreak without detracting from the

Hampshire,

by significantly increasing the roof terrace

spectacular, far-reaching sea views.

BH25 5TL t: +44 (0)1425 613958 f: +44 (0)1425 638903 e: sales@pennyfarthinghomes.co.uk w: www.pennyfarthinghomes.co.uk 30 UK Property Awards

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United Kingdom DE VELOPMENT

BEST COMMERCIAL RENOVATION / REDEVELOPMENT UK Advocate’s Close by The Chris Stewart Group

 BEST COMMERCIAL RENOVATION / REDEVELOPMENT UK Advocate’s Close by The Chris Stewart Group

Established in 1996, the Chris

packed buildings across three medieval

Stewart Group (CSG) is a property

lanes and covers 45,000 square feet.

development and investment

Rich in national and civic history, it sits

business. CSG specializes in complex

alongside many of Edinburgh’s most

transformational city centre projects

popular tourist attractions. At the

and embarked on the award-winning

heart of the development is Old Town

Advocate’s Close development in 2008.

Chambers consisting of 50, five-star

The recently completed £46 million

luxury serviced apartments operated

regeneration project at Advocate’s

by Lateral City, a subsidiary of CSG. The

Close is a mixed-use scheme in the

apartments range from a 15th century

heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The

townhouse to uber-modern penthouses,

project is revitalising a once neglected

with captivating views across the city’s

area of the city by returning a cluster

Princes Street Gardens.

of uninspiring buildings to productive

Project goals were successfully

use within a vibrant collection of hotel,

achieved to make the best use of

serviced apartments, restaurants, bars

existing buildings. While responding

and businesses. It is also creating greater

positively to conservation aspirations

access through the area for tourists and

for the enhancement of the World

local residents alike.

Heritage Site and conservation area,

Within a designated World Heritage Site, the development spans 11 tightly

Advocate’s Close also promotes contemporary design.

Chris Stewart Group The Tower, 7 Advocate’s Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1ND Scotland t: +44 (0)131 510 5499 f: +44 (0)131 570 5498 e: info@chrisstewartgroup.com w: www.chrisstewartgroup.com w: www.lateralcity.com/IPA UK Property Awards 31

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United Kingdom DE VELOPMENT

BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT UK Abbey Sands by Havard Estates

 BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT UK Abbey Sands by Havard Estates

Havard Estates is a property company

extended from the sea view to the

founded in 2004 which specialises

building on the curve of the bay.

in high quality regeneration and

The 4,444m² building comprises

development projects in the South West,

six levels at the western end, stepping

M4 Corridor, South Wales and South

down to five levels at the eastern end.

Midlands regions. The company has a

It holds five commercial units including

wealth of experience in redeveloping

restaurants with outdoor seating/

sensitive sites such as period properties,

dining areas and 27 luxury two to four-

buildings in conservation areas and new

bedroom apartments including two highly

builds within prominent locations.

luxurious penthouses.

Abbey Sands is a £17 million, mixed-

Its contemporary design approach

use, seafront development in Torquay,

has been influenced by the Art

Devon. On the site of the former Palm

Deco architectural style of the British

Court Hotel it occupies a prominent

seaside and aims to create a modern

location overlooking Torre Abbey Sands.

interpretation of the ‘riviera style’. With

One of Havard Estates’ main objectives

curving balconies and fine balustrade

Havard Estates

was to deliver the same ‘wow factor’ that

detailing, in addition to a strong

Xchange House,

the view of the bay provides on entering

horizontal emphasis, its design resembles

1 Pickwick Park,

Torbay. Therefore, this visual impact was

the Art Deco aesthetic of an ocean liner.

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London DE VELOPMENT

 BEST APARTMENT LONDON Vertice Penthouse by Seqoya

 BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT LONDON Vertice Penthouse by Seqoya

Formed in 1999, Seqoya is a privately

still appearing as ‘new build’. Matching

owned property investment/

rendering and elements of copper at

development company. Together its

penthouse level and on the entrance

founders and team have in excess of 70

canopy achieved this aim perfectly.

years’ experience in developing luxury

The award-winning Vertice penthouse

properties within prime residential

is a triplex with 3,728 square feet of gross

locations in the UK and the Caribbean.

internal space and an additional 1,000

Seqoya undertook a multi-million

square feet of terracing. It includes four

pound engineering, construction and

bedrooms, each with en suite facilities

interior design project at Queen’s

and all rooms feature spacious, light filled

Court in the heart of St John’s Wood,

interiors, expanses of floor to ceiling

London. Over an 18-month period, the

windows and private rooftop terraces. An

top floor of the existing 1960’s, eight-

eighth floor sunroom resembles a glass

storey block of flats was demolished and

box which reflects the sky and so from

two luxurious penthouses over three

the street becomes ‘invisible’. Seqoya has

floors were constructed in its place. The

also transformed the entire apartment

architectural challenge was to ensure that

building and its grounds, making Queen’s

the existing building appeared linked to

Court one of the area’s most striking

the three new additional stories while

prime addresses.

Seqoya 3 Waterside Place, London, NW1 8JT United Kingdom t: +44 (0)207 586 9787 f: +44 (0)207 586 0449 e: info@seqoya.co.uk w: www.seqoya.co.uk UK Property Awards 33

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE UK Monkhams Lane by Boscolo Ltd

34 UK Property Awards

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Surrey DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT SURREY Blue Jay, Claremont Park, Esher by Quada (Esher) Limited

Quada specialises in high-end residential

surrounded by listed 300-year old

and mixed use projects in the south east

walls and within a very conservative

of England. We do contemporary design,

built environment.

suited to location, and to creating

This new generation of English

exciting and unusual buildings as well as

country house is accessed by a 100

homes with intimacy and warmth.

metre long private, tree-lined driveway

The design brief for the award-

which in the 60s formed part of Beatle

winning property ‘Blue Jay’ in Esher,

George Harrison’s property. Blue Jay’s

Surrey was to create a contemporary,

internal layout extends to 12,901 square

five-bedroom house in a market

feet and is designed to maximize the

sector dominated by neo classic design

natural light and garden views. A double

– particularly Georgian. Although it

height atrium with a circular timber

was to feature all the ‘wow factor’ of

ceiling and fireplace is at the heart of

contemporary design, the house was

the building, optimizing circulation. This

to be a proper home. Therefore it had

circular atrium is reflected beautifully

to incorporate elements of liveability,

in the curved banquette seating in the

flexibility and intimacy with well-planned

formal reception room, bespoke

spaces. Blue Jay also had to complement

kitchen and strikingly curved indoor

and harmonise with the area as it is

swimming pool.

Quada (Esher) Limited Riverside Quarter, Eastfields Avenue, London, SW18 1JU t: +44 (0) 7836 622296 e: rchrdbellman@aol.com w: www.quada.co.uk 36 UK Property Awards

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Berkshire DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BERKSHIRE The Warren, Grazeley Road by Kirkby Homes Ltd

Kirkby Homes is a privately owned

surrounding countryside in both scale

property company based in Ascot,

and design. Kirkby Homes carefully

Berkshire. The firm takes pride in the

adhered to this philosophy in the

quality and finish of all its projects

design and construction of The Warren.

and has a growing reputation for

Using handcrafted stock bricks together

delivering individuality and attention

with clay roof tiles, it was designed

to detail by using the very best

with the aim of creating properties

materials and products.

which would blend in with their

The Warren at Grazeley

surroundings, whilst also providing

Road, Reading, Berkshire is a gated

modern, comfortable family homes in

development in the village of Three

a safe, gated community.

Mile Cross. Comprising six detached

All kitchens include individually hand

and two semi-detached four-bedroom

crafted bespoke units, while bathrooms,

family homes, all are traditionally built and

shower rooms and cloakrooms feature

finished to a high specification.

ceramic floor and wall tiles. French

The Wokingham District Local Plan

doors lead to the patio and garden and

of 2006 deemed that, although some

communal areas have been landscaped

development was inevitable, Three

by a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal

Mile Cross should retain the semi-

Winner. Each property also benefits from

rural character of the village and the

off road parking as well as a garage.

Kirkby Homes Ltd The Old Court House London Road Ascot Berkshire SL5 7EN t: +44 (0)1344 872596 e: sales@kirkbyhomes.com w: www.kirkbyhomes.com UK Property Awards 37

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BEST COMMERCIAL RENOVATION/REDEVELOPMENT UK Advocate’s Close by The Chris Stewart Group

38 UK Property Awards

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BEST PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT UK Brickfields by Living In Space

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Hertfordshire R E A L E S TAT E

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY HERTFORDSHIRE John Curtis Limited

John Curtis Estate Agents is an

to then smoothly transfer to the Lettings

independent firm, established in

team to find a suitable tenant within the

Harpenden for 40 years. During this

shortest possible time, minimising loss of

time, the company has expanded and

rental income.

now owns three separate offices in

Setting the company aside from other

Harpenden and Wheathampstead.

local agents, John Curtis is the only estate

It takes great pride in providing a

agent in the area to advertise properties

very high level of service and quality

on all the main property portals, offering

presentation with a mature, diligent and

Vendors a wider range of potential buyers

professional approach. Their reputation

and enquiries made. John Curtis is also the

for openness and honesty is built on

only agent in Harpenden to offer video

quality relationships.

tours and interactive virtual tours on

Today, John Curtis offers a wide range of services including residential sales,

prestigious properties. Both Directors and all the John Curtis

lettings and property management and a

sales team live in Harpenden or the

range of financial services.

immediate surrounding area and all have

Over the last 12 months, John Curtis

worked at John Curtis long-term; which

has had one of its most successful years

is why when you call into a John Curtis

to date. Most notably, the opening of

office, you’ll sense a real local knowledge

John Curtis Ltd

the new Lettings & Management office

and a genuine aim to provide a committed

36 High Street,

has expanded this side of the business

and professional service which will always

Harpenden,

dramatically, enabling investment buyers

create the best possible results.

Hertfordshire, AL5 2SX t: +44 (0)1582 764471 e: enquiries@johncurtis.co.uk w: www.johncurtis.co.uk 40 UK Property Awards

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Berkshire & Buckinghamshire DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED PROPERTY SINGLE UNIT BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Woodlands, Gerrards Cross by Bewley Homes PLC Woodlands

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BERKSHIRE Eton Thameside by Bewley Homes PLC Eton Thameside

Eton Thameside

Bewley Homes was founded in 1991 on

kitchen, an orangery and extensive

the simple philosophy of building quality

landscaped grounds.

homes that discerning people would

Eton Thameside is a collection of

aspire to own, located in highly desirable

luxury mews houses, apartments and

locations. The two following award-

townhouses in an attractive, historic

winning projects are perfect examples

riverside location. Bewley Homes has

of the company’s expertise.

provided a sympathetic redevelopment

‘Woodlands’ is a highly elegant and

of its sensitive historic site which was

luxurious family home in the desirable

formerly the Rafts Boathouse serving

Buckinghamshire village of Gerrards

Eton College. Careful planning of the

Cross. Bewley Homes set out to provide

space has resulted in a development

well-planned, spacious accommodation

that retains some of the original features,

with living space covering 6,500 square

or which takes design cues from the

feet set over three floors. Its exterior is

old boathouse. Most of the homes

classic with contemporary touches while

enjoy balconies or terraces with River

its interior features only premium

Thames’ views towards Windsor Castle

brands to a truly superior specification.

or over Eton village. An attractive inner

Highlights include an impressive entrance

ccourtyard garden also provides

hall, six sumptuous en suite bedrooms,

residents with a private space in which to

a bespoke, handmade and painted

relax or socialise.

Bewley Homes Plc Inhurst House, Brimpton Road, Baughurst, Hampshire, RG26 5JJ t: +44 (0)118 970 8200 f: +44 (0)118 970 8202 e: neils@bewley.co.uk w: www.bewley.co.uk UK Property Awards 41

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London A RC H I T E C T U R E

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE LONDON House Refurbishment in Primrose Hill by AR Architecture

AR Architecure is an innovative

strong emphasis on the use of natural

architectural practice providing

materials and ecological awareness.

comprehensive professional services

Alterations included a part-width rear

to developers, investors, homeowners,

extension and conversion of the existing

hotel operators and fellow architects

integral garage into useful residential

in complex inter-cultural situations. The

accommodation.

practice is located in London and has

simplistic exterior, featured a split-level

Ireland and Russian Federation.

section and open plan. AR Architecture

The company was commissioned to

AR Architecture Old Town Hall,

The existing house, with its rather

affiliated partners in the Republic of

emphasized these features by replacing

undertake the refurbishment of a house

the stairs and adding new openings

in Primrose Hill, London. The three-

between the semi-levels. The new

bedroom 1960’s terrace property had

stairs were mirrored and made open

been rented for five years while the client

to increase transparency even further.

and his family lived abroad. Therefore,

Zoning was improved by relocating the

before their return, AR was briefed

kitchen and breakfast area, while the living

to complete its full refurbishment and

room merges with the back garden to

extension to accommodate the needs of

create a light filled dining room. Outside,

the increased family with three children.

the main entrance now reinstates and

The client requested a minimalist contemporary interior design with a

emphasizes the modernist language of the building.

213 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 4QP t: +44 (0)207 209 2851 e: info@ar-arch.co.uk w: www.ar-arch.co.uk 42 UK Property Awards

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UK Property Award Winners 2014-2015 Bedfordshire

Cornwall

Real Estate Agency

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

haart Stopsley

Highly Commended

Urban & Rural Property Services

 Cole Rayment and White Cumbria

Berkshire

Real Estate Agency

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

 Prospect Estate Agency

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Chancellors

Highly Commended

Thomson Hayton Winkley Greengate Gardens, Levens, Kendal by Russell Armer Ltd

Property Single Unit

Retirement Development

 Trunkwell Farm Barn by Hicks Developments

 Queen Elizabeth Court by McCarthy & Stone

Real Estate Agency  Prospect Estate Agency

Derbyshire

Highly Commended

Chancellors

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Walmsley

 haart Derby

Residential Development Highly Commended

Eton Thameside by Bewley Homes PLC

Highly Commended

The Warren, Grazeley Road by Kirkby Homes Ltd

Highly Commended

Hannells Estate Agents

Devon Real Estate Agency

Bristol

 Miller Town & Country

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Coast & Country Estate Agents

 haart Shirehampton

Highly Commended

haart Torbay

Buckinghamshire

Dorset

Lettings Agency

Apartment

Highly Commended

Chancellors

Highly Commended

haart Milton Keynes

 The Penthouse at The Quarterdeck by Pennyfarthing Homes Ltd

Property Single Unit

Lettings Agency

 Bradenham Hill by EAB Homes and Developments

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Woodlands, Gerrards Cross by Bewley Homes PLC

Symonds & Sampson

Real Estate Agency

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

 Chancellors

Residential Development

Highly Commended

haart Burnham

Symonds & Sampson

 Harbour Reach by Harrison Property Group

Cambridgeshire

East Midlands

Real Estate Agency

Commercial Landscape Architecture

 haart Bar Hill

 Springfields Festival Gardens by Barnes Walker

Residential Development  The Newton, Cambridge by Chard Robinson

East Sussex Real Estate Agency

Central Scotland

 Callaways

Real Estate Agency

Residential Development

 McEwan Fraser Legal

 Super B by Hyde New Homes

Highly Commended

Ballantynes Essex

Cheshire

Apartment

Property Single Unit

 Oldchurch Park by Swan New Homes

 Heathfield by Altin Homes

Lettings Agency

Real Estate Agency

 Balgores Lettings

 Ian Tonge Property services

Highly Commended

Beresfords

Highly Commended

haart Colchester

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Essex (cont.)

Isle of Man

Property Single Unit

Property Single Unit

 Arboretum by Higgins Homes PLC

 The Silverdale at Reayrt ny Glionney by Heritage Homes Limited

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

 Beresfords

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Balgores Property Group

Highly Commended

Chewton Rose Colchester

Highly Commended

The Devonshire at Ballanard Woods by Heritage Homes Limited Ballakilley, Church Road, Rushden by Heritage Homes Limited

Residential Development

Kent

 Arboretum by Higgins Homes PLC

Property Single Unit

Highly Commended

Oldchurch Park by Swan New Homes

Highly Commended

Knights Wood by Dandara

Real Estate Agency Gloucestershire

 haart Medway

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

Maddisons Residential Ltd

 The Property Centre

Highly Commended

Saddlers

Real Estate Agency

Residential Development

Highly Commended

The Property Centre

Highly Commended

Knights Wood by Dandara

Residential Development Highly Commended

Cerney on the Water by Redrow Homes Limited

Lancashire Apartment

Guernsey

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Cranford Estate Agency Ltd

Beacon Point at Lytham Quays by Redrow Homes Limited

Residential Development  High Wood, Lancaster by Story Homes

Hampshire Lettings Agency Highly Commended

haart Fleet

Real Estate Agency

Leicestershire Lettings Agency Highly Commended

haart Leicester

 haart Fleet Residential Development

Lincolnshire

Highly Commended

Nautica Reach by Pennyfarthing Homes Ltd

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

Lymington Shores by Redrow Homes Limited

 Mundys Property Services LLP

Retirement Development Highly Commended

Lady Susan Court & Emma Court by McCarthy & Stone

Highly Commended

haart Lincoln

Real Estate Agency  Pygott & Crone Estate Agents

Herefordshire

Highly Commended

haart Lincoln

Lettings Agency Highly Commended

Russell Baldwin & Bright

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Russell Baldwin & Bright

London Apartment  Vertice Penthouse by Seqoya Highly Commended

Hertfordshire

Skylon at New Festival Quarter by Bellway Homes Thames Gateway

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

 Gibbs Gillespie

Architecture Multiple Residence

Property Single Unit

 New Housing at Bentley Priory by ADAM Architecture

 Brickfields by Living In Space

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

48 Totteridge Common by Octagon Developments

 House Refurbishment in Primrose Hill

Real Estate Agency  John Curtis Limited Highly Commended

Gibbs Gillespie

Highly Commended

haart Abbots Langley

Oval Quarter by Oval Quarter Developments Ltd

by AR Architecture Highly Commended

Flo-Ro by Chance de Silva Architects

Highly Commended

3 Devonshire Mews North Refurbishment by Sonnemann Toon Architects

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London (cont.)

London (cont.)

Hotel Architecture

Residential Development

 Ace Hotel by EPR Architects / Universal Design Studio

 Oval Quarter by Oval Quarter Developments Ltd Highly Commended

Aldgate Place by Barratt London and British Land

Interior Design Apartment

Highly Commended

The Annie McCall by Henley Homes

 The Bromptons by Roselind Wilson Design

Residential High-rise Architecture

Highly Commended

Rosewood London by EPR Architects

Highly Commended

Post Office Apartment by 1508 London

 Canaletto by UNStudio

Highly Commended

Penthouse Apartment by CarterTyberghein Ltd

Highly Commended

Interior Design Private Residence  St John’s Wood by Iggi Interior Design

One & Three Riverside Quarter by Frasers Property UK / careyjones chapmantolcher

Retail Architecture

Highly Commended

Grand London Residence by Cochrane Design

Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Lansdowne House by Regal Homes

Retail Interior

Interior Design Show Home

Richard James by Andy Martin Architects

 By Appointment Rooms 1st Floor Harrods

 The Regent’s Park Penthouse

by The Studio Harrods

by Shalini Misra Limited Highly Commended

Sovereign Court, W6 by A.LONDON by Accouter

Londonderry

Highly Commended

Ferncroft Avenue by Boscolo Ltd

Lettings Agency

Leisure Architecture Highly Commended

The Terrace Restaurant, ZSL London Zoo by SHH

Leisure Interior

Highly Commended

Peter Doherty Land & Property

Real Estate Agency  Peter Doherty Land & Property

 SushiSamba / Duck & Waffle Venue by CetraRuddy Lettings Agency

Manchester

 MARSH & PARSONS

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Felicity J Lord Canary Wharf

Highly Commended

Foxtons

Highly Commended

Select Property Group

Mixed-use Architecture

Merseyside

 106 Weston Street by Weston Williamson+Partners

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Banyan Wharf by Regal Homes

 X1 The Quarter by X1 Developments

Office Architecture  Bernard Weatherill House by EPR Architects

Middlesex

Office Interior

Apartment

 Location Location, Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Heath End by Amara Property Investments Ltd

by Matteo Bianchi Studio

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

Channel 4 Headquarters by ID:SR Sheppard Robson

 Gibbs Gillespie

Highly Commended

Friends of the Earth by Peldon Rose Limited

Property Single Unit

Property Consultancy

 Karma House, Heath End

 Khalil & Kane

by Amara Property Investments Ltd

Property Single Unit

Real Estate Agency

 Vertice Penthouse by Seqoya

Highly Commended

Gibbs Gillespie

Highly Commended

Lawrence Rand Estate Agents

Highly Commended

22 Queensgate Place Mews by Panorama Property Developments Ltd

Highly Commended

3 Chesterfield Hill by Vabel

Norfolk

Public Service Architecture

Real Estate Agency

 Heathrow Airport T2A by Luis Vidal + Architects

Highly Commended

haart Dereham

Highly Commended

Salesian Community House by MSMR Architects

Highly Commended

Block C Macmillan House (The Bomb Gap)

North East Scotland

by Weston Williamson+Partners

Residential Development

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

Hazelwood by Dandara Limited

 MARSH & PARSONS

Highly Commended

Beechwood Grove, Stoneywood

Highly Commended

Foxtons

Highly Commended

Keatons

by Dandara Limited

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North Yorkshire

Suffolk

Real Estate Agency

Real Estate Agency

 Preston Baker

 haart Bury St Edmunds Residential Development

Northern Ireland

 Park Gate by Landex Ltd

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

The Green, Debenham by Highland

 Garden House by Des Ewing Residential Architects Highly Commended

Landmark Home on Elevated Coastal Site

Surrey

by Des Ewing Residential Architects

Lettings Agency  Foxtons

Northumberland

Highly Commended

Chancellors

Real Estate Agency

Highly Commended

haart Sutton

 Red Hot Property

Property Single Unit  Paddock View by Concept2 Group

Nottinghamshire

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency  haart Arnold

Blue Jay, Claremont Park, Esher by Quada (Esher) Limited

Highly Commended

Willow Dene, Stoneyfields by Searchfield Homes

Real Estate Agency Oxfordshire

 Barton Wyatt

Lettings Agency

Highly Commended

Chancellors

 Chancellors

Highly Commended

Foxtons

Real Estate Agency

Residential Development

 Chancellors

 Chantry Quarry by Latchmere Properties

Scotland

Warwickshire

Architecture Multiple Residence

Real Estate Agency

 Beechwood Grove, Stoneywood

 Fine & Country Warwickshire

by Dandara Limited Architecture Single Residence

Residential Development Highly Commended

Binswood Mews by Castle Homes of Warwick

 Helensburgh House by McInnes Gardner Architects

West Midlands Real Estate Agency

Shropshire

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agency

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Samuel Wood and Company

Highly Commended

Fine & Country Park Central by Crest Nicholson Regeneration

Residential Development  Darren Clarke Village by The Astbury

West Sussex Real Estate Agency

Somerset

 Brock Taylor

Property Consultancy Highly Commended

Symonds & Sampson

West Yorkshire

Real Estate Agency

Residential Development

 Robin King Estate Agents

Highly Commended

South East Wales

Wiltshire

Lettings Agency

Retirement Development

 Darlows Merthyr Tydfil

 The Fairways by Freeman Retirement Living

Horsforth Vale by Redrow Homes Limited

Real Estate Agency  Kelvin Francis Limited Highly Commended

Darlows Rumney

Worcestershire Lettings Agency  The Property Centre

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Worcestershire (cont.)

United Kingdom

Real Estate Agency

Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment

Highly Commended

The Property Centre

 Advocate’s Close by The Chris Stewart Group Developer Website

Yorkshire & The Humber

 www.redrow.co.uk by Redrow Homes Limited

Mixed-use Architecture

Highly Commended

www.storyhomes.co.uk by Story Homes

Highly Commended

www.vertogroupdevelopments.com

Highly Commended

Trinity Leeds by Chapman Taylor

by Verto Group East of England

Development Marketing

Interior Design Private Residence

 Hazelwood by Dandara Limited

 Monkhams Lane by Boscolo Ltd

Highly Commended

Interior Design Show Home

Golf Course

 Amber House by MiCasa

 Centurion Club

Leisure Architecture

Highly Commended

 Challis Island by The Master Wishmakers Highly Commended

Center Parcs Woburn Forest by Holder Mathias LLP

Pembury Circus by Bellway Homes Thames Gateway

The Astbury Golf Course by The Astbury

Golf Development

Public Service Architecture

 Darren Clarke Village by The Astbury

 Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital Refurbishment

Mixed-use Development

by Sonnemann Toon Architects

 Abbey Sands by Havard Estates Highly Commended

North East

Bristol Harbourside by Crest Nicholson Regeneration

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

 Edwardian Property by George Bond Interior Design

Office Development

One Eagle Place by The Crown Estate

 The Point, Schoolhill, Aberdeen North West

by Dandara Limited

Residential Landscape Architecture

Property Consultancy Marketing

 Salisbury House by Barnes Walker

 Overall Marketing Strategy

South East

Highly Commended

Architecture Multiple Residence

Property Consultancy Website

 Chantry Quarry by Latchmere Properties

 www.fishergerman.co.uk by Fisher German LLP

Architecture Single Residence

Public Services Development

by Select Property Group

Highly Commended

New Replacement Dwelling by BWP Architects Ltd

Country Matters 2014 by Symonds & Sampson

 Brent Civic Centre by Skanska

Interior Design Private Residence

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 Shamwari by Alexander James Interiors

 Mini Makeover and More by Foxtons

Highly Commended

Butterton by LLI Design

Interior Design Show Home

Highly Commended

New Office Launch by Gibbs Gillespie

Highly Commended

VIP Campaign by Preston Baker

Highly Commended

Karma House by Amara Property Investments Ltd

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended

Chantry Quarry by Latchmere Properties

 www.foxtons.co.uk by Foxtons

Public Service Interior

Highly Commended

www.bartonwyatt.co.uk by Barton Wyatt

 ‘Our House’ Disabled Children’s Centre

Highly Commended

www.chancellors.co.uk by Chancellors

Highly Commended

by Koubou Interiors

Residential Renovation/Redevelopment

King’s Church Amersham by Igloo Interiors

 Five & Six Connaught Place by Redrow London

South West

Highly Commended

Architecture Multiple Residence  Cliff House by Finn Erschen Architekt Highly Commended

Belyars Croft by Finn Erschen Architekt

8 Moss Hall Farm Mews, High Legh, Knutsford. by Llama Property Developments Ltd

Highly Commended

The Old Police Station, Bowgreave, Lancashire by Taylor Pickles Homes

Office Interior  Duncan Lawrie Private Bank - Bristol by Goodchild Interiors Ltd

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Overall UK Property Award Winners These companies represent the top winners across the UK. Each of these will go on to compete in the overall International Property Awards to determine the World’s Best in each category. Best Apartment UK The Penthouse at The Quarterdeck by Pennyfarthing Homes Ltd

Best Office Development UK The Point, Schoolhill, Aberdeen by Dandara Limited

Best Architecture Multiple Residence UK Chantry Quarry by Latchmere Properties

Best Office Interior UK Location Location, Estate Agency by Matteo Bianchi Studio

Best Architecture Single Residence UK Helensburgh House by McInnes Gardner Architects Best Commercial Landscape Architecture UK Springfields Festival Gardens by Barnes Walker Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment UK Advocate’s Close by The Chris Stewart Group Best Developer Website UK www.redrow.co.uk by Redrow Homes Limited Best Development Marketing UK Hazelwood by Dandara Limited Best Golf Course UK Centurion Club Best Golf Development UK Darren Clarke Village by The Astbury Best Hotel Architecture UK Ace Hotel by EPR Architects / Universal Design Studio Best Interior Design Apartment UK The Bromptons by Roselind Wilson Design Best Interior Design Private Residence UK Monkhams Lane by Boscolo Ltd Best Interior Design Show Home UK Amber House by MiCasa Best Leisure Architecture UK Challis Island by The Master Wishmakers Best Leisure Interior UK SushiSamba / Duck & Waffle Venue by CetraRuddy Best Lettings Agency UK Prospect Estate Agency Best Mixed-use Architecture UK 106 Weston Street by Weston Williamson+Partners

Best Property Consultancy UK Khalil & Kane Best Property Consultancy Marketing UK Overall Marketing Strategy by Select Property Group Best Property Consultancy Website UK www.fishergerman.co.uk by Fisher German LLP Best Property Single Unit UK Brickfields by Living In Space Best Public Service Architecture UK Heathrow Airport T2A by Luis Vidal + Architects Best Public Service Interior UK ‘Our House’ Disabled Children’s Centre by Koubou Interiors Best Public Services Development UK Brent Civic Centre by Skanska Best Real Estate Agency UK MARSH & PARSONS Best Real Estate Agency Marketing UK Mini Makeover and More by Foxtons Best Real Estate Agency Website UK www.foxtons.co.uk by Foxtons Best Residential Development UK Arboretum by Higgins Homes PLC Best Residential High-rise Architecture UK Canaletto by UNStudio Best Residential Landscape Architecture UK Salisbury House by Barnes Walker Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment UK Five & Six Connaught Place by Redrow London

Best Mixed-use Development UK Abbey Sands by Havard Estates

Best Retail Interior UK By Appointment Rooms 1st Floor Harrods by The Studio Harrods

Best Office Architecture UK Bernard Weatherill House by EPR Architects

Best Retirement Development UK Queen Elizabeth Court by McCarthy & Stone UK Property Awards 49

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