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Extraordinary Island Escape Auckland, New Zealand

Situated on the shores of the beautiful Kauaroa Bay, Waiheke Island. A tranquil waterfront estate just 60 minutes from Downtown Auckland. This spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom homestead sits in the centre of the bay, just above the beach on 84 acres and looks over the beautiful crystal clear, blue waters of the Hauraki Gulf. A truly unique opportunity.

For sale by negotiation www.barfoot.co.nz/558693 Howard Gee +64 27 471 9656 h.gee@barfoot.co.nz Barfoot & Thompson City +64 9 372 8380

City Fringe Elegance Auckland, New Zealand

French European design nestled amongst some of Coatesville’s finest lifestyle homes. Perfectly positioned to enjoy the rural lifestyle with the Auckland CBD less than a 30 minute drive away. This 474m2 home with 72m2 garage sits on a 1.54 hectare block of land. This spacious home features 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, 2 living areas, 2 lounges and much more. Perfectly positioned to enjoy the best of the east and west coasts of Auckland.

For sale by negotiation www.barfoot.co.nz/604990 Sally Cheng +64 21 311 616 s.cheng@barfoot.co.nz Barfoot & Thompson Albany +64 9 415 8460 Kathy Walker +64 21 739 145 k.walker@barfoot.co.nz Barfoot & Thompson Albany +64 9 415 8460

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Luxury Lifestyle Living Auckland, New Zealand

This luxurious home sits on 3.3 hectares. The ground level offers a stunning gourmet kitchen complete with a butler’s pantry, casual dining and large open plan living area with a solid fuel burner. Stunning polished Kauri wood floors are featured throughout, with all rooms boasting delightful views of the majestic grounds. The upstairs area provides further accommodation, with all three generous sized bedrooms opening to verandahs. The property includes a renovated barn with four box stable and horse shower. Detached double garage with large loft area plus a shower and toilet. Situated in one of Whitford’s most prestigious areas this impressive home is sure to please.

For sale by negotiation www.barfoot.co.nz/609874 Sammy Ngai +64 21 288 0123 s.ngai@barfoot.co.nz Barfoot & Thompson Meadowlands +64 9 535 3153

Beachfront Paradise Auckland, New Zealand

A rare opportunity on Auckland’s Cheltenham beach. This warm, sunny home ticks all the boxes. Peaceful and private beachfront living with 5 bedrooms each with en suite, open plan kitchen and dining, heated pool and spa, multiple living spaces and 8 car garage. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, this is one of Devonport’s finest homes.

For sale by negotiation www.barfoot.co.nz/757310 Aaron Reid +64 21 119 1926 a.reid@barfoot.co.nz Barfoot & Thompson Devonport +64 9 445 2010 Suzy Wang +64 22 199 7808 s.wang2@barfoot.co.nz Barfoot & Thompson Devonport +64 9 445 2010

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The Mill House, Bishop Hall Lane Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1LG, United Kingdom 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 International Editor: Andrea Marechal Travel Editor: Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled man DESIGN TEAM Andrew Cockburn andrew@ipropertymedia.com Rositsa Storrs rositsa@ipropertymedia.com Elliot Whitehorn elliot@ipropertymedia.com ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Gerald Carter, Matthew Witchalls, Claire Wright SUPPORT TEAM Accounts: Irene Pickles, Mary Wright, Peter Wright; Janet Churston accounts@ipropertymedia.com Published by International Property Media

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Our special beachfront issue is in celebration of one of the hottest summers we have enjoyed (or in some cases, endured) for many years. Browse through the magazine and you’ll find a wide variety of stunning waterside properties in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Thailand. There’s something very special about the wide, open space of a beach, whether it’s located on a tropical shore or a wild, windswept coastline. I’ve personally spent numerous happy weeks exploring the UK’s coasts as well as those much further afield. However, what’s even better than simply visiting such places is owning a permanent or second home in close proximity to a beach. This opens up a whole new lifestyle filled with activities such as open water swimming, wind and kite surfing, kayaking, fishing and generally taking in that wonderful sea air. Only this morning I was leaving for the office and the tide was flat calm, creating the most gorgeous reflections and gently lapping against the beach opposite my house. As the temperature was already soaring, the lure of a quick, refreshing swim was almost irresistible. However, I managed to desist, consoling myself with the fact that this evening some friends and I will take our boat to a nearby island for a barbecue – and, of course, dive in for that highly anticipated swim.

Copyright © INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MEDIA 2018 INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY & TRAVEL: ISSN 2053-9347 While great care has been taken in the receipt and handling of material, production and accuracy of content in this magazine, the publishers will not accept any responsibility for any errors, loss or omissions which may occur. The publishers would like to thank all those companies and individuals who took part in the magazine and wish them every success. READERS PLEASE NOTE: Some properties will be actually priced in foreign currency and subject to exchange fluctuation. Property buyers should allow for extra financial costs such as legal advice, local taxes etc. which may not be covered in the advertised prices. The descriptions of properties, the contents, whereabouts and price are given in this magazine as a guide only. Please request further details from the advertiser as required. Private advertisers are responsible for their own descriptions. Please take care to verify what you are buying in writing before proceeding. The publisher suggests all buyers of property seek independent legal advice before entering into any contract to purchase. All information and prices were correct at time of going to press – fluctuations in the currency market mean that some prices will have changed. Supplied editorial material cannot be returned.

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On the cover Outside front cover: Prime Park, premium residential complex, Moscow Recognised as the best selling premium/elite class residential development in Moscow during 2018, Prime Park is creating 'The New Lifestyle' for central Moscow. The full development cycle is undertaken by Optima Development. Since 2007, Optima has been an innovator in the development and construction of award-winning commercial and residential projects. The pursuit of perfection is the company's driving principle and work with internationally recognised architects and designers to create the cutting edge real estate that meshes seamlessly with the 21st century cityscape. The UK architectural practice, Dyer, has created the vision. They have produced the architectural, interior and landscape design, branding and marketing materials – for the base building and individual apartments. Optima Development www.optimadevelopment.ru Dyer www.groupdyer.com

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he first garden square, Southampton Square (now Bloomsbury Square), was built in the mid17th century by the 4th Earl of Southampton. During following decades, the palatial residences that encircled the square became havens for aristocracy, successful traders and professionals. The gardens in most of these squares have been for the benefit of and maintained by the residents since their inception. There is even evidence dating from the late 17th century of a levy afforded upon residents for the upkeep of ‘rayles, payles, fountain and garden’. Within the first boom of popularity for garden squares, the highest profile and exclusive addresses tended to be around Mayfair, as the centre of London became busier toward the end of the 18th century. Hanover, Grosvenor and Cavendish Squares were top addresses; Grosvenor Square, with its private oval garden, was known as ‘the pinnacle of social prestige’ due to residents such as the ‘Bentley Boys’, whose lavish all-day parties in its south-eastern corner were social legend at the time. Martin Bikhit, managing director at Kay & Co, comments, “In Central London, garden squares are extremely appealing as they are usually accessible to residents and offer beautifully landscaped and well maintained outside space. W1 and W2 are home to some of London’s most soughtafter garden squares where many of the original houses have been divided into a wide selection of properties that can be bought for varying budgets. “Not only are these properties popular because they offer outside space, but they also tend to see higher price growth than those not on a square. We recently carried out some research into this and found that, over the last decade, the average price paid per square foot in W1 and W2 increased by 72% versus those not on a garden square, which increased by 45%. Our research also found that properties with access to private gardens achieved, on average, 15% more per square foot than those without.”

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Conveniently situated off the Brompton Road, this highly desirable, quiet residential garden square is a stone’s throw from all the amenities

of Knightsbridge. A spacious family home, complete with lift, this property offers the perfect balance of entertaining and private living space. The lower ground floor contains a large modern kitchen and breakfast area along with self-contained accommodation ideally suited for staff. A gym, sauna and steam room are located in the basement. The first floor has a large master bedroom suite with two bathrooms and a dressing room. The second, third and fourth floors have four further bedrooms and four bathrooms. £15.85m / €18.081m / $21.006m United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty www.sothebysrealty.co.uk

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Sloane Square, Chelsea

space. The finishes in this second-floor apartment are exquisite and include 24 carat gold taps and Chinese silk wallpaper hand-painted with gold leaf ribbon. The property has been meticulously finished and includes Lutron lighting, Crestron control through iPad for audio visual system, climate control air conditioning and triple sealed, ultra-silent windows. £6.95m / €7.928m / $9.211m Russell Simpson www.russellsimpson.co.uk

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Most expenve garden squares Hamptons International has researched and compiled a list of average prices currently being achieved for properties in the following locations: Carlton House Terrace Gardens | Westminster Eaton Square | Belgravia

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Wilton Crescent Garden | Belgravia ............................................... £5,349,020 St James’s Gardens | Notting Hill Thurloe Square | Brompton

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Rosmead Garden | Notting Hill ............................................................ £3,644,390 Kensington Square | Kensington ....................................................... £3,159,370 Park Crescent | Marylebone .................................................................... £2,996,970 Hanover Gardens | Notting Hill

........................................................... £2,965,740

Markham Square | Chelsea ...................................................................... £2,729,850

Belgrave Square are some of the most sought after, desirable and expensive addresses in prime central London. “Our data shows the average price paid per square foot in Eaton Square was £4,113,” she says. “When we compared this to nearby Eaton Place, buyers paid an average of £2,404 per square foot. That is a whopping 42% premium to be on Eaton Square.” Gardens are desirable, however even more prestigious than a garden is owning a prime property facing on to one of Mayfair’s three iconic garden squares - the oldest of which is Hanover Square. Fred Scarlett, sales and marketing director at Clivedale London, says “Three hundred years ago the epitome of status and prestige was to have a house or apartment facing on to a Mayfair Garden Square, such as Hanover Square. “In modern, super-prime developments, this still holds true today. While purchasers are also focusing their attention to the demands for five-star living - ensuring properties additionally offer hotel concierge and room services, world class gym and wellness facilities, and beautifully appointed contemporary apartments - the leafy green vista or ‘Belvedere’ will always add enormous amount of value to any home or development. If a purchaser seeks a garden, or even a garden square view, in terms of rarity this is as ‘rare as hen’s teeth’ - and such scarcity will drive buyers to pay significant premiums to secure a once in a lifetime purchase.” As a result, properties in the capital’s most prestigious residential garden squares tend to hold their value and are generally considered a safe haven both for end users and those looking for a long-term investment. Simon Tollit, director of Tedworth Property, says, “Taking into account the current climate of uncertainty in prime central London, we continue to see potential buyers from all corners of the globe expressing interest in the most exclusive properties in garden squares. Buying a turnkey apartment and residing in the heart of London with security, a concierge and parking, alongside far-reaching garden views, is often the holy grail for many buyers and nowadays, there is no specific nationality which favours these exclusive properties over another. “In the absence of a crystal ball, it’s impossible to predict the future of prices, but what we can say with certainty is that any price growth that is experienced over the next three to five years will be seen most notably in garden squares such as Eaton Square, Cadogan Square and Grosvenor Square.”

Cadogan Place, SW1

A meticulously redesigned, three-bedroom lateral apartment overlooking one of London's finest garden squares. The property provides wonderful living accommodation throughout including a south-facing roof terrace. The building has 24-hour porterage and the apartment includes Control4 security, AV and CCTV, air

Tedworth Property www.tedworth.co.uk

conditioning and elegant interior design throughout. £5.85m / €6.675m / $7.751m

Hanover Bond, Mayfair This new development will consist of 80 residences, as well as a fully integrated Mandarin Oriental hotel with 50 suites. Upon completion, Hanover Bond will be the first Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences in Mayfair, and also the first truly integrated hotel and residences to be delivered in central London, just a stone's throw from Central London's oldest garden square. From £1.999m / €2.281m / $2.649m Clivedale London www.hanoverbond.com

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If a purchaser seeks a garden, or even a garden square view, in terms of rarity this is as ‘rare as hens’ teeth’ and such scarcity will drive buyers to pay significant premiums to secure a once in a lifetime purchase

Chester Square, Belgravia

This most impressive newly refurbished house of approximately 721m2 incorporates a fully integral mews-house with a double garage and roof garden. Located on the quiet, favoured south-eastern corner of Chester Square, this is a larger than average family house. It has a double mansard roof allowing six bedrooms upstairs and an unusually large mews house to the rear with a passenger lift to all floors. The Grade II listed house includes air conditioning, Lutron lighting, a Control4 fully automated audio-visual system, passenger lift, under floor heating, a surround sound cinema and comprehensive security. £28m / €31.955m / $37.082m Harrods Estates www.harrodsestates.com

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This townhouse has undergone a multimillion pound renovation overseen by a building consultant holding the Royal Warrant and with specialist works carried out by another holder of Royal Warrants from both HM the Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince of Wales. The Grade II listed property dates back to circa 1827 and features bespoke silk wallpapers and original wallpaper designs from the V&A, along with Murano chandeliers and bespoke furniture designed to fit perfectly in each room. It includes a charging pedestal for electric cars and the purchasers will also receive a 2016 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, initially purchased for £100,000. £10.25m / €11. 69m / $13.581m Kay & Co www.kayandco.com

Eaton Square, Belgravia, SW1 Located on the fourth floor, with lift access, this three-bedroom penthouse apartment comprises some 2,444 square feet over two buildings. The layout of the flat has been designed to provide comfortable and flexible accommodation, while nine sash windows provide direct views over the magnificent gardens of Eaton Square. £8.9m / €10.161m / $11.789m Beauchamp Estates www.beauchamp.com

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Well-maintained gardens span the front of the terrace, whilst a private 90-foot rear garden and the communal gardens of Edwardes Square lie to the south. The raised ground floor includes a reception room, dining room and kitchen/ breakfast room. A magnificent drawing room with French doors occupies the first floor with a study to the rear. The second floor consists of a master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, whilst on the top floor there are three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. On the lower ground floor is a family room and studio, shower room, and guest/staff bedroom with en suite. The swimming pool and steam room are in the basement.

£10.25m / €11.5m / $13.4m Knight Frank www.knightfrank.co.uk

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Polizzi-designed bedrooms providing the utmost comfort and style. The hotel’s 33 sumptuous London suites are spacious and elegant, with muted colours, period features and beautifully appointed bathrooms. Each room and suite comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, television with interactive entertainment, an in-room bar and safe, robes and slippers. Grand and sophisticated, the Kipling Suite is named after the author Rudyard Kipling who stayed at Brown’s and penned The Jungle Book here. The suite’s large sitting room has floor-to-ceiling windows and a wooden floor and is ideal for guests who wish to entertain. Brown’s not only offers a rich history but also firstclass facilities, award-winning dining and outstanding service in the heart of Mayfair. The Spa at Brown’s is the perfect place to induce relaxation and serenity. Its team of highly qualified therapists provides effective and restorative face and body treatments using only the finest products. Meanwhile, the 24-hour gym presents state-of-the-art equipment with personal training sessions available.

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Leading real estate agents across the world showcase their specially selected prime properties for sale

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Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Spectacular, modern Canarian villa with stunning views across its heated pool and tropical gardens to the river valley below and surrounding mountains of Calderetta. Just six minutes from the beautiful Dunes of Corralejo natural park, this exclusive, three-bedroom, three bathroom villa is a masterpiece of design and build quality. It provides luxurious living across 345m2 in a private and peaceful countryside setting yet close to all local amenities and Blue Flag award winning beaches. With a large 4,000m2 plot and mature gardens there are also spacious outdoor living areas ideal for the island’s year-round sunshine as well as a self-contained annexe. £757,825 / €850,000 / $995,820 GoldAcre Estates t: +34 928 53 50 44 | e: info@goldacreestates.com www.goldacreestates.com

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Whananaki, Northland

Showcasing the most captivating, panoramic and mesmerising ocean views, this one-of-a-kind property is on a coastline described by National Geographic's International Traveller Magazine as one of the best in the world. Here at the 'Gateway to the Bay of Islands', sea life including whales, dolphins and orca are regular visitors and can be seen close to shore. The current owners searched for nearly two years to find the perfect location to build a home that would capture the most breath-taking, International Realty

uninterrupted Pacific Ocean views. The result is an outstanding four-

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bedroom property with three bathrooms and a four-car garage on 2.9

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acres of coastline which will appeal to international buyers.

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£2m / €2.25m / $2.6m

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Barcelona

New development of exclusive two, three and four bedroom penthouses in a landmark building in the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region. The three penthouses within the building include three and four-bedroom apartments of between 127m2 and 184m2. The properties feature terraces with breathtaking views over the mountain, sea and the prestigious Passeig de Gracia. On the lower ground floor of the building there is an exclusive communal gym, spa and pool which guarantee residents an excellent quality of life at the heart of Barcelona. From £1.53m / €1.725m / $2m Lucas Fox t: +34 933 562 989 | e: info@lucasfox.com |

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Tenefe

This nine-bedroom, nine bathroom villa is on a quiet street in Santa Ursula on the Spanish ‘island of eternal spring’. The property has sea views from almost every

room and is surrounded by a beautiful garden with lots of tropical fruit trees and relaxation areas across a 1,740m2 plot. There are three independent apartments, each with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living area. Because of this arrangement, it could be the perfect place for an Agata Tenerife

investment. The attractive pool area with its spectacular views of Mount Teide and over the Atlantic Ocean is an ideal spot in which to enjoy Tenerife’s plentiful sunshine.

t: +34 992 93 70 16 | e: info@agatatenerife.com www.agatatenerife.com

£521,600 / €590,000 / $687,150

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Limassol Mana An exclusive villa offering unique sea and marina views from its location in the heart of Limassol, the most vibrant city in Cyprus. It stands on a plot of 377m2 with a covered area of 256m2 plus a 46m2 uncovered terrace and a roof terrace of 47m2. The high-end villa includes three en suite bedrooms, a cellar-maid’s room with shower, a laundry room, private swimming pool, three parking spaces and three yacht berths. It is fully furnished and comes complete with fibre optic internet connection, WIFI and is IPTV ready. Optimus Real Estate Agency

Within a gated community with 24-hour security, including CCTV, residents

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have access to its spa and fitness club.

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£3.57m / €4m / $4.68m

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Belgrade

the Ada Ciganlija lake, Belgrade’s prime recreational destination, Ada Mall will deliver a

unique shopping and lifestyle experience. This latest generation mall will connect nature to the needs of a modern lifestyle in a way which will stimulate visitors to ‘explore it, taste it, feel it’. Ada Mall spans over five floors of commercial space and three levels of underground parking. With a total GLA of more than 34,500m2, the mall will become home to over 100 retail units, numerous restaurants and a state-of-the-art multiplex cinema, creating a ‘new-world’ nightlife destination. Colliers International t: +381 11 313 99 55 | e: serbia@colliers.rs www.colliers.com

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Originally built by John Dempsey, New Mexico Governor in the 1940s, this property has been famed for its Santa Fe Opera parties throughout the decades and is lovingly called The Opera House. The main house has six

and bathroom, a spacious living room

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£9m / €10.1m / $11.5m

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will donate all profits from their sale

a second hand-written signature on the label. Hot-stamped in gold on

to the Roger Federer Foundation. This

the inside of the bottle’s tie, an iconic part of the House label, figures Roger Federer’s

charitable organisation was founded in

message: ‘Dreams do come true’. These are the same words he chose to express his joy

2003 by the Swiss tennis player whose

when last February he became, once again, the world’s No. 1 tennis player.

philanthropic mission is to improve the

This special bottle is filled with one of the House’s most accomplished vintage

lives of underprivileged youth through

champagnes, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 1998, the 65th vintage since it

education in six countries in Southern

was founded in 1743. This brut champagne is crafted exclusively from grapes harvested

Africa and Switzerland.

in 1998, the same year that Roger Federer launched his brilliant professional career. As such, it is the House champagne that has tracked 20 years of exceptional achievements by Roger Federer, and is perfectly suited to celebrate his incomparable career successes.

£17,700 / €19,998 / $23,475 www.clos19.com

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Ports of call Reservations are now being taken for the inaugural season of the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection which offers voyages on a custom-made yacht and culturally immersive itineraries from February 2020

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Finery

Our latest collection of the finer things in life is destined to delight

b

FLIGHT   BUMBLEBEE

entley & Skinner, jewellers by Royal Appointment to both HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Prince of Wales, offer a diverse range of antique and modern jewellery. Take this diamond brooch which takes the form of a bumblebee in flight for example. Its

delicately veined wings, domed body, thorax and outstretched legs are encrusted with graduated, old, brilliant-cut diamonds. Ruby cabochons create the eyes while the setting is silver on a yellow gold mount. £34,000 / €38,360 / $44,615

www.bentley-skinner.co.uk

Fabulous Fabergé This superb, late 19th century Fabergé nephrite cache pot was carved from a single piece of nephrite by Michael Perchin

Ode to natural beauty

in St Petersburg circa 1890. It features a twocolour gold rim top and base decorated with

Originally from Jordan, husband and wife Issa Sabeh and Elham Kalaji create

acanthus leaves and three gold ball feet.

jewellery collections which blend culture, emotion and craft. The Elham & Issa

£195,000 / €220,525 / $257,450

brand is continuing to push the boundaries of design with its latest ‘Evolution’

www.bentley-skinner.co.uk

collection. Drawing inspiration from quartz stone and its golden, needle-like patterns, the designs are an ode to natural beauty. These 18kt yellow gold, diamond, turquoise and mother-of-pearl earrings are a prime example. £3,400 / €3,845 / $4,490

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PRETTY AS A PEONY

Graff’s Peony Collection captures the majesty and magnetism of flowers in full bloom, featuring individually articulated, round, pear shape and marquise stones.

Celebrating the silhouette of the peony, brought to life in richly hued rubies and white diamonds, this necklace features a dramatic, plunging design showcasing a vibrant pear shape ruby drop.

www.graffdiamonds.com

Fine penmanship Commemorating the founder, George S. Parker and his love for travel, 'The Craft of Travelling' is a masterpiece in fine penmanship. Marking Parker's 130th anniversary, it is limited to a production of 1,300. The barrel is intricately laser-engraved with a map of the world, the cap is etched with a meridian style design and the 18kt gold bi-colour nib features a compass motif. The pen comes in its very own vintage style suitcase featuring a map of the world on the inside lid and a certificate of authenticity signed by George's great grandson, a bottle of black ink, five ink cartridges and an ink converter.

£2,430 / €2,750 / $3,200 www.penheaven.co.uk

Ringing the changes mily Mortimer Jewellery is versatile and vibrant, designed in her studio in Suffolk for both the everyday and extraordinary occasion. Pieces combine 14ct gold and sterling silver and are set with a striking array of technicolour gemstones and diamonds. Featured here is a ring with aqua sky-blue topaz and diamond. £1,900 / €2,150 / $2,500 www.emilymortimer.co.uk

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ROYAL jewels

One of the most important royal jewellery collections ever to come to auction will be offered at Sotheby’s in Geneva on November 12th. Entitled ‘Royal Jewels from the

Bourbon-Parma Family’, the auction will span centuries of European history, from the reign of Louis XVI to the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Descended from Louis XIV of France, the Holy Roman Emperors and from

Pope Paul III, the Bourbon-Parma family is related to the most important ruling families of Europe. This exceptional ancestry is evidenced in the extraordinary opulence and provenance of the pieces in the collection, led by a group of jewels which once belonged to Marie Antoinette, ill-fated Queen of France, which have not been seen in public for 200 years. Among them is this stunning diamond pendant, supporting an exceptionally large natural pearl. Estimated at between £758,765 / €858,430 / $1m – £1.515m / €1.713m / $2m www.sothebys.com

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SET AGAINST A BREATHTAKING BACKDROP OF THE SEA, BEACH AND DUBAI SKYLINE, FIVE IS A DARE-TO-BE-DIFFERENT HOTEL THAT CAPTURES THE GLAMOUR AND VIBE OF THIS REMARKABLE CITY. OUR HOTEL PHILOSOPHY IS BASED ON THE FIVE ELEMENTS WITH OUR NIGHTLIFE VENUES, RELAXING SPA AND BEACH, FIVE SWIMMING POOLS AND EIGHT UNIQUE DINING VENUES ALL ENCOURAGING OUR GUESTS TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST. LIVE LIFE, LIVE FIVE S TA R T L I V I N G AT F I V E H OT E L S A N D R E S O R T S . C O M

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TIMED perfection to

Our latest collection of timepieces features examples that are not only stunning but also extremely precise

Right on track Featuring a beautiful, 18kt pink gold case, Ball’s Trainmaster Flying Scotsman pays tribute to one of railway’s most historic icons. Elegant and classical, it is in a limited edition of 149 with polished rounded lines and soldered gold lugs. Beneath the sapphire crystal the sheen of a fired enamel dial is stunning. Its painted minutes’ track, old style Arabic numerals

GET CONNECTED

and recessed decentralised small seconds sub-dial recall the 1930s and ‘40s, while

his stunning TAG Heuer Connected Modular watch in white gold is paved

tiny glass micro tubes filled with tritium gas

with baguette diamonds, totalling 23.35 carats. It represents an original

emit a vivid glow in low light. £10,830 / €12,300 / $14,315

concept, never before seen in the world of connected watches: the connected

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module is interchangeable with an Haute Horlogerie mechanical module – a three-hand watch Calibre 5, Chronograph Calibre 16 or Chronograph Tourbillon. The modular concept also applies to the lugs and the bracelet. Water resistant to 50 metres and with numerous customisable dials, the watch features GPS, an NFC sensor for payment, Google Wear 2.0 and a new Companion App. £158,800 / €180,000 / $210,400

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Slender lhouette Patek Philippe now presents its Calatrava skeleton watch in a rose gold version. The famous ultra-thin, self-winding calibre 240 movement is completely skeletonised, decorated and engraved by hand. The engraving alone accounts for about 130 hours of work. £75,530 / €85,630 / $100,100 www.patek.com

SUPERCAR STYLING cLaren Automotive and Richard Mille have launched their first jointly-commissioned timepiece. The RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph is limited to just 500 and available mainly to McLaren Ultimate Series clients. The case is made of Carbon TPT

Military precision The new version in the series of Avenger Hurricane Military superlative-charged

interlaced with Orange Quartz TPT, resulting

chronographs is issued in a 1,000-piece

in an extremely resistant and lightweight case in a colour synonymous with

limited edition. Breitling has now

McLaren. The titanium pushers echo the headlights of the McLaren 720S,

equipped the black dial with

while titanium inserts, similar to the iconic McLaren F1’s air-intake snorkel

luminescent hands and numerals

and bearing the McLaren logo, adorn the bezel.

featuring a slightly patinated,

£136,930 / €155,075 / $181,500 + tax

yellow-beige colour evoking the instruments produced by the brand from the 1940s 1960s. Equipped with a 50mm case in Breitlight - an exclusive high-tech material over three times lighter than titanium and almost six times lighter than steel yet significantly harder. £7,320 / €8,300 / $9,700 www.breitling.com

 K F Luminosity is at the heart of Urwerk’s latest creation. Its name ‘Kryptonite’ derives from the intense green light emitted from the hour markers. By sliding the catch on the top of the case to reveal the mechanism of the UR-105 CT. Its wandering hour indication is based on a new openwork carousel, which carries the four satellites, each bearing three numerals for the hours. The hours successively sweep past the minutes scale for an analogue and digital display of the time. £49,515 / €56,200 / $65,450

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Retro Rolex A superb example of a steel Rolex GMT reference 6542, manufactured in 1960, this watch is in extraordinary condition. Its black lacquer dial features

gilt printing, while the lumes have aged in a warm ivory tone. Launched in 1955, reference 6542 represents the very first GMT-Master: features include no crown guards, a Bakelite bezel insert and a fourth hand, which allowed pilots to calculate a second time-zone. www.onlyvintage.com

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Luxe

By investing in the latest, high-end audio systems and headphones, listeners are able to experience sound of the same quality as the original recording

Retro meets futustic he Caruso Music Hi Fi Sound System is a retro cabinet equipped with the latest generation hi-fi technology. It stands on the edge of irony, a little futuristic, a little retro, managing to combine hi-tech modern-day vintage living for a multi-sensory decoration. Whilst the hi-fi speaker pays homage to the vintage gramophones of the 19th and 20th century – also the age of Caruso, the Italian born tenor from whom its name derives – do not be fooled by its whimsical appearance.

Maximum impact sound Ella’s radical headphone design from Blue is set to reveal new detail in songs you’ve heard a thousand times before. It maximises the sound of music using advanced planar magnetic drivers, a built-in audiophile amplifier and large, highcapacity cabinets. The revolutionary ergonomic fit also ensures optimal sound isolation and comfort

Equipped with 4.0 Bluetooth connectivity, this is a docking station like no other. Your favourite playlists blasting through that gold-plated horn are merely the touch of a button away, thanks to the dedicated app designed to be compatible with all smartphones or tablets. Caruso is also available in many different colours. From £4,060 / €4,590 / $5,350 www.smithersofstamford.com

for the most immersive listening experiences. £535 / €605 / $700

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Marrying form and function The Sennheiser HE 1 headphones gradually come to life with a touch – allowing a momentary pause to let the tubes of their amplifier reach the optimum temperature. With an audio range from 8 Hz to more than 100 kHz, this model has the lowest distortion ever measured in a sound reproduction

INTELLIGENT INNOVATION

system: 0.01% at 1 kHz, 100 dB SPL. Its amplifier sits on a housing crafted from glass and a solid block of Carrara marble. Each control dial is also painstakingly

roviding a musical experience without the need for any additional

milled from a single piece of brass before

requirements, Estelon’s latest Lynx speakers feature the

being plated with chrome.

company’s integrated Intelligent Audio technology. Lynx offers

Approx £60,000 / €67,820 / $78,400

a user experience taken to the next level with its simplicity. The

www.sennheiser.com

Estelon app, specially developed for the best listening experience, together with a smart device (phone or tablet) does the work for you. The revolutionary system can be updated via software and in the future its ground-breaking modular hardware can be upgraded to the very latest technological developments. £35,315 / €40,000 / $46,240

www.estelon.com

Anthem room correction The hybrid, floor-standing loudspeaker Paradigm Persona 9H is the flagship of the Persona series. Two powerful on-board amplifiers deliver 1400W RMS of clean, continuous power even at lifelike performance levels. Adaptive Pulse Width Modulation optimises amplifier efficiency and smooths supply variations, for instantaneous reactions and totally reliable, reference-quality performance. £16,499 / €18,655 / $21,735 each www.paradigm.com

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£3,055 / €3,460 / $4,000 www.focal.com

Utopia high-fidelity headphones are the result of Focal’s 35 years of innovation, development and manufacturing of high-end speaker drivers and loudspeakers. Equipped with exclusive technology, they offer striking realism, neutrality, dynamics and clarity. Utopia are the world’s first audiophile headphones to be equipped with totally open-backed full-range speaker drivers with pure Beryllium ‘M’-shaped domes. They meet all the requirements expected of high-end headphones due to their sophisticated and elegant design, carbon fibre yoke and lambskin leather ear cushions.

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Acoustic innovation Designed with music lovers in mind, P9 Signature headphones feature bespoke technologies which provide precision at high frequencies and astonishing bass for the ultimate audio experience. Engineered by the same team responsible for the class-leading 800 D3 loudspeaker, P9 Signature is Bowers & Wilkins’ largest over-ear headphone and exemplifies all of the acoustic and design innovation amassed during its 50-year journey. £700 / €790 / $922 www.bowers-wilkins.com

DEEP SOUND STAGING nspired by the development of the Estelon

XA, the Estelon XC wireless speakers offer much of the former’s qualities in the form of

Hybrid electrostatic technology

MartinLogan debuted the Monolith

a smaller, full range monitor. Wide imaging,

in 1983, the first hybrid electrostatic

deep sound staging and life like dynamics are

loudspeaker with a gossamer thin

a hallmark of Estelon loudspeakers and these

transparent diaphragm, paired

are no exception. Visually, like its full-sized

with a detailed bass driver. Over 30

floor-standing brother, the Estelon XC

years later, the company has reinvented statement level performance

features the similar shaped E-lon cabinet and

by introducing the next evolution hybrid electrostatic loudspeaker,

multi-coated lacquer finish. From £17,660 / €20,000 / $23,120

Neolith. Featuring MartinLogan's largest electrostatic radiating

www.estelon.com

surface to date, Neolith's proprietary curvilinear electrostatic transducer delivers an enveloping, three-dimensional soundstage. This controlled dispersion electrostatic technology results in a single transducer capable of reproducing nearly the entire audio spectrum while minimising undesirable acoustic interactions with a listening room's side walls, floor and ceiling. £39,750 / €44,950 / $52,375 each

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It’s what’s inside and outside that counts. Turks and Caicos architecture firm RA Shaw has designed some of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced custom homes in the Caribbean, inside and out. By integrating building techniques and architectural details that embrace the unique natural surrounding, RA Shaw Designs creates incomparable award-winning luxury residences.

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Art

Andrea Marechal Watson reviews shows in Barcelona, Liverpool, Paris and San Gimignano and explores how contemporary art is sweeping through heritage homes across the UK

Salvador Dali Galatea of the Spheres 1952 | Oil on canvas Fundació Gala- Salvador Dalí, Figueres

Salvator Dali Dream caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegrate one second before awakening c. 1944 | Oil on canvas Museo ThyssenBornemisza, Madrid

Salvador Dali and Gala working on the Dream of Venus pavilion

© Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali

1939 | Eric Schaal

Gala Salvador Dali

Gala was the woman who inspired the most famous Surrealist of them all – Salvador Dali – so it is surprising that this exhibition is the first major examination of her role in his life. Bringing together hundreds of paintings (and some 60 relating to their union), it is a fascinating show not least for the glimpses into the couple’s bizarre lifestyle. Always cited as the painter's 'muse', Russian-born Gala posed for pictures veering from the voyeuristically obscene to the divine as a Madonna. But she was much more than a model for she became Dali's agent, transforming him from an obscure artist into a monstrous megalomaniac in her own likeness. Yet, under this guidance his

Until October 14th at the Museo National d'Art Catalunya,

asset value shot upwards. The more successful Dali became, the

Barcelona, Spain

more Gala was reviled by the art world in general and this show

www.museunacional.cat

does little to restore her reputation.

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ART OUT LOUD orget the herbaceous borders and rose gardens when you next visit an English Heritage or National Trust property – these days visiting a stately home is likely to find you contemplating a Damien Hirst. Trust New Art, launched by the National Trust

Conrad Shawcross The Dappled Light of the Sun | Courtesy © Sotheby’s

in 2009, now has more than 50 projects ranging from modest interventions to major installations. In Derbyshire, Chatsworth House hosts

Lynn Chadwick Sculpture on show at Cliveden The Estate of Lynn Chadwick and BlainSouthern | Photo Jonty Wilde

a series of talks named Art Out Loud leading visitors through the treasures. In the landmark setting of the 18th century palace, the Blenheim Art Foundation has a major show of work by the visionary Yves Klein until October while an impressive collection of modern art can be seen at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, including a ‘Skyspace’ by the

Allen Jones

American artist James Turrell.

Déjeuner sur l’herbe

Art Out Loud from September 21st –

Courtesy © Matthew Bullen

23rd at Chatsworth House, Bucks, UK www.chatsworth.org

View of the installation Nature, Soul, Mastery Velathri Art Gallery, San Giminiano, Italy

Nature, Soul, Mastery

The natural world has always inspired artists but now our planetary muse is under threat as never before. Environment artists are becoming ever more active and campaigning with the likes of Justin Brice

Guariglia and Edward Burtynsky tackling aspects of the Anthropocene. In this show, the Velathri Art Gallery brings together three female artists whose work shows the deep levels at which nature shapes art. Working in different ways, former restorer Annalia Amedeo uses fragile though durable materials which require constant care and attention. Olga Niescier Untitled

Sonia Marcacci aims to make desirable what is normally discarded with ‘Vegetable Waste’ while Olga Niescier's paintings are meditative

Velathri Art Gallery, San Giminiano, Italy

explorations of nature’s structures and rhythms. Until October 30th at Velathri Art Gallery, San Gimignano, Italy www.vitalitart.it

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Itō Jakuchū Old Pine and White Phoenix | 1765 Imperial Collection Museum Tokyo, Japan

hirty scroll paintings by Itō Jakuchū in the mid 18th century have been lent to the Petit Palais by Japan’s Imperial collection. This is only the second time this master has ever been seen outside Japan. The loan is part of a diplomatic initiative to celebrate French/Japanese trade relations. Due to their fragility, the works will only be on show for a month which is a great shame given that Jakuchū (1716–1800) considered one Japan's greatest artists is so little known in Europe. At the age of 40, the eccentric KyotoItō Jakuchū Fish | 1766 Imperial Collection Museum Tokyo, Japan

Jakuchū

The Colorful Realm of Living Beings

based merchant handed over business to his brother and devoted the rest of his life to pursuing his passion for painting, achieving extraordinary technical and aesthetic mastery in the medium. The Colorful Realm series, with its flowers, fish and birds, is considered among the most remarkable examples of Japanese polychrome painting of the 18th century. From September 15th - October 14th at Le Petit Palais, Paris, France www.petitpalais.paris.fr

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Dates for your diary this autumn Art on Paper 6th – 9th September Ravenstein Circuit, Brussels, Belgium

Egon Schiele Standing male figure

Art International

(self-portrait)

21st – 23rd September

1914 | Gouache and

Kongresshaus Zurich,

graphite on paper

Switzerland

National Gallery, Prague

Berlin Art Week 26th – 30th September Venues across Berlin, Germany Francesca Woodman

PAD

Untitled | 1975-80

1st – 7th October

Photograph, gelatin silver

Berkeley Square

print on paper © Courtesy

London, UK

George and Betty Woodman

Frieze London 4th – 7th October Regent's Park, London, UK

Life in Motion

ere is an odd show – pairing semi pornographic works by the famous Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele with photographs by the lesser known American Francesca Woodman, born 40 years after Schiele's death. The justification is loosely speaking 'expressionism' – in

Northern Antiques Fair

the words of the Tate Liverpool: ‘exploring the remarkable ability

4th – 7th October, International Centre, Harrogate, UK

of these artists to capture and suggest movement in order to Until September 23rd at Tate Liverpool, UK

create dynamic, extraordinary compositions that highlight the

www.tate.org.uk/liverpool

expressive nature of the human body’.

Yellow Ball:

The Frank and Lorna Dunphy Collection

Ephrem Solomon, Woodcut

Sotheby's has secured for sale the collection of

1-54 Contemporary

Frank Dunphy, Damien Hirst's business manager

African Art Fair

and so called (by Hirst) ‘partner in crime’. It will

4th – 7th October,

include 200 artworks telling the story behind the

Somerset House,

stratospheric rise of Damien Hirst. At the core of

London, UK

the collection are a number of his works made especially for the Dunphys.

The Decorative

On show from September 15th – 20th at

Antiques & Textiles Fair

Sotheby’s New Bond Street, London. The live

2nd – 7th October

auction is on September 20th with the online auction

Battersea Park,

running concurrently from September 11th - 21st.

London, UK

www.sothebys.com

Paris Asian Art Fair & Paris Internationale

Damien Hirst

17th – 21st October

Circular butterfly painting

Paris, France

2008 | Smashing Yellow Ball at Peace painting (estimated at £100,000- £150,000)

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Chimneypieces with charisma

Jamb has built a reputation with the world’s leading architects and designers for dealing in the finest antique and reproduction chimneypieces, fire grates and lighting. We find out more...

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18th-century skills and techniques. The range includes a breadth of designs from early Palladian architectural pieces through to finely carved Neo-Classical mantels and elegant Regency surrounds.

Throwing light

ill Fisher, the founder of Jamb, has painstakingly acquired one of the most extensive collections of antique chimneypieces in the country, including rare 17th century, Georgian and Regency surrounds, reflecting the architectural design and craftsmanship of William Kent, Isaac Ware, Robert Adam, Henry Cheere and Sir John Soane. With the antique mantels at the backbone of the company, and by using highly skilled craftsman at its unique workshops, Jamb has been able to produce a collection of exceptional reproduction chimneypieces as seen in these images. All of the pieces in Jamb’s collections are individually bench made; hand carved to the highest standards, using traditional

Uniquely, Jamb has its own foundry which allows the company to create reproduction fire grates to complement its collection of chimneypieces both aesthetically and historically. This foundry was also instrumental to the company launching a reproduction lighting collection where pieces of unparalleled historical authenticity could be made. The lantern collection is hand crafted and has been inspired by many years of dealing in the finest antique lighting and their designs are created with rigorous historical accuracy. With an antique, one is often restricted to using a single piece, whereas the use of reproduction lanterns allows for sequences of multiple lights that many interiors demand. Jamb lighting is made with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that the gauge of the frame is as one would expect from an antique and the lost wax castings are just as accurate and sharp. The globe has become the signature shape of Jamb lighting, however other designs inspired by antique originals have

been added to the collection for their timeless feel and exceptional beauty. Every lantern is hand crafted and available in 12 finishes however, if the finishes are not suitable for a client then the company will customise them to match any colour sample. All Jamb lanterns come electrically wired for any country and can be supplied with hand finished chain and canopies. Jamb is regularly commissioned to carry out bespoke work. This has a truly extensive nature, ranging from creating an entire collection of one-off chimneypieces for a Neoclassical mansion to the demands of designing and building a unique Gothic centrepiece for a Chateau in France. All bespoke work, whatever the scale is undertaken, with genuine knowledge and precision. Jamb’s central London showroom houses antique and reproduction chimneypieces as well as fire grates, lighting and furniture and captures the classical English Country House aesthetic at the centre of the Jamb design ethos. Jamb t: +44 (0)20 7730 2122 | e: info@jamb.co.uk www.jamb.co.uk

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Our latest interior design focus follows the overall theme for this issue by seeking inspiration for properties near beaches, harbours or other waterside locations

Bright & Breezy

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Picture: Alexander James Interiors (AJI)

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Coastal design requires bringing the outside in

iving in close proximity to water allows for fresh breezes and expansive views, all of which can be maximised by creative interior design. Ian Paine Construction and Design is a fullservice interior design firm and member of the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia. The company’s project manager, Krista Paine, is an award-winning interior designer with over 10 years’ experience. “Being the proud owner of a coastal residence may feel like a gift bestowed amongst the luckiest,” she says. “However, with interiors that include strategic design elements,

simplistic elegance and a place for essential relaxation, any home can push the boundaries and feel like an oasis. This is regardless of whether the residence is waterfront, water view, or miles away from the coast. “As designers, we must not assume our clients know what they want and it is our job to read between the lines. This is most important in coastal design. Whether our clients are looking for a cosy cabin or a luxuriously spacious manor, the intent will always remain the same – deliver them a design they’re not aware is possible and as a result, significantly improve their quality of life.” Krista advises that the ultimate coastal interior must take advantage of the view at all costs. “This can essentially be achieved by minimising the requirement for elements obscuring the view. As a result, our clients feel weightless from the moment they walk through the door to looking ‘through’ a window, rather than ‘at’ a window.

“It may be common knowledge that coastal design requires bringing the outside in, which can be achieved by analysing the natural surroundings – textures and colours, and pulling a similar colour palette and adding some essential fixtures to create a comparable haven. However, I challenge the task of bringing the inside out. By carrying the flooring outwards to a patio with slabs mounted on pedestals to reach the desired height, creates a cohesive connection between the two spaces and truly creates the sensation of living ‘in’ the view. While windows help bring sunlight in, Krista believes that the true desire must be to pull your eye outdoors. “Vaulted ceilings combined with angled windows never let your eye rest until you’re staring out towards the sky in complete bliss,” she says. “Although we have been honoured to design a multitude of design styles that ‘frame’ a jaw dropping water view, the ultimate goal will continue to be to design an oasis that radically creates innate happiness.” www.ianpaineconstruction.ca

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Waterî”&#x;de woodland

Luscombe is an exclusive development of three individual, architect designed, contemporary houses. The development overlooks Poole Harbour which is renowned for its yacht clubs and marinas, and is adjacent to Parkstone championship golf course and the Luscombe Valley Nature Reserve. The three houses Ortega, Oseleta and Optima have been designed to harmonise with their beautiful surroundings, incorporating western red cedar, zinc cladding and Portland stone. The floor to ceiling glass seamlessly links the houses to the outside while also framing the views. Alexander James Interiors (AJI) has designed and styled the interiors of Ortega, which is on the largest plot. This stunning L-shaped house makes the most of its position with its open plan living space and terraces overlooking the adjoining trees and grounds. The brief for the project was to create a post-modern interior with a Danish twist, while the design inspiration was for a contemporary dwelling in the woods. The huge expanses of glass framed by beautiful wooden fenestration fins create natural shadow patterns and provide additional privacy. Furniture made from natural wood, with interesting textures and finishes, plays an important part in linking the house to the natural world outside. A particularly stunning feature is AJI’s creation of a fabulous gallery effect. This has been achieved by commissioning original artwork and combining it with quirky vintage pieces and bespoke items. www.aji.co.uk

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Expect the

BEST We talk to the world-famous designer Karim Rashid about his new, significant project in Moscow – HILL8

arim Rashid has more than 300 professional awards and is one of the top 10 industrial designers of the world. His portfolio includes designs of restaurants in New York and Tokyo, hotels in London, Athens and Los Angeles, boutique interiors and even a scentbottle design.

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Karim, you are working on a concept design of a new apartment hotel in Moscow now. Could you tell us about it? I am working on a significant and ambitious project in the premium class residential property market segment for the real estate development group City-XXI Century. This is a multifunctional apartment complex named HILL8. The stylish modern 15-floor building will be constructed on Prospect Mira in close vicinity to green cultural public places such as Sokolniky and Ostankino Parks, the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) and the main Moscow Botanical Garden. There are three kindergartens, two gymnasiums and a School of Arts in the project’s local zone. Some peculiarities of

What ideas have you realised working

Will similar concepts be used in the interior decoration of the

on this project?

apartments too?

In the project interiors I will show my vision

with its decoration. Of course, the style is similar. Like in the design

all human feelings and help create a better

of common facilities, the focus here is on the use of natural materials

living environment. Sensual minimalism is a

and colours, natural light, a sense of harmony and functionality.

provocative challenge to conventionalities,

The apartments will be decorated in two styles. The ‘Select’ style

dress-codes, rituals, traditions and formalities.

implies large light open spaces, smooth textures, clear geometric

It sets us free and lets us be who we really are.

shapes, logic and strict functionality. The ‘Advance’ style combines

this project include something that is quite

Can you tell us more about the concept

a rare for Moscow’s accommodation format

you suggested?

– terraced apartments. But for me, the most

As for the living space, a leading Russian design bureau deals

of humanistic minimalism, which will affect

liveliness and originality with comfort and utility. Tell us about the creation of the brand HILL8. Did you take part in it?

The main idea of my concept is using

The ideological platform of the brand was developed by the

important feature is the environmental

progressive shapes but in their softer

international agency BBDO Branding, famous for its powerful and

focus of the project. This is confirmed by

variation. I suggested using graphic

stylish solutions. HILL8 is without doubt one of them. The brand

BREEAM – a voluntary rating of ‘green’

elements which will remind us of the

name reveals the rich concept of a ‘hill’. This creates a very emotional

buildings, created by the British organisation

primary harmony of nature: flowing lines

image abundant in associations. A hill is not just higher ground, it is a

BRE Global as a means of sustainability

for the lobby zone with an airy reception

repository of the most important and valuable things. This is reflected

assessment. I am also the creator of the

stand and glittering lighting fixtures looking

in the complex’s consumer properties.

‘living wall’ concept in the lobby.

like fantastic creatures.

Number 8 means historic succession where the 8th hill follows the famous range of the Seven Hills of Moscow and makes this complex a new landmark. On the one hand, continuing the ‘hill’s’ evolution the brand tells us about tradition. On the other, it appears to be super dynamic, up-to-date and cosmopolitan, combining the best and most innovative solutions and technologies. No wonder that the key concept in the brand platform is intellect. This is a distinctive feature of our ideal customer – prosperous, mature and progressive. HILL8 itself is equally wise, making it a worthy choice of those who select the best.

With thanks to City-XXI Century for arranging this interview. Visit the project’s official site at

www.hill8.ru

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What’s in a name? The DBS Superleggera marks the return of not one, but two illustrious names. With DBS, Aston Martin is reviving an iconic nameplate that first appeared in 1967, while Touring’s famous mark – Superleggera – will once again adorn the bonnet of an Aston Martin. A collaboration that originally paved the way to the DB4, 5 and 6 Mark 1, DBS Superleggera pays homage to the historic super lightweight construction technology of the famous Italian coachbuilder. As the British marque’s new Super GT flagship, DBS Superleggera replaces the esteemed Vanquish S. And, with Aston Martin’s 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine delivering 725PS, 900Nm of torque, a top speed of 211mph and acceleration From £225,000

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Gateways to the South or the first time in its 122-year history, the Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will adopt two routes out of the city on Sunday, November 4th. This will help to alleviate overcrowding on the increasingly busy highways and also provide even more cars motoring through their locale. Having departed from Hyde Park at sunrise and travelled through the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, then down Constitution Hill, past Buckingham Palace, along The Mall and to Parliament Square, the Run will split into two. Half will follow the familiar path past Big Ben over Westminster Bridge and then on to Streatham and Thornton Heath. Meanwhile the other half will head past Westminster Abbey crossing the Thames via Lambeth Bridge and then taking a parallel journey through Vauxhall, Tooting and Mitcham meeting up with the ‘traditional’

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Urus unveiled in UK

The Lamborghini Urus Super SUV made its public UK debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. It also made a spirited run ‘up the hill’ in front of thousands of spectators. The Urus, first unveiled in December 2017 and officially

route close to Croydon. www.veterancarrun.com

launched earlier this year, features a 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp. The car accelerates from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds and, with a top speed of 190 mph, is the fastest SUV available. Automobili Lamborghini announced record worldwide deliveries to customers last year of 3,815 cars across its Aventador and Huracán ranges. More than 350 cars were delivered in the UK during 2017, which was the third largest market for Lamborghini. Lamborghini’s third model line, the Urus Super SUV will more than double sales worldwide as well as in the UK. From £165,000 on the road

SUPER SPEEDSTER

www.lamborghini.com RM Sotheby’s upcoming Porsche 70th Anniversary auction at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta on October 27th has announced

one of its highlights. A time-capsule, fully numbers-matching 1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 S Speedster, commonly referred to as a Super Speedster, will be offered. The 356 A Speedster was equipped with the 1.6-liter, 60 bhp air-cooled engine, and, in this rare ‘Super’ configuration, boasts an improved 75 bhp output. Robert Howry purchased this Glacier White Super Speedster, chassis no. 82780, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1956. Over the next 51 years, the car led a pampered life in a specially built garage and saw just 3,000 miles on the road. Estimated at $500,000 – $600,000

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Quick off the marque

The quickest, most powerful and most track-focused – yet road legal – Sports Series McLaren made its world debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The arrival of the new 600LT, which is built to excel on roads and race circuits alike, marks both the beginning of the next chapter in the McLaren ‘Longtail’ story and the setting of a new benchmark for super-sportscar performance. Production of the 600LT Coupé will begin in October and last for around 12 months, with build slots scheduled around existing Sports and Super Series models, as well as the sell-out Senna, Senna GTR and BP23. Availability will be strictly limited, the carbon fibre body panels that require specialist tooling just one of the reasons that the new ‘Longtail’ will be rarer than its Sports Series brethren. From £185,500 which includes a Pure McLaren Road Owner Track Day at a race circuit with expert driving tuition.

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Join the elite

Exclusively for 50+ drivers, Series Elite featuring the Jaguar SVO Series Elite Race Car adds a whole new dimension to the UK racing scene

This new series will involve a 12 race programme in 2019, visiting Silverstone, Donington, Brands Hatch and Rockingham in the UK followed by an international finale event. The Jaguar SVO Series Elite Race Car, is designed and built specifically to the Series specifications. It has the supercharged V8 engine with rear wheel drive to meet FIA regulations and has been developed in-house at Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations facility in Coventry. Series Elite is also unique in offering competitors the chance to take part in several exclusive events and activities. These are often in collaboration with Jaguar and organised away from the track, including ice driving experiences, attending sporting events, exclusive dinners, selected corporate social responsibility and charity events. The masterminds behind Series Elite are Totally Motorsport Group Holdings, a consortium experienced in business and the motorsport industry. It is led by long-time motorsport new concept in motor racing has created a series exclusively for

Graeme Glew Founder and Chief Executive, Series Elite

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

and will oversee its launch and development. Mr Glew, UK motorsport veteran and series director,

older racing drivers.

says, “Currently there is no series that caters specifically

Series Elite is a

for older drivers who want to compete at a high-level with

one-make racing series with a lower-age

like-minded racers. We’re filling this gap with Series Elite

restriction of 50 years, affording more

supported by Jaguar’s race car expertise. Our competitors

mature drivers an opportunity to compete

will own their own cars, but all the other aspects of going

on a level-playing field. The sports car

racing – preparing the cars, transporting them, arranging

selected for the championship is the

hospitality, travel and accommodation – will be arranged for

Jaguar SVO Series Elite Race Car, with an

them. With time at a premium it will allow drivers to fulfil

anticipated field of 20 cars.

their desire to go racing with minimal effort and fit into their

Series Elite will offer a turnkey racing

Series Elite is taking over Rockingham Motor

opportunity and is designed to appeal to

Speedway in Northamptonshire this September.

amateurs rather than pro drivers. Drivers

The exclusive three-day race-licence training and

will be provided with all the relevant

upgrade programme is limited to just 12 drivers

training, testing and race experience

to prepare them fully for the 2019 season.

needed to compete in the new series,

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entrepreneur, Graeme Glew, who has developed the concept

busy lifestyle.”

with their cars stored and prepared at a centralised team facility.

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Stuart Shield reports on the Classic Grand Tour in Le Mans

i

t has only been going for three

scenic roads across the Sarthe region of

years but the Classic Grand Tour

France, guided by marshalls to ensure all

sponsored by Chopard attracted

participants arrived at the check points.

more cars than ever for the

The rally passed through nine different

Concours De Elegance and road

municipalities and at every location huge

rally. Centred around the Le

crowds greeted the cars.

Mans Country Club, it takes place a week

This was not a race, rather a tour of

racetrack. So, on the final day, we had a

before the world’s most thrilling motor race,

desirable cars from the golden age of

pilgrimage to drive on a large piece of the

the Le Mans 24 Hours.

motoring right up to the most technically

circuit just a few days before the big race

advanced cars of today. Within the long

began. The track is mainly public roads

to the very latest supercars headlined by

procession were six Lamborghinis followed

lined with Armco and barriers. We limited

Lamborghini featuring five Huracans and

by a Bugatti Veyron, a Lagonda Tourer from

our speed in the Lamborghini Aventador to

an Aventador. They also displayed two of

1925 and a Mercedes 300 SL that once

less than 100 km per hour but Le Mans cars

the oldest cars from their museum, the

belonged to Paul Newman. Participants

have achieved over 400 km per hour.

oldest surviving Muira, the car claimed as

came from all over the world to showcase

the world’s first supercar and a 400GT

their cars then enjoy the thrill of the 24

iconic Hotel De France located in the town

2+2 sports car, the first of its type off the

Hours Race the following weekend. The

of La Chartre Sur Le Soir, a few kilometres

production line.

area is rich with the history of motorsport

from Le Mans. It was first discovered by

and this has positively rubbed off amongst

racing teams in the 50s and over the

event, over 60 took part in the Concours

the locals who encouraged the drivers to

years teams from Aston Martin, Porsche,

on the first day. They were judged in the

blip throttles as the cars rumbled through

Ford and Ferrari prepared their cars in the

morning prior to an afternoon parade

the towns and villages. The French are

hotel’s courtyard, then drove them to and

in front of the Country Club terrace and

famous for their cuisine and wine and the

from the circuit on public roads. Drivers

an admiring crowd hosted by Bruno

guests at the evening gala at the Le Mans

including Derek Bell MBE, Jacky Ickx,

Vandestick, a race commentator for the

Country Club were well served with the

Jochen Rindt, Bruce McLaren, Sir Stirling

24 Hours.

best from the region while the prize giving

Moss OBE, Jackie Stewart and Mario

took place.

Andretti stayed there when they were

The line-up of cars dated from 1925

Of the many cars displayed at the

On Saturday morning at 9am sharp, the cars left the Country Club for the rally. They took in over 100 kilometres of beautiful

It would be unthinkable to visit Le Mans and not drive on the world’s most famous

We left the track and headed for the

Visit www.classicgt.co.uk

competing and the walls in the hotel bar

for information

pay homage to these legends.

on next year’s event

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Life in the Fastlane

We catch up with the latest news from Fastlane Paint and Body Group – perhaps the UK's best-known repairers of prestigious motor cars

ith its ultra-specialist expertise, highly regarded customer service, and lean thinking working practices, Fastlane is alone in its profession. The company has close working relationships with a select number of prestige manufacturers including Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Mercedes-Benz and Tesla Motors. Fastlane's collaboration with Rolls-Royce has included cooperation in the reproduction of the famous rock band The Who’s album cover 'Tommy' on the bonnet of a new Wraith. The firm has also been involved with work on the fabulous one-off' Rolls-Royce Sweptail. This specially coach built vehicle resembles a Phantom from the front and takes inspiration from the 1925 Phantom 1 Round Door. The Sweptail embodies the svelte tapering glasshouse, with a gently sloping Coupe roofline. This magnificent vehicle is the most expensive new car ever built with a price tag of around $13 million. Having been a Mercedes-Benz Approved Repairer for a number of years, Fastlane has recently agreed the purchase of the Brentford Mercedes-Benz Repair business. This massive operation caters for all Mercedes-Benz bodywork repairs, including AMG and Maybach. In addition, Fastlane also looks after Mercedes-Benz bodywork repairs for the 16 dealerships in and around the Greater London area who operate under the 'Mercedes-Benz Retail Group' banner. Fastlane first became involved with Tesla Motors in 2016. As one of the first bodyshops in the UK to invest early and heavily in extensive staff training on hybrid and electric technology, working with Tesla, the innovative American manufacturers was a natural move. As well as being involved in Tesla's Fastlane Paint and Body

UK distribution centre, Fastlane's repair centres

t: +44 (0)203 848 2450

based in St Albans, London Elstree, Guildford,

e: customerservice@fastlanepab.co.uk

Brentford and Ascot are authorised and fully

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equipped to look after all Tesla cars.

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WHERE INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE MEETS LUXURY LIVING

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Cruise comfort in

Once you’ve decided on the perfect vessel for your needs, you can then commission furniture to suit its style and purpose. We consult the experts to help you do both

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he range and specification of superior yachts offered by specialist designers and boat builders has reached mammoth proportions over the last decade or so. Fairline Yachts, which has been creating beautifully designed, handcrafted motor boats in Oundle, Northamptonshire, since 1967, is a great example. Its current line-up of yachts includes its spacious flybridge variants from the esteemed Squadron range – currently available from 48 feet (15 metres) to 65 feet (20 metres) and its Targa range – Fairline’s modern express cruisers available from 43 feet (13 metres) to 63 feet (19 metres). The company is also producing a brand new 33 feet (10 metres) express cruiser. This new model will be the first from Fairline’s

new project ‘F-Line’ series and will launch in spring 2019. A new larger flagship Squadron model is also in the early design stages. Miles Moorhouse, head of marketing at Fairline Yachts, says, “Our specialism as a series production builder is in the design and manufacture of superior yachts up to 80 feet (24 metres). We pride ourselves on having great expertise in this size range and can provide our customers with an extensive model range. There are many excellent shipyards that build bigger yachts and our dealer network knows which brands suit their customers should they wish to move beyond 24 metres. “When choosing, we ask customers to consider how they want to enjoy their yacht, is having a large outdoor entertaining space important or would you rather have extensive interior space? Where you are going to use your boat and for how long are also important considerations. If you plan to be away for more than a few days, you’ll most likely want to opt for one of our spacious Squadron flybridge models, whereas if you are looking for something for quick getaways a Targa model would be ideal.” Fairline has a truly global customer base and is represented by its extensive dealer network across 80

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TOP 10

Europe’s most expenve manas Ibiza Magna retains its first place for being the most expensive marina in Europe in 2018. This is shown in a current ranking conducted by Engel & Völkers Yachting. The survey data is based on the basic fees for a mooring berth for a 55-metre yacht per day during this year’s high season in each location.

Ibiza Magna | Ibiza, Spain ................................................................................... €4,000 Marina di Portofino | Portofino, Italy Marina Grande | Capri, Italy

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€2,751

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€2,750

Marina di Porto Cervo | Sardinia, Italy ..................................................... €2,564 Port de Saint-Tropez | Saint-Tropez, France

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€2,105

Puerto Jose Banus | Marbella, Spain

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€2,068

Limassol Marina | Limassol, Cyprus

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€1,533

ACI Marina Split | Split, Croatia ...................................................................... €1,413 Port Hercule | Monte-Carlo, Monaco

the key yachting territories all over the world, including Europe, the US, Australia, the Far East and the Middle East. “However, a large proportion of our boats are sold in the Mediterranean,” says Mr Moorhouse, “in fact, the Balearics in Spain has more Fairlines per square kilometre than anywhere else in the world!” Fairline reports that key developments over the past decade have been in the styling of yachts, the use of available interior volume, greater use of high quality materials in construction, for example marble, and in construction techniques such as the use of resin infusion. “Over the next decade,” continues Mr Moorhouse, “one of the biggest trends in the global yacht market will be for complete customisation in terms of the boat’s interior layout. This is something we have embraced fully and Fairlines can now be configured in a wide variety of ways to ensure every customer gets their perfect boat.

“For example, the Targa 63 GTO is designed to suit Fairline’s varied global client base. There is the choice of either an extended cockpit or extended saloon variants, the former offering large outdoor space, the latter for those where air-conditioned interior space is more important. Maximising space and comfort are the key features of the Targa 63 GTO with every centimetre optimised. Regardless of specification, owners will find a large saloon and cockpit as well as an impressive full-beam master cabin with adjoining en suite. This taps into another key trend, which is to use light and space in highly innovative ways to ensure you feel connected to your surroundings.” Every Fairline yacht is custom designed and hand-crafted in the UK with prices starting from £500,000 (not including taxes) rising to around £2.5 million depending on the specification. www.fairline.com »

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€1,095

Netsel Marmaris Marina | Marmaris, Turkey ........................................ €1,054

“Compared to 2017, the daily mooring fees for a 55-metre yacht have increased in almost all 10 locations featured in the ranking,” says Anissa Mediouni, CEO of Engel & Völkers Yachting. “For many yacht owners and charter clients, the western Mediterranean is the most popular region in Europe. This is clearly reflected in our latest ranking of mooring fees. Beyond Europe we are also seeing a trend towards more unusual destinations including the Antarctic, the island nation of Palau in the Pacific Ocean, and Myanmar.”

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We were once given a strict brief to design a beautiful dressing table where all the finger pulls were of an exact dimension so as not to damage the client’s finger nails!

Fitting furniture

Based at the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour, furniture designer Davidson has a large showroom which attracts clientele from around the world. The company is often asked to design furniture for superyachts, as well as being commissioned by specialist interior designers in the superyacht world. Richard Davidson, founder and chairman of Davidson, explains, “The design of the furniture will normally reflect the design of the boat itself. This will of course vary from traditional to very high tech so as you can imagine designs are variable. One aspect that is increasingly important is the need for furniture to not be overly heavy. This has resulted in the development of specialist materials that had originally been developed for the aerospace

industry, with honeycomb panels increasingly being used for flat surfaces such as wardrobe doors and dining table tops.” Space is at a premium on all but the very biggest and grandest of today’s mega yachts and ingenuity is required to ensure items such as dining table leaves can be stored within when not in use. Mr Davidson advises that it is the same as designing any compact space, try not to over clutter. “Lamps present a problem,” he says, “or rather the cables, and increasingly we are asked to design furniture with designated holes where we can feed cabling through to power points below so all cables are out of sight. All freestanding furniture apart from chairs need to have deck fixings to ensure the furniture all stays in place and drawers are fitted with

special fitments to ensure they remain in place in turbulent weather. “Fabulous fitted cocktail cabinets always tend to turn heads. We design not only to impress but to meet the very particular needs of our clients. We were once given a strict brief to design a beautiful dressing table where all the finger pulls were of an exact dimension so as not to damage the client’s finger nails!” As furniture makers, Davidson works with a variety of materials, mainly woods, as well as endless different specialist lacquers and finishes. “Liquid metals are currently very popular as well as natural and faux leathers, vellum and shagreen,” says Mr Davidson. “High gloss has been the number one choice for a long time now but we are definitely seeing a move towards satin and matt finishes which are often more practical. Pale woods are popular but in sun drenched locations this can be a problem with timber changing colour due to exposure to UV rays. It is therefore often a safer option to work with darker timbers. Not everyone likes to play it safe however!” www.davidsonlondon.com

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AT THE HEIGHT OF LUXURY Luxurious living is the hallmark of this gorgeous city, and this 4 bedroom penthouse in Downtown Dubai facing the spectacular urj halifa is the epitome of ďŹ ner things in life. Situated in the heart of the city this penthouse in Downtown Dubai District comes with 4 master bedrooms, a maid s room, 6 bathrooms, a large living space, a fully ed itchen, a private swimming pool, an additional pantry and spacious storage rooms. With the sweeping views of the Downtown Dubai S yline, this penthouse radiates a sense of exclusivity.

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The penthouse is tastefully decorated, it evokes an overwhelming sense of calm grandeur. It is just the kind of place where you can unwind a er a busy day. eaturing marble oors, the over 6925 s .

penthouse has a modern feel to it with an elegant interior. The slight pops of colour in the bedrooms add character to and ma es it vibrant and inviting.

PRIVATE POOL AND TERRACE The stunning penthouse in Downtown Dubai features a gorgeous huge private terrace ideal for roo op parties e uipped with an ama ing pool too, a must have for Dubai summers. One of the most upscale locations in the city, a Downtown District Dubai address is something people talk of with pride. The proximity to the world-famous Burj Khalifa, Dubai all and Dubai ountain means that the area will remain lucrative for investors and unique home ownership experience for years to come.

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• Over Fifteen Years’ experience in Dubai Real Estate Market and Forty worldwide. • Diversified & highly qualified team that joins hands to form one beating heart. • Customer Service Oriented Institution. • High-tech equipped work force and operating systems.

In a quick look, we present you some of the most significant reasons behind making Dubai as your most preferred investment destinations: • Dubai, without any doubt, is considered to be one of the safest cities in the world. • Strategically located at the crossroads of three continents: Europe – Asia and Africa. • Highest international standards for business, tourism and lifestyle. • State of the art infrastructure and worldclass business environment. • No corporate and income taxes. • No foreign exchange controls, trade barriers or quotas. And no restrictions on capital repatriation. • The land of more than 195 nationalities and cultures, being a multilingual and multicultural city. • The fastest growing city in the region and one of the highest growth rates in the world for the last decade. • It is a tourism and high-class lifestyle paradise. • Global Property Guide states that the gross rental yields in

• Dubai are among the highest in the world, with smaller apartments offering rental income of 7.21 per cent. • Property prices are inexpensive in contrast to other similar trading hubs around the world. • Dubai Expo 2020 which expects to attract 25 million unique visitors and up to 33 million visits over the six-month period. • Dubai’s answer to the lake of leisure destinations in the area was through a multi-million dollar “Dubai Parks”. First of its kind theme park in the Middle East. • Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park, Knowledge Village, Dubai Healthcare City and many other strategically created destinations. • The largest Man-Made port in the world, the busiest Airport in the world and the most attractive touristic as well as shopping destinations in the middle east have all contributed to the workstyle and lifestyle of this city.

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Brits are renowned for their long-held love affair with everything associated with beach holidays and homes by the sea. With this in mind, we seek out a selection of the finest properties in the UK’s prime coastal locations

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hings are looking exceptionally good for the quality of the UK’s beaches. This year, environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy presented 190 awards to England’s very best beaches, including 65 international Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (eight more than last year), with 42 beaches achieving both awards. Bournemouth and Poole, both in Dorset, can now boast a combined total of 18 Keep Britain Tidy accolades and join the country’s very best beaches, from popular holiday locations to quiet, more hidden-away spots. What unites them all is knowing that they are clean, safe and meet the highest environmental standards, as well as the tough international bathing water quality standards. With more than 30,000 freshwater lochs and a huge coastline of 11,800kms (roughly 60 per cent of the entire UK coast) water based locations and beaches are key assets for Scotland. Therefore, Scotland’s Beach Award is the benchmark for quality, celebrating clean, well managed and sustainable beaches. Awarded beaches demonstrate excellent beach management and environmental best practice, and the maintenance of high standards. More than ever have achieved award-winning status this year, ranging from rural beaches to busy recreational beaches.

Western Gate, Sandbanks, Dorset

An extensively redesigned waterfront property offering both privacy and security. This magnificent house exudes opulence alongside advanced technological systems throughout 6,366 square feet of living space. It has sensational views to the National Trust beaches at Shell Bay and the Purbeck Hills, the entrance to Poole Harbour and across to Brownsea and other neighbouring islands. Features include a grand reception hall with sweeping staircases and a galleried landing, a Mark Wilkinson kitchen, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. A large decked first floor sun balcony is accessed from the imposing master suite and guest bedroom suites. There is a triple garaging block, wine store with air conditioning, state-of-the-art indoor swimming pool complex with gym area, sauna, separate shower and changing room. The rear garden has extensive sun patio areas and an infinity plunge pool, while additional sheltered sunken terraces, along the water's edge lead to the decked jetty. £7.75m / €8.84m / $10.28m Savills

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An Indian summer

According to forecasts, the UK’s warm weather is set to extend well into September, meaning the British aspiration to live in a home by the sea is unlikely to wane. Indeed, national estate agent, Jackson-Stops, reports that homes directly on the seafront attract a 33% price premium. The company analysed 30 prime seaside locations, ranging from super-prime hotspots to traditional holiday resorts. 88

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East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon Overlooking the Salcombe Estuary, this six-bedroom property has been refurbished to an exceptional standard. It is surrounded by about 5.8 acres of grounds including gardens, extensive foreshore and private beach, providing privacy, direct water access and far-reaching views. It comprises a reception hall, kitchen/ breakfast room leading to the terrace, conservatory/dining room with access to the indoor swimming pool, a drawing room and six bedrooms. The lower ground floor could easily be used as an integral annexe with its secondary kitchen, sitting room and shower room. Within the grounds is an existing one-bedroom annexe, threebay garage and workshop, two-storey boathouse, a slipway and five moorings. £6m / €6.8m / $7.9m Knight Frank

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It found that all seafront homes were, on average, a third more expensive than comparable properties in the wider town. Aldeburgh in Suffolk offers seafront homes with the highest premium compared to other local properties at 89% on average, making seafront homes here the most sought-after of any location analysed. Padstow in Cornwall (70%) and Torquay in Devon (69%) take the second and third spots. It’s not just the prime hotspots where seafront homes attract a premium. Traditional seaside resorts also experience this trend. In Bournemouth seafront homes are 67% more expensive than other properties in the town; the Southend-on-Sea premium is 36% and Blackpool’s is 34%. Nick Leeming, chairman at Jackson-Stops, comments, “Owning a sea-front home with uninterrupted waterside views or access to the beach has long been an aspiration for the British buyer. Whether it is someone’s full-time residence or a holiday home to enjoy during the summer months it is clear buyers are willing to go the extra mile to secure their dream home by the sea. From Aldeburgh in Suffolk to Blackpool in Lancashire, buyers are paying on average 33% more for the privilege of living on the front row, compared to how much they would pay for a property just one street further back. “The lifestyle benefits associated with living by the seaside means that waterside homes will often generate a strong price premium, regardless of their distance from the beach. Sailing, surfing, swimming, and taking in the fresh sea air, are all favourite British pastimes for families and downsizers alike. Yet, there is something very special about being able to look out of your kitchen window or step outside your front door and be immediately greeted by sandy beaches and the rippling of the tide.”

Aldeburgh, Suffolk Grade II listed, seven-bedroom home in a prominent position close to Aldeburgh’s beautiful beaches. This Georgian period townhouse, which is believed to date back to 1790, has three stunning reception rooms and deep sash windows that capture the history of the property. Each of the reception rooms are on the first floor, with the third featuring wood boarded floors, high ceilings and central French windows which open to a secluded garden terrace. Most of the bedrooms have panoramic views of the English coast, while the second floor landing, which is wide enough to be used as a study area, leads £2.75m / €3.13m / $3.63m

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Kippford, Solway Riviera, Dumfes & Galloway, Scotland

Braesyde was designed and built by the vendors in 1998 and has since had an extension added to the front. The extension is built with semi-circular windows over three floors looking out over the most spectacular panoramic views of the Urr Estuary, surrounding coast and the farmland beyond. Most of the other rooms also have a view to the estuary. Constructed over four floors, the lower level has potential to be utilised as a selfcontained ‘Granny Annexe’ or similar accommodation. The property has recently been redecorated both inside and outside and completed with new carpets, curtains and blinds. Offers over £675,000 / €770,000 / $895,700 Galbraith Group

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Brunswick Place, Hove, East Sussex At the top of Brunswick Square, this magnificent, fivebedroom, Grade II listed house features sea views and an idyllic courtyard. Built from 1828 to 1830 and located in the Brunswick Town conservation area, the bustling cafe culture of Hove is just around the corner while the beach, seafront and Brunswick Square Gardens are only moments away. The rich Farrow & Ball colour scheme, stunning bespoke kitchen and Italian bathrooms behind the bow facade of this expansive Regency property combine with full height windows, original wood floors and period charm to create contemporary design at its very best. £2.9m / €3.31m / $3.85m Fine & Country

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Cana Court, Sandbanks, Dorset This top floor, beachfront apartment has stunning panoramic sea and coastal views and includes a private beach chalet with direct beach access. It has a private entrance, modern fitted kitchen with integral appliances, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is also a large south facing sun terrace and a double garage with two electric doors and an additional staircase leading directly into the apartment. £1.595m / €1.8m / $2.1m Savills

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Plaidy, Looe, Cornwall An immaculately refurbished, five en suite bedroom waterfront home with outstanding coastal views. Dove Rock features exquisite interiors, stunning landscaped gardens and direct access to the beach, a large section of which is owned. The house has been cleverly designed with superb use of glass and large, open rooms to take advantage of the spectacular sea views. The kitchen/dining room has sliding glass doors leading to the balcony which wraps around the entire front of the house, creating an indoor/outdoor living experience. There is a bar/games room to one side of the kitchen and an entertaining and barbecue area with outdoor Sonos speakers and lighting outside. A double garage and further parking for four vehicles complete this property’s many amenities. £2.5m / €2.84m / $3.3m Knight Frank

www.knightfrank.com

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Chewton Glen

This five-star, privately-owned hotel and spa is on the edge of the ancient New Forest in Hampshire, just a short walk from the sea

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eaturing an award-winning restaurant, worldclass leisure activities, luxurious accommodation and modern conference facilities, Chewton Glen is the perfect destination for all manner of stays. All of the 58 room and suites in the main house have been individually decorated to provide the ultimate in luxury and comfort. With a combination of antique and contemporary furniture, modern fabrics and textiles, each bedroom is designed and decorated to give it a unique atmosphere. As you would expect, each room is equipped to the highest standard with every type of guest amenity.

High among the canopies of the New Forest, Chewton Glen has also created six wonderful Treehouses. These treetop residences with spectacular valley views are completely secluded, yet enjoy all the luxury and services association with the hotel. They have been designed to have as little visual and physical impact as possible on their idyllic surroundings on land that has previously been untouched. Chewton Glen offers a wide range of resort facilities including a nine-hole, par three golf course, a tennis centre with indoor and outdoor courts and a croquet lawn,

with unlimited use for all hotel guests. Voted ‘the most luxurious spa in the UK’ Chewton Glen’s health spa offers sumptuous surroundings and outstanding service. Guests can enjoy the 17-metre indoor pool and hydrotherapy centre, indulge in a soothing treatment or take part in a salsa dance class. www.chewtonglen.com

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he USA’s long, varied and picturesque coastline offers a multitude of prime locations for highend property with stunning views, deep water docks and private beaches. Jeff Lee, president of Lee Real Estate, reports that real estate on Nantucket Island, the Massachusetts beach resort pricier than The Hamptons, smashed records in the first quarter as wealthy Americans planned ahead for their summer vacations.

“Almost $300 million of real estate changed hands in the first three months of 2018,” he says, “a jump of 61% from a year earlier, according to Lee Real Estate data. The $297.5 million of sales in the first quarter is the highest in 10 years of data, compared with $184.7 million in 2017. People are seeing how well their stock portfolios are doing, and they're feeling like they can spend the money for a summer home." Bill Mitchell, managing director of Carmel Realty Company, tells us that Carmel’s traditional selling season runs from May through October. “Historical data suggests that June is the month with the highest number of sales,” he says, “but the market in Carmel is consistently strong year-round. What changes in Carmel more than anything is days on market, the average length of time it takes a house to sell. This number rises noticeably during the winter months. “The Carmel Valley market is seasonal. You may laugh, but we consider Carmel Valley’s weather seasonal. Average highs range from 62 degrees in December to 80 degrees in September. And, it is a primary home market, versus »

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a vacation homebuyer market like Carmel-by-the-Sea. Therefore, the summer months have more sales and homes stay on the market considerably longer during the winter months.” Jim Wallace, founder and CEO of Intracoastal Realty, believes that, when it comes to real estate and lifestyle options, the counties that comprise the south-eastern North Carolina coastline offer an unparalleled richness and diversity. “No wonder Money magazine named Wilmington, NC one of ‘The Best Places to Live’ and one of ‘The Top Ten Cities in Which to Buy Real Estate’,” he says. “The southern coastline of North Carolina boasts mild weather, natural beauty, a reasonable cost of living, and wide variety of leisure activities like golf, boating, and kayaking. These important features (and many more) are what make this area so popular with year-round residents, retirees, and second-home vacationers.” As for Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Paul Grover, co-founder of Robert Paul Properties, says it has long been the destination for prominent Bostonians as well as beach lovers from around the world. “Unlike many other beachfront markets,” he explains, “Cape Cod has maintained a lot of its original housing, charm, and character, favouring a slowgrowth model that has kept the rate of development steady. This has preserved a lot of space for both those who visit and own here, including our beloved National Seashore, authorised by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and setting aside more than 43,000 acres as a national park for public enjoyment and coastal studies. “This said, our homes are often not terribly new or flashy, as that’s not our character. But what they are is fabulous beachfront home on some of the best waters in the northeast. While nationally home prices have grown quickly the last few years, we’ve maintained a great and steady growth rate. Prices continue to rise as other markets have recognised our affordability (comparatively) and inventory has become thin. Of the top five sales in Massachusetts last year, three were along our coast.”

La Serena, Pebble Beach, California

Comprised of three lots totalling 2.72 acres, this waterfront estate is close to the Pebble Beach Lodge with its spa, Beach Club and restaurants. The property features floor-toceiling windows throughout to maximise the fabulous views. It includes four bedroom suites in the single-level main house with a formal living/dining room, eat-in, ocean-view kitchen and temperature-controlled wine storage. For entertaining there are multiple ocean front terraces with two fire pits and an outdoor grill. A two-car garage has a fifth guest suite with private entry. £22.6m / €25.7m / $29.75m Carmel Realty Company

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This new project represents the first Armani/Casa branded real estate in the US. Created by world-renowned architect César Pelli the 56-storey oceanfront tower contains 308

residences designed under the artistic direction of Giorgio Armani. Amenities include a lounge displaying a curated collection of museum-quality art, fine dining restaurant, wine cellar, two-storey spa with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and 300-foot private beach. Six different floor plans offer apartments from 1,350 to 4,160 square feet. Scheduled for occupancy in early 2019. From £1.4m / €1.4m / $1.85m – £4.55m / €5.2m / $6m Aylesford International

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Water Mill South, Long Island, New York Surrounded on three sides by land farmed by the same two families since the 1600s, this approximately 6.9 acre estate is bordered on the fourth side by around 360 feet of water frontage on Mecox Bay. Taking five years to complete, the property now encompasses over 12,000 square feet of living and entertaining spaces. These include a two-storey library, spacious living room, smoking room, formal dining room, butler's pantry, chef's kitchen with walk-in pantry and a large gathering room opening on to the trellis-covered outdoor living room with stone fireplace. Upstairs, the master suite encompasses the entire southeastern wing and includes dramatic views of Mecox Bay and the ocean beyond. There are three additional en suite bedrooms and a study on this floor. The level of excellence continues outside to the design of the six acres of gardens and accessory structures including a carriage house and heated pool. A nature path also leads down to the waterside with its large dock. Separate, though £24.3m / €27.65m / $32m Knight Frank

attached, the guest cottage has a fireplace, studio, second-floor en

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Cape Cod has maintained a lot of its original housing, charm, and character, favouring a slow-growth model that has kept the rate of development steady

Orleans, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Surrounded by 900 feet of private beach at the end of a private peninsula, this secluded 4.4-acre waterfront estate overlooks Pleasant Bay – one of the jewels of the Eastern Seaboard. The new 8,500 square feet residence offers magnificent views of a bay studded with islands, cut by winding rivers, and bordered by the Outer Beach and Atlantic Ocean. On top of an elevated bluff, the property features a sophisticated, striking design, spacious yet comfortable living spaces and beautiful architectural detailing. Outside there is a waterside pool, spa and outdoor kitchen, enhanced by granite terraces and gardens plus a boathouse and moorings offering deep water access. £6.07m / €6.91m / $7.995m Robert Paul Properties www.robertpaul.com

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One acre, waterfront property in the highly sought after North Shore/Cliffside neighbourhood, just steps from Cliff Side Beach

Club and Galley Beach Restaurant. Comprised of three buildings, the main one has four residences each with open living, dining and a total of eight bedrooms and bathrooms. There are also two en suite, one bedroom cottages and an additional building with two single car garages all on an expansive private sandy beach. £28.8m / €32.8m / $38m Lee Real Estate

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Tampa, Floda Offering unparalleled privacy, this property has panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico with superb outdoor spaces. It includes five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in over 8,950 square feet of living area. Outside, a magnificent west facing terrace extends the entire length of the home. Breath-taking ocean views can be enjoyed throughout the property, comprised of over 23 acres, with over 1,100 feet of waterfront. £4.3m / €4.9m / $5.7m Christie’s International Real Estate

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Figure Eight Island, Wilminon, North Carolina

Five-bedroom and bathroom oceanfront home on the private, gated island community of Figure Eight. The island is surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. It can only be reached by boat or via a guarded causeway swing bridge. There are top quality finishes in every inch of just under 5,000 square feet of living space. This includes an elevator, workout room, third floor master suite with fireplace, spectacular open kitchen, large entertainment area, fireplace, bar and powder room. £3.49m / €3.97m / $4.595m Intracoastal Realty www.intracoastalrealty.com

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Potato Island, Connecticut One of the most stunning islands of Long Island Sound's celebrated Thimble Islands, Potato Island commands a spectacular setting reminiscent of the rugged coast of Maine. Built in 1912, this captivating residence stands at the southern end of this more than oneacre private island with its own deep-water dock, encompassing 3,871 square feet. Lush landscaped grounds border the island's manicured lawn and heated pool. Moving toward the southern porch, a custom hand-cut granite hot tub in the rocks offers magnificent sunset and seascape views. Inside, there is a living room with fireplace, an expansive dining room and a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and a breakfast bar. The first floor provides a half bathroom and mudroom with washer and dryer. Upstairs are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The massive master suite has vaulted ceilings and lovely views with sitting porches on the north and south sides of the room. £3.7m / €4.2m / $4.9m Christie’s International Real Estate

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The White Elephant, Nantucket A true landmark, this iconic, historic hotel is one of the first high-end properties on the island

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he exclusive isle of Nantucket, located off the East Coast of the US and just a short hop from New York and Boston, is known as a discreet high-end hideaway. With white picket fences, quaint, boutique-lined highstreets and 18th century buildings clad in climbing pink roses, Nantucket Island presents understated, all-American chic at its finest. On the edge of Nantucket Harbour, the White Elephant

waterfront resort features stylish, light-filled rooms, suites, garden cottages, and in-town lofts with balconies and magnificent harbour views. One of the island's most acclaimed restaurants is the White Elephant’s Brant Point Grill, located directly on the picturesque harbour offering fresh, local cuisine framed by breath-taking water views. Guests can explore 80 miles of beach (you could visit a different beach every day for two weeks in Nantucket), moors, salt marshes and white sand dunes. A large part of the island is protected by conservationists and a permit allows you to drive on certain sections of beach for picnics, fishing trips or surfing. The resort partners with a members-only yacht service to offer the White Elephant Hinckley/Barton & Gray Hinckley Yacht. The 36-foot classic yacht takes interior design lead from the White Elephant hotel’s iconic navy blue, white and elephant printed fabrics. Guests can book the yacht for half or full-day private charters to explore areas such as the beautiful Nantucket Harbor, the CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge and Tuckernuck Island. www.whiteelephanthotel.com

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Citizenship This new regular feature explores paths to gaining citizenship in exciting and beneficial locations

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Obtaining second citizenship to start a new life

Grenada

A number of nations now offer citizenship through Government approved property investment. International Property & Travel magazine has launched International Property Citizenship Services and teamed up with the experts to highlight countries offering this opportunity. Our latest focus is on the ‘Spice Isle’ of Grenada

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egarded as ‘The Authentic Caribbean’, Grenada is one of the most beautiful and lush islands in the West Indies. Unspoilt and exotic, its dramatic scenery, tropical rain forests, mountains, waterfalls and golden beaches appeal to visitors from around the world. Grenada was traditionally inhabited by Carib Indians who migrated from the South American mainland. The island was originally known as Camerhougue but Columbus renamed it Concepcion Island when he visited in 1498. Successive Spanish sailors found it to be so evocative of Andalucia with its lush green mountain scenery that they called it Granada which is the origination of its name today. Now known more as a tourist destination, historically Grenada was seen as a ‘gentle’ island supported by growing spices, particularly nutmeg and cinnamon. These days it still has a very active agricultural and fishing economy. The population is very well educated with a high literacy rate; St. George’s University, with 6,000 students from over 140 countries, offers faculties of Medicine and Veterinary Science and has been established for 35 years. In addition, a full medical teaching hospital is planned in the near future. Grenada’s economic outlook is generally very good, with expansion occurring in tourism, agriculture and

manufacturing. The Government is about to commence an oil and gas program in its territorial waters between Venezuela and Trinidad. Additionally, as part of the Eastern Caribbean Bank and currency system, its currency is stable, secure and tied directly to the US dollar. Grenada’s Citizenship by Investment Program was launched in August 2013, when the Grenadian Parliament passed Act No. 15 of 2013. Its mission is to strengthen Grenada by creating economic growth through inward investment, leading to the creation of sustainable new employment opportunities for Grenadians, training of the workforce and the broadening of skills; while preserving the prestige, honour and value of Grenadian citizenship through a strict invitation and vetting process.

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How to gain second tizenship Presently, there are two options available to qualify for Citizenship by Investment in Grenada: either through a contribution to the National Transformation Fund (NTF) or by acquiring government-approved real estate of which there are currently two. The first is a chic boutique hotel currently consisting of 22 beautiful, privately owned villas of one, two and three bedrooms and apartments, which are undoubtedly graced with the best views in Grenada. This resort looks towards Grenada’s historic capital St George’s and is currently being expanded with units approved under Grenada’s Citizenship Program. It offers freehold ownership via shares in a company i.e. each investor purchases shares in the company which owns the freehold property. The second is a luxurious boutique private residence club located on the spectacular southern coast of Grenada. This one-of-akind residence club is comprised of four exquisite villas with private infinity pools and 12 stunning condominiums. The residence club also features a state-of-the-art gym, wellness centre, restaurant and a deep-water anchorage marina. While the 11-acre estate is tucked away on one of the most private locations in Grenada, it is a mere 15 minutes from the main business district, and 20 minutes from Maurice Bishop International Airport – serviced by major airlines from Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean.

Free advice The service offered by this magazine provides free advice from experienced international professionals throughout the entire process

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International Property

The team working with International Property Citizenship Services has processed over 300 clients in countries around the world through citizenship programs in the Caribbean and North America. With a fully staffed office of international professionals based in Antigua and representatives in the other Caribbean CIP islands, International Property Citizenship Services provides the licensed agents and authorized representatives required by the West Indies governments

Citizenship Services department at International Property & Travel magazine. Call +44 1245 250 981 or email info@ipcitizenship.com

for the citizenship investment promotion and processing.

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If you’re looking for a home surrounded by a whole host of new experiences, New Zealand and Australia both have diverse landscapes, national parks, marine reserves and adventurous activities aplenty

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lthough Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, it has one of the lowest population densities of just 3.1 people per kilometre. This fact alone makes the country hugely appealing to those hoping for a complete change of lifestyle. Darren Curtis, agent at Ken Jacobs, affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, says, “In our experience, buyers of prestige property fall predominantly into two halves, the international (comprising mainly Chinese) and the local Australians. The overseas portion will always gravitate (mainly) to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney where one will find some of the country’s most expensive homes. “Views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House will always command a high demand (and therefore price) and the fact there is a finite number of homes on the water in the East will always keep prices high. Added to this schooling for the Mainland Chinese is also a main driver and Sydney has many top level private schools in many suburbs. This has caused significant growth in the suburb where the schools are situated spreading right up through the Upper North Shore of Sydney. “We have sold the highest priced homes in the country for each of the last four years. Whilst there has been

Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia

This inner city, 3,326m2 waterfront estate includes a Victorian Italianate sandstone manor. Its park-like grounds stretch down to a private sea pool, boathouse, jetty and three deep water moorings. Designed in 1868 by architect Thomas Rowe, the house, grounds and trees have Federal and State Heritage listings. A vast, versatile, two-storey layout offers up to eight bedrooms and a private master wing, plus two studies or dressing rooms. There are also formal and casual entertaining spaces, a sunroom, two kitchens and an additional, self-contained two-bedroom flat and former stables transformed into offices with a cellar. £28.1m / €31.7m / $36.93m Christies International Real Estate

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nothing to reset the national record this year, we have set two suburb records ($11 million and $8.1 million) and reset the rate per square metre for an existing apartment building with the sale of the Highgate Penthouse in the CBD. We have had sales this year approaching $30 million so we are seeing transactions right through the spectrum.” Mr Curtis reports that he is finding the enquiry rate at the top end of the property market remaining strong. “Whilst there is some talk of the market slowing at lower price points,” he says, “we have continued to perform for our clients demonstrating there is still strong demand for quality stock, unreplaceable homes and properties of a special and/or significant nature. “Internationally, Australia is seen as a safe and stable destination with excellent lifestyle opportunities and a superb educational infrastructure. Business connections between the Asian hubs and Australia continue to grow and families emigrating here are able to keep their businesses running in China (for example) and have the family based here in Australia. Given this close proximity to Asia and an overall perception, the trophy Sydney market is undervalued compared to other major world cities, we are confident this sector of the market will remain healthy and prices stable for the foreseeable future.”

Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia

£10.4m / €11.8m / $13.8m Aylesford International www.aylesford.com

Mandalay House is a Mediterranean style

Surrounded by spectacular gardens, the

mansion on the best oceanfront land on

house has uninterrupted views over Coral

the east coast of Mandalay Point. The

Sea Islands. It has 2,649m2 of living space

4,200m2 plot extends to the high-water

which includes six spacious bedrooms, a

mark and has its own rock wall marina

palatial master suite, nine bathrooms, formal

with 24 metre berth, two jet ski docks

dining and living rooms, a large kitchen with

and a boat shed. The land adjoins the

adjoining casual dining room, a maid’s room

National Park making it a beautiful

and butler’s pantry. A caretaker’s cottage,

private retreat, while its own helicopter

oceanfront pavilion, gym, cinema and pool

pad makes it easy to access Hamilton

rooms and an eight-car garage complete

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the property’s extensive amenities.

Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia Berthong is on a prime waterfront landholding of approximately 1,662m2 with uninterrupted harbour views. Sandstone terrace steps lead down to a lawn and pool at the water's edge. The property

a butler's pantry. A former chauffeur's

includes five colossal en suite bedrooms, including a private guest wing.

quarters have also been converted into a

Opening to the Colonial-style balcony which frames the home, the

self-contained, two-storey guesthouse.

master suite features a lavish dressing room and marble en suite. An

£19.66m / €22.2m / $25.85m

imposing stained-glass window presides over the dining room which

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adjoins a formal lounge, while a Calacatta marble kitchen includes

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Waterfront homes in Auckland generally are protected from any market downturns because these properties always command a premium price

Land of the long white cloud

New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan, yet with a population of only four million it is decidedly uncrowded. Ideally located between two harbours heading South along Auckland’s East Coast, are high-end coastal properties that are celebrated and in demand for their luxury, character, location, security, and proximity to the central business district. All have a gorgeous view of the harbour, posing as a natural work of art.

Buyers include young affluent professionals, successful businessmen and women with young families, retirees, and expats. Whether the requirement is for easy access to top quality shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, or recreational facilities and schooling - customising a rich lifestyle is made easy and being surrounded by the best is a given. Along Auckland’s upper north shore heading south along the east coast, homes are priced at anywhere between $7 million - $28 million. Further down the coast, Beachlands, Maraetai, and Whitford beachfront homes start from $1.2 million - $4 million. Aaron Reid, a residential

salesperson specialising in high-end property for Barfoot & Thompson Devonport, says, “On the north shore over the past 12 months, there have been 15 sales in excess of $5 million. We anticipate the values of coastal homes will continue to remain strong. “Waterfront homes in Auckland generally are protected from any market downturns because these properties always command a premium price. Many owners are not subject to general market conditions and need a compelling reason to sell their home. Many properties are sold without coming to market when a buyer has paid what an owner has advised it would take for them to sell.” »

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Takapuna, Auckland With magnificent views of Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf, this property enables beach walks to local cafes and entertaining friends inside or out in the covered private courtyard where alfresco dining becomes the norm. Opportunities for swimming and kayaking are also abundant. Built just six years ago, this home includes a stunning De Bruin-Judge designed kitchen and a large, fully equipped scullery that can be incorporated or closed from the main kitchen area. Spread over three levels, there is a lift for easy transition between floors, with a layout perfect for family living. £4m / €4.5m / $5.3m Barfoot & Thompson t: +64 (09) 445 2010

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Maraetai, Auckland This two-level home has an impressive open plan living space sprawling the entire width of the property, while capturing a magnificent 360° view of Auckland. The north-facing oversized terrace has huge double-glazed doors that slide open to create the perfect extension to the living space, ideal for alfresco dining. There are two generously sized bedrooms and one master bedroom with an en suite upstairs, while downstairs a double bedroom, bathroom, laundry and study with its own living area open out to a private courtyard. The double internal garaging and off-street parking is well catered for with a private access driveway at the rear of the property, ideal for keeping a jet ski or boat out of sight. £1.1m / €1.22m / $1.43m Barfoot & Thompson t: +64 (09) 445 2010 www.barfoot.co.nz

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Devonport, Auckland Considered by many to be Auckland's best beach, this private paradise at Cheltenham Beach on Auckland’s north shore is without peer. Properties on this exclusive beach rarely come to the market. This warm and welcoming home includes five en suite bedrooms, an open plan Price by negotiation

kitchen and dining area, a heated pool and

Barfoot & Thompson

spa, multiple living spaces and arguably

t: +64 (09) 445 2010

the best man cave and garage in Auckland,

www.barfoot.co.nz

with room for eight cars.

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QT Sydney

Set within two iconic, heritage-listed buildings, the Gowings department store and the State Theatre, this hotel combines the rich, colourful past of both theatre and retail

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deally located in the heart of Sydney’s central business district, QT Sydney comprises 200 guestrooms in 12 varying design styles that reference the buildings’ history. The hotel’s quirky features in the public spaces and guestrooms complement the eclectic collection of new-medium art that has been curated throughout. These original artworks add thoughtprovoking elements to the QT experience, with spaces such as the lobby really coming into their own after dark. QT Sydney’s culinary offerings tempt guests before they even step into the lift. Parlour Lane Roasters is at the entrance leading to the Gilt Lounge, while the Gowings Grill & Bar showcases a smorgasbord of delicious artisanal produce. The hotel’s luxurious SpaQ encourages time-out for guests with a selection of treatments, six treatment rooms, a barber, and a hammam-inspired steam room complete with an ice fountain. Guests at QT Sydney may never feel the urge to leave - although it has to be said that the surrounding area is brimming with culture, art, design, fashion, and further fine dining options. Not only that, it is within easy reach of sandy beaches and iconic sites including Sydney Harbour. www.designhotels.com

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Eichardt’s Private Hotel Located in the heart of Queenstown, Eichardt’s promises a truly memorable, five-star experience as one of New Zealand’s most exclusive South Island retreats

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he ultimate destination for those who want to escape but still explore, Eichardt’s Private Hotel is surrounded by Queenstown’s most prized urban comforts, yet also has the beautiful Wakatipu lakefront on its doorstep. Designed to suit every discerning traveller, each of Eichardt's Lakefront Apartments, the Eichardt’s Residence, Eichardt’s Bar and The Parlour showcase the beauty of the area combined with an unrivalled hotel experience. The main hotel has five luxurious suites – three Lake View suites have glorious views over Queenstown Bay and Lake Wakatipu while the two Mountain View suite options scan out across Queenstown Township and up to the Skyline Gondola. Each 80m²-plus suite includes a super king bed, large dressing room, double bathroom and lounge area featuring a gas fireplace, soft furnishings and cut flowers.

Eichardt’s Lakefront Apartments have breath-taking lake and mountain views from each of their one or two-bedroom suites and are perfect for long-staying guests or larger parties. The living areas feature a fireplace and full theatre system, kitchen facilities and adjoining balconies for watching the sunset. Each suite’s master bedroom includes a king-sized bed and a marble bathroom with deep spa bath while further bedrooms all offer full en suites. Apartments can also be interconnected to become two fullfloor, four-bedroom accommodation spaces if required. The Residence is a new villa with views of the lake and Remarkables mountain range in the distance. It has three floors with three large bedrooms, a European kitchen and a master suite complete with fireplace, f loor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony. Services include a concierge host, daily housekeeping and turn down service, full mini bar and room service. Qualified beauty

and massage therapists can also be arranged for bedside pampering and a house Land Rover is available for guests to explore Central Otago. Eichardt’s also offers a selection of tailored wine, golfing, helisightseeing and skiing tours to locations often unavailable to the general public. Guests are able to consult the concierge to build their own itinerary for either full or half day excursions. www.eichardts.com

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T Beachfront bliss Anyone visiting Thailand is assured of a warm welcome along with a wide choice of glorious coastal properties should they be tempted to linger a little longer

hailand has no less than 1,430 islands with Koh Phi Phi Lee, one of its most famous, having featured in the film The Beach. The south of the country is renowned for its many beautiful beaches and islands in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea. Due to this ideal scenario, opportunities for water activities abound such as river and whitewater rafting, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling to experience some of the world’s top-ranked underwater vistas. As for prime properties, Robert Green, managing director of Sphere Estates, says, “The Thai real estate market has had its ups and downs over the past decade; especially the luxury holiday home market which is primarily seen as a lifestyle purchase. However, international demand for secure, well located homes, particularly those within managed estates and resorts, has risen in the last two years. The prime second home destinations being Phuket and Koh Samui. An increase in flight capacity of Samui Airport from 36 to 50 flights per day has Âť

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given a boost to the island’s tourism as well as investors, both local and international, who are once again eyeing the resort destination for real estate investment. “In recent years, minor changes in Thai law have allowed nonresidents to explore the Thai real estate market. A foreigner can have a 30-year renewable lease, under which the buyer registers at the Land Office an option to renew the lease contract indefinitely, for further 30-year periods. A foreigner cannot own the land on which the villa sits freehold unless through a company with majority ownership being Thai. “Despite obstacles which affect investment from foreigners, a strong Baht, red tape and restrictive laws, political stabilisation and a slight boost to the economy has improved the outlook for the market heading into the next two years. Low property taxes make Thailand an appealing place for foreign buyers and while the country does have restrictive foreign ownership laws, they are still more lax compared to other nearby countries.” There is no capital gains tax in Thailand, but if an owner decides to sell their property within five years from the date of purchase, they will have to pay an income tax typically ranging between one and three per cent of the sale price, depending on how many years they have actually owned it.

individually designed private residences in a contemporary style, carefully designed to reflect and harmonise with the natural landscape. Villa 7 is in a hilltop location with 756m2 of living space including four spacious en suite bedrooms and five bathrooms. There is also a fully equipped AV room with a plasma screen television and centralised sound system. The property’s stunning

Samujana, Koh Samui

infinity edge pool features a natural rock outcrop and a secret water bench, while its

£1.74m / €1.96m / $2.3m Samujana

www.samujana.com

rooftop pond is designed for continual and economic cooling

The residences blend seamlessly with the hotel accommodation but come with the addition of private infinity pools offering

Angsana Oceanview Redences, Phuket

Within the multi-faceted Laguna Phuket,

superb views. Contemporary in style, they

the Angsana Oceanview Residences are

blend modern and traditional Thai elements

alongside the main Angsana Laguna

and are designed with spacious living areas

Phuket resort. The three low-rise buildings

and en suite bedrooms opening on to an al

containing 116 hotel rooms and 33

fresco deck.

apartments are discreetly positioned amid

£746,400 / €728,000 / $850,0000

tropical flora which frames a wide blue

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lagoon with the Andaman Sea beyond.

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Baba Beach Club Phuket Just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport, Baba Beach Club is surrounded by a lush tropical environment in an area of rich natural beauty which is emerging as a prime extension of Phuket. The two-bedroom Baba Pool villa is in the heart of the enclave and features a private pool wrapped around the master bedroom, From £661,500 / €745,000 / $866,265 Icon Luxury Residences www.iconluxuryresidences.com

overlooking the water garden. It balances the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort expected of a high-end residence.

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Luke McCormick, founder of Icon Luxury Residences, comments, “The high-end market for second homes in Thailand remains bullish. There is slower growth in expatriate numbers and change in the mix of nationalities. Thailand remains popular with the Hong Kong expat community, British, French and German buyers, as well as Middle Eastern and Russian clients. There is clearly growing interest from China, both with the many developments coming to market as well as the super prime villa segment.” Mr McCormick reports that 155 villas were sold in Phuket in 2017, with 100 of those being from the mid-to-high end market. Over half of the newly launched villa projects offered rental schemes of 5-7% yield per year. Around 50 new villas were completed in Phuket last year, with another 800 or so planned or under construction. “Koh Samui still represents great value and demand outstrips supply for luxury villas,” concludes Mr McCormick. “While Phuket has reached maturity, Koh Samui still has room to grow, with prices 20% lower than Phuket, and still relatively inexpensive compared to more developed areas in Asia. Annual growth of 5-10% is expected in Koh Samui up to 2020, with rental yields of 5-10%. Thai rentals yields are some » of the highest in Asia.”

Villa Shanti, Phang Nga

Featuring five contemporary Thai-style pavilions, housing six elegant en suite bedrooms, this property also includes a spacious ‘Great Room' for lounging and dining, a family room and immense modern kitchen. The indoor and outdoor living spaces reflect the rural landscape of the Phang Nga region. Pavilions are connected by a series of corridors and walkways that all lead towards an immense garden with sweeping views of the Andaman sea. A stylish 25-metre black-tiled infinity pool is at the centre of the property, with breezy salas on either side. Included is a knowledgeable villa manager who oversees the staff and property, a small army of villa attendants, a resident chef, groundskeeper and 24-hour security £5.71m / €6.42m / $7.5m Christies International Real Estate

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It is our pleasure to unveil The Esmeralda Sports and Leisure Club, a world-class facility situated within King Abdullah Economic City. Winner of the International property award, Saudi Arabia - best leisure development. An innovative facility designed to deliver an unparalleled leisure and fitness experience. Esmeralda gives members access to world-class experts, state of the art fitness technology, the finest spa treatments and all day healthy dining. Inspired by the need for escape, the club offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting options that range from Pilates to Soccer bringing a truly social perspective to fitness.

Esmeralda Sports complex includes: - Gym area and fitness rooms - Spinning Rooms - 8 lane bowling alley - Running track - 12 metre rock climbing wall - Tennis and squash courts - A variety of swimming pools - World-class spa - Lounge and dining areas - Mixed martial arts facilities

A stylish and welcoming environment designed to promote wellness, fitness and beauty within Saudi Arabia.

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Iniala Beach House Phuket Currently operating as a hotel but now offered for sale as a residential estate, this property is on Natai beach, facing the Andaman Sea. Known for its stunning design, the Beach House comprises three villas (each with three suites) and one spectacular penthouse suite. The residence fuses traditional Thai architecture with organic, contemporary forms featuring the work of world-renowned designers. Every bedroom and living space is completely different and each villa comes with its own spa. The offering includes Iniala Beach House Phuket, superb back-of-house facilities and 4,800m2 of prime beachfront land.

£15.2m / €17.1m / $20m

Investors have the option to acquire the three

Christies International Real Estate www.christiesrealestate.com

components as a portfolio or individually.

In recent years, minor changes in Thai law have allowed non-residents to explore the Thai real estate market Samudra An impressive, seven-bedroom property, spread out over 10,400m2 of oceanfront land, this estate offers rare, uninterrupted ocean views across an infinity pool, with direct access to a secluded 150 metre beachfront. Throughout the expansive grounds are vibrant tropical plants, while ancient trees provide shade around the various living and sleeping pavilions. The carefully crafted rooms are actually built into the land but open to catch the sea breezes and views. Inside, antique Chinese doors and windows, reclaimed teak wood floors, and intricate, carved wood walls transport you back in time, while contemporary comforts provide high-tech entertainment. Currently available for lettings when the owner is not in residence, the estate makes a healthy rental income and the five resident staff Christies International Real Estate

www.christiesrealestate.com

may be available to stay on if required. £3.2m / €3.6m / $4.2m

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Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa This five-star beach resort in Phang Nga features an array of signature experiences designed to nourish the spirit, delight the senses and create amazing memories

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hailand’s Andaman Sea coast has long drawn travellers from around the world to its white sand beaches, tropical rainforests and cerulean waters. The region’s natural beauty and eclectic array of attractions truly offers something for everyone.

From exploring National Parks and jungle-covered islands to setting out on a shopping spree, indulging in spa treatments or simply lounging by the beach, a blend of adventure and relaxation is guaranteed. Located on the sunset side of the Andaman Sea and the pristine Natai Beach, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa is just 25 minutes north of Phuket International Airport. It is also conveniently close to the Blue Canyon Golf Course and picturesque Phang Nga Bay. Highly luxurious suites and villas offer plenty of private space, ranging in size from 80m² up to fivebedroom beachfront Grand Villas. At the heart of the Aleenta Phuket Resort is the award-winning Ayurah Spa & Wellness Centre, where guests are invited to embody their philosophy of ‘Eat Well, Live

Well, Be Well, Look Good’. This holistic approach involves special activities designed to allow guests to experience a better life in each of these four areas. When it comes to eating well, guests can enjoy a rich array of food which also provides the nutrition and nourishment needed for living a healthy, active life. The spa teaches guests how to live well by offering relaxing mindfulness experiences such as tai-chi, meditation and yoga taught by experienced instructors. www.aleenta.com

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The Tatra House, best mountain house in Poland The Tatra House was built in Zakopane - the heart of the winter capital of Poland. This region enjoyed great growth in the 1920s and in recent years has re-established its most valuable traditional values in art and architecture. There, on the charming slopes of mount Gubalowka, and with stunning views of the Tatra panorama, is found the most beautiful summer house in Poland. This 2017 European Property Award Winner for Architecture Single Residence Poland was designed by the titled architecture office Karpiel Steindel Architecture. www.karpielsteindel.eu

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