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This is a very special issue for me as it’s the last complete magazine that I’ll be editing. After almost 16 years, I’ve decided now is the right moment to call it a day and enjoy some relaxation. My plans include travelling to several of the fabulous destinations I’ve featured in the magazine but not had enough time to explore fully. While it’s all very exciting, I will certainly miss my colleagues in the office and the buzz of the publishing world. Having compiled our special feature on the Southern Hemisphere, taking in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina, these countries are definitely on my wish list for longer visits. This part of the world has so much to offer by way of stunning natural scenery, wildlife, wide open spaces and, of course, a wealth of superb properties. Heading to Europe, Portugal comes under our spotlight as an ideal choice for those looking for homes in the sunshine with the added bonus of world-class golf courses and endless opportunities for watersports. Our regular London feature focuses on Hampstead Heath and its surrounding areas which are perfect for those wishing to combine a more rural lifestyle with close proximity to the city. All that remains for me to do now is to wish a warm welcome to Michelle Winny who takes over as editor from the next issue.
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Homes near the HEATH Just four miles from Trafalgar Square, Hampstead Heath and its surrounding areas offer superb properties in a glorious setting enabling residents to enjoy the very best of both worlds
here appear to be so many good reasons for living in the vicinity of Hampstead Heath that it’s difficult to know where to begin. Marc Schneiderman, director of Arlington Residential, comments, “As a long-time resident of Hampstead Village I do feel well qualified to vouch for its merits. Hampstead Heath for one, which is the nearest piece of ‘countryside’ London has in terms of proximity to Central London. Different areas of the 800-acre heath offer different atmospheres and appeal. “One of the principal attractions of living in Hampstead Village is the sense of community. Walking down Hampstead High Street, even from my house to Hampstead High Street, there will always be familiar faces and people I will stop and talk to. Villages tend to have a rich architectural history with Hampstead being no exception – architecture dates back to the reign of Queen Anne in the early 1700s. Current and past residents contribute significantly to creating a ‘village’ atmosphere. Hampstead in particular, has a long history of creative past residents particularly poets, artists, writers and musicians. This cultural and creative history still exists through its current residents. Blue plaques adorn many buildings adding to the area’s rich cultural heritage. “The tranquillity and green open spaces of Hampstead Garden Suburb are recognised by buyers and existing residents as assets that make the area unique to north west London. This is the closest rural location to central London that one can find with dozens of garden squares, communal gardens and green verges. The rural feel of the area is further enhanced with many of the houses facing, or within a few hundred yards of, 125 acres of former farmland known today as Hampstead Heath extension. “Managed and fiercely protected by the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust, the area has maintained its authenticity and remains true to its original design. This is one of the reasons there is constant demand for properties with the Trust playing a pivotal role in alterations, planning consents and the retention of the »
original façades. Additionally, the majority of houses have large gardens, often in excess of half an acre.” Properties also represent excellent value for money in comparison with other parts of London. Trevor Abrahmsohn, founder and MD of super-prime agency Glentree, advises, “Today you can buy a property in Kenwood, Hampstead, for 20% of what it would cost you in the ‘golden triangle’ of Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Mayfair. There are hundreds of acres of heathland on your doorstep, two golf courses within walking distance, access to the finest schools and hospitals, with the West End only being a 15-minute drive away and a private/ public airport within half an hour. “The properties themselves are surrounded by land which could be up to 11 acres and the area is surrounded by leafy flora that, effectively, renders the property a cross between a country estate and a town house. It ticks all the boxes for luxury, sophisticated family living and, thanks to Stamp Duty and the cheap Pound, these properties can be bought for an aggregate of 50% discount from values that would have been paid four to five years ago. It is a melting pot of eclectic cultures and is Britain at its best.” Guy Meacock, director of buying agency Prime Purchase, also points out that Hampstead is a heavily schoolsdriven market with a strong appeal to international buyers. “This is partly because of the American school but also because its houses tend to have larger footprints than those found in central London, which is why it appeals to a lot of Americans and Canadians. The property market has been very steady here for a while. It was badly hit when many Americans deserted London post-credit crunch but we are now seeing them return, for the currency play as well. It has offered value for quite some time. “Central London is still do-able for commuters with a tube station on the Northern Line and Hampstead Heath mainline station. Hampstead gives you a bit of separation – if you are working in town, it can feel quite different, like countryside but in the city.”
Heath End House, Hampstead Heath, NW3
Constructed circa 1778, this fine Grade II listed Georgian residence boasts an array of illustrious owners, including Dame Henrietta (founder of Hampstead Garden Suburb) and Canon Samuel Barnett (social reformer) between 1899-1913 as their country retreat. Novelist and playwright Sir Hall Caine made structural alterations to the property in 1923, followed by reconfiguration works in 1955 to a layout largely resembling the house as it stands today. The accommodation is spectacular, some rooms take in a view of the lovely mature gardens, others have far reaching views from this elevated position abutting Hampstead Heath. The house offers seven bedrooms, although two are currently used as reception rooms, and four bathrooms. Its secluded setting provides privacy and tranquillity, allowing places to unwind around the garden in either the summer house, studio or beside the pond. £5.5m / €6m / $6.65m Hamptons International
Five Cannon Lane, Hampstead Village, NW3 Contemporary minimalist home designed by world-famous architect Claudio Silvestrin. Extending to approximately 737m2, it has five floors with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, multiple reception areas, a spa area and indoor pool. The property even comes complete with a terraced garden designed by Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist, Chris Beardshaw. The interior style is elegant, yet lavish, with minimalist lines and a carefully curated palette of earth and natural tones. The key materials used throughout that make up the earth through to ochre palette, are porphyry stone, from the Italian Dolomites, oxidized brass and bronze and oak. These materials are used throughout the house, in every area, which explains the almost £1 million spent on the stone alone. £22.5m / €24.2m / $27.1m Beauchamp Estates www.beauchamp.com
Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11 Detached house providing 641m2 of accommodation behind a carriage driveway and featuring a beautiful south facing rear garden leading on to a bird sanctuary and private wood. The property is within a few hundred yards of the 125 acres of heath extension and includes a drawing room, dining room, study, games room and kitchen/breakfast room. Its master suite has a dressing room, bathroom and terrace, while there are six further bedrooms, one bathroom and four shower rooms. £8.5m / €9.25m / $10.26m Arlington Residential
Finchley, N3 An architecturally designed, fully modernised and remodelled high specification fivebedroom family home. Covering three floors, it has four reception rooms and three bathrooms and is currently arranged and lived in as three apartments. It also includes a swimming pool and landscaped rear garden. £2.25m / €2.43m / $2.71m Martyn Gerrard www.martyngerrard.co.uk
Redinon Gardens, Hampstead Four-bedroom house arranged over three floors on a peaceful residential street. It features bright and spacious interiors with modern décor and high ceilings, while all bedrooms include an en suite bathroom. There is access to a private patio garden as well as secure off-street parking. £3.995m / €4.38m / $4.85m Foxtons Hampstead
The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead, N2
Double-fronted mansion behind a sweeping driveway and security gates on a one acre plot in one of the most coveted addresses in London. Its extensive and elegant accommodation extends to over 2,288m2, including a spectacular leisure complex with gym, swimming pool, sauna, ice room, hammam, treatment room and hair salon and is complemented by a South West garden and a separate garage with space for multiple cars. There are at least six grand reception rooms and seven principle bedroom suites with lift access to all floors and separate staff accommodation. Whilst the property is complete, the reception areas and bedrooms are ready to accept the incoming purchasers’ decor scheme. £36.95m / €39.83m / $44.55m Beauchamp Estates
early-20th century form, retaining double height ceilings and vast windows. It features a quirky, inverted layout – an en vogue Scandinavian style of living – which sees the apartment entered at ground
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floor level, where the master suite and
A brand new, three-bedroom duplex show apartment has been
before sweeping down to a flight of stairs
launched at this development of 156 homes, ranging from studio
to the lower ground floor for the living
apartments to five-bedroom properties. Located in the historic
accommodation. On-site facilities include a
Chapman Building, a heritage wing, the show home retains many
swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam
original features from when the site was Westfield Women’s College.
room alongside a state-of-the-art gym.
The school housed Lady Chapman Hall, named in honour of the
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former principle, and which has now been sensitively renovated to its
two further double bedrooms are located,
Akende Road, Hampstead, NW3 An exceptional four to five-bedroom family home which occupies the entire ground floor of a double-fronted period residence, discreetly set back behind a walled garden. It retains the original grand entrance to the house and has been comprehensively redesigned with high ceilings and superb entertaining space featuring a 23 feet double aspect kitchen/dining room and drawing room. Further accommodation comprises a principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, bedroom five/TV room, family bathroom, shower room, study and utility room. The mature 63 feet garden is spectacular plus there is an additional southfacing rear garden/sundeck. £3.65m / €3.94m / $4.4m Savills Hampstead
Church Row, Hampstead, NW3 Grade II listed house full of original features with a selection of beautiful rooms and a private 60-foot rear garden. Home to the existing occupants for 36 years, the current use of space leans heavily towards reception and entertaining areas, with both the ground and first floors used as reception rooms. The kitchen and dining areas are on the lower floor, with two delightful interconnecting bedrooms occupying the upper level. With great versatility and some elements of updating required, the house will also be of interest to someone looking to place their own mark into their next home. £2m / €2.16m / $2.41m Hamptons International
Golders Hill Park, NW11
Spaniards Road, Hampstead, NW3
Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac off West Heath Avenue, and backing
A spectacular modern detached house comprising over 4,000 square
directly on to Golders Hill Park, this architecturally modern detached
feet of accommodation. This includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two
family house has four to five bedrooms. Flooded with light, it offers flexible
large reception rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and a large underground
living accommodation arranged over three floors including a large entrance
garage for several vehicles.
hall, spacious kitchen/breakfast room, an office/TV room and a living room.
This home further features two large living spaces, a main kitchen,
The lower ground floor, with its own kitchen and bathroom, may be used
second kitchen to serve the second reception room and outside space and
as a self-contained nanny flat/staff accommodation, but is currently used
a master bedroom suite occupying the entire first floor, with a dressing
as a TV/cinema room with built-in sound system. The beautiful garden has
room and bathroom. The property is on a plot of land that abuts Hampstead
direct access to the park and there is off-street parking for five cars.
Heath and has a private gate providing direct access to its undulating acres.
£3.5m / €3.81m / $4.23m
£5m / €5.4m / $6m
Spectacular Beachfront Mansion Ruby Bay, Nelson, New Zealand
Nestled on the edge of the Ruby Bay cliff-front you’ll find this elegant oasis. With unparalleled attention to detail, and ocean views that simply can’t be compared, this is an extremely rare opportunity to take ownership of quite possibly the finest home in this region. Inside, you’ll find a sophisticated kitchen with sleek granite benchtops, butler’s pantry, and a plethora of built-in appliances including a coffee machine, and additional under-bench refrigeration. You’ll be spoilt for choice on where to relax, with tasteful open plan living area and a pool table for some fun, private library area for some quiet time, or step outside onto the expansive entertaining area complete with hot-tub and resort-style infinity pool overlooking Tasman Bay and beyond.
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This truly remarkable property is a toast to exquisite architecture and refined living, with dazzling panoramic sea views making this home a striking modern masterpiece.
Sofitel London St James Due for completion at the end of this year, the ongoing renovations at this five-star hotel are already revealing inspired designs by Pierre-Yves Rochon
uests staying at Sofitel London St James can explore the city freely due to the hotel’s supremely central location at the corner of Pall Mall and Waterloo Place. Its bedrooms and suites have been redesigned by world-renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, who created the original interior design for the hotel. Working closely with the hotel team, he has transformed the guest rooms, suites and public spaces with a sensitive mix of modern French luxury – a hallmark of his work – while preserving its rich British heritage and charm.
The 183 guestrooms and suites will be transformed to feel more like a French apartment than a hotel, with design touches that also reflect the hedonism and creativity of 1960’s London society. Rooms have been designed with clever elements such as a living/dining table to seat two, replacing a standard hotel room desk, offering a residential feel and also acknowledging that the line between leisure and business travel has become more and more blurred. Gallic elements include nods to the iconic French furniture designer of the 60s and early 70s, Pierre Paulin, and the clean lines found in his designs are translated throughout. Rooms include some of his signature seating styles, including ‘the mushroom chair’. The British heritage of St James’ is brought to life through tartan carpets and custom-designed lamps, all of which have consequently been given a fun, colourful and modern twist to reflect the hotel’s modernity. Pop-art style artwork will adorn the walls, with a mix of abstract pieces and images of iconic British celebrities of the 1960s. What’s more, the renovation also includes the launch of Wild Honey St James, the hotel’s new signature restaurant spearheaded by Anthony Demetre. www.sofitelstjames.com
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Masahiko Sato is an award-winning architect based in Fukuoka City, Japan with a reputation for creating firstclass designs with a delightful Japanese influence
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Ancient meets modern We find out more about the concept and design of the impressive, award-winning Museum of Ethnography in Budapest, Hungary
arosliget’s architects and designers can think of their work on this building as a gift to the world. It is a part of Liget Budapest – Europe’s largest urban cultural development. And, as one of Europe’s first
ethnographic institutions, the museum’s collections comprise more than 200,000 items from the Carpathian Basin and every corner of the globe. Using state-of-the-art technology and a flexible space, the museum needed to house and present the cultural diversity of humanity – no small feat! The building needed to be respectful of the surrounding historical green spaces of the City Park, while also creating a powerful architectural presence that was capable of boosting international awareness of Budapest and Hungarian culture. The museum has been in operation since 1872 and has been redesigned to become a place which is a national treasure, where all members of society can return to, time and time again. It also contains archived documents and more than 400,000 historical photographs. The exhibition hall plays an important role in representing the value
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This stunning duplex penthouse is in the quiet hillside residential area of Paradiso with the most amazing views of Lake Lugano and its surrounding mountains. A wonderful rooftop terrace is positioned to take full advantage of these panoramic vistas. Built in 2015, the property has 2,583 square feet of living space which includes three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Exclusive materials and uniquely designed furnishings feature throughout and there is also the possibility to benefit from exclusive hotel services. £5.92m / €6.65m / $7.33m Christies International Real Estate
This classic Mayfair townhouse represents the pinnacle of prestigious living and a rare opportunity to acquire an exquisitely refurbished five-bedroom residence in the elegant heart of Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s West End. It has been a private home
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As the address indicates, this is a location that is recognised worldwide as London’s finest. For centuries, Mayfair has enjoyed the reputation of an aristocratic playground and is the prestigious setting for private mansions, embassies and luxurious hotels. It is surrounded by London’s famous parks, shopping streets and cultural landmarks, thus being conveniently accessible to and from all of London’s airports for international connections. Despite being conceived in the mid-18th century, 11 Queen Street expresses the modernity of evolutionary generations. Mayfair is highly sought after, and for good reason. Few other London neighbourhoods can count such a celebrated array of restaurants, shops and hotels as local attractions. Many of London’s Michelin-star restaurants are in Mayfair: Le Gavroche, Hibiscus and The Greenhouse, to name but three. Grand hotels, upholding standards of old-style glamour, include The Connaught, The Dorchester and The Berkeley; all of which have Michelin-star restaurants too. As for shopping in ultimate style, Harrods and Harvey Nichols are within one mile, and there are more temptations in the exclusive boutiques of Bond Street, Jermyn Street and South Audley Street. The Royal 11 Queen Street
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In his new book, McClean Design: Creating the Contemporary House, the Irish-born architect takes us behind the scenes of 21 of his ultra-modern homes completed in the past 15 years. The reader is granted access to his vision for each project, from design
strategies to sketches. Prepare to be swept into a world of not only sleek contemporary architecture, but also of lavish features such as champagne vaults, wine cellars, cigar rooms and movie theatres. The book follows the architect’s journey to prominence from his Bird Streets’ home in the Hollywood Hills to the Bel-Air home of Beyoncé and Jay Z. With his designs, Mr McClean strives for simplicity with expansive views. He places an emphasis on texture and natural materials with the homes he creates and his firm is committed to environmentally sustainable design practices. “We try to create spaces that are uplifting but do not dominate,” explains Mr McClean, “strong enough to engage with the site and the landscape, but quiet enough not to get in the way of everyday life.” Published by Rizzoli Electa £55
Redefining hospitality in the Aegean Kerzner International Holdings and Dolphin Capital Partners are currently developing One&Only Kéa Island in Greece. Situated in a 60-hectare beachfront site on the west side of Kéa Island, the ultra-luxury development on the Aegean Sea will encompass 75 resort villas, as well as a limited number of One&Only Private Homes for purchase. As part of the brand’s strategic expansion, One&Only Kéa Island will be the second One&Only resort in Europe following the opening of One&Only Portonovi in Montenegro in 2020, and is primed to set new standards for excellence in the Aegean. Kerzner has plans to continue to grow and develop the One&Only brand globally, while Dolphin Capital Partners, will maintain the management of the project and the sales of the private homes. The total investment of the project is €150 million and it is a joint venture between Dolphin Capital Investors, Dolphin Capital Partners, Heah&Co. and Kerzner International.
New acquisition Award-winning developer Vanderbilt Homes has announced the acquisition of Southampton-based Crayfern Homes which creates high quality houses and apartments in Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex. This geographic reach positions it as an attractive complement to Vanderbilt’s own Home Counties operations. The acquisition underpins Vanderbilt Homes’ ambitious growth plans, after it secured further support from shareholders Cheyne Capital Management, and senior lenders Barclays and Natwest, to execute its strategy. “We are delighted to welcome Crayfern Homes into the Vanderbilt Homes Group,” comments Chris Chiles, Vanderbilt Homes’ Group MD. “Our vision is to generate sustainable growth through market leading operations and premium quality homes, and to that end, Crayfern Homes represents an excellent fit.”Vanderbilt Homes and Crayfern Homes will deliver over 200 homes this year and will grow to exceed £100 million turnover by 2021.
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Broadoaks Park launched Bringing an exclusive collection of 125 homes to Surrey’s West Byfleet, Octagon Developments has released the first phase of homes at its flagship development, Broadoaks Park which features historic buildings dating back as far as 1876. It offers a wide variety of styles, from two-bedroom apartments through to three/four-bedroom terraced houses, and detached five/six-bedroom family homes. Alongside high-quality new builds, a Listed Coach House will be meticulously restored and converted into six, two-bedroom apartments. Tim Banks, CEO of Octagon, comments, “We are delighted to be broadening Octagon’s offering through building such a diverse range of properties at Broadoaks Park. The collection of homes showcases the extensive skill we have developed over the past 40 years, ranging from intricate restoration work to purpose-built apartments. Our signature landscaping will run throughout the site, offering picturesque outlooks, wonderful communal green spaces and public access.”
Haringtons Property Buying Agency has announced the appointment of Mark Cecil as an advisor. He will be working closely with Founder Jonathan Harington and Director, Jamie Freeman, operating in the country homes market, and Saul Empson and Nina Harrison operating in London. Mr Cecil will concentrate on expanding Haringtons’ business both in terms of client volume as well as through the acquisition of similar minded businesses. He has 33 years of experience in the investment banking sector, working alongside both private and institutional clients. He comments, “I have always had a deep interest in the residential property market, with a particular love of classical architecture and by association, private country houses. I have followed the market carefully for many years and have informally advised a number of families on the purchase of country private residences.”
Appointing and acquiring Stonebond Properties, based in Chelmsford, Essex, continues to grow with the appointment of Will Almond as its latest Senior Land Manager. He previously worked for Savills and Weston Homes and brings seven years of land and planning experience to Stonebond. The company has ambitious plans to deliver more than 200 new homes per annum and secure a £100m turnover by 2022. Mr Almond comments, “It’s an exciting time to join the team as we continue to grow and look to increase the number of new homes we build. I’ll be using my experience to identify and acquire brownfield and greenfield opportunities.” Keep in touch Please email details of latest appointments, new property developments, book launches etc to email@example.com
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Ask anyone what image immediately comes to mind when they think of Dubai and the chances are Palm Jumeirah will be at the top of their list. We find out more about the Palm Tower Residences, Nakheelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest addition to this ever-evolving, stunning destination
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Residents of The Palm Tower will enjoy the very best of the high life, be it inside or outside their apartment, at ground level or 240 metres up
as sweeping views of The Palm, the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline. The Palm Tower Residences includes spacious studios and one-, two- and threebedroom apartments, each with carefullycurated furniture, premium home appliances and high-quality finishes, with awe-inspiring views across Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s world-famous landmarks. collecting the keys to their new waterfront
The uppermost residences, on floors 46 and
homes. Since then, Palm Jumeirah has
47, come with three bedrooms, a maid’s
continued to evolve, with a multitude of
room and a private balcony, offering the
luxury residences, resorts and attractions. As
ultimate location from which to admire The
well as 1,500 beachfront villas and around
Palm Tower’s beautiful views.
6,000 apartments, there are 21 world-class
Residents of The Palm Tower will enjoy
hotels in operation, with another 16 under
the very best of the high life, be it inside or
development. There is also an abundance of
outside their apartment. With the five-star St.
leisure destinations by Nakheel such as The
Regis Dubai – The Palm occupying the first
Pointe, Club Vista Mare, Golden Mile Galleria,
18 floors, there is no shortage of premium
The Boardwalk and Al Ittihad Park, the UAE’s
dining and leisure amenities, including top
first indigenous park, which opened in 2012.
flight restaurants and unrivalled health and
his award-winning, globally-recognised symbol of Dubai’s energy, growth and ambition is one of the
fitness facilities. The St. Regis Beach Club,
world’s most sought-after places to live, work and
Heights of hospitality
visit. Spanning 560 hectares – enough to house
And now, Nakheel is taking luxury living
fitness facilities and a range of waterfront
600 international football pitches – Palm Jumeirah is one of
and leisure to even greater heights with
dining options, is also nearby.
the largest manmade islands on the planet, and a vibrant, ever-
The Palm Tower, a new hotel and residential
growing residential, tourism and leisure destination. Palm Jumeirah
landmark at the heart of the island. This
Mall and its 350 shops, restaurants and
is a landmark in engineering, with a growing number of luxury
stunning, 240 metre, 52-storey tower
amenities, providing on-the-doorstep
residences and retail, hospitality and leisure facilities that provide
comprises a 289-room St. Regis hotel and
shopping, dining and entertainment, and
accommodation, entertainment and amenities for 78,000 residents
432 luxury apartments, topped off by a
has its own Palm Monorail station offering
and the millions of tourists who visit each year.
roof level dining and recreation complex
convenient connectivity to the rest of
featuring one of the world’s highest rooftop
Dubai. Palm Jumeirah’s ever-increasing
appointed in 2001 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al
infinity pools on the 50th floor and, at level
attractions and facilities, including Al Ittihad
Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai,
52, a public observatory called The View.
Park and its 3.2 km jogging track, are also a
The master developer behind Palm Jumeirah is Nakheel, which was
under his vision to turn Dubai into a world-class hub for investment,
The internationally-renowned Sushisamba
with a seafront infinity pool, state-of-the-art
The Palm Tower is connected to Nakheel
stone’s throw away.
living, business and tourism. The goal was to double the coastline of
restaurant is to open on the 51st floor of The
Dubai by adding 78 km of beachfront to the city’s original coastline,
Palm Tower in 2020. Sushisamba currently
A limited number of apartments in The
paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes,
operates in London Miami, Las Vegas and
Palm Tower is available for investment.
resorts, hotel and attractions.
Amsterdam. The iconic restaurant is one of a range of upcoming dining attractions
delivering one of the world’s most recognised landmarks, starting
on Palm Jumeirah and will offer a unique
t: +971 4 390 3333
with land reclamation – on a scale never attempted before – in 2001.
blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian
Five years later, the island was complete, with the first residents
cuisine, culture, music and design – as well
Using world-class designers and engineers, Nakheel set about
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Train of thought This new four-country itinerary centres around a three-night journey through the Alps aboard Golden Eagle’s magnificent train, the Danube Express
ntitled ‘Grand Rail Adventure: Vienna, The Alps & Milan’, this eight-day
the rugged Gotthard Pass into Italy, guests
tour will combine the timeless romance of travel by luxury train with the
will arrive in the beautiful lakeside town of
spectacular landscapes, rich culture, and historic cities and towns of Central
Como. There, the group will enjoy a walking
Europe’s Alps. Guests will begin the westbound itinerary with two nights
tour and an organ concert in the city’s 14th-
in Vienna, where they’ll enjoy visits to Belvedere Palace, the Hofburg and St. Stephen’s
century marble cathedral, before reboarding
Cathedral. A private, after-hours’ tour of Schönbrunn Palace is on-tap for that evening,
the Danube Express, travelling to Milan, and
followed by dinner inside the palace. The following day, guests will attend a private concert
disembarking a final time. While enjoying a
in a historic Viennese venue before boarding the luxurious Golden Eagle Danube Express for
two-night stay in Milan, guests will visit the
the first of three overnights.
Duomo and a 19th-century shopping arcade,
Travelling west toward Austria’s Semmering Pass, guests will pass through incredible mountain landscapes before arriving at the Tyrolean village of Jenbach, where they’ll board
the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II. All six departures of Tauck’s ‘Grand Rail
a local steam-powered train for an excursion to scenic Lake Achen. After a boat cruise on the
Adventure’ will operate next September
lake, guests will reboard the train and continue on to Innsbruck.
and be exclusive to the company.
The next day, the Danube Express will traverse Austria’s picturesque Vorarlberg province, cross into Liechtenstein, and continue on to Zurich, where guests will explore the city’s old town and visit the Kunsthaus Museum of Art. After a final overnight on the train, and after crossing
From £8,670 / €9,450 / $10,500 per person plus airfare www.tauck.co.uk
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Inspired by the cultural heritage of Thailand, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park blends legendary Thai hospitality with the “Travel Brilliantly” philosophy of the Marriott brand. Located in downtown Bangkok, the hotel is surrounded by several of the city's most vibrant shopping, business and entertainment districts. The 1,388 rooms and suites, combined with modern design, intuitive technology and an array of diverse dining and recreational facilities, make the property a destination in itself.
BANGKOK MARRIOTT MARQUIS QUEEN’S PARK 199 Sukhumvit Soi 22, Sukhumvit Rd., Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand T: +66 (0) 2 059 5555 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bangkokmarriottmarquis.com BangkokMarriottMarquis
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Exceptional encounters Thanda Island, located off the Southern Coast of Tanzania, provides one of the best locations in the Indian Ocean to observe and swim with whale sharks responsibly
etween October and March,
whale shark population is small, with less than 200 individuals being identified, but
guests at Africa’s exclusive
highly resident and with many being re-sighted over the years.
off-grid private island may enjoy the unusual opportunity
Ensuring stress-free viewing for whale sharks is paramount to the Thanda Island team and guests are requested to adhere to a strict code of conduct. Boats maintain
of seeing eight to ten whale sharks at any
a 20-metre distance from the whale sharks and there is an agreement that there will
one time. Normally solitary animals, the
be no more than one boat per whale shark sighting. Resident marine biologist Rianne
waters near Thanda Island are one of the
Laan accompanies all trips and provides further awareness and insight into these non-
few places in the world where aggregations
predatory and generally little known gentle giants.
of the world’s largest fish can be found.
Within its own private Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve a ban on all fishing
They are predominantly male juveniles
activities has been enforced to encourage the ocean life to flourish. Seven nursery
ranging from three to nine metres in length
structures have been created to stimulate coral growth and promote reef recovery
and are found feeding on tiny shrimp
in areas that have been damaged. Guests are invited to witness these on informative
particular to this region.
snorkelling trips with Rianne.
The area is also exceptional in that five
Exclusive use of Thanda Island is offered for up to 10 adults plus nine children sharing.
years ago it was discovered that the whale
The rate below includes the team of dedicated staff, all meals and drinks including wines
sharks were not migrating away, as is
and champagnes, all diving, spa treatments, sandbank picnics, sunset cruises as well as
customary once the food source has been
roundtrip helicopter flights from Dar Es Salaam for up to eight guests.
depleted, but just moving further offshore
£20,640 / €22,520 / $25,000 per night
to deeper and less accessible waters. The
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Discover Sihanouville Cambodia Crystal Ville is located at the 43-hectare site on the beachfront at Ream, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia. Here is the base camp of your dreams to explore the surrounding islands and retreat into the wonders of nature. Our concept takes its cue from its surroundings: each accommodation is crafted to immerse itself in the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural beauty. At the center, a manmade jewel: a lagoon with crystal-clear waters. Experience a whole new level of modern living â&#x20AC;&#x201D; serenity and convenience amidst the natural landscape. A mix of high-end residences and hotels, state-of-the-art lagoon pool, and luxury retail malls integrated to create an oasis of luxury and comfort. +855 97 888 2128
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Our latest collection of jewellery and accessories is destined to delight those who appreciate the finer things in life
Paris meets NYC Nora Kogan has been designing jewellery in New York City for more than a decade. Made by master artisans from recycled fine metals and ethically sourced gems, her
designs reflect her wide travels, dreams and a love of fashion. This 18k yellow gold Paris Ring has a vibrant 8.50ct emerald in the centre surrounded by diamonds.
abergé’s new Crescent Collection includes
£65,400 / €71,680 / $80,000 www.norakogan.com
an 18k yellow gold ring, earrings and this fabulous pendant. The pieces feature delicate patterns and fine workmanship, with elegantly detailed, fluted crescent moons, dotted with sparkling diamond pave and an emerald star. £10,560 / €11,460 / $12,720 www.faberge.com
Stepping out London based designer Meenu Graziani draws inspiration from her Indian heritage and incorporates the energy of city life to create her range of exquisite accessories. Combining contemporary elegance with vibrant and vivacious colours, her signature elements also include the use of bold metallics and fabulous fabric combinations. Handcrafted by highly-skilled artisans, everything in the collection is made using traditional techniques to create the finest quality shoes and handbags. These ‘Hera’ heels are chic electric blue and grey suede, tie-up, pointed pumps featuring eye-catching blue and silver glittered polka dots.
Sweet as honey
£375 / €410 / $450 www.meenugraziani.com
All the pieces in UNOde50’s new collection ‘My Squad’ are inspired by
ased in Agra, India, Kohinoor Jewellers believe that
jewellery is not merely a style statement but an expression of one’s personality. The company’s creations are all meticulously crafted with a distinct sense of purpose. These sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond earrings, which take four months to be handcrafted, are an excellent example.
bees, their stingers and the hexagon structure of their honeycombs. The details of every single piece are handcrafted to represent symbols of power, determination and teamwork. This striking silver-plated necklace named ‘No Money No Honey’ features interlocking structures combined with emerald green Swarovski crystals. £775 / €845 / $935 www.unode50.com
£11,000 / €11,980 / $13,290 www.kohinoorjewellers.com
Pink perfection The founders of diamond company Eden Rock, Spencer Matthews and Neil Duttson, met when collaborating on an engagement ring for Spencer’s wife, the model and media personality Vogue Williams, and decided to go into business together. This diamond halo ring features a pink, cushioncut diamond from the Argyle mine in Australia. Pink diamonds from this mine are some of the rarest diamonds on the planet and the owner, Rio Tinto, has decided that it will shut down in 2020.
£450,000 / €489,450 / $543,250 www.edenrocks.co.uk
As part of a creative exchange with designer Gary James McQueen, nephew of British designer, Alexander McQueen, a limited edition creation is launching this November. “Fabergé has a rich history and of course it will always be linked to the lives and loves of the Romanov family,” says Sarah Fabergé. “Inviting Gary to explore his interpretation of Fabergé has resulted in wearable art. We named this work Chemin vers Fabergé (Way to Fabergé) because
Pocket square £85 / €92 / $103
it tells our story, the past and the present." Both
Scarf from £450 / €490 / $545
the scarf and pocket square embody the spirit of
everyday objects from pre-revolutionary Russia and are handmade in England from 100% silk.
A European First The Residences at The St. Regis Belgrade, for the first time in Europe, invites you to live exquisite and enjoy all the amenities of the impeccable St. Regis. For more information about branded residences, please register on belgradewaterfront.com or call +381 11 7888 888
ÂŠ2019 BW Kula d.o.o. and ÂŠ2019 Marriott International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The St. Regis logos are the trademarks of Marriott International, Inc., or its affiliates. BW Kula d.o.o. project The Residences at The St. Regis Belgrade are not owned, developed or sold by Marriott International, Inc., Starwood Eame Licence and Services Company BVBA or their affiliates. BW Kula d.o.o. Beograd uses the St. Regis trademarks and trade names under a licence from Starwood Eame Licence and Service Company BVBA. If this license is terminated or expires without renewal, the residential project will no longer be associated with, or have any right to use, the St. Regis trade names or trademarks. All of the services, amenities, benefits and discounts made available to residential owners at The Residences at The St. Regis Belgrade are as currently scheduled and are subject to change, replacement, modification or discontinuance. Fees may apply. All artist renderings are for ilustrative purposes only and are subject to change without notification.
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This stunning collection of timepieces turns clock-watching into pure pleasure
Sporting moments The Sport Fashion M3 women's chronograph from Mercedes with its Ronda 5030 quartz movement combines reliability with elaborate workmanship. The stainless-steel case with rose gold-coloured coating ensures an optimum view of the white dial with its rose gold-coloured applications. The hour indices of the watch are adorned with Swarovski crystals and Super-LumiNova luminous material. Alongside a white ceramic bezel, the watch
is complemented by a white calfskin strap. £227 / €290 / $324 www.daimler.com
Patek Philippe’s men’s Annual Calendar watch in rose gold has an attractive blue sunburst dial and applied hour markers in gold (as shown here) or with baguette diamonds. This elegant contrast emphasises the face with a double in-line aperture for the day and month, the date aperture at 6 o’clock, and the moon-phase aperture. £34,820 / €38,625 / $42,880 www.patek.com
Crowning glory The Fabergé Altruist collection is an elegant, three-handed watch which is resolutely modern in construction but traditional in design. The collection is wound and adjusted by a Fabergé crown with a pivoting finger-grip, which swings out to offer a winding experience like the clockwork of old. The 18k rose gold option shown here features a white opaline guilloché dial with an alligator strap. £15,960 / €17,380 / $19,265 www.faberge.com
Black to black Urwerk’s timepieces are deliberately puzzling because watches are not supposed to look like that. It’s not immediately obvious how they work or how they are made. The UR-111C Black follows this
fundamental rule. You will notice that there is
Breitling advises that its Galactic
no crown jutting out of the side of the case,
29 watch has been created for
instead, there is a sort of lever. There’s also a
women whose vision of elegance is
fluted cylinder across the middle of the face
inseparable from performance. It has a
- make the connection!
clean, crisp design, along with refined
£110,465 / €121,055 / $135,000
details such as mother-of-pearl dials,
gemset bezels, diamond hour-markers and rose gold versions. £8,760 / €9,540 / $10,575 www.breitling.com
DIAMOND DUKE fter much anticipation, Backes & Strauss has completed the Duke collection with its third variance, the Berkeley Renaissance Duke Tourbillon Baguette. The collection features the brand’s very first double peripheral tourbillon mechanism; its winding system of which the rotor, visible via the open back case, turns around the movement. Other than its diamond-set dial, bridge and buckle, this latest timepiece is further embezzled with 100 baguette diamonds on the case, making 439 in total. £271,500 / €297,100 / $329,900 www.backesandstrauss.com
Leaving a legacy The very first editions of Legacy Machine No.2 included a version in 18k red gold. Six years later, the LM2 Red Gold Blue is the last-ever LM2 to be crafted in this precious metal. Only 12 pieces make up this limited edition, distinguished from previous LM2s thanks to a deep blue dial plate. The stars of the LM2 are undoubtedly the dual ‘flying’ balance wheels. These two fully independent regulating systems, each beating at their own rate, are averaged out by the central planetary differential. £124,400 / €137,000 / $156,000 www.mbandf.com
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Our specially selected array of delectable items includes everything from long-life floral arrangements and heirloom boxes to curved decanters and a superb decorative screen
REFLECTIONS PORTO’S PAST esigned by Marco Sousa, this Cask mirror was inspired
by the historic transportation of Port wine. Its curving shapes are reminiscent of the overlapping barrels stacked in rabelo boats, traditional Portuguese wooden cargo vessels, which were used for centuries along the Douro River. Bateye describes it as ‘a mirror that reflects more than the silhouette of those who observe it and reflects some of the history of the wine and the city of Porto’. Cask can be lacquered in black or white or plated in copper, silver or gold.
Centre of attention
£1,955 / €2,200 / $2,410 for lacquered £2,250 / €2,530 / $2,775 for copper plated
This striking Monarch Centrepiece is hand crafted using a special
double crystal technique. The resulting effect displays an outer layer in coloured glass (green in this instance although several other colours are available) and an inner layer in clear crystal. From £960 / €1,079 / $1,185
DELIGHTFUL DECANTERS ustrian heritage glassware brand Riedel has been reiterating the importance of decanting all wines, whether red, white, young or old, as well as champagne for years. Every decanter is unique, made by hand and mouth-blown from crystal glass. The Amadeo decanter has been one of the icons of Riedel’s decanter collections ever since it was introduced in 2006. It has undergone several reinterpretations while always keeping its typical lyre-shaped design. Modelled after a musical horn’s coiled shape,
Amadeo decanter £495 / €550 / $605 Horn decanter
the other decanter featured here requires three master glassblowers’ efforts to create. It has two openings on either
£550 / €610 / $675
end, the larger of which is to be used for both receiving and
pouring wine. The decanter’s clear crystal colour is accented by a large regal golden yellow stripe outlined by two black lines following the contours of its curved silhouette.
Pretty in pink Content by Terence Conran is a range of elegant yet comfort-driven sofas and armchairs which marries design with natural materials. As well as offering a variety of wood
finishes for legs, the brand’s bespoke upholstery
A life-long love affair with the power of fragrance prompted Victoria
service enables customers to specify their own
Cator to create her sensual and personal collection of candles. The range
fabric or change the dimensions of their chosen
is nostalgic with the scent of memory, the brief glimpses of the past that
furniture to fit any requirement.
can suddenly be conjured up to bring depth to the present. Victoria has put
This Matador Armchair in Clarke & Clarke
together complex fragrances to stir the senses, catch emotions and provide
Empire Orchid velvet fabric is a special edition
evocative experiences. These dual wick candles burn more evenly, give
supporting The Pink Ribbon Foundation. Its clean
double the ambiance and release double the fragrance.
lines, angular silhouette and tapered back are a
From £55 / €60 / $67 – £140 / €155 / $170
modern take on the traditional wing back chair
creating a striking statement piece for any space. £1,395 / €1,550 / $1,710 www.contentbyterenceconran.com
Made in the UK, this stunning screen features a gold timber frame inset with antique-effect rose gold mirror corner insets. These are complemented by panels in a wallpaper created by Maison Arabella exclusively for the screen, and made bespoke by leading textile maker Fromental. The artwork draws inspiration from a map of the old heavens while referencing both Western and Chinese star signs including zodiac animals and celestial constellations. Each piece can be
From ÂŁ21,860 / â&#x201A;Ź24,275 / $26,775
personalised with any combination of different signs. The reverse is
in the studioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature star monogram fabric, creating a geometric monochrome design.
LASTING BEAUTY sing the latest technology and processes in floral biochemistry, Ethereal Blooms provides a beautiful alternative to synthetic or freeze-dried flowers, enabling floral arrangements to last for months or even years. The company creates handcrafted vase arrangements of long-life flowers — sustainable 100% real blooms which have undergone a unique treatment process to maintain their beauty without need for water, sunlight or maintenance. Arrangements are meticulously designed, handcrafted, and made to add a sophisticated touch of colour, style and distinction to your space. Choose from classic or seasonal styles or order a bespoke arrangement to your exact flower and colour specifications. From £30 / €33 / $37 – £3,100 / €3,445 / $3,800 www.ethereal blooms.com
A slice of your family tree
Heirloom boxes by designer-maker Edward Johnson are a contemporary twist on a traditional family tree,
designed to evoke a slice through a tree trunk. Handmade from hundreds of thin strips of timber, the curved pattern represents the annual growth rings of a tree, with darker woods symbolising each family member’s year of birth. The family tree concept is subtly interwoven into Edward’s awardwinning ‘Murano’ veneer process. The radial pattern is formed by cutting, bending and meticulously configuring hundreds of strips of timber. Giving careful consideration to tone and contrast, the dark fumed oak core symbolises the grandparent’s year of birth, with the subsequent dark oak £5,600 / €6,220 / $6,860
lines marking the years their children and grandchildren were born. This
concept can also be applied to a wide range of Edward’s designs, from desks to cabinets and jewellery boxes.
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Andrea Marechal Watson selects some of the highlights of the autumn/winter season, including the reopening of the Ingres Museum in France
Rembrandt van Rijn Girl at a Window | 1645 Oil on panel Dulwich Picture Gallery
Rembrandt van Rijn Woman bathing in a stream | 1654 Oil on oak panel The National Gallery London
Rembrandt’s Light Until February 2nd, 2020 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk
Bringing to a close the celebrations of the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn, the Dulwich Picture Gallery in South East London has created an atmospheric display for the famed master of light. Unusually, this has involved a collaboration with the cinematographer, Peter Suschitzky, famed for his work on Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Suschitzky advised on how to use light to create an ‘atmospheric exhibition experience’. Thirty-five of Rembrandt’s works, including some of the best known paintings, etchings and drawings with loans from The Louvre and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, focus on the period from 1639– 1658 when Rembrandt lived in Amsterdam, in a house that is now a museum of his works. In the light-infused studio of what he called ‘an ideal home’, he created some of his most famous masterpieces.
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Paul Gauguin Woman with a Mango | 1892 | Oil on canvas The Baltimore Museum of Art | Photo: Mitro Hood
GAUGUIN PORTRAITS hat do we know of Paul Gauguin – the successful stockbroker Paul Gauguin
who gave up commercial life to devote himself to painting? It was in
in ceramics and wood to paintings and
greatness that he has become a focus for
Christ in the Garden
the Marquesas and later Tahiti that he
drawings. Though not wildly successful in
contemporary issues. "We can’t help but
of Olives | 1889
created an instantly recognisable body of
his day, his works now sell for millions. But
think about the treatment of women and
Oil on canvas
work inspired by the exotic location and
Gauguin's legacy is also uncomfortable for
girls. We can’t help but think of some of
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many and the exhibition will be marked
his other bad behaviour, in contemporary
by the release of a film shot on location in
terms. It means that he’s very much alive
outdoor scenes are the hallmark of
Tahiti, France and the Marquesas Islands
his work but his portraits are less well
exploring his personal life.
From 7th October until 26th January at
Brightly coloured, loosely painted
known; Gauguin explored this art form through a range of media from sculptures
Co-curator Christopher Riopelle says that it is in part due to Gauguin's very
the National Gallery, London, UK www.nationalgallery.org.uk
Beverly Allen Strelitzia nicolai | 2003 | Watercolour on paper © Shirley Sherwood Collection
Modern Masterpieces of Botanical Art With more than 50,000 living plants, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kew Gardens offers something for all ages and interests. Less well known is the collection of botanical art created by Dr Shirley Sherwood, a passionate plant collector and expert who has been credited for generating a revival of interest in botanical art across the world. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the first public botanical art gallery in the world, six rooms have been filled with works by an international group of artists dedicated to this exquisite genre. A new book with more than 250 paintings by 144 artists accompanies the exhibition. From November 16th - March 15th, 2020 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Richmond, Surrey UK www.kew.org
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Gilded Wooden Figure of Tutankhamun on a Skiff Laboratoriorosso, Viterbo, Italy
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Tutankhamun Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Some 150 items from the tomb of Tutankhamen are making a second stop on
Wooden Guardian Statue of the King Laboratoriorosso, Viterbo, Italy
a world tour designed in part to help fund the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo which is under construction. This is possibly the very last time that Egypt will let these treasures go. The legend of the discovery of the tomb in 1922 by British explorer Howard Carter, funded by Lord Carnarvon, and of the supposed curse of King Tut, need no repeating. Since that date, the objects which were revealed have come to be among the world's most cherished ancient artifacts. The golden coffin of the young pharaoh who briefly ruled Egypt from around 1332 - 23 BC is not among the exhibits. This is currently being restored in advance of its transfer to the new museum which is located close to the Pyramids of Giza. However, 60
From November 2nd - May 3rd at Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, London UK www.saatchigallery.com
objects that have never been seen outside Egypt will be among the exhibits.
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Dates for your diary this winter
Metamorphosis of Narcissus | 1937
1st – 3rd November
Tate | © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Lingotto Fieri, Turin, Italy TEFAF 1st – 5th November Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair
7th – 10th November
Carry-le Rouet | 1930
Private Collection, Netherlands
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
The Salon Art + Design 14th – 18th November Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA Art Dussedorf 15th – 17th November
Salvador Dalí and Hans Arp
THE BIRTH OF MEMORY
Areal Böhler Hansaallee 321, Dusseldorf, Germany
escape conscription into the German army in 1916 by pretending to be mentally ill. Later, he went on to become an exponent of Dadaism, an iconoclastic movement that first expressed idea that anything can be art – most famously through Duchamp's Fountain or urinal. Arp shared with Dali both a sense of absurd humour and an aesthetic language. This is most evident in their works where the
n the traditional 'art movement' calendar, Dada came just before
human body is reinterpreted: Arp's soft flowing forms and ovals seem to have risen directly from a Dalí painting. ‘These paintings,
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Surrealism but it is not that simple
these sculptures – these objects – should remain anonymous, in the
21st – 23rd November
of course. The many cross currents
great workshop of nature, like the clouds, the mountains, the seas,
Manarat Al Saadiyat,
between the two generally speaking
the animals, and man himself. Yes! Man should go back to nature!
interwar styles are explored in a
Artists should work together like the artists of the Middle Ages’,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
show that juxtaposes the most Art Thessalonika 21st – 24th November Helexpo Centre, Thessalonika, Greece
wrote Arp in 1940.
famous Surrealist Salvador Dalí with
From February 16th - August 16th, 2020 at the Arp Museum,
Hans Arp, a much less well-known artist
of German French origin. He managed to
Affordable Art Fair 22nd – 24th November No.1 Republic Boulevard F1 Pit Building, Singapore Art Miami 3rd – 8th December 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Florida, USA Design Miami 4th – 8th December
Ingres Museum reopens After a three-year extensive modernisation the Musée Ingres,
once the residence of the bishops of Montaubon, will reopen to the public just in time for Christmas. Founded in the 19th century, this fine building houses some 4,500 drawings and 44
paintings of the world-famous classicist painter Jean Auguste
Dominique Ingres as well as works by a lesser known native of
the town, the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. www.museeingresbourdelle.com
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Three award-winning interior designers reveal the secrets behind creating dining rooms that are every inch as stylish as they are practical
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Chris Browne and Debra Fox, co-owners of Fox Browne Creative ur brief for the project Sirai Beach in Kenya was to create varied dining experiences that allowed for both informal and formal dining experiences and also related to sense of place. As it is a coastal home, laid-back dining was key.
Because the house faces East, delicious healthy breakfasts are served indoors in the cool of the dining room as the sun streams through the huge open windows kept cool by the gentle ocean breeze. The two big square tables work for guests waking and enjoying breakfast at different times. The space had to be light and airy in the day time and atmospheric at night when set for dinner.
In addition to the dining room we also created an al fresco dining terrace lightly shaded by day by the boughs of the ancient trees. A custom-made table, designed with an ice trench running along its length keeps wine perfectly chilled for long lazy lunches or balmy coastal evenings. The epitome of relaxed holiday dining! Designed like a contemporary bush farmhouse, &Beyond Phinda Homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is both elegant and homely. Inspired by the landscape and the local Zulu culture, we used basketwork, pottery, locally woven carpets and textiles to celebrate the talent of local artisans. Indoors and outdoors had to flow seamlessly and the indoor dining room had to be comfortable and cosy for families. The interactive kitchen brings the lodgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private chef into the centre of the guest experience but the big sliding wooden doors allow for privacy when the guests need it. www.foxbrowne.com
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In high-end properties, the heart of the home is the dining room
Tell a story
Susan White, founder of Iggi Interior Design e know that everyone thinks that the kitchen is the ‘heart of the home’, but we beg to differ. In high-end properties, the heart of the home is the dining room. This is the formal space that the family will entertain in, yes, some might end up in the kitchen after dinner, but entertaining is still predominantly done in the dining room. This means that dining rooms need to perform a few different tasks. All guests need to be seated comfortably, there needs to be space for staff to move around and serve, and there needs to be a buffet area which can be used for food and drinks. In addition, the dining room needs to tell a story, and depending on who the client is, this could be conveying status, conforming to cultural guidelines, showing off prized artworks or highlighting the architecture and/or the building the room is situated in. When we design dining rooms, we collect all this information from a client and more. We also take into account the neighbouring rooms
to ensure that there is a visual flow between the rooms. Having designed rooms for royalty, celebrities and CEOs we’re very aware that entertaining is key to their lifestyles. In our Jordan project, we needed multiple dining rooms throughout the property, ranging from very formal to casual, giving the family multiple options when entertaining. However, our UK South Coast beach house project needed a large table in the middle of the building so it was a natural congregation point for all the guests in the house. One of our biggest tips is to invest in a multifunction table, definitely one that can expand. But if you’ve got a particularly large room, think about getting two tables so that you can create one very large table or use the two separate tables in different ways. www.iggi.co.uk
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Sean Cassar, Design Hub Malta
The space allocation of a dining area is fundamentally the most important, considering traffic routes within the area
dining zone can act as an interior design concept signature. Mostly used for formal entertaining or family gatherings, it is a statement from the home owner on how they expect their guests to feel when being entertained. Nowadays, we tend to opt for a more open plan integration with dining area positioning, unless it is a mansion with multiple large rooms which can offer more options. Shown here are three different dining areas to give an idea of how a mix of materials, design concepts and functions can create comfort to entertain guests or hold a more formal gathering within a signature design area. Each one of these designs was tailor designed to the client following a study made on their brief, the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schematics and its location in the world. The Scandinavian meets Maltese rustic design focuses on the warmth of timber floors, Maltese tiles and rustic limestone walls engulfed in structural steel beams and with a craft minimalist white wash. The cantilevered dining table is made of solid oak and offers
increased circulation space, while there is a fun multi-tier bar in the background. A quirky fireplace helps warm up the space and also gives a feature to catch the eye. The more minimalist neutral design captures lines and floating elements within the room. A large wall-to-wall mirror helps give the room extensive depth, reflecting a floating cantilevered television unit back to back with a painting installation. The extendable option to the table in this case can increase the floor surface area when using on a daily basis. Increasingly contemporary designs can play with modern lines while also throwing in splashes of classic pieces. This gives off a particular boutique yet warm and presentable formal dining room. The space allocation of a dining area is fundamentally the most important, considering traffic routes within the area. One must keep in mind the space needed for diners to get up comfortably from their chairs even if, by chance, another person is walking behind them. Lighting and general ambient features can also help to enhance the space and make it that bit more functional and comfortable to use. www.designhubmalta.com
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s the Rolls-Royce Ghost approaches the end of its remarkable 10-year tenure, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is offering collectors an extremely limited Zenith Collector’s Edition of the Ghost. Just 50 Zeniths featuring the highest levels of bespoke ever seen on a Ghost
Collection car will be available to celebrate the marque. The Ghost Zenith Collection draws many references from 200EX, the experimental Ghost concept introduced at Geneva Motorshow 2009, including a commemorative ingot, made from the original 200EX Spirit of Ecstasy, melted down and set in to the centre console of each of the 50 Zeniths. Engraved with the three key design lines of Ghost, the plaque details its significant origins. The Collection’s own Spirit of Ecstasy and clock are engraved with the name of this highly anticipated collection. www.rolls-royce.com
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Artistic Aventador During Monterey Car Week in California, Automobili Lamborghini presented a unique Aventador S interpreted by the art of Skyler Grey, the young American artist considered the rising star of world street art. The one-off Aventador S symbolises the fusion of two artistic concepts: on one hand the automotive art of Lamborghini, where the unique design form, always characterised by taut lines, threedimensional volumes, and geometries and stylistic elements of the past is combined with groundbreaking technological solutions. On the other hand, the art of Skyler Grey. At just 19 years old, his iconographic pop style has often brought him comparisons to artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. www.lamborghini.com
Peak performance The successor to the original Audi RS 7 brings 600PS and 800Nm to bear. More power meets greater practicality and improved efficiency in the new second generation model which, for the first time, houses five seats and a mild hybrid drivetrain within its significantly broadened body. Available in the UK in ‘standard’ and top tier Vorsprung forms, the latest addition to the fast-growing Audi Sport stable is set to reach its first customers in early 2020. “The RS 7 Sportback is our interpretation of a five-door high-performance coupé with a grand tourer design,” says Oliver Hoffmann, managing director of Audi Sport GmbH. “With refinements to make it even more suitable for everyday use plus its incredible performance, what we have here is an outstanding piece of sports equipment for customers who like their cars to feature stunning design.” From £90,000
The first deliveries of the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid SUV have taken place, marking
Blazing the Bentley trail
a significant milestone for the company. As the marque celebrates its centenary year, the pioneering Bentayga Hybrid is blazing the trail for the British brand’s journey into the next 100 years. It is not only the world’s first true luxury plug-in hybrid, but also the company’s most efficient model ever. Bentley’s focus on providing sustainable luxury mobility has seen it reprioritise its model plan to accelerate its journey towards electrification with the aim of offering a hybrid or electric variant of all models by 2023. The marque is targeting the introduction of the first fully electric Bentley by 2025. Its first plug-in hybrid model offers a best-of-both-worlds experience, combining a powerful new 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric
From £133,100 / €141,100 / $160,000 www.bentleymotors.com
motor that delivers an instantaneous response. It is also the only plug-in hybrid vehicle in the world with 64 standard colours and unlimited bespoke options.
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matching blue and white leather seats and trim. It was the show car for the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed and had travelled less than 500 miles from new. All
Stuart Shield reports on this year’s Salon Privé which ranks amongst the greatest
the other cars were lined up in a four-car
motoring events of the summer season
wide grid for the start. Navigation notes were issued and we set off in single file for Goodwood, hoping not to get lost. The route took us through picture postcard countryside and villages and most arrived on time to have lunch. This was followed by the chance to drive up the famous Goodwood Hill Climb, following the skid marks made by some of the world’s most famous racing drivers. A different route took us back to Brooklands for a champagne reception and meal. On Sunday morning 80 engines fired up for the drive north through the Cotswolds to Woodstock, making a grand entrance through the main gates of Blenheim Palace. There were thousands of visitors awaiting our arrival, all standing alongside the milelong driveway to watch the parade of cars.
aking place annually in early September in the gardens of
Most of them either had cameras or phones
‘Britain’s Greatest House’, Blenheim Palace, Salon Privé is a
to record the sights and sounds.
showcase of some of the world’s finest and rarest classic cars
All participants were presented with a
assembled for a Concours d'Elégance. These are judged
picnic hamper and access to the restricted
under expert scrutiny before trophies are presented to the
south lawn to enjoy the rest of the day.
owners of the best cars on show. Despite being decades old, the
Many who took part in the launch tour were
winning vehicles are considered to be in near showroom condition.
talking about taking part next year however
But this event is no longer just about celebrating the classics:
the tour is strictly limited to 80 cars.
this year saw the launch of the GT Tour. This involved just 80 sports, GT and supercars which gathered together to drive along some of the most picturesque roads in southern Britain. They visited two legendary motoring locations en route, finally arriving at Blenheim Palace on the last day of the four-day Salon Privé event. I arrived at Brooklands Racing Circuit for the morning breakfast briefing in an Aventador S, finished in satin blue paintwork with
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The 2019 Goodwood Revival turned out to be a vintage event, thanks to the
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weather and the huge crowd that turned up in fancy dress to enjoy the festival. A special tribute was given to racing legend Sir Stirling Moss to mark his 90th birthday in September. The Duke of Richmond addressed the crowd talking about the special link Sir Stirling has with the Goodwood circuit. Dressing up for the occasion has really taken off and visitors go to great lengths to look authentic, many passing themselves off as famous historic characters. They rub shoulders with present day celebrities and watch famous drivers racing cars with a combined value in the tens of millions. Amongst the most memorable impersonations were Mary Quant, General Patton, Ringo Starr, Fangio, Lawrence of Arabia and Lord Kitchener. The authentic celebrities and famous motorsport
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Nautical NICETIES Catch up with news on latest launches and find out how investing in superyacht berths could prove highly lucrative
eadquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sea Ray has pushed the limits of performance and craftsmanship for 60 years to elevate the boating experience. Each Sea Ray is designed to make every moment exceptional with a customised balance of comfort, performance and world-class technology throughout. With distribution in more than 80 countries around the world, Sea Ray boats can be found just about anywhere. Steve Langlais, president of Sea Ray Boats, advises, “We’ve seen a change in the way consumers are using their boats, and Sea Ray is responding by designing vessels that meet not only performance needs but also feature entertainment and lifestyle amenities and spaces. “As with choosing any vessel, it is important to consider how the boat will be used, where it will be operated and stored, and the amenities most important to you as a boater. Additional factors to evaluate include technology and connectivity requirements; entertainment and activity amenities; engine preference and configuration; and seating and sleeping capacity.” Two of the most recently designed Sea Rays are the SLX 400 and the SLX-R 350 Outboard. “As a first-of-its-kind model,” explains Mr Langlais, “the SLX-R features elevated design elements and innovative technologies now paired with the unmatched power and performance of Mercury Racing 450R dual engines. In addition to the new Mercury Racing 450R engines, SLX-R technology highlights include an exclusive helm display, state-of-theart systems and a premier marine audio system with a full-size screen for the » ultimate in technologically advanced sound.” 82
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Enhancing the SLX 350 aesthetic, the SLX-R showcases upscale design elements and details including premium carbon fibre accents on the boat’s hardtop arch, special-edition Shadow metallic gel paint, superior quality upholstery with contrast stitching, red underwater lighting and red accent lighting throughout the vessel. The interior Port Hideaway
SLX-R 350 from £400,935 / €450,230 / $499,752 SLX 400 from £513,370 / €576,515 / $639,900 www.global.searay.com
offers a relaxing area with plush seating, a TV and air-conditioning. The SLX 400, ‘The Entertainer’, is yacht-certified, and its best-in-class layout has seating for 22 passengers and an abundance of storage space. Fit and finish are superior, with premium upholstery and a purity of line and form. Below deck, a generous cabin creates a comfortable space to escape the elements, relax or spend the night. One of the most notable features on the SLX 400 Outboard is the fold-down swim terrace, a brilliantly designed wing of the hull on the starboard side that opens 90 degrees to expand the cockpit all the way to the water. A plush sun pad extends the width of the transom and features a converting backrest that opens to face the swim terrace. The bow offers ample seating and a sunshade. As for technology, highlights include Mercury’s Joystick Piloting, an advanced digital dash helm offering dual 16-inch touchscreen displays with digital switching.
We’ve seen a change in the way consumers are using their boats
Making a splash
British luxury boat builder, Fairline Yachts celebrated the launch of its new boat, the F//Line 33, with an exclusive VIP party hosted at the Butlers Wharf Chop House in central London. The event saw over 300 people including press, influencers, customers, staff and dealers attend the riverside venue to celebrate Fairline’s newest model, ahead of its worldwide debut which was at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. Set against the iconic backdrop of Tower Bridge, Docklands and the Thames, the F//Line 33 was dramatically revealed, moored on the river’s edge. Sleek and stylish, it is designed to deliver an exhilarating experience. A beautifully sculptured day boat, it features Alberto Mancini’s intelligent design providing luxurious, relaxing space throughout, plus stunning finishing touches and the most up-to-date technology. £220,000 / €246,200 / $271,250 www.fairline.com
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Ring berth rates Latest reports are indicating that superyacht berths are becoming increasingly attractive investments. Traditionally, the South of France might be considered a location where owners are guaranteed to generate high berth profits with marina spaces frequently sold at prices above that of the initial investment. One prime example, according to James Munn, sales and charter broker with Northrop & Johnson, is a 30-metre
berth in the South of France that cost £225,000 in the 1970s and was later sold for £12 million in the 1990s when demand outstripped supply. However, this demand seen in traditional areas is decreasing, making way for the rise in popularity of other European destinations. Interestingly, a recent study published by Bloomberg revealed that Spain has the largest superyacht fleet in Europe totalling 133. This sharp rise in popularity follows the ability of superyachting marinas in Spain now being able to accommodate for the global demand of larger superyachting berths. One marina that is proactive in satisfying this demand is OneOcean Port Vell. Originally built ahead of the 1992 Olympic Games, OneOcean Port Vell underwent a dramatic transformation in recent years and is today home to 150 luxury berths catering for yachts up to 190 metres. Proof of its rising attractiveness has
been evident during the past years having witnessed an increase of 85% in the number of superyachts over 80 metres visiting the marina. The Superyacht Intelligence Agency predicts that the current fleet of 60 metre plus yachts will exceed 500 units within the next seven years with Spain alone, set to be home to the highest number of berths (90 metres plus) which can cater to this fleet. With larger berths of this size unavailable across traditional superyachting marinas and an unprecedented number of 60 metre plus superyachts currently in construction, it will not be long until the number of large superyachts will exceed the number of Mediterranean berths that can accommodate them. As demand outstrips supply, marinas like OneOcean Port Vell will offer attractive investment opportunities for new owners. www.oneoceanportvell.com
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Sun-kissed The thought of owning a home bathed in sunshine for most of the year and within easy access of an abundance of superb beaches is making Portugal extremely popular with prospective buyers
ecent figures show that over the last three years Portugal has seen steady growth in demand and prices in the high-end property sector. However, it’s interesting to note that this has been limited to prime areas that are of interest to the foreign rather than the domestic market. Charles Roberts, managing partner of Fine & Country Portugal, comments, “In terms of Lisbon and Porto the prime areas are the historic centres of each city as well as the Central Business Districts. The areas of Cascais and Estoril have always been the equivalent of Britain’s Stockbroker Belt as well as the chosen destination for wealthy foreigners seeking upmarket lifestyle options within striking distance of the capital city. The Comporta area south of Lisbon with its huge expanse of virgin beaches combined with very strong environmental protection laws has become the holiday home choice of those seeking a rustic paradise within one hour of Lisbon’s airport.” The driving factors have been numerous. “Of course,” continues Mr Roberts, “Portugal’s Golden Visa scheme has proved a major attraction to wealthy individuals from countries considered as being politically, religiously or economically unstable. Clients opting for the Golden Visa are securing a five-year Residency Permit valid throughout the Schengen area by purchasing a property at above €500,000. After five years they can apply for a Portuguese passport. They are in effect taking out a Plan B in the case
that things fall apart in their home country. This has proved popular with investors from Eastern Europe, South Africa, Nigeria, Northern Africa, the Middle East, China and Hong Kong as well as Brazil.” Another driving factor has been the Portuguese Non-Habitual Tax Residency Scheme whereby a foreigner can change his country of tax residency to Portugal, guarantee to spend a minimum of 183 days a year in Portugal and in return he will be taxed in Portugal and his home country at 0% on all pension and investment income. “This benefit is guaranteed for a minimum period of 10 years,” explains Mr Roberts, “and has proved hugely popular with high net worth individuals from high tax countries especially the likes of France and Scandinavia as well as the UK. “The third driving factor has basically been the realisation on the part of wealthy foreigners that Portugal has a lifestyle to offer that could be considered as second to none. A temperate all year-round climate, excellent beaches and leisure facilities, first-class health care, a low crime rate, superb international schools and universities, little or no religious frictions, a stable economy, excellent gastronomic and cultural options and competitive prices in terms of property and living expenses in comparison with other European 86
cities. This is further emphasised by the excellent airline connections to all of Europe, the Middle East, South America and Southern Africa from Lisbon and Porto as well as the fact that Portuguese culture welcomes foreigners with open arms along with excellent language skills particularly English, French and Spanish. “All of the above has done much to convince foreigners that Portugal offers an overall lifestyle of far better quality than their country of origin and that the price of acquiring a property is still possible at competitive prices combined with a realistic expectation of healthy capital appreciation. Our view is that as long as the above conditions pertain, we see no reason why the trend of gradually increasing prices driven by continued high demand, should not continue for the foreseeable future.”
Going for gold
According to Peter Statham of Chestertons International in Portugal, 70-80% of buyers at the high end of the property market in the Algarve are British, followed by an equal mix of Germans, Dutch, Swiss, Russian. “There are small amounts of French and Irish at this lower end too,” says Mr Statham. “The sought-after areas are the usual ones in the ‘Golden Triangle’ which includes Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura with prices generally starting from €1.3 million for three-bedroom frontline apartments, and €4-5million for a three to four-bedroom frontline villa, with some selling beyond four times this value.” Chestertons is also seeing increased demand in Lagos, which has seen one of the largest areas of demand growth over the last five years. “Its popularity has been fuelled by its all year-round appeal, its cultural appeal, its access to unspoilt beaches and being one of the media hotspots for tourism in the Algarve,” explains Mr Statham. “Three-bedroom frontline townhouses for example start from around €1.2 million, whilst a new build front line villa can go in excess of €10 million. However, these are very rare unlike in the Golden Triangle where these values are more common. You can also buy an attractive older frontline villa for around €1,695,000 in Lagos. “Another area of interest includes Carvoeiro and the coastal area surrounding this town. Prices are much the same as Lagos but as the availability of luxury property in this area has dropped considerably in the last few years, these homes do not come to the market so regularly and so the area has a high demand when they do. Prices are still increasing at the higher end of the market, albeit at a slower rate this year than in the last three to four years, but the main reason for the continued price rises is because the availability of good, in-demand properties is decreasing.”
Vale do Lobo, Algarve Five-bedroom villa offering wonderful vistas over the Atlantic. On the ground floor, the large living and dining rooms flow into a fully-equipped kitchen. On the first floor, guest rooms offer lovely views, while the exceptional master bedroom is flooded with light thanks to the two glass walls overlooking the nature reserve. An elevator allows easy access to the entire house, from the lower floor, consisting of two bedrooms with bathroom, a TV room with bar and kitchenette, a garage and swimming pool, to the fabulous terrace with a 360° panoramic view. There is also the possibility of acquiring an adjacent plot of land of 2,630m2. £7.18m / €8m / $8.76m Christies International Real Estate
This five-bedroom show villa is the newest addition to Quinta’s latest release of 26 untouched plots. Offering an outstanding level of buildability with 25% plot size, this
The Lorenzo Villa, San Lorenzo North, Quinta do Lago
new development faces no architectural restrictions and has stunning lakefront, golf-front and pine grove views. On an impressive plot area of 2,060m2, the villa is specifically designed to exploit its stunning golf-front setting from all angles. This includes the roof terrace elevation which offers 360-degree views of the golf courses, ocean and nearby nature reserve. Sized at 679m2 in total, the property features light and spacious living areas and is spread across three floors, including a double-height atrium, lift and basement. It includes under-floor heating, air conditioning and an intelligent home system as well as a gym, home spa, games £6.5m / €7.2m / $7.94m Quinta do Lago
room, bar, cinema, office and double
garage. Outside, the living and dining areas are connected by a large heated pool.
Colores, Sintra Spectacular, rustic, seven-bedroom villa with beautiful, expansive gardens. Located within a National Park, the entire property was refurbished in 2010 while maintaining its original character. This home has stunning views of both the sea and the countryside and is built over three floors. Outside there is a large patio, swimming pool and winery, as well as stables and plenty of parking space. A twobedroom guest house is also included. £2.9m / €3.2m / £3.5m Cluttons
Palmela Palace, Bay of Cascais Built in 1873 and classified in 2012 as an historic monument of public interest, this palace inspired by an English architect dominates the coastline. It has unique features and is in an extraordinary location with panoramic bay views, just 20 minutes from Lisbon. Within 3,000m2 of gardens above the beach, the property includes a swimming pool that ‘sails’ over the Atlantic Ocean. There is a built area of 2,500m2 over four floors and more than 40 rooms including impressive halls with elaborate ceilings and main rooms located on the first and second floors. Offers over £25.15m / €28m / $30.66m Fine & Country Portugal www.fineandcountry.com
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Clubhouse Redences, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Eastern Algarve Comprising of 32 two-bedroom apartments and penthouses, as well as eight three-bedroom duplex penthouse apartments, these properties are being sold fully furnished with interiors by Saaranha & Vasconcelos. Each one will have access to a large heated swimming pool, gym and come with special owner services. They also have breath-taking views overlooking the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and towards the lake and the 18th fairway and green of Monte Rei’s Jack Nicklaus signature course, considered the number one golf course in Portugal. This exclusive signature project, with its spacious layout, creates a very special boutique resort, with plans for a hotel starting in 2020. From £740,250 / €820,000 / $904,120 for two-bed apartments Monte Rei
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his property is a grand, pastorally sited 651 acres of active farm and hunting preserve. The home is a great symmetrical ﬂoor plan incorporating outdoor spaces, elegant material selections and detailing both internally and externally. Well-known architect, Don Chapman of Chapman Design Group, won house of the year for upstate SC in 2002, designed the 6,000sf main house. Its unpretentious front elevation ﬁts comfortably in style and scale with its rural surroundings. The design of the home unfolds to reveal two large wings set at 45-degree angles embracing private interior and exterior spaces of self-assured elegance. A porte-cochere opens into a marble entry ﬂanked on one side by a wood paneled library and on the other by a formal dining with walls of a hand painted mural by a local artist, gracefully lighted by Swarovski chandeliers. The living room features a 19-foot coffered ceiling with cove lighting and a bank of clerestory windows. One angled wing comprises the gourmet kitchen with a Viking range and Subzero refrigeration and freezer columns, a butler’s pantry, breakfast and sunroom with remote controlled Hunter Douglas blinds. The opposite wing is the master suite, with a private morning area, his and her baths with walk in closets, custom cabinetry and heated marble ﬂoors. Her bath includes a whirlpool tub and walk in steam shower. In a secluded area of this wing you will also ﬁnd the 2 guest suites, each with it’s own full bath. All of the rear facing rooms of the main house enjoys views of the heated pool, hot tub and 1200 sf pool house. The pool house has a large living area overlooking the orchard as well as, an ofﬁce, full bath and full kitchen. A part of the original plan for the property is a ﬁve bay barn with a workshop and hay storage and heavy equipment storage. On one end of the barn you will ﬁnd an immaculately appointed heated and air-conditioned gym with a full bath. This property also includes an award winning 2 bedroom guesthouse with 6 bay classic car garage and a fabulous underground wine cellar, built in 2008. Also included is a four-bedroom brick house suitable for employee quarters or rental. The property has over 2.5 miles of road frontage, 1.3 miles of creek frontage, and two ponds, totaling more than 650 acres. This property consists of over 200 acres of fenced pasture, 150 acres of mature pines, and 14 acres of lawns and gardens, with the remainder of the acreage in woodland, which provides an excellent environment for hunting, hiking, trail riding or simply enjoying the natural peace and beauty of the outdoors. This is a wonderful opportunity for a family, a hunting lodge, bed and breakfast - so many possibilities are there.
Quinta da Comporta, near Lisbon One of just two five-star properties in the area, this boutique wellness resort is fully operational and the residences ready to be rented out. There are 20 townhouses and pool villas for sale, all of which come fully furnished and include access to the hotel’s facilities including the spa, restaurant and pools. Positioned between the resort’s sand dunes and pine forest, the properties feature two or three bedrooms and include
All of the homes are subject to a 10-year ‘Touristic Operating
either a spacious terrace with views of
and Rental Agreement’. Buyers will benefit from a five-star hotel
Comporta’s famous rice fields or an interior
management service and receive a guaranteed yield of 4% for the
patio overlooking the manicured gardens
first three years. After this time, all property owners will receive a
of the hotel. Buyers can choose from
guaranteed yield from a rental pool which is estimated at circa 5%.
townhouses, which have a lush garden, or
From £623,000 / €690,000 / $760,600 – £1.35m / €1.5m / $1.65m
Palacete Cedofeita, Porto An iconic 19th century mansion, this property is now undergoing a stunning transformation into 13 exclusive residences with private gardens. The project is the first of its kind in the historic downtown centre of Porto, on a tranquil residential street but close to a wealth of restaurants, bars and cultural sights, as well as Porto's most beautiful public gardens. A true piece of Porto's history, Palacete Cedofeita was once the home of local aristocrat, Viscount Barreiros. The apartments are located across two buildings, the Palacete (manor) and the Residences. The restored historic Palacete has five three to four-bedroom apartments whilst the Residences, a new modern structure, will accommodate eight twobedroom townhouses. Many of the original features within the historic manor building From £591,320 / €655,000 / $722,125 – £1.47m / €1.63m / $1.8m Athena Advisers
will be preserved including intricate ceilings,
traditional Portuguese tiles, French-style balconies and authentic fireplaces.
Prata Riverde Village, Lisbon Launched last September, this new waterfront destination is in a prime location on the River Tagus and the last site of its kind to be developed in the capital. It offers over 600 apartments, ranging from studios to four-bedroom apartments and duplex penthouses, set amongst tree-lined boulevards and landscaped gardens. With architecture by the world-renowned Renzo Piano, Prata Riverside features innovative design that maximises sunlight and ensures spectacular river views from every apartment. Buildings pay homage to traditional Lisboan architecture, with interior courtyard spaces and podium gardens between buildings. Traditional Portuguese materials, including ceramic tiles, create a one-of-a-kind outer façade to buildings, while open-plan layouts, floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces are all designed with the waterfront location in mind.
From £256,000 / €285,000 / $312,000 – £1.75m / €1.95m / $2.13m Prata Riverside Village
Casa Fuzetta, Olhao, Eastern Algarve A member of White Line Hotels, this villa is only available as a private rental. With elements dating back to the 16th century, the principal building was commissioned as a townhouse by Dr Carlos Fuzeta at the end of the 19th century. Dr Fuzeta was a maritime lawyer, philosopher and philanthropist, and was honoured by the town with a large plaque on the house. After his death, house was split up and fell into disrepair. Now, following a two-year restoration, Casa Fuzetta has been restored as a private house, with the engineering of a small hotel. It has 12 en suite double bedrooms and offers flexible spaces including a rooftop pool and yoga decks, two massage/treatment rooms and multiple terraces. The prices below are for accommodation only per night based on a minimum rental of five nights (increasing to a minimum of seven nights in July and August and over Christmas/New Year). From £1,350 / €1,500 / $1,650 – £2,550 / €2,825 / $3,115 White Line Hotels www.whitelinehotels.com
This exceptional hotel in Outeiro das Freiras opened in March this year within a beautiful estate on the edge of Estremoz. Here, art encounters nature and guests will be overwhelmed by the generosity of the space, the vast landscape and warm welcome
ntegrated into a national eco-reserve, the Dá Licença estate consists of 120 hectares of hills and over 13,000 olive trees planted on land rich in the region’s white and pink marble. Uniquely positioned, it has views of the forest of Serra d’Ossa, Evoramonte, Estremoz and a number of small Alentejo villages. The hotel consists of three buildings featuring a total of five suites and three bedrooms with extraordinary areas – 50 and 180 m² – all elegantly decorated. Bathrooms are spacious with hand-sculpted marble sinks, while two of them have fabulous marble bath tubs. Complete with courtyards, small private gardens and lovely terraces, each bedroom has its own charm. There are arts and crafts everywhere, ranging from monumental pieces in a bathroom to sculptures as you turn a corner in the garden. To assemble the collection has taken a lifetime of discovery by the owners, with pieces acquired all over Europe, on a journey that takes guests to France, Norway, Finland, Italy and Portugal. The main building, with a central courtyard, is composed of common areas, a dining room, several other
rooms, a suite and two bedrooms. In a place like the Alentejo, the presence of water is essential, hence there is a perfectly round swimming pool that reflects the colours of the light and surrounding nature. There is also a more discreet emerald green infinity pool for guests’ private use. Local produce from the surrounding area or from Estremoz market gives the kitchen its theme while the dedication put into breakfast is already well known. The produce changes as the seasons come and go, but it includes Alentejo-style bread, delicious homemade cake,
yoghurts, granola and the famous cold meats of Dom Octávia. For lunch and dinner, the menu is a surprise once guests have advised staff of their likes, dislikes and any food allergies. Set below ground level and before entering the hotel itself, there is an old oil press which has been converted into a gallery featuring a private art collection. This beautiful renovated space with room for 30 people will be the future home of a restaurant with a terrace for al fresco eating at lunch and dinner. www.dalicenca.pt
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outh S We take a flying visit around a select few countries in the Southern Hemisphere, gleaning comment from property experts along the way and highlighting some of the stunning homes currently for sale
Picture: Trinity Beach Palace, Melbourne, Australia see page 104
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omprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and several smaller islands, the sovereign country of Australia has much to offer. One of the largest countries in the world, it lies between the Pacific and Indian Oceans and is famous for its wide-open spaces and wealth of natural wonders. Regarding Sydney, Darren Curtis of Ken Jacobs Real Estate, affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, says, “We have seen a depressed market over the last 12 – 18 months here in Sydney. This has mainly been caused due to a Royal Commission into banking behaviour and the knock-on effect of the bank’s willingness to lend; the announcement of Federal and State Elections (now passed) and the continual stemming of capital outflow from Mainland China by the Chinese Government. “All of these points came at the same time and meant that, whilst many (if not all) had money to spend, there was a lot of indecision and waiting around seeing what happened impacting the market and reducing the number of transactions. However, we are now entering our spring market and confidence has certainly returned with transactions increasing. The troubles in Hong Kong and buyers from Mainland China now having arranged funds means we are seeing a definite increase in enquiry from this sector once again. “Sydney is still seen as a Blue Chip destination where the schooling, clean air, blue water and higher living standards are seen as the main draws. In the past Australia’s distance or location has been seen as a negative, it is now seen as a positive and the property market is able to reap the benefits of this. “The weaker Australia dollar has also meant interest from overseas buyers remains strong. It is my understanding many of the Mainland Chinese deal in USD so with the AUD now sitting at around 0.67c, they are making automatic savings on what they would have had to spend four, five or six years ago. Since the elections in May this year, we have seen renewed confidence and an increase in transactions.”
ANZ Tower, Sydney
One of the world's great trophy homes, and the only residence within the building, the ANZ Tower penthouse is an address of true international appeal. The apartment has 360 degree views over Sydney, including stunning vistas of the harbour. Approximately 2,400m2 of living space over three levels showcase unprecedented levels of privacy and opulence with 24-hour security. The apartment has four lavish bedroom suites each with a marble bathroom, plus an additional bathroom. Its many grand entertaining spaces are of a scale which has to be seen to be believed, framed by soaring double-height ceilings and dramatic walls of glass. The property also comes complete with a resort-style rooftop pool, private secured garaging and a private lift. £36.13m / €40.48m / $44.51m Christies International Real Estate
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Sydney is still seen as a Blue Chip destination where the schooling, clean air, blue water and higher living standards are seen as the main draws
One of Sydney’s landmark properties, this home has panoramic 180 degree
views over the ocean and Pittwater waters. The palatial French provincial style residence draws inspiration from the grand country estates of the Loire Valley and is set on 4,091m2 of land just 30 minutes from Sydney CBD. The chateau-like residence is spread over three levels with six-bedrooms and a choice of formal and casual living areas including a self-contained studio retreat. Interiors exude style with elegant 24-carat gold filigree balustrades, parquet floors and arched French windows opening out to expansive sandstone terraces. Landscaped gardens feature an outdoor kitchen and bar area, heated pool £6m / €6.75m / $7.42m – £6.57m / €7.36m / $8.1m Christies International Real Estate
with waterfall and spa, sauna and access
to a championship-size tennis court with pavilion that doubles as a guest cottage.
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Tnity Beach Palace, Melbourne This 7,500m2 private beachfront estate is completely private and secure and located right on Trinity Beach township. The international hub of Cairns is just 10 minutes down the road, while the airport is only 15 minutes away. Designed by one of Indonesia’s leading architects almost 30 years ago, the 1,000m2 stone and timber home is ageless, having recently undergone extensive renovation. The property features five opulent bedrooms and a vast array of indoor and outdoor spaces. It also offers easy access to abundant marine activities such as boating on the Great Barrier Reef or fishing. £3.61m / €4m / $4.45m Abercromby’s Real Estate www.abercrombys.com.au
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his sovereign country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean is comprised of the North and South Islands together with approximately 600 smaller islands. Natural scenery abounds here with everything from volcanoes and mountains to glaciers and rainforests. Regarding Auckland, Barfoot & Thompson’s managing director Peter Thompson, says, “Utilising the current Real Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) data for the residential Auckland region for sales over $3.5 million and looking at the last 12 months, August 2018 – 2019 compared to August 2017- 2018, we can glean a few trends related to the luxury property market. “First, a steep decrease can be seen in the number of sales of high-end properties by 25% during this period. This could be attributed to a lack of listings within this price range or changes in laws related to overseas buyers. A small increase can, however, be seen in the average sale price by +2% and the median sale price by +5%. “The most popular suburbs of New Zealand’s largest city that emerged were the traditional city fringe/bays areas. Properties in the eastern suburb of Auckland stand out as having the greatest number of high-end property sales by a large margin. The implication is that proximity to the Auckland City, top school zones, shopping services and lifestyle options continue to be important considerations for buyers in this segment and also influence desirability in these neighbourhoods.”
The Sentinel, Takapuna Beach, Auckland
Currently the city's tallest home, Apartment 2901 offers 668m2 of elite living space. This includes massive decked areas offering 360 degree views over the city, Waitemata Harbour and iconic Rangitoto, the outdoor living complemented with heated lap pool and spa. Spread over two levels, the lower floor has three large living spaces and features a soaring atrium and back-lit onyx wall, a gas fireplace warms the home theatre and gym area, and there is a huge designer kitchen. Upstairs are three bedrooms, all with beautiful en suite bathrooms, two of which have their own large private deck. Security is ensured with elevator access directly to the apartment from the lobby, complete with concierge service, or from the security gated garage, with its four parking spaces and three storage lockers. The Sentinel itself also offers an additional 25 metre heated pool, sauna, spa, gym and barbecue facility. Price by negotiation Barfoot & Thompson
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Properties in the eastern suburb of Auckland stand out as having the greatest number of high-end property sales by a large margin
Pakapuka, Auckland This is one of the best waterfront lifestyle properties within 40 minutes of Auckland City. Completely surrounded by water with its own water access and riparian rights, the home is private, peaceful and serene with the most breathtaking outlook. The award-winning, architecturally designed home is timeless, warm and low maintenance. The open plan design and layout suits multiple living options, while each bedroom comes with its own en suite bathroom and private deck with water views. A generous four-car garage ensures there's plenty of room for storage and the toys. A fully contained separate studio accommodation completes the picture. £4.5m / €5m / $5.5m / NZ$8.7m Barfoot & Thompson
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Pearl Valley, Val De Vie Estate, Western Cape Four-bedroom, double-storey home in a quiet cul de sac, north facing on to the 18th hole of the golf course and in close proximity to the clubhouse. The upper level consists of spacious living areas with a separate TV room and study, a gourmet kitchen and a separate dining area. A welldesigned lounge features a double volume ceiling, while the main bedroom opens out on to a wrap-around private patio with a sunken pool, built in braai and exquisite mountain views. Downstairs there are two apartment wings each with a bedroom and sitting area, full en suite bathroom and fully equipped kitchenette. The fourth bedroom can be used as a teenage pad or domestic quarters. Other features include three garages, a surround sound system and climate control throughout. £697,000 / €781,000 / $858,500 Capewinelands Properties www.capewinelandsproperties.co.za
ocated on the southernmost tip of the African Continent, South Africa is renowned for its Kruger National Park, Table Mountain, lush winelands and big game safaris. Dating back to 1783, Val de Vie Estate featured here is rich in history and forms part of a larger World Heritage Site. The pristine surrounding landscapes include majestic mountain ranges, expansive lakes, vineyards, olive groves, lush polo fields, farms and beautifully landscaped gardens. Modelled on French Provençal and Cape Vernacular styles, the architecture of homes, apartments and commercial office space portrays the allure of the estate’s history while offering residents world-class modern living. Despite challenging macro-economic factors and the Western Cape drought, almost all of Val de Vie Estate’s developer stands have been sold out. The intention to sell 2,000 stands on the super estate of which Val de Vie, Val de Vie Phase 2 and Pearl Valley form part, has shown exceptional growth of over 200% over the past five years. Ryk Neethling, marketing director and shareholder at Val de Vie Estate, says, “The accelerated rate of sales can largely be attributed to the estate’s reputation as the safest in Africa, the world class lifestyle on offer and the diverse property portfolio. The scale of Val de Vie Estate’s security and lifestyle options are unrivalled elsewhere in South African estate living.” 110
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Beautiful four-bedroom double storey home overlooking Lake Julien with high
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volume ceilings, stylish living spaces and solid wooden floors throughout. It includes two dining areas, a breakfast nook and pyjama lounge. All four bedrooms are en suite, with one located downstairs and the others upstairs. The large, open plan kitchen with scullery flows into the living areas which lead out through stacking doors to an undercover patio with built-in braai overlooking the enclosed, landscaped garden and solar heated pool sunk into a wooden deck with all-round views of the lake. £670,250 / €751,250 / $826,000 Capewinelands Properties www.capewinelandsproperties.co.za
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overing almost the entire southern half of South America, Argentina is a land of many regions. These range from sun drenched beaches to caps of polar ice, vast mountain ranges, magnificent plains and subtropical forests. Andrew Amos, agent at Remind Group, affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, says, “The lifestyle in Argentina is like nowhere else, with significant similarities to first world western countries in terms of culture, technology and development but affected by years of political disorder and misconduct. This has led the country to a continuous struggle to maintain its society at peace and the economy at acceptable levels. “I must say that the second home is not performing as expected, given the volatility of the local currency. The main cities for this HNWI’s urban segment are Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Bariloche, where you find modern apartments with prices per square metre ranging from £4,000 to £10,000. “For rural estates with luxurious homesteads, the range is wider considering the ample variety of destinations for ranches, farms and estancias in areas such as the Pampas or Patagonia. Consequently, prices start from £250 per hectare for huge sheep farms to £35,000 per hectare in fertile agricultural farms close to the capital. Domestic buyers mainly come from Buenos Aires, and search for opportunities, while foreign buyers seeking for luxury homes proceed from the USA and western European countries and lately from Arab and Middle Eastern countries. “Patagonia in particular is attractive for high net worth individuals. It has a long history as one of the top destinations for those seeking a hidden retreat, ever since the end of WWII, when the government granted asylum to many Europeans. The reasons vary from the similarity to their home land, the remote and pristine locations and a low population density. However, the main reason for their choice is the possibility to live on huge tracts of land including mountains, rivers, lakes and breathtaking views. Price predictions at this time of the year are unforeseen, however, considering the current values found in the local luxury home market, the segment has much to grow.”
Patagonia, Rio Negro Facing the Tronador Mountain, bordered
From the main bedroom, as well as from
by the López and Capilla Mountains, this
the living and dining room, a spacious
450m2 house has two storeys plus an
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attic. Its interior design, Patagonian and
to the front of the house. There is also a
modern, is especially well conserved while
second 120m2 house with a ground level
every room has a view to Lake Morenito.
garage and housekeeper's two-bedroom
The living room has a large picture window,
stone walls and a fireplace, while the large
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dining room is connected to the modern
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kitchen to maximise the lake scenery.
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The lifestyle in Argentina is like nowhere else, with significant similarities to first world western countries in terms of culture, technology and development
Baloche, Rio Negro Overlooking Lago Gutiérrez at the centre of a 100-year-old forest, this 710m2 house has three storeys. Its large living room, complete with a fireplace, provides a magnificent view to the lake through picture windows as well as access to the deck. To the left of the living room is a dining room suited to entertain 16 guests, and to the right is a library. The spacious kitchen has a dining space, while the bedroom area on the inferior level includes two bedroom suites. The master bedroom suite is on the first floor with large windows that overlook the lake, high ceilings with wooden beams and a stone fireplace. The adjacent bathroom has a bath with hydro massage, a separate shower and access to the back deck and the dressing room. On the underground level is a spacious area for storage which leads to a gym overlooking the swimming pool and the lake. £3.9m / €4.37m / $4.8m Christie's International Real Estate www.christiesrealestate.com
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One Park Taipei / Sectors: Residential
ONE PARK TAIPEI One Park Taipei comprises two high-rise residential towers adjacent to Da’an Park, in the heart of the Da’an district, Taipei. It is a 26-hectare site which contains a vast area of public green space — a popular destination within the local area.
The apartments are elevated above a 12m tall entrance lobby to give uninterrupted west-facing views over an adjacent elevated road and towards the popular Da’an Park. Each floor is flexible and can be used as a
Currently the two highest residential buildings in Taipei, the development has achieved the 'EEWH' green building certification system in Taiwan - with buildings assessed on their
single apartment of around 600m2, or can be divided in half to create two smaller units of approximately 330m2 each. All apartments have panoramic views of the park from generous external terraces, while residents have access to a rooftop terrace. The larger apartments come with double height terraces. Whilst the park elevations are articulated by external terraces, the north and south elevations are articulated by projecting windows and external shading elements. The east elevation alternatively offers unique city views of Taipei CBD and the iconic Taipei 101 tower.
biodiversity, carbon emissions and construction waste reduction, daily energy conservation, greenery, indoor environment, water conservation, water content of the site, and sewage and waste disposal facility improvement. Acting as pavilions in the landscape, the design has set a new benchmark in high-rise residential projects in Taiwan, in terms of location, views and aspect, spatial quality, landscape design and public amenities.
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This new seven-bedroom lifestyle hotel in Cape Town has been created from one of the oldest buildings in South Africa: a 17th century congressional church
he intimate Labotessa hotel is the debut project in the Labotessa portfolio by South African hoteliers Jan Fourie and Johan du Plessis. Situated in a restored landmark structure in the heart of Cape Town, it is the only hotel on the city’s historic Church Square. The lifestyle property blends luxury and personal service with the independence of residential living. Each of the hotel’s seven spacious suites features private elevator access, a Juliet balcony and sweeping views of Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. On the ground floor, guests and locals can enjoy the newest outpost of Starling’s, a local cafe utilising organic and ethically sourced
ingredients. The cafe leads into the hotel’s Boutique at Labotessa, the first non-high street and department store exclusive fragrance boutique in Cape Town. The founders conceptualised every design element in the hotel to evoke 17th-century grandeur fused with a relaxed atmosphere. Commissioned works by local artists and antique pieces weave a narrative inspired by the city’s European influences. Each guest room is unique in its design and configuration. Labotessa is home to one of Cape Town’s largest presidential suites: The Governor Suite. This threebedroom suite is named after Simon Van der Stel, the first Governor of the Cape. At 3,230 square-feet, it spans two floors with breathtaking views. A completely new build on the hotel’s top floor, the Governor Suite features a floating staircase and private plunge pool looking out through the balcony’s glass walls. Ideal for friends, families, and groups travelling together, the Governor Suite has a fully equipped kitchen, a 10-person dining table, two lounge areas and a modern fireplace. In the bedrooms, en suite bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs overlook the city of Cape Town. www.labotessa.com
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ltus Hospitality has been delicately building a legacy in unlocking the natural beauty within promising key destinations in Southeast Asia. An extension of Altus Capital, the division has brought prestige to the company, including the award-winning hotel within Mactan Beach Resort in the Philippines. Designed to engage and captivate an unprecedented experience, the vision is to reimagine existing condominium buildings with 210 keys into a fullservice resort with 276 guest rooms and villas. Quaintly nestled in a tropical wonderland amidst a glistening seascape, the white sand and beautiful waters await the arrival of guests in Mactan, Cebu. Surrounded by lush greenery and a warm breeze, escape the fast-paced city lifestyle with a mindful architectural design that presents a stunning oceanfront, forming a private haven for guests at the central area. Wander past the hotel lobby through the courtyard with its waterfall and guests are greeted with a reflecting pool that streams a view to the infinite sea beyond. Inside the main building, luxurious accommodations are tailored to the guests’ needs, with a co-working space for digital nomads, all-day specialty restaurant in between the pool and beach, as well as a fitness
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Pendrea Barns, Cornwall
Chalet Fleur des Neiges, Villars
Available off-plan, Pendrea Barns is a mini-hamlet of bespoke villas and
This traditional styled, contemporary chalet is in the heart of a historic ski
cottages, discreetly located in rolling farmland, a short drive away from
station, only a few minutes’ walk to skiing, restaurants, shops and nightlife. It
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