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CONTENTS SPANISH DEVELOPMENTS

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n COSTA DEL SOL

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8 nEw uniquE OppOrTuniTiES by by.nok

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HOriZOn GOLF by Taylor Wimpey España

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rEAD THiS BEFOrE YOu BuY A prOpErTY by UHY Fay & Co 25

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NEW BUILDS THE SEVEn La Reserva de Sotogrande

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BuYinG A nEw-BuiLD

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SOTOGrAnDE by James Stewart in association with Savills

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nEw DEVELOpMEnTS - SpAin

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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

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CApiTAL GAin CLAiMS wHEn SELLinG A HOuSE by UHY Fay & Co

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LA FinCA by Castles

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ACquA by Taylor Wimpey España

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LAnDMArK pinnACLE by Chalegrove Properties

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THE iSLAnD by Castles

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MArKET rEpOrT House building and civil engineering boost construction output

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THE BEACOnS by Lumiere Developments

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MArKET rEpOrT UK to create world’s first register of foreign property owners

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LA rECOLETA iii by Taylor Wimpey España

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GrEEnLAnD pLACE by Barratts London

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rABASSA 63-67 by Athena Advisers

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MArKET rEpOrT Job creation worries and financial squeeze blamed for house price “stagnation’

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MArKET rEpOrT House prices rising in Spain in areas with high demand and low supply 37 n COSTA BLAnCA & BrAVA

BLuEpOrT ALTEA by Global Luxurious Properties

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ArEnAL DrEAM by Taylor Wimpey España

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SAinTE MAXiME by Athena Advisers

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MArKET rEpOrT Spain’s recovering property market sees sales down by 8% in April 52

CiTY rETrEAT by Berliner Wohnbau Consult Gmbh

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ESCuDELLErS by Athena Advisers

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MArKET rEpOrT Monaco set to continue to be most expensive place to buy a home

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GAirAuT ViLLA by Athena Advisers

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CAp BLAnC iBiZA by Global Luxurious Properties

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SErEniTY by Taylor Wimpey España

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MArKET rEpOrT Prices continue to rise in Portugal due to strong demand and lack of supply

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TrEnDY DiY DEVELOpMEnT by Berliner Wohnbau Consult Gmbh

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CALA VinYES HiLLS by Taylor Wimpey España

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n EurOpE

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n AMEriCA

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THE rESErVE AT MArinA pALMS

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MArKET rEpOrT Home sales in the US record strongest quarterly growth for a decade 136 rEGALiA by Sothebys

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LAnDSCApinG & EnVirOnMEnT

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INTERIOR DESIGN 140

OnE THOuSAnD MuSEuM by Zaha Hadid Architects

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nEw DEVELOpMEnTS - inTErnATiOnAL

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4 OF THE MOST inFLuEnTiAL ArCHiTECTS

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LiVinG LArGE in SMALL SpACES

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HOuSinG rEFOrM prOJECT in MADriD

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THE “pAGHErA & pAGAnini” prOJECT

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MArKET rEpOrT Worldwide property prices up by 6.5%

ARCHITECTS

CONSTRUCTION

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CrEATE YOur Own EXOTiC rEFuGE

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HOMESTYLE

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COSTA DEL SOL

Stretching from Nerja in the east to Gibraltar in the West the Costa del Sol benefits from over 100 miles of glorious golden beaches. A consistent favourite with British & European property hunters alike, the Costa del Sol is a cosmopolitan hub with over 137 nationals living happily side by side with properties available to suit all budgets and tastes with beachfront apartments, hillside villas and modern developments all offered along its coastline.

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LA ALQUERÍA by.nok VILLA FORTUNA & AZAR by.nok VILLA VALHALLA by.nok CAMARATE 40 by.nok HORIZON GOLF Taylor Wimpey España LA FINCA Castles ACQUA Taylor Wimpey España THE ISLAND Castles

Benahavis Nagüeles La Zagaleta Casares La Cala Golf Sotogrande Nueva Alcantara Estepona

COSTA DEL SOL

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8 new unique opportunities Iconic projects located in prestigeous locations with free architectural design & 30% off the market price. LA ALQUERÍA HOMES La aLqueria Homes is a set of 4 viLLas situated in tHe weLL-known residentiaL área of La aLqueria, BenaHavís. with breathtaking views of Gibraltar and the mediterranean sea. it is also appreciated for the astonishing panoramic views to the Golf valley, mountain landscape and the mediterranean cost. these spectacular surroundings make the área a perfect spot to live. each villa has been designed seeking to meet the needs of golf, nature and tranquility lovers. all in all, La aLqueria Homes will always be an excellent choice due it’s unique design, efficiency and comfort. Project Details every villa has been designed optimising space to the máximum and meeting two of the most important housing characteristics: luxury design and comfort. over 400m2 consisting of large living área, kitchen, dining room, 4 bedrooms and basement for the service. the interior rooms, swimming pool and outdoor áreas boast astonishing views to the cost and Golf valleys situated in the highest part of La alqueria. n PLot surfaCe: 588m2 n BuiLt surfaCe: 442m2 n Bedrooms:

4

n BatHrooms:

4

n PriCe:

895.000€

more info. at: http://bynok.es/alqueriahomes

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VILLA FORTUNA & VILLA AZAR 2 MODERN VILLAS IN AN EXCLUSIVE LOCATION Nagüeles, one of the most sought after locations on the Golden Mile, with peaceful surroundings and spectacular views combined with its proximity to the renowned luxury beacons of Marbella ‹s life style such as Puente Romano Beach Resort, the Marbella Club Hotel and the glamorous Puerto Banus amenities. It is also very close to the Golf Valley where four excellent golf courses can be found at a short drive distance: La Brisas, Alhoa, Los Naranjos or La Quinta making the area a perfect spot to live all year round. Villa Fortuna Project Details All in all, an excellent choice due it’s constant rising value and the style of the on going new luxury villa projects. n PLOT SURFACE:

1.910m2

n BUILT SURFACE:

844m2

n BEDROOMS:

5

n BATHROOMS/GUEST TOILETS:

6

n PRICE:

3.200.000€

Villa Azar Project Details All in all, an excellent choice due it’s constant rising value and the style of the on going new luxury villa projects. n PLOT SURFACE:

1.532m2

n BUILT SURFACE:

894m2

n BEDROOMS:

4

n BATHROOMS/GUEST TOILETS:

7

n PRICE:

2.850.000€

More info at: http://bynok.es/nagueles113 NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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VILLA VALHALLA LOCATED IN EUROPE’S MOST LUXURIOUS HIDEWAY La Zagaleta is the most luxurious residential área in Europe, it is located in the heart of one of the most beautiful areas of the Costa del Sol. It is situated just a few kilometers from Marbella and just 60 kilometers from Malaga’s airport. Over 900 hectares surrounded by lush vegetation, natural lakes and golf courses with more than 230 high-standing real estates with breathtaking views of Gibraltar and the North African Coast. Golf courses, horse-riding club, club house, tennis courts... are some of the facilities that the complex invites future owners to enjoy, as well as 24h security and running heliport with Civil Aviation.

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Project Details Marvelous contemporary style villa with astonishing sights to the sea and mountains. Built from the highest quality of materials, the villa is distributed over three floors and consists of 7 bedrooms and a separate apartment for the service. The basement is equipped with an indoor pool, spa, gym, massage room, wine cellar, TV and games room, private cinema, wine cellar and a spectacular garage with sea and mountain views. n PLOT SURFACE:

5.315m2

n BEDROOMS:

7

n BUILT SURFACE:

2.200 m2

n BATHROOMS:

9

n PRICE:

7.900.000€

More info at: http://valhalla.bynok.es


CAMARATE 40 SET ON THE EDGE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA Camarate Golf is a privileged front line hill located in the vicinity of Casares, renowned for its espectacular views. Just a few minutes from the historical town center of Estepona and top level national hotels such as Finca Cortesin 5*, Hotel Fuerte or the H10 and also within close proximity to Sotogrande and a short drive to Gibraltar. Another favorable factor is the surrounding recreational sports area that includes golf courses such as Finca Cortesin, Valle Romano and Valderrama in Sotogrande, which is a main attraction for golf lovers.

Project Details Estepona west is emerging as a fresh destination for investors, proven by the success of two to other premium developments which have been already completely sold in their first fase. The villa will be nestled at the very top of the hill with and fully west orientated - the most sought after position in the market - with panoramic sea views and developed in an area surrounded by contemporary design villas conforming a pleasant stylish complex. n PLOT SURFACE:

805,40 m2

n BUILD SURFACE:

676 m2

n INTERIOR SURFACE:

354,44 m2

n BEDROOMS:

4

n BATHROOMS/TOILETS: 6 More info at: http://bynok.es/camarate40

Camino de Camoján nº 7 i edif. Camoján of. 18. 29602 · marbella · 902 315 330 · marbella@bynok.es av. del Golf 5, edif. Bulevar 2ª Planta 30506. molina de segura · 902 315 330 · murcia@bynok.es C/ ortega y Gasset, 6 piso 1º izquierda. 28006 madrid · 902 315 330 · madrid@bynok.es www.bynok.es NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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HORIZON GOLF

Discover the area La cala resort, Mijas Horizon Golf apartments are in addition to the Horizon Golf townhouses that are on offer at La Cala Golf. La Cala Resort is recognized as one of the best Golf Resorts in Andalucia. It has three great 18-hole courses, a golf academy, a 4* hotel and spa, tennis courts, a gym, a football pitch and a choice of fine restaurants. This popular resort is located between the mountains and the Mediterranean sea, just 20 minutes from Marbella and 30 minutes from Malaga airport.

900 130 044 (Freephone Spain) 08000 121 020 (Freephone UK) 0800 5111551 (Freephone Germany) +34 971 70 69 72 (Rest of the world) www.taylorwimpeyspain.com NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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HORIZON GOLF

LocatioN Horizon Golf Apartments is located in the “Campo Asia” golf course, the oldest of La Cala Resort, next to the La Cala Club, hotel, spa and restaurants of the complex. From the new homes, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views over the golf course and Mijas’ bay. The development and resort are perfectly integrated, amongst a beautiful setting and landscape. Only 10 minutes’ drive south you will find the best beaches on the Costa del Sol, between Fuengirola and La Cala de Mijas. Just 20 minutes’ to the west you will find Marbella and the lively port of Puerto Banus. Malaga airport is just 30 minutes to the east, along the A7 (N-340).

DeveLoPMeNt Large terraces overlooking the golf Horizon Golf Apartments consists of a total of 48 two-bed and three-bed apartments, built on 3 levels. This development has a south-east orientation, making the most of the plentiful natural light. All of the apartments, the communal swimming pool and gardens offer lovely open views to the golf course. All apartments come with underground parking and a storeroom.

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hoMes Design and comfort Taylor Wimpey has created a new concept of housing, based on a good use of space, creating a lounge opening onto the terrace and integrating the open plan kitchen within the design of the living room, to get maximum use out of space and light. Built under the new European standards of construction, an energy qualification B, that provide maximum insulation between units, thermal insulation, and the use of solar panels for hot water generation.

FiNishes Luxury qualities in your home Horizon Golf Apartments is noted for its luxurious finishes. Cream marble floors, top of the range large sliding terrace doors, bathrooms with a large shower and luxury fittings, plus wood interior doors. Air conditioning installed. Kitchen furnishings and resin countertop according to the latest decorating trends

GoLF La cala resort: 3 excellent 18-hole golf courses La Cala Resort is an exclusive complex, with three 18-hole golf courses (Campo America, Campo Asia and Campo Europa), designed by Cabell Robinson and opened in 1989. The variety of fairways, surrounded by mountains and countryside, offer challenges for golfers of all levels. The facilities include a Mediterranean style clubhouse with restaurant/cafeteria, tennis and squash courts, football pitch, 4 star hotel and exclusive spa. For more information about the resort, visit www.lacala.com.

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HORIZON GOLF PeNthoUse - 3 BeDs With soLariUM - eXterNaL starcaise

Total Area Living Area Built Area Terrace

232,22 m2 98,57 m2 106,65 m2 102,40 m2

Price List - aPartMeNts Phase 1

2 BeD aPartMeNts

Block

Total Area Built Area Terrace

83,52 m2 88,60 m2 48,15 m2

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Door No.

Type

Beds

Price €

1

B1-10

Apartment

3

397.000,00

2

B2-4

Apartment

3

335,000.00

2

B2-8

Apartment

3

415.000,00

3

B3-2

Apartment

2

280.000,00

3

B3-4

Apartment

3

335.000,00

3

B3-5

Apartment

2

275.000,00

3

B3-6

Aparment

3

335.000,00

3

B3-7

Apartment

3

425.000,00

3

B3-8

Apartment

3

418,000.00

3

B3-9

Apartment

3

425.000,00


toWNhoUses

Total Area Living Area Built Area Terrace Solarium

317,80 m2 189,04 m2 268,40 m2 32,16 m2 59,34 m2

Price List - toWNhoUses Phase 2 Block

Door No.

Type

Beds

Price €

2

22

Townhouse 3

435.000,00

2

23

Townhouse 3

435.000,00

2

24

Townhouse 3

440.000,00

2

25

Townhouse 3

440.000,00

2

26

Townhouse 3

440.000,00

2

27

Townhouse 3

460.000,00

2

28

Townhouse 3

440.000,00

2

29

Townhouse 3

440.000,00

2

32

Townhouse 3

450.000,00

2

33

Townhouse 3

450.000,00

2

34

Townhouse 3

470.000,00

2

36

Townhouse 3

450.000,00

2

37

Townhouse 3

450.000,00

Price List valid until 07/05/17. The above indicated prices do not include I.V.A. (10%). The present price list is for information purposes only and may change as a result of our policy of continuous product development. The contents do not constitute a contract, part of a a contract or a warranty. TAYLOR WIMPEY DE ESPAÑA, S.A.U., hereby reserves the right to modify or change the materials, models and layout of these project specifications, based on the criteria of the technical authors of the project.

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and pre-agreements such as the letter of intent, the preliminary agreement, or the option to buy. All these legal documents have the objective of avoiding loose ends or misunderstandings of the terms agreed between the parties. Finally, a title dead will need to be signed in front of a Notary Public, and registration in the Property Registry will follow.

As soon as you announce that you are looking to buy a property, you can expect friends and family to give you their well-intentioned advice, be careful as they might not be updated on the changeable property market.

FINANCING

The following points are here to bring your attention to the main issues you need to consider when buying a property: PROPERTY LEGAL STATUS Once you find a property of your interest do not take further steps before your advisor undertakes the necessary legal searches to guarantee that all issues regarding the ownership of the property are in order. Including, but not limited, to the proper registration at the land registry, the existence of first occupation license or the non-existence of any charges or encumbrances. CONTRACTS Due to the importance of the investment, the final purchase and sale agreement requires previous negotiations

The most common way to buy a house is through a bank mortgage. Before entering into one, it is highly recommended to make a good benchmark study of reliable banks mortgages in the country of purchase. There are significant differences between them that should be considered to make sure they guarantee your best interests. Special attention must be paid to the interest rate selected (fix, variable, mix), the commissions imposed by the bank, and the insurances. TAX TREATMENT There are many taxes involved in the purchase of a house (VAT, transfer tax, stamp duty tax, or municipal capital gain, amongst other) so it is quite important to think about the best tax structure to carry out the purchase to avoid significant extra costs. You are well advised to obtain first hand independent tax advisory before entering the transaction.

CAPITAL GAIN CLAIMS WHEN SELLING A HOUSE Cases in which to claim the return of the capital gain after selling a house. A new sentence by the Constitutional Court, from last February, declares unconstitutional the application of capital gain in those cases in which the house did not increase its value when sold. Following the precedent set by this sentence, one can claim capital gain as follows: – Not when the house is sold at a price higher than when it was bought. – One can only claim the return of the tax if the sale took place in the last 4 years. Otherwise, prescribed. In cases of Inheritance or donation one can claim taking into account the same rules that apply in a conveyancing case. The value included in the acquisition deed and the value stated in the transmission are the one which will determine if the capital gain can be claimed or not.

HOw TO CLAIM 1. Once Capital Gain tax has been paid, a written notice including the amount of the tax paid and a formal request asking for a rectification and devolution of the extra amount paid, must be submitted before the Town Hall which collect the taxes. 2. If the answer is negative we will have a period to submit an Appeal (except in those cities where there is not an Economic-Administrative Municipal Court) and, subsequently, an Administrative-Economic Complaint. 3. From this moment, a judicial procedure can be started and is where the possibilities to gain the claim increase. There is a period of two months to start this procedure before the Superior Court of Justice. We highly recommend to receive the advisory of a professional to proceed with a claim as the possibilities of winning and even the possibility of starting a claim will vary from case to case.

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LA FINCA

La Reserva de Sotogrande

La Finca luxury villas designed by Rafael de La Hoz, located directly on La Canada golf course, in the prestigeous area of Sotogrande, La Reserva de Sotogrande. Construction of phase 1 to be completed in 2019. A secure gated frontline golf complex boasting stunning views of La Canada golf course, Mediterranean Sea and Gibraltar, minutes from the Sotogrande International School, a selection of fine restaurants, and Sotogrande Port.

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This exclusive complex boasts 24hr security, communal pool and separate childrens pool, fully equipped gym and 2 paddle courts. These villas are built to the highest of standards, 3 to 5 bedrooms, varying in size from 177m2 to 257m2 with private terraces and gardens up to 417m2 and optional jacuzzi and private pool. These stunning villas offer many additional features such as underfloor heating, hot and cold A/C, quality fixtures

and fittings, alarm system, fireplace and security intercom. The living rooms are modern and comfortable allowing lots of natural light in, spacious bedrooms and kitchens with direct access to the private terrace or garden. Private carport with space for 2 cars. Contact us for more details, prices and availability, units have already been reserved. Viewing highly recommended.

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ACQUA

Discover the area For people who don’t want to go without anything! Designed for the client who wants to have it all; beaches, a central location, entertainment, facilities and excellent transport connections. The new Acqua residential complex is set among the wide avenues of Nueva Alcantara, just a few hundred metres from the seafront promenade. Shopping, restaurants, health and wellness centres, schools, sports facilities (paddle tennis, tennis, golf and water sports) are all within easy reach of local residents.

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location a privileged location Residents at this unique location in Marbella can wander into the town centre of San Pedro de Alcantara, or relax on the beach at Nueva Alcantara de Marbella, or maybe just stroll along the seafront promenade. You might also decide to enjoy the varied entertainment in the Puerto Banus area. Now you can live in Marbella and have it all! Direct access to the Mediterranean motorway makes for great connections for home-owners in this residential area.

Beach anD golF live near to the beach with a special deal on golf! As well as enjoying the beach and doing your favourite water sports, homeowners at Acqua have a special deal at the Los Arqueros Golf Club. The Arqueros Golf & Country Club is one of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol. It was founded in 1991and was designed by none other than the great Severiano (Seve) Ballesteros. This 18-hole, par 71 winds its way through the hillside of the spectacular Sierra de Ronda mountain range. The club also boasts a luxurious club house where you can find the Pro Shop. Its facilities also include a driving range, putting green, gymnasium and sauna as well as squash, tennis and paddle courts. The club house is truly the bustling centre of the Los Arqueros Golf Club`s social scene. You can enjoy its prestigious, well-known bar and restaurant or take part in varied, fun activities throughout the year. Or simply relax on the terrace, enjoying the wonderful sea views.

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ACQUA

the resiDential Development spacious homes and terraces The residential development is both modern and elegant. It is made up of 4 buildings, each of 4 storeys and it has a residents-only swimming pool. It is located between the Mediterranean Avenue and the Salamanca Avenue. This development consists of 130 apartments. All the homes have their own parking space in the underground garage.

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homes a variety of types for varied needs The apartments have between one and three bedrooms and all share something in common, spacious living areas and natural light. You can take your pick, from a ground-floor home which provides you with the privacy you love, to a top floor penthouse with its own solarium. Acqua offers `Taylor´ made solutions for everybody’s needs, whether that be your family home in Marbella with all the top-notch facilities and great travel links, or a home away from home or simply a great investment opportunity.

the Finishing touch Quality, first and foremost Everything we build follows strict standards of quality control. Our homes are proud of their low energy consumption “C” certification. They have fully fitted kitchens equipped with fridge, ceramic hob, oven and extractor hood, bathrooms with excellent ceramic finishes, top quality taps and fitted shower panels. Pre-installed air-conditioning and a solar-powered water heater are just a couple of the outstanding features to be found in each home’s specifications. Insulation and soundproofing are other features that will allow you to truly enjoy your new home. With over 50 years of building on the Spanish coast under our belt, we take pride in the fact that more than 4,000 clients have put their trust in us.

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ACQUA

price list

3 BeD apartments

Block

Living Area Built Area Terrace Communal Area Total Area

90,38 m2 99,55 m2 15,45 m2 113,96 m2 128,96 m2

Door No.

Type

Beds

Price €

7

7 3º B

Apartment

3

545.000,00

8

8 BAJA

Apartment

3

265.000,00

8

8 3º C

Apartment

3

555.000,00

9

1ºA

Apartment

3

320.000,00

9

3ºB

Apartment

3

480.000,00

9

3ºC

Apartment

3

560.000,00

These layouts are intended for illustration purposes only. The contents do not constitute a contract, part of a contract or a warranty

Price List valid until 07/05/17. The above indicated prices do not include I.V.A. (10%). The present price list is for information purposes only and may change as a result of our policy of continuous product development. The contents do not constitute a contract, part of a a contract or a warranty. TAYLOR WIMPEY DE ESPAÑA, S.A.U., hereby reserves the right to modify or change the materials, models and layout of these project specifications, based on the criteria of the technical authors of the project.

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THE ISLAND Estepona

The Island is a new development of 50 luxury 2,3,4 and 5 bedroom townhouses located in the most exclusive western part of Estepona. Named The Island to capture the essence of the setting, this is a fully gated haven of serenity and security offering private access directly to sandy beaches and the Guadalobon river. With stunning sea views and south, south-east or southwest orientation, the Island is a short walk to Estepona marina, town centre, restaurants, beach bars, a multitude of water based activities and conveniently located for transport connections.

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This fully gated residential complex boasts communal areas with expansive swimming areas and a 50m olympic pool, childrens pool, lush maintained gardens with tranquil fountains and waterfalls, gym and spa with Turkish bath and sauna in the common areas of the complex. The townhouses themselves are finished to the highest of standards with the latest domotic home automation systems, hot and cold A/C and under floor heating throughout. Each townhouse has fully fitted and equipped open kitchen and laundry room, a fireplace in the lounge, spacious bedrooms with built in wardrobe. Private roof terrace with jacuzzi, pergola, ceramic and timbertech decking. Each townhouse has a private garage with personal access to the house. The Island is a true rarity, one of the only luxury frontline beach complexes with a contemporary architectural design. Viewing is highly recommended.

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MARKET REPORT

House prices rising in Spain in areas with high demand and low supply House values in Spain increased by 2% in April but the country’s housing market is still seeing some significant differences between cities, coastal areas and island locations.

The latest data from appraisal company Tinsa shows that prices in big cities like Barcelona and Madrid were up 6.1% and in the Balearic and Canary Islands they were up 4% while along the Mediterranean coast they were up 1.3%.

prices are falling in many parts of the interior where there is little or no demand, whilst rising in hot markets with strong demand like Barcelona, Madrid, Ibiza, and Marbella,’ he added.

While the housing market is undoubtedly recovering it is still a mixed outlook. Figures from the Land Registers Association showed prices were up 7.4% in the first quarter of the year and the Fomento index was up by 2.2% in the first quarter.

Indeed, Barcelona’s property market appears to be one of the most dynamic in Spain at the moment with the latest market report from agents Engel & Volkers showing that prices per square metre are up to €12,000 in the Zona Alta and Diagonal Mar districts.

But the Idealista index, which covers resale asking prices, shows they were down by 0.7% in May and the index from the Notaires Association showed a fall of 1.3% in March.

‘Even though the level of construction has gone up, demand still significantly exceeds the availability of homes,’ said Oriol Canal, managing director of Engel & Volkers Market in Barcelona.

‘There’s not much of a pattern to discern other than the sense that average house prices are either slightly rising or slightly falling, either way not changing by much,’ said Mark Stucklin of Spanish Property Insight. He pointed out that the index from the land registrars only looks at the price of property that has sold twice in the period of study so that explains why it is out of line with other indicators. ‘National house price figures are not much use when it comes to understanding local markets but they might influence expectations and confidence. In reality, house

It also shows that international demand is rising and families from Russia, France, Bulgaria, Argentina and the United States are particularly looking for large, light modern apartments with sea views. The firm is predicting further prices rises in Barcelona due to the high demand from overseas buyers. ‘Barcelona is a region with a healthy economy and excellent infrastructure, which offers a high quality of life. We predict that this year prices for high quality residential property in prime locations will rise by 9%,’ said.

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COSTA BLANCA & BRAVA

The Costa Blanca is a unique destination which appeals to nearly every taste. Known as the ‘White Coast’ it offers over 200 kilometres of glorious beaches, the bright lights of Benidorm, the sporters’ paradise of Alicante and the calming mountainous pine forests and attractive bays of Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa. The Costa Brava by contrast is a beautiful rugged coast seated at the foothills of the Pyrenees as it joins the Mediterranean. Property in the Costa Brava is among the most expensive within Spain, the most famous resort towns are Cadaqués, Roses, L’Escala, Blanes, Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar, which were frequented by the likes of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Strictly speaking the Costa Brava stops several kilometres north of Barcelona, but Spain’s second city tends to dominate the region, the pretty city of Girona is another historical highlight of the Costa Brava proper.


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n LA RECOLETA III

Taylor Whimpey España

Alicante

n RABASSA 63-67

Athena Advisers

Barcelona

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Altea

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Taylor Whimpey España

Javea

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Athena Advisers

Barcelona

COSTA BLANCA


LA RECOLETA III

DIsCOver The AreA Costa Blanca: one of the main destinations for residential tourism The province of ALICANTE, on the Mediterranean coast, is a pleasant place to live all year round, with average annual temperatures of 19ยบC. The sandy beaches and an average of 320 days of sunshine per year ensures the areas continued popularity. The festivities that are celebrated throughout the year in the province are a symbolic representation of different cultures, with the Festival of Moors and Christians, the Fallas, Hogueras and Easter week processions being the most famous. The province of Alicante has all the conditions necessary for an excellent quality of life: sun, sand, nature, food, culture, excellent communications and a great infrastructure. 900 130 044 (Freephone Spain) 08000 121 020 (Freephone UK) 0800 5111551 (Freephone Germany) +34 971 70 69 72 (Rest of the world) www.taylorwimpeyspain.com

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LOCATION Only 200 metres from the beach Located near the beach, El SeĂąorio de Punta Prima, developed by Grupo Inmobiliario Gomendio, is one of the most exclusive urbanisations on the Costa Blanca some 5 kilometres to the south west of Torrevieja. Communications are excellent, by road or by Bus. El Altet International Airport (Alicante is only 45 minutes away, with San Javier airport in Murcia only being 30 minutes drive to the south.

DeveLOPMeNT A complete, relaxing and comfortable home, in beautiful natural setting La Recoleta III is a Mediterranean residential development, located in the Punta Prima area of Torrevieja. All the homes are built from high quality materials and have a variety of views: to the large swimming pool, garden area and to the sea. The Mediterranean architecture is specifically designed to suit the surroundings.

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LA RECOLETA III

hOMes Guarantee of Taylor Wimpey spain – Grupo Inmobiliario Gomendio La Recoleta III consists of apartments of 2 and 3 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms. The development includes a large communal swimming pool and garden areas. Each property comes with a secure underground.

FINIshes We make the distinction between building a house and creating a home The apartments are built to the highest standards and include designer brands of fixtures and fittings. The apartments are air conditioned, double glazing and security doors. There is also terrestrial and satellite television dish. Properties are adapted to the New Technical Building Code according to European Standards of Edification.

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TYPe B - APArTMeNT 3 BeDs

Built Terrace Total Area

TYPe D - APArTMeNT 3 BeDs

84,00 m2 14,20 m2 98,20 m2

Built Terrace Total Area

TYPe e - APArTMeNT 3 BeDs

85,30 m2 13,60 m2 98,90 m2

PrICe LIsT Block Floor Door No.

Built Terrace Total Area

Type

Beds

Price €

15

BAJO B15-BAJO A

Apt.

3

199.000,00

15

BAJO B15-BAJO B

Apt.

3

189.000,00

15

BAJO B15-BAJO C

Apt.

3

184.000,00

15

BAJO B15-BAJO E

Apt.

2

209.000,00

15

BAJO B15-BAJO F

Apt.

2

189.000,00

15

1

B15-1ºA

Apt.

3

204.000,00

15

1

B15-1ºD

Apt.

3

214.000,00

15

1

B15-1ºE

Apt.

3

244.000,00

15

1

B15-1ºF

Apt.

2

194.000,00

15

1

B15-1ºG

Apt.

3

189.000,00

15

5

B15-1ºD

Apt.

3

289.000,00

106,45 m2 13,35 m2 119,80 m2

This layout is intended for ilustration purposes only. The contents do not constitute a contract, part of a contract or a warranty.

Price List valid until 21/05/17. The above indicated prices do not include I.V.A. (10%). The present price list is for information purposes only and may change as a result of our policy of continuous product development. The contents do not constitute a contract, part of a a contract or a warranty. TAYLOR WIMPEY DE ESPAÑA, S.A.U., hereby reserves the right to modify or change the materials, models and layout of these project specifications, based on the criteria of the technical authors of the project.

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RABASSA 63-67 DISCOVER THE AREA Located within the dynamic district of Gracia in Barcelona is a rare new loft launch. Offering close links to public transport, the 6 new apartments have been developed by Spanish developers Norvet and form part of the transformation of an old factory, creating bright properties which benefit from very high ceilings and private parking. The vibrant, boho-chic neighbourhood of Gràcia is often considered a “small” city within the “big city” located just a mere 20 minutes’ walk from central Barcelona it retains an air of a tight-knit village community yet offers an exceptional array of shops, traditional restaurants and typical Spanish bars. This lovely little neighbourhood seems to strike the perfect balance between highly regarded international restaurants and organic food shops, trendy boutiques and forward-thinking child-care centres, cool co-working spaces and local grocery stores. In recent years, it has become something of a hub for chic shops stocking hand-crafted pieces showcasing local designers.

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THE DEVELOPMENT Located within a completely renovated old factory, Rabassa offers future owners modern interiors with an industrial twist in keeping with the style of the building. The properties vary from 1 to 3 bedrooms of generous surfaces between 66 and 112 sqm. The impressive ceiling height of 7m accentuates the space by making the living rooms very bright and exudes a grand but intimate atmosphere. INTERIORS The lofts benefit from modern fully equipped open kitchens and wooden floors. The wooden frame is visible in the living room while the exterior facade keeps the authentic bricks, which have been repainted in line with a contemporary design of today. Finally, the bathrooms are fitted with earthenware, Italian showers and light grey porcelain tiles. The properties also benefit from advanced home automation known as “smart home” which will allow future owners to control the intensity of light, heating, air conditioning, electric shutters and security system directly from their smartphone and/ or tablet. This advanced technology also saves considerable energy.

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Particular attention has been taken with regards to the aesthetics of this exclusive transformation with particular attention paid to the design of the apartments and the quality of the finishes. A wide choice of materials and fittings are available to allow you to customise the property according to your preferences. KEy fEATuRES INCLuDE: n Historical industrial property on residential street n Private Parking n Near city centre, away from the crowds n Easy access to major link road and city exits n Community of locals and international residents n Surrounded by independent boutiques, bars and businesses n Vibrant cultural scene n Abundant local sports clubs n Local parks and gardens Prices from €670,000 - €1M

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BLUEPORT ALTEA Timeless villas tailored to your wishes

THE PRESTIGIOUS ALTEA HILLS ESTATE GROUP LAUNCHES THE MOST LUXURIOUS EXCLUSIVE RESIDENTIAL VILLA COMPLEX ON THE COSTA BLANCA. It’s BluePort Altea, a project of extraordinarily beautiful and comfortable villas located in the best available spot in Altea Hills - a unique place form which the views of the bay of Altea are simply unsurpassable and where the peace and quiet, privacy and natural surroundings envelope each and every home. BluePort stands for elegance and exclusivity specially for highly refined residents who invest on a luxurious level, and who seek to develop their stylish life in a setting of privacy, family comfort and first-class refinement. The grounds where BluePort is located are truly mind blowing! All BluePort residences are situated on private parcels of around 1,000 square meters. Each villa has approximately 500 square meters of living area,

including 5 bedrooms, a grand living room with an open kitchen, a dining room, spacious bathrooms, a fitness centre, and an optional cinema room; they also contain independent service-quarters, an elevator, a garage for 3 cars, ample storage spaces and pleasant inner patios and gardens. Moreover, we encourage you to give it your own personal touch and uniqueness. There is Truth in the proverb ”My home is my castle” being more than just luxurious surroundings, BluePort Altea offers an absolute sense of security as a result of the enclosed perimeter of Altea Hills. The Shelter of the mountains and the endless sea provides the perfect symbiosis between the privacy of your home and overwhelming nature. The contrasted character of BluePort Altea inspired by world-famous interior designer Eric Kuster to create a dedicated design line; Blue by Eric Kuster.

It is the perfect match born from a passion for luxury and beauty, balancing classic and modern, light and dark, hot and cold, luxury and natural materials. Blue by Eric Kuster is Metropolitan Luxury in one of the world’s most beautiful places. Apply for a full brochure: www.globalluxuriousproperties.com www.blueportaltea.com Contact Agent: Global Luxurious Properties Team of Professional Real Estate Consultants T 0031-(0)15-2630195 E: info@globalluxuriousproperties.com www.globalluxuriousproperties.com

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ARENAL DREAM Discover the area Javea: the Pearl of the costa Blanca Javea (Xabia), also known as the Pearl of the Costa Blanca, is an important international tourist destination in the north of the province of Alicante (Spain), situated in between the “Cabo de San Antonio” and “Cabo de la Nao”. Found at the foot of the Montgo, (a protected natural park) and extending out to many beaches and coves with crystal clear water. Its ideal geographic situation allows good weather with an average temperature of 20ºC all year round. Its old town and main beach area (The Port and the Arenal) are famous for their large offer of gastronomy and leisure.

During these last years the population has experimented a large development which has converted Javea into a multicultural city, more than half the population is foreign.

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LocatioN Natural Park and marine reserve These newly built apartments are located in the area of El Arenal, only 300 meters from the beach of El Arenal. This beach has been awarded with a Blue Flag and one of the best beaches in the Valencian Community. Along the 2 Km stretch of beach, there are a variety of restaurants and beach bars. Within walking distance you will find shops and services.

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ARENAL DREAM DeveLoPMeNt exclusive urbanization close to arenal beach Arenal Dream is a residential development consisting of 25 properties. Composed by 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. All homes are built and finished with top quality materials. The development also comprises garage parking, communal swimming pool and communal gardens, creating a lovely, comfortable and relaxing surrounding.

hoMes tranquillity and well being with taylor Wimpey Arenal Dream comprises of apartments of 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, American style kitchen and lounge/dining room. The ground floor apartmentshave back and front private gardens. The ample terraces are integrated as part of the living room that receives plenty of sunlight through the large French windows. Each property comes with anunderground parking space.

FiNishes We know the difference between building a house and creating a home We select the ideal setting and then design our properties to blend perfectly with their natural surroundings. Taylor Wimpey has designed these homes following the new building standards and the latest interior trends ready to satisfy the most demanding tastes. All properties of Arenal Dream feature standard central air conditioning system, kitchen with oven, vitroceramic hob and extractor fan, and acoustic insulation, to latest EU building regulations. We go that extra mile to provide a quality finish that means so much.

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aPartMeNt 2 BeDs

Built Area Terrace Garden

aPartMeNt 3 BeDs

From 65,04 m2 From 15,42 m2 From 52,31 m2 to 55,20 m2

Built Area Terrace Garden

From 83,37 m2 From 18,40 m2 From 63,69 m2 to 136,06 m2

These layouts are intended for ilustration purposes only. The contents do not constitute a contract, part of a contract or a warranty.

Price List Block Floor Door No. Type

Beds

Price â‚Ź

A

BAJA A-B-A

Apartment

2

239.000,00

A

3

A-3-A

Apartment

2

281.000,00

B

BAJA B-B-B

Apartment

3

278.000,00

B

1

B-1-A

Apartment

3

257.000,00

B

2

B-2-A

Apartment

3

262.000,00

B

2

B-2-B

Apartment

3

266.000,00

B

3

B-3-B

Apartment

3

313.000,00

C

BAJA C-B-B

Apartment

2

235.000,00

C

1

Apartment

2

220.000,00

C-1-B

Price List valid until 21/05/17. The above indicated prices do not include I.V.A. (10%). The present price list is for information purposes only and may change as a result of our policy of continuous product development. The contents do not constitute a contract, part of a a contract or a warranty. TAYLOR WIMPEY DE ESPAĂ‘A, S.A.U., hereby reserves the right to modify or change the materials, models and layout of these project specifications, based on the criteria of the technical authors of the project.

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MARKET REPORT

Spain’s recovering property market sees sales down by 8% in April The up and down nature of the recovery in the Spanish property market is revealed in the latest statistics which show that sales recorded in the Land Registry fell by 8% in April compared to a year ago.

The figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) mean that the housing market has seen its biggest fall since February 2014 but it follows a big surge in March of almost 30%. According to Mark Stucklin of Spanish Property Insight while the falls comes as something of a surprise it should also be noted that with the odd exception sales have increased steadily almost every month for the last four years and are still up by 10% year to date. ‘As always, it’s important to bear mind that the INE’s figures are based on sales inscribed in the Land Register, not actual sales that took place in the period. As such they lag the market by about two or three months. So this decline reflects a decline in sales closed around January and February,’ he explained. He also pointed out that April’s decline might have something to do with the unusually large increase in March. ‘Perhaps sales were brought forward into the March recording period. Some experts quoted in the Spanish press are attributing the decline to Easter falling in April this year, but that doesn’t make sense for the time lag reason,’ he added.

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There was a modest fall of 5% in resales but a big decline of 22% in new home sales and Stucklin explained that new home sales don’t include off-plan sales, which won’t be counted until the homes are built and delivered. A breakdown of the figures show that in regions where foreigners tend to buy there was a big increase in Tenerife, up almost 50% in the northern regions of Asturias and Cantabria, and the Costa Brava is finally showing some growth with a rise of 6%. At the other end of the scale it was a bad month for Castellón province, home to the Costa del Azahar with a fall of 36% while Valencia City was down 29%, Malaga province, home to the Costa del Sol, was down 28% and Murcia down19%. Even the Balearics, which has been one of the hottest markets for years, was down 15%. ‘Brexit is undoubtedly having an impact on sales in Malaga, Alicante, Murcia, and the Balearics, where the British are an important component of demand, but that doesn’t explain the slump in buyer activity in regions like Barcelona and Madrid,’ said Stucklin.


GOTHIC QUARTER ESCUDELLERS DISCOVER THE AREA Located within the dynamic district of Gracia in Barcelona is a rare new loft launch. Offering close links to public transport, the 6 new apartments have been developed by Spanish developers Norvet and form part of the transformation of an old factory, creating bright properties which benefit from very high ceilings and private parking. The vibrant, boho-chic neighbourhood of Gràcia is often considered a “small” city within the “big city” located just a mere 20 minutes’ walk from central Barcelona it retains an air of a tight-knit village community yet offers an exceptional array of shops, traditional restaurants and typical Spanish bars. This lovely little neighbourhood seems to strike the perfect balance between highly regarded international restaurants and organic food shops, trendy boutiques and forward-thinking child-care centres, cool co-working spaces and local grocery stores. In recent years, it has become something of a hub for chic shops stocking hand-crafted pieces showcasing local designers.

THE DEVELOPMENT The new development Escudellers 44 perfectly symbolises Barcelona’s contemporary revival. Consisting of just 16 apartments, this development represents a unique investment opportunity in an up-and-coming destination.

Located on Plaza George Orwell, the square honouring the antifascist English novelist who came to Barcelona in 1936 and was stationed on the Aragon front in the Spanish Civil War. The stones of this historic building were first laid more than 500 years ago to build a single-family house. The property

has evolved over the years and today stands as a four-storey building with gothic features dating back to 1769. The renovation of the building is the result of the collaboration between experienced Spanish developer Norvet and the famous architect Xavier Guitart from Barcelona.

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THE DEVELOPMENT

INTERIORS

The new development Escudellers 44 perfectly symbolises Barcelona’s contemporary revival. Consisting of just 16 apartments, this development represents a unique investment opportunity in an upand-coming destination.

The 16 apartments will be finished to the highest of standards and will vary from 1 to 3 bedrooms and display generous interior spaces between 46 sqm and 141 sqm. All apartments will enjoy either balconies or some will boast a large private rooftop terrace from 13 to 77 sqm.

Located on Plaza George Orwell, the square honouring the anti-fascist English novelist who came to Barcelona in 1936 and was stationed on the Aragon front in the Spanish Civil War. The stones of this historic building were first laid more than 500 years ago to build a single-family house. The property has evolved over the years and today stands as a four-storey building with gothic features dating back to 1769. The renovation of the building is the result of the collaboration between experienced Spanish developer Norvet and the famous architect Xavier Guitart from Barcelona.

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The modern open plan kitchens and bathrooms are delivered fully equipped. Owners will be able to choose from a wide selection of tiles, parquet floors and coatings which are available to satisfy the requirements of an international clientele. In addition, the ‘smart-home’ properties will benefit from advanced home automation which will offer residents comfort and safety. Owners will be able to configure their preferred home environment from anywhere in the world by choosing the intensity of light, setting the room temperature, or consulting the security

system when away from home. Finally, thanks to the ‘smarthome’ technology, the energy consumption of the apartments will be fully optimized. Besides its impeccable level of finishes and its innovative architecture, the Escudellers project is distinguished above all thanks to its unbeatable location.


KEy FEATURES INCLUDE: n Historical industrial property on residential street n Private Parking n Near city centre, away from the crowds n Easy access to major link road and city exits n Community of locals and international residents n Surrounded by independent boutiques, bars and businesses n Vibrant cultural scene n Abundant local sports clubs n Local parks and gardens

Prices from €365,000 - €1.90M

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THE ISLANDS

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, The Balearic are made up of several islands, the most popular are Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Property sales in the Balearics have risen 32.3 per cent year on year thanks in part to strict planning laws but between the four islands there is something to suit all tastes with a mix of country homes, seafront apartments and luxury villas. An archipelago of islands, the Canary Islands offers a varied choice for property hunters with seven islands all different in size and geography. Tenerife is by far the largest of the islands followed by Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and finally El Hierro.


MALLORCA IBIZA

n CAp BLANC IBIZA

Global Luxurious Properties Talamanca, Ibiza

n SERENITY

Taylor Wimpey España

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Nova Santa Ponsa, Mallorca Cala Vinyes, Mallorca

TENERIFE

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www.capblancibiza.com

They say it’s the lifestyle that makes Ibiza the place of unparalleled beauty Cap Blanc Ibiza represents a luxurious residential private complex with on-site 24 hours security, with only 9 modern design villas all with exceptional sea-views and located in Ibiza – Talamanca, Cap Martinet, one of Ibiza’s outstanding and sought after locations. 58 NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

The villas of Cap Blanc Ibiza will be built using the most innovative construction methods. They are decorated with attractive architectural details and are fitted with the latest smart home automation systems to give them the ultimate finishing touch. Each villa has been exclusively designed with unique shapes and proportions, allowing it to fit in naturally within its surroundings. Construction period of each villa is approx. 12 months.Each villa will be tailored to your own wishes.


The grounds of Cap Blanc Ibiza have been carefully selected. Therefore, it not only ensures its aesthetic value, but also your investment. Cap Blanc Ibiza is currently the most luxurious real estate development on Ibiza. Each villa is ensured of total privacy whilst enjoying unobstructed views on the sea. Within such an extraordinary space, Cap Blanc Ibiza stands as an exclusive private world of comfort and security. The luxurious modern design villas of Cap Blanc Ibiza are very open, luminous and airy. One of the main features of Cap Blanc Ibiza is the way it communicates with its environment, each residence has a private garden, lounge areas, large outside swimming pool within her own exclusive private world. Starting price: â‚Ź 4,500,000 For further information contact: Global Luxurious Properties T: +31 (0)-15-2630195 info@globalluxuriousproperties.com | www.globalluxuriousproperties.com Minerva Development T: +31 (0)20 471 57 83 info@minerva.nl | www.minerva.nl

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serenity Discover the area Golf, beach and Puerto adriano marina Serenity is situated in Nova Santa Ponsa, one of the island’s most exclusive and in-demand areas of the south west of Mallorca. Santa Ponsa is in a great location, surrounded by some of Mallorca’s top golf clubs including Golf Santa Ponsa I, II and III, Golf de Andratx, Golf de Poniente and Bendinat Golf. It is also close to the coast, in an area dotted with beautiful coves and beaches and some of the island’s most exclusive marinas such as Puerto Adriano, which is only a few minutes’ walk from Serenity, Puerto Portals and Puerto de Andratx. The exclusive Puerto Adriano marina, designed by Philippe Starck, is just less than 1 km away and has a wide variety of elegant bars and restaurants as well as some of the most exclusive designer stores. It is one of the most modern marinasin the Mediterranean and is an exceptional base for super yachts. With its great design and an array of premium services, it is a fiercely sought after destination.

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LocatioN only 20 minutes from the centre of Palma Our exclusive Serenity development is less than 1 kilometre from Puerto Adriano, 10 kilometres from Puerto Portals and less than 20 kilometres from Puerto de Andratx. Serenity is accessible within just a 25 minute drive from Palma de Mallorca airport and just 20 kilometres from the city centre.

DeveLoPmeNt on the santa Ponsa Golf course and near Puerto adriano The new Serenity residential complex is located next to the Santa Ponsa III Golf Club. The properties have a spacious and modern interior design. These new homes will benefit from three spacious bedrooms and private terraces, with the ground floor properties enjoying large private gardens. In the communal area there are two private swimming pools, for residents only, which are surrounded by a solarium area with views over the large communal gardens. All properties include exterior allocated parking spaces. Underground parking spaces also available.

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SERENITY

homes tranquillity and well being with taylor Wimpey In order to ensure the maximum amount of light, the properties are southwest and southeast facing, with their spacious terraces allowing residents to enjoy the sunny days and warm Mediterranean evenings that Mallorca provides throughout most of the year. Ground floor properties will also have large gardens for private use.

FiNishes We know the difference between building a house and creating a home The properties are built to the very highest standards with designer materials and branded appliances. The specifications include air conditioning, under floor heating throughout, double-glazing, a security door, a TV aerial and a satellite dish.

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aPartmeNt 3 BeDs

Terrace Garden Total Area

From 36,88 m2 to 87,23 m2 From 82,00 m2 to 406,93 m2 From 108,27 m2 to 140,16 m2

Price List Block Floor Door No. Type

Beds

Price €

Block Floor Door No. Type

Beds

Price €

1

PB

1-0-1

Apartment

3

740.000,00

2

P1

2-1-1

Apartment

3

550.000,00

1

P1

1-1-1

Apartment

3

545.000,00

2

P1

2-1-3

Apartment

3

550.000,00

1

P1

1-1-2

Apartment

3

555.000,00

2

P2

2-2-2

Apartment

3

725.000,00

1

P1

1-1-3

Apartment

3

550.000,00

3

PB

3-0-2

Apartment

3

640.000,00

1

P2

1-2-2

Apartment

3

570.000,00

3

P1

3-1-1

Apartment

3

550.000,00

1

P2

1-2-3

Apartment

3

560.000,00

3

P1

3-1-3

Apartment

3

550.000,00

1

P3

1-3-1

Apartment

3

790.000,00

3

P2

3-2-1

Apartment

3

725.000,00

1

P3

1-3-2

Apartment

3

790.000,00

3

P2

3-2-2

Apartment

3

725.000,00

2

PB

2-0-1

Apartment

3

670.000,00

These layouts are intended for ilustration purposes only. The contents do not constitute a contract, part of a contract or a warranty.

Price List valid until 21/05/17. The above indicated prices do not include I.V.A. (10%). The present price list is for information purposes only and may change as a result of our policy of continuous product development. The contents do not constitute a contract, part of a a contract or a warranty. TAYLOR WIMPEY DE ESPAÑA, S.A.U., hereby reserves the right to modify or change the materials, models and layout of these project specifications, based on the criteria of the technical authors of the project.

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CALA VINYES HILLS

Discover the area La cala resort, Mijas Cala Vinyes Hills is located in the prestigious area of Cala Vinyes, in the south west of Mallorca and just 20 minutes from Palma, the capital and largest city of the Island. Cala Vinyes slopes downwards to the warm crystal waters of the Mediterranean. This great location is surrounded by some of the most exclusive marinas such as Puerto Portals and Port Adriano which are only a few minutes drive from our development, and has a wide variety of elegant bars and restaurants and such as the most exclusive designer stores. It is also near top golf clubs on the island including Golf Santa Ponsa, Golf de Bendinat, Golf de Poniente and Son Vida Golf.

900 130 044 (Freephone Spain) 08000 121 020 (Freephone UK) 0800 5111551 (Freephone Germany) +34 971 70 69 72 (Rest of the world) www.taylorwimpeyspain.com NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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CALA VINYES HILLS

LocatioN only 20 minutes from the centre of Palma Our exclusive Cala Vinyes Hills properties are less than 20 Km from Palma de Mallorca, which offers best restaurants, stores,and nightlife as well as a thriving arts scene and a lively cafe society. Mallorca’s International airport of Son Sant Joan is approximately a 20 minutes drive from our development. It is also just a few minutes from Puerto Portals and Port Adriano.

DeveLoPMeNt New homes near a beach on the south West of Mallorca The new Cala Vinyes Hills residential complex is a modern gated community with spacious 3 bedroom properties with private terraces and gardens such as private parking spaces. Some of these properties will have sea views. The communal area includes a swimming pool surrounded by a solarium area and landscaped communal gardens for the exclusive use of owners.

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hoMes Well appointed apartments and duplexes Cala Vinyes Hills consists of 3 bedroom apartments and duplex properties overlooking the communal gardens and swimming pool. All top floors will benefit from ample roof terraces for private use and some of them will also enjoy nice sea views.

FiNishes high quality finishes Taylor Wimpey has created a new concept of housing, based on a good use of space, creating a lounge opening onto the terrace and integrating the open plan kitchen within the design of the unit, getting a maximum use out of space and light. Built under the new European standards of construction that provide maximum insulation between apartments, thermal insulation, automatic indoor air regeneration and the use of solar panels.

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The Seven at La Reserva de Sotogrande cgi by Jensen & Skodvin Norway


u A house can be a true work of art. Since the earliest days of modern architecture, there have been rare and valued examples of architects creating domestic spaces that represent a complete synthesis of every aspect of their art and approach. The German term for this all-encompassing approach is gesamtkunstwerk – ‘total work of art’ – and it resulted in some of the grandest and most accomplished pieces of residential architecture ever made. The opportunity to live well while also enhancing global architecture culture on a grand scale is rare. Finding a site, commissioning an architect, and creating a house that embodies a sense of place as well as world-leading innovation is rarer still. To find seven such houses in one location is therefore truly unique. La Reserva is such an opportunity. Perched high in the foothills of the Sierra Almenara, overlooking the sparkling seas of the Costa del Sol and the horizon revealing the distant forms of Gibraltar and Africa, La Reserva (1,154 acres / 467 hectares) is the next chapter in the illustrious history of the 5,000-acre privately owned real estate and leisure destination; a slice of beautiful Andalusian countryside, the most beautiful and secluded hideaway on the coast. La Reserva will be set within a landscape developed by Jean Mus, the highly decorated French master of Provençal and Mediterranean landscape design. Renowned for his work at Ritz Paris, Palais de Monaco and numerous private residences along the Mediterranean, Mus’ masterplan unites the relationship between nature and architecture, with strictly indigenous planting allowing the terraces and gardens to blend with the surrounding hills. Here, scattered within private and secure communities will be a limited number of ultra-contemporary residences, from €2m, of exceptional contemporary architecture and allied in their orientation to nature’s rhythms, the landscape and the passage of the sun and changing seasons. At La Reserva’s apex, high in the hills, within its own private and gated community, will be seven world-exemplary residences (from €13m), taking Sotogrande’s sense of exclusivity and seclusion to another level. NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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The residences at La Reserva will be amongst the most spectacular pieces of architecture to ever grace the Andalusian hills, a region already rich in both traditional vernacular building and contemporary design. The opportunity for innovation, whilst still respecting an ancient landscape and the environment and traditions that shaped it, is unprecedented and truly exciting. www.7sotogrande.com

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The Seven at La Reserva de Sotogrande cgi by Gumuchdjian Architects


Seven of the world’s most acclaimed architects have been invited to design seven villas, creating the ultimate representation of their ethos and aesthetic, tailor made for the site and climate. Each villa sits on a private and secure 10,000 square metre (one hectare) plot, yet the hope is that the seven owners and their families will ultimately come together, finding shared ground in the journeys that have brought them to this place. In many respects, La Reserva is the culmination of the Sotogrande project. Founded in 1962, the community was a refined and discrete destination from the outset, intended as a place to escape from an increasingly media-saturated world. On this sheltered coast, residents found privacy with style in amongst an environment of exceptional quality, from the design and materials used to the way that space, light and architecture reached out to embrace the Spanish skies. These twenty square kilometres have now served as a distinctive retreat for many decades, with five world-acclaimed golf clubs, some of the world’s best Polo fields, tennis and racquet clubs, sailing facilities, an equestrian centre and 1,400 berth marina, as well as a selection of the region’s best restaurants. La Reserva shares all this and more. The seven villas are the work of some of the biggest names in contemporary architecture, including Ben van Berkel of the Amsterdam-based UNStudio, best known for their fluid, elegant villas and bold, sculptural towers. Carlos Ferrater, who heads up the Office of Architecture in Barcelona brings a distinctive angular twist to the white-walled perfectionism of Mediterranean Modern, creating public and private spaces that are refined, gracious and bold. The London office of Philip Gumuchdjian has worked all over the world, with works ranging from tiny boathouses to a collaboration with the legendary Japanese architect Shigeru Ban on the Pompidou Gallery in Metz, France. The Valencian practice of Fran Silvestre shares a delight in the abstract and architectonic possibilities of solids and voids. Silvestre’s whitewalled architecture is never plain, but always spectacular - an abstract canvas for living. Jan Jensen, founding partner of the Oslo firm of Jensen & Skodvin, creates buildings with a strong connection to their environment, emphasising natural materials and traditional craft in a modern shell. Marcio Kogan, founder of Studio Mk27 in São Paolo, has a similarly close relationship with materials and place, while the Swedish architect Andreas Martin-Löf creates houses that frame their spectacular surroundings. Sotogrande will provide the perfect canvas for these seven skilled practitioners. Each house will share a sense of grand scale and great occasion, translated through seven very different architectural approaches but all including spacious entertaining rooms and living areas, as well as facilities like pools, wine cellars, gyms and media rooms, staff accommodation, ample parking and studios or art rooms. Amenities include access to Sotogrande’s long-established facilities as well as the private new Country Club currently under construction at La Reserva. Here will be an exceptional health and wellness spa, lagoons, tennis club, trails for cyclying, horseriding or strolling, and plenty of activities dedicated exclusively to children’s enjoyment. This is a landscape steeped in prehistoric legacy, with a crucial role in the history of modern Spain. Wildlife abounds around the surrounding 1,500-hectare nature reserve, with its rare marshland and many indigenous species. Jean Mus’ vision for the landscape embraces Sotogrande’s wild and beautiful nature, with authentic Mediterranean flora mixed with hard landscaping that utilises the long-standing Spanish tradition of building with stone. NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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Buying a nEW-BuiLD

Buying a new build property is becoming a more popular choice, particularly for first time buyers and those looking for an investment property, but despite the fact that a new build is brand new, there are still some downsides you need to watch out for before you buy‌ Here we explore the benefits and downsides of a new build property

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BRAND NEW

NEW THINGS COST MORE!

You’ll be the first person to live in the property meaning everything will be brand spanking new so maintenance costs should also be very low for the first few years.

A new build often comes at a premium price, and much like a new car that depreciates in value as soon as you drive it off a forecourt, a new build is only worth its price if you plan to keep it for a while to justify the instant drop in value.

ENERGY EFFICIENT New built homes are built to the latest specifications, so major repairs should be unnecessary for the first few years. They also tend to be more energyefficient, too, so you could benefit from lower utility bills.

NEW DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN QUALITY Just because the property is new it doesn’t guarantee quality – be sure to check out the developer and ensure your built reflects that of the show-home

MODERN TECHNOLOGY New homes and properties are often equipped with the latest technology built right in – think alarm systems, speaker systems, internet wiring, and cabling. Thus saving you lots of time, money, and holes in the walls

SIZE The rooms in most new-build homes are often smaller than those in older properties, so if space is a key issue be sure to take this into consideration when buying a newly built property

WARRANTY PROTECTION Depending upon the country most new-build homes come with a warranty covering structural defects.

A BLANK CANVAS New builds are usually decorated in plain, neutral colour schemes that you can begin to personalise as soon as you move in. If you move into a home that someone has lived in, you might need to spend some time adjusting the property to suit your tastes – this may be more difficult as there could be old wallpaper to remove, kitchen cabinets, bathroom tiles, etc

UNFORESEEN STRUCTURAL ISSUES MAY STILL CROP UP Occurrences like subsidence can unfortunately happen at any time. All homes naturally shift a bit, and new houses can take a period of time to ‘settle’, so the odd hairline crack is usually nothing to worry about. However, if it appears to be getting worse, a Surveyor will be able to confirm whether or not the movement you have seen is truly a cause for concern and will advise on ways to rectify the problem.

PERSONALISATION If buying off-plan, you might be able to choose your own fixtures and finishes enabling you to give the property a personal touch at no extra cost NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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SOTOGRANDE

A sensational single storey house presently under construction in prestigious Sotogrande Costa which is destined to become one of Sotogrande’s finest properties. The house has 5 en-suite bedrooms. Of which 4 access a beautifully crafted central garden/ patio with the master bedroom looking along the length of the swimming pool. On the other side of this L shaped patio the main area of the house is open plan with different areas set aside for the entrance hall, sitting room, dining area and kitchen.

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The house is being built to the very highest specifications by ARK the well known Andalucian arquitects, designers and builders. ARK’s standards are unmatched in Sotogrande and this property will achieve a supreme level of excellence. The basement area of 349m2 can be fitted out the buyers requirement at a separate cost.

5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms 1008m2 built 2676 plot € 3,950,000 Due for completion in summer 2018.

James Stewart in association with Savills C/ Sierra Bermeja, s/n, Ed. Ayala 1, Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro, 11311 - Sotogrande, Cádiz T +34 956 795 300 | M +34 617 461 014 | info@js-sotogrande.com www.js-sotogrande.com NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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SYZYGY Homes brings together a series of factors that produce a unique living environment on the Costa del Sol. An enviable location, exclusive modern Mediterranean design and the finest materials coincide to make SYZYGY Homes the ideal lifestyle choice, in the New Golden Mile. SINCE 1990

Discover more about this new living experience at SYZYGYbyFm.com


New developments

SPAIN Madrid

THE JOSÉ ABASCAL 48 PROJECT Prices from €2,150,000 Situated on one of Madrid’s most prestigious and important streets, Calle José Abascal, home to many exclusive restaurants, hotels, gyms and boutique shops is the extraordinary development JOSE ABASCAL 48. This exclusive development comprises of seventeen stunning residences spread across nine floors, with one bedroom apartments to superb penthouses with private terraces offered. ONE BEDROOM RESIDENCES There are two elegant one bedroom residences available on the first floor of the building. They are ideal investment properties due to their proximity to the capital’s Central Business District (AZCA) and the headquarters of many multinational companies.

Each residence offers a comfortable living and dining room area and a fully equipped kitchen. The bedroom is spacious and has an en-suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. The properties are sold with two parking spaces, with the possibility of acquiring further spaces. FOUR BEDROOM RESIDENCES Each floor, from the second to the seventh, features two very spacious four bedroom residences, all boasting direct lift access to a private entrance and an interior patio overlooking the attractive atrium of the building. They offer an elegant living room, a dining room and a large fully equipped kitchen with impeccable finishes and high-end appliances. There are four good sized bedrooms, each one with its own en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. These stunning properties come with two underground parking spaces, with the possibility of acquiring further spaces. PENTHOUSES The top two floors feature three spectacular penthouses, each one offering spacious rooms throughout and superb terraces with outstanding views over the city. Different sizes and layouts are available. The modern kitchens are state-of-the-art and of the highest quality. There are four parking spaces included with each property, with the possibility of acquiring further spaces. Exclusive common facilities are also offered and include a gym a spa comprising a jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. MAIN FEATURES n Premium location within the heart of the city’s historic quarter n State of the art fixtures and fittings n Exceptional communal spaces with large communal pool and fully equipped gym, sauna, Turkish bath & jacuzzi

For more information visit: www.joseabascal48.com NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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Mallorca CASA FERRARIA

Prices from €299,000

Casa Ferrari is a new luxury residential project in Cala Major. This exclusive new development presented off-plan will combine outstanding design, fantastic views and quality living. Developed by a Swedish international investor and designed by the well-known architect Alejandro von Waberer, this new residence will blend Mediterranean living with Scandinavian design. The development will provide 38 apartments in total which are split across two buildings, The Sky Building which will provided 13 apartments of 2 and 3 bedrooms penthouses and garden apartments and The Oasis Building will houses 25 apartments of 1 and 2 bedrooms or garden apartments Most of the apartments will provide excellent sea views and will in addition offer a concierge service, private and shared pools, parking, and a fitness/spa area. Located within 150 meters walking distance from Cala Major beach and only a few kilometers from Palma Center, this refined residential complex enjoys a unique location within an area where no further projects of this type will be possible in the future. Oasis building 1 bedroom apartments from 299.000 € 2 bedroom apartments from 395.000 € Garden Apartments with private pool from 450.000 € sKY building 2 bedroom apartments from 725.000 € 3 bedroom apartments from 995.000 € Penthouse apartments with private pool and roof terrace, from 1.875.000 € Completion is planned for 2018. MAIN FEATURES n Offering luxury quality in a superb beach front location n Energy Efficient n Exceptional communal spaces within landscaped gardens, large communal pool and fully equipped gym, sauna & spa For more information visit: www.casaferrarimallorca.com

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Prices from €175,000

Prices from €172,900

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Augusta Sunset is a superb new development of 32 semi-detached 2 and 3 bedroom villas situated in the hills of Orihuela Costa in the area of Villamartin, Alicante each set within an independent plot of 120m2. Modern in design these villas are offered as either two or three bedroom properties each with the same build size of 112m2 enabling the buyer the option of a larger living area if desired. Each property has an open-plan kitchen a living room in combination with a terrace area and a rooftop terrace and 2 baths. A small private landscaped garden with an option to build a private pool or Jacuzzi is also provided although the development also provides a communal pool area. Located near to the famous Villamartin Plaza, this development is just a short drive away from many local amenities including shops, bars and restaurants only a few minutes’ drive away, with both Murcia San Javier and Alicante airports nearby (20 minutes and 50 minutes respectively)

Situated between Los Montesinos and Torremendo in the Alicante region of Costa Blanca within the popular golfing area of Orihuela Costa is a new development located within Vistabella Golf. Offered on plots varying from 215 m2 to 305 m2 these luxury detached villas provide a total living space of 100m2 with each villa consisting of three bedrooms and two baths. These stunning properties have been finished to a very high standard and comprise of an open plan fitted kitchen; separate utility room; lounge/dining room, leading to the front covered terrace and garden; three double bedrooms, two of which have access to a private terrace; and two family shower rooms. Externally the properties benefit from a beautifully landscaped garden with the potential for a private 3x5 m swimming pool to be included.

MAIN FEATURES

MAIN FEATURES

n Stylish and modern interiors n Private garden with option to add a pool / Jacuzzi

n Within walking distance of Vistabella golf course & local amenities

n Excellent communal facilities provided

n Private sun terrace to enjoy all day sun.

n Fabulous location close to amenities beautiful blue flag beaches of La Zenia and Cabo Roig

n Views of surrounding countryside.

For more information visit: www.grupomercal.com

For more information visit: www.vistabellagolfhomes.com

n 12 months free golf membership.

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Madrid

BONAvISTA BEACH Prices from €2,200,000 Bonavista Beach is a spectacular development of 12 exclusive contemporary villas located in Gavà Mar, a beautiful natural area nestling on the spectacular and uninterrupted 15-kilometre sandy beach. The development offers four detached and eight semi-detached villas distributed over two floors plus basement, each occupying between 300 and 500 m2 al sitting on a plot of11,500m2. Each villa has its own private pool and an open architectural layout designed for maximum enjoyment of the Mediterranean climate all year round plus direct access to the beach so one can enjoy Gavà Mar´s Californian-esque lifestyle. Gavà Mar is today Barcelona’s most highly valued sea front residential area, for its privileged quality of life, and for its close vicinity to Barcelona and the city airport of El Prat.

MAIN FEATURES n Designer beachfront living n Contemporary modern villa design with stylish interiors n Each if the villas offers varying size and layouts to suit individual lifestyle needs For more information visit: www.bonavistadev.com

Expected date of completion Summer 2018

Barcelona AUSIàS MARCH 49

Prices from € 785,000 Located in Barcelona’s most central and desired neighbourhood, Eixample district is this new reconversion development of 12 ultra-modern loft style apartments. Spread over eight-floors Ausiàs March 49 comprises of 3 to 4 bedroom apartment and a stunning duplex penthouse located on the top two floors. The apartments are offered from125m2 and range up to 294m2 with high ceilings and large windows allowing a plentiful amount of natural light to flood in. Natural oak floors, fully fitted kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances and white marble countertops and pre-installed telecommunications amongst others are included within this high end reconversion. The developments central location means it is just a few steps from the wide boulevard of Passeig de Sant Joan with its cafés and broad pavements leading down past the Arc de Triomf to the main park, the city’s zoo and the beaches beyond.

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MAIN FEATURES n 12 designer apartments located in one of Spain’s most cosmopolitan cities n State-of-the art fixtures and fittings n Covered parking For more information visit: www.ausiasmarch49.com


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UK

The UK is broken up onto 3 main regions: North UK which includes Northern England and Scotland, Mid UK which is centred around Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool. It also encompasses the areas of the North West, Yorkshire, East Midlands, West Midlands and most of Wales. South UK covers the South East, South West, East Anglia, Greater London and Inner London, and accounts for approx. 50% of sales of luxury UK properties. In general prices on property tend to be higher in the South and lower in the North with the average house across the UK now costing ÂŁ272,000 however prices across South UK tend to be 70% more expensive than those of Mid UK.

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This month, developer Chalegrove Properties Limited (CPL), alongside Knight Frank and JLL, is launching Landmark Pinnacle, one of Europe’s tallest and most luxurious residential towers, located in a prime position on South West India Dock (on the Western side of Canary Wharf) it will arguably have the best views in London. Designed by world renowned architectural practice Squire & Partners, the iconic 239 metre (784 ft.) high 75 storey tower enhances the Canary Wharf skyline and provides stratospheric 360° views of London. The development boasts the accolade of having with the highest residential apartments as well as the highest residential gym and highest private roof terrace in London. Landmark Pinnacle will be London’s tallest residential tower by number of floors and the final addition to the Landmark Trilogy consisting of the 45 floor Landmark East & 30 floor Landmark West. As part of this ‘family’ of buildings, residents of Landmark Pinnacle will have access to landscaped gardens. NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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THE DEVELOPMENT The development comprises of 752 residential properties with suites, onebedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, as well a collection of spectacular penthouses. Typical apartments range from 426 ft2 to 1,171 ft2 in size. The apartment interiors are designed by Squire & Partners award-winning international design studio. Elegant carpeted lobbies with dark metal thresholds lead in to each light-filled residence, which boast neutral walls, timber floors and floor-to-ceiling windows that all have views onto water, be it the Thames or the dock. Some apartments benefit from winter gardens, where residents can enjoy panoramic views of the Dock and City skyline in comfort. All apartments have a spacious living area with floor-to-ceiling windows, providing a light and airy ambience. The combination of thoughtful design, spectacular views and world-class amenities create the ultimate living space in of one of London’s fastest growing areas. In fact, when it comes to meaningful amenity space, this tower has thousands of square feet more than any residential tower in the city.

UNRIVALLED AMENTIES The tower offers residents an unmatched ‘amenities’ experience: As they enter the building, residents benefit from the Pinnacle Park: a 4,500 ft2 tilting park that blends into the environment and creates both a distinct arrival as well as provides a vast amount of greenery at your very first meeting point with the building. Upon entering Landmark Pinnacle, residents and guests are greeted by an impressive reception area, designed by Squire & Partners, with a 24-hour concierge, luxurious furnishings & floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the doubleheight lobby with natural light.

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TOWERS LAYOUT On the 1st floor residents have full private use of a Media Space that is over 1,000 ft2 as well as an 850 ft2 Cinema including a lounge and bar area in the cinema. Though by industry standards an 850 ft2 cinema may accommodate 65 people, in Landmark Pinnacle the cinema is currently designed to have 24 recliner seats giving residents an extra luxurious experience with almost triple the space of a normal cinema. The 27th floor is a full floor (over 8,700 ft2) entirely dedicated to providing residents with an indoor version of the classic “London Square�, which is absent in the area and notoriously useless in the rain. The West side of the 27th floor provides an elegant, refined and calm space. The space is contemporary in feel

and will feature relaxing water views of the Thames and London. Plants will be chosen to provide texture, colour & pleasant aroma. The East side of the 27th Floor is primarily a playful landscape that will have lush planting at different heights and will provide adventure and ignite the imagination of children that will be able to access it to play at any time with views of the dock, Canary Wharf and the O2. With ceiling heights over 3.5 meters, this amenity space is ground-breaking in the way that it is trying to mimic the outside environment in order to grow plants and trees that otherwise would not grow indoors! CPL has collaborated with Farrer Huxley Associates and is cooperating with nurseries and specialists across the UK to bring this vision to life. NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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The 56th floor is another full floor entirely dedicated to residents’ amenities. This is another gem with ceilings over 3.5m it will provide a Gym & Activities Studio, Golf Simulator & Putting Green, Arcade Room, Lounge and 2 Private Dining Areas complete with a bar lounge and kitchen to each. The 2,650 ft2 gym will be the highest private residents’ gym in London. Facing West, this gym is perfectly positioned to provide spectacular and unique sunset views of London and the Thames. Each of the 970 ft2 dining and bar lounge rooms will include a kitchen so that residents can host a dinner party “at home” to celebrate with large groups. One of these private dining areas faces east while the other faces west, thus allowing residents to choose which view they prefer.

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EXTERIOR The glass-clad façade of Landmark Pinnacle is conceived to complement the surrounding modern skyline, whilst reflecting the light and movement of the sky and water surrounding the tower. Glass amenity floorplates culminate in a dramatically glazed and illuminated double-height ‘tower crown’. The building is orientated on an axis, aligning the apartments on the West and East sides of the building to ensure residents enjoy natural sunlight throughout the day.

Facing East the Lounge, Arcade Room, Golf Simulator and Putting Green complete the remainder of this amenity floor with views up the dock and of Canary Wharf and the O2. The 75th floor roof terrace crowns the building and is the final full floor amenity area. This otherworldly terrace will be open to the elements with breath-taking 360 views. The atmosphere and planting on both floors are intentionally very different. The Eastern terrace – inspired by the idea of ‘sitting in the clouds’ is simple and bold, comprised of clipped, architectural ‘cloud’ forms of topiarised hedging with emergent specimen trees providing spring blossom and autumn colour against the sky. The Western terrace will include a water feature and is a romantic meadow surrounded by soft colourful grasses. This side is calm and breezy with real lawns and walkways surrounded by whispy planting. There is a flexibility to host parties and events as well as simply to sit on the lawn on top of the mountain.

The scheme is located in London’s best connected district, with three DLR stations and the Jubilee line underground station all located within a 10-minute walk of the development, whilst Crossrail is set to arrive at Canary Wharf in 2018. A regular Thames Clipper service offers residents a route into central London via the River Thames. For international travel, London City Airport is under 4 miles and a 30 minute DLR journey away. The tower will complete construction with first residents scheduled to move in in Q3 of 2020. Prices at Landmark Pinnacle start from £425,000.

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For further information contact the sales team on +44 (0)203 905 6826 sales@landmarkpinnacle.com or visit: www.landmarkpinnacle.co.uk

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House building and civil engineering boost construction output


Construction output rebounded in April, rising at its fastest rate so far this year amid a jump in house building and civil engineering activity.

The closely watched Markit/CIPS UK Construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 53.1 in April, up from 52.2 in March and above economists’ expectations of 52.0. A reading above 50 indicates growth. The rise was credited to an increase in civil engineering and residential building activity, while data showed a “solid upturn” in new work received by UK construction companies Duncan Brock, director of customer relations at the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) said: “With the biggest rise in new orders since the beginning of the year, the sector is in a strong preelection position buoyed up by a hardy UK economy and strong client confidence.

However, demand for workers sparked concerns about the availability of subcontractors and the size of the wider skilled labour pool. New work also increased demand for construction materials, with input purchases rising at a rate not seen since November. But that demand fuelled another “steep” rise in input prices, which have already climbed after the Brexit vote due to the weaker pound - a factor that has made imports more expensive. Tim Moore, senior economist at IHS Markit, said: “Supply chain pressures also intensified, as highlighted by the largest lengthening of delivery times for almost two years.

“The housing sector offered up the best news, recovering from last month’s minor blip and building on its strongest performance since the end of last year.”

“A sharp rate of input cost inflation persisted in April, reflecting an ongoing pass through of higher commodity prices, imported goods and energy costs.

It comes as separate PMI figures on Tuesday showed that manufacturing output jumped to a three-year high in April as new orders were boosted by strong demand at home and abroad.

“However, the recent recovery in sterling may have started to help limit some cost pressures in April, as the overall rate of input price inflation moderated to a six-month low.”

The pound was barely moved by the data and was trading down nearly 0.1% against the US dollar at 1.292 and was hovering near the flatline against the euro at 1.183. The construction PMI survey showed that civil engineering was the best performing sub-category in the construction sector last month, expanding at the fastest rate in over a year. Home building growth reached a four-month high, while commercial building expanded at a weaker pace than in March. The jump in new work for the construction sector underpinned a rise in construction sector employment which rose at the fastest pace since May 2016.

The survey showed that around 49% of respondents are expecting a jump in construction output over the next year, while only 10% are forecasting a drop. That level of confidence is slightly lower than March, but is “still well above” the post-Brexit vote low in July 2016. Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said the recovery in civil engineering is likely to strengthen given the 6.7% increase in public sector investments earmarked for the fiscal year. “But the outlook for housebuilding is mixed; it will be supported by further falls in mortgage rates, the continuation of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme and a dearth of existing homes being put up for sale, but undermined by the squeeze on real wages,” Mr Tombs said. “Meanwhile, commercial work likely will remain depressed by Brexit uncertainty, and labour shortages across the entire construction sector may become more acute as immigration from the EU declines. “On balance then, 2017 still looks set to be another tough year for the construction sector.”

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THE BEACON

Towering above London Revolutionary developer Lumiere Developments is launching The Beacon – the world’s most sustainable residential tower, which will save residents up to £11,000* a year in living expenses whilst offering the very highest standards of modern luxury living. Located just 24 minutes from London Euston, bordered by over 400 acres of stunning protected Boxmoor Trust Green Belt land at the heart of Hemel Hempstead’s regeneration district, the 17-storey world class tower will generate sufficient heat and power from on-site renewable energy to power the vast majority of the building’s requirements.

Comprising 272 studio, one, two and three bedroom balconied apartments and luxury penthouses, off plan launch prices at The Beacon start from £217,950. Showcasing a combination of ground-breaking green features not present in any other residential development in the world, this project is the first of its kind. A multi-dwelling EPC A rated energy neutral building, key features include; • The highest density solar farm in the world (0.8mw on <0.5 acres)

Coupled with The Beacon’s energy conservation technologies, this makes the building a world leader in its overall energy efficiency. Current energy modelling has predicted that the building is virtually passivhaus, resulting in an expected reduction in heating costs by 70% to 80% compared to normal properties. Via a number of innovative solutions including mechanical ventilation and heat recovery [MVHR] systems, the building will generate enough power to allow Lumiere Developments to offer ‘Free Energy For Life’ to all Beacon Residents*.

• Air Source Heat Pumps to extract heat from the atrium • 100% rainwater harvesting (collected at roof and balcony levels) for toilet flushing and irrigation of the green planters on each external balcony and internal arboretum • MHVR – Mechanical Heat and Ventilation Recovery System – to ventilate apartments and create comfort cooling • Thermal emissivity of less than 0.2W/M2K • Electric Car Scheme – 5 cars available including Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3

• Solar photovoltaic panels – embedded into the solar balustrades at each floor level

• Electric Bike Hire Scheme

• Triple-glazing – to all apartments

• UK’s tallest residential indoor arboretum

• Quadruple-glazing – to upper level apartments

• UK’s largest underground automated robotic car park (supplied by Skyline Parking) - 319 car park spaces underground in less than half an acre.

• Ground Source Heat Pumps – to extract heat from the basement of the building to heat the hot water

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“Ultimately we hope that we inspire other developers to build significantly more highquality sustainable homes across the property spectrum from affordable to luxury” Ambi Singh, Commercial Director of Lumiere Developments

Alongside its sustainable features, The Beacon also offers residents an unmatched living experience, providing worldclass amenities and services that create a community and lifestyle not currently in existence elsewhere in the local property market. Each turnkey ‘ready to move in’ apartment is accessed from the central atrium via scenic glass lifts overlooking the arboretum. Impressive 2.4m high apartment front doors open onto elegant wood-floored hallways and open-plan living areas featuring ceramic tiled floors and walls. Living spaces open on to private balconies through full height patio doors and windows to create a light infused living environment whilst bathrooms are European-inspired**. Kitchens come fully fitted with German manufactured fittings from Hacker, with a full suite of integrated energy efficient A+++ rated appliances. Other interior features include smart-controlled thermostats, comfort cooling systems and automated blinds whilst premium Skyline apartments on the 13th floor feature impressive terraces with winter gardens, hot tubs* and electro-glass for added privacy. The ground floor will be the main hub for residents featuring the internal arboretum alongside a café and bar area, water features, club lounge and cinema room and external patio space. On the first floor will be a 2,120 sq. ft. gymnasium, fitted with the latest fitness equipment, whilst a communal

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roof sky garden will provide an outdoor residents ‘library’ decked area and observatory at the top of the building. Home owners will also benefit from an in-house electric car and electric bike share scheme (the first of its kind at a residential development in the UK), 24-hour security and concierge service, as well as on-site waste compaction and recycling facilities. Purchasers with cars will have access to the UK’s largest automated underground car parking system, providing 319 secure spaces and operated and managed by Swiss-funded Skyline Parking - Skyline Automated Parking Systems are European leaders in Performance and Reliability. Cutting CO2 emissions by 80% compared to a standard car park, the automated system uses mechanical technology to reduce the average parking time by 50% and car insurance by up to 20%. As a result of The Beacon’s groundbreaking renewable technologies, buyers will benefit from annual savings of up to £11,000 per year. The building’s energy-generating and water retention capabilities mean household bills will be vastly reduced, whilst typical monthly costs such as gym membership, contents and building insurance are all covered and heavily discounted, within the annual management fee (approx. £1,580 per annum for a typical apartment). Lumiere Developments is also contributing towards purchasers’ conveyancing and valuation fees, as well as moving costs for pre-launch sales.


Ambi Singh, Commercial Director of Lumiere Developments, comments: “The Beacon is the result of a number of years of extremely hard work by everyone at Lumiere and our partners in the design and planning, to deliver the world’s most sustainable residential tower. Sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do and we wanted to marry emission free renewable technologies with simple yet effective energy conservation strategies to create a zero emission development that is truly world class in its architectural design, engineering and specification. “We want residents to feel like they are part of a community and to truly enjoy their living environment. At the same time we want apartments to be as cost effective as possible whilst ensuring a positive environmental impact on their locality. “Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of the world’s harmful emissions and the World Health Organisation quotes air pollution as the number one risk to human health responsible for 7 million premature deaths worldwide. Hence, it is our mission to promote large-scale uptake of emission-free renewable energy generation and simple energy conservation technologies within residential newbuilds and old stock to significantly reduce emissions and by default help save lives. Using The Beacon as a blueprint for

zero-carbon residential development, we will be rolling out this unique mixture of sustainable technology and building practice across our future projects and ultimately hope that we inspire other developers to build significantly more highquality sustainable homes across the property spectrum from affordable to luxury.” Set to complete in 2018, The Beacon will contribute to the regeneration of Hemel Hempstead, which is currently undergoing a major transformation following the council’s £30m investment. Additional private inward investment into the Town Centre and Maylands Business Park Regeneration area has also been prolific in recent years. Future plans include regeneration of the main line train station and surrounding area to create a new residential-led mixed-use scheme, delivering over 1000 new homes, entertainment complex comprising new cinema, restaurants, supermarket and public parking area, as well as a potential Crossrail 2 station. The Beacon enjoys exceptional transport links and is within walking distance of Hemel Hempstead train station, which links residents to Euston (Victoria and Northern line) in 24 minutes. There is also direct access to the A414, leading to M1 and M25 for Central London and Heathrow Airport.

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UK to create worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first register of foreign property owners

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A public register of foreign property owners using companies and other structures and arrangements to buy real estate is to be created in the UK, the first of its kind in the world.

The new register will be public and will include those who own or want to buy property in the UK. It will be easily accessible and avoid creating a disproportionate burden or put off legitimate investors. One of the main aims is to prevent those buying property from hiding behind offshore corporate vehicles as they are regarded as vehicles for hiding illicit funds and laundering the proceeds of crime. There has been rising concern that the rise in overseas owners of property in London, for example, could be due to criminals using the real estate market. In order to ‘strike the right balance between improving transparency and minimising burdens on legitimate commercial activity’ the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy has is asking overseas investors, property and transparency experts to submit evidence by 15 May 2017. ‘The UK property market attracts a great deal of inward investment to the UK. This investment benefits the UK economy and supports the construction industry and a host of connected trades across the country. It is something that the UK government is committed to protecting. Therefore it is important to ensure the integrity and reputation of the UK property market,’ said Margot James, Minister for Small Businesses, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility. ‘The UK property market should be seen as fair, transparent and clean in order to attract the right investors and owners. Honest business should not fear that they are supporting criminal enterprise when investing in UK property. A higher level of transparency will boost investor confidence,’ she explained. The consultation document says that the Government is concerned about the potential for illegal activity to take

place through overseas companies investing in the property sector and explains that some properties are owned through offshore companies in order to obscure their true owners. ‘This can make it difficult for regulators, legitimate businesses and the general public to know who the true owners are and can make it very difficult for law enforcement agencies to carry out effective investigations. The use of offshore corporate vehicles to obscure the true owners of UK property has attracted those who wish to hide illicit funds and launder the proceeds of crime,’ it says. Indeed, between 2004 and 2014, over £180 million worth of property in the UK has been investigated as suspected proceeds of corruption. In January 2016 the National Crime Agency reported the conviction of a money launderer who had used offshore companies to launder £12m stolen from Commerzbank through council properties in London. ‘The secrecy that these offshore companies provided made it difficult for investigators to identify who owned the properties. Greater transparency of property ownership will make the job of enforcement agencies easier and will discourage criminals and the corrupt from choosing the UK to hide or launder their money,’ the document adds. Under the current proposals entities wishing to buy property will have to register their beneficial ownership information with Companies House. If their application is successful they will be allocated a registration number. This number will be required in order to register title to the property at the appropriate Land Registry. Entities that already own property will be given a transitional year in which they will be free to choose whether to disclose the information and apply for a registration number or dispose of their property.

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MARKET REPORT

Job creation worries and financial squeeze blamed for house price ‘stagnation’ House prices have “stagnated” as a Brexit squeeze on household finances and a slower pace of job creation continue to dampen demand.

The Halifax house price index showed house prices during the first quarter were 0.2% lower than in the previous three months, the first quarterly fall since November 2012. Halifax added house prices fell by 0.1% between March and April and there has been “virtually no change” in prices over the past three months. Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist, said: “House prices have stagnated over the past three months. “Housing demand appears to have been curbed in recent months due to a deterioration in housing affordability driven by the sustained period of rapid house price growth during 2014-16. “Signs of a decline in the pace of job creation, and the beginnings of a squeeze on households’ finances as a result of increasing inflation, may also be constraining the demand for homes.” Consumers have been stung by the collapse in the value of the pound since last year’s June referendum, which has resulted in soaring shop price inflation and eroded spending power. The annual rate of house price growth remained at 3.8% in April, the lowest rate since May 2013, Halifax said.

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The average house price across the UK now stands at £219,649. Howard Archer, an economist at IHS Markit, said: “We suspect markedly weakening consumer fundamentals, likely mounting caution over making major spending decisions, and elevated house price to earnings ratios will weigh down further on housing market activity and house prices over the coming months. “However, a shortage of supply is likely to put a floor under prices.” The news come after Bank of England figures showed last week the number of mortgage approvals being made to home buyers fell to a six-month low in March. It was the second month in a row that the number of mortgages getting the go-ahead for house purchase has edged downwards, with February also seeing a decline. However, Mr Ellis added: “A continued low mortgage rate environment, combined with an ongoing acute shortage of properties for sale, should nonetheless help continue to underpin house prices over the coming months.”


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Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Housing Market seems to have bounced back thanks in part to record-low interest rates and unconventional stimulus pushing down borrowing costs across the region. Germany the powerhouse of Europe has seen residential prices increase by over 23% over the past five years with Estonia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Austria and Portugal amongst the countries that have experienced the highest house price gains with Italy showing signs of stagnation following uncertainties over its economic and political outlook. Looking further afield international countries to watch out for this year are Vietnam, Tokyo and the Gold Coast.


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well as a breathtaking view over the gulf of Saint-Tropez. All villas bar two are duplex villas and range from two to five bedrooms and include generous interior space between 95 and 181 sqm. Each property has a large southfacing terrace of 58 to 104 sqm, a private swimming pool, an outdoor lounge and a parking space. A garage/storage room is also available for an additional charge of â&#x201A;Ź38,600. All rooms, often located on the first floor, are en-suite and some even have a balcony.


These villas represent pure luxury and enjoy a unique location. Situated between sea and nature, just 300m from the beach and Saint-Maxime’s port, these villas are located in a quiet part of the city, but are less than 5 minutes’ walk or bike to the bustling centre. The developer in charge of the project has extensive experience in the luxury sector and the creator of several successful projects in the French Riviera and in the world’s most prestigious ski resorts. He has twice won the award of the most beautiful chalet in France with the Marco Polo project in Val d’Isère. The finishes and originality of his creations are symbolic of his philosophy. The Gulf of Saint-Tropez, with its three main villages of Saint-Tropez, Port-Grimaud and Sainte-Maxime, is recognised as one

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A sensational single storey house presently under construction in prestigious Sotogrande Costa which is destined to become one of Sotogrande’s finest properties. The house has 5 en-suite bedrooms. Of which 4 access a beautifully crafted central garden/ patio with the master bedroom looking along the length of the swimming pool. On the other side of this L shaped patio the main area of the house is open plan with different areas set aside for the entrance hall, sitting room, dining area and kitchen.

Recently launched to the Berlin market is The Penthouse at Templiner Park. Located on the popular Teutoburger Platz in Prenzlauer Berg, this duplex property provides 5,177 sq.ft. of accommodation, with key features including over 2,300 sq.ft. of private terracing, a spacious master bedroom suite and extensive living spaces. Priced at €5,999,900 (£5.26 million), the Penthouse is available exclusively for sale through leading real estate agent BEWOCON.

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CITY RETREAT Located in a neighbourhood brimming with 19th century, stucco-fronted blocks, Templiner Park strikes a confident architectural accent. Positioned on the edge of the highly desirable Teutoburger Platz, Templiner Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long, distinguished horizontal lines, recessed balconies and floor to ceiling glass windows set the scene for a truly unique home. Designed by US-based German architecture firm GRAFT, The Penthouse features high quality fixtures and fittings, stylish wall and floor tiles and a warm, elegant colour palette creating a feast for the senses. Interiors include brushed oak flooring, LED lighting, Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, fireplace and underfloor heating. The fifth floor of The Penthouse is home to a generous master bedroom suite with its own private terrace, five additional double bedrooms, two bathrooms and two further terraces. The sixth floor features an expansive lateral entertaining space, with a spacious open plan reception/dining/kitchen and four further private terraces, providing 360 degree views of the city. The property is accessed directly from the ground floor via a lift and also offers a video security system and secure underground parking (at an additional cost).

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Karl Zeller, Executive Partner of BEWOCON, comments: “This is undoubtedly one of the best penthouses currently on the market in Berlin. The quantity of outside space on offer is unparalleled in the local market, whilst the excellent quality of finish and fabulous location truly set the benchmark for luxury living in Berlin.” Often compared to London’s Marylebone, Prenzlauer Berg has undergone a rapid period of gentrification, seeing the emergency of luxury residential developments, chic restaurants and village-style high streets. One of Berlin’s most charismatic neighbourhoods, the area is home to cobbled streets, independent boutiques, cafes and luscious green garden squares. The Penthouse at Templiner Park is available for €5,999,900 (£5.26 million), in 2018.

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Monaco set to continue to be most expensive place to buy a home


Residential property in Monaco is now the world’s most expensive with average prices rising by 180% in a decade, new research shows, a trend that is expected to continue.

direct connections to the rest of the continent have helped this figure rise, the report point out.

A record €2.7 billion of sales were recorded in 2012, the third year that total transactions exceeded €2 billion, with strong demand for limited supply pushing prices to new highs, according to the latest report from real estate firm Savills. The average resale price in 2016 was €4.3 million or €41,400 per square meter, with the growth rate since 2006 largely unseen in other developed economies. By comparison, prime London prices grew by 70% over the same period according to Savill’s world cities data. The Monaco insights report explains that in common with other prime markets across the globe, large properties are in high demand and trade at a price premium. Indeed, one bedroom properties averaged €36,300 per square meter while four bedroom and larger homes were €48,500 per square meter. It explains that Monaco attracts a diverse range of international buyers seeking security, wealth preservation or a business base. British, Italian, Scandinavian and South African buyers were especially active last year. However, towards the end of 2016 and into 2017 market activity slowed as buyers adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach ahead of the elections in France, a major trading partner, and wider global political events. With prices at record highs, wealthy vendors are unwilling to negotiate down and sales volumes are now falling.

The research also found that in 2016 the average price of new build properties in Monaco was €13.7 million, three times higher than resale properties of a different, sometimes dated, specification. Indeed, a large proportion of Monaco’s housing stock was developed in the 1960s and 1970s and many of these properties are looking dated and ripe for renewal and refurbishment. In total, only 553 properties were sold in 2016 and of these some 33 were new build, just 6% of the market. However, in terms of value, these properties represented 17% of the market. The report says that new developments, such as Tour Odéon and La Petite Afrique, have brought property to Monaco that’s up to the standards of other major world cities. Designed to meet the demands of wealthy international occupiers, the well appointed, spacious residential units offered are priced accordingly. Monaco is home to the highest concentration of millionaires in the world. Wealth Insight counts 31 millionaires per 100 residents, an increase of 7% since 2014. Fast and

‘Wealthy residents hold their properties for long periods, so market liquidity is low. Monaco’s position on the global stage is assured, but owning a piece of it will be more di cult and come at an ever-higher price,’ said Paul Tostevin, Savills associate director. He explained that the next decade will see expansion and land reclaimed from the sea, ambitious urban renewal projects and interests outside Monaco’s borders. Three projects alone will bring two new marinas, new cultural facilities and public spaces, and more than 100,000 square meters of residential and commercial floor space. Tostevin expects prices will remain at record highs. ‘Buyers are becoming more price sensitive, but with an ongoing supply-demand imbalance, we don’t foresee any potential for downward adjustment. There were no completions in 2016 and we anticipate a shortage of new product in the near term,’ he added. ‘There is ongoing global political uncertainty but while some are adopting a wait and see approach, in the long term Monaco’s safe haven credentials will underpin demand. Changes to the UK’s non-domicile rules from 2017 could see more expats choosing Monaco as a base,’ he concluded.

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Gairaut villa Apartments

DISCOVER THE AREA Gairaut is a haven of calm and beauty, where lies an ancient Roman road. The charm of this hill, alongside Rimiez, started operating in the early Roman period where wine, wheat and olives were grown. Throughout the ages, the hill became the reserved area for the elite, the mayors and other dignitaries on the French Riviera; castles and luxury villas were built for the people to escape the heat of Nice and benefit from the light breeze you get from being higher up. Nice lies only 15 minutes away and the views of la Baie des Anges is simply astonishing. Today, Gairaut has preserved this feeling of uniqueness and privacy while being at the crossroad of Cannes, Nices and Monaco.  

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Gairaut AT ONE WITH NATURE Surrounded by all this natural beauty, the architecture is designed to blend discreetly with the landscape. The buildings’ clean lines respect the beauty of this estate steeped in history and the contemporary mode of living is in harmony with the timeless Provençal setting. The rendered walls are covered with pergolas, the hallmark of this elegant architectural style. To the west, north and east, minimal openings keep the interior cool. On the south side, the large picture windows open wide until they disappear completely, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. With the glass balustrades, one has an unobstructed view as far as the azure horizon and the fixed awnings provide welcome shade.

PROPERTIES Oriented towards the Bay of Angels, the GAIRAUT VILLA apartments are spacious and multiple-aspect, either duplex or all on one level. They each offer superb reception spaces and up to four bedrooms including a master suite with dressing room and private bathroom.

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Light floods into every room while sliding shutters offer respite in the hottest part of the day. A wine cellar and multiple storage spaces complete the picture, offering all the comfort and convenience one could wish for. All the apartments open onto magnificent private spaces with panoramic views to relax in the open air. The large terraces are tiered for maximum privacy. The south-facing solariums are up to 135 m2 with breath-taking sea views stretching from Cap Ferrat to Antibes. In communion with nature, all the apartments are set in delightful surroundings. Those on the ground floor extend out into an enormous south-facing private garden bordered by a hedge so you can live close to nature. One of them has a private entrance offering the independence of a private house. An address such as this is worthy of every consideration. With a fitness suite, golf course and tennis court, the prestigious range of facilities available on site enables you to enjoy your leisure at any time, without leaving home. When you need to cool down, you can take a dip in the infinity-pool, positioned facing the sea, after passing through the regulation security gate. Prices from €790,000 - €2,850,000

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Strong demand and a lack of supply continues to push up prices in Portugal where the housing market recovery is well underway, according to the latest property market survey.

Although the headline pace of growth remained constant in March 2017 when compared with February, the survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Confidencial Imobiliário points out that price expectations over the next three months have risen continuously since July 2016.

now shows the highest reading since the survey’s inception in 2010.

In the lettings market, the shortage of landlord instructions remains a dominant factor pushing rents higher, the report also points out. But the report says that a shortage of supply does appear to be dampening demand expectations, with a net balance of -9% of respondents anticipating demand will soften going forward.

‘Over the last six months there has been a continuous decline in expectations regarding the future number of new rental contracts, marking a change in the trend observed over the last couple of years,’ said Ricardo Guimarães, director of Confidencial Imobiliário.

Taking a longer term view, it reveals that survey respondents believe the strongest price increases over the next 12 months will come in the Algarve. Further ahead, contributors foresee the pace of growth converging across Lisbon and the Algarve over the next five years, while expectations remain a little weaker in Porto. The report says there is a considerable momentum behind the sales market with promised sales rising at the strongest pace on record and this is matched by a pick-up in both demand and sales expectations. Respondents reported a rise in transactions across the sales market over the month along with an increase in new buyer enquiries. Overall, the March results are consistent with a

In the lettings market, the lack of landlord instructions continues to underpin rents which saw further growth over the month, and at a quicker pace, as the net balance climbed from 46% to 53%.

more buoyant sales market backdrop and activity is expected to gather momentum at a faster pace than previously envisaged. This increase in overall activity is representative across all three regions of Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve which are covered by the index. At the same time, sales expectations over the next three months strengthened at the national level for first time in three months. However, there was no change new sales instructions, indicating that the pick-up in demand has not been accompanied by a rise in properties coming onto the market. The National Confidence Index, an amalgamation of near term price and sales expectations, also continued to increase, rising from 42 in the previous month to 47. The indicator

‘This is happening alongside a strong increase in mortgage market activity, suggesting potential tenants may be starting to view mortgages as an alternative. Going forward, this might reduce the pressure on rents which has been driven by the lack of supply,’ he added. RICS chief economist, Simon Rubinsohn, pointed out that the rate of unemployment fell to 10% across Portugal in February, the lowest level since 2009 and a consistent improvement in the labour market has coincided with a sharp rise in consumer confidence. ‘On the European Commission’s measure, consumers are now more confident in making a major purchase than at any other point since 2002, and this upbeat sentiment is mirrored across housing market activity indicators,’ he said.

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TRENDY DIY DEVELOPEMNT

that lets buyers shape their own home Leading Berlin real estate agent BEWOCON is launching Eberty Urban Living, a bespoke development, comprising 20 open-plan two-to-five-bedroom units. The innovative residential scheme offers the unique opportunity to dictate the apartment layout upon purchasing, allowing residents to create a truly bespoke home.

Purchasers can choose from a wide range of floor plates, flexible to each property within the seven-storey development. There is also the choice between two different interior design packages, providing the ability to truly stamp an individual style on each home. Every apartment comes complete with its own balcony, some with two.

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Ground floor apartments are wheelchairaccessible and have beautiful garden terraces, whilst the penthouses have sun-drenched roof terraces. Open-plan living spaces, with reception room, kitchen, dining room, modern bathrooms and high-quality features such as parquet flooring, insulated wooden windows, heated floors and a lift accessing every floor, all offer a stylish contemporary layout. Each property also benefits from its own basement storage room, generous bike storage and use of the communal landscaped courtyard. Executive Partner of BEWOCON, Karl Zeller comments: “This incredible development is offering a new way of inner city living, giving purchasers an opportunity to shape their homes in whichever way best suits their lifestyle. We pride ourselves on innovation at BEWOCON, so to help introduce such a simple yet effective idea into the residential development market is incredibly exciting.” Eberty Urban Living is located on Ebertystraβe 27, Friedrichshain (an area known for housing the largest surviving part of the Berlin wall), adjacent to upmarket Mitte and the village feel

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of Prenzlauer Berg. Named after the Volkspark Friedrichshain, a vast green park at the northern border, this bohemian district has transformed from a mass of squatted buildings to one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods for young families, students and creatives. Often compared to Shoreditch in London, Friedrichshain is Berlin’s trendy hub of art and design, overflowing with creativity and full of quirky cafes, lively bars, galleries and urban space. The area’s population has increased more than any other in Berlin; approximately 8.6% from 2001-2010*. New residents have flocked to make the most of the excellent infrastructure; the weekly market at Boxhagener Platz, childcare, schools, doctors, bakeries, florists, pharmacies and parks. The public transport network leaves nothing to be desired: two tram lines and a number of underground and S-Bahn stations are all nearby. Residents are also just a short walk from the green oasis of the Volkspark, Checkpoint Charlie and the Frankfurter Tor, which provides a perfect view of the Berlin TV tower.


Eberty Urban Living effortlessly blends into its vibrant surroundings, providing flexible accommodation for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discerning, modern resident. With only three apartments per floor, plus three spectacular penthouses, each property offers a sense of individuality and spaciousness like little else available on the Berlin property market. The development has been extremely popular, with 15 apartments sold off-plan to date. Prices start from â&#x201A;Ź449,900.

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AMERICA

When thinking of moving to the USA most think of Florida, with its year round sunshine, great family attractions and houses for a fraction of the price compared to that of Europe, but the US has far more to offer from rural retreats in Wyoming, Montana and Kansas to idyllic beach havens such as Miami, South & North Carolina to cities of power such as New York or Washington DC. The USA offers astonishing investment potential with the current housing market continuing to show steady growth despite high prices and rising mortgage rates. This year new home sales have jumped to a seven-month high with an increase of 6.1%

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The latest luxury condominium development has risen in North Miami Beach, The Reserve at Marina Palms. This is a five-star community with a private yacht club set on 750 linear feet of prime waterfront in one of South Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most vibrant neighbourhoods in North Miami Beach. The Reserve at Marina Palms brings the yachting lifestyle back to Miami. The breath-taking waterfront masterpiece will pamper residents with whiteglove amenities, high-end finishes, awe inspiring bay views and unparalleled, personalized services.

LOCATION The Reserve at Marina Palms is located on Biscayne Boulevard at 172nd Street, where the finest of South Florida living converges at a single address. In addition to limitless shopping, dining, and entertainment, you will find abundant parks and recreation areas, upgrade entertainment and shopping options (just five minutes to the immense Aventura Mall), and two international airports all within minutes of your door.

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THE RESERVE

BUILDING FEATURES AND SERVICES

THE RESIDENCES

Among The Reserve at Marina Palms building’s features and services are a gated entry; secure garage parking; 24-hour professional security and video surveillance; WiFi throughout all common areas; e-Concierge app for iPad/mobile access to Marina Palm’s wide array of services and amenities; high-speed elevators; News Café with daily newspaper service, convenient dog park access at East Greynolds Park; personal butler service; on-site car wash service and detailing; pool attendants and pet spa services.

The residences at The Reserve at Marina Palms are either two or three bedrooms and they range in size from 1,821 to 2,500 square feet. Some of the highest-end features you will find within you lavish unit are: imported Italian kitchen cabinetry by Snaidero with stone countertops; Grohe bathroom fixtures; Subzero and Wolf appliances; elegant floating Italian bathroom vanities by Snaidero; frameless glass enclosed showers with hand-held head in bathrooms; generous 8-foot deep private terraces with glass railings; expansive marina and panoramic water views.

The Reserve at Marina Palms 17111 Biscayne Blvd , North Miami Beach, FL 33160  T: 786-629-9670  www.marinapalms.com

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MARINA & YACHT CLUB Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beaches, bays and waterways offer infinite ways to enjoy South Florida coastal living. The Reserve at Marina Palms places the waterfront lifestyle at your doorstep with an on-site marina and yacht club. In addition to berths for yachts up to 100 feet in length, the yacht club offers a full range of activities from jet skiing to kayaking, snorkelling and more. The marina offers 112 private slips for yachts up to 90 feet in length. The Marina Palms Boat Club features water sport rentals and a range of vessels from sport boats to cruisers up to 38â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in length.

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MARKET REPORT

Home sales in the US record strongest quarterly growth for a decade


The United States residential property market saw its strongest quarterly sales pace for a decade in the first three months of 2017 which is causing prices to accelerate, the latest index report shows.

Property prices have now increased for three quarter in a row with the national median price up 6.9% compared to the first quarter of 2016 to $232,100, according to the data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

commensurate ramp up in new home construction. ‘This is why many of these areas, in particular several parts of the South and West, are seeing unhealthy price appreciation that far exceeds incomes,’ he added.

The figures also show that it was the fastest growth since the second quarter of 2015 with 85% of metropolitan statistical areas measured showing sales price gains in the first quarter compared with the first quarter of 2016. Some 14% recorded lower median prices from a year earlier.

Overall 30 or 17% of metro areas recorded double digit increases in the first quarter of the year, unchanged from the fourth quarter of 2016. There were slightly fewer rising markets in the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, when price gains were recorded in 89% of metro areas.

According to Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, continual supply shortages is fuelling faster price appreciation across the country. ‘Prospective buyers poured into the market to start the year, and while their increased presence led to a boost in sales, new listings failed to keep up and hovered around record lows all quarter,’ he said.

Total existing home sales increased by 1.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.62 million in the first quarter, the highest since the first quarter of 2007, and are 5% higher than the 5.36 million pace during the first quarter of 2016.

‘Those able to successfully buy most likely had to outbid others, especially for those in the starter home market, which in turn quickened price growth to the fastest quarterly pace in almost two years,’ he explained. He also pointed out that several metro areas with the healthiest job gains in recent years continue to see a large upswing in buyer demand but lack the

At the end of the first quarter, there were 1.83 million existing homes available for sale, which was 6.6% below the 1.96 million homes for sale at the end of the first quarter in 2016. The average supply during the first quarter was 3.7 months, down from 4.2 months in the first quarter of last year. Yun believes that high demand is poised to continue heading into the summer as long as job gains continue. ‘However, many metro areas need to see a significant rise in new and

existing inventory to meet this demand and cool down price growth,’ he said. The five most expensive housing markets in the first quarter were San Jose in California, where the median price was $1,070,000, followed by San Francisco at $815,000, AnaheimSanta Ana at $750,000, Honolulu at $746,000 and San Diego at $564,000. A breakdown of the figures shows that total existing home sales in the Northeast fell by 2.2% in the first quarter but are 4.2% above the first quarter of 2016. The median existing home price in the Northeast was $255,000, up 2.2% from a year ago. In the Midwest, existing home sales fell 4.3% but are still 1.6% above a year ago with the median home price up by 5.75 to $176,600 in the first quarter from the same quarter a year ago. Existing home sales in the South were up by 5.8% and are 5.8% higher than the first quarter of 2016. The median existing home price was $209,000, up 8.8% from a year earlier. In the West existing home sales rose 1.6% and are 7.4% above a year ago with a median price of $342,500, up 8.4% in the first quarter from the first quarter of 2016.

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MARKET REPORT

Worldwide property prices up by 6.5% Globally property prices in key locations increased by 6.5% during the 12 months March 2016 -March 2017, the highest rate of growth for three years, according the latest index.

Overall, 11 countries out of 55 recorded double digit price growth in the year compared to only four a year earlier, the figures from the Knight Frank global house price index shows. Iceland led the index, recording average price growth of 17.8% in the year to March 2017 while price growth in China slipped marginally to 10.3% per annum with more than 45 cities having implemented home purchase restrictions. Ahead of their 2017 elections France and the Netherlands saw price growth increase while in South Korea, the UK and Germany price growth slowed. The data also shows that it is not simply that more countries are recording positive growth although that has played a part. While 43 countries recorded price rises in the first quarter of 2016, this has now risen to 48. This rise has been accompanied by a concomitant increase in the number of countries seeing double digit annual growth rates. Kate Everett-Allen, head of international residential research Knight Frank, explained that given the uncertain global political landscape, the ramping up of cooling measures in large parts of Asia and the unravelling of stimulus measures such as QE in some parts of the world, growth is helped by economic growth. She pointed out that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast global GDP to rise by 3.5% in 2017 up from 3.1% in 2016 and property’s reputation as a safe haven investment

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is also adding property price growth along with the greater availability of mortgage finance in developing markets. Iceland, which leads the rankings for the second consecutive quarter, is heating up with average house prices rising by 17.8% year on year with a dearth of new supply behind the accelerating prices. Iceland’s Housing Financing Fund suggests 9,000 new apartments need to be delivered over the next three years in Reykjavik alone to keep pace with demand. Although China has slipped from seventh to tenth in the annual rankings this equates to a marginal fall from 10.8% last quarter to 10.3% this quarter. ‘Despite various property market cooling measures, including home purchase restrictions (HPR) and increased down payment ratios, residential prices continued to rise,’ said Everett-Allen. In Europe prices are up 12.6% in Malta, up 11% in the Czech Republic, up 10.7% in Estonia and up by 10.5% in Hungary. The report says that economic expansion and the Individual Investor Programme (IIP) explain Malta’s rise, whilst historically low interest rates, wage increases and rising foreign interest are strengthening demand in the remaining three. With the UK facing political uncertainty, the data suggests property prices continue to ease with annual growth reaching 4.1% in the year to March, down from 5.3% a year earlier. A brief look at some of the key elections in 2017 shows France and the Netherlands stand out as two key countries where price growth strengthened ahead of their polls.


ONE THOUSAND MUSEUM BY ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS’S 1000 MUSEUM, LOCATED ALONG THE MIAMI WATERFRONT, IS THEIR FIRST SKYSCRAPER IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. The tower is designed as a 62 storey luxury condominium that will tower at over 700 feet and will house residential units believed to be priced from 4 million to upwards of 15 million usd with the penthouses being priced anywhere from 30 million to 50 million USD. Currently under construction, One Thousand Museum - once completed - will be one of the most spectacular residential developments in the world. It will be rivalled only by the likes of One Hyde Park in London and One57 in New York City. The striking tower will have 83 museum-quality residences comprising of 4 duplex townhouses, 70 half-floor units, 8 full-floor penthouses and 1 double-storey/full floor penthouse. It will be the first residential development in South Florida to have its own rooftop helipad, making it possible for residents to travel to nearby islands, private and commercial airports and private yachts at a moment’s notice. Immediately below the rooftop helipad is a double-height aquatic centre featurinag an infinity-edge pool flush against the building’s exterior glass window wall. One Thousand Museum will be the first residential tower in Miami to have its own highsecurity vault, allowing residents to store valuables such as artwork, antiques and jewellery. Each residence at One Thousand Museum will be luxuriously finished with Gatto Cucine kitchens, Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances, Dornbracht faucets, Molteni & C custom closets, Kreon lighting, Crestron customized, integrated smart technology, plus a buyer’s choice of finishes chosen by Zaha Hadid herself. Additionally, each residence will come with 3 or 4 parking spaces. Located in Downtown Miami, it is convenient for arts, culture, nightlife, restaurants and cafes. Miami International Airport, The Port of Miami and Aventura Mall are all a short drive away. Completion is estimated for late winter 2017.

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New developments

INTERNATIONAL Australia

Jewel Residences Price from $674,000 - $4,930,000 Imagine waking up every day in absolute luxury complimented with uninterrupted views over the Pacific Ocean. After a decadent breakfast, you take a short stroll through soaring, open-air crystal corridors, surrounded by cascading waterfalls complete with lush, tropical foliage, before stepping onto the Gold Coast’s most famous asset – its white, sandy beach? It may sound too good to be true, however it’s a scene that will soon become a reality for the discerning buyer, with the dawn of a new era in luxury – the $970 million Wanda Ridong Jewel Development. While the Gold Coast is renowned for its beautiful ocean, exhilarating theme parks, unrivalled lifestyle and beach culture, once the Surfers Paradise beachfront Jewel towers are completed in 2018, the world-famous city will forever be synonymous with prestige, opulence and privilege. Developers Wanda Group and Ridong Group are sparing no expense in crafting what will become an unrivalled experience, offering residents the unprecedented opportunity to live an extravagant life, while also being able to walk from their apartment directly onto the world’s most celebrated sands – the Surfers Paradise beachfront. 512 residential apartments, featuring one, two or three bedrooms options will be housed within the three towers. Jewel will offer buyers around 50 different apartment types to choose from. When complete, Jewel will also offer a fullyserviced, six-star hotel-resort that will attract the world’s elite – from sports stars to celebrities and rock stars to royalty.

Wanda Ridong’s ambitious use of materials will create the illusion of three crystal towers emerging from the sand, thus positioning Jewel on the world’s stage as an iconic piece of art to rival the likes of Bilbao’s Guggenheim, Dubai’s Burj al Arab, Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers or London’s Lloyds Building.

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The internal focus of the residences will be firmly based on natural materials; all apartments will have either timber flooring, with kitchens and bathrooms featuring beautiful marble and onyx surfaces, offset with state of the art tap ware, basins and fittings designed exclusively for Jewel.

n Three residential towers on the edge of Surfers Paradise offering 512 residential units of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments.

Residents and visitors will also benefit from Jewel’s leisure facilities with its very own lush, tropical oasis offering a multilevel outdoor podium, complete with sparkling winding pools that lead directly to the beachfront and surf.

n Exceptional leisure facilities with large communal pool and fully equipped gym

The shimmering exterior of Jewel’s three towers will be created through the use of a unique cladding technique.

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n 50 stylish and modern interior design layouts to choice from

Completion is scheduled for 2019

To register your interest visit www.jewelgc.com


Project Name: Cayan Cantara (1643) / Developer Name: Cayan International Real Estate Development LLC (1134) / Escrow Account No: 0096-293300-080 / Expected Completion: Q1 2019 / Services Fees: AED 17 per Sq. Ft. / Digital Permit No: 3052 / Contact+971 600 545 451 Gulf Sotheby’s Sothe International Realty is independently owned and operated by High End Real Estate LLC (ORN 12521) (Advertisement Permit: 4969). Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark licensed to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY). The information set forth in this publication is based on the information provided by third parties that we consider reliable. However, we do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information and shall have no liability for errors or inaccu omissions or inaccuracies, under any circumstances, in this listing, advertising, promotional or public statements and materials. The offerings are subject to change, including price, or withdrawal without notice. Prices for projects based outside of the UAE are subject to currency fluctuations. We do not guarantee any future earnings. All dimensions are approximate and NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS have not been verified.

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Thailand seA Zen

Prices from $36,000 - $ 119,000

Located on Thailand’s Eastern seaboard just over one and a half hours from Bangkok’s International airport (Suvarnabhumi Airport), Sea Zen is a development of 158 units that blends modern architecture and oriental design to provide a serene oasis just steps away from Bang Saray Beach. Split across two building each housing 79 units Sea Zen offers apartments ranging from 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms The development offers fantastic amenities with a resort style swimming pool, expansive contemporary swimming pool, floating fitness centre, pool bar, Jacuzzi, “Zen Relaxation Garden”, rooftop relaxation area, children’s playground. The also development provides residents with state of the art security including key card access, sheltered parking, 24 hour security and CCTV. Residents can enjoy the free wi-fi and take advantage of the full management services including maid and laundry services. MAin FeATURes n Beachside residences n Resort style amenities, maid & laundry services n Superiors 24hr security For more information visit: www.sisaran.com

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Miami

AsTon MARTin Residences Prices from $470,000

Located at the entrance of the Miami River, the Aston Martin Residences are a high-end condominium project in Downtown Miami. The development will offer 1,2,3,4 &5 bedroom apartments, duplexes and penthouses for sale. The tower will be 66 stories high and will house 391 residential units, each one of them perfectly designed in Aston Martin’s style. The Aston Martin Residences will range from $470,000 to $7,000,000 for apartments and t from $14,000,000 to $35,000,000 for penthouses. Revuelta Architecture and Bodas Miani Anger are the architects behind the project while Aston Martin’s design team will design the interior spaces for the building. The car company’s branding will touch door handles, leather, colour palettes and reception desks, down to the stitching. As one would expect the luxurious development will offer high-end residential amenities and services of Fitness Centre / Bar, Spinning Room (Gym), Meditation Room, Punching Ball Room, Gym Changing Rooms, Fitness/ Spa Lounge, Barber Shop, Beauty Salon, Changing Rooms Her/ His (Spa), Spa Shop + Spa Lobby, His & Her Spa Lobby and Spa. The Rooftop infinity pool, Pool Bar and Spa, Vestibule/ Vending Area, Grand Living Room/ Bar, Secondary Lounge, Chef Kitchen Plus full service building and concierge services; Super Yacht Marina facilities; “The Aston Martin Club” membership; 24 hour valet and charging stations for electric cars. Scheduled for completion by 2022. MAin FeATURes n Designer beachfront living n Contemporary apartments, duplexes and penthouses with stylish interiors n Bespoke fixtures and fittings. For more information visit: www.aston-martin-condo-miami.com

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Chisel & Mouse

IMMORTALISE YOUR HOUSE BESPOKE ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURES

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4 of the most influential

ARCHITECTS Shigeru Ban

Aesthetics of Shigeru Bans Architecture Ban stance as Japans most prominent architect is supported by his ability to establish his own unique style inthe age where the infusion of information and manifestation of the multitude of styles often defineJapanese contemporary architecture. His design philosophy is to create uniquely free and openspace with concrete rationality of structure and construction method. Ban creates entirely new spaces using such materials aspaper tubes. He reexamines the existing materials inrecycled forms and uses them in ways no one had ever thought of previously. Thus, he addresses environmental concerns and alludes to the Japanese spiritual preference for natural housing materials.“In Japan, where the visual structure is usually so loud, a seemingly endless cacophony of signs and symbols, thecalm simplicity of Bans projects speakswith tremendous strength. Silence is the powerful voice Ban uses.” Paper Pavillion. Curtain Wall House Shigeru Ban is regarded by most to be one of the worlds most innovative architects, using environmentally-

friendly materials that are easy to transport, store and recycle. Ban began to experiment with unconventional materials in 1986, when he used paper, instead of wood, to build an Alvar Aalto exhibition display. He uses anything from beer cases to cardboard,to paper tubes to tenting fabric. The Curtain Wall House is one of his wellknown projects that that a part of an exhibition the Museum of Modern Art in 1999 called The Un-Private House. True to the title of the exhibition, the Curtain Wall House embodies openness and transparency between interior and exterior. Billowing curtains are the only means of providing privacy to the residents of the house. Without the fabric, the house becomes completely exposed to the busy street.“Mies invented the glass curtain wall, but I just used a curtain” - Shigeru Ban. False facade Ban played with the idea of a glass curtain wall system, and took the terminology quite literally when he decided to envelop the exterior of the house in conventional domestic drapery. The curtain that Ban uses drapes over the two story structure and acts as a facade wall when drawn over the structure. Though it may seem that the drapery is hanging freely at the exterior, behind it there is a series of sliding glass doors that provide protection from unfavorable weather conditions, yet still create a feeling of transparency. When closed during the day, the curtain still filters in the daylight into the living areas of the house,traditional Japanese rice paper functioning like the rice-paper screens, alluding to screens Japanese architecture. When pulled back, the curtain allow the air to enter the interior space freely, and are excellent as a passive cooling mechanism.

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Zaha Hadid Architects continues to be a gobal leader in pioneering reserch and design investigation. Collaborations with artists, designers, engineers and clients that lead their industries have advanced the practiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diversity and knowledge, whilst the implementation of stateof-the-art technologies have aided the realization of fluid, dynamic and therefore complex architectural structures.

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ROCA LOndOn GALLeRy designed as a versatile multipurpose environment, the Gallery will host a wide range of socail and cultural events, including exhibitions, meetins, presentations, debates and receptions. Zaha Hadid Architects have created a precisely ordered, intimate sensory design environment which stimulats the vistor through is active and engaged relatship with Rocaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s products.


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Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini was born in 1935 and graduated in 1959 at the Politecnico di Milano. He lives and works in Milan. His activities range from architecture and urban design to furniture and industrial design. His fame as a designer dates from 1963. He is internationally renowned as an architect and designer, and is winner among others of 8 Compasso d’Oro and prestigious architecture awards including the Medaglia d’Oro conferred on him by the President of the Italian Republic. In 2011 he received the “Ambrogino d’oro” conferred on the most prestigious citizens of the Municipality of Milan. He has given talks in the greatest centres of culture in the world and was editor of Domus. His work can be found in the Collections of major Art Museums. MoMA in New York, which dedicated a personal exhibition to him, has 25 works of his in its Permanent Design Collection. He has had countless exhibitions in his name in Italy and abroad. From the 1980s onwards, he has designed projects such as the Portello Trade Fair quarter in Milan; the Exhibition Centre in Villa Erba on Lake Como; the Tokyo Design Center in Japan; Natuzzi America Headquarters in the USA; the Trade Fair in Essen in Germany; the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne; the Headquarter of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt; the new Verona Forum complex; the museum of the History of Bologna; the new Department of Islamic Art in the Louvre in Paris (second contemporary architecture project after the ‘pyramid’ by Pei); the new Milan Convention Center at the Milan Trade Fair, the largest in Europe.

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deutsCHe BAnk steeL spHeRe In FRAnkFuRt this magnificent piece of architecture inside the headquarters of deutsche Bank in Frankfurt Germany was designed by Mario Bellini Architects. the state-of-the-art â&#x20AC;&#x153;Green Buildingâ&#x20AC;? is an ecologically sustainable office building. the steel sphere inside the building is a fine piece of sculpture symbolizing the highly modernized and energy efficient environment.

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Daniel and his partner Nina Libeskind established Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. The Studio has offices overlooking the World Trade Center site in New York, and is also located in central Milan. The Milan Studio includes a product design division, Libeskind Design. This gleaming, chocolate-colored structure, designed as one folded plan, and set into the green Connecticut countryside.

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Studio Libeskind is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects around the globe. Our Studio is a collaboration of architects and designers that believe architecture is a practice of optimism. We approach our projects with the attitude that to make great places, you must believe in the future, but also remember the past. Studio Libeskindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architecture emerges from the idea that a building should be expressive and reflect contemporary life. Innovation is at the core of our design process. We believe that bold design must be realized with sustainable technology and we strongly believe that the art of architecture lies in creating a maximum impact within the constraints of budgets and functionality. We know from experience that great architecture comes from working with great clients; however, architecture is a public art and we hold ourselves accountable not only to the client, but to the communities, and cities in which we build.

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Created for a client that wanted a mixture of the avantgarde and the cozy, the tour-de-force is clad in mirror-finish, bronzed stainless steel. Studio Libeskind specified the cladding to accentuate luster and exaggerate the changes of light and season. The interior is solid stained white oak. Within the scrolling of the ribbon, enclosure is achieved via large glass planes that at junctures virtually disappear. There are porches on every side and from the interior, unimpeded picturesque views of hay meadows and distant foothills. The interior finishes, cabinetry, and built-in furniture are custom handcrafted from locally harvested oak planks. These elements, along with subtle elevation changes in the concrete floor distinguish the kitchen, living, dining, and sleeping areas without separating them. Circulation throughout the home is seamless and free-flowing, a theme which carries through in the nearly-nonexistent distinction between inside and outside. Challenging both traditional and modern notions of â&#x20AC;&#x153;the house in the landscape,â&#x20AC;? this bold design does not sacrifice itself to its natural setting, but selectively incorporates the elements therein for the enhancement of both house and landscape.


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Clean lines, open space, an emphasis on light and being at one with its surroundings are the defining characteristics of a project designed and created by Benjumea Arquitectos who are situated in the heart of Sotogrande. Founded by father and son team; Manuel Benjumea Delgado and Antonio Benjumea Tesouro, it is a family run busy with architecture in its DNA which specializes in the creation of contemporary villas, offering a highly personalized professional service backed-up by a dedicated multidisciplinary team of architects, who above all specialize in the different fields of building and planning alongside each other. In addition they have established long standing relationships with associated specialists such as lighting engineers, electronic experts and interior designers. “Designing a modern luxurious home today requires the experience of many skilled individuals, who are specialists in the field of design,” says Antonio Benjumea Tesouro. The business a highly successful practice operates not just in the prestigious enclave of Sotogrande but along the coastal region offering clients an unsurpassed technical skill base rooted in broad architectural experience, design flair and technical expertise. As an

architect the ethos of Antonio is that “good quality design should be integral to the development of the built environment”. With each Benjumea Arquitectos project, we are concerned with ideas of sustainability through the use of energy harnessing technology, the choice of materials in the build, and the life-use of the building. 21st Century architecture has evolved rapidly and today architects needs to ensure they are aware of not just keeping up with the latest designs but also be aware of the environmental impact on the building project and this is what we do at Benjumea Arquitectos. When designing a project we take everything into consideration the; orientation, gradient of the land, climate and surrounding properties & of course functionality. Designing buildings that future generations will enjoy is key to our thinking” he says. The strength of their commitment to this ethos is why Benjumea Arquitectos has been able to weather the tough years felt throughout the property sector “quality will always shine through” says Antonio, “and now in these exciting times we aim to continue pushing the case for building designs that improve the quality of our environment, and people’s lives”.

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE TOGETHER! Villa SRC 72 - San Roque Club

Built 573m2 / Plot 2.564m2 A unique home, set on a plot of over 2.564m2, surrounded by natural oak trees. This unique 4 bed 5 bath villa is built to take advantage and make use of its natural environment with bright spacious open rooms. It also offers a private driveway and parking. The defining features of this villa are not only its unique design but the use of high end specifications with natural elements like wood and stone used throughout to add that touch of warmth and beauty. Floor to ceiling windows and an open plan design break down the barriers between indoor and outdoor living, making it impossible not to enjoy the private garden, pool area and private garden views.

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Villa Alcaidesa P.49

Built 562m2 / Plot 1.536m2 Set in the prime urban location of Alcadesa, a residential golf & resort community overlooking the Mediterranean and the Rock of Gibraltar, this modern and luxurious villa has been beautifully designed to make the most of the panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea below. Built across three levels, it comprises of 4 bedrooms and 6 en-suite bathrooms. Floor to ceiling windows throughout and a central glassed staircase maximise the use of natural light and create light and bright openspace living areas. An indoor pool and Jacuzzi area built at ground level complete what can only be described as a magnificent villa.

Villa Alcaidesa P.10

Built 570m2 / Plot 1.290 m2 Built on a south facing sloping elevation this contemporary villa is a haven of tranquillity. Offering spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the Rock of Gibraltar. This 5 bedroom / 5 bathroom villa is split across three levels and consists of a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area and open-plan dining area. Floor to ceiling glass windows capture the views below and bathe the rooms in light creating a tranquil environment. Outside there is an infinity pool, perfectly landscaped gardens and a private dip pool.

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LIVING LARGE in small spaces

Move over McMansion… the micro home is now the coolest kid in town. Gone are the days of giant, mass-produced eyesores; today’s trendy home is mini and mobile. Miniature homes have become such a phenomenon they are actually fuelling a tiny house movement across the world leading the way in urban living trends.

But why are micro homes becoming so popular? As with everything in life cost seems to be the dominating factor. Building a tiny home usually starts from around the €20K to €40K price range and often costs less for those interested in building parts of it themselves. Over the past few years developers have also jumped on the band wagon with micro-apartments popping up in cities like NYC, London and Vancouver, and even unlikely places like New Delhi and of course within the space deprived China where micro homes are actually considered large!

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LIVING LARGE in small spaces Back to Basics For most micro home owners, the biggest draw is the concept of living simply. With such a small space to live in, homeowners are forced to pare down their belongings to the essentials. There’s no room for collections of trinkets, tons of clothes or fancy kitchen appliances. It may seem bare-bone and deprived to the craft fair regular or hoarder, but it can be quite liberating. No need to accumulate stuff, clean stuff or upgrade stuff… there’s just no room for stuff. What surprises many micro home dwellers is the shift in perspective it creates. They no longer need to pay for expensive housing or see the point of spending on the latest i-gadgets or the newest status symbol. Before long, they are asking themselves why they work so hard! Cutting costs and needing less gives them more freedom. Tiny home owners get to save more of their hard-earned cash, cut back on their work hours, or even retire early from their more traditional careers. It also means no more keeping up with the Joneses. Unless, of course, the Joneses are also trekking across the country in their micro home

tiny Home, Big Profit Timing is another big factor in the micro home’s rise in popularity. The number of tiny homes shooting up across the world has grown in leaps and bounds primarily brought about by the real estate crash, when millions of people simply couldn’t afford to keep and maintain their homes so they simply had to walk away. But not willing to give up the idea of homeownership, some embraced the tiny house movement. Millennials, who saw the after-effects of the housing crash, have also been attracted to these unconventional dwellings as it is a perfect way to get onto the property ladder without burdening themselves with a hefty mortgage.

tiny Homes for eco adventures Another big draw of living in a miniature house is a reduced environmental impact. Tiny homes are incredibly efficient, needing little water or electricity; they also cost less to maintain, renovate and furnish. Moreover, they tend to be built with environment-friendly materials. A number of homeowners choose to go off-the-grid altogether, installing solar panels to their roof. Since the average micro home only has six light bulbs, creating enough electricity is easy. Other eco-friendly options include green rooftops, grey water recycling, even wind-powered generators. Living in such a small space means you consume less and create a smaller carbon footprint – but the downside composting toilets can take some getting used to.

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LIVING LARGE in small spaces toP tiPs wHen designing a micro Home optimize square footage When designing, building or retrofitting small spaces, look for ways to shrink the footprint of every feature. For example, utilizing pocket doors, which slide into the wall when not in use, saves space in the kitchen and other high traffic areas. Traditional swinging doors occupy up to 14 square feet and dictate furniture placement, whereas a pocket door takes up none. Another space saver is the spiral staircase. A conventional straight-run staircase takes up about 30 square feet of a home’s area; in contrast, a spiral staircase takes up from 9 to 16 square feet

consider collapsible features When you think about it, many features in the typical home are only used part of the day. Wouldn’t it make sense to tuck, fold or collapse these things away when not in use? Murphy beds—beds that fold up onto the wall have long been a staple in spaceconscious homes. Today’s versions are not only convenient, they’re stylish and green. Other designers have taken this concept a step further, creating entire bedrooms that stow away when not in use. Not surprisingly, many of these concepts are originating in European and Asian cities, where space has been at a premium for a long time.

maximize the use of mirrors Mirrors are more than just a decorative accessory. Placing mirrors strategically in a small space will increase the perceived size of a room. Bouncing the light and reflecting images, mirrors will add dimension to any space, making them seem larger and more open. Consider floor to ceiling mirrors for narrow rooms, mirrored closet doors for bedrooms or hanging a wall mirror to enlarge a tiny entrance.

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HOUSING REFORM PROJECT IN MADRID A dynamic and flexible apartment that embraces light Built in Madrid during the 60s, with several structural reinforcements due to an enlargement of two floors, modifications in its facilities and huge windows to the south that give it great potential is the scene of this reform project, a residential dwelling in which, as a priority objective we were tasked with maximizing the singularity and functionality of the spaces and the resulting distribution, as well as the value of natural light throughout. Architect Iker López Consuegra, was responsible for the transformation, and went above and beyond a simple facelift managing to satisfy the tastes and needs of the young couple who reside within the house: a photographer and fashion designer who sought, above all, a multidisciplinary, creative, comfortable, aesthetic and harmonious space with which to identify and in which to combine their private life alongside certain aspects of the professional careers. The greatest challenge of the project and, part of its complexity was, “how to deal with and solve the unexpected surprises that we have found in terms of structure and facilities”, explains López Consuegra. “It was necessary to take into account that the building in which the house is located has undergone its own transformations over the passage of the years and that has conditioned to a great extent the spaces”. Another determining factor in the final design was the scheme of rooms that the house had to maintain. The program required not to touch two of the three already existing and to gain another to be used as a small dispatch. “This,” adds the architect, “besides setting a clear order in the distribution of the house itself, reorganizing it to eliminate certain unnecessary and wasted spaces.

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Distribution anD materials go hanD in hanD The plan of the housing after the reform project consists, therefore, of two well-defined areas: one private and one public. Areas with their own identity in which LĂłpez Consuegra used different architectural languages, but which - in turn - are linked and connected through common elements as part of the same project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We needed to find a versatile element that, even by setting a limit, allowed us to see the great potential of the house, its windows facing South and at the same time, divide and group the different rooms physically.â&#x20AC;? Thus, the most significant transformation of the house occurred in the public area within the kitchen and livingdining room, which revolved around dividing the space harmoniously so that the rooms connected together harmoniously remaining visual at all times ensuring light flowed throughout. This has been achieved by using forged or glass grid structures or divisions (translucent, flexible and movable sliders), this enable the space to have versatility being able to join or separate according to the needs of the moment. The design of the kitchen was specially considered and was approached as a compositional element more than just practical. The facing module accommodates the cooling, cooking and oven and microwave column, as well as cupboards, drawers and drawers for storage. In the development of the furniture the client opted for contemporary and sophisticated materials (nanomaterials cut with laser), combined with more traditional and warmth, such as wood.

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creating bounDaries This border between the most social and the most private area of the house were made by means of a vertical panel of wood made to measure that moves to give access to bedrooms and bathrooms. A noble material (also predominant in the design and decoration of the bedrooms) that contrasts and marries in harmony with the iron and glass previously used, but which also counteracts and balances the cold effect of the same. The result of this union is born a contemporary atmosphere, rich in contrasts, textures ... that far from out of tune, conveys the serene balance that the owners wanted and which has already become one of the hallmarks of the studio Iker López Consuegra Arquitectura .

a perfect blank canvas to enhance the Décor According to López Consuegra, one of the main points of the reform project was to present the clients with a blank canvas so they could furnish and enhance its qualities “It is important that direct and fluid dialogue with the customer is undertaken to facilitate the integration of decoration.” The idea, he says, “has been to create well-proportioned and comfortable environments that will, in turn, bring new points of view to the owners.” With this in mind a decorative style of Nordic and industrial was implemented to evoke a contemporary and eclectic space. Classical of decoration such as Wishbone chairs by Danish Hans Wegner for the dining area, a mid-century table to accompany them, a Tolix in black for the kitchen, as well as contemporary pieces like the kilim carpets or the Leather sofa that presides the living room to bring character to a trending, vibrant living environment.

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back to basics The master bedroom was stripped of all unnecessary elements to leave just a large bed with structure and wooden headboard that is accompanied by white textiles with geometric and tribal prints in black. At the foot of it, and given the lengthy morphology of this room that was irremediable due to the downpipes located in that area, has been designed to measure a wardrobe of almost 6 and a half meters from floor to ceiling. The material of the doors sifts the light that bathes the corridor that is generated. For the bathrooms, rectangular matte white tiles (vertical walls) were chosen which help to multiply natural light and stoneware tiles with matt gray hydraulic patterns (horizontal walls) that also absorb light in a unique way. In both spaces has tried to enhance the feeling of breadth and that is why it has been bet by the glass to separate the water zones, although in this case without just carpentry or profiling. Striking feature in the master bath is the large double use showerhead designed to be used at the same time.

about the arkitects Iker L贸pez Consuegra Architecture (www.ikerlopez.com) - Born in Bilbao in 1979 and currently based in Madrid, Iker L贸pez Consuegra completed his studies in Architecture at the Universidad Europea de Madrid in 2012 and two years later he began his PhD In the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid on the geological changes of the cities and their possible mitigation. He has collaborated with several Spanish studios such as Empty, Izaskun Chinchilla, Fernando Menis, IDOM ACXT, Urban Recipes or Rueda Pizarro, among others. In 2007 he founded, together with other colleagues, the collective Morula, which later became Morula Arquitectura. Since 2013 he works independently in his own studio, Iker L贸pez Consuegra Arquitectura, and in parallel he maintains occasional collaborations with other studies.

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THE “PAGHERA & PAGANINI” PROJECT

A high fashioned architectural housing solution

Paghera, landscapers, architects and leaders of complex restoration and territorial transformation have announced a new partnership with the global brand Giovanni Paganini for the development of new high fashioned housing solution made completely of Guadua Bamboo. Manufactured in pure Italian style, the structures offer a unique Italian flair which captures the true spirt of the Mediterranean and its relaxing vibe. Completely ready to be landed and installed in a few hours on your building site, the structures can be transported anywhere on the Planet. The values and performance of these structures are tested & designed to be (99.98 %) biological and non-toxic , the buildings are made from Guadua Hybrid bamboo, certificate CLP “ Cross Laminated Panels “, an ideal construction material giving its physical properties versatility and structural capacity and it can be made to resistance: fires, earthquakes, tornados and hurricanes.


The Guadua Bamboo is a variety of bamboo used in bio-architecture and sustainable and eco-friendly constructions because of its many qualities resulting in a very strong, robust and flexible material, which has a rapid growth and that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cause harmful emissions for both man and the Planet Earth, a natural and renewable material it is because of these qualities that the bamboo is also referred to as a vegetable steel. The single CLP panel of built with the Guadua bamboo has an overall thickness of only 65 mm, including the cork internal & external layers of 21 mm, providing a resistance force a hundred times higher than the X-LAM pine! The structures have a total wall / roof thickness of between 127 mm and are made entirely in bamboo, cork, steel brackets , internal and external ecofriendly nanotechnology coatings in natural materials made with 100% non â&#x20AC;&#x201C; toxic vegetable origins, which have unique characteristics: hydrophobic and water-repellent, the structures offer an advanced UV protection, selfregeneration and seismic protection, with materials that offer even shock protection. In addition, the structures benefit from (PCM )- Phase Change Materials that store latent heat that is subtracted from the surrounding environment when hot and released when the outside temperature drops, maintaining in this way a constant temperature on the inside, as well as the most advanced Aero- Gel layers, for extreme heat and fire resistant.

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Once the structure has been installed Paghera and Paganini offer a choice of five totally unique interior designs, with decorations details in pure Italian style with a choice of five varieties of exotic wood for the interiors, perfectly matching the exterior “glossy white” luxurious coating, made with eco - friendly nanotechnology. To further enrich the structures’ interiors, clients can benefit from a series of luxury up-grade products.

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The exterior gardens and green spaces enclosing the housing structures are exclusively created by Paghera Landscaping Architectural Services, Italian leaders of complex territorial transformations, with a 150 year long tradition in landscape design and green architecture ensuring that not only value is added to the property but style and atmosphere.


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LANDSCAPING & ENVIRONMENT Eco-landscaping makes sense Eco-friendly landscaping offers a wide range of landscape design possibilities that can help your home look great while minimizing chemical fertilizers, reducing water consumption and saving money. Lawns and gardens also provide valuable green space and help increase infiltration and decrease the flow of water off your land. Because we can no longer continue to abuse our surroundings and still expect a healthy, attractive community, we must learn to balance our needs with those of the environment. Green landscaping - also known as sustainable or eco-landscaping - is a method to design, create, and maintain your landscape to save time, money, and energy. Green landscapes nurture wildlife; reduce air, soil, and water pollution; and make healthy recreation spaces.

Plants and HardscaPes Plants are central to the "green" part of green landscaping. When thinking about what to plant, consider native plants or cultivars derived from native plants (sometimes referred to as "nativars.") Native plants are naturally adapted to your regional environment. When considering natives, check with local experts to avoid any natives that are invasive or aggressive. Instead of building a fence for your garden, plant a living wall or a hedge to provide wildlife habitat. Plant deciduous trees (they shed their leaves in winter) on the south and west sides of your home, so they provide cooling shade in summer and allow warmth in winter. Hardscaping, too, can be green. Permeable pavers are a more environmentally friendly choice than concrete for driveways, for example, because they allow water to flow into the ground instead of run off into storm sewers, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water. Recycling or reusing bricks, stones, glass, concrete pieces, and other materials is a green alternative to buying or creating new materials for landscaping. Choose recycled plastics or sustainably harvested materials for fencing and decks.

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Water resPonsibly: In the heat of summer, allow your lawn to go dormant instead of keeping it green with watering. Grass is naturally programmed to go into dormancy. Water infrequently, if at all. When you do water, be sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a deep soaking; shallow watering promotes shallow root growth that is more susceptible to drought and insect problems. Use organic mulch in garden beds and around trees to conserve soil moisture and prevent weeds. Look into xeriscaping, also called drought-tolerant landscaping. Especially in dry regions where water is in short supply, using the right design and plants can provide a beautiful display without a lot of supplemental water. An easy way to go green with water is to collect rainwater runoff from your roof in rain barrels. Use that free, naturally soft water for your garden needs.

reduce or avoid cHemicals: By reducing or avoiding chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, you benefit water, air, and wildlife. First, test your soil. You may not need to add any chemicals! If your soil needs nutrients, consider adding compost and other organic materials to improve the quality of your lawn and garden soils. Healthy soil nurtures healthy plants. Avoid over fertilizing with chemical nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers, which can run off into groundwater sources, adding to water pollution concerns. Never allow your grass clippings or leaves to stay in the street; they are a major source of water pollution. Blow the chopped grass and leaves back onto the lawn where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll decompose and add nutrients.

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"To create green landscaping, you don't need to change your landscape."


Apply only the smallest amount of nitrogen-base fertilizer you need; excess nitrogen can â&#x20AC;&#x153;burnâ&#x20AC;? lawns. Apply fertilizer to lawns only in autumn and spring when it is most beneficial to the grass. A quick-release fertilizer applied in fall -- not spring -- is the most important because it helps grass build reserves for spring growth.

reduce or stoP Fuel emissions: The EPA says emissions from lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws, leaf vacuums, and other outdoor power equipment are a significant source of pollution. Avoid spilling gasoline when you fill a gasoline engine or a gas can at the fuel pump. Switch from gasoline-burning machines to cleanerburning electrical engines. Bear in mind, though, that using electricity causes pollution. Use manual tools such as reel push mowers and hand tools. Mow your lawn less frequently. In addition to saving energy and time, your lawn benefits as well. Remove no more than one-third of the leaf-blade length at any time. Keep your grass at least 3 inches long in summer to cool the soil, preserve moisture, and help the grass maintain a healthy root structure. Research shows that mowing higher means fewer weeds because taller grass shades and outcompetes the weed seedlings. Reduce fuel emissions and save time with a smaller lawn. Transform part of your lawn into gardens filled with lowmaintenance, easy-care shrubs and native plants.

Waste not: To create green landscaping, you don't need to change your landscape. It can be as simple as reducing the amount of solid waste you produce. For example, instead of bagging lawn waste such as twigs and leaves, create compost piles. When the yard waste has decomposed, add the finished product to your lawn and gardens to increase fertility.

otHer green landscaPing activities to consider: n Avoid bagging your lawn clippings unless they're so long that they'll smother the grass. Let - clippings fall to the ground, where they will quickly decompose and add nutrients. n Buy mulch in bulk to avoid tossing away multiple plastic bags. n Recycle your plastic garden pots and flats.

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CREATE YOUR OWN EXOTIC REFUGE Our world is constantly changing. Technological innovations are succeeding one another at a swift pace and the role of devices in our lives is bigger than ever. At the same time, the desire to escape this technological jungle is growing. We want to create a place for ourselves where we can enjoy both simplicity and tranquility. Besides stepping out and finding peace in nature, we can also invite the wilderness into our homes in the form of exotic plants, tropical prints and ethnic touches. Escape into the exotic!

It’s no secret that interior design takes its cues from the runways, and this year, we’ve seen the big fashion designers experiment with all things tropical. While exotic prints might conjure up images of loud tourists in Hawaiian shirts, they are anything but kitsch these days. Does your interior also need a bit of brightening up? There’s no better way for your space to blossom than by welcoming nature into your home by adding plants or botanical prints. But it’s not just all about the wild and wonderful foliage of the tropics. Add some ethnic elements to transform your house into a real ‘jungalow’, as LA-based designer and blogger Justina Blakeney calls it: striking souvenirs from far-off countries, geometrical patterns in vibrant colours or black and white, ornaments and furniture in natural materials such as rattan, bamboo or wicker and wallpapers bursting with wild cats or colourful birds. Let your imagination run free and bring this indoor-outdoor look home.

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SPROUTING WITH STYLE Is your thumb every colour but green? Let plants weave themselves into your home with bold wallpaper. The wide variety of patterns available can transform a plain room into a tropical paradise: from quirky, cartoon-feel pineapples to dramatic, sophisticated vegetation. Too much for you? Opt for some artwork with leaves for a subtler look. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get lost in the jungle, though. By overdoing on the leaf prints, you risk to create an unimaginative, unwelcoming space. While mixing colours and textures is often second nature for design enthusiasts, adding layers of patterns can be a bit more complex. Try switching it up by giving extraordinary discoveries and souvenirs from exotic destinations prominent places. Their beautiful geometrics and pure materials perfectly complement the organic forms of natural elements. Even more, we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even touched yet on the dynamic effects that you can get by matching the colours of the jungle with ethnic prints. A simple way of achieving this is to toss in a patterned rug or dress up your throw pillows with cases textured with ethnically inspired designs.

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ADD THE REAL DEAL Plants are perfect for adding colour and interest to a room, acting as living sculptures in your interior. They instantly change the atmosphere and make your décor feel complete. It’s an easy way to add colour and bring real elements of outdoor life into your indoor refuge. Nature offers various types of colourful tropical plants that blend together nicely with each other. From towering trees to densely packed succulents, your imagination is the only limit. If you, like so many, can’t manage to keep plants from withering after a few months, vines are what you need: they are nearly impossible to kill.

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GO FOR NATURAL MATERIALS TO COMPLETE THE PICTURE Your interior isn’t complete without a harmonious floor. In order for your home to transform fully into your jungle of escape, complete the landscape with natural materials. Think of materials like rattan, (tropical) wood, cork and bamboo. If you’re looking to give your room an extra edgy element, a marble or leather look will do the trick. Opt for a hardwood floor to bring nature & authenticity into your home. Looking for something a little easier to maintain? Luxury vinyl or laminate are perfect ‘imitation’ alternatives. Both types of floors effortlessly combine a traditional look and feel with user-friendliness and are very wear-resilient. In other words: you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Tip: Flooring is the core of your interior, which is all the more reason to think carefully before making a decision. That’s why Quick-Step developed the Floor Explorer: a tool that shows you in just three simple steps which flooring and interior styles suit your tastes and personality. Get ready and explore all the different possibilities online. Looking for more ideas? Take a look at our Pinterest board on the tropical trend and ethnic extravaganza. But try not get lost in this jungle of inspiration! On the immensely popular blog thejungalow.com, you can find decorating tips covering every element of an interior, from colour over patterns to plants.

AbOUT QUICk‑STEP A true leader in design, innovation and quality, QuickStep is a quality flooring brand produced by UNILIN. Ongoing research and development and a strong focus on quality have made Quick-Step one of the top players in the flooring industry. The brand has evolved from an affordable alternative to wood to defining a category in its own right, offering a wide variety of designer floors that are quick and easy to install and maintain, no matter the application. Today, Quick-Step is a global wood, laminate and luxury vinyl flooring brand active in over 100 countries. NEW BUILDS & DEVELOPMENTS

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HomeSt yle Interiors

Italian Design

Since the opening the company has continuously offered its clients the latest trends and attractive new designs in furniture and fabrics - mostly from Italy and always in a wide choice of colours and shapes. HomeStyle Interiors is based in welcoming and inspirational modern showroom – across two levels and over 850 square metres – located in San Pedro De Alcantara Marbella . Here customers find an exclusive selection of products by well-known Italian brands such as Antonello Italia, Miniforms, Alta corte, Santa Lucia Mobili, Veneran, Roberto Cavali, Cattelan Italia, Lass, Milano bedding and much more. HomeStyle Interiors offers inspiring collections of furniture and home accessories that combine striking materials - hard woods, luxurious leathers, cool metals and polished glass - with designs that are both contemporary and perennial. The collection consists of a vast assortment of furniture such as sofas, all kinds of chair, dining tables, beds, rugs and lighting and soft furnishing. While quality, design and customer service are all fundamental to the company philosophy, refreshingly are often considerably more easily affordable than you may have thought. With impeccable credentials, the Homestyle interiors staff has extensive knowledge and experience in all facets of the furniture industry – interior design, retail, wholesale and manufacturing – on the Spanish coasts and around the world.The company is also involved in the contract business and provides a wide range of its products to clients such as hotels, cafeterias, restaurants and executive offices for the furnishing of their premises. The company’s competitive advantage is based on a sterling reputation of highly professional service and assistance and the level of personal contact it has with clients to best ensure that their furnishing needs are anticipated and met. The philosophy of the company is to provide individual clients with furnishings that are specific to their unique requirements and tastes, and to provide solutions best-suited to their lifestyle and interiors. At HomeStyle Interiors you will always find the finest of high quality Italian furniture for the creation of a home that is truly something special.

“From Inspiration to Installation”


Pol. Ind. San Pedro de Alcantara, Calle Fco. Moreno Lomena nยบ 4, 29670, Marbella, Malaga Tel: 952 786 631 www.homestyleinteriors2012.com

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We blend design and function to create spaces of perfect harmony. Spaces conceived to make us feel good and surround us with beauty. Puglia is what inspires us and always has: our land, our museâ&#x20AC;? Pasquale Natuzzi


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Buying a Taylor Wimpey Spain home does not only mean you will have a beautiful place to live. It also means you will have peace of mind. That is because Taylor Wimpey Spain is part of Taylor Wimpey, one of the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading homebuilders since 1880. In Spain we can call on over 50 years of experience building some of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most respected residential developments. Our reputation is built on a unique combination of skills that allow us to build a wide variety of housing projects.

All this experience and expertise means you can relax and enjoy your new home, safe in the knowledge that every detail, including those you can not see, are of the very highest standard. Our British Sales Department will be your constant point of contact, with all communication in English.

Our British sales team are available to answer any questions you may have.

Tel: 08000 121 020 (Freephone UK) +34 971 70 69 72 (Rest of the world) www.taylorwimpeyspain.com

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