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OWN YOUR OWN PIECE OF PARADISE Little Pipe Cay is considered the jewel of the Caribbean but it will cost you $85 million!

There are plenty of reasons to love

WATERFRONT LIVING HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT A showcase of lesser known luxury communities

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Now is the time to buy as investors flock back to the City of Lights

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London landlords

The warm weather is back! Which means our homes should reflect vibrancy and warmth A round up of what’s new within interior design and furnishings

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Knight Frank has launched one of the most impressive islands in the Central Bahamas Cities that combine fantastic waterfronts with generously sized parks, top-notch restaurants and cultural musts

are left thousands oput of pocket as rental properties take months to fill

100 Hidden Luxury Enclaves

A showcase of up-and-coming lesser known international luxury communities hidden in plain sight

128 So, you want to live in Paris

144 Celebrity House Hunting

Want to live like a superstar? Here we review the homes of the rich and famous currently for sale

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Presenting new property developments from around the world

Investors flock back as luxury property markets hit high notes

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Key property hotspots on the Tour de France route

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How to maximise sumptuous outdoor living spaces

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Style News

The warm weather is back! Which means our homes should reflect vibrancy and warmth. This season’s colour trend focuses on green a playful, soothing or calming colour that can be strong or subtle able to make a gentle statement in any room. Travel is of course another major trend this season with inspirational themes taking us from the jungle to sun drenched tropical beaches...

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Go Green Whether dark or vibrant, green is representative of the season! Whether you plump for the drama of forest green, go for playful lime green accents or keep it classic with a sage-green sofa, green can be integrated into any living environment. In bright airy spaces, painting the walls in a flat matt forest green colour will help to reduce the glare projecting a mellower mood that’s perfect for a room you just want to relax in. To give a slightly darker room more zest mint is the perfect colour. Pair with denim blue, grey and mellow yellow it will create a refreshing vibe. For white purists simply adding differing shades of green plants to your white interiors will add a modern bohemian appeal – paired with black and white accessories this is a modern contemporary look.

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World Traveller

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This season, travel is also a big theme. But, you don’t have to actually jet around the world to look like an experienced globe-trotter. Moroccan-print rugs and lanterns, macramÊ wall decorations, or a framed map of your favourite destination can add an exotic, well-travelled touch. To dive into this trend, try mix-and-match chairs at your kitchen table, or weave in different textures like wood, metal, and fabric throughout a room. Rugs and pillows with exotic patterns also add a flair of world travel to any room.

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Take inspiration from tropical or safari-inspired interior with exotic motifs, tropical prints and citrus shades. Colour scheme should be reminiscent of a day on the beach with zesty tones of yellow, orange and green and choose statement pieces with bold prints and of course the must have motif – the pineapple. Tropical interior design can involve the use of many natural materials, such as wicker, rattan, bamboo and teak. You can also go tropical with fabrics featuring palm leaves, lattice prints and flowers. The great thing about tropical themed decors is that they can be used both indoors and outdoors.

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Minerals & Natural Fibres

Natural materials in design is a huge trend. As more global and environmental awareness issues become front and centre, people want to feel more and become aware of the beauty of nature’s minerals and the resilience of and sustainability of using natural fibres. Handmade furniture with materials such a rattan and wicker take centre stage. Look out for geode book ends, marble bowls, natural stones set into cement counters, and unpolished precious stones turned into door pulls.

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Tribal Custodian

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Celebrate a bright and heady mix of global traveling influences, decadent tribal patterns and bold colour combinations with this impactful summer trend. Vibrant graphic designs are printed and mixed together to form a dramatic look that is both striking and fun. The synergy between colour and textile design is at the heart of this trend. Designers are looking at traditional crafting processes and modernizing them with new materials and colour combinations to create something innovative and otherworldly. Textiles are a mixture of bright prints, rich weaved tapestries and hand dyed finishes. Walls are hand painted with visible brush strokes and raw edges. Key materials: textiles, wood, wicker, plastic, wire, silver, gold, printed ceramics and digital prints.

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Sharing the global reach of the Harrods brand, Harrods Estates holds the key to the thriving London property market. The agency offers a broad range of services, dedicated Middle Eastern and Russian desks, as well as translators - including Mandarin speakers. Wherever a client calls home, they can access London’s most exclusive properties through Harrods Estates. • LONDON RESIDENTIAL SALES • LONDON RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS • ACQUISITIONS • NEW DEVELOPMENTS • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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Established 1897

A Three-Bedroom Lateral Flat Directly Overlooking Eaton Square. Eaton Square, Belgravia SW1 • Entrance hall • Very spacious reception room • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom

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£6,500,000 LEASEHOLD

Approximately 65 years EPC RAtInG

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• Two further bedrooms • Dining room • Access to private gardens & tennis court

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Established 1897

A Beautifully Interior Designed Two-Bedroom Apartment In This Exclusive Block. One Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge SW1 • Large reception room • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom • Family bathroom • Balcony

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• Underground parking space • 24-hour concierge & security • Dining Room

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Established 1897

Voluminous Three-Bedroom Apartment on Park Lane. Park Lane, Mayfair, W1

GUIDE PRICE

£7,200,000 LEASEHOLD

Approximately 184 years EPC RAtInG

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• A beautifully presented apartment • Approx. 2,897sq ft / 269.1sq m • Large kitchen with Miele appliances • Reception room with large French Doors

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• Light and tranquil garden • Sun room accessed directly from the master suite • Located moments from Hyde Park

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Established 1897

A Grade II Listed Period Building in the Heart of Kensington.

GUIDE PRICE

£7,500,000 FREEHOLD

Hornton Street, Kensington W8 • Four beautifully presented apartments • Two three-bedroom mainsonettes • Two mid floor one-bedrooms

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Established 1897

A Beautifully Presented Two-Bedroom Home Arranged Over Four Floors. Old Brompton Road, Chelsea SW5 • Large open-plan double reception room • Spacious kitchen and dining room • Master suite complete with balcony

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£3,350,000 LEASEHOLD

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• Steam room • Wine cellar • Approx. 2,844sq ft (264sq m)

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Established 1897

A New Development Combining Heritage With Contemporary Design. 50 Kensington Gardens Square Bayswater, W2 • 30 beautifully appointed apartments • One penthouse • Secure underground parking

• Located on an attractive garden square • CrossRail from 2020 is within easy reach • Close to the open spaces of Hyde Park

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£1,990,000 LEASEHOLD

Approximately 980 years ESTIMATED COMPLETON

Summer 2018 Contact

Christian DeMeillac +44 (0) 20 7409 9289 christian.demeillac@harrodsestates.com


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Knight FranK launches US$85m

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Knight Frank has launched one of the most impressive private islands in the Central Bahamas to market for US$85m. Little Pipe Cay is a jewel within the archipelago of the Exumas island chain, which has been the incredible cinematic backdrop of Bond films and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Little Pipe Cay makes up one of 365 islands in the Exumas famed for pristine seas, deserted, pure white sandy beaches and sea full of marine life. Over the course of 15 years, the current owners have transformed the previously uninhabited 38 acres of island, to host five elegantly furnished houses for family and guest use, each designed with the same thoughtful attention: floor-to-ceiling windows frame the panoramic views and there is a light, airy feel throughout. There are also four private beaches as well several hundred feet of dock frontage to accommodate boats. Edward de Mallet Morgan, Head of Knight Frank’s Caribbean desk said, “It is a great privilege to be exclusively managing the sale of one of the most exciting real estate assets I have ever worked on. A true, once in a lifetime, incredible private island. Little Pipe Cay is what dreams are made of.” Located 70 miles south east of Nassau and 270 miles from Miami, the island is accessible directly by sea plane. For local amenities, Staniel Cay is less than three miles away by boat and ‘Pig Island’ Big Major Cay famed for its swimming pigs is less than two miles away.

Little Pipe Cay is on sale exclusively through Knight Frank for US$85m (approximately £64,496,300)

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Flower Power Chandelier

Following the incredible success of the first edition of Flower Power chandelier, entirely dedicated to tulips, VG New Trend has unveiled a new and sophisticated version where a family of white Phalaenopsis are protagonists of this original and scenic light source. This special and fascinating chandelier, which is exclusively custom made, consists of a large number of artificial white Phalaenopsis, or a choice of other types of flowers all created by VG, in between which Murano glass lamps with LED lighting are harmoniously placed. Flower Power is a ceiling luminaire designed for both domestic environments and contract spaces, to be used either as an ornament or as an efficient light source. For more information visit: www.vgnewtrend.it 32

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3D Designer Wall Coverings for Contemporary Spaces Lineadeko, developed by Inkiostro Bianco and Listone Giordano, is a collection of three-dimensional effect wooden surfaces, designed by Aldo Cibic, whose refined graphical and decorative impact is rich in striking elements inspired by nature as well as by geometry, and perhaps even by the wider world of the graphic and visual arts. The unique wall surfaces, even large ones, are engraved with elegant motifs and textures, for a marked tactile effect that lends a new identity to matter.These surfaces have a significant visual impact while providing extraordinary tactile sensations, velvety and soft to the touch. Thanks to their technical properties, they are suited to decorating, or better clothing a variety of rooms, from bathrooms to contemporary kitchens, as well as more complex projects in the sector of wellness or hospitality: offices, hotellerie, luxury yachting and public spaces.

Bloom Easy Armchair Inspired by a delicate blossom, Bloom by Kenneth Cobonpue is composed of hundreds of fine running stitches that radiate from the centre of the seat. Handmade in microfiber stitched over a fiberglass-reinforced top, Bloom sprouts from a revolving base made of steel. Invisible supports form shapes reminiscent of soft and graceful musical tones. Bloom sits on top of a steel base that provides a good counterpoint to its playful organic form. Materials: indoor: microfiber, resin, steel. Available in different finishes, colours and two versions.

The collection offers two large size and moulds surfaces with force and personality. The geometries and motifs are designed to leave room for new creative inputs, free to renew over time, following future trends in interior design and decoration. Lineadeko offers nine textures, whose different patterns evoke elements from the botanical world or geometric and linear motifs, unfolding in rhythmical and harmonious shapes. The laser engravings feature bold lines that are animated according to the observation point and the incidence of light, providing additional dynamism to the surfaces. All the structures are available in warm nuances that enhance their softness, emphasising the personality of the motifs. For more information visit: www.inkiostrobianco.com

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Oasi - a kitchen under the branches Introduced during Eurocucina, Oasi is the new Aran Cucine project, designed by architect Stefano Boeri. More than just a functional furniture element: OASI is a one-piece kitchen unit / dining area able to contain all those characteristics of a traditional Italian kitchen. Starting from the classic layout of the free-standing kitchen island, OASI defines a simple single dining table-cooking block that houses all the essential elements of a traditional living space like the typical Italian kitchen. The square-shaped free-standing block that results from this is developed as a well-expressed multi-function technological device able to support all the phases of the food cycle – storage, washing, preparation, cooking, serving, consumption and recycling but with a a twist because at its core as a focal point is a fruit tree. The lemon tree functions as a spatial, mnemonic and symbolic reference point where familiar and convivial relationships gather round: an increasingly complex and variable network, able to change according to multiple life stories of the participants. This “ecological-kitchen” is however also versatile in the spatial sense. The top in solid Corian develops on two levels which thanks to a complex piece of engineering allows two symmetrical “wings” to flow smoothly on the opposite sides. The result is a double surface which can easily be used as a dining/breakfast table for a “variable-sized family” from three to nine people. For further information visit: www.arancucine.it

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Floral Fancy

British paint and wallpaper makers Farrow & Ball have unveiled their new wallpaper collection Atacama, Hegemone and Helleborus. Inspired by the latest trends in texture each pattern has a bold botanical design but with a modern twist Taking its name from the Greek goddess of fruit and flowers, Hegemone is wonderfully optimistic and looks almost as if it has been cut from paper. Less rigid and defined than a classic floral pattern, each colourful petal blooms freely in all directions. Inspired by a brightly coloured fabric found nestled in an old mill, Atacama has a playful tropical print. Named after the flowering South American desert, the intricate botanical design combines rich textures and delicate patterns. For its new collection, Farrow & Ball has experimented with a range of scales exploring the expressive trend of maximalism, creating its largest motif design yet, Helleborus. First drawn with a pipette for a sense of unrestrained fluidity, each petal feels as though it is unfurling on the wall. Latin for the hellebore flower, the organic pattern creates a sense of growth and rejuvenation, transforming the home into a warm and wonderful retreat. Throughout the collection, there is a tactile almost three dimensional finish to the wallpapers which is achieved by printing paint on paper, with each design available in seven colourways from soft neutrals and muted pastels, to striking colour combinations with metallic accents. The beautiful florals jump out of each print and help create the ultimate escape within our homes, transforming rooms into a wonderful retreat where we can feel safe, calm and inspired. For more information visit: eu.farrow-ball.com

Above: Atacama Collection. Below left: Hegemone collection.Below right: Helleborus Collection

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Savour the arrival of Summer with the Smania Outdoor Collection Smania expands its outdoor collection with new playful and colourful proposal with soft and sinuous lines this is the ideal collection for a summer of elegance. From sofas to lamps, side tables to armchairs, the Smania Amalfi outdoor collection knows how to transform a simple patch of grass into a relaxing oasis of paradise. The brains behind Smania’s outdoor furniture is Alessandro La Spada, who took his inspiration from the colours and essences of nature, combining them with sinuous and simple geometries. These details are supplemented by the elegant, expertly-processed fine materials. One example is the polyester webbing used to create weaves and light effects on the backrests of the Delos chairs, the Samos sofas and armchair, the Hydra armchair and the Evia chaise longue. The geometrical forms, the teak essence and the shades of the surfaces are the standout features of the dining tables and outdoor tables. The Capri table is enlivened with refined touches of the Nero Assoluto granite colours and Skiathos is illuminated by the glass top available in the Bronzo, Carob and Notte finishes. Smania’s outdoor furniture is completed with the Chios and Marrakesh floor and pendant lamps, and the alluring Cachepot and Cook series of vases with their clean designs: decorative elements that warm the atmosphere and embellish the summer panorama. Smania’s total outdoor look includes light and pure white shades that match perfectly with the natural grain of the wood and the shininess of the metals. This outdoor furniture is eye-catching and luxurious and reflects the style of the company: a refined aesthetic language, elegant and stylish, unaffected by the passing of time. For more information visit: www.smania.it

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Waterfront Living Some cities around the world are intrinsically tied to their harbours, coastlines and bays, their geographic location shaping the way they develop and how their residents interact with the urban landscape and with each other. The following cities combine fantastic waterfronts with generously-sized parks, top-notch restaurants and cultural musts, making them truly wonderful places to live, work and visit.

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Stockholm, Sweden Only one third of the Swedish capital is actually city: the rest is water and parkland spread across 14 islands in Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. Much of the waterfront is easily accessible, from paths and pedestrian areas to the ferries that crisscross the archipelago. Since so much of Stockholm is on the water, almost every neighbourhood is close to the coastline. One of the most sought-after districts is hip Södermalm just south of Gamla stan, the medieval Old Town. Within Södermalm, SoFo (South of Folkungagatan) is known for its trendy shops, cafes and nightlife, and the area around Mariatorget is full of houses with lake views. Also very desirable is calm Kungsholmen, located across Riddarfjärdern bay from Gamla stan, and exclusive Östermalm to the northeast.

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The majority of residents own property, although the market is up, the International Monetary Fund recently warned that Sweden is in a housing bubble and warned against low-amortisation mortgages. A townhouse in a popular neighbourhood can cost anywhere from 21.5 million Swedish krona to 43 million SEK, and a less grand single-family house in a popular neighbourhood costs anywhere from 4.3 million SEK to 8.6 million SEK. Most of the available properties are condos and flats, and a typical two-bedroom flat costs around 4.3 million SEK. PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Sydney, Australia Sydney is synonymous with its harbour, home to such iconic structures as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge as well as Bondi and Manly Beaches. In fact, it is the proximity to beaches that draws so many people from around Australia and the world, who move to the city for its easy going lifestyle, sophisticated culture, world-class restaurants, and of course, stunning views. “Certainly anything on the harbour front with a view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or Opera House is seen, not only locally, but globally as being extremely desirable,” said Shayne Harris, head of residential at Savills Australia. “It is the reason why such high prices can be achieved for these properties when they do become available.”

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Blessed with riverfront, harbour-front or oceanfront settings, some of the city’s most popular areas include Vaucluse, north of Bondi Beach; leafy, upscale Double Bay and exclusive Point Piper, two adjacent areas on the south side of the harbour; and Hunters Hill, one of the city’s oldest residential areas, west of the harbour. These homes tend to be some of the most expensive in Sydney. There are no houses directly on the harbour but there are many apartment buildings with stellar views and equally stellar prices. The average house price in Vaucluse is $3.9 million, while in Hunters Hill it is around $1.1 million. In Point Piper, where there are huge estates and the average price of $19.8 million per estate reflects this.

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Hamburg, Germany

In addition to its large working port, this city on the Elbe River has more canals than Venice or Amsterdam and the most bridges of any city around the globe, more than 2,000 of them. Water is all around, as are green spaces and parks in fact. Areas near the water are very popular with home buyers, including the riverside districts of Blankenese and Othmarschen, located west of the city centre in the borough of Altona. Parallel to the river is Elbchaussee, the grand boulevard that runs west from the neighbourhood of Altona-Atlstadt out to Blankenese and is very desirable for its beautiful architecture and views. Around Binnenalster (Inner Alster) and Aussenalster (Outer Alster) – the two urban lakes – the area of Harvestehude is popular, as are Winterhude and Uhlenhorst for their central location. Hamburg is one of Germany’s biggest cities and is one of the top locations for real estate investments. The expected increasing demand for residential space, the high purchasing power of the residents and the growing population make this market attractive and rewarding for capital investors.

Many families look to live in peaceful Alsterdorf in the northeast because of its green spaces and good transport links to the city centre. One of the largest urban developments in Europe, HafenCity, was built right on the harbour, similar to London’s Docklands, and is popular for its location and modern infrastructure. A desirable waterfront house in these areas can cost as much as €15 million, while a 90sqm flat sells from €4,500 per square metre

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Nice, France Nice is a key player in the allure of the Cote d’Azur; the French Riviera jewel has been the playground of the rich and the privileged for more than a century. Along the seafront, the long curve of the Promenade des Anglais follows the beach, connecting the airport and the harbour, and is the perfect spot for people watching with views of the Mediterranean and the Old Town’s Belle Époque structures. In the summer, the super yachts moor nearby, adding to the glamour. “Be it a middle manager from Dusseldorf or a Russian oligarch, they all basically crave the sun in a safe environment, where you can access glitzy Cannes and Monaco or the olive groves and inland villages,” said Alex Balkin, a broker at Savills French Riviera. “Today, the high end of the market is dominated mainly by buyers from Eastern Europe.” Nice’s most popular areas to live are the Promenade des Anglais, the Quai des Etats-Unis (the boulevard fronting the Old Town), and the Boulevard Franck Pilatte to the east, due to their Mediterranean views and 19th-century architecture. Housing styles range from Belle Époque apartments to modern residences with swimming pools and downtown seafront houses. A mint-condition two-bedroom apartment in these sought-after locations costs between €400,000 and €800,000 euros.

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San Francisco The City on the Bay sits on a peninsula with the Pacific Ocean on one side and San Francisco Bay on the other. The Golden Gate Bridge soars across the mouth of the bay, connecting the city to Marin County, while the Bay Bridge connects to Oakland in the east. From the sea lions sunning themselves on the pilings at Fisherman’s Wharf to swimmers and strollers taking advantages of the many parks and promenades, life in this city is centred on the water. The many hills have astonishing views of the blue bay, skyline, and on some days, the fog rolling in. “Home buyers in San Francisco are willing to pay top dollar to have a glimpse of stunning vistas in neighbourhoods perched high atop the city,” said Betty Taisch, the San Francisco Association of Realtors president elect.

The Marina District, close to the Presidio and Fisherman’s Wharf, has access to waterfront activities such as swimming and sailing and the Aquatic Park Historic District, as do nearby Russian Hill and Presidio Heights. Many properties in these neighbourhoods have classic Victorian architecture, with views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. The average price for a single-family home in the Marina is $4.15 million, while the price for a condo is around $1.16 million. In Russian Hill prices range from $1.75 - $2.5 million. To the east, the new and up-and-coming neighbourhoods of Mission Bay and South Beach are vibrant and walkable. A condo in Mission Bay starts around $1.5 million. In the west of the city, the prices become slightly more affordable with the average price in Outer Sunset and Outer Richmond starting from $856,000

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Vancouver, Canada Beyond Vancouver’s snow-capped mountains, coastal forests and scenic waters lies a metropolis that has taken its place on the world stage. Vancouver has been chosen world’s “Most Liveable City” eight times by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and was host city of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. It’s one of Canada’s largest economic centres, North America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, and its real estate is among the most desirable in the world

Located on the southwest corner of the mainland of British Columbia, Vancouver is bounded by the sparkling waters of Burrard Inlet to its north, the Fraser River to its south, and the Pacific Ocean’s Strait of Georgia along its western coastline. Many of the cities affluent residents live with in the Shaughnessy Heights area located west of Granville Street where the average house price is $3.09million, Kerrisdale another favourite area offering a mix of condominiums and townhouses averages $2.5 million.

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With its white beaches and azure seas, the West Coast of Barbados has always been the most expensive and fashionable part of the island for vacation homes. Exclusive villas and the grand mansions of the superrich hug the narrow palm-shaded beaches here, with sale prices reaching as high as $50 million. But as rarefied as this 12-mile, or 19 kilometre, stretch of coastline is, prices are now relatively low. Known for its relaxed lifestyle, tropical beauty and good infrastructure, Barbados underwent a building boom in the early 2000s, especially on the West Coast. But the 2008 global downturn hit the Caribbean hard, though Barbados fared better than most other islands

St James, Barbados

Still, prices dipped as much as 30 percent on Barbados over the following years. Depending on the area that you want to live, the house prices can start as low as $350,000 Barbados dollars and go right up to $2 million Barbados for a 3-bedroom house. With prices now levelling off, Barbados is an attractive real estate option for both locals and overseas investors with prices now almost back to 2008 levels. The most affordable it has been in years.

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Options for affordable waterfront living How to find a bargain in pricey communities without drowning in debt.

Even with recent dips in real estate prices, the cost of living on the water can make you gasp. But there are ways to own a place in waterfront communities without spending your kids’ inheritance. These simply tips are guaranteed to put you in flipflops and a bathing suit for less. • Check out neighbourhoods you might have once considered too pricey. Before the property crash some areas where simply “no go areas” unless of course you had won the lottery, however following the downturn many areas which were once overpriced have levelled off, they may still be more expensive that the average home but there are definitely bargains out there. One way to discover a bargain is to check out new developments, developers want to offload stock as quickly as possible so check out off-plan deals. TIP: Talk to area residents for leads on homes coming onto the market. • Buy a street or two away from the water’s edge. You don’t need to be on the water’s edge to enjoy the benefits of waterfront living, instead consider buying a property that has a great view; the cost difference can often be in the hundreds of thousands. Secondrow beach and lake homes drop dramatically in price, yet usually are only a few extra steps to the water, and there’s a plus to buying a little farther back: They may fare better when a big storm hits in terms of erosion”. TIP: Make sure when you buy that you have guaranteed water access.

• Go Urban. Urbanisations / condo’s or developments are traditionally good buys because developers can put more of them on a smaller amount of property, giving their investment a bigger payoff and passing some of the savings along to you the buyers. TIP: Don’t fail to factor in usual maintenance and homeowners association fees, when you calculate your payments. • Consider a duplex. Duplexes are particularly popular at the beach and are a great way to land a freestanding home at a lower price. Tip: If you have the bucks, buy both sides and rent out the other one for extra income. • Take your time and really look around. Once you have discovered the area you want to purchase in, scout around, there are always hidden pathways, tracks that once ventured down often lead to housing developments. TIP: Be patient and don’t forget to look for houses up for sale as part of an estate. • Don’t pass on older places or handyman specials. True, that 1970s-style kitchen with the harvest gold and avocado bath sets may give you nightmares, but you can use that as a negotiating point with the owners. TIP: Consult an interior designer of local handyman to see how much the work would cost to remodel before you sign on the dotted line.

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London Knightsbridge 66 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9SH +44 20 7325 9959 | knightsbridge@struttandparker.com

Eaton Terrace, Belgravia SW1W

£6,450,000 | £4,800pw*

An extremely elegant six bedroom family house Entrance hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Kitchen/Breakfast room | Sitting room | Study | Master bedroom suite Five further bedrooms | Three further bath/shower rooms | Utility room | Landscaped garden | Terrace | Freehold | Furnished 3,112 sq ft (289.1 sq m)

Knightsbridge | 020 7235 9959 knightsbridge@struttandparker.com *The following Tenant charges may apply to tenancy commencement: Tenancy Agreement £222 (inc VAT). Credit references per application £54 (inc VAT). All advertised prices are exclusive of utility costs and associated services.

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ÂŁ13,500,000

An outstanding and beautifully presented, semi-detached semi-detached five bedroom house with off street parking and a west facing garden Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/dining room | Study | Cinema | Five bedrooms Five bath/shower rooms | Utility room | Wine cellar | Two cloakrooms | Plant room | Storage rooms Roof terraces | Off Street parking | Garden | Freehold | EPC rating D

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London Kensington 103 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LN +44 20 7938 3666 | kensington@struttandparker.com

Pitt Street, Kensington W8

ÂŁ6,500,000

An impressive and beautifully refurbished four bedroom house with excellent entertaining space.

Entrance hall | Drawing room | Kitchen/family room | Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite shower room | Top floor bedroom suite | Two further bedrooms | Bathroom | Cloakroom | Two terraces | Patio | Freehold | EPC rating B 2844 sq ft (264.2 sq m) Kensington | 020 3930 1354 kensington@struttandparker.com

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Lygon Place, Belgravia SW1W

ÂŁ21,500,000

A grand seven bedroom period townhouse with a lift, underground parking and porterage in Belgravia. Entrance Hall | Reception Room | Drawing room | Dining room | Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom 6 further bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms | Media room/gym | Two guest cloakrooms | Lift | Two patios Garden | Private underground parking | Porter/concierge | 24hr Security | Freehold 7,250 sq ft (673.5 sq m) Knightsbridge | 020 7235 9959 knightsbridge@struttandparker.com

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London Chelsea SW3 43 Cadogan Street, London, SW3 2PR +44 20 7589 9966 | chelsea@struttandparker.com

Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea SW3

£3360pw*

A beautifully presented apartment, spaciously laid out over the ground and lower ground floors of this period building in the highly desirable Cadogan Gardens. 3 Bedrooms | 2 Reception rooms | 3 Bathrooms | Ground floor | Patio | Residents parking | Town/City | Lift Concierge/porter | Furnished | 2094 Approx Sq Ft | EPC rating C Chelsea | 020 7589 9966 Chelsea.lettings@struttandparker.com *The following Tenant charges may apply to tenancy commencement: Tenancy Agreement £222 (inc VAT). Credit references per application £54 (inc VAT). All advertised prices are exclusive of utility costs and associated services.

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ÂŁ8,750,000

A wide low built seven bedroom family house, with open views from front and back and direct access onto the private gated communal gardens. Entrance hall | Reception room | Kitchen | Dining hall | Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room Five further bedrooms | Study/bedroom seven | Three further bathrooms | Two cloakrooms | Living room | Laundry room Storage | Direct access to communal gardens | Freehold | EPC rating E

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Four spectacular penthouses, two with private roof gardens, have been revealed at Lansdowne Place, Dublin’s foremost residential development. Ranging in size from 1,591 sq. ft. to 4,240 sq. ft., three of the units made available sit atop the Nicholson building, as well as one in the Hutchins Building. Priced from €2.25 million to €7.5 million, the penthouses are available to purchase through joint agents Savills and Sherry FitzGerald. The Nicholson houses the largest apartment in the entire development, measuring a total of 7,700 sq. ft. of internal and external space on the eighth and ninth floors. The spacious fourbedroom penthouse includes external terraces conveniently situated off the living areas, as well as a 1,490 sq. ft. private rooftop garden, which provides 360-degree views across the cityscape, onto the impressive Aviva Stadium (home to the Irish national rugby and football teams) and breath-taking sea views across Dublin Bay. Priced at €7.5 million, this roof garden penthouse is believed to be the largest penthouse ever offered on the Irish market The remaining two penthouses available within the Nicholson building on the seventh-floor measure 1,591 sq. ft. and 1,978 sq.ft. respectively with two and three bedrooms and each come complete with full-length private terraces of 353 sq. ft. at the front of the building. The Hutchins building provides a stunning three-bedroom roof garden penthouse with uninterrupted views of Dublin Bay and the AVIVA stadium, as well as onto the development’s landscaped gardens. In total the penthouse measures 4,565 sq. ft., which includes private terraces situated off the living space and a private roof garden measuring at 1,685 sq. ft. Andrew Gunne, CEO of Chartered Land, said: “In total there are twenty-four penthouses varying in layout and size of which nine have been released and sold to-date, including an exceptional roof garden penthouse in the Blake building, which achieved a record price of €6.5 million. “The sales success to date is testament to the hard work that went into designing each penthouse. We wanted to create indoor and outdoor spaces that completely raised the bar for luxury living in Dublin. There is nothing else like this on the local market and it rivals other comparable developments across Europe and the world.” PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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The penthouses at Lansdowne Place provide a specification that is unmatched on the Irish residential market, with designs by renowned London-based interiors studio Goddard Littlefair. Delivering their first project in Ireland, unique features include spacious rooms that combine the beauty of outdoor living with indoor comforts, positioned to optimise light throughout. Every detail has been carefully considered, from the custom designed Irish craft integrated kitchens and matchbook marble worktops, to the impressive entrance halls and bathroom suites finished in limestone and marble. Residents also benefit from exclusive access to a world-class amenities and services at The Lansdowne Residents Club, a purposebuilt leisure facility and 24-hour concierge service. The Residents’ Club is characterised by the sheer scale and service provided by the 24-hour concierge and management team, which also includes dedicated maintenance, security and guest relations teams.

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Spaced across two floors, totalling 6,500 sq. ft., The Lansdowne Residents Club consists of a classically-designed lounge, library, meeting room, cinema room, private dining room with separate kitchen, as well as a terraced area. The lower ground floor comprises a full-service spa, comprising a gymnasium, fitness studio, sauna, steam room and individual treatment rooms. The spacious parking facility is located in the basement, which is accessible from street level. Designed by award-winning architecture practice O’Mahony Pike the wider development at Lansdowne Place comprises a collection of 215 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, spaced across seven contemporary buildings.

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One of the most important aspects of Lansdowne Place is the landscaping, which includes garden squares, feature planting, landscaped lawns, seating areas and a water feature, as well as a children’s play area. Set on the historic site of the former Trinity College Botanical Gardens, a number of original tree and plant specimens dating back over 150 years have been retained and preserved. Located in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 an exceptional and unique area on the south side of Ireland’s capital city. Renowned for its mix of prestigious corporate office buildings and embassies, Ballsbridge is currently in the midst of a rejuvenation programme, which is being spearheaded by Chartered Land. The area around Lansdowne Place is set to become a thriving village quarter complete with high-end retail and fashion boutiques along with premium food and beverage offerings, as well as a first-class hotel development. Perfectly located, Ballsbridge is just 10 minutes from Dublin city centre and a 20-minute drive from Dublin International Airport, whilst the Irish Coast and its stretch of scenic natural beaches is just 20 minutes away.

The impressive penthouse show apartment can be viewed at the dedicated on-site Marketing Suite by appointment only, through joint agents Savills (Tel: +353 (0) 1 6181300) or Sherry FitzGerald (Tel: +353 (0) 1 6671888) or visit www.lansdowneplace.ie

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Ref. MaR-1626 RibeRa de MaRLin, SotogRande A fabulous south-facing 3rd floor apartment in Ribera del Marlin. The apartment boasts a large terrace with stunning sea views across the Sotogrande Marina with the sun from dawn until dusk all year round. The spacious living/dining room links to a modern, fully fitted kitchen and enclosed utility/laundry room and a guest cloakroom. Three bedrooms, all ensuite, with the master bedroom incorporating bath, shower and wet room. Hot/cold air conditioning in all rooms and underfloor heating in the bathrooms. Two parking bays in the underground garage and a large store room. There are 2 outdoor pools and indoor pool, SPA and gym and 24hr Security. Main Features 3 bed | 3 bath 161m2 built |63m2 terrace Price: 825.000â‚Ź Holmes Property Sales, S.L. | Tel : +34 956 79 53 40 | email: info@holmesotogrande.com | www.holmesotogrande.com PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Ref. HSn3-1100 aLMenaRa, SotogRande This elegant villa with subtle curb appeal and benefiting from excellent panoramic views over the Almenara and San Roque golf courses to the sea and the mountains beyond offers superb family accommodation. Accessed through a grand entrance hall on the ground floor the accommodation offers a formal living room, a large family kitchen and a dining room, all with direct access to the covered terrace, there is also one en-suite guest bedroom and a further study/bedroom adjoining the guest cloakroom. On the first floor a fabulous ensuite master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and 2 further double en-suite bedrooms and a TV room. On the lower ground floor an independent one bedroom apartment, a large gymnasium, a cinema/games room and a fabulous laundry room. The garden is beautifully landscaped and the house offers a double garage, quality material throughout, underfloor heating and hot and cold A/C. Main Features 6 bed | 5 bath 2.080 m2 plot | 798m2 built | 70m2 terrace Price: 2.395.000â‚Ź

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One Park Drive’s

largest available apartments sell out as buyers demand larger living spaces

One Park Drive, Canary Wharf Group’s landmark residential development, has successfully sold out of its largest available apartments. The threebedroom Loft apartments, which boast stylish open plan living spaces and stunning wraparound terraces, have been snapped up by purchasers looking for spacious city homes. One Park Drive, which will house 483 apartments, offers the ultimate in city and riverside living, with stunning views of the surrounding docklands and wider London. Remaining apartments are available to purchase, with studios starting from £665,000. 70

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Designed by leading Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron, One Park Drive is divided into three distinct typologies; Loft, Cluster and Bay. The Loft apartments, which feature interiors by Bowler James Brindley, are some of the largest properties available. Situated on floors two to nine, Lofts are designed to make the most of the connection to the surrounding green spaces and waterfront, with generous wraparound terraces framed by fluted terracotta panels, naturally sheltered within the building’s form. The Lofts feature contemporary, free-flowing spaces, complete with sliding walls, cool resin floors and unique mother of pearl clad bathrooms. The Cluster apartments, with their interlocking geometric façades, form the heart of the building. With striking interiors by Goddard Littlefair, the Cluster typology contains the greatest variety, with the lower levels connected to the parks and water; the higher floors with the sky. The top floors are home to the Bay apartments, which all boast double-height terraces set back into the building. These properties also feature interiors by Goddard Littlefair, with elegant palettes and cool textures, including concrete walls, timber panelling, pivot doors and natural stone, all of which maximise light.

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Brian De’ath, Director of Residential Sales at Canary Wharf Group, said: “To have sold all of the three-bedroom Lofts is a huge achievement for the One Park Drive team. With the majority of new build schemes, the smaller units are the first to go, yet at One Park Drive, the opposite is true. The demand for the larger apartments is testament to the unparalleled architecture and interior design, as well as the extensive facilities, dedicated open spaces and diverse events programme of the wider Canary Wharf estate.” “We have now sold over 60% of apartments at One Park Drive and the larger units have formed a significant proportion of that. The new Wood Wharf neighbourhood will be a place where individuals and families can live, work, relax and play and it is great to see buyers invest in that community.”

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The development will also offer state of the art amenities designed by GA Design, split over the ground and first floors. Residents will benefit from a sophisticated entrance lobby with 24-hour concierge services; library, cinema room and lounge on the ground floor, whilst the first floor houses an exclusive residents-only health club. Framed by floorto-ceiling glazing, this calming space, which includes a 20-metre pool, gym, studio space and spa, invites stunning views of the surrounding parks, gardens and water. One Park Drive will form the centrepiece of Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf. This neighbourhood will welcome a new community with the buzz of city life, filled with up to 3,600 new homes, 380,000 sq.ft. of retail space, eight acres of public spaces, plazas and parks. Amongst this will sit lively high streets, boutique shopping arcades, a vast collection of public art, doctor’s surgery and a brand new two-form primary school. As a private Estate, Canary Wharf is run by a team of over 1,000 people working around the clock. This dedicated team manage the day-to-day facilities, tend to the green spaces and provide Estate-wide concierge services, as well as co-ordinate the extensive arts and events programme.

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Egerton Crescent, one of London’s most prestigious addresses, is celebrating a golden Jubilee as No.50 comes to the market for the first time in 50 years.

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Designed in 1845 by George Basevi, the architect behind London’s Belgrave Square, Egerton Crescent is a stunning row of stucco-fronted houses set back from private manicured gardens. No.50 was once home to Danish Royalty and celebrates the grandeur and elegance of the period in which it was built, boasting a wealth of traditional features, six double bedrooms, a south-facing rear garden and separate terrace. This unique home is now on the market with joint agents Russell Simpson and John D Wood for £11.25m. No.50 Egerton Crescent, which sits on the easterly side of the crescent, has housed an eclectic group of characters since its inception over 170 years ago, including a draper, merchant, wine agent and solicitor, but perhaps most notably, members of the Danish Royal family. Princess Anne of Denmark, first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, rented No.50 property during the 1958 London social season, where her 16-year-old daughter Lady Elizabeth Anson was introduced to high society through a series of debutante balls and charity galas. Lady Elizabeth went on to become one of London’s most notorious party planners and has been at the epi-centre of society for over 50 years. An indispensable figure, she has organised parties for the Clinton’s, Mick Jagger, and of course the Queen.

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for these fine family houses in such an important address, being quiet and secluded with lovely south facing rear gardens and a wonderful open aspect to the front over the beautiful private crescent garden. This property also has an exceptionally attractive flow of well proportioned accommodation with high ceilings, tall windows and original period features.”

Spread over five floors totalling 3,434 sq.ft., No.50 Egerton Crescent enjoys ample entertaining space, well suited to Lady Elizabeth’s debut into society, with separate dining and drawing rooms on the ground and first floors respectively. The drawing room, which consumes the entire first floor, spans nearly 30ft in length and features floor-to-ceiling windows opening out onto Juliet balconies at the front, and to a private covered terrace at the rear. This generous reception space also includes elegant parquet flooring, intricate cornicing and exceptional ceiling heights, allowing for wonderful natural light. The second floor is dedicated entirely to the master bedroom suite, which benefits from an en-suite bathroom and beautiful leafy green views over the crescent’s private garden, whilst three further bedrooms occupy the third floor. The kitchen/breakfast room is located on the ground floor, whilst the lower ground houses two further bedrooms, a bathroom and excellent storage space, including three vaults. To the rear lies an impressive south-facing garden stretching nearly 60ft, unparalleled in size for this location, whilst residents will also gain access and part-ownership to the crescent’s beautifully maintained private gardens at the front.

Jake Russell, Director at Russell Simpson, comments; “This unique property provides a rare opportunity for someone to create the ultimate modern family home in one of London’s finest addresses. This is made all the more special as this is the first time the property has been available on the market for over 50 years. Egerton Crescent occupies a lovely discrete position yet is only a short distance from the bustling Brompton Road and the boutiques of Walton Street.” Andy Buchanan, Director at John D Wood, comments; “The magnificent Egerton Crescent has always attracted the best buyers

Originally built within the Smith’s Charity Estate, rents and profits from properties in Egerton Crescent were deposited for charitable uses and were often gifted to towns in Surrey for the relief of the poor. In the years following, the street was home to a succession of notable characters, including, politicians, poets, theatrical directors and the late popular broadcaster, David Frost. Originally called Brompton Crescent, Egerton Crescent was renamed in 1896 in honour of Francis Egerton, the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater. Situated on the Chelsea-Knightsbridge border, No.50 Egerton Crescent is surrounded by some of London’s finest cultural attractions, including the V&A Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall. The property is also wonderfully located a short walk from Hyde Park, Harrod’s and Walton Street for an abundance of restaurants, bars and boutiques.

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Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

An enchanting historic Grade II listed landmark house with 13 bedrooms, dating back to the 13th century and originally carved out of royal hunting ground.

£4,950,000 Freehold • • • •

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Amersham, Buckinghamshire

A stunning Grade II listed property with four bedrooms, renovated to provide stylish and luxurious accommodation.

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200 years old with abundant charm Landscaped gardens A wealth of exposed beams and original features Detached double garage and outbuildings 29 miles to London

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Kensington, W8

A beautifully refurbished three bedroom apartment in a superbly located portered mansion block. This wonderful lateral apartment is on the fifth floor of this highly regarded building. Campden Hill Court is a fabulous redbrick mansion block in the heart of Kensington. EPC: E

£4,550,000 Leasehold • • • • • •

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Ealing, W5

A stunning late Victorian seven bedroom detached double-fronted residence with south facing rear garden over 100 feet and a garage. Ideal for Ealing Broadway station and several prestigious schools. EPC: F

£3,100,000 Freehold • • • • • •

Hamptons Ealing Sales. 020 8840 4545 | Lettings. 020 8567 9647

7 bedrooms 4 bathrooms Conservatory Double fronted house South facing garden Garage and gated off-street parking

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Clapham, SW4

A truly unique opportunity to acquire this beautifully presented Grade II listed home, overlooking Clapham Common North Side.

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6/7 bedrooms Gym Wine cellar Media room Off-street parking


Whitechapel, E1

A unique three bedroom penthouse, with breath-taking 270 degree panoramic city skyline views from its amazing roof garden. EPC: D

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Hamptons City & West End Sales. 020 7236 8398 | Lettings. 020 7236 8399

3 bedrooms Penthouse City views Private parking 2,174 sq. ft.

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London landlords left thousands out of pocket as rental properties take months to fill New proptech firm Residently has revealed London’s rental hotspots. In particular, which areas are letting the quickest and which are causing landlords to lose vast sums due to their property sitting on the market for months on end. The next-generation rental brand, which guarantees consistent, long-term rental income for its landlords, could save owners in London’s Westminster over £14,000 in lost income over a period of five years. The data, which includes one and two-bedroom properties, shows that South East London on the whole has the quickest-letting homes, whilst West London properties are the slowest to shift. 88

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Trevor Stunden, CCO at Residently, comments; “We understand what the modernday landlord wants from their investment: regular rent paid on time, reliable tenants and minimal fuss. We pride ourselves on protecting landlords’ investments with a long-term commitment, which in turn provides them with guaranteed rental income.” “We don’t charge admin fees and all our tenants undergo a detailed vetting process, meaning we only place reliable residents in Residently properties. We have fundamentally aligned our interests to that of our landlords.” South East London has been revealed as the place to be if you are a landlord in the capital, with a high volume of properties averaging 29 days on the market before letting. SE11, which covers parts of Vauxhall, Kennington, Oval and Lambeth, in particular offers excellent transport links, with most residents only 0.2 miles from the nearest tube station. Consequently, the area’s void costs are low, on average £1,315 per lease* and £4,605 over five years.

out of pocket by up to £4,122 per lease or £14,393 over five years. West London on a whole is the worst performing area, with properties taking on average 56 days to let. W8, which covers Kensington, is this area’s poorest performing postcode, with homes often sitting on the market for nearly 90 days before a tenant is secured. As a result, landlords operating in the area could be losing over £7,500 in five years. Kensington’s over-supply of rental properties and slowing demand from international tenants has made it much harder for landlords to secure a reputable tenant. Residently, who currently operate in London zones one and two, understand the hassle that comes with letting out a prized asset. By becoming a company tenant on a multiyear lease, Residently can provide income certainty and eliminate the risk of lengthy and potentially very expensive void periods. Trevor Stunden continues; “We have dealt

with a number of landlords who have been quoted higher rental values by high street agents but have chosen us because of our ability to guarantee their income. Void periods can be extremely costly, and landlords are wising up to the long-term security that we can provide.” The rental brand also takes away the hassle of finding and managing tenants, with all tenants being vetted thoroughly in the company’s tenant profiling system. Residently then manages the property on behalf of the landlord, overseeing everyday issues and offering tenants add-on services including housekeeping, laundry, floristry and even artwork curation. Trevor continues; “We have just begun marketing an apartment on Wigmore Street in Marylebone. Our rental guarantees mean we have potentially saved that landlord up to £7,322 in void periods over our five-year relationship. It’s a no-brainer”.

EC4Y is London’s quickest postcode to let. The area, which stretches between Temple and Blackfriars, has a very limited number of homes on the market, meaning available homes are snapped up within 20 days. E1 and E14 are also strong areas for rentals, with properties taking 28 days and 24 days to let respectively. At the opposite end of the spectrum, homes in Mayfair’s W1K postcode, occupy the rental market for 98 days on average before a tenant is placed, with landlords out of pocket by a whopping £20,284 over five years. Neighbouring SW1A, which is home to Buckingham Palace, has London’s slowest-letting properties, with homes sitting on the market for over 140 days and landlords For more information on Residently’s offering in London, contact them on owners@resident.ly or visit www.resident.ly Void calculations are performed using stats from ARLA. The average void period in the UK is 3 weeks (21 days). The average tenure for someone living in a property in the UK is approximately 17 months. PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Nine grandly proportioned townhouses with stunning Georgian facades, Octagon’s latest London launch incorporates the highest specification and finishes as befitting the developer’s name. Offering views towards the River Thames and Barnes Wetland Centre from private roof terraces and balconies, these unique new homes range between 4,375 – 6,150 sq ft. With 4/5 bedrooms, an impressive kitchen/breakfast room and 4 formal reception rooms across 5 storeys, the lower ground floor is dedicated to leisure - including a gym, cinema/TV den and a covered courtyard garden. Each property features a private west backing walled garden with rear pedestrian access to the Thames towpath. Located within the Bishop’s Park Conservation Area, Bishops Row is just a short walk from Fulham’s vibrant centre, tube stations, bus services, and an excellent choice of local schooling.

GUIDE PRICES From £4.995m BISHOPS ROW STEVENAGE ROAD, FULHAM, LONDON SW6 6PB

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BRAND NEW HOME within traditional Victorian shell brings next-level luxury to W12

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Buyers with a taste for well-preserved Victorian architecture fused with a modern lifestyle are in luck, as an exceptional five-bedroom family home in Ashchurch Grove, W12 has hit the market. The original period property, built in the 1870s, has been lovingly restored with sophisticated modern details to create a turnkey home which provides the best of both worlds. The property on Ashchurch Grove is on the market for £3.5 million and is available through local experts Finlay Brewer. Set in the heart of one of West London’s most historically diverse areas, Ashchurch Grove is the ultimate combination of old and new. Whilst retaining the original outer shell and its significant heritage, the house has been reconstructed on the inside to offer generous open living spaces and impressive ceiling heights. It has also been extended to provide an ample internal space of 3,080 sq. ft. The interior design has been masterminded by Austrian firm Schriebling, who specialise in high end residential and boutique hotel refurbishments. The home is accessed through a welcoming private front 94

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garden that also includes a secure bike shed, handy for the cycling enthusiast. The generous double reception room opens front to back, with a limestone-surround gas fireplace and wide oak floorboards and leads into the strikingly modern, full-width kitchen/dining room which has been fitted with underfloor heating, a lantern roof light and a large, informal island. The bespoke-designed room has Miele integrated appliances, along with a stainless steel MasterCool fridge/ freezer and 110 bottle capacity wine fridge. The rooms on the ground floor feature Rothschild & Bickers bespoke pendant lighting. The wall-width Crittall sliding doors are the main focal point of the kitchen and lead to a long, westerly-facing rear garden benefitting from all-day sunlight exposure and discreet outdoor lighting for nights and parties. The 133 sq. ft. summerhouse at the end of the garden makes for a great quiet space as an office, gym, playroom or summerhouse.


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The lower-ground floor, which was created as part of the refurbishment, offers a double bedroom with ensuite shower room and copious storage space. The floor is completed by a utility room with built-in Miele washer and dryer, a plant room and an impressively large media/games room. The well-proportioned space is ideal for use by those with young children, giving them their own playing area. Carefully considered light wells and skylights provide an exceptional level of natural light to the floor as a whole. The first floor comprises the master bedroom. Situated at the front of the property, the bedroom benefits from unsurpassed views of the Grade II listed Roman Catholic Church of The Holy Ghost and St Stephen. The church is popular with local families, many of whom have children attending nearby Good Shepherd Primary School, which was rated ‘outstanding’ in its most recent Ofsted report. This particular local landmark was built in 1904 by notable Catholic architect, Alexander Scoles, and is considered to be an excellent example of his characteristic lancet Gothic style. The master bedroom is decorated with a Murano glass chandelier and an abundance of storage with ‘his and hers’ basins in the ensuite bathroom. All bathrooms in the home have been exquisitely designed, using Carrara marble, Fired Earth tiles, Samuel Heath taps, Villeroy and Boch sanitaryware and custom-built vanity units. The guest bedroom also has an ensuite shower room

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and fabulous views of the garden. The second floor was also added during the home’s refurbishment. It houses two bedrooms and a family bathroom. The new joists dropped floors and double glazing, in addition to the complete rewiring and new plumbing in the house, will allow the purchaser to enjoy every modern convenience without the restrictions often found in more traditional buildings. The home is sold with white goods and the furniture is available to purchase by separate agreement. This sensational home on Ashchurch Grove is at the epicentre of the Ravenscourt Park and Starch Green Conservation Area, noted for its former use as a market garden and was one of the main fruit and vegetable suppliers to the City of London during the late 1800s, before the area was developed further. Some of the surviving original apple trees serve as reminders of that heritage. Teresa Brewer, Director at Finlay Brewer, comments, “This is unlike anything that’s been on the market in Shepherd’s Bush before and with every detail thought of, it’s the perfect family home. The refurbishment works have created a solid, high-specification home within one of the borough’s most sought-after areas. “I think this property will really appeal to buyers from Holland Park who might be looking for a bit more space for their money, and the interiors are certainly the same quality you’d expect in a prime central London home.”


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Hidden Luxury Enclaves

A showcase of up-and-coming and lesser known international luxury communities hidden in plain sight

General overview of all luxury markets While the global luxury atlas is studded with many familiar names— who doesn’t know St. Barths or Monaco, for example?—we recently asked Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliates for insights regarding those luxury enclaves that may not be as known to all, and yet are compelling options for an inspired real estate acquisition. Many are “cities within a city,” while others are true suburbs and some are standalone communities in their own right. Whatever the case, they present alluring options for the seeker of luxury lifestyles—sometimes on a road less traveled and sometimes just hiding before our very eyes. PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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While they may not be among the most “luxurious” or the “hottest” prime property markets in the world, these concealed luxury enclaves are increasingly offering compelling options for a grand real estate acquisition. Here are our top 15 picks of luxury gems on the rise:

n Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil Population: 161,000 Luxury Price Range: $5M to $10M An hour’s drive from São Paulo, Bragança Paulista is commuter city increasingly known for its high-end gated community Quinta da Baroneza, with its outstanding golf club and amenities including ecological tracks, lakes, bike paths, and equestrian facilities. Best-Kept Secret: Residents have a wealth of leisure options including nearby Lake Taboão.

Brookhaven, Atlanta, Georgia Population: 42,000 Luxury Price Range: $1M to $5M Located just northeast of Buckhead, historic Brookhaven is celebrated for its unique blend of Contemporary, Colonial, Federal and Neoclassical-style homes, as well as its picturesque parks, private golf club, and tree-lined streets.

Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia Population: 1,600 Luxury Price Range: $2M to $5M Locals call it “Palmy”—and this seaside section of north Sydney, once known for weekend getaways, is fast becoming a permanent address, with good reason. Palm Beach boasts luxurious villas and yet maintains an understated elegance.

This charming garden suburb is a true hidden gem, adjacent to Peachtree Road and the busting high-end lifestyle of Buckhead, Atlanta. Best-Kept Secret: The first community in Georgia, and the Southeast, to be designed around a golf course.

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n West Chelsea, New York, New York Population: 40,000 Luxury Price Range: $8M to $40M

Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California Population: 144,000 Luxury Price Range: $3M to $10M

Once-industrial West Chelsea is Manhattan’s latest chic address, with the High Line as a recognized landmark and where star architects are visibly at work in the neighborhood. Luxury co-ops, lofts, and townhouses reflect a newfound gentrification.

This centrally located, historic neighborhood is an unexpected, stately oasis, with spacious lots and regal estates that have been home to some of Los Angeles’s leading lights, city fathers, and celebrities—only minutes from downtown and L.A.’s burgeoning Koreatown.

Best-Kept Secret: The Museum at FIT is a serious fashion lover’s Valhalla.

Best-Kept Secret: Large lots and great values

Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal Population: 172,000 Luxury Price Range: $2M to $7M Located in a waterfront area of the Tagus River estuary between Lisbon and Cascais, this distinctive district enjoys a mild climate, unique quality of life, and river and sea views yet it is not immediately evident to the casual visitor.

Bangsaray, Thailand Population: 8,000 Luxury Price Range: $700K to $3M Situated only 15 miles from Pattaya—one of the country’s liveliest beach resorts—this once sleepy fishing village is emerging into a boutique resort hot spot. Unspoiled by high-rise buildings and tourist mobs, Bangsaray (also Bang Saray) offers calm turquoise-water beaches, outstanding seafood dining options, and lush natural splendor.

Best-Kept Secret: A technology hub attracting corporate buyers.

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n White City, London, England Population: 13,000 Luxury Price Range: $1M to $11M

n Prague, Czech Republic Population: 1.3 million Luxury Price Range: $1M to $19M

This northwest London enclave near Shepherds Bush is the former BBC hub, whose signature Television Centre has been redeveloped as a housing mecca—including luxury high-rise residences. Early demand indicates this district will be a good investment for savvy buyers.

This picturesque capital city where Mozart famously performed is experiencing a resurgence of interest in its luxury market. While Prague is no secret to the tourist, it is still an underestimated luxury address, and boasts many spectacular properties. Best-Kept Secret: Pařížská Street is Prague’s exclusive shopping avenue and a luxury-brand fixture.

Best-Kept Secret: Location of London’s newest Soho House private club.

Mahwah, New Jersey Population: 24,000 Luxury Price Range: $2M to $48M Known as Bergen County’s parkland, Mahwah is home to some 300 luxury residences, many of which are extremely well-priced. Its most notable flagship luxury residence is the storied Darlington Estate, pictured above.

Montreux, Reno, Nevada Population: 25,000 Luxury Price Range: $2M to $5M Montreux (pronounced “Mon-troe”) is a secluded section of west Reno situated among towering pines with views ranging from snowcapped mountains to golf fairways. Residences reflect varied architectural styles.

Best-Kept Secret: Home to several state and county parks, offering hiking, skiing, swimming and fishing.

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n Nun’s Island, Montreal, Canada Population: 19,000 Luxury Price Range: $2M to $12M

Arcachon, Gironde, France Population: 10,700 Luxury Price Range: $2M to $5M

This 920-acre isle in the St. Lawrence River is within Montreal city limits and is home to high-rise condominiums, penthouses, and row houses. It is also a growing luxury neighborhood, with its rare standalone residences commanding top dollar and the new Symphonia POP development promising to be a modern-luxury magnet.

Less familiar than the Côte d’Azur, France’s Côte d’Argent is Europe’s longest strand of beach, and the quaint bayside town of Arcachon is its centerpiece. Celebrated for its nightlife, this young settlement (founded in 1857) is a growing luxury enclave, in spite or perhaps because of little tourist traffic.

Best-Kept Secret: Outstanding views of the city from highrise residences

Best-Kept Secret: Arcachon oysters are a prized delicacy among local seafood offerings.

Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Maine Population: 529 Luxury Price Range: $3M to $5M

San Pedro Garza García, Monterrey, Mexico Population: 122,000 Luxury Price Range: $2M to $3M

This quiet village on Mt. Desert Island near Acadia National Park is a favorite summer destination for many notable East Coast families, including the Rockefellers. Its population, not surprisingly, increases in the summer season.

Known to many as simply “Garza Garcia,” this Monterrey suburb is becoming known for some sought-after gated luxury enclaves such as El Santuario and Renaciamento, which enjoy spectacular views. Monterrey overall is Mexico’s wealthiest city and a hub of business in the north.

Best-Kept Secret: Asticou Azalea Garden is a stunning Japaneseinspired haven.

Best-Kept Secret: Chipinque National Park is an ecological oasis within Garza Garcia.

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A-LIST DESIGNERS REVEALED as team behind new super-prime Sri Lankan residential tower

Luxury Indian hotelier ITC Hotels operating in Sri Lanka through its 100% subsidiary WelcomHotels Lanka (Private) Limited has released eagerly awaited details about its first ever project in the branded residential market.

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Sapphire Residences takes centre stage on the prestigious Galle Face, the ceremonial heart of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. Comprising 132 private residences averaging a remarkable 5,000 square feet living area (penthouses are 9,325 square feet), all apartments benefit from 180° panoramic views of the city, lake and ocean, floor-to-ceiling windows and high ceilings. Destined to become a globally recognised landmark for the city, the iconic design was the brainchild of a world-class international team lead by U.S. architectural firm Gensler, which created the two distinctive parallel towers connected by a sky bridge, with the residential interiors by London-based YOO working with Philippe Starck in Paris and landscaping by Burega Farnell in Singapore. Set to redefine uber-luxury vertical residential living in the Indian Ocean region, the extensive mixed-use development also includes a private Residents’ Club offering over 25,000 sq. ft. of leisure amenities for the exclusive use of homeowners and their guests. Conceptualised by YOO Inspired by Starck, these include several swimming pools, cinema, residents’ lounge and library, outdoor amphitheatre, fullservice spa (with steam, sauna and treatment rooms), gymnasium and fitness centre, yoga room, squash court, indoor multi-purpose sports court, function rooms, ‘hobby’ studio, Teens’ and Kids’ lounges and a lawn play area. Arun Pathak, Managing Director of WelcomHotels Lanka (Private) Limited, comments: “Our objective was to develop a new icon for the country on this ultra-prime Colombo coastline that would be recognisable across the globe. This inspired us to bring together and collaborate with an exceptional team of international designers to deliver this truly striking development, comprising the finest collection of apartments and penthouses in the region.”

The new development, currently under construction with completion expected in 2021, comprises a 224 metre tall residential tower, set alongside a 140 metre tall hotel. Connecting the buildings at the 19th and 21st floors is a 54-metre long sky bridge, which incorporates a stunning bar and lounge on the lower level with spectacular lake, city and ocean views, above which sits an exterior pool and sunbathing deck. Elegant offices available for lease or rent and high-end retail complete the mixed-use facilities on offer. With extensive landscaping throughout the complex, the drop-off areas, lobbies and retail components are elevated to the second level, whilst at the fourth level above this are a pool deck and an event deck (for the hotel’s conference centre). The hotel is crowned by a helipad (the only one being built in the vicinity) that cannot only be used by VIPs, guests and residents, but also to meet medical and other emergencies and evacuation needs in the area. The helipad facility in the prime business district serves to upgrade Colombo’s urban infrastructure on the lines of what is available in premier cities across the world. The development is symbolic of a modern Sri Lanka which remains true to its roots. Accordingly the ITC One hotel and Sapphire Residences are modern skyscrapers with a futuristic illuminated exterior wrapping around each tower while the interiors draw inspiration from the rich architectural history of Sri Lanka and incorporate elements of local architecture and vernacular practices.

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Situated between Beira Lake and the Galle Face Ocean front, Gensler has thoughtfully designed each tower using an innovative triangular plan to maximise the uninterrupted views from each apartment across the Indian Ocean and the city. Engineered with no external supporting walls, uninterrupted light flows into every residence, accentuated by almost 4 metre floor to ceiling heights (c.5 metres in the penthouses). Well-engineered blackout blinds ensure a good night’s sleep.

Discussing his work as Yoo Inspired by Starck for Sapphire Residences, his first project in Sri Lanka, Philippe Starck said: “Yoo projects, and Sapphire Residences in particular, are about You. I wanted to create a place that draws people together, that makes them laugh, make them more in love, more sparkling, more intelligent. I wanted to create fertile surprises to awake people, to create conversations, to create interactions. A place where Us humans are at its heart. ”

The spectacular apartment interiors are by YOO inspired by Starck. Responsible for numerous interior design projects around the world, visionary creator Philippe Starck has drawn inspiration from the island culture and the serendipitous nature of Sri Lanka for his work at Sapphire Residences. There are four interior design styles available, giving residents the opportunity to choose a distinctive theme to suit their individual lifestyles:

Each apartment will be pre-wired to enable the fitting of Home Automation Systems, bringing a state of the art ‘internet of things’ (IOT) experience to a sublime environment and placing control at its occupants’ fingertips. Serviced from a dedicated central control panel in each residence, the system can also be controlled and managed from a tablet or mobile phone and is designed to standards that allow it to evolve in line with technological advances in future. Voice recognition equipment can be integrated with the room controls and AV systems, allowing a superlative digitally controlled home automation experience.

Nature: Airy rooms with white oak floors and light fabrics. Sunfilled spaces shaped by organic materials, as well as soft and textured finishes designed to instil a sense of freedom, health and freshness in your living experience.

Culture: Spaces designed to socialise and engage with family and friends. Culture has a richer and darker material palette, eclectic mixture of furniture representing the different cultures of the world designed to instil a sense of cool vibrancy and happening in your living experience.

Minimal: Pure and simple layouts to enhance space and light, creating a quiet and calm ambience designed to instil a light, calm and tranquillity in your living experience.

Classical: Interiors that are refined, sleek, with strong colour ways and dark wood finishes. It reflects the natural elements and textures from nature designed to instil a sense of finesse and sophistication in your living experience.

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One of India’s leading luxury hotel brands, ITC Hotels has developed and operates more than 100 hotels in over 70 destinations across the country. The ITC One hotel and adjacent Sapphire Residences is the company’s first development in the burgeoning Sri Lankan market through its 100% subsidiary WelcomHotels Lanka (Private) Limited. The company’s commitment to planet positive luxury experiences guarantees an outstanding luxury residential development with 5-star hospitality services created around its unwavering principles of ‘Responsible Luxury’ and ‘Enduring Value’. In line with this ethos, Sapphire Residences has already achieved the prestigious and globally respected pre-certification rating for LEED® BD+C (Core and Shell Development) at the highest Platinum level. Priced from around US$1.4 million, the residences are scheduled to launch onto the market in Q4 2018 with Sotheby’s International Realty. The Sapphire Residences Experience Centre at 21, Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo 1 opens this month.

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AN IMPRESSIVE OUTLOOK FROM EVERY POINT OF VIEW Whether it’s breathtaking cityscapes or security you value, London never fails to deliver. Barratt London has been building homes of exceptional quality throughout the city for over 30 years, drawing on wealth of experience and an unrivalled passion for the capital. London is simply without parallel. And the future has a home here.

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State of the art mansion in Carvoeiro

This beautiful estate is located in one of the most attractive regions of the Algarve, just a stone’s throw from Benagil, Carvoeiro.

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This top-class property is a successful symbiosis of location and spatial planning, intellect and art paired with the Mediterranean charm of the Algarve. Intricately embedded in the typical vegetation, the discreetly designed main house is especially inspiring. The timeless design gives this outstanding estate it´s very own charm. The main house offers through the light-flooded room’s incomparable living comfort on different levels. Outstanding construction quality and many other highlights on a total of almost 4 ha with 2 villas and building plots, guarantee you the purchase of a truly unique estate. Which is on the rim of an urbanisation and therefore enjoys high security. A successful match of discretion, nature and privacy in combination within a short driveway to all amenities and beaches.

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The elegantly built villa has a total of five luxurious en-suite bedrooms. The impressive entrance leads to the various living areas of the ground floor, such as the light and functional dining room and adjoining reading room with remarkably high windows. A beautiful eye-catcher is the spacious and partially covered courtyard with artful water feature; especially in the summer months, this area is wonderful. Two of the numerous bedrooms are accessible via the courtyard. The light-filled living room is a collage of colours, materials, textures and love to nature, with direct access to the surrounding terraces. The master bedroom is reached via an elegantly curved staircase - the room surprises by the generosity and the fantastic nature view over the artfully preserved “Eira”. In the basement is a newly renovated apartment with kitchen and two bedrooms en suite, private entrance and terrace area, modern and individually designed. With the guest cottage, you will acquire a home that has a fascinating view and offers quality of life on a very high level. 3 bedrooms en suite, an open kitchen is integrated into the living area in an open architectural style, the perfect symbiosis of traditional architecture and modern finishing’s and numerous other highlights complete the lavish offer of living atmosphere.

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Situated on Stamford Brook Gardens, a quaint thoroughfare adjacent to Stamford Brook Common, is The Brook, the former home of renowned artist and engraver, Lucien Pissarro.

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Situated on Stamford Brook Gardens, a quaint thoroughfare adjacent to Stamford Brook Common, is The Brook, the former home of renowned artist and engraver, Lucien Pissarro. Dating back to 1760, the Grade II listed house was first erected as a collection of four prominent country homes that overlooked the once rolling fields of the Common and Stamford Brook, a tributary of the River Thames. Purchased in 1902, The Brook has been in the Anglo-French artist’s family for 116 years, however, is now on the market with leading West London estate agents Finlay Brewer for £2.95 million. Commemorated with a blue plaque in 1976 to mark the life and work of Pissarro, the c.2,800 sq. ft. home remains largely untouched from his time as the occupant. Spaced across two floors, the five-bedroom house retains its country charm, with original fireplaces and wood beams throughout, as well as an expansive garden measuring over 7,000 sq. ft., complete with separate large artist’s studio which has been fitted out with a private shower room, summer house and off street parking. Entered via a sumptuously planted front garden, the historic home also comprises a double reception room, study, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, utility/shower room and open-plan kitchen, breakfast and dining room. Commenting on the rarity of the home, Teresa Brewer, Partner at Finlay Brewer, commented: “Houses like this are not only rare to the market, but also hard to find anywhere else in London. You would expect to find a home of this style in the middle of the countryside, rather than in West London. For The Brook to have retained its original look and feel makes it a real gem. “This home is perfect for those that err away from the modern look and style and want to obtain the almost impossible dream of traditional English country house in the heart of the city. When sitting in the garden you wouldn’t know you’re so close to the centre of London.” The son of notable French Impressionist, Camille Pissarro, Lucien built a burgeoning art career in his youth in France, exhibiting at the Societé des Artistes Indépendants in Paris in 1886 and working with contemporaries such as Paul Signac and Vincent Van Gogh. After becoming good friends, Van Gogh dedicated his 1887 painting, Basket of Apples, to Pissarro. Moving to England permanently in 1890, Pissarro studied the work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement, whilst also becoming a lecturer on impressionism at the Art Workers Guild. In 1897 he suffered a debilitating stroke, which rendered him unable to paint for several years.

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It wasn’t until he moved to The Brook in 1902, to be close to his daughter, that he took up painting again, with the home and the expansive greenery of the local area credited as his inspiration to pick up his brush once more. One of his most notable works since living at the home was ‘The Brook, Sunny Weather’. Pissarro’s career hit its peak in the 1920s and 30s, a period in which he exhibited at the Royal Academy continuously from 1934 until his death in 1944. In addition to his Impressionist paintings, Lucien Pissarro is known in art circles for his work as an engraver and publisher. He founded the Eragny Press in 1894 with his wife whilst they were living in Epping, later moving the works to The Brook. A dedicated building was constructed to house the press, which is still present as part of the grounds of the adjacent home.

Famed for his coloured woodcuts and handwritten text, Pissarro went onto create a signature typeface in 1903, known as ‘Brook Type’, named after the home. The press published 32 books, including works by Christina Rossetti, Francis Bacon and Gustave Flaubert, creating only a few hundred copies of each. The area known as Stamford Brook sits on the main Roman Road through London onto Bath, which followed the same straight line as today’s Oxford Street through what is now Acton Green. Until the 19th century, Stamford Brook and the surrounding areas were made up of market gardens, small hamlets and country houses.

It was this rural idyll that attracted Lucien Pissarro as a dedicated landscape artist. During his time at The Brook the surrounding area around began to develop into a burgeoning district of West London. The opening of Stamford Brook Underground station in 1912 saw the region connected to the city centre via the District Line. Still well-connected, The Brook is a five-minute walk to Stamford Brook station, 10 minutes from Turnham Green Terrace, whilst the retail expanse of Westfield London is a short drive away. The home is also close to several excellent schools, including Orchard House School, Latymer Upper School and the Godolphin and Latymer School.

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SO, YOU WANT TO LIVE IN PARIS?

Investors flock back as luxury property markets hit high notes

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Back on property investors’ radars, in particular from the US, Middle East and Europe, Paris is enjoying another year of strong prime residential property price growth after stellar 2017. Recording a significant 12% price growth last year Paris was the third best performing city in Europe according to Knight Frank’s annual Prime International Residential Index ( PIRI 100) which tracks performance of the world’s leading prime second home and city residential markets. Healthy price growth is also forecasted for 2018. Global research teams have predicted a 9% rise in luxury property prices - the highest of 13 hotspots in Europe, USA and Asia.

Outperforming global gateway cities such as London (0.7%), New York (4.6%), Hong Kong (7.3%) and Sydney (10.7%) according to PIRI 100 figures, growth is likely to continue for some time; the election of pro-business Emmanuel Macron and his vow to kick-start the economy has renewed appetite for luxury property in the French capital which, adding to its winning streak, is set to host the 2024 Olympic games. The stars appear to have aligned for the City of Light, with further positive sentiments among UHNWI’s echoed through Knight Frank’s City Wealth Index charting the cities that matter most to the world’s wealthy. Paris ranked fifth for future GDP and seventh for lifestyle out of 20 locations - encouraging long-term prospects for UHNWIs, domestic and international buyers. 130

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Commenting on Paris’s healthy prime property markets Roddy Aris, Knight Frank International, said: “The main arrondissement to have seen the biggest upturn in values is the 16th. Under the Hollande years this this is where the main wealth exodus stemmed from. Today it is one of the most sought after locations for large, Haussmanian family apartments and private houses. The aspirational buyer though remains focused on the prime Parisian hotspots of the 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th. Here we are seeing prices breaking previous records on a price per sq m basis and most properties if priced correctly will sell very fast. The more intrepid buyer today is focusing on the 2nd and 3rd arrondissements, this is where a large number of start-up and tech companies and setting up business”.


Exceptional Properties for sale Two bedroom townhouse in Paris 8th Asking Price: €2,200,000 / £1,947,376.62 Located between the ChampsÉlysées and the exclusive rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, this rarely available two-bedroom townhouse sits at the bottom of a pretty paved Parisian courtyard in one of the best areas of Paris. The property’s focal point is a breathtaking curved conservatory looking out over the courtyard. Modern design features include mosaic tiles, exposed beams and New York loft style brickwork. A great sized office has been carved from the basement. The master suite benefits from an ensuite bathroom and dressing room, which could be converted into a third bedroom. A further bedroom sits on the top floor. Ref: RSI180417

Two bedroom townhouse in Paris 17th Asking Price: €980,000 / £867,467.77 A quintessential Parisian apartment within a stone-fronted building dating back to 1875 with original features including parquet floors, high ceilings, impressive windows and cornicing. Ready for new owners to decorate according to taste, the property has the potential to be turned into a threebedroom apartment making it a great family home or rental investment. The 17th arrondissement lies directly north of the Arc de Triomphe and is home to some of the best properties in Paris housed in classic Haussmannian buildings. Ref: RSI180491

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APARTMENTS FOR SALE PUTEAUX - LA COUR DES DUCS €295,000 - €1.468M - Studio to 5 beds La Cour des Ducs is a new-build project located les Bergeres, a growing district in Puteaux. Overlook a nice private park which offers unobstructed views this is a calm a tranquil area. The architecture of the building is very similar to the Parisian classical buildings with dressed stone and it also benefits from sound-proofing. The building contains a magnificent entrance door and gallery entirely made of stone and glass, letting the natural in. The interiors of the studio to 5-bed apartments are well-optimised and modern with bespoke finishes, from the apartments’ layout to the flooring and bathrooms details. The apartments for sale come with large surfaces ranging from 34 to 170 sqm and balconies, terraces or loggias. At only 800m from the famous business area, Puteaux has a mix of residential and corporate buildings. The rehabilitation of the district is a major asset in terms of investment as capital gains expect to increase in the years to come: for resale (6.1% increase in 1 year) or for rentals (estimated rental yields: 3-4%).

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PARIS 15 - APARTMENTS FOR SALE HORS DU TEMPS POA These apartments for sale in the 15th arrondissement of Paris are in the heart of this iconic city - a truly exceptional new-build development, full of history Ranging from studio to 4-bed apartments for sale, the properties are light-filled and well-optimised, letting natural light in thanks to large bay windows and high ceilings opening onto the green gardens inside at the heart of this project. Most of the units enjoy an exterior space - ideal to fully enjoy the Parisian lifestyle. Most of the units will also have parking spaces. Several designers have contributed to this masterpiece: the famous landscape architect Christian Fournet for the gardens, the renowned designer Tristan Auer for the hall and floors and Mathilde Jonquière for the common spaces with mosaic and glass. Last but not least, these apartments for sale are in the beautiful and charming neighbourhood of Paris 15, called the Convention area. Just a few metres from Paris 16, crossing the Mirabeau bridge, the convention area is intimate, whilst being close to all amenities such as a local market that takes place three times a week and other treasures Paris has to offer.

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Finding a holiday home which appeals throughout the year can sometimes be a struggle, especially when it comes to those who want to purchase a ski property but are concerned they won’t get sufficient use out of it. But with a greater popularity in the summer than the winter, Samoëns in the French Alps could be a surefire choice for those deliberating this issue. Renowned as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Samoëns offers a wide variety of summer and winter sports, and is full of historical and cultural attractions. With a variety of properties in the town on sale through MGM French Properties, Samoëns makes perfect sense for those looking for a well-rounded, dual season ski property purchase. 134

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Designated as a ‘ville fleurie’, Samoëns is wellknown for its stunning landscapes year-round, and its varied and long history. A little slice of Paris in the Alps, the town is famed nationwide for its botanic garden, Jaÿsinia, which houses 4,500 types of Alpine flowers. The garden was created by Marie-Louise Jaÿ, a Samoëns-born businesswoman who co-founded the iconic La Samaritaine department in Paris’ first arondissement. The picturesque park is almost 800 metres above sea level on a steep limestone slope, overlooking old Samoëns, featuring castle ruins, a chapel and copious fountains. Samoëns is also unique in its stonemasonry heritage, stemming from a famous brotherhood which existed in the 17th century in the town. La Société des Maçons were commissioned on projects by Napoleon among others, and used their own secret dialect to retain privacy, called mourmé. Their work can be seen all over Samoëns today through its architecture, creating a unique and fascinating landscape. Samoëns offers an almost unlimited number of summer activities to complement their winter sports offering. The town is perfectly-placed to explore the stunning vistas of the Grand Massif mountain range and is incredibly popular with hikers. Additionally, golfing, water-skiing, rafting, fishing, paragliding, horse-riding and mountain biking, amongst others, are all readily available. The village centre is filled with local bistros, restaurants and artisan retailers for those who prefer a more leisurely approach. The central square is marked by a remarkable 15th century lime tree, and the town’s Savoyard architecture is ameliorated by stone sculptures by international artists. Richard Deans, Sales Manager at MGM French Properties, comments, “Towns of Samoëns’ ilk are becoming harder and harder to find, as the area has retained its stunning history and architecture, while still offering excellent skiing and summer activities. Those looking for an authentic Alpine village will find that Samoëns is less commercial than others nearby. There is a wide variety of property newly-available in the town to suit all budgets and preferences, and I expect these to be very popular with families who will enjoy the relaxed community atmosphere in the resort.” PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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MGM French Properties has recently launched Chalet Saskya, a boutique and small development of outright purchase apartments, with prices starting at â‚Ź270,000 for a one-bedroom home, up to â‚Ź700,000 for a four-bedroom duplex apartment. The development is ideally located next to the Grand Massif Express station ski lift, allowing for speedy ski access in the winter months. The twelve apartment within the development all come with their own spacious balcony area.

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Another development in Samoëns is Les Chalets de Laÿssia, centred right in the heart of the town for great proximity to restaurants, bars and local amenities. Architecturally inspired by the stone mason tradition in the village, only one-bedroom apartments remain within the leaseback development, and start from €200,000. The benefits of leaseback include hotel service and guaranteed rental income for the buyer, through an agreement to rent out the property through MGM.

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Finally, Résidence Alexane is located in the centre of the town, close to the Grand Massif Express. The development features two chalets, each comprising of 13 one to four-bedroom apartments, carefully designed to blend seamlessly into the surrounding alpine scenery while maintaining a modern and contemporary feel. Setting the development apart is the range of top-class hotel- style facilities including indoor pool, fitness suite, gym, sauna, jacuzzi and steam rooms and spa. Two-bedroom apartments are available for outright purchase from €355,000, while leaseback homes range from one to three-bedrooms, starting from €245, 834. The apartments are available to purchase off-plan now.

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Villa la Paz, los Flamingos - â‚Ź 3,250,000 Located in the wonderful golf Resort of Los Flamingos is this majestic villa situated on 2,259.03m2 of manicured gardens on 2 levels, which wrap around the villa and boast stunning views of the lake, golf course, sea, Gibraltar and Africa and this is one of the largest plots in Los Flamingos.

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This magnificent villa offers you all the benefits of Los Flamingos living. Play golf on one of the 3 golf courses in the resort, walk to the luxurious 5-Star Villa Padierna Palace Hotel and enjoy its Spa, restaurants, and bars. Take a 2-minute drive to the beach and enjoy a meal at the Villa Padierna Beach Club, or just enjoy the beach in this private club. Being sold fully furnished .

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Villa For sale The golden mile - â‚Ź2,250,000 A stunning and elegant 5 bedroom villa located in one of the best areas of the Golden Mile .

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This exclusive gated development consists of 18 villas and has 24-hour security, 2 communal swimming pools, and manicured gardens and is only minutes away from the beach, Marbella, and Puerto Banus.

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The property boasts breath-taking views of the sea and has recently had an extensive refurbishment with interiors by the renowned designer Pedro PeĂąa. Some of the features include a private lift to all 3 floors, underfloor heating throughout, large double garage, a state of the art kitchen and signature art pieces and sculptures.

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The property is distributed on 2 levels plus a fabulous solarium terrace with chill-out area, bar, shower, and panoramic views. The ground floor has a magnificent living room which merges onto the south facing terrace that gives lots of light and amazing views. There is also a fabulous dining area, fully fitted kitchen, guest WC and a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The lower level consists of 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, including a spacious master bedroom suite with dressing room. All rooms lead onto beautiful terraces all of which have sea views. 142 villaTHE WORLDWIDE BIBLE This is a masterpiece of PROPERTY modern design and is priced below the market value. Must be viewed to be truly appreciated.

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emare esTePona - Prices From 2,360,000€ To 3,975,000€ Located on the front line of the Mediterranean Sea with stunning views of Africa, Gibraltar, and the sea is this contemporary residential complex where residents will enjoy a new concept of apartment living. Features include folding glass wall systems, enormous terraces, underfloor heating throughout, smart home technology and lighting system. Located on a 20.000 m2 front line beach plot, this low-density gated development has 24-hour security and consists, of just 6 small blocks, comprising of only 28 amazingly large residences. All have exclusive access to the beach and each of the apartments includes a minimum of 3 large parking spaces, with direct access into a large basement area which boasts the same spec of the apartment and is, directly connected with each of the homes private lift.

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Celebrity House Hunting Homes of the rich and famous listed for sale...

FANCY LIVING NEXT DOOR TO OPRAH? ROB LOWE’S LISTS CLASSIC CALIFORNIA ESTATE Heart throb actor of screen and television, Rob Lowe and his wife Sheryl have listed their classic Montecito, California estate for $47 million. Located in a celebrity-studded neighbourhood, the buyer will be rubbing elbows with some of the world’s biggest stars including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Montecito is a much favoured retreat away from the work-a-day world of filmdom, located 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles, between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara County with spectacular hillside views, nearby whale watching and beautiful

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The Lowe estate is a classic East Coast style and a stand out from the general Mediterranean architecture in the area. Sited on just over three acres and encompassing 10,000 square feet the main house was designed by architect Don Nulty, landscape architect Mark Rios and feng shui master David Cho. Sparing no expense, lines are clean and clear, details eye-catching, and proportions generous. The result is a home that shows equal appreciation for history, modernity, sophistication, and comfort. Inside the main house totalling 20 rooms are large open formal rooms, a huge white and cheerful family kitchen, separate catering kitchen, eight bedrooms, eleven baths, office, library-music room with bar, family room, various conversation rooms and nooks, movie theatre, well equipped gym and expansive wine cellar. There are nine indoor fireplaces throughout the house with one in the master suite. Views are integral to the estate: windows frame the ocean, while the pool gazes back toward the Santa Ynez mountains. Many upper-level spaces benefit from balconies or access to an expansive veranda that overlooks the manicured gardens. Also on the grounds are a two-bedroom guest house, one-bedroom pool house with staff quarters and outdoor kitchen, pool and spa, tennis court with observation areas and lushly landscaped lawns large enough for team sports with mature trees and a vegetable garden. There are two outside fireplaces, terraces and loggias for relaxing or entertaining, a water serenade from fountains and a

koi pond. Formal rose gardens overlook the lawn and from most any location one can enjoy sunsets over the Pacific. Now 54 but still not looking a day over 30, Rob Lowe has had a busy career in both film and television and is still lighting up the screens. Starting out at age 19 in the movie hit The Outsiders in 1983 and St. Elmo’s Fire in 1985, his good looks and evolving acting skills kept his teenage fans who have turned middle age and are now binge watching him on The West Wing reruns. Lately he starred as Dr. Ethan Willis on the medical drama Code Black and this year appeared in Super Troopers 2. Priced at $47million the property is listed Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty sothebyshomes.com

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SHAKIRA’S CONTEMPORARY MIAMI BEACH HOME Latin pop star Shakira moved to Miami in the late 1990s, buying a house in 2001 at the edge of Biscayne Bay for $3.38 million. In recent years she has made Spain her home and after embarking upon an extensive modern update to her Miami waterfront home she has placed the property on the market. The 8,708-square-foot home overlooks Miami’s waterfront skyline and lights of the Julia Tuttle Causeway with more than 100 feet of water frontage, a private dock and ocean access at Government Cut or Haulover Inlet. The six-bedroom, eight-bath, two-story home sits on a half-acre lot only two blocks from the Miami Golf Club greens. Located on a street where many celebrities including Matt Damon, Cher, Billy Joel and Jennifer Lopez once lived, Shakira has completely renovated the two-story house into a Zen oasis with light hardwood floors throughout, an updated kitchen with high-end appliances and home gym where specialty flooring for dancing was added when she purchased the property. It has a fireplace for the rare chilly night and an attached two-car garage framed by crimson bougainvillea. Rooms are large and airy and filled with sunlight and there is a low profile “hookah” lounge area in the entertainment wing.

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After purchasing the home, Shakira added a wooden deck around the pool area with open air dining pavilion with built-in bar and an entire three-bedroom wing measuring 1,663 square feet. Surrounded by tall privacy hedges and an iron entry gate, the property meets all the privacy requirements sought by celebrities. Priced at $11.648 million the property is listed with Antonio Mebarak and Ana Lourdes Martinez of Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Miami Beach.

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LIVE LIKE A SUPERMODEL AT CHRISTIE BRINKLEY’S HAMPTON ESTATE America’s most popular supermodel, Christie Brinkley, has put her longtime Hamptons estate on the market asking $29.5 million. The 20-acre estate in Bridgehampton, called Tower Hill, is now far too large for empty nester Brinkley and though it was perfect for raising her daughters, it is no longer practical for a single woman with three children who are now young adults. Like many celebrities who require safe places to park their wealth, Brinkley has invested in real estate, concentrating in the Hamptons at the tip of Long Island. She has been a resident there for years and though originally a California “surfer girl” as a youth, the 64-year-old “Uptown Girl” now calls the Hamptons home.

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Named for the century-old observation tower that was built as part of the main house in 1891, Tower Hill is sited on more than 20 private open and wooded acres, the three-story traditional main house has six bedrooms and five and a half baths, while the guest house and artist’s studio add another two bedrooms and two baths totalling over 11,000 square feet of living space. Charmingly eclectic, the home is pure Christie - subtly sophisticated and at the same time whimsical. Included are a large country kitchen and family room, gym, office, four fireplaces, multiple stone terraces and a four-car heated garage. Grounds with rolling lawns, flower and organic vegetable gardens and walking trails also include a tennis court, pond and heated swimming pool. The property was totally restored in 1998 by Christie and her then husband - architect Peter Cook. Since the acreage is 200 feet above sea level, from the observation tower, one can see the Atlantic Ocean, the south shore of Connecticut, Gardiner’s Island, and the North Fork Peninsula. Raised in Southern California, Christie Brinkley has lived what many would call a fairytale life beginning with her move to France after high school to study art. In 1973, celebrity photographer Errol Sawyer saw her in a Paris post office and connected her to the world of fashion modeling. She came to fame as a three-time Sports Illustrated cover girl and now with over 30 years as one of America’s favorite models, a record stint as the Cover Girl pitch woman and lucrative endorsement deals for beauty products, wine and fitness equipment, Christie can afford to live wherever she wants. She continues to model and is now producing her own wine, Bellissimo Prosecco, and a new line of Christie Brinkley skincare products and hairpieces. Priced at $29.5 million, the estate is listed by Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman. PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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MUHAMMAD ALI’S MICHIGAN FARM HOUSE In 1975, almost ten years before Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he bought an 81-acre property in Berrien Springs, Michigan, insulated from city noise and crowds by the St. James River which surrounds the lush green fields. It was here that he spent his summers and a portion of his retirement years until his Parkinson’s became more advanced. Born as Cassius Clay, he grew up in Louisville, Kentucky during the 1950’s Jim Crow era where African Americans had few opportunities. The family was not destitute, but fairly middle class within Louisville’s black community.

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A twist of fate came when he was 12-years-old that changed his life forever when he hurriedly parked his bike and ran inside a building for protection from a rainstorm. When he came out, his bike had been stolen. He found a policeman to tell and said he wanted to fight the thief. The policeman asked him if he knew how to fight, and Cassius realized he didn’t. The policeman said, “Come with me.” He introduced Cassius to a police-sponsored youth boxing club where he was amazed to see blacks and whites fighting each other as though color segregation didn’t matter. That’s when he saw his future which led to Olympic Gold and one of the all-time boxing champions. Ali was known for being verbose as much as his boxing skill, but his charm was what won people over. He loved attention and loved people and found boxing to fill all his needs. He did what he loved and became one of the most important athletes of the 20th century.


The farm in southwestern Michigan, near Indiana, was the place where he and his family could relax away from the fame. The path of the river, enclosing three sides of the property, ensured privacy from neighbours and onlookers as did the gated entry. By 1975, Ali could afford to design it exactly the way he wanted and he added buildings customized to his needs which also have universal appeal. Structures on the property include the main house, carriage house, pool, gym, garages, barns and office epicenter. Today this iconic property includes 81 acres with a mile of river frontage. As you enter the gated entrance, the serenity and privacy will embrace you. The lawn and extensive landscaping is phenomenal. A circular drive takes you to the main house, carriage house, pool, gym, garages, barns, and office epicenter. The elaborate gym has the boxing ring in the centre, exercise equipment, a steam room, baths, massage room, laundry and spa tub. A few steps outside the gym’s French doors is a full-size basketball court. Next door to the gym is the office epicenter with his private office, conference area, private bath, mail room, vault, Articles and photographs provided by TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

kitchen, loading dock and several other offices and a basement. There are two separate climate-controlled garages, each accommodating over five cars, RVs and space for equipment. The two houses, main house and carriage house for guests, are on either side of the pool terrace, which includes a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, bath house, sound system and pergola. The main house has four bedrooms, living and family rooms and kitchen with large pantry and three-car, climate-controlled garage. The carriage guest house also has a sun-room and deck overlooking the pond and fountain by the river. Grounds are lushly landscaped with firepit and a waterfall rock garden. Muhammad Ali’s pastoral Michigan home with every amenity to make a world champion boxer happy in his time off, is now for sale at a very specific price. The last two numbers represent Ali’s 37 career knockouts - $2,895,037. The listing agent is Tim Mitchell of Cressy & Everett Real Estate, Dowagiac, Michigan. PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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The biggest cycling race in the world is returning to the French Alps this year, as the ever changing route will cross through the toughest climbs of the Haute-Savoie. Stages 10, 11 and 12 of the race will see competitors tackle steep ascents between Annecy, Le GrandBornand, La Rosiere and Alpe d’Huez, creating one of the most challenging parts of the race. In addition to unbeatable cycling turf, the region also offers one of France’s most diverse and desirable ranges of property, with leaseback and outright purchase homes available through MGM French Properties.

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HOMES IN CYCLING HEAVEN Key property hotspots on the Tour de France route


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Stage 10 commences in Annecy, one of France’s most sought-after expat hotspots. Known by the French as ‘the Venice of the Alps’, the town is defined by its picturesque canals, cobbled streets and pastel coloured houses. Annecy is perfect for the energetic, with boundless opportunities for outdoor activities.

Canyoning and paragliding are popular in Annecy, while the beautiful lake is the ultimate backdrop for joggers, walkers and cyclists, in addition to offering great sailing and paddling opportunities. The town also boasts a cultural history which most French towns would struggle to match, with the Palais de l’Isle museum and Château d’Annecy topping the long list of must-sees in the area.

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Villa Parsini, one of Annecy’s most exciting developments, has recently been launched in the town by MGM French Properties. The development is centrally located in the famous ‘Golden Triangle’, close to the amenities of the Galeries Lafayette shopping centre and the iconic lake. Owners of the unfurnished outright purchase properties will be on the doorstep of the local schools and restaurants, while those working in Geneva’s business district will benefit from the 45 minute drive to work. The apartments are south-facing with low energy consumption, and all have a private terrace. The homes start from €300,000 for one bedroom, ranging up to €710,000 for a three-bedroom apartment.

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Stage 10 will end in Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon, one of France’s most understated ski resorts. The picture-perfect town offers a wide variety of family-friendly activities, and a range of nurseries and child day-care options. Skischool is available to children as young as three, and discounted family lift passes are available. The resort has been certified as ‘Famille Plus’ by the French government, and offers great opportunities for cycling and hiking through the summer months, in addition to first-class winter sports.

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The 44 fully-furnished apartments which make up Le Roc des Tours development in Le Grand Bornand feature panoramic views of the slopes and cosy rustic interiors. They each include a private cellar and ski locker room. The development will also boast an on-site restaurant and state-of-the-art spa facility. Apartments at Le Roc des Tours start from at â‚Ź195,833 for a one-bedroom apartment, ranging to â‚Ź525,000 for a threebedroom duplex property.

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Stage 11 will begin in Albertville and steadily climb its way to La Rosière, known by ski aficionados as as a lower-key version of neighbouring resorts, Val d’Isère and Tignes. As part of Espace San Bernardo, La Rosière boasts links to a much wider set of pistes, including La Thuille, an Italian resort which can be accessed easily. The small resort has authentic Savoyard architecture, with fast links to the slopes and a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. In summer, the ski offering is replaced with a sizeable list of summer sports, including golfing, white water sports and mountain biking.

MGM French Properties recently launched Alpen Lodge in La Rosière, a leaseback development of authentic style apartments built with wood, copper and stone. The development boasts an array of amenities including a sauna, gym and spa, and each apartment comes with a wine cellar and sun-drenched balcony with vistas of the Tarentaise valley. One bedroom homes start from €233,334 while four-bedroom duplex apartments are available from €675,000.

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Richard Deans, Sales Manager at MGM French Properties, comments, “Each year the Tour de France showcases Frances exciting and diverse array of destinations. We are delighted that this year the cyclists will be taking on some of the best climbs the Alps have to offer and staying in some of their finest villages. Our apartments in Annecy have already seen a great deal of interest from expats looking for a permanent base before the Brexit deal is finalised, and being less than an hour from Geneva is a big draw. “Equally, Le Grand-Bornand and La Rosière have seen an increased popularity in recent years, but neither has lost the authenticity and welcoming nature which made them successful in the first place. I am glad that the route will shine a spotlight on these excellent investment areas of the Alps.” For further information on property in Annecy, Le Grand-Bornand and La Rosière, contact MGM French Properties on Tel: 0207 494 0706 or visit: www.mgmfrenchproperties.com

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PALM JUMEIRAH - BRAND NEW FULL RENOVATED VILLA

This brand new fully renovated Signature villa located on B frond Palm Jumeirah sits on a plot size of 13,600 sq ft with an extended built up area of 8,400 sq ft. The property is architecturally inspiring offering stunning views overlooking the marina skyline. The property has been fully renovated with no expense spared, and has been completely redesigned with large floor to ceiling windows utilizing all natural light, all dividing walls have been removed in the sitting area to create a stunning open plan area taking advantage of the natural sunlight and large windows. The property boasts six large bedrooms all ensuite the guest bedroom is located on the ground floor along with the remaining five bedrooms on the first floor .The property has a fully equipped kitchen with gagaenau appliance’s.

PLOT: 13,600 | TOTAL AREA: 8,400 | BEDS: 6 | BATH: 7 | REF:JDED-S-16827 PRICED AT AED 35,000,000 To enquire about this property contact: 162 THE WORLDWIDE PROPERTY BIBLE Jason Dunne - Mobile: +97156-1159041 - jason@exclusive-links.com


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PALM JUMEIRAH - CUSTOM BUILT BRAND NEW VILLA

This French inspired custom built villa is located on the exclusive N frond Palm Jumeirah development offering stunning views of the Dubai Marina Skyline. German designed and built by a reputable contractor, the villa has 5 bedrooms, study, large kitchen, open dining and living, maids room, 2 car garage and a large terrace including a swimming pool. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. There is also a ground floor study with bathroom. The house is complete and ready for occupation. .

PLOT: 6,789sq ft | TOTAL AREA: 5,091sq ft | BEDS: 5 | BATH: 6 | REF:JDED-S-16825 PRICED AT AED 16,000,000 To enquire about this property contact: PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE Jason Dunne - Mobile: +97156-1159041 - jason@exclusive-links.com

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JUMEIRAH GOLF ESTATES - FIVE STAR LIVING ON A CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE

A five-star property situated on a five-star residential golf destination. This luxurious villa project is near completion in Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE). There are only 20 of these exclusive villas, located right next to the country club, which creates a luxury lifestyle experience within the homes of a residential community. With more than 16,500 sq ft of built-up area, each six bedroom villa has been designed with meticulous attention to detail. Each villa features an extensive basement, which includes air-conditioned parking for up to five cars and three additional floors serviced by an elevator leading to the Penthouse Suite on the second floor, with its stunning views of the city and golf course.

TOTAL AREA: 16,500sqft | BEDS: 6 | BATH: 7 | REF:JWJG-S-16007 PRICED AT AED 23,600,000 To enquire about this property contact: 164 THE WORLDWIDE PROPERTY BIBLE James Walsh - Mobile: +971505583904 - james@exclusive-links.com


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SOBHA HARTLAND VILLA - MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID CITY

Centrally located within Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, is this spacious, contemporary and beautifully finished villa. Sustainable and surrounded by green spaces giving a Family-orientated ambience there is a warm community atmosphere served by a full range of amenities for living and learning. Since its launch, Sobha Hartland has had an overwhelming investor’s response and demand for the future of Mohammed Bin Rashid City new residents. MBR embodies His Highness’ vision of Dubai to become a landmark city, among the best in the world to live, work and thrive in.

PLOT SIZE: 8,028sqft | TOTAL AREA: 8,779sqft | BEDS: 5 | BATH: 6.5 | REF: WAMBR-S-15967 PRICED AT AED 16,337,176 To enquire about this property contact: PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE Waseem Awan - Mobile: +97156 - 4607080 - waseem@exclusive-links.com

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AMERICA’S MOST EXPENSIVE HOME returns to market!

Designed for the “ultimate billionaire” 924-Bel-Air set the record for the priciest home ever listed for sale in the USA securing a whopping sale price of $250million, however following the collapse of the purchase the property has now been relisted with a massive 25% reduction for a mere $188 million. 166

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“This home was curated for the ultimate billionaire who wants the best of everything that exists in life...”

...said developer Bruce Makowsky when he placed the turnkey Bel Air giga-mansion on the market for the first time in early 2017. Then it was the highest priced single-family residence for sale in the country at $250 million. Lauded to be the 21st century’s answer to a new housing niche in the luxury market where the new owner would only have to bring his toothbrush and a bathing suit - or not - to begin living the dream. Everything else was supplied: furnishings, walls and niches filled with curated art, a $30 million collection of exotic cars and motorcycles, two fully-stocked champagne-and-wine cellars, the most advanced home-tech system in the world, two alligator-upholstered elevators and let’s not forget the helicopter! But that’s not all. For two years from the onset of ownership, the developer supplies a personal chef, a masseuse and five other full-time employees who

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live on site in a separate staff wing and whose salaries have been paid. Awash with every conceivable amenity for comfortable living and entertaining, the 38,000-square-foot manse has two master suites, ten large VIP guest suites, 21 luxury baths, three gourmet kitchens, five bars, a massage studio and wellness spa and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. With this development, Makowsky set out to beat his own national property price record, previously held by a $70 million Beverley Hills abode so he studied land from the ground and air until he found the perfect spot in the hills of Bel Air with a 270-degree view reaching from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean beaches of Malibu. From all levels of the house and from the glass-tiled pool and wide terraces, the view is spellbinding both day and night.


In addition to its internal square footage of 38,000 square feet, the property also boasts 17,000 square feet of entertainment decks and an 85-foot infinity pool. With a razor-sharp attention to detail and a jaw-dropping design, 924 Bel Air Road is a playground of creative impulse and stylistic allure guaranteed to ignite every sense from the natural beauty of the surrounding California landscape seen from every room. Built to exceed the demands of the super wealthy, this home delivers on the promise of the most amazing man-made achievements of art and architecture ever built for those that want and desire the best of everything that exists in plus a garage filled to the brim with glamorous cars and neighbours like Rod Stewart and Steve Martin.

Listed with agents Rayni Williams and Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland www.thewilliamsestates.com

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Luxury Urban Resort Residences. Coming Soon to Dubai.

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Banyan Tree Residences Hillside Dubai is a brand-new residential experience unlike any other. Discover a serene oasis at the heart of Dubai’s quick pulse, a calm haven where luxury and sophistication meet resort-style living, every day. For more information on the luxury urban resort or to book your apartment, please call +971 4 388 33 39 or visit our website banyantreeresidences.ae Sweid & Sweid Hillside Development is the owner and developer of Banyan Tree Residences Hillside Dubai, under license from The Banyan Tree Group. PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Sotogrande Close enough to be a considered Marbella, but also distant enough to have its own identity, Sotogrande offers an extraordinary lifestyle in a unique location. It is not for everyone, but if your values are family, sport, and generally a healthy lifestyle then in Sotogrande you will find discerning like-minded people enjoying their homes and all the world-class sports facilities the resort has to offer.

n n n n Golf There are three top class golf courses in Sotogrande including Valderrama - host to the European Tour and the 1997 Ryder Cup. la Reserva Golf Club, designed by leading golf course architects Cabell Robinson, and the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande the Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, designed by Robert Trent Jones. n n n n Polo The resort has eleven polo fields belonging to the Santa Maria Polo Club, one of the best polo clubs in the world. Sotogrande hosts the exclusive Polo Summer Season with a great number of tournaments which see many Spanish and overseas Patrons, professional players and horses.

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n n n n oTHER SPoRTS Two tennis and padel clubs and Soto Tennis Academy; Golf Academies, rugby club; sailing club; equestrian centres; cycling. n n n n MARINA The marina has 1,400 berths capable of taking boats of up to 30m long, and exceptionally even larger. Sailing and motor boating are very popular, with top class regattas held throughout the year. n n n n BEACHES The Trocadero beach club, the octógono Beach Club, and opening summer 2018 the “Beach” at la Reserva are clubs where beach bars and water sports can be enjoyed. In addition, local “Chiringuitos such as Gigi’s beach, Chambao, and Bahia limon pop up during the summer months.

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Noll & Partners with Stephanie Noll and Charles Gubbins, professionals who care! Finest properties for sale in Sotogrande - solid experience and knowledge of the real estate market

n n n n SCHool Sotogrande hosts one of the country’s best ranked English-speaking schools, namely the Sotogrande International School. Children from more than forty different nationalities attend. n n n n loCATIoN Africa is within eyesight, but with Gibraltar, Malaga, Sevilla and Jerez airports all of Europe is only a few hours away. n n n n PRoPERTY Sotogrande offers something for everyone. Marina apartments, penthouses, townhouses, traditional Andalusian villas, modern new builds, and the most amazing mansions currently being built in la Reserva de Sotogrande. Additionally, prices in Sotogrande are much more affordable than Marbella, at least for the time being.

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PROPERTY NEWS

New Vancovouver condo development

This full city-block site is a spectacular opportunity to engage in an urban-scale project in a rapidly emerging neighbourhood in the heart of Vancouver, Canada. Directly across from one of the most prestigious shopping areas in the city, this Cambie Corridor project seeks a contemporary design vernacular for the area. Set apart with distinctive angles, white and wood facade, and floor-toceiling windows, Aperture is An artful enclave of six innovative mid-rise buildings , featuring 1-,2-, and 3-bedroom homes as well a number of stand-alone villas, surrounded by tranquil garden courtyards. Units vary from two story penthouses to three storey villas with direct parking access. Materials are proposed as architectural concrete and glass. Stratigraphic architectural themes are explored with strong horizontals expressed throughout the project in combination with layering façade frame elements. The architectural façade frames are programmed to maximize passive shading. Distant views are breath-taking and private roof decks are fully appointed to take advantage of this amenity. Owners are able to choose from colour schemes drawn from West Coast. Prices start from $450,000 | €382, 000 | £337,000 For more information visit: www.buffalogroups.ca 174

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Sky Garden is a pioneering and prestigious, multi-phase residential and business complex development consisting of five towers situated in the vibrant are of Trianon close to the old towns of Quatre Bornes and Rose Hill in Mauritius.

Offering spectacular views in every direction

This pioneering concept of sustainable and cost-saving eco-construction revolves around five, residential circular Tower Blocks, the first of its kind and provides a unique combination of architecture and planning, with hosts of attractive amenities and ample outside spaces, with unrivalled functional common areas. The 12-storey towers each consist of 3-bedroom apartments each comprised of one master and two secondary bedrooms. Each condo features meticulously chosen topof-the-line finishes interior doors, custommade kitchens, elevators that open directly into the units and luxuriously crafted bathrooms. Magnificent balconies overlooking Trianon providing uninterrupted views as far as the eye can see. Services and amenities are exclusively designed for residents with rooftop gardens, bathing and barbecue areas. Prices On Request. For more information visit: www.skygarden.mu

Mansions in the sky

Located in a verdant enclave opposite the Four Seasons Hotel, Boulevard Vue has the most coveted address in Singapore – near Singapore’s most happening shopping street – the famous Orchard Road – yet private and exclusive. Comprising of just twenty-eight exclusive 4 bedroom residences in a single tower – essentially one luxurious residence per floor, each luxury residence comes with two private lifts and three dedicated garages in the basement and stunning 360 degree panoramic views. Luxury facilities are situated on two levels and include a heated pool and elemental spa and an 82ft infinity-edge pool. Prices Upon Request. For more information visit: www.boulevardvue.cos.sg PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Boutique hotel and apartments offering first class services

RozaRossa offers 120 fully completed apartments suites ranging in size from 28m2 – 304m2 for permanent residency with top-quality service provided by the legendary Metropol Hotel Moscow. Located in the historical part f Moscow in the Khamovniki area, along with a well-developed infrastructure there are several parks within walking distance as well as the Moscow River embankment, restaurants, bars and shopping centres. 24-hour concierge service along with amenities of: a spa area, a swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, underground parking and private communal gardens are also offered.

Prices Prices start from: Studios from 28.50 m 2: From 19.4 million rubles | €263,000 | £ 231,900 1-room apartments from 58.98 m 2: From 41.3 million rubles | €560,000 | £494,000 2-room apartments from 120.13 m 2: From 81.7 million rubles | €1,105,000 | £976,500 3-room apartments from 162.66 m 2: From 113.9 million rubles | €1,542,000 | £1,361,348 For more information visit: www.rozarossa.ru 176

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Spectacular beachfront location

The Residences at Seafire, located on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman shares an expansive 12-acre site with the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, the beloved boutique hotel brand’s first Caribbean resort. Welcoming residents in 2017, the development features 62 private residences situated on a 12-acre full-service resort site, sharing ground with the AAA Five Diamond Rated Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa. Owners of The Residences at Seafire will have unlimited access to Grand Cayman’s first-ever design-driven resort, which offers three signature restaurants, an 8,500 square-foot spa and a state-of-the-art fitness centre – delivering the engaging personal experience for which the Kimpton brand is known. International interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, whose distinct modern style can be found in the homes of actress Ellen Pompeo and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, designed signature spaces at the Cayman Islands real estate development. Bullard’s high-end Caribbean style approach integrates with the luxury resort design conceptualised by SB Architects, recognised internationally for its planning and design of destination communities. The Residences at Seafire is designed for LEED® silver certification, on track to become the first large-scale residential property along Seven Mile Beach to receive this environmental performance rating. This new Cayman Islands real estate development offers one to five bedroom residences for sale in Grand Cayman. Owners have access to all Seafire Resort amenities, as well as the private rooftop terrace, “The Nest” and a private owners’ swimming pool. Prices start from $1,500,000 | €1,274,000 | £1,125,000. For more information visit: www.seafireresidencescayman.com PERFECT HOMES INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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Countryside living on the costas

Luxury boutique residences

Located half way between Marbella and Estepona, in the heart of Atalaya Alta, CATALEYA Phase 3 finds itself in one of the most exclusive settings, surrounded by nature and just steps from all sort of amenities, services, restaurants, beaches, golf courses, schools, etc… It is an idyllic place to breathe pure air and tranquillity while enjoying the countryside charm without renouncing to the luxury and services offered by the Costa del Sol. CATALEYA Phase 3, is a residential gated community, consisting of 46 top-quality apartments and penthouses built on 5 low-density buildings.

Every detail of this project radiates contemporary charm; stately apartments with hi-tech features and exquisitely proportioned interiors. Looking out across the alluring waters of the Mediterranean and the St. Raphael private marina, these grand private residences are built to accommodate Limassol’s elite. The development is located in one of Limassol’s most desirable and exclusive districts and features a collection of boutique apartments with breath-taking panoramic views, encompassing modern interiors, highest quality finishes, and services and facilities secondto-none. The renowned shops and boutiques of Limassol’s cosmopolitan centre are within convenient reach, and the atmosphere of Limassol’s golden coastline and Blue-flag beaches make this a highly desirable location and place to live.

The land covers over 9,000 m2 which leaves an amazing outside space for stunning sustainable gardens and a new concept of salt chlorinated “OUTDOOR HEATED POOL” that offers the possibility of enjoying the outdoor bath all year round. Its location and careful study of the design and location of the buildings have made possible a new concept of residential, with an incredible design to enjoy a functional and modern lifestyle, without having to give up charm and comfort. Prices start from $866,000 - $2,445,000 | €745,000 - €2,100,000 £660,000 - £1,860,000 | www.aristodevelopers.com 178

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Prices start from $447,000 - $849,000 | €385,000 - €730,000 £341,000 - £645,000 | www.erasur.com


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Long gone are the days when a simple pool and patio set would do to maximize the value of your luxury home

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Outdoor living as defined by today’s luxury market doesn’t entail a few extras on a long list of amenities as much as it does a true extension of a home’s interior living spaces, and a seamless blend of interior with exterior. The furniture, textiles, and overall design of outdoor living rooms, terraces, and poolside patios are carefully considered as yet another reflection of a home’s design aesthetic. Outdoor living spaces are well on their way to becoming a requisite rather than simply a value-add; responding to buyer demand, the global luxury market continues to raise the bar for outdoor luxury ever higher. As part of its “Luxury Defined,” collection, global experts in the Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate network share six trends for bringing the indoors out.

1. Four-Season Outdoor Living Room Fully realized alfresco living rooms are distinguished by one signature feature: fire. Whether a dramatic stone hearth and fireplace, a firepit, or a chiminea, a fire element turns an outdoor space into an outdoor room that can be used year-round. Fire elements generate warmth and a welcoming ambiance; additionally, two-sided fireplaces can create a natural separation between outdoor spaces, such as a living room and dining area.


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2. Poolside Cabanas A perennially popular poolside accompaniment, the cabana today is designed to serve triple and even quadruple duty for summer homes. In addition to being a respite from the sun’s rays, cabanas may be furnished with a wet bar and stools, a kitchenette, and even a full-size dining table. “Our clients enjoy being able to spend the day outside with little need for going indoors,” says Liza McKenney from Great Point Properties. “Being able to fix drinks and food, dine outside, and get some shade is a plus for many. Stepping out your back door into an outdoor living area makes you feel like you have your own private oasis.”

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3. Designer Flourishes “Carefully selected furniture adds to the sense of stylish outdoor living,” says Maria Gryllaki of Ploumis Sotiropoulos. Gryllaki has worked with numerous properties in Greece where the designer treatment has been given to the outdoor patios and terraces of centuries-old villas: importing pieces from shops as far-ranging as London and Hong Kong adds just the right touch of contemporary sophistication. Comfortable, elegant seating and pillows done in luxurious fabrics further blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living.

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4 4. Blended IndoorOutdoor Living Oceanfront estates are being designed with an open-air concept that takes full advantage of the desirable weather and gentle ocean breezes. The concept is essentially built into a home’s design. Architects now emphasis bringing the outside in by creating permanent, covered living spaces with all the same amenities as an indoor family room, living room, or kitchen— only one or more walls are absent.

5. Dining Alfresco Dining outdoors against the backdrop of a breath-taking natural vista is a cherished tradition. That being said, outdoor dining sets have come a long way. Today they are made in a variety of materials that are both luxurious and able to stand the test of time and the elements; teak and cypress are popular choices. Table top flourishes including candles, floral arrangements, and elegant tableware and stemware set the stage for an unforgettable evening under the stars. 184

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6 6. Next-Gen Pool Design The latest iteration of pool design trending is inspired by nature. Characterized by forest-like landscaping, rock work, and water elements that one might happen upon during a stroll through the woods—waterfalls, lily pad–topped ponds— these designs are as much about creating an environment as they are about the actual pool. Taking a page from nature’s playbook doesn’t mean scaling back on luxurious finishes, however. These homes may well have an outdoor kitchen or fire pit, or perhaps both.

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TERRAZAS DE CORTESIN SEAVIEWS Terrazas de Cortesin Seaviews is a new Real Estate Promotion of 44 units divided into 3 blocks, 32 apartments and penthouses, and 12 townhouses, located on an established hillside location within what is considered the Best Golf Resort in Europe 2017, Finca Cortesin, a benchmark in urban development, the hotel industry, golf, and one of the best gated communities in southern Europe. In addition to the Finca Cortesin golf course, its location in the area is unbeatable for all fans of the golf elite. This prestigious development boasts 24hr security, beautiful tropical gardens, stunning infinity pool with a water slide of 197m2 and beautiful garden area with views to the sea and golf, spa area in the pool, Italian design gym, disabled access ramp, and the garage with installation of recharging point for electric cars. The place where one lives should reflect the taste of its owner, for that reason there is a range of possibilities for personalization of your home.

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Ref 1883: Apartments/Penthouses

Ref: 1885 Townhouses

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C/ Isaac Peral 4 29692 Sabinillas Manilva, Málaga (+34) 952 891 221

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VAllE ROmANO 42, ESTEpONA Valle Romano 42 is elegant and modern in design. It´s stunning architecture mixes the Mediterranean style with the newest and coolest tendencies in contemporary style. Located in the middle of one of the best golf courses in Estepona, you can sit in the evenings on your terrace and enjoy the stunning front line golf views while the sun comes down over the Mediterranean Sea. The popular town of Estepona has many amenities, blue flag beaches, bars and restaurants only 10 minute drive away by car. This villa has been designed using the latest techniques to have an ecological and low maintenance building. Set on 2 levels, this spacious Costa del Sol villa is to be built using only the finest materials throughout offering many features such as hot and cold A/C, marble floors, security door and many additional optional features. A stunning property in a sought after location.

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CASARES DEl SOl, CASARES COSTA Fabulous top floor 3 bedroom apartment with a fabulous 100m2 sunny roof terrace situated in a beautiful gated complex on the Casares Costa. Good access to the sandy blue flag beaches, golf courses of Dona Julia, Finca Cortesin and Casares Costa Golf, the marina of La Duquesa and bustling seaside village of Sabinillas. The complex boasts spacious well maintained gardens and 2 lovely swimming pool areas, all set within a security gated community. The property also includes a private underground parking and a storeroom. This apartment is in immaculate condition, offered fully furnished. A superb opportunity for a rare turn key property, ideal for holidays or more permanent residence with excellent rental potential.

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Ref: 1994 - Penthouse Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Internal Size: 107m2 External Size: 147m2 200,000â‚Ź


C/ Isaac Peral 4 29692 Sabinillas Manilva, MĂĄlaga (+34) 952 891 221

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lOS CASTIllOS, DUQUESA Superb top floor apartment situated in the most prestigious development of Los Castillos, Duquesa with stunning panoramic views of the sea and golf course. Superb location, close to the bars and shops of Monte Duquesa and only a short walk to the blue flag beaches and marina of La Duquesa. Fabulous corner property with two large terraces, spacious living accommodation, private underground parking and storeroom on a secure gated and well established complex. The urbanization is beautifully maintained with 2 swimming pools set amongst sub tropical gardens with attractive water features and pathways. The property itself is beautifully presented and would make an ideal holiday home or permanent residence.

Ref: 1952 - Penthouse Beds: 2 Baths 2: Internal Size: 142m2 External Size: 23m2 295,000â‚Ź

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Large-scale Sutton development

set to change face of popular commuter town Apartments offering a refined and metropolitan lifestyle are about to arrive in Sutton, as large-scale mixed-use development, Sutton Point, is being launched this month by CNM Estates. The new landmark development comprises beautifully designed towers which provide space for 332 residential apartments, over 21,000 sq. ft. of retail and 18,000 sq. ft. of office space, combined with a 150 bed hotel and serviced apartments. Sutton combines historical roots with a future-focused town centre and vibrant community, which has cemented its status as one of the most up-and-coming London boroughs. The first phase to be launched is a collection of 116 premium apartments ranging from studios up to three bedroom penthouses, located in the main Central Tower. The new homes are available to purchase through Knight Frank and Barnard Marcus, with prices starting from £280,000. Help to Buy is also available on all apartments in the first phase up to £600,000, making this an excellent proposition for first time buyers or those wanting to move up the property ladder. Discussing the launch of Sutton Point, Alastair Young, Sales and Marketing Director at CNM Estates, comments, “Sutton Point occupies an unbeatable site when it comes to location, and I expect it to be exceptionally popular with those who regularly commute to London using Sutton’s fast rail links.” “The apartments are of incredible quality and are right in the heart of the town, meaning 192

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the amenities and attractions of Sutton are always within close reach. Family-friendly Sutton is one of London’s greenest boroughs with excellent schools, and families and young professionals alike will be drawn to the large floorplates and amenities offered by the development.” Through meticulous consideration and detailing, the Sutton Point residences provide open-plan living spaces with views over the countryside and London. Each apartment provides considerable storage and a range

of kitchen work surfaces and flooring options. Featuring a dedicated concierge, Sutton Point has an array of communal facilities that cater to the wellbeing of all residents. Sutton Point will be a key element to the ongoing regeneration of Sutton, underpinned by the Sutton Plan, which is a boroughwide initiative ensuring a high quality of life is maintained as the area experiences population growth. But while it is contemporary and agile, Sutton is also an ancient town steeped in a rich and varied history.


It was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 with a population of 150 people and became popular in the 18th century when intersecting roads were built through the town. The road became a thoroughfare for gentry using it to travel from their country homes to the city, and coaching inns sprung up in the town. In turn, it also became popular with highwaymen who knew that wealthy individuals used the road frequently. Today Sutton maintains the excellent transport links it was famed for in the past, with regular direct rail services to London Victoria (25 minutes), Clapham Junction (18 minutes), London Blackfriars (33 minutes) and St Pancras International (43 minutes). Sutton is situated in TfL Zone 5 and annual season tickets start from £1,764. The development is also under half an hour’s drive to Gatwick Airport and only 40 minutes to Heathrow Airport.

London and an ‘excellent’ Ofsted rating for every secondary school. Additionally, the recent launch of the expansive Sutton Plan will ensure that the borough continues to be an excellent place to live and work, with a strong focus on residents’ wellbeing. The multi-million pound scheme will see Sutton’s housing, transport and community hubs developed to meet the expected population growth in the future, along with several other commitments by the council to continue building the community.

Chris Jones, Associate at Knight Frank, comments, “Sutton Point represents a piece of London lifestyle at a great value price point, with excellent transport connections. With one of the fastest-growing property markets, now is a great time to invest in a home in the town, and to make the most of its community-orientated ethos and wonderful schools and amenities. We have received a lot of interest in this development and expect the apartments to be sold quickly.”

In addition to its close proximity to Sutton Railway Station, Sutton Point is also just a stone’s throw from the town centre, which is currently the centre of extensive regeneration. Residents at Sutton Point will be able to access the various retail outlets, restaurants, cafes and leisure facilities of the town with ease. Sutton is already a desirable borough, with one of the lowest crime rates in Greater

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Contemporary Mansion Meydan, United Arab Emirates This rare seven bedroom mansion, designed in contemporary style is situated on the unique crystal lagoon beaches within the flagship District One development in Mohammad Bin Rashid City, Meydan. It spreads over 3 floors and benefits from a large plot with outdoor entertainment spaces, covering 26,204 sqft. with a Plot Size of 22,858 sqft. Other extraordinary features include a large swimming pool, private cinema, gym, sauna, elevator, maids and drivers room and basement parking for 6 cars. Contemporary villas of this quality are the ultimate expression of Modern architecture. Open spaces interlink this property to create open plan living, perfect for families to interact and spend time together. extraordinary property.skyline views.

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Viceroy Beach Villa Dubai, United Arab Emirates Embrace the opportunity to own this prestigious beach front private villa with four bedrooms, set over three floors boasting 12,330 Sq. Ft. of livable space and fully serviced by the five-star Viceroy hotel. The resort offers only six exclusive villas, with luxury amenities and facilities such as spas, gyms, restaurants and infinity pools. This stunning villa has a basement car parking with direct villa access via private lift taking you to the ground floor of the villa, which boasts vast open plan spaces, dining room, formal living room, bar and entertaining area all flooded with natural light and views of the private garden and beach. Up on the first floor are four double bedrooms inclusive of marble clad en-suites, walk in wardrobes and balconies. The second floor is ready for the guests to arrive, home to the huge entertainment room, which is fully opening onto a roof terrace with Dubai Marina Skyline views that will amaze any guest or resident whilst relaxing in the Jacuzzi.

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Arabic Grand Courtyard Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates This exclusive upgraded villa is situated on the Palm Jumeirah’s Frond F shore. Raw materials selectively cover surfaces of the facade, complementing minimalist gestures that enhance the interior environment elevating the residents experience. Highly upgraded to the Arabic design and finished with high end designer materials. The exterior has been upgraded to the Arabic grand courtyard design. This outstanding property offers a vast ground floor space comprising of family living rooms and show kitchen areas. All the bedrooms are en-suite with beautiful design with elegant furnishing. Stepping outside to the vast terrace resident of this home will appreciate the stunning views of the sea and the Dubai skyline.

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Contemporary Villa Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates This Masterfully designed 4 master bedrooms villa features a private garden and a swimming pool that exudes comfort and modern elegance. With generous living and dining spaces and stylish finishing, it creates the perfect setting for relaxing and entertaining. From the moment you enter this villa you are struck by the 7. 5-meter entrance hall showcasing a unique modern designed steel and American Walnut staircase, Onyx tiled walls and floor to ceiling windows. The floors and walls are decorated with 240x120cms Onyx tiles giving a lavish look throughout the property. Every corner has been elegantly planned, from the formal living and dining rooms to the Boffi Kitchen. The formal BOFFI kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances, two sub-zero and wine fridges, with the property also benefiting from a second spate kitchen perfect for all your entertaining needs.

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A unique and truly magnificent flat situated in the ever-popular Onslow Square. The flat is an unexpected gem, with fabulous proportions and wonderful entertaining space. It benefits from having the original ballroom for Onslow Square as a drawing room, retaining all the charm and original features including polished hard oak flooring, there is a stage at the back that would have been for the orchestra, as well as the stepped internal entrance, which can be seen in the right of the picture. The ceiling, complete with pitched skylight is also an original feature. Originally the ballroom was open to the residents of Onslow Square, South Kensington, which has a large private garden at its centre and was incredibly popular. During the Second World War the wider building that housed the ballroom was hit by a bomb, with a number of the wings damaged beyond repair. During the rebuilding process after the war, the ballroom (which survived intact) was absorbed by a new development of apartments and retained. It is now the reception room of a fantastic ground floor apartment. The property is a three-bedroom duplex apartment, which as well as the ballroom, has a raised ground floor master bedroom that is of particular note, looking onto the flat’s own private garden. The property is decorated with flair and charm and would make the ideal pied-a-terre or permanent home for those who enjoy entertaining. The purchaser will also have full access to the private garden in the centre of Onslow

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Square, which is one of the largest private residential gardens in London Private and secluded, the property has no one above, below or to the sides so is extremely quiet. As well as the ballroom the master bedroom is of particular note, looking onto the flat’s own private garden. The property is decorated with flair and charm and would make the ideal pied a terre or permanent home for those who enjoy entertaining. Onslow Square is in the heart of South Kensington. The Fulham Road, Brompton Cross and the transport links of South Kensington itself are just steps away. Access to the renowned square with its tennis court and gardens comes with the flat. The building has the benefit of a live-in caretaker. Onslow Square currently has a leasehold tenure of approximately 77 years and is on the market at POA.

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MIAMI VICE’S Embodying the true spirit of Miami living, Pine Tree by South African Arkitects SAOTA effortlessly blends the Miami landscape and climate creating a landscape of experience. Projecting the design DNA which has become synonymous with SAOTA and the South African way of living, Pine Tree places an emphasis on blurring the lines between the indoors and outdoors. 204

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“The design is as much about containment as it is about the views” Open plan living has inspired this transparent and easy-living family home. Set between the Indian Creek Canal and Pine Tree Drive in Miami’s historic Collin’s Waterfront district, this SAOTA-designed space is expansive and fluid. Set on a strongly linear proportioned site, the building is porous, bringing the landscape and water bodies into the interior of the house to create a greater sense of space. Through the introduction of a number of introverted and extroverted courtyards, the house boasts views to the outside in two directions. These views are visible from almost any point in the house, creating a tangible and immediate relationship to the outdoors. “The design is as much about containment as it is about the views through the many living spaces, towards the Atlantic Ocean and world-renowned Miami Beach,” says SAOTA director, Philip Olmesdahl. “While the overall contemporary architectural design is a key focus of the SAOTA design team, the use and connectivity of the spaces is the primary driver - how the house lives.”

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The approach to living on the water is a unique Miami experience and something SAOTA sought to reinforce, in keeping with the continuous summers in Miami. In total, the size of the overall body of water on the site is about half the space of the six-bedroom house. On arrival, a multi-purpose basketball court creates a buffer to Pine Tree Drive, offering a suspensive arrival experience as one enters into the grand, serene forecourt. On the opposite side of the property, to the back of the house, a pool pavilion provides a space for people to enjoy the immediacy of the water - both at the pool and at the waterway; an enclosed space offering an outdoor experience, while also allowing for privacy.

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A great deal of time and effort went into the design of the pool courtyard,” says Mark Bullivant, SAOTA director. “Time was spent understanding the use of the spaces, including how and when the pool will be used. The outdoor area is animated by a series of events; whether that be the hot tub, BBQ, bar, or a two-storey waterslide. The waterslide forms a focal point at the pool pavilion and makes the space appealing for entertaining.” Natural lighting plays a strong role in informing the design, with glazed openings to the side of the house flooding the interiors with natural light. The outdoor terrace is also designed to take full advantage of the Western sun, late into the afternoon. “Raymond Jungles’ relaxed, confident and freehand approach to landscaping resulted in a natural environment that truly reflects Miami. The integration between interior and exterior spaces allows lush greenery to invade the home in a structured way.” The concept of containment of the various living spaces is best embodied in the screens that cloak the building. Primarily born out of the functional need for privacy and solar control, their application evolved to something far more significant as punched anodised aluminium becomes architectural jewellery. The screens play with the character of light, heightening the experience of enclosure and transparency.

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The screens have multiple functions; in some instances they define spaces, as seen with the double volume nature of the entrance, and in others they facilitate the creation of private protected sanctuaries, as seen in the bedroom where the terraces can be screened in to become part of the room. Where the screens are iconic and loud, the finishes are assertive, but restrained. A key intent has been to implement a palette that is controlled and continuous - limiting the materials to a core few wherever possible. This ensured a cohesion between various spaces, creating a home that is refined and comfortable to live in. The interiors are designed in collaboration with Nils Sanderson. There is a refinement to the interior design of the home that subtly rouses all senses but leaves room for discovery. Serene and harmonious, the fluid finishes creates a sense of respite from the pace of city life. Warm tones are explored throughout the sun-filled spaces by using delicate manipulations of patterns and textures. This is complemented by unique lighting designed by Lux Populi. The designers approach keeps things calm and subdued, creating an effortless design. Singularity and warmth is achieved through various materials including the callacutta and limestone, the wood’s richness, texture and movement.

Pine Tree was SAOTA’s first project to be completed in Miami. • Architects SAOTA • Location Miami, United States • Lead Architects Philip Olmesdahl, Mark Bullivant & Andrew Moerdyk • Area 400.0 m2 • Photographs Dan Forer

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