Swedish private island

Who hasn’t dreamt of living on their own private island?Ingarö Forsviksklipporna is in fact a small group of islands in the Stockholm Archipelago, remote enough to ensure tranquillity while being only a short boat ride and 10-minute drive from one of Sweden’s most famous five-star resorts, the Grand Hotel at Saltsjöbaden.

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Life on the Fairway

Stylish new golf developments are appearing this year, while older sporting destinations are launching fresh schemes to attract holiday-home buyers. Peter Swain tees up some of the best residential projects worldwide.

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Marrakech riad

Owning an authentic traditional house in the Morrocan city is a seductive prospect for many international buyers. This riad in the Mouassine district, part of the Unesco World Heritage medina quarter, is only a three-minute walk from the famous Jemaa El Fnaa square.

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A Cut Above

A gastronomic revolution is taking place, not in restaurant land but in the home. “Pandemic lockdowns opened our eyes to new ways of entertaining family and friends – professional-grade culinary appliances have become indispensable,” says Ben Phillips of Divertimenti in London’s Knightsbridge.

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On Top of the World

A look at key markets for those curating a global property portfolio, including seductive Mediterranean prospects in Monaco, Venice, Sicily and Ibiza, as well as Comporta in Portugal and San Miguel de Allende in the central Mexican highlands.

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Provençal holiday home

As the discerning few – including actor Hugh Grant and chef Heston Blumenthal – have discovered, the Alpilles in southern France is the perfect place for a holiday house, especially one with historical charm.

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Capturing the zeitgeist

Self-Sufficiency In Italy: the Forci Estate, overlooking Lucca in Tuscany, is all about agricultural regeneration and environmental sustainability. The Palazzina would appeal to a buyer with an eye for history and a vision for a ‘greener’ future.

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Fairway living

Nowhere is benefiting more from a post-pandemic work-life reset than long-haul destinations in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, which let executive nomads spend more time with their families in sunnier climes.

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Spa time

The most desirable city apartments in 2023 are all about easy access to exclusive amenities. In London, Wren House, 190 Strand has an onsite spa, luxurious swimming pool and 24-hour concierge service. A stylish business lounge, fully equipped fitness studio and personal trainer set-up, cinema and virtual golf simulator round out the opulent package.

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Sweet Caroline

At Kiawah Island, on South Carolina’s Atlantic shoreline,119 Ocean Course Drive is a magnificent five-bedroom modernist residence that sympathetically combines smart home technology and stylish comfort with spectacular views of the surrounding Lowcountry marshland landscape.

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A classic Tuscan Farmhouse

Some love affairs are brief; others bloom into lifelong passions. Set in glorious countryside in Lucca province, the modestly priced six-bedroom Farmhouse Torre – which has period charm, a generous pool and a guest cottage – is the definition of eternal bliss.

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It’s a goal!

The FIFA World Cup may be in Qatar, but the recreational and commercial heart of the Gulf is, of course, Dubai.  From golfing to racing, shopping .and dining, this Tuscan-style villa at Jumeirah Golf Estates is ideally located for enjoying the pleasures of Emirati life.

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Ski in, bliss out

Booking the right ski apartment at the right time can be a hassle. At the Chedi Residences in Andermatt, Swiss hospitality meets Asian design with elegant one- and two-bedroom apartments offering exclusive amenities and an enviable Alpine location.

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The best of both worlds

A new, younger class of global homebuyer is leveraging the trend towards hybrid working. The prime residential market has been dominated by older HNWIs, but a new category of international home-buying executives in their forties or even thirties is now emerging.

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Hot Property

While Britain, Germany and Sweden shivered through the winter months, playing conditions in Andalusía, the Canary islands and the Algarve were just about perfect. Portugal and Spain have long been favourites for northern Europeans seeking a holiday home on a golf course, and the pandemic has only accelerated the trend.

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Wedge of paradise

Buyers after fair weather and fairways are investing big in golf resorts in Europe and the Caribbean. A comfortable green-side home in the sun is now seen by some as a haven from overcrowded city life and never-ending health challenges. In fact, it’s a hole in one.

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Staying Power

As the global property market rediscovers its mojo, Peter Swain salutes the sectors and cities forging ahead. Leading hostelry marques are offering remarkable residences that combine the ease and comfort of hotel living with all the privacy of one’s own four walls. In London and New York, tempting new projects woo with cutting-edge design and peerless panoramas.

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The Epicure’s Essentials

Speciality paraphernalia adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of the finer things in gourmet life.  The accoutrements associated with the likes of Beluga caviar, white Alba truffles, champagne, cognac and Cohiba Behike cigars perfectly complement the delicacies themselves.

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Sporting sanctuaries

One unexpected side effect of the past year is that new homes at super-luxe golf destinations are becoming increasingly desirable – not only for holidays, but as primary residences.

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Urban flight?

In the spring of 2020, when the worst of the pandemic hit, those owners who could, fled New York, Milan and London. It’s undeniable that some urbanites have left for the countryside – whether permanently or temporarily – but are reports of the city’s death a tad exaggerated?

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Mike Meldman

Move over, Trump: US tequila tycoon Mike Meldman is making golf fashionable again — and he’s coming to Europe. One unlikely side effect of the pandemic is that super-luxe golf resorts have never been so popular.

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Fine Nevisian Fare

Location, location, location: dining on Nevis is all about deciding whether to eat by the beach or up the Peak. At Montpelier, Golden Rock, Hermitage, Nisbet, Sunshine’s and the Four Seasons, specialities include conch chowder, spiny lobster, red snapper, and for dessert, soursop ice cream.

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Packing a punch

The rum revival on St. Kitts and Nevis is gathering pace, as local producers create new blends fit for royalty. When Camilla Duchess of Cornwall visited, she was offered a rum punch at Hermitage. “That’s delicious and packs a punch – it’s really alcoholic!” she declared.

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Peak Property

Traditional chalets, convenient condos, hotel private residences and contemporary masterpieces in the Swiss Alps, Dolomites, Whistler, Aspen, Vermont and New Zealand’s Southern Alps: standout high-altitude homes for this ski season and summer sojourns.

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