From Miami and Monaco to Singapore and Sydney, there is a greater choice of fine new apartments and penthouses than at any time this century. Plus, as Peter Swain reports, some eye-catching villas that make for one-of-a-kind holiday residences.
An English country house, Zaha Hadid apartments in Miami, a Punta del Este villa, a boutique South African wine estate and a residence on The World make an eclectic mix of equally desirable residences, all on the market now.
This supplement examines three classes of AAA-rated real estate that provide good investment returns but more importantly, outstanding lifestyle advantages, namely: penthouses, beachfront homes and mountaintop residences close to good skiing.
A degree of exposure to the political and economic exigencies of the times is inevitable for most, but seasoned observers appreciate that when it comes to seeking out exclusive residences worldwide, form is temporary, but class is permanent.
Multiple home ownership provides one solution to the age-old problem of how to successfully balance the competing demands of business and quality leisure time. So what makes a well-rounded portfolio of properties?