The global prime residential market has always been dominated by older HNWIs, but now there’s a new, younger ‘executive’ category of buyers, often in their forties or even thirties. Paul Tostevin of Savills World Research explains.
Owning one’s own private island is the ultimate residential dream for anyone craving privacy and isolation. St. Elmo Island, one of the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River on the USA-Canada border, delivers perfect seclusion but with easy access to a host of superior recreational and cultural facilities.
If a Grade II*-listed residence on the edge of the New Forest, standing in 3.62 hectares of manicured gardens with magnificent equestrian facilities appeals, look no further than Venards House.
The contemporary Villa Monserrat in the chic Nova Santa Ponsa district is a spectacularly well-appointed residence, ideal as a holiday getaway but also thoughtfully equipped as a ‘working from home’ base for longer stays.
In Greek mythology, ‘lotus-eaters’ are people who spend their time indulging in pleasure and luxury rather than dealing with practical concerns. Modern-day home buyers, in tune with that sentiment, might consider Villa Essential on Paros, one of the Cycladic islands, 200k southeast of Athens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The latest global trends in city living are all about sporting, social and spa amenities, reports Peter Swain, who also explores global golf developments and the rising market in Lisbon.
從邁阿密到摩納哥，從新加坡到悉尼，本世紀沒有任何時候比現在 擁有更多物業選擇，更涵蓋精緻的公寓、頂層公寓和全新豪華公寓。此外，正如Peter Swain報導，市場上還有一些令人驚歎的別墅 稱獨一無二的度假居停
Tomorrow’s home has arrived today – it’s stylish, beautifully engineered and design-led. The house of the future will not only have sophisticated new devices within its walls, it will develop into a complex, interconnected machine in its own right.
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.
As the world faces a variety of perceived existential threats, New Zealand is becoming a popular choice among those who can live part of their year anywhere in the world. “Potential buyers step off the plane and just breathe – they love our clean air and green landscape.”
Some places quicken the property pulse. Jay Gatsby may have preferred Long Island’s North Shore, but for a century or so the Hamptons, at the east end of the South Shore, has been the locale of choice for wealthy Gothamites looking to escape Manhattan’s dizzying embrace.
What’s in a name? Elite marques signify high-quality craftsmanship, ineffable style and a degree of exclusivity in the spheres of haute couture, gastronomy, sports cars and also in the rarefied world of fine residential property. It all started with Andrea Palladio.
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.
Haute properties: ideal for skiers, sailors, golfers, scuba divers and enthusiasts of Formula One and cricket, these four homes around the globe pair sophistication with recreation.
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?
With Wentworth members up in arms over eye-watering new charges, golfers are househunting elsewhere. Peter Swain seeks out the best of the rest, from Surrey to Scotland.
High up on a breezy Nevisian hillside, James and Laura Craig set out to “maximize the experience of living in a garden setting”. The result is a masterpiece of contemporary design surrounded by meticulously landscaped bucolic splendour.
Brand new golf course openings have been rare of late, so Golf International was delighted to be invited to St Kitts for a sneak preview of Ian Woosnam’s new Irie Fields layout. Our man in the Caribbean sun, PETER SWAIN, got the gig.
As the global economy digests this year’s economic and political happenings, the property narrative is all about secondary markets. Today’s real-estate investors and lifestyle buyers need imagination, a sense of adventure and a little help from the wealth of research and knowledge in this Centurion guide.
The Caribbean’s newest destination marina is now officially open for business. There’s more work to be done, but the first phase of Buddy Darby’s magnum opus – created by, and for, superyacht owners – has been successfully launched.