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.
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.
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?
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.
Five minutes with … Lior Lev Sercarz. The right spice mix, “brings the third dimension to a great dish. It elevates a dish by delivering texture, scent and flavour and, beyond that, an emotion. Like a handmade suit, each blend is made-to-measure for that particular client.”
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.
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?