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Luxury living in Florida offers the beach-lover a lot of options to suit an array of tastes, and surround yourself in luxurious details, services and experiences. To help keep you informed we’re sharing our discoveries of some of the most luxurious, technologically advanced, and enticing pieces of real estate in some of the most desirable markets globally. In this feature of highly desired Florida properties, imagine yourself living in these places that feature lavish amenities, in ideal locations, and designed by renowned architects. The following is a selection of five such developments in a desirable areas on the water with picturesque city and sea views. Muse Residences  Sunny Isles awaits with its incredible panoramic views and inspired fully finished interiors in this pre construction high end luxury boutique building. Imagine yourself riding your own private elevator to enter 8foot Italian doors, greeted by a state of the art technology Smart…

As one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the world, Mayfair is located perfectly to the east of Hyde Park in the heart of London’s West End. Providing convenient transport connections, a flourishing real estate market, and the very best retail brands and fine dining available, it is a popular residential location for wealthy people around the globe. The district can be traced back to 1675 when it was nothing but a muddy open space, made so by the River Tyburn. It wasn’t until 1686 when King James II allowed the agricultural May Fair to relocate from Haymarket to this land that it found some purpose and was aptly named. The fair took place during the first two weeks of May each year, and due to the increasing number of attendants, Haymarket became too small an area to accommodate everyone. However, the residents of Mayfair grew unhappy with the rowdiness,…

Borgo di Vagli, a lovingly restored 14th century Hamlet with 21 furnished and serviced residences only 20 minutes from the bustling piazza’s of the popular Tuscany hilltop town of Cortona offers the chance to live the Tuscan dream without the stress of traditional property-ownership. With its timeless vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees, and picturesque hamlets, the region of Leonardo and Dante is known throughout the world as “the Eternal”. Throughout the seasons, the magic of Tuscany captures the hearts of many with its sense of timelessness, authenticity and an inherent natural beauty. Falling in love with this captivating land means falling for a lifestyle defined by simplicity, togetherness, good food and fine wine a world apart from the hectic and stressful activities of modern life. So, what better way to experience the region’s ever-changing and stunning panoramas than owning a unique piece of it? For those looking for a secure…

Embedded in the picturesque landscape of the Italian Alps and surrounded by majestic forests, a lavishly furnished and decorated castle tells a story about ancient times. For 650 years, this privately owned castle has been in the possession of the aristocrat family of Count Spaur zu Flavon und Valer. The sprawling and lordly residence with more than 80 rooms accommodates the family and their guests in 15 bedrooms with 14 washrooms and the generous knights hall for extravagant soirees. Besides a well-equipped library and cosy living rooms, the gardens and apple orchards invite guests to linger and enjoy the breath taking view over the Non Valley. Castel Valer Beautifully Preserved Original Architecture Many myths and legends surround Castel Valer, which was built between the 12th and 17th centuries on the site of Roman ruins. Initially owned by ancient Romans and then an Austrian Emperor, it also served Pope Pius IX…

The South of France, and more notably the French Riviera, has become one of the prime spots for a second home and luxury property investment. Many visit this famous European coastline during the spring and summer months, kicking off with the Cannes Film Festival and the F1 Monaco Grand Prix. During these events, many will decide to stay in some of the world’s most famed hotels in Cannes, including the Martinez, whilst others will reside in their apartments looking over the port of Fontvielle in Monaco, and the rest will relax by the pool of their grand and luxurious villa. The question is, how do you decide between a luxury modern villa in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, one of the most sought after areas on the French Riviera for a luxury property, and a traditional, character property, perched on the well-famed Cap d’Antibes? Modern or Traditional? Each style has their…

Residential complex Sun Terraces, created in perfect harmony with the unique landscape of Jurmala. Sun Terraces is an ideal place to find peace from city bustle. Every apartment features a spacious terraces finished in Western red cedar wood, representing a sweet spot of warmth and cosiness with a distinctive and microclimate. The three floors of two modern buildings feature 42 apartments with areas varying from 110 to 261 m² including spacious penthouse apartments on the top floors. Meticulously developed interior design of each apartment has 2 to 4 bedrooms, spacious and bright dwelling space, large panoramic windows, high ceilings and open terraces. Complex has gated territory with inner yard, children’s playground and a private underground parking. The project Sun Terraces was designed in the style of Scandinavian functionalism. The exterior is finished only with exclusively selected materials — Western red cedar and Italian travertine. Main distinctive elements of the exterior…

Villas de Maitre — the number one source of top luxury villas for rental in the Indian Ocean for the discerning traveller. Their website introduces a variety of enhancements designed to further engage Villas de Maitre’s audience by offering real-time integration with the brand’s social media platforms, adaptive design for mobile-optimized display, and a new layout that reflects Villas de Maitre’s visual direction. [pullquote]”Digital media has always been extremely important to our brand and the upgrade allows us to display our rare properties at their best,” says Villas de Maitre Co-Founder, Julie Gauthier. “In the last year, interest in the luxury villa portfolio has risen and we’re proud to unveil a new site with a new clean layout that will provide a more engaging experience for our clients. The site also links to all our social media platforms as well as the Message in the Bottle Blog.”[/pullquote] Preview the Villas…

PROPERTY PROFILE Lana de Savary, wife of Peter de Savary, reveals an opportunity to acquire a truly unique property in Royal St James’, a veritable jewel at the heart of historic London. The owner, Lana de Savary, and her family are renowned worldwide for their world-class St James’s Clubs and their passion for luxury and service. These very same trademark standards have now been applied to residential living with 46 St James’s Place – a first of its kind de Savary residential development in the centre of London’s vibrant Mayfair and St James’s districts. Heritage & Beauty Lana de Savary became impassioned by the heritage and beauty of the unique building at 46 St James’s Place. Spearheading the project, Lana has transformed the property from two vertical, five-storey buildings into a single, entirely new building that comprises an exquisite sky view penthouse and three exceptional apartments, which are located just…

The thought of buying property in France may seem daunting, especially when thinking of purchasing something as grand as a castle. Here to help make sense of it all is trusted for over 75-years, advice from Agence Internationale Mercure. Steps to Making That Castle of Your Dreams in France, Yours! French property is highly attractive to international buyers and the buying process in France is a familiar and relatively straightforward one. There are no restrictions on foreign ownership of real estate although the process may take a little longer in France than in some other countries. When purchasing in a foreign country and foreign language, it is always wise to appoint an independent lawyer to look after your interests when purchasing your property. 1. PROCESS OF BUYING REAL ESTATE IN FRANCE  * A property is carefully selected by the buyer and an agreement on price is reached between the vendor…

Built on a prime sea location, often referred to as the “pearl” of Israel’s real estate, The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya are designed as exclusive luxury holiday residences ideal for overseas buyers. The Residences’ close proximity to “Israel’s silicon valley,” multinational corporations, and 10-minute drive from the lively cultural scene and nightlife of Tel Aviv, presents overseas buyers with an opportunity to combine business with pleasure. The Residences will be under the management of The Ritz-Carlton, ensuring luxury and hospitality of high international standards. As the coastal suburb of Tel Aviv, this property in Herzliya will appeal to both leisure and business travellers. “We are very proud to have been instrumental in bringing The Ritz-Carlton to Herzliya. This is an international hotel and residential management company famous over the world for its high level of service and its luxurious lifestyle. I am confident that it will introduce a new…