November 23, 2012 7:44 pm

Hot property: For about $10 million

Five of the best homes priced between $9.99m and $10.8m – including a contemporary house in Clarens and a villa in Antibes
Montreux, Vaud

Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland, SFr9.5m ($10.1m)

Where In Clarens, a small town in Montreux, on the eastern banks of Lake Geneva and 90km from Geneva international airport.

What A contemporary four-bedroom, 480 sq metre home with views over the Alps and Lake Geneva. The property has a cinema room, music room, gym and wine cellar for 400 bottles.

Why It is a short drive from the centre of Montreux, which is renowned for its international jazz festival. The city is also home to Château de Chillon, the castle that inspired Lord Byron’s poem “Prisoner of Chillon”, and is popular with hikers, who come for the nature trails around Hauts de Montreux.

Who Knight Frank, tel: +44 20 7629 8171

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Upperfold House

Upperfold House, Fernhurst, West Sussex, UK, £6.75m ($10.8m)

Where Between the villages of Fernhurst and Lickfold in West Sussex, southern England, 54 miles from London, 37 miles from Gatwick.

What A recently refurbished, five-bedroom country house that dates back to Tudor times, with a two-bedroom cottage and one-bedroom annexe. It has 22 acres with stables, a paddock and a woodland with streams and a pond.

Why The house is not listed, so it and the cottage could be reconfigured as a single home. Planning consent has been granted for a pool and tennis court.

Who Jackson-Stops and Staff, tel: +44 1730 812 357

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Gan Aden, Castle Rock

Gan Aden, Castle Rock, Colorado, US, $10m

Where In a gated residential community in Castle Rock, Colorado, 38km south of the centre of Denver and 67km south of Denver international airport.

What A custom-built, energy-efficient 12,000 sq ft house with three bedrooms. There is also a saltwater aquarium, gym and temperature-controlled wine closet.

Why Gan Aden, which means “Garden of Eden” in Hebrew, is set in more than an acre of landscaped grounds with private terraces, a Japanese-inspired rock garden, teahouse with removable walls, koi pond and swimming pool.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate, tel: +1 312 980 3500

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Villa, Cap d’Antibes

Villa, Cap d’Antibes, France, €8.45m ($10.8m)

Where In Antibes, between Nice and Cannes on the Côte d’Azur, southeast France, 20km from Nice’s Côte d’Azur international airport.

What A six-bedroom, 300 sq metre villa with separate staff apartment, in 2,500 sq metres of grounds.

Why The villa is a short drive from the centres of both the ancient town of Antibes, first founded by the Greeks in the 5th century BC, and Juan-les-Pins, a resort town whose casinos, nightclubs and bars have a reputation for attracting the international jet set.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate, tel: +33 4 92 28 19 19

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Metropolitan Tower Condominium

Metropolitan Tower Condominium, New York City, US, $9.99m

Where In New York City’s Midtown, two blocks from Central Park, 10 miles from LaGuardia airport and 18 miles from JFK international airport.

What A four-bedroom 3,700 sq ft apartment in the Metropolitan Tower Condominium, a 77-storey residential skyscraper built in 1987.

Why There is a variety of services, including a private dining room, health club, maid service and valet parking.

Who Savills, tel: +44 20 7016 3740

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