May 3, 2013 6:51 pm

Hot property: stunning views

Five homes surrounded by majestic scenery

Villa, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Côte d’Azur, France, €9.95m

Where: In the private gated community of Domaine du Castellet, in Villefranche-sur-Mer, 5km from Nice and 15km from Nice airport.

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What: Completed in 2007 by architects Francine and Pascal Goujon, this contemporary villa comes with bespoke furniture and has four en suite bedrooms, a large open-plan reception area and 2,800 sq ft of living space.

Why: The apartment’s roof terrace has views over Villefranche Bay and the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula – as well as Elton John’s back garden.

Who Winkworth International, www.winkworth-international.com, tel: +44 20 7870 7181

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Apartment, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, £4.99m

Where: In Downtown Dubai, a mixed-use development near the city centre and the central banking district, 20 minutes’ drive from Dubai international airport.

What: The 4,128 sq ft apartment has four en suite bedrooms and is the largest residence in the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Why: The private terrace is also the Burj’s largest, and has views of Dubai’s Dancing Fountain (illuminated by 6,600 lights and water shooting 490ft into the air), the manmade World Islands archipelago and the Dubai city skyline.

Who: Chesterton Humberts International, www.chestertonhumberts.com, tel: +44 20 3040 8210

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Penthouse, Trafalgar One, West End, London, UK, £16.95m

Where: On the south side of Trafalgar Square, central London, 17 miles from Heathrow airport.

What: A four-bedroom duplex penthouse, with en suite bathrooms, on the top floors of the only residential address on Trafalgar Square. The apartment has an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, a study and two terraces.

Why: The terraces have views to the north and south, directly overlooking Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery on one side, and across St James’s Park down to Buckingham Palace on the other.

Who: Iles Prime Property, www.trafalgarone.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7235 4555

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Sun Watch, Sugar Hill Resort, Barbados, Caribbean, US$7.65m

Where: In St James on Barbados’s west coast, 11 miles from Grantley Adams international airport.

What: A six-bedroom house, built in 2002, with 7,207 sq ft of living space. The entrance courtyard has a carp pond and fountain, and the terrace has a bar area and informal dining space. A 15-metre infinity pool overlooks landscaped tropical gardens.

Why: The villa has views to the west over the Caribbean and Barbadian sunset. The property also rents out for $3,000 (£1,970) per night in the peak season, from mid-December to mid-April.

Who: Savills, www.savills.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7016 3740

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Penthouse, 450 East 83rd Street, New York City, US, $5.995m

Where: In Manhattan’s Upper East Side, 8 miles from LaGuardia airport and 19 miles from JFK.

What: A three-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse with a 245 sq ft terrace. The building has a fitness room, children’s play room and 24-hour doorman.

Why: Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the East River on one side and the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building on the other.

Who: Halstead Property, www.halstead.com, tel: +1 212 381 2228

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