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June 6, 2014 5:22 pm

Five homes perfect for World Cup football fans

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From an oceanfront penthouse in Rio to a UK family home with Premiership footballers as neighbours
Penthouse, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Penthouse, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, $5.2m

Where In Ipanema, 13km from central Rio de Janeiro and 25km from Rio’s international airport.

What A three-bedroom penthouse apartment arranged over three floors. The property has an open-plan living and dining area and a terrace with a rooftop pool and views overlooking Ipanema beach and the city.

Why The 2014 World Cup is being held in Brazil, with the final due to take place in Rio’s Maracanã stadium, a 25-minute drive from the apartment.

Who Where in Rio,, tel: +55 21 3256 9775


Stoke House, Oxshott, Surrey, England

Stoke House, Oxshott, Surrey, England, £6.95m

Where In a gated community near Cobham, 18 miles southwest of London and 12 miles from Heathrow airport.

What A six-bedroom family home with more than 1,000 sq metres of interior living space. The house has a grand hall with marble flooring, a drawing room, gym and sauna and just over an acre of grounds.

Why This gated community is a favourite among professional footballers. Local residents include England star Frank Lampard, former England midfielder Jamie Redknapp and Chelsea FC players John Terry, John Obi Mikel and Fernando Torres. Chelsea’s training ground is a 10-minute drive away.

Who Knight Frank,, tel: +44 207 861 1373


Apartment, Munich, Germany

Apartment, Munich, Germany, €5.6m

Where Near the Bavarian State Opera and the English Garden in Altstadt, a historic district of central Munich, 40km from Munich international airport.

What A fully restored five-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment in a building dating to 1886. The property has parquet flooring, roof terrace and a bar with exposed brick walls.

Why The apartment is a 20-minute drive from the Allianz Arena, where FC Bayern Munich play their home matches. Designed for the 2006 World Cup by architects Herzog & de Meuron, the stadium is known for its inflated exterior panels which can change colour.

Who Engel & Vöelkers,, tel: +49 89 998 99 60


Penthouse, Barcelona, Spain

Penthouse, Barcelona, Spain, €2.5m

Where In El Born, a fashionable neighbourhood in central Barcelona near the Parc de la Ciutadella, 15km from Barcelona international airport.

What A two-bedroom, two-bathroom, loft-style penthouse converted from an old textile factory. The apartment has 250 sq metres of living space, with an open-plan living and dining area, hardwood floors and exposed brickwork.

Why The property is a few stops on the L3 subway line from the 99,000-seat Camp Nou stadium, the largest stadium in Europe and where FC Barcelona play their home matches. It was the Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta who scored the winning goal for Spain in the 2010 World Cup final.

Who UV10,, tel: +44 203 397 3087


9133 Oriole Way, Los Angeles, US©Jim Bartsch

9133 Oriole Way, Los Angeles, US, $38m

Where Near the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles and 17 miles from LA airport.

What A contemporary five-bedroom, 10-bathroom home with more than 12,500 sq ft of interior living space, and an outdoor infinity pool and spa. The property has stunning views over West Hollywood and is sold fully furnished with artwork and designer fittings.

Why The property is a short drive from the 27,000-seat StubHub Center, which is the largest football stadium in the US and home to two Major League Soccer teams, LA Galaxy and Chivas USA.

Who The Agency (associate of Savills),, tel: +1 424 230 3705

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