September 21, 2012 9:35 pm

Hot property: Famous architects

Five renowned designers’ homes, including a six-bedroom house in France and a beachfront villa in the Caribbean
A four-bedroom house in Cuadra San Cristóbal

Cuadra San Cristóbal, Mexico, €10m

Where Just outside Mexico City, around 30 minutes’ drive from Benito Juárez international airport.

What A four-bedroom, four-bathroom house set in 7.5 acres of land. The property comes with stables, a two-bedroom apartment for staff, a three-bedroom guesthouse and two swimming pools – one for residents and a larger one for horses.

Why The impressive house, which has pink, purple and red walls, was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Luis Barragán (1902-1988) – one of Mexico’s most influential modernists.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate, www.christiesrealestate.com, tel: +561 805 7327

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A six-bedroom house in Côte d’Azur

Villa, Côte d’Azur, France, €6.95m

Where In Cannes, in the south of France, about 3km from the Mediterranean Sea and 24km from Côte d’Azur airport.

What A six-bedroom, six-bathroom house with sea views. The property includes a swimming pool with pool house, a gym and outdoor dining area.

Why The house was designed by French architect Jacques Couëlle (1902-1996), who was nicknamed “the architect of billionaires”. In addition to its unusual design, the house is a stone’s throw from Cannes’ shops and restaurants.

Who Knight Frank International, www.knightfrank.com/international, tel: +44 20 7629 8171

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A three-bedrrom house in Chesterfield Place

2805 Chesterfield Place NW, Washington DC, US, $3.39m

Where In Forest Hills, a neighbourhood in the northwest of the city, about 26 miles from Washington Dulles international airport.

What A three-bedroom house with approximately 3,500 sq ft of living space, on the edges of Rock Creek Park. The house is surrounded by a garden inspired by the late 19th-century work of landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted.

Why It is the home of Travis Price, an American architect who designs unconventional properties. The house, which is framed by birch and oak trees, has super-insulated glazing and is designed to resemble an abstract tree.

Who TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, www.sothebysrealty.com, tel: +1 202 333 1212

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A six-bedroom villa in St Lucia, West Indies

Hibiscus Estate, St Lucia, West Indies, $5.95m

Where Situated in the Cap Estate, one of the island’s most exclusive residential developments, about 15km north of George FL Charles airport and 66km from Hewanorra international airport.

What A six-bedroom beachfront villa with views of the Caribbean Sea and a swimming pool. The property comes with two decks, an outdoor shower and built-in kitchen appliances.

Why Hibiscus was designed by Lane Pettigrew, who is one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated architects. The villa, built in a traditional island style, is the only property on the Cap Estate with a private dock for boats.

Who Savills, www.savills.com/international, tel: +44 20 7016 3740

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A three-bedroom apartment in Buckinghamshire

The Loggia, Buckinghamshire, UK, £749,950

Where In Taplow, a village in south-east England about seven miles from Windsor and 20 minutes’ drive from Heathrow airport.

What A three-bedroom apartment with approximately 2,128 sq ft of living space. The ground-floor apartment comes with a private terrace and access to 17 acres of communal gardens, a tennis court and swimming pool.

Why The Loggia is a Grade II-listed conversion of Nashdom Abbey, which was originally designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) for Russian royalty.

Who Fine Estate Agents, www.fine.co.uk, tel: +44 1753 886177

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