Mandalay, Mustique, St Vincent and the Grenadines, $20m

High-end homes with famous past owners

From David Bowie’s Balinese-style house in the Caribbean to Michelangelo’s family seat in Tuscany

484 Mariner Drive, Jupiter, Florida, US

Posh homes with magnificent pools

From a villa with a grand pool overlooking Cannes, to a house designed by architect Wallace Cunningham

Cambridge Park, Richmond, Twickenham, London, UK

Five homes with Rugby World Cup links

From a house near Twickenham stadium, the home of English rugby, to an apartment close to Italy’s Stadio Olimpico

Lower Dowdeswell, Andoversford, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK

Family homes for sale near famous schools

From a Swiss house near royal favourite Le Rosey to a villa in Florence close to one of Europe’s oldest international schools

Tavern Island, Rowayton, Norwalk, Connecticut, US

Premium homes for waterside living

From a villa with private access to a sheltered cove to a Venice apartment overlooking the Zattere promenade

The Company, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands
©Huub van t Pad Bosch

High-end homes next to city parks

From a villa beside Amsterdam’s Vondelpark to a French townhouse close to the Bois de Boulogne

Lulworth yacht

Up for sail: five yachts available to buy

From a boat in Spain with walls covered in 24-carat gold to a racing vessel in Italy that is also great for entertaining

3401/420 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia

Five properties near comedy festivals

From a home in Montreal where Just for Laughs is held each year to a townhouse in Edinburgh ideally located for the Fringe

Graffham Court, Petworth, West Sussex, UK

Pads and paddocks for equestrians

From a country home near the Goodwood Racecourse to a Belgian farmhouse with stabling for 70 horses

Glebe Place, Chelsea, London, UK
©Tom St Aubyn

Stylish pads for city slickers

From a former artist’s studio near King’s Road, London, to a Dubai apartment with a 1,000-bottle wine cellar

Five homes with magnificent gardens

From a castle in Somerset to a South African house with mountain views

Five homes with designer interiors

From a villa furnished with Louis Vuitton furniture, to a house designed by royal decorator Robert Kime

Six high-end homes for tennis lovers

From a two-acre six-bedroom property in Wimbledon to a restored 1920s house near Sydney’s Olympic Park

Five upmarket family homes

From a north London house with a paddling pool and sandpit to a cabin in a gated community near Lake Tahoe

First-class rural retreats

From a rustic villa hidden among olive groves in the Tuscan hills to a Thai property set alongside natural streams

Five high-end homes for hipsters

From a Berlin flat near the world’s coolest club, to a Brooklyn loft with a live-work space

High-end homes near top surfing spots

From a house with a helipad in Queensland to a beachfront villa in Hawaii near the Obamas’ holiday home

Upmarket homes with quirky pasts

From a former abbey where the Hell-Fire Club was founded to a Venetian apartment that inspired Ernest Hemingway

High-end homes for opera lovers

From a former vicarage near the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera to a Venetian apartment where Mozart stayed in 1771

Homes near international film festivals

From a villa with panoramic views of Cannes to a London penthouse overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral


Martin Sandbu

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