Japanese architecture’s traditional edge

The front garden in Geoffrey P Moussas’s ‘machiya’ (c1914) in Kyoto, Japan

The country is famous for its futuristic designs, but there is beauty in the historic

De Rotterdam building
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A sleek new hub for Rotterdam

De Rotterdam is the latest addition to the city’s high-rise skyline. It mixes 240 new homes, offices, restaurants and a hotel

Six Mile Lake in Ontario, Canada
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Canada’s lake district lures foreign buyers

Muskoka in Ontario is one of the most attractive waterfront locations in North America – and interest is growing

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San Sebastián: Spain’s priciest real estate

Homes on the prestigious seafront avenue of Paseo de Miraconcha average €9,453 per sq metre

The Esplanade Riel bridge over the Red river in Winnipeg
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Winnipeg, Canada: a good place to do business

The vibrant, multicultural city has several major developments in the pipeline, helping fuel strong demand for homes

Marciana Marina on the island of Elba, 20km off the Italian coast
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Elba: the next Tuscany?

The Italian island is now more accessible for buyers thanks to a 30 per cent fall in house prices and a new flight service

Salesforce Tower
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Rising challenge: the ‘Manhattanisation’ of San Francisco

New skyscrapers are set to alter the city’s skyline radically – but the fightback has begun

Normandy, a second-home hotspot

The French region remains popular with Belgian, Dutch and UK buyers who are realistic about potential rental yields

Tokyo’s Olympian building effort

Apartment blocks are springing up across the city as it seeks to attract foreign investors in the run-up to the 2020 games

Brightly-coloured La Boca streetfront.
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Buyers brave it out in Buenos Aires

The Parisian culture of the Argentine capital continues to woo visitors but home buyers will need nerve and staying power

The Tour de France: house prices along the route

Will hosting the first two stages of this year’s race lift North Yorkshire’s real estate market?

Long Island’s rustic North Fork comes into its own

The 40-mile-long peninsula is starting to steal the spotlight from its glitzier neighbour, the Hamptons

Development takes off at former airports

Airfields are being transformed into new urban spaces from shopping malls to parks

Montevideo enjoys fruits of building boom

The capital of Uruguay is having its turn in the limelight amid new construction projects and an influx of foreign business

Discreet enclaves of the super-rich

Beyond the prime markets of London and New York, there are the smaller communities of wealth that often go under the radar

The island that is home to Germany’s priciest properties

Seaside houses on windswept Sylt can cost up to €35,000 per sq metre

Connecticut market weathers the storm

Features such as breakwaters and sea walls have boosted confidence in coastal areas after Hurricane Sandy

Cape Cod serves as litmus test of US housing recovery

The eastern peninsula of Massachusetts is a holiday haven known for its stunning coast and upmarket second-home sector

Scale of three cities

How does buying prime property in London compare with New York and Hong Kong?

Push the boundaries

New developments are enticing buyers to areas outside the established borders of Manhattan’s Upper East Side