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Cherry Eyot, Loddon Drive, Berkshire, UK, £2.65m

Where: Near the village of Wargrave in Berkshire, southeast England, 36 miles from central London and 22 miles from Heathrow airport.

What: A contemporary riverside home with five bedrooms in about two acres of grounds. The property is located on the banks of Loddon, a tributary of the river Thames, and St Patrick’s Stream and there are three mooring spots.

Why: Designed by contemporary British architect John Pardey, Cherry Eyot’s living rooms are raised up on slender steel stilts to maximise the light and the views of the riverside setting.

Who: Knight Frank, www.knightfrank.com, tel: +44 207 861 5026


8250 Sanderling Road, Florida, US, $12.95m

Where: In Sarasota, on the west coast of Florida, 13 miles from Sarasota-Bradenton international airport.

What: A five-bedroom, five-bathroom house with 7650 sq ft of interior living space. The property comes with pool, Jacuzzi and more than an acre and a half of grounds.

Why: The property was designed by Florida-based architect Guy Peterson who divided the house into different colour-coded cubes. The colours are used to grade areas of the house from social to family and then to private spaces.

Who: Michael Saunders & Company, www.michaelsaunders.com, tel: +1 941 955 8200


8214 Valhalla Drive, Truckee, California, US, $7.95m

Where: In the Martis Camp gated community near the northern shore of Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada state boundary, 26 miles from Reno-Tahoe international airport.

What: A five-bedroom contemporary home with more than 7,000 sq ft of interior living space. The property has a home cinema room with 3D-HD projector and a sauna room with steam shower.

Why: This contemporary glass and timber home includes a state-of-the-art golf simulator to help players brush up on their skills.

Who: Martis Camp, www.martiscamp.com, tel: +1 530 550 3200


Quinta do Lago, Portugal, €12m

Where: In Quinta do Lago in the Algarve, southern Portugal, 270km south of Lisbon and 20km west of Faro, where there is an international airport.

What: A five-bedroom contemporary home with over 730 sq metres of interior living space. The lower ground floor of the house has a games room, bar, gym, sauna and climate-controlled wine cellar.

Why: Designed by Portuguese architect Vasco Vieira, the house’s master bedroom suite, which is accessed by either a circular glass lift or a glass stairwell, is designed to appear suspended over the gardens thanks to 180-degree glass walling.

Who: Savills, www.savills.co.uk, tel: +44 207 016 3740


Cala Llonga, Menorca, Spain, €3.5m

Where: In Cala Llonga, on the east coast of Menorca, 10km from Menorca international airport.

What: A four-bedroom house with more than 760 sq metres of interior living space. The property also has a patio area with infinity pool and gardens which overlook the harbour at Mahon.

Why: The ultra-modern design of this property features a totally open-plan ground floor. The high-spec kitchen opens out on to the living room and dining area for up to 10 people.

Who: Engel & Völkers Spain, www.engelvoelkers.es, tel: +34 971 36 92 75

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