Hot property: pieds-à-terre

73/1 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia, A$2m

Where In the Bennelong 1 apartment building near Sydney Harbour in the centre of the city, 15 minutes’ drive from Sydney airport.

What A two-bedroom apartment with 24hr concierge and lift. The building has a gym, sauna, spa and lap pool for residents’ use.

Why The apartment is next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the city’s arts and business district. It has views over the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens.

Who Savills, tel: +61 409 663 051

Apartment, Full View Court, Hong Kong, HK$23.3m

Where In Full View Court, a low-rise apartment block in the Happy Valley district of Hong Kong Island, 35 minutes’ drive from Hong Kong international airport.

What A two-bedroom, 939 sq ft apartment with open-plan living and dining room, study and 845 sq ft roof terrace.

Why The apartment is near the centre of Hong Kong’s central business district, home to some of the city’s most iconic buildings including the Bank of China Building, the IFC towers and the HSBC Main Building.

Who Landscope Christie’s, affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, tel: +852 9093 3381

123 Washington Street, Manhattan, New York City, US, $1.485m

Where The W Hotel in Lower Manhattan, 25 minutes’ drive from Newark airport and 35 minutes’ drive from JFK.

What A one-bedroom apartment with views to the south and east. Residents have access to the amenities of the hotel, including its trademark “Whatever, Whenever” room service. Annual maintenance charges come to $1,150.

Why The apartment is in the heart of New York’s financial district, a few minutes’ walk from the 9/11 Memorial to the north and Wall Street to the east.

Who Corcoran Group Real Estate, tel: +1 212 875 4064

Apartment, South Bank, London, UK, £5.3m

Where In NEO Bankside, a new apartment block on Sumner Street near the south side of the River Thames in central London, 8 miles from London City airport.

What A three-bedroom, 257 sq m apartment with views of the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Why The apartment is within walking distance of the National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, the Bank of England and the City of London.

Who Knight Frank, tel: +44 20 7861 5499

Apartment, 8th arrondissement, Paris, France, €1.05m

Where In Paris’s “golden triangle” in the central 8th arrondissement, 30km from Charles de Gaulle international airport.

What A one-bedroom, 44 sq m apartment with a private balcony on the fifth floor of a 1930s building.

Why The apartment comes fully furnished, with interiors by English designer Hubert Zandberg, and is five minutes’ walk from the Champs Elysées and the heart of the golden triangle, an area usually reserved for embassies, upmarket hotels and major fashion retailers including Chanel, Gucci and Christian Dior.

Who Daniel Féau, affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, tel: +33 1 55 42 92 09

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