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110 Wolseley Road, Point Piper, Sydney, Australia, $29.5m

Where In Point Piper, a harbourside eastern suburb of Sydney, between Rose Bay and Double Bay. Sydney international airport is a 25-minute drive away.

What The property includes 27 metres of harbour frontage with a private jetty, an outdoor pool and parking for four cars. The contemporary house has a dining conservatory and three en-suite bedroom “wings”, with walk-in closets.

Why Previously owned by Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch, the property has clear views across the water of downtown Sydney and the Harbour Bridge.

Who Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty, sotherbysrealty.com, tel: +61 417 371 522

740 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York, US, $22.5m

Where Between East 71st and 72nd Streets on the Upper East Side, two blocks from Central Park. JFK airport is 40 minutes away by car.

What A four-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment in a 17-storey building designed by architects Rosario Candela and Arthur Loomis Harmon. Features include a sweeping staircase, parquet floors, a wood-burning fireplace and a private terrace.

Why The building was constructed in 1929 by developer James T Lee, the grandfather of Jackie Kennedy who lived there as a girl. The building is an address favoured by the ultra-rich business elite. Previous residents have included John D Rockefeller Jr, David Koch and Vera Wang.

Who Corcoran, corcoran.com, tel: +1 212 836 1055

Oceana Southern, the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, $7.48m

Where On a frond of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago just off the UAE mainland. Dubai international airport is 35 minutes away by car.

What A 5,534 sq ft penthouse apartment, with three en-suite bedrooms, staff quarters, a bar and a whirlpool bath on the terrace. The development has a health and fitness centre, infinity pool and a private beach.

Why The Palm Jumeirah is one of UAE’s swankiest addresses. The terrace has an uninterrupted view over the sea of Dubai’s skyline, featuring the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world at 828 metres high.

Who Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebysrealty.com, tel: +971 600 545 451

90 Briar Patch Road, East Hampton, New York, US, $140m

Where On Georgica Pond, a coastal lagoon in The Hamptons on Long Island. It is one hour and 45 minutes by car to JFK airport.

What A six-bedroom waterfront home built in 1931. The 11-acre grounds come with a tennis court and outdoor pool.

Why East Hampton is a playground of the rich and powerful — the Clintons had a summer house there — and is home to some of the priciest real estate in the US.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate, christiesrealestate.com, tel: +1 212 508 7362

Eaton Square, Belgravia, London, UK, £6.35m

Where In Belgravia, a short walk from the restaurants and shops of Knightsbridge. Heathrow airport is a 35-minute drive away.

What A ground-floor apartment with three bedrooms spread across two 19th-century buildings, with access to a communal garden.

Why Part of the Grosvenor Estate, Eaton Square is one of London’s most fashionable addresses. Residents have included Sean Connery and the Duchess of York.

Who Hamptons International, hamptons.co.uk, tel: +44 20 7591 7333

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