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Luxury real estate for sale: best in class

By Robb Report Singapore 26 June, 2024
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Presenting the hottest properties for another home away from home

There are beautiful homes, and there are inimitably spectacular ones. The perfect abode, in our definition, is one that laps up magnificent city skyline or ocean views, with a capacious outdoor terrace and a slew of posh (and exclusive) facilities and amenities for residents to enjoy. Here, we’ve compiled a list of luxury real estate listings from around the world that seem to have it all – all you have to do is pick and choose.

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Scheduled to be completed in February 2025, Aki Niseko is being developed by Takuetsu Co Ltd as an exclusive enclave of just 11 onsen-villas. Photo by Aki Niseko

Aki Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Scheduled for completion in February 2025, Aki Niseko is being developed by Takuetsu Co Ltd as an exclusive enclave of just 11 onsen-villas. The word ‘aki’ symbolises hope and encapsulates Takuetsu’s ambition for the villas; that they “stand as a harvest of one’s hard work and the realisation of lifestyle aspirations”. To this end, the villas have been designed to represent a new standard of opulence in Niseko.

The rooftop of each four-storey home comes with an onsen, sauna, garden, fire pit and entertainment space, allowing residents to enjoy their pristine environment all year round. The facade features clean, delicate architectural lines in the style of Japanese louvred design, while the use of tactile materials such as stone, warm woods and fabrics create an air of refinement and class. With its strategic location in Upper Hirafu Village, Aki Niseko promises to offer a level of convenience that is reserved for the privileged few.

The deal-clincher: Residents will have access to H2 Group’s award-winning HakuLife team, which comprises butlers, privates chefs, and chauffeurs who are trained to anticipate and exceed every desire.

Price: from US$10 million via H2 Christie’s International Real Estate

H2 Christie’s International Real Estate

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Located in a private gated community, The Smugglers Cove and The Byron Bay offer proximity to the Durham Heritage Coast. Photos by Seaham Hall

The Residences at Seaham Hall, County Durham, England

Located in a private gated community that’s close to the Durham Heritage Coast, these residences offer the best of two worlds: a spectacular setting, and access to the services of a five-star luxury hotel. The Smugglers Cove and The Byron Bay, as the residences are called, come with two bedrooms, sleek bathrooms fitted with copper bathtubs, open-plan kitchen and dining areas, state-of-the-art entertainment systems and luxury built-in bars. Full-height sliding glass doors open out to a private terrace, where a hot tub and fire pit can be placed upon request.

The deal clincher: Exclusive ownership perks include access to the award-winning Serenity Spa at the nearby Seaham Hall; preferential rates at local golf courses; a designated concierge service; discounts on food, drink and spa treatments; and 24-hour security. Enough said.

Price: from £695,000 via Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall

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This well-equipped home is suitable for single families and is located in Patagonia, Bariloche. Photo by ReMind Group

Rio Negro, Argentina

This 710 sqm single-family home is just eight years old, but it’s surrounded by a century-old native cypress and coihue forest. Cypress wood and stone, materials that are indigenous to the area, were used for the exterior and interior of the three-storey building. On the ground floor, there is a large living room with picture windows, a dining room that can accommodate 16 guests, a library, a kitchen with its own dining area, and two bedrooms with attached bathrooms. The master bedroom and an office are on the first floor, and the adjacent bathroom (with access to the dressing room) comes with a bath with hydro massage and a separate shower area.

The deal clincher: The living room, master bedroom and home office on the first floor all offers picturesque views overlooking Gutiérrez Lake. Throw that in with amenities and facilities (think gyms, swimming pool, playroom, and the Arelauquen Golf and Country Club) a short drive away–you’d never want to leave.

Price: upon request via ReMind Group, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate

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