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Gareth Barry’s seven-bed mansion goes on sale for £4.5m

Premier League football star Gareth Barry is selling his seven-bedroom mansion in Cheshire for £4.5million. The estate comes equipped with 13 private stables, a heated indoor swimming pool and seven bedrooms, making it the perfect family home.

30 acres of pristine land surround the house in Cheshire and its own tennis court. The state-of-the-art indoor pool is heated and big enough to have its own seating area where the owner can sit and relax. Thirteen private stables are included in the sale and come with a groom’s kitchen and separate tack/feed rooms.

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The main house has seven bathrooms (one here) and some have freestanding tubs, marble flooring and large walk-in showers. Since it is sold by English Premier League football star Gareth Barry, there is also a state-of-the-art leisure complex which includes a games room, bar, indoor swimming pool, a sauna, changing room and gymnasium.

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A 3,500 sq ft former aircraft hanger with its own electric door can be used to store a collection of classic cars or be converted into an adjacent guest house.

The property has a tree-lined driveway, a pond and paddocks. The famous footballer installed a stunning water feature in the huge driveway which leads up to the house. The driveway is big enough for dozens of cars to be parked outside the front.

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A lavish gaming room includes arcade games, a pool table and a display of Barry’s 53 England caps and two Manchester City shirts. There is also has a home cinema which has leather reclining seats and a huge screen.

The property is on the market with estate agents Stuart Rushton & Co, and described as being a ‘small exceptional small country estate with a beautifully refurbished modern house’.

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Zaha Hadid’s ME Dubai Hotel Opens in 2018

The Opus – Zaha Hadid’s first project in Dubai – is due to open in 2018. The architectural marvel will be the only hotel in the world the late architect designed inside and out. Siting in the heart of the upcoming Burj Khalifa district, it will comprise two separate towers that coalesce into a 300-foot-high cube with a free-flowing curved central void. 

The hotel will be part of the Spanish-based Melia Hotels International and have 93 lavish rooms and suites, including the ultra-luxe Suite ME. There will be 98 serviced apartments on the upper floors, and four penthouses with private roof terraces.

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The hotel’s extravagant lobby lounge and art gallery, vertical café, and reception area will all showcase furniture that is either custom-designed or hand-selected by Hadid. Pushing the boundaries of imagination, the dramatic public spaces will also include a sprawling 260,000-square-foot entertainment zone and nightclub, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, and a rooftop terrace with stunning views of Dubai’s vibrant skyline.

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The Opus will offer outstanding dining experiences to its guests with a collection of 15 restaurants, including an outpost of London’s contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant, Roka. Among the host of new uxury experiences and first-rate service is the ME, where a dedicated “aura manager” will enhance each guest’s visit by sharing the best the city has to offer. ME Dubai’s facilities and Aura service will also be available to the owners of the Opus’s residences.

Of course, the biggest advantage to Opus and the ME Dubai will be the legacy of its creator. One of Hadid’s first projects to be realized posthumously, the structure will serve as a testament to the achievements of one of modern architecture’s greatest minds.

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America’s most expensive estate to go on sale in 2018

A $500m Bel Air home will become America’s most expensive estate when it hits the market next year. The 100,000 square feet property called ‘The One’ from property developer Nile Niami is situated atop a hill in Bel Air and boasts views of the city and ocean.

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The spectacular estate boasts a number of perks including a nightclub with its own V.I.P room, 20 bedrooms including a 5,500-square-foot master suite, seven swimming pools, complete with a moat and indoor spa count, five elevators and a beauty salon.

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The master suite alone is larger than most New York City apartments and comes complete with its own pool, kitchen and office. Owners will have plenty of space to park their expensive cars in the 30-car parking garage. There is also a 45-seat IMAX movie theater.

An angular, minimalist sauna provides some much-needed space for treatment and relaxation and there is a hot yoga room as well. 

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The asking price of $500 million for the ‘The One’ makes it four times more expensive than the most expensive house ever sold in America – a home in New York state’s Hamptons that sold for $137million in 2014.

Spanning 20,000 feet, the lawn of the property would be artificial in order to comply with the state’s drought laws. Infinity pools will surround the plush property and give owners the feel of an ocean-front estate in a tropical setting.

All of the kitchens are fitted with state-of-the-art appliances, including a luxury coffee machine, which can brew most well-known coffee beverages. Dozens of bottles of Cristal Champagne are complimentary with the home, which has a private cellar exclusively dedicated to the expensive alcoholic beverage.

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Australia’s most high-tech home with a voice-activated waterfall

A high-tech, fully automated mansion has hit the market in Australia for $7million. The spectacular estate has a voice-activated waterfall.

The house sits in the affluent Melbourne suburb of Brighton and boasts a sprawling rooftop garden, where you can soak the rays. High-powered house hunters have already started expressing their interest in the extravagant property. The house is fully automated, with the lights, blinds, air conditioning and intercom all activated by smartphone, iPad and the voice-operated Alexa system. This guarantees a new level of convenience and comfort with minimal manual interference required.

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There is a 20m pool with an in-floor cleaning system and a voice-activated waterfall. The large rooftop garden has its own spa, providing stunning views of the city.

Multiple living areas inside the home provide plenty of space. There is a fireplace and its own theatre system.

In addition to the inside chef’s kitchen, there is an outdoor kitchen, as well as a butler’s pantry and a fitted study. The very expensive build has a brilliant design throughout. The Miele kitchen features an induction cooktop and butler’s pantry, and is complemented by an alfresco kitchen.

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Outside, the house boasts a futuristic design with lots of clean cuts, sharp edges and minimalistic features. Open spaces, sliding doors and a grey-white palette give the interior a modern, laid-back vibe with lots of seating areas and wooden panelling. Ample decking on the second-floor terrace provides a lounging area. The living area on the ground floor has an open-fireplace.

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The modern masterpiece is located at 1 Blairgowrie Court and is within walking distance from Golden Mile beachfront, Brighton Grammar, Firbank Girls’ Grammar and Church St. The two-storey house was designed by Frank Macchia and features a striking “concrete wave” that flows throughout.

Originally built in 2002, the residence was totally upgraded two years ago.

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$185 Million Swiss Castle Hits the Market in St. Moritz

The most expensive estate in Switzerland has hit the market for a staggering $185 million. The architectural marvel features a ceiling with floating candles that rivals Hogwarts’ Great Hall and is perched on snow-capped mountains in the Engadin alpine valley region.

At a little over 43,000 square feet, Lonsdaleite is a combination of sharp geometric lines and neutral tones that ensure unrivalled elegance throughout the property. A dramatic entryway leads to the grand reception, where 35-foot floor-to-ceiling windows reveal sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Rectangular strips of mink cover an entire wall opposite the dual-arched fireplaces. On the side of the grand reception is a crushed-red-velvet-encased library, complete with a secret office hidden behind one of the scarlet walls.

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The breakfast nook introduces a whole new level of decadent luxury with its 24-karat gold-leaf wall and $145,000 bespoke egg sculpture that adorns the ceiling. The nook’s shape resembles that of a cracked egg, a unique architectural choice that ties the theme together. The result is a warm and inviting atmosphere, which is ideal for a relaxed morning before hitting Switzerland’s world-class ski slopes.

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A set of glass stairs lead underground to five en suite bedrooms. Each room boasts buttery-soft Loro Piana-cashmere-covered walls and stunning bathrooms dressed in rare stone. There is also an entertainment lounge designed specifically for guests with a gold-covered ceiling and a chandelier with 178 floating Swarovski-crystal candles. An elevator takes guests to a private level reserved for the master suite, which showcases a white Scandinavian fox-fur rug and an enormous white-onyx master bath with a 360-degree glass shower.

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As part of its underground lair, the estate has a wine cellar, state-of-the-art cinema, spa (with a pink Himalayan salt room, hammam, sauna, subzero ice chamber, and private massage area), and subterranean pool and Jacuzzi.

In addition to the staggering number of amenities, there is a six-car garage with a convenient turntable for ultimate comfort.

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Singapore’s $80 Million Penthouse

Vertical cities are the new rave in the world of the ultra-rich as they have everything in one place – from fine-dining restaurants to movie theaters to offices and luxurious SPAs. Now, Singapore is joining the craze with its new Tanjong Pagar Centre. The architectural marvel of glass and steel is Singapore’s tallest building at roughly 950 feet and plays host to 3 Wallich Street. Lucky buyers can snap a super penthouse that is both the largest nonland residence and the highest point in Singapore. But it doesn’t come cheap.

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The modern triplex consists of 21,100 square feet and sits on the 62nd through 64th floors. It is equipped with five bedrooms, six full baths, and three half-baths. Natural light floods the penthouse, streaming from floor-to-ceiling windows that make up nearly every wall. The residence boasts some unique services offered from expert architects and designers who can tailor the space to the owner’s exact tastes and specifications. Marble floors and high-end appliances are just some of the luxurious additions that make the property into a real estate haven.

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A large terrace reveals sweeping views over the city and there is an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Other amenities include a private elevator, state-of-the-art security systems, a fitness centre, an entertainment space, and a private wine cellar. GuocoLand’s concierge team is on-call 24/7 if owners want to book a private jet or charter a yacht for a weekend jaunt on the water.

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The exclusive property is listed through Sotheby’s International Realty. Priced at $80 million, the penthouse includes access to the services and restaurants at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre, which is also positioned within the vertical city.

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Ritz-Carlton’s new Bacara Resort & Spa

Santa Barbra just became the home of the ultimate relaxation destination – the new Ritz-Carlton’s retreat. 42,000-square-foot spa, six restaurants, and three pools create a true haven for the wealthy, where they can relax in complete privacy away from prying eyes.

The new resort sits on a 78-acre estate nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the dramatic Santa Ynez mountains. Making the most of Santa Barbara’s stunning landscape, the property is famous for once housing the Bacara Resort, a favorite Hollywood hideaway. Now, a multimillion-dollar transformation has turned it into the plush Ritz-Carlton Bacara, welcoming its first set of guests earlier this month.

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Nestled in lush courtyards and overlooking a private stretch of beach, each of the property’s 358 rooms and suites have been completely refreshed. The resort is a quintessential mix of Californian ambiance and Spanish-style architecture (low-slung, white-washed buildings, red-tile roofs) with Mediterranean influences (wrought-iron balconies, terra-cotta tile floors). Cool coastal colours give each of the rooms a vibe of modern eccentricity and classic luxury, serving as the perfect landing pad for a weekend getaway.

Boutiques of worldwide renowned brands like Hermés, Prada and Chanel are in close proximity as is the historic State Street downtown, so guests will be able to enjoy full rein of the resort’s extensive list of amenities. The resort has three heated saltwater pools, a lounge in a kitted-out cabana, and two private beaches. A 42,000-square-foot spa is the perfect place to get treated to a well-deserved massage or facial before soaking up the last of the ocean sunset from a fireside lounge on the rooftop terrace.

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Not one but six restaurants offer a delectable array of options, which range from the casual, locally focused Bistro to the indulgent Angel Oak for perfectly prepared Kobe beef. A private tasting in the Foley Tasting Room, which houses Angel Oak’s 12,000-bottle collection can be the perfect way to end the evening.

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San Francisco’s Exclusive Double-Height Penthouses

The iconic skyline of San Francisco just gained a new impressive silhouette thanks to Lumina, a 656-unit condominium project perched above the sparkling water and iconic Bay Bridge. Courtesy of developer Tishman Speyer – the luxurious building has only two remaining residences—both double-height, 42nd-floor penthouses with great views and glass galore. The units are the largest in the building, and are being sold as customizable shells so homeowners can create a unique layout and aesthetic to match their taste. Both units boast 18-foot ceilings, which are the only double-height ceilings available in any Bay Area high-rise.

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With a total of nearly 5,700-square-foot – Penthouse 41A unit is characterized by a 250-foot glass façade that offers 360-degree vistas of the cityscape and bay. Penthouse 41B stretches across nearly 5,200 square feet, and features a 240-foot glass façade that provides 270-degree views of the city and bay. Buyers will be given a choice from an array of designer-ready floor plans created by renowned architectural firm Arquitectonica; there is even an option for the addition of ample rooftop decks if desired.

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Aside from spectacular views and an abundance of space, both penthouses benefit from direct access to the building’s exclusive amenities. These include a full-service grocery store, a fitness center and climbing wall that was designed by Jay Wright. There is also a bi-level club lounge, a 70-foot lap pool, and a secluded dining room with a gourmet kitchen and outdoor dining terrace for large parties. The Ferry Building and forthcoming Transbay Center is equally impressive on the outside with its modern, minimalistic aesthetic. This sculpted marvel blends with ease in the San Francisco skyline of architectural gems.

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The smaller penthouse is listed for $13.5 million, while the larger one is priced from around $15 million.

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A $110 million penthouse Manhattan’s iconic Woolworth Building

A $110 million penthouse inside the celebrated Woolworth Building in New York has gone on sale. The property is unique not only for its record-breaking price tag and panoramic views of the iconic Manhattan skyline, but for the unique features of the historic landmark as well.

The top floor flat easily eclipses the previous record for a penthouse in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood, which was sold for $50.9 million in 2014. The 9,710 square feet apartment boasts 24-foot ceilings, a private lift and spans not two, but five floors.

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The interiors have been left “raw”, which gives the buyer full creative freedom in deciding how many bedrooms and bathrooms they would like to have. Naturally, the services of one of the many renowned interior design firms across New York would come in handy to realize the full potential of this piece of real estate paradise.

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Situated close to Wall Street and Ground Zero, the historically significant building sits on a site bought by discount shop tycoon Frank Winfield Woolworth.

It boasts its own private air observatory, 727 feet above the city, as well as a private swimming pool in the basement that is accessible only to residents of the building.

The steel and terracotta structure is built in neo-Gothic style, making it a national historic landmark, created by architect Cass Gilbert.  When it was completed in 1913, it was the world’s tallest building – a title it held for 70 years.

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The penthouse has a total of 125 windows and was first put on the market in 2014, but no buyers emerged.

Some of the many amenities the building has include a health club and spa with a pool, sauna and a hot tub, a wine cellar, a tasting room — and personal mail delivery. This is one of the five most iconic buildings in the world, whose architecture and significance are impossible to replicate.

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The Australian Outback’s Most Luxurious Resort

Longitude 131º has redefined what luxury travel means since it opened doors in 2003. Now, the safari-style camp on the border of the pristine Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is making headlines once again with the unveiling of a multimillion-dollar renovation.

Revealed in August, the revamped camp is taking the Outback adventure experience one step further with a new premium suite, spa, and swimming pool as well as upgraded public areas throughout. The two-bedroom Dune Pavillion is now Longitude’s most luxurious accommodation. It boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, vibrant indigenous artwork, and original décor inspired by the iconic homesteads common of the region.

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There is an extended deck outside with a small, black mosaic-tiled plunge pool. Guests can take a dip while enjoying sweeping views of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Uluru, the 600-million-year-old red-hued monolith, and Kata Tjuta, the 36-domed rock formation in the distance.

Guests can take a dip or clink glasses at the new elevated Dune Top, where a swimming pool overlooking the red and golden landscapes has been added along with a collection of intimate alcoves for private al-fresco dining. Inside, the Dune House main lodge also has a fresh look, with a chic bar and restaurant boasting floor-to-ceiling windows framing Uluru.

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The new elevated Dune Top features a swimming pool overlooking the red and golden landscapes along with a collection of intimate alcoves for private al-fresco dining. Inside, the Dune House main lodge has also undergone some renovations and now has a chic bar and restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows framing Uluru.

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The new Spa Kinara offers indulgent treatments that rest on the ancient practices of the region’s native healers, using indigenous ingredients like Kakadu plum, quandong, Australian yellow clay, and desert salts in facials and body wraps. Therapies take place in wiltja treatment rooms, which are structures designed to mimic the traditional shelters of the region’s ancestors for a truly immersive experience.