Real Estate Writer Tom Bowden leads a tour of some of the world’s most impressive real estate listings to have hit the market. This week’s dream homes come from Brazil, Switzerland and Hawthorne in Queensland…
Sao Paulo, Brazil- SOUTH AMERICAN SPLENDOUR
AS much as Brazil’s famed for its picturesque beaches, stunning scenery and beautiful locals, it’s also home to some of the world’s finest apartments.
Whether it’s a vista over the jungle or a beach outlook, the Brazilians understand the value of a view better than most and know how to capitalise on it.
Just look at this place, designed by architect Botti Rubin — you’d be hard pressed to find a cooler party pad.
Offering views over the surrounding treetops, the home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and offers an abundance of light-filled living space.
You only need to look at the bottle collection in the kitchen to know this place has held a shindig or two in its time.
And if you ever need a coffee or a hot breakfast to help you recover from the night before, the city, being best known for its upscale restaurants and cafes, certainly isn’t short on options.
The home is on the market with Christies International Real Estate
Price not disclosed
Ticino, Switzerland- PARADISE OUTSIDE AND IN
I’m sure at some point we’ve all heard someone joking about tucking money away in a Swiss bank account.
Well, if I had any spare money (I don’t — three kids will do that to you) I’d be pumping it into this Swiss penthouse.
It’s stunning. Set in the sought-after Paradiso, in Ticino, the duplex penthouse offers panoramic views over Lake Lugano and a level of luxury you’d expect to find in a five-star hotel.
Offering three bedrooms, four bathrooms and almost 240sqm of internal living space, it would have been a difficult and daunting task to create a home that reflects the majesty of its outlook.
Well, that’s what the designer’s done here. And they’ve done it in spades.
The home is on the market with Christies International Real estate.
Price: $10 million
Hawthorn, Queensland — LIVE THE BRISBANE HIGH LIFE
BRISBANE’S a beautiful city and, in my humble opinion, home to some of the country’s most stunning properties.
The riverside city offers a fantastic cosmopolitan lifestyle, and this home at 93 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne, perfectly reflects that sense of excitement and energy you feel when visiting.
Set on a 615sqm allotment high up in Hawthorne’s most exclusive street, the home, on the market through Place Woolloongabba, offers an unprecedented sense of style and space.
From the indoor/outdoor design to the saltwater pool and steam room, to the blackbutt flooring and the media room — this place has it all, and doesn’t cut any corners.
If it’s resort-style living you’re looking for, this is it at its best.
Price not disclosed