The world’s most glamorous houses for sale
Fancy living like the super-
1. MOST FILMED
Malibu on America’s west coast is stiff with Hollywood stars. It became the place to be in the 1930s and now small summer houses dip their toes in the water along world-
2. MOST PARTIES
Ibiza is party central for the world, with cocktails on the beach, seafront restaurants and celebrities behind every palm tree. Star-
Families and old hippies head to the north. The ultimate in cool is a minimalist villa called Casablanca, being sold by Knight Frank (0207 861 1553; knightfrank.com) at £7.688m. It sits on several levels on a dramatic cliff edge on a protected bay, with sliding glass walls to the living room, a glass walled bedroom on the sea, an outdoor bathroom in the rocks and an outdoor bedroom on a wooden plinth with a canvas roof. There are four indoor bedrooms and an infinity pool. From the huge outdoor sitting room you can watch the sun drop into the sea. It is all about catching the breeze.
Up in the silence of one of the most majestic mountain ranges in the world, Chamonix is the grand old lady of ski resorts where the first Winter Olympics were held in 1924. The telepheriques knit the sky, trailing from peak to peak, all topped by Mont Blanc’s 15,000 ft spike.
It is all about cold and hot up here. Les Tines is a modern log cabin in one of the poshest bits of Chamonix, Les Praz. It has triple glazing, geothermal heating and six bedroom suites, so having friends to stay is easy. There is a sauna to steam in, proper gym, massage room for pummeling après-
3. MOST RUM
Barbados is the enduring paradise island for A-
5. MOST EXOTIC
The economy in Vietnam is growing (though it is still saddled with bad debts), the holiday market is awash with westerners interested in post-
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