Real Estate

Must-See International Dream Homes From The Beaches Of Costa Brava To Dubai

As travel restrictions to and from foreign countries continue to tighten, I’ve sourced luxury properties and must-see dream homes from Forbes Global Properties members that will transport you to those foreign shores. If you are considering buying a chateau in France or an apartment in Hong Kong, you might find a must-have property to add to your real estate portfolio.

A Mediterranean Estate In Spain

A Spanish estate on the Mediterranean in Rosas, Costa Brava, has unmatched sea views from the upper and lower terraces. Enjoy direct on the sand access to 213 feet of prime beachfront. The 14,500-square-foot gated estate is big on privacy. There is a main house with multiple stone fireplaces and exposed beams. The home’s rustic European style welcomes extended family with eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The double-height living/dining room’s oversized windows overlook the sea.

In addition, staff has their dedicated private quarters. Landscaped gardens with mature flora and fauna can be found throughout. Elsewhere on the grounds are a tennis court, swimming pool and dedicated boat storage. The listing is with Inmobiliaria Rimontgo and priced at about $17.8 million, or EUR 15 million.

Loire Valley 19th Century French Chateau

Groupe Mercure specialists in fine French real estate offer a 19th-century chateau in Langeais, France for about $1,47 million, or EUR 1.238 million. Set in central France, Langeais is a popular stop when visiting the Loire Valley. The area has a population of about 4,560 who enjoy the area’s food and wine.

The estate is perfect for landmark celebrations. There are numerous “outbuildings” on the property. The chateau is 8,611 square feet consisting of 10 bedrooms. Children and grandchildren can enjoy the swimming pool, guest house and a 16-acre enclosed park. The castles of the Loir Valley are nearby making for perfect day trips.

Resort Living in Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay

Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay is an upscale resort town on Lantau Island yet just a ferry ride from downtown Central. offers resort-style living in a garden duplex residence with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a low-rise development in Positano, one of Discovery Bay’s most desirable neighborhoods. 

Listed for about $4.37 million, or HKD 34 million, the buyer will find the best of indoor-outdoor here. The residence’s largest private pool beckons, as does the garden. Walls of glass doors open directly from the dining area to the garden and pool for alfresco entertaining. An upstairs primary bedroom suite with spa bathroom overlooks Discovery Bay and the South China Sea.

Urban Oasis in Dubai

If global business interests bring you frequently to Dubai, you might consider investing in the luxury Urban Oasis by Missoni development. The Business Bay project offers waterfront living “inspired by the fresh and unique style of Miami.” This is a new luxury property currently in development (or “off-plan,” as is the term in Dubai residential real estate). Driven Properties is marketing the project.

The location is five-star by Dubai standards and minutes from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure (topping out at a height of just over half a mile), and downtown Dubai. Residences range from studios to one to four bedrooms. Penthouses offer utmost privacy and security with private elevators. Enjoy panoramic views of Dubai’s distinct skyline and interiors designed by the Italian style icon Missoni. You can register your interest here.  

Global luxury real estate is an ever-changing topic that remains front and center today. Find out more about the luxury market on Forbes.

Driven Properties, Groupe Mercure, Inmobiliaria Rimontgo and are exclusive members of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.

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