Madrid is the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula but it’s also the economic, power and cultural center of Spain, Europe’s third most populous city. An increasingly international city, Madrid has a well-rated quality of life with a cost of living less expensive than other major capitals like New York, Paris and London. .
For the eco-conscious, finding a luxurious green apartment has never been easier.
From the “stars” that line Hollywood Boulevard to the miles of pristine Pacific coastline and near-perfect weather, Los Angeles County is one of the most diverse and desirable locales in all of sun-drenched Southern California. Its signature city of Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is the second most populous in the U.S. and offers plenty of cosmopolitan culture, fashion and entertainment expertly delivered in a distinctive West Coast style.
Inspired by nature and aspirational by design, luxury log homes are amenity-filled retreats that mix rustic elegance with modern appointments. There’s nothing austere about these estates.
Located in the center of the Highveld, or the high plateau region, “Joburg” is known for its dry and sunny climate and a skyline that is one of the most dramatic on the continent. The city is trendy and frenetic with a sizable ex-pat community served by several top quality international and private schools.
Good schools, a highly rated healthcare system and easy access to goods, services and opportunities draw people to the “Pearl of the Orient.”
If there’s one type of real estate that can be called aspirational, a castle would surely be it. Castles are the stuff of fairy tales, myths and legends. But for an elite few, they’re also attainable trophy properties.
The modern history of Gold Coast, a seaside city on the East Coast of Australia, began nearly a century ago with the construction of a bridge, a road extension and a hotel in the late 1920s. The holiday crowds flocked here, igniting one of the world’s great beach culture explosions.
The good news for dedicated anglers who want easier access to prime locales is that wherever there are well-stocked rivers, streams, or lakes--and the permits to fish them--there are opportunities to invest in luxury fly fishing ranches or lodges.