Luxury Outlook 2023
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
Iconic Shore sits proudly above an idyllic semi-private beach, boasting heavenly views of the dazzling Ionian Sea making every moment of your life truly unique.Traditional Corfiot charm, scenic vistas and modern comforts blend harmoniously with its natural surroundings, while a picturesque cliff stair leads you to the crystal-blue waters of your beach.
True to its name, the seven-bedroom property is surrounded by lush greenery and endless blues, where there is nothing between you and stunning views of sea and sky. You will want to take in the panorama from every level of the house, garden and terraces. Just beyond the terrace is the infinity pool, terrace with chaise longues, and steps down to another terrace closer to the water.
Alfresco dining, especially with freshly grilled items, is a pure delight in this vibrant natural setting. Glide weightless through the topaz waters of your infinity pool, as you enjoy panoramic views of the glistening sea. Blessed with an abundance of natural light, the cozy lounge and impressive dining area epitomize the perfect Grecian retreat.
The interiors of Iconic Shore feature a living room large enough for grand entertaining and a sitting area with fireplace. Large picture windows illuminate the interior and create a continuation to the exterior. The gourmet kitchen and the formal dining area make a great bet for a change of pace, especially as day turns to dusk.
The magic of Corfu will take you away.
Sitting in the most northwesterly corner of Greece, Corfu is an eleg ant and cosmopolitan island, wearing the mantle of its colourful Venetian history with style. ‘Somewhere between Calabria and Corfu the blue really begins…you are aware of a change in the heart of things: aware of the horizon beginning to stain at the rim of the world: aware of islands coming out of the darkness to meet you’. So begins Lawrence Durrell’s 1945 ode to Corfu, Prospero’s Cell. Even today, visitors to the island often arrive by sea, approaching from Italy in the west, of the Greek mainland in the east. Emerging in the early morning sunshine, the pastel-hued houses above Corfu Town’s old port are a jumble of slim tiers with narrow passages running between them, made brilliant with washing hung out to dry from every balcony like festive bunting. The tall Venetian mansions display ancient coats of coloured paint, blurred by successive winters and giving visitors to the town the feeling of stepping into a watercolour painting. Corfu has rightfully earner the title of the music capital of Greece because of its hundreds of music associations and dozens of orchestras, bands, opera music events a tradition dating back to 400 years of Venetian rule of the island. The town is centred on a wide tree-lined esplanade called the Spianada, whose French arcades echo the Rue de Rivoli. A drop of Britishness is to be found on the noble sweep of this square, which is transformed into a cricket pitch throughout the summer – the world’s only working sports field within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meanwhile, the Corfiot countryside boasts elegiac greenery, unrivalled across Greece and contrasting remarkably with the solemn barrenness of the Aegean. Bathed in brilliant white sunlight throughout the summer months, the winter rains ensure a sublime frondescence across the island, with the inland valleys thickly carpeted with wildflowers, studded with gnarled olive trees and dense groves of stiffly swaying cypresses. The sophisticated north-east is known as Kensington-on- Sea and is the site of the finest real estate in Greece with its epicentre the Rothschild family’s imposing summer villa.It is here that the luxury villa lifestyle comes into its own, with the hillsides sprinkled with secluded, high-end properties boasting private infinity pools and awe-inspiring sea views, with the snowcapped Albanian-Epirote mountains rising mysteriously in the east.Show More