New kids on the block
Monaco is a Mediterranean idyll to the rich and famous as well as lovers of high-speed racing. As the Principality contains some truly covetable properties, its new-builds are among the finest. Eleanor Doughty picks three to inspire
IN the heart of Monte Carlo, this two-bedroom loft-style home has panoramic views over the harbour, the sea and the palace of the Principality.
It’s also mere steps away from the Hôtel de Paris, the Casino and the spa Les Thermes Marins, with its saltwater swimming pool.
Inside the apartment, one can dine overlooking three different aspects, giving the impression of being on board an ocean liner, so say the particulars. There are two amply sized bedrooms—one with a harbour view and adjoining bathroom, the other with a view of the town. A third room could be used as either an office or an extra bedroom on weekends when you’d like to entertain a few more friends. 98000 Monaco, Christies, 22.5 million (020–3824 1951)
Bring back the Belle Epoque For a unique restoration project, look no further. With the sale of this four-storey, four-bedroom Monte Carlo villa, you get planning permission. However, it’s not any old refurb project: this would be the transformation of a Belle Epoque-style, late-19th-century villa into a state-of-the-art six-storey, six-bedroom palace. A proposed design by Morpheus opens up the building, focusing each floor on the south-facing windows with their sea views and maximising light. 4, Rue des Giroflees, Knight Frank, POA (020–7861 1553)