These are the most viewed overseas properties of 2019
With summer so close that we can almost touch it, people will soon start jet-setting across the globe on their holidays.
So, our data scientists have counted all your clicks to reveal these properties as the most popular overseas homes on the UK’s number one property website so far in 2019.
From a literally bulletproof New York townhouse to a hillside Cannes retreat with a dinosaur skeleton in the hallway, these five homes are the most-viewed overseas properties on Rightmove.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “We’re very fortunate at Rightmove to have such a varied and diverse catalogue of properties for the British public to view and it’s always interesting to see which special homes have captured the hearts and minds of our users. These properties, from right around the world, are all mesmerising in their own unique ways and it really is fascinating to peek behind their front doors to see how the rich and famous live away from the cameras. Whether it’s people looking for design inspiration or others who’re curious to glimpse inside aspirational properties, Rightmove is the place to satisfy all your property desires.”
Join us as we step inside the five homes that’ve caught your attention this year…
A secluded Irish manor…
Walking around the grounds of this secluded Irish country house, tucked away in the valleys of County Wicklow, is like venturing through the back of the wardrobe and arriving in Narnia.
This truly magical estate boasts more than 5,000 acres of spectacular natural beauty, with Luggala Lodge, an exquisite 18th-century seven-bedroom house, standing at the centre of the land.
The house’s design is a special brand of eighteenth-century gothic, with its enchanting character drawing in famous visitors such as Bono and Mick Jagger.
The property is like a grand castle on a miniature scale. There are battlements and crockets as well as a variety of pointed and quatrefoil windows, together with features such as limestone obelisks.
This property is listed for sale with Sotheby’s.
The island life…
Situated in Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia, Canada is Kaulbach Island – boasting almost 60 acres of land covered in charming woods, meadows and coastline.
Right in the heart of the island is an 11-bedroom property in the style of Cape Cod homes while across the island you’ll find a beach house and a small farm as well.
The amazing level of workmanship is evident at every glance. From the rich golden pine living room, the warmth of the quarter sawn dark oak library, the exquisite gourmet kitchen to the expansive slate terraces, the screened covered porch with beach stone fireplace and the peaceful sunset room, every detail has been thoughtfully considered.
This property is listed for sale with Coldwell Banker Supercity Realty.
An incredible hilltop retreat
If money was no object and you were to design your ultimate house, the chances are your finished article might look something like this £56 million paradise in the French hills of Cannes.
The ultra-luxurious eight-bedroom property offers unrivalled sweeping views over the sea, the whole bay of Cannes, and the mountains, while inside there is a rather tropical feel – including the large covered courtyard with a koi pond and a tropical living wall with a waterfall leading to the main entrance hall.
As well as some top-of-the-range features such as a wine cellar, a dance studio, a swimming pool and bar area and a cinema room, there is also a novel giant dinosaur skeleton in the hallway. Maybe don’t want Jurassic Park before you go to bed…
This property is listed for sale with Knight Frank.
A modern New York fortress
This plush New York townhouse, a complex feat of impressive engineering, is the equivalent of a modern fortress as its grandiose glass façade is in fact a bulletproof structure.
The glass, which travelled from Germany to Spain where it was given its characteristic curved shape, was later laminated multiple times, while the seven-storey structure itself is constructed as a crescendo-building property where each floor becomes increasingly spectacular.
The pièce de résistance, however, is the private roof deck with 360-degree views across that iconic city skyline. What better place to enjoy some Friday night cocktails with your pals?
This property is listed for sale with Sphere Estates.
An authentic Californian ranch
Marlena Shaw sang about California Soul and this Santa Barbara equestrian ranch beautifully encapsulates all that is great about the Golden State.
The estate reveals itself through the miles of rolling hills to deliver unparalleled vistas; to this day, this single massive parcel of land remains preserved, rested, restored, and unvarnished.
Accompanied by numerous dramatic equestrian structures, water wells and seasonal running streams, Ranch Latigo is a real haven for outdoor lovers. It boasts polished tennis facilities, and allows for hours of riding the rolling hillsides, while you can finish your days with breath-taking wine country sunsets.
A helipad offers a conveniently modern touch, with access Los Angeles and beyond, and in between hacking adventures you can take a dip in the pool or workout in the gym.
This property is listed for sale with American Farm & Ranch.