312 West 71st Street, New York. A Renaissance Revival townhouse built in 1893 as one of six Victorian brownstones that are part of a historic district on a tree-lined cul-de sac on Manhattan's Upper West Side. It has a fully equipped chef's kitchen, an intricately carved staircase, oak floors, panelled walls and a roof terrace. 6 beds, 5 baths, 2 receps, library, stores. $7.995m Christies International Real Estate +1 212 974 4434.
Hunton Court, Hunton, Maidstone, Kent. A Grade II-listed house dating from the 13th century. It is set in 171 acres of parkland and the interiors have ornate ceiling mouldings, grand fireplaces and parquet floors. 8 beds, 5 baths, 5 receps, outbuildings, pool, tennis court, 171 acres. £12.5m Strutt & Parker 020-7318 5166.
Barrington Hall, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex. A Grade II*-listed Georgian hall that was begun in 1735 by John Shales Barrington, whose prominent family had lived in the area since the Norman conquest. The house has feature fireplaces, high ceilings and a grand reception hall and staircase. 3 suites, 4 beds, 4 receps, library, 2-bed apartment, indoor pool, sauna, wine cellars, 5-bed coach house, paddocks, stables, outbuildings, lake, 41.25 acres. £15m Savills 01245-293221.
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Van Buren Cottage, Queens Ride, London SW13. A period home overlooking Barnes Common that has been modernised and extended to create 5,000 sq feet of internal space. The house retains its period sash windows and fireplace and has a modern rear extension with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors leading onto the walled garden. 3 suites, 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen/family room, study, wine cellar, gym, garage, parking, garden. £6.5m Savills 020-8939 6900.
Selham House, Selham, near Petworth, West Sussex. A country house built at the turn of the last century in the South Downs. It has high ceilings, period fireplaces, a staircase hall with galleried landings and landscaped gardens with pool. 3 suites, 6 beds, 5 baths, 5 receps, 3-bed annexe, 1-bed cottage, 14.8 acres. £5.5m Knight Frank 01428-770562.
Red Lion House, Chiswick, London, W4. This Grade II-listed house within the Chiswick conservation area is a converted pub, built in the early 18th century on earlier foundations, with views of the River Thames. 4 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, balcony, riverside gardens. £7.5m River Homes 020-8996 0600.
Miramar Palace, Guadalmina Baja, Marbella, Spain. A luxury villa on the Mediterranean with gardens and grounds leading onto the beach. It has a double-height entrance hall, marble floors, a stone staircase with cast-iron balustrade, a top-floor solarium, indoor pool and Turkish bath. 8 beds, 8 baths, recep, gym, wine cellar, lift to all floors, 2-bed guest/staff house, parking, gardens, 1.3 acres. €12.5m The Spanish Estate Agent +34 951 516 905.
Caslano, Ticino, Lake Lugano, Switzerland. A luxurious home built in 2002 consisting of five buildings set in landscaped gardens designed around a private lagoon stretching onto a private lakefront with a sandy beach on Lake Lugano. Main house, 2 guest houses, boat house, garage. 9 beds, 11 baths. 35,457 sq ft floor space. CHF29.9m (£25m) Christies International Real Estate +41 91 601 0440.
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