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Morpheus unveils £9m garden-themed penthouse at Chelsea Waterfront

High-end design studio completes eye-catching project at Hutchison’s 11-acre riverfront scheme in SW10; marquee apartment, launched just in time for this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, features a full-floor ‘garden room’ complete with bespoke hanging beds, drinks bar and a living wall…

Brand & Deliver: On the evolution of luxury branded residences

The global branded residential property sector is changing, reports Knight Frank, as more hotel and lifestyle brands bring new visions and more diverse ambitions. ‘One could argue that the impact of the branded concept is diluted the more it moves away from the original hotel-driven traditional model,’ says the firm

Picks of the Bunch: Six must-see Chelsea Flower Show gardens

PrimeResi’s picks of the bunch at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place from the 21st to the 25th May. Including two Royal spaces, two treehouses, two bee-related experiences, a preview of ‘the biggest gardening project in Europe’, and a Savills-sponsored sculpture garden

Venice had its own ‘Airbnb problem’ during the Renaissance – here’s how it coped

The week’s revelation that London now has one Airbnb listing for every two hotel rooms, together with new analysis of the platform’s extraordinary impact on Edinburgh (the city’s 12,000 Airbnb listings work out at around one for every 42 residents), has led to much lament over ‘hollowed out’ communities, and prompted calls for greater regulation of short lets in urban areas; but rather than taking a heavy-handed approach, today’s policymakers would do well to look at how Renaissance Venice struck a delicate balance between the interests of foreigners and locals, says Rosa Salzberg