In Pictures: Rightmove’s most-viewed overseas property listings of 2021

Property portal’s five most popular international listings include a bulletproof townhouse and a sky-high apartment in New York, a luxury escape in Cannes, a sprawling Californian ranch, and a contemporary bolthole in the Algarve.

We’ve already seen a rundown of the year’s most-viewed property listings in the UK; now Rightmove has shared which international homes attracted the most interest online…

The top five features a bulletproof townhouse and a sky-high apartment in New York, a luxury escape in Cannes, a sprawling Californian ranch, and a contemporary bolthole in the Algarve.


1. New York, USA – $50m Sphere Estates

This six-bedroom townhouse on Manhattan’s East 64th Street was designed by globally acclaimed architect Rafael Viñoly. It is set across seven levels and features a distinctive curved, bulletproof glass façade. The top floor opens out to a private roof terrace with 360-degree views across the Manhattan skyline.

Sphere Estates London has the listing, with a guide price of US$50 million.


2. California, USA – $39.995m American Farm & Ranch

Rancho Latigo is set in more than 4,600 acres of rolling Californian hills. The equestrian estate features two separate residences, a helipad, an 11-stall barn, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a gym.

The property in Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, is looking for $39.995m via American Farm & Ranch, Denver.


3. Cannes, France – €80m Knight Frank

This high-spec villa is carved into a hilltop in the exclusive La Californie neighbourhood in Cannes. The Balinese-style home features a large covered courtyard – complete with a Koi carp pond and a waterfall – leading into a main entrance hall. There are eight bedrooms, including a master suite with private sitting room, dressing room and several private terraces, as well as a gym, spa, wine cellar, dance studio and cinema room.

Knight Frank’s Cote d’ Azur office has the listing, asking c.£59.8m.


4. New York, USA – $33m Barnes

High above Manhattan, this five-bedroom apartment has an elevator to transport guests between levels, with several dining areas, a chef’s kitchen and a snooker room. Outside, a 2,000 square feet of terrace space overlook Park Avenue, Manhattan and beyond.

On the market at £24.9m via Barnes New York.


5. Algarve, Portugal – €2.2m Ideal Homes Portugal

This contemporary villa is close to the Algarve’s golf courses, shopping and beaches. The main house provides four ensuite bedrooms, plus there’s a separate guest house. There’s also a large pool area with a kids’ playground, Jacuzzi and BBQ area.

On the market at c.£1.88 million via Ideal Homes Portugal.

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