Leading Asian lifestyle property publication ‘Luxury Properties’ has a leading article on Barcelona, focusing on its attractive property market, vibrant culture, rich history and gastronomy. Editor Kevin Dwyer spoke to Lucas Fox founding Partner Alexander Vaughan on why the city is continuing to attract increasing numbers of foreign buyers as well as getting the lowdown on the best areas in which to invest. The publication singles out four properties for its readers: this minimalist designer villa on the Maresme coast, just north of Barcelona; a spectacular renovated apartment overlooking Gaudi’s Masterpiece Casa Batlló in Eixample; an opulent 6-bedroom apartment, meticulously renovated, located a few blocks from Paseo de Gracia and this sleek designer penthouse in the upmarket district of Galvany in Barcelona’s Zona Alta.
“Experts at being expats, we are able to make ourselves feel at home wherever we go. Here are some Brits who have paved the way, taking their love of a sunny climate, coupling it with an eye for design — and coming up with something sensational” . The UK’s leading property writer Zoe Dare Hall looks at 10 destinations where Brits who have built ‘ grand designs’ abroad in the Sunday Times‘ lead property feature ‘Far Pavilions’. For Spain, one of Lucas Fox’s incredible Masias for sale in the Costa Brava is singled out.
The Wall Street Journal features this spectacular hillside villa located near Marbella. With 8 bedrooms and offering breathtakeing panoramic views, it was completed restored by its owner Yasmeen Dawood. Currently for sale with Lucas Fox.
“It’s getting more difficult to buy here. Five years ago there was very little demand, but the demand is really strong now. Everyone wants to be in the cultural, historical area and there are not a lot of new developments” Our Partners in Portugal have been talking to the Financial Times about the growing demand for prime properties in Lisbon.
In OPP Connect Lucas Fox founder Alexander Vaughan defends the number of residency visas granted to non-EU citizens, which since its introduction has totalled 326. “The numbers are comparable with Portugal in the first year of their Golden Visa programme” he states “but given the current interest in Spanish property we believe that these numbers should increase significantly for the scheme to be classed as a success.”
Another stunning property from Lucas Fox is featured in The Wall Street Journal‘s House of the Day. This 6-bedroom villa overlooks Las Salinas on Ibiza and is a short drive from the airport and Ibiza Town.