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Buy your own village: Estates, towns and hamlets for sale in Europe and the US

Feel as if your vast apartment or even more spacious mansion is cramping your style? Then, suggests Gary Jones, why not upsize to something even more expansive? Declining populations in some of southern Europe’s most appealing destinations mean it’s now relatively routine to read of sun-bleached stone cottages in idyllic Italian hilltop communes and rustic, fixer-upper farmhouses in medieval Spanish mountain towns coming on to market for significantly less than the price of a few square feet of Singapore real estate – and occasionally for small change that wouldn’t even buy an espresso. In...

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Eden at Draycott Park: British designer Thomas Heatherwick on his vision of biophilia

Rising high above Draycott Park is new ultra-luxury condominium Eden, the brainchild of internationally renowned designer Thomas Heatherwick, who speaks to Yanni Tan about how the development is his vision of biophilia and the humanity the urban environment needs now. Driving into the basement carpark of Eden on an afternoon is like entering a cave – quite unlike the typical Singaporean experience of using the functional and unremarkable grey carparks ubiquitous in our urban jungle. Surprisingly, the air is not stuffy and the brown walls are clad with an undulating texture revealed by slivers...

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