The Americas boast five of the world's top 10 cities for luxury real estate - Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Toronto.
These global economic hubs attract wealthy domestic and international buyers. Turnover of high-end properties is rapid, thanks to strong demand and limited supply. Resort markets for luxury second homes are also providing popular with international buyers, notably Caribbean island such as St Barts and the Caymans.
The starting price for a luxury home in New York and Los Angeles, compared with $2.2m worldwide.
The price of the penthouse One57 in New York, the most expensive home sold in North America in 2015.
Villa Mare, Vista Del Mar, Cayman Islands
An exciting opportunity to own one of the island's finest residences, Villa Mare, at unrivalled value. This stunning Mediterranean style villa is set on an estate size lot within Cayman's premier gated community, Vista del Mar, offering 24-hour manned security and extensive amenities, including on-site property management, tennis courts and a dock suitable for a substantial yacht. A spectacular and significant 12,000 sf±, 6-bed, 8-bath residence, developed on 1.64 acres, built in the French-Mediterranean Style, the residence is meticulously maintained and comes with a nearby double dock allowing birthing of substantial craft up to 60'+ in length as well as a unique North Sound front jetty for mooring smaller vessels. Price: US$7,950,000
La Pagerie - Carriacou
La Pagerie is a beachfront French Colonial, nestled in the peaceful island of Carriacou in the Caribbean. Unspoiled and unknown Carriacou is the most southern isle of the Grenadines Archipelago, a true sailing paradise.
65th Street, New York
A most extraordinary house has come on the market: the home for 69 years of Peggy and David Rockefeller. // $32,500,000
Galleon Drive, Naples, Florida
A superb home located on one of Port Royal’s most magnificent waterways. Built with uncompromising attention to detail, it is set in extensive grounds and offers breathtaking views. // Price on application.
Villa Caju, Urucuca, Brazil
Between miles of white and fluffy sand beach where turtles still spawn, and green rain forest with rivers and waterfalls, lies Villa Caju. The house was built not to impose but to fit in on the 23,000 m squared property. Outlining volumes and transparencies, bring in light and the ocean breeze blows through night and day. // Price on application.
Quadrado, Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil
Located in the international jet-setting paradise of Trancoso in Bahia, TEMPO is a community of houses designed by Triptyque, French-Brazilian award winning architecture office known for mastering the art of integration between architecture and its surrounds. Price Upon Request