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Houses of Style

A trio of especially desirable homes to buy

One Thousand Musuem, Miami Credit: Sotheby's International Realty
Delavia Wine Estate, Western Cape Credit: Steve Miller
Casa Nautilus, Punta del Este Credit: Tadeo Jones

From residences inside a spectacular Hadid-designed Miami mammoth to an airy Uruguayan villa, these properties are on the market now.


One Thousand Museum, Miami

The iconic curving exoskeleton of the 210m-tall, Zaha Hadid-designed One Thousand Museum on Biscayne Bay is redefining Miami’s skyline. Topping out this spring, the 62-storey edifice houses a range of residences all benefiting from a rooftop helipad, aquatic centre, an impressive collection of artwork, bank-quality vaults and six-star concierge services. Prospective purchasers can now visit the show unit on the 17th floor, kitted out with Brazilian furniture brand Artefacto’s latest collection – reflecting the fact that 80% of buyers in Miami’s ultra-prime sector are currently international.


Credit: Sotheby's International Realty


Delavia Wine Estate, Western Cape

South African wines have undergone a renaissance in recent years, so the chance to pick up a boutique 10ha vineyard estate – centred on a sumptuous Tuscan-style mansion near Stellenbosch – for the price of a modest Manhattan apartment is alluring. A short drive from Cape Town, this modern residence on the magnificent Helderberg Mountain has panoramic views, good security and cultivates principally shiraz and cabernet sauvignon grapes. The five large bedroom suites, gracious reception rooms and gourmet chef’s kitchen make it an ideal venue in which to entertain family and friends while savouring the farm’s very own vintages.


Credit: Steve Miller


Casa Nautilus, Punta del Este

This Uruguayan resort, a couple of hours from Montevideo, just across the Rio de la Plata delta from Argentina, is fast becoming one of South America’s most desirable oceanside playgrounds. There are no restrictions on foreign buyers, the economy is stable and both the healthcare and legal systems exemplary, so the country’s high-end property market – and Punta del Este in particular – is prospering. With five bedrooms, elegant swimming pool, sauna and spacious entertaining spaces inside and out on a 2.5ha site, this architect-designed chacra marítima makes the perfect holiday home. Polo fields, art galleries, golf courses and a vibrant nightlife are all nearby.


Credit: Tadeo Jones

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