What’s on the market for around $ 8.8 million in Courvechel, Honolulu, and Manhattan
In this week’s look at overseas properties, I looked at how the supply of high-end housing in Manhattan compares to two traditionally secondary markets in Honolulu and the French Alps. From a custom beachfront resort in Honolulu to a fancy cottage in Courvechel to a designer apartment on Park Avenue, here’s a sample of what roughly $ 8.8 million is buying in each market.
Courvechel, France | $ 8.88 million (â¬ 7.41 million)
The Courvechal ski area is one of the most popular ski areas in the Three Valleys, attracting many visitors (and buyers of second homes) to the region every year. Besides the proximity to vast ski areas and groomed slopes, the area is home to five villages full of restaurants, shops, luxury hotels and upscale chalets. This sophisticated chalet is located in Courchevel 1850, one of the region’s world-class ski resorts.
Characteristics: Built in 2014, the five-bedroom chalet features a contemporary yet warm mountain aesthetic underscored by rustic wood-paneled walls and ceilings. Designed for modern living, the residence has an open concept floor plan with ample living space and a fireplace on the back wall. Expanses of glass open the room to a view of the snow-capped peaks.
Other advantages: The lower level is equipped with a lounge, swimming pool and spa to warm up after a day on the slopes. A private garage and a gear locker are among other features of note.
Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York | $ 8.8 million
The pre-war co-ops that line the Museum Mile in Manhattan are some of the city’s most distinguished, but few are as stylish as the JER Carpenter-designed building at 1120 Fifth Avenue. This refined residence– one of the 44 apartments in the 1925 building – has been recently updated and improved without any expense spared.
Characteristics: Past a formal gallery, the large apartment comprises four main rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Fifth Avenue and Central. A formal dining room and a bookcase dressed in beautiful pear tree bookends complete the living room. Further inside is a chef’s kitchen fitted with high-end appliances, cabinets and countertops combining wood and glass elements.
Other advantages: Inlays of Botticino marble and limestone line the vestibule leading to the master bedroom. The house has a total of three bedrooms and four bathrooms. There is also a media room which could be converted into another bedroom.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii | $ 8.73 million
Located in East Honululu, at the back of Hanauma Bay, the Portlock neighborhood is coveted by home buyers for its privacy and panoramic views of the ocean, coastline and Diamond Head. This compound, called Ku’oko’a Kai, is a stellar example of the custom homes that line the shallow waterfront.
Characteristics: Built in 2011, the two-story home is designed for fine-weather living and offers nearly 9,400 square feet of total indoor-outdoor living space. Past an enclosed courtyard, the six-bedroom house opens onto large living areas fitted with Brazilian cherry and travertine floors. A chef’s kitchen with two islands sits at its heart and sits alongside various common areas, including a media room.
Other advantages: An oasis in itself, the park-like property is punctuated by tall palm trees and lush landscaping. Covered living spaces on the main level open onto a cascading saltwater pool. Elsewhere on the ocean front lot are two hot tubs and a fire pit.
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