In this week’s look at real estate worldwide, I dove deep into three popular destination cities in France, Mexico and Spain to find out what $3.4 million buys in each housing market. From a romantic villa in San Miguel de Allende to a cliffside home in Jávea to a furnished apartment in the French Alps, here’s a closer look:
Val d’Isère, France | US $3.33 million
Val d’Isère in the Savoie region is considered among the most user-friendly of the major European resorts and pairs world-class skiing (186 miles of groomed trails and 78 lifts) with a quaint mountain atmosphere and exceptional dining that includes Michelin 2-star restaurant L’Atelier d’Edmond. This designer apartment in the Val d’Isère city center is a stellar example of the highly amenitized residences offered in the area and offers proximity to all the local delights and lifts.
Features: Warm rustic touches and contemporary notes combine to give the three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment a modern yet cozy atmosphere. A gracious entrance hall leads to an ample open-concept space consisting of the living room, dining area and a tidy kitchen that incorporates a bar top. Two private balconies extend the living space outwards and enjoy pristine mountain views.
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Other perks: Curated furnishings are included with the apartment, making it essentially move-in ready. A private ski locker and an indoor parking space are included with the property.
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico | US $3.4 million
Go around any corner in central San Miguel de Allende and you are likely to find an architectural delight, whether it’s a historic church or a colonial building dating to centuries ago. The beautiful city includes a 64-block historic center and its collection of Baroque colonial architecture and the nearby sanctuary of Atotonilco. This storied property in the historic center illustrates the romantic essence of the region with its bright exterior, Old World details and voluminous living spaces.
Features: From the thick beams to the stone pillars to the grand fireplace mantles, there are no shortage of eye-catching details throughout the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom compound. Formal rooms include a decadent red-hued dining room and a massive great room that can be viewed from the second floor. The dining room adjoins a large chef’s kitchen equipped to handle a party crowd.
Other perks: Formal gardens surround the home, creating a lush and blooming backdrop punctuated by fountains and statuaries. The grounds feature a wealth of indigenous and tropical vegetation, including trimmed hedges and specimen trees. A separate casita, a rooftop terrace and a pool area are among other features of note.
Granadella, Jávea, Spain | US $3.41 million
Located in the southernmost part of Jávea, Cala de la Granadella is favored for its pristine beaches and cove near the Cape Nao. The area is surrounded by high cliffs that insulate the shore. This property sits on a bluff overlooking the beautiful turquoise waters and rock outcrops below.
Features: Tailored for enjoying the scenery that surrounds it, the house features arched expanses of glass framed in brick that bring spectacular views into the main living area. The floor plan includes a total of five bedrooms and six bathrooms in about 6,641 square feet of living space (617 square meters).
Other perks: If a front-row seat inside isn’t for you, an outdoor balcony with a swimming pool and spa is in prime position for enjoying the sights. The view from the balcony looks directly upon the cove below and beachfront.
CDR San Miguel Real Estate, Comptoir Immobilier and Immobiliaria Rimontgo are exclusive members of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.