Grace Kelly

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You can follow in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty Grace Kelly and Cary Grant with the French Riviera castle where they filmed To Catch a Thief up for sale.

You’ll probably need to earn about as much as Hollywood movie star to buy it.

Chateau de la croix des gardes, French Riviera
The castle was the scene for the 1955 film To Catch a Thief.

While no sale price is disclosed it has been estimated by French newspaper, Le Figaro, to be worth about $76 million AUD.

The castle, which has been held by the current owner for 56 years, according to TopTenRealEstate is being marketed through Sotheby’s International.

Chateau de la croix des gardes, French Riviera

Marble is used extensively throughout the castle.

To Catch a Thief was the last movie Grace Kelly made with Alfred Hitchcock, before she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco and gave up her Hollywood career.

The masquerade ball scene in the 1955 movie was filmed in the castle.

Chateau de la croix des gardes, French Riviera
Kelly and Grant filmed the masquerade ball scenes in the castle.

It is reported that Kelly said she loved the “grandeur’’ of the castle which overlooked the Bay of Cannes.

The Castle of la Croix des Gardes, has been held for 56 years by the owner of Perrier water.

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Chateau de la croix des gardes, French Riviera
The masterpiece in the French Riviera has views to the Bay of Cannes.

It was built in 1919 and has about 1200sq m of floor space which includes 13 bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

There is a guesthouse within the grounds, staff quarters, an orangery, an infinity-edged pool, a winter garden, Turkish lodge and other buildings.

Malaga centre

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Malaga – “It’s a big world out there so we’ve narrowed it down for you,” announces the New York Times in its annual round-up of the 52 best places to visit in 2016. In 43rd place is Malaga, two positions higher than the 2008 edition when the Alcazaba featured as one of the city’s main attractions.
This year’s list starts with Mexico City, Bordeaux and Malta before making its way down to Malaga. In 2016, it’s the city’s cultural offerings that have caught the eye of the New York Times travel section.
The Big Apple newspaper recognises that the province of Malaga is home to “touristy seaside cities like Marbella” and a popular beach destination, but goes on to emphasise that its capital city is now a centre of culture.
The article entitled “beauty, but now a cultural capital too”, highlights the trio of “great musuems” including the recent opening of the Pompidou Centre on Muelle Uno with its works by Marc Chagall and Frida Khalo. The Russian Museum also receives a mention for its “collection of works by some of Russia’s most notable artists. Completing the trio is the Carmen Thyssen Museum with its collection of around 250 of past and present world masters including Jeff Koons.
The publication, illustrated with an unusual video of tightrope walkers in one of the palm tree oases on La Malagueta beach, points out that getting to Malaga from New York is now easier than ever with direct seasonal flights run by Delta airline. Once you’re in Malaga, high-speed train routes connect to Madrid and Barcelona. But only after you’ve visited Malaga.

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LA ZAGALETA 6 BEDS 5,500,000 €

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LA ZAGALETA 7 BEDS 6,500,000 €










LA ZAGALETA 5 BEDS 6,950,000 €











LA ZAGALETA 6 BEDS 7,950,000 €











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Marbella Villa for saleURB. PUERTO DEL CAPITAN | BENAHAVIS 1,375,000 €Beautiful 6-bedroom villa in Puerto del Capitan. Southwest facing with spectacular views to the coast and the Mediterranean.

Built on two floors.
Living room with fireplace, fully fitted kitchen with dining area, laundry area, guest toilet, two guest bedrooms and a bathroom, garage for one car, covered terrace, private garden and heated pool, chill out area.

First floor:
Big master bedroom suite with terrace, two guest bedroom and two bathrooms and a study (the study could be a 6th bedroom).

Under floor heating in bathrooms, kitchen and living room, A/C with heating, alarm, gated community with cameras, security at night.

Nearby all amenities, a few minutes to the beach, shopping, golf and Puerto Banus/Marbella

A great property, value for money !

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001-Marbella-La-Concha-View-610x410Marbella is one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts in Spain. Marbella was a small village of fishermen and now it has become one of the most representative holiday destinations for the travellers around the world. In Marbella you will find plenty of exciting things, such as the yacht harbours, golf courses, medical facilities, along with beautiful roads, and a safe and exclusively historic urban environment. Also it is close to the Malaga airport.

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chris-newsham-500x403Selling your property in Marbella in the current market conditions can be complex, frustrating, and time consuming, and requires skill and great patience to achieve a sale as everyone is looking for the bargain buy.

Chris Newsham Real Estate have over 10 years solid experience in the Costa Del Sol, particularly in Marbella and are well placed to advise you on the sale of your property. Our team provide experience, professionalism & confidentiality, incorporating outstanding local knowledge.

Our Objective as a Professional Real Estate Company:

To get the best possible price for your property, In the shortest possible time, With the least inconvenience to you, the Seller.

We take pride and great care in the presentation and marketing of our properties and have invested in the very latest web technology to ensure our place in the industry.

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Posted by & filed under Luxury Marbella Property, Marbella Real Estate, Villas for Sale Marbella. IN EL ROSARIO | MARBELLA EAST 1,275,000 €

Very nice and cosy renovated villa in El Rosario. South to southwest facing with seaviews.

Main floor: Large living/dining area with open plan fitted kitchen and breakfast corner. Master bedroom suite, one guest bedroom suite and guest toilet. Direct access to the terraces with seaviews and BBQ area.

Lower floor – garden and pool level: Apartment with living, kitchenette, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Separate bedroom en suite.

Two car garage at street level.

Nice large garden and private pool with chill out and BBQ area.

Close to all amenities and Marbella centre.

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Nice 2-bedroom apartment, topfloor, southwest facing, with nice seaviews.

Living/dining room, fully fitted kitchen, master bedroom en suite, one guest bedroom and bathroom. Terrace with sunscreens. Two garages spaces and one storage room.

Marble floors, A/C with heating, alarm, satelite tv.

Gated community. Community pool and gardens. Indoor pool, sauna, streamroom and fitness.

Located off the Benahavis road. Supermarket (Mercadona) next door, 5 to 10 minutes to the beach and Puerto Banus.



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Elviria is a community located about 15 minutes east of Marbella’s city centre. It is well equipped with services, amenities and entertainment facilities. Elviria has one of the nicest beaches east of Marbella and is full of luxury homes for sale. Because this is a coastal urbanisation, many homes are within walking distance of the beach. Also conveniently located are the Santa María and Santa Clara golf courses with their respective clubs; two more courses – Golf Club Marbella and Golf Rio Real – are only a short drive away. The El Casco Tennis club is another attraction at Elviria, offering quality facilities. Cabopino port offers nearby moorage to Elviria residents with Málaga’s international airport only 50 kilometres away. Health services are also nearby in the form of one of Málaga’s most prestigious hospitals, Hospital Costa del Sol. Also on site is the English International School serving primary and secondary students. The area’s five star luxury Don Carlos Hotel is a local landmark and just one of the many hotels available in this urbanisation.

               ELVIRIA VILLA 695,000 €                                      ELVIRIA VILLA 549,000 €



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Can you tell the difference between a $72 million mansion and a $195 million estate in Beverly Hills? When you get into the eight- and nine-figure price range, it’s the little things like 70-year-old imported olive trees and parking for 66 cars that set listings apart.

See for yourself with a look at the West’s most expensive homes. While you won’t find pocket listings, working ranches or empty lots on this list, you will find 13 publicly listed estates ripe for perusing.

$149 million










9505 Lania Ln, Beverly Hills, CA

9505 Lania Ln, Beverly Hills – credit Marc Angeles
Source: Marc Angeles

When Palazzo di Amore hit the market last November, it claimed the title of America’s most expensive home at $195 million. At the time, owner Jeff Greene said, “this property is an incomparable crown jewel without an equal.” With a Turkish-style spa, 70-year-old imported olive trees and a 3,000-bottle wine cellar, it’s easy to see why. The home is listed with Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula of Coldwell Banker Previews International.

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$125 million










2500 E Valley Rd, Santa Barbara, CA

2500 E Valley Rd, Santa Barbara

Rancho San Carlos has been owned by the same family for nearly a century, so the fact that it’s up for sale is a big deal. The property includes a main residence with 30+ rooms, extensive equestrian facilities and 10 additional guest cottages. Harry Kolb of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.

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$98 million










1949 Glenbrook Rd, Glenbrook, NV

1949 Glenbrook Rd, Glenbrook

No cattle here, but Shakespeare Ranch is big enough to house your extended family and all your friends. The 133-acre lakefront property has a total of 30 cabins and outbuildings with clever Shakespearean names like “To Be,” “Or Not to Be” and “Twelfth Night.” Lexi Cerretti and Claudia Thompson of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.

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$75 million










4100 Calle Isabella, San Clemente, CA

4100 Calle Isabella, San Clemente

When Richard Nixon bought this home in 1969, it became known as “The Western White House.” The president hosted 17 heads of state and wrote memoirs at the oceanfront property, which is located on one of Southern California’s largest and most scenic sections of coastal residential real estate. Rob Giem of Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent.

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$75 million










1101 Marine Dr, Laguna Beach, CA

1101 Marine Dr, Lagula Beach

Also listed by Rob Giem, Twin Points consists of two peninsulas where you can watch the waves crash between Laguna Beach’s Crescent Bay and Shaws Cove. The property has been in the same family since 1930 but was rebuilt in the late ’60s and has been added to over the years, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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$72 million










901 N Alpine Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

901 N Alpine Dr, Beverly Hills

Spanning more than 1.5 acres on one of the most coveted streets in Beverly Hills, this property was designed for some serious entertaining. The home, which could pass as a life-size Barbie dream house, has everything from a dance floor and cocktail bar to parking for 66 cars, Forbes reports. Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Previews holds the listing.

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$65 million










312 N Faring Rd, Los Angeles, CA

312 N Faring Rd, Los Angeles

Dating back to 1938, this Georgian traditional was completely renovated over 5+ years. In addition to the main residence, the Holmby Hills estate includes a guesthouse, pool, private guest suite, lighted tennis court and nearly 2 acres of rolling lawns and gardens. The home is listed with Loren Judd of Coldwell Banker.

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$60 million










2585 Riviera Dr, Laguna Beach, CA

2585 Riviera Dr, Laguna Beach

No detail has been overlooked in this Laguna Beach gem, which was completed in 2010. The interior boasts ocean-facing loggias, terrazzo floors inspired by the Getty Villa museum, fountains imported from Europe, century-old olive trees and more. Rod Daley of Coldwell Banker holds the listing.

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$60 million










1000 & 1220 Watson Divide Rd, Snowmass, CO

1000 and 1220 Watson Divide Rd, Snowmass

With an 18,000-square-foot home on 876 acres in the Rocky Mountains, Four Peaks Ranch is as big as it looks. Outside, the property boasts 15 miles of trails, a private beach, 3 ponds, 2 fireplaces, 4 fire pits, 2 full kitchens and a brick pizza oven. Inside, the house has 7 bedrooms, 11 baths, open living spaces and a glass elevator. Joshua Saslove of Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the listing agent.

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$59.356 million










4500 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX

4500 Preston Rd, Dallas

This early 20th-century craftsman has had only three owners. The estate, boasting beautiful period details, spans 6.14 acres in Highland Park. Allie Beth Allman of Allie Beth Allman & Associates holds the listing.

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$53 million










1 Buggy Whip Dr, Rolling Hills, CA

1 Buggy Whip Dr, Rolling Hills

Rolling Hills reportedly has a rule that homes in the prestigious community only span one floor, but this is no single-story rambler. Built five floors down, the 5,000-square-foot mansion has everything from a Moroccan-style bath to a full-size tennis court underground. The unique property is listed with Marcie Hartley of Hilton & Hyland.

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$53 million










41800 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA

41800 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu

Located on a prime piece of Malibu oceanfront, this home was designed by famed architect Ed Niles. The modern design was inspired by a translucent shoji door, and several feng shui elements line the property. It’s also very high-tech with a music room, soundproof home theater, elevator and 19-server hosting capability. The Agency‘s Ari Afshar is the listing agent.

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$51 million









2431 Riviera Dr, Laguna Beach, CA

2431 Riviera Dr, Laguna Beach

Located on Laguna Beach’s private Irvine Cove, this Mediterranean Revival boasts 180 feet of beachfront, sun-soaked terraces and mature gardens. With nearly 10,000 square feet of interior space, the great room alone is 1,000 square feet with three vantage points for taking in the view. The home is being marketed by Sotheby’s Rob Giem, who holds two other listings on this list.