THE ADDRESS Magazine Summer 2014 - Page 177

Distinctly Refined Oceanview Luxury A wonderfully peaceful and elegant villa estate in a jaw-dropping setting with panoramic vistas T he Candy GPS Report, carried out by Candy and Candy, Savills World Research and Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, has named Côte d’Azur as the number one location for successful investment in luxury residential property. The report looked at more than 60 international leisure hotspots, based on an analysis of exclusivity, luxury tourism, property values and global reach. Its findings explained why celebrities and the world’s Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) keep coming back to Côte d’Azur. And with those discerning buyers chasing a limited supply of one-of-a-kind properties, not even the current credit squeeze can dampen enthusiasm for the region. Buyers here are less concerned with short-term fluctuations in the market, anyway. When they buy into this unique region of France, they are investing in the long term, knowing their investment will remain secure. This stunning stretch of French coastline attracts the very wealthy in their search for a second home in an exclusive leisure resort. These buyers are coming from across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Russia, knowing the region is the epitome of style, glamour and joie de vivre. They are captivated by the sparkling waters, fantastic cuisine and some of the most magnificent 177