Apartment

High-rise parking chic

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban buy apartment with 'sky garage'

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban will be able to park at their door, no matter what floor their new New York apartment is on.

Penthouse

Billionaire's family buys apartment for $82 million

Aprtment

The family of a Russian billionaire has bought a New York City penthouse apartment for $US88 million ($82 million).

Luxury

'The looks you get are absolutely crazy'

Van Dutch 55.

Steve Colquhoun The $1.6 million luxury cruiser for those who want to stand out from the marina crowd.

Luxury

Mini-Monaco on the high seas

Madeline Stone Can't get enough of swanky Monaco? A planned cruise ship means the city could come to you.

Luxury

Sydney's ultimate bachelor pad

John Winning

Stephen Lacey How to create an executive gentleman's dream base, and without a black leather sofa in sight.

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Posh pools

Splashing around sky-high

pools

Judy Barouch The sky's the limit for the latest jaw-dropping swimming pools perched dizzily atop high-rise balconies or cantilevering vertiginously off rooftops.

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Rich pickings

Putin, the galley slave with a golden toilet

Vladimir Putin

Tom Parfitt MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin cultivates the image of a man who enjoys simple pursuits such as fishing and hiking, but the perks of his presidential office make his tastes appear rather less Spartan.

Manhattan

New York's hottest new residence

Billionaire's club One57

A 306-metre tower under construction in Midtown Manhattan is cementing a new title: the global billionaires' club.

Whitsundays

Old salts and new sailors

Descarada 2 Whitsundays

Max Anderson explores the Whitsunday Islands from the comfort and freedom of key luxury vessels.

Urban jungle

When the sky is not the limit

Milan's Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), designed by Boeri Studio.

Judy Barouch Is it possible to combine the convenience of apartment city-living with the benefits of a house in the 'burbs: greenery at your doorstep, a pool out the back?

Timekeeper

Watch collector puts market gains to shame

Patek Philippe

Alfredo Paramico has a love for the finest time pieces.

Luxury

Hong Kong tops luxury rental list

Hong Kong

Megan Willett Asian hub again tops list of most expensive rentals, well ahead of New York, Tokyo and London.

Luxury

Penthouse poised to set $20m record

Elias Jreissati's apartment in Port Melbourne.

Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago Developer Elias Jreissati's private eyrie will set a new record if it can fetch its asking price.

NSW

Alpine property prices on the slide

Toby Johnstone It's that time of year when daydreams turn from idyllic beaches to wood fires.

Potash king

The potash king, divorce and his girl's $85m pad

Oligarch

Philip Sherwell in New York It is billed as the world's most lavish student crash pad - a stunning penthouse with panoramic views of Central Park that smashed records as New York's priciest property when it sold for $US88...

Flat refusal

Money can't buy him a home: exclusive New York building snubs Qatari PM - and his 15 children

New York

Mark Hughes in New York He is the owner of luxury UK department store Harrods and has developed one of the most luxurious apartment blocks in Britain, but it seems that the prime minister of Qatar's money cannot buy a home...

Dog house

A pooch townhouse for posh pups

pooch

It's a miniature, poodle-sized replica of a sumptuous Paris townhouse for discerning pooches with deep pockets.

Poisonous divorce

Spies, lies and a poisonous divorce battle

spy

Bugs in his study and a tracker on his Aston - Judith Woods finds out if one of the world's richest women turned to espionage

Celebrity move

Crowe buys $10m home

Russell Crowe

Jonathan Chancellor After a four-year search, Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, have spent $10 million on a Rose Bay property.

Hot property

Wolseley Road is world's ninth priciest

wolseley

Jonathan Chancellor Wolseley Road, Point Piper, has been named the ninth-priciest street in the world.