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7 Pollock’s Path, The Peak, Hong Kong, HK$886m (US$113m)

Where On Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong airport is 40 minutes’ drive and the central business district is about 15 minutes’ drive. The area is also accessible by the Peak Tram cable-operated railway.

What A four-bedroom house with floor-to-ceiling windows and terrace with a pool.

Why The apartment overlooks Hong Kong landmarks, including the ICC building, the Bank of China Tower, the HSBC building and over the water to Kowloon beyond.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate, tel +852 215 248 22

Penthouse, Piazza Venetia, Rome, Italy (POA)

Where In the centre of Rome, next to the Piazza Venezia. The airport is 50 minutes’ drive away.

What A restored two-bedroom penthouse apartment in a historical palace set over three floors. The apartment has five terraces in total.

Why The apartment has amazing views over the skyline of Rome, the eternal city. Perhaps the best view is of the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, built to honour the first king of unified Italy — but sometimes referred to by its nickname “the typewriter”.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate, tel +39 06 320 0613

One Madison, Manhattan, New York, US, $14.65m

Where In the Flatiron district of Manhattan at the end of Madison Avenue. JFK airport is about 40 minutes’ drive away, traffic permitting.

What A three-bedroom apartment on the 52nd floor of One Madison. The property takes up the entire floor and has more than 3,000 sq ft of living space.

Why The apartment has 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center.

Who Compass, tel +1 212 932 2222

One Blackfriars, Southbank, London, UK, £14m

Where Beside Blackfriars Bridge on London’s Southbank. The City is a short walk away and London City airport is a half-hour drive.

What A three-bedroom apartment on the 39th floor of this recently finished development.

Why Views of the Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral and the City beyond can be enjoyed from the Sky Garden at the top of the building as well as from the apartment.

Who CBRE Residential, tel +44 20 7205 2167

Nob Hill, San Francisco, California, US, $16m

Where In the Nob Hill neighbourhood, 10 minutes’ drive from San Francisco’s financial district and 45 minutes’ drive from the airport.

What A four-bedroom penthouse with library, media room and one of the largest terraces in the city.

Why The view from the living room takes in the Transamerica Pyramid, the Coit Tower, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Who Sotheby’s International Realty, tel +1 415 901 1780

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