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Inside five of the most viewed homes overseas on Rightmove

The most popular homes for sale overseas among Britons viewing online have been revealed.

Rightmove looked at five of the most popular countries overseas on its website and then identified the most viewed property within each of these locations since the beginning of this year.

The five most popular countries among Britons looking at a home for sale overseas are the US, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, according to the property website.

The most popular homes for sale overseas among Britons viewing online have been revealed by Rightmove, including this luxury house in Portugal (scroll down for more details)

The values of the most viewed homes in each of those locations range from a three-bedroom villa in Ibiza for €627,500 – the equivalent of £538,000 – to an eight-bedroom mansion in Cannes on the French Riveria for €70million, the equivalent of £60million, suggesting many are simply window shopping for their fantasy home. 

The selection also includes a New York City townhouse designed by the architect Rafael Viñoly, who also designed the Walkie-Talkie building in London.

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s property expert, said: ‘Although it’s been a difficult year for people looking to travel, Britain’s fascination with property and dreaming of a move abroad is as evident as ever.

‘From a luxury mansion in the city that never sleeps, to a stunning villa in the Algarve, overseas properties have continued to captivate the nation so far this year.’

Here are the most viewed properties overseas…

1. USA: New York townhouse, $50m (£36.5m)

The property at 162 East 64th Street has been named one of the most viewed on Rightmove

The property at 162 East 64th Street has been named one of the most viewed on Rightmove

This New York townhouse was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, who also designed The Curve Theatre at 20 Fenchurch St in London – better known as the Walkie-Talkie building. 

The New York property has six bedrooms and seven levels spread across 10,400 square feet. 

It also boasts a rooftop terrace looking over Manhattan, with plenty of space to entertain friends outside.

But perhaps the most unusual feature at the 162 East 64th Street property is its curved glass façade, which is bulletproof.

The glass travelled from Germany to Spain where it was given its curved shape and was later laminated multiple times. 

The interior has a fresh and modern style which is flooded with natural light from the large skylight.

The skylight illuminates the way to a private roof deck with 360-degree views across the city. 

Security and safety were paramount in the construction process with the building supporting plenty of technology. 

The property was built in 2018 and has an asking price of $50million, the equivalent of £36.5million.

Perhaps the most unusual feature at the 162 East 64th Street property is its curved glass façade, which is bulletproof

Perhaps the most unusual feature at the 162 East 64th Street property is its curved glass façade, which is bulletproof

The New York townhouse was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, who also designed the Walkie-Talkie building in London, and boasts a rooftop terrace looking over Manhattan

The New York townhouse was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, who also designed the Walkie-Talkie building in London, and boasts a rooftop terrace looking over Manhattan

2. France: Cannes villa, €70m (£60m)

An affluent area: In France, the most viewed property by Britons was this home in La Californie , on the hills of Cannes

An affluent area: In France, the most viewed property by Britons was this home in La Californie , on the hills of Cannes

The villa in Cannes has been designed in a Balinese style and includes a large modern kitchen with a substantial breakfast bar

The villa in Cannes has been designed in a Balinese style and includes a large modern kitchen with a substantial breakfast bar

The spacious cinema room includes a bar spanning virtually the length of the entertainment space and plenty of seating areas

The spacious cinema room includes a bar spanning virtually the length of the entertainment space and plenty of seating areas

This breath-taking property is located in the exclusive area of La Californie, on the hills of Cannes.

It comes with eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms and beautiful views across the nearby mountains and sea. The property also has landscaped gardens, private terraces and a cinema room.

Buyers will need deep buyers as the property is the most expensive on the list with a price tag of €70,000,000, the equivalent of (£60million).

3. Italy: Amalfi coast villa, €6.5m (£5.5m)

This unusual Italian property is in the heart of the stunning Amalfi coast and is spread across several different levels

This unusual Italian property is in the heart of the stunning Amalfi coast and is spread across several different levels

The property has a breathtaking swimming pool, which is set among the rocks, and there is access to a private beach

The property has a breathtaking swimming pool, which is set among the rocks, and there is access to a private beach

Room with a view: The property fits beautifully into the rocky coast and has been being built with natural stone

Room with a view: The property fits beautifully into the rocky coast and has been being built with natural stone

The newly renovated villa incorporates some bright colours and materials that reflect the style of the Amalfi coast

The newly renovated villa incorporates some bright colours and materials that reflect the style of the Amalfi coast

This Italian property is in the heart of the Amalfi coast and comes with five bedrooms and an equal number of bathrooms.

The property has a swimming pool set among the rocks, and its own private beach. The property fits into the rocky coast and has been being built with natural stone.

4. Portugal: Algarve villa, €12.5m (£10.7m)

This eight-bedroom luxury villa is in Portugal's exclusive Quinta do Lago resort, where many celebrities have holiday homes

This eight-bedroom luxury villa is in Portugal’s exclusive Quinta do Lago resort, where many celebrities have holiday homes

The luxury house has more than 10,000 square feet of space, with three pools, gym, spa and its own glass elevator

 The luxury house has more than 10,000 square feet of space, with three pools, gym, spa and its own glass elevator

Floor to ceiling windows: The property eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, many with views of the lake and sea

Floor to ceiling windows: The property eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, many with views of the lake and sea

If you fancy being seen in the summer with Holly Willoughby, Peter Jones and Coleen Rooney, then there is only one place to go and that is Portugal’s exclusive Quinta do Lago resort.

An eight-bedroom luxury villa in the resort has come onto the market €12.5million, the equivalent of £10.7milion.

It has more than 10,000 square feet of space, with sea and lake views. As well as three pools, it also has a gym, spa and its own glass elevator.

5. Spain: Ibiza villa, €627,500, (£538,000)

This three-bedroom villa in Ibiza is the least expensive in the list of more viewed homes overseas, with a price tag of €627,500, the equivalent of £538,000

This three-bedroom villa in Ibiza is the least expensive in the list of more viewed homes overseas, with a price tag of €627,500, the equivalent of £538,000

Modern design: As well as an attractive terrace on each floor, the villa in Ibiza has a garden and a parking space by the property

Modern design: As well as an attractive terrace on each floor, the villa in Ibiza has a garden and a parking space by the property

This three-bedroom villa in Ibiza is the least expensive in the list of more viewed homes overseas, with a price tag of €627,500, the equivalent of £538,000.

As well as a terrace on each floor, it has a garden and a parking space by the property.

It is part of a complex that boasts eight community pools, an outside paddle court and an outdoor gym, along with 24 hour security.


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