You can get a lot of bang for your buck—in the middle of nowhere anyone wants to be. In the world's most influential urban centers, however, the price per square foot is steep. Below are some of the most valuable pieces of property put on the market recently in London, Hong Kong, New York, and Paris. You wish you lived here.
Location: Refurbished maisonette in London, England
Size: 1,088 square feet
Price per square foot: $4,633
Key selling points: Though it's short on space, this ground floor 2-bedroom maisonette in Chelsea has a killer conservatory, private garden, and an entrance hall that's elegant, not ostentatious.
Listing: Strutt & Parker
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Location: Swanky studio in Manhattan, New York
Size: 1,000 square feet
Price per square foot: $6,000
Key selling points: Welcome to New York City, where $6 million gets you a pad the size of most suburban couple's first joint rental apartments. You'll still be living large, though. The building, imagined by Pritzker prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc and Danish designer Thomas Juul-Hansen, is stocked with Miele, Sub-Zero, and Zephyr appliances, a private fitness center and yoga studio, a full catering kitchen, private dining, and onsite parking facilities.
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Location: Riverside apartment in Paris, France
Size: 1,722 square feet
Price per square foot: $2,985
Key selling points: This two-bedroom apartment is big on perks: panoramic views of the Seine and the Louvre, a private lift, maid's quarters, and a cellar for your impressive vintage library.
Listing: Daniel Feau
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Location: Beachside contemporary in Hong Kong, China
Size: 2,809 square feet
Price per square foot: $5,512
Key selling points: Hong Kong's luxury real estate market is one of the most competitive in the world. That said, this contemporary 4-bedroom with ocean views is worth every penny. Er, every million.
Listing: Asia Pacific Properties
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