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9 amazing homes for sale that overlook iconic landmarks

By Phoebe Hughes on 5th April 2021

Has the extra time spent at home following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic given you time to think about selling up and moving on? If you’ve been dreaming of a post-lockdown relocation, instead of looking at traditional relocation spots, why not become a landmark neighbour and have one of the worlds most visited iconic landmarks on your doorstep? 

The Lucrative Landmarks Report from the mortgage experts at money.co.uk reveals that homes with landmarks on their doorstep are listed for an average price of £2,015,014, that’s 246% more than the average in the area.

From France’s Arc De Triomphe, Greece’s Acropolis or Buckingham Palace in London, money.co.uk has rounded up the most lucrative property listings with neighbouring attractions for the relocation of dreams. 

Arc De Triomphe, Paris, France

The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle. For the privilege of living in the city of love and living next to an iconic landmark you’d pay 354% more than the average Parisian property, with a three-bed apartment setting you back £5.37m, compared to the average of £1.18m. 

Property description: In the heart of the Golden Triangle, is an exceptional duplex apartment on the top two floors of a magnificent old building with views of the Eiffel Tower and a short walk away from the famous Arc De Triomphe. That’s right, this magnificent £10,934,563 apartment has the added advantage of two landmarks and is situated in one of the most famous areas of Paris. Find the property here: en.arkadia.com.

Château de Chillon, Vaud, Switzerland

Switzerland’s most visited castle is the next high-scorer on the list of lucrative landmarks. The castle has stood proudly on Lake Geneva’s bank for over 1,000 years, and its popularity has seen property prices skyrocket. To live nearby this famous landmark would cost you 105% more than a home in the nearest city of Vaud, with average property prices topping £3.23m.

Property description: For a property less than 10km from the famous Château de Chillon, look no further than this £4,894,478 prestigious three-bed home offering more than 400 sqm and ideally located in a residential area of ​​Blonay close to the village and all its amenities and transport. The property was built in 1995 and renovated in 2015, offering classic architecture with a luxurious and contemporary finish. Find the property here: search.savills.com.

Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom

This iconic palace is the Queen’s official residence, and is often swarmed by those wishing to catch a glimpse of the royal landmark. The palace is often at the centre of state occasions and royal hospitality. To live like a royal in SW1A would cost you 53% more than London’s average property. Prices in the princely postcode would set you back £5.4m, compared to a similar property elsewhere in the capital at £3.5m. 

Property description: Set behind a charming exposed brick façade complete with a gorgeous traditional street lantern this three bedroom, four storey low built mews house boasts considerable living and outdoor space. The ground floor consists of a garage which provides off street parking, an entrance lobby from which a guest WC can be accessed and a spacious kitchen/dining room boasting ornate design, bespoke contemporary appliances and a long island.

Residents of the property also benefit from access to the highly exclusive Belgrave Square Gardens, which boast an abundance of greenery. This exclusive property is also only 0.9 miles away from Buckingham Palace and you can see the gardens of the palace from the property. To live next door to the Queen it will set you back £10,600,000. Find the property here: rightmove.co.uk.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Considered one of the most romantic cities in the world, there is an abundance of reasons to relocate to Paris, but the Eiffel Tower has to be one of the top attractions. At 324 m tall, it towers over the city and can be seen from miles away. To live near one of the most iconic attractions will cost 250% more than the average property price in Paris. Properties in the sought after area will cost £3,284,596 on average, compared to a similar property elsewhere in the capital at £937,621.

Property description: The home is situated in one of the most beautiful buildings on rue de Tournon, close to the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Sénat, a 180 sqm apartment with contemporary décor. Located on the second floor of a magnificent mansion dating from the early 18th century, it comprises a large loft-style reception room opening onto a balcony, three bedrooms, two shower rooms, a laundry and walk-in closet. For a property in perfect condition with excellent views and only 4km away from the iconic Eiffel Tower it will set you back €4,375,000. Find the property here: search.savills.com.

Property with a landmark view: In the heart of the Golden Triangle, is an exceptional duplex apartment on the top two floors of a magnificent old building with magnificent views of the Eiffel Tower. For those wanting a view of the famous landmark it will cost more than double the price of a property that is a short walk away from the landmark costing £10,934,563. Find this property here: en.arkadia.com.

Times Square, Manhattan, New York

Flashing neon lights and giant digital billboards, brilliant Broadway marquees, costumed characters and musicians. Times Square is big, bright and unforgettable with its main junction being filled with popular retailers. Also a notable building is One Times Square, in which the famous ball drops on New Year’s Eve. On average, to live near one of the most famous locations will set you back £4,422,171, that’s 1059% more compared to the average house price further away from the landmark at £381,577. 

Property description: Located in an exclusive ten unit condominium loft building on Soho’s most sought after cobblestone block, is this elegantly designed three-bed apartment. The entertaining spaces flow beautifully with open plan living. The generously proportioned master bedroom is endowed with a dressing room, walk-in closet and a luxurious five piece windowed bathroom. This elegant apartment is also only 2.9 miles away from the major commercial intersection and tourist destination Times Square. For those looking to live near the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan it will cost $7,950,000. Find the property here: rightmove.co.uk.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate is the first stop for every visitor to Berlin. The city’s iconic landmark is an 18th-century neoclassical monument offering fascinating insights into the city’s history. On average, homebuyers will pay 697% more to live near the historical monument at £1,124,968, compared to the average house price of £141,211 for a similar property further away. 

Property description: In the midst of the inspiring bustle of the metropolis, around a lovingly landscaped garden courtyard is this three-bed property that offers a stylish and pleasant refuge for homebuyers. With timeless and elegant architecture, this apartment block is perfect for Berlin city living. The apartment is also just 4.8km from the cultural attraction of the Brandenburg Gate which means you’ll have the historical Berlin on your doorstep as well as the new lively nightlife for the best of both worlds. Find the property here: zoopla.co.uk.

The Louvre, Paris, France

The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris, France, and is best known for being the home of the Mona Lisa. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement. On average, a property in Paris neighbouring the Louvre will cost potential homebuyers £3,197,117, that’s 20% more than the average property price further away at £2,669,599. 

Property description: A stone’s throw from the Tuileries Garden and the Comédie Française, this three-bed apartment is situated on the second floor of an elegant stone building from the 19th century with perfectly maintained common areas, a remarkable reception and family apartment. This property faces the iconic Louvre Museum. Find the property here: search.savills.com.

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Opera House is one of the 20th century’s most famous and distinctive landmark buildings. The opera house is a multi-venue performing arts centre at Sydney Harbour located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. On average, a property neighbouring the Sydney Opera House will cost £1,487,563, that’s 206% more when compared to the average price of a similar property 10 to 15 miles away from the landmark at £486,608. 

Property description: An exclusive townhouse in the heart of one of the world’s most desirable cities. The property melds sophistication, meticulous design with state-of-the-art appliances and home automation through collaborating with some of Australia’s leading brands and products. This is the perfect family home for those looking for a new place to call home. The townhouse is also conveniently located just 3.9km from Sydney Opera House and Port Jackson Bay, perfect for entertainment, sailing, swimming, diving and walking around its foreshore​. For this modern townhouse in an idyllic location it’ll set you back $4,050,000. Find the property here: homesales.com.au.

Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

Built in the 9th century, Prague Castle is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The castle is one of the largest complexes in the world and is made up of historical palaces, offices, church and fortification buildings, gardens and picturesque spots. The panoramic view of Prague Castle is one of the most spectacular in the world. On average, to live near one of the most famous locations will set you back £664,114. That’s 55% more compared to the average house price further away from the landmark at £429,270. 

Property description: The property is situated in the historical centre of the Old Town and is in immediate walking distance from all the important historical and cultural landmarks of the place. The property is situated just 4.2km away from the iconic Prague Castle. Large rooms and high ceilings are located on the first floor of the apartment. The layout consists of a wide entrance hall, which connects all of the rooms, which are further connected to each other through the original preserved double doors. On the more luxurious side of Prague apartment living this property will set you back €1,080,828. Find the property here: search.savills.com.