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Gibraltar’s New Aloes has been handed "Best Property Single Unit – Europe" in The International Property Awards in association with Rolls‐Royce Motor Cars. The win sends Gibraltar into the ‘World’s Best’ finals in Dubai where it will go head­‐to-­head against winners from Africa, Arabia, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the UK.

Sandra Lamplough, Marketing Manager for Fairhomes Group, the developer behind New Aloes, says, “It’s one thing to be acknowledged as having built the best home in Gibraltar but quite another to beat off competition from the likes of Cyprus, Italy, Spain and Montenegro, to earn the accolade of best property in Europe. A great deal of precise engineering, construction and design went into New Aloes  and  we  have  been  rewarded  with  the  chance  to  grab  World’s  Best  in  Dubai  on  Thursday  4  December – that would be some early Christmas present.”

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Fairhomes Group is no stranger to winning awards and has amassed a large number of trophies over the  years,  in  particular  for  its  mixed-­‐use  marina  resort,  Ocean  Village,  which  also  won  overall  in Europe  back in  the  2010  in  the  category  of  Best  High  Rise  Development.    However,  this  is  the  Company’s first win for a single unit, making it rather special.  

Held  at  the  London  Marriott  Hotel  in  Grosvenor  Square  on  Tuesday  14  October,  the  ceremony  gathered together leading real estate agents, developers, architects and designers from across Europe  eager  to  hear  the  results  of  the  industry’s  most  prestigious  Awards.  Established  in  1995,  some 19 years ago, this year’s Awards were held in association with Rolls-­‐Royce Motor Cars, Metal Yapi, Yamaha Music, Gaggenau, Smeg and Maybank. Lord Best from the British House of Lords and Chairman of Metal Yapi, Bülent Özgül, appeared on stage to present while many of the 70 experts on the judging panel were also in attendance.

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Built  on  the  site  of  a  former  Ministry  of  Defence  building  of  the  same  name,  New  Aloes  is  a  substantial 21st century home of 9,526ft² with 4,402ft² of terraces and 6,243ft² of garden. It enjoys some of the best views in the world including the Rif Mountains of North Africa and the busy Strait of Gibraltar. Floor-­‐to-­‐ceiling wall-­‐to-­‐wall glazing keeps the view alive from dawn until sunset.
Some  of  New  Aloes’  highlights  include  a  cavernous  1,237ft²  living-­‐dining  space,  a  592ft²  kitchen  complete with 25ft long all-­‐in-­‐one preparation-­‐dining island, wet rooms with over-­‐bath rain showers, a second-­‐floor fitness suite with a Klafs sauna-­‐with-­‐a-­‐view, a 12-­‐car garage, Otis lift to all floors,  and  gadgetry  such  as  electronically-­‐operated  full-­‐height  terrace  doors  and  window  blinds,  auto-­‐lighting for wardrobe hanging rails, an iLight lighting control system, video entry and a zoned alarm system with CCTV.

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Outside, New Aloes’ gardens are zoned into areas for rest and relaxation, entertaining and exercise. A  shaded  patio  leads  down  to  a  thatched  Tahiti-­‐style  chillout  bar  alongside  a  circular  two-­‐tier  swimming pool with Jacuzzi effect jets. This connects, via a shallow stream, to the main infinity-­‐edgeheated pool with remote-­‐operated colour-­‐changing LEDs and water jets. The upper Spa terrace has a further heated pool with mosaic hydro-­‐massage beds and, on the top floor, a glazed observatory-­‐esque viewing area and two generous roof terraces. Add fragrant plants, native aloe vera (naturally) and a few dozen 100-­‐year-­‐old olive trees, and it’s a very special place.
New Aloes – Price £10.9 million (GBP).