There are some really fantastic homes in the world, some of which we desperately wish we could own.
Data scientists from Rightmove (UK’s largest online real estate portal and property website) have crunched the numbers and found the five most viewed properties on the website.
Rightmove’s property expert Miles Shipside said: “We’re very fortunate at Rightmove to have such a varied and diverse catalogue of properties for people to view and it’s always interesting to see which special homes have captured the hearts and minds of our users.
“These properties, from right around the world, are all mesmerising in their own unique ways and it really is fascinating to peek behind their front doors to see how the rich and famous live away from the cameras.
“Whether you’re seeking interior inspiration or just want to look inside truly remarkable homes, Rightmove is the place to satisfy all your property desires.”
Here are the five most viewed properties that have captured your imagination this year:
Kaulbach Island, Canada
How would you like to live on your own private island?
This 11-bedroom Canadian ranch was listed on Rightmove for £3.09m.
You can only reach its near 60 acres of land, which are covered in charming woods and coastline, by boat or plane.
As well as the huge home, the lucky owner will also have a beach house and small farm.
The house is beautifully designed, with a rich golden pine living room, the warmth of the quarter sawn dark oak library to the expansive slate terraces, the screened covered porch with beach stone fireplace and the peaceful sunset room.
Unfortunately, the property is no longer for sale so the concept of living there will have to remain in our dreams.
Equestrian ranch, California
This Santa Barbara equestrian ranch beautifully encapsulates all that is great about the Golden State.
It’s situated in a beautiful area, surrounded by miles of rolling and scenic views ; to this day, this single massive parcel of land remains preserved, rested, restored, and unvarnished.
Ideal for ‘outdoorsy’ people, owners of this property can spend hours riding the rolling hillsides and you can finish your days with breath-taking wine country sunsets.
A helipad offers a conveniently modern touch, with access to Los Angeles and beyond, and in between hiking adventures you can take a dip in the pool or workout in the gym.
This property is listed for sale with American Farm & Ranch.
A bulletproof New York townhouse
If you want a city townhouse but want to feel safe as you sleep, then this could be an ideal property as this pad is bulletproof.
The glass itself has a unique curved shape to it and each level gets more grandiose and impressive as you ascend.
The best part about the property? The private roof deck with 360-degree views across that iconic city skyline.
This property is listed for sale with Sphere Estates.
Villa Moana, Spain
This is on of the most luxurious villas in Marbella and was once Simon Cowell’s filming location for judges’ houses on the X Factor; the villa played a starring role in One Direction’s pursuit of global pop domination.
The property has previously welcomed royalty, presidents, billionaires, sheiks and many more superstars, some of whom return year after year.
Little Pip Cay, Bahamas
Finally, this private island has a guide price of £64.55million and one of this year’s most popular oversea properties.
It’s home to several properties which have nine bedrooms in total.
The island even has docking space to accommodate small and large boats