Incredible pictures show fairytale French mansion, stunning Canadian ski chalet and other finalists in world's best home competition

The list of top ten homes, currently on the market, have been shortlisted as part of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt in the Global Homes category.

Listed in their impressive mansions is a ski resort nestled in the Canadian mountains, a beautiful Notting Hill home and an Italian former property of actor Michael Douglas.

A four-floor mid-terraced home on Lansdowne Road, in Notting Hill, London, worth an impressive £7.25million beat off stiff competition to reach the finals.

The 3002 square foot British home boasts an impressive high-ceilinged drawing room, five bedrooms, open plan kitchen, dining room, parking, access to a south-east facing garden and more.

A beautiful mansion set in a calm leafy suburb in Ville-D’Avray, France, is worth £2.3m (€2.7m).













The location is described as a French fairy tale home due to its classic design, originally built in 1850, but has been recently renovated.

A mansion that has been home stars from Michael Douglas to Laurence Olivier, Charloten Heston, and more, based off the famous Apian Way, in Rome, Italy.

The property listed for €20m (£17.5m) is around 300 meters from the Tomb of Cecilia Matella and 10 minutes from the Colosseum, part of an important archaeological site.

Set in the romantic hills of a mostly exclusively spot, the San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, location with its sunset views stretching for miles and elegance has been described as being fit for royalty.

The contemporary casa has been listed for £1.81m ($2.4m).

A treetop estate mere-moments away from the mountains, in Whistler, Canada, offers uninterrupted views, lakes and trails for £8.55m ($14.95m).

A beachfront masterpiece on Zinkwazi Beach, South Africa, in a nature lover’s delight will allow the occupant to hear African fish eagles cry and watch them soar over the £1m (R19.5m) home.

 










An opulent home in Cape Town, South Africa, with breath-taking mountainside views, koi ponds and more, is up for £3m (R55m).

A prestigious luxury complex in Sozopol, Bulgaria, with access to a gourmet restaurant, prayer temple, historic excavations and fascinating sea views.

A secluded coastal villa in Romazzino, Italy, mars traditional architecture with modern amenities and crystal clear water views.

Overlooking the Aegean Sea, a luxury beachfront home in Crete, Greece, with its own sandy beach also made the shortlist.



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