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Just in time for the World Cup, Rio’s top listings

Check out Rio's top luxury listings after the jump

June 14, 2014 10:00AM

Rio's top listings

Rio’s top listings

WEEKENDEDITION The World Cup has officially kicked off in Brazil. And to celebrate, here is a look at seven of the best luxury homes currently on the market in Rio de Janeiro via Curbed – eight if you count Ronaldinho’s Airbnb listing. Check out the photos below.

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The advert reads: “one-of-a-kind ‘house on top of a building’ penthouse,” but don’t let the bad English fool you. This three-story, 40,903-square-foot mansion features views of Guanabara Bay, marble floors, an elevator, vestibule,  sauna, 24-person dining room,  winter garden, and  “smoking room.” The price is “upon request.”

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In Jardim Botânico — “one of the most idyllic districts of Rio de Janeiro” —  this glass-box mansion is massive. The master suite alone measures 1,195 square feet. Designed by Ruy Rezende Arquitecture, and weighing in at 40,000 square feet, the estate is surrounded by a nature reserve and boasts a “panoramic” deck. Again, the price is upon request.

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This “charming imperial residence” in Rio’s Itanhanga district is nearly embedded into the rocks behind it. It features a gazebo, a pergola, a well, and “a small lake with fishes and fountain.”

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This 12,486-square-foot colonial includes a five-bedroom main house, 2,982-square-foot guest house, fruit trees, a tennis court, and a soccer pitch.

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This townhouse by architect Claudio Bernardes has a kidney-shaped pool, and midcentury style. Once more, price is upon request.

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This Neoclassical, 19th century mansion is 11,840 square feet, and is “perched above one of the most renowned landscapes in Rio de Janeiro,” on a “sun-drenched hilltop” surrounded by “century-old trees, manicured lawns,” and a stone staircase, according to the listing. It’s price is upon request.

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This contemporary duplex penthouse in Rio’s Ipanema district is 5,026 square feet and boasts a verandah, steam sauna and pool. Naturally, you’ll have to ask for the price. [Curbed]Christopher Cameron

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