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Whether you need to be in Washington, Paris, London or Rome, we present 5 exclusive homes in centres of government — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

This grand Georgetown townhouse enjoys a tranquil village atmosphere, yet lies just a short distance from Capitol Hill and the White House. Built in 1900, the 4,000-square-foot, three-storey residence has been fully renovated with careful attention to its splendid Victorian architecture. The elegant home features five bedrooms, including four master suites, a gourmet kitchen, tranquil garden, and an au-pair suite with its own private entrance.

This magnificent British period residence is in the heart of London’s most prestigious and historic district. Bordered by St. James’s Palace, and close to Buckingham Palace, the landmark Grade II*-listed building offers eight superior residences of between 915 and 10,312 square feet. An outstanding array of services and amenities includes state-of-the-art underground parking, bespoke 24-hour concierge and lifestyle management, valet services, resident’s gym and spa facilities. Show residences designed by Katharine Pooley and LINLEY Design are available for exclusive viewing.

Looking out across the rooftops to the Eiffel Tower, this airy Parisian triplex is located atop an elegant circa-1930s building in the city’s coveted VIII arrondissement, near the Élysée Palace. A grand double living room opens to a terrace with panoramic views of the capital’s iconic landmarks. Further highlights include a conservatory, study, four bedrooms, a studio apartment and staff room, together with excellent building amenities.

This lavish 350 square-metre penthouse overlooking the Piazza Venezia — right at the heart of Rome and surrounded by museums and monuments — is spread out over three floors of a 15th-century palazzo. Boasting three separate entrances and five terraces (covering 270 sq m) with 360-degree views of the city, it includes a private guest area with its own living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, as well as a separate service apartment. Recently restored, its luxurious features include inlaid marbles, frescoed ceilings and sumptuously decorated cabinets, wardrobes, bookcases and doors.

This glamorous penthouse is situated on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue in the historic centre of Athens, a short walk from the Old Royal Palace, the seat of the Hellenic Parliament. The 3,000-square-foot residence has been impeccably restored and fully furnished, blending contemporary and classic interior design. The luxurious appointments include three en suite bedrooms, formal reception rooms, a Casa Armani-designed kitchen, and an expansive balcony with unfettered views of the city skyline.