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This profile was last updated on 3/23/15  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Aspect International
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Isobel ...
www.aspect-international.com, 23 Mar 2015 [cached]
Isobel Rostron
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Isobel Rostron
The founder of Aspect International, Isobel uses her unrivalled knowledge and wide network of contacts to assist purchasers with location choice and property purchase in the Alps and has the become the pre-eminent buyer's advisor in the Alps.
A former lawyer with global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, she is also now a regular commentator on the alpine market in national newspapers and magazines, such as Evening Standard Homes, the Guardian and the Financial Times.
Media Coverage | Aspect International
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"The rules restricting foreign ownership makes Switzerland more desirable to some purchasers because it's perceived as more exclusive and a challenge to get into," says Isobel Rostron, founder and director of Aspect International, a buying agency that specialises in property in the Alps.
Chalets in French speaking Switzerland are very similar in design to those in the French Alps, although they tend to be of a better quality build. The further east you go, the more the architectural trend veers towards the use of traditional stone and reclaimed wood. Interiors tend to be neutral, using stone, wood and glass throughout with an emphasis on understated luxury.
Right now, the discreet and low-key village of Villars is about the most popular location with overseas buyers, reckons Rostron.
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"It's a real mix of old and new, most in the Graubünden style with white rendering and more curves than in places like Verbier," says Isobel Rostron of property search company Aspect International.
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But so does Rostron, who as a search agent has no vested interest in the area. "People will be more cautious [about buying] but they're also looking to the future," she says.
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"There is some lovely turn-of-the-century architecture, rare for a ski resort, offering elegant apartments with high ceilings and large windows," says Isobel Rostron, director of property company Aspect International, "and several new developments have been built in the last few years, largely in keeping with the town or in the traditional style - no nasty high-rises."...
...Rostron also points to renovation projects, such as Villa Gentian, with apartments sold as raw spaces for €2,800 per sq metre (2009), which the developer will then finish with buyer input at a cost of about €700 per sq metre...
Rostron also sees resiliency.
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"Consider Les Collons and Veysonnaz in Switzerland," advises Isobel Rostron of Aspect International.
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"Chamonix is the top French performer for Isobel Rostron, a property-finder in France and western Switzerland. 'Chamonix, like Villars [in Switzerland] the other place that stands out for me is more than just a ski resort; it's also a working town with an international flavour.
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Isobel Rostron, of the buying agent Aspect International, says: "The same property may be marketed at different prices by different agents, so be sure to consult as many local agents as possible.
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Rostron advises: "Try and rein in any outlandish options. Your idea of a dream home hidden away in some backwater of La France profonde might not be anyone else's. The French tend to prefer new homes, which means that you may not be able to recoup the money you have spent renovating a dilapidated maison de caractère unless another Brit comes along."
Snow Magazine
Ski property expert Isobel Rostron takes a look at what's hot and what's not in the ski property market.
says Isobel Rostron, founder ...
www.ski-press.com, 13 Sept 2013 [cached]
says Isobel Rostron, founder of Aspect International and well known ski writer. She goes onto say
Aspect International People: helping buyers find and buy ski property in Swiss, French & Italian Alps
www.aspectintl.com, 22 Jan 2013 [cached]
Isobel Rostron
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Isobel Rostron, founder of Aspect International FOUNDER
Isobel's knowledge of the Alps is unmatched and she is often asked to comment on the alpine market by newspapers and magazines. She is a regular contributor to publications such as Evening Standard Homes, the Guardian and Snow magazine and she was the first to publish a range of guidebooks to ski resorts, the Snowmole series. For this she spent research time in over 50 European ski resorts including Verbier, Meribel, Chamonix, Zermatt, Courchevel and Klosters.
Aspect International People: helping buyers find and buy ski property in Swiss, French & Italian Alps
www.aspectintl.com, 30 June 2009 [cached]
Isobel Rostron
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Isobel Rostron, founder of Aspect International FOUNDER
Isobel's knowledge of the Alps is unmatched and she is often asked to comment on the alpine market by newspapers and magazines. She is a regular contributor to publications such as Evening Standard Homes, the Guardian and Snow magazine and she was the first to publish a range of guidebooks to ski resorts, the Snowmole series. For this she spent research time in over 50 European ski resorts including Verbier, Meribel, Chamonix, Zermatt, Courchevel and Klosters. A former lawyer with global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Isobel now uses this unrivalled knowledge and her wide network of contacts to assist buyers with location choice and property purchase in the Alps.
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