Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. Among this week’s discoveries are an industrial artist’s loft in New York and a hillside retreat on a Swedish island.
A palazzo apartment in Venice, Italy
1 bedroom; £263 per night via Airbnb
Old meets new inside this Cannaregio apartment, housed in a renovated 15th-century palazzo. Classical frescoes and historic bones juxtapose contemporary design pieces inside the bolthole, which comes with a long marble balcony overlooking a canal. See more Venice apartments.
Hillside hideaway on Ingarö island, Sweden
5 bedrooms; 12.9m KR via Bjurfors
Designed by architect Max Holst, this boxy timber home perches on a 25-metre-high hillside site, looking out across a vast pine forest. The island home has contrasting dark and blonde timber interiors, and huge glass windows which frame views of its picturesque setting. Take a closer look.
A Las Vegas prefab with its own James Turrell artwork, USA
4 bedrooms; $14.5m via Crosby Doe
Arrowhead was designed by practice Marmol Radziner and comes with a ‘Skyspace’ by artist James Turrell. The modular, eco-friendly retreat was built in 2009 and has views over the bright lights and wild antics of Las Vegas’ famous strip. Inside the home, natural materials are the order of the day, paired with blasts of colour. Sneak a peek inside.
Evelyn Waugh’s home in Gloucestershire, UK
8 bedrooms; £3m via Knight Frank
Once the backdrop to Evelyn Waugh’s literary scribblings, the eight-bedroom Piers Court is almost as grand as the buildings he wrote about. The Gloucestershire home retains gardens and fountains laid out by the author himself, who purchased the property for the grand sum of £3,600 in 1937. It’s gone up in value a fraction since then – its current price tag is £3m.
Chelsea artist’s loft in NYC, USA
3 bedrooms; $2.75m via Corcoran
Bricks and beams, tin ceilings and industrial columns combine inside this artist’s loft in New York’s Chelsea. The three bedroom bolthole has a distressed look and is set over 2,500 sq ft with oversized windows looking onto the streets below.
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