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 a rustic countryside retreat near Uruguay’s Punta del Este and a converted artist studio in London that blends old and new.
A secluded volcanic retreat in Australia’s New South Wales
4 bedrooms; auction via JellisCraig on 24 Feb
Sky High sits at the base of Mount Franklin, a dormant volcano near the spa town of Daylesford. Its angular architecture contrasts its surrounding 50 acres of uninterrupted nature and the home features full-length glass windows that frame views across the bushland. See what else it’s got to offer.
Rustic finca near Uruguay’s Punta del Este
5 bedrooms; $4.5m via Engel & Vöelkers
This home was designed by architect Diego Montero in 2007 and sits at the heart of a 17.38-acre country estate in La Barra that includes woodlands, a reservoir and two-bedroom guesthouse. Its cabin-like interiors feature soaring timber ceilings and walls, and the property comes with two swimming pools. Take a look inside.
Canalside loft in Amsterdam
3 bedrooms; €3.65m via PC22
The De Voorzienigheid school dates to 1923 and was run by the Sisters of Providence before it was converted into apartments in 1989. This first-floor loft overlooks its leafy gardens, and features original wrought-iron beams and floors, contrasted with gallery-like walls. Have a peek around.
Ghent factory conversion
1 bedroom; POA via Engel & Vöelkers
This 332 sqm Belgian factory conversion dates from the end of the 19th century. Its sliding walls were made from reclaimed ship panels, and the buildings original floors and ceilings are intact. An added perk – the loft has two outside terraces with views of the canal.
Former artists’ studio in London
1 bedroom; £775 per week via Urban Spaces
The exterior of this Hampstead home belies its voluminous interiors. It was originally built for artist John Seymour Lucas around 1882 by architect Sydney Williams-Lee as his painting studio and has been converted into a one-bedroom bolthole with a skylit vaulted ceiling.
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