Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we have a converted butcher’s shop in London and an interior designer’s midcentury home near Melbourne.
An updated Fasham Johnson home in Melbourne, Australia
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5 bedrooms; price guide $860,000 – $930,000 via Morrison Kleeman
Interior designer Catherine Mazzotta of Modernist Interiors Eltham restored this 1976 Fasham Johnson home in Melbourne’s Hurstbridge with her architect husband Michael Archibald. The pair updated the Victoria property to celebrate its 1970s origins with raked timber ceilings, slate flooring and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. See more.
A converted butcher’s shop in London, UK
2 bedrooms; £700,000 via The Modern House
This exceptional north London property was a butcher’s shop in the 1980s before being converted into a family home in the 20th century. Original features such as green and white pastoral tiles and an original wooden kiosk form the staples of its Grade II-listed kitchen, while the rest of the house has period fireplaces and timber floors. Get a closer look.
A former carriage house in Minnesota, US
3 bedrooms; $949,000 via Edina Realty
Once used as stables for a railroad tycoon’s horses, this carriage house has been converted into a vast loft-style living space. The Minnesota property was built in 1891 and was later converted into condos in the 1970s by architect John Buxell. It’s since been reinstated as a single home, packed with historic touches, from the exposed brick walls and wooden beams to the original tack cabinets and pulleys. See more.
A cedar-clad home surrounded by gardens in Los Angeles, US
4 bedrooms; $3.7m via The Value of Architecture
Sebastian Mariscal designed this Los Angeles around its gardens. The cedar-clad Venice home has a private courtyard screened by 40-ft pine and oak trees, with this outdoor space framed by huge sliding doors. No matter where you are in the house, there’s immediate access into the pebbly, cactus-planted garden – and the upstairs bedrooms even have roof gardens. See inside.
A midcentury home by John F Galbraith in Pasadena, US
3 bedrooms; $2.19m via Deasy Penner Podley
Local architect John F Galbraith designed this midcentury modern LA home in 1965. Glass walls and a low horizontal roofline make the California property appear both solid and weightless. Get a closer look.