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 tropical brutalist jungle hideaway and an converted factory home in Melbourne among our discoveries.
An architect’s converted factory home in Melbourne, Australia
3 bedrooms; price guide $2,650,000 – $2,900,000 via Nelson Alexander
Architect John Mockridge converted this former factory and historic handball court into his home in the 1970s. It has since been renovated by architect and historian Allan Willingham in step with its unusual past, blending 70s style with 19th-century features. See more.
Tropical brutalist villa in Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica
5 bedrooms; from $2,550 for five nights direct
FormaFatal and Refuel Works designed this concrete Costa Rican holiday home. Art Villa is part of a trio of jungle villas surrounded by lush rainforest in Playa Hermosa. The brutalist property has views of the nearby ocean and the local whale population. Get a closer look.
A historic health spa village in Västmanland, Sweden
£5.9 m via Christie International Real Estate’s affiliate Residence
This wellness resort has Wes Anderson vibes and looks like a model village with its Dutch gabled wooden architecture and autumnal shades. The expansive Swedish property which is made up of 70 buildings and 143-acres of open land and forest was set up in the 18th century by doctor Samuel Skragge. See inside.
A converted fire station in Rhode Island, US
4 bedrooms; $3.495m via Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty
Boston architect David Hacin converted this former Newport fire station, which dates back to 1887, into a contemporary triplex. The four-bedroom Rhode Island home has towering 12-ft-high ceilings and a fireman’s pole that links the first and second floor. See inside.
Light-filled 19th-century home in Gothenburg, Sweden
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1 bedroom; 3,675 000 kr via Stadshem
This 19th-century Gothenburg home has 3.6-metre-high ceilings and is flooded with natural light. Set in the Vasastaden neighbourhood, the apartment has classic, pared-back Scandi interiors, with wood-burning stove, fishbone parquet, stucco and mirrored doors.