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 garage loft in San Franciso and an 18th-century chateau in Normandy among our discoveries.
Restored 18th-century chateau in Normandy, France
12 bedrooms; from €2,520 per week via Patrice Besse
This 18th-century mansion was built in a classical style in the Normandy countryside. But while its exteriors are purist, its interiors are cleverly eclectic, with daring hues and large floral prints covering the French holiday home’s walls, floors and ceilings. The historic stone chateau’s entire east wing is available to rent with 12-bedrooms and full use of the property’s grounds. See more.
Midcentury home in Philadelphia, US
3 bedrooms; $449,900 via Philadwellphia
Carner House was designed by architect Frank Weise. The glass and concrete midcentury property was completed in 1951 and it features one of Weise’s trademark elements – ribbon windows that wrap around the front of the two-storey home and flood its 20-ft high living space with light. Take a look around the Philadelphia property
Huf House in Buckinghamshire, UK
6 bedrooms; £3.6m via The Modern House
Peter Huf’s Harewood in Buckinghamshire a covetable gem unfurling across four storeys, with a soaring double-height atrium at its centre. The prefab has been designed to be both sustainable and energy-efficient and walls of glass peek onto three acres of planted gardens designed by Chelsea award-winner Andy Sturgeon. See inside.
Converted garage loft in San Francisco, US
3 bedrooms; $4.995m via Corcoran
This converted 1920s garage in San Francisco’s Russian Hill has been transformed into a hard loft with cast concrete and steel beams. The building underwent adaptive reuse in 2013 courtesy of Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects which turned it into seven boutique lofts. The largest loft, Unit 4, is on the market for the first time ever. Industrial features include steel ceilings, Crittal windows, exposed zinc-plated support beams and concrete walls. See inside.
Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home in Orlando, US
Orlando architect Duane Stark built this 1973 home next to the Little Econlockhatchee River as his homage to Frank Lloyd Wright. The Florida property house borrows some of Lloyd Wright’s techniques for connecting to its surroundings, with glass walls and sliding doors blending the double-height living room and the garden and deck area. Get a closer look.