Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we a converted chapel in Sweden and a rainforest retreat in Australia among our discoveries.
Former tobacco warehouse loft in London, UK
2 bedrooms; £765k via The Modern House
Grade II-listed Warehouse K was designed by British engineer George Parker Bidder to store tobacco in the mid-1800s. The waterside London property has recently undergone a refurbishment and retains all the hallmarks of its former life, including bare brick walls and timber beams – contrasted by new marble countertops, brass taps and oak floorboards. See more.
Converted tobacco kiln in Victoria, Australia
1 bedroom; from £120 per night via Airbnb
Cortes Kiln has been transformed into a contemporary couple’s retreat on a walnut farm in Australia’s Gapsted. The former 100-year-old tobacco kiln was converted by owner Ronaldo Cortes alongside Perth architects Kate Fitzgerald and Emerald Wise of Whispering Smith Architects. Pared-back interiors feature polished concrete and whitewashed walls, and minimal pieces of furniture. Get a closer look.
Rainforest retreat in the Byron Bay Hinterland, Australia
Sleeps 20; POA direct
This recently completed rainforest retreat nestles into 22 acres of lush forest within the Byron Bay Hinterland in New South Wales. Soma unfurls across two levels with floor-to-ceiling windows drenching its industrial-style interior spaces with light. Concrete floors are offset by timber and glass finishes, blending natural and man-made textures. Take an online tour.
Converted chapel in Älvsjö, Sweden
6 rooms; SEK 9,950,000 via Historika Hem
Architect Andreas Martin-Löf transformed this former chapel into a light-filled home with soaring 6.5-metre ceilings. Långbro Chapel’s enormous church windows peek onto the Swedish property’s parkland surrounds.
Midcentury post-and-beam house in California, US
4 bedrooms; $2,095,000 via Coldwell Banker
This Californian midcentury post-and-beam house has large windows overlooking 16,000 sq ft of landscaped gardens. The 1953 La Cañada Flintridge property was renovated in 2001, and it’s living spaces flow directly onto the homes gardens.