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 concrete hideaway in California and a converted mirror factory in Paris among our discoveries.

A converted brewery apartment in Rochester, UK

Photography: Aucoot

3 bedrooms; 2,229 sq ft; £895,000 via Aucoot
The Taproom sits inside the converted Woodhams Brewery complex in Rochester, Kent. The spacious white-washed apartment is arranged around a 35-ft-long livingroom with trussed ceilings with original Crittal windows and reclaimed wooden floors. See more of the UK property.

Richard Neutra’s Lovell Health House in California, US

Photography: J Paul Getty Trust / Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles / Julius Shulman Photography Archive

5 bedrooms; 4,807 sq ft; $11.5m via Crosby Doe Associates
Richard Neutra’s Lovell Health House was built with healthy living in mind for naturopath Phillip Lovell. Completed in 1929, the building has numerous porches designated for nude sunbathing and cubic living spaces drenched in light via huge steel-framed windows. The Los Feliz property changed Neutra’s career and now offers a tantalising restoration project – for the right buyer. Take an online tour.

An organic modernist home in New South Wales, Australia

Organic modernist home by Bruce Rickard lists for the first time ever in New South Wales
Photography: Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty

5 bedrooms; $5.5m via Sydney Sotheby’s Realty
Australian architect Bruce Rickard designed this organic modernist home in New South Wales suburb Castle Hill near Sydney, which is on the market for the first time. Surrounded by mature gardens, koi ponds and a waterfall, Mirrabooka House is a mid-century masterpiece designed to integrate into the country’s rich but harsh climate. Rickard completed it in the 1960s, and the house has been awarded a state heritage listing. Get a closer look. 

A concrete hideaway in California, US

The 80-acre estate includes an artist studio and barn
Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty

3 bedrooms; 3,891 sq ft; $2m via Sotheby’s International Realty
This remote California property in Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park’s foothills has been likened to a modern-day concrete “fortress”‘ for its bunker-like set-up. Architect Carl Day designed the rural hideaway for Slash Records founder Bob Biggs in the early 2000s.  The 80-acre estate comes with Bigg’s main home, as well as a horse barn and an artist’s studio, where he created many of his works. See inside. 

Modular prefab home in New South Wales, Australia

Photography: Kylie McDowell for The Spaces

2 bedrooms; 128 sqm; POA via FABPREFAB
Australian practice CHROFI designed this prefabricated eco-property for Fabprefab. The sustainable off-grid Courtyard House is a modern take on the traditional rural Australian home and was 90 percent completed in the firm’s Central Coast warehouse before being installed on site. Designs for the modular prefab come with flexible living spaces, an internal courtyard, and ample glass walls that open up to allow the light and air to flow throughout. Interested parties can try before they buy; Courtyard House in Hawks Nest New South Wales is available to book from $475 per night via Airbnb.

A converted mirror factory duplex in Paris, France


4 bedrooms; 140 sqm; €1.69m via Espaces Atypiques
This converted mirror factory duplex in Paris is arranged around an internal courtyard that floods the 18th arrondissement home with light. Soaring 3.2-metre-high ceilings create volume inside minimalist living spaces, including a home library and a workshop with its own entrance. Exposed concrete columns, brushed concrete surfaces and Ibizan Terrazzo flooring also feature inside.

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