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 colourful Berlin loft and an upside-down house in East Hampton among our discoveries.

A colourful loft in Berlin, Germany

Photography: Fantastic Frank

3-4 rooms; 150 sqm; €1.48m via Fantastic Frank
This refurbished Berlin loft puts a different take on minimalism: white has been foregone in favour of soothing colour gradients designed to relax and inspire. Each of the 150 sq m loft’s rooms has been given its own shade, and clean lines and minimalist shapes hone the sense of calmness inside the retreat. It sits atop a five-storey Wilhelminian style building constructed in 1900 and has 10-ft-high ceilings, wide plank wooden flooring, skylights and a private roof terrace with views of the TV tower. Get a closer look.

The Antler House in East Hampton, US

Photography: Architecture AF

3 bedrooms; $417 per night via Stay Marquis
Architect Andrew Geller designed this upside-down home in a secluded cabin-cum-beach-house in East Hampton. The 1968 Long Island property has recently undergone an AIA award-winning refurbishment by firm Architecture AF. Antler House has a pitched roof and wooden panelling which are punctuated by a series of distinctively shaped windows that form semi-circular cut-out to frame views of the surrounding tree canopy. Take an online tour.

A steel-clad house in Nova Scotia, Canada


2 bedrooms; 257 sqm; 3.75m CAD via Engel Volkers
Architect Brian MacKay-Lyons designed this steel-clad house in Canada’s Nova Scotia. The award-winning oceanfront home is part of his revived 400-year-old Shobac Farm. Smith House consists of three pavilions set above a stone acropolis on two acres of land. The Canadian property has 230-ft of ocean frontage, views of which can be seen through the home’s walls of glass. Other interior finishes include polished concrete floors, exposed steel framing, and a colossal 16-ft granite fireplace.

A modernist house in New South Wales, Australia


5 bedrooms; 537 sqm; POA via PJ Murphy Real Estate
Modernist architect Sir Roy Grounds – best known for the design of The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) – created this 1970s home in Australia’s Table Top. Dubbed ‘Dunraven’, the energy-efficient New South Wales property has lofty living spaces, 6 metre-high windows and glass sliding doors which open up onto 2 hectares of land.

A renovated annex in Chavenay, France


3 bedrooms; 102 sqm; €490,000 via Espaces Atypiques
This pared-back 102-sq-m property sits atop a former church in the French village of Chavenay. The renovated annex has stone walls, parquet flooring, and exposed timber beams that have been painted white. Set across multi-levels, the French property also has an outdoor terrace.

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