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 brutalist bungalow in Antwerp and ‘New London Fabulous’ designer Morag Myerscough’s live/work space in London among our discoveries.
A brutalist ‘ecosystem’ in Antwerp, Belgium
3 bedrooms; 250 sqm; €625,000 via ArchitectenWoning
This Le Corbusier-inspired bungalow in Belgium’s Antwerp was the life’s work of its architect-owner, who built it in the 1970s as a complete ‘machine’ for living. Built-ins include cupboards, beds, seating and kitchen elements – all fashioned with brick and stone, and decorated with pops of colour to punctuate the monochrome interiors. See inside the property, which is being marketed as a light refurbishment project.
Richard Meier’s first project, New Jersey
3 bedrooms; $1.75m via Compass
Richard Meier’s first private commission was the Jerome and Carolyn Meier Residence, designed in 1964 for his parents on the edge of a golf course outside of Newark in New Jersey. Meier described it as ‘A Miesian brick house under a Frank Lloyd Wright roof’, and it’s only had two owners in its lifetime. The New Jersey home has curved parapets and brick walls, which extend beyond the building’s envelope to ensure privacy from the road. Meanwhile, large glass panes frame views of the golf course to the rear and an interior courtyard, and an enclosed rooftop garden provide private outdoor space. Get a closer look.
Author Louis Edwards’s New Orleans townhouse
5 bedrooms; 5,500 sq ft; $1.15m via Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty
Interiors of this 19th century Greek Revival townhouse in New Orleans’ Garden District are filled with artworks and design pieces that celebrate the Creole culture and African diaspora. Inspiration indeed for the house’s writer owner, Louis Edwards who has imbued its grand interiors with a maximalist spirit that straddles the centuries. Take a peek inside.
Morag Myerscough’s live/work space in East London
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1 bedroom; 4427 sq ft; £2.85m via The Modern House
This colourful live/work space in London belongs to designer Morag Myerscough, known for her bold geometric patterns and for pioneering the New London Fabulous aesthetic. The former East London property is spread across 4,500 sq ft of internal space with three studios, a rooftop garden terrace and a colourful home library. Formerly The Weavers Arms, the converted Victorian pub sits on the corner of Drysdale Street and Drysdale Place next to Hoxton Square.
A holiday retreat in Kyoto, Japan
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3 villas; 288 million yen via Hachise
The ultra serene Villa Toyoura is a Japanese holiday retreat in Kyoto’s historic Higashiyama district that has been gently modernised for a new century. The minimalist property is made up of three villas and has a Japanese garden for meditation and mindfulness. Higashiyama is home to many of Kyoto’s famous temples and historic architecture on the banks of the Kamo River and is a popular destination for architecture buffs and spiritual pilgrims alike.