Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we have one of Pierre Koenig’s final houses and a transparent alpine shack in Italy’s Piedmont among our discoveries.
An architect-designed beach house in West Sussex, UK
5 bedrooms; 4,400 sq ft; £2.85m via The Modern House
Gratton + Legendre designed this cedar-clad beach house overlooking the English Channel in Shoreham-by-Sea. The modern West Sussex property’s rustic exterior echoes its coastal setting, and a huge deck looks south towards the water. Soothing interiors feature parquet flooring, oak cabinetry, concrete worktops and bare plaster walls. Get a closer look.
An old ice cream factory in Sydney, Australia
1,174 sqm; $10m via BresicWhitney
This former ice cream factory in Sydney’s Camperdown has been stripped back to reveal its raw shell, including 13-metre-high trussed ceilings and beams. The Dairy Bell factory is headed to auction next month and is earmarked for adaptive reuse as an epic residential redevelopment or mixed commercial opportunity. Character comes from the building’s art deco facade, porthole and Crittal windows, and mixed concrete and brick walls. Take an online tour of the Sydney property.
Point Lechuza by Pierre Koenig in Malibu, US
4 bedrooms; 4,000 sq ft; $20m via Compass
Point Lechuza in Malibu is among Pierre Koenig’s last designs, completed by architect James Tyler in 2012 after the Case Study architect’s death. Tyler followed Koenig’s specifications and final blueprints to build the oceanfront property with Koenig’s signature minimalist steel, concrete, and glass palette. See inside.
Harry Gesner’s cantilevering ‘boat home’ in Los Angeles, US
2 bedrooms; 1,136 sq ft; $920,000 via Compass
Self-taught architect Harry Gesner designed this cantilevering Los Angeles property in collaboration with Norwegian master shipwrights after being inspired by a boat’s interiors. It’s one of eight homes Gesner designer in the Santa Monica Canyon in the 1950s, though it’s the only one with side windows. Its angular rooms are reminiscent of a ship’s cabin, and it features side windows with views of the Hollywood sign across Los Angeles to the San Fernando Valley. Get a closer look.
A transparent alpine shack in Piedmont, Italy
Sleeps 2; 65 sq ft; $90 per night via Airbnb
Italian architects Fabio Vignolo and Francesca Turnaturi designed this minimalist alpine hut in Italy’s Piedmont. The 65-sq-ft off-grid cabin is inspired by quick-build housing designed for disaster relief, and the transparent shack is positioned on a hillside, surrounded by alpine peaks. See inside.