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 hidden hinterland home in New South Wales and a musician’s midcentury modern home in Los Angeles, among our discoveries.
The Dairy in the Byron hinterland
Sleeps 4; from $800 per night via Airbnb
Hidden amongst macadamia trees and exotic orchards of an old farm in the Byron hinterland, this barn-like holiday home was designed for reconnecting with nature. Moody interiors contrast the rich greens and natural beauty of the surrounding countryside, with spaces opening onto a wraparound. Meanwhile, the dairy farm’s original structure has been reused as an outdoor dining space. Take an armchair tour.
A barn conversion by John Bullock Design in east Sussex
5 bedrooms; 7,000 sq ft; £2.25m via The Modern House
Architecture practice John Bullock Design converted this east Sussex barn into a massive 7,000 sq ft home dubbed The Glass Barn. Brick walls and the building’s long pitched roof are punctuated by vast panes that frame views of the landscape and sky and drench the interiors with sunlight. Peer inside where you can expect to find concrete floors, exposed brick and clever interventions that maximise the drama of the old barn’s proportions to stunning effect.
A grand period home in Richmond
5 bedrooms; 3,700 sq ft; £4.25m via Inigo
Fans of the Netflix series Bridgerton will love Richmond home, The Vineyard, which was originally built during the reign of Queen Anne and expanded during the Regency period. The Grade II-listed property’s standout space is its former ballroom, with curved floor-to-ceiling sash windows overlooking the enclosed gardens. Decor has been updated but is period-inspired to the tale of intimate gatherings and grand social events from another era. Take an online tour.
A musician’s midcentury modern home in LA
4 bedrooms; 2,425 sq ft; $2.8m via The Agency
Architect Richard Dorman designed this midcentury post-and-beam home and recording studio in Los Angeles, which currently belongs to musician Halsey. The Sherman Oaks home sits on a tree-filled plot with every single room opening up onto its green surroundings and pool. Rooms also feature tongue and groove ceilings, a brick fireplace and a modernist pool. Get a closer look.
A postmodern renovation challenge in the French Riviera
3 bedrooms; 1,991 sq ft; €990,000 via Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International
Look past the dated decor, and there’s a gem to be had at this postmodern French Riviera home, designed by La Colle sur Loup architect Michel Juillard. It was designed for a landscape gardener, explaining why the 1980s property is basically a giant greenhouse, drenched in light with double-height volumes, a soaring glass roof and walls. Integrated planting and an indoor pool add a Tracy Island vibe. Get a closer look.