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 Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘most important houses’ in Hollywood and the award-winning Y House in Venice among our discoveries.
Brutalist Berlin apartment
2 bedrooms; €2.2m via Fantastic Frank
Graft Architects designed this brutalist bolthole in Berlin with interiors curated by Fantastic Frank. The Mitte apartment combines concrete and marble textures with bright pops of colour, steel cabinetry and Dinesen floorboards. Floor-to-ceiling windows peek onto the streetscape though it’s hard to tear your eyes away from the sculptural pistachio fireplace in the living room. See what we mean.
A woodland idyll in East Hampton
3 bedrooms; 3,800 sq ft; $4.995m via Compass
Architect Michael Haverland and his novelist partner Philip Galanes designed this glass house in East Hampton as their modernist countryside retreat. It’s inspired by Pierre Chareau’s 1932 Maison de Verre, but instead of glass brick walls, the property has 12.5-ft-high walls of glass and black steel frames that give the appearance of oversized French factory windows. The house backs onto a 6-acre nature reserve. Take a tour.
Converted 1930s jewel in London
4 bedrooms; 5,000 sq ft; £6.75m via The Modern House
Built in the 1930s as a glitzy petrol station and garage, this Art Deco London building was converted into four lateral lofts by BDLA Architects, including this 5,000 sq ft apartment. The studio also designed its interiors, which celebrate the building’s Crittall windows which span the width of the space. To maximise the apartment’s flexibility for its art-collector owners, BDLA installed a ‘network of movable walls’ which can be reconfigured to create more intimate spaces. Get a closer look.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samuel & Harriet Freeman House
2 bedrooms; 2,884 sq ft; $4.2m via Deasy Penner Podley
The Samuel & Harriet Freeman House was completed in 1925 and the Los Angeles property is one of just six textile block houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, three of which are in the Hollywood Hills. It was damaged by an earthquake in the 90s but striking transparent diagonal corners and many original furnishings remain though the house needs a sensitive renovation by a FLW enthusiast. Take an armchair tour.
Y House in Venice, Los Angeles
2 bedrooms; 2,081 sq ft; $2.6m via Compass
Cigolle X Coleman designed Venice’s award-winning Y House as their own live/work space and the Los Angeles property cuts a striking figure from the road thanks to its corrugated steel fencing, ribbon-shaped window and abundance of greenery. Inside, a monumental steel switchback staircase is the star feature while polished concrete floors are offset by unexpected raw plywood ceilings. Wraparound windows reveal the home’s oasis-like garden which you can peek inside.