Welcome to our first weekly property round-up of 2022, bringing you the best homes we’ve discovered for sale or rent across the world this week. We unearthed five development opportunities in the UK, as well as midcentury-modern time-capsule in Sacramento. See what else is on offer.

Piedmont pied-a-terre, Italy


2 bedrooms+ development opportunity; €1.8m via Fantastic Frank
This rustic Italian villa in Langhe dates back to 1890 and is positioned in a UNESCO heritage site with vineyards and mountain views.  It sits at the centre of historic Alba and underwent a total renovation in 2000 making it ready for a refresh. An added incentive is the property comes with a 500 sqm space in need of renovation.

Ocho Quebradas in Coquimbo, Chile

3 bedrooms; $2m via Sotheby’s International Realty

This clifftop villa on the Chilean coast has an undulating concrete roof designed by the Japanese studio of Ryue Nishizawa and walls of glass that look onto the ocean. Meanwhile, interiors blend brutalist and Japanese elements with concrete and wood finishes rubbing shoulders.

An unbuilt Chiltern home by Kirkland Fraser Moor, UK

A computer-generated image of the Buckwood Road development, for sale via The Modern House

5 bedrooms; £800,000 via The Modern House
Architects Kirkland Fraser Moor designed this low-carbon, minimalist five-bedroom house on a 2.35-acre plot in the Chilterns as an update on the traditional farmhouse. The plot is for sale with planning permission, per paragraph 80, with block, flint and timber elements integral to its design. See more.

Japanese-inspired Sacramento home, California, USA

Photography: Stefan Deliivanov

3 bedrooms; $1.385m via Susan Pillon of Nick Sadek Sotheby’s International Realty 

Architect John Harvey Carter designed this single-storey  Sacramento property in 1968, envisaging a pavilion wrapped around an elegant reflecting pool. Interiors have been given a refresh ahead of its sale, but the house has been owned by the same family since construction with the layout broken up by ‘floating’ wooden walls and clerestory windows. Get a closer look.

Converted chapel in Kent, UK

Photography: Inigo

3 bedrooms; £1.15m via Inigo
Originally a Baptist church, this Tunbridge Wells home retains its impressive ecclesiastical proportions with a soaring double-height living room. Walls have been stripped and sandblasted to reveal beautifully patinaed brickwork with sash and clerestory windows bringing in lots of light. Explore the characterful church conversion.

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