Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. This week, we bring you a swooping Vancouver home by a Canadian master and a mountain retreat designed with wellness in mind.
Historic palazzo in Langhe, Italy
8 bedrooms; €1.8m via Fantastic Frank Italy
Set in northern Italy’s Langhe wine region, this eight-bedroom Italian property was built in 1864 as the country home of a wealthy industrial family in the village of Camino in Piedmont. Rooms are lofty and filled with frescoes, parquet floorings and mouldings. It’s being marketed as a private home – but could be a spectacular boutique hotel. See more.
Dolomites wellness retreat, South Trentino, Italy
3-4 bedroom apartments; POA Via Engel & Völkers
This upcoming 23-apartment mountain complex it South Trentino offers more than just alpine air. Amenities will include gourmet restaurants, a spa facility, swimming pool, state of the art gym and saunas. The 3 or 4 bedroom apartments will also feature natural stone, wood and glass finishes, with huge windows for enjoying the mountain views. See more healthy homes.
Puntarenas treehouse, Costa Rica
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£70 per night via Airbnb
This treehouse perches among the trees on an organic farm in Montezuma on the Nicoya Peninsula. Its angular design is said to be inspired by ‘sacred geometry’.
Converted WWII Air control tower in Scotland, UK
1 bedroom; £75 per night via Airbnb
The former HMS Owl Air Control Tower has been turned into an industrial family home – the upper floor of which is available to rent via Airbnb. Expect Crittall windows, concrete surfaces and far-reaching views of the Tain countryside. Take a peek inside.
Eppich House II by Arthur Erickson in Vancouver, Canada
4 bedrooms; $16.8m via Canada Sotheby’s International Realty
Designed by ‘the Frank Lloyd Wright of Canada’, this swooping 1980s glass house tumbles down its hillside plot. Living spaces unravel across three levels, with views of the Vancouver property’s leafy surrounds visible throughout. Take a closer look.