Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for rent and sale across the world. This week we have an A-frame cabin surrounded by snow and an apartment inside Le Corbusier’s iconic Villa Stein among our discoveries.
Elegant ballroom apartment in St Leonards-on-Sea, UK
1 bedroom; £340,000 via The Modern House
Formerly army officer’s private ballroom, this apartment on England’s south coast is designed for entertaining. Major Robert Tubbs commissioned architects Jeffery and Skiller to design the red-brick Victorian manse in 1879. Caple ne Ferne retains the former dining room’s soaring ceilings, double-height windows and rich wood panelling. Get a closer look.
Apartment inside Le Corbusier’s Villa Stein in Vaucresson, France
3 bedrooms; €1.2m via Architecture de Collection
Villa Stein was built by Le Corbusier in 1927 for collector couple Michaël and Sarah Stein and their friend Gabrielle de Monzie in Vaucresson, France. Its hulking, cubic form features cut out terraces and interiors have been given a refresh by designer Aurélie Berthet while maintaining features of Le Corbusier’s design, including ribbon windows and an open-plan layout. Take a look inside.
Restored post-and-beam by James Allen Walter in Pasadena, US
4 bedrooms; $2.25m via JJ Juarez of DeasyPenner
Architect James Allen Walter designed Pasadena’s Siodmak House in 1967 and it’s fresh from a top-to-toe restoration. Walter’s designs are coveted real estate thanks to their fluid layouts, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and clever use of light. The Los Angeles property sits on a cul-de-sac and has views to the mountains. See more.
Juliet’s House in Verona, Italy
Sleeps 2 via Airbnb
Airbnb is inviting a couple to spend the night at Juliet’s House in Verona for Valentine’s Day. The medieval property – available for the first time – features in a 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet by Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Interiors of the 13th-century Verona home are ornately decorated, with frescoed walls, stone fireplaces and period furniture. See more.
Black treetop A-frame in Gjesåsen, Norway
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Sleeps 6; from NOK 3900 via BoutiqueHomes
This black metal treetop cabin in Norway’s Gjesåsen was designed by Oslo-based architect Espen Surnevik. The A-frame is clad in black oxidized zinc and steel sits high above the ground on four pillars. The tiny home can be accessed a free-standing spiral staircase and elevated walkway and has views over surrounding nature.