Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for rent and sale across the world. This week, we have a brutalist container home in Mexico and a converted olive oil factory on Italy’s Sorrento coast among our discoveries.
Converted olive oil factory in Sorrento, Italy
4 bedrooms; €1.2 million via Italy Sotheby’s International Realty
Architect Stefano de Martino and interior designer Karen Lohrmann converted this 17th-century oil factory into a home that retains its original proportions. Voluminous industrial spaces combine with a free-flowing layout inside the Italian home where rooms feature generous proportions, curved ceilings and open doorways. Get a closer look.
Buff, Straub & Hensman post-and-beam in California, USA
4 bedrooms; $2.125m via Deasy Penner Podley
The Thomson Residence by architects Buff, Straub & Hensman is among the Case Study architecture firm’s earliest experiments with interlocking post and beam design. Subsequent owners Christophe Burusco and Scott Lander of Lander Design have given the 1957 California property an award-winning refurbishment. See inside.
Tropical brutalist shipping container home in Mexico
1 and 2-bedroom models; from $50,0000 via Studioroca
This brutalist-inspired tiny home by Mexican practice Studioroca is made from shipping containers and can be ‘move-in ready’ in 99 days. The VMD is manufactured in a factory-controlled environment in Mexico using hardy, repurposed shipping containers reinforced with Viroc cement panels to give it a tropical brutalist aesthetic. See more.
A full-scale replica of Paul Rudolph’s Walker Guest House in Florida, US
1 bedroom; bidding from $10,000 via Heritage Auctions
A replica of Paul Rudolph’s Walker Guest House will be auctioned on 25 February, including furniture designed by the architect. Like the original, the one-bedroom modernist property is made from plywood, steel, painted cast-iron and glass. Get a closer look.
Rodney Walker’s Asher Residence in Los Angeles, US
4 bedrooms; $2.995m via Crosby Doe Associates
Rodney Walker’s time capsule midcentury Los Angeles property is named the Asher Residence after the family Walker built it for in 1949. Views of the city and mountain scenery can be enjoyed from floor-to-ceiling windows and interiors have been preserved to Walker’s original design. See more.
Renovated farmhouse in the Alpilles, France
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5 bedrooms; €875,000 via Espaces Atypiques
A farmhouse in France’s Alpilles with views of Abbey of Montmajour and pared-back interiors which are flooded with natural light. The French property comes with a 200-sqm barn that’s ripe for renovation.