Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for rent and sale across the world. Among our discoveries, this week is a sustainable architect’s home in northeastern France and a midcentury fixer-upper in Florida.
Rustic retreat in northeastern France
3 bedrooms; €360,000 via Espaces Atypiques
Timber and glass combine at architect Michaël Osswald’s rustic live/work space on the edge of Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park. The French property is conceived as a duo of stacked volumes connected by a spiral staircase with floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking grassy surrounds. Get a closer look.
Tiny home Casa Ojalá in Italy
Available for pre-order with price on application
This yurt-like tiny home can be arranged in 20 ways. Casa Ojalá was designed by architect Beatrice Bonzanigo and is now in its production stage in Italy. The adaptable 27 sqm structure has sliding walls and fabric partitions, operated by a system of ropes and pulleys, and doesn’t require foundations, meaning the off-grid hut can be installed anywhere. See more of the tiny home.
Richard Neutra’s Sten-Frenke House in Santa Monica, US
5 bedrooms; $15m via The Agency
Marmol Radziner and Mark Haddawy are among those that worked on the restoration and expansion of Richard Neutra’s Sten-Frenke House. Neutra built the manse in 1934 in his breezy Californian Modernism style with a flat roof, signature ribbons of glass and ocean-facing terraces off its upper level. See inside.
Midcentury fixer-upper in Florida, US
4 bedrooms; $1.9m via Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
This beachfront Florida property by Sarasota School of Architecture’s Jack West and Ralph Twitchel was owned by Black Stallion author Walter Farley. The architects worked with Rosemary Farley on the Venice city home and writer’s studio simple cubic design. Inside, the four-bedroom midcentury property has original terrazzo flooring and floor-to-ceiling glazed windows with direct views of the beach. Take an online tour.
Prefab cabins by Woon Pioneers in Europe
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1 bedroom; from €150,000
Modular Indigo Cabins are designed by Woon Pioneers and are fully customisable. The minimalist timber and glass prefab cabins are available in Europe.