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 art collector’s Belgian home and a colossal church conversion in London.
Maximalist apartment in Paris, France
1 bedroom; from $655 per night via onefinestay
This Le Marais home dates back to the 17th century on one of Paris’ oldest streets, and its rooms are filled with antiques and objects. A carved stone fireplace features in the sitting room and guests can dine beneath a huge ceiling mural. See more.
Church conversion in London, UK
4 bedrooms; £6.5m via The Modern House
Interior designer Harriet Holgate transformed this soaring chapel conversion in London’s Kensal Green which combines gothic features combine with contemporary design. The red-brick Victorian church has an exposed full-heigh sanctuary which been repurposed as an open-plan living room and kitchen, with painted beams and trusses. Get a closer look.
1950s screen star in Massachusettes, US
3 bedrooms; $1.4m via ModernMass
Architect Walter Pierce designed this modernist bolthole, borrowing Bauhaus principals and elements of Japanese architecture. Director Rian Johnson used the 1950s home as a film location for his 2019 mystery, Knives Out, and its cubic white form has walls of floor-to-ceiling glass that looks onto the surrounding woodland. See inside.
Art collector’s modernist home in Uccle, Belgium
4 bedrooms; €1.65m via Belgium Sotheby’s Realty
Belgian architect Louis-Herman De Koninck designed this modernist home for art collector Philippe Dotremont in 1932. The Brussels property features soaring volumes, exposed concrete walls and curved glazing. It unfurls around a galleried atrium, which has double-height walls for hanging art on. Take an online tour.
Converted dairy barn in Suffolk, UK
4 bedrooms; £1.595m via The Modern House
Richard van Ewyk designed this 4,000 sq ft house, which started life as a 19th-century dairy barn. The Suffolk countryside property has towering double-height living spaces with exposed wooden beams and a large wood burner. A second converted barn is adjacent to the main home, and it contains a cinema, bar, gym and swimming pool. See more.
Contemporary estate in Theoule sur mer, France
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17 bedrooms; €90m via Sotheby’s Realty
This contemporary estate in France’s Theoule Sur Mer has an infinity pool and panoramic views of the Estérel mountains located within a landscaped park designed by Jean Mus.