Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. Among this week’s discoveries is a Renaissance master’s Chianti home and a waterside retreat in Denmark.
Michelangelo’s Tuscan estate
10 bedrooms; €7.5m via Handsome Properties International
Michelangelo’s Chianti villa has hit the market following a sensitive restoration that’s revived its period features. The sprawling 10-bedroom home dates back to the 11th century and was in the Sistine Chapel painter’s family for over 300 years. While it doesn’t have any frescoes by the artist, it does come with original deeds signed by Michelangelo. See what else it has on offer.
Lakeside retreat in Denmark’s Agger
3 bedrooms; for rent via Holiday Architecture with POA
Freshly completed by Søren Sarup of Puras Architects, this Danish holiday home sits within the Thy National Park, sandwiched between the North Sea coast and a small lake. It features floor-to-ceiling glazing which frames views of the water from its Scandinavian-style rooms. Take a look around.
A Richard Neutra classic in LA
4 bedrooms; $13.5m via Aaron Kirman of Pacific Union International
Richard Neutra designed Bel Air’s Hammerman House in 1954 as a single-storey dwelling. Half a century later, restoration architect John Bertram gave the Modernist home a top-to-toe restoration, and added a previously unrealised second storey using Neutra’s original plans. Interiors have steel finishes, dark slate floors and white walls. Get a closer look.
Bastille loft with towering windows
2 bedrooms; via One Fine Stay from £491 per night
Huge windows are the star feature of this converted Parisian warehouse, which looks out across the Bastille rooftops. Interiors are decked out in a soothing palette of whitewashed walls and pale flooring, and come filled with an eclectic collection of furniture and art.
A gallerist’s Prague loft
4 bedrooms; POA via Czech Republic Sotheby’s International Realty
Occupying the top two floors of a 19th-century building in Prague’s New Town, this light-filled penthouse apartment was designed by DOX Contemporary Art Centre founder Leoš Válka. Naturally, its interiors are filled with contemporary artworks and design pieces, and it has a 50 sqm balcony with panoramic views out over the city as well as a glazed roof which fills its double-height living room with light. Find out more.
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