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 are two artists’ homes and a Brutalist landmark that’s hit the market for the first time ever…
Brutalist home of architect Brian Housden in London, UK
4 bedrooms; £3.25m via The Modern House
On the market for the first time in its history, Housden House in Camden was designed by British architect Brian Housden as his own family home. The 1960s house is a marriage of glass bricks and cool concrete, and Housden engineered every detail of the London property, down to its handmade furniture and unorthodox layout. Take a closer look.
Artist’s Manhattan loft, USA
2 bedroom; $3.995m via Halstead
Set across 3,100 sq ft, this soaring two-bedroom New York loft is designed for maximum flexibility and comes with removable internal walls. Its 11-ft-high, raftered ceilings and industrial pipes have been left exposed while an enormous north-facing skylight floods the main living room/studio with light. Explore its cavernous spaces.
Restored townhouse in Ayvalik, Turkey
2 bedrooms; from €135 per night via Holiday Architecture
Architects-turned-hospitality-duo Erdoğan Altındis and Gabi Kern-Altındiş restored this historic Greek townhouse in the Turkish port town of Ayvalik. What was once a camel stable is now a double-height living room, complete with mosaic terrazzo floor, concrete surfaces and worn timber trusses. Take a peek inside.
Minimalist artist’s retreat in New Mexico, USA
2 bedroom; $650,000 via Sotheby’s International Realty
This New Mexico bolthole was designed by artist duo Allan and Gloria Graham, and comes with not one, but three art studios. The main house sits atop a 40-acre site and was built using straw bales. Interiors are less rustic, with polished concrete floor and gallery-like walls. See inside.
Converted corn mill in Hampshire, UK
9 bedrooms; £3m via The Modern House
Dating back to the 1800s, this Hampshire corn mill was converted by designer Peter Simor in the 1960s and reborn as a nine-bedroom home, set over four levels. Its early industrial bones have been retained as part of the adaptive reuse project, and a dramatic dining room doubles as an event space. The Hampshire property comes with a contemporary barn and sits on the River Whitewater, surrounded by meadows and woodlands.