Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we have a colossal 16th-century castle near Prague and a rustic Ibizan finca among our discoveries.
A former church in South London, UK
3 bedrooms; 1832 sq ft; £1.635m via Aucoot
This converted South London Mission hall dates back to 1906. Architect Alex Nikjoo collaborated with the artist owners of the former church in South London, turning it into a soaring light-filled home with adaptable spaces. The London property has white beams, natural materials, and whitewashed walls throughout while the main hall is a vast open space. See more.
A rustic finca in Ibiza, Spain
5 bedrooms; 330 sqm; €2.45m via Fantastic Frank
Timber beams cross rooms with stuccoed white walls at this traditional finca in Ibiza Town’s Can Pep Simo enclave. The island home – which has views of the sea and Formentera – is hundreds of years old and is ready for renovation by its new owners. Among its quirkier historic features are low ceilings, long winding hallways, and tiny ‘hobbit’ doorways that date back from the building’s construction. Get a closer look.
Peter Blake’s Pinwheel House in New York, US
5 bedrooms; 3,000 sq ft; $170,000 per year via Out East
Why ‘Pinwheel’ you might be wondering? The modernist New York home gets its name from its moveable walls which are on sliding tracks. When opened out fully, they allow the breeze to ventilate the Hamptons property while giving it the shape of a children’s pinwheel toy. Blake designed the innovative passive home for his family in the 1950s, and it’s now available to rent – complete with swimming pool and a 1.2-acre garden bordering a nature reserve. See inside.
A colossal 16th-century castle near Prague, Czech Republic
80 rooms; 10,088 sqm; €6.8m via Adam Schnack
This renovation project is seeking an ambitious investor. The site comes with planning permission for redevelopment as an apartment complex, though the current Czech Republic property is in a state of disrepair. Core elements are said to be ‘in good condition’ according to the agent, and interior spaces have been gutted, with exposed beams, wooden floors, and ceilings. Ornate details like carved stone statues and arched terraces remain. Take a look around the historic Czech property.
A midcentury home by Gus Stamo in Glendale, US
3 bedrooms; 2,5000 sq ft; $1.198m via Sotheby’s International Realty
Architect Gus Stamos built this time capsule home for his family in 1968. The modernist Chevy Chase Canyon property has original midcentury wood-panelled walls and salvaged cabinetry fashioned from stereos. The retro Los Angeles house opens onto terraces and patios via floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, with views over the landscape. See more.