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 hidden riad in Marrakech and a converted carpenter’s workshop in Paris.
A warehouse ripe for conversion in Sydney, Australia
$3.3m AUD guide price via BresicWhitney
Currently an antiques repair workshop, this 4,360 sq ft warehouse has recently been granted permission for conversion into a residence or it could be used as a live/work space. The building’s historic barn doors have been kept, as have rafters and floorboards. It goes under the hammer on 13 October. Take a tour.
A former carpenter’s workshop in Paris, France
4 bedrooms; €1.47m via Espaces Atypiques
This four-bedroom home in the 20th arrondissement started life as a carpenter’s atelier. Its industrial bones have been given a polish, and a living room and kitchen have been installed beneath its partially-glazed roof. Snoop inside.
Converted cattle barn in Devon, UK
3 bedrooms; £750,000 via Knight Frank
Cob Corner was designed by architect David Sheppard and his wife as their family home and was longlisted for RIBA’s House of the Year 2017 prize. Formerly a cattle barn dating back to the 17th century, it’s been reborn as a three-bedroom home and took 16 years to complete. The shuttered home is now on the market – get a closer look.
Contemporary country home in Surrey, UK
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7 bedrooms; £2.7m via The Modern House
Architect Jack Edgley has completely remodelled this 1960s county home, which sits in 2.5 acres of sculpted gardens in the town of Godalming. It has a whopping 5,000 sq ft of internal space and Edgley has wrapped its sharp angular form in steel.
A hidden riad in Marrakech, Morocco
6 bedrooms; €1,800 per night
Paris-based creatives Cyrielle Rigot and Julien Tang restored this hidden riad in Marrakech’s Medina. The courtyard home has 1970s inspired interiors as well as brightly coloured mosaic tiles and stucco walls and is available to rent by the room or in its entirety.