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 Greenwich Village carriage house and a modernist gem in the Belgian countryside.
A covetable carriage house in New York, USA
2 bedrooms; for rent via Stribling for $21,500 per month
This Federal-style carriage house in Greenwich Village has hosted a swathe of celebrities in years gone by, including model Kate Moss, who lived there in the 1990s. The 1,800 sq ft Manhattan manse features a soaring skylit living room with 17ft-high beamed ceiling and cosy brick fireplace. See inside.
Ettore Sottsass designed Pomo landmark in Hawaii, USA
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3 bedrooms; $9.8m via Sotheby’s International Realty
This colourful Hawaiian retreat was designed by Memphis-founder Ettore Sottsass and completed in 1997, towards the ends of the designer’s life. The hilltop home comprises a series of cheerful, interconnected geometric volumes in red, green, black and yellow, with views across Haleakala and the Kula district. Take a closer look.
A waterfront investment opportunity in New York, USA
13m via Nest Seekers
Manhattan’s waterfront is coveted real estate, and this former ship house is seeking a savvy investor. The building comprises seven rental apartments and a ground floor retail unit, all of which are already fully occupied and come with beamed ceilings, wooden floorboards, exposed brick and original posts. Apartments range from one to two bedrooms. See more.
Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee-powered tiny home in Massachusetts, USA
Sleeps 2; from $10 per night via Airbnb
US coffee franchise Dunkin’ Donuts is the latest company to tune into to the tiny home craze. It’s created a 270-sq-ft mobile home that is fuelled by its favourite beverage – or should we say used coffee grounds. Oil is extracted from the by-product to run the dinky bolt hole’s kitchen, appliances and even its jacuzzi. But we haven’t even mentioned the best part yet: it costs just $10 per night.
A modernist gem in Brabant, Belgium
7 bedrooms; €2.7m via Architectenwoning
Architects Jacques Dupuis and Albert Bontridder designed Villa Van Den Schrieck in 1965 for the family of a doctor. The modernist villa sits on the estate of a former Benedictine abbey and comprises two parallel wings – one for sleeping, one for living. Get a closer look.