Chimney House by Vipp

Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for rent and sale across the works. This week, we bring you a trio of unusual UK homes and a modernist masterpiece by Philip Johnson.

Artist’s warehouse home in London, UK


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£2.4m via Warehouse Home
Artist David Mach has called this converted warehouse home in London’s Forest Hill home for 15 years, exhibiting many of his large-scale works in its vast rooms. The ground floor workshop houses Victorian printing presses and Mach’s archive of cuttings. Oversized warehouse doors open up the property, which is set over two levels, to move pieces in and out.

Midcentury film maker’s house in London, UK


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2 bedrooms; £1.395m via The Modern House
This light-filled London home was designed by Joanna Macfadyen in 1962, for the architect and her film director husband Thorold Dickinson. Interiors are in original condition, with lots of wood throughout in homage to Alvar Aalto’s approach to ‘gesamtkunstwerk’ design.

Martello Tower Y in Suffolk, UK

3 bedrooms; £1.25m The Modern House
Fortresses are by nature designed to repel – but this converted Martello Tower has been transformed into a welcoming home by architect Stuart Piercy. He’s inserted light wells and windows into its thick stone walls and celebrated its vaulted brick interiors. An open plan, glass-enclosed living space caps the tower view views of the Suffolk coast. See more.

Chimney House in Copenhagen, Denmark

Sleeps 2; starts from €2,000 for two nights
Vipp’s latest offering is a converted water pumping station in the suburbs of Copenhagen which has been reborn as a minimalist hotel room. The shoppable stay is decked out in the brand’s furniture and equipment and was designed in collaboration with Studio David Thulstrup. Take a peek inside.

Beck House by Philip Johnson in Dallas, Texas

6 bedrooms; $19.5m via Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
Is bigger better? The freshly restored Beck House poses the question. The colossal colonnaded structure is a scaled-up version of Johnson’s Pavilion in the Pond, located down the hill from his iconic Glass House, and was built in 1964. It underwent a refurb by local studio Bodron + Fruit in 2008 and is now seeking a new owner.

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