Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for rent and sale across the world. This week, we have a historic mountain village home in Switzerland and a midcentury bungalow in the UK among our discoveries.
Mountain village holiday home in Valendas, Switzerland
Sleeps 11; POA via Urlaubsarchitektur
Storied mountain home Türalihus dates back to the 15th century and sits in the small village of Valendas, on the banks of the Rhine in the Safien Valley. The holiday home contains many furnishings, mouldings and fixtures from the renaissance and baroque periods and is a tactile timeline of the area’s development. Get a closer look.
Midcentury ‘chalet’ in Suffolk, UK
4 bedrooms; £765,000 via The Modern House
Samples Farm offers muted midcentury interiors and leafy countryside views in the Cotswolds village of Boxford. The Suffolk bungalow comes with two-and-a-half acres of landscaped gardens and organic farmland and was built in the 1960s in a chalet style with overhanging eaves. Its original aesthetic has been preserved, including pine-clad interior walls, fluted glass, exposed brickwork and parquet flooring. See more.
Retro 1960s home in Denver, US
3 bedrooms; $799,500 via Milehi Modern
This midcentury Denver home combines a soaring A-frame and a low-lying post-and-beam design. Vintage floral sofas, an Eero Saarinen tulip table and bubble chair hone a kitschy 1960s the vibe but strip away the ornamentation and the house’s bones – painted brick, mahogany wood panels – are classic modernism. Take a look around.
Floating cabin in Palm Beach, Australia
Sleeps 2; from $1650 per night direct
Bobbing gently on the surface of Sydney’s Pittwater is a floating cabin dubbed Lilypad, a couple’s retreat that reconnects guests with nature. Named after the buoyant leaf of the lily flower, the timber A-frame was designed by Chuck Anderson to allow guests to experience the tranquillity of the water with the comfort of four solid walls and a roof. See more.
Chapel ripe for conversion in the Cotswolds, UK
3 bedrooms; £250,000 via Zoopla
This chapel in the UK’s Cotswold’s has countryside views and ecclesiastical features. The Grade II-listed building goes under the hammer on 25 February with a guide price of £250,000. Located in the picturesque village of Cold Ashton it is being marketed as a renovation challenge. Stone walls, rafted ceilings, original floorboards, period fireplaces and vast stained glass windows are intact, but it’ll need investment and imagination to transform. See inside.
Architectural beach shack in Pittwater, Australia
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3 bedrooms; POA via LJ Hooker Palm Beach
Architects Casey Brown designed this Aussie beach house, which has an aluminium skeleton. The shack sits on the shoreline of Pittwater island, on a plot above Great Mackerel Beach.
Art gallery home in Los Angeles, US
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3 bedrooms; $1.8m via Deasy Penner
This Californian unit has original exposed brick walls, wooden floors, exposed steel beams and large windows which flood the space with natural light. The downtown Los Angeles property is being marketed as a creative’s photo studio or art gallery.