Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for rent and sale across the world. Among our discoveries is Walter S White’s seminal Wave House, for rent in Palm Desert and a clocktower loft in Brooklyn.
A collector’s canalside apartment in Venice, Italy
4 bedrooms; €2.9m via Knight Frank
This piano nobile apartment is spread over 460 sq m and has cavernous rooms full of period details –think wooden-beams, frescoed ceilings, terrazzo flooring, and arched windows that lead onto several canalside balconies. Sitting in the San Poli neighbourhood, the apartment has a large reception room decorated in an eclectic, bohemian style with antique furniture, ceramics and artworks. See more.
Wave House in California’s Palm Desert, US
1 bedroom; POA direct
The Walter S White-designed Wave House has had a top-to-toe restoration by Stayner Architects, unveiled to the public for the first time at Palm Springs Modernism Week. The Miles C Bates House is better known as the ‘Desert Wave’ because of its ‘rollercoaster’ roofline. Its curvilinear silhouette mimics the rise and fall of the Santa Rosa Mountains in the distance. The 827 sq ft midcentury property will be available to rent from March. See inside.
Clocktower loft in Brooklyn, US
1 bedroom; $2.35m via Compass
The Clock Unit sits atop the 1892 Eagle Warehouse in Brooklyn and is named for the giant clock that takes pride of place in its living room. The Dumbo loft peeks out across the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan and East River from behind its glass face. Other features include soaring 17-ft-high ceilings, exposed brickwork, and two enormous skylights flood the living room and bedroom with light. Take a look inside.
Early experimental Frank Lloyd Wright home in Chicago, US
5 bedrooms; $175k via Coldwell Banker
This experimental Chicago house by Frank Lloyd Wright shows how the master architect experimented with Japanese influences. Its hoods and flared dormers were inspired partly by traditional pagodas, though its interiors have a more familiar character if you can dig deep enough to see it. Wood panels and trims are hidden under layers of paint while a bright red carpet conceals hardwood floors. Keep an open mind and get a closer look at this fixer-upper, which is priced to sell.
Live/work apartment in London, UK
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2 bedrooms; £585,000 via The Modern House
This live/work apartment sits within a converted 1920s clothing factory near London Fields and Victoria Park. The warehouse loft is filled with natural light thanks to steel-framed factory windows, while exposed double-height concrete ceilings exaggerate its volume.