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 former radar station in Scotland that might be the ultimate adaptive reuse project, and a Vermont home that blends old and new.
A Hertfordshire home with commercial potential
4 bedrooms; £1.975m via Aucoot
You can live and work from this Hertfordshire home, which comes with a massive converted barn studio – and several more that are ripe for adaptive reuse. The 1960s property has been cannily maintained over the years and comes with a prototype Vitsoe kitchen, open tread staircase and winter garden. Take a look around.
Vermont country house, USA
4 bedrooms; $800,000 via Sotheby’s International Realty
Offering a taste of old America, this rustic Vermont home is set over 5,066 sq ft and is surrounded by acres of woodlands. The 1790 property’s historic bones have been brought to the fore, especially in its great room, which features a soaring timber-trussed ceiling, wooden floors and walls of glass. Brick fireplaces and pillars are also original. Explore its rooms.
A defunct NATO radar base in Scotland
£950,000 via Amazing Results
It’s hard to find a more unusual property on the market right now than this Scottish ballistic missile radar, which looks like a giant golf ball. The Cold War relic is in Balado, about 20 miles from Edinburgh, and sits on a 9-acre site surrounded by a burglar-proof double security fence. Pitched as an epic adaptive reuse project, its fibreglass radome is connected to the main building by a corridor, and the complex has been built to withstand a nuclear attack. Find out more.
Clifftop villa in Ibiza, Spain
3 bedrooms; from €625 per night via Le Collectionist
While away the long summer days at Villa Mirad in Ibiza’s Es Cubells. The clifftop villa has panoramic views of the sea and island’s landscape from its rooms and infinity pool.
Artist’s atelier in Paris, France
3 bedrooms; €3.8m via Proprietes Parisiennes
Sculptor Constantin Brâncuși is said to have called this Parisian live/work space home, creating his bronze sculptures in its workshop. Today, the Paris property is a light-filled home with two independent ateliers, each with 4-metre-high ceilings and views of the house’s private leafy courtyard. Take a look inside.