Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we have an artist’s home and studio complex in Los Angeles County, and a 14th-century Abbey turned holiday home in Suffolk among our discoveries.
Artist’s 1930s home and studio in LA County, US
4 bedrooms; $2.495m via Oliver Ferra
The Art House in the Santa Monica Mountains belongs to visual artist Liza Lou. The Topanga Canyon area property was meticulously constructed in the 1930s by a wood craftsman, and features barn-like spaces and a large artist’s studio. An open-plan layout and pitched roof create high volumes in the house’s main living spaces. See more.
Converted blacksmith’s workshop in Stockholm, Sweden
3 bedrooms; 11.95m SEK via Per Jansson
Hem furniture founder Petrus Palmér tapped architecture firm Förstberg Ling to renovate this former blacksmith’s workshop in Stockholm. The minimalist home has Douglas fir beams, polished concrete floors, forest-green kitchen fittings and Carrara marble tiles. Natural light floods the converted workshop thanks to its large windows and bank of skylights. Get a closer look.
Butley Priory in Suffolk, UK
Sleeps 18; £680 per night
Grade I-listed Butley Priory is a peaceful countryside retreat offering a window into the past. Home to Augustinian monks in the 12th century, only the gatehouse remains from the original abbey. It is surrounded by eight acres of forest in east Suffolk and was built under prior William de Geystone (1311-1322). Butley’s Priory boasts features from every century and has been gently updated with modern amenities by its present custodians, the Cavendish family, who have lived there since 1987. Take a tour of the historic property.
Harry Gesner’s Triangle House in Los Angeles, US
4 bedrooms; $3,999,900 via Trisha Perez & Associates
The futuristic Triangle House by architect Harry Gesner in Los Angeles is all about sharp angles. Built in 1960, the midcentury modern home has triangular concrete and glazed walls set beneath a wide pitched roof that slopes down to ground level. It between two hills the Tarzana neighbourhood of the city in the San Fernando Valley region. Inside, the open-plan living room has glazed end walls that give extensive views of its wooded surrounds. See inside.
Benjamin Fishstein’s midcentury modern in California, US
4 bedrooms; $1.8m via Golden Gate Sotheby’s Realty
Architect Benjamin Fishstein’s dramatic Oakland midcentury modern home has staggered levels and corner glass-to-glass windows. The timber-framed, hillside modernist property was built in 1961 and is perched on a forested hill in the Montclair area of the Bay Area city. Interiors feature exposed structural beams and angled glass walls that offer panoramic views. Take a look inside.