Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. This week’s edit includes an opulent Roman palazzo and a converted warehouse in London that doubles as an event space.

A loft in a former factory in Gothenburg

1 bedroom; 3.475m SEK, via Alvhem
This Gothenburg apartment sits in a 1912 building that started life as a carton factory, then became a school, before being converted into homes. It was recently given a refresh by stylist duo Sundling Kickén.

Costa Rica surfing retreat

Casa Maleku designed by Studio Saxe for Joya Villas
Courtesy Joya Villas

4 bedrooms (sleeps 10); $990 per night via Joyas Villas
Casa Maleku is the newest of two hillside holiday homes designed by practice Studio Saxe for Joyas Villas in Santa Teresa. The steel-framed structure spans 5,000 sq ft  has a sweeping open-plan ground while its upper level – arranged as staggered volumes – comprises bedroom pods, which peek above the surrounding tree canopy towards the ocean. Have a look around.

Stay in a ‘bird’s nest’ treehouse in France

Origin Treehouse in France
Photography: Marco Lavit Nicora

1 bedroom; €320 per night via Les Cabanes des Grands Chênes
‘Origin’ cabin is built around a 100-year-old oak tree in the grounds of the Château de Raray – located a 45-minute drive away from Paris in the commune of Raray. The treehouse sleeps two and perches 13 metres above the ground. Its latticed exterior is inspired by the woven twigs of a bird’s nest. Peek inside.

Converted Brixton warehouse with an event space

Property of the week - a converted Victorian furniture warehouse in London The Modern House
Photography: The Modern House

1 bedroom; £1.9m via The Modern House
Formerly a Victorian furniture warehouse established in 1871, this raw Brixton beauty was imaginatively converted by its current owner in 2010 into a live/work space. It has a large hire space used for exhibitions and events. It also features a free-standing kitchen made from pharmaceutical cabinets, built-in seating area with integrated bookshelves and a hardwood spiral staircase. Take a spin around the property.

A grand Roman palazzo

15 bedrooms; POA via Sotheby’s Realty Italy
Built in 1542 by architect Sangallo, Palazzo Sacchetti is a late Renaissance building with 12 noble halls decked with marble statues, ornate ceilings and stained glass windows. There’s no shortage of bedrooms either – 15 of them are spread across the colossal 32,291 sq ft property, which has potential as a boutique hotel or an opulent family home.

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