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 the minimalist apartment of pioneering designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli, and a sprawling estate occupying the hinterlands of Northern Rivers in New South Wales.
Massimo and Lella Vignelli’s minimalist New York Loft
3 bedrooms; $6.5 via Sotheby’s International Realty
The timeless Manhattan home of iconic Italian design duo Massimo and Lella Vignelli has just hit the market – and it’s just as they left it. The duplex is on the Upper East Side, and features a 20ft-living room and custom designed furniture by the couple, who honed their pared-back aesthetic within its walls. Take a peek.
A hinterland refuge in New South Wales
4 bedrooms; via Unique Estates
This restored 19th-century farmhouse is surrounded by 108-acres of rich farmland in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers and enjoys views of Mount Warning from its wrap-around verandas. The 200 sqm Australian property comes with a swimming pool and tennis court, while two additional cottages could be used as a home studio, guest accommodation or holiday lets. Take a look around the sprawling estate.
Koh Samui villa with Gulf views
5 bedrooms; $5.5m via Unique Estates
Sitting on a raised position in the southern tip of Koh Samui, this holiday villa looks straight out across the Gulf of Thailand. Its living spaces are wrapped in plantation shutters and open onto the tropical gardens and a 14-metre pool. See more of this winter-sun refuge.
A converted hat factory in London
2 bedrooms; 1.295m via The Modern House
This Peckham warehouse started out as a bakery before being used to make helmets during WWI – and it’s now a dramatic living space. Its brick walls have been repaired and exposed on all sides and the floors bear the original restored solid wooden boards.
Cantilevered home in upstate New York
3 bedrooms; $4.9m via Houlihan Lawrence
Japanese architect Toshiko Mori designed this gallery-like home in New York State back in 2007. Comprising two overhanging volumes, it is wrapped in full-length windows which offer views across the Hudson River and Storm King mountain. Have a look around the voluminous country house.