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 concrete villa in Uruguay and a time-capsule Georgian townhouse in London.
Fasano Casa 49 in La Barra, Uruguay
4 bedrooms; $2m Via Engel & Völkers
Architect Carolina Proto marries cool concrete and Lapacho timber in this contemporary Uruguayan bolthole which sits on a golf course designed by A Palmer. Part of the Las Piedras private community, the house gives residents access to a riding school, tennis courts, spa and a helipad. They can also take a dip in the villa’s private lap pool which has far-reaching views.
Villa Lotus in Essaouira, Morocco
4 bedrooms; from €1,000 per night via Le Collectionist
Hotelier and interior designer Willem Smit commissioned this secluded Moroccan hideaway close to the seaside town of Essaouira. The L-shaped holiday home is set around a private courtyard and swimming pool, and its stone and concrete interiors are a treasure-trove of modern design pieces, photography, antique furniture and flea-market finds. Take a look around.
Il Borgo del Balsamico in Emilia-Romagna, Italy
3 bedrooms; from €200 per night via Welcome Beyond
This sprawling 18th-century mansion is a gourmand’s retreat. Sitting at the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region’s ‘Food Valley’, it houses a family-run balsamic vinegar business in its basement. Guests can sample the wares and explore its ample Italian gardens.
Restored Georgian townhouse London, UK
3 bedrooms; £1.65m via Aucoot
Carefully restored by historic paint expert Pedro da Costa Felgueiras of Lacquer Studios, this three-bedroom Georgian townhouse in east London was rescued from ruin and brought back to a semblance of its 18th-century self. Walls have been painted with hand-mixed antique pigments and lost wood panelling has been reinstated. Amenities are thoroughly modern, however. Take a closer look.
Canyon House in Idado, USA
1 bedroom: $649,000 via Tomlinson Sotheby’s International Realty
Architect Paul Hirzel designed rural retreat Canyon House in Idaho’s Juliaetta back in 2003 as a hillside home for enjoying the simple pleasures of life: fishing, walking and being submerged in nature. Its shed-roof design follows the topography of the landscape, while its interiors recall a modern cabin with timber as far as the eye can see.
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