Our best properties of the week
Welcome to our weekly Property Compendium, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent from around the world. This week we have a converted chapel in Berkshire in the UK and a minimalist mountain hut in the Czech Republic among our finds.
A converted warehouse loft in Boston
2 bedrooms; 3,600 square feet; $ 2.85 million via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
This 3,600 square foot Boston loft occupies the top floor of an 1859 warehouse in the city’s leather district. Approximately 17 windows and 6 skylights flood the converted brick warehouse house with sunlight. It has two living rooms, a library or a home working space equipped with floor-to-ceiling shelving. Industrial elements such as cast iron columns, cement pillars and exposed beams recall the building’s past. Take a closer look.
A minimalist mountain hideaway in the Czech Republic
4 people; from 500 € per night via Holiday Architecture
The moody interiors of the minimalist mountain hut Mezi Lukami are a play of light and shadow. Daniela Hradilová designed the Czech Retreat, combining the old and the new to bring the 19th century ruin to life as a modern vacation home. The Czech timber and stone property is located in the Beskidy Nature Reserve, Čeladná, and is designed as an extension of the neighboring Mezi Plutky hotel. Take a wheelchair ride.
A converted chapel in Berkshire
1 bedroom; 915 square feet; £ 450,000 via Inigo
This chapel was purchased from the personal property portfolio of Her Majesty The Queen by an artist and a musician. It was desecrated decades ago and was used as accommodation for the neighboring stable before the designer duo bought and restored it, retaining its ecclesiastical architectural features while converting the 1887 property into a modern home. . The old chapel has a large double-height living space crossed by original oak beamed ceilings and hand-finished limestone floors. Take a tour online.
An old mill near Segovia
5 bedrooms; 510 m2; 1.5 M € via The Singular Space
Rural life is on offer at this converted mill near Segovia in Spain. Old bones have been updated with modern design elements in the restored mill, now an eco-house with ancient gardens. A river passes in front of the historic house which is completely autonomous. Large windows let in natural light.
Casa Olivetta in the Apulian Valley Itria
8 people; from 4000 € per week via Moroseta Villas
Australian fashion and interior designer Collette Dinnigan has restored this Italian villa. Casa Olivetta is surrounded by olive trees in the Puglia Valley of Itria while flower beds wrap around its picturesque swimming pool. The Puglia property has outdoor terraces and outdoor dining areas with a wood-fired pizza oven for those long summer days. Inside, reclaimed terracotta tiles are combined with whitewashed white walls.