Welcome to our weekend property digest where we bring you our best discoveries for sale or rent. This week, we’re staying in Europe and playing with scale via a shapeshifting off-grid cabin, for presale in the Netherlands, while in the north of England, a historic palace is ripe for renovation.
A sprawling rectory in the North East of England
6 bedrooms; £1.3m via Inigo
Though located 20 minutes drive outside of Newcastle city centre, this former rectory occupies the edge of a nature reserve and has bucolic views from its historic windows. The house is Grade II-listed and counts among some of the North East’s most important residencies as it dates back to the medieval period when it was built as a palace for a bishop. The pre-Tudor home has an assemblage of century-spanning features including baroque interior details, gothic arched windows, Georgian sashes and more. Woodwork, beams, floors and carvings are all original offering a rarified renovation project of importance. Take a closer look at the gallery.
Bloomsbury ‘greenhouse’ apartment in London
2 bedrooms; £745,000 via Inigo
You could say this diminutive London pad is pure folly – that’s the inspiration behind its frond-covered interior stylings by interior designer Neil McLachlan. The Bloomsbury bolthole sits inside an Art Deco apartment complex from the 1930s, in what was formerly the janitor’s workshop. Its light industrial use means it has three enormous skylights that floor its interiors with light. McLaughlan has dressed the space in a maximalist print by Mind the Gap which playfully evokes the steel-framed windows of a Victorian glasshouse.
Cabin Anna – a versatile off-grid retreat in the Netherlands
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1 bedroom; POA
Cabin Anna is a shapeshifting Dutch retreat that slides into new configurations. Flat-pack versions of the Anna are due to begin international delivery in 2022 with pricing on request. Those interested in ‘trying before they buy’ can check-in at the Holenberg forest complex where several have been installed. See more.
Le Corbusier-designed duplex in Marseille
1 bedroom; €385,000 via Architecture de Collection
A trio of modernist juggernauts are name-checked at this Marseille apartment in Le Corbusier’s UNESCO Cité Radieus development. Though plain to look at at first glance, this duplex apartment is a gem, as unlike many others in the complex, it retains its original Charlotte Perriand-designed kitchen and Jean Prouvé staircase. It also boasts sea views from its windows and terrace. Get a closer look.
Haussmann apartment in Paris
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4 bedrooms; €2.29m via Espaces Atypique
There’s ornamentation aplenty at this Haussmann apartment in Paris which spans 201 sq m and has been renovated by an architect. Its brilliant coffered ceiling is original and is juxtaposed by an array of 20th-century furniture – proof that old and new can co-exist even in small spaces. Other highlights include mouldings, fireplaces, stoves and Hungarian point parquet.