Our top properties of the week
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, we bring you a Game of Thrones castle and a minimalist Berlin loft carved out of a supermarket.
A serene Kreuzberg loft in Berlin, Germany
3 bedrooms; €1.388m via Fantastic Frank
Architectural duo Mar Plus Ask created their minimalist live/work apartment out of a run-down Schlecker supermarket, reimagining the 1900s building with a serene colour scheme, soft stucco walls and cool concrete finishes. Rooms feature soaring four-metre high ceilings and oversized oak windows. Get a closer look.
The real-life Riverrun Castle in County Armagh, Northern Ireland Via Maison Real Estate
Sleeps 2; $9,000
Gosford Castle starred as the seat of House Tully in HBO’s blockbuster fantasy series – and it’s currently on the market for a modest £500,000. Or should we say, a slice of it is. A wing of the castle is available as an ‘investment opportunity’ and will be converted into six 3,500 sq ft apartments.
A frescoed palace in Lisbon, Portugal
10 bedrooms; €3.6m via Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty
Set over 19,805 sq ft; this 17th-century country house in the suburbs of Lisbon unravels around a monumental stone staircase and grand hall. Rooms feature ornate frescoes on its walls and ceilings done in a Baroque style, though the property itself is a bit of an architectural mash-up that underwent a ‘restyle’ in the early 1900s. It’s in good condition – and its size means it could be an intriguing adaptive reuse project.
Pyramid cabins in Cornwall, UK
Sleeps 2; Price on application
Kudhva means ‘hideaway’ in Cornish, and these innovative stilted cabins are secreted in a disused quarry in the heart of Cornwall. Take a closer look at the off-grid retreats.
A subterranean island home on Milos, Greece
7 bedrooms; €5.5 million via Greece Sotheby’s International Realty
Views of the Aegean are the focus at this island property – carved into a clifftop and set below ground level on the island of Milos. Christos Vlachos designed to contemporary home to cleverly skirt tight planning restrictions, using local stone to bed it into the terrain. Rooms open onto a dramatic infinity pool and cliff-front terrace with uninterrupted views of the sea. See more.