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Glass walls illuminate this epic barn conversion in Frome, Somerset

Stone stable blocks have been transformed into a vast, light-filled home in the Somerset countryside that unfurls over 10,000 sq ft. The four-bedroom Hapsford Stables has been completely rebuilt within the barn’s original foundations while retaining its industrial proportions and material palette. An entire wall of sliding glass opens the countryside home up to its surrounds, while the ground floor is mostly one open-plan volume, loosely divided by a double-sided fireplace. The kitchen and dining room sit on one side of this brick insert, and a cosy living room on the other. Soaring double-height ceilings and skylights further amplify the ... Read more

Rodney Walker’s Case Study-inspired Asher Residence lists in Los Angeles

This time capsule midcentury Los Angeles property by Case Study House designer and builder Rodney Walker has just hit the market for $2.995m. The box-like house is named the Asher Residence after the family Walker built it for in 1949. The Ashers wanted their home to have the spirit of the Case Study Houses – Walker designed three of them – but on a grander scale. Cameron Carothers via Crosby Doe The Sherman Oaks brick and timber modernist property – listed with agent Christina Hildebrand of Crosby Doe Associates – is perched above LA on a hillside, surrounded by lush ... Read more

The best Richard Neutra homes for sale right now

Richard Neutra epitomises Californian Modernism, and his homes are standout pieces of architecture across Palm Springs and Hollywood. Luckily for us, he was a prolific architect, which means that admirers of his work aren’t short of an opportunity to own one. Here’s four of the best Neutra homes for sale right now. Corwin House, Connecticut, $2.7m Photography: Michael Biondo Richard Neutra designed the majority of his homes in California, but he also completed two properties in Connecticut – one of which is for sale for the first time. The riverside Corwin House dates back to 1955 and is a well-preserved, ... Read more

The ABCs of Multifamily Cash Flow

You hear the term all the time. After all, it’s an essential concept for apartment investors because it not only reflects the viability of your investment but also its value.  But what really is cash flow? How do you compute it, and more importantly, how can you increase the cash flow of your multifamily property? Cash flow is simply the money that moves in and out of your business. For apartments, the cash coming in is in the form of rent, and the cash flowing out is in the form of expenditures like property taxes and utilities.  Cash flow – ... Read more

Cotswold chapel ripe for conversion could be yours for £250k

Countryside views and ecclesiastical features combine at this chapel in the UK’s Cotswold, which goes under the hammer on 25 February with a guide price of £250,000. The Grade II-listed building is in the picturesque village of Cold Ashton and is marketed as a renovation challenge. Though disused and slightly crumbly in places, there’s plenty to work with, including stone walls, rafted ceilings, original floorboards, period fireplaces and vast stained glass windows. Currently, the Cotswolds property is set over three floors, while the tower – whose stonework will need repairing – is empty. Later additions include a kitchen and bathroom ... Read more

Midcentury ‘chalet bungalow’ for sale in the Suffolk countryside

Muted midcentury interiors and leafy countryside views are on offer at this Suffolk bungalow, on the fringes of Boxford. Samples Farm sits on two-and-a-half acres of landscaped gardens and organic farmland and was built in the 1960s in a chalet style with overhanging eaves. Its original aesthetic has been preserved, including pine-clad interior walls, fluted glass, exposed brickwork and parquet flooring. Photography: The Modern House The four-bedroom countryside property is on the market via The Modern House for £765,000 and is set over two storeys. A serving hatch – that classic 60s British feature – separates the kitchen from the ... Read more

Richard Neutra’s Taylor House is for sale above a California nature reserve

Legendary architect Richard Neutra pushed his obsession with synthesising indoor and outdoor spaces to a new level at this mid-century home – set above a California nature reserve. Taylor House is a well-preserved Los Angeles property built for Maurice and Marceil Taylor by Neutra in 1961, and it showcases the architect’s ideals of architecture, which focused on connecting ‘man with nature.’ Photography: Tim Street-Porter via Crosby Doe Associates Taylor House’s layout allows for close up views of California live oak trees in its gardens and the natural beauty of its peaceful surroundings in the Verdugo Mountains Open Space Preserve. A ... Read more

Retro 1960s Denver home lists for $800k

This midcentury Denver home is an architectural love affair between two distinct styles: a soaring A-frame and a low-lying post-and-beam design. Built by Colorado practice Gratts & Warner, the 1965 house sits in the coveted enclave of Lynwood (feted for its modernist offerings). It is for sale for $799,500 via Jack Urbano and Peter Blank of Milehi Modern. Photography: Kylie Fitts A long, brick wall hides the Colorado property’s interiors from the street – though this solid facade is punctuated by its playful pitched roof and triangular panes of glass. This soaring space houses the great room, crossed by giant ... Read more

A converted olive oil factory with raw interiors is for sale in Italy

Voluminous industrial spaces combine with a free-flowing layout to create this Italian home – set inside a former olive oil factory. Architect Stefano de Martino and interior designer Karen Lohrmann have restored and converted the 17th-century building using natural materials, turning it into a home that retains its original factory proportions. Its collection of rooms – which feature soaring proportions, curved ceilings and open doorways – merge easily into one another, lending themselves as bedrooms and living rooms. Furniture such as the metal kitchen is freestanding and portable so it can be easily moved around. Doorway-sized window openings pour sunlight ... Read more

Studioroca puts a sophisticated spin on the shipping container home

Mexican practice Studioroca has designed a brutalist-inspired tiny home out of shipping containers that can be ‘move-in ready’ in just 99 days. The VMD – aka Vivienda Minima de Descanso or Minimum Rest Housing – comes in one and two-bedroom models, with the basic unit costing from $50,0000. This solid prefab is manufactured in a factory-controlled environment in Mexico using hardy, repurposed shipping containers reinforced with Viroc cement panels to give it a tropical brutalist aesthetic. Sliding glass doors, tall windows and a deck feature as standard, while interiors are treated with sustainable insulation and acoustic padding. Buyers can customise ... Read more