From a pre-war house minutes from the White House in Washington DC to a converted brewery in East London.
Massachusetts Avenue Heights, Washington DC, USA. A restored pre-war house minutes from the White House. The kitchen is housed in the conservatory and overlooks Normanstone Park. 4 beds, 5 baths, dining room, media room, pool, 0.34 acres. £4.75m Washington Fine Properties +1 202 243 1620.
Beaufield House, Mont de la Rosiere, St Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands. A 1640s property with a 72-ft long kitchen/family room with windows on three sides overlooking the gardens. 5 beds, 5 baths, 5 receps, games room, wine cellar, indoor pool complex with gym, sauna, 4-bed detached house, 3-bed cottage, 2-bed cottage, tennis court, 14.6 acres. £12m Choice Properties 01534-620620.
Broughton Poggs Mill House, Broughton Poggs, Filkins, Oxfordshire. A restored 1580s Grade II-listed mill house set in landscaped grounds. The kitchen retains the original mill gearing. 5 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, summer house, greenhouse, threshing barn, 0.86 acres. £1.75m John D Wood & Co 01865-311522.
Mariefred, Sweden. This house is just under an hour’s drive from Stockholm and is currently run as a B&B. The private kitchen leads on to a glass dining porch with views across the lake. Ground floor B&B has two suites with bed, bath, living room, office, kitchen; owner’s flat with bed, bath, kitchen, library; top floor with 2 beds, bath, study; 1-bed cottage; gardens. £1.3m Engel & Völkers +46 (0)8 400 285 50.
Old Barn, Beacon Hill, Penn, Buckinghamshire. A barn conversion with landscaped gardens designed by a Chelsea gold medal winner. The kitchen leads off the grand dining room and has handmade wooden joinery, granite surfaces and concealed Miele equipment. 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, gallery, office, gym, 1.5 acres. £2.95m Knight Frank 01494-675368.
Seil Haven, Isle of Seil, Argyll. This modern country house sits above the shore of Balvicar Bay, with views over the Seil Sound. The kitchen has windows to the south and west that take advantage of the sea views. 4 beds, 3 baths, dressing room, dining room, recep, study, sewing room, gardens. £545,000+ Savills 0141-222 5875.
The Clockhouse, London EC1 This converted period brewery is situated in a square of modern buildings. It has an open-plan kitchen and dining room with an Aga and period features. 4 beds, 4 baths, dressing room, 2 receps, music room, conservatory, terrace, underground parking. £7,225,000 Sotheby’s International Realty 020-7495 9580.
Virginia Cottage, Newton Ferrers, Devon. A renovated riverside cottage with a walled front garden leading down to the foreshore. It has lime-washed oak floors, exposed beams and an open-plan kitchen/dining room with stone fireplace and mains gas Aga. 3 beds, 2 baths, recep, workshop. £1.2m Marchand Petit 01752-873311.
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