The ultimate oligarch’s city pad

A converted church in Knightsbridge yards from Harrods is on the market for £50 million after being transformed into one of central London’s most opulent homes.

East Village Loft

In the early 20th century, this East Village building was an orphanage. Today, its door opens into the area's heyday. Steel pillars adorn an open-plan space filled with antiques.

Shabby Chic in Tribeca

Let me take you to New York, to Franklin Street in the Tribeca neighborhood. Among the lofts you can find here, here's a shabby chic, rustic and bohemian.

Lafayette Street Loft

And right in the heart of the action is Lafayette Street, a truly extraordinary home. Built in 1905 and retaining many original features, this home offers acres of space and a vibe that’s exotic yet New York through and through.

The Lime Works

The Lime Works, on the outskirts of Faversham, is a conversion of two water towers, made into an art deco-inspired contemporary home. The building was built in the early 1930s and was a functioning water softening plant until 1942.

SoMa Loft

What happens if two designers - one modernist, one traditional - team up to fit a former tire warehouse? A wonderful contemporary loft - take a look.

The Bob Hope House

The huge Palm Springs estate of Bob Hope, the comic icon of midcentury film and television, and his wife, Dolores, is being brought to market for the first time this month, at an asking price of $50 million.

The Eclectic Factory

Judith and Robert live together, work side-by-side and think big together. While walking by the river Oise nine years ago, they came across an abandoned factory.

Spitbank Fort

Set in the Solent, a historically important strait separating the Isle of Wight from the Great Britain mainland, Spitbank Fort is a Victorian sea fort built on a circular base 50m in diameter. Now it's converted to a small hotel.

Beethoven Hall

High atop a nondescript historic building in NYC's East Village lies Beethoven Hall, a former concert hall transformed into an extravagant floor-through loft apartment by photographer Gregory Colbert.