Designed and built by architects on the site of an old forge in Crystal Palace, south-east London, this two-bedroom loft-style house has a central spiral staircase linking the three floors. The shower room, leading from main bedroom and dressing room, has recessed halogen lights, tiled, white Sicilian marble walls and Pave mono rubber flooring. The 33ft reception room has a part eaved ceiling and a Junckers wooden floor. There are double doors between dining room and kitchen, where there is a butler's sink, a Smeg gas hob and oven, and a glass brick wall. There is off-street parking for two cars. The home is for sale for pounds 325,000 through Friend & Falcke (0171-498 0736).

Northwood Farmhouse, on Hayling Island in Hampshire, is a restored Georgian four-bedroom house, approached via a no-through lane. The first bathroom is fitted with a Victoriana Sanitan suite, and has a free-standing enamel bath with claw feet. The floor is wood strip; there is a heated towel rail, oak cupboards, a built-in hairdryer and marble surfaces. The other bathroom has a Jacuzzi, star lighting above, Amtico flooring and a decorative ceiling. With three reception rooms, a conservatory and a 20ft kitchen, Northwood is for sale for pounds 430,000 through John D Wood (01962 863131).

Raylands is an Elizabethan four-bedroom farmhouse eight miles from Chelmsford in Essex. Renovated and decorated, it has two bathrooms, both newly fitted with white Heritage suites. The main bathroom has a cast-iron, roll-top bath with an "antique" mixer tap and shower. The heavy timber-framed house also has three reception rooms and a 13ft kitchen, with an African slate floor, a butler's sink, and units built from old pine with granite work surfaces. There's another three-bedroom Sixties-built house in the grounds. All for sale at pounds 795,000 through Trembath Welch (01371 872117).