Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. Among this week’s discoveries is a house designed to improve your health, and a time-capsule midcentury home in Palm Springs.
Pitt Point House in Sydney’s Pittriver
3 bedrooms; $3.8m AUD via Modern House
Designed as a series of interconnected timber pavilions for its developer owner, this 1988 Ken Woolley-designed island retreat is in near mint condition. Its original kitchen, bathrooms and built-in cabinetry are all intact, and rooms feature timber walls and cathedral-like ceilings. Pitt Point House has been used as both a holiday home and a main residence and it comes with a boat shed, slipway and deep-water jetty. Take a look around.
A self-build house designed to improve your health
4 bedrooms; £500,000 via Ekkist
Ori House is UK’s first self-build home that enhances your health, designed in collaboration by Ekkist and RIBA-award winning practice Studio McLeod. It uses non-toxic, sustainable building materials and has wellness features built into it including water, air filtration and circadian lighting systems. Get the run down.
Koerner House in Palm Springs
4 bedrooms; $3.35m via Erbe + Blackham
This rare private commission by E Steward Williams was built in 1955, and its midcentury features – including teak panelling, clerestory windows and a rugged stone fireplace – have all been lovingly preserved. Williams designed several notable buildings across the city of Palm Springs and Koerner House even played a starring role in the 2006 film Alpha Dog. Sneak a peek inside.
A rosy-hued thatched cottage in Devon
1 bedroom; from £21 per night via The Landmark Trust
Missed the boat on valentine’s day? This cute pink thatched cottage sits within the Peppercombe Valley in North Devon, next to its own deserted beach and orchards. Cosy up around its fireplace, and enjoy the simple pleasures of countryside living.
Casa Via Garibaldi in Apulia
2 bedrooms; from €70 per night via Urlaubsarchitektur
This apartment in the small medieval town of Locorotondo has 1950s style Italian tiles and furnishings and comes with its own roof terrace overlooking the Valle d’Itria. It was restored by Swiss practice Fiederling Habersang Architekten and Bari-based architect Vittorio Carofiglio.