Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we have an architect’s Ibizan hideaway and Instagram’s favourite desert retreat among our discoveries.
An all-white beach home in São Miguel do Gostoso, Brazil
4 bedrooms; POA direct
Atelier Branco Arquitetura designed this all-white house in Brazil’s São Miguel do Gostoso. Sitting on an empty stretch of land facing the Atlantic Ocean, the Brazilian property has direct access to the beach and is reached via a private road. Polished concrete floors run throughout while glass doors open straight onto a sun terrace, and wooden shutters keep rooms cool during the day. Get a closer look.
A 1970s home by Josep Lluís Sert in Ibiza, Spain
5 bedrooms; rent monthly from €14,000 or for shorter stays on request via Fincas Llúria
Architect Josep Lluís Sert designed this Ibizian hilltop complex in the late 1960s and its interiors are time-capsule midcentury Spanish modernism. Casa F Sert has been refurbished to honour its original design, incorporating a swimming pool a tower into its sloping plot. A large outdoor terrace looks out to sea and much of the furniture Sert created for the island home is still in place. Take a look around the modernist property.
A minimalist desert house in California, US
2 bedrooms; $475,00 via ACME Real Estate
Off-grid retreat Casa Miami sits on edge of California’s Joshua Tree National Park. The whitewashed Pioneertown home was renovated by duo Carlos Naude and Whitney Brown as a holiday home and showroom for their creative practice Working Holiday Studio. It comes with all of its design pieces and Airbnb bookings in place – and 2.65 acres of cactus-strewn land. Solar-panels power the desert home, minimising its environmental impact. See inside.
The A. Quincy Jones House & Studio in California, US
2 bedrooms; $20,000 per month via The Agency
Architects A. Quincy Jones and Ruth Schneider’s modernist duplex home in Los Angeles’ Lauren Canyon was built in 1938 by the newlywed couple to tread lightly on its scrub-covered hillside plot. Half of the complex was used as the couple’s home, while the other would become Jones’s first architecture studio. Spring Place renovated both units, polishing their original midcentury features including box-beamed ceilings, exposed steel beams, full-height brick fireplaces and period cabinetry and wood panelling. Get a closer look.
Thisispaper-designed minimalist apartments in Warsaw, Poland
1 bedroom; available to rent soon direct
A former print house in Warsaw’s Praga district has been converted into a pair of stripped-back one bedroom holiday apartments by studio and magazine Thisispaper. Clean lines and muted tones contrast the raw brick and concrete inside K916 and K907, capped by soaring four-metre-high ceilings. The rest of the vacation homes are decked out in the studio’s trademark minimalist style. See more.