Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we have a converted 19th-century print house in London and Ulrich Franzen’s masterpiece New York home among our discoveries.

A former printing house in east London, UK

Photography: The Modern House

3 bedrooms; $4.75m via The Modern House
This character-packed London property was once a Victorian printing house. It’s now a sprawling three-bedroom home with maximalist interiors: peacocks, zebras, flamingos are just some of the exotic taxidermy hanging from its walls, while wooden floors are covered by antique rugs, velvet furniture and a curated collection of Asian antiques. Take a look around the London property.

Franzen House in New York, US

The Franzen Residence - 90 Kirby Lane NY
Photography: Ezra Stoller

4 bedrooms; from $8,875 per month via Sotheby’s Realty
Franzen House was designed by architect Ulrich Franzen for his family in New York’s Rye. The award-winning pavilion home offers a taste of modernist living and features a striking double-diamond roof. Inside, rooms are free-flowing to connect the property with its natural setting while walls of glass peek out onto two acres of private woodland. Take a closer look at the New York home which will be available to rent from November 1st, 2020.

A miniature library cabin in the woods outside Warsaw, Poland

Bookworm Cabin is a miniature library in the woods outside Warsaw
Photography: Slowhop

Sleeps 2; POA via Slowhop
This tiny cabin in the Polish woods was designed by an entrepreneur and architect couple as a place to unplug and read a good book. The hut’s timber shelves are stocked with hundreds of books so guests can curl up with a novel on the cabin’s front terrace – which is surrounded by woodland walks, 45 mins drive outside of Warsaw. See inside.

Artist Eric de Bruijn’s retreat in Algarve, Portugal

Photography: BoutiqueHomes

Sleeps 10; from €500 per night via BoutiqueHomes
Ana Ana is an industrial building that’s been transformed into a modern riad by Dutch artist Eric de Bruijn as a  live/work accomodation, gallery and event space in Portimão. Moroccan and Portuguese elements blend across the Algarve retreat’s interior and outdoor spaces including a dusky pink courtyard dotted with cacti and an inky black reflection pool.  See inside the Portugal property.

Nachman Kaplansky’s Villa Kleinkramer in Antwerp, Belgium


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€3.95m via Architecten Woning
Architect Nachman Kaplansky designed Villa Kleinkramer in Antwerp’s Wilrijk in 1934, and the modernist property is surrounded by gardens that can be viewed through its large steel-framed glass windows. It has a concrete pavilion complete with a fireplace overlooking a pond.

A lofty artist’s live/work space in New York, US

1 bedroom; $1.295m via Out East
This artist’s Long Island live/work loft is spread across two levels and features a light-filled entertainment space on its upper level. The 4,440-sq-ft Greenport Village property has a greenhouse roof – with exposed beams and original plank floors – that leads to an outdoor deck. On the lower level, a 2,100-sq-ft studio space has 14-ft ceilings and double-height windows.

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