Rumah Purnama, Bali. Photography: Tommaso Riva.

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 London townhouse with Japanese roots and a Swedish archipelago home among our discoveries.

A minimalist jungle hideaway in Bali, Indonesia

3 bedrooms; from $455 per night direct
Rumah Purnama is a minimalist jungle hideaway surrounded by lush greenery. The serene holiday villa recently opened in Bali’s Ubud and was designed by Studio Jencquel, with the thatched-roof house Campuhan Ridge and overhanging coconut trees from its infinity pool.

Richard Neutra’s Wilkins House in California, US


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5 bedrooms; $5.999m via Compass
Richard Neutra’s 1949 Wilkins House in South Pasadena was restored meticulously by its current owners and architect John Bertram. The modernist property is enveloped by its leafy surrounds and comes with a detached 800-sq-ft guest house or studio. See more Richard Neutra properties for sale.

A lakefront villa in Värmdö, Sweden


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4 rooms; DKK 45,000,000 via Per Jansson
This Swedish archipelago home has 250-degree lake views from its floor-to-ceiling glass walls and windows. The Värmdö lakefront villa is surrounded by trees and comes with a small cottage by the water with a sauna – a truly authentic Swedish experience.

A London townhouse with Japanese roots in Highbury, UK

Venus is a London townhouse with Japanese roots - the Highbury home was inspired by the traditional machiya or merchant’s houses found across Kyoto.
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1 bedroom; $895,000 via The Modern House
This townhouse in London’s Highbury was inspired by the traditional merchant’s houses found across Kyoto. Venus was built in 1998 by practice Chance de Silva with a reserved brick-level facade that blends with the adjacent garden wall, but its upper storeys open up to maximise space. Patinated copper roofing and cladding blend in with the foliage of the surrounding trees, while windows put a modern spin on mushiko mado glazing found in Japan. See more of the London property. 

A shingle-clad mountain home in California, US

This Californian mountain home is peak '80s style – and it has a private cable car to boot
Photography: Sean Nolan, OHP

3 bedrooms; $3.295m via Caldecott Properties
This shingle-clad mountain home in California’s Alamo comprises a series of volumes stacked across the hillside. Architect John Nance designed the quirky hillside retreat in the 1980s  and it has a shingle-clad exterior, floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights and clerestory windows frame views of the Diablo foothills. It’s also serviced by a private cable car that whizzes guests up the hillside and into the home. Take a peek inside.

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