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 18th-century castle in the English countryside and a former telephone exchange in Rhode Island among our discoveries.

Willersley Castle in Derbyshire, UK

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30 bedrooms; £4m via DeWitt Property
Architect William Thomas built Willersley Castle in Derbyshire for the textile industrialist and inventor Sir Richard Arkwright. The 18th-century English mansion is being sold for the first time in 100 years as a hotel or grand 30,000-sq-ft private home that comes with 65 acres of mature gardens. Get a closer look.

A former telephone exchange in Rhode Island, US

Photography: Michael Osean for Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

3 bedrooms; $2.995m via Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty
Boston architects Perkins & Betton designed this Beaux Arts-style Telephone Building in the late 19th century. The 7,988-sq-ft Newport property has since been converted into a multi-family home split into three apartments – for sale as one property via Sotheby’s International.  See more.

Grade II-listed property by Connell, Ward & Lucas in Bristol, UK

Rare Bristol home built with Le Corb’s Dom-ino system goes up for sale
Photography: The Modern House

7 bedrooms; £1.35m via The Modern House
Concrete House was the first of its kind built in the UK, constructed in 1934 by Connell, Ward & Lucas. The firm employed Le Corbusier’s Dom-ino system which used concrete slabs and columns to create the base of the house. A single staircase on the side joins each level, which is outfitted with Crittal glass windows that flood the interiors in light. See inside.

A restored Cliff May property in Long Beach, USA


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3 bedrooms; $1,015,000 via Unique California Property
Architect Cliff May designed this 1953 Rancho Estates property in Long Beach. The midcentury California property has been meticulously restored with original window panels and doors left intact, and walls of glass opening onto a series of patios.

An apartment in an Art Nouveau building in Berlin, Germany


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3.5 rooms; €648,000 via Fantastic Frank
This pared-back apartment in Berlin’s Kreuzberg has high ceilings, unplastered walls, and untreated double doors. The light-filled apartment occupies the first floor of an Art Nouveau building and comes with two balconies.

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