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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 modernist landmark in Los Angeles and an off-grid island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef among our discoveries.

A lakeside cabin in Norfolk, UK


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Sleeps 2; from £280 per night direct
This rustic cabin overlooks a water lily-covered lake and is surrounded by 30 acres of parkland at Settle in the UK’s Norfolk. Designed for reconnecting with nature, the hut is built with reclaimed timber and has glass doors that open onto a large porch where you can sit back and drink in the panoramic views.

A light-filled apartment in Paris, France


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1 bedroom; €2.29m via Menager Hug
Light floods this Paris property via windows that overlook a courtyard below. The loft is located in the sixth arrondissement and has soaring 3.8-metre-high ceilings as well as exposed beams, Versailles parquet floors, and a period fireplace.

The Shneidman House in LA, US

The Schneidman House is for sale in Los Angeles
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3 bedrooms; $3.79m via Douglas Elliman
A Quincy Jones and Whitney R Smith’s Shneidman House was one of the first homes built in Los Angeles’s architectural enclave Crestwood Hills in 1950. The midcentury California property was refurbished in 2012 though it’s in keeping with its landmark status. Original post and beam ceilings, redwood panelling and huge glass walls give character, while a huge terrace offers views over the sea, canyon and city. See inside.

A converted water tank apartment in London, UK

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1 bedroom; £585,000 via Aucoot
This unusual home sits atop a 16-storey brutalist landmark by Denys Lasdun in London’s east end. Architect Brian Heron converted a disused concrete water tank to create the one-bedroom property. It has concrete walls, floors and ceilings, plywood cladding, full-height glazed screens with sandblasted glass louvres, a bedroom skylight and views across the city’s skyline. See more. 

A tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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14 acres; $25m via Knight Frank
Located 14 km off the coast of Australia’s Yeppoon in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, Pumpkin Island comes with a sustainable off-grid resort, private beaches and an oyster-filled bay. Five rustic cottages dot the island which is planted with palm trees and surrounded by azure waters rich in colourful corals. The 14-acre beyond carbon neutral island runs on wind and solar power, offsetting 150% of its greenhouse gases. Get a closer look. 

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