Wallis Lake House. Photography: Brett Boardman for Modern House Co.

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 pared-back Lisbon apartment and a beachfront bush home in Pacific Palms among our discoveries.

A restored apartment building by Rudolph Schindler in LA, US

Rudolph M Schindler’s S T and Pauline Falk Apartments building is fresh from a refurb and is on the market in Los Angeles for $3.65m.
Photography: Elizabeth Daniels

$3.65m via Ilana Gafni of Crosby Doe Associates
Rudolph M Schindler’s 1940s S T and Pauline Falk Apartments building houses four restored units, including this multi-level penthouse with midcentury modern plywood ceilings and built-in mahogany cabinets. The hillside Silver Lake property has views of downtown Los Angeles, and each of the units has its own outdoor space via patios and terraces. Get a closer look at the California property. 

Erdman House by Lutah Maria Riggs in Montecito, US

Photography: David Palermo

4 bedrooms; 8,743 sq ft; $7.5m via Compass
Architect Lutah Maria Riggs’s 1958 Erdman House is on the market for the first time in 50 years. The modernist home sits on four acres in the Birnman Woods area of Montecito, with views of the Santa Ynez mountains and the ocean. The Santa Barbara County property has floor-to-ceiling windows and striking landscaped gardens, a courtyard, and a swimming pool. Take a look around the Montecito property.

A pared-back 18th-century apartment in Lisbon, Portugal

Photography: Architecture de Collection

3 bedrooms; 130 sqm; €680,000 via Architecture de Collection
Less is more at this 18th-century Lisbon apartment which has been stripped out to reveal its striking bones. The Portugal property is the handiwork of practice CASCA. The original wooden frame is on show, and soaring ceiling trusses and beams cross every room, exaggerating the volume of the apartment. Take an online property tour. 

Wallis Lake House in Pacific Palms, Australia


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3 bedrooms; 200 sqm; $4.4m via Modern House Co
Wallis Lake House by Matthew Woodward Architecture spills onto the headlands of Seven Mile Beach and backs onto the bush. Timber shutters and floor-to-ceiling glass allow the sunshine and sea breeze to flow through the airy home in Pacific Palms on the Mid-North Coast of Australia’s New South Wales.

Claude Parent’s 1960s concrete house in Bois-le-Roy, France


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5 bedrooms; 435 sqm; €1.25m via Architecture de Collection
This 1960s property by architect Claude Parent backs onto the forest in France’s Bois-le-Roy. A swooping oblique roof crowns the ‘super modernist’ home which was designed for artist Andree Bordeaux Le Pecq and it has large picture windows overlooking its natural surroundings.

A minimalist desert bolthole in Pioneertown, US


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Sleeps 4; from $1,480 per night via Airbnb
Whisper Rock Ranch in California’s Pioneertown has plenty of windows and a wraparound deck for spying local wildlife and stargazing at night. The minimalist Joshua Tree home has a swimming pool and sun deck and is surrounded by 20 acres of rugged desert terrain.

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