Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. Among this week’s discoveries is the US woodland home of the ‘father of graphic design’ and a restored Mallorcan palazzo that doubles as a private gallery.

An art collector’s palazzo in Felanitx, Mallorca

2 bedrooms; €1.25m via Fantastic Frank

Everything’s for sale inside this restored Mallorcan palazzo, including the furniture and abstract sculptures that dot its grounds. The historic manse was once a bodega before it was converted into a two-bedroom, gallery-like home. It currently houses the largest private collection of works by [Polish] artist Ralf Majewska, according to the agent. Take a closer look.

Paul Rand’s Modernist home in Connecticut, USA

Graphic designer Paul Rand’s Connecticut home is for sale
Via William Pitt / Sotheby’s International Realty

3 bedrooms; $895,000 via William Pitt / Sotheby’s International Realty
The father of graphic design designed this slick midcentury property with his first wife, architect Ann Binkley, who studied alongside Mies van der Rohe. The Connecticut property pairs vast glass windows with fieldstone feature walls, and the interiors come with built-in plywood storage. An added bonus is the couple’s studio, which overlooks gardens and surrounding woodlands. Explore the landmark home.

Converted monastery apartment in Salerno, Italy

Holiday home of the week: a contemporary apartment in a old Italian monastery
Photography: Carley Rudd for @theperfecthideaway

1+ bedroom; from $350 per night via The Perfect Hideaway
Old bones have been given a new lease of life at his Italian rental property. Once a monastery for the order of Benedictine Olivetan monks, Trotula Charming House has been overhauled by practice Architects at Work, who have repaired its historic frescoes and plasterwork. 

Bioscleave House in East Hampton, USA

Biocleave life-span extending house by Arakawa and Madeline Gins in East Hampton
Via Brown Harris Stevens

4 bedrooms; $2.495m Via Brown Harris Stevens
This sculptural home by artists-turned-designers Arakawa and Madeline Gins is designed to defy the aging process. As well as being a riot of colours – 52 shades to be exact – its interiors have bobbled floors with mini hills and a sunken living room. These madcap features are designed to stimulate the aging body, extending its life-span and injecting fun into everyday living. Take a spin around its rooms.

Midcentury modern home in Sydney, Australia

4 bedrooms; POA via Modern House
This rare Pettit + Sevitt midcentury modern house is surrounded by greenery in Wahroonga. It was designed by Ken Woolley and was the largest and most expensive P+S model available during the 1960s, so only a handful were ever built.

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