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 a restored midcentury cabin on the California coast and a Croatian cottage with countryside views.

A midcentury fixer-upper near New York, USA

A midcentury renovation challenge near NYC lists for $469k
Via Sotheby’s International Realty

2 bedrooms; $469,000 via Sotheby’s International Realty
You can get your hands dirty fixing up this midcentury modern property, just 40 mins north of Manhattan. The 1950s home has been partially gutted, and is on the market ‘as is’. Original features include cherry and teak panelled walls, concrete floors and huge windows overlooking the Hudson River. Look around.

Restored Sea Ranch cabin in California, USA

Restored cabin by Joseph Esherick comes up for rent in California’s Sea Ranch
Photography: Drew Kelly

2 bedrooms; $240 per night via Home Away
Architect Joseph Esherick built this simple 1968 cabin in California’s Sea Ranch community as a demonstration home. It originally had no interior walls, but it’s been updated for 21st century living by Oakland practice Framestudio who’s introduced internal partitions and given its midcentury bones a bit of a spruce. Get a closer look.

Painter’s studio in Nacka, Sweden

5.5 bedrooms; 14m SEK via Svenska Maklarhuset
It’s all about the light inside this Nacka home, commissioned by Swedish landscape painter Richard Bergh as his live/work space. The Swedish property is capped by a soaring studio space filled with natural northern light, while original turn-of-the-century details have been preserved throughout. Take a closer look.

A Croatian countryside retreat

3 bedrooms; €1,942 per week via Scott Williams
Villa Angelo sits on a hillside above the village of Motovun, on Croatia’s Istria peninsula. The historic holiday home was originally the town’s customs house and has been slowly updated over the last 30 years as a private home. It features stone walls, raftered ceilings and a dramatic infinity pool. See inside.

Sydney Harbour hideaway, Australia

4 bedrooms; $2.75m via BresicWhitney
This unusual 200 sqm dockside house is encased in glass on the Balmain peninsula of Sydney Harbour. Interiors are bright and white, with warm wooden floors.

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