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 brutalist tiny home that opens up to its surroundings and a colourful fixer-upper in the Swedish capital.

Restoration challenge in Stockholm, Sweden

6 rooms; 20.9m SEK via Lagerlings
It can be daunting taking on a property in need of renovation – that’s why agent Lagerlings has drawn upon Farrow & Ball’s colour inspiration kit to kickstart ideas for this Östermalm loft. The 19th-century lateral loft retains original features including parquet flooring, a traditional tiled stove and ornate mouldings. Get a closer look.

Converted marble workshop in Milan, Italy

Milan aparment for rent via Airbnb converted convent
Via Airbnb

1 bedroom; from €135 per night via Airbnb
A wrought-iron spiral staircase leads up to the sun-drenched bedroom of this apartment inside a converted marble workshop in Milan. Its soaring ceilings have been left open, while double doors lead to a pretty, vine-covered courtyard where you can read the morning papers over an espresso. See what other Milan rental apartments we’ve discovered this week.

Xander Spronken’s holiday retreat in Les Usères, Spain

Holiday home of the week: artist Xander Spronken’s Spanish retreat
Via BoutiqueHomes

2 bedrooms; from 349 per night via BoutiqueHomes
Conceived as a ‘liveable sculpture’, this Spanish holiday villa was designed by Dutch artist Xander Spronken as his private hideaway in the Les Usères countryside. Colossal concrete pillars greet visitors to the estate, which is surrounded by orchards of olive and almond trees. Take a tour.

Bushwick bolthole in New York, USA


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1 bedroom; $80 per night via The Funky Loft and Airbnb
The eagle-eyed might recognise this instagrammable Brooklyn loft, which has featured in a number of fashion shoots and magazines. The Bushwick bolthole has raftered ceilings and enormous windows that flood its interiors with light.

Concrete APH80 tiny home, available worldwide


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1 bedroom; from €42k via Abaton Arquitectura
Tiny home living gets the Brutalist treatment with the APH80 cabin. Made with cement wood board panelling, the hut is big enough for two people and comprises three rooms. Exteriors fold out to give instant access to the cabin’s surrounds.

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