1960s Foggo & Thomas home in London Photography: The Modern House

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 geometric cabin in the woods and a picturesque farm estate in the Tramuntana mountains.

Ex of In House by Steven Holl in New York State, USA

Exterior of In House by Steven Holl
Sleeps five, from £217 per night via Airbnb
An orb-shaped entrance leads into a cavernous woodland retreat designed by US architect Steven Holl. The New York vacation rental was built in 2016 and has a bold geometric shape, kitted out with plywood interiors, concert floors and eco-features including solar panels and geothermal heating. It’s among our fresh crop of architect-designed homes you can rent.

A cocooning modernist home in London, UK

3 bedrooms; £1.495m via The Modern House
Thriller-fans might recognise this 1960s Foggo & Thomas designed London home, which starred in the 2016 adaptation of John Le Carre’s ‘Our Kind of Traitor’. Thanks to its timber ceilings, cosy woodburning stove and quiet garden plot, it feels like a cabin in the countryside and its midcentury-loving owners have preserved most of its original features.

Sprawling farm with rental potential in Gotland, Sweden

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3 950 000 SEK via Fastighetsbyran
Looking for life-changing rural idyll? This Gotland farmhouse comes with 19.5 hectares of land, a barn and a greenhouse. A circus wagon is also included and is used as guest accommodation – or a potential short-term holiday let.

A 550-acre Pollensa estate in Mallorca

Mountainside Mallorcan finca with 550 acres of olive groves and acorn forest hits the market
Photography: Engel Völkers

7 bedrooms+; €9.95m via Engel & Völkers
Nestled in the Tramuntana mountains on a 550-acre estate made up of olive groves and woodlands is this rustic finca. Rooms inside the island home feature flagstone floors, beamed ceilings and stone walls.  A garage, barn and a number of outbuildings also offer room to expand into…

A cobbled mews in London, UK


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3 bedrooms; £3.25m via The Modernhouse
This 1,950 sq ft London home has concrete flooring, high-vaulted ceilings, bare-plastered walls and French windows that open onto a private high walled garden.

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