Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for rent and sale across the world. Among our discoveries are a whimsical Portuguese mansion and a modernist Californian home built around a garden room.

Midcentury home in California, US

Via Nate Cole, Unique California Property

4 bedrooms; $1.68m via Unique California Property
This Californian home by architect R Van Buren Livingston has a soaring garden room with floor-to-ceiling glass and leafy views. The Brittain-Wachs Residence was built in 1948 for housebuilder Harry Brittain and has changed hands only once since then, retaining its time capsule midcentury style. Get a closer look.

Restored Huguenot townhouse in London, UK

4 bedrooms; £4,750,000 via The Modern House
Architect Chris Dyson restored this  Georgian townhouse in east London’s Spitalfields. White-walled gallery living meets Huguenot design inside the Grade II-listed building which includes a shopfront and a self-contained studio apartment. See more.

Fairytale country mansion in Torre Novas, Portugal

Via Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty

20 bedrooms; POA via Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty
This Portuguese country house looks like it is lifted from the pages of a fairytale. Quinta do Marquês perches on a hill in the Torre Novas area and fuses 19th and 20th-century styles. Take a look around the mansion.

Brutalist holiday home in Oaxaca, Mexico


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Sleeps 10; from $500 per night via BoutiqueHomes
Venezuelan architect Alberto Calleja designed this holiday home in Mexico’s Oaxaca, combining brutalist architecture with traditional local craftsmanship. The series of concrete structures sit on the Pacific Ocean.

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