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 Sicilian masseria and an award-winning Austin home built around a tree.

An artist’s Tuscan hangar, Italy

Via Le Collectionist

2 bedrooms; from €272 per night via Le Collectionist
This industrial hangar started life as a ceramics factory before Austrian sculptor Reinhold Traxl turned it into his atelier and studio. Villa Monteli is now a holiday home, and the Siena property features huge glass openings and vast open living spaces. Take a closer look.

‘Hurricane proof’ Charleston dome, USA

Eye of the Storm home for sale in Charleston
Courtesy Michael Royal / Pareto Group

3 bedrooms; $4.995m via Michael Royal of Pareto Real Estate
Eye of the Storm was built following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and the monolithic dwelling has no roof, reducing its chances of being destroyed by storms. Its all-white interiors follow organic curves and were inspired by a shell. See inside the dome home.

Gallery apartment in Victoria

Unusual London home for sale
Via Savills

2-3 bedrooms;£7.45m, via Savills
Art collectors will appreciate the gallery-like walls of this London property. Its living room has soaring 5-metre-high ceilings and rotating walls so the space can be reconfigured. The apartment sits inside a former postal sorting office, renovated by designer Alessandro Cajrati Crivelli in 2009. Its features in our edit of the most unusual London homes on the market right now.

Sicilian villa with Mount Etna views, Italy

12 bedrooms; €9,500 per week via Sicily Luxury Villas
Sitting amid formal gardens and with views of Mount Etna and the Mediterranean, this 17th-century Italian masseria has been reborn as a rural retreat. Close to Syracuse, it sleeps 24 people so you can bring all your friends.

An award-winning Austin home, USA

South 5th Residence - a property for sale in Austin, Texas
Photography: Casey Dunn

3 bedrooms; $1.895m via Moreland Properties
Hailed as ‘one of North America’s best new buildings’, this three-bedroom Texan home was designed by Alterstudio and wraps around a tree. Concrete, steel and stucco contrast millwork and glass across the 3,029 sq ft dwelling, but the real scene-stealer is its glass living room, which hovers above an escarpment. Take a look inside.

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