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 Ben Affleck’s tri-home estate in Georgia and a secluded dammusi on the island of Pantelleria.
Ben Affleck’s Savannah estate in Georgia, USA
5 bedrooms+; $8.9m via Engel & Volkers
Oscar-winning actor Ben Affleck has put his sprawling 77-acre Hampton Island estate on the market in Georgia, and it comes with a choice of not one, not two, but three homes. Our favourite is the rustic Oyster House, which has cabin-like interiors and a soaring central atrium. Take a snoop around.
Domed ‘moon’ villa on the island of Pantelleria, Italy
3 bedrooms; POA via Dammuso Ishtar
Known as the ‘black pearl’ of the Mediterranean, Pantelleria is famed for its unusual domed homes, including this three-bedroom villa on the fringes of its Scauri district. Dammusi Qamar takes its name from the Arabic word for ‘moon’ and mixes North American and Italian influences across its bright interiors. Find out more about this island retreat.
A Modernist-inspired Moroccan riad near Marrakech
4 bedrooms; from €940 per night via Le Collectionist
Traditional Moroccan architecture gets a Modernist twist inside Villa Agaves. Designed by Belgian architect Quentin Wilbaux – who is best known for his work restoring the Medina’s historic riads – this courtyard home that pays homage to rationalism via its clean lines and geometric forms. Get a closer look.
Clifftop retreat in Victoria, Australia
2 bedrooms; from $249 AUD per night via Airbnb
This Australian bushland retreat was designed by architect Robin Larsen. Clifftop at Hepburn has wooden floors, high beamed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook surrounding nature from every room.
A historic palazzo apartment in Florence, Italy
4 bedrooms; €1.3m via Sothebys Realty Italy
Sitting on the second floor of the historic Palazzo Froussard, this four-bedroom Tuscan apartment overlooks lush Neoclassical Italian gardens below. It’s been completely modernised with skylit ceilings, wooden floors and white walls.
A converted smithy in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark
3 bedrooms, 15.2m DKK via Adam Schnack
Located in the city’s Latin Quarter, this three-bedroom apartment makes the most of its soaring ceilings and industrial features – which include traces of its blacksmithing past. Poured concrete floors, a steel staircase and whitewashed walls complement vast open-plan living spaces. See more.