Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we have a 16th-century Puglian farmhouse and a midcentury modern home in Christchurch among our discoveries.

Woolland House in Blandford Forum, UK


7 bedrooms; 5,697 sq ft; £4.95m via The Modern House
The UK’s Woolland House sits within 17 acres of private gardens, meadows, and lakes in Dorset, in an protected area of outstanding beauty. In addition to the main home it has artists’ studios, a coach house, a cottage, and a glasshouse.

Fletcher House in Christchurch, New Zealand


4 bedrooms; 315 sqm; POA direct
New Zealand’s Fletcher House was designed by Hall & Mackenzie Architects in 1963. Its midcentury modern design was inspired by Japanese elements and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian homes. The post-and-beam Christchurch property has an open-plan layout and expanses of opening glass which allow light to flow through, as well as expanses of natural wood.

Trulli Pugliesi in Puglia, Italy

3 bedrooms; 100 sqm; €550,000 via Fantastic Frank
All-white Trulli Pugliesi in Puglia’s Castellana Grotte dates back to the 16th century. The Apulian trullo or conical home was revived after being abandoned for decades and is surrounded by ancient olive groves, with a swimming pool, patio and oak trees in its picturesque grounds.

A Grade-II listed townhouse in London, UK


4 bedrooms; 1,723 sq ft; £1.925m via The Modern House
This Grade-II listed townhouse in South East London was restored by Mosley and Mann architects. The rustic Bermondsey Street home dates from 1729 and has been recently renovated by the practice with many of its original Georgian features remaining intact. It has two private roof terraces with views of The Shard.

An A-frame Eichler in California, US

Photography: Michael McInerney for Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty

5 bedrooms; 1,942 sq ft; $1.8m via Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty
This updated Eichler in California’s Lucas Valley is arranged around a plant-filled courtyard. The double A-frame has green views from every room. The midcentury property has a soaring atrium, complete with a stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and glass doors overlooking a solar-heated swimming pool. Much of its Eichler style remains thanks to natural stone, wood, and period fixtures. See inside the California property. 

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