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 minimalist French villa in Soulac-sur-Mer and a nature photographer’s hideaway in Montana among our discoveries.

A minimalist villa in Soulac-sur-Mer, France

5 bedrooms; 220 sqm; €1.768m via Architecture de Collection
Architect Nicolas Dahan designed this timber and glass villa in France. The Soulac-sur-Mer holiday home, which is close to the ocean and the Côte d’Argent beaches, backs onto Landes forest. The coastal retreat has been designed to maximise views of the surrounding landscape with walls of glass that open onto 4000-sqm of pine trees.

A nature photographer’s hideaway in Montana, US

3 bedrooms; 2,600 sq ft; from $550 per night via BoutiqueHomes
Enormous cathedral windows overlook the snow at this mountain retreat. The Nooq is a nature photographer’s hideaway on the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana. Built by creative couple and photographer owners as an escape from the city, guests can cosy up by the fire or ski from the front door. The Montana holiday home is a ten minute drive from Whitefish town and half an hour from Glacier National Park.

A rustic countryside cabin in Victoria, Australia

2 bedrooms; 1,700 sqm; POA via McQueen Broadhurst Real Estate
This minimalist cabin sits on the Loddon River in Australia’s Victoria. The rustic timber hut in the historic goldfields village of Vaughan has a veranda and outdoor bathtub overlooking landscaped gardens and countryside views. Interiors are Scandi-inspired with whitewashed timber flooring, exposed beams and white cabinetry. The riverside home is ninety minutes drive from Melbourne and is being sold as a private retreat or holiday home.

A converted workshop in London, UK

1 bedroom; 1, 447 sq ft; £950,000 via Unique Property Company
This former joinery in London’s North Clapham dates back to the 1880s. The converted workshop was renovated in the 90s and has since been used as an office, a yoga studio and a recording studio. Brick walls are painted white inside the split level open plan London property and it has exposed timber beams, skylights and timber flooring.

A rural retreat in Algarve, Portugal

3 bedrooms; 250 sqm; POA direct
Revived rural Portuguese retreat Casa Agostos is surrounded by olive trees in the Algarve hinterland. Large glass windows and doors open onto the garden and a 15 metre infinity pool overlooks the countryside at the Portugal holiday home. The minimalist villa has pared-back interiors with concrete flooring. Potential owners can try before they buy with the villa currently offered as a short-term rental.

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