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 ‘Zig-zag’ house by Le Corbusier’ in Bordeaux and a minimalist loft in Antwerp among our discoveries.

A mirrored cabin in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Casa Etérea is a mirrored cabin on the slopes of a volcano in Mexico
Photography: Prashant Ashoka

Sleeps 2; from £358 per night direct
Designer Prashant Ashoka designed this mirrored cabin on the slopes of a volcano in Mexico’s central highlands, on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende. Casa Etérea is wrapped in a reflective facade that immerses guests in its natural surroundings. Take a look around. 

Le Corbusier’s ‘Zig-zag’ house in Bordeaux, France

Photography: Architecture de Collection

2 bedrooms; 85 sqm; €472k via Architecture de Collection
Named for its cast concrete zig-zag staircase, this Le Corbusier-designed home in Pessac on the outskirts of Bordeaux is part of a purpose-built garden city master-planned by the architect in 1926.  It’s been gently modernised but still has most of Le Corb’s design ideas intact, including open-plan levels. Get a closer look.

A minimalist showroom loft in Antwerp, Belgium

Photography: ©bobreijnders

Sleeps 2; 114 sqm; €360,500 via Trevi Group or €149 per night via Airbnb
Everything is for sale at this minimalist loft in Antwerp, including the property itself. Belgian designer Guillaume Van Durme curates the shoppable Airbnb with modernist design pieces by the likes of Michel Ducaroy. Take an online tour.

A live/work apartment in London, UK


3 bedrooms; 2,000 sq ft; £1.3m via The Modern House
This London apartment in a converted industrial building on Bermondsey Street has a garden room that will leave you with green envy. The live/work property was originally designed by architect Lea Katz and has since been renovated by the current owners and local practice Tekne. Midcentury and industrial elements fuse throughout the London home which has exposed brick walls and bi-folding glass doors that separating living spaces.

An architect-designed beach house in Fire Island, US


3 bedrooms; $2.1m via VP Fire Island Pines
Architect Horace Gifford designed this beach house in New York’s Fire Island. The waterfront New York property is on the market for the first time since 1969 and is formed of three pavilions, joined by glass bridges overlooking the beach. Enormous walls of glass open onto a cantilevered deck with views of Great South Bay.

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