Photography: Aucoot

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 tropical modernist home in the Costa Rican jungle and a minimalist beach home in California among our discoveries.

A ‘floating’ house in Costa Rica

Courtesy Studio Saxe

4 bedrooms; 964 sqm; $3.295m via Andaluz
Studio Saxe designed this modern jungle home on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. The neo-brutalist Atrium House appears to float above the trees between the ocean and mountains thanks to its staggered design, which puts shared living spaces at canopy level. Its bioclimatic design minimises energy consumption and glass walls open full to allow airflow. Palm tree gardens surround the pool below. Take an armchair tour.

A minimalist Manhattan Beach home in California

Photography: Manolo Langis

4 bedrooms; $3.99m via eXp Realty of California
Los Angeles designer Mandy Graham refreshed the interiors of this 1987 Manhattan Beach home, taking inspiration from its geometric facade. Graham introduced wide arches and curvature inside the minimalist home – a nod to its postmodern heritage – daubing its spaces in white to add a flourish of modernity. Get a closer look.

Grade II-listed Ferrum House in Hertfordshire

4 bedrooms; 3,200 sq ft; £2.5m via The Modern House
Grade II-listed Ferrum House in Hertfordshire was designed by British architect Jack Bonnington and completed in 1964. The 3,200-sq-ft Harpenden home was inspired by the stark designs of Mies van der Rohe. Walls of glass line the modernist building’s facade which is enveloped in greenery.

A Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse in Margate

7 bedrooms; 3,689 sq ft; £875,000 via Aucoot
This Grade II-listed townhouse in the UK’s Margate is an adaptable live/work space by the sea. The seven-bedroom home currently comprises a photography studio, home library, audio room and three bedrooms offering plenty of work from home options for its new custodians. The Georgian property is positioned in Margate’s town centre and is a short walk to the beach.

A colossal concrete home in Sydney

5 bedrooms; POA via Christie’s International Real Estate
Local architecture practice Terroir designed this colossal concrete home in Sydney’s Castle Cove. Sharp concrete and steel lines are designed to cut through the landscape  in the distance – and 5,000 sq m of cultivated gardens. Geometry carries over into the interiors designed by Pascale Gomes-McNabb.

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