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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 country mansion turned wedding venue in Norfolk and a modern bolthole in Barcelona among our discoveries.

An all-pink renovation project in Lyon

5 rooms; €690,000 via Bumper France
This all-pink apartment in Lyon’s Ainay district is ripe for renovation. The second-floor flat has good bones with high ceilings and windows, multiple fireplaces, Versailles parquet flooring, and a courtyard with views of a bell tower and the Paul Couturier Chapel.

An architect’s 1971 home in Kent

4 bedrooms; 2,200 sq ft; £745,000 via The Modern House
Architect Nigel Thorpe designed this modernist home for his family in 1971. The light-filled Kent property is in original condition. The Seabrook Road house in Hythe is arranged across one level with gardens and sun terraces outside and is just a 5-minute walk from the beach.

A desert modernist home in Palm Springs

Photography: Lance Gerber

3 bedrooms; 3,100 sq ft; $6.4m via Compass
This Desert Palisades property was designed by Ray Kappe and completed posthumously for developer Ed Freeman outside Palm Springs in California. Its single-level, cantilever design celebrates the desert landscape, following the topography of its arid site. Midcentury modern style interiors feature structural steel beams, polished concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling glass, and custom teak panelling. See inside. 

A live/work mansion in Norfolk

Photography: Inigo

7 bedrooms; 14,657 sq ft; £4.5m via Inigo
Narborough Hall is a Grade II-listed country home outside of Norfolk whose history spans 500 years. The mansion sits on 79 acres of private parkland, including gardens, ancient woodland and grazing paddocks in the Valley of the River Nar in East Anglia. The main house is a family home while the outbuildings – including a large barn with a swimming pool – and two annexes host events, a floristry studio and office spaces. Take an armchair tour.

A minimalist apartment in Barcelona

Photography: Fantastic Frank

2 bedrooms; 86 sqm; €525,000 via Fantastic Frank
This minimalist apartment sits inside a modernist building in Barcelona’s Poblenou neighbourhood. Recently renovated by a Dutch interior designer, the city bolthole combines old with new via geometric tiles, bespoke cabinetry, 3-metre-high beamed ceilings, and a balcony with street views. Get a closer look.

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