Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we have an architect’s 1970s home in Auckland and a rustic island villa among our discoveries.

The Sang House in Auckland

The Auckland property that award-winning architect Ron Sang designed for his family in the 1970s has come up for sale a month after his death – and it’s expected to smash sale prices for the area.
Courtesy of Graham Wall Real Estate

4 bedrooms; 309 sqm; POA via Wall Real Estate
Award-winning local architect Ron Sang designed this 1970s home in New Zealand’s north island for his family. The Auckland property’s interiors are still intact and have been polished by the home’s current owners, who referenced magazines from the era to restore its rooms. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls allow for plenty of natural light and are enveloped in lush greenery outside. Take a tour.

A Danish antique trader’s farm conversion in Zealand

Courtesy of Adam Schnack

10 rooms; 275 sqm; 19m DKK via Adam Schnack
Danish mansion Egholm Møllegård is a cabinet of curiosities set on the bucolic island of Zealand. The farm dates from 1877 and it currently belongs to an antique trader who has filled the neo-classical property with furniture and oddities and has refashioned its ornamental gardens with a picturesque lake and greenhouse. There’s ample opportunity to turn the country house into a boutique retreat or live/work space. Tour the grounds.

An Australian modernist bush home in Sydney

5 bedrooms; POA via Sydney Country Living
Architect Jim Bryant designed this modernist property in the Australian bush as his own retreat. Built in the 1960s, the modernist home backs onto a creek with waterfalls and is surrounded by five acres of land. The Sydney property is wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass and has bi-folding doors that lead outside to the swimming pool and bushland beyond.

A church tower conversion in London

3 bedrooms; 1,890 sq ft; £3.75m via The Modern House
Sir Christopher Wren designed this Grade I-listed building in London which dates back to 1687. Dubbed The Church Tower, the Baroque-style English building was converted into an eight-floor home by architect Boyarsky Murphy and is set behind a 150ft-high historic facade.

A rustic island villa in Hornbæk

6 rooms; 194 sqm; 9m DKK via Adam Schnack
Dating from 1910, this rustic Danish villa is a series of light-filled connecting spaces on the island of Sjælland, a few hundred metres from the water. The Hornbæk home has pared-back interiors with exposed timber beamed ceilings, concrete flooring, skylights, and plenty of windows. The living spaces open onto various outdoor spaces including a courtyard, garden, and covered patio.

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