The Old Manor. Courtesy Inigo

Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent worldwide. This week, we have a Bauhaus bungalow near Frankfurt and a fisherman’s cottage in Cornwall, among our discoveries.

A Victorian cottage inside an 80s shell in Toronto

Photography: Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

3 bedrooms; 2,817 sq ft; $3.195m via Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Designed by Michael Hatch, this Toronto property hides a historic secret – there’s a gardener’s cottage from the 1860s inside its living room. Hatch built the new structure around it in 1982, using the cottage’s red brick facade as a striking architectural feature in the living room. Take a tour.

A ‘treehouse’ beach home in Santa Monica

Photography: Deasy Penner Podley

5 bedrooms; 2,369 sq ft; $3.8m via Deasy Penner Podley
LA architect Thane Roberts designed this Santa Monica beach home in 1981 to maximise the natural light. A piece of ‘evotecture’, it has a wood-clad exterior and timber structure which is reminiscent of an oversized treehouse, helped by the greenery that surrounds the windows. The Santa Monica property has been updated since then and boasts a studio space with ocean views. Get a closer look.

A Bauhaus-style bungalow near Frankfurt

Photography: Gregor Zoyzoyla

7 rooms; 236 sqm; €1.6m via Heimburger
Architect Jan Lippert designed this midcentury property in Germany’s Darmstadt near Frankfurt. The 1964 Bauhaus bungalow is embedded into a sloping grassy site and has volcanic mountain views. Its split-level layout is typical of the era, with towering three-metre-high windows that slide open to the garden. Take an armchair tour.

Cosy fisherman’s cottage in Cornwall

Windows offer views across Mount's Bay
Photography: The Modern House

2 bedrooms; 649 sq ft; £685,000 via The Modern House
This three-storey seafront cottage in Cornwall village of Mousehole has views across Mount’s Bay. The minimalist fisherman’s cottage has been subtly renovated with whitewashed walls and ceilings and slate floors running underfoot across the open ground floor space. The charming Cornwall property is an ideal holiday let, minutes walk from the beach and centre of the village. Take a stroll outside.

The Old Manor in Somerset

7 bedrooms; 4,500 sq ft; £995,000 via Inigo
The opulent Old Manor sits in Somerset’s village of Croscombe, around 20 miles south of Bath and dates from 1460. It was built for the Treasurer of Wells Cathedral, Hugh Sugar, and the Grade I-listed property spans 4,500-sq-ft of plus extensive landscaped gardens.

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