Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. Among our discoveries week, we have a light-filled loft in Paris and a concrete oasis in the Californian desert.

A concrete oasis in Joshua Tree

Image: Urban Architectural Space Group

2 bedrooms; 1,600 sq ft; $1.75m via Compass
Currently under construction, this neo-Brutalist retreat designed by URBARC with KUD Properties sits within five acres of California’s Mojave Desert. El Cemento Uno’s desert minimalist design offers uninterrupted views from floor-to-ceiling windows. The property is energy-efficient, earthquake-resistant, and fireproof. See inside.

A Grade II-listed manor near Bath

Photography: Inigo

9 bedrooms; 9,500 sq ft; £4m via Inigo
A tree-lined driveway leads up to the impressive 18th-century Shaw House in Wiltshire, UK. The Grade II-listed manor looks period-perfect on the outside but has been cleverly reimagined on the inside, where interiors bridge the 18th, 19th and 21st centuries. All the principal rooms have open fireplaces, dark hardwood floors and cornices. Explore the expansive property.

A renovation opportunity in Paris

3 bedrooms; 197 sqm; €1.55m via Espaces Atypiques
This Paris loft in the 13th arrondissement, near the city’s Butte aux Cailles district, is ripe for renovation. The light-filled property has 11-metre ceilings, a glass roof and a painted fresco.

An architect’s midcentury modern house in Sydney

4 bedrooms; $2.7m via Richardson and Wrench
Architect Bill Lucas designed this midcentury modern home in Sydney’s leafy Castlecrag suburb for his own family in 1957. The Glasshouse was envisioned as a refuge within nature, with walls of glass blurring the lines between outside and in.

A light-filled home in the Hollywood Hills

3 bedrooms; 2,310 sq ft; $2.395m via Coldwell Banker
This midcentury-style home in the Hollywood Hills has double-height ceilings, original Frank Lloyd Wright windows, a Noguchi moon pendant light, and a loft library. Flooded with natural light, the Los Angeles property has ample outdoor space for entertaining, with a barbecue and plunge pool.

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