The Ranch - part of Dovecote estate in NSW

Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. This week, we bring you an architect’s minimalist Ghent home and a slice of 1970s modernism in Toronto…

Blake Millar-designed modernist home in Toronto, Canada

Blake Miller-designed modernist home hits the market near Toronto
Photography: Larry Arnal

4 bedrooms; $5.8m via realtor Anna Vujovic for $5.8m CAD

This homage to Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Falling Water was built in 1973 and enjoys leafy views over a ravine and creek. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls run throughout to capture the views, combined with timber panelling and skylit ceilings. Peek inside.

Columbia Falls treehouse in Montana, USA

 

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Sleeps 4; £313 per night via Airbnb
This secluded Montana treehouse is surrounded by its own private forest – and is within a 30-minute drive of Glacier National Park.

Architect Glenn Sestig’s private home in Ghent, Belgium

Photography: Jean-Pierre Gabriel

This Raoul Van Houtte-designed modernist home dates back to 1937 and was later divided into individual apartments. Architect Glenn Sestig reunited the building in 2005 as his private residence, filled with minimalist finishes and earthy tones. Take a look around.

Dovecote ranch in New South Wales, Australia

Via Dovecote

It won praise when it was completed in late 2017 and now this Atelier Andy Carson-designed villa is available to rent. The Ranch evokes the form of a simple agricultural shed but its corrugated exterior belies slick modern interiors which feature concrete floors, wrapped timber walls and ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass. See more.

Art lover’s retreat in Sicily, Italy

 

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5 bedrooms; from €8,500 per week
Architect Jacques Garcia rescued this antiques-filled Sicilian estate from ruin and is slowly converting its remaining agricultural buildings into holiday villas. This one features eclectic antique furniture and artworks that have been pulled from his personal collection, including carved stone columns and a chunk of mosaic floor from Pompeii.

Read next: Snap up a house in this Italian town for as little as €1

Betty is the Editor of The Spaces.

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