1 Petre Island, Carmel, Putnam County, New York, US, $12.099m

Where On Lake Mahopac, near the small town of Carmel. JFK airport is 60 miles away.

What A private island with two modernist homes: a 1950s guest house and a four-bedroom main residence. There is an additional tea house, a beach, dock and helipad.

Why The two houses on the island were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the American architect celebrated for his “organic” building philosophy.

Who Douglas Elliman, tel +1 914 572 7395

Bendinat, Calvià, Mallorca, Spain, €16.5m

Where A short walk from the sea in Bendinat, a village on the west coast of Mallorca. Palma de Mallorca airport is about 20 minutes by car.

What A contemporary villa with six ensuite bedrooms, two living and dining areas and wooden decked terraces. Outside is a 30-metre lap pool, a guest apartment and a Mediterranean garden.

Why The villa was designed by John Pawson, the British architect known for his minimalist aesthetic.

Who Engel & Völkers, tel +34 971 67 68 36

Bourton Manor, Bourton, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK, £1.695m

Where In Shropshire’s Corvedale on the edge of the village of Bourton. Shrewsbury is a 30-minute drive and Birmingham airport is about an hour away.

What A Grade II-listed house and two self-contained apartments, with eight bedrooms in total. Five acres of grounds contain outbuildings, a paddock, an arboretum and gardens with topiary hedging.

Why The house was designed by the Scottish architect Norman Shaw, and drawings of Bourton Manor are held by the Royal Academy.

Who Savills, tel +44 1952 239 500

Boulevard Suchet, Paris, France, €6.5m

Where Near the Bois de Boulogne in the 16th arrondissement in west Paris. Charles de Gaulle airport is about 30 minutes by car.

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What A 500 sq metre apartment on three levels with eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms and multiple reception rooms. Some renovation is required.

Why The building was designed by architect Jean Walter between 1929 and 1931 in the Art Deco style.

Who Vingt Paris, tel +33 6 33 91 38 66

100 East 53rd Street, Midtown East, Manhattan, New York City, US, $9.3m

Where Off Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, close to Fifth Avenue and Central Park. JFK airport is 15 miles away.

What A two-bedroom apartment with 10ft-high ceilings and access to amenities, including a 60ft pool, library, restaurants and concierge.

Why The apartment is in a skyscraper designed by Foster + Partners. It features concrete ceilings, columns and walls and diamond-polished concrete floors.

Who Compass, tel +1 646 375 1932

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