Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we have a minimalist barn conversion in Norfolk and an industrial loft in Paris among our discoveries.

The Long Barn in Norfolk, UK

Photography: The Modern House

5 bedrooms; 5,102 sq ft; £1.45m via The Modern House
Stepping through the doors of The Long Barn, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had entered a modern art gallery. The vast agricultural structure has been transformed into a minimalist home of dramatic scale by Studio Gray
which clad its industrial bones in a black aluminium skin, punctured by large picture windows. The Norfolk property has flowing interior spaces decked out with Italian porcelain tiles and raw plywood cabinetry, and it comes with a double garage and a second space that could be used as a studio or home office. Take an online tour of the Norfolk property. 

An industrial loft in Paris, France

Photography: Patrice Besse

2 bedrooms; 2,400 sq ft; €1.575m via Patrice Besse
This converted foundry loft in Paris is centred around a soaring atrium living space and sits beneath an original factory roof, crossed by a complex metal frame design. The industrial pied-a-terre is located in the capital’s Roquette district and has a tall cylindrical brick chimney and a basement which could be used as an artist’s studio and exhibition space. Get a closer look. 

The Sanctuary in Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty

11 bedrooms; 37.89 acres; $2.74m via Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty
Midcentury modernism, Japanese stylings and sustainable design combine at wellness retreat The Sanctuary. The  Costa Rica property was designed by Entourage actor and environmentalist Perrey Reeves with local studio Luz de piedra as his own private retreat. The jungle home is made up of small timber treehouse-style houses which are enclosed in lush greenery within the Nicoya Peninsula. See inside the modernist retreat. 

A WFH prefab cabin kit, US


115 sq ft; $21,000 direct
Den Outdoors designed this tiny cabin kit as a WFH space, yoga studio or guest house. Measuring just 115 sq-ft, the prefabricated A-Frame cabin can be assembled in 3 days and is available in three exterior finishes. The geometric kit home has a glass front, designed to make owners feel closer to nature.

A restored modernist house in London, UK


3 bedrooms; 814 sq ft; £1.095m via The Modern House
This modernist London home in Harfield Gardens was designed in 1979 by architect Martin Crowley and has recently been restored by local practice Studio Maclean. It wraps around two courtyard gardens and has been given a colourful makeover inside, with new additions like bespoke bright yellow kitchen cabinets.

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