Welcome to our weekly property digest, where we bring together the best homes for sale and rent across the world. This week, we have an East London factory conversion and a live/work space in Japan’s Kyoto, among our discoveries.

A converted factory  in London, UK

Photography: The Modern House

4 bedrooms; 1,144 sq ft; £950,000 via The Modern House
Studio P has modified this live/work unit near London Fields, neatly dividing its open floor plan via custom steel partitions. Industrial features include a double-height mono-pitched roof with skylights, exposed brick and concrete throughout, as well as pipework and rugged steel trusses. Get a closer look.

An art deco loft in Manhattan, US

Photography: Corcoran

1 bedroom; 531 sq ft; $350k via Corcoran
This former artist’s studio has a quirky space-maximising, split-level layout and st sits within the 27-storey art deco skyscraper, the Master Apartments, in the Upper West Side. Take an online tour of the quirky NYC property.

A renovation challenge in Colchester, UK

Photography: Unique Property Company

5 bedrooms; 3,000 sq ft; £750,000 via Unique Property Company
This Grade II-listed coach house on the banks of the River Colne in Colchester is a total renovation challenge. The idyllic countryside building comes with planning permission to refurbish it as a 3,000 sq ft home and has been stripped back to its bones. See inside. 

ŠA Atelier’s glass-and-steel 019 Cabin in Lithuania

Photography: Vaidotas Darulis

1 bedroom; 23 sqm; POA direct
Lithuanian practice ŠA Atelier designed this made-to-order cabin which can be installed in most kinds of terrain, with minimal damage to the landscape. The architectural pavilion is built from glass and steel and delivered in four parts which can be assembled onsite.  Peek inside the prefab property.

A live/work space in Kyoto, Japan

1 bedroom; 60.8 million yen via Hachise
This live/work space in Kyoto’s Sanchengo neighbourhood sits across two floors in a renovated machiya. Exposed timber beams and columns are on display throughout the Japanese home which doubles as a studio.

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