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 200-year-old converted wagon shed in New York and a sprawling train factory loft in Toronto among our discoveries.

A converted barn in the Yorkshire Dales

Photography: The Modern House

5 bedrooms; 2,540 sq ft; £800,000 via The Modern House
A 300-year old ruin has been converted into an idyllic countryside retreat at Wildman’s Barn in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. Originally two stone barns, the structures underwent a top-to-toe transformation to become a modern minimalist home with views of the moors and Peak District mountains in the distance. The Yorkshire property sits on a private three-and-a-half-acre plot comprising paddocks, meadows and kitchen gardens. Take an online tour. 

A converted train factory loft in Toronto

Toronto loft in converted train factory is for sale
Photography: Sage Real Estate

3 bedrooms; 2,500 sq ft; $1.63m via Sage Real Estate
This voluminous Toronto property sits within a converted 20th-century train factory, transformed for new use by Burka Architects in 2008. This is among the largest of the building’s 104 lofts and counts a glass elevator tube, 27-ft-high ceilings, exposed trusses, iron columns and brick, and huge Crittal windows are among the features on offer at the light-drenched space, which is likely to sell for way over the asking price. Get a closer look.

A portable prefab cabin in Portland

Photography: Bivvi Camp

Sleeps 2; from $19,880 direct
Prefab cabin Bivvi Camp is an A-frame style hut that’s delivered fully assembled and ready to move into. Its portable design makes it perfect for remote locations, and the cabin is small enough to load onto a trailer without being collapsed. Triangular picture windows allow views of surrounding scenery, and the cabin’s interiors are lined with either pine or plywood for a chic but hardy finish. See inside. 

A 200-year-old converted wagon shed in New York

Photography: Douglas Elliman

2 bedrooms; $4.5m via DouglasElliman
This one-of-a-kind pre-war Manhattan property has an impressive list of architectural and historic awards to its name. Formerly a wagon shed, it’s located in the West Village and was built by merging two homes into one. Rooms retain their original wooden beams, and there’s a wood-burning fireplace in two of the living spaces, which are particularly stunning. Take an armchair tour. 

A light-filled long-term let in Madrid


4 bedrooms; 473 sqm; €15,000 per month via The Sibarist
Designed by Estudio Morgan, this long-term rental in Madrid’s Almagro neighbourhood has appeared on AD Spain’s pages. The light-filled Madrid property has high ceilings, numerous balconies, a restored patio and original stained glass windows.

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