Welcome to our weekend property digest, where we bring together the best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. Among this week’s discoveries is a duo of architects’ homes and a renovated townhouse for rent in Bergen.

Octagonal barn home in New York State, USA

Octagonal barn home hits the market in New York State for $1.275m
Via Houlihan Lawrence

2 bedrooms; $1.275m via Houlihan Lawrence
Architectural designer Angela Patterson built this unusual octagonal ‘loft barn’ as her own home in 2014. Eschewing the usual rustic aesthetic, the 2,200 sq ft property features a white-washed open plan interior capped by a cupola roof, and a floating fireplace. See more.

Baltic Sea retreat on Denmark’s Isle on Møn

Holiday home of the week: an architect’s island retreat in Denmark
Photography: A Gatzke

3 bedrooms; from €800 per week via Holiday Architecture
This simple black cabin was designed by German architect Jan Henrik Jansen as his own rural retreat on the Isle of Møn in Denmark. Surrounded by grassland, a stone’s throw from Råbylille beach, the timber structure has large glass doors instead of windows and its interiors mirror the colour palette of the island’s chalky cliffs and stone beaches. Take a closer look.

Renovated Bergen Townhouse in Norway

Bergen townhouse renovated by architect Todd Saunders is for rent
Courtesy of Saunders Architecture

2 bedrooms; £145 per night via Airbnb
Canadian architect Todd Saunders renovated this 18th-century townhouse in his adopted city of Bergen, reimagining its storied bones as a minimalist city pad. It features white walls and pale wooden floors, as well as bespoke touches such as floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a handcrafted kitchen. Peek inside.

McComb House in New York State, USA

Via Klemm Real Estate

4 bedrooms; $849,000 via Klemm Real Estate
McComb House has a ‘binuclear’ layouts, which divides the four-bedroom home into two wings. It’s classic Breuer, but more unusually it is spread across multiple levels that accommodate the sloping land it’s built onto. McComb House is one of just three East Coast Breuer homes on the market right now – scope them out.

Scandi barn conversion in Sweden’s Österlen

Courtesy Fastighetsbyran

4 bedrooms; SEK 5.995m via Fastighetsbyrån
Surprising volumes await inside this Österlen property, created from a pair of dilapidated barns. Its centrepiece is the white-washed living room and kitchen, with a soaring vaulted ceiling and rustic timber beams. Explore its cavernous spaces.

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