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 perfectly packaged Barcelona bolthole and an eco retreat in Marfa, Texas.

A light-filled loft in Barcelona, Spain


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1 bedroom; €630,000, via Sotheby’s International Realty
Another home with industrial charm, this one-bedroom loft sits near Plaza Catalunya. On the ground floor is a large living and dining room, with a fireplace. Above this is the bedroom and bathroom.

Björk’s penthouse in New York, USA

Bjork's Brooklyn apartment is for sale
Photography: Virtually Staged / Douglas Elliman

4 bedrooms; $9m via Douglas Elliman
Don’t be fooled by the pink bedroom inside Björk’s Brooklyn penthouse… despite the musician’s penchant for outlandish outfits and artworks, her home is remarkably traditional. Take a look around the 3,000 sq ft property, which comes with a wraparound terrace.

A 16th-century home in Umbria, Italy


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5 bedrooms; from €360 per night, via Kid & Coe
Imagine wallowing in the copper bath at this 16th century home in the Umbrian countryside. The house overlooks rolling hills and comes with a large kitchen for family feasts, and a swimming pool.

Eco retreat near Marfa, Texas, USA

Solar holiday home to rent near Marfa, Texas
Via Airbnb

2 bedrooms; from $481 per night, via Airbnb
Sheltered by an enormous overarching metal roof, this off-grid eco retreat is a quiet refuge for exploring the art hub of Marfa, made famous by Donald Judd. ‘We tried to pull in the desert, right up to the edge,’ says owner Michael Barnard, who built the property. ‘It’s the last of the untouched world.’ See more.

Converted wallpaper warehouse in Paris, France

Paris property for sale
Via Espaces Atypiques

3 bedrooms; €2.8m via Espaces Atypiques
At the heart of this Paris property is a double-height living room, capped by a large skylight that floods the space with light. The industrial character of the building has been preserved in the three-bedroom home, which sits close to the Marché Saint-Martin in the 10th arrondissement. Take a tour.

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