in the midst of a little historic town in Brittany
This disused building is set in the north of Brittany, in the midst of a quiet district in a character town. A TGV train station is within easy walking distance.
The layout is rectangular. The facade features a tall, wide central door, flanked by two windows, on the ground floor. On the first floor, an opening, topped with an old hoist, demonstrates the need at the time to lift large heavy goods directly up from the outside.
Although the outside appears to indicate that the building spans but a single storey under the rafters, this is not the case. Just a few metres from the entrance, a half-floor on a lower level can be reached via a few steps, likewise for a half-floor on a higher level. An office, just inside the entrance to the warehouse, is enhanced with an old fireplace, letting visitors imagine the managers of these premises, installed in the warm, watching over the comings and goings. Still on the right-hand side, above the office, a wooden stairway goes up to the first floor. At the end of the lower half-floor, a door opens on to a porch and a little garden. The latter, completely unoverlooked, is laid to grass and wooded.
The continuous floor surface area is free of any partition walls. The cathedral ceiling makes it possible to appreciate the authentic, period, wooden roofing framework. Old doors set in one of the walls are walled up. They used to provide a link with the neighbouring warehouse, now part of a middle-class home. The flooring between the first and second floors is supported by period steel beams and columns.
Ideal for conversion into a spacious, open-plan flat or for use as an art gallery or exhibition hall, these unusual premises could accommodate numerous projects. Warehouses such as this one, ideal for conversion into novel living space, are very often located in industrial areas unsuitable for private housing or were destroyed prior to the construction of houses, leading to the creation of residential districts. In this case, the authenticity of the premises, set amidst the district’s middle-class homes, has been preserved.
|Land registry surface area||405 m2|
|Main building surface area||585 m2|
Jérôme Masson +33 1 42 84 80 85
NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.