We love a renovation challenge, and this cabinetmaker’s workshop ticks all the right boxes with its soaring volume, skylit windows and location at the heart of Grasse, near the French Riviera.
The Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur property dates from 1833, and it’s seen several uses over the centuries, having housed an old mill, industrial manufacturing facilities and a carpentry workshop. Its next chapter could be conversion into a home or live/work space.
Espaces Atypique is selling the Grasse atelier for €750,000. The hilltop town is halfway between the coast and the Alps. It is best known for its traditional perfume industry and offering a slower pace of living than its famous neighbours, Cannes and Antibes.
From the pictures, it’ll take a lot of elbow grease to transform the 1000 sq m building into a home or live/work space, but underpinning its adaptive reuse are fantastic bones.
Ceilings are up to four-metre-high ceilings, with dressed beams and spindles that imbue the space with character. The floor has several smaller rooms, which could be reconfigured (subject to planning).