A symphony of rustic textures awaits inside this Barcelona factory turned townhouse, with classic loft spaces and reclaimed furnishings.
The brick-and-concrete home – on the market via Barcelona & Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty for €1.45m – dates from the 1960s and is located in the Sagrada Família neighbourhood, part of the Eixample district. Its well-preserved interior captures the spirit of the original factory and builds on its sustainable design by bringing in upcycled and salvaged elements.
Inside the living room, colour shines from a patchwork of stained-glass partition panels, including four church windows depicting religious scenes. Skylights cut into the scalloped concrete ceiling above further amplify natural light inside the Barcelona property.
Sharpening the look are dark metal pieces with minimalist lines and a raised concrete fireplace with a metal chimney. They sit among a blue silo structure, metal wall fans, vintage cabinet dressers, and a large, cracked mirror.
Zigzagging to the upper floors is a sturdy steel staircase, giving access to four sparsely decorated bedrooms under steel ceiling beams. There is also a white-tiled utilitarian bathroom with a trough-like sink and a large roof terrace installed with solar panels and views over the street.
Following its adaptive reuse into a home, the Spanish property has further potential as a hybrid live/work space.