This larch-clad Gloucestershire home was once a blacksmith’s shop

Forged from good bones

Furniture, horseshoes and wrought-iron gates were all made inside the living room of this Gloucestershire property – once a working Blacksmith’s forge.

The ex-smithy is in the village of Gretton, at the base of the western scarp of the Cotswolds. It has been reborn as a three-bedroom country home that marries old with new and is now on the market via The Modern House for £585,000.

A stable door leads into the double-height living space, where red brick walls, Cotswold stone, oak beams and steel-frame windows recall the house’s past. These industrial features inspire contemporary interventions, such as wide oak floorboards, handmade cabinetry and cast concrete shelving.

The kitchen dining room flows onto the garden via folding glass doors, while a steel staircase leads up to the mezzanine walkway connecting two bedrooms at either end of the first floor. Both have timber flooring and gabled ceilings with skylights and thick oak beams.

A third bedroom can be found on the ground floor, overlooking the garden, and the Cotswold property’s exterior is also striking, with charred Siberian larch cladding contrasting vast glass panes.

Industrial features inspire contemporary interventions, such as wide oak floorboards, handmade cabinetry and cast concrete shelving.
Photography via The Modern House
These industrial features inspire contemporary interventions, such as wide oak floorboards, handmade cabinetry and cast concrete shelving.
Photography via The Modern House
The kitchen dining room flows onto the garden via folding glass doors, while a steel staircase leads up to the mezzanine walkway connecting two bedrooms at either end of the first floor.
Photography via The Modern House
Gabled ceilings and thick oak beams add character in the bedrooms.
Photography via The Modern House

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