A magnificent very large stone building, former wine cave from the 1850's, lovingly restored and converted into a stone masons and sculpturers premises with work shops, a showroom and nice living quarters, ready to enlarge and complete as 2 houses with excellent potential for continued business activity in the existing work shops and a driveway with garden of 562 m2.
LOCATION: Lively village, steeped in history, with all shops and schools at only 5 minutes from Trebes, 10 minutes to Carcassonne and the A9 motorway, 15 minutes to the airport and 1 h from beaches.)
The building comprises of 798 m2 lower ground floor level work shop premises and a further 738 m2 on the 1st ground floor level, divided into a showroom with offices, a finishing work shop, a south-facing terrace and and a lovely home, with potential to enlarge in several ways.
The property holds a prominent position in the village, yet entirely private on it's own south-facing plot with a private driveway, terrace and garden and retains beautiful, old and new characteristics, in stone, a water feature, everything sculptured and carved with exquisite attention to detail, respecting the building and the craft.
The building and the plot is split over two levels,with an ascending driveway and garden along the side of the building, totaling 1536 m2 interior space, currently divided as follows, with the enormous potential to change and enlarge, creating unusual and spacious living spaces.
GROUND FLOOR: Large entrance into the front of the workshop of 798 m2 in total, comprising of a section (easily 8 meters from floor to ceiling) about 100 m2 extending into additional work areas of roughly 738 m2 (13.5 meters wide and 3 meter high ceilings), internal access to1st ground floor level has already been created and provisions in place to create lower ground floor living space for the enlarged house, showroom of 61 m2 with iron framed glass doors and 2 rear offices of 23 m2 each, a further room of 70 m2, currently with a wc and utility area, the showroom gives onto the southfacing terrace, the intention was to complete the showroom and offices with room of 70 m2 into a house, stone work, arches and windows have been meticulously restored, repaired and replaced, in such a manner, that they retain the beautiful and rare craftsmanship of traditional stone masons and are not easily detected.
WORKSHOP: 120 m2 divided into two rooms of 47 m2 and 73 m2, with rare stone arches and openings, ready to extend to the house, enlarging said house and creating a beautiful and spacious home, the space below this workshop, would also ideally become part of the house, with interior stairs and windows in place.
HOUSE: Entrance hall of 12 m2, lounge of 34 m2 with fireplace, library of 14.5 m2, fitted kitchen of 9.4 m2, bathroom of 4.2 m2 (bathtub and wc, place for a basin), corridor of 13 m2 with access to the finishing workshop, bedroom of 16 m2, the house boasts stone arches and alcoves and high ceilings with large windows and a south-facing aspect.
OUTSIDE: A private driveway with gates and garden of 592 m2 to the side of the building (73meters long) southfacing, with ample space for parking and planting with a lovely terrace of 60 m2 with nice views and a charming water feature.
MORE DETAILS: Fireplace and electric heating, double glazed windows in the house and showroom, mains water and sewage, broadband, annual property tax about 1045 euros, possibility for 2 houses, business premises / studios, all floors are poured concrete (30 years ago), electricity, plumbing etc done, potential to convert into multiple apartments with revenues, habitable immediately.
A stunning and unusual building, a rare find, the conversion conceived with an artistic eye, respecting the building and the materials with superb vision and an architects planning, never daunted by the volumes. What would have been a 'Grand Design' venture in France, nearly complete !
A stunning rare find with numerous possibilities - A must see.
NOTE: the location is described in our descriptive but we cannot supply the address of the property, we can describe the area and will of course inform you if there is any 'blight' or nuisance near the property so you can book a viewing in confidence, ask for more details.
The department of Aude is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region located in the south of France. It is surrounded by the Pyrenees-Orientales, Ariege, Tarn and Herault departments.
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