A Bubbly Building Fit for a Hobbit Pops Up for €740K in France

Designed by Pascal Häusermann and Claude Costy, the weird and wonderful space once held a ceramics workshop.
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Location: Ponsas, France

Architect: Pascal Häusermann and Claude Costy

Price: €740,000 (approximately $731,145)

Year Built: 1971

Footprint: 1,076 square feet

Lot Size: 0.93 acres

From the Agents: "In the Rhône valley sits the ceramic workshop Palègre, created by the famous duo of architects Pascal Häusermann and Claude Costy. Nestled on the heights of Ardèche hill,  the structure hosts a large multipurpose volume, serving both as a workshop, storage room, exhibition area, and store. The building opens wide onto nature thanks to large rounded bay windows set all around the structure. On the south facade, three glazed spheres offer panoramic views of the landscape."

Known as Atelier Palègre, the eclectic, organic structure is nestled in the heart of the Rhone Valley, overlooking the Ardèche hills. 

Known as Atelier Palègre, the eclectic, organic structure is nestled in the heart of the Rhone Valley, overlooking the Ardèche hills. 

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The 1,076-square-foot interior was originally designed to serve as a multipurpose space for creating, exhibiting, storing, and selling ceramics. 

The 1,076-square-foot interior was originally designed to serve as a multipurpose space for creating, exhibiting, storing, and selling ceramics. 

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Three potter’s wheels—original to the space—are included in the sale, in addition to other equipment and custom-built furniture carved directly into the concrete shell.

Three potter’s wheels—original to the space—are included in the sale, in addition to other equipment and custom-built furniture carved directly into the concrete shell.

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The building is punctuated by four chimneys and a series of bulging, bubble-like windows with vibrant blue frames.

The building is punctuated by four chimneys and a series of bulging, bubble-like windows with vibrant blue frames.

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