A Carefully Converted Loft Near Barcelona’s Sagrada Família Asks €1.45M
Just a short stroll from Barcelona’s Sagrada Família, the famous, unfinished landmark by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, a unique loft conversion sits on Passatge de Còrsega, a quiet but centrally located residential street.
With four bedrooms—one currently used as an office—and three full baths spread across 3,153 square feet, the former factory also includes a large terrace and a parking garage for two cars. The primary living area, with an open kitchen, two lounges, and a section with a pool table, gets plenty of natural light from a skylight in the barrel-vaulted ceiling. Photovoltaic solar panels on the rooftop provide a portion of the building’s electricity.
The original factory, built in 1961, ceased operations in the early 2000s and sat vacant for over a decade by the time the current owners purchased the property. Most of the equipment was disconnected but still remained in the spaces. Delighted by the factory’s wide-open, naturally lit rooms, the owners wanted to maintain the industrial spirit of the building while adding a few key contemporary materials.The renovation, completed in two stages in 2018 and 2019, was designed by architect Pedro Ayesta of local firm Ayesta-Daban Arquitectura.
The remodel celebrates the factory’s existing materials, blemished yet beautiful in their imperfection. The spacious rooms feature exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, industrial factory windows, steel ceiling beams and stairs, and barrel-vaulted concrete ceilings. An old water tank preserved from the factory stands in the corner of the primary living space with a new coat of navy-blue paint that transforms the artifact into a post-industrial sculpture. Scroll ahead to see more of the converted Barcelona loft, which is currently listed for €1,450,000.
This converted 1961 factory in Barcelona, Spain, is currently listed by Barcelona & Costa Brava Sotheby’s International Realty for €1,450,000 ($1,634,540 USD).
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