Happy Thursday, Escapists! ANCIENT IRON FORGE for sale in Poitou Charentes, France! Potential!
Lately I have been very inspired by the concept of romantic-industrial style. After watching a video about the architect Ricardo Bofill’s renovation of a cement factory into a magical, fairytale-esque castle outside of Barcelona, I completely fell in love with the mashup of delicate beauty and raw architecture:
This iron forge (!!) holds a lot of similar potential. Can you envision the grandeur of what could be, with the right renovation? It almost looks like a museum, with the massive archways – and the forge!!! A massive, massive structure! It’s so exciting! It would be a dramatic and beautiful home!
From the listing on Leggett:
This is an amazing opportunity to become the owner of a true piece of French history; an ancient Iron Forge, where cannonballs, used by the French military were made, is now available for purchase, along with an attached small house to renovate.
Situated in the Charentaise countryside, though within easy reach of larger towns and villages where all necessary amenities can be found, this fascinating property offers endless development opportunities to its new owners; be that a beautiful family home, chambres d’hotes, special events venue or…whatever you want it to be. Not only do we have this historical forge and its outbuildings, but just behind the Forge is an old water mill, ripe for renovation, which offers the possibility of installing an electricity generator to provide significant economic self-sufficiency. Are you looking for a project? You can’t ask for much more than this; tranquillity, though not isolated; beauty; significant historical charm; sound buildings to work with. Good connections to major routes with the airports of Limoges and Poitiers both no more than an hour and half away by car; Angouleme approximately 40 minutes’ drive and local towns and villages offering all amenities accessible by car within 10 minutes.