A DESIGNER LOFT IN A 19TH-CENTURY FACTORY IN BARCELONA $2.7 MILLION
This loft is on the top floor of a five-story former textile factory built in 1826 in the Old Town section of Barcelona. The 3,153-square-foot apartment has 16-foot ceilings, exposed beams and windows facing three directions. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a private terrace. The loft was renovated in 2004 by the owner, Cristina Rodriguez, the interior designer responsible for the interiors of all 24 apartments in the building. Furniture is included in the asking price.
The front door of the L-shape apartment opens to a foyer and, beyond that, a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom; an office is separated from the bedroom by curtains. Floors in the living areas are African teak hardwood, and most walls are painted brick. Off the entry is a living room, separated from an open kitchen by a bookcase. The eat-in kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, and the open dining area flows into another living room with a fireplace and a swing. Beyond the fireplace is the master bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom with a sunken tub. Bedrooms and bathrooms have walls and floors of polished cement and in-floor heating. Off the master bath is a patio with a spiral staircase to the roof.
There are two elevators and a receptionist in the building. There are parking garages nearby, said Markus Thoene, a managing partner at Barcelona Sotheby’s International Realty, which has the listing.
The building is on Passatge Sert, a quiet pedestrian street in the neighborhood of El Born. The building is on the edge of the Eixample district, with the Placa de Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona’s main shopping street, within 12 minutes by foot, the beach about a half-hour. Coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and markets are nearby, as are stops for the metro, train and airport shuttle bus, Mr. Thoene said. The airport is about a 30-minute drive.