Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Investment properties for artistic types
Anyhow, long-standing 'Wreck..' readers may remember they've been trying to find a former factory or similar for the family to live in and him to work in.
It made me think again about people who aren't looking for my usual sort of wreck. So, today, I'm looking at former commercial properties for artists looking for an investment as well as a studio.
My first two were both sent to me by 'Wreck' reader Kit (thanks again, Kit).
Above and below is an extraordinary, unrenovated ex-antiques showroom and former mill/factory on Station Road, in Batley.
It's Grade II-listed; there are four floors and right of way to the side and rear giving potential outside space. It's on the market at £275k, through Dales & Shires - Zoopla details here and agent's pdf here
The property below is a group of brick-built workshops, plus a house, built around a courtyard.
It's in Renishaw, an old Derbyshire village with an honourable mining past and easy access to the M1.
It's on the market via Barry Findley and Rightmove, at best offers above £125k. Details here.
Next, two similar properties in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
A former pottery with two floors of warehouse and office space, secure yard and lots of space:
link here and agents link here.
And a pretty tatty looking (but amazing shape!) ex-workshop and former Catholic School with tall, open-plan workshop area, plus further workshops and large, secure yard:
Finally, if all that looks too much like hard work. The property below doesn't fit the 'wreck' idea at all but it was too pretty to ignore.
pictures here, plans and agent's details here.