Artist's studio

Living in a former artist’s studio

Do you feel as if you might have an inner Picasso or Niki de Saint Phalle? Perhaps you might fall in love with an artist’s studio? An exceptional purchase for bohemian living.

Artists’ studios have traditionally occupied many different locations: sculptors’ studios were almost exclusively located on the ground floor of a building in a courtyard or cul-de-sac (to avoid the need to haul heavy bags of clay up flights of stairs), while painters generally preferred the top floor roof space to take advantage of all-day natural daylight, especially North light.

Like loft apartments, artists’ studios tend to have been restructured to do away with small enclosed rooms in favour of a single room flooded with natural daylight through skylights and large windows. Their original purpose was not retain any form of privacy, but rather to create the large amount of space needed to store paintings that could be very impressive in size. It’s important to bear in mind that an artist’s studio was never intended as a home; it was a place of work!

A type of exceptional property in very high demand

They may be seen as having a period charm today, but we should always remember that they were originally designed to be purely functional. So it was only natural that in the 1970s, studios began to attract new users, especially those working in the creative professions, beginning with architects and photographers, who were later followed by writers. For these creatives, the boundaries between their working and non-working lives are blurred, so the double height of a studio could be very useful for installing a mezzanine floor.

Over the past few years, demand for studios has grown continually. According to research conducted by Espaces Atypiques, this type of property is highly sought after. When buyers dream of a property with genuine character, their focus is usually centred on former industrial and commercial buildings with potential as loft apartments or studios. Which is perfectly understandable, since natural daylight, generous roof lights and modular spaces are exactly what potential creative homeowners dream of.

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