From factories, churches and barns to dairies, butchers and warehouses, many historic buildings across the UK once bustled with life from the surrounding community and now sit derelict and neglected. While some think renovating these properties is controversial, regeneration saves structures from collapse and complete disrepair by repurposing the spaces into usable, well-designed spaces. Fortunately, the demand for historic buildings is strong, and turning them into residential homes is one of the best ways to secure their long-term use.
On a recent shoot, The Condo team discovered an incredible property that was once an iconic pottery. It is now an exquisite residential space that has held onto its original charm and personality despite undergoing significant renovations. The Pottery, steeped in history, culture and art, sat empty for a decade and fell into disrepair before its current owners restored it to its original beauty and into a functional and stylish place to live. The building, which still features the original signage dating back to before it was a pottery, is the perfect example of how to turn a deserted, non-residential building into a modern family home.