Psychedelic Austin Powers-style windmill conversion – next to a pylon – for sale in Lancashire
There are conversions and there are poorly executed conversions and then there’s a poorly executed conversion next to a pylon: Be introduced to Treales Windmill, near Kirkham in Lancashire – a “habitable” former windmill that is described as in need of “improvement and modernisation”.
Built circa 1721 and bizarrely Grade II listed despite having a naff flat-roofed extension and a garage driven through the ground floor of its tower, the 2,082 square foot property is now for sale for £500,000. It includes 4 reception rooms and 3 bedrooms and though the selling agents Armitstead Barnett laud the conversion as having “stood well in terms of taste and style”, they neglect to mention the building’s proximity to a particularly ugly set of pylons.
Undoubtedly quirky and standing in 6.84 acres of gardens and woodland, Treales Windmill certainly has the potential to be turned into a truly unusual home. It’s just a shame that the planners will likely make you keep many of the Austin Powers elements added when the building was converted in 1960 to designs by an architect named Tom Mellor. Yeah baby yeah!
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