Barcelona: 4-bed house with recording studio for sale

£508,075

About the Property

For Sale, €550,000 euros subject to signed contract. (the default GBP figure is subject to updates to maintain parity with the current currency exchange rate)

Freehold residence with soundproof garage conversion 45 mins drive NE of Barcelona, in Arenys de Munt.

A fabulous, bright, spacious and contemporary detached house with new modern features, sea & mountain views, infinity pool and gardens with complete privacy.

This has been the family home of a Grammy nominated music producer who has released over 16 albums (most recent 3 have been recorded and mixed on site).

The garage underneath the terrace was converted into a cozy professional studio in 2017, which is accessed from the terrace via a new wooden stair case.

The studio is a decent sized writing & production room with cabled internet, plenty of electric sockets (European) and a security camera system that can be viewed remotely via mobile phone app.

The studio has been used to record everything from live drum kits & percussion to guitars, flutes and vocals and the room sounds fantastic – noise constraints do not dictate treatment here – there are only two neighbours (the closest is 40 m to the left of studio) and there has never been a complaint since it was built in 2017. The door is often left open for fresh air when making music. Acoustically the room is configured for a dead sound but can be bounced using the panels etc.

Location

Arenys de Munt, Barcelona 08358

Fabulous bright spacious contemporary detached house with unbeatable sea and mountain views in nature , infinity pool , complete privacy, with new modern features

Detached family house over 2 floors:

4 bedrooms
3 bathroom
3 terraces
Recording studio annex
Large private garden

The house was built in 2007 and the pool & studio were added in 2017.

Area

Ground floor
144 m2 (1,550 sq ft) liveable space

First floor 
76 m2 (818 sq ft)

Terrace 
74m2 (796 sq ft) + 20 m2 infinity pool (salt water)

Total plot

1034 m2 (11,129 sq ft)

Main house – features & measurements

Kitchen 
18m2 (200 sq ft)

A fully equipped, ultra modern and reformed. gas cooker, open plan American style kitchen

Living room
37m2 (387 sq ft)

Wood fire chimney and large rear terrace with spectacular views of the sea and national forest

Electric thermostat, infrared A+ efficient central heating, hidden ceiling air con/ heating

Wooden floors and aluminuim double glazed windows

Master bedroom
With stunning mountain & sea views
En suite bathroom 6m2 (64 sq ft)
Walk-in wardrobe 9.25m2 (100 sq ft)
Balcony 8m2 (88 sq ft) terrace
Total master bedroom area 15.42m2 (165 sq ft)

2nd bedroom 
12.56m2 (134 sq ft)

2nd bathroom
4.78m2 (51 sq ft)

3rd bedroom
9.8m2 (105 sq ft)

3rd bathroom 
2.3m2 (24 sq ft)

4th bedroom/office /study 
7.5m2 (80 sq ft)

Wash room 
5.34m2

Main terrace
74 m2 (800 sq ft)

Annex/ outhouse
30m2 (322 sq ft) soundproof recording room
Could also be used as a 5th bedroom, playroom or office

Swimming pool (infinity pool)
4 x 5m

Security

Video security house alarm (2019 edition) viewable using mobile phone app

Water supply

1,000-litre water reserve with pressure pump (strong pressure in showers and taps)

Energy

Energy rating C

Orientation

South east facing

Garden 

Well-kept garden on 2 levels with fruit, olive and psalm trees

Private, quiet and very green.

Access/ Parking 

The property can be accessed from 2 streets – above and below (rear)

Off-street parking

Private gated driveway

Local area 

National Forest (el Corredor) 300m away

10 min drive from the beach (Arenys de Mar)/ 12 min from Sant Celoni (direct train to airport)

45 min drive from centre of Barcelona

Recording Studio design & build

“The studio is great for writing and pre-production or mixing of most music styles. This isn’t Abbey Road but it’s great for creative minds as it’s very beautiful to wake up and go to the studio surrounded by psalm trees with the sun flowing though the window. Very rejuvenating coming from UK where we are living on top of each other and open space is simply a luxury most people cannot afford. Here you have the best of both worlds with space, nature, studio and yet easy access back to airport and very cheap flights all year round (€50-80 euro return in low season / €70-120 rtn at peak) so to fly out musicians or get back to UK is very easy plus acccess to Barcelona is excellent because of the motorway C31 which is 7 km from our house.”

Internal space 

21.7 sq m (233 sq ft) with a 2.29 m high ceiling.

External structure

Timber elevated between 30- 60 cm sitting on concrete floor slab with a metal sheet roof attached to OSB at 10 degree angle; 2 layers of 45mm rockwool on the main wall and 1/3rd up on each side of studio from main wall (where speakers sit); double layer of 25mm absorption board (=50mm), waterproof sheeting; 25mm wooden cladding.

There is a 14 cm air gap between internal and external structure.

Internal structure

2 layers of 15mm plaster board with green glue to a steel U frame filled with 45mm rockwool sitting on false floating floor; ceiling hung with Soundsense isolation hooked soundproof ceiling system (resilient bars). Drawings available on request of design.

Acoustic treatment 

Main wall (speaker wall): 2 bass traps, 60 cm at 45 degrees with 45 mm rockwool; behind the bass trap is another layer of rockwool stuffed behind. 5 accustics panels – 2 x (100 x 100) cm wood panel with 5 cm accustic foam + 3 x (60 x 60) cm wood panel with 5 cm accustic foam.

Side walls: 2 x acoustic (60 x 60cm) wood panels with 5cm acoustic foam + (120 x 130) rockwool acoustic panel – either side of the main wall.

Back wall: having some of the 10,000-piece record collection in the studio has been useful for deadening the sound and stopping reflections (vinyl not included!)

Ceiling: 3 ceiling panels (170 x 120) with 45mm rockwool

Air conditioning

The studio is fitted with a Mitsubishi SRK45ZMP-S air con unit that runs with no noticeable background noise on low or mid setting.

Window/ doors

Double glazed window with metal blind to close room; 9cm sandwich door stuffed with rockwool and 25mm heavy duty OSB board plus 5 cm acoustic foam all on the inside as well as a thick curtain.

Furniture 

Solid wood 40mm control table included (310 x 110cm)

More photos/ floor plans/ energy certificate available upon request

Please note the studio is one single room converted garage. There is no separate live room or booth.