Unusual Homes and Abodes

Unusual Homes and Abodes

Unusual Homes

Unique Buildings That Have Been Converted Into Homes

Have you ever dreamed of living in an unusual home unlike any other? Thanks to a little creativity and a whole lot of work, what’s old is new again with these spectacular home conversions. From former firehouses to built-upon barges, check out these truly unusual residences:

Historic Firehouse — Artists Vincent Valdez and Adriana Corral converted a 1928 fire station located in San Antonio, Texas, into an art studio and loft-style apartment. The former fire station offered the perfect blank canvas for the contemporary artist with its white walls, concrete floors and high ceilings.

Old Water Tower — An 1877 water tower in London, England, was transformed into a luxury home by homeowners Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce. The 99-foot tall brick structure required significant restoration before it could be converted into the four-bedroom home with an ultra-modern living space on the ground level.

Barge — A 1909 barge used for transporting heavy goods is now afloating home on Södermalm, a district in central Stockholm, Sweden. The 1,600-square foot residence features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan living room and a dining room on three levels.

Schoolhouse— This Federal-style schoolhouse was built around 1840 in the Catskills of New York. Unfortunately, pipes burst and the ceiling fell in one week after closing, so homeowners dealt with a complete renovation. After a year of hard work, the schoolhouse was transformed into a colorful and vibrant weekend retreat.

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