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Re-inventing Spaces into Unique Homes

Across the nation, there are a number of unique homes being built from existing structures. There’s something about the charm of an old school house, barn, fire house, or even a silo. These structures have history, unique features and spark the imagination. They may be fun to visit and tour, but they are even more fun to live in.

Many people have renovated old structures into new lives as homes. Many projects retain part of the history keeping the charm and appeal of the structure. And often this leads to interesting living spaces such as church homes with choir lofts or barn homes with wide open spaces and original rafters.

Take a peak at a few interesting repurposed homes.

Here are two different churches that have been converted into homes:

Here is a school that has been converted to an inn:

And how about a water tower!?:

So now that you’ve seen the possibilities are you wondering if there are any converted properties near you? You’re in luck! There is a converted one-room school house for sale in Monticello, west of Spencerville and north of St. Marys. The 3 bed, 1.5 bath home is currently on the market. Best of all, it still has the bell tower and the bathroom is built on the stage where the piano sat when the structure was utilized as a community hall!

Built in approximately 1890, the school house has also been used as a church and community hall. Here are some pictures of the building through the years:

Here is what is it looks like today:

If you’re interested in checking out this unique home, give me a call to schedule a showing.

By Bonnie Marlow, Realtor, Cisco Realty

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