Rezoned and repurposed

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Rezoned and repurposed: converted 1926 highschool for sale

Published March 2, 2012 by housecrazy

You’ve seen those little old one or two-room school houses converted and rehabbed into cozy homes.

But how about an entire highschool to live in! Complete with your own gymnasium!!!

This place is awesome!

image from: oldhouses.com

Located in Neponset, Illinois, this building measures in at 13,000 [that’s 13 THOUSAND] square feet situated on over 2 acres of land and is FOR SALE for the phenomenal price of $155,000!

The property taxes in 2010 were all of $240! (what!?!?!)

Now there’s not much that could get me to move from Colorado, but this may be the place!

My kids would go crazy over the gym:

image from: oldhouses.com

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Rezoned and repurposed: you can live in a bus!

Published February 24, 2012 by housecrazy

Road trip anyone?

This is too cool…

Looks like a funky bus on the outside… but inside is a cozy little haven that you can actually live in, or go camping in:

image from: realtor.com

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Rezoned and Repurposed: old lighthouse becomes a Bed and Breakfast

Published February 17, 2012 by housecrazy

image from: saugertieslighthouse.com

This amazing 1869 lighthouse is located in Saugerties, New York, about an hour south of Albany and two hours north of New York City.

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Rezoned and Repurposed: old train station now an inn

Published February 10, 2012 by housecrazy

image from: trainstation.ca

I found this lovely place in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia.

Built in 1887 as a train station for the Intercolonial Railway, this building is now used as an inn – the Train Station Inn.

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Rezoned and repurposed: YEE-HAW! A commercial building done cowboy style

Published February 3, 2012 by housecrazy

It’s a cowboy’s dream home…

a very wealthy cowboy…

image from: zillow.com

Saddle up for some western fun in Leadville, Colorado! (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

This 3,200 square foot commercial building has been extensively remodeled as a private residence – or saloon – and is currently listed for sale at $474,500.

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Rezoned and Repurposed: old school house conversion in Pine Junction

Published January 27, 2012 by housecrazy

About three years ago we journeyed to Pine Junction, Colorado to look at this little old schoolhouse that had been extensively remodeled and is now used as a private residence:

image from: trulia.com

It was small – 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, just over 1,000 square feet – but we were smitten.

And who wouldn’t be? Especially if you are looking for a historic yet diminutive nest in the mountains, surrounded by ponderosa pines with easy access to the main highway.

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Rezoned… commercial converted to living space in Florence, Colorado

Published January 20, 2012 by housecrazy

What ever happened to that HGTV show anyway (Rezoned)? That was one of my favorite shows, along with If Walls Could Talk.

I’m crazy about the idea of a converted commercial space now being used as a living space, or a live/work space. I love browsing the commercial real estate listings just to get a glimpse of these types of conversions because they don’t seem to show up that often in the residential listings.

I’m going to dedicate my Friday posts to this topic and I am going to call it: Rezoned & Repurposed.

This Friday, I would like to feature a repurposed building in my area that I have gone to see before. It is currently listed for sale in Florence, Colorado.

Historic Florence, Colorado from: alovelything.com

Florence is a small town about 10 minutes down the highway from where I live. Florence is known as “The Antique Capitol of Colorado” and rightfully so – the Main Street has many wonderful antique stores and emporiums that sell amazing Colorado antiques for very decent prices.

Just a half block north of Main street is an extraordinary historic property known as the Santa Fe Building:

Santa Fe Building, Florence, Colorado from: trulia.com

listing flyer by: realtor Michael Butts (Century 21 Canon Land)

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