Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Firehouse For Sale

One of my favorite things to do is look at houses that I can't buy.
Not really, but you know what I mean.

Check this one out.



The ad reads-

"Beautifully restored, large open floor plan apartment on second floor and loft like studio on first floor. Perfect live/work space for artist, musician or antiques dealer."



It's an old Firehouse, built in 1925, and it's located in Richmondville, NY.
It's on the market for $295,000.

Here is the upstairs apartment:


















And here is the studio space on the first floor:




What would YOU do with this space?

25 comments:

Natalie said...

:-o! So cool!

I am in love with that shower and tub.

I'd be tempted to keep the interior very industrial and rustic. It's wonderful.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a fantastic house!! I do a lot of patchwork and quilting and that studio would be a dream space!

Karen said...

soap studio! I can see loads of black wire shelving units on big caster wheels holding hundreds and hundreds of bars of my olive oil soaps and other goodies. I would hold open houses on the weekends for people to come stock up on their favorite scents. (all while sipping on some wine of course)

Tara said...

What a fun house, I think if I was on the market I would swoop this up in a heart beat...so much fun..to mix and match vintage, industrial and new...I just melted. I would make that space into a craft studio and also a place for a my little guy to play...so when I feel creative we can both go down and have some fun together and I know right where he is and what he is doing at all times!

Ahh, I think I want to move now!

~ Tara ~

Abbie said...

Are you kidding me?! That cost less than my condo. I'll take it, please.

leaca said...

Wow. I want this. Plenty of space to have a studio.

Jessica said...

have my photography studio there!!!

ohhhlaaalaaa!!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful house.
I would use that space as my design studio.
Lisa

Chris said...

I would scoop it up , what a bargain ? I would make the downstairs space a huge great room and put in a huge fireplace .

ka1t_lyn said...

Oh, how amazing! What a great price, I'm not sure what I would do with it but I would LOVE to live there.

Sunny said...

I would make it a huge dance floor so I could do a little jig over and over with all the excitement about owning that place!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Is that firehouse in Prattville?
That would be the perfect spot for a WhistleStop country store.

My Beautiful Mess! said...

Ohhh... I love it!! I can just imagine decorating it for Christmas.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Since the apartment wouldn't be enough for me and my clan, I'd have to convert the entire first floor to living space :0)

Vorlaufer Von Rottotiller said...

hey...I just sent you some fire house pictures from my neck of the woods? I mailed the beer yesterday...should get it soon...sorry so late. been real busy!

Aaron

Denise said...

I would buy it and open up a craft store on the first floor while I lived upstairs! Too bad it wasn't in Canada!

Reynie said...

Does the dog in the picture come with the place? He's a cutie!

Love it all. Very clean lined.

It would be fun to have a little store/restaurant down there. I guess it depends on the amount of room.

Cathleen Farrell said...

How awesome is this place! A great antique store below would top it off....
:-)

Mc Allen said...

Wow, I loveeee it!!! The kitchen is wonderful, the bathroom is seriously fabulous and I love the headboard!! What a cozy place! I looked around at your blog, I'm sure you know this, but you are a very talented gal!!! I can't wait to see the finished pics of what your designing now ;) LA

declansmom said...

The top floor would be great for hubby and I and we could convert the lower floor into living space so his dad could come and live with us.
Great, great place.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

How cute is that!!!!!!!!!

M ^..^

Cookie said...

I want to live there!

Donna said...

what a gem!!! That one is worth dreaming of. I have 6 kids and couldn't wait to finally live in a home big enough to fit all 8 of us comfortably, now that I do I dream of the kids going off to college, getting married and me and my husband being able to live in a cozy little place, just like the "Firehouse".........LOVE IT.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

oh the gears in my head are just racing. How great of a place this is. I would use it just like it is--studio on bottom floor, living on top. fabulous

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Oh, I love it! A boutique-y home decor store on the first floor, and live above. Heaven!