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Rezoned and Repurposed: Nova Scotia school house

This idyllic little school house was originally located on Peggy's Cove Road in Moose Brook, Nova Scotia. It is now a cozy getaway home with just enough room for the creative couple who gave it new life. In the 1960's the historic school building was moved to another nearby location and was...

Rezoned and repurposed: a 19th century Irish barn

Welcome to Ballyblood Lodge, near the town of Tulla in County Clare, Ireland. Ballyblood Lodge is a 19th century barn that has been converted into a home. It is now used as a vacation rental so let's have a peek inside to see what they did with the place... The...

Rezoned and repurposed: the Teller County Hospital

It has been a while since I did a Rezoned and Repurposed post, so I thought I would feature the original Teller County Hospital in Cripple Creek, Colorado as part of my "Cripple Creek Week" series. The two-story former hospital is located in the northwest corner of Cripple Creek and was built in 1901. Designed by architect...

Rezoned and Repurposed: The Shiphouse

It's hard not to do a double take when you see this ship beached precariously on a rocky shore on Lake Erie, emerging from a woodland forest - is that for real? Indeed, it is. The Benson Ford was a real-world shipping vessel built in Michigan in 1924, for use by the Ford Motor Company. The ship actively...

Rezoned and Repurposed: 1920’s Maine school house

This 1920's school house in Hollis Center, Maine  was not only converted to a house, it was actually converted to a duplex with a mirrored floor plan. So it has over 4,000 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens, etc., etc. It was actually used as...

Rezoned and Repurposed: old house converted to McDonald’s

Yes, this 19th-century Georgian style mansion in Hyde Park, New York is now a McDonald's restaurant. It is known as the Denton House and it dates back to at least 1875. The original owners reportedly were descendants of Richard Denton, a Presbyterian minister who arrived in the New World in 1630 and...

Rezoned and Repurposed: The Washington School House in Park City, Utah

Today I am featuring the beautiful, historic Washington School House in Park City, Utah. This 1889 limestone building has been lovingly brought back to life as a luxurious boutique hotel. It was originally built as an elementary school and functioned as such until enrollment declined during the Great Depression and the building was sold in 1936. It...

Rezoned and repurposed: mountain school house now a cozy home

This historic former schoolhouse in Pine Grove, Colorado has been for sale for a while now and I have been watching the price slowly come down (for my own selfish purposes). I love the rural area in the mountains west of Denver and I love this Victorian era schoolhouse converted to a home. Unfortunately,...

Rezoned and Repurposed: 1700’s tavern now a home

The Tavern in Urbanna, Virginia is a historic landmark that was built circa 1742 as a tavern and country inn. For several generations The Tavern has been used a a private residence. From the outside it looks like a typical Dutch Colonial home - but yes, there is documentation that indicates this house was...

Rezoned and Repurposed: 1912 boathouse now a beautiful home

This restored Elizabethan-style stone cottage was built in 1912 as a boat house on a large family estate. Located near Barryville, New York, this lakeside building survived being parceled off during the Great Depression and has since been restored and converted into an elegant home. Currently listed for $525,000, this old boathouse is now...