The Little Red Schoolhouse

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How ’bout we ring in the New Year with a cheery red schoolhouse converted into a home?

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/
image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/

This cutie-pie is located outside of Spokane, Washington. I found the little red schoolhouse on one of my favorite old house websites: Circa Old Houses

red school house converted to house
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Formerly known as the “Occident School”, this adorable conversion was for sale up as recently as November of 2015.

Here’s what it looked like before being renovated:

old school house

It was in pretty rough shape. But thanks to some vision and elbow grease, the 911 square foot building is now a cozy single family home.

Have a look inside…

red school house interior
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The 1902 school building last sold in 2013 and was renovated over the next 2 years to include a new foundation, new roof, and mechanical systems.

red school house converted into home
image from: http://circaoldhouses.com/

red school house
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As you can see, the old chalk boards were preserved as well as the windows, beadboard ceilings and walls.

red school house
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Notice the 2 woodstoves at either end of the window wall:

red school house
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On the opposite wall there is an old fashioned gas cook stove…

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com
image from: http://circaoldhouses.com

…strategically located right outside the mini-kitchen:

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com
image from: http://circaoldhouses.com

The red & white color scheme adds to the vintage nostalgia.

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com
image from: http://circaoldhouses.com

Even the bathroom is red & white:

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com
image from: http://circaoldhouses.com

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com
image from: http://circaoldhouses.com

Apart from the bell-towered school house, the property includes several outbuildings: a guest cottage, 1 car garage, and multiple sheds.

image from: http://circaoldhouses.com
image from: http://circaoldhouses.com

It was listed at $219,000. No word on if it sold or is just taking a break from the market.

If you’d like to view more schoolhouse conversions on House Crazy, check out this Wisconsin School House; this adorable remodeled school house in Nova Scotia; and this amazing Utah conversion.

 

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