Converted Homes

Great article from Christie’s International Real Estate on “Converted Homes”!

Originally built for commercial or public use, these ten historic buildings have a new lease on life as luxury homes thanks to their creative redesigns. Many churches and barns have been artfully transformed into livable, even luxurious, private homes. But what about a factory? Or a brewery? While some of the following residences started out that way, they’re now exceptional private properties due to adventurous owners who’ve made some ingenious design decisions. Transforming a property that was not built to be a residence poses some unique challenges and requires special architectural and engineering know-how. But the rewards of such renovations can be well worth the effort. Featuring everything from incredible, central locations in major cities to unique architectural details and ample natural light, the following one-of-a-kind estates provide modern amenities amid historic aesthetics.

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