School building are built for functionality and efficiency, but they also often have an unrealised beauty to them.
Every town needs a school, and as towns grow, old schools are left and sometimes fall into disrepair.
But these optimists have claimed some fascinating and beautiful old school and turned them into their homes. Take a look below.
1. School House in country New York.
This tiny school house is located in an isolated township in country New York, in America.
The quaint interior and the buildings isolation make this a delightful little getaway. Most of the woodwork is original, and objects like the library ladder when kept to retain the building’s character.
2. Highschool converted into apartments.
Highschools are often brutally functional; with cold metal railing and simple layouts.
But for some, that’s the perfect starting point for a living space. This old high school was refurbished and divided up into apartments.
3. Toronto High School from the 60s.
This Toronto family bought an entire school that was built over 70 years ago.
The left most of the interior intact, changing only what was required to make the building more energy efficient and easier to heat.
4. Tiny school house in Canada.
One of the benefits of converting an old school is that they tend to be quite large, which is great for big families.
Not so with this school, which must have had a single class (and a small one at that). This tiny school is now a tiny cottage for a small family to live in.
5. Australian industrial school.
Old technical schools are often filled with big, clunky furniture and rough brick. And that’s exactly what some people are looking for in a home.
The amazing building is a perfect example of the overlooked potential of old school buildings.
12 of the Most Unusual and Beautiful Homes in Australia
Unique and amazing are the words that describe all of these unusual houses in Australia. These houses will inspire your creative spirit to design your own beautiful house.
Klein Bottle House
This house looks more like a piece of origami art rather than somewhere to live. This house was designed by architects McBride Charles Ryan and has won a series of prestigious awards such as the World’s Best House in 2009.
A series of modern containers were used to build this house and was specifically built in order to take advantage of the spectacular views from the north and south.
This home was built in 2004 by Durbach Block Architects. It stands on the edge of a 230-foot high cliff in Dover Heights.
The Shed-inspired House is a three bedroom house designed to be energy-efficient and make the most out of its environment and views of farmland.
Literally hanging off a cliff, this 5 story house was designed to conceptualize a barnacle clinging to the hull of a ship.
The famous ‘Pole House’ is stated on the beach of Fairhaven, Victoria. This has been a landmark on the Great Ocean Road for over 36 years. It was recently demolished and replaced with a more modern house.
Power Street Residence
This gorgeous house is located in Hawthorn, Victoria. It is designed for a family, having 4 bedrooms and a large living area.
Clifftop House on Great Ocean Road
This home is literally situated on the edge of a cliff, surrounded by national parkland and over looking the ocean.
The tower house has been refurbished from an old weatherboard house in Victoria. The house is designed to be a mini village by Archello Architects. Although the small dwellings all look separate from the outside, they are joined into one large house.
Cross Stitch House
This petite Melbourne terrace maintains the original facade but is a completely transformed house behind its front.
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