While I am still in my back-to-school frame of mind, I thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of neat homes that have been created from old schoolhouses. I think this is such a great idea. What wonderful recycling! (The one at the top is a rental in Vermont.)
Here is one featured in Country Living magazine several years ago. Don’t you love that yellow door? And it has all this bright green on its interior – definitely not what I was expecting when I saw it.
This little 900 square foot schoolhouse in the Catskills was in very poor shape when the owners purchased it for $30,000. A week later, it was in an even worse condition when the pipes burst and the ceilings caved in. What luck!
So they began to gut it and do a total renovation.countryliving.com
What do you think of all the bright green in the house?countryliving.com
They named the cottage Monkey Cottage because it is a place to “monkey around” on the weekend.
The bedroom had 2 walls with 3 ft. ceilings. They hired a carpenter to build bookshelves along one of the walls and storage drawers along the other.
The second renovated schoolhouse I want to show you was also featured in Country Living. It has an entirely different feel to me.
The original building was a 544 sq. ft structure that was built in 1913. The owners added on a 1200 square foot addition.
The chalkboard above is original to the house – as is the chalkboard in the living room.bradleythiergartnerinteriors.com
I am not a big fan of the statue in the dining room, but I adore that table and those wonderful schoolhouse chairs.
What I really like about this house is how they incorporated schoolhouse elements into the interior. It just seems fitting given the home’s design and history.
I think they all did a good job with their renovations. Don’t you? If you had to choose one of these lovely little cottages to be your home, which one would be your choice?