Incredible & Unique Home Conversions Around The World
We’re always on the lookout for exciting and unique properties. Whether it’s inspiring interior design, or incredible architecture, we love it all. In today’s post, we’re rounding up our favourite home conversions. We’re celebrating the concept of taking an old building, and breathing new life into it. Not only that, but turning an abandoned building into a family home. The idea of creating new memories in something with such history is fascinating. Let’s take a look at some ideas.
Church conversion – It doesn’t get any more artistic or architecturally significant than a church. The level of detail, passion, and artistry that went into building them is astonishing. More homeowners are looking to churches to convert, while keeping many of the original features. Stained glass windows and stone carvings add character and history to a property like no other. If you’re looking for inspiration, Churches By Daniels are experts in church renovation. Take a look at their projects and integrate some designs into your own property. If you’re a religious person, it’s the perfect choice.
Barn – Barn conversions are probably the most common type of conversion in the country. Not least because there are thousands of empty barns dotted around our landscape. These traditional work areas make fantastic homes. The exposed brick and wood gives these homes a rustic feel instantly. Most importantly, their size gives builders a playground to work with. Creative architects can do a lot with a barn conversion.
Water tower – A water tower conversion is certainly unconventional. However, it could be the perfect way to get the views you’ve always wanted. These structures rise high above the countryside, while some are located in urban areas. Perhaps the most famous conversion of late is that of a water tower in central London. It provides views of the city that others simply cannot compete with!
Castle – A castle conversion won’t be easy in the United State as there are few to choose from. Head to Europe, however, and there are many medieval structures that lend themselves to conversions. You’ll have a job on your hands bringing it in line with modern regulations. But the results will be fantastic. Conversions like this exist in UK’s city of York and Germany’s Nuremberg.
Schools – Old primary schools are often renovated and turned into residential properties. Their size and shape lend themselves to a unique, but functional living area. With a deep history of fun, excitement, and learning, there’s a rich heritage involved too.
Trains – There is a strange trend in architecture involving train carriage conversion. It may not be conventional, but it is certainly unique. The train carriages form a long, extended house and makes use of reclaimed materials. It’s a brilliant way to recycle old trains that would otherwise end up as scrap metal. We’re seeing a similar trend in Australia with shipping containers. Raw, found materials are a great way to give back to the building community.
There are some amazing innovations in the world of architecture and building. Which one is your favourite? And could you live in a converted train? Let us know in the comments below.