Monday, May 7, 2007

Converting a building into a home

I enjoy those TV home shows that show how people have changed stores, garages, churches, and schools into homes.  I think those are fantastic opportunities, and in the May 2007 issue of Saveur is an article about a woman who converted a Carnegie library in Burwell, Nebraska into a home.  Now that is a wonderful opportunity!  She was the lone bidder at the auction.  (The library had moved and left the building empty two years before.)  The new owner has a 2,800 square foot brick home with Garfield County Library still over the front door, and she was able to buy big pieces of furniture that wouldn't fit into a smaller home.  This woman has a creative imagination.  Keep your eyes open for opportunities like this one or ones that other people can't even see.  

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