Art of Home Conversion: Transforming Uncommon Properties into Stylish Homes

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Today a dwelling space can be made from many different types of structure: haylofts, ancient abbeys, fish stores, stables, warehouses and water towers are, to the imaginative eye, the shells within which a highly idiosyncratic and much-loved home can be made. Such projects are not for the faint-hearted. Building regulations may present an awkward obstacle to the owner of a martello tower and everyday facilities such as electricity and running water may not come easy in a triumphal arch. But what links all the ...
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Overview

Today a dwelling space can be made from many different types of structure: haylofts, ancient abbeys, fish stores, stables, warehouses and water towers are, to the imaginative eye, the shells within which a highly idiosyncratic and much-loved home can be made. Such projects are not for the faint-hearted. Building regulations may present an awkward obstacle to the owner of a martello tower and everyday facilities such as electricity and running water may not come easy in a triumphal arch. But what links all the homes in this book is a determination on the part of their owners to convert an unlikely building into an unusual and individual dwelling that will perfectly suit their character and lifestyle.
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For many years, lofts and warehouses have been converted into dwellings, particularly by artists looking for large, inexpensive living spaces. Mack shows how this trend has been extended to 25 unlikely buildings, such as a hayloft, water tower, and army garages, with text describing design problems and solutions and photographs for the finished product. Each of these buildings has been so expertly transformed it's a pity no "before" pictures have been included, since it seems improbable that any of them could have been designed for anything other than habitation. Interior designers and students will find plenty of ideas for making any building comfortably livable.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781841880235
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.35 (w) x 12.68 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
A picture palace - Hay loft 8
Small-space crafts - Grain warehouse 16
A brush with time - Coach house 20
Sea changes - Fish store 26
Mill power - Flour mill 32
Taking steps - Ballet studio 38
Wood notes - Plywood workshop 42
Putting back the docks - Tea wharf 48
Developing trends I - Water tower 54
Developing trends II - Fruit and vegetable shop 64
Drive and vision - Army garages 72
A change of scene - Field barn 76
Friendly persuasion - Quaker meeting house 86
A triumph of style - Triumphal arch 90
A fighting spirit - Martello tower 96
Stable manners - Tack room and stables 102
Reformed chapel - Methodist chapel 106
Factory results - Metal components factory 114
Open plans I - Victorian warehouse 118
Open plans II - Engineering workshop 124
Barn lore - Stone barn 132
An Anglican conversion - Church hall 138
Water colours - Warehouse 142
Floating flair - Dutch barge 148
A monks' habitat - Cistercian abbey 152
Index 160
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