Unconventional Homes – Conversions Worth Conversation

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Beautiful open design of a church home conversion
Beautiful open design of a church home conversion (idesignarch)

When it comes to homes today, the art of creating a house from an existing structure has reached a new level in architecture.  Would you live in a barn, a warehouse, a bus or a shipping container?  How about living in a grain silo or an old fire station?  Here are some home conversions so unique that you may not even recognize the structure from where they came.

Horse trailer home conversion
Horse trailer home conversion (signaturequarters)

The warehouse home conversion is very popular in urban areas, creating homes with an industrial vibe.  Warehouse homes generally have soaring ceilings and plenty of windows.  Their open floor plans make for wonderful modern living spaces.

Warehouse home conversion
Warehouse home conversion (Pinterest)
Warehouse home conversion
Warehouse home conversion (Pinterest)
Plenty of natural light in this warehouse home conversion
Plenty of natural light in this warehouse home conversion (onekindesign)
Sleek and modern warehouse home conversion
Sleek and modern warehouse home conversion (freshpalace)
Stunning warehouse home conversion
Stunning warehouse home conversion (freshome)

Church home conversions create unique and beautiful residences.  Open lofts, plenty of character and wonderful windows highlight the church home conversion.  These beautiful homes also have sweeping open spaces.

Beautiful airy church home conversion
Beautiful airy church home conversion (smallhomedesignideas)
Soaring ceilings highlight this church home conversion
Soaring ceilings highlight this church home conversion (Jackson-stops.co.uk)
Exterior church home conversion
Exterior church home conversion (idesignarch)
Bright and lofty church home conversion
Bright and lofty church home conversion (homegue)
Beautiful open spaces and large windows highlight this church home conversion
Beautiful open spaces and large windows highlight this church home conversion (alkemie.blogspot)

Barn home conversions are a popular rural residential style.  With rough-hewn wood throughout, the barn home is a space that can be converted to a modern style or remain true to its rustic nature.  Large loft spaces and open floor plans prevail in these homes.

Barn home conversion
Barn home conversion (onekindesign)
Fabulously unique barn home conversion
Fabulously unique barn home conversion (hauteresidence)
Beautiful wood highlights this barn home conversion
Beautiful wood highlights this barn home conversion (freshome)

Shipping container home conversions are cropping up all over with some surprising results.  Additions can be made to the exterior for a better curb appeal.  Container home conversions fit a more modern taste.

Shipping container home conversion
Shipping container home conversion (tinyhousetalk)
Shipping container home conversion
Shipping container home conversion (Scott Perry’s Joshua Tree building via Pinterest)
Shipping container home conversion
Shipping container home conversion (Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post)

Buses, public or private, can be reclaimed for home conversions as well.  These structures offer small-home living with plenty of windows.

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Bus home conversion
Bus home conversion (twistedsifter)
Bus home conversion
Bus home conversion (greenprophet)

Fire stations and school houses are another home conversion option.  There is a great history in these buildings and the end result can be very charming.

Fire station home conversion
Fire station home conversion (via smallhouseswoon; Architect: Two Ton Inc, Luke Mandle)
School house home conversion
School house home conversion (Houzz)

Grain silos are stealing the spotlight for home conversions.  Their unique shape sets them apart.  The interiors of these converted spaces are nothing short of amazing.

Grain silo home conversion
Grain silo home conversion (freshome)
Stunning grain silo home conversion interior
Stunning grain silo home conversion interior (goodhomedesign)
Grain silo home conversion bedroom
Grain silo home conversion bedroom (goodhomedesign)

Unique and character-rich, converted homes set themselves apart from the traditional residence.  Warehouse, church, barn, grain silo, shipping container or even bus.  These converted homes are full of fun and style.

 

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