Recycled Spaces: Converting Old Buildings Into New Homes

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SOMA Books, 2000 - House & Home - 144 pages
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Warehouses, barns, schools, and churches are just some of the rich stock of old buildings ripe for transformation into innovative, unusual apartments and houses. Recycling these spaces keeps historic landmarks part of the community that they've belonged to, often for a hundred years or more. And revitalizing these structures allows their owners to create living spaces that are more unique and stylish than the average home.

Recycled Spaces is a lavishly illustrated guide to planning and executing building conversions. It presents 175 full-color photographs and complete descriptions of actual projects that have created beautifully designed living spaces out of former ecclesiastical, industrial, agricultural, municipal, and commercial sites. It provides guidelines for preserving the integrity of architectural features such as staircases, mezzanines, and period decor. And it includes a resource list with contact information for historic building preservation societies, restoration specialists, salvage companies, and architects.

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Vinny Lee is a writer and stylist specializing in interior lifestyle features. She has written several books on design, including Kitchens, Designs for Living, Quiet Places, and Zen Interiors. Her work has appeared a variety of publications including Homes & Gardens and House & Garden magazine. She lives in France.

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