realtor.comWait a minute is September really right around the bend? If you're missing the whole back to school vibe, you could choose to shack up in the warm confines of aclassroom and never leave. If you're inclined to learn all about life in an old schoolhouse, we have a lesson for you. Justpack up your books and invest in aschoolhouse conversion.
From coast to coast, former schools-whether a white clapboard building in New York's Catskills region or a red-shingled structurein Maine-have been artfully convertedintosingle-family homes.
One thing's for sure: These seven homesoffer plentyof charm and charisma. Some will require a fewupdates, but there's nothing that demands your breaking out the eraser and starting from scratch.
Before the school bell rings, we invite you to take a recess and investigate theseseven schools.
N7694 County Road H, Luxemburg, WI
Why it made the grade: Built in 1942, this 2,198-square-foot brick schoolhouse underwent a recentmakeover, which includes the addition of a walk-in closet. But plenty of charming features remain, includinga claw-foot tub in the second bath, hardwood flooring, and two wood stoves.
72 Hilltop Rd, Sharon, CT
Why it made the grade: Class is in session!Behind the red front door is a five-bedroom Colonial. This formerschoolhouse in this historic town now has a new roof, a cozy fireplace, an updated electrical system, and anall-white backdrop.
1404 Mount Auburn Rd, Evansville, IN
Why it made the grade: Operating as a schoolhouse until the 1940s, this three-bedroom, three-bath brick beauty was converted to a home in the late 1980s. A skylight and walk-in closet in the master bedroom (the school's former workshop) and a jetted tub in the master bath redefine this old schoolhouse while the exposed-brick walls in the living room are memories of its history.
59475 State Highway 10, Hobart, NY
Why it made the grade:Rocking the tiny-house trend at873 square feet, this former one-room schoolhouse-built in 1900-is now a two-bedroom home with a white clapboard exterior. Despite the home'ssmall size, the backyard is huge. Original hardwood flooring, a stunning staircase, and a new roof are among its star features.
11998 Route 240, Concord, NY
Why it made the grade: Built in 1944,thisformer schoolhouse sits on a massive 1.8-acre lot. Design details include a steel roof, high ceilings, and crown molding throughout. Instead of cubbyholes to store kids' belongings, there'san antique light fixture in the foyer for instant glam. The 1,450-square-foot bonus building would make for an awesome guesthouse. Next lesson: Airbnb?
25071 Banks Rd, Millsboro, DE
Why it made the grade: Cedar-shake siding encases this schoolhouse from 1924. Although it's being sold as is, the potential forthis two-bedroom, three-bath house is huge, with its large closets, wood-burning stove, and rooftop space above the garage that could be transformed into a green roof and/or vegetable garden.
2 Howard Siding Ln, Abbot, ME
Classroom cred:With a little bit of TLC, this could be an artist's studio that would ace all tests. Dating to the early 1900s, the 972-square-foot schoolhouse with red wood siding retainsits original hardwood flooring and window trim. Natural light pours in through its many windows, and the school's chalkboards are stillvisible on the walls.
The post Pop Quiz: Which of These 7 Cute Converted Schoolhouses Would You Buy? appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com.