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A bank conversion

Typically if Jo and I feature a conversion, it is of a church, or a barn. This time I have one that is a little different. It is a former bank in Detroit - a stunning structure, despite copious amounts of graffiti (so sad). The openness, the vestibule, the windows, and OMG the potential on the roof! I would live here in a heartbeat (if the 'hood isn't too sketchy). Thanks Suzanne for the link! (via, photos by Michelle and Chris Gerard

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Nomad Living

I do believe I love a shipping container conversion almost as much as a church conversion. There's something about taking an empty steel box and turning it into a home, a getaway, a backyard retreat, an office, whatever and wherever you want. This one is by Portuguese architectural firm Studio ARTE as part of their Nomad Living project.

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Stalking drama

An old bluestone hall has been born again as a dramatic contemporary home. I'm stalking in South Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.

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Stalking a church

It's no secret that Kim and I worship a church conversion. We love to see these old buildings have a second coming. We haven't found very many lately but the wait is over. It's time to sing the praises of my latest stalking target. The little old church is a one bedroom apartment while the church hall out the back has become an open plan home with loads of light and space. Live in the hall and run a holiday let in the old church? My idea of heaven. It's in Mount Hawthorn, Perth in Western Australia. Link here while it lasts.

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A converted Victorian dairy 

Far away in the land of Notting Hill is a beautiful old brick building that was a former dairy. Architect Theo Otten happened upon the magical structure and created a voluminous, minimalist home fit for a king...or an art collector. For sale by Domus Nova

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