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Quirky Home Conversions: A Church, Museum, and Missile Silo!

Why tear down a unique older building when you can transform it into a home so extraordinary it'll have the whole town talking! Conversions have become a popular way to keep heritage sites intact yet build a quirky and modern home. Take a look at these four conversions, which started out as a cuhrch, museum, water tower, and missile silo, and are now beautiful, cozy homes!

 

Missile Silo:

 

Location: Saranac, N.Y.
Price: $750,000
Beds/Baths: 4/4
Sq. Ft.: 3,100


Don't be fooled by the conventional exterior, this mountain retreat is actually a converted missile launching pad. The main lodge sits atop a 2,300-square-foot silo that's been transformed into a cavernous, luxury living space. 








Church:


Location: Chicago, Ill. 

Price: $600,000

Beds/Baths: 3/N/A

Sq. Ft.: 4,000


Do you heap hymns onto the karaoke queue? Are you a sucker for Sunday double-headers?
Do you use the words "gosh" and "heck" a lot? 

If you answered yes to all those questions, then this could be your ticket to paradise. Formerly a Lutheran cathedral, this church is now a sprawling home. 







Location: Savannah, Ga. 
Price: $3.35 million
Beds/Baths: 3/4
Sq. Ft.: 4,504

Built in 1892, this home was the "Ships of the Sea Museum" until it underwent a full-blown makeover that transformed it into a luxury home. The home offers stunning views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. 




 

 

 

 

 

Water Tower:

 

How about that! Apparently, a residence in Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands rests inside the sturdy shell of a what used to be a water tower. By the looks of a blueprint of the tower we found on TreeHugger.com, the structure has 7 floors. 






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