Sunday, March 07, 2010

School turned into a Loft! (Fulton, Missouri)

Just for all of you out there who thought Fulton, Missouri was not a cool place to live:

Exhibit A: an old school turned into apartments. Very cool apartments.

Our friends Justin and Cori moved into the coolest apartment in town. I had to take a moment to still my beating heart when I saw both of these apartments. And with rent around $500, it's just pretty disgusting all around, don't you think?

First, Justin's original apartment on the 2nd floor:

It was an old classroom, and still had the blackboard, and also a dry erase board, which I doubt was original.

I love that light fixture. Those are so popular and in style now, but this place is just rockin' it old-school.

Now for the new, huge apartment. It used to be the auditorium. Yes, really. Now the bedroom is up on the stage. That's all I'm gonna say about that.

The natural light in this place alone is just breathtaking. Yeah, so the view might be of the back of an Autozone and Movie Gallery, but still.

Again with the light fixtures, and look at that bar! It came out of a saloon in Kansas. For real.
I asked the owner of the building, Mr. Lee, and he said that his contractor found it.

Oh, to have such natural light! Jealous doesn't even cut it really. On the way home I was having serious "we could sell our house" thoughts. Why did we buy when we could have rented such greatness?

Again with the light fixtures, and check out the built-ins put in by the owner.

The apartment also comes with Mr. Lee's adorable pajama-clad children.

And the tile work!
Oh, the opportunity for greatness that lies in this place.

In honor of the Barenaked Ladies:
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd buy this old cool school (and all the windows that go with it)
If I had a million dollars (if I had a million dollars)
I'd have this natural light (no more 8ft dark room ceilings)

Posted by Beth Snyder @ 8:28 AM

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WOW! Why don't I live in Fulton? Thanks for sharing some seriously cool photos!

Posted by Blogger kimhryn @ 9:34 PM #

I have always loved this building... and a secret: I always wanted to see the inside of that particular apartment! I used to practice for Fulton Art League summer theater on that stage and always thought it would be SO COOL to have an old auditorium as an apartment. My dad was the principal of this school when it closed down. I also thought it would be amazing to see his old office and if it was kept the same.

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