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From former warehouses and factories, to churches and even prisons, what once was old can be new again when historic buildings are adapted into innovative private residences. Let’s explore the Sotheby’s International Realty® network for some one-of-a-kind converted homes from around the world.


€1,250,000 EUR | Naxxar, Malta | Malta Sotheby’s International Realty

Now a luxurious four-bedroom residence, this historic home in Malta once served as a formal prison where convicts were sent until their debts were paid.  The character-filled home features a swimming pool, outdoor kitchenette, TV room, separate living area and a three-car garage.


$1,475,000 USD | Lancaster, Pennsylvania |Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

Built in 1893, this Gothic Revival church has since been converted into two residential units.  True to its original form, the larger of the two units features cathedral ceilings, the original hanging church lights and stained glass windows, and access to the steeple and bell tower.  The smaller residence once served as a chapel and also boasts cathedral ceilings and original stained glass windows.  Both conversions include custom woodwork and energy efficient windows and insulation.

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$1,198,000 CAD | Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The Scott Schoolhouse in Ontario, Canada was originally built in 1915 and has since been converted into a two-bedroom house with a spacious open floor plan.  The home includes a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and radiant floor heating throughout.

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