Taking the train home

29 Jul

What do you do if you had an old railway car?

I’m not a train enthusiast so my first answer would probably be sell it for scrap metal.

But lo and behold, after seeing these pictures, I’m certainly whistling a different tune! This 1940’s railway car in Portland was beautifully transformed into a modern home. I love the bright and chic interior environment against its harsher exterior that doesn’t let out any of its inner secrets. This home boasts 10-foot ceilings, an incinerator toilet, and a guaranteed conversation starter among lucky guests. You could be living in first class everyday! Oh and I also hear that there’s no property tax on this place since it’s not “proper” real estate. I think it’s the world’s way of saying thanks to the ingenious work of upcyclers.

via Apartment Therapy


2 Responses to “Taking the train home”

  1. interiorapartment July 29, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    wow this is awesome 🙂 love your blog xxx Cat


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