Monday, May 16, 2011

The Shoe House


Who says that house exteriors have to be conventional (besides your homeowner association)? Web Urbanist has a great review of home conversions, showing homes made from barns, warehouses and even fire towers. The re-use trend has fired up some unique architecture in cities and the suburbs.

What? You claim to be a traditionalist? Then look over these examples of traditional architecture. If you need a serious refresher in the shoe house legend, try Kermit.
Pennsylvania: Uniquely traditional
Thanks to Roadside America, I’ve found The Shoe House, built in 1948 by shoe magnate and millionaire Colonel Mahlon M. Haines. You’ll find the house at 195 Shoe House Rd. in Hellam, PA. Read more about the house.
Shoe architecture from way down south
Proving once again that folklore is universal, this shoe home in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, features an inspirational stone house exterior with a fancy toe piece. Bring the family!
Nice architecture, eh?
This house in on Kitseguekla Lake Road in Smithers, British Columbia, provides a sanctuary for when the kids are not oat.
Traditional shoe house exteriors for farm country......

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