Would You Live in a Converted Schoolhouse?

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A dilapidated gym, dressing room and staff area of an old school building were reclaimed and converted into a home that includes this patio. Photo: Zecc Architecten

A dilapidated gym, dressing room and staff area of an old school building were reclaimed and converted into a home that includes this patio. Photo: Zecc Architecten

This gorgeous home conversion in Utrecht, Netherlands, may make you think twice about unused public spaces. Once the gymnasium of an abandoned school building, this posh private residence was sustainably crafted to exemplify the bright, modern and minimal aesthetic that’s characteristic of Dutch design. Click through for a look inside.

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Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
Mary Mazzoni