Francis Dzikowski/Esto, for The New York Times
WORK AND PLAY The ground floor of the 1931 firehouse now has two studios; on the second floor are the bright and open living quarters.
SEE-THROUGH Wendy Edwards and Jerry Mischak’s restoration saved the fire pole openings (but not the poles).
Much of the old bathroom, top, was salvaged.
They tore out ceilings, creating a space for their artwork, which tends to be quite large.
The firemen’s lounges were separated by a wall with French doors, left. Ms. Edwards and Mr. Mischak removed the wall, raised the ceiling, revealing steelbeams, and created an open dining and living area.
The firehouse is now a place where the couple, who are artists, can live and work. “We knew the studios were going to be fantastic,” Ms. Edwards said.