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    Default Light and space where fire alarms once rang


    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.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/ga...l?pagewanted=2

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    Ye gods - I know I bitch about people not using colours but does it have to be bile yellow and Barney purple? And the woman wears a macrame poncho - nuff said.
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    I like it for them. It looks like they created their ideal home.
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    i dig that bathroom.

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    I like the hippy funky vibe. Not for me, but it looks like it suits them. I think they'd be fun to hang out with.
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    i love it. the floors are fantastic and i love how they left the bathroom mostly intact. and i want their dining table.
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    where is the fire pole??

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    ^ It says in the article the poles were not saved

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    If you look in pic #2 you can see the hole where the pole once was, now covered in glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Ye gods - I know I bitch about people not using colours but does it have to be bile yellow and Barney purple? And the woman wears a macrame poncho - nuff said.
    Agreed. Another design that's trying to be interesting and quirky.
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    whod want to live in an old firehouse without a pole? thats the fun part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rica View Post
    whod want to live in an old firehouse without a pole? thats the fun part!
    I figure I'd get my ass sued off when someone's kid broke their arm trying to slide down it. So I'd probably take out the pole, too.
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    Not bad. I kinda like it.

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