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Â Who doesn’t love a firehouse? It seems they are truly en fuego right now as a trend.Â Perhaps it started with this house, where the Ghostbusters had their headquarters:
Then there was The Real World: Boston, where a charming firehouse was renovated to house seven self-important, immatureÂ strangers.Â This was one cool renovation:
Another famous firehouse is Fire Station Number 4, by Robert Venturi in modern mecca Columbus Indiana:
Note the hole where the pole was (I cannot imagine ever getting rid of the pole, but I suppose it is quite a danger to have a big hole in the floor):
This is the before/after bathroom shot.Â I rather prefer the before, though they did save a lot of the features from the original room:
I must say, my VERY FAVORITE firehouse renovation was featured in O At Home magazine this month.Â It is John Dickinson’s renovated firehouse in San Francisco.Â This is how it appeared in 1981:
My personal favorite is the firehouse that lodges the Rescue Me crew.Â To give to the Denis LearyÂ Firefighters Foundation, click here.
Ghostbusters Firehouse picture from here.
Real World: Boston firehouse from realworldhouses.com /Bunim-Murray Productions
Fire Station Number 4: from greatbuildingsonline, photo by Don DiBernardo
NYTimes photos by Francis Dzikowski. Click on photos to link to article.
John Dickinson photo from 1981, as seen in O At Home magazine.