Flavorwire compiled a collection of these unusual homes - all are beautiful. I love how each home was designed around the existing elements and keeps the flavor of its former life. There's a famous Chinatown punk club loft with funky red walls and even a cement factory which embraces the industrial feel with looming (and luckily unused) equipment. It's a lovely homage to buildings that have already lived one life and are now home to another generation and purpose.
Check out these and more re-imagined homes at Flavorwire.
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