I love it when a house has history. And yet, a great origin story isn't even the best part about living in a converted building. It's the revealing architecture and all those little design touches that sentimental owners leave intact from their home's former life–each one offering its own clue about the people or things that used to live there.
We've been lucky enough to feature a few converted homes here on Apartment Therapy, some of which are collected here for you to browse and admire. So without further ado, here are 10 happy home dwellers who've found a new use for these old buildings.
Above: A Barn in Ozark, Missouri
→ Kelly & Ashlea's Converted Barn
A Church in Ontario, Canada
→ Dan & Sarah's Songbird Church House
A Barn in Orange County, California
→ Corey's Converted Barn
A Greenhouse in Newport, Rhode Island
→ The MacMillans' Converted Greenhouse
A Garage in Mebourne, Australia
→ Alex's Stylish Small Home in a Converted Garage
An Auto Body Shop in Los Angeles
→ Shirry & Boaz's Converted Auto Body Shop
A Stable in Georgetown, Washington D.C.
→ Colman's Converted Georgetown Stable
A Garage in Los Angeles
→ Chad's Guest House & Reinvented Garage
A Church in Santa Monica, California
→ Aleks & Anne's Converted 1875 Church
A Billiard Room in Glasgow, Scotland
→ The Mackays' Former Billiard Room Home