It’s no secret that I am a fan of innovative repurposed industrial spaces. I love the idea and possibility of one day living in some off the charts structure that was never actually created for human habitation. My dream has always been this old abandoned gas station on the corner of 4th and Washington; a bit cramped, but the garage would serve as awesome open and well lit studio space and just imagine the crazy summer fun you could have in the huge parkinglot. It is currently being occupied by some sort of Used Car salesman who never seems to sell any cars.
Olle Lundberg had the most opportune job for this sort of dream; as an architect, each of his projects fed bits and pieces of his “dream” home and cabin. In the end, he and his wife ended up living in a Salvaged Car Ferry they purchased and towed from Iceland and docked in San Francisco. He also built, from scratch, a cabin complete with an old repurposed wooden water tank (25ft wide and 14ft deep) used as a swimming pool.
The pictures alone are worth signing up for the free membership to The New York Times website, if you haven’t already. Did I mention it was free? The article can be found here.
This is the stuff dreams are made of…