Look at this enchanting place: an original Carnegie library converted to a Bed & Breakfast!
Located in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, “Carnegie Hall” has 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
Have a look inside…
It is priced at $500,000 but it comes fully furnished and is turn-key as a B&B.
The interior has 5, 000+ square feet.
The wonderful thing about the repurposing of this building is that it still feels like a Carnegie library.
There’s even a quote by Andrew Carnegie stenciled on the wall:
There is also a preserved reading room…
So it still actually functions as a library (at least for paying guests).
The well equipped kitchen can cater to large gatherings.
There is a cozy family room adjacent to the kitchen.
There’s even a room for the younglings…
Let’s see the upstairs.
Check out the vintage half bath with high-tank toilet:
And some of the bedrooms…
Each has its own 3/4 bath.
The best part of the place may be the third-floor owner’s suite, complete with a studio, office, artist’s loft & private study with its own balcony overlooking the river.
It’s always sad when a small community library closes down. But this place has been infused with new life as a bookish B&B.
So if you are looking for a live/work opportunity, consider this historic beauty right on the winding Flambeau River.