1870 School House No.1 In Winchester New Hampshire

old school house converted to a house
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Look at this lovely old school house that has been converted into a cozy home!

Located in Winchester, New Hampshire, this cutie was built around 1870 and was historically called “Schoolhouse No.1”

old school house converted to a home
image from: http://www.oldhouses.com
image from: oldhouses.com

#1 has been lovingly renovated to modern standards, but the owners have ensured that a great deal of original character was preserved.

The little school house is being offered for sale at $179,900. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,1,70 square feet. It also comes on 10 acres of woodlands so House Crazy Sarah would call that a pretty darn good deal!

old school house converted to a home
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From the listing:

This historic property is completely charming and full of character and has had only a handful of owners since the schoolchildren left!

Goodbye pesky schoolchildren… hello adorable cottage!

The school-turned home comes fully furnished with period antiques that date back to the era the school was built.

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The furniture is great but one thing House Crazy Sarah is not seeing in the photos is an antique school desk!

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Some of the windows are the ORIGINAL wood frame windows. Those great wood floors are old pine and fir.

And perhaps the best feature of this school conversion: the original chalkboards were found under layers of wallpaper in the dining room!  And left exposed! (pictured below)

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House Crazy Sarah loves it when you can reach out and touch history like that.

Look at the focal point of the kitchen:

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Probably not original to the building, but it’s really cool to look at.

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And let’s go have a look at the remodeled upper level…

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image from: oldhouses.com

Cozy bedrooms with dormer windows!

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How can one resist such charm? And at that price?

Ugh, House Crazy Sarah lives too far away. But somebody out there lives close enough, or can pick up and move in order to buy this well-priced piece of rural education history!

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For all the details, here’s the source.

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