Rehabilitated by Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, this one-room schoolhouse hails from the town of Chebogue. MacKay-Lyons purchased the decrepit 1830 structure—it had closed in 1950 and fallen into misuse—to save it from demolition, and converted it into a two-bedroom cottage that now sits in Nova Scotia.
For an active family of five in Amsterdam, this century-old schoolhouse building was given a second life when it was transformed into an open-plan family dwelling. First the school was converted into 10 apartments by Casa Architecten, then Amsterdam-based Standard Studio was hired to tackle the interior design of one of the individual apartments.
In rural Wisconsin, a family transforms a one-room schoolhouse dating from 1912 into a cozy weekend getaway. The living room and kitchen occupy a former classroom.
With the help of architects X+L Studio, Nynke Meeuwissen and Mark Aink rehabilitated an old school outside of Amsterdam into a comfortable roost for their family of five. The ground floor was originally a gym.