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occasionally you have to fess up to the fact that some buildings are difficult to repurpose for use as a house, no matter how "sensitive" the work. I would venture to say that this is one of them. At the same time, I'm certain we all feel nothing but extreme sympathy for the owners that undertook this project.
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A similar fate may befall the Coonley Playhouse, currently on the market for $650K. Although the playhouse was converted into a residence long ago, the Smiths, current owners, put a lot of effort and money into making it both as close to original as practicable and yet serve its residential use as well. The problem is that the main space is not what most home buyers would consider a living room. Even more so with the huge space in the Drummond building. I hope they both find sympathetic owners.