02/15 Public toilet in the UK transformed into a private home

Before and after pictures of Rose Cottage

Before and after pictures of Rose Cottage

Do you care about your home’s past life?

You might if you lived in one of these two British homes – they were once public conveniences.

It was sold at auction last July for more than eight times its guide price of approximately $19,000.

And just to show what can be achieved, take a look at the blog images from architect Laura Jane Clark of Lamp Architects. Clark converted the original Crystal Palace underground public conveniences in London into a one-bedroom private home.

Rose Cottage is the latest project assured to smell sweet, if the new name is anything to go by. The 1930s building that was once a public toilet on Oxford Rd, West Reading, is being converted into a private residence that will be up for rent once completed.

Read more – http://www.domain.com.au/news/from-a-public-toilet-to-a-private-home-20160215-gmu198/


Elaine Walker