Public Toilet Turned Into Dream Home

by Kent Griswold on May 12th, 2010. 6 Comments
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Ellen Murphy pointed out this great article in the Mail Online a UK based paper about a couple who turned a public toilet into a beautiful dream home.

Chris Brook the author states that: They spent a lot more than a penny doing it up, but turning the public toilets into a home was a true labour of love.

For nearly a century the Victorian WC was used as a loo by visitors to the beach at Scarborough.

Dream home: Tracey Woodhouse and partner Graham Peck have turned the £15,000 former public toilet into a cosy house

Now the distinctive building has been transformed by Tracy Woodhouse and her partner Graham Peck into a cosy house, with magnificent views overlooking the North Sea.
The Gents is now the lounge and the Ladies is the bedroom and en suite bathroom.

Now named Lookout, the single storey building, built into the cliff overlooking the resort’s famous North Bay, is widely admired by local residents who have witnessed its reincarnation.

Miss Woodhouse, 45, said:’Some people joke about it. At work they’ll say things like, “Oh yes, you’re the couple who live in a lavatory.”

‘But we now have a lovely little house with a sea view that used to be a loo. We understand the amusement it causes. It tickles us, too.’

Read the complete article at Mail Online.

Modern: The up-to-date kitchen in the toilet-turned-home of Tracey Woodhouse and Graham Peck

Bedroom: The former WC has a double bedroom, kitchen and lounge as well stunning views of North Bay

Boarded up: The delapidated public toilet before being bought and converted

6 Responses to “Public Toilet Turned Into Dream Home”

  1. Kay in KCMO says:

    What a lovely job they did. Good for them. Seeing the possibilities and recycling an overlooked building is always admirable.

    Would love to see the view they have.

  2. Antibubba says:

    That’s unusual–usually it’s the other way around.

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  4. Arlos says:

    Thats the beauty of the tiny house movement, seeing the potential where other’s do not.

  5. Benjamin says:

    But now where will folks go to relieve themselves?

  6. Cheryl says:

    I love this site too. Good to know others on the same page.

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