You Can Live in These Five Converted Firehouses
Apparently, the trend of converting firehouses into residences is red hot, and these five former stations are on the market to prove it.
The firehouses, which were all built between 1850 and 1909, can be found across the state—including a local listing in Jamaica Plain. Sound the alarms, because they won’t stay available for very long.
1. A Purple Plymouth Pad
5 South Street, Plymouth
Size: 4,279 square feet
This firehouse has original granite signage and a one-bedroom in-law apartment. It features a spiral staircase, motorized skylights, and an upper-level deck.
2. A Tiny Condo in JP
16-18 Walk Hill Street, Jamaica Plain
Size: 390 square feet
There’s a little give and take in this former firehouse—it’s a small space to inhabit but it’s also conveniently steps from Forest Hills station. There are laundry facilities in the basement along with additional storage space.
3. A Leominster Penthouse
593 Main Street, Leominster
Size: 1,507 square feet
It may look like a run-of-the-mill brick building from the outside, but the inside of this unit offers a spiral staircase and cathedral ceilings. The building was one of North Leominster’s original firehouses, then a schoolhouse before it was converted into condos.
4. An Amherst Escape
24 Pine Street, Amherst
Size: 910 square feet
This home’s three-year renovation won a restoration award. It boasts a carriage door façade and a cupola where fire hoses were once hung to dry.
5. A Firehouse with Water Views
53 Border Street, Scituate
Size: 2,394 square feet
While it needs a few updates, this red house in Scituate offers views of a nearby marsh and river. It was built in 1850 and was moved to its current location in the 1950s.