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This Power Plant Turned Pinterest-Worthy Residence Might Shock You—in a Great Way

This Power Plant Turned Pinterest-Worthy Residence Might Shock You—in a Great Way

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Buying a home can make you feel powerful—but no property will offer the jolt this property in Astoria, OR, promises.

On the market for $675,000, the property offers an exterior that will likely strike you as unusual. Before its conversion into a livable three-bedroom space, this 3,000-square-foot brick building served as the power plant for a former World War II hospital. A high-voltage conversion!

The rest of the hospital campus was torn down and transformed into a suburban community surrounding this structure. This building’s first resident was, unsurprisingly, an electrician. He transformed part of the property into an apartment—but it was the current homeowners who did the majority of the renovation.

Living space

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And what a renovation it was: Despite the home’s unusual origins, the interiors are thoroughly modern. The homeowners refinished the original windows and installed Spanish-inspired red tiling on the first floor. The finish looks fabulous when accented with pink Persian rugs.

The open floor plan includes a sun-filled dining room and recently remodeled kitchen, which is equipped with black cabinetry, butcher block countertops, and exposed shelving. A tall window forms the backdrop for the stainless-steel, double-bowl sink—an original feature from the power plant.

The master suite features a tall ceiling and plush carpeting.

“Most people love the master suite because of how big it is,” says listing agent Sheena-Lynn Martin. Indeed, there’s plenty of room for a reading nook in the bedroom … and in the bathroom. White-tiled walls add serenity to the space, and the walk-in shower is large enough for two.

Kitchen

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Interior decor

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Huge bathroom

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Another gem from the property’s original purpose is the 3,000-square-foot workshop.

“You can see floor to ceiling and understand the sheer height of the building,” the listing agent says of the workshop. “It’s completely open.”

With this additional workshop, Martin believes the property is ideal for a working artist looking for a live-work space. What’s more, Astoria offers a fabulous art scene filled with galleries, art walks, and fellow artisans.

Other options are available, of course. The workshop could be turned into additional living space, an indoor tennis court, a large garage, or a personal retreat. There’s also more room to expand: an additional 2,000 square feet above the master suite.

Outdoors you’ll find a cozy fire pit, a horseshoe pit, and a second-floor patio. The property comes with two-thirds of an acre, so you could also try your hand at landscaping. The beauty of this electric property is that it offers the space to be exactly what you want it to be—no compromise needed.

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