At Home in the Broadcast Booth
An old radio station in Alaska is transformed into a gorgeous home.
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Gregory Carr grew up listening to his grandmother read recipes over the airwaves of radio station KENI in Anchorage, Alaska. Built in 1948, it was the first radio station in the city. Many years later Gregory bought the old station and turned it into a resplendent home.
Gregory designed the home to reflect his passion for art and his collections fill every corner of the house. Upstairs, the former broadcast booths became bedrooms and a master bath. Because the walls are solid concrete, Gregory had to build his fireplace in the giant tower holding the building’s call letters. The downstairs office area holds a generous sized living room, dining room and kitchen.
Gregory was shocked to learn an electrical substation providing power to the neighborhood was located in a basement room of the radio station. He finally managed to get the city to move the substation and turned the former electrical room into a wine cellar. Gregory dedicated the building to friend Augie Hiebert, who served as the technical director at the station.
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