Living at the Library
A 1911 library is turned into a home.
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Faye and Daryl Bursch are true bookworms. They own a bookstore and live in a former 1911 library. Their Spokane, Wash., home allows them plenty of room to shelve their collections. The 1,700-square-foot building proved tricky to convert, so the couple turned to contractor Doug Fennema for construction advice and help.
They converted the library area to a great room while the office became the kitchen. A wall was added to create a bedroom and space was made for daughter Ashley’s bedroom by adding a partial wall. Some of the home’s quirky features include an original water fountain and a 250-pound front door.