Renovated waterworks station retains antique charm, bachelor amenities.
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A waterworks station in Georgia doesn't sound like a typical bachelor pad, and Carey Pickard's home in Macon is anything but typical. Pickard's 150-year-old pump house is now a bachelor's dream home complete with a refrigerator stocked with party libations.
The dilapidated building served as an antiques shop for the previous 70 years. He furnished the home with tapestries, oriental rugs and unique pieces from his travels and the museum he runs in town. Contractor Larry Mead helped Pickard convert the building into a comfortable home in only six months and within budget. One of Pickard's favorite discoveries was the old cistern in the back yard that had been closed off for a century. The original pump room is now a 42-by-21-foot living room.