Originally built in 1925, the Leiden Schoolhouse Conversion turns a former school for infants into an impressive residential space. Each area was transformed to hold a new function — a prior classroom is now three bedrooms and the former gym has been transformed into a kitchen, dining, and living area — while much of the structure's historic charm was kept intact through the existing tile, doors, skylights, and wooden rafters. On the exterior, what was once a playground is now a courtyard with a sheltered sunken sitting area to enjoy outdoor dining and conversations.
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Inspired by a couple's love for their canine companions, the 360 House allows for undisrupted views of their Alaskan malamute pups. The circular villa is supported by a continuous glazed wall, providing constant visuals on the outdoors and the dogs. An overhang runs around the entirety of the exterior, lending shelter from both the rain and the sun. At the front of the home, the bedroom and kitchen are sunken below the garden for eye-to-eye interaction with their exterior roommates, while also creating a private barrier between the interior and the adjacent street.