People are amazing when they are creative and in fact, some creative people know no limit. Here’s a video that shows a woman who, with a little imagination and a lot of hard work, creates new beauty that she can enjoy every day while preserving history and a flavor of the past.
This woman bought an old bank in Spring City, Pennsylvania (just west of Philadelphia) and turned it into a house. No, the house is the wrong term: it is her home now and the home looks luxurious in every way possible.
The bank was built in 1872 and is on the National Historic Register. Cathy Calhoun, the homeowner, said she already knew the building well: “My very first job started out as a teller in 1972 in this bank.”
“At the time I purchased it in 1989,” she said, “it was a working bank that they had just closed.” She found a huge number of historical articles, from coins to paper money and stock certificates.
“I tried to keep as much of the bank as possible, but I knew I had to make it livable.” Her transformation of the structure was incredible, right down to incorporating the two bank vaults into the home’s design, one as a bar and the other as a sauna. Kudos to her creative self. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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