I'm up in Waukesha, Wisconsin visiting my family. Both parents have been in the hospital while I'm here, so I've spent a fair amount of time at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. A couple of blocks from the hospital, there's the most surprising home. There was a 675,000 gallon water reservoir that had become quite an eyesore. Judy Fuller bought it for $1,000 and transformed it into a beautiful home in a "South Flordia" style. Indeed, it looks like it should be shaded with Palm trees and and have a path leading to white sand and crystal blue waters. It's 4 stories high, has 24" thick walls (which would keep out the sound of sirens), underground parking, and a "plaza" on the roof. It's already at a pretty high point in the town, so I'm guessing it has pretty great views. It has an estimated value of about $1.3 million. And it's for sale. If I were considering moving back to the frozen north, I'd be very tempted.
Apparently she's known for turning architectural atrocities into gems. What a great idea! Here's the Before picture.