In the quaint village of Nashville, Michigan is an interesting real estate opportunity. For a mere $90,000 you can be the proud owner of the old W.K. Kellog High School building. I am very intrigued by this listing. I see two very different possibilities for this space.
First, how cool would it be to live there? Check out the pics of the gymnasium/auditorium, I'll wait. Ok, now that you have seen it, my son runs laps around the island in my kitchen, problem solved. And that stage! The performances that we could put on!! There are plenty of rooms, even if you only use the main floor and close off the upstairs to save on heating costs, and they are large rooms. Also, why bother with chalkboard paint when you have actual chalkboards at your disposal? You could ride bikes inside all winter long, the hallways are plenty wide. There are also outdoor basketball courts on the 2 acre lot, and plenty of parking. With a cafeteria at your disposal you could host family Christmas, and never feel cramped for space.
Second, opening a sports bar in an actual gymnasium would be so much fun! You could host free throw competitions for free appetizers, and the stage is perfect for live music! If you were so inclined, you'd have plenty of space for a brewery. In this scenario I'm not sure what to do with the rest of the building. If it were in a bigger city I'd say turn the classrooms into lofts or condos. As its not, save a section of the building, and scrap the rest to offset renovation costs? Anyone want to be business partners in a bar? We can call it Puzzles.
I've included links to the listing, Flickr album, a small gallery, and the sellers comments from the listing. Now that I've inspired you to buy a former high school in a town you've never heard of, please share your ideas for the property in the comments section.