An Indiana family transforms an old gymnasium into an open concept home

It’s such a waste when you’re driving past old buildings that are no longer in use. If you’re like me, you can think of some really good uses for them. All it takes is someone with the time and money to give the building a good dose of TLC.

While most of the old buildings are being demolished and new ones put in their place, some have turned into gorgeous, renovated and modern spaces that still maintain some nostalgia for what the building used to be.

Twenty years ago, in Wilkinson, Indiana, a family bought an old high school gym in hopes of renovating it into a one-family home. Now, it looks incredible. All their hard work paid off and they brought it to market.

Good news for us, because now we see what’s inside this wonderful renovation. Guess what, they kept half of the indoor basketball court intact.

1950’s gymnasium for sale in Indiana

Here are the details of Zillow’s list,

A rare opportunity for your high school gym. This is an honest treat with good. The former Wilkinson HS Gym had a 1/2 pitch with an original basketball goal and original maple flooring – approximately 5,984 square feet. A new living space with huge rooms has been added to the building’s credit in the last 20 years. New oven and deck north of half the gym in two years. It was intended as a commercial, now residential. It would make a great daycare or home for basketball fans. Cell phone tower rent is paid in full and may provide copies of the lease agreement. All building measurements and dimensions must be verified and approved by the buyer.

Photos of a renovated old gym for sale in Indiana

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
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Beautiful location in the Indiana countryside.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
/ Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

You can see that half of the roof has been replaced.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
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Although it is quite low profile from the outside, the inside is stunning.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
/ Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Most of the original gym floor and home floors remained.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
/ Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Some floors were replaced, but the old rafters remained.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
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The house is filled with plenty of modern spaces to move around. If you’ve always wanted bigger bathrooms, this is the home for you.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
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I love the insanely open concept of this home renovation. I’m so glad they didn’t try to build a bunch of unnecessary walls to break up the space.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
/ Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

They built an upper floor of four huge bedrooms.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
/ Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Look, I told you. The living space is enormous.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
/ Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

My favorite part is putting the kitchen in the free throw space. perfect. Leave the lines, genius.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
/ Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

The original gym floor lines perfectly blend old and new.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
/ Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

The other half of the gym is still in all its glory. Look at the extra space above the gym. The possibilities are endless.

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
/ Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

A view from the corner of the gym shows how much can be done in the space. I would give anything to have this kind of space to hold dance and theater lessons, workshops and productions. But that’s just me. very funny

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker Company / Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

Roy Wilson / FC Tucker
/ Source: MIBOR as distributed by MLS GRID

The sale of this totally unique and gorgeous home is on hold, but at least we got a chance to peek into a piece of Indiana sports history that’s becoming new again.

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