05 January 2011

The Harmony Club

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By now my love of old decrepit buildings is well documented here. I'm always a sucker for peeling paint, old hardwood floors and light pouring through dusty windows. So, it's no surprise that I'm head over heels for the Harmony Club. After being abandoned for nearly 40 years the right person came along with a vision and turned it into a spectacular living space. And if I wasn't smitten enough already, learning that the Club is located in Alabama, my home state, sealed the deal. It certainly smashes a lot of preconceptions about what can be done with abandoned buildings. Soooo many places like this are being left to rot or demolished! It's wonderful to see one being put to such good use.

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26 comments:

LivingInSong said...

Wow, it's beautiful!

Carys said...

This is so beautiful!! I found such a lovely abandoned building that I wish I could turn into a house, but it will be demolished quite soon, it's really sad!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

harmonybatham said...

My name is Harmony! so naturally I think this is amazing ;)

Ginta said...

Amazing! This place looks amazing! I'd really like my home to look like this!

13bees said...

I'd be waiting for a ghost around every corner!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i really wonder how much work they had to do to get it into this livable state. it sure is charming!

leader of the pack said...

Oh, wow, what a lovely use of that space! The photographs certainly do it justice. I'm loving that they kept the peeled paint.

Retreauxgirl said...

Truly Breathtaking! This is definitely newsworthy. Thanks for sharing

BaronessVonVintage said...

Oh my. AMAZING

AMBER DANESE said...

it's official...this is my dream living space!! AHH!!

BARGAIN BEX said...

is it weird to say that the thing i was most drawn to in this particular set of pictures was the lit up and all glowy-like icee?

i want it. bad.

bex.

Maria Confer said...

These photos are so splendid. I could live in a place like this forever.

xx
Maria
Lulu Letty

Cel said...

Wow that place looks fantastic! I love that he left the walls as-is like that.

the spectator said...

I love his sensitive restoration. An Italian restaurant. I hope it's rustic in its styling.

Leilani said...

I liked seeing how they kept the rawness of the space, the textures of the walls are great. My favorite feature is that long bar and that Icee sign in the kitchen!

Iz bakinog ormara said...

What great pictures, and little sad at the time. Though myself am also a decadence junkie, still, when you think about it, abandoned places, walls that could tell a lot of stories about people who lived there, and now are staring empty.

Lisa Grace said...

oh my god, this is beautiful.

Plooom said...

These pictures are really amazing ! The light is just perfect ! Congrats !

Plooom !

Rosaspina Vintage said...

I love the way the lighting works complimenting the house and keeping the old feel that used to live there once. The living room picture looks almost animated, I can easily imagine people walking around with their drinks and chatting on the sofa. Gorgeous.

Ashley said...

Those pictures are gorgeous! There's something very magical about that space, to be sure!

Fidji said...

How out of the ordinary. Beautiful and inspiring pictures especially for someone living in PARIS.

Fidji from Irresistibleparis.blogspot.com

Nicky said...

That is quite romantic! I too am a sucker for the nostalgia of the days of old! I live in a 1928 bungalow craftsman house! It's a gem (I am in love with the breakfast nook) :D

sarah nicole said...

So beautiful!

Peanut said...

That is amazing! I can't believe this space. It has a spooky/modern feel to it. Bravo!

meghan said...

This looks like such an amazing place

Zoƫ said...

I am obsessed with historic interiors... I'm writing my dissertation on Irish nineteenth-century interiors actually so I just love this post! The bathroom is my favourite.