Have you ever considered purchasing a train station? Probably not, right?
On the off chance that you’re in the market for a historic Ontario train station, you can now purchase one for just under $400,000. Imagine how baller of a move it would be to invite your friends over, only for them to discover that you’re basically the real-life version of Sir Topham Hatt from Thomas the Tank Engine.
The history C.N. Parry Sound train station is located at 1 Station Road and costs $399,900, according to its Realtor.ca listing. blogTO says that the station initially went on sale back in May, but all offers fell short of the seller’s expectations.
While it might seem a little strange to purchase an old train station, there are several examples of people converting historic churches into houses. Perhaps, the same techniques could be applied to a train station?
The brick building was built back in 1931 and opened as a C.N. rail station but was later converted to be a Via Rail station. There’s even still an inactive live track beside the station.
Like heritage building churches that have been turned into homes, the station’s Town of Parry Sound heritage designation means that the interior of the building can be renovated and changed, while its exterior must be preserved.
In the past, the station has been used for the Parry Sound Chamber of Commerce and even a music studio. Before the ongoing pandemic hit, it was also renovated to become a martial arts studio.
If you’re into trains and don’t mind living in a home that will always look like a train station, this could be the weird house you’ve been waiting for.
Image credit: Realtor.ca