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Old 12-25-2012, 20:45   #1
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Metal Bldg/House experts...need advice?

So...I'm looking at a 2200sf living area metal-building with a house built inside of's been in the market for a while and I think they'd accept quite a bit less than the listed price..

Lots of acres come with it, I LOVE the land...the house, not so much..

Wife can't stop talking about the land...the electric gated entrance..the scenic driveway through the oak trees..the privacy..plenty of room to have a small farm etc...

The house is ok...there's just nothing to ooh and ahhh about.

The biggest thing that bothers me is that the ceilings are low, both upstairs and downstairs..and the house is very compartmented...definitely not an "open" floorplan..

1/3 of the house is 2-story high shop where the owner keeps his airplane..yes the property has an unimproved grass airstrip..good hunting...and a shooting range..

I guess i'm just used to 10' ceilings, granite counters and open floorplans..

what I am wondering is, is how hard it would be to raise the ceilings in a metal building/house and or how difficult to turn the massive shop into more-house?

My thought is, buy the house for 250K or so...put 50K into turning the huge shop (already foam insulated like the rest of the house) into another 1000sf of house..and put a c perling 4 car carport off the end off the end of the house..

Thoughts? Advice? Ref metal buildings as homes, reconstruction etc..

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