Could You Live In A Public Lavatory?

Could you live in a public restroom? Perhaps if it was renovated like this one, you could. Laura Clark, an architect living in London, purchased this abandoned public lavatory that lies beneath the Crystal Palace Parade. The space measures only 600 square feet, and even though the renovation works ended up being more complicated than first anticipated, the end result is this amazing luxury apartment.

Clark says “For me that’s about saving sites with an interesting history, but which have been abandoned and forgotten.”  After having to attend several council meetings and the property’s ownership being thrown into question, it was unclear whether or not Laura could actually build on the site. Fortunately, it was decided that the property could be put up for sale as a non-commercial space in 2011, allowing Laura to purchase the site and begin working on the transformation from grimy lavatory to luxury pad.