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This 129-year-old firehouse was converted into a cool loft home — see inside

Newsflash: The future of real estate may not be all the bells and whistles of technology but rather the utilization of great spaces for both work and play. This restored fire station is just the ticket, heating up the idea of owning a space that can serve your housing needs and much more.

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With 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a list price of $849,000, this Sanford, FL home offers a piece of history that is unusual.

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UNEEK / Courtesy of Zillow

The bottom level of the property is a commercial space boasting 3,700 square feet of fire truck bays, a foyer, and a workshop, offering plenty of ways to develop your dream business close to home.

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UNEEK / Courtesy of Zillow

The property was restored by an artist who was also a real estate agent at the time. She "wanted to have a place for her agents, then she realized the light upstairs was a perfect place for her to paint," said listing agent Kase Ellers of Mainframe Real Estate.

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UNEEK / Courtesy of Zillow

Upstairs there's a loft-style living space that would make any artist swoon and any New Yorker pack their bags for central Florida.

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Exposed wood beams, ducts and columns create a lovely backdrop, and track lighting makes the modern aesthetic even brighter.

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UNEEK / Courtesy of Zillow

The exposed brick walls bring out the best in the hardwood flooring, which glistens in the natural light provided by a plethora of picture windows. Ceiling fans, freestanding stacked double ovens, and an exposed sink create a no-frills style that shows luxury is not necessarily about grandiose accouterments, but rather stylish finishes tastefully done. To top it off, the living area includes a charming fireplace.

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The 1887 building is in one of the first settled cities in Florida. It originally had three stories, but the top floor was removed during a renovation in 1928.

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"One of the coolest things about the home is the history that ties into the town," Ellers said. "The firehouse attracts a lot of people."

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Photos by UNEEK.

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