What a creative idea! Joanne Ussary bought a used Boeing 727. She paid $2,000.00 for the plane. It cost $4,000.00 to move and $24,000.00 to renovate. (She has a LOT of wood and specialty windows for $24,000! I want her carpenter!) But not bad for a $30,000.00 investment... The stairs open with a garage door remote and one of the bathrooms is still intact. There is a personal Jacuzzi in the cockpit. The Boeing home is featured as part of a collection of creative conversions. It has a spectacular view! (I wonder how much the land with this view cost!!!) WOW!!!
The Woman that did this is a very creative Genious
My sentiments, exactly. Just too much wood for my taste. I would rather see flight related murals painted along the sides and a sky/Cloud texture on the ceiling. Also, at night I would have included twinkling stars that would show up in dimmed lighting. Just like back in the 30s and 40s when our old Ritz theatre had a night view ceiling.
I know. Back in the 60s when I would fly between the states and Europe, I always flew Pan Am at night and it was a pleasure to see the twinkling lights. Also, in the center of the fuse on the ceiling was a large circular panel with a soft moonlight effect. Very nice.
As much as I like wood in general I have to agree that this is a bit over the top for me. I do like Jesse's interior design suggestion much better. The rest of it is exactly what I would love to live in...and the location doesn't look half bad either.
You aren't a man until you can handle three pieces of tail at one time !!
;D Not much room for the model railway layout...I think I'll pass on this one MikeW
Mike, you are overlooking the Basement. Don't forget that under the main cabin floor is a very large area called the baggage storage. That would do nicely for a nice HO gauge setup. Your own private recreation room. Probably have room for a pool table and small bar.
There used to be a company in the USA specialising in such airliner-to-residence conversions. They would mount the whole airplane on a rotating mounting near the c-of-g, on an electric motor. The pictures I saw showed that the wings remained complete. The airplane could rotate on it's central mounting, either by weathervaning, or by means of an electric motor. All the water/electricity/sewerage connections also went through this central rotating mounting.
The interior was up to the customer; you could also could have an authentic-looking cockpit.
And unfortunately I lost the link to this company and it's website...