David Larson January 25, 2011 06:11 PM i wouldn\'t exactly call \"1880\" ancient. Matt Rings January 25, 2011 10:58 PM Neat look... but lots of brick to heat and/or cool. Wonder how having all-brick walls affects the energy conservation? Probably VERY slow to change temperatures inside the building due to the thermal mass of the brick in contact with the living airspace... Facebook User January 26, 2011 09:00 AM I don\'t know why, exactly, but it rankles that \"ancient\" is used to describe something that is less than 200 years old. By that usage the United States is ancient, the civil war is ancient, the steam engine is ancient. See what I mean? Facebook User January 26, 2011 12:44 PM Matt: the thermal mass probably makes it VERY energy-efficient. Being \"slow to heat and cool\" means that it probably maintains a relatively stable interior temperature even without climate control, in much the same way that an underground house does. Daryl Sonnier January 26, 2011 01:07 PM Actually, the steam engine is ancient. They were first in use in ancient Greece, but were thought of as a child\'s toy. It was centuries later before they were used to perform work. Terotech January 26, 2011 01:13 PM The tower may be 1880\'s but the conversion isn\'t \"contemporary\"......it looks to be ultra modern. Facebook User January 26, 2011 03:37 PM It is probably more valuable to leave the old tower as is so that younger generations still can learn about the history and old buildings rather than turning it into a fancy house for someone\'s ego. Bruce Williams January 26, 2011 04:27 PM That building is not ancient...my Latin teacher was ancient. Fred Meyers January 31, 2011 12:57 AM Nice to rent for a day. Definitely not a home, unless I am missing a \"whole bunch of windows\" in the images. Jacob William January 31, 2011 05:39 AM I don\'t want to knock this too much, because it\'s certainly a good way to reclaim an old building... but my gosh that\'s an ugly add on. I would have kept that ultra modern crap well away. I\'m thinking they should have kept primarily to glass on top. It would have been more in keeping with the stone, still stylish, and more light.