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Woman Lives In An Old Bank, Wait Until You See The Changes She Made

It's not everyday you meet someone who owns a bank, but it's even rare to meet someone who lives in a bank.

Cathy Calhoun is both. When she was a teenager, her first job was as a teller in the National Bank of Spring City, Pennsylvania. Years later, when the bank closed down, Cathy bought the building for $50,000.

When she bought it in 1989 it wasn't much to look at: an old bank built in the 1870s with 2 vaults and all of the bank furniture (including the teller counters and the safety deposit boxes) left inside.

But over the years Cathy has totally transformed the building.

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While Cathy has left a number of the bank's finer features - like the crystal chandeliers and the sign outside - she's renovated pretty much everything else.

The lobby has become a living room, her old spot behind the teller counter is now in her dining room, and even the vault has been transformed into a bar.

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Cathy's unusual house is full of great features, including a sauna and a friendly ghost from a 1920s bank robbery.

Click the next page for a video tour of Cathy's home!

Cathy may work as a jeweler, but she could probably get a second job as an interior decorator, because from certain rooms in her home you could never guess she lives in an old bank.

The only hint is the bank memorabilia she keeps hanging on the walls, including newspaper reports about a famous bank robbery from the 1920s that killed one of the employees.

So how does Cathy motivate herself to finish all her renovations? She drills open 50 of the safety deposit boxes as a reward each time she finishes a project!

So what do you think of Cathy's unusual digs? Would you be happy to live here? I definitely like the little touches she added, but I would be paranoid about locking myself in one of the vaults!

To each their own I guess. You definitely can't call this home boring!

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