Sometimes you are meant to take a wrong turn!
While out driving yesterday we did indeed take a wrong turn and ended up smack up against the Patterson River in a dead-end next to the former Carrum Fire Station.
Dating from 1928, until recently it housed the local Country Fire Authority (CFA) firefighters. In May 2007 it was bought by Todd & Rebecca Schwarz who converted it into two warehouse-style apartments.
They've done a great job retaining the look of the old fire station yet it is plainly now a residence. The fire engine red doors are an obvious feature but I think the incoporation of ladders into the front fence is a nice touch.
Their story was featured in the Mordialloc Chelsea Leader newspaper in May 2009.