Living in an old telephone switching station might not be everyone's idea of a dream home, but for HGTV's Cousins Undercover star Anthony Carrino, the 1892-era building located in Jersey City, NJ, symbolized endless possibilities. When he discovered it was for sale, Anthony submitted a hefty 60-page proposal to the city on why he should renovate the space. "I've lived in Jersey City for almost a decade and really respect the area's history. I told them I didn't want to change the building but would make it an anchor for the neighborhood," said Anthony. Boy, did he ever. Aside from gutting the dilapidated interior and designing two restaurants for the ground floor, Anthony converted the top floors into 16 apartments — one of which serves as his current home. While all of the apartments showcase the original brick walls and steel beams, the one he chose for himself boasts 19-foot ceilings and incredible light — despite only being 1,200 square feet.
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