Monday, May 24, 2010

Another Church Conversion ~ We Turned a Church Into a Home - Part II

About 2 and a half weeks ago, I did a post on a church conversion that 
resulted in a fantastic discussion in the comments section.  It was really
 interesting to see the various opinions and takes on turning a type of 
building like a church that has held religious and symbolic meaning 
for many into a home.  

I managed to find another church conversion to showcase.  This one is 
noticeably more modern in it's architectural elements than the church in 
my previous post.  

Most older churches have impressive ceiling 
height and this building does not disappoint.

You can see from the renovations that an entire wall was taken out to be
 lined with floor to ceiling glass doors.  It makes the place very bright and 
airy. What a fantastic and open place to hang out in for a living room.

The space is used in a completely modern way with an open plan living 
space where the living room, dining room and kitchen are share the same 

In the corner is a wonderful grand piano with an ornate music sheet stand.

You can tell from this shot, the eaves under the slanted roof of the church.
White washing all of the walls really help give the space a further feeling of
airiness.  Check out the wacky modern floors.

Here's a close up of the kitchen area.

The side of the kitchen area has a fabulous diva-like fushcia chaise.

In this photo you can see just how the ceilings are in this building.

Here's a partitioned off area for a lounging area.

The way to the bathroom.

I love the trio of windows in the bathroom.

The same pattern of windows in a bedroom.  This bedroom looks
absolutely fantastic if I do say so myself.  It's a room that would
make me feel secure, comforted and safe.

A pink - more feminine bedroom.

The same bedroom from another angle.  The 
small bed and miniature chair are so cute.

Last but not least is the courtyard outside which is very tastefully done.  So 
what do you think of this conversion?  If any of you saw my earlier post, 
any different feelings this conversion evoke compared to the other one?  If
 you missed it, you can find the first church conversion post I did here.


M.Kate said...

OMG! I was blown away by the first church post, but this was another master piece. I love the modern architecture...white makes it ultra spacious. Love this post. Happy week ahead :)

Jan said...

Much prefer this conversion - no stained glass windows, so much less church like.
Beautiful place.


Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous

Dennisse Lisseth said...

I absolutely LOVE this house. It's amazing that it used to be a church. I love the architectural elements. The high ceilings, the arches, the windows, the floors, the open space, etc. I love everything about it. And I love the way it was decorated.

Breanne Martin said...

I really liked the last one, but could never live there. This one, I love, and could actually see myself there. Beautiful! Well done.

Jürgen said...

very nice photos. the device of the apartment is great. modern design with a few old objects thank you regards jürgen

Hello Lover... said...

What an amazing space - love those arches and the floors are too cool - very 9 design!

Mama Bean said...

The floors look like old school gym floor that's been repurposed. Nice to see materials being reused like that. I like both conversions. This one definitely removed more of the church-iness from the building.


Church conversions are so interesting and make for such a unique interior. I always thought the windows the arches and the brickwork gave it so much character.

Great post!!
love the blog will be back often!


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RG ART & DESIGN Inspirations said...

Wow! I like this one so much better then the other one! It's bright and so chic!

Christine said...

This is an amazing church conversion! I like the mix of old and new, urban and country.

La Boheme said...

Oh mine! This one is so bright with unexpected modern touches! Really nice find! xo

Cindy said...

I think this is a wonderful idea. I would love to live in a converted church. (No pun intended;o) The glorious proportions would be quite a challenge to furnish and find window treatments for, but what a gorgeous palatial home one would have. I do have to wonder about heating and cooling bills, though.
A great post, I love it!

Raru said...

I love it. So much light... and this lovely big windows are so pretty.
I like everything from bathroom till backyard.
Thank you.

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