The James Spicer Memorial Church Hall School in Chingford in North-East London, England was originally built in 1890. After years of declining attendances, the Grade II listed Gothic building was sold to a builder in 2004 who architecturally converted the Victorian church into a residential home. In 2013, the property changed hands again and was sold to Brazilian interior designer Gianna Camilotti who gave the interior space a makeover and turned it into a 21st Century modern family home.
Converting old churches into modern homes in the Netherlands has become quite a trend. This beautiful minimalist home in Utrecht designed by Zecc Architecten creates a contrast with the original shapes of the chapel.
DOS Architects have transformed the top two floors of Westbourne Grove Church into a contemporary loft apartment.
Over the years, many churches in the Netherlands have been left abandoned. It is becoming increasingly popular to convert old churches into residences to prevent them from demolition. The St. Jaobus Church in Utrecht is transformed into a beautiful modern home by Zecc Architecten. No window frames are added to the façade, and the original exterior architecture is preserved. The interior of the church house is very white and bright. Light, space and functionality have been carefully considered.
Originally built in 1867, this heritage building in Brisbane, Australia has been converted from a church to a house by Willis Greenhalgh Architects. The contemporary interior design is integrated seamlessly with the architecture of the original church. The building has undergone several changes over the years. First it was a church then a theatre, and now a house. The conversion and renovation has saved the heritage building from demolition. A cozy outdoor plunge pool completes this gorgeous home.
This interesting penthouse apartment was converted from a century-old church in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The church was built in 1911 for a Methodist parish, then switched to United in 1925, and evangelical in 1970. It was eventually turned into residences in 2008. The 2,700 square feet penthouse apartment is in the bell tower of the complex which has 4 levels, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a media room and its own rooftop terrace. The contemporary interior design provides an elegant contrast to the original details such as limestone walls and leaded-glass windows.
Santa Marta Restaurant In Mazzè, Italy is a contemporary restaurant in an old 18th century chapel. The interior design by Studio Kuadra conserves the framework of the three-storey ancient chapel. The first floor of the old chapel has been transformed into the main dining room. A gallery above overlooks the dining room through two small balconies. The minimalist interior decor provides a natural and attractive balance to the brick walls of the old structure.