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Converted Irish Church

Built in 1835, the picture above is all that remained of the church when the new owners purchased this derelict and roofless shell.  The renovations carried out are truly amazing.

The full story and more pictures can be found here:- http://pigtown-design.blogspot.com/2010/03/kilgallan-ireland-church-conversion.html

Converted Church built in 1852 – Tasmania

This is a beautifully converted Church, built in 1852.  Situated in Hobart, Tasmania, it is a private home known as Pendragon Hall, and has the honor of being listed as #19 of the Top 50 homes in Tasmania. 

The building,  formerly known as St John the Baptist Church has stylish accommodation, amazing architecture and an extensive history, effortlessly combining modern luxury with old world charm.

Pendragon Hall features an open plan spacious living room with a cosy fireplace, kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two garden courtyards.  Of course, let’s not overlook the enormous stained glass windows which would be the envy of any Converted Church owner.

Currently listed for sale at AUD$1,350,000.

See the Website for more information and photos:- http://www.homehound.com.au/120+goulburn+street+hobart+tas+7000/12377918

Converted Catholic Chapel – The Netherlands

Located in The Netherlands, this building is a former Catholic church that has been converted into a private home.  

The most striking feature is the choice of almost all-white interior surfaces.  The furnishings and decor are kept minimalistic and abstract, which keeps the architecture itself at the forefront as the defining feature of the space. 

I also love how they have kept the pipe organ (imagine playing THAT at dinner parties) and how the light reflects off the magnificent stained glass windows.

For more information and photos see here:- http://www.zecc.nl/Projecten/Herbestemming_wonen_werken/project/1/Converted_chapel_into_a_residence_Utrecht,_the_Netherlands?projectSection=1&photo=1

Converted Christ Church Tower – Built In 1687

Christ Church Greyfriars, also known as Christ Church Newgate, is an Anglican church located in the City of London.  Built first in the gothic style, then in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren in 1687, it ranked among the City’s most notable pieces of architecture and places of worship.

The church was destroyed in the Second World War during the Blitz in 1940. A firebomb struck the roof and tore into the nave. Much of the surrounding neighbourhood was also set alight. 

In 2002, the Christ Church site got a major renovation and archeological examination. In 2006, work was completed to convert the tower and spire into a modern twelve-level private residence.  The spire is 160ft high, offering spectacular views of the City.  The good news for house hunters wary of climbing hundreds of stairs, is that this 3 bedroom converted church tower has a lift. 

More photos can be found here:- http://www.boyarskymurphy.com/cctb.htm

1930’s Converted Church – Rotterdam

Along the river De Rotte in Rotterdam stands a wooden church from 1930.  Before this totally modern make-over, the church was used as a motor mechanic’s garage. 

The entire church is left open on the river side, which allows light to stream in through the brand new floor-to-roof windows and sliding glass doors. The living space is located over three floors. 

For the full story and more photos on this modernistic Conversion see here:- http://www.archdaily.com/83270/house-in-a-church-ruud-visser-architects/

1792 St. Nicholas Church, Northumberland UK

 

One couple bought an historical church in Kyloe, Northumberland UK, which was bult in 1792.  They invested a lot of money to maintain its exterior and interior, and if  it were not for them, who knows what would have happened to this beautiful church as it was in such poor condition. The couple however readapted the interior to give it a home atmosphere.  As an added bonus, it has my most desired feature – a Graveyard 🙂 

The Church was for sale back in 2008, for US$1million.

For more details and photos see :  http://www.travelet.com/2009/07/one-pair-bought-and-converted-church-into-home-in-kyloe-northumberland/