Posts Tagged ‘Gothic’

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. 

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1910 Gothic Revival Church For Sale – San Francisco.

This stunning Gothic Revival style building, formerly a church, is now one of the largest and most extraordinary single family homes in San Francisco, at 17000 sqft, nestled on 1 acre.

This one-of-a-kind property features a breathtaking living room with soaring, coffered, hand-painted ceilings with magnificent chandeliers, beautiful stained glass windows, as well as impressive arched windows framing Dolores Park. The main living level boasts a spacious chef’s kitchen, extra large formal dining room, open den, two fireplaces, marble bathroom and a stage. The master suite level features a generous bedroom area, library, media area, Roman marble bath, dressing room, home office and incredible 360 degree views from the tower meditation room and deck. This home also includes an expansive ground floor level that could be used as exhibition space, recording studio, private gymnasium, wine cellars and/or large home office. The garage accommodates 4-6 cars with potential for expansion.

Located in San Francisco’s historic Mission District, and surrounded by some of the city’s most popular restaurants and cafes, it’s currently for sale at $7.5 Million.

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Historic Saint Jakobus Church – Netherlands

Originally built in 1870,  today this renovated church is a true modern architectural masterpiece.

The conversion has created an extremely modern living space in harmony with the original design, whilst  paying great attention to light, space and functionality.   The original nave (14 meters high) is impressive, but the design of the interior is cleverly balanced to ensure that those whom call the church “home” are not lost in its vastness.

For more detail and photos, see this Website: