Li and I have always had a “thing” for converted churches. If I was to buy this old Anglican church and hall listed for sale in Sydney’s Como I could move all my goods and chattels into the brick church and style up the old Sunday School hall as a guest house for when Li came to stay. The church was designed by architects Hely, Bell & Horne and originally built in 1965 before being deconsecrated and sold in 1997. I wondered why there was no street shot in the real estate listing as it is a very funky building. A quick look on Google Street View revealed a sad state of affairs in a not so picturesque streetscape but so much potential don’t you think? Link here while it lasts.
I know I have probably said this 254 times in various blog posts but I really need to say it again. I think I found my dream home. Let me give you some details and you’ll see why….
Located in the beautiful and peaceful countryside of North Norfolk, the property sits in 7 acres of wooded grounds. The single storey property is built around a courtyard attached by glazed walkways to a chapel ruin. The property offers 3400 sq ft of living space including an expansive kitchen, dining, living room with exposed brick work, steel and oak ceiling, polished concrete floors and an open fireplace. This room opens onto the courtyard garden via a glazed wall. Outside the property is a 2 acre walled garden with a beautifully constructed garden room opening onto the pathways and wildflower/herbaceous planting. There are majestic ancient trees, paddocks and woodland walks. I left out most of the interior photos because the decor is questionable, but the property is an absolute dream, and the interior has SO much potential. Another fab location home available via Shoot Factory.
Jo and I have always expressed our love for church conversions, and this one is one of the most beautiful churches (built in 1881 and located in Kent, U.K.) we have ever featured. The furniture is a bit hand-me-down/garage-sale so ignore all that, and just imagine what you could do to the interior. The bedroom setup is incredible. That’s possibly the best headboard EVER 🙂 Currently for sale via The Modern House.
Li and I have a fascination with church conversions. We can’t get enough. So when I came across this church hall (halls count as churches in our books) in my stalking endeavors I just had to share. It’s in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote. I love the open plan living with an industrial meets vintage cool vibe. There’s even a self contained residence at the rear. Now I wonder what the church next door looks like? Link here while it lasts.
Hallelujah I’ve found another church to stalk! Long time readers will know that Li and I love a good church conversion. There is something about the challenge of doing justice to what is the often imposing, original architecture and accommodating the needs of modern living. On the outside today’s offering is a sombre red brick edifice from the 1890s. Inside fresh and contemporary open-plan living merges with heavy old church doors and arches. Link here while it lasts.