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A church turned castle

Yes, that's right. How creative must someone be to convert a church into a castle? Tammy emailed us about this INSANE home in Austin, Texas that was the creation of her friends Priscilla Glover and Ivan Spaller of Urban Nature Inc. It was formerly a mission style church built in 1925, and Urban Nature Inc. decided to modernize it with a bit of rock and roll while keeping some old world touches. Talk about a party house! Tammy is their realtor and has since sold the church, but stay tuned tomorrow for another project of theirs just down the road (that is for sale last I heard).


Reader Comments (21)

Holy smokes! This place is mind-blowing!

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMND

AMAZING. How beautiful. :)

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

I LOVE the court yard (cloister) and the bathroom (as well as the other more stately spaces)!

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToni (aka Sparky)

That bannister! Those quatrafoil cutouts...where do you find all these incredible homes? Or, rather, thank goodness you do!

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe zhush

A real informative blog like this is a very cool helping source for a needy information seeker like me! Thanks a lot..

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterT20 Cricket

I want to live there :))))

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStyle (R)evolution

WOW, This place is a DREAM!

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Diaz


23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKENYA W

We do not have anything to convert in my neck of the woods. I want to live in a church!

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

thanks for posting these pics- I used to live in Austin and when I would drive by this I always wondered what it looked like inside!

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlojo

insane is right! this must have been an incredible project to work on. i love the floor detailing in the bedroom and bathroom. great post!

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Darling

This would make an amazing boutique hotel.

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDecofabulous

What an awesome transformation! Besides the overall awesome design and detail, I especially love the kitchen cabinets, countertops and the big window as well as the two beds in the last picture.

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign-Aficionado

There is so much to take in with these photos, the rooms so big with so many beautiful elements, I especially love the color blue on the floor in the bathroom and the shape of the sinks!

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie Jones

Forgive me father for I want one.

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commentersteve

My favourite rooms are the black and white bedroom and bathroom. The floor is fabulous. I'll start praying now for one just the same ;)

23 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeann

What an amazing transformation. The stonework is mind boggling!

24 Feb 2010 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo


24 Feb 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotta

it's so so lovely :S but it might be drafty?
...&. the last bedroom seems kind of out of place compared to the rest of the church/castle/house :S
it seems minimalist to the point of being sterileee.

still, lovee the place!

24 Feb 2010 | Unregistered Commenterom nom nom

While I don't think I would choose this as my home, it is so beautiful and interesting. I love getting little peaks into the interiors of places like this!

LOVE IT!!! I have always wanted to convert a n old church to a house. This one is amazing.

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