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Methodist Chapel conversion

It is no secret to regular readers that Kim and I have a "thing" for church conversions. Today's remodel is amazing. A minimalist conversion of a stunning stone-built Grade II-listed former Methodist chapel (1868) in peaceful countryside on the Dorset / Wiltshire border. A once austere house of worship is now an austerely beautiful house to worship. Designed by Gary Tarn and for sale through The Modern House Real Estate Agents here, the price will have you selling your soul but oh my what a home! (Many thanks to professional house stalker Selina for the introduction to this website.)

Reader Comments (16)

It´s amacing how they get a so pure atmosphere. Open spaces, the combination of natural materials of great quality and high ceilings invite you to relax. I think they have done a really good work!

16 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDELEITE DESIGN

Thanks for sharing this. What a beautiful space! I must say I'm in love with the dining room chairs and that "foiled" wall....they've taken something beautiful and old and put just the right amount of flourish and modern, yet still maintained the "charm" of the original church....inspiring!

16 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

OMG! This is my favourite house ever. Those windows, those walls! That space, that gold leaf wall! The views!

16 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

oh my.

16 Dec 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick

Beautiful mix between minimalism and contemporary mid-century modern. Just lovely!

16 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Jorunn

Very nice!

16 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMid Mod Tom

My goodness, isn't this wonderful, converted with such simplicity and empathy. I looks like a place where it would be easy to be good~

16 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia Rose

does the house come with the dog? i'll take it! and that last photo made me pause. i have always thought a church to house conversion would be an amazing challenge and so cool to live in such a historical building. besides coming into some serious money, i need to find one with a view like that.

16 Dec 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteresa

perfect.

16 Dec 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjode

Check this church renovation out.
http://www.torontolife.com/daily/informer/gimme-shelter/2011/10/28/house-of-the-week-701-dovercourt/

16 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

I usually cannot stand church conversions but this is so haute. Especially the exposed brick, arched windows, loft feel and beautiful herringbone floors.

This is one of the loveliest church conversions I've ever seen. The style choices made by lots of church converters just don't work (imo) - they tend to either be too traditional and in thrall of the architecture, or go with a too harsh misplaced industrial shiny glass and steel warehouse loft vibe. This one is just right.

17 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheHighPriestess

I love this conversion, the wide open spaces and plenty of light give it a great feel and look.

18 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarter and Rose

I like this, but it must cost a pretty penny to heat! Slightly overpriced too methinks!

I appreciate the honesty of the design approach, and it's more than fitting for an ex-Methodist chapel. A great conversion.

19 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSimon Thompson

What a great use of light!

19 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChrystina

Wow ! great pictures !

24 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonald

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