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Tuesday
Apr262011

Want to spend more time in church?

We love a good church conversion on Desire to Inspire so when I was real estate stalking in Adelaide in South Australia I all but shouted hallelujah when I came across this 1889 bluestone church given just a little contemporary makeover. Love it! Especially the "kitchen sign" and the supersized Tretchikoff. Link here while it lasts.

Reader Comments (18)

That is so so amazing. This blog is my homepage, and I drool over so many things. This isn't necessarily my decorating style, but I would not mind being her best friend and visiting daily!

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharissa

Wow. I'd love to live at church! love the high ceilings and all the entrances to the yard

This is one of the better church conversions I've seen; I really like the pop art vibe. Don't you just love how someone went to that extra effort to place the cushions on their pointy ends? I wonder if it was the owner or the real estate agent? x

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrismod

unbelievable!

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Elements

I DO!! xx meenal

OH WOW, I drive past this place on my way to work everyday and have always wondered what it was like inside! Now I know!!! The bright red door always catches my attention as I drive past. I live just up the road (and around the corner). Didn't realise it had come on the market for sale, but did notice the owners have been very busy working away on it the past few weekends! Thanks for showing.

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJane from Adelaide

love the contemporary interior..the bright interior is fabulous and fun..
love the high chroma colors with the white walls as backdrop..
maureen

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaureen

Love that front door. I don't attend church often but I did this past Sunday for Easter and I found my mind wandering and admiring the architecture and imagining what it'd be like as a home. :)

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Oh. My. God. Gorgeous! From the doors to the sheer curtains - so many cool things!

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

When you see pictures from the outside, it's hard to believe that it is the same place on the inside. Amazing transformation.

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhomestilo

LOVE LOVE LOVE that sign outside the kitchen " I didn't want a kitchen, but it came with the house" my sentiments exactly. Too funny!

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBev65

LOVE LOVE LOVE that sign outside the kitchen " I didn't want a kitchen, but it came with the house" my sentiments exactly. Too funny!

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBev65

AMAZING!! I would LOVE to come home to this everyday!

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRee

Amazing, Church outside and a great place to live inside. I like everything, but "the kitchen came with the house" is fantastic! congrats

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoberto Pujol

Love this!! (And we've got the same Fisher & Paykel fridge!)

26 Apr 2011 | Registered CommenterKiM

Actually I find this place very sad. Church conversions work best when the new interiors capture a sense of grandeur and higher thought: not necessarily in a religious sense, but merely an appreciation of the great and the transcendant.

In this case, however, a building devoted to the most solemn, profound and devoted precepts of the people who built it is now a repository of the loud, the shallow, the kitschy and the disposable. I'm a big fan of loud, shallow, kitschy and disposable, but not in this context. The architecture underlines the ephemeral worthlessness of the interiors.

26 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlandwagon

kinda scary, but way cool.

27 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaguna dirt

Would have loved to have seen this place prior to its desecration. Appalling.

27 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

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