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Stalking a church

It's no secret that Kim and I worship a church conversion. We love to see these old buildings have a second coming. We haven't found very many lately but the wait is over. It's time to sing the praises of my latest stalking target. The little old church is a one bedroom apartment while the church hall out the back has become an open plan home with loads of light and space. Live in the hall and run a holiday let in the old church? My idea of heaven. It's in Mount Hawthorn, Perth in Western Australia. Link here while it lasts.

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A converted Victorian dairy 

Far away in the land of Notting Hill is a beautiful old brick building that was a former dairy. Architect Theo Otten happened upon the magical structure and created a voluminous, minimalist home fit for a king...or an art collector. For sale by Domus Nova

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Railway House

I love a well-executed conversion. This one is a former railway cottage situated between a railway line and a national park in Velsen, The Netherlands. It was designed by ZW6 Interiors and is such a beautiful marriage of old heritage and modern aesthetics. Steel, concrete & glass blend magically with greenery, crumbled brick and wooden beams. What a dream house. 

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A church conversion in New Orleans

Here is a church conversion doozie for you all, as we here at DTI love our converted churches! This link was sent by Beverly of Houston, TX, who thought we might enjoy this former church turned residences in New Orleans, LA. Now I have to warn you ahead of time of the hideous decor throughout the home (my apologies if the current owners read this - but they probably won't because if they did read our blog they would know better than to do a pale yellow/red colour scheme and the master bedroom....well, I am speechless). Let's just imagine the possibilities here. It is a breathtaking space, with massive open floor plan, live green roof to chill out on, and 3 1-bedroom apartments to offset the insane mortgage payments this $2.5 mil house will set you back. And the exterior is heavenly. ;) (Link here while it lasts)

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Stalking in Québec

A big thanks to Jeason, from Québec City, sent me a link to this home for sale. It is located in Saint Sauveur, Québec, and was the location of a printing company. Completely renovated, this incredible conversion resulted in a pretty spectacular dwelling. 3 floors totalling almost 3000 sq ft, with a private terrace measuring over 1000 sq ft. It's many rooms currently hold a gym, a media room, a professional recording studio, a massive master bathroom with heated floor, and accents of Brazilian walnut and Russian birch....and I'm horrified that some of it appears to be concealing a large brick wall in the main living space (WTF?!). There are some other slightly less horrifying bits like the flooring in most of the home (bleh), the sofa (EEKK!), no bed frame (?!)...but holy smokes this place could really rock! Link while it lasts here.

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