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A church conversion in Byron Bay

I am taking a quick kitchen-painting break to share this beautiful church conversion in Byron Bay with you. It was featured on the lovely Citizens of the World and is the home of Amanda Callan, Andrew Morris, their son and their side project Church Farm General Store. I absolutely love this conversion. The original windows are gorgeous, the space does not read too much like a church, and they did not modernize it (which often happens and the results typically fail miserably). It is perfect. More details and photos (by Dominic Loneragan) are here

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New York dreaming

The New York dream. A loft. Light. Style. Or perhaps a little something more? A three storey conversion of an old Jewish school? Sparse beauty over an art gallery. Pinch me. I really am dreaming. Both by Labo Design Studio.

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A bank conversion

Typically if Jo and I feature a conversion, it is of a church, or a barn. This time I have one that is a little different. It is a former bank in Detroit - a stunning structure, despite copious amounts of graffiti (so sad). The openness, the vestibule, the windows, and OMG the potential on the roof! I would live here in a heartbeat (if the 'hood isn't too sketchy). Thanks Suzanne for the link! (via, photos by Michelle and Chris Gerard

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Nomad Living

I do believe I love a shipping container conversion almost as much as a church conversion. There's something about taking an empty steel box and turning it into a home, a getaway, a backyard retreat, an office, whatever and wherever you want. This one is by Portuguese architectural firm Studio ARTE as part of their Nomad Living project.

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Stalking drama

An old bluestone hall has been born again as a dramatic contemporary home. I'm stalking in South Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.

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