Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married

Posted on Fri, 23 Sep 2011 by midcenturyjo

Well maybe not married. At least in not this deconsecrated and now renovated little brick chapel in West Hobart, Tasmania. Yes I’m stalking Tasmania! The history! The cutest buildings. This sturdy early 1900’s building has been transformed with a contemporary warehouse vibe but the chapel shell remains as does the simple utilitarian feel. It was plain and functional in the praise of the Lord when it was a church and now it is minimal and functional in the service of the owners. Link here while it lasts.

Livia says:

Loved the simplicity… will learn something from this =]


Can you imagine how many people knock on the door asking when it's the next prayer? 🙂

Lovely place.

Have a blessed weekend.


sue says:

This is an ideal living space. Open kitchen with plenty of counter space for cooking and preparing food. The courtyard is a dream and would be perfect for animals to be outside and safe (ie. my cats).

The tall cathedral ceilings with the beams are "heaven". The wood floors and counter tops add warmth. I like the balance of the light cherry (?) wood and the grey cabinets in the kitchen. It makes the beauty of the wood really pop.

What an awesome renovation of this 1900's treasure. I could definitely see living there.

Alyssa says:

Love it.

Lovely place but I will never live in an old Church!

Ruth says:

I second that to what Lela said. Sorry but great house though.

RAW says:

I love it when churches are put to good use.

I really LOVE your work here Jo and Kim and this post shows why I love DTI so much. Congrats!

Vanessa says:

Not much character but much more homey than some larger more sterile church conversions. Glad to see a Tassie one in here. I am currently in the process of restoring one in Bracknell, Launceston TAS. It's heritage so will be rather restricted in the decor but its gorgeous regardless. Excited that I even get the chance to fulfill my dream of converting one 😀

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