Methodist Chapel conversion

Posted on Fri, 16 Dec 2011 by midcenturyjo

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.)

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~

teresa says:

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.

jode says:


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.

Carter and Rose says:

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

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.

Chrystina says:

What a great use of light!

Donald says:

Wow ! great pictures !

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