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.
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.
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)
I found this “home” also by DOS Architects and had to blog it as church conversions are one of our specialities. The exterior is so beautiful, and the interior is quite a shocking contrast. I’m not a big fan of the pink and purple colour scheme but WOW – talk about an jaw-dropping open concept, modern home. I adore the flooring – I’m all about light, wide-plank hardwood.
One of our lovely readers sent us a link to this phenomenal church conversion in Melbourne, Australia. Bagnato Architects was responsible for this incredible transformation, marrying an 1892 structure with 2012 modernism. From the front you would never know how open and modern the interior is – and the lofty space under the roof is a DREAM. (My only beef – couldn’t the electrical wires stuck to the front of the gorgeous church old façade have been buried underground or at least attached someplace less obtrusively)?
P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO!!!!!!! (Jo’s birthday is the 12th, but with the 14 hour time difference between us I thought I’d get it in before it’s too late!)