Displaying posts labeled "Church"

The church’s work

Posted on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 by midcenturyjo


Another church conversion to add to our comprehensive “what to do with an old church or what not to do” list. This reuse of church space as office space can be found in Brisbane. ( I can’t believe I didn’t think of it earlier. I used to drive past it all the time.) Mowbraytown Presbyterian Church built in 1885 and redesigned (or is that adaptively re-used) by Base Architecture.

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.)

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.

Join the congregation

Posted on Tue, 17 May 2011 by midcenturyjo

A couple of weeks ago I was stalking a church conversion in Adelaide. Modern behind a traditional bluestone facade. A little too modern for some. Want to join this congregation instead? Such a pretty little church and definitely loads of space for preaching to the converted. Just outside Adelaide this time in Houghton. A divine transformation? Link here while it lasts.  

Want to spend more time in church?

Posted on Tue, 26 Apr 2011 by midcenturyjo

We love a good church conversion on Desire to Inspire so when I was real estate stalking in Adelaide in South Australia I all but shouted hallelujah when I came across this 1889 bluestone church given just a little contemporary makeover. Love it! Especially the “kitchen sign” and the supersized Tretchikoff. Link here while it lasts.