Who knew Québec slate and burnt wood could be so sexy and modern and perfect for cabin/chalet life? Chalet du Marin is another project by la Shed Architecture that has me in complete awe. Absolutely storing this one away in my inspiration folder. Particularly the photo of the plant/dog shower. OMG. Photos: Maxime Brouillet
This Grade II*-listed 12th-century former church in Rishangles, Suffolk, was sensitively converted in the 1980s into a wonderful four-bedroom house. The renovation was completed by a local furniture maker who used local timber in a considered way to ensure the house retained its ecclesiastical grandeur, keeping the focus firmly on the original features, such as stained-glass windows, soaring ceilings and exposed wooden beams. Further thoughtful modifications by successive owners mean it is fully equipped for modern living. Nestled in an acre of garden with nearby woodland and fields, the house is secluded yet close to the thriving market towns of Eye and Debenham while readily accessed from London.
I have church conversions on my mind after finding last weeks beauty, and then my husband sent me a real estate listing to one in a nearby town that had me dreaming about buying it, and then I found this one on Inigo. I think I’d prefer one without a graveyard on the property though. Eeeekkkkkk.
This Arts and Crafts, English inspired cottage located on Brays Island, South Carolina, is a ‘pastoral blend of Anglo and Low Country traditions’ and it is gorgeous inside and out. I loooove the neutral grey tones with dark stone and exposed rustic beams. Designed by Beth Webb; architect: Peter Block; photos: Emily Followill
Formerly the Church of St John, constructed in 1896 on the outskirts of Ford in Wiltshire, the building has recently undergone a thoughtful and sensitive conversion, creating spectacular spaces for living and entertaining as well as three lovely bedrooms. Extending to 2,844 sq ft internally, the building retains its ecclesiastical integrity yet provides a number of cleverly designed, intimate spaces. The structure was built entirely out of distinctive, honey-coloured local stone and a barrel-vaulted ceiling.
My dreams of living in a converted church will never die if I keep finding homes like this 😉 Currently for sale via Inigo.
This rustic barn in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire is a texture-lovers dream. Exposed brick walls, rough-hewn reclaimed wood, steel and add in some crittall windows and you have an industrial treasure trove. Barn living at its finest! Design: Lauren Gilberthrope Interiors; architect: Javelin Block; (most) photos: Emma Lewis.