From tree houses to underwater abodes, there’s no shortage of creative living spaces out there. Today, we’re scoping out homes that started off as something different — really, really different. Classic architecture and modern design collide in these gorgeous converted churches, the renovation project of choice for any design aficionado. Timeless details, from intricate stained glass windows to arched doorways, look beautiful with any decor style. Scroll on to see how these historic converted churches and chapels effortlessly transition into stylish twenty first-century living below.
1. Port Melbourne Church: Located in the rooftop level of an eighteenth-century church, this luxurious four-bedroom home exudes sophisticated style, with jaw-dropping lofted ceilings and windows to match. (via The Interiors Addict)
2. Converted Chapel: Centuries-old brick provides a homey, inviting setting for this dining area. Clear ghost chairs and a glass table keep the space bright and modern, while a Southwest-inspired rug adds personality. (via Lonny)
4. Chicago Cathedral: This 5,500-square-foot cathedral was transformed into an expansive family home. Crisp white walls and dark charcoal trim emphasize the dramatic ceilings and windows. (via MyDomaine)
5. Kensal Green Church: In this former London church, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, accented by huge archways, makes this a true great room. The best part about this converted church space? The amazing amount of natural light pouring in. (via PopSugar)
6. Providence Chapel: One of the many perks of a converted church is the ability to preserve history (not to mention live in it!). The owners of this 1867 English church rescued the semi-derelict structure and gave it new life as a contemporary family home. (via Remodelista)
7. Country Conversion: Tucked away in pastoral Ontario, this converted 1887 church exudes country charm. In the kitchen, a slim arched window provides the perfect spot for a farmhouse sink. Painted wood floors help define the space while staying consistent with the rest of the home. (via Chatelaine)
8. Light-Filled Church: Wood floors and simple white walls let natural light take the stage in this bright church space. Reflective accents take it one step further, from the oval mirror above the mantel to the contemporary chrome accent furniture. (via Design Hotel)
9. Row-House Church: Thanks to a central location, this London apartment (it’s currently for sale!) offers plenty of cozy appeal. A lofted window boasts intricate leaded glass detailing and leads out to a luxurious back terrace. (via Right Move)
10. Australian Family Home: Whitewashed walls give this converted 1800s church an austere, vintage vibe. To balance the rustic setting, plush furniture in warm neutrals, accented with floral pillows, brings the right amount of character. (via CocoCozy)
11. Massachusetts Artistry: Built in 1900 by local factory workers, this one-of-a-kind church building features raked floors, a fireman’s pole and exposed wood beams. An eclectic mix of decor complements the unique architecture. (via Decoholic)
12. Modern Suite: A streamlined palette looks so chic in this open master bedroom and bathroom. Strategically painted areas emphasize the design, from the gray arched doorway to the dark charcoal wall. A cast iron tub encased in stainless steel provides an industrial twist that’s fitting for this remodeled London condo. (via Daily Decorum)
13. Brooklyn Church: This converted church apartment blends modern convenience with classic details throughout. In the main room, wood-framed windows hint at the apartment’s history, while a large sectional sets a modern tone. (via Homepolish)
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