As churches close down and find new owners, their spacious open areas become ideal spaces for everything from condos and co-ops to single-family homes. Sometimes even original architectural features from the house of worship are preserved and incorporated into modern home design for an appealing blend of old and new. From luxurious loft apartments to cozy rustic dwellings - church-turned-homes offer something special!
Architects often incorporate church-style stained glass windows into the interior design of converted houses of worship into homes, creating spiritual ambience within. In England's home shown here, its triple-height ceiling was maintained while its clerestory became a master bedroom; additionally a modern fireplace was placed to accent its distinctive features.
Moonee Ponds in Australia's Moonee was built from a former church dating back to 1703. Inside are antique church furnishings and decorative art dating back centuries; alongside modern amenities. Some original crucifixes and scriptures from the original church can still be seen scattered about.
This church in Accord, NY served as home for decades before its current owners converted it to weekend retreat status. While its open space recalls church roots, there are modern amenities such as an inglenook fireplace and pool that will add plenty of modern comforts reminiscent of its former use as a place of worship. Furthermore, their owners plan on using the property for destination weddings, bar mitzvahs, sweet 16 parties as well as other occasions.