English Converted Chapel Holiday House
The Chapel on the Hill (available for rent on Air BnB) is a boutique conversion of a Methodist Chapel close to Middleton-in-Teesdale.
Set in a serene and picturesque spot just a short walk from the famous High Force Waterfall, this stunning former chapel keeps much of the historic architecture in place while adding a stunning modern twist to the interior. 19th century windows have been reopened, framing dramatic views of the surrounding dales.
Modern, stylish and yet in the context of the location and its history this space is modern but features a traditional design language that would complement the historic nature of the Chapel.
The redesign of this English church took into account the context and character of the existing building.
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Converted Church House in Rotterdam
Built in the 1930s, this waterfront church on the river De Rotte in Rotterdam, Netherlands was being used as a garage since the 1960s until it was lovingly transformed into a modern home by Dutch studio Ruud Visser Architects. The open plan, crisp white interior seems to “fit inside” the the wood-panelled vaulted ceiling, walls, and windows of the original building.
The architects have created a new volume within the existing building, allowing inhabitants to walk between the new structure and church walls.
Empty Chicago Church Given New Life as a Modern Home
Linc Thelen Design worked with Scrafano Architects to transform this abandoned church into a modern family home in Chicago, Illinois. This converted church house includes 7 bedrooms and 6 baths, with ceiling heights that soar up to 25 feet.
The home showcases historic details of the church with original stained glass windows, bell tower, exposed brickwork and ceiling turnbuckles while integrating all of the conveniences of modern living.