Homes in Old Churches
It is hard to believe at the first sight that the house of Lord can become a human’s home. But it is indeed possible! A series of pictures run by the British newspaper The Guardian show how old churches, whether in cities or villages, have turned into genuine homes, some of them being now on sale. But still, homes in the old churches remain a big challenge. How many would rejoice at waking up and drinking coffee in the morning among gravestones. It can ultimately be a unique lifetime experience. Below you can see some of these homes in old churches.
The first images show a 16th century church in Basildon, Essex, England. Over time, the church was added a chapel which now serves as a kitchen and bathroom while the whole nave hosts a high ceiling living room. Despite the cluttered interior, the room, sprawling both in length and height, gets plenty of natural light and is spacious enough to allow the owner to make interior design experiments.
The home has only one galleried bedroom perched in the pulpit. The second image also shows the exterior and the surroundings, marked by lavish vegetation and several graves. A real estate company has put up the church for sale and hopes to cash in 375,000 pounds.
The second church presents itself as an island in a street of giant buildings in Brighton. The sole outside refuge is an overlooked roof terrace. Inside, the French Reformed Church has a galleried bedroom and a living, while ecclesiastical fixtures meld with domestic luxury, all tinted by stained glass. The price is one million pounds.
The last example of churches cum homes is a 12th century fortified Romanesque church. Put up for sale for 395,000 pounds, the old church is now a home with two bedrooms with interiors dominated by the classy wood-stone combo. A skylight is the sole element breaking the traditional and ecclesiastic general landscape.