Throughout the years churches have proved to be some of the most stunning and long-lasting works of architecture, so can you imagine getting the chance to call one 'home'? We've featured churches-turned-residences before and one of our own writers, Sarah Rae, is even tackling her own church renovation, so it's no surprise that the flood of light and intricate details of this project make us swoon!This residence was converted from an old church in Brisbane, Australia by Willis Greenhalgh Architects. Saved from demolition, the architecture firm turned what was a historic and traditional church into two contemporary residences.
From the architects:
The existing buildings date back to 1867 and are heritage listed. Extensive community and heritage consultation ensured the balance between conserving the integrity of the buildings, the subtle introduction of contemporary elements, and the relationship with the surrounding area.
Other features include a wine cellar, a saltwater swimming pool, a library and media room and landscaped gardens. See more photos at the Willis Greenhalgh Architects website.
(Images: Willis Greenhalgh Architects)