Judging by some of the most creatively upcycled properties on the market, the prospect of going to church and staying there has become increasingly popular. Following in the footsteps of several former houses of worship that are now stylish homes, this converted church on the outskirts of Amsterdam is up for sale, and much like its similarly renovated counterparts, the residence is absolutely fabulous.
The two-story Dutch dwelling is located at Singelstraat 26 in Muiden. At 3,121 square feet, the Netherlands residence contains five bedrooms and two bathrooms in addition to a guesthouse with a separate entry kitchen, bathroom and sleeping area.
While modern in style, many of the former church's design elements reflect the 1920s, the decade in which it was built. The property features original vaulted ceilings, arched stained glass windows and is filled with additional antique touches like timber doors and metal door knockers. Sturdy oak and dark limestone floors perfectly accentuate the home's white chalk walls.
Among the property's standout features are its charming rooftop terrace, which can be accessed through the split-upper level where the kitchen, dining area and mezzanine sitting area are located. The price tag for this particularly snazzy church conversion can only be obtained by contacting Sotheby's.
Over the past several years, living in a converted church has become increasingly popular. Last year, London became home to a gorgeous, award-winning church conversion property that at the time rented for $1,000 a week. In Sweden, a former Baptist church-turned-bed and breakfast now serves as a chic, five-bedroom single-family residence; this fab Brooklyn condo in Cobble Hill was a church in its former life, and back in The Netherlands, this stunning Dutch church-turned-residence still contains its original pipe organ and stained glass windows.