Heavenly Transfiguration: an Old Church into a Luxurious Home

by Mark in Architecture, Decorating

Church transformed into a house

Restoring an old building is a true challenge for all architects out there. If in addition they need to change its utility, architects truly have the opportunity to show their talent and skill.

This is the case of a church built in 1867 in Brisbane, Australia, which was salvaged by the architects from Willis Greenhalgh Architects, by changing it into a luxurious home. Interestingly, the church underwent a previous change into a theater.

It should be noted that the old church was a historical building, which led to a series of restrictions regarding the preservation of the architectural elements of the building. Still, we believe that the architect managed successfully to transform an austere and degraded space into a home that abided by modern standards of living.

Church converted into a house

The ample openness allowed the creation of an open and modern lounge area. The dominant color is white, which amplifies the feeling of spatiality.

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They didn't neglect the exterior since they arranged a superb wooden terrace and even a small pool.

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Photo: Willis Greenhalgh Architects