It’s Sunday, so time for another church conversion (my favourites, large windows, space, what else you need?)
This chapel-loft situated in the quaint Flemish village of Bazel has been reconverted into 2 loft-type houses. The building was built in the second half of the 19th century by Countess Villain XIIII next to the castle of Wissekerke as a place where the children of the village could be educated.
The building later became derelict was sold and renovated into a residence. On the ground floor, you can find our offices, with windows overlooking the back garden. In the entrance hall, you still experience the grandeur of the architecture. The owners have kept the space quite open here, which makes the originally monumental and religious character of the building still tangible. The façade and especially the windows are so monumental that the rest of the architecture is logically subordinate to both this image and to the convenience of daily life.
Have a look at the loft of Antoon, Natascha and their two children
This 5,500-square-foot old church in Chicago, Illinois was turned into a home for a family with three young children. The architects did merge modern with original stained glass, along with other existing elements beautifully.
When interior designer Gianna Camilotti saw this converted church in Chingford, it was love at first sight. It has gleaming white space in which she created a spacious home and office.
A new loft located in an ancient building – the 17th century house has been entirely renovated recently- ceiling height of 5 metres and beautiful old wooden beams.
A former carpet warehouse recovers splendor after a renewal that respects its roots, combining industrial and pieces with a lot of history with new custom-made items.
Regular readers know I have a thing for church conversions – and today I have another one, in the Netherlands: God’s Loft
This pumping station was built in the 1980s on an artificial island in the sea 300 metres off shore. The conversion preserves the landscape and architecture as a monument of Soviet industrial heritage.
The “A” House Loft is bold, beautiful, and daring modern design through and through. This striking black and white interior design retains just the right amount of that industrial charm.
An oasis of peace out of time in the center of Cape Town, South Africa: an unusual home set in a 19th century Protestant church.
A chic loft in New York City, somewhere on the border between Soho and Tribeca. It is bright, cheerful, modern with just a touch of old world architectural charm.
When a building such as a factory, an office or even odd spaces such as a church or a light tower are no longer used they get abandoned. There’s not much you can do with them, given their specific designs. However, ambitious architects and designers manage to revive these spaces and turn them into commercial spaces or cozy homes. This apartment, for example, is inside a former radio factory.
For today, I brought a large gray and red loft in New York. The living room has plenty of space. The red accent color is repeated all over the place.
When Hollie and Sean Strasburg bought their loft in the Tire Town building in Salt Lake City, they knew immediately that they wanted to bring the space back to its industrial roots.
A former warehouse was transformed into this modern loft in Brussels, Belgium by SHSH architects. The goal was to create an experience of colors and textures – on a limited budget. The concept revolved around the loft as ‘the ocean’ and constructed elements (kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom) as ‘the islands’.
In the heart of Mount Pleasant’s brewery district, just a short walk away from a variety of restaurants and breweries, you’ll find the Mecca. This double-height, Insane Vancouver Loft is most probably the largest unit in the building.
You could miss this industrial loft for a library – a huge bookshelf dominates the living room.