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Monday, July 21, 2014

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I promise I won't bore you with anymore play-by-play's on my purging and cleaning projects, but, yes, that's still what I am doing. I have reached a bit of slump now being faced with the task of putting everything back together. It always looks so much better in my head than it does when I actually start doing it. So my weekend was peppered with lots of starts and stops - mostly stops), as I took lots of breathers from it all to go out to eat at the food trucks, visit the farmers market, and to see a movie. 

I also found this house over the weekend and, like many of you, I always love converted buildings turned homes. On one of my regular drives I used to make I drove by a house that was once a school house and one that was once an old wooden church. While I loved them both the school house always seemed like it would be more livable to me. I don't know why exactly, but the idea of living in a church kind of gives me the heebie-jeebies. However, that doesn't mean I am not intrigued by them. This one is in Melbourne and from the outside it definitely looks like it is still a church, but on the inside you really can't tell except for maybe the beautiful stained glass windows. I am only guessing but I imagine the ceilings are of a pretty spectacular height as well. You can see a few more photos and read an interview with the owners by visiting The Design Files.


  1. wow,
    i never imagined that a church can turned into this pretty house. if you didn't show the house from outside i wouldn't know it

  2. I love the idea of repurposed buildings. And I guess I always think of churches as darker than schools. Maybe that's why I don't think if living in them. Just visiting. ;)

    I'm in the same place as you. Our guest room has been our bathroom closet lo these many months, and I cleared everything out in anticipation of moving back into the bathroom. Well, I had to keep more than I wanted and it's still in the middle of the bedroom floor. Why is is so hard. And messy still?

  3. I've seen so many of these church conversions around the web (maybe not "so many" haha) and perhaps it's just me, but I would be kind of creeped out living in an old church. Like Jesus would always be watching/judging me for my heathen ways. Haha. xo

  4. I would have loved to see some changes on the exterior, too. It feels strange to me to live in a house that looks like a church on the outside, even if the interior doesn't.

  5. no, no and no. I've been to some converted churches in London, and they always creep me out, no matter how well they were done on the inside. there is something soooo wrong about living in a church. for me. to each their own obviously. but I wouldn't want to live there. no, no and no way :)

  6. This is kind of crazy, the crazy tipping point being the last photo, I just couldn't do it. That being said, I love a lot of what I see here. The arched elements and stained glass against the pristine white, and the beautiful floors. Also I love how you can see the architectural element from the exterior in that bedroom window, something tells me that window isn't part of the original build plan. ; )

  7. I am all about the converted homes as well. There's actually an old church conversion close to me that's on the market and I lingered over it longer than I have any right to...


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