Thursday, October 28, 2010

Come take a peek…









At a tiny church

Housed at the corner of a busy street in the city of Cape Town, South Africa


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this old church still retains its original charm with its beautiful arched windows. The white building has lost none of its solemnity.

and now becomes a home…


Thanks to architect Perry Harrison-Hyde



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Old worn wood

mingled with white washed arched windows

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Yet…with a modern edge and mixture of styles…

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Sleeping loft.

Monastic. Simple

um… and a tad dangerous

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Breathing space.

Divine conversion?





all images: Marie Claire Maison

30 comments:

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Just love the windows and the simplicity of the space. Thank you for sharing! Janell

Melissa said...

Love, love, love the staircase and the table!!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Brilliant...and breathtaking. I think that home could easily be my Ashram (if, of course, I were a practicing yogi!)

Farmgirl Paints said...

very interesting space...love the loft. the only thing that looks out of place to me is the giant screen. i could find a better place for that.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Only one word comes to mind...cool!

Joyce said...

Oh Linda this home is beautiful! The photography are so fitting. As a child I wanted to always live in an old schoolhouse or church. xo

erin said...

i LOVE it!! i have always dreamed of living in a lofty old church...but the sleeping area, well i would change that.......
you always show us such interesting things. thank you.
erin

La Maison Fou said...

What a gorgeous place.
L.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Me too! I have always wanted to live in an old school or church...with a whole lofty vibe inside! I live vicariously through this...and Mary!

Ivy Lane said...

interesting... love all the light in the space...and I agree..that sleeping loft is a bit tricky!

Rae said...

Awesome!

mydesignchic said...

Divine indeed...love it!!

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

how fun! but i would totally roll out of the bed... and down into the bottom floor! ouch :)

Karena said...

The light, the design, and simplicity all make it a very special haven, Linda.

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

kj said...

wow linda, it feels holy. i want it to be way to stark for me but the calmness settles me down

but forget the feet.

:)
love
kj

Splendid Willow said...

Oh My, Linda! What a spot. All that light and all those contrasts between old and new (look at those gothic windows and all the raw industrial elements). What a great place for entertainment.

Thank you for sharing this unusual but lovely home.

Happy weekend to you.

ox, Mon

becky at abbeystyle said...

Totally divine, Linda!!! I could live there eternally. Thanks for this completely inspiring post!

Design Elements said...

i guess, simplicity is the key to this beauty. great pics! have a great weekend!

Completely Coastal said...

Definitely divine!! There was a cool church for sale in my neighborhood, someone bought it..., but it's still empty.

eddieross said...

Wow, this is so cool... thanks for sharing!

E+J

Karen Deborah said...

I think it would be cool to make an old church into a home. I like it but I could do without the nekkid butt in the kitchen! and the big feet.... but the white, the windows and all were lovely.

Ann said...

What an amazing transformation...

It looks immaculate and cozy at the same time:)

Pam Kersting said...

I love the old white wash with the contrast of the dark wood! And the sleep loft?! A little bit dangerous?!! I wouldn't last an hour up there! Thanks for sharing!

Renee Finberg said...

i'd be afraid of falling off the mattress, and off the thin loft.
eeeeks!

i have always thought that making a church into a home could be quite cool.
and this one is just that.

xx

anita said...

very pleasing mix of old (rustic) and modern (fresh)...very cool conversion indeed. love the art/photography

Renae said...

Hmmmm, not sure about this one. It looks cold to me. Innovative and creative, yes.

lila said...

I am in love!!! I wish this place was mine; the art work,the glorious simplicity,the monastic atmosphere...all!!
fabulous post!
hugs
lila

simpledaisy said...

Wow...what an amazing space!

sealaura said...

that is a beautiful space. love the loft, but I too would be nervous about falling off. love the serenity and open space.

Cobalt Violet said...

I love it! But I would definitely be putting up a rail! Maybe a glass one like a friend of mine had ... keep the open space! Wow, it's really something. It would be great to paint in there! (paintings not the walls!)

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