The Netherlands: an Ancient Church Transforms into a Magnificent Home

It is certainly rare to discover that a church has in fact become a high-end home. This ancient church, located at Utrecht in the Netherlands, has been transformed into a luxury, one of a kind residence.

The Netherlands: an Ancient Church Transforms into a Magnificent Home

The exterior of the ex-church hasn’t changed much since when it was first built in 1870. The front tower was removed in 1889 due to structural problems, but other than that the structure has been maintained throughout the years.

The Netherlands: an Ancient Church Transforms into a Magnificent Home

In 1991 the church was transformed into a private residence. With the direction of Zecc Architects, the home was converted into an elegant  and modern house without altering the original structure.

The Netherlands: an Ancient Church Transforms into a Magnificent Home

Its numerous stained glass windows, and the use of white on the walls, render the modern and chic property bright and inviting. The residence consists of a spacious dining room with an open space kitchen, a master bedroom, a spacious bathroom, a corner study and an impressive living room. The luxury home makes up 670 square meters, with an external space to the front of the property of 90 square meters, and a back garden of around 150 square meters.

The Netherlands: an Ancient Church Transforms into a Magnificent Home

The tallest nave in the premium property reaches 14 meters, standing tall above the skillful symmetry in the arrangement of the minimalist furniture below. The careful separation of space and the use of varying levels create a perfect and balanced harmony throughout. The architects succeeded in creating a comfortable and functional residence without taking away from the original space.

The Netherlands: an Ancient Church Transforms into a Magnificent Home

The living room is particularly eye-catching, with the defining colorful stained glass windows that light up the space. The mesmerizing high arched ceiling renders the space unique. The earth toned sofas positioned on the luxurious rugs in the center of the room create a tranquil space, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the wonderful hues of light bounce off the intricate ceiling.

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