Living In The Spirit
The St Nicholas Church House is fascinating to me, I can’t imagine the challenge of taking on a renovation like this. The end result is a very unique open-concept space. A couple purchased an old church in Kyloe, Northumberland, in the UK. They invested a lot of money on the interior, but the exterior remained almost completely intact (Cemetery included). They did more of a restoration, rather than a renovation. If they had not purchased the old church, who knows what would have happened to it, as it was in very bad shape. The couple however, adapted the interior, while leaving the outside unchanged.
The estimated value of this home is listed at $1.3 Million dollars .The property comprises 1 acre of land, a large garden, outbuildings with planning permission for conversion to a 2 bedroom cottage and the church itself. Carefully and thoughtfully converted for domestic use, offering 4/5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, 2 kitchens and huge open plan living area. The property even has it’s own website where you can see the floor plans, more images and history on the building.
The Living Room: A spectacular living space with high, open timbered ceilings, stained glass windows, and double staircase and balcony. Floored in polished pitch pine, with underfloor heating and six Victorian cast iron radiators.
The Master Bedroom: Part of the open plan accommodation, with a hand built super-king size bed replacing the altar, backed by eight beautiful stained glass panels.
The Vestry Kitchen: a large family kitchen, with limestone floors, handmade kitchen fittings and plate rack. The kitchen has views to the sea and to the north. It is built from pitch-pine reclaimed from old church pews and roof timbers, and is fitted with a high specification Fisher Paykel double oven, gas hob, and double ‘dish drawer’. It has underfloor heating and a log burning stove as well.
The Main Bathroom: One of the most spectacular rooms in this unusual conversion, the bathroom is split over three levels. Lit through the 12′ coloured glass window, it provides a very special place to relax in the deep, free standing french bath. The bathroom has two heated towel rails, underfloor heating, and high quality slate floors.