Old Heritage Church Converted into Contemporary Home

Old Heritage Church Converted into Contemporary Home

This amazing looking contemporary home was achieved by reinventing the space within an old church, dating back to the mid-nineteen century. The project was completed in in Brisbane, Australia and belongs to Willis Greenhalgh Architects. Here is more information from the developers; “First a church then a theatre, a slice of Brisbane’s heritage has been saved from demolition and transformed into two striking luxury homes. The existing buildings date back to 1867 and are heritage listed. Extensive community and heritage consultation ensured the balance between conserving the integrity of the buildings, the subtle introduction of contemporary elements, and the relationship with the surrounding area.” The interiors are truly breathtaking and it seems that some of the soberness of the initial old church was transfered while designing the imposing decors that make up this unusual residence. Be sure to check out the “before” photo at the end of the post in order to better understand the transformation and -as usual- let us know what impressed you the most!


  • Darcy Davidson May 4, 2011 at 16:15 PMLogin to Reply →

    I absolutely love this space! The open floor plan, the beams, the tracery influence in the kitchen, and of course the Gothic arched windows. Beautiful, simple, and a contemporary loft feel with the bones of a Mid-Nineteenth century church…fabulous remodel!

  • Monika May 4, 2011 at 20:08 PMLogin to Reply →

    Much better than the previous one, utilises the available space really nicely. However for me the first point of reference is the converted church in Utrecht – to me it was perfection in its pure form. This one is not as good, however still quite nice.