Live in a Converted Church

Live in a Church

Real estate listings love boasting about homes with double height ceilings, often describing (and overstating) them as “cathedral” ceilings. But there can be no exaggeration when you are actually talking about a converted church. Renovating and repurposing these often historic and architecturally significant structures for residential use can result in some pretty spectacular homes. But what to do with all that vertical space?  That is the ultimate design challenge. While some may cry “blasphemy," others find these buildings designed for gathering, worship and reflection the perfect place to hang their hat. Many churches converted for residential use have been ritually desanctified -- a special service performed when a church building is retired from religious use. This way, the new residents won’t get into any trouble with the original landlord in the sky. Photo Credit: Tony the Misfit