This church, built in the 1930s and one of the oldest structures in the area, had previously endured a clumsy residential conversion. But when our clients saw it, they immediately recognized the raw, architectural potential of the old sanctuary. Our task was clear: design the living, dining, kitchen and pantry areas in such a way that nothing would visually interrupt the march of the trusses down the length of the room. We also added a new front porch and reconfigured the entry as a foyer with built-in bench and coat cabinets. The kitchen island features a hand-wrought pewter counter-top, with the perimeter base cabinets topped with Black Satin Granite and glazed tiles from Ann Sacks. The wallpaper in the powder room (also covering the doors of a hidden, built-in cabinet) came from scans of the original blueprints of the church. As a final touch, we re-installed a bell in the steeple of the church, where the you can still ring it by pulling a rope from below.
Interior Designer: Holly Hollenbeck
Landscape Architect: Janell Denler Hobart
Contractor: Caletti Jungsten Construction
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston