The entire residence consists of four distinct suites with each one capable of serving as an individual home on its own. Light hues dominate the interior with some of the walls being replastered and painted white while the wooden flooring ensures that there is a linking visual element from one room to the next.
Not everyone is happy with changing a stunning old church into a trendy modern home. Some architects take this a step further by using the expansive and inspiring interiors of an old church as the background for an enthralling bookstore. The Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore in Netherlands was conjured up and created by Merkx+Girod Architecten as a majestic Gothic church found a new lease on life.
A smart banquette in the corner a modern kitchen and a workstation next to the staircase complete the lower level. The top floor houses the master suite along with other private spaces. A secret garden outdoors and the sunroom ensure that the scenic landscape outside becomes an integral part of the living experience at this lakefront home.
On the inside insulated structural panels and passive heating and cooling technologies have been used to make the house as energy efficient as possible. Embracing a minimalist design with clean straight lines the box-like outline of the home sets the tone for the decor and color choices inside.
In fact if you take away the façade and the sweeping arches you would never imagine that this was once a church. Yet it is these features that give the home its unmistakable charm. Wood marble and limestone are used extensively indoors as a warm color scheme balances the airy appeal of sweeping tall spaces. Brilliant lighting a refreshing pool and an on outdoor lounge cap off this amazing transformation.