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.
The living area kitchen dining space home office beautiful outdoor terrace and master bedroom are located on the first floor of the villa while the lower level houses the guest quarters and the gorgeous indoor pool along with the courtyard.
Bookshelves were used extensively to delineate spaces define them elegantly and turn every corner into a serene ergonomic reading nook! Unassuming neutral colors were incorporated throughout while the Tudor influences were kept largely intact. By inviting the grand view outside indoors the house instantly acquires a more open airy vibe.
The gorgeous architecture of this French holiday home seamlessly blends a classic rustic style that has strong roots in the region with smart modern minimalism. Warm wooden surfaces ceiling beams and a wonderful indoor-outdoor interplay ensure that you instantly feel comfortable at Villa Oasis.
From old churches that were reinvigorated to house trendy bookstores to towers from the Renaissance period that hold chic modern homes here is a collection of the most audacious renovations on the planet.