Church Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

Church Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten. The renovation of the church was designed as an open structure, which takes advantage of the spaciousness of the 1100 cubic meter volume. The design team at LKSVDD Architecten preserved the stained glass, panel doors, rafters and the stage to give the loft authentic character.  The centerpiece of the room is a stairway, which was creatively nicknamed the “stairway to have-fun”. The stairs serve as a room divider between the kitchen, living room and office. Old wooden floorboards were repurposed for the walls of the stairway and a bright red color playfully accents the stairs. The stairway leads to the only other architectural addition, which houses the bedroom and bathroom.

The clients renovated the church in a method to not only be pure, functional, and cost-effective, but to also make a playful statement of the previous nature of the building. Their humor, love and creativity can be found in the project elements like the swing, the “stairway to have fun”, and the wooden “lost sheep” in the garden, not to mention the—literal—bathroom humor.

The exterior yard is planted as an orchard and a mixture of herb, vegetable, and flower gardens. This edible escape provides the owners with a private garden with a view of the church. As outlined by the architects, this can be seen as a “contemporary nod to the old monastery gardens”. Adjacent to this garden and acting as a privacy fence is a green-roofed shed made from a 40 foot container.

Church 2 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 3 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 4 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 5 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 6 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 7 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 8 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 9 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 10 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 11 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 12 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 13 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 14 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 15 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 16 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 17 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

 

Church 18 Converted Into Modern Living Space by LKSVDD Architecten

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Melina Divani

Melina Divani is the owner and creator of Decoholic.org. Interior Design is her infinite passion without stop. Follow Melina on Instagram

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