Transforming a Church into a Home
When you think of a church, your first thought usually isn’t, “Hey, I’d like to live there.” But, not everyone has an eye for uniqueness like my friend Jack. When he saw that an old abandoned church was for sale in the little remote town of Nashville, MI, he decided to take a leap of faith (pun intended) and buy it.
As you can see from the exterior, there is still much to be done, but there is beauty when you stand in the middle of this church transformation.
When you step into the church, you are greeted by a vast entryway. A stunning chandelier from West Elm sits above a World Market table.
One of the stunning features of the main room is this baptismal fountain. Jack is planning on getting this up and running to have a fountain in his home at all times. Talk about a sound machine!
The glamorous walk-in shower features tall, coved ceilings, perfect for Jack’s 6 feet plus stature.
A church wouldn’t be complete without a grand piano to play for your guests!
The kitchen may still has a plywood countertop, but even so, Jack’s modern style is evident.
The view from Jack’s interior balcony showcases the stunningly tall ceilings and the overall scope of the kitchen.
And the view from the balcony on the right overlooks the living room area with an eclectic mix of vintage mirrors and modern furniture.
Just take a moment to appreciate how tall these ceilings are!
Even through the construction and unfinished projects, Jack has been able to create a space of beauty. As with any renovation project, the church is in a constant state of chaos. Renovating Mapleson Manor plans on continuing to feature the progress on this unique church-to-home renovation as it unfolds.
A huge thanks goes out to Adam Strzyzykowski for capturing the essence of the church renovation in his beautiful photos! You can check out more of his work on his website: www.strzyphoto.com, or on Facebook and Instagram.