Tom is an architect and has a great appreciation for great designs inside and out. He picked this one as a favorite this month.
TOM SAID: "How cool is this? In Wiltshire, England, a chapel re-purposed to be a private residence. Tastefully done and well executed. The bathroom and home office are located in an addition off the back. Really nice how the architect chose to pain...t out the addition, all in black, to make it recede and not take the viewer's attention away from the simple proportions and elegance of the original stone structure."
Divine Intervention: The Providence Chapel in Wiltshire
More photos: http://remodelista.com/posts/divine-intervention-the-providence-chapel-in-wiltshire
One of our favorite houses ever? London theater designer Niki Turner's Providence Chapel conversion in the picturesque village of Colerne near Bath. Niki just emailed us to let us know that she and her family are making a move to Stroud, and the house is on the market. “It’s a wonderful family home," says Niki, "and great for entertaining—it’s a wrench to have to leave." Read on to learn more about the project:
|"Jonathan is a pioneer of sustainable architecture," Niki says. "He chose to clad the addition in stained larch and embrace the walled garden on all sides with generous windows and sliding doors."|
To see the property listing, go to Knight Frank.
Photos by James Brittain and Dirk Lindner.
Above: "Jonathan is a pioneer of sustainable architecture," Niki says. "He chose to clad the addition in stained larch and embrace the walled garden on all sides with generous windows and sliding doors."
|The chapel's facade; the addition is not visible from the street.|
|A glass-walled connecting hallway serves as a study and play area; Alf Coles, a philosophy teacher and Niki's partner, uses a former schoolroom as an office.|