While browsing one of my favourite interior decor / design blogs yesterday I came across this sweet little church house – yes, a house in a converted church! The converted weatherboard church dates back to 1880, and was operational until 10 years ago.
This lovely home is located 2 hours from Sydney in New South Wales, Australia and belongs to Elise Pioch Balzac and Pablo Chappell – a French fashion buyer (now creative entrepreneur) and an English industrial designer / inventor (now bicycle designer) respectively.
The pair purchased the church 5 years ago, but it was ‘a derelict weekender’ until they decided to make it their permanent home a little over a year ago and just before the arrival of their daughter LouLou.
Not only does it’s history as a place of worship give the home an amazing character and wonderful design features such as arched windows and a steeply pitched roof with exposed wooden beams, it’s also located in a gorgeous rural setting!
I adore the simple, pared down decorating style which feels fresh, relaxed and oh so welcoming! I am a bit of sucker when it comes to lots of white and wood with quirky antique touches so as you can imagine this would be a dream space for me…. What I would give for a sweet little church house of my own!
Images: Sean Fennessy
Producer: Lucy Feagins
Source: The Design Files