RESIDENTIAL CHURCH CONVERSIONContemporary Bedroom, Melbourne
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They can create an endless ceiling. Transforming this former church into a luxurious home was a challenge for my own architectural practice, particularly the dilemma of how to retain the form of the original vast wood ceiling while creating private rooms within. We didn’t want to destroy the continuity of the wood structure by chopping it up with room dividers. Our solution was to use mirrors. The headboard plaster wall appears to stop short of the ceiling, revealing the room beyond. In fact, mirrors across the width of the room at the ceiling junction reflect the ceiling as it appears on the other side of the room. This technique was so successful that few people visiting the home realized the existence of the mirrors and often asked how the privacy of each room was retained. Deception and trickery, that’s how.See more of this eye-popping church conversion
Heaven sent. The designer of this converted church made the most of the existing windows in the upper-level bedroom; the space is certain to remind the occupants of the building’s former life.See more of this converted church
The original Gothic windows split the floor levels in the two church bedrooms. An original truss cuts a striking scene, as does a mirror near the ceiling above the bed that makes the hundred-year-old wood roof appear to hover.