If drama is your calling card,
and you don't mind sleeping in a place where a thousand voices
have once sung in heavenly choirs,
then this somewhat extraordinary home may just be for you.
Spot the stained glass?
The home was originally the John Knox church,
built in 1876 in the seaside Melbourne suburb of Brighton.
Under the guide of architects Williams Boag
the church was adapted for modern residential life,
but still retains the majesty and drama of its original use.
Highly polished Spotted Gum floorboards have been laid throughout,
as a warm foil to the soaring spaces.
An entertaining pavilion has been added,
with its own kitchen,
in equally theatrical materials of zinc and corten steel.
(The 2nd image above is the interior of this pavilion.)
It's wonderful to see an example of a church conversion
which has been handled with such delicacy & boldness all at once.
Definitely something for the dramatic of heart.
Would you love to live here?
Location: 69 North Rd Brighton, Melbourne
Architects: Williams Boag