|Fact file: Light-Filled Characterful Church Conversion
House size: 290m2
Architect: Anthony Rochmankowski
Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software
This Georgian church conversion capably tackles the challenge of creating a practical living environment filled with light.
The bespoke hardwood windows match the original units, with the addition of a huge glazed arch containing a set of bifold doors. The open-plan, double-height living spaces were made possible thanks to steel framing. White paint was used throughout to add to the contemporary aesthetic and sense of space.
For the Berrys, the hardest part of the process was making decisions on layout. “Converting a church was an epic thing to do, and we did make mistakes,” says Richard. “We actually ended up reworking the open-plan living area.