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Would You Like to Live in a Converted Cathedral?

In past two years or so, I've written about several churches, cathedrals, and chapels converted into homes and, in one case, a bookstore — see here, here, and here. In each case, the architectural transformation was flawless. I just spotted another holy conversion, and although I am disappointed with the décor, I am now convinced that it is my destiny to live in a converted place of worship. You can't find arched windows, stained glass, and "cathedral" ceilings like that any where else. There's actually a former Gothic church up for sale here in San Francisco, and as soon as I collect $9.95 million in indulgences, it'll be mine!

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Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 8 years
There's an old church a few blocks away from my home that has been converted into a nightclub. TOTALLY weird...
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
girl1 - there are a few. halo in leeds was a church jabez clegg in manchester and walkabout in sheffield.....x
girl1 girl1 8 years
I think that there was a nightclub in London that was originally a church. Don't know if it's still there.
ladyballs ladyballs 8 years
I'm looking at purchasing a church now. I was going to convert it into a spa.
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
i definitely think this would make a lovely home! it's all about regeneration and putting gorgeous old buildings to better use. one of my friends lives in a converted old school and the building is amazing!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Absolutely! My husband and I love old reclaimed buildings. Especially ones that you wouldn't expect to be converted to a residential home. A church is one of our favorite options for this type of home!
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
It was be fantastic except for the religious based stain glass windows. They would bother me and I would want them replaces with something else.
hottpink hottpink 8 years
I have an anthropology degree and a minor in history so this would be right up my ally. I love historical buildings and homes. The only problem I see is that I'm atheist so although the stained glass windows are gorgeous I don't think I could look at them all of the time and wouldn't even think about having them removed!!
runningesq runningesq 8 years
yes, if money were no object
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
I live around the corner from that church in SF. They used to hold NA meetings there. Personally, I think there are better uses for that church than a single family home
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