This Chicago Church Has Been Transformed into a Family Home

By: Rebecca Byers - Aug 7, 2015
References: contemporist
This stunning church conversion in Chicago is a result of a fruitful collaboration between Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects. Retrofitted to become a home for a family with three young children, the palatial former church is a sprawling whiteout space characterized by its towering stained glass windows, charming exposed beams and overwhelming brightness afforded by the incoming natural light and the purely white walls and appliances. The home has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Featuring ultramodern lighting fixtures and an idyllic two-story double-sided fireplace, the church-turned-home also includes a climbing wall, a chandelier above an indulgent bathtub and plenty of space for entertaining or for kids to play. Features of the original structure preserved in the church conversion include the ceiling turnbuckles, bell tower and exposed brickwork.