The old stone church which shows its age in weathered wear hides inside odd typology. Seeking to preserve this piece of history, however, its owners chose to transform the interior, creating a contemporary home within classic walls. Like other cool church conversions from Zecc, this small church renovation in Utrecht features a series of levels within the existing large space. Some decades ago, after church services stopped, it served as a two-story showroom for antique furniture. By pealing back part of this second level, more openness was achieved again. Beneath the open upper floor lie the privacy-oriented spaces of the residence, including bathrooms, bedrooms and a study. Vaulted ceilings and old surfaces were repainted white, wooden pews and hardwood floors were preserved just as many other historical elements.
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