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Monday, March 15, 2010

Zecc Architecten - Church House

My old boss lives in a converted church in Brooklyn (a post for another day!), and ever since seeing her place, I've been totally in love with the possibilities of living in an old church building - the open plan, high ceilings, the mixing of old and new...Zecc Architecten converted this Catholic church in Utrecht into a private residence. They highlighted the original details - the stained glass windows, the organ, the archways and cross - by painting everything else white, which I both like and dislike at the same time. While I love the highlighting of these details, I wish that they had allowed the floors to be their own material - there's something relentless about the floors/walls/ceiling all being white, and I think the same emphasis on the existing details could have been achieved even with the floors being a different material/color. Regardless, though, it's an awesome building and I would live here in a heartbeat!

Via Shelterpop.


  1. Hi..looks great..do you know..what material is used for floors in bathroom and entrance?

  2. Hey, this is very cool. I work at a design firm in Green Bay, WI and our offices are located in an old renovated church. This is the perfect work environment to breed creativity - stained glass windows, high ceilings, wooden floors, and lots of neat accessories that we decorated the place with.

    If you'd like to read blog posts about creativity and design, check out our WordPress site: http://arketypeincblog.wordpress.com/

    Cheers! Suzan


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