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November 4, 2009

~BLESS OUR HOME~

Fancy living in a Church? This old church in Kyloe, North Cumberland , England was purchased by a couple . They invested lots of money but the outside stayed the same.

They restored instead of renovated ( 3 times less money )
The couple did there best to recreate the inside like a regular home












































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48 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Mom! Are you gonna buy that for me for Christmas, or am I kinda of pushing my luck??? ;-)

Love it, Gloria! I would so enjoy living in a place like this. It is just the bee's knees.

And I'm hoping you are going to be seeing a little brown truck rolling up your mountain VERY soon! Squeeeeeeeeeee! I love to send pressies in the mail! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bill said...

Hi Gloria,
Hope you're feeling better!
This home is beyond belief ... I think it would be Heaven (so to speak) to live there. Seriously, viewing the pictures made me sigh out loud ... so beautiful and special ... almost a 'religious experience.'

Thank you for sharing this with your readers.

Wishing you all the very best, sweet lady ;) ...

Bill

Shelia said...

Hi Gloria! I've seen this church/house somewhere else before because I commented I would have a hard time taking a bath with Jesus looking at me! I know He's looking at me anyway, but seeing Him looking at me from that stained glass just ain't right! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Absolutely breathtaking!! I would find myself very much at home in their home. Very well done and tasteful. Homey too. Hugs. tammy

Brushed By An Angel said...

My hubby would not be able to sleep knowing it was near a cemetery. Isn't it funny how so many people are afraid of a cemetery where there are dead people when they should really be afraid of the live ones on the street. This is a beautiful home, the windows are magnificent. Love it.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful home, Gloria. Thank you for sharing.

An Italian Restaurant, in our town, is housed in a former curch. Sacred Heart is J's family's church. That is the building the restuarant is in now.

One of the neatest This Old House series I've seen was a makeover of a church into a home. I can't remember where it was located.

Linda Q said...

Gloria,
That is amazing, I would love to live there! I have always dreamed of living in an old church, or school or light house or something.
Very fun to see, was even showing my hubby. Way cool!
Linda Q

Heather said...

wow, very intersting! i loved all of it except that one bedroom area with all the stained glass windows. that one kinda creeped me out, lol.

Pat said...

How incredibly beautiful! I love the kitchen and bath...and each pic shows more beauty of their home. Thank you for sharing!

xo
Pat

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! One thing I don't think I would like - the the bedroom not private from the dining room.
Did you take the photos?
Glenda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, this is incredible. I love it. I would especially love all that space. Hugs, Marty

Connie said...

Gloria, that is fantastic!! I think you could put my house in there many, many times over, sugar. I wonder what their heating bill is though. Whooooaaa, just gorgeous however, sweet chick.
xoxo,
Connie

texasdaisey said...

It is so beautiful. Wow that stained glass and all those ceilings are just fabulous. Just the feel of the home is wonderful. Wow!
Debbie

Karen said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us. Those windows. Wow!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

bikim said...

I had already seen it! CREEPY!! not for me!!!
your blog is lovely!
Rosa

bikim said...

I had already seen it! CREEPY!! not for me!!!
your blog is lovely!
Rosa

Justine said...

Wow, that's pretty frickin' amazing though, isn't it? Although, I don't know if I'd be able to have sex in that "house"!!! Or even curse. Geez! And hellooooooooo.... couldn't that woman be bothered to wash her hair and put on some makeup for the photo shoot!

Justine :o )

Liza B said...

Having lived in England more than half of my life, I am well aware of the British tradition of burying people under the floors in churchs.. the closer the altar the better. That said, it's a bit disconcerning that no one has addressed the issue of whatever happened to the bodies.

Tootsie said...

my dear mom!!! what a wonderful post. I would love to do something like this! that old building is just so gorgeous on the outside!!!

bj said...

OMGosh, this is the prettiest house I've ever seen. It is just flat AWESOME...MAGNIFICENT...AMAZING!
I just love it...thanks a million, girl, for showing this to us.
bwaaaaa, now I want to live in a church!!
hugs, bj

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

What a beautiful job they have made of this church, into a home.
I love all the stained glass windows.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs
Carolyn

Sandy said...

Gloria,
Loved that place, now that took lots of thought to put together. That's what you call really thinking out of the box. Sorry to hear about Rex. I know you and Len are feeling a little empty right now. I have a little one that I recued fifteen years ago on the day she was to be put down. The vet estimated at the time we adopted her that she was about two, so we are looking at about seventeen years old now. She is blind now, but has a wonderful appitite, and is still a little lover. But I know one day soon I will have to face the same situation.
Sandy

shirley said...

Gloria, I dont know what to say! It could only be the best house ever to live in. On a lighter note at least it would not be haunted. If so, only by the Holy Ghost!
Hope you are feeling better.

onlymehere said...

Gloria, this is just lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us today. I can't even imagine how much more stunning it must be in person. Thanks for your comment too on Nancy's gift. I always tell people that I never win anything, but I don't think I can say it anymore after winning two blog give-aways in two weeks! It's a miracle for sure, lol! Now watch, I'll go 20 more years without winning anything, lol!

mbkatc230 said...

Oh my stars Gloria! This is breathtaking. The ceilings are amazing. I think my favorite is the dining room and the archway out of the living room. They really did a beautiful job. Thanks for the tour! Kathy

Melissa Miller said...

Very beautiful! They did a fantastic job making it a home.

I hope all is well my fiend. I'm just too tired for words. ~Whew.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I've been running behind, but it seems as if it has been very quiet on your end. Are you still sick?

I can't decide how I feel about this church/house. There are parts that I think are beautiful and yet I kind of hate it too. I wouldn't want a cemetery in my yard...would you drink the water?

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Gloria,
What a beautiful job they did, I would love to live in a refurbished church, because I think it would be especially blessed, loved every picture you posted.
Thank you for coming by and leaving such a sweet comment, I am so happy to put your name in the hat, for my giveaway, now I must go and join yours.
Blessings,
Sue

Lynn said...

They must have to wear sweaters all the time!
But it is beautiful.

Dirt Princess said...

That is so neat! England has the most amazes houses. People live in churches, old palaces, manors...just very neat places. I love this!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, this is so beautiful, and how wonderful that they left so much of it looking like the church. What a wonderful place to live. Thanks for sharing it. laurie

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

That was fabulous!!! Can you imagine living in a place like that? The windows are beautiful. They are very lucky indeed.

Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment on my pink cotton candy sky. And you were right about it being CA, but I'm in southern Cali.

Kim

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Miss Gloria, thanks so much for sharing the wonderful pictures, wow they are just so beautiful each and everyone of them, the old bath tub is the best, i would not mind living by the cemetary, not if I could live there....come for a visit

Liz said...

Hi Gloria! It is amazing what they have done with this church. It's really kind of pretty. But I don't think that I would want to live in it..... Does that make me a bad person? Hope not! :)

Have a lovely day!

~Liz

The Tablescaper said...

That is amazing!!! But I'm not sure I could handle the location of the bed.

- The Tablescaper

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Wow! They did a wonderful job! I like to see the beautiful old places like this be used and not torn down. I'm not sure I could be comfortable with those stone floors, etc., maybe a few rugs to cozy it up a little! LOL!

I'm sorry to hear about your dh's dog. My dh went through that two years ago and we didn't get another dog. It's been very hard, and he's beginning to want another one now!

Hope you are feeling better.

Katherine

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Gloria, I hope Len's tests come out ok on Monday. I definitly know what it's like to have to wait! I will be praying for him, so sorry about his dog.

I can't believe this church (or house) I'm just not sure about the graves in the yard...other than that it is an amazing place. I like that show on HGTV about the wierd places to live. In one episode a couple lived in an old school! It would be cool to have your own basketball court. Take care, Kristen

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Gloria....What an unusual setting for a home but it is gorgeous! Can you imagine how beautiful it would be decorated for the holidays? Thanks for sharing!~Patti

Madeline's Album said...

This is a beautiful home. I love the stained glass windows. They did a great job in decorating. I do not know if I could live in it since it is next to a cemetery. Great photos.

Deborah said...

WOW, that is beautiful. Thanks for sharing that with us!

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Ohhh my goodness...can you even begin to imagine living in such a fabulous place like this old church!!! It would be sooo divine! Pun intended! Hehe! I really do love that the couple decided to "restore" this old building rather than rennovate! I love it all...the only thing that I think I would have done differently would be to put a warm, cozy sitting area on the end of that dining room...instead of a bed/bedroom! You know...I think my favorite room is that bath...it's just gorgeous with the old tub and the floor to ceiling stained glass windows...fabulous!!! As much as I love the old church...I wouldn't be so thrilled about having the old cemetery in my side yard though...hehe!

Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us...what a treat!!! How are you doing today, Darlin'? Hope those old bones are feeling better! Mine are still aching just from piddlin' around with my fireplace project! But I'm okay...just moving slower! I'm needing to go in and get ready for my luncheon date with Sally! I'll talk with ya later, Sis...hope that you're feeling better today!

Love ya,
Chari

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Good Morning Gloria...

Oh my goodness.....I can't even imagine. I think I could actually even have a big craft room in that home! The architecture is just too fabulous, isn't it? Thanks so much for sharing it....

Big hugs sweet girlie!
Spencer

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just when I think I have seen all the lovely blogs I find yours. Very pretty blog. I am looking forward to visiting with you again
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just when I think I have seen all the lovely blogs I find yours. Very pretty blog. I am looking forward to visiting with you again
Maggie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Gloria, your pictures are wonderful. What a pretty place....really like how it is decorated.

Girl, you made me laugh my head off at your comment about buying more dishes. You are a delightful hoot! Hope you are feeling much, much better, sweetheart!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Gloria,
One of my non blogger friends had e-mailed me pics of that home and I was and still am amazed! Now don't think I'm too weird but could you have marital relations on that bed? I would feel kind of sacroligeous or whatever that word is. Ok, just a thought. We are a bit chilly here but quite seasonal and it will be 60 degrees on Saturday which is pretty warm for November. Hey, I hope you have power, that would not be fun. I hear you and Chari may meet in Las Vegas next year. That would be a blast! Hugs dear, Cindy

Mari said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog. I've enjoyed checking out yours!
This place is amazing - those high ceilings and stained glass windows are gorgeous!

PEA said...

Oh wow, how absolutely gorgeous!! I really love the way they made the church into such a beautiful home. I can't even imagine the fun it must have been to do all of this:-) xoxo