We were in Chicago last month, and we saw many wonderful things, but if I’d known this was this was there, I would have invited myself over for sure. Some lucky (and anonymous) family had this church turned into a gorgeous single-family home. Thanks to the combined efforts of Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects, the project all came together, and it’s epic. Sporting seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, the mostly-open-concept space is the perfect blend of historic architecture and modern sensibilities.
After gutting the insides of the former house of worship, they exposed the 25-foot ceiling to show off the building’s lines, added a glass-and-steel staircase, and continued the modern lines throughout. Also designed for the space was a dining room table, a climbing wall, and a nursery equipped with a murphy bed.
There are some fascinating plans and drawings and demolition photos on the architects’ website, and the finished design pictures are below.