Church Converted into a Spacious Family House

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Project: Church Converted into a Residence
Architects: Scrafano Architects
interior Design: Linc Thelen Design
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Photo Credits: Jim Tschetter

Linc Thelen Design in close collaboration with Scrafano Architects have converted former Chicago-based church into a spacious single-family home with seven bedrooms. The former church is located in Chicago.

This 5500 square foot project was a conversion from a church to a single-family home for a busy family with three young children. The church, boasts 7 bedrooms and 6 baths. The great room has ceiling heights soaring at 25’ while more intimate spaces like a playroom has a ceiling height perfectly portioned for a peanut at 7’. Finishes were selected to create a hip and eclectic vibe pairing interesting wallpapers and light fixtures.

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Linc Thelen custom designed and fabricated many of the home’s details like the climbing wall, dining room table, Murphy bed in the nursery and much of the furniture. The home showcases historic details of the church with original stained glass windows, bell tower, exposed brickwork and ceiling turnbuckles while integrating all of the conveniences of modern living.

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This whole project is a perfect example of bringing life into something that was left behind by the society. The church house has given new life to the old church, while providing ample space to the family for creating beautiful memories in this eclectic dwelling.

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