Couple Transforms Abandoned Church From The 1700s Into Their New Dream Home

They took one look at the church and realized that it would make for a perfect family home.

If you have ever been searching for the perfect home, you know that the marketplace can be very cold and unforgiving. There are lots of questions that need to be answered, and in many instances, it can seem like there is very little time to do so. Finding the perfect home in the right neighborhood with the proper number of bedrooms and bathrooms can be a challenge.

And that’s why so many people are thinking outside of the box these days. Whether you are someone who wants a home that is ready right now or you are okay with a fixer-upper, more and more people are making decisions that would have seemed crazy not that long ago. All you need to do is take a closer look at the burgeoning tiny house trend to see this in action.

What about those who are not looking to downsize, though? Aren’t there some larger dwellings out there that need an occupant? Ian Bottomley and Sally Onions are here to answer those questions. This couple decided that they wanted to buy the St. Nicholas Church. The structure was first constructed back in the 1700s but it has been sitting vacant for decades now.

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The decaying church did not scare them in the slightest. The couple rolled up their sleeves and got right to work. They took one look at the church and realized that it would make for a perfect family home, and in 2002, they purchased it. It is located in Kyloe, Northumberland, England, if you are ever in the area and want to take a look. It took them a whopping six years to fully restore it.

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The 18th-century feel may have drawn them in at first, but they needed to make changes so that the house could look a bit more modern. The original stone features were kept and the exterior architecture was also mostly untouched. Once you have had the chance to see the inside, you will not believe the changes that have been made to the space.

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We could scarcely believe our eyes, either. However, we are not about to spoil the surprise for our readers. You will need to take a closer look at this video when you are ready to find out more about this couple’s unique renovation project. Who knows? You and your significant other just might end up stumbling upon some inspiration of your own.