Why not to convert the church into a house and then rent it out on Airbnb? The owners of the former Methodist chapel in the English Forest-in-Teasdale in the northern mountains of the Valais have invited architects from the Evolution Design who improved desired effect. Actually, designers left the Gothic style exterior as it was, but inside they created a modern interior.
Empty for many years, the house called “Chapel Hill” was in very poor condition before remaking. The architects had a difficult task: to make the space habitable, but to preserve the original architecture. First, they fixed the roof, windows and doors to prevent water ingression inside. After that, architects made the sewerage system. But all that work was not easy because the chapel was located a little bit far from other settlements.
As a result, designers built the second level in the house where they situated three bedrooms and bathrooms. The living room with the fireplace, kitchen, dining room and one additional bedroom were equipped downstairs.
The interior became a fantastic mixture of modern bright textiles, pop art posters with gothic arched windows and wooden beams, for which the glass and blinds were made to order.
All finishing materials were specially selected in view of the historical building and local traditions. For example, the wall in the kitchen is tiled with traditional pattern. Rustic modernity of the “Chapel Hill” compares favorably with other similar interiors thanks to these details.
This house accommodates easily seven people at once and can be found on Airbnb for daily rent.
Photos courtesy of Evolution Design Ltd.