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The plain entrance hall reveals only a glimpse of the incredible space that lies beyond. Ian and Sally laid the new slate floor to mirror the original flagstones and hung pendant lights throughout.
A striking space
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The living space at the heart of the nave, with its glorious arched windows is surprisingly warm and comfortable, thanks largely to the rich wooden floors and matching wooden furniture. Ian built the impressive double staircase himself.
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The magnificent archway that leads through to the apse is among the most impressive of the church\'s original features. The script-edged walls are another unique feature.
Stunning stained glass
diy,home inspiration,stylish bedrooms,House Beautiful,reader homesStained glass windows in the master bedroom
Although having the master bedroom at the end of the dining area seems unusual, Sally couldn\'t resist the idea of waking up each morning to the light shining through the stained-glass windows above the bed. This is where the original altar would have been.
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Strings of tiny lights clustered around the roof\'s supporting beams provide a magical glow near the sleeping area.
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The long dining table helps to create a dramatic space for entertaining. Reclaimed church chairs provide ample seating.
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The north transept was the ideal place to fit an enormous kitchen, which is cleverly separated from the main living area without breaking up the open-plan feel.
The elegant font
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The original stone font sits neatly below a second set of stairs.
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Even the luxurious roll-top bath pales below the stunning ceiling-height stained-glass window in the bathroom.
Room with a view
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The arched window on the second of the upstairs bedrooms frames a spectacular view.
Naturally lit bedroom
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Windows line the length of the church\'s roof, allowing natural light to fill the rooms.