Posts Tagged ‘converted church’

Converted church in Westport, MA

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Alyn Carlson has been fixing up this old Massachussetts church up for 28 years. That worries me for myself – is that how long it takes? Oh god, I hope not; I’m on Year 7. I love her place, though. I’d copy Alyn and hang the ribs of a boat in my place too, if the whole thing didn’t already look like an upside down boat.

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Ouno Design Snow Sale and Studio Open House

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came by the sale! We still have lots of great items/Christmas presents, and are open by appointment until December 21, including evenings. The fire’s on – come by! Just all in advance to make sure someone’s here: 604-216-1103. Thanks!

Sorry to inject something mercenary into our regular programming, but Ouno Design‘s holiday studio sale is this Sunday in Vancouver, for any of you who live around here.

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Converted churches, Part 2: Belgium, England, Australia

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Here are three converted churches which seem much more successful than most of the examples in the last post. Above is a 19th century chapel in the Flemish village of Bazel which has been converted into 2 loft-type houses. Thanks to the amazing Office for Word and Image OWI for permission to reprint this photo here – Verne is the photographer. 

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Converted churches, Part 1: common problems

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

I’d really like to see a decor makeover show for converted churches, because it’s not easy to make a church liveable, and there are many church-dwellers who could use a guide (I include myself). And not the makeover shows we’re used to, most of which make interiors worse, not better. 

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So you think you’d like to live in a church…

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

When I was a kid my parents had Arlo Guthrie’s record Alice’s Restaurant , a spoken folk song plus narrative set in a converted church in Massachusetts in the sixties, and I knew the full monologue off by heart. Despite that early exposure to the romance of living in a church, I never actually fantasized about doing it myself.

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