Have you ever dreamed of living in home that was once a church?
Sometimes when I sit in a beautiful church or chapel,
gazing at the amazing architecture and stained glass,
I have often wonder how it would be to live in a church.
Well, that dream came true for one family who bought a church
and is currently renovating it.
The church, Sacred Heart was built in 1919, in Pinehurst, NC.
and was used as such until 1994.
The church was purchased by the Newcomb family in 2014.
It was on the Candlelight Tour of Homes in which Christy (11 Magnolia Lane)
so sweetly invited me and my friend Sherri, to join her in visiting these homes on the tour.
All of the homes were beautifully decorated for Christmas;
however, this particular home left us all breathless as it was not only beautiful
but obviously very unique.
Upon entering the home, we all gasped at the gorgeous beams in the ceilings
and those chandeliers . . . all four of them!
There was a lovely lady playing sweet Carols on the guitar,
as the light of the chandelier glistened above.
I did not come prepared for great photo taking
as usually photographs are not allowed; however,
photographs were allowed in this church/home,
so I whipped out my little point and shoot camera.
This church turned private residence has two dining areas.
One was off the formal living area, as shown above.
The other at the other end of the this very large room
the more casual area . . . and across from the kitchen.
If you look beyond the table to the door in the background,
you will see the door that opens to a bedroom.
I believe they said the loft area above will become a sitting area
for the bedrooms that are currently being created/built.
Can you imagine, moving into a place that already has such great architecture
such as these gothic arches and exposed brick.
They will be doorways leading to bedrooms and bathrooms.
There were exquisite pieces of furniture and artwork throughout the home.
This particular piece housed the T.V.
The area to the left of the cabinet is the kitchen.
The kitchen is still a work in progress, and we were in awe of this stove!
Not to mention these gorgeous original wood floors!
It was a beautiful day.
Can you imagine pulling up to this beautiful church/structure and then
realizing it is your home? How magnificent it must feel.
And thanks Christy for including us to tour some of the beautiful homes
decorated for Christmas in Pinehurst, N.C. with you.
We had asked this sweet lady to take a pic of us….this was the best one.
A little blurry, but we appreciated her taking the picture.
Sherri, Christy, and me!
After seeing this mini tour of this church turned private residence,
would you ever consider buying a church to make it your home?
And speaking of mini tour,
I am so excited to be featured by Jennifer of Town and Country Living today,
as part of her Charming Home Series.
You can see my feature HERE at Jennifer’s!
Have a very Merry day!