Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Architecture Wednesday: Hudson Street Church Conversion

Hudson Street is the conversion of an Anglican church, built in 1892, into a modern, luxurious home, in 2012, in Melbourne, Australia.

A vast Living-Dining-Entertaining area is arranged around a stunning Nero Tempesta marble fire-place. The house seems both formal—probably that whole used-to-be-a-church thing—and informal. There are limestone floors at your feet and Baltic Pine ceilings overhead. The kitchen features Calacatta marble surfaces, a butler’s pantry and double ovens.

Above all of that is a mezzanine level Lounge; and a roof space loft with views of the city, for the ideal work space, retreat, mediation room.

There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms; the master suite is in its own wing, with a marble and limestone bathroom. A guest room has its own ensuite and opens to a beautifully landscaped yard.

In the basement is the wine room—or, as I like to think of it, My Room—with recycled messmate—a tree in the Eucalyptus family—ceilings and beautiful onyx marble paneling; it can hold 700 bottles. On the same level is the gym-game room, with its own bathroom and a day bed retreat.

Outside is another kitchen, a beautiful lawn, which covers a 1585-gallon water tank, and solar heated pool. Double garage and abundant storage put the finishing touch to a home in which the finest materials, the best ideas and a complete commitment to quality have produced a brilliant, breath-taking result.

Plus, in case you forgot, there’s a 700 bottle wine room.

Prioritize people!

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viktor kerney said...


Anonymous said...

Now that is cool!

Bob, do you ever watch Extreme Homes on HGTV? I love how they turn just about anything into great, livable space.

mistress maddie said...

What cool design!!!! I don't like the outside as much, but the inside.....WOW! The kitchen is my favorite area. Course, it being a church, I could never live there with my would cave in on me!