March 5, 2013

A South African Church Loft


Before becoming a home to an Italian businessman and his wife this white loft, in Cape Town was a church [build in 1740]. Later on it was used as a woodworking shop, a dance studio and an atelier to a photographer. They restored most of the changes done by the previous owners. I love the raw look of the original wooden floor, they found it hidden under several layers of paint, in combination with the white walls and kitchen. 

I always feel like throwing out useless things from my home if I see these kind of pictures. Although my place is far from cluttered to be honest, but my kitchen counter top could use some extra attention, being filled with oil bottles, salts, black bowls (because they look pretty) and coffee makers ;) What does it do to you seeing homes like this?





8 comments:

FojAga said...

Beautiful space!

The Style Geek said...

Stunning!

Kate Lewis said...

super cool loft space! pinning these for future ideas for my studio :)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Desiree,
I have always loved churches and schoolhouses that have been turned into beautiful homes ..... I wouldn't even mind if the graveyard was still there !!
This one has been beautifully decorated and very much my style. Chapels and churches have so many beautiful features to be incorporated into the design ........ I would love to live there. XXXX

Krishka studio said...

amazing space, really well done. i love love the stairs.

Anneke said...

Wauw wat mooi!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

gorgeous!


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Ling Mancil said...

I like how they kept the floor as is. The raw feel definitely adds a certain charm to the whole loft. And I agree with you on the clutter part. I while my flat may not be cluttered (yet), I really have to clear some space on my desk and around the kitchen area. Maybe just switch out some things on display every once in a while instead of having them out there all at once.

Ling Mancil