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Thread: Coveted crib: A converted church in London

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    I like it but could never live in it. Because of the reason stated below.

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    It's an interesting restoration but when I lived in Europe I saw various usages of deconsecrated churches and two things always bothered me.

    1.) What do they do with the remains in the crypts? Not every church had them, but plenty did!

    2.) Taking out interior load-bearing stonemasonry makes the structure less stable, so they often put steel braces between the old church and the adjacent building. These steel braces are usually pretty ugly. In bigger cities they also have those spikes to keep the pigeons off them so they don't shit on peoples' heads; those spikes, while functional, are also pretty ugly.

    Overall it's an interesting use of the space, but not something I'd want to live in.
    For that reason alone I wouldn't live there
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    Crypt or not I don't think I'd like to live in a former church. Don't know why - it would just be a bit creepy for some reason.
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    I love the details... arched windows, rustic wooden floors, the loft/choir area. The decorative theme is minimal, which is probably the only thing that could really work with the architectural details, but the specific furniture choices could be improved on. I love the building itself, though.

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    I have tried and tried to get my partner to agree to this type of remodel of an old church...he refuses. Says its creepy to live in an old church...but I love it. It's beautiful, peaceful, open and airy! I would move in today!

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    It's better than this church-home conversion..







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    ^I totally agree... ugh.

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