A Heavenly Home in a 19th-Century Church Asks £1.2M

Stained-glass windows and barrel-vaulted ceilings define this divine renovation in the English countryside.
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Location: Ford, Wiltshire (England)

Architect: C.E. Ponting

Price: £1,200,000 (approximately $1,361,610 USD)

 Year Built: 1896

Footprint: 2,844 square feet (three bedrooms, two baths)

From the Agent: "This Grade II-listed church sits proudly on the bucolic hillside on the outskirts of Ford in Wiltshire. Constructed in 1896, the building has recently undergone a thoughtful and sensitive conversion, creating spectacular spaces for living and entertaining as well as three lovely bedrooms. Extending to 2,844 square feet internally, the building retains its ecclesiastical integrity yet provides a number of cleverly designed, intimate spaces. Externally, a private driveway has ample space for parking, and there is an extensive and private rear garden."

The landmark is made of honey-colored local stone, with Bath stone dressing. Tucked away from the road, the church sits just a stone’s throw away from the Bybrook River.

The landmark is made of honey-colored local stone, with Bath stone dressing. Tucked away from the road, the church sits just a stone’s throw away from the Bybrook River.

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Located in the old chancel, the kitchen retains original stained-glass windows and intricate molding. A spiral staircase leads up to a cozy reading nook where the organ was once located.

Located in the old chancel, the kitchen retains original stained-glass windows and intricate molding. A spiral staircase leads up to a cozy reading nook where the organ was once located.

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A glazed partition helps to divide the kitchen from the main living spaces while preserving a sense of the home’s captivating volume.

A glazed partition helps to divide the kitchen from the main living spaces while preserving a sense of the home’s captivating volume.

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Arched detailing continues into the bedrooms, which overlook the private back garden.

Arched detailing continues into the bedrooms, which overlook the private back garden.

While the principal bedroom features an ensuite bath, an additional bathroom and a smaller shower room are located off the main hall.

While the principal bedroom features an ensuite bath, an additional bathroom and a smaller shower room are located off the main hall.

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In addition to undertaking the home's conversion, the current owners also renovated the spacious lot, creating intimate patio spaces for entertaining and al fresco dining.

In addition to undertaking the home's conversion, the current owners also renovated the spacious lot, creating intimate patio spaces for entertaining and al fresco dining.

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