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Zecc Architects’ St. Jakobus Church in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Zecc Architects‘ turned St. Jakobus church in The Netherlands, into a modern, cozy home. The renovated holy building, which closed its doors in 1991, has pristine white interiors, an open plan, and plenty of beautiful stained glass windows.

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BOLLES+WILSON’s St. Sebastian Church in Münster, Germany 

BOLLES+WILSON gave a new lease on life to the elliptical Sebastian Church in Germany. This organic and spacious building now shelters a kindergarten with classrooms and a play area complete with skylights, a slide, and a great deal of toys.

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Dow Jones Architects’ St. Mary-at-Lambeth Parish Church in London, UK

Dow Jones Architects converted an old church right opposite the Houses of Parliament into a fresh modern institution. The Museum of Garden History, which used to be St. Mary-at-Lambeth Parish Church in a previous life, has been reincarnated  as a brilliant space dedicated to plants and gardening.

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Sally Onions and Ian Bottomley’s St. Nicholas Church in Northumberland, UK

Sally Onions and Ian Bottomley transformed an 18th century basilica into their own holy home. The UK’s St. Nicholas Church has been beautifully restored keeping the original building’s key elements, including the old cemetery in the churchyard!

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Ruud Visser Architects’s House in a Church in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Ruud Visser Architects transformed a gorgeous 1930s church in The Netherlands into a spacious family home. Facing a river and featuring a fantastic curved wooden ceiling, staying in this grand dwelling will definitely bring forth an otherworldly experience. The home is also six times larger than the average home in the area.

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Merkx + Girod’s Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht, The Netherlands

Merkx + Girod turned a Dutch 13th century Dominican church into a stunning bookstore. The resplendent Selexyz Dominicanen—which was once hit by Napoleon’s invasion—was used as a parish, a warehouse, an archive, and a giant parking lot for bikes before becoming “best bookstore in the world”.