We do love a mix of old and new when it’s done well, which we think is the case with The Old Chapel in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire.
It’s a chapel conversion, specifically a grade II-listed 19th century chapel reworked by Evans Vettori back in 2000, then more recently updated by interior designer Roberta Fulford. The end result is 4,300 sq. ft. of internal living space. Very modern living space.
The interior looks largely intact, but the inside really is a different world. The ground floor is very much about open plan living, with the ‘wow’ factor of the space and period windows added to with a helical staircase, apparently custom made in a shipyard in Naples. Also on the ground floor is a kitchen / dining room and a utility.
The first floor is built around an atrium that uses exposed original trusses and offers a master bedroom suite (bedroom, dressing area, en-suite and lounge area) with views of the Ryburn Valley, along with a further four bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom) and a family bathroom. But that’s not all. A former organ room has been turned into a library / study room that opens out onto the first floor atrium, while a mezzanine floor at the top of the house is currently used as a cinema.
There’s around an acre of space outside, which includes landscaped gardens, a fire pit with seating area, additional outdoor seating / dining areas and off-street parking space for up to six cars.
If that appeals, the asking price is £750,000.
Thanks to Jon Dunn for flagging this up.