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Gothic-Style Chapel Converted Into Modern Holiday Cottage

Evolution Design are the ones responsible for this conversion of a chapel in Forest-in-Teesdale, England, United Kingdom.

The Chapel on the Hill, set in the lush North Pennines, keeps its historic exterior while transforming the inside into a quaint, modern home.

The holiday cottage was originally in a sad state of disrepair having sat vacant for many years. The goal was to bring the structure back to life, letting visitors appreciate the local countryside and unique architecture.

 

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The proposal called for three guest bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/dining area, and a living room. In order to accommodate all of that without it feeling cramped, they designed a mezzanine level for the bedrooms. The ground level contains the rest, with an additional forth bedroom.

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The kitchen and dining area are flooded with light from the arched windows and skylights. The original roof trusses were kept natural.

 

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While the interior is certainly a rustic modern, they made sure to maintain the integrity of chapel’s historic charm.

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