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.
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.
The kitchen and dining area are flooded with light from the arched windows and skylights. The original roof trusses were kept natural.
While the interior is certainly a rustic modern, they made sure to maintain the integrity of chapel’s historic charm.