Friday, 19 July 2013

So we went to an auction the other day....

.....and bought a new house :) Well I say house but it's actually a church that is partially renovated!


Yes that's it!

Yes it's all of it and yes there are some gravestones that will be in our garden (the rest of the graveyard doesn't belong to us) There are two bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, bathroom all to one side and a snug to the other side that are all finished so that we can live in it while we do the rest of it up. The liveable bits also have doors so that the unfinished bits/dust/dirt can be closed off :) It's about 20 minutes from where we live at the moment and is back in Yorkshire (just!)

We get the keys at the end of August and are beyond excited!!

Questions welcome - I'm adding them into here :)

Louisa - yes we will be keeping most of the nave as full height but the sides will have two floors as well as there being a gallery at one end. We have access to the tower but that will be the last thing we do - the plans have a floor up there with double staircases going up to it!

Say It - it's partially renovated at the moment so we have their plans to go from so not as scary as it seems and yes, I will have a much bigger workroom than the one I have at the moment!

16 comments:

Louisa Parry said...

I saw your tweet about it this morning and showed my boyfriend - he's very jealous. It looks like it'll be a lot of work but what an amazing place, I'm sure it'll be well worth it.

Will you keep any spaces the full height or will you add floors? Do you have full access to the tower and if so, are there/will there be any rooms in there?

Vintage from the Village said...

Wow! You lucky thing! Looks fantastic and can't wait to hear how you get on - enjoy
Sue x

dropstitch said...

Oh my goodness! So exciting! I can't wait to see what you do with it :)

Sue Pinner said...

wow, wow, wow!!! how fantastic look forward to seeing what you do with it over time..congratulations on a fantastic buy

joy said...

Wow, very excited for you, really looking forward to seeing the works in progress. Enjoy
Joy xx

Talulahblue Accessories. said...

Fantastic and sooo brave of you!!
Please take more photos when possible, it's spookilicious!!

Sue xx

Jodie said...

You have a tower !!!!!! It looks enormous!!!!
Congratulations

Sue Pinner said...

I thought it was a picture of a Cathedral until read thei post lol

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

would love to have a fixer upper like that! cool looking building :)

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Just wow!!. I am not envious...much! You must be very brave..or mad. Good Luck and do share lots of piccies, please!

Alison - Belovedly said...

Oh wow! This looks awesome! I bet you are soooo excited! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing before and after pictures!

Twiggy said...

Awesome !! it's not near Wakefield is it ?? Can't wait to see what you do with it. We have a big Zion chapel that was recently sold in our village, I would have loved it but we are pants at DIY !!
Twiggy x

Natalie said...

Amazing project! Sort of jealous but I don't actually think I could hack living with graves so close. I have a vivid imagination when it gets dark ;-)
Looking forward to seeing it develop xx

say it said...

This is amazing! You must have some vision to be able to see it as a finished family home. Would love to see photos of the inside. Can't really imagine how you go about converting a church! Will you get to have a studio as part of it?

Pookledo said...

Excellent.! Congratulations :)

Charley said...

Fantastic!