A 173-year-old church has been converted into a modern home with luxurious trappings and put on the market for a staggering £2.2 million.
The eight-bed property, found near Reading, Berkshire, has been kitted out with contemporary decor on the inside.
But many of the original features on the exterior remain intact – offering an impressive contrast to the trendy fittings inside.
Untouched fixtures of The Holy Trinity Church include stone walls and colourful stained-glass windows that depict religious imagery that have remained untouched.
From the outside, the Holy Trinity Church looks like any other house of worship. But the 172-year-old exterior of the property, in Reading, belies its exquisite interior
Original features including stone arches and stained glass windows have been preserved, giving the property a truly unique and timeless character
When daylight hits the historic artwork, it changes colour before shining onto and reflecting off the large glass dining table.
The living room area, which typically would have been used to host a church choir, holds several original religious items including crucifixes, scriptures, as well as an altar.
It has been transformed with a modern fireplace and velvet sofas, with the flooring also updated.
In one of the bedrooms, there is a free-standing bathtub, adding to the luxury vibe of the property.
The former church’s jaw-dropping updates include an impressive entrance hall, dining room, lounge and several bathrooms. Modern fixtures including CCTV and smart home technology have been built around the church’s original features, like this yawning archway
Those responsible for the luxurious conversion have fully exploited the church’s high and sloped ceilings. The kitchen/dining room features a mezzanine floor above – and an original pulpit in the corner
The stained glass windows offer an incredible natural light feature when the sun shines directly on them, projecting coloured hues into the property on bright days
Many of the bedrooms also have slanted roofs thanks to the church’s original design.
The stunning property from 1850 has seven bathrooms in total. And the entire house has been updated to include modern trappings such as security cameras and energy-saving smart home kit.
‘Victorian Church to Contemporary Home. In 2017 in the rural village of Grazeley, Berkshire, the conversion of a Victorian Grade 2 Listed Church was completed,’ the listing reads.
‘It has been transformed into a beautiful, sophisticated and unique, 5-bedroom home of c.3500 sq. ft. in 2020.
‘The Coach House, an ancillary building was converted, to provide a further 1400 sq. ft of flexible accommodation ideal for staff, additional family members or office/gym/recording studio.
The decking at the rear of the property is set among a sprawling garden. It boasts a hot tub for those balmy summer evenings
The grounds boast a peaceful and ornate path, and the church itself is stationed in secluded surroundings with just a handful of other properties nearby
‘The original Victorian church was built in 1850 and the conversion sympathetically retains original features whilst providing flexible living accommodation.
‘The property has a completely new roof and flooring system with a self-supporting steel frame for the new 5-bedroom home.
‘Essentially, this is a new house built within a church.
‘High-tech with all the latest facilities, including underfloor heating, ventilation system, CCTV with clever and energy-saving smart-home technology.
‘The original church door leads into an impressive entrance hall which in turn leads to the Dining Room and Lounge.
‘This huge open space has the pulpit and the stunning stained-glass windows have been retained, extraordinary ceiling heights and feature lighting create Wow-factor in abundance.
‘The ‘new house’ sits perfectly inside the church with two additional floors making use of the high ceilings.’
The home is being marketed by the Unique Property Company, London.