These renderings were created to help visualize how an existing, 100 year old church can be transformed into a desirable home. Located in McMinnville, Oregon, the former Christian Science church is perfectly located in a prime residential area, within a couple of blocks of the thriving downtown.
The proposed home’s main living space is to be in the former sanctuary of the church. While the space is quite modest by church standards, with its seventeen foot ceiling, it is very grand for a residence.
The neoclassical design of the original structure is enhanced with placement of new kitchen elements, and existing, arched openings are subtly altered to facilitate their new uses.
This focus on the kitchen sink, with a new fireplace beyond, give the potential homeowner a good feel for the kind of living this home inspires.
Light from the grand arched windows animates the formal arrangement of space.
I developed this design in collaboration with the property owner, who appreciated my ability to translate his thoughts about how this little neoclassical temple could make a great home. I created all the renderings in this post.