A stunning Victorian church in the village of Grazeley, Berkshire, has been converted into a modern five-bedroom family home and is now on the market for £2.5 million. The Grade II listed property, which dates back to 1850, still retains its original features, including stained glass windows and pews.
The conversion has provided flexible living accommodation, with a completely new roof and flooring system supported by a steel frame. The property is described as “a new house built within a church”, and has all the latest facilities, including underfloor heating, ventilation system, CCTV, and energy-saving smart-home technology.
Entering through the original church door, an impressive entrance hall leads to the dining room and lounge, which feature stunning stained-glass windows, extraordinary ceiling heights, and feature lighting. The ‘new house’ has been seamlessly integrated inside the church, making use of the high ceilings.
The sleek, modern Italian kitchen sits underneath a gallery that overlooks the space below. The kitchen has a five-metre-wide island that divides it from the dining area, which can seat 20 guests for a dinner party. The lighting in the house is controlled by a smart-home system that uses color-changing LEDs and spotlights to create different moods and add drama.
The ground floor also has an office/further reception room, one of the bedrooms, a utility room, cloakroom, and storage space. Upstairs, there are four further double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. Additionally, the Coach House, an ancillary building that was also converted, provides an additional 1,400 sq ft of space that can be used as extra accommodation, an office, gym, or studio.
Outside, there are beautifully landscaped gardens to enjoy as well as two patios for al fresco dining, one of which features a hot tub. The property is currently available for purchase through the Unique Property Company.
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