Would You Live in a Church?

I got this in an e-mail, pretty neat. Also, our friend Miss C provided a link to a website dedicated to this cool house, find it here. Apparently it's called the St. Nicholas Church House.

St Nicholas Church, Kyloe; Built in 1792 on the site of an earlier church dating from around the 1100's. Deconsecrated in the 80's after which it stood derelict for around 20 years. Taken on as a conversion project in 2002, now completed. The property comprises 1 acre of land, a large garden, outbuildings with planning permission for conversion to a 2 bedroom cottage and the church itself. Carefully and thoughtfully converted for domestic use, offering 4/5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, two reception rooms, two kitchens and huge open plan living area.











106 comments:

  1. Hells YES! That's amazing!

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  2. Nice looking home!
    and yes, a house is a house - regardless of the previous occupant. Divine or not.

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  3. I'm an Atheist and I'd totally live in that house. Church or not it looks like a great home. Plus think of the authenticate feel of D&D sessions!

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  4. WOW, that is beautiful, I would definitely live there. How wonderful to have the sun come through those windows at any time of the day.

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  5. except for the air conditioning and heating bills, yes

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  6. This is amazing and really beautiful !! It would be so cool to live there i reckon =)

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  7. I'm actually after turning into my dad... The first thing i thought when i saw that arched roof was it must cost a bomb to heat that place!

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  8. it looks very spacious and cozy! i would love to live there

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  9. Great place to live, if you want a graveyard in your backyard! ... Clever remodeling inside :)

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  10. I couldn't imaging having sex in there.

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  11. i would feel dirty having sex in there...

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  12. ..Uhmm.. what about the hundreds of dead people buried under those headstones??

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  13. The sex would be the best part!

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  14. Those hundreds of dead people are ..... DEAD. You 'fraid of Zombies? That is a magnificent place to live!

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  15. Doesn't god want us to procreate? Why would sex be a problem? Are you afraid God would see????

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  16. God invented sex... it's supposed to feel good, it's supposed to be had. Chill out.

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  17. God created sex to be within the confines of marriage, between a man and a woman.
    The church/house is incredible! The owners did a great job!

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  18. There is no god. Sex is how we procreate. It feels good because those creatures for whom it didn't, failed to breed so the "sex is boring" trait was not passed on.

    The world is not magic, people, outside of Disney World, of course.

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  19. I dunno about you guys, but the tombstones on the side would be enough to deter me from living there.

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  20. I would hate to be you anonymous.

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  21. My parents actually considered this ages ago; there were a couple church properties up for sale very cheap and well within their means at the time. However, there's a lot of cubic feet of space in there that would need to be heated in the winter, and they were not well insulated buildings.

    Cool idea if you can afford it though.

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  22. LOL I WOULD. Except I'd staple centipedes to the walls too.

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  23. Neil from Leigh, EnglandMay 15, 2010 at 4:59 AM

    O M G !
    Now that is a Church I could live in. Does the communion wine come with it?

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  24. now problems having sex in there.... as we have heard.... sex and church seems to be quite an issue these days... therefore it is nothing new and definitely not the first time....

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  25. This is a magnificent work of art, living inside a place where both human art and spiritual blessings are part of the very wood. I've seen more modest transformations in England where common people of means have transformed churches into homes. And I know a man, an architect here at home in America, living in an old church in my town, not much younger than me. I think old, endangered churches should become homes for people of vision. Whatever their vision and inspiration.

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  26. u sound like a twat Jo O

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  27. O noes! Tombstones in my yard!!!!1! Ghosties might haunt me.

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  28. would it be considered praying if you were screaming OH GOD!! all night long in that house?

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  29. *Drum roll cymbal hit*

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  30. Everyplace has a history, why not? My parents renovated the small building of what back in the day had been an old Quaker church. Really cool shapes to work with.

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  31. Play Dungeon! I'd use it in a heart beat.

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  32. Yeah I don't believe in zombies but those tombstones right in front are creepy...otherwise I love it!

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  33. the churches sold, have had the human remains removed beforehand. the church gives the cadavers to universities for educational purposes and recieve a small some of money, known as corpgeld

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  34. sorry for the typo should have read sum

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  35. that a sweet house church or no church

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  36. i think you mean corpsegeld we have this in the nederlands, only we pay approx 2000 guilden ( equiv euro) depending on the state of the copse

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  37. i need some advice on my copse technique - i have hazel and horse-chestnut trees. Do i need a church?

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  38. you never ever need a church....EVER

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  39. EVER - even if it's full of dirty nun types?

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  40. mmm hot nuns; are you into cosplay?

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  41. no i'm just a dirty nun ;)

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  42. copseplay ? do you have dirty habbits

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  43. are you talking about necrophilia? in which case no - but can be persuaded on other philias!!!!

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  44. you're thinking corpsplay, totaly different does nothing for me;
    copseplay is tree on tree action

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  45. ahh - luckily i'm a dryad dancing naked thro' the woods ;)

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  46. you'r turning me on

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  47. http://i640.photobucket.com/albums/uu129/ooomf-loomftasticelastic/Sexy.jpg

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  48. It's a beautiful home, with the stained glass and all. It would be a wonderful place to live - the world is God's church and this is just one place to find Him. The home probably holds many essences of past happy times and sorrows - all part of life and all part of God's plan.

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  49. Somebody said "lovely etc except for the air-con and heating bills" - well, being in North Cumberland, no need to worry about air con bills, it will always stay cool, but in winter it would be brutally cold, even with excessive heating bills! You'd have to more or less "hibernate" upstairs for winter, unless you liked watching tv with steam coming out of your mouth. Can't see how you heat it when it's zero cent outside. But hey, I'd love it, goes without saying, you'd take the pain, spring would be that much more special!!

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  50. Yes, it's amazing. And I'm Jewish!

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  51. Yes! That house is awesome...so interesting! I just wonder if it would feel kind of cold and drafty.

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  52. Absolutely gorgeous! I would live there without any hesitation.

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  53. That house is f**king gorgeous! Big, pretty, original, airy, spacious... Everything anyone could want in a new house!

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  54. No I wouldn't, I would make a night club out of it. Something like club confession in Vampire bloodlines.

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  55. fuskin AWESOME! DO WANT.

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  56. for the very first time in my life... i felt jealousy!
    I want the same!

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  57. My skin would probably start boiling and I'd melt my way into hellll.....

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  58. I love the garden, all those graves give it a special touch :S

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  59. nonono!! there is a cemetery outside!! i would not want to walk out side on to some dead person!!

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  60. It isn't in Cumberland (or properly Cumbria): it's in Northumberland.

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  61. I would say that this couple is Blessed.

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  62. Id be afraid to its all so big and im so small...that sounded nasty XD lol but ya I would be kinda scared ta live there alone...not to mention the grave stones..and Im not all about church >:D BWHAHAHHAAH >;3 meow♬

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  63. Does Dracula live there? Oh I forgot Vampires can't go into churches. But still the high ceilings and huge dining room make it very cold. The biggest problem is the stain glass windows, nothing like Jesus, Mary, and Joseph spying your wang when you're plowing your wife.

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  64. That place would be freezing in winter and would cost a bomb to heat.

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  65. Organized religion breeds psychos. It is just a bloody building, for christ sake ... with some fabulous windows and a darn fine kitchen. When can I move in.

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  66. I would totaly live in a church - but instead i wanted to make one the head office to my business ;)

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  67. We stayed in a converted wesleyan chapel,now a holiday cottage.Like this one the inside was awesome.The ground had been de-consecrated before building work started.The sex was unbelievable,it felt like the whole mezzanine floor was packed with ghosts egging us on(they gotta have their fun somehow)At the magic moment we both felt hands touching us all over as though the ghosts wanted to share the feelings(poor bastards)But WOW!! we've not experienced that since,even tho we went back years later.

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  68. Must be very eery on a cold wintery night

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  69. i take it all you who said you would love to live there obviously didnt see the first picture with all those grave stones for a yard... yeah kinda creepy to me

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  70. I do live in a church!

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  71. I would love to have sex in that living room.. Nice noices..

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  72. I don't like the windows. I'd have to have them changed, and I especially don't like the yard! Otherwise, you could hang up some awesome lights.

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  73. im not gonna lie... some things would be a little awkward....

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  74. Church is a scam to get your money
    I would def not, because thats stupid

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  75. It's kind of creepy. Maybe it's the windows.

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  76. Beautiful, the grave stones would keep me out of the yard at night, but i would still live there.

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  77. Finf out all about it here.

    http://www.kyloechurch.net/

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  78. i would NEVER live in a house that had a graveyard out the front

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  79. First place I got laid was in a graveyard. 16 years old, and at a "Christian" Youth Conference. The sex was great. The brain washing didn't work. I could live in a place like that.

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  80. Michael McD, LondonMay 20, 2010 at 9:45 AM

    I must say to Anonymous, May 14, 2010 11:04 AM . . . In Kyloe (it should read "Northumberland") heating, yes for many months of the year - air conditioning, maybe one afternoon every two hundred years or so.

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  81. God is an invisible man, so yea i would live in his house, he has no way of kicking me out

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  82. If you're having unprotected sex with the intent to conceive with your spouse, yet you're doing this in the back pew of a church, is it a sin?

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  83. Hell yes, beautiful house.
    I live in a graveyard, it's a beautiful, tranquil place to live

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  84. Of course! It's an unbelievably beautiful house! Especially the bathroom!

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  85. would love to love to... provided thar was enough space and storage and off street parking

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  86. Sure! Live there. I'm a minister and anyone could or should live in a place like this if they like it. I would. A "church" is the people not the building and this is beautiful facility. So there is no "church" in this church.

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  87. Chuch -- YES!

    Funeral home -- NO!

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  88. That looks wonderfully spacious. People should come over there for service.

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  89. I would live there...in fact we just bought an old parish hall which we intend to renovate into a getaway cottage close to our favourite lake :)

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  90. NO. I would never ever ever live here. It is very beautiful, the stained glass is very unique and lovely...as soon as I thought about sleeping in that bed at night...omigosh that place has got to have something supernatural going on there.

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  91. I would totally live there. You superstitious folk need to check into reality. I could see the place scaring kids, but I don't have any yet. As a musician I bet it would make a great recording space too. As far as sex goes... hell yeah! It would be totally awesome to get it on in an old church.

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  92. Its just a building people, no diff than a reg home. In fact, it probly sux more so than a a reg home because of all the heating and air conditioning costs. I personally would love to own it, so i could burn it to the ground. -0)

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  93. Looks amazing!!! HOWEVER, there is no way on God's green earth that I would have sex in that "house"!

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  94. hellllll no i wouldn't live there. they have no TV in the living room OR the bedroom. these people are savages! And where is the PC? most horribly furnished house ever. bet they have an old iMac in the basement hooked up to dial-up.

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  95. utterly gross, complete with graveyard

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  96. In a heart beat i would move there.

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  97. THAT'S MY DAD'S HOUSE :D :D :D :D :D the last picture is my bedroom :)

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  98. Afternoon shorty :D

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  99. Dear "Anonymous August 14, 2010 8:55 AM"

    We do not have an iMac in the cellar (there is no cellar) we do not have dial up, and we do not have a TV in the living room.

    Why in your opinion does that make us savages.

    In most homes the TV is placed as a focal point .. .rather like an alter .. (oddly enough) ... we prefer to focus on the fireplace, or each other. As for computers - I have a rather nifty VAIO, which I am using on my knee, by the magical power of wireless.

    TV is no measure of sophistication, some of the most savage people I have encountered are slaves to its idiotic burblings.

    Which is a phrase I will leave ringing whilst you reconsider your post.

    Kind regards

    The residents of St Nicholas Church, Kyloe.

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