Take a trip back to 17th century Italy at this converted church near Milan, which boasts artistic stained-glass accents and bell tower views.
The Lombardy property was built in the late Renaissance period in countryside surrounding the medieval town of Morimondo, known for its eponymous abbey and former Cistercian monastery. Its adaptive reuse showcases the artistry of the original 1600s red-brick structure, with living spaces set around a double-height galleried hall with a barrel-vaulted brick ceiling and deep window insets stretching overhead.
Myriad brick arches and broad timber beams cross the interiors, and there’s a stone quatrefoil-carved ceiling in its cosy study. Polished terracotta floor tiles, timber and glass accents, and potted foliage have been added to the mix.
Most notable is the art nouveau-style stained-glass screen where wavy lines meet an ogee motif. Past owners added a modern, full-height panel depicting plant leaves and women musicians. This is surrounded by a magnificent stone arch, with two glass doors on either side, completing the portal.