Britain’s leading architectural conservationist turned this 19th-century Somerset chapel and meeting house into a spacious home, now on the market via The Modern House for £650,000.
Ian Constantinides – who worked the restoration of Windsor Castle and St Ethelburga’s in Bishopsgate before passing away in 2013 – bought the Grade II-listed Ebenezer Chapel close to Burrowbridge in 1997.
Masterminding its adaptive reuse, Constantinides used the restored auditorium as the home for his Ebenezer Presents lectures, which hosted guest speakers from around the world.
Now the converted chapel’s L-shaped meeting house is a family home, entered via a double-height hall that leads to the dining area and living room. Traces of the building’s former life have been preserved via original lancet windows, which looks across the nearby fields.
The old Sunday school rooms have been fashioned into four wood-panelled bedrooms, each of which peeks out over the surrounding countryside.
And the neighbouring one-bedroom chapel has been converted into a guest house with its own living area and kitchen, and a mezzanine level that could make a cosy reading nook or extra bedroom.
As well as the two main buildings, there’s a brick ‘look out’ with uninterrupted views, and coach houses that have been made into workshops.
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