Converted Chapel Provides Surprisingly Modern Space Inside

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chapelThis week’s historical shelter takes us to the village of North Lopham, Norfolk, England, where a Methodist chapel built in 1826 shows us that you can never, ever, judge a book by its cover.

The former chapel that once contained three bays, is now an open floor plan sitting on a little more than a half acre of land. And as you know, we’re suckers for a good church conversion.

Listed by Bedfords, the 2,245 square foot conversion takes advantage of the grand proportions you’d expect of a chapel, creating a light-filled interior that is anything but stuffy. Curved walls were designed intentionally to draw the eye up.

The entire ground floor has underfloor heating beneath the high-quality oak floors in the common areas, and thick carpet in the bedrooms.


Although the main entrance has changed to the back of the former chapel, the sellers kept the original front doors in place. Upon entering the home, you immediately find yourself in a two-story reception room with access to the master bedroom and en suite, the common areas, and the kitchen.

The open galley kitchen boasts real wood cabinets, granite counters, and a state-of-the-art oven and range, as well as plenty of storage and prep space.

Upstairs, three remaining bedrooms, a gallery area that can be a playroom or flex space, and a family bathroom overlook the living area downstairs.

Outside offers a large garden space perfect for a formal garden, landscaping, or a virtually anything else a green thumb could conceive.

The graveyard, the listing agents said, is owned by the Church of England.

The home is listed for £490,000, or $641,457 USD.