Rezoned and Repurposed: a wacky Wisconsin church

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image from: /www.oldhousedreams.com

A reader contacted me about this amazing church converted into a private home in Wisconsin that is for sale! The owner is interior designer Cynthia Weston so you can bet there is something interesting going on inside.

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image from: /www.oldhousedreams.com

However, if you are thinking that the decor of this former church has been featured in some haughty design mags, think again.

The interior of this Lake Mills, Wisconsin home is more like a dizzying regurgitation of art, color, and pop culture bric-a-brac from around the world (and across the time-space continuum).

image from: www.restainohomes.com

image from: www.restainohomes.com

It’s CRAZY.

You are reading House Crazy, after all.

Indeed, the mark of true creative insanity is the hanging of a Dale Chihuly blown glass fixture – as seen on upper the left corner (below):

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image from: www.restainohomes.com

Square footage of this sweet conversion is around 6,500.

List price is $799,900.

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image from: www.restainohomes.com

(I get the feeling that some former parishioners may be turning over in their graves and mumbling bitter expletives.)

The great room is not the only jaw-dropper; each and every room has its very own unique personality.

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image from: www.restainohomes.com

The designer even went a tad minimalist in one room:

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

But color, texture and pattern abound in – nay – COMMAND most every other room.

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image from: www.restainohomes.com

This 1901 English Gothic-style church is now zoned as “multi-family”. But the listing states that it only has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are just a lot of rooms jammed in here!

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image from: www.restainohomes.com

image from: www.restainohomes.com

image from: www.restainohomes.com

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

Among the many spaces in the “Weston church” are a library, a wine cellar, a sauna, and a huge private office.

And the rooms keep coming.

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

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image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

(I call that one the purple ‘n’ pine room.)

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image from: www.restainohomes.com

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image from: www.restainohomes.com

Outside is a luscious garden….

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

image from: http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

I think after creating her masterpiece, the designer slept for a year or two to replenish the creative juices.

If you are interested in purchasing this noble novelty (or would just like to gawk at more photos), please see the links below.

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Sources:

http://www.cynthiaweston.com/

http://www.restainohomes.com/slideshow:1659660?pres_agent=&PHOTO_NUM=2

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/506-N-Main-St-Lake-Mills-WI-53551/40302132_zpid/

http://www.oldhousedreams.com/2012/11/04/november-4-2012-house-sampler-unique-sunday-edition/506-n-main/

 

[Thanks to Janice for telling me about this one!]

 

 

 

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