Rezoned and repurposed: Seattle church now a home & meeting place

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This 1907 church in Seattle is known as “The Big House in Ballard“. It has been creatively converted to a private residence, while also preserving large public spaces that serve as meeting places for local art and music events.

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Currently listed on the market for $789,000, this building features 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths in 6,300 square feet.

While the old original classic church structure remains remarkably intact underneath, bathrooms have been added, access to the tower improved, the legal rental apartment completely renovated.

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Artistic flourishes make this home/meeting place a dynamite space:

The Gothic Crow window recently installed– a 2000 pound sand-cast, gothic window that greets you at the street was created by owner/glass artist David Chatt documented by the Seattle Channel  — Art Zone and presides over the street front and interior sanctuary.

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And feast your eyes on this… giant spice rack? Apothecary? I don’t even know what to call it…

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Beautiful!

There’s not a boring corner in this entire place:

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Even this quiet corner is a bit surreal if you look closely…

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Hanging hand? Red rotary wall phone? Giant sized console table? FUN!!!

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I love how the owners kept the old linoleum tile floors:

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The creativity continues in the bathrooms…

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A close-up of a vintage sink:

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A separate stairway leads to a private apartment:

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Barbie & clown art!

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This gorgeous urban building has been cleverly repurposed time and time again:

Local history says the building was originally the Second Swedish Church, followed by Bethany Baptist, Bethany Assembly, Evangelical Chinese and Church of the Divine Man. And now it could be yours!

– from: zillow.com

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Yes, The Big House in Ballard could be all yours – imagine the possibilities!

For many, many more photos of the church conversion, see here:

I’m getting a little dizzy just looking at the pictures.

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If you like the idea of living in a former church, check out these other posts I have done recently:

Texas church now a home

Wisconsin church converted to a residence

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Friday rant:

Ever wish you could clone yourself 3 or 4 times so you could get more done in a day?

….So that you could delegate tasks to each cloned copy of yourself (and it would have to be a clone of yourself because nobody else can ever do things just the way you want them, right?)

For example,

clone #2 could deal with the screaming, fighting monsters [kids],

and clone #3 could mop up the floor after the sprawling mess that said monsters left,

and clone #4 could sit quietly and uninterupted at the computer to get her work done,

all the while clone 1#  – who suffers from chronic malaise, fatigue & melancholy – could rest peacefully and soundly on the couch.

I’m having one of those days.

 

 

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