Holy places, living spaces on Cape Cod

I have one last set of photos of Cape Cod buildings to share. I have always wanted to live in a house that was transformed from something else – like an old school house or church. There are a couple of such conversion spaces in Sandwich, MA that I wanted to share. This first house is, in fact a private home. It used to be a doll museum and before that, a church. I am dying to get into this home!!
The brick building below used to be the Catholic Church. It is now a bed and breakfast and part of The Belfry Inn. This space is now called The Abbey.DSCN0125.JPG

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This “Painted Lady” Victorian was the rectory for the Catholic church and sits next door. It sure didn’t look this spiffed up when it was housing the parish priests!DSCN0127.JPG

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And finally, just outside of Sandwich is this recently closed down chapel, which was part of the Sandwich Catholic church. This would certainly make a fantastic art gallery, condo building or single family home. Plus, plenty of room for parking!

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Just take a look at that shingle work and the subtle stained glass windows.

xoxo Linda Would you like my Favorite Tips for a Well-Decorated Home? Click here!

5 thoughts on “Holy places, living spaces on Cape Cod

  1. Love the photos! I think my favorite is the last one – the windows, the shingle coloring, the shape of the building – what a house it would make. I too really like reused buildings – certainly a "greener" option than tearing them down.

    I'm delighted to find your blog. Usually when I search for Massachusetts blogs to read I end up finding a bunch of attorney blogs (which I've always thought was odd – not that they have blogs but that they dominate the search results). I look forward to reading more – yours looks right up my alley!

    Liz

  2. Hi Linda,
    I have read your blog and listened to the Roundtable – but have never commented until now. I am renovating an old country church as I, too, always wanted a cool, older building for my home. I have been a designer for over 30 years and am finally doing something fun for ME. Blogs are a bit boring now as I am trying to create a garden – but visit me anyway!

  3. Such stunning photos this place is just so beautiful, I just love these buildings, I have to agree with Liz its great to see that these older building as not been torn down but rather been reused

  4. Hi Liz – glad you found me! I am trying to do more New England topic posts!

    Mary – so cool you're renovating an old church. I took a look – very nice!!

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