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Top Ten Homes of 2017 · Spectacular Brisbane Church Conversion

Top Ten Homes of 2017

Today we revisit one of our most truly spectacular homes of 2017 – ‘The Church House’ in Brisbane.

Home to Glen and Gabrielle Williams and their children, this contemporary church conversion offers sweeping views across the Brisbane River to the CBD. It was designed in collaboration with architect David Hansford, and interior designer Georgia Cannon.

 

4th January, 2018

The Church of Transfiguration was built in 1924 on a prominent hilltop position in Norman Park. Photo – Cathy Schusler.

The zinc-clad link creates a transition from the existing heritage church to the contemporary house addition. Photo – Cathy Schusler.

Views to the South across Norman Park. Hay Palissade outdoor collection furniture from Cult and beach towel designed by Stephen Mok for Row Faster George. Photo – Cathy Schusler.

A framed view of the original entry to the church from the kitchen. The amazing, chunky, recycled timber jamb was sourced by Glen and matches the timber used in the stair treads. Photo – Cathy Schusler.

Glen and Gabrielle Willams’ son Samuel and his dog Billy enjoy the infinity-edge pool perched on the hillside. The cantilevered roof frames the church in the foreground and the Brisbane cityscape beyond. Photo – Cathy Schusler.

The inspired Church conversion of Glen and Gabrielle Williams was one of our most show-stopping homes of 2017!

Sitting high on a hill in Brisbane’s inner-eastern suburb of Norman Park, this home presents a striking new iteration of an old Anglican church, originally built in 1924. The original church makes up part of the new residence, alongside a striking contemporary addition, impressive landscaped gardens, and *that* awe-inspiring infinity pool!

Architect David Hansford, of DAH Architecture and interior designer, Georgia Cannon came up with a design scheme, and a masculine palette of finishes that resonated strongly with the owners. The resulting home is grand, angular and assertive, with a sleek, minimalist interior.

For the full story and many more photos of this spectacular family home, do revisit the original story!

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