Stained-glass residence home windows, choir seats, altar_ Camberwell chapel conversion on sale for £2.85m

O nce a house of God, this reworked chapel could now be your personal residence – for many who’ve £2.85 million to spare.

Spanning 3,200sq ft, this Grade II-listed, four-bedroom dwelling on Cormont Road, Camberwell, is one amongst London’s largest chapel conversions.

In-built 1903, the chapel was initially part of the adjoining teaching school for women lecturers, which was reworked into flats throughout the Nineteen Nineties.

Its current proprietor, inside designer Peggy Prendeville, bought the chapel in 1999 and fought to forestall it being broken up into 4 separate flats.

Prendeville constructed upwards to guard the establishing’s interiors / Distinctive Property Agency

“The sooner proprietor had made a start on altering it, nonetheless with two kids and myself working from dwelling, there have been many inquiries to be answered. The easiest way to make the establishing a family dwelling and work space, nonetheless however nonetheless be viable as an historic inside?” wrote Prendiville on her web page.

“It was important not lose the sense of calm that this establishing with its beautiful proportions and stained glass residence home windows had.”

The reply was to assemble upwards. Prendeville expanded the bottom space by together with mezzanine ranges to both aspect of the church.

One, on the altar end, is presently used as a home well being membership; the other, the place the organ loft had been, added two bedrooms, a walk-in wardrobe and analysis, unfold over two flooring.

The principle bed room / Distinctive Property Agency

The enterprise was no first for Prendeville, who had beforehand reworked an space in a Victorian canine biscuit manufacturing facility in east London for herself and her husband to dwell in, and has since created a library in an 18th century ballroom for Sotheby’s Institute, reworked a historic retailer residence proper into an opulent dwelling, retail outlet and paintings gallery in Singapore and reworked the Cardiff Park Plaza Resort, amongst completely different initiatives.

The first dwelling space is “the crowning glory”, as a result of the itemizing locations it, with a 1,176sq ft open plan reception, consuming room and kitchen set within the midst of the chapel, the place the congregation would have sat.

And it nonetheless seems to be like like a chapel, with its distinctive fittings —along with darkish wooden choir seats and the marble altar steps— a vaulted ceiling and big stained-glass residence home windows (retro-fitted with secondary glazing to forestall draughts).

The open plan kitchen and dwelling house and the chapel’s former altar / Distinctive Property Agency

Prendeville completed her formidable conversion in 2005. Having used it as a home and work space since then, the time has now come for her to sort out a model new enterprise.

Whatever the chapel’s “wow challenge”, it has been obtainable available on the market since 2020, when it was listed for £2.95 million.

In response to agent Simon Stone at Distinctive Property Agency, it is in fact a broad church by the use of its versatility. “The odd issue is, this place works correctly as every an space for singles or {{couples}} however moreover as a really completely different family dwelling.

“There’s rather a lot space and it’s really cleverly divided so mom and father, kids and so forth could also be someplace all through the establishing nonetheless actually really feel like they’re tucked away of their very personal little private house. It’s moreover reverse to Myatts Self-discipline Park and easy to get out for stroll in leafy atmosphere.”

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