Dream homes are not only built from zero, they can also be transformed from old buildings into stunning new residences. An 1892 Anglican Church recently became a dream home under the attentive supervision of Bagnato Architects. The Hudson St residence can be found in one of Melbourne’s suburbs – Moonee Ponds – and it simply adorns the street with its unbelievably refined architecture.

Sophisticated details spread over the public and private areas construct a fascinating cluster of spaces: “Innovative, intelligent and inspired, this home marries an 1892 church to 2012 modernity throughout unique dimensions including vast Living, Dining and Entertaining areas arranged around a stunning Nero Tempesta marble fire-place. Flexibly formal and informal, these spaces feature limestone floors beneath dramatic, Baltic Pine ceilings and are served by a Kitchen in which Calacatta marble surfaces, butler’s pantry and Ilve double ovens match form to function with conspicuous success.”

Beyond the fabulous living spaces and the inviting mezzanine level, 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms compose the private zone of the house. An awe-inspiring roof loft extends the relaxation facilities, while the basement wine room accommodating up to 700 bottles and the gym/games room complete this dream home’s offerings for a great time alone or alongside family and friends.

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