Still in Anchorage, an old tree-lined city just outside Louisville, for InSPIREd Sunday. This newly renovated home that you see in first photo is the former Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church established in 1884 on one of Anchorage's main thoroughfares. The current edifice was built in 1921 and eventually closed as a church and fell into disrepair as you can see in the photos below taken in 2004.
In 2008 the property and building was sold to an individual who has converted the church into a private home. If you compare the most recent photos with earlier ones you can see that the the original architectural details--roof line, windows, door-has been maintained. The new additions to the sides, as well as the landscaping, complements the original structure. I read that this same attention was paid to the inside, keeping the living space on both levels open like a sanctuary.
Here are a few more closeups of the renovation:
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Left to right - closeup of the "church" with additional buildings--right four seasons living space and left connected by a covered walkway; closeup of gothic bell tower; front door with new glass, but still maintaining the original arch