Heavens above! Someone has converted a Grade II listed Victorian church into an award-winning home - and it's now on the market to rent. Let's take a tour...
If Heaven Was A Place On Earth...
In 1890, when Queen Victoria was our reigning monarch, Mrs Spicer laid the foundations for the James Spicer Memorial Church Hall School in north east London.
The beautiful building served as Chingford’s United Reform Church for over a century, until it was bought in 2005 by a local building company who split the space into three residential units. Then in 2013, it was bought by Brazilian interior designer Gianna Camilotti, who completely transformed the historical interiors…
Ms Camilotti said it was “love at first sight” when she saw the gothic building, which she renovated into a divine two-bedroom home, complete with a sleek kitchen, utility room and a dining area that can seat 12 people.
The organ has even been replaced by a piano that plays itself!
Stained glass windows and high beamed ceilings are reminders of the property's religious past, though the ultra-modern, open plan space completely belies its historic exterior.
Both bedrooms have dressing rooms and en-suite bathrooms.
The church requires an unholy amount of lights - 106 to be precise - including 15 outside in the garden, which glow red in the evening.
The garden also offers a terrace and dining area, and there are two off-street parking spaces and a full CCTV system.
The renovation has received three prominent international interior design awards, including gold awards in the A’Design Award and the London Design Awards, as well as being a finalist at the SPID International Design Awards.
Gianna has named the house 'Everybody' because it can accommodate up to 18 people.
Those who want to lord it up can call the Chingford property home for £898 per week (£3,900 pcm).
It comes fully furnished - hallelujah - and really must be seen to be appreciated. Give Portico Woodford estate agents a call on 020 8559 2110 to arrange a viewing! Click here for an instant property valuation.