Design & Architecture

This Family Turned A 120-Year-Old Church Into Home—See The Transformation

The transformation is incredible!

Looking for a restoration project? There’s no shortage of inspiration on Instagram and one of the coolest we’ve seen comes courtesy of Anastasiia and Gunther, a couple from Maryland. They didn’t just go for a standard house — they bought a 120-year-old church for $320,000 and, for the last two and a half years, have been working hard to turn it into a truly unique, dream family home.

Love At First Sight

When Anastasiia, a teacher, and Gunther, a biostatistician, first saw a for-sale sign in front of All Saints’ Church, just along the road from their house, they were immediately intrigued.

“I suppose it was just like love at first sight; it’s hard to pinpoint what exactly made our hearts skip a bit, but it did so, in spades,” Anastasiia said. “It was the grandeur of the space, among many other things, like beautiful woodwork, colorful light streaming through the original stained glass, the gothic arches of the windows and doors — and just the overall feeling that it was meant to be ours.”