A remarkable church renovation yields a stunning, modern home

The Yandoit Church built in 1884 by Giacomo Satori served the local Swiss-Italian community until 1993. Beautifully refurbished in 2016, it’s a fine example of sympathetic, yet modern, renovation of a building rescued from ruin.

The Yandoid Church renovated facade

Australian holiday rental website, Stayz, recently announced the winners of the 2017 Holiday Rental Awards, showcasing the best of the best holiday homes across Australia. And it was the Yandoit church conversion, so beautifully renovated, that took out the Stayz 2017 Most Unique Property Award.

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The Yandoit Church still has its original features intact, including the church nave which acts as the generously proportioned centrepiece of the home, as well as remnants of the original hand-painted friezes, a massive vaulted ceiling, and Gothic windows.

A more contemporary decor makes the most of the stunning open plan living area, with pops of colour and texture blending with oak floors, stone finishes and remnant paintworks in the nave, and the adjoining designer kitchen which offers sweeping views across adjoining farmland to Mt Franklin.

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The new 2-story wing comprises three bedrooms with a spacious master bedroom on the ground floor featuring a luxurious en-suite with stone bath and rural views.

A handcrafted, floating timber and steel staircase leads to the two upstairs bedrooms and central bathroom, all of which take in the expansive views of the adjoining farmland and nearby bushland that surrounds this historic property.

The Yandoid Church facade

The Yandoid Church cross

The Yandoid Church lounge

The Yandoid Church lounge

The Yandoid Church walls

The Yandoid Church bathroom

The Yandoid Church staircase

The Yandoid Church dining

The Yandoid Church details

The Yandoid Church bedroom

The Yandoid Church kitchen open plan

The Yandoid Church kitchen views

The Yandoid Church

The Yandoit Church can now be enjoyed by families, friends, or couples wishing to mark a special occasion or for those who want the idyllic getaway through Stayz.

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