Property of the week: a heavenly church conversion in Northern Spain

This beautiful church conversion is for sale in Spain's Basque Country
This beautiful church conversion is for sale in Spain's Basque Country
6 November 2020, Redaction

There are all kinds of unique properties on the market in Spain, and one of them is this converted church surrounded by nature in Spain's Basque Country. Located in Las Encartaciones (a region in Biscay), the property has been restored and converted into a contemporary, luxury home, although it maintains the essence of what it once was: a church dating from the early 16th century that was practically in ruins until its current owner decided to give it a new lease of life with heavenly results.

Set on a 900m2 plot, flanked by wooded hillside and stunning views, this unique property offers a total built area of 250m2. The property has a range of large windows where the spectacular surrounding landscape can be enjoyed, as well as a spacious patio area perfect for outdoor dining. 

The property is surrounded by nature
The property is surrounded by nature

The interior of this breathtaking property stands out for its large, open space interspersed with sober columns and a two-storey loft, as well as a wooden ceiling reminiscent of a cathedral, which makes it possible to take advantage of the height of the building.

On the ground floor, a modern kitchen is integrated into the area where the church altar would have been found, and is part of the open living and dining area. Warmed by a delightful woodburning stove, this is a stunning space for entertaining or relaxing. In contrast, the two-storey mezzanine hangs above like a treehouse, and is home to the property's 3 bedrooms.

The property also has 3 spacious bathrooms, while the sale price includes a small collection of art and furniture that the current owner has created over the last decade. This is something which undoubtedly increases the attraction of this special property which is now for sale on idealista for 1,600,000 euros.

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The property is filled with original features, such as the roof design
The property is filled with original features, such as the roof design
The main living and area is bright and shows off the best features of the former church
The main living and area is bright and shows off the best features of the former church
The modern kitchen compliments the traditional church design
The modern kitchen compliments the traditional church design
This bedroom has a unique design, overlooking the main living area
This bedroom has a unique design, overlooking the main living area
The property has beautiful skylight windows
The property has beautiful skylight windows
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