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A Rad Renovation Turns Chicago Church Into a Family Home

Chicago firms Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects are responsible for this pretty stellar renovation of a local house of worship into a light-filled residence for a young family of five. The 7-bedroom, 6-bath pad—with its double-height, open-plan living area—is whitewashed, with muscular timber beams and steel cross braces adding a rugged, utilitarian note to the remodeled interiors. The contemporary and the classic seem to play quite well together here—in the kitchen, sleek new finishes butt up against gothic arches and gorgeous, colorful stained-glass windows pretty effortlessly. More photos after the jump!

There's a climbing wall in here, too, just for funsies >> >>