Even though it’s rare, it’s not uncommon for a church to be transformed and to become a private residence. It’s the case of this historic church that can be found in Hoboken, New Jersey. The exterior of the church was kept almost intact while the interior was restructured and completely redesigned. But it’s not the actual residence that stands out. It’s the studio extension that has been recently built.
The extension doesn’t follow the same lines as the main structure. While the residence has an exterior that is still faithful to the building’s history, the studio creates a dramatic contrast. It’s a contemporary space with an exterior design that would stand out in any environment. The project was designed and developed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects. They used modern materials that contrast with the natural brick and stone that were used to build the original building.