The Bell Tower Loft is accepting bookings again after an extended stay lasting over a year. The Bell Tower Loft was completed in 2010. Like it's sister Loft next door, it is full of original details combined with modern design features. Throughout the space the commitment to preserve the past is evident. Great care has been taken to accentuate the original craftsmanship while attending to the needs of modern life. The stained glass creates a welcoming allure of light in different combinations throughout the day making the Bell Tower Loft ideal for entertaining or just relaxing with a book.There are two bedrooms and two baths - both beds are queen. The first floor bathroom has a walk-in tile shower, the top floor bath has a large cast-iron tub. The Loft is fully equipped for cooking and stocked with the comforts of home. Great location 1.5 blocks from Forsyth Park. ALSO AT THIS LOCATION: HomeAway Listing #363126.
Built in 1889 as St Paul's Episcopal Church by architect Eric Eichberg, this historic property hosted varied congregations over the past century before falling into disrepair around 2002. Restoration began in 2005 and the MIddle Loft was completed along with the exterior in 2008 and the Bell Tower loft in 2010. The exterior sides, covered with stucco, were refitted with cyprus siding. The original vintage pine was reclaimed from the roof and sides to be used for the interior construction. The flying buttresses and bell-tower, both missing for decades, were reconstructed from historic photographs. About 50% of the stained glass was replaced with restoration glass, the surviving memorials were restored where possible.
The interior was designed to flow upward and outward providing different vantage-points to view the original details. The original ceiling and support columns provided the framework for a minimalist design concept - further accentuating the remarkable Victorian era craftsmanship. The stained glass combine with amazing results to create a surprising amount of warmth for such a large volume of space. The juxtaposition of the old and new creates a comfortable balance, giving the Loft the true feel of a home.