Built in 1835, the former chapel is now on the market with plans for a private home conversion (Picture: SWNS.com)
Attention goths, emos, and all those who love to live among death: your dream house is on the market.
What was once a Baptist chapel – deliberately built in the shape of a coffin to remind worshippers of their own mortality – is up for sale as a four-bedroom home.
The building, crafted in 1835, is on the market for £320,000, and has been granted planning permission to be turned into an incredible private home.
Any prospective buyers will need to be cool with a constant reminder of death, as not only is the property shaped like a coffin, but it also backs on to a graveyard.
The ex-chapel, in Fressingfield, Suffolk, used to accommodate 700 worshippers, with a gallery around the outside and a built-in baptistry.
The box pews and pulpit were replaced back in 1912, then years later classrooms and a large hexagonal hall were added.
The house backs on to a graveyard (Picture: SWNS.com)
The chapel was designed with a coffin shape to remind worshippers of their mortality (Picture: SWNS.com)
Approved plans for the new home, designed by Gorniak & Mckechnie Ltd Architects and Designers, feature an entrance hall, kitchen, utility room, dining room, living room and ground-floor bedroom and shower room.
Four bedrooms, plus two shower rooms, are to be built on the first floor, as well as a study.
It goes without saying that quite a bit of renovation work will be needed to turn the place of worship into a family home.
There’s planning permission to turn the building into a four-bedroom home (Picture: SWNS.com)
The renovation will require quite a bit of work, but the unique end result could be all worth it (Picture: SWNS.com)
But it could become an incredible space for anyone up for the challenge.
The property is located close to the centre of the village, with easy access to all the amenities Fressingfield has to offer – including a pub, a restaurant, a village shop, a primary school, a GP’s surgery, and a sports club.
Meanwhile, the Fressingfield congegation will be moving to a new home on School Lane.
If you’re keen, you can find out more and request a viewing through Clarke & Simpson.
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