Design intervention for a vacant church

An interior designer saw vast potential in a former Merchantville church that sat vacant for years. Most people would have seen the former Wesleyan Methodist Church in the Georgian and Victorian Stick style (a term often used to describe a Victorian not of the gingerbread/ornamental variety), and not have given it a second look. But not Joe Miraglia, a seasoned commercial and residential interior designer with the ability to look at a vacant property in shambles and visualize beauty beyond decay. What he spotted was potential and good bones--the latter something typically used to describe fashion models, not houses. “I liked the lines and the bones of this house. I love older stately homes, but it wasn’t like the Queen Anne or Victorian style,” he said.

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Last modified on 03/21/2019

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