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How a Grungy Gothic Maryland Church Morphed Into a Swanky Office Space


In the late nineteenth century, the Providence Methodist Episcopal Church saw days of chicken suppers, card games, and hymns. Back then, it was the social focal point for the Glenelg, Maryland community. By 1961, though, the town's congregation formed a new church and left the property. Until 1974, the property lay abandoned until local architect Joseph H. Seelinger converted the space into a residential property and a pottery studio for his wife. Just recently, the church underwent another major renovation, thanks to Stacia Smith of the interior design company Homewood Interiors. Smith bought the property in 2012 and converted the church/residential property into an office space for her company. To match the existing stone of the building, Smith sourced custom masonry stonework. The dilapidated accent windows were replaced, and handmade stained glass windows were installed. New pine flooring was also installed in the 3,800-square-foot property. Below, check out the changes that were made throughout the renovation process.


↑ A photograph of Stacia Smith of Homewood Interiors in the converted church.