A couple purchased an old church in Kyloe, Northumberland.
They invested a lot of money on the interior but the exterior remained almost completely intact. They did more of a restoration, rather than a renovation, which would have cost them 3 times less. Had they not purchased the old church who knows what would have happened to it, as it was in very bad shape. The couple however adapted very well to the interior while leaving the outside with the minimum appearance of a house.