Church before cross and star were removed
It would have been fun to keep the star up there on the roof, if not the cross, but both of these handmade items had made huge leaky holes in the roof. Dear church carpenters, if your wooden cross is the cause of the rot in your church, you are doing something wrong. Same with your Star of Bethlehem, my friends. Jesus was a carpenter, but you, sadly, were not.
The wrought iron gate was installed by the previous non-church owner.
For more on converting a small church to a house, 2002-2009, see the description for this Flickr set and read about it here: blog.ounodesign.com/2009/03/26/so-you-think-youd-like-to-....