Our client invited us to transform the dilapidated shell of a 19thcentury Baptist church into a home for himself and his wife. After carefully stabilizing the structure and repairing its exterior finishes, we developed a series of spaces that included a kitchen, dining, and living room space, and guest and master bedroom suites. To preserve the lovely proportions of the former congregation space, we developed the upper-story volume that holds the master suite as an independent structure of curved laminated birch, free of the interior volume of the main room. A back stair winds up into a guest bedroom behind what was once the pulpit but is now a large fireplace surrounded by panels of rosewood veneer. We clad the main door in deeply scalloped white cedar shingles to signal its change of use but still to celebrate the arrival of guests.