Heart Home magazine Issue 12 August 2014 - Page 11

Act Of Devotion PHOTOGRAPHS by RICHARD PARSONS WORDS by GREG COOK A Victorian corrugated-iron chapel has become Nick Kenny’s unusual home, and shrine to interior furnishing through imaginative recycling. There’s a big difference between making your home unique and choosing something completely unique to be your home. Even more unusual still is artist and craftsman Nick Kenny’s extraordinary residence, located in a picturesque and historic town near the north Kent coast, which appears to fall into both categories. The property is a singular looking church built at the end of the 19th Century from prefabricated sections of corrugated iron and affectionately known as a ‘Tin’ Chapel. Once mass produced and erected in kit form all over the country, most in England have now been destroyed, although many can still be seen and are still used for their original purpose in countries su