Welcome, friends, and please be seated.
Today, we are gathered together for a spiritual real estate retreat—a journey through nine churches for sale right now on Realtor.com®. If you breathe deep enough, you might even be able to smell the commercial-size percolator spitting out coffee in the kitchen.
Some of the structures we found have received glorious renovations. They’ve been transformed from houses of the holy to fascinating family homes. However, a few of these churches are in need of divine intervention and will require a savvy buyer to resurrect them.
Join with us as we sing the praises of these nine spectacular properties, all blessed by their past and sure to provide abundance in the future.
39 East St, Bethlehem, CT
Church of the Nativity: This country church was built in 1918 and has been transformed into a two-bedroom, 2,152-square-foot residence by architect and furniture maker Andrew Peklo III.
The former sanctuary is now an airy kitchen, dining area, and living room. There’s also a den, covered porch, breezeway, and private backyard.
1671 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN
School zone: This 11,171-square-foot church is zoned for residential use, but the listing notes it could also be turned into a school.
The 0.41-acre lot is a flat corner parcel. A new buyer could decide to demolish the brick church built in 1952 to make way for a brand-new structure.
398 Main St, Rosendale, NY
Rosendale Reformed Church: This three-bedroom, 7,200-square-foot Neo-Gothic church was built in 1896 and churned through three different congregations before being decommissioned in 1971.
After a stint as housing for the Volunteer Firemen’s Association, it was turned into a glass studio by a young artist. Today, it’s configured for weddings and events. The half-acre lot is filled with gardens and offers proximity to a park and trails.
114 N Sycamore St, Harrison, OH
Harrison house of worship: Located in the town’s business district, this former house of worship has been turned into a smart two-bedroom home.
New and old sit side by side, like stained-glass windows and solar panels. The master bathroom has a magnificent soaking tub, and the house recently got a new roof, paint, and siding.
9251 Main St, Westernville, NY
Westernville wonder: It took seven years to reimagine this 1852 church as a five-bedroom, 3,439-square-foot, single-family home.
Vintage items like the stained glass, repurposed beams, and a steeple with views were meticulously preserved. A finished basement adds 1,413 square feet of living space and boasts a wet bar, wood-burning fireplace, and additional guest rooms.
143 N Miller St, Macon, IL
Macon Presbyterian Church: The seller was in the middle of turning this church into a dream home before being transferred out of state for work.
Now this affordably priced church needs a buyer who can finish the job. The 4,680-square-foot structure sits on a third of an acre and has been recently updated with a new roof.
178 Delaware Ave, James City, PA
Joyous in James City: We bless the affordable price tag on this church. Built in 1940, it features a loft overlooking the sanctuary, two smaller rooms, a full basement, as well as a kitchen.
All it needs is a willing buyer to convert the abundance of living space into a comfortable family home. The corner lot leaves plenty of room for lawns, gardens, or even a potential expansion.
23251 Croghan Pike, Shade Gap, PA
Serenity in Shade Gap: Formerly a church, this glorious building is ready to become whatever a buyer can dream up.
It could serve as a dream home, office space, art studio, or soothing retreat. Built in 1972, the little white church still has its large sanctuary, classrooms, kitchen, and two bathrooms.
10 Meads Creek Rd, Coopers Plains, NY
Coopers Plains cutie: Dating to 1900, this 2,538-square-foot church offers plenty of potential.
Inside, there are three bathrooms, a kitchen, and a dining-meeting room. Original details include oak wood, stained glass, and a boiler system.
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