One of the most popular homes I ever featured on House Nerd was this incredible church conversion in Mount Hawthorn. I've often daydreamed about renovating and living in a church (Grand Designs has fuelled that obsession) and I was not surprised to learn that so many of you share the same fantasy.
Whether you are religious or not, there is no denying that church conversions have a magnetic quality.
Many years ago I interviewed a lady who ran a business transporting disused country churches to cities and suburban areas for people to renovate and turn into homes. "There's a market for that?" I said, feeling dubious. I'm less dubious now. While researching this piece, I was stunned to find that you can pick up cool old churches in remote country towns for between $30,000 to $70,000. Cue overexcited texts to the husband... that definitely made me wonder if buying a church would ever be worth investigating as a future renovation project... imagine buying a country block and plunking a church on it for a writing studio/holiday house.... bliss. (I can hear Mr Nerd screaming in protest already).
Would you live in a church conversion or would it make you feel bad every time you took the Lord's name in vain? Maya x