You’ll be singing hallelujah at this holy Hughesdale church conversion.
The former house of god gracing the market at 27 Willesden Rd is taking offerings around the $1.7-$1.87 million range.
Following a divine renovation that resurrected the church as a four-bedroom entertainer’s haven 15 years ago, vendors Jodi Webb and Luke Ritchie picked the property up in mid-2014.
Moving from a warehouse conversion in the inner-north, Ms Webb said the exposed timber and brickwork helped ease family’s initiation into the outer suburbs.
“I’d never heard of Hughesdale,” Ms Webb said. “It’s this pocket of the world that’s lovely and family-oriented but it’s got this inner-city feel; it’s a very appealing proposition.
“If I could pick that house up and put it down where we are, that would be ideal.”
Moving to Caulfield North to be closer to schools, Ms Webb had high praise for the five years her family spent growing together at the converted place of worship.
“It’s been a very special place at this time in our lives when the kids were growing up,” she said. “It’s also a good party house actually.”
Features retained from the property’s past life include a stained-glass window at the front of the home and church pews in use in the bright dining space with tall ceilings.
Gary Peer Carnegie agent Daniel Fisher said the property’s incarnation would appeal to entertainers.
“It’s got a really nice flow out the back and some really cool features,” he said. “You can move straight in and not spend a cent.”