Churches hold a certain level of fascination for many people – religious or not. The architecture, history and location of these buildings are attractive drawcards and the reasons why many home buyers, businesses and investors seek out old Churches to buy and convert into homes or businesses.
We’ve taken a look through realestate.com.au and shortlisted our 21 favourite Churches currently listed for sale around Australia.
#1 Tarana, NSW – $580,000
Take a look at a fine example of a Church-House conversion done well with this listing in Tarana, NSW. The interior has been fitted out with two bedrooms, bathroom featuring claw foot bath, and spacious open plan living – all without compromising the stunning exterior and original features of the Church. Listing for $560,000 – $580,000 with First National Real Estate – Bowyer and Livermore.
#2 Howard, Qld – $159,000
Howard is located in South East Queensland, on the Bruce Highway, and close to the seaside city of Hervey Bay. The timber Church sits on a 1-acre block and comes with 3 buildings – the main Church building, the Church Hall, and a Toilet Block. Currently listed at $159,000 with Burrum District Realty.
#3 Karoonda, SA – $110,000
The lack of interior photos and the title that includes the words ‘Renovators delight’ has us a little worried – but the amount of character and charm oozing from the exterior of this stone Church means it still deserves a place on our list! As well as the main Church building, there’s a second building at the back of the property offering loads of potential for the brave renovator. Listed at $110,000 with Masons Real Estate – Murray Bridge.
#4 Ungarie, NSW – $100,000
With a population of around 320, the small township of Ungarie is located in Central West of NSW. The large Church building features a large open space with high ceilings and raised alter. A smaller out-building contains a kitchenette and storage space and separate toilet building are also included on the 1360sqm block. Listed at $100,000 with Miller & James Real Estate – Temora.
#5 Rossarden, TAS – $195,000
For anyone seeking a pretty Church in a pretty part of the country, then look no further than this beautiful timber building in Tasmania. Now renovated into a comfortable home, the former St Theresa’s Church has modern bathroom, mezzanine bedroom and a wrap around verandah. There’s even a picket fence to complete your cottage look! Listed at $195,000 with Tasmanian Business and Property Sales – Launceston.
#6 Rainbow, VIC – $75,000
This adorable stone Church is located in small Victorian town of Rainbow. Work has started to transform the building into a comfortable dwelling with a modern bathroom, gas hot water, timber floors and beautiful landscape elements already in place for the new owner. Listed at $75,000 with NorthWest Real Estate – Warracknabeal.
#7 Esk, QLD – $589,000
Pretty as a picture and just waiting for you to launch your wedding venue business! Located in the small town of Esk in South East Queensland, the property includes the timber Church plus a Church Hall, studio, 3-bed home, and a shed! The total land is 3515sqm and the potential is huge. Listed at $589,000 with Vivid Space – Byron Bay.
#8 Tummaville, QLD – $38,500
The lowest price on our list comes in the form of a quaint country Church located in rural South Western Queensland. Formerly St Paul’s Anglican Church, this timber building has been standing proud for almost 130 years and still has plenty of life left to give to a new owner. Sure the old dear needs some TLC, but we couldn’t help but fall in love with this one. Listed at $38,500 with Millmerran Rural Agencies – Millmerran.
#9 Hopetoun, VIC – $199,000
All of the hard work has already been done for you with this beautiful Church conversion in Hopetoun, Victoria. Featuring two buildings, three bedrooms and two bathrooms on a 631sqm block, the property is conveniently located on the main street. There’s even an undercover entertainment area for the new owners to enjoy. Listed at $199,000 with Harcourts – Horsham.
#10 Brungle, NSW – $160,000
Located in the bush to the South East of Gundagai, you’ll find this beautiful red brick Church standing tall amongst the gum trees.Constructed in 1886 and sitting on 6400sqm of land, the building yearns for a new owner to breathe new life into these walls again. Listed at $160,000 with PRD Nationwide – Tumut.
#11 Koorawatha, NSW – $165,000
Church enthusiasts get excited for this one! Located in Koorawatha (between Cowra and Young), there’s an old Catholic Church complete with stained glass windows, polished floors and high cathedral ceilings. The interior is a blank canvas waiting for a beautiful renovation from it’s new owners. Listed at $165,000 with Roz Hill Real Estate – Young.
#12 Bracknell, TAS – $420,000
How about a Church that comes complete with an attached cemetery! Inside this former United Church of Bracknell you’ll find a beautifully renovated family home with five spacious bedrooms and open plan living areas. And yes, that is a cemetery in your backyard! Listed for offers over $420,000 with Harcourts – Northern Midlands.
#13 Barmedman, NSW – #190,000
By far the most unique style of Church in our list is this A-Frame structure located in Central NSW. Now converted into a beautiful country cottage, the house has 3 rooms, open plan living and a brilliant outdoor entertaining area that features an open fireplace and ‘zen garden’. Listed at $190,000 with Gersbach Firman Real Estate – Temora
#14 Ceres, VIC – $790,000
Located in a township outside of Geelong, you’ll find the original Barrabool Freestone Church. This building from the 1850’s stands on a 1266sqm block and is waiting for a new owner to bring it back to life! Listed for $740,000 – $790,000 with Whitford – Newtown.
#15 Little Swanport, TAS – $720,000
This property features a gorgeous light-filled stone Church, a 2 bedroom cottage, and an Artist’s Studio. Built in the 1800’s and complete with feature windows that are an interior designer’s dream, the Church is currently being utilised as an Air Bnb. Asking for offers over $720,000 and for sale by the owner.
#16 Wallaroo, SA – $EOI
Currently functioning as a B&B, the former Wallaroo Methodist Church is on the market for the first time in over 20 years and is sure to be snapped up quick! The building was built in 1863 and is brimming with unique features that sets this Church apart from others on this list – I mean look at that septagonal room in the above image for a start! Asking for Expressions Of Interest with Ray White – Plympton/Glengowrie.
#17 Kilmore, VIC – $EOI
Located on the main street of Kilmore you’ll find this stunning stone Uniting Church on a large ‘L’ shaped block that’s zoned residential and waiting for you to create your dream home or business. Seeking Expressions of Interest with Wilson Partners – Wallan.
#18 Campbell Town, TAS – $499,000
Not gonna lie, I think this is our favourite so far! Located on 1.5 acres in Tasmania’s Campbell Town, this 1857 sandstone Church is set up and ready to host functions such as weddings or conferences, or to open as a cafe/restaurant. Currently asking for offers over $499,000 and listed with Key2 Property – Campbell Town.
#19 Old Noarlunga, SA – $440,000
The new owner of the St Philip and St James Church in Old Noarlunga has their work cut out for them to restore this beauty back to a structurally sound building – but oh, can you imagine the rewards at the completion! Located South of Adelaide and close to the McLaren Vale wine region, the potential this building holds is only limited by your imagination! Another Church on our list that comes complete with a cemetery. Listed for between $400,000 – $440,000 with Harcourts Wine Coast.
#20 Imbil, QLD – $EOI
Located in Imbil in South East Queensland you’ll find a red roofed timber church that is unassuming from the outside – step inside though and you’re in for a treat! This light-filled open space featured timber floors and a high timber lined ceiling. This property also includes a three bedroom timber house and an enclosed garage. Currently seeking expressions of interest to Ron Jeffery Realty – Mary Valley.
#21 Blyth, SA – $344,000
From the outside, this building in Blyth looks like a beautiful historic Church oozing with old country charm. Step inside and you’ll find a stunning modern renovation and a grand staircase leading up to a mezzanine. Also on the property sits an entertaining area, workshop, double garage and double carport – all set on 2000sqm of landscaped gardens. Listed at $344,000 with Mid North Real Estate – Clare.
Except for the top image, all images above linked and credited to original sources at www.realestate.com.au. Main feature image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay
Information contained in this blog is current as at 23rd May 2019. Details of featured properties are subject to change and all enquiries are to be directed to the listing managers mentioned for each property.