Holy homes. What it’s like to live in a church.

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3 min readFor most people, church is a place you spend very little time at all. You may visit on the odd occasion for a family event, but really it may not play such a big part in your life. Others however are warming to the idea of living in the holy establishments, and have created some pretty magical homes. Check out the best ‘Holy Homes’ from around the globe.

1. 1030 Portarlington Road, Curlewis, VIC, Australia.


Located in Melbourne’s west, near Geelong, this gorgeous home was originally a run down church that was lacking love and style, but no longer. This gorgeous church has been reformed in to a stunning piece of modern architecture. All we can say is kudos to the transformation.

2. Victorian Rose, Ventura, California, USA

The unique thing about this home is California is that it is also run as a bed and breakfast. So not only is it a church, it’s a home, a bed and breakfast, and a place of worship. Talk about a home with multiple offerings.

3. Converted church in central London, UK.


A gorgeous blend of modern and classic makes this home a stunner. Using simple colours in browns and whites, this church is the perfect combination of turning what was once a drab church in to something modern and fab. Located in the UK. We think it should come here.

4. 34 Howe Crescent, South Melbourne, VIC, Australia



A Melbourne landmark since 1874, this former congregational church has more recently enjoyed significant success due to its spectacular balance of residential and working spaces set against a landscaped garden backdrop featuring dual garages accessed from second frontage to Martin Street. Award winning c2001 renovations by architect Simon Swaney contributed stunning living, dining and entertaining areas, making this one unbelievable home.

5. 3 Lemar Close, Macclesfield, SA, Australia. 


Prepare to fall in love with this beautifully renovated 1848 Congregational Chapel sited on over 1.6 acres of land. This spectacular home boasts character, soul and will certainly tug at the heart strings.

The chapel provides an amazing living space, along with its partial mezzanine set up as a study, while the original windows, stained glass, quality fixtures, feature timber work, cathedral ceilings and beautiful polished timber floors throughout offer a character like no other.

So what do you think. Could you live in a church?

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Todd Schulberg
Living and breathing property, Todd has a keen interest in the movements in the market and how agents can utilise new tools and technology in order to be more connected. Using all things social, Todd suggests different ways that agents can engage and think outside the square with their marketing approach.

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