11 September 2019

Former Methodist church faithfully converted and up for sale in Yass

| Glynis Quinlan
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This restored and renovated four-bedroom home began life as a Methodist church in 1871. All photos supplied by LJ Hooker Gungahlin.

A former Methodist church dating back to 1871 is on the market in Yass after being faithfully converted into a striking multi-level home which gives added meaning to the term ‘cathedral ceilings’.

There’s a certain fascination that draws people to church conversions, often sparked by their space, history and old-world charm – with the renovated church at 110A Rossi Street proving no exception.

Curious Yass residents have been among those quick to take a look at the four-bedroom three-bathroom home which not too long ago was in ‘a derelict state’ but has been transformed into a sophisticated home.

On the market for $1.1 – $1.2 million, the house began its life as a Methodist Church before being taken over by the Baptist Church and then being sold to its current owner in 1994.

Listing agent Naish Stormon of LJ Hooker Gungahlin said that over the next three years the present owner “spared no expense to produce a stunning and sophisticated residence in a superb location”.

Mr Stormon said that as part of the renovation a number of additional doors have been added to the home and each has been carefully constructed to match the design of the existing front door and original windows.

Cleverly-designed skylights bring daylight into all areas of the home and a light-filled sunroom extension added to the side of the house has become one of the owner’s favourite rooms.

Features of the restored and renovated home include multiple balconies, cathedral ceilings, cedar doors, a restored stained glass window, and extensive use of timber.

“Solid timber floors of Asian Oak and West Australian Karrie Oak laid over Ironbark and set on massive timber beams provide a visually striking entrance,” Mr Stormon said.

He said that the three bathrooms are conveniently located throughout the home, with the main bathroom opposite the main bedroom.

The large kitchen has an electric stove and a wood stove, while a second wood stove warms the home in winter.

There is also a large double garage and landscaped low maintenance grounds.

Mr Stormon described the converted church as an iconic building which has a “feel-good ambience”.

He said it has only been on the market for a brief period but is already attracting interest from as far away as Melbourne, as well as from a number of locals who have watched the building with interest over the years and have been keen to take a look.

For more details or to arrange an inspection, contact Mr Stormon on 0488 164 426 or click here.

Below is a video of the property supplied by LJ Hooker Gungahlin.

Original Article published by Glynis Quinlan on The RiotACT.

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