Converted country church could be the answer to your prayers
A CONVERTED 1930s clinker brick church could answer the prayers of buyers looking for a heavenly country home.
The former Anglican church at Dreeite in the Western District is now a three-bedroom house brimming with rustic character and plenty of original features.
Stained glass windows, exposed timber beams and clinker brick archways all hark back to its days as a place of worship.
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Richardson, Colac agent Troy Kincaid said the current owners of 1865 Corangamite Lake Rd, Dreeite had made many improvements over the past 20 years.
They have added a self-contained studio alongside the two-storey house, paving the way for a holiday rental or accommodation for visiting guests.
“They have loved living here and you can tell in the way it’s presented,” Mr Kincaid said.
“It’s been really well maintained and you don’t see converted churches very often.”
He has already fielded several offers for the 2023sq m property, which is in a farming district about 20 minutes’ drive from Colac.
Most of the interest is coming from Melbourne and Geelong buyers attracted to the uniqueness of the church conversion.
Much of the entry level is devoted to an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with a wood fire, mountain ash flooring and french doors onto a paved patio. The rustic country kitchen is built from native cypress trees.
There’s one bedroom and one bathroom on the ground floor, with a spiral staircase leading to two further bedrooms upstairs.
The separate studio has its own kitchenette, steam shower spa bath and toilet.
Mr Kincaid said the house was surrounded by native gardens and fruit trees, with no grass to mow.
It’s on the market for $390,000 to $415,000.