Historic Woombye church attracts single ladies and artists
SINGLE ladies, artists and developers are lining up to buy a historic Queensland church that has been converted into a cute-as-a-button house.
‘The Church’ as locals know it, comes from the same Sunshine Coast hinterland town that gave us the Big Pineapple and Saturday’s auction is being prepped as a major town event.
“It has honestly been an icon of the town,” local resident and Ray White Mountain Creek agent Kristy Cannon said.
Fifty-five interested buyers have inspected the 898sq m property at 34 Wilson Ave, Woombye, in the four week campaign.
“That’s a lot for the Sunshine Coast,” Ms Cannon said.
“The fact that it’s a church, that is huge for people.
“People just love churches, and people just want to live in a church, it has a feel. It’s hard to explain, it’s calm and inviting. Everyone who comes through is in love with it.”
The Woombye Methodist Church was built by townsfolk and had its first service on July 7, 1900.
By the 1940s it had been converted into a bed and breakfast and a decade later was sold as a private home.
The current owners bought the church three years ago and have rented it out.
“My favourite part of the house is the loft bedroom, and the lighting is just amazing,” Ms Cannon said.
The owners have partially renovated the kitchen and rewired the house, making all of the chandeliers and lantern lights.
Interested buyers have come from the local area as well as New South Wales.
“It’s so varied, there are people who want to live there themselves and just love the idea of living in a church, first homebuyers, single women where it’s been a dream of theirs to live in a church, developers looking at it because it is zoned medium density and investors.
“We’ve had people looking at it for art galleries as well because of the area.”
The auction will be held onsite at 12pm this Saturday, August 17.
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