This St. Petersburg church-turned-house sold about a week after renovations were complete, listing agent Bryan Belcher told Axios.
What happened: The church dates back to the 1920s. A developer bought the property in 2018 with the intention of turning it into four single-family homes.
- The main part of the church was converted into a single-family home to preserve the historic landmark, as part of an agreement between developers, St. Pete and the neighborhood association.
Quick sale: Belcher put it on the market last Friday and had an offer by the end of the day. It's scheduled to close in a few days.
- The exact address is 801 28th Ave. North. At 3,508 square feet, it has 4 beds and 3.5 baths.
What's old: The original structure was preserved in the renovation, along with the exposed trusses, some lighting and the double-hung stained glass window.
What's new: High-end kitchen with paneled appliances, hardwood floors, wet bar, pool, spa-like bathrooms, walk-in closets.
Zoom out: Repurposing older churches into luxury homes isn't a new or local trend. But it is fascinating, especially since most Americans don't even belong to a church, Axios' Fadel Allassan reports.
- There's one for sale in the East Village in New York for $5M, shared by Curbed, and another in Denver listed at $3.7M that we wrote about last month.
Listed by: Bryan Belcher at Coastal Properties Group
All photos courtesy of Bryan Belcher.
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