First a Church, Now a Home

First a Church, Now a Home

Jul 31, 2007

Remember when This Old House helped turn a church/synagogue in the Castro into a home? According to an article in Sunday's Chronicle, in the 10 years since, it's been sold again, twice. The new owners are moving from a 1,000-square foot cottage. On the market for $1,980,000, it doesn't say what the actual purchase price was.

Writer Dana Perrigan also talks about two other former houses of worship in San Francisco. One sold four years ago, and the owners say: "I just love the space. . . It's got simple, gold stained-glass windows and a view of the headlands. Sometimes we push the furniture against the walls and have a dance party. We're very happy here." The other -- a house and church on a 7,800-square-foot lot, selling for $2,395,000 -- is still on the market.

We're a little thrown by this comment from real estate agent Joske Thompson: "In today's world. . .where you have so many young wealthy people, they want unique spaces. They want your sexy properties." What do you think? Is a former church "sexy"? Would you move into one?

Image: Kurt Rogers

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