Posts Tagged ‘Churches for sale’

An unused church can be converted into beautiful home

Monday, May 14th, 2018
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A  number of unused churches in New Zealand are on the market and many will be transformed into homes. Buyers are attracted by the big spaces and the unique architectural features of the buildings. In many cases, the former churches are protected by their heritage status which means they cannot be demolished or significantly altered. Here are Read more

Historic Waihi church with $1 reserve sells for $11k

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

A 110-year-old Waihi church up for sale with a $1 reserve has sold to the highest bidder online. The St James Presbyterian Church building was listed for sale on Trade Me. The auction closed shortly after 11am when the church sold for $11,100 from a total of 115 bids. The church, made of heart rimu, Read more

Church rescued by Peter Jackson marches to a different beat

Friday, October 21st, 2016

A former church has been resurrected thanks to a little help from a group of local musicians. St Christopher’s church and Seatoun Village Hall have been transformed into a vibrant community hub by young musicians, dancers, craft and exercise groups. The Presbytery’s attempt to buy the buildings for their own use was met with much opposition from locals, Read more

A sympathetic makeover converts and old church into a home

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The Urlich family live in a piece of history 135 years in the making. They have spent the past decade converting what was St John’s Presbyterian Church in Cromwell into a home. Respect for the former users of the building and those who worked so hard to construct and maintain it underlines the sympathetic makeover. Continue Read more

Church bell tower converted into penthouse

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The bell tower of an old church on Adelaide Road in the Wellington suburb of Newtown has been converted into a luxurious penthouse. The former St James Presbyterian church near the Wellington Hospital has been completely rebuilt to accommodate five new apartments. The 176 square-metre penthouse, the last apartment in the development to be sold, has retained Read more