An previous stone church constructing simply outdoors Geelong presents a heaven-sent alternative for renewal.
The previous St Patrick’s Catholic Church at 1191 Princes Highway, Mount Moriac has been listed for public sale on February 6.
Buxton, Highton agent Tony Moorfoot has set worth hopes at $800,000 to $880,000 for the historic Mount Gambier limestone constructing with rural views over the Barrabool Hills.
It was constructed initially in 1883 and rebuilt in 1953 after the group fundraised to resurrect the constructing when it was broken in a storm.
The previous steeple was included into the brand new constructing, which options excessive, ornate timber gables and leadlight and stained glass home windows.
Mr Moorfoot stated the primary hopeful patrons had a take a look at the property on the weekend.
“It’s a reasonably distinctive property. The inquiries have been stable, it’s farming land on a few acres so it’s a kind of issues the place you’ll be able to put your personal contact on it.
“It’s a kind of issues the place it relies upon what you need to use it for. Lots of people final time we had it available on the market had been speaking about turning it into a house, making it one thing that’s distinctive and a totally completely different fashion to personal your personal church.”
Different potential makes use of, embrace as a mattress and breakfast, cafe and artwork gallery, he stated.
“It’s an empty church now, so you actually simply have to put your personal contact on it.
“It will likely be very fascinating to see what folks determined to do with it.”
The constructing occupies a 9700sq m farming zoned block lower than 10 minutes from Waurn Ponds.
The constructing has a excessive, peaked roof, and gables typical of church buildings, leadlight clerestory home windows, a lobby and a single room the place the congregation met.
The previous church fetched $605,000 when it was auctioned for the Catholic Church in 2017.