While there are plenty of super-chic converted churches out there, this Portland, Ore. stand-out just might be the one you've been, uh, praying for. Listed for $799K, the 2,988-square-foot, four-bedroom home looks most, well, churchy from the outside—retaining its grand entrance, steeple-like tower, and long, rectangular shape. From the inside, though, only the cathedral ceilings and large, symmetrical windows (sadly, no stained glass here) bely the home's former holy tenant.
The rest of the converted house, originally built in 1962, looks ultra-modern, especially the "Euro-style" kitchen—heavy on sleek, dark counters—and the deluxe spa area listed as a " Japanese soaking tub/steam room/shower." One last thing the brokerbabble makes sure to mention is the fact that taxes on the home are frozen until 2016. Go ahead and take a peek at the rest of the listing photos:
· 2003 SE Larch Ave, Portland, OR [Estately]