You can buy this church in Ontario for less than $300K
With rising real estate prices in Toronto, finding a property under $300,000 is nearly impossible.
This building was once home to St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church of Melancthon but in 2017, the 40-member congregation decided to move out and hold services in Trinity United Church in Shelburne.
The Father Paul Mathew Vellimoozhayil told the Shelburne Free Press that there were concerns about the building.
"The age-old structure of the Melancthon Church is not that strong, it was decided to move out," Father Vellimoozhayil said.
The history of the church dates back to 1858 when it was a log-hewn building that also served as a school. In 1879, the wood building was replaced with a brick church.
The approximately 1,500 square-foot interior is completely open with a church loft.
There is a tiny bathroom and not much else. The water is from a drilled well and there is no septic system.
The cemetery on the east side of the church is being severed from the current one-acre lot.
The new buyer would have to invest in renovations but the brickwork on this building is beautiful.
The owner would also have to change the zoning from institutional to residential if they wanted to use it as a home.
If you are willing to do some work, however, this could be a unique and interesting country home.
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