NSW real estate: Historic church and renovated Sunday school hall listed for $650,000

Jade Lazarevic
view.com.au
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The renovated former church hall at 126 Mayne Street in Murrurundi is listed with a guide of $650,000.
The renovated former church hall at 126 Mayne Street in Murrurundi is listed with a guide of $650,000. Credit: Supplied

Are you in the market for a church?

If you have ever dreamt of converting a former church building into a residence, this property in the NSW Upper Hunter region town of Murrurundi could be the one.

Set on a 947 square metre corner block at 126 Mayne Street, the site includes an 1890s Wesleyan triple brick church building that has DA approval to be transformed into a grand four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence.

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The plans include a spacious lounge room, a kitchen filled with natural light via eight skylights and bi-fold doors opening to the north-facing yard.

Original features include polished wooden floorboards and high ceilings, complemented by windows that exude character and style reminiscent of traditional church architecture.

Perhaps most impressive of all is the former Uniting Church building’s soaring 6.5-metre-high ceilings.

The living room in the renovated church hall.
The living room in the renovated church hall. Credit: Supplied

The property is listed with a guide of $650,000 with Eloise Haydon at Haydon Homes and Property Bowral.

CoreLogic records show the property was last sold in 2013 for $175,000.

The site has an occupation certificate and is considered ‘substantially commenced’ which means the DA will not lapse.

The property spans 947 square metres.
The property spans 947 square metres. Credit: Supplied
The church building has 6.5-metre high ceilings
The church building has 6.5-metre high ceilings Credit: Supplied

The transformation of the neighbouring building shows the potential to create a unique home inside the church.

The hall, known as The Sunday School, underwent an extensive renovation between 2019 and 2023.

Set behind a white picket fence, the inside features soaring high ceilings and crisp white weatherboard walls that complement the polished timber floorboards.

Church-style windows flood the interior with natural light, creating a bright and airy atmosphere throughout the space.

A large feature fan hangs in the centre of the room and a series of pendant lights add to the ambience of the open-plan space.

It includes a contemporary kitchen with white cabinetry and timber benchtops that flows through to the dining and living room which takes in views of the surrounding mountains.

There are two spacious bedrooms and underfloor heating in the bathroom which has a deep soak tub.

The property includes the former church building with DA approval to be converted into a four-bedroom residence.
The property includes the former church building with DA approval to be converted into a four-bedroom residence. Credit: Supplied

The house has reverse cycle air conditioning and outside has a paved undercover alfresco space that leads out to the fully fenced lawn area.

Murrurundi is almost surrounded by the mountains of the Liverpool Ranges and is located 193 kilometres northwest of Newcastle and 309 kilometres from Sydney.

The median house price in Murrurundi is $407,000, according to CoreLogic.

This story was first published as Historic Church and renovated Sunday School hall listed for $650k on view.com.au

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