A church in downtown Shamokin, Pennsylvania, is for sale as a single-family home. This is fine if you've always wanted to live in a church. The interior is 14,000 square feet! Plus it comes with lovely stained glass throughout, a bell tower with bell, a pipe organ and a grand piano. The real estate listing says it has eight bedrooms, two full baths, and two half baths, plus a commercial kitchen. It's described as a "church converted to mansion." But if you take a closer look, you'll see that the conversion consists of putting beds in various rooms and adding Jacuzzis to two of the bathrooms. Oh yeah, and there's a washer/dryer in the fellowship hall.
Would this be a neat place to live? Sure! But think about heating that sanctuary, the fellowship hall, and all those bedrooms that are much bigger than they need to be. There is no parking lot, or even a driveway that we can see. Yes, it could be remodeled, but that expense needs to be taken into account before purchase. This is a rare listing that doesn't have a realtor; it is for sale directly from the owner. With extensive remodeling, it might make a really nice business, entertainment venue, or hotel, but that would be subject to zoning. Honestly, the best customer for this property would be a church congregation looking for a larger home. -via Fark