This Ontario converted church is listed for less than the average Toronto condo
Toronto residents looking to escape the city for a rural life should check out this unique home in western Ontario.
A converted church in 44418 Brandon Road in Ethel, Ontario, a tiny hamlet north of Stratford, is listed for just under $ 600,000, less than the price of an average Toronto condo.
The former Ethel United Church was built in 1877 and then moved and “reinvented” in 1917, according to them Listing by Brian Chalmers of Keller Williams Lifestyles Realty.
The church has retained many of its original features, including 5.5-foot ceilings and Gothic windows.
But there were also upgrades to make the space a functional country house.
The open space remains on the ground floor with a large room, several seating areas and a wet bar.
The place has five bedrooms – one bedroom just above the main floor and four more in the basement.
The master bedroom can be reached via the tower staircase.
There are two bathrooms – one has a plinth bathtub under a Gothic window.
A huge kitchen in the basement would be perfect for large post-pandemic gatherings. The house has a laundry room and utility room.
Outside, the house is an oasis for gardeners with a greenhouse and several parcels for growing vegetables.
This home could be a retreat or a possible small event space. So if you are looking for an out of town move this could be the place.