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Converted church
Dallas, TX
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Price: $1.949 million

Beds: 11
Baths: 9.5
Square feet: 14,929

Description: This repurposed Methodist church in Dallas has been impeccably transformed into a massive and beautiful single-family home. Like most churches it features soaring ceilings, stained-glass windows and expansive public spaces.

People love old churches used as homes, according to John Whiteside, the real estate agent showing this house. "De-sanctified churches are the number-one type of building converted to residential use," he said.

The altar has been adapted for use as a granite and stainless steel themed kitchen, in homage to the cooking gods. The choir loft has been rewired for a home theater. Many of the elements of the church remain, such as the wood ceiling beams and polished hardwood floors.

Some of the brick walls are exposed, imparting a warm quality to bedrooms. The master bath is quite spectacular, with a make-up table, double vanities and soaking tub.

There's a game room, laundry room, fireplaces, butlers pantry, music room and exercise studio.

For more information: Coldwell Banker Team Whiteside

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