Stunning Savannah church ready to be renovated

‘It’s basically a blank slate for the buyer’

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Church conversion projects are among the hottest properties on the market lately. With their extraordinary volumes and old-world details, these properties are like nothing else available. This recently listed property in Savannah is a prime example. While the previous owners intended to transform the formerly holy site into a family compound and arts studio, according to, the partially renovated church is now on the market for $695,000.

“The next owner could do what they want,” listing agent Staci Donegan told “It’s basically a blank slate for the buyer.”

The church features a new HVAC system and electrical upgrades. Framework for four bedrooms and two bathrooms has also been installed.

While the original social hall of the church is in need of repair, the sanctuary’s cathedral ceiling, oak paneling and pews have all been retained and are included in the sale. The former church’s next buyer will have a number of opportunities to transform the property into something new.

“We have had people looking at it as an entertainment venue,” Donegan said. “A church has looked at it. A cabinet builder wanted it to be a showroom.

“I truly believe the buyers for this house will be like the seller — an artist or have some sort of craft they do.”

“Originally built in 1970, this mid-renovation property features stunning wood cathedral ceilings, a new roof, underground electrical and more,” the listing said. “Conveniently located near Johnson High School, Coach’s Corner, Tubby’s Tank House and all that Thunderbolt has to offer — plus, enjoy easy access to downtown Savannah, the beaches of Tybee Island and the Truman Parkway. Original oak flooring, church pews and new HVAC unit are included, plus enjoy mature landscaping with majestic live oaks. Architectural plans available upon request.”

Listing by Staci Donegan and Seabolt Brokers