Pt Chev church selling for first time in 99 years
A 99-year-old church with a multimillion dollar CV is for sale in Auckland.
The Church of the Ascension in Point Chevalier, which closed for worship in July, was earlier this month for the first time in its history. The 2004sqm Dignan St section has three buildings including the church, a vicarage and church hall.
Bayleys Auckland Daryl Spense said the property had a CV of $3.25 million.
He did not say what he thought it might sell for. The church comes with stained glass windows and a bell tower while the four-bedroom one bathroom vicarage is a 155sqm Californian-style bungalow.
The adjacent 240sqm Rattray Memorial Hall was built in the 1940s. Both the church and the hall had been used in recent times by Girl Guides and Boy Scouts.
The church was a ‘‘blank canvas’’ with the potential for redevelopment into character homes, Spense said. The homes were built in the postwar era and had a solid foundation, he said.
‘‘It’s like the old cliche…. ‘they don’t build ‘em like this anymore’,’’ Spense said.
‘‘Admittedly, there are no toilets or bathroom facilities, and minimal kitchen amenities in the main church. But the stained-glass windows and native timber walls and flooring just ooze with character.’’