A historic church in Grand Haven is now on the market as a beautifully remodeled home that is like a mansion richly decorated and looks to offer stunning views of the lakeshore city.

The home is on the market for an eye-popping $2.8 million. It features three bedrooms and three baths and an arm-stretching 8012 square feet.

The home is offered by Kathi Gabrielse at Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt Grand Haven. It is described in the listing as

A new sanctuary has been created by transforming a historic landmark church into this stunning residential home! The delicate balance of maintaining the original character while modernizing the living space took over 2 years of intense effort and creative talent. Elaborate Stained Glass windows illuminate the interior with brilliant color and offered inspiration for the design carried throughout the entire home

Perhaps most interesting, original woodworkings in the church, such as the pews have been repurposed throughout the home.

The property was featured on the For the Love of Old Homes Facebook page and got rave reviews from the comments there

I love church to home conversions and this one goes above and beyond any I've seen by leaps and bounds. Absolutely stunning.

Wow! I admire the creativity to see this space in this completely different way.

Attempting to get my jaw up off the floor! This is amazing! The bar, the stairway, the windows, etc!

Grand Haven is also the best beach town ever— I plan on retiring there!

Check out a deep look into the home.

Grand Haven Church Converted in a Mansion

A historic church in Grand Haven just became the most desirable house on the market in the city.

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