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stunning plans approved to transform ceres church into family home

Written by The ReReport

17 McCann St, Ceres will be going to auction next month.

STUNNING plans have been approved to transform the former Ceres Uniting Church, that has just been listed for sale, into a luxury family abode.
The vendors, in consultation with architect Nicholas Burns, created plans to renovate the church at 17 McCann St and extend it to form a family residence.
These plans have been approved giving the buyer the opportunity to put them into place without the hard work of going through the design process.

Approved plans by architect Nicholas Burns for 17 McCann St, CeresApproved plans by architect Nicholas Burns show the front of the church on the right and the extension runs from the back of the church across the rear of the property and then out parallel to the church to form a U-shape.

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Whitford, Newtown agent Tony Young said there was massive interest in the property as a lot of people have had their eye on it for a while.
“The vendors have gone through an awful lot to get to this stage and they have done a lot of hard work,” Mr Young said.
The vendors are only selling the property as they have secured another property in their dream location.

There is potential to create something special at the former church.

They bought the 1266sq m property in 2016 at auction for $500,000.
The church was built in 1855 and was originally the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
The last service was held at the Ceres Uniting Church in December, 2015 as the congregation had fell to as few as three.
Approved plans show the church structure will be transformed into the main bedroom suite with sitting room, bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.

It is a blank canvas inside the church.

At the rear of the church glass will connect the old with the new extension.
This section runs along the rear of the property and includes a study, two bedrooms that share the main bathroom and another bedroom with ensuite.
The house will then run parallel to the church. This space will include the garage and spacious open-plan kitchen, meals area and loungeroom.
Plans show the U-shaped house will have central landscaping.
The property will be going to auction on November 10 at 1pm. Price hopes are $680,000-$750,000.

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