531 S. West Street, Carlinville, Illinois, 62626
Endless possibilities await this “rare, one-of-a kind find’! Details abound in this retired German-Catholic church that presently has an open area that could be used as a large banquet hall, and a living area at the back of church that includes 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry room, office, sitting area along balcony, and many closets for storage. The owners had a dream of opening up a bed and breakfast when they built the living space, so you will find that each bedroom has it’s own private bath and separate entrance. They also thought of every intricate detail to make this living space a truly unique and beautiful place.
A few of the items the owners have added to the living area are: archways to match the original ones in the church and restaurant; 21 French doors throughout living space which feature solid brass roller hinges and bearings; 21 unique chandeliers from all over the country; original stained glass windows from the church, as well as other windows that the owners found inspiring as they browsed shops world-wide in search of treasures; tray ceilings; wall heaters in the full bathrooms for added heat; crown molding throughout; transoms; pocket doors; a fireplace; 18 X 20 master bedroom that has approximately 1,100 metallic gold, hand-painted stars on the ceiling, and a light with hand-blown glass from France; and matching tile floors that flow throughout the entire living space.
The open area in the church is the perfect place to host private parties, showers and weddings. It boasts a fireplace that is encased in part of the old altar from the church; approximately 11,000 metallic gold, hand-painted stars on the ceiling; an area is set up for catering needs with counters, shelves, refrigerator and sink; room will hold approximately 100 people; has a separate entrance; and has access to 3 restrooms, one being handicap accessible.
There are numerous possibilities that buyers can entertain with this unique property. Experience this atmosphere year-round and enjoy as you travel to nearby Springfield, Illinois, with many Abraham Lincoln sites, and St. Louis,.MO for antiques, concerts, Cardinal ballgames, Blues hockey, theater, riverboat gambling, and historical and archaeological sites, which include Cahokia Mounds.
The owner thought of every intricate detail to make this property a truly and beautiful place to make your own. It is definately a unique and one-of-a-kind property located in the quaint and lovely little town of Carlinville, IL. Seller is motivated - make an offer!