November 21, 2012
What kind of person wants to live in a condo carved out of a church?
An even more unusual selling point for homes in former churches was suggested by the writer of the post on the St. Clements condos, who ended the piece by wondering aloud if the saleability of the church condos “depends largely on what you’ve vowed to never do inside a church.”
The conversion of churches into homes was also common enough to inspire a feature in the United Church Observer last year, which the reader may consider richly ironic, given how many onetime United Churches have hit the market. The story quotes a study by Nicholas Lynch, a doctoral student at UBC, who said that buyers of homes in former churches “were deliberate about wanting to live in a former church because that was somehow ‘cool’.”