1877 Church is Born-Again as Extraordinary CA Wine Country Residence

A Utopian Garden Paradise in the Shenandoah Valley

Newport Beach, CA, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Looking to join the hottest trend in celebrity home renovation?  Take a peek at this historic church that has been reincarnated into a fully-furnished, modern, turnkey retreat. Blessed with a prime location in the coveted Shenandoah Valley Wine Country, this property is situated just 45 minutes from the Sacramento International Airport.  Celebrity superstars such as Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Madonna have fueled this growing trend of buying historic church residences, but you don’t have to be famous or a Saint to own this one-of-a-kind piece of history.

Sitting on 1.71 acres, the front house offers a modern feel with an eclectic assortment of world-class antiques.  The main floor features a large great room with a state-of-the-art kitchen, bathroom and bi-fold doors for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The patio offers a perfect view of the beautifully restored church.  Acclaimed as one of the most unique residences in the county, it has been meticulously renovated into a beautiful single-family home. Between the two homes lies an Eden-like garden paradise that masterfully blends raw, natural beauty with rich architecture and antique charm.  The combined living space of both structures totals 2,798 square feet.

The renovation focused on keeping as much of the 1877 church intact as possible while providing a modern space for living.  The confessionals are still in place, repurposed as cupboard space for wine and food storage. The altar was preserved and converted into a counter that houses the stove.  The Tabernacle was rescued and can be used as a private altar, and the original flooring was also restored.
Both homes are beautifully complemented by  several outdoor living spaces including a Chinese arch on the grounds, a waterfall, fire pit and jacuzzi.
The current owners have held several large events with up to 300 people on the property.  The manicured grounds offer the perfect backdrop for a secluded event, getaway, or family retreat.

Don’t miss out on this incredible property. The November 1st bid deadline is fast approaching.

FRE’s forward-thinking Auction Plus sales format, allows buyers to stipulate any contingencies along with their bid, opening the door for everyone to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

For property details, downloadable due diligence documents and online auction information, visit: www.fre.com/280R1

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View of the historic church converted into beautiful single-family home. View of the church from the adjacent studio, looking through the ± 1.7 acres of manicured grounds. Studio is included in sale.

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