Auction price guide - $234,000
Church of St John; a beautiful case of what could be in a small town with a big heart...
Just three years after Laura found its name in 1872, the stone foundations were laid for what would, through war and Great Depression, remain the bedrock for the faithful people of this scenic town at the southern feet of the Flinders Ranges...
And now The Church of St John the Evangelist could be yours.
A church so heartwarmingly original, you can imagine the sermons and Sunday School lessons as if you were right there.
Whether it's the hand quarried stone of its bell tower and facade, colourful memorial windows, or the hardwood vaulted ceilings that soar above the nave; rarely does a church of such purity grace the open property market.
With it comes the neighbouring stone-laden hall, adding another dimension to what seems destined for the type of home conversion (STCC) that has made churches so fiercely sought after the world over.
More specifically, the two dwellings combine for just over 301sqm atop a corner parcel of some 2085sqm; paving the potential for commercial, accommodation, and/or residential uses (STTC).
Can you see the value in drawing a line between the two dwellings(STCC), keeping the church for yourself, while releasing the hall to another lucky party?
Or could this be a case of connecting the two with something bold, signalling a new era whilst paying due respect to the past? A proud one at that.
Laura is many things; the home of Golden North Ice Cream, a rich piece of railway history, a photographer's dream, a small town with a large heart...
And whatever you want it to be.
More to love:
- A short stroll from Laura's main street and Primary School
- Just one hour from the Clare Valley Wine Region and 2.5 hours from Adelaide
- Kitchen and large storage rooms to hall
- Cleared, low-maintenance grounds
- Toilet onsite
The property will be open for inspection on the 5th of June 2021 at 10:00am with the auction and clearing sale starting at 11:00am.
Land Size: 2085m2
Zoning: N - Neighbourhood
LGA: Northern Areas