Some folks say a man’s home is his castle, and for a queen like me that seems about right. But what happens when your home is, or at least was, a church?
And a church in San Francisco, with gorgeous views of a neighboring park. The house, yes, it’s now a house, is on the market for a cool $7.5 million–which is a steal since it has just been discounted from the original asking price of $10 million.
Anyone got that kind of scratch?
This century-old Gothic Revival in The City By The Bay–my old stomping grounds–comes in at just about 17,000 square feet. And it has been meticulously retrofitted and renovated by commercial-developer-and-owner Siamak Akhavan.
Since buying the church five years ago, Akhavan has overhauled everything from the exterior facades [patching leaks, cleaning and rebuilding as needed] to the interior rooms [outfitting it with modern appliances, revamped floors, new stained glass windows and seismic reinforcements].
After all his work, Akhavan had a little space left over, so he added a six-car garage.
Marble bathrooms, gorgeous hardwood floors, trim and decor throughout, ceiling heights most of us can merely dream of……
Or pray for.