Inspired, perhaps, by Andrea Grover’s transformation of a former church just down the street into the Aurora Picture Show microcinema (it’s now called 14 Pews), the sellers of the 1960 vintage Community Gospel Church at 608 Aurora St. have now taken to the residential real estate market to unload their 8,190-sq.-ft. building on a 17,880-sq.-ft. Sunset Heights corner lot. Yes, says the listing, this unique property could be converted to a “1-of-a-kind magnificent show home,” or several single-story condos, or — and we quote — “just use land if you have no imagination.” (Bravo!) Among the itemized suggestions for the 80-ft.-by-42-ft. sanctuary, which seats 275 devout worshippers: “fabulous” media or game room; quarters or (very large) mother-in-law apartment; “party room,” or — yes — personal bowling alley. Here it is:
What about the church store? Why, that could be your living room!
Meeting room? Dining room.
Kitchen? Well, kitchen . . .
expanding into this coffee space:
Day-care center? Your new breakfast room or study:
Your future master bedroom:
And this office could be your master closet (with a view!)
What to do here?
Asking price for all this opportunity: $800,000. Includes $2,000 allowance for clearing out a few stalls and adding the bathing vessels of your choice.