Holy wow, this place is divine!
This building was built and used for many years as a convent where nuns would live in simple service to the Lord.
Located in downtown Olyphant in Northeast Pennsylvania, it has been converted into a home & business and is now for sale!
This unique property is approved for both commercial and residential use.
The first floor is currently used as retail space, with an office, kitchen/studio area, storage, and half bath.
Try as she might, House Crazy Sarah could not figure out what kind of business they have here.
Something….mossy and organic.
But even though it is some sort of showroom now, this first floor space could easily be converted into a living room and kitchen beyond.
Once you are out of the commercial space, the rest of the house still actually resembles a convent.
At one point in her checkered past, House Crazy Sarah worked at a women’s shelter that was housed in an old convent in Denver, so she is especially taken by this place.
According to the listing:
Floors two and three are completely remodeled and converted into a residence reminiscent of a New York City penthouse, featuring exposed brick walls, high ceilings, original stained glass, and large rooms. The living area totals over 2700sf, including three bedrooms, two full baths, massive great room, tons of storage, and additional bonus space.
Don’t the thick green paint lines really perk up this old place?
Notice the cross shaped window in the original door:
This convent building dates back to 1898.
It is now a very stylish home!
Check out the kitchen area with gorgeous exposed brick:
With all this space, it would make an excellent bed & breakfast.
Original stained glass windows!
This large room was probably the in-house chapel.
There are even a couple of balconies:
One area where there really hasn’t been any modernization is the bathrooms:
It still looks like a convent bathroom!
But it’s all part of the great character of the place.
The third floor of the former convent is even less remodeled…
This last photo looks like a nun in habit (or her ghost!) could be whooshing down the hall at any minute…
Out in the back yard, there is a manicured lawn & patio:
House Crazy Sarah loves old buildings that have been rezoned and repurposed in fun and funky ways.
Oh, and what about price?
It’s not too crazy at $349,900.
That is a lot of bang for your buck!
ps……… Want to see more religious buildings converted to lovely homes?
Check out this amazing church conversion in Ohio, this one in Michigan, and this one in Nova Scotia!
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