Every now and then in the real estate game a very special property comes along, and the home of Judy Magdziarz at 197 Annesley Street – in the heart of Echuca – is one of these.
This stunning home was formerly the old Wesley Church and was also used as a classroom by St Mary’ Primary school before being purchased by Aldi.
The building is located on the site of the original church building built back in 1864, was replaced in 1869 and used for worship up until 1993.
It was, at one stage, set for demolition but the community rallied to save the building, which was admired by Judy and her late husband Murray in 2010, who purchased it the very next day.
The two-year renovation project was thirteenth property Judy has lovingly created and admits she “just loves creating new things”!
Equipped with a fabulous kitchen, an art studio and stunning glass ceiling upstairs, “everything just flows into everything else” accordingly to Judy.
Judy sees herself as a custodian of this stunning building, which has been impressively restored into a two-story, four-bedroom home, which also boast a luxurious lap pool.
From the early days when much of the interior was in dyer need of repair, with plaster falling from walls, this impressive home now boasts lead light windows, cathedral ceilings and timber beams as features, open plan living, a bar, formal upstairs lounge and plenty of secure off-street parking.
Judy and Murray both loved the lifestyle of living at the Wesley Church, located so close to everything Echuca Moama has to offer, and after losing Murray after a battle with cancer earlier this year Judy is hoping their home’s next owners will enjoy the church as much as their friends and family have.
Selling her much-loved home has also motivated Judy to give back to the community and during all open for inspections she has been raising much-needed funds for Echuca Regional Health – where Murray spent much of his time in and out of palliative care.
Judy’s theory is that while onlookers take a sneak peek at her stunning renovated church they can also donate to a very worthy cause.
Close to $1000 has already been donated from the open house campaign and we are expecting a large crowd at this weekend’s auction.
Your last chance to take a look and donate to ERH is this Sunday December 2, when Judy’s home will be open for inspection from 1pm-1.30 with the auction to follow.
CLK sales agent Liam Russel said it has been a pleasure to deal with Judy and her amazing home and to also do something for people going through the trauma of palliative care