The development still looks like a church, but houses six apartments (Picture: Allen & Harris/WALES NEWS SERVICE)
Converted churches are coveted for their high ceilings, original features, and rich history.
This one, formerly owned by All Blacks and Cardiff rugby player Xavier Rush, has been turned into a stunning penthouse fitted with all the mod cons.
Xavier’s company, X-Stream Developments, carried out the renovation of the apartment, which sits above six other flats in the Alcedonia development in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan.
With Xavier moving on from his flat – named Magnus – due to a growing family, he’s now selling the property for a cool £950,000.
Exposed beams and vaulted ceilings can be found on the first floor along with impressive stained glass windows in an open-plan living space.
The floor additionally has a sauna and a bedroom that is used as a hobby room.
Look at those beams and stained glass windows (Picture: Allen & Harris/WALES NEWS SERVICE)
Buyers snapping up the property will also get the bell tower that has a mini movie room, a gym and an open-air vantage point with sea views.
Two bedrooms can then be found on the ground floor with an ensuite, shower room and a utility room.
Chill in the sauna (Picture: Allen & Harris/WALES NEWS SERVICE)
He said: ‘As much as it’s a wrench to leave the Magnus penthouse at Alcedonia, I needed the space and a garden.
‘This was a very personal development for me. It was somewhere that was both a peaceful retreat – Alcedonia from the Greek for peace, calm and tranquillity – and Magnus from the Latin for powerhouse.
The open plan living space is filled with natural light (Picture: Allen & Harris/WALES NEWS SERVICE)
‘I think the new residents are going to love the place as much as I have, and will be very happy to call it home.
‘There is so much potential still to explore, especially with the rooms in the bell tower which could be home office spaces, games rooms or a home gym.
A gym fit for an All Black (Picture: Allen & Harris/WALES NEWS SERVICE)
‘The possibilities are endless as are the views from the rooms, which are simply amazing. I will miss the place.’
Estate agent Allen & Harris said: ‘This impressive luxury residence has retained many original features to beautiful stained glass window, vaulted ceilings and arched rooms to name a few.
One of the three bedrooms (Picture: Allen & Harris/WALES NEWS SERVICE)
‘This unique property also offers a very versatile accommodation to includes the stunning five storey tower with wonderful panoramic views.’
The renovation project and development won The Penarth Society Civic Award in 2013, and really is luxurious and modern.
That might go some way to explaining its price tag compared to the £331,481 average house price in Penarth. Comparing it to the price of a similarly-sized property in London, though, makes it a real bargain indeed.