Children's Day School Buys Church-turned Home in San Francisco for $6.6M

  @ibtimes on May 04 2011 4:54 PM

The church overlooking the Mission Dolores Park in San Francisco that underwent a major transformation and became a modern family home has found a buyer.

The buyer is Children’s Day School on 333 Dolores as confirmed by Marion Quinones, the Director of Development for the school. The owner Siamak Akhavan has accepted their offer of $6.6 million and the property is now in contract.

Akhavan bought the 17,000-square-foot property when it was placed on the market in 2007 with a price tag of $2.1 million. Keeping the majestic façade of the church, he then turned it into a 3-bedroom home and put it back on the market at $9.95 million in early 2009, reports Curbed. It was delisted shortly afterwards and relisted in 2010 with a reduced price tag of $7.49 million.

The newly acquired property on 601 Dolores will serve as the school’s second location and be used for its middle school as well as a large gathering/performance space.

Interior renovations are underway to create classrooms and make the building fit for a school. The school “will preserve the exterior and the historic integrity of the property,” according to Curbed.

View the photos of the property after Akhavan's renovation here: Unconventional Home: Church in San Francisco Turned into Family Crib

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