My dad's name was Leonard so I've always thought it would be a testament to him if I lived in a house on Leonard Street in Grand Rapids. A physical reminder of where I came from, so to speak.

I found an old church on Leonard Street that is for sale, although it needs a little restoration. One cannot be discouraged just because the HVAC system and water heater are in the kitchen.

Randy S Charboneau, Independence Realty, Zillow
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This is an opportunity to own something truly unique. This former church is looking for a new owner with a vision. VISION ATTACHED BELOW IN THE GALLERY!  It's located at 1880 Leonard St in Marne.

Randy S Charboneau, Independence Realty, Zillow

It features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with 2080 square feet. Did I mention it needs some restoration?

Randy S Charboneau, Independence Realty, Zillow

The upstairs has a large open area and foyer area with working bell tower. I would be so obnoxious with that bell. You can't unring the bell!

Randy S Charboneau, Independence Realty, Zillow

Downstairs is a walkout basement with several rooms/offices, a large open room, working kitchen and 2 half baths.

Randy S Charboneau, Independence Realty, Zillow

This could be a spectacular home conversion to someone with some extra time and energy. All of this sits on over a 1/3 acre lot with a creek running through it!

Randy S Charboneau, Independence Realty, Zillow

The Church House is listed for $179,900 but the estimated worth is $188,200.

Randy S Charboneau, Independence Realty, Zillow

Zoning will allow a residential conversion and the Township is on board. You could make this your dream home. If you want to live in this old restored church, you'll have to do the restoring yourself. Click here for a 360 degree tour.

Here is a gallery of what the church house could look like...

Possible Leonard St. Church House Restoration