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This 140-Year-Old Church was Purchased and Converted Into a Cozy Sanctuary for Less Than $200K

After selling her house in Toronto, designer Jenn Hannotte started hunting for properties outside the city. That’s when she stumbled on a beautiful little church in the tiny hamlet of Camlachie, Ont. at the southern tip of Lake Huron. Built in 1877, the chapel came with stained glass windows, wooden pews and a collection of old Bibles. Hannotte instantly saw the potential for a cottage transformation and bought the place for just $85,000. After about $70,000 in renovations, Hannotte created a sunny sanctuary in the countryside that preserves the church’s historic charm while giving it a modern facelift.

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