600 Washington Avenue

$3,850,000, 3 Beds 6 Baths 8,002 Sqft .2 Acres

About This Property

Every home tells a story... this one has many chapters. A dilapidated church dating back to 1872 was once a historical Grand Haven landmark and now has been transformed into an astounding work of art and a legacy that will live on for generations. The delicate balance of a complete renovation from church to home while still maintaining the original character took over 2 years of intense effort and creative talent before the vision became a reality. Stained glass illuminates the entire interior adding brilliant color and the glass patterns became the inspiration for much of the design carried throughout the entire home. Soaring ceilings lined with wood hold majestic light fixtures while maintaining the warmth and comfort of the main living space including a beautiful wood-burning fireplace.The custom built staircase leads to an upper loft and continues upward leading to the highest point in the home - the bell tower! A new gourmet kitchen features the latest amenities and is surrounded by a striking curved snack bar accenting the loft design above. Luxurious master suite embraces more stained glass, custom tiled bath, and continues the beautiful architectural detail. The wine cellar (former boiler room) highlights aged brick walls and doorway flanked with an iron gate. Many of the materials found during the demolition were repurposed through the home including the original cornerstone buried under the basement floor and the church pews that were meticulous taken apart and reprocessed for stairway and accent pieces. The owners were mindful of the thousands who have worshipped within these walls over the past century, and have left the "reverence my sanctuary" piece in its original location over the back door. This truly has become a new sanctuary... one they now call home.

Essential Information

MLS® #18029971
Full Baths3
Half Baths3
Square Footage8,002
Year Built1872
Sub-TypeSingle Family

Community Information

Address600 Washington Avenue
SubdivisionGrand Haven City
CityGrand Haven
Zip Code49417


Garages4+, Attached


Cable, Natural Gas, Telephone Line


Ceiling Fans, Central Vacuum, Ceramic Floor, Gar Door Opener, Humidifier, Security System, Stone Floor, Wet Bar, Whirlpool Tub, Wood Floor


HeatingForced Air
# of Fireplaces3
# of Stories2


Built-in Oven, Cook Top, Dishwasher, Dryer, Freezer, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer


Family, Living, Master Bedroom, Other, Wood


Exterior FeaturesDeck(s), Patio, Porch(es)
Lot DescriptionCorner, Sidewalk
WindowsInsulated, Screens
RoofComp Shingle

School Information

DistrictGrand Haven

Listing Details

Listing AgentKathi A Gabrielse

Listing Office

Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt Grand Haven

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Listing information last updated on June 15th, 2019 at 11:45pm CDT.

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