Guy transforms church into his pad (34 Photos)

The owner of the church, Siamak Akhavan had the bright idea to convert his church into a pretty stellar home that overlooks the Mission Delores. The house is now for sale for $7,400,000. Good Lord, indeed.

  • disturbed

    #3 Always wanted to do that. Probably will with my next 7.4 million…

    • Supervisor

      This house looks like Owen Wilson's in Meet the Parents…especially that part where he's talking about how the beams were imported???

    • MOAR_dude


      • Grey

        Needs 'moar' open spaces

  • MDog


    • MDog

      Never did that before… Wasn't as cool as people make it out to be!
      This house is cool though!

      • KeyserSoze

        Technically, you still haven't. Keep trying!

  • Major Rocker

    It would suck to live there. Having sex at home would be a sin….and forget about fapping altogether.

    • johnny

      Wouldn't be the first time sex was had at this church. See priest and altar boy…

      • engrishresson


    • jmac0585

      The apostle Paul tells married couples that it is wrong to withhold sex from each other. In otherwords, God wants husbands to have sex with their wives, and wives to have sex with their husbands. 1 Corinthians 7. Get married and enjoy!

      • Anon

        yes but pre-marriage would just feel awkward… bringing a girl back to a church could turn out bad

        • DaddyD

          Most likely, it's been deconsecrated. That means it's okay to do pretty much anything.

        • Rob

          ONly pre-marriage if you get married to the girl 😉

          • Captnjack

            Touche, my friend.

  • b-ry

    talk about open concept. pretty sick.

  • KitShopGuy

    Simpsons did it…

    • Erbn

      Mmmmm, sacrelicious.

  • USAF

    Where's the TV?

    • Brad

      on the altar?

    • Ripple

      yes the seats to television ratio is sadly off

  • OGMrWhite


    I'd be making so many baptism jokes I'd probably have to sell the place

  • Macbookprofessional

    So huge and no bowling alley?
    Shame on you!

    • TITO

      It's in the catacombs

    • Qwerty

      We all now bad shit happens in mansion bowling alleys, particularly when combined with priests.

  • Smiggs

    It's a lot more useful than its intended purpose of worshiping invisible sky-people.

    • Billy

      Had me rollin'……………….a dubbie.

    • Deufrea

      Well… It isn't as useful as you might think. You see now it costs 7.4 million dollars and only a very wealthy person/family could buy it. Then you have to take into account that the family who bought it must be very wealthy and must have other homes. Therefore this house is just going to be empty much of the time or only serving one families needs.

      Now take into account what churches can do. Yes you are right that they are places to worship "invisible sky-people." (most likely one person/thing/being/whatever) But, they also can help the poor and are open to the public. Thus, a church can shelter many more people than 0 to 1 family. I believe that the church was more useful than this house, even though I think this would be a building I would by.

      Stop thinking about religion when it comes to religion and think about more parts of the big picture.

      • Smiggs

        I realize the Chive is not the place to have a religious debate, so I'll just stand by my original snark. If this were another forum, I'd happily joust theological with you.

        • Anonymous

          Religious people. Inventing excuses for 2011 years.

      • Monk

        Well, if the church could have successfully helped the poor and the public, it probably wouldn't have close to begin with right?

        • Tensay

          Im an atheist, but your comment has no logical basis. @ Monk

          • TITO

            I'm christian and I agree with the atheist!

  • mipo2010

    In the name of the Father the Son and the holy shit!!! 7.4 million. #1

  • Jake

    Its Mission Dolores, not Delores. In San Francisco, btw.

  • Pablo

    All he did was add furniture..

    • hMMMM

      prior to which he gutted the place, put new lighting, rooms, partitions, paint, counters, sinks, bathtubs…way to be a downer.

  • bettingonthecubs

    I've always wanted to f@ck in a church

    • poor johnny

      I take it you were never an altar boy

    • thetech2

      umm at the risk of being struck by lightning I di f&^% in a church and she made me do it she used to get so wound up going to church it made her feel like a bad bad girl and who am i to stop a bad girl

      • SinBaaad

        Hell yeah! I fucked in a church once … in the Pastor's office, no less. Yeaaahhhh …I'll be in hell if anyone wants me!

  • BentWrenches

    That's Sacrilege I Like Sacrilege!

  • thrillho

    Lotsa places to sit

  • aaron

    I hope he doesn't have any little boys.

  • wocmontana

    it would give you a pretty guilty conscious to have sex in that house

    • jim

      Because the fairy god father is watching? WHEEEWWWW

    • CaptainInsano

      Personally I think it would add a little thrill

  • Spud

    Lex Luthor, eat your heart out.

  • Edward

    Not bad but you probably have to walk a mile just to take a leak

  • ProfessorJive

    I wonder if and how he got that weird church smell out…

  • Jason Ciotti

    I think it needs a disco ball.

  • Adam

    The guy loves his couches

  • MOAR

    Charleston, SC also has one…

  • Screwdriver

    I'd be banging hookers and midgets and worshiping Satan in this place….

  • Aaanonanananama

    I dislike the design choices, but the architecture is awesome.

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