SOLD Small Church & Hall | Lease-to-Own or Sale | Howard County
Acreage: 1.47 +/- acres
Address: 13801 Howard Road
County: Howard County
A small country church and freestanding hall in Howard County, this affordable property is ideal for a growing congregation who would rather own than rent. Located in a tranquil, rural part of the county, the church is only 10 minutes away from Columbia, but offers nearly 1.5 acres with mature trees and bucolic neighborhood views. The property is sold “as is,” and needs work to bring it up-to-date. Priced to be competitive with a single-family home, rather than a commercial property, the true value is in the land and assembly permit (rare in the Columbia area). As a renovation project the church and hall have plenty of creative possibilities for improvement, including expansion. A congregation has endless opportunities for customizing the property. Because the Brown’s Chapel cemetery is included in the sale, the seller can provide a buyer incentive. It should be understood that the purchaser is not responsible for the maintenance of headstones or any other items. The buyer responsibility extends only to mowing and lawn care (which a buyer would handle regardless of how the land was used). Lease-to-own an option.
For the DIY enthusiast -- rarely are we able to offer for sale a church that is suitable for conversion to a single-family home. The former Brown’s Chapel UMC is an ideal candidate for repurposing – and offers the added bonus of Howard County schools and a tranquil, rural setting. The brick addition creating the front vestibule is believed to date from the 1950s, and contains restrooms and an office. Because it has both a church and a freestanding hall, the property offers a “2-for-the price-of-1” value. The hall has endless creative possibilities: artist/dancer’s studio, workshop, guest house, party space, pool cabana, garage. Let your imagination be your guide.
Additional Property Highlights:
· Sanctuary furniture & fixtures convey, along with shed.
· Buyer incentive for lawn care upkeep for small cemetery.
· Well and septic.
· Quiet, rural neighborhood with mature trees.
· 10 mins from Rte. 29 and Columbia.
Brown Chapel - Historic Inventory
Brown Chapel - Flyer