Today we're hopping the boat over to Catalina and checking out this converted church in Avalon. The 1929 building was designed by Hollywood High grad Hans Wallner and modeled "after a chapel in Santa Croce, Italy." The current owner has converted it into a duplex--the top unit, in case you couldn't tell, is the former congregation space (we kind of love how the staging is doing nothing at all to tone down the churchiness), and can only be used as a vacation rental. Last sold in 2010 for $563,000, the old church is now asking $1.88 million.
· 209 E. Whittley Ave Avalon, CA 90704 [Zephyr Real Estate]