On The Market: 90 Park Street, Brookline
A penthouse…in a church?
If you want your home to reflect your quest for the unique, there’s a perfect penthouse in Brookline with your name on it. At 90 Park Street, just two blocks from Coolidge Corner next to St. Mark’s Park, sits St. Marks church, which was converted to 20 apartment units back in the 1980s.
In approaching the building, it looks like a standard church, as the entryway retains the original woodwork due to the building’s status as a historical landmark. Because of this, the façade of the church can’t be touched or changed. “It’s sort of a time capsule, which is great,” says Coldwell Banker listing agent Gayle McAdams.
Though the building is traditional, the apartments lend themselves to more creative interpretation. When the building was subdivided, the architects tried to keep the significant architectural detail intact, while the extremely high ceilings offered the opportunity to divide the living space in very interesting ways.
Thanks to this layout, each of the units is unique. As it is the penthouse, #45 has round, arched ceilings (don’t forget to check out the carving of St. Patrick in the loft), and a broad, open feel. Though the stained glass has been removed from the windows to allow residents to see out, they retain their original circular shape, typical for a church.
A few minutes walk from Coolidge corner, this nestled park building is just blocks away from shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores with and easy T access.
90 Park Street, #45, Brookline
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half
Area: Coolidge Corner