Fixer-Upper Friday: Neighborhood Chapel Needs Some Love
Location: 95 Rockland Street in West Roxbury—part of a quiet residential neighborhood.
Stats: 2 floors, 2 baths, 4,520 square feet
Listing Price: $395,000
Listing Agent: Ed Egan, Donahue Real Estate Co., 617-763-0983, donahuere.com.
With stained-glass windows and religious artwork intact, this West Roxbury church is a unique find for buyers looking to turn a house of worship into a dream property. Many know the address as the former home of the Chapel of Roger and St. Mary—a small Catholic Church with a history dating back to 1973. Inside, the sanctuary has sloped ceilings with 24 pews and a raised alter in front. The exterior walls of the chapel are lined with stained glass windows in excellent condition. A lower-level basement consists of a common area, an office, two half-baths, a kitchen, and a furnace room. Because of the property’s current condition, it’s no longer used for church services. Zoned as a commercial property by the City of Boston, interested buyers could request residential zoning depending on plans.