Five Unique Converted Homes You Can Buy Right Now
Searching for a home with a story? From a former Salem schoolhouse to a church home complete with confessionals and an altar, these Massachusetts residences are overflowing with character.
A Church-Turned-10,000 Square Foot Residence
110 Highland Ave., Hull
Size: 10,040 square feet
Rather than being divided up into condos, this Hull Village building serves as one majestic single-family. Stunning woodwork, stained glass, confessionals, an altar, and even a statue of Mary remain intact, waiting for a creative owner’s reimagination.
A Bright Victorian Schoolhouse in Salem
1 Broad St. #11, Salem
Size: 1,429 square feet
School never looked so cool. High ceilings and tall, arched windows date back to 1900 inside of this former brick schoolhouse.
A Condo in the Former Concord Baptist Church
201 W Brookline St. #204, South End
Size: 2,756 square feet
Looking for a miracle? Take a look at this former South End religious sanctuary. Its stunning arched windows with lattice panes, soaring cathedral ceilings, and beautiful modern renovation work might just be the answer to your house-hunting prayers.
A Warehouse Loft in the Seaport
319 A St. #208, South Boston
Size: 1,043 square feet
Once a leather warehouse, now a chic two-bedroom condo. This Fort Point roost is full of exposed brick, wooden beams, and authentic industrial charm.
A Penthouse Rental in a Converted Southie Church
45 West Broadway #PH4, South Boston
Size: 1,600 square feet
If you’re not in a place to commit to a home purchase, try renting this stunning penthouse. There’s no mistaking the building, topped with a cross, for anything but a former church. And the design holds up inside, too—beautiful wood beams, vaulted ceilings, lofted spaces, and skylights abound. The private balcony is nice, too.