"In 100 feet you will reach your destination." Imagine picking up a date for the first time and your car's navigation leads you right outside a church. Some of you might turn right around, but no, contrary to what you think, you're not about to star in the next Stephen King thriller. Quiet the contrary, your date could be living in one of the most unique and historic lofts you'll ever come across. If you like open rooms and ridiculously high ceilings then take a look at some of these converted churches for sale around the Boston area.
The old First Methodist Church in Prospect Hill, Somerville, was originally built in the 1860's but converted for residential use in 2006. It is currently on the market for $915,000. What does that get you? This three bedroom, two and a half bathroom comes equipped with a state of the art SieMatic kitchen, exposed beams, parking for two and of course dramatic stained-glass peaked windows.
Over the river in Cambridge, St. Hedwig Church, located between Northpoint and Kendall Square is once again on the market. Originally built in 1939 and converted in 1998, the church was first deemed "home" in September of 1999. This three bedroom, two and a half bathroom has surfaced once again. The 2,017-square-foot triplex complete with indoor and outdoor terraces, skylights and towering arched ceilings could be yours for an asking price of $750,000.
A little further outside of the city, in Watertown's Mt. Auburn neighborhood, another converted place-of-worship is on the market. The location of Watertown's First Baptist Church, now renamed Mount Auburn Village, is comprised of ten condominiums and two two-family town-homes.