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Religious Conversions: Four Hub Chances to Wake Up in Church

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This week in Curbed Comparisons, four different apartments, all currently for sale, carved from converted churches.

We'll start in Prospect Hill in Somerville, with a 3-BR, 2.5-BA asking $915,000 (it got $850,000 when last it sold in August 2007). It's got 45-foot ceilings in some places as well as peaked, stained-glass windows and two garaged parking spaces. The 2,465-square-foot condo was carved from the old First Methodist Church, which was built in the 1860s and converted in 2006.
· Listing: 1 Summer Street, #6 [Zillow]

Now over to Watertown and another 3-BR, 2.5-BA, this time in the converted First Baptist Church. The 2,529-square-foot condo seems oddly muted (no cathedral ceilings, for one thing) though there is some original detailing, like marble and stone; and you can't go wrong with garaged parking (though one spot instead of two). It's asking $949,000.
· Listing: 134 Mount Auburn Street, #7 [Gibson Sotheby's]


Still in Watertown, we find a 3-BR, 3.5-BA, 3,850-square-foot aerie in the century-old building that was St. Theresa's. This condo makes serious use of the old church's ceilings (heights run to 30 feet) as well as its peaked windows, especially on the upper level. Yours for $1,075,000 after a $115K price-chop last month.
· Listing: 444 Mount Auburn Street, #4 [Zillow]

St. Hedwig Church in Cambridge lasted barely two generations: 1939-1998. A year after its conversion, this 3-BR, 2.5-BA, 2,017-square-foot, winding triplex traded for $440,000. It's now asking $750,000. It's perhaps the loftiest of the five apartments here, with plenty of open space, arched everything, skylights, and interior and exterior terraces. There's garaged parking, too. Praise be.
· Listing: 99 Otis Street, #3 [Zillow]

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