In mid-2011, the old Gothic-style New Hope Baptist Church at 740 Tremont Street in the South End traded hands, with a Brookline-based developer pitching plans for six townhouse-style condos. It was just the latest then in the Hub's long run of church conversions, a trend that keeps holy-rolling along. One of those townhouses, a two-level corner unit, hit the sales market on Wednesday for a rather hefty price tag and not too many details. The Gibson Sotheby's listing offers no interior shots, only the ghostly rendering above and tantalizing descriptions such as: "A private garden entrance opens to a grand tiered foyer. The raised landing opens onto a tremendous living room with fireplace and a wall of arched windows facing the private fenced in garden." And: "The master suite is large enough to create a sitting area with plenty of closet space." This is not the first 740 Tremont townhouse to drop, but likely the most expensive yet.
The 4-BR, 3.5-BA, 4,729-square-foot Unit 5 is asking $4,500,000. It comes with two garaged parking spaces.
Update Dec. 10 3:35PM: Here's a new rendering via Gibson Sotheby's.
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