The conversion of the 139-year-old St. Augustine's Church at 225 Dorchester Street in South Boston was controversial pretty much from the moment it was proposed. Locals wanted the building, shuttered in 2004, to remain in some capacity (though they really had no use for it); they also wanted more parking out of any changes; and they most certainly did not see luxury condos as a solution to the neighborhood's chronic housing shortage. No matter: The city sided with the developers and 29 condos it would be (along with 27 parking spots). Those condos are now on the market.
Though interior listings are nonexistent and the project not yet finished, we have a sense from new listings of how much the Residences at 225 Dorchester Street are asking.
· Unit 2 is a 2-BR, 2.5-BA spread over 1,800 square feet. It wants $995,000 or about $552 a square foot.
· Unit 15 is also a 2-BR, 2.5-BA, though 300 square feet smaller. It wants $925,000 or about $616 a square foot.
· Unit 11 is a 2-BR, 2-BA over 1,300 square feet. It's asking $849,000 or $653 and change a foot.
Without mentioning the church specifically, the Jacob Carlin listings hint at the building's bones: There will be ceilings, for instance, "soaring 20 feet high and huge windows allowing excellent natural light." Heavenly.
· Southie Developers Damned If They Do, Damned If They Don't [Curbed Boston]
· Our Debuts archive [Curbed Boston]