Condos In Renovated Churches

Churches and synagogues converted to condos often result in dramatic spaces with soaring ceilings, beautiful oversized windows and preserved architectural details.  A number of former churches have been turned into condos in Cambridge, Somerville and Watertown.  Loft buyers will appreciate the wide open spaces in these reused buildings.

Converted Churches and Synagogues in Cambridge

99 Otis St Cambridge Lofts

99 Otis St Cambridge Lofts

99 Otis Street Cambridge

The Saint Hedwig Church was built in 1939 and converted to condos in 1998.  There are four multi-level lofts and heated garage parking. Condos range in size from 1308 to 2017 sq.ft.  Two units were on the market this year for $689,000 and $699,000.

CHECK FOR AVAILABLE CONDOS AT 99 OTIS ST

 

101 3rd St Cambridge Condos

101 3rd St Cambridge Condos

101 Third Street, East Cambridge – James Greene Condos

The church at 101 Third Street in East Cambridge is one of the oldest church buildings in Cambridge.  Built in 1827 as a Unitarian church it became the Holy Cross Church in 1940.  In 2000 it was converted to four luxury condos. The condos ranged in size from 1300 to 3160 sq.ft. and sold for $585,000 to $1,300,000. 

CHECK FOR CONDOS FOR SALE AT 101 THIRD ST

 

238 Columbia St

238 Columbia St

238 Columbia Street – Art Space Condos

In 1901 the first synagogue was built in Cambridge at 238 Columbia Street.  The Beth Israel Synagogue was converted to ten artists’  live / work lofts in the early 1980s.  Condo buyers do not need to be artists to buy in the building.  A 1115 sq.ft. unit sold in 2009 for $420,000.

CHECK FOR CONDOS FOR SALE AT 238 COLUMBIA ST

Converted Churches in Somerville

Renovated Church in Davis Square

Renovated Church in Davis Sq

Orange Hall Lofts – 7 Park Avenue

The former church at 7 Park Avenue in the heart of Davis Square was converted to three enormous lofts in 2000.  Condos range in size from 3522 to 6136 sq.ft.

 

CHECK FOR LOFTS FOR SALE AT 7 PARK AVE, SOMERVILLE

 

Sanctuary Lofts

Sanctuary Lofts

The Sanctuary Lofts – 60 Tufts St Somerville

The Sanctuary, 17 loft condos  in a former church with a new modern addition, was developed in 2000.  The church structure was built in 1869 as the First Universalist Church and then became the Orpheum Theatre in 1916.  The lofts have ceilings as high as 30′ and many have multi-level layouts.  In 2008 a 1446 sq.ft. condo sold for $395,000 and a foreclosed unit sold for $310,000.

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1 Summer St Somerville

1 Summer St Somerville

1 Summer Street Somerville

The First Methodist Church in Union Square was built in the 1860s and converted to seven condos in 2006.  Condos range in size from 1200 to 4574 sq.ft. and ceiling heights in some of the units soar to 60 ft.  Each condo has garage parking and there is an elevator.  A 2465 sq.ft. three-bedroom condo sold for $850,000 in 2007.

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Churches Converted to Condos In Watertown

Two large churches have recently been converted to condominiums in Watertown MA.

Bell Tower Place

Bell Tower Place

Bell Tower Place Condos – 444 Mount Auburn St

The former St. Theresa’s Church has been converted to seven condominiums with two additional units in the former rectory.  Condos have high end finishes, central air conditioning, a fireplace, and garage parking.  Much of the interior detail in the 100-year old church has been incorporated into these stunning condos.  Bell Tower Place is marketed by Hammond Residential.

SEE CONDOS FOR SALE AT BELL TOWER PLACE

Renovated Church in Watertown

Renovated Church in Watertown

Mount Auburn Village – 134 Mt Auburn Street

Eight of the 14 units at Mount Auburn Village near Watertown Square are in the former First Baptist Church.  The condos have dramatic layouts with one unit featuring amazing views from the former bell tower. The condos are listed by Gail Roberts of Coldwell Banker in Cambridge.

SEE CONDOS FOR SALE AT MOUNT AUBURN VILLAGE 

 

Like the idea of living in a former church?  How about a former school? Check out:

Condos in Renovated Schools in Medford

Cambridge and Somerville Renovated School Condos

 

 

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321 Harvard Street Cambridge – Stone Chapel Condos

Stone Chapel Condos at 321 Harvard St, Cambridge Mass

Stone Chapel Condos at 321 Harvard St, Cambridge Mass

The condo building at 321 Harvard Street in Cambridge MA is often referred to as the “Stone Chapel” condos because of the eye catching  church tower entry. 

This was originally the site of a Unitarian church designed in 1911 by architects Newhall and Blevins, a Boston firm that designed more than 40 buildings in Cambridge including The Castle at 10 Dana Street and the Inman Square fire station.

A 1974 fire damaged the church building which was subsequently torn down, leaving only the stone tower. A 30 unit brick apartment building was then built around the stone church tower.

Today the building houses 30 one and two-bedroom condos.  Cambridge real estate buyers will appreciate the modern amenities and proximity to Central Square and Harvard Square.

321 Harvard Street Cambridge MA Condos Feature:

  • Multi-level layouts
  • Garage parking
  • Elevator building
  • Central air conditioning
  • In-unit laundry hookups
  • Balcony
  • Large common yard
  • Storage
  • Condo fee includes heat and hot water
  • Professionally managed
  • Pets are not allowed

321 Harvard Street Real Estate Sales

There hasn’t been a sale in the building since 2005 when

  • A one-bedroom with 1.5 baths sold for $346,500
  • A two-bedroom condo with 1.5 baths sold for $415,000

If condos are available in the building they’ll appear below.  Click on the small photo for additional information and more photographs.

 

MORE CAMBRIDGE CONDOS

88 Hancock Street

276 Harvard Street – The Elmhurst

University Green in Harvard Square

 

The Stone Chapel Condos are at 321 Harvard Street, Cambridge MA 02139

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15 Upland Road Cambridge – Condos In Porter Square

Condos at 15 Upland Rd Cambridge Mass

Condos at 15 Upland Rd Cambridge Mass

15 Upland Road in Cambridge MA is a six-unit condo building in Porter Square at the base of Avon Hill.  The building style is what I call a “double triple-decker”. 

This former apartment building was gutted, renovated and converted to condos in 2000.  My friend lived there when it was under rent control and I can attest to the transformation.

The building is in the heart of Porter Square.  Roll out of bed, grab a bagel at Bruegger’s, and hop on the Red Line T or commuter rail across the street. Down Mass Ave in one direction is Harvard Square, or head in the other direction to Davis Square.

15 Upland Road Cambridge MA Condo Features

  • Two bedroom condos with one bath
  • Open living / dining / kitchen
  • Granite counters, stainless steel appliances
  • Bay windows
  • Crown molding
  • In-unit laundry
  • Marble bath
  • Central air conditioning
  • Back deck
  • Hardwood floors
  • Storage

15 Upland Rd Cambridge MA Real Estate Sales

There hasn’t been a sale in the building since 2007 when a top floor unit sold for $415,000.

If a condo is available in the building it will appear below.  Click on the small photo for more information and additonal photographs.

 

15 Upland Road, Cambridge MA 02140 is a three-story, six-unit condo building.

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2427 Mass Ave Cambridge – Trolley Square Condos

2427 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA - Trolley Square Condos

2427 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA - Trolley Square Condos

2427 Mass Ave in Cambridge, the Trolley Square Condos, is a mansard-style building built in 1999.  There are seven two-bedroom condos in the complex.

The building is located in North Cambridge by the intersection of Cameron Ave where the bike path crosses Mass Ave.  Davis Square is nearby and restaurants and shops line the street as you walk towards Porter Square and Harvard Square.

2427 Mass Ave Cambridge Features

  • Two bedroom condos with 1 – 2.5 baths
  • Condos range in size from 660 – 1433 sq.ft.
  • Decks
  • In-unit laundry
  • Storage area
  • Garage parking
  • Central air conditioning
  • Up to two pets with permission of trustees

2427 Mass Ave Cambridge Real Estate Sales

The most recent sale in the building was a two bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1,344 sq.ft. unit that sold for $463,750 in 2006.

If condos are available in the building they’ll appear below.  Click on the small photo for more information and additional photos.

 

Other Cambridge Condo Buildings:

177 Pemberton St – Townhouses

One Russell Street Cambridge

Newport Road Condos

 

Still want to see more?  Click on the Property Info or Cambridge Condos link below for info about many more local condominium buildings.

 

Trolley Square Condos are located at 2427 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02140.

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931 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge Condos

931 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139 - Doorman Building Near Harvard Square

931 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139 - Doorman Building Near Harvard Square

931 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge is a 13-story luxury condo building built in 1988.

There are 53 condos in this elevator building.  Located on Mass Ave between Harvard and Central Square, there’s a Red Line subway stop in either direction.  With a 24 hour concierge this is one of the few doorman buildings near Harvard Square.

931 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA Features

  • Elevator building
  • One bedrooms with 1.5 baths
  • Two-bedroom, two-bath condos
  • In-unit washer and dryer
  • Marble baths
  • Central air conditioning
  • Garage or outdoor parking
  • Storage
  • Common garden and patio
  • Heat and hot water included in condo fee

931 Mass Ave Cambridge MA – Recent Real Estate Sales

  • A 5th floor one bedroom with 1.5 baths sold in 2008 for $353,782 in 2008
  • An 11th floor two bedroom, two bath condo on the 5th floor sold for $539,000 in 2007
  • The most expensive sale in the building to date was a 1950 sq.ft. penthouse condo that sold for $1,365,000 in 2005

 

If condos are available in the building they’ll show below.  Click on the small photo for more information and additional photographs.

 

More Cambridge condos:

1600 Mass Ave

University Green

Thomas Graves Landing 

One Russell Street Cambridge

Want to see even more condominums in Cambridge? Click on the Cambridge Condos tag link below or click on the MLS Search button at the top of the page to see all Cambridge real estate for sale.

 

Info about sales at 931 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02139 from MLSpin

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241 – 255 River Street Cambridge Condos

Condos at 241 - 255 River Street, Cambridge Mass

Condos at 241 - 255 River Street, Cambridge Mass

The condos at 241 – 255 River Street in Cambridge MA were built by noted developer David Aposhian in 2000.  Cambridge real estate buyers will recognize Aposhian’s trademark style – the stained cedar shingled siding, dark green trim, large windows, and beautifully landscaped courtyard setting with brick paths and granite walls.

There are four buildings in the complex and twenty units.  Three of the buildings have three-story townhouses. The 241 River Street building has ten units with one to three bedrooms on one or two levels.

Some of the River Street townhouses are set behind the front building and a number overlook Hoyt Field with its playground, tennis courts, and ball field. 

Located close to the Charles River and Central Square with easy access to Memorial Drive, Storrow Drive and the Mass Pike.

Condos At 241 – 255 River St Cambridge Features

  • Most townhouses are approx. 1400-1500 sq.ft.
  • Units at 241 River Street are 430 – 1209 sq.ft. in size
  • Townhouses have built-ins and skylights
  • Some townhouses have central air conditioning
  • Many units have carport parking
  • Natural wood trim, large windows, vaulted ceilings
  • Hardwood floors
  • Condos at 241 River Street are 430 – 1209 sq.ft.

241 – 255 River Street – Recent Sales

  • A 1679 sq.ft three-bedroom townhouse sold in 2009 for $599,000
  • The last sale at 241 River Street was in 2005 when a two-bedroom flat sold for $365,000

 

If condos are available in the complex they’ll appear below. Click on the small photo for additional photos and more information.

 

 

Click on the MLS SEARCH button at the top of the page to search the MLS or click on the Cambridge Condos tag link below for info about other Cambridge condo complexes.  And, as always, I’d be happy to schedule a showing for anything that catches your eye.  You can email me or call me at 617-504-1737.

 

Addresses for the condos at 241-255 River Street include 241 River Street Units 1 -10, 245 River Street Units 1-3, 247 River Street Units 1 -3, 249 River Street, 251 River Street, 253 River St, and 255 River St, Cambridge MA 02139.

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88 Hancock St Cambridge MA

88 Hancock Street Cambridge MA

Condos at 88 Hancock Street Cambridge MA

88 Hancock Street Cambridge  MA Condos   This handsome Colonial Revival style building was designed by architect John A. Hasty in 1894. Hasty designed many  Cambridge buildings of the period including the Newport Road condos and the  Washingtonian on Washington and Linnaean.  Originally designed as eight units, the building was reconfigured as 16 units in 1914.  Today it houses 16 one and two-bedroom condos.

The building sits on Hancock Street near the intersection with Mass Ave, just around the corner from shops, bookstores, cafes, restaurants, stores and pubs.  Midway between Harvard and Central Square, this is a convenient location for students at the Business School.

Renovated in the early 1980s, some condos have subsequently been updated. 

The common entry and staircase is memorable – the wood wainscoting continues up the stairhall and the mosaic tile floor is unusual and beautiful.

88 Hancock Street Cambridge MA Features

  • One and two-bedroom condos
  • Ranging in size from 499 to 804 sq.ft.
  • High ceilings
  • Exposed brick wall
  • Fireplace in some units
  • Common laundry
  • Basement storage
  • On street parking

Recent Real Estate Sales at 88 Hancock St Cambridge MA

  • A 4th floor two-bedroom condo sold for $402,500 in 2008
  • A 4th floor one-bedroom condominium sold for $270,000 in 2009

 

If condos are available in the building they’ll appear below.  Click on the small photo for additional photos and more information.

 

SEARCH FOR CAMBRIDGE CONDOS

 

Info about sales at 88 Hancock Street, Cambridge Mass 02139 is from MLSpin

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52 Garden St – Cambridge Condos

Condominums at 52 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Condominums at 52 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

52 Garden Street Cambridge MA – Cambridge Condos  Cambridge real estate buyers looking for a condo  in one of the city’s classic brick buildings will want to check out 52 Garden Street.

Located near Harvard Square, 52 Garden Street is what’s referred to as a “Harlow Building” in Cambridge and was designed by architect Hamilton Harlow in 1924. These handsome brick apartment buildings have classic layouts, nice detail, multiple exposures, and better closets than you’d expect in buildings of this period.

The 42-unit elevator building was converted to condos in 2002.  There are two large basement units. The other units are studios, one bedrooms, and one bedrooms with study ranging in size from 359 to 1083 sq.ft.

52 Garden Street Cambridge MA Features

  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood floors
  • Common laundry
  • Common landscaped patio
  • Pets with permission
  • Basement storage and bike storage
  • Heat and hot water included in the condo fee

Recent Real Estate Sales at 52 Garden St Cambridge MA

  • A 3rd floor studio sold for $298,500 in 2008
  • A 1422 sq.ft. basement condo sold for $410,000 in 2008
  • A 921 sq.ft. one-bedroom with study sold for $$415,000 in 2009

 

If condos are available in the building they’ll appear below. Click on the small photo for additional pictures and more information.

 

Click on the Cambridge Condos link below to read about other condominium buildings or Search The MLS for Cambridge Condos For Sale.

52 Garden Street Cambridge MA condo sales info is from MLSpin.

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