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As a Cambridge real estate agent, the city squares of Cambridge, Somerville and Medford and the town centers of Arlington, Watertown and Belmont, Massachusetts are my home turf. And as a lifelong New Englander who’s lived within twenty miles of Boston most of my life, I can introduce you to other nearby towns as we search for your new home. If you’re planning to sell your home in Cambridge, MA or nearby you’ll find plenty of info about the home selling process here too. Questions? Send me an email or call me at 617-504-1737.

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.



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. 



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.


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.




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.



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.


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.


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.



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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