Brooklyn Church Converted into 3-Bedroom Condos
The three-unit building in Greenpoint boasts original church details, from spires to vaulted ceilings.
We always love the idea of churches converted into residences — you know you're always in store for some unusual architectural flourishes, like vaulted ceilings. This former Pentecostal church in Greenpoint is no exception.
The one-time house of worship, located at 541 Leonard Street, was converted into three loft-style apartments, all of which just hit the market after a brief stint as rentals. Each unit offers three bedrooms and three baths and ranges from 1,900 to 2,900 square feet. The ground-floor unit is a duplex with private backyard access. The middle-floor apartment offers private backyard access, as well. Though the top floor lacks a backyard, it does boast a terrace as well as soaring ceilings that bear the church's original wooden crossbeams. (In fact, ceilings never drop below 16 feet in any of the units.)
Other original details include arched windows and a pair of spires. The facade, which used to be vinyl, was replaced with reclaimed brick — an upgrade, for sure. We're also fans of the wide-plank oak floors and Brazilian walnut cabinets.
Priced between $2.3 million and $2.5 million, these are some of the most expensive homes in North Brooklyn, certainly in Greenpoint. "It's so different from anything in Greenpoint," Corcoran broker Deborah Rieders told the New York Daily News. "Even the lofts in Williamsburg, they're pretty raw. The finishes here are unparalleled."