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Gracefully Converted Pennsylvania Church Wants $749K

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Location: Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania
Price: $749,000
The Skinny: How's this 141-year-old chapel for a living room? Built in 1873, the stucco-over-stone church once known as St. Joseph's at Marienstein was renovated into a "chic and sophisticated residence" in the early 2000s. Marketing materials show three bedrooms in the converted dwelling, which comes on 1.5 acres in the unincorporated Pennsylvania village of Upper Black Eddy, about 70 miles from New York City and 55 from Philadelphia. The ceiling murals in the sanctuary have been restored, and the space also has gorgeous antique pendant lights, ornate moldings, and stained-glass windows still intact.

Two huge bookcases flank the apse, which is now used as a dining room, connected to a "high-end kitchen" that opens out onto a flagstone patio with surrounding gardens. At the opposite end of the chapel, the lofted second floor seating area has been converted into a family room, complete with old wood floors and an "incredible Samuel Yellin ironwork railing" from the historic Packard Building in Philadelphia. The asking price is $749K.


· 390 Marienstein [Redfin]