In Weston, Connecticut, about an hour-and-a-half drive from NYC, you can buy this amazingly converted church for $865,000, the price of a very tiny one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Built in 1890, the former Swedish church has been transformed into a quirky yet beautiful single-family home, complete with stained-glass windows, cathedral ceilings, and wooden ceilings beams. At 2,382 square feet, it has three bedrooms, plus a lovely rear patio.
The church was founded by Swedish immigrants and today is listed on the State Register of Historic Places.
Upon entering, you’re in the large living/dining room, which feels even larger thanks to its beamed cathedral ceilings. Here, you’ll find the first stained-glass window, as well as low built-ins beneath the windows and a floor-to-ceiling library.
The eat-in kitchen feels like stepping back in time. There are vintage tile floors, shiplap walls, a wooden ceiling that doubles as a pot rack, and a commercial-grade range. In the walk-in butler’s pantry, you’ll find a dishwasher, Subzero fridge, wash sink, and access to an expansive stone patio.
Above the kitchen is a super cool loft, that, as the listing says, is “Great for curling up with a good book!” This is actually the bell tower of the church.
Also on the main floor is the primary bedroom suite, which is located in the apse of the church (hence the domed ceiling). It has a full en-suite bathroom.
The stairway landing has been transformed into a cozy office nook.
Downstairs, there are two bedrooms and a modern full bathroom.
There’s also a laundry room and a mudroom that leads to the backyard.
The stone patio is great for outdoor entertaining, and beyond the woodsy landscape adds to the magical setting.
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Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens