Asking $525K, this historic Connecticut church conversion is the perfect creative sanctuary

Posted On Wed, July 24, 2019 By

Posted On Wed, July 24, 2019 By In adaptive reuse, Connecticut, Cool Listings, Interiors

Located a tiny village in Canaan, CT–it’s the second smallest in the state–this former church in a historic district is currently home to a prominent artist and architectural designer. And we can see why it might be the perfect creative recharging space. There’s even a reading nook in the bell tower. Built in roughly 1900, the two-bedroom single-family home at 24 Beebe Hill Road is on the market for $525,000.

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

The huge main room anchors the residence. At 30 feet wide, nearly 60 feet long and 30 feet high, the light-filled space makes quite an impression.

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

Beneath the original chestnut-beamed ceiling there’s plenty of room for entertaining. At one end is a seating area anchored by a historic Count Rumford fireplace.

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

The stunning renovated kitchen is both rustic and modern. It’s well equipped to handle large scale events or intimate dinners with carefully designed custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances.

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

Up a graceful curved staircase are two bedrooms and a modern bath.

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

The building’s original choir loft offers access to the bell tower which is a fantastic spot for reading and relaxing.

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

24 Beebe Hill Road, Connecticut, adaptive reuse, church, church conversion, cool listings

An additional room and another full bath on the main level are handy for extra guests or as workspace. The home is surrounded by an acre of land that’s perfect for events or family gatherings–or a game of croquet. The storybook New England town of Falls Village makes this unique home even more of an ideal tranquil escape.

[Listing: 24 Beebe Hill Road by Rick Distel and Julie Einhorn for Compass]

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Photo Credit: Michael Bowman courtesy of Compass.

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Neighborhoods : Canaan,Litchfield County

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