This Quirky Converted Church Is On Sale for $525K—And It Has an Indoor Swing!

published Jul 25, 2019
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Rejoice in the experience of touring this extraordinary New England home, now on the market for $525,000. Originally built in 1900 as a church, this Falls Village home in Connecticut has been converted into a home perfect for those looking for a weekend escape from a demanding life, a haven for entertaining or celebration, or anyone who loves a simply divine home (in all senses of the word).

As you approach the one-acre property, you’ll notice the traditional church exterior has been preserved and stands tall among lush foliage. The interior, however, is anything but traditional. Step into the main room and find stunning oversized windows and chestnut-beamed ceilings that command your attention. There’s also a suspended swing(!) to tempt even the most steadfast to revel in this home’s unique energy. Beyond the entry room lies a dedicated living space ideal for entertaining guests. With a wooden accent wall and Count Rumford fireplace, this spot is truly heaven.

If things get too noisy below, sneak off for some solitude in the bell tower, accessible by a curved spiral staircase through the choir loft above. Also upstairs are two natural-light filled bedrooms and one modern bathroom. One of the bedrooms even features a stained-glass window and classic mural.

Downstairs, there’s an oversized kitchen and dining space large enough for entertaining. It features modern amenities and appliances but also nods to the property’s tradition. Take note of the unique light fixture hanging above the breakfast space and the distressed wood floors. On the main floor, too, lies another guest room and full bath.

Interested in what life is really like living in a converted church (and why it seems like they’re so commonly on the market today)? Here, one homeowner shares her story.

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