Property Crush

A Sunny 1,200-Square-Foot 2-Bedroom in a Former Brooklyn Church

published Jun 20, 2017
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If you have a love for older homes, but a desire for modern amenities this apartment could be the perfect compromise. This former church and school in a landmarked district of Brooklyn was converted to condos in 2005. Arrive home to a beautiful, historic brick exterior and then enjoy all the modern comforts of home.


  • 401 Hicks Street, Unit B5A, Brooklyn, NY
  • Located in the Cobble Hill Historic District
  • $1,420,000
  • 2 bed • 2 bath • 1,200 square foot condo
  • Property website

Things We Love About This Property Crush:

  • Although this building overlooks the sunken Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, it features CitiQuiet windows and top-floor views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
  • The building is the former site of St. Peter’s Church and Academy (built in 1858) and retains the charming brick facade. The interior was converted to luxury condominiums in 2005. You also get to tell people you live at “The Arches”.
  • Inhabitants share a landscaped common courtyard.
  • Ceilings! The first level boasts 23″ high ceilings.
  • The master bedroom skylight!
  • The kitchen is small but sunny and includes Wolf, Bosch and Whirlpool stainless appliances.
  • Unlike many Brooklyn 2-bedrooms, both bedrooms are ample size (17’4″ x 11’2″ and 13’6″ x 13’7″.

Could this be the home for you? The home is listed by Compass. You can learn more about this home here.

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