The former South Congregational Church in Carroll Gardens was ahead of the curve, real estate-wise: While the past few years have seen dozens of houses of worship converted to residential spaces, this 19th-century church became condos all the way back in 1984. This means the apartments—like this one-bedroom, which is now renting for $3,500 per month—have some pretty cool decorative touches: double-height, vaulted ceilings; original stained-glass windows; and Gothic accents throughout. The potential cons: The kitchen is a bit dated, and there's the whole loft-bed thing to consider. But hey, maybe the drama of the apartment makes up for that.
Listing: 360 Court Street #21 [StreetEasy]