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16 Religious Buildings Converted Into Co-ops and Condos

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New Yorkers' real estate prayers are regularly answered (sorry) with the conversion of churches, synagogues, and other religious buildings into co-ops and condos. Interesting history, arched windows, and occasional stained glass?what more could a buyer or renter want? Here now, a map of 16 New York City buildings with formerly religious uses that are now residential. Know of one we've missed? Let us know in the comments and we'll update the map.

· Conversions coverage [Curbed]
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1. 450 Clinton Street

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450 Clinton St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

This 1856 building served as the Norwegian Seamen's Church from 1928 to 1984, according to one recent listing. The co-op conversion occurred in 1986, and the apartments were left with that church conversion trademark, arched windows. There's nothing for sale right now, but prices have averaged $779,000.

2. 360 Court Street

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360 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

This building was constructed as the South Congregational Church in the 1850s. Now it's a condominium with stained glass windows and cathedral ceilings.

3. The Arches at Cobble Hill

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401 Hicks St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The former St. Peter's Church, an 1850s building, went condo in 2004. There's one rather underwhelming 2BR, 2BA available now for $820,000.

4. Landmark on Strong Place

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58 Strong Place
Brooklyn, NY 11231

This Cobble Hill church very slowly turned itself into 24 luxury condos. The building is now, according to the website, close to 90 percent sold. The conversion salvaged some of the wood from the church for use in the finished units.

5. 99 Clinton Street

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99 Clinton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

There's one co-op on the market now in this converted Brooklyn Heights church. The apartment in question is a 2BR, 2.5BA asking $880,000. Which seems awfully low, but the maintenance is $1,360/month.

6. The Sanctuary

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264 Cumberland St
Brooklyn, NY 11205

This neo-gothic cathedral became a condo building on Fort Greene's Cumberland Street. A 1BR, 1.5BA is up for grabs at the moment, asking $959,000, one of the higher recent prices for the building.

7. 261 Skillman Street

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261 Skillman St
Brooklyn, NY 11205

A developer picked up this Bed-Stuy church for $4.1 million in 2008, and crews recently began demolishing the back of the church. Permits call for partial and interior demolition, with Karl Fischer as the architect of record, and the result will be 40 apartments, 31 underground parking spaces, and a community space.

8. 64 Havemeyer Street

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64 Havemeyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

A commenter reminded us of the former Convent of the Order of St. Dominic on Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg. After some financial struggle, the building was converted into an 11-unit co-op in 1996.

9. 167 North 6th Street

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167 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Rentals have just launched at the former St. Vincent de Paul Church rectory in Williamsburg, now a 10-unit residential building. There are a few church remnants—the priciest apartment, on the former parlor floor of the rectory, has floors made from milled beams taken from the actual church next door. (The conversion of the church itself is still in progress.) There are 13 active rental listings, asking between $4,500/month and $5,250/month.

10. St. Elias Church

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145 Kent St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

This church isn't open for inhabitants...yet. The building has been seeking a buyer for the past few years, though, and the ads have made much of the possibilities for condo or rental conversion. The property is currently off the market, but perhaps inquiries would be welcomed.

11. 70 Hester

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70 Hester St
New York, NY 10002

There isn't much of the former Roumanian Synagogue evident in the listing shots for 70 Hester Street. The three-story 1900 building now has two apartments, and its past lives include a stint as a speakeasy. The building is asking nearly $5 million and encouraging renovation for "residential, business or commercial use." Go to it, folks!

12. 317 East 8th Street

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317 E 8th St
New York, NY 10009

This synagogue building was converted into a townhouse in 2005. The 3BR, 2.5BA property has three terraces, Brazilian hardwood cherry floors, and windows that are replicas of the original synagogue windows. The property is for rent at a (reduced) $20,000/month.

13. The Abby Condominium

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205 E 16th St
New York, NY 10003

The Abbey Condominium is the former parish house of St. George's church, with high ceilings and stained glass still in the units. There are five apartments for sale and seven for rent at the moment. Lowest sale price: $2.19 million. Lowest rent: $7,500/month.

14. Novare

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134 W 4th St
New York, NY 10012

This 1860 Romanesque Revival church is now a condo designed by FLANK—and it's the place where Jude Law threw fruit at NYU students. There's nothing on the market in the building right now, but the average sale price in the past has been $3.612 million.

15. 143 West 13th Street

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143 W 13th St
New York, NY 10011

This Greek Revival church was built in 1846 and converted into a co-op by Stephen B. Jacobs. These days the average sale price is around $1.646 million. Unit #302 is is asking $1.695 million.

16. 422 West 20th Street

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422 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011

Buyers lined up, LIC style, when this General Theological Seminary dorm-to-condo conversion opened in Chelsea earlier this year. Okay, so this one isn't quite a former church, but building residents do get access to the seminary's gated Close across the street. Right now there are two units available, a 2BR for $1.215 million and a parlor-level 1BR for $1.285 million.

17. West Building

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455 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011

The General Theological Seminary's West Building—Chelsea's second-oldest—is undergoing conversion into 23 pricey condos. Preservation specialists Beyer Blinder Belle are helping developer the Brodsky Organization stay within landmark guidelines on this one.

18. 329 East 63rd Street

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329 E 63rd St
New York, NY 10065

This building used to be a convent, a commenter points out. In fact, it appears to have been the Dominic Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary. Now it's a rental, with units in the $1,500/month to $3,900/month range.

19. 455 Central Park West

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455 Central Park West
New York, NY 10025

The chapel of this former cancer hospital became a bonkers apartment that took quite some time to sell in its most recent attempt. It finally went for $8 million; the seller had spent somewhere around $5 million on a renovation that added gold leaf and antique French stone floors.

20. 88 Morningside

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88 morningside avenue
New York, NY

88 Morningside is the least traditional "conversion" mapped here. In fact, the Church of the Master, which formerly stood on this site, was demolished to make way for apartments. The result is 88 Morningside, a 73-unit building big on its "Columbia Area" connection. Right now there's one unit in contract and zero active listings.

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1. 450 Clinton Street

450 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

This 1856 building served as the Norwegian Seamen's Church from 1928 to 1984, according to one recent listing. The co-op conversion occurred in 1986, and the apartments were left with that church conversion trademark, arched windows. There's nothing for sale right now, but prices have averaged $779,000.

450 Clinton St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

2. 360 Court Street

360 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

This building was constructed as the South Congregational Church in the 1850s. Now it's a condominium with stained glass windows and cathedral ceilings.

360 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

3. The Arches at Cobble Hill

401 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The former St. Peter's Church, an 1850s building, went condo in 2004. There's one rather underwhelming 2BR, 2BA available now for $820,000.

401 Hicks St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

4. Landmark on Strong Place

58 Strong Place, Brooklyn, NY 11231

This Cobble Hill church very slowly turned itself into 24 luxury condos. The building is now, according to the website, close to 90 percent sold. The conversion salvaged some of the wood from the church for use in the finished units.

58 Strong Place
Brooklyn, NY 11231

5. 99 Clinton Street

99 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

There's one co-op on the market now in this converted Brooklyn Heights church. The apartment in question is a 2BR, 2.5BA asking $880,000. Which seems awfully low, but the maintenance is $1,360/month.

99 Clinton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

6. The Sanctuary

264 Cumberland St, Brooklyn, NY 11205

This neo-gothic cathedral became a condo building on Fort Greene's Cumberland Street. A 1BR, 1.5BA is up for grabs at the moment, asking $959,000, one of the higher recent prices for the building.

264 Cumberland St
Brooklyn, NY 11205

7. 261 Skillman Street

261 Skillman St, Brooklyn, NY 11205

A developer picked up this Bed-Stuy church for $4.1 million in 2008, and crews recently began demolishing the back of the church. Permits call for partial and interior demolition, with Karl Fischer as the architect of record, and the result will be 40 apartments, 31 underground parking spaces, and a community space.

261 Skillman St
Brooklyn, NY 11205

8. 64 Havemeyer Street

64 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

A commenter reminded us of the former Convent of the Order of St. Dominic on Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg. After some financial struggle, the building was converted into an 11-unit co-op in 1996.

64 Havemeyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9. 167 North 6th Street

167 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Rentals have just launched at the former St. Vincent de Paul Church rectory in Williamsburg, now a 10-unit residential building. There are a few church remnants—the priciest apartment, on the former parlor floor of the rectory, has floors made from milled beams taken from the actual church next door. (The conversion of the church itself is still in progress.) There are 13 active rental listings, asking between $4,500/month and $5,250/month.

167 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

10. St. Elias Church

145 Kent St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

This church isn't open for inhabitants...yet. The building has been seeking a buyer for the past few years, though, and the ads have made much of the possibilities for condo or rental conversion. The property is currently off the market, but perhaps inquiries would be welcomed.

145 Kent St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

11. 70 Hester

70 Hester St, New York, NY 10002

There isn't much of the former Roumanian Synagogue evident in the listing shots for 70 Hester Street. The three-story 1900 building now has two apartments, and its past lives include a stint as a speakeasy. The building is asking nearly $5 million and encouraging renovation for "residential, business or commercial use." Go to it, folks!

70 Hester St
New York, NY 10002

12. 317 East 8th Street

317 E 8th St, New York, NY 10009

This synagogue building was converted into a townhouse in 2005. The 3BR, 2.5BA property has three terraces, Brazilian hardwood cherry floors, and windows that are replicas of the original synagogue windows. The property is for rent at a (reduced) $20,000/month.

317 E 8th St
New York, NY 10009

13. The Abby Condominium

205 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003

The Abbey Condominium is the former parish house of St. George's church, with high ceilings and stained glass still in the units. There are five apartments for sale and seven for rent at the moment. Lowest sale price: $2.19 million. Lowest rent: $7,500/month.

205 E 16th St
New York, NY 10003

14. Novare

134 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

This 1860 Romanesque Revival church is now a condo designed by FLANK—and it's the place where Jude Law threw fruit at NYU students. There's nothing on the market in the building right now, but the average sale price in the past has been $3.612 million.

134 W 4th St
New York, NY 10012

15. 143 West 13th Street

143 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

This Greek Revival church was built in 1846 and converted into a co-op by Stephen B. Jacobs. These days the average sale price is around $1.646 million. Unit #302 is is asking $1.695 million.

143 W 13th St
New York, NY 10011

16. 422 West 20th Street

422 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011

Buyers lined up, LIC style, when this General Theological Seminary dorm-to-condo conversion opened in Chelsea earlier this year. Okay, so this one isn't quite a former church, but building residents do get access to the seminary's gated Close across the street. Right now there are two units available, a 2BR for $1.215 million and a parlor-level 1BR for $1.285 million.

422 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011

17. West Building

455 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011

The General Theological Seminary's West Building—Chelsea's second-oldest—is undergoing conversion into 23 pricey condos. Preservation specialists Beyer Blinder Belle are helping developer the Brodsky Organization stay within landmark guidelines on this one.

455 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011

18. 329 East 63rd Street

329 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065

This building used to be a convent, a commenter points out. In fact, it appears to have been the Dominic Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary. Now it's a rental, with units in the $1,500/month to $3,900/month range.

329 E 63rd St
New York, NY 10065

19. 455 Central Park West

455 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025

The chapel of this former cancer hospital became a bonkers apartment that took quite some time to sell in its most recent attempt. It finally went for $8 million; the seller had spent somewhere around $5 million on a renovation that added gold leaf and antique French stone floors.

455 Central Park West
New York, NY 10025

20. 88 Morningside

88 morningside avenue, New York, NY

88 Morningside is the least traditional "conversion" mapped here. In fact, the Church of the Master, which formerly stood on this site, was demolished to make way for apartments. The result is 88 Morningside, a 73-unit building big on its "Columbia Area" connection. Right now there's one unit in contract and zero active listings.

88 morningside avenue
New York, NY