A Converted Historic Church Is Now the Height of Modern Luxury Living

ELLE D├ęcorNovember 05, 2015

The West Village residence beautifully brings past and present together – and will only run you $12.495 million

 

Now adays, what's old is new again – especially when it comes to real estate. Instead of tearing down, horse barns become family homes and hospitals find new life as hotels. But rarely in Manhattan do you find a converted home as dramatic as this one: a Romanesque Revival church turned boutique condominium.

 

You'd never guess that behind the façade of the 1860s-built Methodist church is a series of ultramodern, state-of-the-art apartments. The most impressive of the lot, perhaps, is the West Village building's penthouse duplex.

 

With two stories – a rarity, as any Manhattanite knows – three bedrooms, and a 500-square-foot, lushly planted terrace, there's more than ample living space. British hunk and leading man, Jude Law, thought so, too. Curbed reports that the actor rented the apartment during a stint on Broadway back in 2009.

 

Now, the grandiose, 3,500-square-foot apartment is on the market, meaning you, too, can live like a Hollywood star (or priest, your choice). Well, if you have $12.495 million to spare, that is.

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