Take me to church!

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I have been a bad girl. I haven’t posted on my blog in weeks and the last post I did was on Hitler. I swore out loud at another driver yesterday and have eaten way too many cheeseburgers lately. House Crazy Sarah needs to do some penance. So let’s go to church.

A church converted to a house!

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Welcome to Our Lady of Snows Church in Dublin, New Hampshire.

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The historic 1904 church was designed by famed architect Frank A. Bourne. It was extensively remodeled in recent years to be used as a personal residence but particular care was taken to preserve its historic features.

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This church-converted-to-home is currently for sale for the price of $375,000.

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You can see how many of the original features were preserved and utilized after renovation, including the original stained glass windows and much of the woodwork.

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The furnishings in these photos are unarguably bland and worn, but think how much fun it would be to decorate this place if you owned it!

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The renovated home has 3,600 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

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Watch your step going into the kitchen!

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The kitchen cabinetry is all custom made from native oak trees.

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The stairs that used to lead to the choral loft now lead to the upper level bedroom.

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Only one bedroom is pictured here, but there are 2 more in the garden level basement.

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I am just itching to get in there and decorate!

This handsome Gothic Revival style church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The church-turned-house is located just outside the quaint village of Dublin in south central New Hampshire.

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Occasionally I get requests from house hunters looking for old churches that they could turn into a home.

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Well here you go! This one is already done for you! All you have to do is move in and make it your own.

 

Sources:

zillow.com

preservationdirectory.com

 

7 Comments

  • Nick Kirby says:

    Well I think you have redeemed yourself on this one :) wonderful post about a beautiful home :)

  • Sue says:

    Oh just so funny that you need penance for not posting. Wonder what up in the bell tower area looks like. Love the uniqueness of the whole house. The step-up kitchen is fab with the darling stairs leading to a bedroom too. There is a house here in town next to a church that looks like a church and I swear is bigger than the church.

    • housecrazy says:

      There was one for sale a couple years ago in a town near me (church converted to house) – I how I wish I could have bought it. Someday Sue, someday…..

  • SB Smith says:

    That is SOO awesome !
    Love the Gothic spaces….What was in that downstairs part, below the main floor ?
    Thanks for posting this !

  • Debbie B says:

    Amazing that there must have been a ton of money dropped to reno to such beauty and then they put in ucky furnishings. I am no kind of snob but that decorating is pathetic and completely unworthy of such a building.

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