This Seattle Church Conversion Will Make You a Believer


People must think that living in a former sacred space brings them closer to the divine, because we've seen a lot of churches and synagogues turned into homes lately. Not that we're complaining: We're huge fans of the whole thing, especially after laying eyes on this heavenly piece of real estate.

The First Church of Christ Scientist, which was built in 1917, has been converted into a luxury townhouse building, aptly named The Sanctuary.

Located in Seattle's Capitol Hill, the church-turned-luxury residence has been landmarked by the city, which ensures that -- unlike other abandoned places of worship -- it cannot be torn down.

It's been fashioned into amazingly sleek, contemporary living spaces that pay homage to the structure's spiritual past (much like New York City's famously re-purposed synagogue).


The Sanctuary features stained-glass windows, soaring cathedral ceilings (38 glorious feet high) and an ethereal stained-glass dome.

The stunning units range in size from 1,600 to 3,000 square feet and all boast original pilasters, reclaimed pew stair risers and exposed brick. Organized religions may not make you a believer, but boy, these apartments will. See for yourself. (Note: The Sanctuary recently sold out of spaces).

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