A condominium in one of the few church-turned-residences in Denver went on sale last week for $1.8 million.
The condo at 2283 N. Ogden St. sports 30-foot ceilings, stained glass windows, and a balcony that was once a choir loft, holdovers from the time when it was first a Presbyterian and later a Baptist church starting in 1906.
Jacci Geiger, one of three real estate agents listing the property in the San Rafael Historic District, said the 4,800-square-foot condo is among only a few residential properties in Denver located in a former church.
“What’s rare is what’s inside of this unit,” Geiger said.
The three-bedroom, five-bathroom property, one of four condos in the converted church, contains an open floor plan on the main level with a dining room and seating areas clustered around a mosaic fireplace and a center island in the kitchen.
The unit includes creature comforts like an elevator and a three-car garage. And upstairs, a roof top deck boasts views of downtown Denver and the mountains.
The property sits on a quarter-acre plot.
A handful of churches in Denver have been converted into residential properties. One is nearby at 999 E. 22nd Ave. Others include a home in Cherry Creek, a former church on South Pearl Street and the Bell Tower Lofts on Lincoln Street.
Geiger and Julie Winger of Kentwood Cherry Creek are co-listing 2283 Ogden with Dee Chirafisi of Kentwood City Properties.
A brochure advertising the gothic revival-style church says it was designed by A. Morris Stuckert, the same architect that built the Kittredge Building at 16th Street and Glenarm Place.
The church was initially home to Central Presbyterian Church, which sold it to the New Hope Baptist Church congregation in 1949, the brochure says. New Hope maintained the property until 1993.
Developer Charles Nash later purchased, renovated and subdivided the property into Bell Tower Condos.
Its current owners purchased the property in 2012, furnishing it and building out the interior themselves.