What was once the Greenport United Methodist Church at 621 Main Street is now listed as a single-family home for sale, asking $2,195,000. Built in 1888, the former church stands almost 3,000 square feet and is currently staged as a family home. It sits on almost a half-acre.
A kitchen has been added to the space, with a newly-installed stove, cabinets, and center island. According to the listing, features include a bell tower, a full basement with windows, and of course—high ceilings and stained glass. The listing also offers the suggestion of turning it into a multi-family residence, which could be a good opportunity for those looking for a property with income potential.
Realtor Ike Israel of Richmond Realty Group told Curbed, “The owner has kept all of the historic and architectural details of the sanctuary and the outside. The waterview bell tower is still intact.” Israel also said that because the structure can accommodate large groups of people and it’s in close proximity to the village, it has short-term rental potential.
We’ve seen churches that have been turned into homes before, like one in Sag Harbor on Madison Street that’s listed for nearly $11 million after renovations.
What do you think will happen with this former church? Do you think it will receive a modern renovation, be torn down and replaced with another structure, or something else?
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