A church transformed into a private house in Sandwich

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With an original belfry, steeple and stained glass windows, you’ll sing the praises of this converted Cape Cod home.


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143 Main Street, Sandwich
Price: $1,950,000
Cut: 7,270 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms : 5 complete, 1 partial

No religious affiliation is necessary to appreciate this house. In the center of Sandwich Village, this remarkable structure once housed the first Unitarian parish church. But today it is a private residence (although the current owner uses the lower level as an art gallery by appointment only) with many of the original architectural features still intact throughout its massive expanse (there is has over 7,000 square feet of living space). The result is a house that is a religious experience.

The first hint that this house is a little out of the ordinary comes as soon as you stop. This home still sports a church-like exterior, with massive stained glass windows, a clock tower, and a steeple that stretches into the sky (which ensures no one will ever get lost when they find your home). Inside, the architectural features are equally attractive. The six original stained glass windows allow sunlight to stream into the house, illuminating a large room, an open space with enough room for a dining table. You will, however, have several dining options, thanks to the dining bar next to the gourmet kitchen. A wine and cocktail bar, as well as an elevated living room (perhaps once a preacher’s pulpit?) complete this large living space, making it a prime entertainment spot.

Take the elevator to the upper levels to find the bedrooms. All five have en-suite bathrooms and their own fireplaces, but the master suite is perhaps the most stunning of them all, with three balconies that overlook the great room. It’s easy to imagine that these spaces once served as choir perches, but now you can enjoy the views and count your blessings for finding a home as unique as this.

For more information, contact Joseph Colucci, Compass Kinlin Grover, kinlingrover.com.

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