New Bedford Church Resurrected into Glamorous Five-Bedroom Home
The site of the former New Bedford Church of Christ has been transformed into what could arguably be one of the most beautiful homes in the city.
Jackson first told us about 1169 Phillips Road in February.
Back then, the church was in pretty bad shape, but Jackson thought it just might make for something special with a little TLC. His initial thought was a venue for live music. His thinking was that the acoustics of a church lend well to singing. However, the owners had other ideas, and have turned this into a jaw-dropping home.
What really sets this apart from other homes is the wide-open, 5000-square-foot floor plan and the incredible wooden ceiling. It seems as if everything in this former church has been restored. There are 14 rooms including five bedrooms, two bathrooms and an indoor pool (transformed from the baptismal tub).
The price is $599,800. The home is listed for sale by Jamie Fortes of Amaral Associates Real Estate Inc.
One of my favorite parts of the house is the kitchen. While I think a lot of families have two refrigerators in their homes, the second refrigerator is usually in the garage or basement. I've never seen two new refrigerators bookending cabinets and a butcher block-style countertop. It is another truly unique feature of this extremely unconventional residence.
One drawback? It might be the sheer size of the home and the height of the ceilings.
With energy prices trending higher as we head into winter, this place could cost a pretty penny to heat.
This is not the first time a former church in the area has been made over to act as a home. Nancy Hall showed us a home in North Easton that was built back in 1893, and Christine Fox featured a home in Fairhaven that was a church as recently as 15 years ago.
The photos from this New Bedford church-turned-home are stunning. Take a look: