3 Cool Converted Homes You Could Live In

Step inside three houses with intriguing past lives.

Sure, you could live in a regular ol’ house that’s always been a house. But if you’ve always dreamed of living in a home with a rich history, you’ll love these three pads that started out as something else entirely. Take a tour of three gorgeous converted homes for sale.

A Townhouse in a Church

Toronto Church Converted Into Townhouses

Toronto Church Converted Into Townhouses

Originally built in the early 1900s, this former Baptist church was converted into just five luxury townhouses in 2006. The building was originally constructed to hold 500 worshipers, plus 400 Sunday school students in the basement. The converted church is located at the edge of Toronto’s stately Rosedale and Summerhill neighborhoods. The townhouse comes with parking for two cars in an underground garage.

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Johnston & Daniel, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Originally designed to hold 500 worshippers (plus 400 Sunday school students in the basement), this early 1900s church in Toronto, Canada, has been converted into five luxurious and spacious townhouses. Most of the building was destroyed in a fire in 1986, but it was beautifully restored during a renovation that was completed in 2006. Spanning more than 4,000 square feet over three levels, this unit features a media room with a cathedral skylight, a gourmet kitchen, a private patio and an underground garage with parking for two cars. See the Listing

Media Room in Converted Church

Media Room in Converted Church

Climb the staircase to the third-floor entertainment center, which features a media room, a gym, a bar and a sauna. Don’t worry about watching movies too loud: The townhouse’s walls are solid concrete, making them completely soundproof.

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Johnston & Daniel, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

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Church Turned Townhouses

Originally built in the early 1900s, this former Baptist church was converted into just five luxury townhouses in 2006. The building was originally constructed to hold 500 worshipers, plus 400 Sunday school students in the basement.

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Photo By: Johnston & Daniel, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Prime Location

The converted church is located at the edge of Toronto’s stately Rosedale and Summerhill neighborhoods. The townhouse comes with parking for two cars in an underground garage.

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Courtyard Entrance

An ornate iron gate opens into a secluded courtyard.

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Luxe Living Room

Although most of the church was destroyed in a fire in 1986, the building has since been beautifully restored. One of five townhouses in the converted space, this unit offers a whopping 4,250 square feet spread over three stories.

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Contemporary Kitchen

Sleek white countertops paired with stainless steel appliances lend a contemporary look to the kitchen, while dark wood cabinets add warmth to the space.

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All in the Details

Little luxuries can be found all around the gorgeous kitchen, from the wine fridge at the end of the island to the pot filler over the stove.

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Traditional Dining Room

Double doors lead to a formal dining room, ideal for intimate gatherings.

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Elegant Staircase

A dramatic staircase spirals through the home’s three levels.

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Media Room

Climb the staircase to the third-floor entertainment center, which features a media room, a gym, a bar and a sauna.

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Party-Ready Space

Don’t worry about watching movies too loud: The townhouse’s walls are solid concrete, making them completely soundproof.

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Restful Bedroom

The home offers four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, plus a partial bath.

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Opulent Bathroom

With floor-to-ceiling marble, this bathroom couldn’t get much more luxurious.

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Guest Bedroom

A dramatic cathedral skylight crowns this cozy guest bedroom.

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Private Patio

Perfect for entertaining, the secluded patio – surrounded by tall brick walls for privacy – offers a fireplace and seating area.

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Charming Former Carriage House

Charming Converted Carriage House

Charming Converted Carriage House

Built in 1890, this converted carriage house offers loads of historic charm on 1.74 lush acres. A long private driveway leads to the property, which features a 30-foot heated pool and specimen plantings.

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Laffey International Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Built in 1890, this former carriage house on Long Island, N.Y., has been converted into a lovely home on almost two lush acres. The restored space is full of charming historic details, including double doors that were originally an entrance for horse-drawn carriages. But the home isn’t completely stuck in the past: the gourmet kitchen features a marble-topped island, a state-of-the-art Sub-Zero refrigerator and a stainless steel gas stovetop. See the Listing

Gourmet Kitchen in Converted Carriage House

Gourmet Kitchen in Converted Carriage House

A luxurious, marble-topped island is the focal point of the gourmet kitchen. The space also features a state-of-the-art Sub-Zero refrigerator and a stainless steel gas stovetop.

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Laffey International Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

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Live in an Antique Carriage House

Built in 1890, this converted carriage house in Roslyn, N.Y., offers loads of historic charm on 1.74 lush acres. A long private driveway leads to the property, which features a 30-foot heated pool and specimen plantings.

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Historic Details

Originally an entrance for horse-drawn carriages, these double doors now open to the home’s mudroom.

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Country Living Room

The historic home features hardwood floors throughout. In the living room, a painted green-and-white checkerboard pattern lends country-casual style.

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Cozy Seating

A gas fireplace warms up the cozy living room, furnished with comfy, overstuffed chairs.

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Gourmet Kitchen

A luxurious, marble-topped island is the focal point of the gourmet kitchen. The space also features a state-of-the-art Sub-Zero refrigerator and a stainless steel gas stovetop.

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Photo By: Laffey International Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Rustic Style

Distressed cabinets and tiled countertops add a casual, country feel to the kitchen.

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Country Meets Contemporary

With stainless steel appliances, distressed cabinets, track lighting and beamed ceilings, the kitchen boasts a mix of country and contemporary elements.

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Sunny Dining Room

Natural light streams into the dining area through a sliding glass door. Suspended from an exposed-beam ceiling, a glamorous chandelier adds even more illumination to the space.

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Parisian Workshop Turned Loft

Contemporary Loft Living Room in Paris

Contemporary Loft Living Room in Paris

Once a woodworker’s shop, this Parisian loft has been beautifully converted with the utmost respect for original period details. Vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams and multiple skylights make the main living area feel ultra-spacious.

Photo by: Junot, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Junot, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Once a woodworker’s atelier, this stunning loft is located in the heart of Paris’ 18th arrondissement (best known for the hill of Montmartre). The bright, open living room boasts gorgeous period details — check out the decorative woodwork in the exposed ceiling beams. Bold patterns and splashes of color can be found throughout the rest of the home, including a media room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Topping it all off is a rooftop terrace, where you can take in the City of Light. See the Listing

Cozy Blue Media Room With Colorful Artwork

Cozy Blue Media Room With Colorful Artwork

A long sofa spans from wall to wall in the cozy media room, offering plenty of space to sit back and watch a movie. Colorful artwork against deep blue walls energizes the space.

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Junot, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

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Parisian Workshop Turned Loft

Once a woodworker’s shop, this Parisian loft has been beautifully converted with the utmost respect for original period details.

Photo By: Junot, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Soaring Ceilings

Vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams and multiple skylights make the main living area feel ultra-spacious.

Photo By: Junot, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Dining Room

Intricate woodwork can be seen in the home's lofted ceilings — part of its historic charm.

Photo By: Junot, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Media Room

A long sofa spans from wall to wall in the cozy media room, offering plenty of space to sit back and watch a movie.

Photo By: Junot, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Bold Artwork

Colorful artwork against deep blue walls energizes the space.

Photo By: Junot, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Contemporary Kitchen

A splash of pink adds interest to the otherwise monochromatic kitchen, featuring sleek cabinets and a center island with a sink. Glass doors open to an outdoor staircase, which leads to a spacious rooftop terrace.

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Rooftop Deck

Unwind and take in the City of Light on the rooftop terrace. The converted loft is located in the heart of Paris’ 18th arrondissement.

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Dramatic Bedroom

A unique wallpaper – part of The Fornasetti Collection by English company Cole & Son – serves as an eye-catching backdrop for the bedroom. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors make the small space feel larger.

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Bright Bathroom

A floor-to-ceiling orange cabinet provides plenty of storage space in this petite bathroom.

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Guest Bedroom

This light-filled space is one of three bedrooms in the converted loft. The home also features two bathrooms.

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