If you’re looking for a slice of property heaven this Grade II listed church conversion could just be the answer to your prayers.
Originally a place of worship in Islington, North London, the striking brick and glass building has now been converted into apartments – with one sprawling two-bed flat now up for sale for £660,000.
As well as the comforts of the flat in the St Mary Magdalene conservation area, would-be owners can enjoy original features including wooden beams and striking stone arches.
The former St Clement’s Church still features a cross and war memorial on the outside, with bells in the tower, and looks gorgeous at night as light shines from what would once have been stained glass windows.
Spanning more than 800 sq ft, the apartment boasts a reception room, fully-fitted kitchen, huge master bedroom and a second bedroom with double bed, both with built-in wardrobes.
A two-bed flat is up for sale in the stunning setting of a converted former church in Islington, North London
Guests and delivery workers will knock on an ornate wooden church door when they arrive at the former St Clement’s Church
The living room of the £660,000 flat still has the character of a church with wooden beams on the windows
The kitchen also retains the ecclesiastical feel as it is hidden in an alcove underneath an arched church pillar
A cross and war memorial still adorn the front of the building with an illuminated decoration still visible at the top
The new residents will live in a place where centuries of weddings, christenings and local history have taken place
The church is 300 years old but looks stunning and modern since its renovation with a comfortable-looking sitting room
Originally a place of worship in Islington, the beautiful church will be someone’s home for £660,000
The church building looks just as gorgeous at night as light shines from what would once have been stained glass windows
Despite its age the church has excellent security with a video entry system, and has a shared garden, patio and lobby area
Despite its age the church has excellent security with a video entry system, and has a shared garden, patio and lobby area.
Located on the third floor of the building, the apartment benefits from a large amount of natural light and boasts views over the rooftops of Barnsbury and towards Hampstead Heath.
The 300-year-old church is just a stone’s throw away from restaurants, gastro-pubs, bars, coffee houses and fashion boutiques and is close to Highbury & Islington Station and Caledonian Road Station.
The church has been derelict since 1983, according to British History Online.
Adam Tahir at Fine & Country Finsbury Park said: ‘We are so very proud of marketing St Clements Court as it is undoubtedly and unequivocally one the rarest types and styles of property available in today’s market.
‘With so much history within the beams and brickwork including weddings and christenings over a 300-year period, as you approach the stunning architecture, which is Grade II listed and with a completed unstirred facade, you get a kind of mystified feeling which makes you think back to when this building was first built and is now home to many residents.’
The apartment on the third floor on the building has two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes as part of the renovation
The house combines modern kitchen equipment and electric sockets with the early modern beauty of the church
The apartment has more than 800 sq ft of internal space including two spacious and comfortable-looking bedrooms
The slanted windows and wooden beams will give the owner of this bedroom a reminder of their unusual home
This bedroom has added to the traditional feel of the flat with a wood-panelled dresser and bookshelves
The church tower with its bells rises well above the apartment’s neighbours on Westbourne Road in Islington
The church has been derelict since 1983 but the lovely building is being put to use again with the converted apartments
The traditional meets the modern again in the living room as a large-screen TV sits alongside the decorative window frames
The stone archway which leads to the kitchen is also visible from the hallway of the £660,000 flat