Live Inside a Church With a Working Bell Tower for $2.8M

A house in a former church is always a great find. But it’s rare that a single family residence, no matter its history, comes with a working bell tower.

This 1914 home two blocks away from Green Lake has the trimmings of a luxury home. And while usually conversions like this only have the bones of a church, this maintains not only the bell tower, but some other church design hallmarks, like a circular stained glass window and wood grain wainscoting. Even a few Sunday school chalkboards are still intact.

A deeply-pitched roof with multiple gables makes for dynamic interior spaces, accented by period details.

The interior of a bell tower, featuring an iron bell with a wheel crank.


A large bedroom with vaulted ceilings and a sitting area off to the right

The main floor features a great room with a fireplace and, appropriately, cathedral ceilings. A dining room, kitchen, and living areas are separated by bold, period cased openings in a circular floor plan.

Upstairs, vaulted ceilings top a master suite with a spacious bedroom with room for a sitting area, a balcony, and a large master bath complete with a deep, corner tub. But the true centerpiece of the upper portion of the house is the highest point of the house: the belfry.

The bottom floor of the house is almost its own residence, with four bedrooms and a separate kitchen—making the steep, $2.8M price tag feel a little less lofty. Splitting the house might prove difficult though: Like with bunk beds, it might be a really intense fight for who gets the top half.

Seattle Curbed | March 16
Sarah Annie Lloyd

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