Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest privately owned residential real estate company in the United States and an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, has listed a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, luxury condo in downtown Annapolis, Md. Located at 39½ Maryland Avenue, unit No. 2 is one of three condos in this 19th century, former Methodist church, which has been restored to its age-old splendor. The property is listed by Elizabeth Heinsohn, of the Long & Foster Annapolis downtown sales office, and is offered for $948,000.
“This is a truly unique property with many luxurious touches,” Heinsohn said. “It’s encouraging to see the European tradition of converting centuries-old architectural gems to fit today’s lifestyle has come to Annapolis ”“ a historically significant city in its own right. This home is a great example how this history can be preserved as a comfortable, upscale property when highly-skilled craftsmen approach the restoration and adaptation of the structure with care, imagination and respect for the architectural tradition in which it was originally constructed.”
The loft-style condo in the historic district has two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a private elevator in 2,362-square-feet of living space. Known as Parish House, the church was originally constructed in the late 1800s and was used as such until 1999. In 2002, John Pilli, Gary Schwerzler and Pete Miller began to respectfully and meticulously restore and renovate the property, marrying its traditional Gothic Revival architecture with modern amenities, resulting in comfortable, beautiful living spaces.
Within the home, priceless stained glass mosaics, exposed beams, honed stones and soaring arched ceilings have been carefully preserved and restored. These historical features blend seamlessly with top-of-the-line appliances and modern materials, and open, airy spaces can be found on each of the unit’s three floors.
The Parish House is located in historic Annapolis’ vibrant, restaurant-filled downtown neighborhood and is two short blocks from the city docks, allowing for boating to be one of the options available to travel to nearby Baltimore or Washington, D.C. In addition to the building’s condos, the street-level and lower levels of the building include executive office spaces.
Learn more about 39½ Maryland Ave. #2 and view additional photographs online at Heinsohn’s website. For more information, contact Heinsohn at 410-991-8566.