The claustrophobic in us appreciates that this is a wide-open 1700 sq. ft. space with little impeding its roominess. Meanwhile, the visual arts enthusiast in us immediately pictures this space a live/work art studio filled with light pouring in from the old church windows (those are the original windows, by the way, and it comes with plenty of other original details, to boot). Put the living space in the upstairs loft, and turn the main space into a studio and gallery. Or, make it one huge, unique home in the charming village of Pine Plains in Dutchess County. Whatever it becomes, this c.1836 former grange hall is truly crush-worthy.
Sits on over a quarter-acre corner lot right in the center of the village, where Main Street meets E. Church. It’s an old church in decent shape in a pretty spot. What more is there to say? Oh, maybe one more thing: It includes a half-bath, and that’s it. If you want a full bath, you’re on your own. Maybe two things: The taxes were over $17,000 in 2014.
3007 Church St, Pine Plains (Sotheby’s)