c. 1850 Church – South Deerfield, MA

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Posted February 2018. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 2/12/18   -   Last OHD Update: 1/24/19   -   20 Comments
70 N Main St, South Deerfield, MA 01373

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  • $125,000
  • 1 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 4120 Sq Ft
  • 0.21 Ac.
Former Chapel with wide open spaces and prior apartment located just outside downtown S. Deerfield on a major road close to I-91, Rts 5 & 10 and Rt. 116 and a bus route. Apartment contains spacious rooms, wood flooring with super large kitchen. There are vaulted ceilings, balcony and stage on the 2nd floor. Updated wiring and fire code items installed when owner created apartment. Updated plumbing and newer water supply line coming in to the building
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20 Comments on c. 1850 Church – South Deerfield, MA

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  1. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4715 comments

    Deconsecrated Churches can be beautifully adapted for other uses. This lovely structure needs someone with a creative approach-that huge open area offers many possibilities. I really like the architecturally interesting front facade.

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  2. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 856 comments
    1875 Limestone house
    Loire Valley, France,

    Is this a huge freestanding sink?

    • AvatarJude Tingley says: 5 comments

      Hi Miss-Apple37
      I’m the seller of this building and yes indeed, that is a huge freestanding sink with little square countertops on either side. It’s not currently hooked up to anything but I’m sure the buyer will think of something creative to do with it!

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  3. AvatarHollyLiz says: 51 comments

    I love the kitchen cabinets!

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  4. BethsterBethster says: 805 comments

    This is exciting! I was going to send you this link, because I’m internet pals with one of the sellers. (Plus I have a thing for converted churches.) But here it is already!

    • AvatarJude Tingley says: 5 comments

      Hi Bethster —
      And when we sell this house we’ll be looking for another old house around the Louisville KY area — probably not a church, though!

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  5. Avatardreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1260 comments

    I’ve never really wanted to own a “former church”, but this one needs to get back to grander days, and if it’s a residence, then so be it. There’s a lot of beauty in this building!

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    • AvatarJude Tingley says: 5 comments

      Greetings, Colleen — the residence part is the back half of the first floor. We used the second floor and the front of the first floor for the bookstore. About all we did to create the living space was put in a wall to separate the two parts of the first floor. The living part itself has kind of a loft feeling to it (talk about an open floor plan!).

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  6. BethsterBethster says: 805 comments

    I love the wood on the vaulted ceiling.

  7. RossRoss says: 2406 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    It took me a minute but there are two floors inside. And the sanctuary is on the second floor.

    This is really unusual, but makes for an ideal home conversion: bedrooms downstairs, living up! And what living!

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  8. AvatarSteve H says: 165 comments

    Street view is quite charming!

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  9. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4715 comments

    Churches do not always fit into style categories but this one is clearly in the Italianate style with the arched windows and multiple eave brackets around the soffits. If the next owner(s) put a full width Italianate style porch across the front, there wouldn’t be much visual difference between this place and Italianate homes from the same period.

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  10. Tommy QTommy Q says: 464 comments

    Church is wonderful but the second empire jobbie next door is off the hook…

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  11. AvatarJason B says: 205 comments

    Curious if the larger white Church across the street was built as an “upgrade” replacement, or different denominations? A street view walk up and down the street reveals a lot of well maintained older structures.

  12. AvatarColleen J says: 1260 comments

    This would be a good conversion for someone to live in and work out of, dance studio, art studio, etc ..

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  13. Avatarcarole says: 31 comments

    This would be such a cool community building. With that stage and all.

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  14. AvatarOlive says: 64 comments

    This is a lovely one.

  15. JimHJimH says: 4204 comments
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    Very nice, and its good size, not too big or small, makes it ideal for various live/work situations on the main street. The prior book store suggests various small business uses are permissible.
    The 1871 village map doesn’t show anything here, and a church or meeting house would not have been omitted, so the 1850 date is likely a couple of decades early.

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  16. AvatarJudith says: 5 comments

    Hi, JimH

    Thanks for the information — I’m the owner & had not seen the map you’re referring to. I’ll notify the RE agent handling the property. And yes, my husband & I lived in part of the building & used the rest for our bookstore. Very happy for 20 years there.
    If anyone has any questions, please contact the RE agent, as I’m no longer in Massachusetts.

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