c. 1873 Church – Upper Black Eddy, PA – $549,000

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Added to OHD on 8/22/18   -   Last OHD Update: 9/2/18   -   22 Comments
390 Marienstein Rd, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

Map: Street

Price

$549,000

Beds

3

Baths

2.5

SqFt

2121

Acres

1.5

This sophisticated residence, steeped in Upper Bucks County history, is halting in its style. A foundation of Nockamixon Township community life in c.1873, the restoration has resulted in an urban loft-like ambiance. Artistic design integrates original details from the remarkable interior made luminous by light streaming through arched stained glass windows. Drama and reverence fuse in the great room with 15' ceilings and the step-up dining room with 13' tall built-ins, together creating a fabulous setting for entertaining. The efficiently-designed high-end stainless kitchen with concrete counters opens to the flagstone terrace and gardens. Upstairs is the main bedroom with vaulted ceiling and bath. The loft family room looks down to the great room over a notable Samuel Yellin ironwork railing from the historic Packard Building in Philadelphia. Outside the manicured grounds are embellished with original wrought iron fence and a garden shed taking design cues from the house. An architectural indulgence sited on 1.5 landscaped acres is only 80 minutes from NYC and 65 to Philadelphia.
Contact Details
Michael Strickland, Sotheby's Realty
(215) 794-3227
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22 Comments on c. 1873 Church – Upper Black Eddy, PA – $549,000

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  1. Den says: 73 comments

    I truly adore this conversion and would probably end up spending most of my time in the loft – knitting. 🙂

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  2. Tiffini S. says: 13 comments

    Interesting to see a more modern church conversion. I really love the ones where they put in the gothic or period furnishings, but this looks good, too.

    Someday I hope to make a church or other interesting building into my very own home!

    5
  3. MissB says: 30 comments

    This is wonderfully done.

    4
  4. KarenZ says: 724 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I have always wondered how you would renovate one of these great old churches into a residence. This looks really great! There are a couple of older churches for sale in the next little town over and I wish that I had the money AND the vision to take one of them on. There is a TON of space in them, as they always seem to have a full finished space downstairs, as well.

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  5. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 725 comments

    This is just gorgeous.

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  6. Mary says: 38 comments

    This is beautifully done! I could imagine living here. Where is the landscaping they spoke about?

    1
  7. Janna says: 7 comments

    I want it exactly as it is! Furnishings and all.

  8. BethsterBethster says: 615 comments

    I love it. Especially the windows. The rural setting is so lovely, too. (I love that it’s near Lonely Cottage Road!)

    Are those drapes trompe l’oeil? They look strangely flat.

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    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 725 comments

      The draped treatment is stunning! My impression is that they are trompe l’oeil, but I wonder if it’s paint or wallpaper (Zuber makes a similar swag paper). I also wonder if they are original to the church. So elegant!

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  9. Pattirose says: 2 comments

    I believe this used to be St. Lawrence Catholic Church…I remember going to church picnics across the street from this lovely conversion…

  10. Deedee says: 9 comments

    I have always wanted to convert an old church. This is my dream.

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  11. Karrie says: 1 comments

    just wondering if there was some awesome wood floors that were covered by all that tile. It is beautiful but would be really beautiful with hard wood floors, much warmer. just my opinion….

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  12. MonicaGMonicaG says: 180 comments

    Karrie, you are too right. I was thinking the same, the tile does not work. If that upstairs floor was throughout, wow. That said, it’s really something special.

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  13. Nhgal03Nhgal03 says: 117 comments

    Wow, this is truly beautiful.

    2
  14. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8913 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2016, doing post maintenance and moved to the front page. Comments above may be older.

    1
  15. Bethany otto says: 2264 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    I don’t like church conversions but I do like interesting town names and I’d like to live in “Upper Black Eddy.”

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  16. Karen says: 365 comments

    They did a great job on this conversion. Lots of light! But, like one of the older posts I’d like to know what kind of original flooring this place has. And, is that a Cobblestone across the road? Or, just stone.

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  17. Emma Henry says: 68 comments
    OHD Supporter

    El Paso, TX

    I’m with you on that, Bethany.

  18. Bel says: 9 comments
    1900 vernacular
    Bluegrass region, KY

    I’m not sure I could picture myself eating breakfast in the apse, but I can picture guests visiting and talking quietly with church voices, telling kids not to run. Still what a beautiful building, looks well cared for.

  19. mtzgirl says: 38 comments

    Love!

  20. BethsterBethster says: 615 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    Nice to see this one come up again! I still think it’s beautiful, and the setting is so picturesque. I bet it looks like a Christmas card when it snows.

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  21. Sarah F.Sarah F. says: 28 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Elk Mound, WI

    Oooohhhh…. I love this! Old, historic building, lovingly updated and repurposed. And that dining set in the chancel – to DIE for!

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