Why Does No One Want to Live In This Stunning, 110 Year-Old Converted Boise Church?
This beautiful building has been standing on the corner of 18th & W Eastman for nearly 110 years. It's no longer a house of worship, but a home where a family can build some very cool memories together.
The property at 1723 W Eastman in Boise was included on the same nomination submitted to the National Register of Historic Places as the $1.6 million North End home we shared with you earlier this month. That document describes the property as "the former United Presbyterian Church" and highlighted its "handsome arched stained-glass windows" and "wide bracketed eaves" as unique architectural features of the property.
According to Ada County Assessor records, Christ's New Covenant Church Inc was the primary owner of the building from at least 2008-2019 before changing hands to single owner. It was listed as a "Specialty Property" on Loopnet in 2018. That listing marketed the property as a "beautiful white church building" with a sanctuary that has a baptistery located behind the pulpit, seating for 120-150 people, stained glass windows and a classroom in the basement.
Sometime between that listing and November 2020, someone decided to convert the historic church into a single family home. It was first listed for $3.2 million last November, before the listing was canceled about a month later. We got curious as to why no one would take the opportunity to scoop up such a unique property and we think we figured it out!
When the property was listed in November, the renovations turning it into a home weren't quite finished yet! That listing consisted only of a photo of the building's exterior and a very much under construction room that we can only assume was at one time the main sanctuary. The new listing from Heidi Creighton at O2 Real Estate Group includes 42 photos!
Two weeks ago, Cooper Kalisek, the CEO at North End Development posted photos on his LinkedIn in page stating "The Church" is nearing completion.
We're excited to see this project come together and we're sure this time around, this beautiful and extremely unique property will get scooped up quickly! It's back on the market for $2.9 million. We know you're curious to see what it looks like, so go ahead and take a look around!