Location: London, United Kingdom
Price: £1.9 million (US$2.5 million)
This somewhat ordinary looking three-bedroom apartment has a lot of great external factors in its favor. It sits within a beautiful old converted church and it’s just across the street from the iconic Abbey Road Studios. Plus it’s in a stylish, centrally located London neighborhood.
“It’s very rare to have a church conversion kept to its original features with a still active church within it,” said listing agent Thomas Middleditch.
“Its other key feature is its location on Abbey Road,” he said. “The studio is just 20, 30 steps from the property itself.”
“They kept the façade of the church, yet this property has a completely modern finish,” he added.
It is in the tony St. John’s Wood neighborhood, where Sir Paul McCartney still has a home. The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album cover famously features the band crossing the road.
“It’s a very quintessentially British area,” Mr. Middeditch said.
Abbey Road Baptist Church was built in 1863, and the conversion to apartments dates to 2012-13, he said. As part of the conversion, the church was also extensively restored, rebuilt and refurbished to bring it back to its former glory.