541 Leonard Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn is about to become one of the many houses of worship in the borough that were converted to residential use in the past few years. A permit was recently filed for the conversion and renovation of the property, though no details were available about the type of residential property the conversion would yield.
The property was purchased in June 2010 for $760,000 and it has 5,367 square foot. The sellers are the Abundant Life Assembly of God and the Challenge Center Community Church.
According to an article in the Real Deal, several other houses of worship have been converted to residential use (condos) in Brooklyn in recent years. One of the latest examples is 58 Strong Place in Cobble Hill. Current asking prices in the building range from $885,000 to $2,100,000 for a 1,960 square feet two-bedroom apartment.
Other such examples include 450 Clinton Street, 401 Hicks Street, and 266 Cumberland Street.