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This light-filled Brooklyn apartment used to be a church

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By Julie Pennell

There’s a reason this Brooklyn apartment looks so heavenly.


The 1,200-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex condo is part of a development called The Arches at Cobble Hill, which used to be St. Peters Church and Academy.

The original structure, built in 1858, was converted into a luxury condominium in 2005 and has maintained many of the architectural details of the former place of worship.


On the first floor, you’ll find soaring ceilings that reach over 23 feet and a flood of natural light from the many windows.

The spacious living room features a wallpapered accent wall that gives the historic property a modern feel. There are also updated features including hardwood floors and custom lighting.


The kitchen, which also has plenty of sunlight, is equipped with stainless steel appliances, marble countertops and plenty of cabinet space.


Upstairs, you’ll find a few more divine touches, including stunning arched ceilings.

There’s also a skylight in the master bedroom, making you feel even closer to the heavens.


While the original building is old, once inside, you'll feel as though you have been transported into a contemporary space.

Colorfully painted walls and sleek tiles give it a designer touch.


Of course, if you do want some good-old-fashioned history, just look out the windows and take in the view of the Statue of Liberty.

You can also see the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn waterfront from the property.


The elevator building, which has 59 apartments total, includes a live-in super, porter, package room and landscaped common courtyard. Sounds like the answer to many NYC real estate prayers.