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Nothing screams San Francisco real estate quite like a strange and expensive listing chock-full of history. Once a 100-year-old church, The Light House was recently converted into four luxury townhomes. The remaining unit is priced at $6,149,000, making it BuzzBuzzHome’s most expensive listing in the city. 

Built in 1905 by famed San Francisco architect William H. Crim, the former Second Church of Christ, Scientist was designed in the Neoclassical style, and was decidedly more Italian in appearance than much of the neighborhood, with its columns, dome and archways. While it operated successfully for over a century, in 2011 a sparse congregation and high upkeep costs forced the congregation to sell the building to its current owners. In the years since then it’s been converted for residential use.

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93 Cumberland Street is the last home left at The Light House, and as the photos above and below show, it’s just as impressive as you’d imagine. Among other features, it’s got staggering 30-foot ceilings, a private park, an open chef’s kitchen and a granite bathtub. You can even lay claim to your very own powder room.

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Though they’re not for sale, the other three homes at The Light House are just as magnificent as 93 Cumberland Street. Details on 655 Dolores Street are scarce, but you can watch a video of 651 and 653 Dolores Street here. Notably, a renovation of 651 Dolores Street saw the oculus of The Light House raised 10 feet to make room for a larger space. Other small touches include a set of pulpit steps that have been converted into a mini-stairway leading up to the roof deck.

With its high price point it may be awhile before 93 Cumberland Street finds an owner. In the meantime, we think it deserves to join the ranks of these truly glorious converted churches.

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