Right in the heart of Phoenicia, New York – on Main Street – this unique and historic property awaits a visionary to turn it into something magical. A charming 1904 church, and accompanying four bedroom home, was one of the first churches built in Phoenicia and is perfectly sited: walkable to all the delicious restaurants, adorable shops, beautiful trails and fishing creeks right in town.


Home: 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms | 1386 sq. ft. | original wood floors | enclosed porch | wide staircase

Church:  2 half bathrooms | 2150 sq. ft. | Stunning stained glass windows | cathedral ceilings | finished walkout basement

Asking $650,000. Listed by Briana Cermak of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties. For inquiries or showings, contact bcermak@bhhshudsonvalley.com


Stroll down Main Street, Phoenicia, past all the quaint shops filled with unique housewares, antiques, and local, handmade products, past restaurants who have filled the air with their aromatic creations – and you’ll approach the most charming village church, and accompanying home, ready for the next owners to create something amazing. The home flows effortlessly from living room, to dining room, to kitchen and offers plenty of living space on the main level. Four sizable bedrooms and a bathroom share the upstairs. A hidden courtyard separates church and house, creating an ideal backdrop for the most enchanting summer dinners al fresco.

The church was built as the first Baptist church in Phoenicia between 1904 and 1906, 50 years after Main Street was constructed. Phoenicia remains relatively unchanged since they initially broke ground and was one of the first towns in the Catskills to receive a spotlight from the New York Times who wrote in 1879, “many thousands of people will come [to the Catskills] annually to escape the heat of the pent-up cities, and spend some of their hard-earned money in gaining renewed strength and vigor of body and mind.”

The church now serves as a blank canvas for a myriad of ideas offering the open floor upstairs; below, an additional, substantially sized finished basement with tons of light, a kitchenette and two half bathrooms.