|DON’T MISS OUT on this extraordinary historic church-turned-home in Staunton, Virginia’s Newtown Historic District, just a short walk from the city’s quaint, highly acclaimed Virginia Main Street downtown! The 1924 structure was formerly home to the prominent Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, noted for being the first church in Staunton and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains to be established by people of color. The character and ambience of this one-of-a-kind property is outmatched only by the unique cultural amenities of the small town where it is located.
Relax in the spacious rooms featuring TRUE cathedral ceilings and many lovingly restored elements of the chapel, including the original heart pine floors in the sanctuary and the bell in the bell tower. Step out onto one of three (yes, three!) balconies for a quiet moment or entertain guests from the gourmet kitchen to the private outdoor patio. Don’t want to stay in? Take a leisurely stroll from this location to some of the Shenandoah Valley’s finest farm-to-table restaurants, eclectic shops, and art galleries or attend shows at the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse. Music events during the Staunton Music Festival and Heifetz International Music Institute summer series are equally accessible from this lovely neighborhood. Invite family and friends to join you, as this home includes a large, fully equipped two-bedroom apartment (separately metered) that could be used as an in-law suite, guest quarters, or for rental income. The possibilities for this property are endless! Call today.