For sale: Former rectory turned one-of-a-kind home in Kensington

If you don’t know about the Kensington real estate market and its ascendancy, now you know. And this could be the listing that convinces you to move.

Built in 1912 as a rectory, what is now known as the Parish House is among the most expensive properties on the market in bustling Kensington. The three-bedroom, 3,530-square-foot property will run you $668,000.

From the outside, it’s still very much a rectory (down—or up—to the cross presiding over the expansive roof deck). The 100-year-old façade remains intact. But inside, Red Oak Development has turned the home into an industrialist dream.

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From within, the property looks a lot more like a loft, rife with exposed brick and beams, 14-foot ceilings, polished concrete and wrought iron finishes. The kitchen features pendant lighting salvaged and reworked from the original rectory as well as solar-operated skylights, a built-in pantry and a complement of stainless steel appliances.

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Upstairs, we love the master suite. Specifically, the fabulous bathroom with its tiled floors, antique chandelier and enormous soaking tub. The master also offers access to a huge deck and green roof.

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The home includes zoned central air and heating, custom windows, a video intercom and a smart system that allows you to control stereo and alarms throughout via an app.

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