Another fabulous church conversion!
The Ferry Hall Chapel was built in 1888 in Lake Forest, Illinois – a posh, wooded enclave just north of Chicago along the western shore of Lake Michigan.
The Ferry Hall Chapel is notable because it was designed by architect Henry Ives Cobb.
This church/home is located just one block from Lake Michigan in a private, treed setting with landscaped rose gardens, and a bluestone patio with a fountain.
After Ferry Hall Chapel was no longer used as a place of worship, the building was converted into a private residence in 1980.
Last purchased in 2010, many improvements were made both to update and to preserve the historic integrity of the home.
Have a look inside…
This Gothic-style building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This home now features a great room with soaring ceilings, arched windows and doorways, and original leaded glass windows.
The focal point of this room is a fireplace with an antique, carved wood mantle imported from France.
Another neat feature is the lead-framed glass windows with custom UV-coated covers making them more energy efficient, but preserving their historic beauty.
The home has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in a total of 2,859 square feet.
The chapel-turned-home is complete with a large dining area and a fully equipped kitchen.
Beyond the grand great room, there is a cozy den…
The former chapel has two stories with 2 master bedroom suites – one on the first floor.
Going up the staircase, one has a lofty view…
And check out the second floor master suite:
How about that rose medallion window – isn’t it divine?
As are all those built-in bookshelves and cabinets!
The second floor features an office as well as a smaller bedroom.
An upper floor bathroom is a charming use of space with that gothic window nook.
Outside, there is a quaint patio sitting area and manicured gardens.
The listing states:
This home maintains a unique and independent role within the Mayflower Park Condominium Association.
So what is its role? Just a stately centerpiece?
In any case, the former church-turned-home is listed for sale for $1,599,000!