One of the District’s most recent church-to-condo conversions, transforming the Way of the Cross Church of Christ at 819 D St. NE into 30 condo units known as the Sanctuary, is nearly complete.

The Rubin Group, Regua, Bonstra Haresign Architects and Potomac Construction have teamed up to restore and transform the church while designing unique units with high ceilings and large windows. The team hired a group of Pennsylvania craftsmen who spent thousands of hours restoring every stained-glass panel in the church.

Located in the Stanton Park neighborhood of Capitol Hill, the Sanctuary has 26 of its units in the original church building, a mix of one- and two-bedroom units, some with a den.

The residences have exposed brick walls, cast-iron columns, tall church windows and high ceilings; some also have rooftop decks with views of the Capitol. The church includes a new elevator. The two adjacent renovated townhouses each have a terrace-level one-bedroom unit and a three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit with a private entrance.

Sales have begun at the Sanctuary, where prices range from the mid $300,000s to more than $1 million.

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