The Santa Monica church-turned-house that was featured in this space on Oct. 9 has sold for $3.1 million, or 3.5% above its $2.995-million asking price.
The more than a century-old building got its start as a house of worship for the Methodist Episcopal Church, renamed First United Methodist Church, and later was used by the Women's Relief Corps as its Patriotic Hall.
Seller Anne Troutman, a former professor of architecture at
Two-story living and dining areas sit under cathedral ceilings. There are nearly floor-to-ceiling bookcases, a reading nook, a den, three bedrooms, three remodeled bathrooms and an updated kitchen.
A hot tub is in backyard of the 6,500-square-foot lot.
The property previously sold for $1.35 million.
Linda Semon of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent. John Lerer of Coldwell Banker Coast Alliance represented the buyer.