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Here's a place that'll make you want to break your current lease — fees be damned. The outgoing tenant of the converted chapel at Dickens and Damen tipped us off to a rental ad for this unique, 2,000-square-foot, 2BD, 2BA unit. The place is located in the chapel of a converted funeral home, across the street from the Covenant Presbyterian Church, and it looks delightful. (More photos here.) The large main room has a gently-sloped barrel-vaulted ceiling with accent lighting and stained-glass windows on both sides. The sun room leads to the garden, which has a running waterfall and a koi pond (which, the Craigslist ad notes, is maintained by the landlord). The kitchen has a charming antique oven to go with the new designer refrigerator, dishwasher and hood fan. The place also has skylights and a gas fireplace in the sun room, and loads of gorgeous antique details and stained glass throughout. All of that is offered for the highly reasonable price of $1,975 per month. There must be a catch; why else would the current tenant part with this place? "Current lessees moving to Stockholm, but would otherwise have stayed forever," says the ad. The place is available for July 1.
· Spacious, unique, converted chapel - stained glass; garden; koi pond [Craigslist]
· Dickens / Damen photos [Flickr]