BUSHWICK — A nearly century-old church that's being converted to a condo building will keep the look of the former house of worship, according to recently released renderings of the project.
Images of the building by architect Melamed Architect, first spotted by BuzzBuzz Home, show that the Pentecostal Church of God at 198 Saint Nicholas Ave. has been integrated into the four-story development's design.
The 1917 structure will eventually house two multifamily buildings containing three units in each, according to Melamed architect Nicholas Shrier and Department of Building filings.
Construction will raise the 13-foot, one-story church to 45 feet, city records show.
The architect aimed to connect the church with the residential addition by using arched windows in the front and adding horizontal planters along the sides, Shrier said in an email.
Two duplex units will offer access to either the roof terrace or the sunken rear yard, he said.
Owner St. Nick Properties bought the land from Church of God of Ridgewood for $725,000 in April 2014, according to Department of Finance records. A completion date for the project has not been announced.
The purchase was part of a larger trend of Brooklyn churches being converted to condos. DNAinfo New York found nearly a dozen last year that were either on the market as luxury residences or were in the process of conversion.
In Bushwick alone, at least three churches have been turned into residential developments.