This $4.3 Million Long Island Estate Used to Be a Chapel

A chapel-turned-house in Old Westbury.No need to hang a “bless this house” sampler when the house in question is a literal sanctuary. The chapel on Edwin Denison Morgan III’s former estate in Old Westbury, designed by McKim, Mead & White in the late-19th century, has been listed for $4.3 million. Boasting stained-glass windows designed by John La Farge, it was once connected to the estate’s other buildings by tunnels, though it was converted long ago to a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home with, naturally, cathedral ceilings, plus a heated gunite pool and a putting green. “People who came to worship would park their horse and buggy in what is now the house’s basement,” says Frances Covello of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, who is co-listing the property with Marie DeVivo. If your coffers aren’t quite that deep, a praiseworthy 1931 structure designed by Delano & Aldrich, once the home of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Glen Cove, is listed for $599,000 with Paul Mateyunas, also of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s. An answered prayer for a creative buyer: Since it’s located on a residential street, there are no zoning restrictions. Hallelujah!

4 Bedrooms
4.5 Bathrooms
$4.3 million

Contact: Frances Covello and Marie DeVivo at Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty,

This Westchester home used to be a chapel.The front façade.


A light-filled kitchen.The light-filled kitchen.


The formal dining room.The formal dining room.


The den includes one of three fireplaces in the home.The den features one of three fireplaces in the home.


The great room includes original stained-glass windows.The great room has original stained glass windows.


The master bedroom includes a balcony and sitting area.The master bedroom includes a balcony and sitting area.


The luxurious master bathroom.The luxurious master bathroom.


A bright and airy sunroom.A bright and airy sunroom.


The grounds feature a gunite saltwater pool.The grounds feature a gunite saltwater pool.

A version of this article appeared in the March 2016 issue of NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) with the headline: Houses to Worship.