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The former St. Vincent de Paul Church at 163 North 6th Street was converted to rental apartments in 2014. (Image via EXR Group) The former St. Vincent de Paul Church at 163 North 6th Street was converted to rental apartments in 2014. (Image via EXR Group)
In Williamsburg, a 19th-century church converted into a 5-story rental building has a trio of no-fee listings available for a September 1st move in. The building, which is now known as The Spire Lofts, contains 40 residential units with loft-like layouts that have flexible floor plans, and the three available units are all no-fee and priced at $6,500/month. See the listings here.

When the building was converted, much of its structure had been sufficiently maintained and as a result, the homes host features rarely found in modern apartments. Cast-iron catwalks and angled wooden beams still hold the building together, and the interiors reflect an even greater level of prewar detail.
163-north-6th-street Interiors offer 'rustic elegance' and feature both original and carefully salvaged material. (Image via Citi Habitats)
Apartments at The Spire Lofts show what listings describe as “expertly salvaged materials,” which include original exposed brick, custom steel work, Heart Pine pillars and beams, and arched stain glass windows in almost all apartments. Noteworthy features have also been added post-renovation, such as sliding wooden loft doors and open wooden shelves below the sinks. The bathrooms also feature exposed brick and pressed tin ceilings.

Heritage Equity Partners managed the conversion in 2014, turning around the property once known as St. Vincent de Paul Church, founded by Patrick Keely in 1869. Anthony Morali led the architecture for the conversion.

The building provides a concise list of amenities: a roof deck, laundry room, a virtual doorman, and an allowance for pets.

For more photos and leasing information, visit CityRealty’s profile for The Spire Lofts, and to read more about the building, check out this review from building critic Carter Horsley.
Listings boast 'exception quirks around every corner.' (Image via Citi Habitats)
Cast-iron catwalks are a genuinely unique feature. (Image via Citi Habitats)

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Contributor Julian McBride Julian is a Content Intern at CityRealty and a contributing writer for Market Insight. He's a native New Yorker and attends Brown University.