Rebranded as The Lucas, the former church now accommodates 33 stunning condominiums and joins the ranks of other old churches in the area that are in the process of becoming upscale residences. It is now completely sold out.

A walk down Shawmut Avenue in the South End always included passing by the old Holy Trinity German Catholic Church. Made with local materials such as Roxbury puddingstone and Maine granite in 1844, the church had sat unused since 2008. But thanks to a fantastic renovation project, this building has become an exciting new part of the fabric of the community as it once was.

Rebranded as The Lucas, the former church now accommodates 33 stunning condominiums and joins the ranks of other old churches in the area that are in the process of becoming upscale residences. It is now completely sold out.

One of the latest sales happened on April 10 when Unit 1E sold for $1,995,000. Originally listed by the Steven Cohen Team of Keller Williams Realty, the home was purchased with Marjory Gundersheim, also of Keller Williams.

“It’s definitely different from anything else happening in the South End,” Anastasia Yefremova of the Steven Cohen Team said of The Lucas. “It’s really bringing the area to life.”

The church has quite an interesting history. One of the biggest notes of distinction includes the Von Trapp family, famous from the movie the “Sound of Music,” who sang there on multiple occasions.

The building inside and out is an eye-popping mix of classical and contemporary architecture.

The façade looks much the same as it did as a church, assimilating the 110-foot steeple, keeping true to its historic appearance, yet a newly constructed steel and glass tower summons a modern flair.

Inside of Unit 1E at 136 Shawmut Ave., the home beautifully showcases the harmony and symmetry of the original pointed-arch deep-ledged church windows intermingled with the trendy floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the city-scape.

“You get a lot of natural light in this wide open, inviting space,” Yefremova said. “In a building as solidly built as this, it’s unusual.”

Yet when privacy is wanted, remote controlled shades are at the owner’s fingertips.

A contemporary delight greets the new homeowners. The welcoming living room features a flush wall-mounted gas fireplace.

Five-inch wide plank flooring gleams throughout the living room, dining area and kitchen.

An extensive list of finishes and well-planned touches fill the kitchen from Thermador integrated appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator to Caesarstone counter tops, custom cabinetry and a large island breakfast bar.

Gone are the days of microwaves taking up counter space, being mounted in walls or under cupboards. The state-of-the-art Thermador Microdrawer is built into a cabinet - a sliding drawer holds the food to be heated.

The dining area has access to a private terrace, a great place to enjoy some refreshments on delightful seasonal days. If one wants more of a suburban feel, there is also the option of having a barbecue as the terrace has a dedicated gas line hookup for a grill.

The large 17-by-12-foot master suite with generous his and her closets and doors that open to the terrace are just two of the features of this welcoming space.

The spa-like en suite bathroom includes heated floors, a double vanity and a walk-in rainwater shower.

The first level also holds a second bedroom, full bathroom, and two closets, one for a washer/dryer, the other for outerwear.

“Storage is definitely something you won’t be missing here,” Yefremova said.

The new owners have plenty of options when transforming the space in the lower level. With an enormous walk-in closet as well as a full bathroom with a shower and deep soaker tub, this space would be ideal for a third bedroom – great for children or for guests.

This room could also be used as an entertainment/media room or for hobby enthusiasts.

Outside access through the unit’s private brick patio area provides the privacy needed for meeting clients and/or colleagues in a home office.

While the unit is wired for sound and a security system, an intercom connected to the concierge adds another level of assurance that your home is safe.

The boutique building is all about pampering: an exclusive gym, a community library and common courtyard with a fire pit provide all the necessities of taking care of oneself, while the pet spa is available when the family dog needs grooming or massage.

“It’s an easy area to get around,” Yefremova said. “If you don’t want a car, you can (still) do that.”

With a prime location that affords easy city living, the Lucas’ location has something for everyone.

Need some fresh air and exercise? Walk to any of the local restaurants and shops, numerous parks and playgrounds and the beautiful Berkeley Community Garden.

Interested in healthy eating? Check out Sweet Greens, a popular nearby salad chain.

How about Asian Cuisine? C-Mart Supermarket carries an extensive selection of produce, seafood, meat and imported foods.

On those occasions when a café experience is desired, try The Buttery, a favorite bakery/cafe of South End residents known for its food, cupcakes and dog-friendly patio.

Trying to eat locally produced food? Visit the newly opened Walden Local Butcher Shop on Shawmut Avenue. This shop purchases meat exclusively from New England farmers.

While suburban empty-nesters looking to come back to the city will appreciate all this home has to offer, it would be just as appealing to a young couple or a family. The South End has lots of nearby schools and work sites, an abundance of social and cultural activities, plenty of green space, a vibrant community that stimulates the intellect, nourishes the spirit, and fortifies the body.