With an ask of $175K, this little building on Gratiot Avenue is available once more. About half a mile past Eastern Market, the structure offers a gleaming storefront on street level and a lofty living space upstairs. Accessed through a hatch, the roof is the clincher. Thanks to the installation of a rooftop water line, gardening with a view is an added amenity. The building was originally constructed in 1877 as a hardware store, but now exists as a completely updated live-work-garden space. Since its first appearance on this blog in 2011, the building's ask has jumped from $159,900 to its current spot at $175,000.
Note: This listing is for the shorter building on the left, not the three-story spot next door.
· Listing: 2 story commercial building [Craigslist]
· Live Above this Gratiot Storefront, Grow Rooftop Veggies [Curbed]
· Loft Appeal in Former Hardware Shop [Curbed]