Looking for the most unique live-work situation imaginable? The Portage Garage has you covered. Nestled in the dense neighborhoods of Hamtramck, the vintage service station is a relic of the 1930s, when tiny gas stations occupied many neighborhood corners. And it's only half the deal. The $99,900 asking price includes not only the Portage Garage, but the 1,500-square-foot duplex next door.
Obviously, Portage Garage is completely capable of serving as an auto repair center. But if that's not your thing, these curvy garages can be converted into just about anything. Another old gas station at Woodward and Peterboro was rehabbed into a pharmacy in 2012. In North Corktown, an even quirkier building is now home to Practice Space.
There aren't too many details on the house, which is set up as a duplex. We know that both flats (one on each floor) have two bedrooms. The photos indicate that both units have some hardwood flooring and some vintage kitchen fixtures. If you want the giant neon "LUCKY" sign, be prepared to negotiate.
NOTE: Although Portage Garage used to be a gas station, the listing notes that all underground storage tanks have been removed.
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