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2-Flat Fixer in West Village, Formerly a Store, Seeks $225K

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Built in 1900, this two family building in the West Village was once a a commercial shop. The listing copy suggests that the right owner could get the zoning in line to re-open as a store, making this building into the "ultimate Work/Live space." The original oak storefront door remains, just waiting for a little TLC. The second story offers two bedrooms, a sitting balcony, and the building has an attached garage.

The building stands on a fairly uninspiring corner of West Village, though the neighboring houses look good to one side of the property. Adding the right kind of shop could really improve value, and the upstairs has a fair amount of room. The whole place needs work, though.

The kitchens and baths are a bit shabby, and the flooring looks like old linoleum. Given that the structure went up in 1900, the place most likely has hardwood floors underneath. It could be stunning, and a wonderful project. We wonder if $225K is too much for a very expensive project home, but the neighborhood is up-and-coming, so investment, especially if you have a particularly great shop you'd like to open, isn't a totally ridiculous notion.

·7939 Agnes St [Zillow]