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Character 2-Bedroom Condo in Midtown Asks $334.9K

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This brick charmer in Midtown has many nice features: a bright new kitchen with white tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, tall windows, and a large shared patio. Built in 1918, this 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath offers great proximity to all the places we want to be—Avalon Bakery, Shinola, Great Lakes Coffee, the Selden Standard, the Fisher Music Center and Whole Foods are all within walking distance. The home has large bedrooms and a lot of closet space, though a new owner might consider replacing the carpet upstairs with something a little more in line with the unit's overall restoration aesthetic.

Given its proximity to the Fisher and the Majestic, this place seems like ideally suited to people in the arts. Or to aspiring barristas with massive trust funds. The unit has many nice upgrades, including granite in the kitchen (counters and island), and it's located in a tax abatement zone, so you get reduced property taxes til 2018. The master bedroom's full chalkboard wall and carpet probably have to go, but some of the tax savings might help there. The monthly HOA fee is also a very reasonable $209 (and includes the water bill). The place has two assigned parking spaces and the mandatory essentials—central air, in-unit laundry, dishwasher.