My friend Amy Danziger Ross, a grad student in Idaho, recently found this amazing property in a very small town:
$75,000. GREAT HISTORIC BRICK BUILDING. STARTED OUT AS A BANK WITH A MASONIC LODGE LOCATED ON THE 2ND FLOOR. MAIN FLOOR IS SET UP AND HAS BEEN RUN AS THE ELK TAVERN FOR MANY YEARS. THERE IS AN APARTMENT IN THE BACK ON MAIN FLOOR. SECOND FLOOR HAS NOT BEEN USED FOR YEARS, MOSTLY ONE BIG ROOM WITH HIGH CEILING, FIR FLOORING, LOTS OF WINDOWS AND 2 FIREPLACES.
Let me get this straight: for $75k, she could have the entire building, complete with her own tavern on the main floor:
As Amy said:
“We found what could maybe be our dream house — an old Masonic Lodge on the second floor, a bar and a grocery (and an apartment) on the first floor. We like the idea of making the second floor into a library. And it’s less than an hour out of Moscow, ID.
There are some problems, though. The boy drove out there and says it’s not in great shape — would probably need like $100k worth of work, though he thinks it’s livable. It’s also kind of far from civilization, and people say the town is a little creepy.”
So, the town might be a little on the meth lab/zombie apocalypse side of things. But let’s picture the library on the second floor:
Or she could gut the whole thing and take over the downtown of this tiny town with some sort of bike collective/arts community/distillery!
Fantasy time: What would YOU do with this building?