|View from across the street|
Despite its damaged condition, the boarded-up building sold for more than its asking price last summer, although it was too dangerous for prospective buyers to be able to enter it for an inspection. Rehab work started almost immediately.
We've been watching the progress of the reconstruction, seeing the building regain some of its original beauty. A reader sent us a real estate listing last week: The top floor unit, the one that is shown in the first picture above on the night of its devastation, is the first to be completed and the first to be listed for sale.
The listing mentions that the 1901 building's "developers saved the exterior while constructing everything from floor joists to the water service." The unit has 3 bedrooms, two full baths, and parking, as well as modern amenities. No use lamenting that the vintage touches weren't kept; they didn't survive the fire.
Know anyone who's interested? Steer them to the listing. We're so glad that a building that survived more than a century in Uptown was restored, rather than knocked down.