It's not every day you get a chance to own a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places so you might want to take a look at the Joshua Sears Building, which hit the market a few days ago for $5.8M.
Built in 1891 for $18,000, it was the most expensive property in Kirkland at the time save for the local steel mill.
The total square footage of the building is 10,500 and 3,500 of that is residential. The living area includes 2-BR, 2-bath and a whole lot of original, exposed brick. The interior rooms have been remodeled around the walls and make for a very contrasting feeling.
Just an FYI, the 7,000 square-feet of retail space downstairs is currently leased to a religious bookstore and Windemere real estate office. Hope you like your real estate agent, you'll be seeing plenty of them for years to come.
· 725 Market St, Kirkland, WA [Estately]
· Joshua Sears Building [Wikipedia]