Office building or home? It depends on which listing you read. One on LoopNet appears to have marketed the property for a while at $599,000 — as an office building. But it popped up as a single family item this week on HAR, asking $535,000. Built in 2001 and updated in 2010, the corner-lot custom live-work structure is 2 blocks south of the Katy Fwy. in the Brunner subdivision in Cottage Grove.
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Fish or fowl, it has 3,007 sq. ft. of space and a decent amount of parking: There’s a 2-car garage behind an automatic gate across the driveway — and spaces in the side lot for another 7 vehicles. The east side of the building features a tree-shaded patio with an exterior staircase. Inside, there’s an elevator.
The flex space has 2 bedrooms or offices on the first level as well as a cavernous common area, its use TBD. Previously, the property housed a small consulting firm.
If you’re tall enough, using the kitchen sink provides an in-the-crosshairs view of a 10-year-old townhome development across the street. The polar-bear-in-a-snowstorm color scheme gets some punch from the stained concrete floor, found throughout the first level:
The remaining 1, 2, or maybe even 3 bedroom-offices are upstairs, including this one beneath a barrel-roll metal ceiling:
The 5,000-sq.-ft. lot has a metallic neighbor and backs up to a parking lot off I-10′s feeder road. There’s a low-rise office building with surface parking along the side street, just out of view in the photo below: