Atop the retail-harboring ground floor of this 1878 building now for sale in Galveston is a living space — or several, the listing suggests, if you’re willing to get creative. The 2-story mixed-use RF Martin & Company building at the southeast corner of 25th and Market streets (a few blocks south of the Strand, and of the Galveston Ship Channel cruise terminals) went up for sale early last week. The asking price is currently set at $1.4 million — though the listing says that can be offset by income from the street-level tenants (currently including eclectic cafe Eatcetera and stationary station Betsy by Design), or a potential conversion of the space into condos or a boutique hotel.
Here’s the view from Market St.:
The upstairs area includes a woodworking shop that the listing implies is ripe for condo-conversion:
That’s adjacent to a living room . . .
. . . which opens to a small kitchen:
Other utility areas are tucked around:
Downstairs is another small efficiency-style living space, as well as a handful of retail slots. The exisitng restaurant space opens toward 25th St.:
Another retail spot opens out to Market:
- 2427 Market St. [HAR]