Once a blighted masonry structure that was the frequent subject of neighborhood complaints, this building at 1026 Melpomene St. in the LGD got a total renovation and is now a stylish home on the market.
Renovated by owner/architect William Rosenthal, the home mixes clean, modern lines with an industrial look. The home is filled with windows, flooding the space with natural light, and there is a mezzanine that would make an ideal office space.
Upstairs, the minimalist master bathroom includes a swampy green distressed clawfoot tub. A back balcony provides even more views of the city. There's also a big backyard and off-street parking.
How much for this unique space? $695,000.
• 1026 Melpomene St. [Realtor]
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