Historic Shop And Private Residence
This historic building started life in 1911 as the local Grange Hall and, for the past 43 years, has encompassed an antiques consignment mall known as the "Bittersweet Shop" (with leased exhibit/retail spaces for 16 dealers) and a charming 550 square foot one-bedroom apartment.
The 3,300 square foot two-story retail space offers 10' ceilings and an open floor plan, with a separate office, storage rooms, half bath and lower level workshop space/laundry. The private apartment is accessed from either within the building or via a separate entrance and serves as the home of the building's long-time owner. Another prime rental opportunity, the apartment offers parquet flooring, custom built-ins and French doors leading to a 30' x 10' Trex deck that overlooks the backyard and the Housatonic River and valley beyond - an area owned by C, L & P that can never be developed.
Bring your imagination: the building could continue as an antiques mall or other type of retail establishment or could be repurposed as an artist studio/gallery, small in-home business or single family home. In its first 66 years as the Grange Hall, the building was the prime local venue for banquets, shows, dances and served as a meeting hall for all local happenings. The building's location on Route 7 is on a stretch through the Litchfield Hills named by "National Geographic Traveler" as one of the most scenic driving destinations in the country. This is a unique investment opportunity - offering many possibilities - in the heart of historic Gaylordsville!