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Beautiful 110 year old home in Grjótaþorpið neighbourhood, downtown Reykjavík for sale

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  • Grjótaþorpið, the "Village of Grjóti" The oldest neighbourhood in Reykjavík, Grjótaþorpið was to be torn down in the 1960s. Artists moved in and restored the old buildings, saving this historic neighbourhood. Photo/Helgafell.

One of the old houses in the historic Grjótaþorpið neighbourhood is up for sale. Grjótaþorpið is the oldest neighbourhood in Reykjavík, a collection of 19th century and early 20th century wooden houses located in the center of town. Vesturgata 5A: You can‘t find a private residence closer to downtown than this. The realtor does not list a price for the 130 sq m (1,400 sq ft), two bedroom property, but encourages interested buyers to make reasonable offers. The tax assessment of the property is 59.1 million ISK (540,000 USD/500,000 EUR).

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The house, built in 1906, is divided into two small apartments, each with their separate entrances. On the main floor and the attic a 71 sq m (760 sq ft) apartment: Most of the main floor has been opened up to create a large open space, where the kitchen opens into the dining- and living rooms. This large open space opens to a spacious porch/balcony.

On the second floor a large bedroom with a walk-in closet and a new bath and a smaller balcony with a view over the neighbourhood. The basement has been turned into a 59 sq m (635 sq ft) one bedroom apartment.

The house stands on a large property which includes six parking spots, something which comes at a nice premium in downtown Reykjavík!

You can find more pictures and info here

Grjótaþorp, house for sale

The living room The entire first floor has been opened up Photo/Helgafell

 

Grjótaþorp, house for sale

Dining room and kitchen As seen from the living room area Photo/Helgafell

 

Grjótaþorp, house for sale

The first floor Seen from the dining room area Photo/Helgafell

 

Grjótaþorp, house for sale

A large balcony The nearby houses are named "Hlaðvarpinn" to the left and "Gröndalshús" to the right. Photo/Helgafell

 

Grjótaþorp, house for sale

Large bedroom on second floor Complete with a walk in closet. The bedroom can be split in two. Photo/Helgafell

 

Grjótaþorp, house for sale

A smaller balcony The bedroom opens up to a smaller second floor balcony. Photo/Helgafell.

 

Grjótaþorp, house for sale

Basement apartment A living room, kitchen and bedroom. Photo/Helgafell.

 

Vesturgata 5A is right downtown: You could run out on your bathrobe to the numerous cafés nearby for a morning latté!

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