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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).
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.
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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