Specialty car collectors dream garage! Nearly 6,100 sf of garage space plus almost 1,000 sf showroom and office! That's just the beginning description of this fabulous property that includes a beautiful 3-bedroom apartment on the second floor! Built in 1910 as a horse drawn trolley depot, it was converted to an Oldsmobile dealership in 1921 when the electric trolleys came to Reading! Currently owner operated as a licensed Penn-DOT auto dealership specializing in classic / vintage European car and part sales. The building has been fully renovated with upgrades and modernization throughout from 2006 - 2008. The list of renovations makes this 100% ready to operate... new roof, all new mechanical including all wiring, plumbing (all copper), new central heat and ac systems in showroom, basement office and apartment, Johnson Controls fire and security system with 3 zones, and security cameras. Natural gas and 3 phase 4 wire electric service with separate metering for the apartment and commercial spaces. Space details: 925 Sf formal showroom and office with zoned heat and ac, historic leaded glass windows and color impregnated concrete tile floor, vintage finish with period ceiling fans and excellent lighting. An upscale full bathroom with a washer and dryer hook-up has access from both the shop and showroom office. The shop is amazing! 39' by 140' with 30' two tier roof, vintage steel frame with 1,152 panes of glass... there is also a 39' by 42' loft, and both entrances are through 10' by 10' front and side overhead doors accessing a fenced gravel side lot and main entrance to the street. Included in the sale is a 1000# JLG high lift for easy access to the loft space and for building maintenance. Below the showroom is a "basement finished" office and storage space of about 950 sf. This space houses the buildings mechanical systems and includes a slop sink and toilet. The 1,500 sf 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment is finished like a New York loft! with high quality and attention to detail that will impress anyone. Surrounded by crown molding, with central ac and gas heat, custom stone façade gas fireplace in living room, custom kitchen with Corian counters and an island that seats six, solid cherry wood cabinets, fully renovated bathrooms with Corian vanity tops and sinks, beautiful original pine flooring in living room and primary bedroom that includes it own full bathroom, energy efficient replacement windows, original stained glass in both bedroom and living room... custom window treatments remain along with all modern kitchen appliances ... 5 burner gas stove, refrigerator, installed microwave, wall mounted TV, full size washer and dryer! All these great features are in the apartment. In addition, there is a large back porch that overlooks the shop / garage and opens to a private rooftop patio! Wow, is right! the bonus is it’s located in historic downtown Reading, Pennsylvania, less than a 3-hour drive from NYC, Washington DC and State College. If you don’t know Reading, it’s worth the trip! This city is packed with character, offers great and affordable quality of life, is rich in history and an easy drive to most everything East Coast.. Convenient location: Santander Arena: 5 blocks / 10-minute walk, Hilton Double-tree Hotel: 5 blocks / 10-minute walk, Performing Arts Center: 6 blocks / 12-minute walk, free parking 2 blocks away @ City Park lot. Paid public parking 1 block away @ Court / Penn Street. Located on a well-known city street - Washington Street is Route 422 Business, only 20 minutes from the PA Turnpike.
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