Pictured here, ladies and gentlemen, is the dream: a fully-outfitted garage to house and work on all your favorite toys that just so happens to be attached to a duplex you can live in. All for the low, low price of $99,000. I want to go to there.
The dream is a reality in the Detroit metro area town of Hamtramck, Michigan. This vintage 1930s three-station auto repair shop has 1,500 square foot duplex attached to it, and it's for sale for a hilariously low price.
The Portage Garage dates back to an era when small gas stations dotted the neighborhood, and it would be the ideal living situation for any gearhead. Wouldn't you love to have an art deco garage right next to your house? It even has an engine hoist! From the listing on Trulia:
Opportunity! Live/ work space in Hamtramck. Charming 1930's former service station with art deco curved facade. 3 bay shop garage shop area, office space and hoist. Underground storage tanks have been removed. Sale includes adjacent 2 family darling upper/ lower flats. Newer systems.
No word on whether the house will come with those three cars currently in the garage, but if it does you've got three projects to get you started right away. What a steal!
The adjacent duplex seems pretty nice too, with hardwood floors, tasteful interior paint and a vintage-looking bathroom. But really, the garage. That's what it's all about.
Any takers out there? Come to think of it, maybe we'll buy it and establish it as Jalopnik's Detroit headquarters. I call dibs!
Hat tip to Road & Track!
Photo credit Google Maps/Detroit Curbed