For Sale: Historic 1911 Alpena Post Office Transformed Into Elegant $3M Residence
For Sale. Looking for a visionary and creative individual ready to take advantage of a unique property in a high-demand area. Someone who will appreciate that this place is one historic hidden gem. The historic building on Water Street at 1st Avenue in downtown Alpena, once a post office, is on the market and the sky's the limit when it comes to the future of this landmark.
The 2-story retired Federal Building has been a passion project of the current owner who purchased the building and has transformed it into a private residence. After years of restoration on much of the building, the building that features solid 24” to 30” Indiana Bedford Stone is on the market for $3 million.
Keeping in mind location is everything, you can't do much better than this. According to this listing, the property includes over 165’ of deeded deep-water frontage on the south bank of the Thunder Bay River. From the rooftop, which would make an amazing outdoor patio area, the views are breathtaking. From the drawbridge, the river, and downtown Alpena you can't go wrong. Face it, the property and building together make it a hotspot of potential.
Yes, currently the building is being used as a private residence, and it is zoned for such, but it is also zoned for commercial use. Think about it...wedding venue, loft apartments, restaurant for boaters pulling up to dock, or small boutique hotel. The possibilities and truly endless. There are over 15,000 sq. ft. which includes a full unfinished basement. According to the listing, there are thousands of dollars of grants available to help completely restore this building to its original grandeur.
Have the vision to turn this place into something incredible? Take a look inside.