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Funky Loft Offers City Views, Vault Bedroom, History for $215K

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The dudes making plows for the John Deere Co. back in 1914 had no idea how hip and quirky their down-to-business warehouse would someday become. Divided into 49 unique living spaces back in 1996, 326 Nelson merges historic idiosyncrasies like exposed ducts and concrete floors with newer amenities like stainless steel appliances and a rooftop deck with stunning city views (one tenant called it the best BYO bar with a view in the city). This two-bedroom (plus den/office) unit on the fourth floor has hardwoods in some areas, a modern kitchen with subway tile backsplash and a bedroom that was once an old vault. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and, thanks to its history, backs up to the Norfolk Southern rail yard. Its spot in the heart of arty Castleberry Hill — with all of its galleries, eateries and retail — earn it a Walk Score of 82. The 1,335-square-foot loft last sold in 2008 for $140,000 and is now asking $215,000.

· 326 Nelson Street [Zillow]