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This old Main Street commercial building in Colorado (and the old town jail building behind it) have been converted into amazingly creative spaces.

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The main building currently houses a bistro and a private residence upstairs, while the stone jailhouse out back is now a small art gallery.

Have a look at the storefront building…

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Built in 1890 on East Main Street in the Colorado Mountain town of Buena Vista, this building is currently listed for sale at $800,000.

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It has a total of 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in 5,330 square feet.

The main floor of the old building is currently home to a hip little cafe called Mother’s Bistro (more info on Mother’s Bistro here).

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They did a bang-on job of renovating and rehabbing the lower level to showcase the character and personality of the place.

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Dynamic Main Street property in BV on 4 city lots, outdoor courtyard, commercial kitchen, 2 dining areas, residential living space, gallery, art studio, parking, established and recognized business location.

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On the upper level, there is a residential apartment with lots of vintage character.

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The crowning feature of this wonderful historic property is the old former jailhouse out back…

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It is currently being used as an art gallery, aptly named Jailhouse Arts Gallery & Studio (you can view their website here).

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Love the exposed stone walls!

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For all the details on this wonderful historic property, see here and here.

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Hope you had a good week!

We are still riding the roller-coaster of having our house on the market – which, as you might know, is NO FUN at all!

We are going to try to do a little getaway this weekend… something to do with hotsprings in the Colorado Rockies… I’ll try to take pics but I may just forget the camera and relax this time!

Have a good weekend!

-S