Alright, time to take a break from talking about private islands and modern mansions. This week, we’re looking at a particularly unique property for sale in BC- a converted bank with heritage status. And we weren’t kidding, you’ll even get your own bank vault.
The property is located in Rossland, in the southern tip of the Kootenay region. A perfect place for outdoor-minded people, the city offers easy access to multiple ski hills in the winter, and a wealth of hikes, lakes, and biking trails in the summer.
Of course, it’s the property that’s the real draw for us. Known as the Stone Block Building, it was originally built way back in 1897, making it practically as old as the city itself! Don’t worry though, it’s been continuously restored and updated over the years, keeping its charm in spades.
Upstairs, you’ll find a totally modern residential space, offering 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Complete with 9-foot high ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors, the condo is easily at home with some of the best options around the province.
The downstairs, currently commercial-use space is where the true history of the property shines. There are some modern touches, of course, but you’ll also get original brick walls and that iconic bank vault. We don’t know exactly what we’d use it for, but we want it. Maybe a nightclub/bar type thing? Maybe a high-end jewelry space? The options are endless!
At a list price of $1,975,000, this very unique property is pretty much the same price as a decent starter home in Vancouver. We say skip that stage of your life, and go straight into weird mountain person who owns the most interesting building in town.