A sucker for ghost signage? If so, and you've got $5,995,000 to spare, take a look at this place. Built in 1890, 17 Hubert Street is a brick warehouse with fading ghost signage from the coffee and tea importers who once inhabited its five stories. It's been converted into a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath residence with a skylight-topped studio, office, storage, and an unrenovated rooftop that just hit the market. The house retains an undoubtedly industrial feel; the current owners, described as "artists and their children," must have felt right at home.
· Listing: 17 Hubert Street [Elliman via StreetEasy]
· Dueling faded ads in the coffee and tea district [ENY]
· Tuesday Townhouse archive [Curbed]