This has to be one of the more unique residences for sale in Grand Rapids!

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Near downtown GR, an authentic, historic firehouse at 40 Lexington Ave. NW has hit the market.

Steve Volkers Group
Steve Volkers Group

According to the listing, the building once housed the Grand Rapids Fire Department Engine No. 8 in the early 1900s.

The current owners have spent the last decade restoring it and are now ready to pass it along to its next owners, to keep its legacy going.

City of Grand Rapids Archives
City of Grand Rapids Archives

Though it's been fully renovated, there are still touches throughout that call to mind the building's past - like the fire pole!

The kitchen is also "fire-engine red" and you'll find exposed brick and fireman's ladders.

It appears the building has been divided into three separate living spaces. So you could rent it out, turn it into an Air BnB, or make it into one stunning single-family residence.

The listing agents say,

Not only is it distinctive from the historical aspect, it is appealing as a multi-family investment opportunity that it checks the boxes of highly desired features including 5 garage parking spaces (with 6 additional lot spaces). Access to outdoor spaces from the primary unit quaint upper deck to a well manicured and private yard with patio.

I do love the patios! And a private yard downtown Grand Rapids is a sought after feature. There are also some cool doors too - one stained glass, another with a horse painted on it, like the ones that would have pulled the fire equipment back in the day.

So, how much is the former fire station going for? $899,000.

Take a tour of the former Fire House No. 8 in the gallery below.

Grand Rapids Former Fire Station Remodeled into Modern Apartments Has Hit Market

Yes, there's a fire pole!

An authentic, historic firehouse that originally housed the GRFD Engine No. 8 in the early 1900s is for sale for $899,999 on Grand Rapids' West Side.

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