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Best properties on the market

This week: Multipurpose homes

1. West Chester, Pa. Currently home to a bookstore, this Quaker-built 1822 barn includes five floors of commercial space and a three-story residence. Set on five-plus acres, the barn has exposed beams, arched doorways, and a wood-shingle roof. $2,395,000. Karen Nader, Brandywine Fine Properties/Sotheby’s International Realty, (302) 654-6500

2. Staunton, Va. The stately second-floor apartment in this downtown building has 7-foot-tall windows, heart-pine floors, and tin ceilings. Like the commercial space below it, it spans nearly 3,700 square feet. $850,000. Peter Wiley; Frank Hardy, Inc., Realtors; (434) 296-0134

3. Camden, Maine This turn-of-the-century boathouse, located at the head of Camden Harbor, still houses a boatbuilding operation but comes with architectural plans for converting part of the space for residential use. The three-level building currently comprises a main shop, a reception area, offices, and a marine railway. The property includes a 92-foot pier and deepwater float system. $2,490,000. Terry Sortwell, LandVest, (207) 236-3543

4. Carmel Valley, Calif. This 160-acre site is home to a former AT&T satellite-communications node that received the first photos from the moon. Today the property features a small cottage, a barn, and a 22,000-square-foot building that’s used as a vacation home with an indoor basketball court and shooting range. $4,119,900. Bert Aronson, Keller Williams, (831) 521-9059

5. Newport, R.I. Built in 1900, this mixed-use shopping complex is located a block from the International Tennis Hall of Fame and includes retail and office space as well as residential apartments. $1,499,000. Bertie MacGowan, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, (401) 848-6745

6. Harbor Springs, Mich. Located just off Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, this property stacks two second-floor residential units above its two commercial spaces. The apartments feature balconies and large windows, and they are being sold fully furnished. $759,000. Christy Berry, Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty, (231) 881-2541

Steal of the week
7. Washington, Ga. Situated on the town square, this 1845 building features a first-floor sandwich shop with mahogany cases, tin ceilings, and a bank vault that currently serves as a dining area. The second-floor apartment has horsehair-plaster walls and fireplaces with original mantels. $335,000. Deborah Rainey, Georgia Realty Sales, (706) 318-5263

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