We’d been admiring these beautiful old shells on Classon between Gates and Greene for a while when we finally decided to call the number on the billboard. We already had heard through the grapevine that the two buildings on the right had been bought by a developer and were destined to be luxury condos. But wouldn’t it be fun to renovate the one on the left, we thought to ourselves. It’s about 4,000-square-feet so, given the condition, we were expecting an asking price of about $600,000. So imagine our surprise when the seller tells us he wants $1.15 million. $1.1.5 million! When we laugh in his face he lets us know that he already has an offer of $950,000 and that, between us, he’d probably be willing to part with it for $1 million or so. We bet he would.