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Medical building near Greenport hospital for sale

This building, the result of joining two homes

This building, the result of joining two homes in the 1960s, is on the market in May 2016 for $969,000. It is across from Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. Photo Credit: The Corcoran Group

This Greenport medical building comes with its own place to crash: a two-bedroom apartment on the second floor.

Situated across the street from Eastern Long Island Hospital, the 4,000-square-foot building, which is now on the market for $969,000, is the result of a 1960s renovation that joined two existing houses.

Current owner Joseph Townsend added the apartment when he purchased the building in the mid-2000s, converting one of the six office suites into a caretaker’s residence.

“I wanted to have someone on the premises that could take care of the building, and doctors don’t like to be on the second floor,” he explains.

The buildings were connected during the 1960s after the former head of surgery at Eastern Long Island Hospital bought them, says Townsend, a lifelong Greenport resident. He estimates the houses were built between 1900 and 1920, adding that a childhood friend lived in one.

Part of the draw of buying the building in the mid-2000s, Townsend says, was the opportunity the building presented to maintain his family’s stake in their community.

“It was right around the corner from where I was raised,” Townsend says of the office space. “We had just sold the family house — a Victorian house on Main Street.”

Listing agent Lisa Gillooly, of The Corcoran Group, says the property would be suitable for either a group medical practice or an investor who then leases to individual doctors. She said it is a “great investment opportunity” because of its location, because of Eastern Long Island Hospital’s pending partnership with Stony Brook University and because of new construction at the nearby Peconic Landing retirement community.

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