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10 Homes With Art Galleries for Sale Around the Country

If you have been told you have an eye for art and are in search of a new business opportunity, there’s no time like the present. Ditch your desk job, and open up an art gallery!

We’ll paint you a picture. Art galleries—in a mix of urban settings and small towns, in historic structures and newer buildings—have popped up for sale across the country.

From New York City to small-town Wisconsin, we’ve found 10 art galleries for you to ponder. Step back and really look at these properties. We think you’ll appreciate what you see.

And as with any work of fine art, the cost varies. On this list alone, the price to become a proprietor of an art gallery ranges from $147,000 all the way up to $35 million.

Price: $699,000

Drop anchor in an oceanfront community founded in 1642. The eye-catching dusty blue and bright purple exterior of this 2,299-square-foot home should be a tipoff that this is a place for creative types.

Dating to 1900, the building offers enough space for a one-bedroom apartment upstairs and an art gallery (and studio) on the first floor. The waters of Smith Cove sit across the street, and Rocky Neck—America’s oldest art colony—is a tourist-rich area.

37 Rocky Neck Ave., Unit 1B, Gloucester, MA

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Price: $579,900

Included in the sale of a three-bedroom home is a large barn that has served as an art gallery, called Gallery @ 85 Main.

Buyers with an artistic eye will also be enchanted by a reflecting pool surrounded by mature landscaping. The gallery hugs 90 feet of water frontage and is located about two hours from the hubs of New York City and Boston—an ideal locale for attracting weekend travelers.

85 Main St., Essex, CT

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Price: $380,000

Located near Palm

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Using a Handmade Glass Sink in the Bathroom – Combining Art & Function

All About Glass Sinks

The hottest trend in bathroom design today is the handmade glass sink – often referred to as a glass vessel sink – which has become the latest must-have for luxury homeowners. Combine the versatility in color and design offered by glass with the vessel mount trend and it’s no wonder that our company, Glass Artists Gallery, can barely keep up with demand. Vessel-mounted, fused, slumped, mosaic, under-mounted and hand-blown sinks have even influenced the faucet manufacturers’ designs because of their unprecedented popularity.

We find ourselves answering questions and dispelling myths surrounding sinks just about every day. This article was created to answer some of the more common questions such as “What is a handmade sink?” “Are they expensive?” “What are the differences in the glass sinks I see in the showrooms and online?” “Are they durable?”

Types of Glass Sinks

To better understand the three main categories of glass vessel sinks, it helps to understand the three main types of glassmaking:

Cold Glass — Working with glass at room temperature. Examples are mosaic glass, stained glass, glass carving and etching.

Warm Glass — The process of fusing, slumping or other kiln forming techniques at temperatures between 1100 and 1700 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hot Glass— The process of blowing glass using a furnace that melts the glass at 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the glass is gathered on the end of a pipe, the artist forms the hot glass using a “Glory Hole” (an oven that maintains a temperature of around 1200 degrees Fahrenheit). The resulting work is then slowly cooled in an annealing oven.

With the above in mind, there are three main categories of artisan crafted glass sinks you will find at Glass Artists Gallery:

Fused & Slumped — Glass fusing is the process of joining …

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