Restructure sale to lease with option?

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If I were sell my dental office condo to my tenant would it be possible to defer capital gains taxes (purchased in 1979 for $70,000) by designing an agreement more like a lease with option to purchase?
Example:
"sell" for $375,000 with $50K down. Owner carry balance at 8.5% interest only. Term(s) to be negotiated.
Could I structure this differently? Say, $50,000 as Purchase Option fee with monthly rent equal to the 8.5% interest only?

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