Viewed from the curb, this brick Virginia Park home is somewhat forgettable. Past the front door, you can understand how the asking price broke triple digits. With five bedrooms (including a third-floor master bedroom) and a cozy 1,500 square feet, the house embodies the classy-but-comfortable ambiance Detroit's century-old homes do best. There is, however, one big item that's strangely absent: Where's the fireplace?
The missing fireplace is an inexplicable bummer, simply because the house's age suggests it probably had a cool one. You can see the wood floor patched up where it used to be. Rounding out the criticisms, having just 1.5 bathrooms isn't a dream come true either. At the very least, one must give credit to the lone full bathroom for honoring its powerful position with solid wainscoting. The ask: $106K.
· Listing: 844 Atkinson