Lafayette Park is dominated by modern architecture, but there is one pre-war alternative: the Leland Lofts. The building itself dates back to 1917, when it was built as the Leland School for Crippled Children. These days, it's full of wide-open living spaces. With an ask of $175K, this one-bedroom loft contains nearly 1,500 square feet. The massive living room is 40 feet long.
Beyond the huge spaces, the building has a few interesting extras. There's a rooftop terrace and a community garden, but the best outdoor amenity is the glorious park area just across the street. An NEZ designation means low property taxes (under $300/year). The association fee is a steep $360/month, but that covers all utilities, internet included.
· 1395 Antietam #55 [City Living Detroit]