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University District 5-Bedroom Wants $249.9K

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This lovely 1929 Tudor has a lot to offer, including original stained glass, a fabulous Pewabic tile fireplace and a gorgeously remodeled kitchen. The house has five bedrooms, three baths, two powder rooms and nearly 3200 square feet of living space. The home will also enjoy NEZ tax breaks for another 14 years.

The bathroom tile is original, as are the carved flowers in the plasterwork. There's a classic 1960s Detroiter finished basement, including a bar (the poster of Marilyn Monroe probably doesn't stay, alas). The home has that classic Tudor look from the street, with its herringbone brickwork, wood beamed front and stone accents around the arched front door. The house has totally adorable original custom built-in shelving in the kitchen that surrounds a deep-set arched door with stained glass panes. There's a nice-looking main staircase with a wrought iron bannister, an immense master bedroom, and the original tubs, showers and tile in the baths.

While charming, the house is a ways from perfect—the kitchen needs new appliances to go with that new remodel (there's a 1990s oven and fridge), and the living room has a horrible mirrored wall, though that's easy to dismantle. The place also likely needs new HVAC, as there's no central air and the heat is gas-fueled steam. Despite these issues, the house has tons of character and many charming living and entertainment spaces.

The house last sold in 2014 for $115K. While the previous owners invested in the new kitchen, plenty of other work went into the house in the last year, including the brand new deck, restoration to the original plasterwork (that someone painted green, shudder), refinishing the hardwood floors, stripping out tons of old carpet, installing a new roof and a fresh coat of exterior paint. At the current list price of $249.9K, the house is right in line with the rest of the neighborhood, and still a good value at just $78.45 a square foot.

·18920 Wildemere [Estately]
·18920 Wildemere [Zillow]