This house in Arden Park has eight bedrooms and 5.5 baths, making it Detroit's ultimate roommate situation. Built in 1916, the white stone house has a cherub's face carved over the front door and looks a little more old Hollywood than old Detroit. Inside, the finishes are luxurious, though the 1960s kitchen is a bit of a let down.
The common areas of this home are gorgeous—acres of gleaming wood floors in a chevron pattern, two stone fireplaces, a paneled library and a grand staircase make the first floor impressive, and great for entertaining. The kitchen, though clearly not updated since the 1960s, has a modern dishwasher, a neutral color scheme, and new tile floors. And, inexplicably, three kitchen sinks. The bathrooms have original fittings and tile, so you'll have a huge clawfoot tub to soak in. the bedrooms are large, and the home has many tall, paned windows to let in light.
There's a huge finished basement with a standup shower. And a ton of carpet. There are some strangely modern touches we wish we could un-see (vertical blinds in the library…shudder). The home has most of its original light fixtures so there are many lovely old crystal chandeliers. The fireplaces are beautiful, too, with carved stone mantels. There's a detached 3-car garage (bonus) but central air conditioning (non-bonus).
The house offers 8000 square feet of living space and the listing copy describes it as "ideal for a family or as an office." Those ideas work, but we like to think of the place as perfect for 8 20-somethings looking to get their medical marijuana bakery/bike tour business off the ground.
·336 Arden Park [Zillow]