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5-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath Indian Village Fixer Wants $380K

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Photos via <a href=""> Estately</a><br>
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Built in 1921, this austere Georgian has a few nice features and looks pretty okay on the outside. There are hardwood floors and a detached 2-car garage with an electric opener. There's a beautifully tiled fireplace with a heavy wooden mantel in the living room and the place has a brand new roof and updated plumbing. There are old iron radiators and a pretty staircase off the foyer. The floors have borders of contrasting inlay, and there's original wainscoting in the dining room. There's also some moderately unfortunate wallpaper (wide yellow stripes, easily remedied) and too-new lighting fixtures, but these aren't major red flags.

The rooms on the first floor have nice flow, and French doors lead from space to space, allowing plenty of light to fill the living room and dining room. Upstairs, original built-ins offer plenty of storage for linens, and there's a full-length mirror, also original, in one of the bedroom closet doors. The overheard lighting fixtures are a bit sad and frumpy, but those are easily replaced, and there are original sconces which give you an idea of what the whole house might be like with a bit of TLC.

One of the two bathrooms shown in listing photos has its original tile and fixtures, including a charming enamel tub. The other has a similar tub, and a walk-in shower, along with original tile, too. There's a second floor deck, great for summer days in Detroit. While the listing mentions an updated kitchen, there aren't any photographs of it, which is generally not a good sign. While the house has much of what you'd want in an Indian Village property, it seems a bit drab, and it's clearly in need of TLC. The floors need work, as does the attic window. Given that the place looks like a flip that never got airborne, $380K seems like a big stretch for this house, though that opinion might change if we had a good look at the kitchen.

·3460 Iroquois Street [Estately]