This FD Lofts unit has smokin' amenities: 18-foot ceilings, a full master suite and quartz counters. Originally a Detroit fire house, the 1917 structure has two bedrooms and two baths in almost 1800 square feet. The loft is very, well, lofty, with exposed brick walls and stained concrete floors (there's carpet in the bedrooms). The living room windows span nearly the whole vertical space, making for dramatic views from the open master bedroom above.
The loft blends rough and finished, combining exposed electrical boxes with a lavish crystal chandelier in the dining room. The unit is eligible for a nice tax break, too—NEZ abatement stays in effect til 2031. While a firetruck is probably out of the question, the loft does offer two secure parking spaces. The HOA fee is relatively low for the city at $257 a month.
According to the listing copy, the loft last sold just eight months ago for $274K. Has the market really heated up enough since March to nearly double the price? Time will tell. Then again, when the FD Lofts began sales in 2014, 23 of its 30 units sold in under 90 days. The new price might cause uncomfortable burning sensations in your wallet, but there's good news for man's best friend. The place is pet friendly, so if you happen to have a Dalmatian, this could be kind of perfect.
·3434 Russell St, # 107, [Zillow]
·FD Lofts Building Has Sold 23 Condos Since June, 7 Are Left [Curbed Detroit]