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Explore the Faded Luxury of Detroit's $500K "Urban Palace"

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Asking $499,900, this 7-bedroom "urban palace" in Arden Park entered the market last month as Detroit's biggest real estate tease. Despite a complete lack of interior photography, the listing vividly described a palatial home of 8,800 square feet. It mentioned a basement ballroom, an "art-tiled sunroom," a billiards room—everything a wealthy auto baron could ask for in 1916. Nearly a month after it first hit the market, the wait is over.

Just so you know what to look for, here's the interior rundown from our original post in January:
The kitchen comes with a butler's pantry, breakfast nook, dumbwaiter and the "original refrigeration room." More than a couple limestone fireplaces are scattered around the first floor. For all you well-read drinkers out there, the library features a hidden wet bar.

And that's just the first floor. Head down the marble stairs to the lower level's "expansive" basement ballroom, children's playroom, and a billiards room with its own (unhidden) wet bar. There's a grand total of 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, but that's not counting the "complete apartment" above the carriage house out back.

[Barney Nowicki/First Impression Photography]


· $500K: Enormous "Urban Palace" Has a Basement Ballroom [Curbed]
· First Impression Photography [Official]
· Listing: 90 Arden Park [Real Estate One]