Many houses in Bagley were built for Detroit's ballooning middle class between the late 1920s and World War 2. That means plenty of historic charm, but the original designers were aiming for sensible durability over frills. That's partially why the neighborhood still looks good 70 years later.
This three-bedroom on Monica Street was built in 1935 with an interior full of arches, hardwood floors and tall moldings. It's already roomy enough at 2,000 square feet, but it would be a shame not (eventually) finish a basement that comes with its own little fireplace. With a rear balcony overlooking the back yard, you're looking at an extremely likable house asking just $50K. · Listing: 17561 Monica St [Realtor.com]