Listed this week, an imposing tudor in the Joseph Berry Subdivision embodies much of what makes Detroit real estate so great. Here's what you're getting for $285K:
SIZE: Six bedrooms, 5,200 square feet, spacious yard
LOCATION: It's a stone's throw from the mayor's house, Kid Rock's summer house and two riverfront parks.
ARCHITECTURE: Designed by noted architect Robert O. Derrick in 1922.
MISMATCHED AMENITIES: No garage or A/C, but you do get a sweeping staircase, bathrooms and fireplaces dressed in Pewabic tile and your very own solarium.
X FACTOR: The house obviously hasn't seen much updating over the years. The listing calls it a "great renovation opportunity," so it'll likely require more than a weekend of cleaning and tearing out musty carpet. But definitely banish the carpet immediately. Wood floors are probably lurking underneath.
· Listing: 444 Lodge Dr [City Living Detroit]