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For $334K, You can Live in Frida Kahlo's Old Building

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The Park Shelton, famously home to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Detroit, has several units up for grabs—perfect timing as the Rivera/Kahlo exhibition at the DIA enters its final weeks. The 3-tower structure was designed by the architectural firm of Weston and Ellington and originally opened as the residential Wardell Hotel in 1926. Today, many of the 20s features remain, including exterior sculptures and friezes by artist Corrado Parducci. Easy to see why Frida and Diego chose the spot—the building occupies a choice corner where Kirby Street Meets Woodward Avenue, and is a quick stroll across the street to the DIA. Before its conversion to residential flats, the hotel counted George Burns and Bob Hope among its guests. In 2004, new owners put the structure through another transformation, selling the luxuriously appointed apartments within as 227 separate condo units.
Apartment 1017, a two-bed, two bath in 1600 square feet, is the largest of the three units on offer. Its $839 HOA fee covers all utilities, and the condo also features a fireplace and dedicated parking in the building's garage. - Rebecca Golden
· Park Shelton [Mcintosh Poris Associates]
· 15 E Kirby St APT 1017 [Zillow]

Park Shelton

15 E Kirby St, Detroit, MI