If you'd like to live in Brush Park, but don't want to spend $100K and months renovating, this apartment could be just the ticket. The recently renovated space, in a classic 1908 building, has refinished hardwood floors, a decorative fireplace, central air, a jetted tub, and a mostly pretty kitchen—if it wasn't for the weidness going on with the electrical outlets and lights, it'd be a total Detroit unicorn, given the kitchens we're used to seeing in city lofts and apartments). While the current tenants have decorated with piles of laundry, empty pop bottles, a sad sectional and (horrors) a television over the fireplace, this apartment has showplace potential given the bay window, gorgeous luxury bath and large kitchen with great-looking granite (not black—who knew that stuff actually came in pretty colors?).
The 1-bedroom, 1-bath 2nd-story apartment offers 850 square feet of living space and a washer and dryer. The kitchen has a dishwasher and disposal and a glass-topped electric range. The basement has secure storage space. Drawback: Street parking. The listing swears the place is three blocks from Whole Foods, two blocks from the DMC (you know, in case you get too close to that disposal with a finger or two) and a mere six blocks from Comerica Park. For $1000 a month (no utilities included), it's a little steep, but the finishes in this unit are well beyond what many equally pricey places in the area have to offer, without the easy walk to fancy groceries.
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