As fall approaches, many metro Detroiters thoughts have lightly turned to finding a new apartment. Curbed editors being no exception, in fact. On the market in Corktown, this 1-bedroom, 1-bath turn-of-the century cottage has all the charm you expect from an old home, with all the modern touches you demand for $1300 a month. You can't beat the location, either—this Corktown dream rental sits a mere half block from Dean Savage Memorial Park and is an easy 3-block walk to Nemo's Bar and Ottava Via.
This place has original wood plank flooring and ceiling beams, a decades-old enamel kitchen sink, high ceilings, and an appealing mix of wall treatments from clean-white-apartment, to a feature wall in wood paneling. The design in this space does a fine job of blending old and new, though the kitchen lighting looks a bit sloppy (exposed cords aren't always a great idea) and the kitchen counters really ought to be stone or quality tile instead of plain composite.
The cottage's backyard, a massive space, especially for Corktown, has a fire pit, custom bench seating (for at least 10 of your dearest pals), a deck and a hammock. Inside, the house gives tenants all the modern conveniences—in-unit washer/dryer, central air and a dishwasher. The 820-square-foot cottage is available for move in on September 1st.
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