If you dream of downtown living, this condo has a lot to offer. This loft studio in the Carola Condo Community has an open floor plan, and many large windows that let in oodles of light. The floors are stained concrete floors, and the walls are largely exposed brick. The kitchen has stainless appliances and the unit comes with its own washer and dryer. The ceilings are 10 ft high, and there's also radiant in-floor heating for the frigid Michigan winters. It's also convenient to Whole Foods and new center and (realtors promise) is just walking distance from the soon-to-be open Temple stop for the new M-1 rail loop.
The top of the fridge has plenty of space for empties and six-pack carriers, which is an important feature if you're a single man looking for all the amenities to suit your lifestyle. There's a walk-in steam shower for aprés gym time, and with 850 square feet, there is plenty of room for leather couches, large televisions and your PlayStation. The unit has its own assigned, covered parking spot, and the HOA fee is a manageable $245 a month. The stainless steel countertops seem like a choice that was dated about a year before they were installed (anywhere), but realtors will tell you that that's an easy fix…involving a sledgehammer and new countertops. —Rebecca Golden