This duplex near Wayne State has been nicely updated while retaining its 19th century charm. The large front porch looks great from the street, and with two bedrooms, the place works either as a solo retreat for someone with means, or as a roommate situation for two someones of (slightly more middle-class) means. The 2-bedroom, 1-bath unit offers in-building laundry and one gated parking spot (an additional spot will cost $45 a month).
The kitchen has a couple of features that make this place feel homey and inviting. There's a window seat/banquette and a huge (original) brick fireplace with a simple wood mantel. The closets are large and include built-in storage. The bathroom is simple, but has a luxe feel, with black-and-white tiles and a white apron sink set in a dark wood vanity. There are nice views of the city skyline from the second story window.
Other amenities include hardwood floors, a dishwasher and central air. The place is cat friendly (kittehs!), but doesn't accept dogs of any size. Water is included with the rent.
·39 Peterboro [Craigslist]