A Boston Edison stunner we covered a few months ago has sold for $310,000, which is less than the original $325,000 asking price. Another renovation in the neighborhood is underway by the same group, with the help of the community.
Batton Homes renovated 2024 Edison with the help of individuals through the Mariners Inn, a Detroit program that helps the homeless and those in recovery get back on track. One of the last phases of the program is job placement, which is where Batton Homes is coming in. These individuals from Mariners Inn are helping with clean up, demo, and construction on these historic homes, while skilled craftsman work on the finishing and details.
Jeff Batton, one of the founders of Batton Homes, tells us that these individuals are great workers, "Eager, supportive, and wanting to come back." He says one of the challenges in renovating in Detroit is finding good workers and that there is a huge need for skilled labor and people to do the work.
Batton says that the quality in artisan craftsmanship that went into building these homes is hard to find at an affordable price anywhere outside of Detroit. He's seen the interest in homes in the neighborhood rising in the short time they've been renovating in Boston Edison.
The group donates a portion of the sales back to non-profits in the community.
Their next home at 2509 Longfellow sat unoccupied for 20 years. They, and the new owners, are lucky in that there were seven leaded glass french doors left in the home. Currently, their Albanian craftsman is doing the woodwork on the trim and staircase. They're hoping the house will be ready by late spring.
· Fabulous Boston Edison 6-Bedroom, 3.5-Bath Home Asks $325K [Curbed]
· Batton Homes [official]
· Mariners Inn [official]